For your protection, please read these instructions completely, and
keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe and comply with all warnings, cautions and
instructions placed on the set, or described in the operating
instructions or service manual.
To guard against injury, the following basic safety precautions
should be observed in the installation, use, and servicing of the set.
This set should be operated only from the type
of power source indicated on the serial/model
plate. If you are not sure of the type of electrical
power supplied to your home, consult your
dealer or local power company. For those sets
designed to operate from battery power, refer
to the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization
This set is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug
having one blade wider than the other), or with a three-wire
grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for grounding).
Follow the instructions below:
For the set with a polarized AC power cord plug
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one
way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the polarized plug by forcing it in.
For the set with a three-wire grounding type AC plug
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type
power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are
unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or
convenience receptacles beyond their capacity,
since this can result in fire or electric shock.
Always turn the set off when it is not to be
used. When the set is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it
from the wall outlet as a precaution against
the possibility of an internal malfunction that
could create a fire hazard.
Do not disconnect the antenna or the power cord during a heavy
storm. Lightning may strike while you are holding the cable or
cord, causing serious injury. Turn off your TV and wait for the
weather to improve.
Use of this TV near the seashore may subject the set to excessive
salt, corrosion and internal damage and result in deterioration of
the TV's performance. If the set will be subjected to these
conditions, steps should be taken to reduce the humidity and
temperature of the area where the TV is located.
Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the set
through the cabinet slots as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts that
could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the set.
Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.
Do not place any objects, especially heavy objects,
on top of the set. The object may fall from the set,
Unplug the set from the wall outlet before
cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly
dampened with water for cleaning the exterior
of the set.
If a snapping or popping sound from a TV set is
continuous or frequent while the TV is operating,
unplug the TV and consult your dealer or service
technician. It is normal for some TV sets to make
occasional snapping or popping sounds,
particularly when being turned on or off.
Always use two or more people to lift or move the set. The set is
heavy and the bottom surface is flat. Serious injury can result from
trying to move the set by yourself alone, or from unsteady
handling. Install the set on a stable, level surface.
Water and Moisture
Do not use power-line operated sets near
water — for example, near a bathtub,
washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a
wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
Do not place the set on an unstable cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, table or shelf. The set may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and
serious damage to the set. Use only a cart or stand
recommended by the manufacturer for the
specific model of TV. Any mounting of the
product should follow the manufacturer's
instructions, and should use a mounting
accessory recommended by the manufacturer. An
appliance and cart combination should be moved
with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart
combination to overturn.
Disconnect all cables and cords from the set before attempting to
move the set.
Do not allow children or pets to climb up onto, or push against, the
set. The set may fall, causing serious injury.