Sony - WM-FS473 - Operating Instructions · English 0.10 Mb by manualsmania



                                                            SAFETY NOTES ON THE UNIT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This warranty is valid only in the United States.
Radio Cassette Player                                       WARNING                                                      Specifications                                             Precautions                                                  Preparations                                                Troubleshooting
                                                            • Do not use headphones/earphones while driving,             • Frequency range                                          • Do not drop the unit or give a shock to the unit, or it
Operating Instructions                                        cycling, or operating a motorized vehicle. It may            FM: 87.5–108 MHz                                                                                                      To Insert batteries                                         The volume cannot be turned up.
                                                                                                                                                                                      may cause a malfunction.
                                                              create a traffic hazard and is illegal in some areas. It     AM: 530–1710 kHz (North, Central, and South
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources,     AA (R6) × 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 AA(R6)X2                                                    •If “ ” appears for AVLS display, press SET so
                                                              can also be potentially dangerous to play your                     America)
                                                                                                                                                                                      or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust                                                                that “ ”disappears.                                              LIMITED WARRANTY
                                                              headphones/earphones at high volume while                          531–1602 kHz (other countries)                                                                                                                             2
                                                                                                                         • Power requirements                                         or sand, moisture, rain, mechanical shock, or in a car                                                                 The sound is unstable or no audio.
                                                              walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. You                                                                        with its windows closed.
                                                                                                                           3V DC batteries AA (R6) x 2
WALKMAN is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.        should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in                                                                                                                                                                                          •Insert two size AA (R6) batteries properly.
                                                                                                                         • Dimensions                                               • Do not wind the headphones/earphones cord around
                                                              potentially hazardous situations.                            104.2 x 127.3 x 51.8 mm (4 1⁄8 x 5 1⁄8 x 2 1⁄8 inches)                                                                                                                            •Replace all batteries if they are weak.
                                                                                                                                                                                      the unit. The buttons may be kept pressed, causing
WM-FS473                                                    CAUTION                                                        (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts and controls                unnecessary battery usage.
                                                                                                                         • Mass                                                                                                                                                                       1      The display shows incorrect
©1998 by Sony Corporation     Printed in China              • Do not use headphones/earphones at high volume.                                                                       • The LCD display may become hard to see or slow
                                                                                                                           Approx. 260g (9.2 oz)                                                                                                                                                             information.
                                                              Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud and          Approx. 340g (12 oz) incl. batteries and a cassette        down when using the unit at high temperatures
                                                              extended play. If you experience a ringing in your         • Supplied accessory                                         (above 40°C/104°F) or at low temperatures (below                                                                       •The display may show incorrect information or
                                                              ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.                      Stereo headphones or Stereo earphones (1)                  0°C/32°F). At room temperature, the display will                                                                        the preset stations may not be recalled correctly
For the customers in the U.S.A.                             • Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow                                                                    return to its normal operating condition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Battery life (approximate hours)                  (EIAJ*)    when you use the unit for the first time, or
                                                              you to hear outside sounds and to be considerate to          Design and specifications are subject to change          • If the unit has not been used for a long time, set it in                                                                when you have left the unit without batteries
OWNER'S RECORD                                                                                                             without notice.
The model number is located at the front and the serial       the people around you.                                                                                                  the playback mode to warm it up for a few minutes                             Sony alkaline     Sony                    for a long time. In these cases, remove the
number is located inside the cassette holder. Record                                                                                                                                  before inserting a cassette.                                                  LR6 ( SG )        R6P ( SR )
                                                            SAFETY NOTES ON POWER SOURCES                                                                                                                                                                                                                     batteries, and wait until the display disappears.
the model number and the serial number in the space                                                                                                                                 • Do not use cassettes longer than 90 minutes except for
                                                            To avoid battery leakage, fire, damage, explosion, etc.,                                                                                                                             playback           12                3.5                     Then insert batteries and turn the unit on again.
provided below. Refer to them whenever you call                                                                                                                                       long continuous playback.
                                                            follow the descriptions below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The preset stations will be canceled. Reset these
upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.                                                                                                                                       • For cleaning the case, use a soft cloth slightly           radio              38                14
                                                            DANGER                                                                                                                    moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not use                                                                      functions again.
Model No. WM-FS473                                                                                                                                                                                                                               * Measured value by the standard of EIAJ (Electronic
Serial No.                                                  • Do not carry dry batteries with coins or other metallic                                                                 alcohol, benzine or thinner.                                                                                           Poor tape playback quality.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Industries Association of Japan). (Using a Sony HF
                                                              objects. It can generate heat if the positive and                                                                                                                                    series cassette tape)                                     •Clean the headphones/earphones plug.
