Appendixes, Important notes on operation, Use and storage – Sony PMW-F3K User Manual
Page 143: Shipping, Care of the unit, Use and storage locations, Ap pen dix e s, Viewfinder release lever
Important Notes on Operation
Use and Storage
Do not subject the unit to severe shock
• The internal mechanism may be damaged or the
• If an accessory mounted on the accessory shoe
is subjected to severe shock, the accessory shoe
may be damaged. In such a case, stop using it
and contact your dealer or a Sony service
Do not cover the unit while operating
Putting a cloth, for example, over the unit can
cause excessive internal heat build-up.
Always set the power switch to OFF.
Before storing the unit for a long period
Remove the battery pack.
Grip the handle when carrying
Grip the handle to carry. If you carry it by other
parts, such as the viewfinder block or the LCD
monitor block, the camcorder may drop, causing
Do not leave the camcorder with the lenses
facing the sun
Direct sunlight can enter through the lenses, be
focused in the camcorder, and cause fire.
• Remove the memory cards before transporting
• If sending the unit by truck, ship, air or other
transportation service, pack it in the shipping
carton of the unit.
Care of the unit
Remove dust and dirt from the surfaces of the lens
using a blower.
If the body of the unit is dirty, clean it with a soft,
dry cloth. In extreme cases, use a cloth steeped in
a little neutral detergent, then wipe dry. Do not
use organic solvents such as alcohol or thinner, as
these may cause discoloration or other damage to
the finish of the unit.
To remove dust from inside the viewfinder
remove the viewfinder by sliding it while holding
the viewfinder release lever downward.
In the event of operating problems
If you should experience problems with the unit,
contact your Sony dealer.
Note about the battery terminal
The battery terminal of this unit (the connector for
battery packs and AC adaptors) is a consumable
Power may not be supplied to the unit properly if
the pins of the battery terminal are bent or
deformed by shock or vibrations, or if they
become corroded due to prolonged outdoor use.
Periodic inspections are recommended to keep
the unit working properly and to prolong its
Contact a Sony service or sales representative for
more information about inspections.
Use and storage locations
Store in a level, ventilated place. Avoid using or
storing the unit in the following places:
• In excessive heat or cold (operating temperature
range: 0ºC to 40ºC or 32ºF to 104ºF)
Remember that in summer in warm climates the
temperature inside a car with the windows
closed can easily exceed 50ºC (122ºF).
• In damp or dusty locations
• Locations where the unit may be exposed to rain
• Locations subject to violent vibration
• Near strong magnetic fields
• Close to radio or TV transmitters producing
strong electromagnetic fields.
Important Notes on Operation