Notes on cassette tapes, Onsaftty, On power sources – Sony TC-KA1ESA User Manual

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Notes on Cassette Tapes


• Do not dismemble the c<ibinet — this may resuit in an

electrical shock. Refer servicing to quaUfied personnel


• should any solid obfecl or liquid iall into the cabinet,

unplug the tape deck and have it checked by qualified

personacLhefore operating it any further.

On power sources

• Before operating the tape deck, check that the operating

voltage of the tape deck is identical with your local power

supply. The operating voltage is indicated on the

nameplate at the rear of the tape deck.

» The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source

(rnains) as long as it is connected to the wail outlet, even if

the unit itself has been turned off.

• If you are not going to use the tape deck for a long time,

be sure to disconnect the tape deck from the wall outlet.

To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead), grasp the

plug itself; never pull the cord.

• AC power cord must be changed only at the qualified

service shop.

On operation

• Because of a safety mechanism, the function buttons u'ill

not cerate if the cassette holder is not completely closed,

if there is no cassette in the cassette holder, or if a cassette

has been irKorrecily inserted into the cassette hedder.

• Be sure to slop the tape before turning olf the tape deck.

Otherwise, the tape may be damaged.

On plactment

• place the tape deck in a location with adequate ventilation

to prevent heat build-up in the tape deck.


• Do not place the tape deck;

— on a soft surface such as a rug that might bU>ck the

ventilation holes on the bottom.

— in a location near heat sources.

in a place subject to direct sunlight.

— in an inclined position.

in a place subject to excessive dust or mechanical shock.

On deaning th« tape deck

Oean the cabinet, panel and controls with a Si>ft cloth

slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not

use any type of abrasive pad. scouring (x>wder or stilvent
sui*h as alcohol or ben/ino.

To protect the recording

Break off the rea>rd-protect tab for side A or B.

Tab for side B

Tab for side A

To record on a tape having a broken tab

Cover the record-protect lab hole For side A or B with

adhesive (ape.

When you are using a type II or type IV ta^ie, K* careful not

to cover the detector slots that the deck uses to determine

the type.

Typo II


I oc—ae \ j e»c=ie \

Datector slots Detector slots

On tapes longer than 90 minutes

We do not recommend the use of longer than W

minutes except for a long continuous recording or

They are very thin and temi to bo stretched easily.

On handling cassettes

• To prevent the Iwads and tap»* path from getting dirty,

avoid touching the tape surface of a c.issette.

• Place cassettes away from equipment with magnets, suih

as speakers and amplifiers; it may cause tape distortion or

erase the recordings.

• Oo not expose cassettes to direct sunlight, exlawely cold

temperature or nuiislure.

If you have any questions or problems conceriting vt*ur
t.ipe deck, please con.sult ytntr m*aix*sl St*nv dealer.

for the customers in the U.S.A.

For detailed safety precautions, see the leaflet



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