PORTABLE MINIDISC
RECORDER
MODEL
MD-MT877H
OPERATION MANUAL
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Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product.
For the best performance, read this manual carefully.
It will guide you in operating your SHARP product.
Accessories
Remote Control x 1
Earphones x 1
AC Adaptor
(RADPA8046AWZZ) x 1
Battery Carrying
Case x 1
Connection Cable
(for analogue
recording) x 1
Connection Cable
(for digital
recording) x 1
Rechargeable
Nickel-Metal
Hydride Battery
(AD-N55BT) x 1
Battery Charger x 1
Carrying Bag x 1
Battery Case x 1
Notes:
● Parts and equipment mentioned in this operation manual
other than those detailed above are not included.
● The AC adaptor may be different from the one in the
drawing.
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Contents
Important Introduction
Useful Features
Special Notes ................................................ 4-5
Precautions ....................................................... 6
Names of Controls and Indicators .............. 7-9
Battery Charger ......................................... 10-11
Power Source
Using with the Rechargeable Battery ..... 12-13
Using with the AC Adaptor ............................ 14
Using with the Alkaline Battery ..................... 15
Preparation
Advanced Playback ..................................
Advanced Recording ...............................
Recording from a Microphone ................
Checking Displays ...................................
Changing Default Settings ......................
Advanced Features
27-29
30-35
36-38
39-40
41-42
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Titling a MiniDisc ...................................... 43-47
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc ................... 48-50FRANÇAIS
Listening to a MiniDisc Through a Stereo
System or a Car Stereo ................................ 51
ESPAÑOL
Hold Function ................................................. 16
Inserting a MiniDisc ....................................... 17
Connections .............................................. 18-19
Basic Operation
Recording .................................................. 20-23
Playback .................................................... 24-26
References
Other Features and Caution .......................... 52SVENSKA
MiniDisc System Limitations ......................... 53
Error Messages ........................................ 54-55ITALIANO
Troubleshooting ....................................... 56-57
Maintenance .................................................... 57
Specifications ........................................... 58-59NEDERLANDS
TERMS OF GUARANTEE .............. Back cover
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Special Notes
Warnings
– Special Notes –
Important Introduction
NOTES FOR USERS IN THE U.K. AND
IRELAND
SERVICE INFORMATION
In the unlikely event of your equipment requiring repair, please contact the dealer or supplier from whom
it was purchased. Where this is not possible, please
visit our web-site www.sharp.co.uk/support.
Customers without internet access may telephone
08705 274277 during office hours (or (01) 676 0648
if telephoning from Ireland).
Please note; all calls will be charged at local rate.
Certain replacement parts and accessories may be
obtained from our main parts distributor.
WILLOW VALE ELECTRONICS LTD.
0121 766 5414
parts.
Never remove covers unless qualified to do so. It contains dangerous voltages, always remove mains plug
from the main outlet socket before any service operation or when not in use for a long period.
● The AC adaptor supplied with the MD-MT877H must not
be used with other equipment.
● To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to dripping or splashing liquids.
No objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus.
● Never use an AC adaptor other than the one specified.
Otherwise, problems or serious hazards may be created.
Cautions
● When recording important selections, make a prelimi-
In the unlikely event of this equipment requiring repair during the guarantee period, you will need to
provide proof of the date of purchase to the repairing
company. Please keep your invoice or receipt, which
is supplied at the time of purchase.
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● The supplied AC adaptor contains no user serviceable
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nary test to ensure that the desired material is properly
recorded.
● SHARP is not liable for damage or loss of your recording arising from malfunction of this unit.
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● It is not recommendable to put the MiniDisc into a rear
may damage the user’s hearing.
This model complies with the law if used with the correct
earphones (model number RPHOH0176AFSA).
If the earphones are damaged in any way, please order
using the model number given above.
● Use the Portable MiniDisc Recorder only in accordance
with the instructions given in this manual and do not attempt to interfere with the interlock switch or make any
other adjustment as this may result in exposure to hazardous radiation.
pocket, as this may damage the product when sitting.
Important Introduction
● At full volume, prolonged listening to a personal stereo
– Special Notes –
Special
Special
Notes
Notes
: continued
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FRANÇAIS
Notes
ESPAÑOL
● Recording and playback of any material may require
consent, which SHARP is unable to give. Please refer
particularly to the provisions of the Copyright Act 1956,
SVENSKA
the Dramatic and Musical Performers Protection Act
1958, the Performers Protection Acts 1963 and 1972 and
to any subsequent statutory enactments and orders.
ITALIANO
● This equipment complies with the requirements of
Directives 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC as amended by
93/68/EEC.
NEDERLANDS
● US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.
● The letters in brackets contained in the model number
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indicate the colour of the product only. Operation and
specifications are unaffected.
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Precautions
Important
Storing the unit
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– Precautions –
Important Introduction
● Do not wear your earphones when you are crossing
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streets or near traffic.
Do not use your earphones whilst
driving a motor vehicle, it may create a
traffic hazard and may be illegal.
Remember to obey all of the safety rules
in your area.
Do not play the unit at a high volume.
Hearing experts advise against extended listening at high volume levels.
