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Troubleshooting Guide - Sony XR-C5109R Operating Instructions Manual

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Troubleshooting guide

The following checklist will assist in the correction of most problems you may encounter with your
unit.
Before going through the checklist below, refer to the operating procedures.
General
Problem
No sound
Indications do not appear on
the display window.
No beep tone.
Tape playback
Problem
EN
Playback sound is distorted.
The AMS does not operate
correctly.
Radio reception
Problem
Preset tuning is not possible.
Automatic tuning is not possible.
The "ST" indication flashes.
RDS functions
Problem
A SEEK starts after a few
seconds of listening.
No traffic announcements
PTY displays "NONE".
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Cause/Solution
• Adjust the volume with (+).
• Set the fader control to the centre position for 2-speaker
systems.
Remove the front panel and clean the connectors. See "Cleaning
the Connectors" in "Maintenance" for details.
• An optional power amplifier is connected to the LINE OUT
and you are not using the built-in amplifier.
• The beep tone is attenuated (page 13).
Cause/Solution
Contamination of the tape head. n Clean the head.
• There is noise in the space between tracks.
• A blank space is too short (less than four seconds).
• + on (SEEK/AMS) is pressed immediately before the
following track.
• = on (SEEK/AMS) is pressed immediately after the track
starts.
• A long pause, or a passage of low frequencies or very low
sound level is treated as a blank space.
Cause/Solution
• Store the correct frequency.
• The broadcast is too weak.
The broadcast is too weak. n Use manual tuning.
• Tune in precisely.
• The broadcast is too weak.
n Press (SENS/BTM) to enter the MONO mode.
Cause/Solution
The station is non-TP or weaken signal.
n Press (AF/TA) until "AF TA" disappears.
• Activate "TA".
• The station does not broadcast any traffic announcements
despite being TP. n Tune in another station.
The station does not specify the programme type.

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