SAFETY NOTES ON THE UNIT
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Radio Cassette Player
Pre ca u t io n s
Tro u b le sh o o t in g
Pre p a ra t io n s
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
• Do not leave the unit in a location near
heat sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust or sand, moisture,
rain, mechanical shock, or in a car with its
Th e vo lu m e is n o t t u rn e d u p .
To In se rt b a t t e rie s
Do not use headphones/ earphones while driving,
cycling, or operating a motorized vehicle. It may
create a traffic hazard and is illegal in some areas. It
can also be potentially dangerous to play your
headphones/ earphones at high volume while
walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. You
should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in
potentially hazardous situations.
• AVLS is set to LIMIT.
Th e so u n d is u n st a b le o r n o a u d io .
WALKMAN is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
Insert two size AA (R6) batteries properly.
• Do not wind the headphones/ earphones
cord around the unit. The buttons may be
kept pressed, causing unnecessary battery
• Replace all batteries if they are weak.
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Printed in Malaysia
• The display may show incorrect information or the
preset stations may not be recalled correctly when
you use the unit for the first time, or when you
have left the unit without batteries for a long time.
In these cases, turn the tape and radio off and then
press BAND for about 10 seconds, you will hear a
beep sound through the headphones and the
memories of all the preset stations will be
Do not use cassettes longer than 90
minutes except for long continuous
To prevent shock hazards, never open the unit while
it is connected to the power source.
Ba t t e ry life (a p p ro xim a t e h o u rs)
LR6 ( SG )
If the unit has not been used for a long
time, set it in the playback mode to warm
it up for a few minutes before inserting a
R6P ( SR )
OWNER' S RECORD
Do not use headphones/ earphones at high volume.
Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud and
extended play. If you experience a ringing in your
ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.
The model number is located at the front and the
serial number is located inside the cassette holder.
Record the serial number in the space provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. WM-FX251
• For cleaning the case, use a soft cloth
slightly moistened with mild detergent
solution. Do not use alcohol, benzine or
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow
you to hear outside sounds and to be considerate to
the people around you.
canceled. Reset these functions again.
No t e s
Po o r t a p e p la yb a ck q u a lit y.
When the batteries become weak, the sound will be
unstable or cannot be heard. In such case, replace both
• Clean the headphones plug.
SAFETY NOTES ON POWER SOURCES
To avoid battery leakage, fire, damage, explosion, etc.,
follow the descriptions below.
If you have any questions or problem
concerning your Walkman, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Dirty heads. Clean them with a cotton swab
slightly moistened with cleaning fluid or alcohol.
• When replacing batteries, replace both batteries within
0 minutes; otherwise all the memories will be
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
• The battery life may shorten depending on the
operation of the unit.
Do not carry dry batteries with coins or other metallic
objects. It can generate heat if the positive and
negative terminals of the batteries are accidentally
contacted by a metallic object.
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the
If the battery compartment lid comes off, attach it as
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• Use only the Sony AC-E30HG AC power adaptor (not
For U area indication:
FM: 87.5-108MHz (0.1MHz step)
AM: 530-1710kHz (10kHz step)
For E area indication:
FM: 87.5-108MHz (0.05MHz step)
AM: 531-1602kHz (9kHz step)
To disconnect the AC power adaptor, only use the
plug and not the cable.
Do not charge a dry battery.
Check the ]and }on the batteries, and be sure to
insert them like the illustration in this manual.
• Pow er requirements
V DC batteries AA (R6) x 2/ External DC 3V
To u se e xt e rn a l p o w e r
• For house current: Connect AC-E30HG AC power
adaptor (not supplied) to the DC IN 3V jack.
15 x 90.5 x 34.4 mm (4 5⁄
x 3 5⁄
x 1 3⁄
(w/ h/ d) incl. projecting parts and controls
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
• When you are not going to use your Walkman for a
long time, remove the batteries to prevent damage
from battery leakage and corrosion.
Approx. 150g (5.3 oz)
Approx. 230g (8.2 oz) incl. batteries and a tape
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV
technician for help.
Stereo headphones (1)/ Carrying case (1)
The polarity of the plug
Design and specifications are subject to change
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.