If you experience ringing in your ears, reduce the volume or discontinue use.
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should
be placed on the apparatus.
Attention should be drawn to the environmental aspects
of battery disposal.
The apparatus is designed for use in moderate climate.
This portable MD should only be used within the range
of 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F).
To avoid accidental electric shock or other possible
problems, observe the precautions listed below.
● Do not disassemble or modify the unit.
● Do not drop or subject the unit to shock.
● Do not use the unit near open flames.
● Do not spill liquid on the unit.
● Do not use an external power supply, other than the 5V
DC supplied with this unit, as it may damage it.
● SHARP is not responsible for damage due to improper use.
Refer all servicing to a SHARP authorised service centre.
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Avoid using or leaving the unit in the following places.
● Places exposed to direct sunlight
for many hours (especially in cars
with the doors and windows
closed) or near heaters.
(The cabinet may deform, change
colour or the unit may malfunction.)
● Places exposed to water.
● Places exposed to excessive dust.
● Places where temperatures are excessively high or low.
● Places (bathrooms) where the humidity is extremely high.
● Places with strong magnetic
fields such as TVs or loudspeakers.
● Places exposed to vibration.
● Places where sand can easily en-
ter the inside of the unit (beaches
etc.).
● If the unit is used near radio tuners or TVs, noise and/or
picture interference may result. If you experience these
problems, move the unit away from such devices.
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Names of Controls and Indicators
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10
5
6
1. Record/Track Mark Button (20, 34)
2. Mode Button (29, 31, 41)
3. Volume/Cursor/Fast Forward/Fast Reverse/
Recording Level/Name Select Button
(20, 24, 27, 30, 41-45)
4. Stop/Power Off/Hold Button (16, 20, 24, 41)
5. Open Lever (17)
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6. Display/Character Select Button (39, 40, 43)
7. Edit/Auto Mark/Time Mark Button (34, 38, 43-50)
8. Play/Pause Button (20, 24)
FRANÇAIS
9. Enter/Fast Play/Synchro Button (28, 43-50)
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
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Important Introduction
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Bass/Delete Button (24, 45)
Rechargeable Battery Cover (12)
ESPAÑOL
Handstrap Holder
Optical/Line Input Socket (18, 19)
Microphone Input Socket (36)
SVENSKA
Remote Control/Earphones/Line Output Socket (24)
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– Names of Controls and Indicators –
1
2
Main unit
8
4
14
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– Names of Controls and Indicators –
Important Introduction
Names of Controls and Indicators (continued)
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Main unit display panel
01.
02.
03.
04.
05.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Level Meter
Record Indicator
Synchro Recording Indicator
Operation indicator
Long-play/Recording mode indicator
Character/Time Information Indicator
Repeat Indicator
Battery Indicator
Random Indicator
Track Number Indicator
TOC Indicator
Disc Name Indicator
3-colour LED
Yellowgreen Blue Orange
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Various modes are indicated with three colours of lights.
Charging
Lighting starting with yellow-green light.
Refresh
Extinguishing starting with orange light
after all the lights are lit.
Playback
Flashing the colour of the activated
playback mode.
Recording
Flashing the colour of the activated recording mode.
Fast Forward Flashing starting with yellow-green light.
Fast Reverse Flashing starting with orange light.
Volume (+)
Lighting starting with yellow-green light.
Volume (–)
Extinguishing instantly starting with orange light after all the lights are lit.
TOC
Reading: flashing at random.
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Names of Controls and Indicators : continued
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3
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4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
5
9
8
Earphones Socket (24)
Fast Forward/Fast Reverse Button
Display Button
Play Mode Button (29)
Sound/Track Mark Button (26, 34)
Stop/Power Off Button (22, 26)
Play/Pause Button
Volume Button
Hold Switch (16)
Important Introduction
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– Names of Controls and Indicators –
Remote control unit
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FRANÇAIS
Remote control display panel
1
7
2
3
8
4
5
9
6
10
01.
02.
03.
04.
05.
06.
07.
08.
09.
10.
Record Indicator
Track Number Indicator
Operation indicator
Character/Time Information Indicator
Battery Indicator
Random Indicator
Synchro Recording Indicator
Total Track Number Indicator
Long-play/Recording mode indicator
Repeat Indicator
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ESPAÑOL
SVENSKA
ITALIANO
NEDERLANDS
ENGLISH
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Battery Charger
There are two different ways to use the battery charger one is to use it as a normal battery charger, the
other is to use it with an AC adapter by attaching the portable MD to the battery charger.
Setting
2
– Battery Charger –
Important Introduction
Names
10
3
1
Charge
mode
Face the top
toward you.
CHAR
GE
CHAR
GE
2
OPER
ATIO
N
OPER
ATIO
N
3
1
4
4
5
6
1. Remote Control Holder (11)
(You can hang the remote control on it.)
2. Lock Detector
3. Hook For Fixing The Main Unit
4. Charge/Operation Switch (10, 11)
5. Stand
6. AC Adaptor Connecting Socket (18, 19)
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Caution:
● Before setting the portable MD to the battery charger, make
sure the battery charger is in charge mode (CHARGE). If you
insert the portable MD by force whilst in operation mode
(OPERATION), the hook for fixing the portable MD may break.
