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Solved Time and Date Settings

January 7, 2013 at 16:01:11
Specs: Windows Vista

I bought my husband a iCoustic RAMP04 MP3 player for Christmas, no trouble with music side of things but we are on our second player and cannot get the time and date to set. This is soooo frustrating as he uses the clock when out and about. We set it to what the date and time is but as soon as you turn it off and turn it on again it has gone back to factory setting. There does not seem to be a way to save settings. If you can help me find a solution I would be most grateful as it is extremely frustrating.

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January 8, 2013 at 07:06:14

It may be a matter of pressing the right butttons when you
finish setting the time, in order to tell the player that you
have indeed finished, and want to save what you just input.
If it is set to display 12-hour time with AM and PM, you
probably need to finish your input by selecting AM or PM.
If is set to display 24-hour time, that might not apply.

I've had to try over and over to get the time to stick in my
MP3 player which is a different brand.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



#1
January 7, 2013 at 16:34:03

Googling that mp3 model number only brings up this link. Maybe you spelled it wrong?

Are you sure you're setting and saving the time correctly?

Anyway, it must have a separate battery in it for the date and time. That battery must be dead, incorrectly installed or maybe not installed at all. Check the manual for info on replacing it.


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#2
January 7, 2013 at 16:59:43

Battery might be insulated with a plastic strip so that it doesn't drain when in storage.

Check exact spelling of item.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
January 7, 2013 at 21:25:33

Thanks, but I havn't spelt it wrongly, it has a manual which is useless but gives the model number etc which I have used in my question. Nowhere does it say anything about a separate battery for time and date, music works fine and the unit charges fine and hold the charge.
Maybe someone who has one of these models and has been able to successfully set date and time can help if you are out there somewhere.
Thank you for trying to help.

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#4
January 7, 2013 at 23:36:32

Stuff comes up for 'icoustic' but not when paired with 'ramp04'. There does seem to be a 'tamp04' and a 'tamp06' mp3 player made by icoustic. Could one of those be the item?

There is an icoustic.com but they seem to deal only in guitars. Does the manual you have give a website for the product?

I'm sure there's a battery inside but those batteries usually last for years and will probably outlive the mp3 player so it may be sealed in and the only way to remove it would be to destroy the player.

If all else fails I'm sure you can return it.


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#5
January 8, 2013 at 01:06:20

You are so right, my apologies it is TAMP04 I must have unwittingly hit the wrong darned letter, then still not checked it properly when replying, so sorry.

I looked for someone to contact but nothing in the manual and yet they make a lot of things for the tech industry (probably only speak chinese). Have looked and seems to be a sealed unit so doesn't even look like you can replace the battery in this thing. I think your idea of returning it is probably the best one.
Once again thank you for your help.


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#6
January 8, 2013 at 07:06:14
✔ Best Answer

It may be a matter of pressing the right butttons when you
finish setting the time, in order to tell the player that you
have indeed finished, and want to save what you just input.
If it is set to display 12-hour time with AM and PM, you
probably need to finish your input by selecting AM or PM.
If is set to display 24-hour time, that might not apply.

I've had to try over and over to get the time to stick in my
MP3 player which is a different brand.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
January 19, 2013 at 21:34:22

Got so fed up with the silly thing that I returned it and got a credit. Thank you for all of your advice, much appreciated.

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#8
January 20, 2013 at 07:32:12

OK, thanks for popping back to let us know the outcome.

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