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Owner’s Manual
Microcassette Tape
Recorder
ˆ Features
Your RadioShack Microcassette Tape Recorder is ideal for quick note-taking. Its ultra-small size makes it easy to slip into a
pocket, purse, or briefcase. You can use it
at school, at business conferences, for
dictation in the office, or anywhere on the
go!
Cue/Review — lets you listen as you fastforward and rewind to quickly find passages.
Automatic Level Control (ALC) — automatically sets the recording level.
Built-In Hi-Sensitivity Microphone —
lets you record almost anywhere.
Two-Speed Recording Switch — lets
you record at normal speed for better
sound quality, or slow speed for twice the
normal recording playback time.
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Features
ˆ Contents
Features ............................................... 2
Contents .............................................. 3
A Quick Look at Your Recorder ......... 4
Preparation .......................................... 5
Connecting to Power ..................... 5
Using Batteries ....................... 5
Using AC or DC Power ........... 6
Connecting an Earphone ............... 8
Listening Safely ...................... 8
Traffic Safety .......................... 9
Operation ........................................... 10
Loading a Microcassette Tape ..... 10
Unloading a Microcassette Tape . 10
Recording .................................... 11
Playing a Tape ............................. 12
Rewinding and
Fast-Forwarding .......................... 13
Tape Tips ........................................... 14
Storing Cassette Tapes ............... 14
Preventing Accidental Erasure .... 14
Erasing a Cassette Tape ............. 15
Care .................................................... 16
Cleaning the
Tape-Handling Parts .................... 16
Specifications ................................... 18
Contents
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ˆ A Quick Look at
Your Recorder
PHONE
VOLUME
PAUSE
RECORD
PLAY
FAST-F/CUE
REWIND/REV
STOP/
EJECT
SLOW/NORMAL
SPEED
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A Quick Look at Your Recorder
ˆ Preparation
CONNECTING TO POWER
You can power your tape recorder from
any of the following sources:
• non-rechargeable batteries
• standard AC power (with an optional
AC adapter)
• vehicle battery (using an optional DC
adapter)
Using Batteries
Your recorder requires two AA batteries
(not supplied) for power. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend
RadioShack alkaline batteries.
Cautions:
• Use only fresh batteries of the
required size and recommended
type.
• Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (standard,
alkaline,
or
rechargeable),
or
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rechargeable batteries of different
capacities.
1. Slide off the battery compartment
cover in the direction of the arrow.
2. Place the batteries in the compartment and on top of the attached ribbon, as indicated by the polarity
symbols (+ and –) marked inside.
3. Replace the cover.
When the recorder stops operating properly, replace the batteries.
Warning: Dispose of old batteries
promptly and properly. Do not burn or
bury them.
Caution: If you do not plan to use the recorder for several days, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that
can destroy electronic parts.
Using AC or DC Power
You can power the recorder with AC power using a 3V, 250 mA AC adapter and a
size H Adaptaplug™ adapter, or from a
vehicle’s battery using a 3V, 250 mA DC
adapter and a size H Adaptaplug. Both
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Preparation
are available at your local RadioShack
store.
Cautions:
•You must use a (Class 2
for AC) power source that
supplies 3V DC and delivers at least 250 mA. Its center tip
must be set to positive and its plug
must fit the recorder's DC 3V jack.
Using an adapter that does not meet
these specifications could damage
the recorder or the adapter.
!
• Always connect the adapter to the
recorder before you connect it to the
power source. When you finish, disconnect the adapter from the power
source before you disconnect it from
the recorder.
1. If necessary, set the adapter’s voltage switch to 3V.
2. Attach the Adaptaplug with its tip set
to positive (+) to the adapter’s cord.
3. Insert the adapter’s barrel plug into
the recorder’s DC 3V jack. This disconnects internal batteries.
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4. Plug the other end of the adapter into
the power source.
CONNECTING AN
EARPHONE
You can use an optional earphone (not
supplied) with a 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) plug to
listen to a tape in privacy. Your local RadioShack store carries a wide selection of
earphones.
Insert the earphone’s plug into the recorder’s PHONE jack. The built-in speaker automatically disconnects.
Listening Safely
To protect your hearing, follow these
guidelines when you use an earphone.
• Set the volume to the lowest setting
before you begin listening. After you
begin listening, adjust the volume to a
comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended high-volume
listening can lead to permanent hearing loss.
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Preparation
• Once you set the volume, do not
increase it. Over time, your ears
adapt to the volume level, so a volume level that does not cause discomfort might still damage your
hearing.
Traffic Safety
Do not wear an earphone while operating
a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle. This
can create a traffic hazard and could be illegal in some areas.
Even though some earphones let you
hear some outside sounds when listening
at normal volume levels, they still can
present a traffic hazard.
Preparation
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ˆ Operation
LOADING A
MICROCASSETTE TAPE
Note: We recommend MC-60 microcassette tapes for up to two hours of recording/playback
time,
or
MC-90
microcassette tapes for up to three hours
of recording/playback time.
1. Use a pencil to turn the cassette’s
hub and remove any tape slack.
Avoid touching the tape.
2. Press STOP/EJECT to open the cassette compartment door.
3. Insert the microcassette into the
door’s guides so the microcassette’s
open edge faces out and the full reel
is to the left.
4. Close the door.
UNLOADING A
MICROCASSETTE TAPE
1. Press STOP/EJECT to stop recording
or playback.
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Operation
2. Press STOP/EJECT again to open the
cassette compartment and remove
the tape.
RECORDING
1. Load a blank microcassette tape or a
tape to record over.