● Operating whilst in charge mode, “CHARGEmode” will appear
and no operation is possible.
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About the Battery Charger : continued
When the remote control is not used, hang it on the holder
for your convenience.
For operations
Operation
Move it to operation mode
mode
(LOCK)
when playing back or recording (see “Using with the AC
Adaptor” page 14).
– Battery Charger –
Charge
For charging
mode
Move
it
to charge mode (see
(RELEASE)
“Using with the Rechargeable Battery” page 12).
Setting the battery charger and hanging the
remote control.
Important Introduction
How to use the Charge / Operation switch
DEUTSCH
FRANÇAIS
ESPAÑOL
Removing
For use with the AC adaptor.
When using the unit with AC adaptor, use it horizontally.SVENSKA
Do not stand the unit.
2
ITALIANO
1 Charge
mode
(RELEASE)
NEDERLANDS
ENGLISH
● Move the Charge / Operation switch to charge mode.
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Using with the Rechargeable Battery
– Using with the Rechargeable Battery –
Power Source
Charging
Do not force the
battery cover
open too far.
When the rechargeable battery is used for the first time
or when you want to use it after a long period of disuse,
be sure to charge it fully.
1
2
3
Insert the rechargeable battery.
Move the Charge/Operation switch to charge
mode.
Place the portable MD into the battery charger
and connect the AC adaptor.
● After the rechargeable battery is charged or used, it will get
Charge
mode
slightly warm. This is normal.
● When the portable MD is turned on or operating, the battery
will not be charged.
AC 230-240V
50/60Hz
To the DC IN
5V socket
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About Power Source : continued
Display
Conditions
● Charging.
Scrolling
● The charging is complete.
● When the portable MD is not in-
Turns off
serted correctly to the battery
charger, or
Rechargeable terminal is dirty, it
may not be possible to charge the
battery. (Wipe the terminal by cotton swab.)
● Refreshing (see page 41).
The unit checks and, if necessary,
discharge the rechargeable battery to recharge it automatically.
(At this time battery indicator is
flashing.)
After about 3.5 hours have passed, “
” will go out.
The battery is charged up to 95% if it is completely
discharged.
Notes:
● Charge the battery within the range of 5°C - 35°C (41°F
- 95°F).
● The unit can be left in the charging state after it is comDEUTSCH
pleted.
● If the MiniDisc unit is not to be used for some time,
remove the battery. (The battery drains gradually even
FRANÇAIS
when the power is turned off.)
● Carry the battery in the supplied case.
Power Source
The condition of the portable MD will be shown on the LCD
when inserting it into the battery charger.
About charging time
– Using with the Rechargeable Battery –
About the liquid crystal display (LCD)
ESPAÑOL
Caution:
● Use the specified battery AD-N55BT only. Do not charge
a battery (nickel-cadmium, alkaline, etc.) other than that
SVENSKA
specified.
● Do not remove the outer cover of the rechargeable battery. It may cause heat genITALIANO
eration, fire, or explosion.
● Do not dip the battery in water, do not dispose of it in a fire, and do not take it apart.
NEDERLANDS
● If the rechargeable battery terminal is dirty, charging may
not start. In such a case, wipe off the dirt with a dry cloth.
● Do not disassemble the battery.
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Using with the AC Adaptor
– Using with the AC Adaptor –
Power Source
1
2
3
Place the portable MD to the battery
charger.
Move the Charge/Operation switch to
operation mode.
Plug the AC adaptor.
Operation mode
Caution:
● If the Charge/Operation switch is not set to operation
mode, no operation is possible.
(See “How to use the Charge/Operation switch”, page 11)
● When the unit is not in use for extended periods, remove the AC adaptor from the wall socket.
● Insert the plugs firmly.
To the DC IN
5V socket
Note:
When power failure occurs whilst playing back using the
AC adaptor, disconnect the adaptor from the outlet. Otherwise, playback may start automatically when the power
returns.
AC 230-240V
50/60Hz
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Using with the Alkaline Battery
1
1 Press
2
3
Back of the
portable MD
Open the case cover.
Power Source
2 Open
– Using with the Alkaline Battery –
Use one commercially available alkaline battery (LR6, “AA”
size).
When using the alkaline batteries, make sure the rechargeable battery is inserted.
Insert a alkaline battery into the batteryDEUTSCH
case.
FRANÇAIS
Attach the battery case to the portable MD.
ESPAÑOL
Caution:
● Do not use rechargeable batteries (nickel-cadmium
battery etc.) in the battery case.
SVENSKA
ITALIANO
NEDERLANDS
RELEASE
LOCK
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Hold Function
The present operation condition can be kept even if other buttons are accidentally pressed in a place such
as a crowded train.
Remote control unit
– Hold Function –
Preparation
Main unit
Press the • ■ / –HOLD button for 2 seconds
or more.
Move the HOLD switch to the safety position
(direction indicated by the arrow).
Orange mark
Hold
Release
● If the alkaline batteries are inserted or the AC adaptor
is connected, you can set this function even when the
power is turned off.
