On a rainy day or in a very damp area,
moisture may condense on the lenses inside
the unit. Should this occur, the unit will not
operate properly. In such a case, remove the
disc and wait for about an hour until the
moisture has evaporated.
To maintain high quality sound
If you have drink holders near your audio
equipment, be careful not to splash juice or
other soft drinks onto the unit and CD. Sugary
residues on the unit or CD may contaminate
the lenses inside the unit, reduce the sound
quality, or prevent sound reproduction
Notes on CDs
A dirty or defective disc may cause sound
dropouts while playing. To enjoy optimum
sound, handle the disc as follows.
Handle the disc by its edge. To keep the disc
clean, do not touch the surface.
Do not stick paper or tape on the disc.
Do not expose the discs to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air-ducts, or leave
them in a car parked in direct sunlight where
there can be a considerable rise in temperature
inside the car.
Before playing, clean the discs with an optional
cleaning cloth. Wipe each disc from the center
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners, or antistatic
spray intended for analog discs.
Notes on discs
If you use the discs explained below, the sticky
residue can cause the CD to stop spinning and
may cause malfunction or ruin your discs.
Do not use second-hand or rental CDs that
have a sticky residue on the surface (for
example, from peeled-off stickers or from ink,
or glue leaking from under the stickers).
There are paste residue.
Ink is sticky.
Do not use rental CDs with old labels that are
beginning to peel off.
Stickers that are
beginning to peel away,
leaving a sticky residue.
Do not use your CDs with labels or stickers
Labels are attached.
Notes on CD-R discs
• You can play CD-Rs (recordable CDs) on this
unit. However depending on the conditions
of the recording equipment or the CD-R disc
itself, some CD-Rs cannot be played on this
• You cannot play a CD-R that is not finalized
(Finalization is necessary for a recorded CD-
R disc to be played on the audio CD player).
• You cannot play CD-RWs (rewritable CDs)
on this player.
When you play 8 cm (3 in.) CDs
Use the optional Sony compact disc single
adaptor (CSA-8) to protect the CD player from