                                                              negative terminals of the batteries are accidentally
INFORMATION                                                   contacted by a metallic object.                                                                                       On water resistance                                                                                                      •Dirty head. Clean the head and tape path with
This equipment has been tested and found to comply                                                                                                                                  • Before opening or closing the cassette holder, be sure                                                                  a cotton swab slightly moistened with cleaning
                                                            WARNING                                                                                                                                                                              Notes
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to                                                                                                                             to wipe off water, dust or sand on the exterior of the                                                                  fluid or alcohol.
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to      • Do not charge a dry battery.                                                                                                                                                       • The BATT indicator dims when the batteries become
                                                                                                                                                                                      Walkman. (The Walkman is not water-resistant with
provide reasonable protection against harmful                                                                                                                                                                                                      weak or exhausted. Replace them with new ones.
                                                            • Check the ] and } on the batteries, and be sure to                                                                      the cassette holder open.)
interference in a residential installation. This              insert them like the illustration in this manual.                                                                                                                                  • Replace both batteries while the E indication comes on
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Since water in the headphones/earphones jack may
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio                                                                                                                                                                                                   the display, or all the memories will be canceled.
                                                            CAUTION                                                                                                                   cause rust, cover it with the attached rubber cap when
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in                                                                                                                                    the headphones/earphones are not in use.                   • When replacing batteries, replace both batteries within
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful         • When you are not going to use your Walkman for a                                                                                                                                     30 seconds; otherwise all the memories will be
                                                              long time, remove the batteries to prevent damage                                                                     • Since the Walkman is airtight, you may not be able to
interference to radio communications. However, there                                                                                                                                                                                               canceled.
                                                              from battery leakage and corrosion.                                                                                     open the cassette holder because of sudden change in
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a                                                                                                                                                                                            • The battery life may shorten depending on the
                                                                                                                                                                                      air pressure inside the Walkman which happens after
particular installation. If this equipment does cause                                                                                                                                                                                              operation of the unit.
                                                                                                                                                                                      being transported on a plane or moving from a warm
harmful interference to radio or television reception,                                                                                                                                                                                           • For maximum performance we recommend that you
                                                                                                                                                                                      place to a cold place. To open the cassette holder, see
which can be determined by turning the equipment off                                                                                                                                                                                               use alkaline batteries.
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:                                                                                                                              • The supplied headphones/earphones are not meant
                                                                                                                                                                                      to be immersed in water or come in continuous                                                                          The cassette holder cannot be opened.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To use the belt clip
                                                                                                                                                                                      contact with water. If they are accidentally dropped                                                                   •Open the buckle and then the rubber cap. Then
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.                                                                                                                                         into water or get wet, dry them with a soft cloth.                                                                      you can open the cassette holder. Once the
– Increase the separation between the equipment and                                                                                                                                   Never use an electric hair dryer.                                                                                       cassette holder is open, remember to close the
  receiver.                                                                                                                                                                         • If the Walkman or the headphones/earphones are                                                                          rubber cap to prevent intrusion of water.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit                                                                                                                                   immersed in salt water, be sure to wash them in non-
  different from that to which the receiver is                                                                                                                                        running fresh water. Never wash them under running
  connected.                                                                                                                                                                          water, and never use soap or detergent.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV                                                                                                                                     • Any sand or dust on the rubber packing will prevent                                                                                           Rubber cap
  technician for help.                                                                                                                                                                the cassette holder from closing tightly, and water
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.                                                                                                                                   may leak in. Brush off the dust once in a while.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:                                                                                                                               • We recommend the packing to be changed every year.                                                                                             Air outlet
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,                                                                                                                                   Replacement packing is available at an authorized
and (2) this device must accept any interference                                                                                                                                      Sony Service Facility.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 When Using Headphones/earphones
received, including interference that may cause                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wear the “L” marked side to the left ear and the “R”
undesired operation.                                                                                                                                                                If you have any questions or problem concerning your         marked side to the right ear.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Walkman, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To improve broadcast reception                                                                                           To cancel the stored station
Location of parts and controls                                                                                                                                        Listening to the radio                                For FM, extend the headphones/earphones cord or             Presetting radio                                             Follow the procedure above and in step 3, instead of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            adjust FM MODE (Press MENU repeatedly to set                                                                             tuning in to a station, press and hold TUNING+/–
                                                                                                                                                                      1   Press RADIO ON/OFF.                               the cursor to FM MODE in the display, then press            stations                                                     until “- - - -” is displayed. Press ENTER while
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SET to choose from “DX” or “LOCAL”, or “MONO”               You can store radio stations into the unit’s memory.         “- - - -” is flashing.
                                                                                                      VOL                                                                                                                   or “ST”).                                                   You can preset up to 16 radio stations for FM and 8
                                                 SET                                                                                                                           RADIO                                        For AM, reorient the unit itself.                           stations for AM.
                                                                                                                                                                              ON/OFF                                                                                                                                                                 To play the preset radio stations
                                               MENU                                                   BATT                                                                                                                  FM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Press BAND to select the band, and then tune in to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        To tune in to and store stations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     station using PRESET +/–.
