User manual Sony CFD-G500

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Notes on cassettes  
• Break off the cassette tab from side  
to prevent accidental recording. If you  
want to reuse the tape for recording, cover  
the broken tab with adhesive tape.  
Tape Player  
Dimensions  
English  
Precautions  
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Troubleshooting  
The tape does not move when you  
press an operation button.  
Specifications  
CD player section  
System  
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Material: GaAlAs  
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Mass  
Approx. 8 kg (incl. batteries)  
Supplied accessory  
Mains lead (1)  
WARNING  
On safety  
General  
Close the cassette compartment securely.  
The REC button does not function  
or the tape does not play or record.  
As the laser beam used in the CD player  
section is harmful to the eyes, do not  
attempt to disassemble the casing. Refer  
servicing to qualified personnel only.  
Should any solid object or liquid fall into  
the player, unplug the player, and have it  
checked by qualified personnel before  
operating it any further.  
Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g.,  
heart, square, star) cannot be played on  
this player. Attempting to do so may  
damage the player. Do not use such discs.  
The power does not come on.  
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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do  
not expose the player to rain or  
moisture.  
Connect the mains lead to the mains securely.  
Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
Remote control (1)  
Side  
A
Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in  
place.  
Make sure “TAPE” appears in the display.  
Wave length: 780 nm  
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Emission duration: Continuous  
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW  
(This output is the value measured at  
of about 200 mm from the objective lens surface  
on the optical pick-up block with 7 mm  
aperture.)  
Spindle speed  
2(C00LVr/)min (rpm) to 500 r/min (rpm)  
Number of channels  
2
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To avoid electrical shock, do not open  
the cabinet. Refer servicing to  
qualified personnel only.  
You cannot turn on the player with the remote  
when you operate the player on batteries.  
Poor or distorted playback, recording  
or erasing quality.  
Clean the heads, pinch roller and capstan with  
Tab for side  
A
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distance  
Optional accessories  
Sony MDR headphone series  
CD Ra d io  
Ca s s e t t e -  
Co rd e r  
Tab for side  
B
There is no audio.  
Make sure the function you want to use  
appears in the display window.  
Adjust the volume.  
Unplug the headphones when listening  
through speakers.  
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cleaning swab slightly moistened with  
cleaning fluid or alcohol.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
TYPE II (high position) or TYPE IV (metal)  
tape is being used. Use TYPE  
only.  
WARNING  
Do not install the appliance in  
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.  
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confined space,  
except for long, continuous recording or  
playback.  
Cleaning the cabinet  
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with  
soft cloth slightly moistened with mild  
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(normal) tape  
commercially  
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place  
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the  
appliance.  
Notes on CDs  
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a portable telephone or  
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other equipment that emits radio waves near  
the player. tMove the portable telephone,  
etc., away from the player.  
Demagnetize the heads using  
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Operating Instructions  
detergent solution. Do not use any type of  
abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent,  
such as alcohol or benzine.  
Before playing, clean the CD with  
a
Wow and flutter  
Below measurable limit  
cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the  
center out.  
Notice for customers in the United  
Kingdom  
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is  
fitted to this equipment for your safety and  
convenience.  
Record/playback head  
CDPlayer  
Capstan  
On power sources  
Radio section  
For AC operation, check that the player’s  
operating voltage is identical with your  
local power supply (see “Specifications”)  
and use the supplied mains lead; do not  
use any other type.  
The CD does not play or “no dISC”  
lights in the display even when  
isPilnacpeltahceeC.D with the label surface up.  
a CD  
CFD-G500  
FM  
87.5  
531  
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108 MHz  
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Clean the CD.  
Take out the CD and leave the CD  
Erase head  
Pinch roller  
AM  
-
1
611 kHz  
The player is not disconnected from the  
AC power source (mains) as long as it is  
connected to the wall outlet, even if the  
player itself has been turned off.  
For battery operation, use eight R20 (size  
D) batteries.  
When the batteries are not to be used,  
remove them to avoid damage that can be  
caused by battery leakage or corrosion.  
The nameplate indicating operating  
voltage, power consumption, etc. is  
located at the bottom.  
CFD-G500L  
BSI to BS 1362, (i.e. marked with  
mark) must be used.  
or  
Do not use solvents such as benzine,  
thinner, commercially available cleaners  
or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.  
Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or  
heat sources such as hot air ducts, nor  
The CD-R/CD-RW was not finalized. Finalize  
the CD-R/CD-RW with the recording device.  
Lens  
FM  
87.5  
-
-
-
1
1
108 MHz  
611 kHz (9 kHz step)  
610 kHz (10 kHz step)  
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cover after you change the fuse. Never use the  
plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose  
the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony  
service station.  
There is  
a
problem with the quality of the CD-  
LW  
153  
-
279 kHz  
R/CD-RW, recording device, or application  
software.  
IF  
CFD-G500  
CFD-G500L  
leave it in  
a
car parked in direct sunlight as  
The CD-R/CD-RW is blank.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
FM: 10.7 MHz  
AM/MW/LW: 450 kHz  
Aerials  
FM: Telescopic aerial  
there can be  
a
considerable rise in  
temperature inside the car.  
Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD,  
nor scratch the surface of the CD.  
After playing, store the CD in its case.  
The sound drops out.  
Noise is heard.  
AM/MW/LW: Built-in ferrite bar aerial  
©2004 Sony Corporation  
Reduce the volume.  
On placement  
If there is  
CD, it may cause tracking error.  
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scratch, dirt or fingerprints on the  
Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly  
damaged.  
Do not leave the player in  
a
location near  
Cassette-corder section  
Recording system  
4-track 2 channel stereo  
FastAwppinrdoixn.g1t2i0mse(sec.) with Sony cassette C-60  
Frequency response  
heat sources, or in place subject to direct  
sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical  
shock.  
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Place the player in  
vibration.  
a
location free from  
Remote  
3-265-619-43 (1)  
About CD-Rs/CD-RWs  
The remote does not function.  
Replace all the batteries in the remote with  
new ones if they are weak.  
Make sure that you are pointing the remote at  
the remote sensor on the player.  
Remove any obstacles in the path of the  
remote and the player.  
Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to  
strong light such as direct sunlight or  
fluorescent lamp light.  
This player can play CD-Rs/CD-RWs  
recorded in the CD-DA format*, but  
playback capability may vary depending on  
the quality of the disc and the condition of  
the recording device.  
Clean the lens with  
blower.  
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commercially available  
Do not place the player on an inclined or  
unstable place.  
The sound may drop out or noise may be  
heard when using poor quality CD-Rs/CD-  
TYPE I (normal): 70 - 13 000 Hz  
Do not place anything within 10 mm of  
the side of the cabinet. The ventilation  
holes must be unobstructed for the player  
to operate properly and prolong the life of  
its components.  
RWs or if there is  
a
problem with the  
Power Sources  
recording device or application software.  
General  
Speaker  
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Input  
*
CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact  
Disc Digital Audio. It is recording  
standard used for Audio CDs.  
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Radio  
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B
If the player is left in  
sun, be sure to choose  
where the player will not be subjected to  
the direct rays of the sun.  
Since a strong magnet is used for the  
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a
car parked in the  
location in the car  
Reception is poor.  
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Music discs encoded with copyright  
protection technologies  
This product is designed to play back discs  
that conform to the Compact Disc (CD)  
standard. Recently, various music discs  
encoded with copyright protection  
technologies are marketed by some record  
companies. Please be aware that among  
those discs, there are some that do not  
conform to the CD standard and may not be  
playable by this product.  
Reorient the aerial to improve FM reception.  
Mremovoetec.loser to the player when using the  
LINE IN jack (stereo minijack):  
Minimum input level 330 mV  
After trying the above remedies, if you still have  
problems, unplug the mains lead and remove all  
the batteries. After all the indications in the  
display disappear, plug the mains lead and insert  
the batteries again. If the problem persists,  
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.  
Output  
Headphones jack (stereo minijack)  
For 16 68 impedance headphones  
Maximum power output  
speakers, keep personal credit cards using  
magnetic coding or spring-wound watches  
away from the player to prevent possible  
damage from the magnet.  
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1 to AC IN  
Full range:  
Woofer: 12  
8
W
W
A
2 to the mains  
Power requirements  
For CD radio cassette-corder:  
230V AC, 50 Hz  
Reorient the player itself to improve AM or  
MW/LW reception.  
On operation  
Connect the mains lead  
Aor insert eight R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery  
If the player is brought directly from  
a
12  
For remote control:  
DC, R03 (size AAA) batteries  
Power consumption  
AC 30  
Battery life  
For CD radio cassette-corder:  
V DC, 8 R20 (size D) batteries  
cold to warm location, or is placed in  
a
a
Notes  
very damp room, moisture may condense  
on the lenses inside the CD player section.  
Should this occur, the player will not  
operate properly. In this case, remove the  
CD and wait about an hour for the  
moisture to evaporate.  
If you have any questions or problems  
concerning your player, please consult your  
nearest Sony dealer.  
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V
2
Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the player stops operating.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD  
from the player.  
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To use the player on batteries, disconnect the mains lead from the player.  
When you operate the player on batteries, you cannot turn on the player using the remote.  
The audio is weak or has poor quality.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
Move the player away from the TV.  
FM recording  
If the player has not been used for  
a
long  
Sony R20P: approx. 6 h  
time, set it in the playback mode to warm  
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 18  
h
Preparing the remote C  
Insert two R03 (size AAA) batteries (not supplied).  
it up for  
cassette.  
a
few minutes before inserting  
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Tape playback  
This is unavoidable.  
Sony R20P: approx. 1.5  
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Replacing batteries  
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer  
operates the player, replace two batteries with new ones.  
The picture of your TV becomes  
unstable.  
Sony alkaline LR20: approx.  
6
4
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If you are listening to an FM programme near  
the TV with an indoor aerial, move the player  
away from the TV.  
CD playback  
Sony R20P: approx.  
1 h  
Sony alkaline LR20: approx.  

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