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Poor Sound Quality; Power Cord Caution - Pioneer CT-W404R Operating Instructions Manual

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TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
POOR SOUND QUALITY
Unstable
or interrupted
sound.
No high frequencies.
High frequencies are
emphasized.
Sound from previous
recordings remains when
rerecording a tape.
The sound is distorted.
Too much noise.
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Cause
The head, pinch rollers and capstans are dirty.
The tape is not uniformly wound.
A tape recorded without
Dolby NR is being played
back with DOLBY NR switch in the B orC position.
The head is dirty.
A Dolby NR-encoded tape is being played back with
DOLBY NR switch in the OFF position.
The head is dirty.
Recording level is too high.
The recorded signal itself is distorted.
The head is dirty.
High noise tape is being used.
Incomplete
insertion
of a connection
cord, poor
contact.
Recording level is too low.
The head is dirty.
The head is magnetized.
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Remedy
Clean (see page 4).
Completely fast-forward
or rewind the tape.
Set DOLBY NR switch to OFF.
Clean the head (see page 4).
Set DOLBY NR switch to the same position used
for recording.
Clean the head (see page 4).
Turn REC LEVEL control down when recording
(see page 13).
Replace the cassette.
a Clean the head Isee page 41.
Replace the cassette.
Check connections
(see page 6).
Turn REC LEVEL control up when recording
(see
page 13).
Clean the head (see page 4).
Demagnetize
with a head demagnetizer.
OTHERS
The music search function
Blanks between selections are less than 4 seconds
Use a tape with blanks more than 4 seconds long.
does not work.
long.
Cannot use the remote
The control cord is not connected.
Connect the control cord (see page 6).
control system.
CD • DECK SYNCHRO is
The components
are not connected
properly.
disabled. (CT-W504R only)
The cassette erasure prevention tabs are broken.
The CD SYNC indicator is
off during CD ° DECK
SYNCHRO recording.
(CT-W504R only)
The tape ran out during the CD ° DECK SYNCHRO
mode.
After the deck entered
recording
standby
mode,
more than 1 minute elapsed before the CD player
resumed playback.
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Connect them properly (see page 6).
Replace the cassette with one whose tabs are in-
tact.
Replace the tape with a longer one.
Change the disc and press the CD SYNC button
again.
Abnormal
functioning
of this unit may be caused by lightning,
static
electricity, or other external interference.
To restore normal operation,
turn the power off and then on again, or unplug the AC power cord and
then plug it in again.
POWER-CORD CAUTION
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by tugging
the cord and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet as
this could cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit,
a piece of furniture,
etc., on the power cord, or pinch the cords. Never
make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cords. The power shoud be
routed in such a way that they are not likely to be stepped on. A dam-
aged power cord can cause fire or give you an electrical shock.Check
the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your
nearest
PIONEER
authorized
service center or your dealer for a re-
placement.
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