User manual Sony CFD-S300

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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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or  
B
Troubleshooting  
The tape does not move when you  
press an operation button.  
Specifications  
CD player section  
System  
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Mass  
Approx. 3.6 kg (7 lb. 15 oz) (incl. batteries)  
Supplied accessory  
Mains lead (1)  
WARNING  
On safety  
General  
Close the cassette compartment securely.  
The 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.  
Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
Side  
A
Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in  
place.  
Remote control (1)  
Wave length: 780 nm  
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  
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
Design and specifications are subject to change  
without notice.  
Tab for side  
A
The power is not on, and “bAttErY”  
and “Error” are displayed alternately.  
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distance  
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Tab for side  
B
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cleaning swab slightly moistened with  
Optional accessories  
Sony MDR headphone series  
Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
cleaning fluid or alcohol.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
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.  
There is no audio.  
TYPE II (high position) or TYPE IV (metal)  
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(normal) tape  
Cleaning the cabinet  
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with  
soft cloth slightly moistened with mild  
Adjust the volume.  
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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Demagnetize the heads using a commercially  
available tape head demagnetizer.  
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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  
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Noise is heard.  
Wow and flutter  
Below measurable limit  
cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the  
center out.  
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Notice for customers in the United  
Kingdom  
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convenience.  
the player. tMove the portable telephone,  
etc., away from the player.  
On power sources  
Radio section  
Frequency range  
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.  
CDPlayer  
The CD does not play or “no dISC”  
lights in the display even when  
is in place.  
CFD-S300  
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be  
replaced, same rating fuse approved by ASTA or  
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CD  
FM  
87.5 - 108 MHz  
AM  
531  
530  
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-
1
1
611 kHz (9 kHz step)  
610 kHz (10 kHz step)  
BSI to BS 1362, (i.e. marked with  
mark) must be used.  
or  
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 six 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.  
Place the CD with the label surface up.  
Clean the CD.  
CFD-S300L  
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  
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moisture condensation.  
FM  
87.5  
-
108 MHz  
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a  
MW  
531  
530  
-
-
1 611 kHz (9 kHz step)  
1 610 kHz (10 kHz step)  
detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse  
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.  
The CD-R/CD-RW was not finalized. Finalize  
the CD-R/CD-RW with the recording device.  
Pinch roller  
Erase head  
LW  
153  
-
279 kHz  
There is  
a
problem with the quality of the CD-  
CFD-S300  
CFD-S300L  
leave it in  
there can be  
a
car parked in direct sunlight as  
a considerable rise in  
R/CD-RW, recording device or application  
software.  
IF  
FM: 10.7 MHz  
AM/MW/LW: 450 kHz  
Aerials  
FM: Telescopic aerial  
temperature inside the car.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD,  
nor scratch the surface of the CD.  
After playing, store the CD in its case.  
Capstan  
Record/playback head  
The sound drops out.  
©2004 Sony Corporation  
Reduce the volume.  
AM/MW/LW: Built-in ferrite bar aerial  
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.  
Printed on 100% recycled paper using  
VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-  
free vegetable oil based ink.  
Do not leave the player in  
a
location near  
Remote  
The remote does not function.  
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  
Clean the lens with a commercially available  
blower.  
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3-262-434-41 (1)  
About CD-Rs/CD-RWs  
Replace all the batteries in the remote with  
new ones if they are weak.  
4-track 2 channel stereo  
Fast winding time  
Approx. 120  
Frequency response  
TYPE (normal): 80  
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.  
Do not place the player on an inclined or  
unstable place.  
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.  
s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60  
The sound may drop out or noise may be  
heard when using poor quality CD-Rs/CD-  
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.  
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- 10 000 Hz  
RWs or if there is  
a
problem with the  
Power Sources  
recording device or application software.  
*
CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact  
Disc Digital Audio. It is recording  
standard used for Audio CDs.  
GSpeeankeerral  
Full range: 10 cm dia., 3.2 ohms, cone type (2)  
Input  
LINE IN jack (stereo minijack) (CFD-S300L  
only):  
Minimum input level 330 mV  
a
Radio  
B
C
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.  
a
a
car parked in the  
location in the car  
Reception is poor.  
Move closer to the player when using the  
remote.  
Reorient the aerial to improve FM reception.  
Music discs encoded with copyright  
protection technologies  
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.  
Since  
a
strong magnet is used for the  
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.  
Outputs  
Headphones jack (stereo minijack):  
For 16 68 ohms impedance headphones  
OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (CD) (Optical output  
speakers, keep personal credit cards using  
magnetic coding or spring-wound watches  
away from the player to prevent possible  
damage from the magnet.  
1 to AC IN  
-
A
2 to the mains  
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On operation  
Reorient the player itself to improve AM or  
MW/LW reception.  
Maximum power output  
5.2  
Connect the mains lead Aor insert six R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery  
compartment B.  
If the player is brought directly from  
a
W
cold to warm location, or is placed in  
a
a
Power requirements  
For CD radio cassette-corder:  
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.  
Notes  
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m0oHdzel:  
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Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the player stops operating.  
If you have any questions or problems  
concerning your player, please consult your  
nearest Sony dealer.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD  
from the player.  
For Other models:  
230 AC, 50 Hz  
DC, R20 (size D) batteries  
For remote control:  
DC, R03 (size AAA) batteries  
Power consumption  
AC 14  
Battery life  
For CD radio cassette-corder:  
V
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.  
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V
6
The audio is weak or has poor quality.  
If the player has not been used for  
a
long  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
Move the player away from the TV.  
3
V
2
time, set it in the playback mode to warm  
Preparing the remote C  
Insert two R03 (size AAA) batteries (not supplied).  
it up for  
cassette.  
a
few minutes before inserting  
a
W
The picture of your TV becomes  
unstable.  
If you are listening to an FM programme near  
the TV with an indoor aerial, move the player  
away from the TV.  
FM recording  
Replacing battery  
Sony R20P: approx. 13.5  
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Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 20  
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Tape playback  
Sony R20P: approx. 7.5  
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Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 15  
CD playback  
Sony R20P: approx. 2.5  
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Sony alkaline LR20: approx.  
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