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Sony 30TW Operating Instructions

Sony operating instructions radio cassette-corder cfm-20, 30tw
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Choosing Power Sources
Rear Panel
Connecting the AC power cord
Open the battery compartment and take out the
AC power cord. An opening in the compartment
door permits AC operation with the door in its
place. Then, connect the AC power cord to the
wall outlet.
Using the player on batteries
Insert four size D (R20) batteries (not supplied)
into the battery compartment.
to a wall outlet
Replace the batteries when the player stops operating. Replace all the batteries with new ones.


• Frequency range
• Power requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz/6 V DC, four
size D (R20) batteries
FM: 87.6 - 108 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
• Power consumption AC5 W
CFM-30TW: TV H (WEATHER): 7 - 13 ch
• Dimensions Approx. 278 154 130 mm (w/h/d)
TV L/FM: 2 - 6 ch/ 87.6 - 108 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
• Mass Approx. 1.9 kg (4 lb 3 oz) (incl. batteries)
• Antennas
FM/TV: Telescope antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar
Design and specifications are subject to change without
• Recording system 2-track, mono
• Frequency response 100 - 6 300 Hz
• Speakers Full-range: 7.7 cm (3
inches) dia 1
• Power output 0.8 W (at 10 % harmonic distortion in
DC operation)
• Battery life
FM recording
Sony R20P: Approx. 18 hours
Sony LR20 alkaline: Approx. 50 hours
Sony R20P: Approx. 16 hours
Sony LR20 alkaline: Approx. 42 hours


There is no audio.
• Connect the AC power cord securely.
• Insert the batteries properly.
• Replace all the batteries if they are weak.
• Adjust the volume.
• Set FUNCTION to the position you want to
Noise is heard.
• Someone is using a portable telephone or
other equipment that emits radio waves near
the player. Move the portable telephone, etc.,
away from the player.
Cassette cannot be inserted.
• Insert the cassette properly.
• Press xZ to release n.
The z button does not function.
• No cassette is in the tape compartment.
• Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in
Poor playback, recording or
erasing quality.
• Dirty heads. Clean the illustrated portions
with a cleaning swab slightly moistened with
cleaning fluid or alcohol.
• Demagnetize the heads and all metal parts in
inches) incl. projecting parts and
the tape path with a commercially available
tape head demagnetizer.
Pinch roller
On safety/power sources
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
player, unplug the player, and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any
• Unplug the player from the wall outlet when it is
not to be used for an extended period of time.
• For battery operation, use four size D (R20)
• When the batteries are not to be used, remove
them to avoid damage that can be caused by
battery leakage or corrosion.
• The nameplate indicating operating voltage,
power consumption, etc. is located at the bottom.
On placement/operation
• Do not leave the player in a location near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust or mechanical shock.
• Do not place anything within 10 mm of the rear
side of the unit. The ventilation holes must be
unobstructed for the player to operate properly
and to prolong the life of its components.
• Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers,
keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding
or spring-wound watches away from the player to
prevent possible damage from the magnet.
• Do not lift the handle when the telescopic
antenna is extended.
• If the player has not been used for a long time, set
it in the playback mode to warm it up for a few
minutes before inserting a cassette.
Notes on cassettes
• Break off the cassette
tab from side A or B
to prevent accidental
Erase head
recording. If you
want to reuse the
Tab for side A
tape for recording,
cover the broken tab
Tab for side B
with adhesive tape.
Record / Playback
• The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes
of play time is not recommended except for long,
continuous recording or playback.
If you have questions or problems concerning your
player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Radio Cassette-Corder
Operating Instructions
Owner's Record
The model number is located at the bottom, and the serial number is located in the battery compartment.
Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ____________ Serial No. ____________
Sony Corporation ©2001 Printed in China
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the player to rain or moisture.
Side A
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated "dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
3-228-217-11 (1)
If you have any questions about this product, you may call:
Sony Direct Response Center 1-(800)-222-7669
or write to:
Sony Direct Response Center 12451 Gateway Blvd. Fort
Myers, FL 33913
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
1 Sony Drive, Park Ridge,
NJ. 07656 USA
Telephone No.:
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 operation.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
For customers in Canada
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to
wide slot, fully insert.


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  • Page 1: Troubleshooting

    Owner’s Record The model number is located at the bottom, and the serial number is located in the battery compartment. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
  • Page 2: Listening To The Radio

    For the best results, move the player away from the TV receiver. Playing a tape Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. CFM-20: Set FUNCTION to the band you want. CFM-30TW: Set FUNCTION to RADIO. Set FUNCTION to TAPE/RADIO OFF. FUNCTION FUNCTION...

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