User manual Sony MICROCASSETTE M-565V

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3-241-559-23 (1)  
Re co rd in g  
Pla yin g a Ta p e  
Tro u b le sh o o t in g  
Make sure that nothing is connected to MIC (M-650V only).  
Should any problem persist after you have made these checks,  
consult your nearest Sony dealer.  
Microcassette -Corder  
(M-650V only)  
A ca sse t t e ca n n o t b e in se rt e d .  
Operating Instructions  
The cassette is being inserted in the wrong way.  
nhas been already pressed.  
REC (M-650V only)  
REC/BATT (M-565V/  
Mode d’emploi (voir verso)  
Th e u n it d o e s n o t o p e ra t e .  
60V only)  
The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity.  
The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new  
>PAUSE is slid in the direction of the arrow.  
The AC power adaptor is connected to the unit only and  
you are going to use the unit on batteries.  
Sony Corporation © 2002 Printed in China  
(M-650V only)  
tape counter  
(M-650V only)  
Re co rd in g ca n n o t b e m a d e .  
There is no cassette in the cassette compartment.  
The tab on the tape has been removed. To reuse the tape  
for recording, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.  
(M-650V only)  
Re co rd in g is in t e rru p t e d .  
Insert a cassette with the side to start playing facing the lid.  
Select the tape speed to the same speed as that used for  
Press n.  
Turn VOL to adjust the volume.  
The VOR switch is set to H or L. When you do not use  
VOR, set it to OFF.  
Du rin g CUE/REVIEW t h e t a p e st o p s o r d o e s n o t ru n .  
Yo u ca n n o t fa st -fo rw a rd o r re w in d .  
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not  
expose the unit to rain or moisture.  
The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new  
If you plug in headphones (not supplied) to the EAR jack, you  
will get monaural output from both left and right channels.  
Re co rd in g ca n n o t b e e ra se d co m p le t e ly.  
The head is contaminated. See “Maintenance”.  
Pla yb a ck ca n n n o t b e m a d e .  
The tape has reached the end. Rewind the tape.  
No so u n d co m e s fro m t h e sp e a ke r.  
Press or slide  
Ab o u t Th is Ma n u a l  
Stop playback/ stop fast  
forward or rewind*  
The instructions in this manual are for 3 models. The M-650V is  
the model used for illustration purposes.  
Their differences are shown in the table below:  
Pause playback  
Slide >PAUSE in the direction of the  
arrow. REC (M-650V) or REC/ BATT  
The earphone is plugged in.  
The volume is turned down completely.  
(M-565V/ 560V) lamp goes off.  
Th e so u n d d ro p s o u t o r co m e s w it h e xce ssive n o ise .  
Fast forward  
Slide mCUE/ MREVIEW toward  
mCUE during stop.  
The volume is turned down completely.  
The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new  
Slide mCUE/ MREVIEW toward  
MREVIEW during stop.  
Tape counter  
MIC jack  
Press the reset button of the tape counter.  
Press Txand insert a standard microcassette with the side  
to start recording facing the lid.  
Search forward during  
playback (CUE)  
Keep mCUE/ MREVIEW pushed  
down during playback and release it at  
the point you want.  
The head is contaminated. See “Maintenance”.  
Direct placement of the cassette tape on the speaker  
resulted in magnetization and deteriorated tonal quality.  
Use the unit away from radiowave-emitting devices such  
as cellular phones.  
REC lamp  
BATT/ Elamp  
REC/ BATT lamp  
Select the desired tape speed.  
2.4 cm for optimum sound (recommended for normal use):  
A 30-minute recording can be made using both sides of the  
MC-30 microcassette.  
Search backward during  
playback (REVIEW)  
Keep mCUE/ MREVIEW pushed up  
during playback and release it at the  
point you want.  
Ta p e sp e e d is t o o fa st o r t o o slo w in t h e p la yb a ck  
m o d e .  
.2 cm for longer recording time: A 60-minute recording can  
If you leave the unit after the tape has been wound or rewound, the  
batteries will be consumed rapidly. Be sure to depress Tx.  
be made using both sides of the MC-30 microcassette.  
Set VOR to H, L or OFF.  
