Notes on Cassettes
• Do not touch the tape surface of a cassette, as any
dirt or dust will contaminate the heads.
• Keep cassettes away from equipment with built-in
magnets such as speakers and amplifiers, as
erasure or distortion on the recorded tape could
• Do not expose cassettes to direct sunlight,
extremely cold temperatures, or moisture.
• Slack in the tape may cause the tape to be caught
in the machine. Before you insert the tape, use a
pencil or similar object to turn the reel and take up
• Distorted cassettes and loose labels can cause
problems when inserting or ejecting tapes.
Remove or replace loose labels.
• The sound may become distorted while playing
the cassette. The cassette player head should be
cleaned after each 50 hours of use.
The use of cassettes longer than 90 minutes
is not recommended except for long
The tape used for these cassettes is very thin and
tends to stretch easily.
Frequent playing and stopping of these tapes may
cause them to become entangled in the cassette deck
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit that are not covered in this manual, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Replacing the lithium battery of the
card remote commander
Under normal conditions, the battery will last
approximately 1 year. (The service life may be
shorter, depending on the conditions of use.)
When the battery becomes weak, the range of the
card remote commander becomes shorter. Replace
the battery with a new CR2025 lithium battery. Use
of any other battery may present a risk of fire or
Notes on the lithium battery
• Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of children.
Should the battery be swallowed, immediately
consult a doctor.
• Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good
• Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
• Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of
When replacing the fuse, be
sure to use one matching the
amperage rating stated on the
original fuse. If the fuse blows,
check the power connection and
replace the fuse. If the fuse
blows again after replacement,
there may be an internal
malfunction. In such a case,
consult your nearest Sony
+ side up
Fuse (10 A)