Guide de l'utilisateur
IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ THIS INSTRUCTION BOOK PRIOR TO USING YOUR NEW PRODUCT FOR THE FIRST TIME.
NOUS VOUS RECOMMANDONS DE LIRE CE MANUEL D'INSTRUCTIONS AVANT D'UTILISER VOTRE NOUVEAU PRODUIT POUR LA PREMIÈRE FOIS.
FOR YOUR RECORDS
In the event that service should be required, you may need both the model number and the serial number.
In the space below, record the date and place of purchase.
Date of Purchase:
Place of Purchase:
This product should be serviced only by those specially trained in appropriate servicing techniques. For
instructions on how to obtain service, refer to the warranty included in this Guide.
Main plug is used as the disconnect device, it shall remain operable and should not be obstructed during
intended used. To be completely disconnected the apparatus from supply mains, the main plug of the
apparatus shall be disconnected from the mains socket outlet completely.
The descriptions and characteristics given in this document are given as a general indication and not as a guarantee. In order to
provide the highest quality product possible, we reserve the right to make any improvement or modification without prior
notice. The English version serves as the final reference on all products and operational details should any discrepancies arise in
When you attach headphones (not included), the speaker is automatically silenced for private listening.
Make sure you turn down the volume on the unit before you put on headphones. Increase the volume to
the desired level only after headphones are in place.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
Cet appareil numérique de la class B est conforme à la
norme du NMB-003 du Canada
P .O. Box 1976
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1976
© 2007 Thomson Inc.
Trademark(s) ® Registered
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Powering the Recorder
There are two ways to supply power to your recorder:
1. Press down on the battery door and slide in the direction of the arrow.
2. Insert two "AA" batteries (not included) as shown in the diagram on the back
of the unit.
3. Replace the battery door.
IMPORTANT BATTERY INFORMATION
Alkaline batteries are recommended for best results. Using nickel-cadmium
rechargeable batteries may result in shorter playing time.
If you do not intend to use the unit for a month or more, remove the batteries
to avoid leakage or subsequent damage.
Dispose of batteries in the proper manner, according to federal, state and local
Any battery may leak electrolyte if mixed with a different battery type; if
inserted incorrectly; if all batteries are not replaced at the same time; if
disposed of in fire; or if an attempt is made to charge a battery not intended to
Discard leaky batteries immediately to avoid possible skin burns or other
AC/DC POWER CONVERTER (NOT INCLUDED)
You can use an AC/DC power converter to operate your recorder. Plug the barrel end of the converter into the
recorder's 3V DC jack - automatically disconnecting the batteries - and then plug into an AC household outlet.
Using the Recorder
TO INSERT OR REMOVE A CASSETTE
Make sure all buttons are in their "off" (up) position before attempting to open the cassette compartment
1. Grasp both sides of the cassette compartment door and lift up.
2. Gently slide in a cassette with the exposed tape facing out and the side you
want to hear/record showing through the cassette door window.
3. Close cassette compartment door.
MIC SENSITIVITY SWITCH
Select HI sensitivity for recording at conferences or for general use.
Select LO sensitivity for close dictation.
1. Insert a blank cassette.
2. Select MIC sensitivity (HIGH or LOW).
3. Press the RECORD button. (The PLAY button will automatically be pressed at the
NOTE: If the RECORD button does not depress, see "Preventing Accidental
4. Speak normally into the microphone. To obtain the best recording quality, place
the recorder with the microphone freely exposed to sound source and as close
5. When you finish recording, press the STOP button.
NOTE: The ALC (Automatic Level Control) will set
the record level for optimum recordings, regardless
of the volume setting. Avoid recording near
unwanted noise sources, such as air conditioners,
The PAUSE feature allows you to momentarily stop tape activity in any mode without resetting the control
To use, simply slide the PAUSE switch to the ON position. Slide the switch back to the OFF position to resume
To listen to a prerecorded cassette:
1. Insert a cassette as explained above.
2. Press the REW button to rewind the tape to its starting point if necessary.
3. Press the PLAY button.
4. Adjust VOLUME to your desired level.
VARIABLE SPEED PLAYBACK
During the playback, you can adjust the speed of the prerecorded tapes by rotating the Variable Speed
Playback knob towards the MAX (maximum) position. Tape playback will be approximately 30-50 percent
faster than normal at the MAX position.
