To save a tape permanently
To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded
over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as
Break off the
cassette tab of
If you later want to reuse the tape for recording, cover
the broken tab with adhesive tape.
Before placing a cassette in the tape
Take up any slack in the tape. Otherwise the tape may
get entangled in the parts of the tape deck and become
When using a tape longer than 90
The tape is very elastic. Do not change the tape
operations such as play, stop, and fast-winding (etc.)
frequently. The tape may get entangled in the tape
Cleaning the tape heads
Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use.
Make sure to clean the tape heads before you start an
important recording or after playing an old tape. Use
separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning cassette.
For details, refer to the instructions of the cleaning
Demagnetizing the tape heads
Demagnetize the tape heads and the metal parts that
have contact with the tape every 20 to 30 hours of use
with a separately sold demagnetizing cassette. For
details, refer to the instructions of the demagnetizing
If you have any problem using this system, use
the following check list.
First, check that the power cord is connected
firmly and the speakers are connected correctly
Should any problem persist, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
The clock setting/radio presetting/timer is
• The power cord is disconnected or a power
failure occurs longer than half a day.
Redo the following:
— "Setting the time" on page 7
— "Presetting radio stations" on page 10
If you have set the timer, also redo "Waking up
to music" on page 15.
There is no sound.
• Turn VOLUME clockwise and hold.
• The headphones are connected.
• Insert only the stripped portion of the speaker
cord into the SPEAKER terminal. Inserting the
vinyl portion of the speaker cord will obstruct the
There is severe hum or noise.
• A TV or VCR is placed too close to the stereo
system. Move the stereo system away from the
TV or VCR.
The clock indication does not show the correct
• A power interruption occurred. Set the clock and
timer settings again.
The timer does not function.
• Set the clock correctly.
• When you used the Sleep Timer, the Daily Timer
will not turn on the system until the Sleep Timer
turns it off.