Hold
To cancel the hold mode:
Move the HOLD switch away from the safety position (the opposite direction of the arrow).
To cancel the hold mode
Press and hold down for 2 seconds or more whilst the unit
is in the hold mode.
● “HOLD OFF” will be shown
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● If the hold function is active whilst the power is
turned off, the power cannot be turned on by
mistake and the battery will not be drained.
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Inserting a MiniDisc
4
1
2
Lift it up.
3
Insert a MiniDisc as shown.
4
Close the compartment door.
Notes:
● Do not place the MiniDisc under the holder.
Preparation
2
Slide the OPEN lever to release the compartment door.
3
Recordable
Recording
prevented
When you record on a
MiniDisc, check that the
erase prevention tab is
set to the “recordable”
position.
● If any resistance is felt, do not force the MiniDisc into the
unit, as it may cause damage to the unit. If resistance is
felt, remove the MiniDisc and reload it.
● The lid can not be opened if “TOC” is displayed refer to
the instruction on page 22.
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– Inserting a MiniDisc –
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Connections
You can record your favorite CDs or tapes to an MD.
To connect to a stereo system with “AUDIO OUT” or “LINE OUT” sockets
– Connections –
Preparation
Red : To Right
White : To Left
To the OPTICAL/
LINE IN socket
To the
DC IN 5V socket
AC 230-240V
50/60Hz
AUDIO OUT
RIGHT
LEFT
To a stereo system with “AUDIO OUT” or “LINE OUT”
sockets. (See left, Analogue connection.)
Note:
If the audio system has only one pair of sockets, they are
usually for input only and recording via this connection is not
possible.
To the wall socket
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Connections : continued
To the
DC IN 5V socket
AC 230-240V
50/60Hz
DIGITAL OUT
To a stereo system with a “DIGITAL OUT” socket.
(See left, Digital connection.)
Compared to analogue connection recording, it allows
high-quality recording.
Note:
Some audio systems do not have a DIGITAL OUT socket.
Check before connecting.
To the wall socket
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– Connections –
To the OPTICAL/
LINE IN socket
Preparation
To connect to a stereo system with a “DIGITAL OUT” or “OPTICAL OUT” socket
– Recording –
Basic Operation
Recording
Before Recording
Cancel the hold mode.
The portable MD does not work
whilst in hold mode.
As for the details, see page 16.
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Recording : continued
● Record pause mode is entered.
● The REC button does not light.
Begin playback on the stereo system connected to this portable MD.
● To enable the record level to be set.
3
Press the PAUSE button on the stereo system to enter the playback pause mode at
the point you wish to start recording.
● Here you can select the track to be recorded.
5
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select recording mode.
(stereo recoding)
Press the 5 or 4 button to adjust the
recording level.
Analogue recording
(2 times long recording)
● Adjust the recording level so that the maximum
(4 times long recording)
sound volume from the source makes the reading swing somewhere between –4 dB and 0 dB.
(monaural recording)
Level meter indicator
0dB
4dB
Digital recording
● You can adjust the level in 1 dB increments within
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7
Press the 06 button to start the MiniDisc
unit recording.
Begin playback on the stereo system, the
output will be recorded.
the range of +12 - –12dB.
+12 - –12dB
● Once you adjust the digital recording level, the
setting remains even after the recording stops.
(For cancellation instructions, see page 41.)
Notes:
● When recording, it is recommended to use the AC
adopter and also install the charged battery. Should the
power failure occur, the power source would be automatically switched to the rechargeable battery.
● Changing the volume level whilst recording does not affect the recording.
● You cannot adjust the bass level whilst recording.
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– Recording –
2
4
Press the REC button.
Basic Operation
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Recording (continued)
To interrupt recording
Press the 06 button.
About the TOC
● The track number will be increased by one each time
To stop recording
Press the • ■ / :OFF button.
● When recording stops, “TOC” appears (Table Of Con-
– Recording –
Basic Operation
the recording is interrupted.
tents). Whilst “TOC” appears the MiniDisc recorded
contents have not yet been updated.
● To prevent the new recording from being lost it is not
possible to remove the MiniDisc whilst “TOC” is displayed.
TOC display
Warning
● If the power is removed (Battery/AC adapter) whilst
“TOC” is displayed the MiniDisc unit lid will remain locked
until the battery/main power is restored and the unit is
turned on. Your new recordings or edited changes will
be lost and your MiniDisc may become unusable.
Caution:
● Whilst “TOC” or “TOC EDIT!” is displayed, follow the
To update the recorded contents of the MiniDisc
Press the • ■ / :OFF button whilst in the stop mode.
● The power turns off after recorded contents have been
updated on the MiniDisc.
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After any recording or editing function “TOC” (Table Of
Contents) is displayed. To finalise the recording or editing
function, press the • ■ / :OFF button. During this process
“TOC” will flash and “TOC EDIT!” will be displayed.
During any recording or editing function the MiniDisc unit
Lid is locked, the MiniDisc can not be removed until the
process is finalised.
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instructions below.
– Do not jerk or bump the unit.
– Do not unplug the AC adaptor.