F.FWD AND REW
When in the Stop mode, you can use these buttons to adjust the tape position. Press F.FWD to move th tape
quickly forward. Press REW to move the tape quickly backward.
This feature is helpful in finding the beginning or the end of the recorded segment on the tape.
When in the Play mode, press and hold the F.FWD or REW button and listen for a change from noise to
silence (signaling the end of the recording) or from silence to noise (beginning of recording).
When you reach the segment of tape you want to listen to, release the F.FWD or REW button. Use the
same procedure if you want to skip a prerecorded portion or if you want to listen to the same segment
When the unit is operating in the Play or Record mode and the tape reaches its end, the unit will
automatically turn off and return all buttons to their off position.
To erase a tape or a segment of the tape, simply rewind and record over the unwanted material.
Care & Maintenance
PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL ERASURE
Whenever you make a recording, all material on the tape will be automatically erased.
When you have a recording you want to keep permanently, break out the rear left tab of the side you
want to save.
When a cassette with the tab broken is inserted in the cassette compartment, accidental erasure is
prevented by a lever in the mechanism that keeps the RECORD button from pressing down.
Cellophane tape can be placed over the broken tab if you decide later that you want to record over the
material on that side.
NOTE: This unit is equipped with a cassette sensing mechanism. This mechanism prevents the RECORD
button from being pressed down when a cassette is not present.
Do not expose the unit to extreme temperatures, such as near a hot stove or inside a car parked under
the sun. Such conditions can damage the unit. Always clean the unit with a soft cloth, dampened with
Cleaning the Heads: Iron oxide particles will gradually build up on parts that touch the tape. This can
cause a muffled sound. Use liquid head cleaner or a head cleaning tape to clean the heads.
A little bit of slack in your tapes can cause scratches on the tape, or in
the worse case, the tape could break. If you notice some slack in the
tape, use a pencil to tighten it up before you insert it.
LIMITED WARRANY (US)
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase.
The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of
shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.
What we will do:
• Provide you with a new, or at our option, a refurbished unit. The exchange unit is under
warranty for the remainder of the original product's warranty period.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that
the product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service.
For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required.
How to make a warranty claim:
• Properly pack your unit. Include any cables, etc., which were originally provided with the
product. We recommend using the original carton and packing materials.
• Include evidence of purchase date such as the bill of sale. Also print your name and
address and a description of the defect. Send via standard UPS or its equivalent to:
Product Exchange Center
11721 B Alameda Avenue
Socorro, Texas 79927
• Insure your shipment for of loss or damage. Thomson accepts no liability in case of
damage or loss en route to Thomson.
• Pay any charges billed to you by the Exchange Center for service not covered by the
• A new or refurbished unit will be shipped to you freight prepaid.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner's Manual provides information regarding operating
Instructions and user controls. For additional information, ask your dealer.)
• Installation and setup service adjustments.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Products which have been modified or incorporated into other products.
• Products purchased or serviced outside the USA.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
• Please complete and mail the Product registration Card packed with your unit. It will
make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not
required for warranty coverage.
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS
PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE
HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON
INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY
INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. THOMSON INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR
ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS
PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE
GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT
PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE
APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How state law relates to this warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary
from state to state.
If you purchased your product outside the USA:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
LIMITED WARRANY (CANADA)
Thomson multimedia Ltd. warrants to the purchaser or gift recipient that if any
manufacturing defect becomes apparent in this product within 1 year from the original date
of purchase, it will be replaced free of charge, including return transportation.
This warranty does not include damage to the product resulting from accidents, misuse or
Should your product not perform properly during the warranty period, either:
1. Return it to the selling dealer with proof of purchase for replacement,
2. Remove the batteries (where applicable), and pack product complete with accessories in the
original carton (or equivalent).
— Mail prepaid (with proof of purchase) and insured to:
Product Distribution Center
6200 Edwards Blvd.,
Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2V7
The provisions of this written warranty are in addition to and not a modification of or
subtraction from the statutory warranties and other rights and remedies contained in any
applicable legislation, and to the extent that any such provisions purport to disclaim, exclude
or limit any such statutory warranties and other rights and remedies, such provisions shall be
deemed to be amended to the extent necessary to comply therewith.
If you are unable to find a qualified servicer for out of warranty service, you may write to:
P.O. Box 0944
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., 46206-0944