Discs, Discs that can be played by this unit, Handling precautions – Teac GF-550 User Manual

Page 8: Storage precautions

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Discs that can be played by this unit

This unit can play these types of discs without an adapter. It cannot
play any other type of disc.

Playback of any other type of disc could cause loud noise and

damage to speakers as well as harm hearing. Never try to play
any other type of disc.

< Depending on the quality of the disc and/or the condition of the

recording, some discs might not be playable.

< Video CDs, CD-ROMs and similar types of discs can be read by the

unit, but they will make no sound when played back.

< Super Audio CDs cannot be read or played back by this unit.

< Video and audio DVDs, DVD-ROMs and other types of DVDs

cannot be read or played back by this unit.


If you put a video or audio DVD, DVD-ROM or other type of DVD
into the disc tray, the unit will attempt to read the disc and rotate
at high speed. If you accidentally insert such a disc, wait until the
unit stops spinning before ejecting it in order to avoid possibly
damaging the disc. Do not attempt to remove the disc when
“READING” appears on the display.

< Copy-protected discs and other discs that do not conform to the

CD standard might not play correctly in this player. If you use such
discs in this unit, TEAC Corporation and its subsidiaries will not
be responsible for any consequences or guarantee the quality of
reproduction. If you experience problems with such non-standard
discs, you should contact their issuers.


CDs (12-cm and 8-cm) that bear the “COMPACT disc DIGITAL
AUDIO” logo can be played by this unit.

< The logo should be on the disc label or the CD jacket.

CD-R and CD-RW discs that have been correctly recorded in
the audio CD format and finalized.


< Do not play any disc that is warped, deformed or damaged.

Playing such discs could cause irreparable harm to the playing

< Printable CD-R and CD-RW discs are not recommended because

their label sides could be sticky and damage the unit.

< Do not stick paper or protective sheets on discs and do not use

any protective coating sprays.

< Never use a stabilizer. Using commercially-available CD stabilizers

with this unit will damage the mechanisms and cause them to

< Do not use irregularly-shaped discs (octagonal, heart-shaped,

business card size, etc.). Such CDs could damage the unit.

Handling precautions

< Always place the disc on the disc tray with the label side up. Only

one side of a Compact Disc can be played or used for recording.

< To remove a disc from a standard storage case, press down on the

case through the center of the disc and lift the disc out, holding it
carefully by its edges.

How to remove a disc

How to hold a disc

Storage precautions

< Discs should be returned to their cases after use to avoid dust and

scratches that could cause the laser pickup to “skip.”

< Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or high temperature

or humidity for extended periods. Long exposure to high
temperatures will warp discs.

< CD-R and CD-RW discs are more sensitive to the effects of heat

and ultraviolet rays than ordinary CDs. It is important that they
not be stored in locations where they will be exposed to direct
sunlight. They should also be kept away from sources of heat, such
as radiators and heat-generating electrical devices.

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