– Do not remove the rechargeable battery or an alkaline battery.
– Do not subject the unit to shock.
Otherwise, tracks may not be recorded properly.
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Recording
When attaching a label to an MiniDisc cartridge, be sure to
note the following. If the label is not attached properly, the
MiniDisc may jam inside the unit and it may not be possible to remove it.
● If the label peels off or partially lifts
● The MiniDisc will then be protected against accidental
erasure.
away, replace it with a new one.
● Do not put a new label on top of an
existing one.
● Attach the label only in the specified
location.
Recordable
Recording
prevented
To add a recording to such a MiniDisc, slide the accidental erase prevention tab back to its original position.
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– Recording –
Slide the accidental erase prevention tab, located
on the side of the MiniDisc, in the direction indicated by the arrow.
Helpful tip when attaching a label
Basic Operation
To prevent recorded MiniDiscs from being erased accidentally
Playback
Before Playing back
As for the details, see page 16.
– Playback –
Basic Operation
Cancel the hold mode.
The portable MD does not work whilst in hold mode.
Remote control unit
Main unit
Release
To the
24
Right
channel
socket
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Left
channel
Playback : continued
Plug the remote control into the
on the unit.
3
Insert a MiniDisc (page 17).
4
Press the 06 button.
socket
To interrupt playback
Press the 06 button.
● To resume playback, press the 06 button again.
To stop playback
Press the • ■ / :OFF button.
● If the unit is not operated for at least 2 minutes whilst
in the stop mode, the power will shut off automatically.
To turn off the power
Press the • ■ / :OFF button whilst in the stop mode.
● Playback starts automatically with a playback only
MiniDisc or a MiniDisc which is protected against
accidental erasure (Auto-play function).
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– Playback –
2
Insert the earphones plug firmly into the
earphones socket on the remote control
unit.
Basic Operation
1
Playback (continued)
Volume control
Press the VOL+ button to increase the volume and
the press the VOL– button to decrease the volume.
Remote control unit
– Playback –
Basic Operation
Main unit
Bass control
Each time the BASS button is pressed (Remote control: the SOUND button is pressed), the tone will be
switched as follows.
BASS 1
BASS 2
BASS 3
BASS OFF
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Volume (0 - 30)
Notes:
● If power failure occurs whilst playing a disc using the AC
adaptor, disconnect it from the wall socket. Otherwise, playback may start automatically when electricity resumes.
● If you connect the AC adaptor without installing the rechargeable battery, playback may start automatically.
Be sure to turn off the power.
● Reduce the volume before starting to play. MiniDiscs, compared to ordinary cassette tapes, have very little noise.
If the volume is adjusted according to your usual expectations of noise, high volume may damage your hearing.
● The sound escaping from your earphones may annoy
people around you.
In particularly crowded places (such as on trains or
buses), reduce the volume.
Emphasised slightly
Emphasised more
Emphasised fully
Cancelled
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Advanced Playback
To locate the beginning of a track
To locate the next track:
Press the 4 button whilst the unit is stopped.
To locate the desired portion
To locate the previous track:
Press the 5 button whilst the unit is stopped.
● To skip a number of tracks at one time, press the 5
For audible fast forward:
Press and hold down the 4 button during playback.
or 4 button repeatedly until the desired track number is shown.
● When you press the 06 button, play back starts from
the beginning of the track.
For audible fast reverse:
Press and hold down the 5 button during playback.
● Normal playback will resume when the 5 or 4
button is released.
● When the end of the last track is reached during fast
forward, the unit will enter the pause mode. When
the beginning of the first track is reached during fast
reverse, the unit will enter the playback mode.
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– Advanced Playback –
To re-start the track being played:
Press the 5 button during playback.
Useful Features
To move to the beginning of the next track:
Press the 4 button during playback.
Advanced playback : continued
Intro play
When stopped, press the 06 button for 2 seconds or more.
– Advanced Playback –
Useful Features
You can listen to each track for approximately 5 seconds.
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When the playback mode is set as random playback,
random repeat playback, or one-track repeat playback,
the intro scan is not possible.
In this case, the playback is started in the normal mode.
The duration that "INTRO PLAY" is displayed is not fixed.
To return to normal playback
Press the 06 button
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Advanced playback : continued
Random play or repeat play
During playback, press the MODE button repeatedly to select the playback mode.
Repeat play of tracks in random order
Repeat play of all of the tracks
1
No display
To play at double speed (Mono recording only)
Press the ENTER button whilst a MiniDisc recorded
in the monaural long-play mode is being played.
● If a track recorded in the stereo mode is reached during
fast playback, the fast playback mode will be cancelled.
● Depending on the contents recorded on a MiniDisc, it
may be difficult to hear them.
To interrupt fast playback
Press the 06 button during playback.
When the 06 button is pressed again, the unit will resume
fast playback.
To return to normal playback
Repeat play of a single track
Normal playback
Notes:
● If the playback mode is selected whilst stopped, press
the 06 button to start playback.
● When “TOC” is displayed, random play or repeat play
is impossible.
● In random play the unit will select and play tracks automatically. (You cannot select the order of the tracks.)