If you set VOR to H or L, the unit automatically starts  
recording the sound and pauses when there is no sound  
a: provided or supplied  
Improper setting of the TAPE SPEED switch. Set it to the  
same speed as that used for recording.  
The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new  
: not provided or not supplied  
If the tape is completely wound or rewound while searching forward/  
backward during playback (CUE/ REVIEW), the mCUE/ MREVIEW  
switch may not return to the center position when you release the switch.  
In this case, push back the switch to the center to start playback.  
There is no difference between M-565V and M-560V except for the  
supplied accessories.  
For information about the supplied accessories, see “Specifications” of  
this manual.  
(you can save tapes and batteries).  
H : To record at meeting or in a quiet and/ or spacious place.  
L : To record for dictation or in a noisy place.  
When the sound is not loud enough, set it to OFF, or the unit  
may not start recording.  
Ta p e sp e e d is fa st e r t h a n t h e n o rm a l p la yb a ck sp e e d .  
The FAST PB switch (M-650V only) is slid in the direction  
of the arrow.  
To in cre a se t h e p la yb a ck sp e e d (M-650V o n ly)  
Slide the FAST PB switch in the direction of the arrow. The  
playback speed will be increased.  
To return to the original speed, slide the FAST PB switch to the  
original position.  
Press z.  
Pre p a rin g Po w e r So u rce s  
nis pressed simultaneously and recording starts. While  
the tape runs, the REC lamp lights and flashes depending on  
the strength of the sound.  
Ma in t e n a n ce  
Choose one of the following power sources.  
Recording level is fixed.  
At t h e e n d o f t h e t a p e  
Dry Ba t t e rie s  
In the recording or playback mode, the tape stops at the end of  
the tape and the locked buttons will be released automatically  
(Automatic shut-off mechanism).  
Press or slide  
Stop recording  
Start recording during  
zduring playback (the unit becomes in the  
recording mode)  
After fast forward or rewind, be sure to set mCUE/  
MREVIEW back to the center.  
Insert the #side  
first for each  
Review the portion just Push up mCUE/ MREVIEW toward  
MREVIEW during the recording. Release the  
button at the point to start playback.  
Pause recording  
Slide >PAUSE in the direction of the arrow.  
Take out a cassette  
Re co rd in g /Pla yb a ck w it h t h e  
Co n n e ct e d Eq u ip m e n t  
Pinch roller  
Make sure that nothing is connected to the DC IN 3V jack.  
Select the 2.4 cm tape speed for recording, if you play back the recorded  
tape with another unit. Otherwise, the sound quality may be changed.  
M-650V o n ly)  
Open the battery compartment lid.  
Insert two size AA (R6) batteries with correct polarity and  
close the lid.  
Notes on VOR (Voice Operated Recording)  
Re co rd in g w it h a n Ext e rn a l Micro p h o n e  
To cle a n t h e t a p e h e a d a n d p a t h  
Press nand wipe the head, capstan and the pinch roller with a  
cotton swab, moistened with alcohol every 10 hours of use.  
The VOR system depends on the environmental conditions. If you  
cannot get the desired results, set VOR to OFF.  
Connect a microphone to the MIC jack. Use a microphone of low  
impedance (less than 3 k) such as ECM-T6 (not supplied).  
When using a plug-in-power system microphone, the power to  
the microphone is supplied from this unit.  
To t a ke o u t t h e b a t t e rie s  
When you use the unit in a noisy place, it will stay in the recording  
mode. If the sound is too soft, on the contrary, the unit will not start  
recording. Set VOR to H (high) or L (low) depending on the conditions.  
To cle a n t h e e xt e rio r  
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water. Do not use alcohol,  
benzine or thinner.  
To m o n it o r t h e so u n d  
Connect an earphone (not supplied) to EAR jack. The monitor  
volume cannot be adjusted by VOL.  
When recording with an external microphone, the VOR system may not  
work properly because of the difference in sensitivity.  
To p re ve n t  
o ve r  
Break out and remove the cassette tabs. To reuse the cassette for  
recording, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.  
ca sse t t e fro m b e in g a ccid e n t a lly re co rd e d  
Re co rd in g fro m a n o t h e r t a p e re co rd e r  
Connect another tape recorder to the MIC jack using the  
RK-G64HG connecting cord (not supplied).  
