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 undesired
In accordance with FCC requirements, changes or modifications not expressly approved by
Thomson Consumer Electronics could void the user's authority to operate this product.
This device generates and uses radio frequency (RF) energy, and if not installed and used
properly, this equipment may cause interference to radio and television reception.
If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception (which you can
determine by turning the equipment off and on), try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
Reorient the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for the radio or television that is
"receiving" the interference).
Move the unit away from the equipment that is receiving interference.
Plug the unit into a different wall outlet so that the unit and the equipment receiving
interference are on different branch circuits.
If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an
experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. Also, the Federal
Communications Commission has prepared a helpful booklet, "How To Identify and
Resolve Radio TV Interference Problems." This booklet is available from the U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Please specify stock number 004-000-
00345-4 when ordering copies.
Do not play your headset at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous extended play.
If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.
You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially
Even if your headset is an open-air type designed to let you hear outside sounds,
don't turn up the volume so high that you can't hear what's around you.
P.O. Box 1976, Indianapolis, IN 46206
© 1996 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.
347A8376-0001 (Rev.0 E/S)
Trademark(s) ® Registered
Printed in China
Before you begin
Insert 4 D-sized alkaline batteries (not supplied) and you can take your radio
just about anywhere. Open the battery compartment door on the back of the
unit by pressing down on the two tabs and pulling out the cover. Insert
batteries as shown in the battery compartment.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to remove batteries when storing the set for more
than 30 days. Leaky batteries can badly damage the radio/tape recorder.
Always return tape operation buttons to their off position before storing.
This will relieve pressure on certain parts in the tape recorder that might
deform after long periods of time. Be sure to dispose of leaky, weak or
dead batteries properly, according to federal, state or local regulations.
The AM antenna is built in, so adjusting the position of the unit may help AM
The FM whip antenna on the back of the unit can be extended and rotated for
better FM reception.
To listen to your radio with headphones (not included), use the 3.5 mm PHONE
jack on the top of the unit.
Have a Blast—Just Not on Your Eardrums
Make sure that you turn down the radio before you put on
the headphones; then increase the volume to the desired level
after they are in place.
FUNCTION Switch – Move the switch to select which mode you want to use;
RADIO or TAPE.
VOLUME – Slide volume to increase or decrease volume to desired level.
BAND Switch –Move the switch to set BAND to AM or FM.
Headphone Jack –For private listening.
Tuning Wheel Knob –For selecting desired AM or FM station.
Using the Radio
Tuning In Radio Stations
Move the FUNCTION switch to RADIO to turn the radio on.
Set BAND switch to AM or FM.
Tune in desired station by turning the tuning wheel knob.
To turn off the radio, move FUNCTION switch to TAPE.
Using the Tape Player
If you know what each button does, it's easy to figure out how to operate the
RECORD — Press to record from the radio.
PLAY — Press to play cassettes.
REWIND — From stop mode, press to rewind the tape toward the beginning.
F. FWD — From stop mode, press to advance the tape toward the end.
STOP/EJECT — Press to stop current tape activity, or to open the cassette
compartment door when no buttons are active.
PAUSE — Press to interrupt tape play or record mode. Press a second time to
resume tape play or tape record mode.
Playing a Cassette Tape
1. Move the FUNCTION switch to TAPE.
2. Press STOP/EJECT to open the cassette compartment door.
3. Insert cassette tape into the compartment with the open edge facing up
and the full reel on the right.
4. Close the door securely.
5. Press REWIND or F. FWD to move tape to the desired starting point.
6. Press PLAY to begin playing the tape. The cassette tape plays until it
reaches the end of the tape, then it automatically stops.
When you record new material, the cassette
deck records over whatever is on a tape. To
protect a tape from accidental erasure, break
off one or both plastic tabs (one for each tape
side) on the top of the cassette tape. If you
decide later to record on the tape, seal the
hole with a piece of cellophane tape.
A little bit of slack in your tapes can cause
scratches on the tape, or worse yet, the tape
could break. If you notice some slack in the tape,
use a pencil to tighten it up before you insert it.
Recording from the Radio
1. Insert a cassette tape into the tape deck and close door.
2. Move the FUNCTION switch to RADIO and select a radio station.
3. Press RECORD to begin recording. RECORD and PLAY lock down.
4. Press STOP/EJECT to end recording.
5. To turn off radio, slide SWITCH to TAPE.
Pause for a Moment
Using the PAUSE button on the cassette deck instead of the STOP button to
momentarily interrupt recording gives you a much cleaner sounding
Don't expose tapes to sunlight or store in hot places. High temperatures
may warp the shell or damage the tape itself.
Keep cassettes in their boxes when not in use.
Cassette tapes can be erased by magnetic fields produced by magnets,
electric motors, electrical transformers, and other devices. Keep tapes away
from magnets and magnetic fields.
Cleaning the Tape Heads
Iron oxide particles from the magnetic tape can build up on the parts that come in
contact with the tape. These deposits can cause incomplete erasure, muffled
playback sound, and might prevent automatic stop.
To clean a cassette tape deck, open the compartment door, push the PLAY button
and gently clean the heads, capstan, and pinch wheel with a liquid head cleaner.
Always unplug the power cord before cleaning, and allow 30 minutes drying time
when using a liquid cleaner.
Clean heads after every 25 hours of use.
Demagnetize the head occasionally with a
head demagnetizing cassette (available
from many audio equipment stores).
Never use any metal objects on or near the
Do not allow any cleaning material to fall into the tape assembly.
System doesn't turn on
Poor radio reception
Distorted or noisy recordings
What your warranty covers:
• Any defect in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year.
(The warranty for rental units begins with the first rental.)
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
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
• Include in the package evidence of purchase date such as the bill of sale. Also
print your name and address and a description of the defect. Send standard UPS
or its equivalent to:
Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.
Product Exchange Center
32 Spur Drive
El Paso, Texas 79906
• Pay any charges billed to you by the Exchange Center for service not covered by
• A new or refurbished unit will be shipped to you prepaid freight.
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
• Installation and set-up 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 God, 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.
How state law relates to this warranty:
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights
which vary from state to state.
If you purchased your product outside the USA:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Clean these parts
• Make sure the batteries are fresh.
• Adjust volume setting.
• Make sure you've selected the correct
function: TAPE, or RADIO
• Adjust the FM whip antenna for better FM
• Rotate the unit to achieve better AM
• Try turning off electrical appliances near
the unit, such as hair dryers, vacuum
cleaners, or fluorescent lights.
• Inspect the recording head and clean it if
• Demagnetize recording head
(as explained in "Care and Maintenance").