After all of the tracks have been played once each in
random order, the unit will stop automatically.
● During random, random repeat, or single track repeat
play, you can forward or reverse the MiniDisc only within
the track being played.
● During random play, the unit cannot find the beginning
of any track which has been played.
● Repeat play lasts until you stop the unit.
Press the ENTER button.
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– Advanced Playback –
RANDOM
Random play
Useful Features
RANDOM
Advanced Recording
Playback sound-actuated recording
(Synchronised recording)
– Advanced Recording –
Useful Features
Recording automatically starts or pauses by detecting sound from the stereo system (Synchronised
recording).
1
2
3
4
Press the REC button.
Begin playback on the stereo system connected to this portable MD.
Press the 5 or 4 button to adjust the
recording level.
Press the PAUSE button on the stereo system to enter the playback pause mode.
(See page 18,19)
● Select the starting point for your recording and
press the PAUSE button.
5
6
7
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select recording mode.
Press the ENTER button.
Begin playback on the stereo system.
Recording will begin automatically.
To interrupt recording:
● When the stereo system is stopped, the unit will enter
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the synchro recording pause mode. When playback is
resumed, the recording will be resumed.
● If a silence lasts for 3 seconds or more, the recording
will be paused (Pause function does not work for
approximately 10 seconds after a recording starts).
● When the unit receives sound again, recording automatically starts.
● A new track number is created when the recording resumes.
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Advanced Recording : continued
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2 times and 4 times long recording
Double or quadruple time of stereo recording is
possible.
When a recording is paused, press the
MODE button repeatedly to select the recording mode.
Monaural recording
In monaural, you can record twice as long as the
stereo recording (SP/STEREO).
A track recorded in monaural can be played back in
double speed, see page 28.
2
stereo recoding
2 times long recording
monaural recording
4 times long recording
Start recording.
The recording mode remains unchanged until it is changed.
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– Advanced Recording –
Each time the button is pressed, the display will
change as follows:
Useful Features
Long-play recording
– Advanced Recording –
Useful Features
Advanced Recording (continued)
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Notes:
● Tracks can be recorded in stereo recording mode, 2 times
long recording mode, and 4 times long recording mode
on one MiniDisc.
● In monaural recording, the sound on the right and left
channels is mixed even if the input source is in stereo.
Although you can hear the stereo sound from the headphones, the recorded sound is monaural.
● Tracks recorded in 2 times long recording and 4 times
long recording modes cannot be played with the unit that
does not support these modes. On such a unit, “LP” is
displayed at the beginning of the track and no sound is
heard. (The operation and the display may vary depending on the unit.)
● Tracks recorded in monaural cannot be played if equipment does not support the monaural playback.
About the recording mode
You can select the recording mode from stereo recording,
2 times long recording, 4 times long recording, and monaural recording. Recordable time varies depending on the
recording mode.
If the tracks are recorded on 80-minute MiniDisc, you can
record them in the following 4 modes:
Indication
SP/STEREO
LP2 REC
LP4 REC
SP/MONO
Recording mode
Stereo
2 times long (stereo)
4 times long (stereo)
Monaural
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Caution for 4 times long recording (LP4)
Special compressing method allows the 4 times long recording to realize long-time stereo recording. Therefore,
some noise is recorded occasionally.
If the stress should be laid on the sound quality, stereo
recording or 2 times long recording is recommended.
About ATRAC
The ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding) system compresses the sound data into 1/5 by cutting out the
inaudible sound.
Since the sound is selected based on psychoacoustics
masking, the sound quality is not damaged.
This unit is equipped with the ATRAC3 compressing system that reduces the sound data into 1/10 or 1/20.
By employing this system, 2 times and 4 times long recording is enabled in stereo mode.
Recording time
Max. 80 min.
Max. 160 min.
Max. 320 min.
Max. 160 min.
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Advanced Recording (continued)
You can erase a portion of a track and make a new
recording.
● All of the tracks that follow the newly recorded track will
be erased.
2
During playback, press the 06 button at the
point where you want to begin recording.
Press the REC button.
● To cancel the operation, press the • ■ / :OFF button.
3
Press the ENTER button.
● All of the tracks and track names will be erased,
following the point where the playback is paused.
4
5
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select recording mode.
Press the 06 button.
● Recording will start.
Note:
● To keep a track after the point you want to make a new
recording, move the track and then make recording after that point.
(See “Editing a Recorded MiniDisc”, page 50.)
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– Advanced Recording –
1
Useful Features
To start recording from the middle of a track
Advanced Recording : continued
When “AUTO MARK” is selected;
If there is silence for 1 second or more, the track will be
numbered automatically. About 1
second
– Advanced Recording –
Useful Features
Silence
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First
track
Second
track
When “MARK OFF” is selected;
It will be recorded as one track.
First track Second track Third track
Playback
side
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track B
Track C
Automatic numbering (in analogue recording)
First track
You can record several pieces of music as a single
track by disabling the auto marker function. (Initial
setting is “AUTO MARK.”)
When a recording is paused or whilst recording…
Press the EDIT button.