2. Set SPEED on the side of the recorder
as follows:
• For the best sound quality, slide
the switch to NORMAL.
• To double the tape’s recording/
playback time, slide the switch to
SLOW.
3. Press RECORD to begin recording.
Both RECORD and PLAY lock down.
Caution: Do not force down RECORD. If
you cannot easily press down RECORD,
check the tape’s erase-protection tabs
and make sure they are not removed.
4. Press STOP/EJECT to stop recording.
Notes:
• The automatic level control circuit
automatically sets the recording level.
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The VOLUME setting does not affect
the recording level.
• To temporarily stop recording, slide
PAUSE to the left. To resume recording, slide PAUSE to the right.
PLAYING A TAPE
1. Load a microcassette tape.
2. Set SPEED to the speed used when
the tape was recorded.
3. Press PLAY.
Note: If the recording sounds too fast or
too slow, slide the SPEED switch to the
other setting.
4. Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level.
5. To temporarily stop the tape, slide the
PAUSE switch to the left. To resume
playback, slide PAUSE to the right.
6. Press STOP/EJECT to stop playback.
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Operation
REWINDING AND
FAST-FORWARDING
Slide the FAST-F/CUE REWIND/REV switch
to FAST-F/CUE to rapidly advance a tape,
or to REWIND/REV to rapidly rewind a
tape.
If you slide the switch to FAST-F/CUE or to
REWIND/REV during playback, you can
hear the tape as it advances or rewinds.
When you slide the switch back to the
center position, the recorder resumes normal playback.
If you slide the switch to FAST-F/CUE or to
REWIND/REV when the tape is stopped,
the tape advances or rewinds until you
press STOP/EJECT or the tape reaches its
end.
Caution: To protect the tape-handling
parts, press STOP/EJECT or slide the
switch to the center position when the
tape reaches its end.
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ˆ Tape Tips
STORING CASSETTE TAPES
Do not expose microcassette tapes to
high temperatures, high humidity, dust or
dirt, or motors, transformers, or other objects with strong magnetic fields.
PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL
ERASURE
Cassette tapes have two erase-protection
tabs — one for each side. When a tab is in
place, you can record on that side.
To prevent accidental erasure of a tape
recording, use a screwdriver to remove
one or both of the cassette tape’s eraseprotection tabs. This prevents RECORD
from being pressed.
If you later decide to record on a tape side
after you have removed the erase-protection tab, place a piece of strong plastic
tape over that side’s erase-protection
hole. Be sure you cover only the hole originally covered by the erase-protection tab.
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Tape Tips
Caution: Removing the erase-protection
tabs does not prevent a bulk eraser from
erasing a cassette tape.
ERASING A CASSETTE
TAPE
To record over a cassette tape, simply
record as usual. The cassette deck
records over the previous recording.
You can quickly erase both sides of a cassette tape using a RadioShack bulk tape
eraser.
Tape Tips
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ˆ Care
Keep the recorder dry; if it gets wet, wipe
it dry immediately. Use and store the recorder only in normal temperature environments. Handle the recorder carefully;
do not drop it. Keep the recorder away
from dust and dirt, and wipe it with a damp
cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
Modifying or tampering with the recorder’s
internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty.
If your recorder is not performing as it
should, take it to your local RadioShack
store for assistance.
CLEANING THE
TAPE-HANDLING PARTS
Dirt, dust or particles of the tape's coating
can accumulate on the tape heads and
other parts that the tape touches. This can
greatly reduce the performance of the
cassette player. After every 20 hours of
tape player operation, follow these steps
to clean the tape-handling parts or use a
RadioShack cassette deck cleaning kit.
1. Remove the batteries and disconnect any other power source.
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Care
2. Open the cassette compartment door
and press PLAY to expose the tapehandling parts.
3. Use a cotton swab dipped in denatured alcohol or tape head cleaning
solution to clean the tape guides,
record/play head, erase head, pinch
roller, and capstan.
Record/Play
Head
Tape Guides
Capstan
Pinch Roller
4. When you finish cleaning, press
STOP/EJECT and close the cassette
compartment door. Then reconnect
power.
Care
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ˆ Specifications
Tape Type ...................................Microcassette
Tracks ............................... 2 Tracks, Monaural
Tape Speed .................................... 2.4 cm/sec
or 1.2 cm/sec
Recording Time
with MC-60 Microcassette:
2.4 cm/sec. ........................ 60 min. Both Sides
1.2 cm/sec. ...................... 120 min. Both Sides
with MC-90 Microcassette:
2.4 cm/sec. ........................ 90 min. Both Sides
1.2 cm/sec. ...................... 180 min. Both Sides
Frequency Response
Tape Playback ............................ 315–4,000 Hz
at 2.4 cm/sec
Record Playback ......................... 400-4,000 Hz
Power Sources
Internal Batteries ................................. 3V DC,
Two AA Batteries
AC Power ....................... 12V with AC Adapter
Vehicle Battery .............. 12V with DC Adapter
Typical Cassette
Recording Time .............................. 18 Hours
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Specifications
Dimensions (HWD) ........ 5 × 25/8 × 11/16 inches
(127 × 67 × 27 mm)
Weight without Batteries ........... 4.8 oz. (136 g)
Weight with Batteries .................6.5 oz. (184 g)
Specifications are typical; individual units
might vary. Specifications are subject to
change and improvement without notice.
Specifications
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90)
days from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned
stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT
AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE
WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT
AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY
OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON
OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH
OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME,
DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN
IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the
product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date
to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without
charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the
same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced
parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become
the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products
may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of
the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage
or current; (b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack
Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance
costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
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