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Troubleshooting Your Playaway

Like any good storyteller, sometimes the Playaway just needs a moment to catch its breath. First, turn it on and off. If that doesn’t solve the problem, remove and reinsert the battery, or insert a fresh battery. If the player still does not turn on, please contact Mackin at 800.245.9540…

Playaway vs. Digital Downloads

Playaway comes pre-loaded with great digital content, so it does not require information transfer fees, subscriptions, memberships, or even an Internet connection. Just plug-in your headphones and listen wherever you go.

Playaway vs. CDs, MP3s, and Cassettes

Playaway comes ready-to-listen, without the need for a certain type of player or advanced technical know-how. Additionally, Playaway allows the listener to control the speed of the narrator’s voice and automatically remembers where you left off when you power down.

Playaway Lanyard

Playaways shipped after August 2007 will have an indentation at the top of the player. To attach the lanyard, simple thread and loop the lanyard into the indentation. You can now wear it around your neck or use it as a shoulder strap.

Copies of Playaway Content

In order to protect the copyrighted works of authors and publishers as traditional books do, you are unable to make copies of Playaway content, nor can you add, delete or transfer content on or from a Playaway.

Change Playaway Battery

Locate the Playaway battery door at the wide base of the player (the door is covered with the small title label on the wide base). Then, use your thumb, coin or a screwdriver to push the door away from the player so it snaps off. Some battery covers may be harder to remove then others,…

Playaway Battery Longevity

Every Playaway comes pre-loaded with a standard Energizer AAA battery that will provide an average of 20 hours of playtime. The majority of titles will only require one battery to listen to the entire title.

Playaway Battery Life Icon

The Playaway LCD has a small battery icon that is displayed on screen. There are three levels of battery life reflected in the icon. When one bar is left in the battery icon, you have 20% power left.