User manual Sony CFD-S550

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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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Mass  
Approx. 3.5 kg (7 lb. 11 oz) (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.  
Compact disc digital audio system  
Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
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Side  
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Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in  
place.  
Remote control (1)  
Wave length: 780 nm  
You cannot turn on the player with the remote  
when you operate the player on batteries.  
Poor or distorted playback, recording  
or erasing quality.  
Emission duration: Continuous  
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW  
(This output is the value measured at a distance  
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.  
CD Ra d io  
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Tab for side  
A
The power is not on, and “bAttErY”  
and “Error” are displayed alternately.  
Clean the heads, pinch roller and capstan with  
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.  
TYPE II (high position) or TYPE IV (metal)  
WARNING  
Do not install the appliance in  
The use of cassette with more than 90  
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confined space,  
minutes of play time is not recommended  
except for long, continuous recording or  
playback.  
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.  
There is no audio.  
tape is being used. Use TYPE  
I
(normal) tape  
Cleaning the cabinet  
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with  
soft cloth slightly moistened with mild  
Adjust the volume.  
only.  
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  
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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  
cleenatneirnoguct.loth. Wipe the CD from the  
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Notice for customers in the United  
Kingdom  
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is  
fitted to this equipment for your safety and  
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. The voltage selector is  
located at the bottom of the player (Saudi  
Arabian model only).  
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.  
CDPlayer  
The CD does not play or “no dISC”  
lights in the display even when  
is in place.  
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CD  
FM  
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611 kHz (9 kHz step)  
610 kHz (10 kHz step)  
Place the CD with the label surface up.  
Clean the CD.  
BSI to BS 1362, (i.e. marked with  
mark) must be used.  
or  
CFD-S550L  
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  
car parked in direct sunlight as  
considerable rise in  
temperature inside the car.  
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moisture condensation.  
FM  
87.5 - 108 MHz  
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a  
MW  
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530  
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610 kHz (10 kHz step)  
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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  
plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose  
the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony  
service station.  
For battery operation, use six R20 (size D)  
batteries.  
There is  
a
problem with the quality of the CD-  
CFD-S550  
CFD-S550L  
leave it in  
a
R/CD-RW, recording device or application  
software.  
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they  
are weak.  
IF  
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.  
there can be  
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FM: 10.7 MHz  
AM/MW/LW: 450 kHz  
Aerials  
FM: Telescopic aerials  
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.  
Sony Corporation ©2002  
Reduce the volume.  
Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly  
AM/MW/LW: Built-in ferrite bar aerials  
If there is  
a
scratch, dirt or fingerprints on the  
CD, it may cause tracking error.  
damaged.  
Place the player in  
vibration.  
Clean the lens with  
blower.  
The sound may drop out or noise may be  
heard when using poor quality CD-Rs/CD-  
Remote  
The remote does not function.  
Cassette-corder section  
3-249-673-41 (1)  
On placement  
a
location free from  
Do not leave the player in  
a
location near  
About CD-Rs/CD-RWs  
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heat sources, or in place subject to direct  
sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical  
shock.  
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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.  
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commercially available  
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.  
Fast winding time  
Approx. 120 s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60  
Frequency response  
TYPE (normal): 80  
Do not place the player on an inclined or  
unstable place.  
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- 10 000 Hz  
RWs or if there is  
recording device or application software.  
a
problem with the  
Power Sources  
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.  
*
CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact  
Disc Digital Audio. It is recording  
standard used for Audio CDs.  
Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to  
GSpeeankeeral  
Full range: 10 cm dia., 3.2 , cone type (2)  
Input  
LINE IN jack (stereo minijack) (CFD-S550L  
only):  
Minimum input level 330 mV  
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Radio  
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B
Reception is poor.  
Reorient the aerial to improve FM reception.  
C
Move closer to the player when using the  
remote.  
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.  
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a
car parked in the  
location in the car  
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.  
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 impedance headphones  
OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (CD) (Optical output  
Since  
a
strong magnet is used for the  
-
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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2 to the mains  
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to AC IN  
Reorient the player itself to improve AM or  
MW/LW reception.  
Maximum Power output  
5.2  
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Connect the mains lead Aor insert six R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery  
compartment B.  
Power requirements  
On operation  
For CD radio cassette-corder:  
Korea2l2m0oVdeAl:C, 60 Hz  
Saudi Arabian model:  
110 - 127V, 220 - 240V AC selectable,  
Notes  
If the player is brought directly from  
a
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.  
cold to warm location, or is placed in  
a
a
If you have any questions or problems  
concerning your player, please consult your  
nearest Sony dealer.  
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.  
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.  
50/60 Hz  
Other models:  
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.  
230V AC, 50 Hz  
DC, R20 (size D) batteries  
For remote control:  
DC, R6 (size AA) batteries  
Power consumption  
AC 20  
Battery life  
For CD radio cassette-corder:  
Saudi Arabian model only: Adjusting the voltage C  
Be sure to set the VOLTAGE SELECTOR (at the bottom) to your local power supply.  
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If the player has not been used for  
a
long  
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.  
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2
Tip  
Only for the customers supplied with an AC plug adaptor:  
Use the supplied AC plug adaptor if the plug of the mains lead does not match your outlet.  
time, set it in the playback mode to warm  
it up for  
cassette.  
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few minutes before inserting  
a
W
FM recording  
Preparing the remote D  
Sony R20P: approx. 13.5  
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Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (not supplied).  
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 20  
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Replacing battery  
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer  
operates the player, replace all the batteries with new ones.  
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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