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Panasonic SL-CT490 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic operating instructions portable cd player sl-ct490, sl-ct495j
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Concerning Compact Discs

Only compact discs bearing this mark can be used with this unit.
However, continued use of irregular shaped CDs can damage the unit.
How to remove a disc from its case
How to hold a disc
If the surface is dirty
Wipe it with a damp cloth and then wipe dry.
Wipe from the center toward the outer circumference.
Play surface
(shiny surface)
Handling precautions
≥If you are taking the CD from a cold to
a warm environment, moisture may
form on the CD. Wipe this off with a
soft, dry, lint-free cloth before using the
≥Do not write on the label side with a
ball-point pen or other writing instru-
≥Do not use record cleaning sprays,
benzine, thinner, static electricity pre-
vention liquids or any other solvent.
≥Do not attach labels or stickers to CDs.
(Do not use CDs with exposed adhe-
sive from tape or left over peeled off


Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the safety precautions listed below. Keep these operating instruc-
tions handy for future reference.
1. Power source—Connect the unit to a power source
of the type described in these instructions or as
marked on the unit.
2. Polarization—The unit is equipped with a polarized
power plug where one blade is wider than the other.
This safety feature ensures that the plug fits into your
household AC outlet only one way. If the plug does-
n't fit one way, try reversing it. If the plug still doesn't
fit, contact an electrician to replace the obsolete out-
let. Do not attempt to defeat the safety purpose of
the plug.
3. Power cord protection—Route the AC power sup-
ply cord so that it will not be walked on or pinched by
items placed on or against it. Never take hold of the
plug or cord with wet hands. Always grasp the plug
body firmly when connecting and disconnecting it.
4. Overloading—When connecting the AC power sup-
ply cord, be careful not to overload the household
AC outlet, extension cord, or outlet from any other
device as this can result in fire or electric shock.
5. Nonuse periods—Turn the unit off when it is not in
use. Unplug the unit from the household AC outlet if
it is not to be used for a long time. Unplug the unit
during lightning storms. Leaving the unit connected
to a household AC outlet for extended periods can
cause battery fluid leakage.
6. Attachments and accessories—Use only the at-
tachments and accessories recommended in these
operating instructions.
How to store the disc in its case
Label side up
≥Do not use scratch-proof protectors
Storage precautions
Be sure to store CDs in their cases to
protect them from dust, scratches, and
Do not place or store CDs in the fol-
lowing places
≥Locations exposed to direct sunlight
≥Humid or dusty locations
≥Locations directly exposed to a heat
vent or heating appliance
≥In the glove compartment or on the
rear deck of an automobile
1. Foreign material—Ensure objects and liquids do
not get into the unit. Avoid exposing the unit to ex-
cessive smoke, dust, mechanical vibration, and
2. Magnetism—Situate the unit away from equipment
and devices that generate strong magnetic fields.
3. Stacking—Do not place anything on top of this unit.
4. Wall and ceiling mounting—Do not mount the unit
on walls or ceilings unless specified in the instruc-
1. Water and moisture—Do not use the unit near
water, such as near a bathtub or swimming pool.
Avoid damp basements.
2. Heat—Situate the unit away from heat sources, such
as radiators. Do not leave it in an automobile ex-
posed to direct sunlight with the doors and windows
closed as this may deform the cabinet.
Do not situate where temperatures fall below 5 oC
(41 oF) or rise above 35 oC (95 oF).
(See page 7 for details.)
Unplug the unit from the household AC outlet before
Clean with a damp cloth.
Do not use abrasive pads, scouring powders, or sol-
Portable CD player
Dear Customer
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety,
please read these instructions carefully.
The model number and serial number
of this product can be found on either
the back or the bottom of the unit.
Please note them in the space provid-
ed below and keep for future refer-
SL-CT495J model only for U.S.A.

Supplied Accessories

Check the packing carton for these accessories.
For U.S.A.
Wired remote control .1
Wired remote control .1
Clip headphones . . . .1
Clip headphones . . . .1
Jogger soft case . . . . .1
Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts.
(Only for U.S.A.) To order accessories contact 1-800-332-5368 or web site
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions
completely. Please keep this manual for future reference.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of
Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
Panasonic Sales Company, Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. ("PSC")
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3
C 2001 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
1. Damage requiring service—The unit should be
serviced by qualified service personnel if:
(a) The AC power supply cord or AC adaptor has
(b) Objects or liquids have gotten into the unit; or
(c) The unit has been exposed to rain; or
(d) The unit does not operate normally or exhibits a
(e) The unit has been dropped or the cabinet dam-
2. Servicing—Do not attempt to service the unit be-
yond that described in these operating instructions.
Refer all other servicing to authorized servicing per-
3. Replacement parts—When parts need replacing
ensure the servicer uses parts specified by the man-
ufacturer or parts that have the same characteristics
as the original parts. Unauthorized substitutes may
result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
4. Safety check—After repairs or service, ask the ser-
vicer to perform safety checks to confirm that the unit
is in proper working condition.
Operating Instructions
Model No.
For Canada
Wired remote control .1
Stereo earphones . . .1
Printed in Japan
been damaged; or
marked change in performance; or
: indicates a feature which can be enjoyed
with SL-CT490 only.
: SL-CT495J only.
This manual was printed with soy based ink.



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  • Page 1: Concerning Compact Discs

    Matsushita Electric Corporation of America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 Panasonic Sales Company, Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. (“PSC”) rear deck of an automobile Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985 Panasonic Canada Inc.
  • Page 2: Power Supply Preparations

    To order the optional AC adaptor RP-AC46 contact 1- 800-332-5368 or web site ( For Canada Be sure to obtain the optional AC adaptor RP-AC46. it is available through your Panasonic dealer. Connect the AC adaptor. DC IN jack (K DC IN 4.5 V) Side panel of...
  • Page 3: Sequential Play

    Sequential Play OPEN Label must face upward. near the center so the disc clicks firmly into place. HOLD Follow steps 1–5. In step 2: Connect the clip headphones/ stereo earphones and wired remote control to the headphone jack [Ë] . (Plug in firmly.) In step 5: The volume range is 0-25.
  • Page 4: Other Play Methods

    Other Play Methods The letters such as D in the various illustrations refer to the descriptions in the “Location of Controls” section. Skip play The disc plays from the specified track through to the end, then play stops automatically. Preparation: Put unit in stop mode. Select the desired track.
  • Page 5: Using The Wired Remote Control

    Using the Wired Remote Control The remote control can be operated regardless of the HOLD mode of the unit. Preparation: Release the remote control from the HOLD mode. HOLD HOLD ∫ Operation confirmation tones » When an operation button is pressed, a confirmation tone sounds.
  • Page 6: Product Service

    Product information For product information or assistance with product operation: In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800-211-7262, or e- mail consumerproducts, or web site ( For assistance in the continental U.S.A. in obtaining repairs please ship the product to:...
  • Page 7 Using clip headphones 1 Press on the base of the clip to open it. 2 Fit the hook over your ear so the end fits behind your earlobe. Using jogger soft case 1 Before jogging with this unit, allow sufficient time for the memory ≥Do not machine wash.
  • Page 8: Specifications

    Before requesting service, make the below checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem: In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800-211-7262, or e-mail, or web site (

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