                                               ENTER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    automatically (Auto Memory Scanning
                                                                                                      )                                                                                                                                      FM MODE                      FM MODE
                                                                                                                                                                      2   Press BAND repeatedly to select FM or                                                                         1 Press RADIO ON/OFF.
                                                                                                                                                                          AM.                                                                                                           2 Press BAND repeatedly to select FM or AM.                  Receiving stations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 Press ENTER until “A” appears in the display.
                                 RADIO ON/OFF
                                                                                                      (                                                                                   BAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Walkman starts searching and storing                   outside your country
                                               BAND                                                   p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When a station is stored, the preset number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (excluding models for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          appears.                                                   Europe and Saudi Arabia)
                                                                                                                                                                      3   Press TUNING +/– to tune in to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The frequency range differs depending on the area
                                                                                                                                                                          station you want.                                                                                                                                                          (see the chart “Area indication and frequency range”).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AM                                                          If some stations are already stored, the new stations        If you listen to the radio in an area of different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        replace the old ones.
                                                                                                                                                                                         TUNING                                                                                                                                                      frequency range, change the area indication.
Playing a tape                                     3    Press ( (play).                                       • To switch the playback side, press œ.                                                                                                                                   To store stations manually (Manual                           1 Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn on the radio.
                                                                                                              • To emphasize deep bass sound, press MENU                                                                                                                                Memory function)                                             2 Press ENTER.
1   Open the cassette holder and insert a
                                                                                                                repeatedly to set the cursor to MEGA BASS in the
                                                                                                                display. Then, press SET to show “ON”.
                                                                                                                                                                      To turn off the radio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You can preset the stations in any order.                    3 Press and hold BAND until the area indication
    cassette. Then close the cassette holder                                                                    To cancel the MEGA BASS function, press SET so that                                                                                                                                                                                    flashes in the display.
    and lock the buckle.                                                                                        “ON” disappears.                                      Press RADIO ON/OFF.                                                                                               1 Press RADIO ON/OFF.                                        4 Press BAND repeatedly to select the following area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 Press BAND repeatedly to select FM or AM.                    “Eur”, “JPn” or “USA” and press ENTER.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tip                                                         3 Press ENTER.                                               5 Tune in to and store stations as necessary following
                                                   To                       Press                                                 MEGABASS
                                                                                                                                                                      To tune the station quickly                           While listening to the radio, you can switch to the tape      The frequency digits and a preset number flash in            the procedure of the “Listening to the radio” and
            2                              4       Stop playback            p                                                                                         Hold down TUNING +/– in step 3. The frequency         by pressing ( (play), 0 or ) .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the display.                                                 “Presetting radio stations”.
                                                                                                                                                                      digits change quickly. When you release the button,
                               3                   Fast-forward             ) or 0                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 While the frequency digits and the preset number
                                                   or rewind the tape*                                                                                                scanning begins and automatically stops when it       Note                                                          are flashing, tune in to a station you wish to store       Note
                                                                                                                                                                      receives a station.                                   If the broadcast becomes noisy when a cassette with a         using TUNING+/–, and select a preset number                If you change the frequency range, all the preset stations
                                                   *Notes on fast-forward and rewind                                                                                                                                        metallic shell or label is inserted, remove the cassette.
                   1                       5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              using PRESET+/–.                                           will be canceled.
                                                   • Check tape direction and choose ) or 0
                                                     accordingly.                                             Notes                                                                                                                                                                     5 While the frequency digits and the preset number
                                                   • If you leave the unit after the tape has been wound or   • When you turn on AVLS:                                                                                                                                                    are flashing, press ENTER.                                 Area indication and frequency range
                                                     rewound, the batteries will be consumed rapidly. Be        - the MEGA BASS effect is reduced.                                                                                                                                      6 Tune in to a station using PRESET+/–.
                                                     sure to press p.                                           - turn down the volume if the bass-boosted sound                                                                                                                                                                                     Area*            frequency range
2   Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor                                                                       becomes distorted or unstable.
                                                                                                              • Do not open the cassette holder while the tape is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Notes                                                                         FM (MHz)             AM (kHz)
    to TAPE in the display.                        To limit the maximum volume                                                                                                                                                                                                          • If you cannot complete step 3 or 4 while the               Eur              87.5–108             531–1,602
                                                                                                                running.                                                                                                                                                                  indications are flashing, repeat from step 2.
    Then press SET to select the tape type.        automatically                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     JPn              76–90                531–1,710
    No message: normal (TYPE I)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • If a station is already stored, the new station replaces
                                                   Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to AVLS in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the old one.                                               USA              87.5–108             530–1,710
    METAL: CrO2 (TYPE II) or metal (TYPE           the display. Then press SET to show “ ”. The
    IV)                                            maximum volume is kept down to protect your ears,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * Eur: European and other countries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       JPn: Japan
                                                   even if you turn the volume up. To cancel the AVLS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       USA: North, Central, and South America
            SET                                    function, press SET so that “ ” disappears.

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