Note:
● When making digital recordings using a CD player or an
MiniDisc player, track numbers will be created automatically regardless of the setting of the auto marker function.
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Recording
side
Track A
Manual numbering
You can create your own track numbers at any point.
Whilst recording, press the REC button at the
point where you want to create track numbers.
The track number will be increased by one.
● One track number will be created every time the REC
button is pressed.
● The SOUND button on the remote control can also be
used to create track numbers.
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Advanced Recording (continued)
Automatic numbering (in digital recording)
When recording from a CD or a MiniDisc using the digital
connection, track numbers will be created at the same points
as on the CD or MiniDisc (Synchro marker function).
First track Second track Third track
Playback
side
Track A
Track B
Track C
First track Second track Third track
Recording
side
Track A
Track B
Track C
About sampling rate converter
This portable MD incorporates a sampling rate converter
meaning it can record from digital radios or DAT tape recorders.
Note for digital recording
You can not copy a MiniDisc that you recorded from digital
inputs to another MiniDisc or DAT. It is prevented by the
SCMS (Serial Copy Management System). Recording from
analogue inputs is not affected.
Digital signals
CD player,
MiniDisc
player,
etc.
● Track numbers may not be created in proper places,
Digitally recorded
MiniDisc
Digital
connection
Cannot record
Digital
connection
depending on the source to be recorded from, such as
signals with noise.
● The track numbers on the playback side may not match
the track numbers recorded on the MiniDisc.
● When recording, if a programmed playback is performed
by the source or playback is performed by selecting
tracks manually, the MiniDisc track numbers may not be
the same as on the source.
● Track numbers may not be created properly, depending
on the connected stereo system.
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– Advanced Recording –
If you try to number more than 10 tracks in certain amount
of time, “SORRY” will be displayed and the operation will
be disabled.
In that case, wait until the next operation can be resumed.
In stereo recoding
Within 40 seconds
In 2 times long recording
Within 80 seconds
In 4 times long recording
Within 160 seconds
In monaural recording
Within 80 seconds
Useful Features
Numbering restriction
Recording from a Microphone
– Recording from a Microphone –
Useful Features
To record from a microphone
3
4
Press the REC button.
Press the 5 or 4 button to adjust the
recording level.
Level meter
0dB
4dB
● Adjust the recording level so that the maximum
sound volume from the source makes the reading
swing somewhere between –4 dB and 0 dB.
5
6
To the MIC IN
socket
Stereo microphone
(commercially available)
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select recording mode.
Press the 06 button.
● Recording will start.
To interrupt a recording
Press the 06 button whilst recording.
● To resume recording, press the 06 button again.
The track number will be increased by one each time
you interrupt a recording.
1
2
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Connect a stereo microphone to the MIC
IN socket.
Insert a recordable MiniDisc (page 17).
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To stop recording
Press the • ■ / :OFF button.
To write recorded contents on the MiniDisc
Press the • ■ / :OFF button whilst in the stop mode.
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Recording from a Microphone (continued)
Press the REC button.
Press the 5 or 4 button to adjust the
recording level.
Level meter indicator
0dB
4dB
3
4
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select recording mode.
Press the ENTER button to select the recording sensitivity.
MIC SYNC H : Recording starts when the unit
detects –24 dB or more
(The unit can start recording from
quiet sounds).
MIC SYNC L : Recording starts when the unit
detects –12 dB or more.
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The unit automatically pauses when the microphone does
not pick up any sound for 3 seconds or more. (Pause function does not work for approximately 10 seconds after a
recording starts.) When the microphone picks up sound
again, recording starts automatically.
Notes:
● Whilst making a mic recording, do not connect anything
to the OPTICAL/LINE IN socket on the portable MD.
● To use a microphone, be sure it is a plug-in-power type
microphone.
• When a plug-in-power type microphone is plugged
in, the portable MD will provide power for the microphone’s operation.
• If a different type of microphone is plugged in, it may
not operate properly or it may cause the unit to malfunction.
● Insert the plug firmly. If you don’t, the recording will not
be made properly.
● Use a microphone with a 3.5 mm (1/8") diameter stereo
mini plug.
● If the unit starts recording too often from low unwanted
noises, set the microphone input to “MIC SYNC L”.
● Recording sensitivity can be changed whilst recording.
Useful Features
1
2
About pause function
When a sound, such as person speaking,
is picked up by the microphone, recording
will begin automatically.
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– Recording from a Microphone –
Sound-actuated recording
(Mic Synchronised recording)
Recording from a Microphone : continued
Example: Set to “5 minutes”.
– Recording from a Microphone –
Useful Features
Track intervals
When recording from the microphone, track numbers will be created automatically at regular intervals (default setting: approximately every 5 minutes).
During a mic synchro recording, the unit pauses
when a silence lasts for 3 seconds or more, and creates a track number.
Changing intervals between tracks
1
When a recording is paused or whilst recording, press the EDIT button repeatedly.
(A new track number is
created every 3 minutes.)
(No automatic track
numbers are created.)
During a mic manual recording
● Timed auto marks will be created every 5 minutes.
Track
number 1
Track
number 2
5 minutes
: Track number which is created by the timed auto mark function.
