About handling of your vcr, P. 81), P. 81 – Sony GV-HD700 User Manual

Page 81: On use and care, Moisture condensation

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On use and care

• Do not use or store the VCR and accessories in

the following locations.
– Anywhere extremely hot, cold or humid.

Never leave them exposed to temperatures
above 60 °C (140 °F), such as under direct
sunlight, near heaters or in a car parked in the
sun. They may malfunction or become

– Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical

vibration. The VCR may malfunction.

– Near strong radio waves or radiation. The

VCR may not be able to record properly.

– Near AM receivers and video equipment.

Noise may occur.

– On a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand

or dust gets in your VCR, it may malfunction.
Sometimes this malfunction cannot be

– Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD

screen may be exposed to direct sunlight. This
damages the inside of the LCD screen.

• Operate your VCR on DC 7.2 V (battery pack)

or DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor).

• For DC or AC operation, use the accessories

recommended in these operating instructions.

• Do not let your VCR get wet, for example, from

rain or sea water. If your VCR gets wet, it may
malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction
cannot be repaired.

• If any solid object or liquid gets inside the

casing, unplug your VCR and have it checked
by a Sony dealer before operating it any further.

• Avoid rough handling, disassembling,

modifying, physical shock, or impact such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on the

• Keep the POWER switch setting to OFF (CHG)

when you are not using your VCR.

• Do not wrap your VCR with a towel, for

example, and operate it. Doing so might cause
heat to build up inside.

• When disconnecting the power cord (mains

lead), pull it by the plug and not the cord (lead).

• Do not damage the power cord (mains lead)

such as by placing anything heavy on it.

• Keep metal contacts clean.

• Keep the Remote Commander and button-type

battery out of children’s reach. If the battery is
accidentally swallowed, consult a doctor

• If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked:

– consult your local authorized Sony service


– wash off any liquid that may have contacted

your skin.

– if any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with

plenty of water and consult a doctor.


When not using your VCR for a long


• Periodically turn on the VCR and play a cassette

for about 3 minutes.

• Use up the battery pack completely before

storing it.

Moisture condensation

If your VCR is brought directly from a cold
place to a warm place, moisture may
condense inside your VCR, on the surface
of the tape. In this state, the tape may stick
to the head drum and be damaged or your
VCR may not operate correctly. If there is
moisture inside your VCR, [%Z Moisture
condensation. Eject the cassette] or [%
Moisture condensation. Turn off for 1H.]


If moisture condensation has occurred

None of the functions except cassette
ejection will work. Eject the cassette, turn
off your VCR, and leave it for about one
hour with the cassette compartment lid
open. Your VCR can be used again when
both of the following conditions are met:

• The warning message does not appear when the

power is turned on.

• Neither % nor Z flashes when a cassette is

inserted and the video operation buttons are

About handling of your VCR