The slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are
provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of
the set, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings
must never be blocked or covered.
Never cover the slots and openings with a
cloth or other materials.
Never block the slots and openings by
placing the set on a bed, sofa, rug or other
Never place the set in a confined space, such
as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless
proper ventilation is provided.
Do not place the set near or over a radiator
or heat register, or where it is exposed to
Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the
power cord, and do not place the set where the
power cord is subject to wear or abuse.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna is installed, follow the precautions below. An
outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or
where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM,
EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO KEEP FROM
CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS
CONTACT WITH THEM IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) in USA and
Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code in Canada provides
information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna
discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
Antenna Grounding According to the NEC
Refer to section 54-300 of Canadian Electrical Code for Antenna
NEC: National Electrical Code
Antenna lead-in wire
Antenna discharge unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Antenna lead-in wire
Power service grounding electrode
system (NEC Art 250 Part H)
For added protection for this television receiver during a lightning
storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of
time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna.
This will prevent damage to the receiver due to lightning and
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
When the power cord or plug
is damaged or frayed.
If liquid has been spilled into
If the set has been exposed to
rain or water.
If the set has been subject to
excessive shock by being
dropped, or the cabinet has
If the set does not operate
normally when following the
operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are
specified in the operating
adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and
will often require extensive
work by a qualified technician
to restore the set to normal operation.
When the set exhibits a distinct change in performance, it
indicates a need for service.
Do not attempt to service the set yourself since
opening the cabinet may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician certifies in writing that he has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics as
the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or