Set this unit to the recording mode and another tape recorder to  
the playback mode. In this case set VOR to OFF.  
Sp e cifica t io n s  
If t h e b a t t e ry co m p a rt m e n t lid is a ccid e n t a lly  
d e t a ch e d  
(normal position type)  
Recording system  
Attach it as illustrated.  
-track 1-channel monaural  
Approx. 3.6 cm (1716 in.) dia.  
Tape speed  
Pre ca u t io n s  
.4 cm/ s (1516 ips), 1.2 cm/ s (1532 ips)  
Frequency range  
300 – 4,000 Hz (with TAPE SPEED switch at 2.4 cm/ s)  
Input (M-650V only)  
On p o w e r  
Operate the unit only on 3 V DC.  
For AC operation, use the AC adaptor recommended for the  
unit. Do not use any other type. For battery operation, use two  
size AA (R6) batteries.  
Microphone input jack (minijack/ PLUG IN POWER)  
sensitivity 0.24 mV for 3 kor lower impedance microphone  
Earphone jack (minijack) for 8 – 300 earphone  
Pow er output (at 10% harmonic distortion)  
250 mW  
Pow er requirements  
3 V DC batteries size AA (R6) × 2/ External DC 3V power sources  
Dimensions (w /h/d)  
Wh e n t o re p la ce t h e b a t t e rie s  
For M-565V/ 560V  
Replace the batteries with new ones when the REC/ BATT lamp  
On t h e u n it  
Use only the  
(standard microcassettes) with this  
unit. Non-standard cassettes cannot be used because their “L”  
dimension (see illustration) is different.  
For M-650V  
Replace the batteries with new ones when the BATT lamp goes  
off and the Elamp flashes.  
Only standard microcassettes  
have a small indention of side A.  
Approx. 62.2 × 119.1 × 25.4 mm incl. projecting parts and controls  
M-650V: Approx. 115 g (main unit only)  
M-565V/ 560V: Approx. 113 g (main unit only)  
Supplied accessories  
Microcassette tape MC-30 (1) (M-650V for Europe/ M-560V for Europe  
and U.S.A.)  
Microcassette tapes MC-30 (3) (M-565V only)  
Alkaline batteries LR6 (2) (M-560V for U.S.A./ M-565V)  
The unit will play back normally for a while, even after the Elamp  
flashes. However, replace the batteries as soon as you can. If you do not,  
the playback cannot be made with normal sound, noise may be  
recorded and the recorded sound will not be loud enough (M-650V  
Approx. 5 mm  
Approx. 2.5 mm  
In the following cases you do not need to replace the batteries:  
• Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a  
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical  
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.  
if the BATT lamp flashes with the playback sound when you turn up  
the volume.  
if the Elamp lights momentarily when the tape starts running or at  
the end of the tape (M-650V only).  
if the Elamp flashes during FF (CUE) or REW (REVIEW) (M-650V  
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, remove the  
batteries or disconnect the AC power adaptor, and have the  
unit checked by qualified personnel before operating it any  
Battery life (Approx. hours)  
Keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-  
wound watches etc. away from the unit to prevent possible  
damage from the magnet used for the speaker.  
When you do not use the unit for long, remove the batteries to  
avoid damage caused by battery leakage and subsequent  
If the unit has not been used for long, set it in the playback  
mode and warm it up for a few minutes before inserting a  
Sony manganese R6P (SR) 8 (M-650V only)  
Sony alkaline LR6 (SG)** 26 (M-650V only)  
10 (M-565V/ 560V only)  
30 (M-565V/ 560V only)  
Measured valued by the standard of JEITA (Japan Electronics and  
Information Technology Industries Association) (Using a Sony  
**When using a Sony LR6 (SG) “STAMINA” alkaline dry batteries  
(produced in Japan)  
The battery life may shorten depending on the operation of the unit.  
Ho u se cu rre n t  
to the w all outlet  
AC pow er adaptor (not supplied)  
Connect the AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V and to a wall outlet.  
Use the AC-E30HG AC power adaptor (not supplied). Do not  
use any other AC power adaptor.  
Polarity of the plug  
Specifications for AC-E30HG vary for each area.  
Check your local voltage and the shape of plug before purchasing.  

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