IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Careful attention is devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of
your system, and safety is a major factor in its design. However, safety
is also your responsibility.
This section lists important information that will help you properly
use and enjoy your system. Read all the included safety and operating
instructions before using your system. Follow them closely, and retain
them for future reference.
1. Heed Warnings — Follow all warnings on the product and in the
2. Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before
cleaning. Use only a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid
or aerosol cleaners.
3. Attachments — Do not use attachments/accessories not
recommended by the product manufacturer, as they might create
4. Water and Moisture — Do not use this product near water (for
example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool).
5. Accessories — Do not place this product on an unstable cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the
product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for mounting, and use a
recommended mounting accessory.
6. Carts — Move the product on a cart carefully. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product/cart
7. Disc Tray — Keep your fingers well clear of the disc tray as it is
closing. It may cause serious personal injury.
8. Burdening — Do not place a heavy object on or step on the
product. The object may fall, causing serious personal injury and
serious damage to the product.
9. Connecting — When you connect the product to other
equipment, turn off the power and unplug all the equipment
from the wall outlet. Failure to do so may cause an electric shock
and serious personal injury. Read the owner' s manual of the other
equipment carefully and follow the instructions when making
10. Sound Volume — Reduce the volume to the minimum level
before you turn on the product. Otherwise, sudden high volume
sound may cause hearing or speaker damage.
11. Sound Distortion — Do not allow the product to output
distorted sound for an extended period of time. It may cause
speaker overheating and fire.
12. Headphones — When you use headphones, keep the volume at a
moderate level. If you use headphones continuously with high
volume sound, it may cause hearing damage.
13. Laser Beam — Do not look into the opening of the disc tray or
ventilation opening of the product to see the source of the laser
beam. It may cause sight damage.
14. Disc — Do not use a cracked, deformed, or repaired disc. These
discs are easily broken and may cause serious personal injury and
15. Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet provide
ventilation, ensure reliable operation, and protect from
overheating. Do not block or cover these openings, and do not
place the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Do
not place the product in a built-in installation such as a bookcase
or rack unless it provides proper ventilation as specified by the
16. Power Sources — Operate this product using only the power
source indicated on its marking label. If you are not sure of your
home's power type, consult your product dealer or local power
17. Polarization — This product is equipped with a polarized AC
line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This
plug will fit in the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. If the plug still doesn't fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug. If you need an extension,
use a polarized cord.
18. Power-Cord Protection — Route power-supply cords so they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed on or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
19. Lightning — For added protection for this product 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 or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
20. Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or
integral convenience receptacles, as this can result in a risk of fire
or electric shock.
21. Objects and Liquids — Never push objects of any kind into this
product through openings, 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 product.
22. Servicing — Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as
opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
23. Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this product from the wall
outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
• When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
• If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the prod-
• If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
• If the product does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions, as an improper adjust-
ment of other controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
product to normal operation.
• If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
• When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.