: Track number which is created when a silence lasts for 3 seconds or more during synchro recording.
2 minutes
Track numbers will be created automatically at regular intervals.
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Track
Track
number 3 number 4
5 minutes 1 minute
Creating track numbers manually
Press the REC button whilst recording.
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5 minutes
If a silence lasts for 3 seconds or more, a timed auto mark
will be created 5 minutes after the previous mark is created.
pared with the actual recording time.
2
5 minutes
Track
number 4
During a mic synchro recording
Track
Track
number 1 number 2
(A new track number is
(A new track number is
created every 10 minutes.)
created every 5 minutes.)
● The interval between marks may vary slightly com-
Track
number 3
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5 minutes
Track
number 5
Checking Displays
To check the remaining recording time
and the total playing time
Whilst in the stop mode, press the DISP button.
Each time the button is pressed, the display will change as
follows:
Each time the button is pressed, the display will change as
follows:
Track name
Elapsed playback
time
Remaining
playback time
Notes:
● If the disc name or the track name was not originally
recorded on the MiniDisc, “NO NAME” will be displayed.
● Remaining recording time will not be displayed with a
playback only MiniDisc.
● Elapsed playback time and remaining playback time may
be different from the actual time.
Useful Features
During playback, press the DISP button.
Disc name
Total playing
time
Remaining
recording time
Total playing
time
● Remaining time of recording varies depending on the
set recording mode.
● If the remaining time of recording is over 100 minutes,
the first digit of the seconds is not displayed on the remote control.
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– Checking Displays –
To check the elapsed time and remaining
time of the track
Checking Displays : continued
To display the playing time of an individual track
– Checking Displays –
Useful Features
1
Whilst in the stop mode, press the 5 or
4 button to display the track number and
track name.
The remaining amount of battery level is shown
by the battery indicator (
) during operation.
How to read the battery indicator
Track number
Track name
When the battery
level is high
When the battery
level is very low
● When the battery is completely discharged, the battery
2
Press the DISP button to display the playing time for that track.
Playing time
● Each time the 5 or 4 button is pressed, the
playing time of the previous or next track will be
displayed.
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Checking the remaining amount of
battery level
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indicator will flash. Recharge the battery or replace the
alkaline battery with a new one.
● When the battery has run completely out, “BATT EMPTY
(LoBATT)” will appear. Then, the power will be disconnected automatically.
Notes:
● If you use the battery which you stopped charging halfway, “
” may appear. It does not mean that the battery is completely charged.
● The battery indicator will not correctly display the remaining capacity for approximately 20 seconds after the power
has been turned on.
● When the AC adaptor or a separately available car adaptor is used, the battery indicator will not be shown.
● The number of bars shown in the battery indicator may
increase or decrease, depending on the operation being performed. This is normal.
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Changing Default Settings
MENU
With a MiniDisc inserted, press the MODE
button for 2 seconds or more. “SET UP”
will appear.
● When you release the button, “BEEP ON” or “BEEP
OFF” will appear.
2
3
4
Press the 5 or 4 button to display the
menu.
Press the MODE button to switch items.
Press the • ■ / :OFF button.
SETTING ITEM
BEEP ON
confirmation
sound
BEEP ON*
BEEP OFF
Beep
Silent
A-PLAY ON
auto play
A-PLAY ON*
A-PLAY OFF
Setting
Cancelled
AUTO Psave
auto power save
AUTO Psave*
Psave OFF
Setting
Cancelled
D.L MODE 1
digital recording
level
D.L MODE 1*
D.L MODE 2
Psave OFF
Setting keep
Cancelled
Cancelled
LIGHT NORM
3-colour LED illumination
backlight on the
remote control
display on the
remote control
LIGHT NORM* See next
LIGHT ALL
page.
LIGHT OPER
LIGHT OFF
Useful Features
1
(*) indicates default setting.
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– Changing Default Settings –
Whilst in the stop mode ...
Changing Default Settings : continued
Beep sound
You can eliminate the confirmation sound that beeps
when you press a button.
– Changing Default Settings –
Useful Features
Auto play
You can make the unit not play automatically when
you insert a playback-only MiniDisc or an accidental
erasure protected MiniDisc.
Auto power save
When the unit is used in a place exposed to much vibration, sound skipping can be decreased by cancelling
the auto power save function. (Battery will drain faster.)
Digital recording level
“D.L MODE 1”
The digital recording level you set will be kept even
after canceling recording.
“D.L MODE 2”
Every time you cancel recording, the level will return to [ D.L 0dB ].
What is auto power save function?
Auto power save function automatically adjusts the sound
skip memory storage to be from 5 to10 seconds depending
on playback conditions, this saves battery power.
If the MiniDisc unit is used in areas of much vibration it may
be necessary to fix the sound skip memory to 10 seconds
“Psave OFF (PS off)” this will improve performance under
difficult conditions but uses more power. (When the AC/car
adaptor is used the 10 second mode is always used.)
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Operation indicator, backlight on the remote
control and display on the remote control
The illuminating pattern of the 3-colour LED and the
remote control can be changed.
LIGHT NORM:
• 3-colour LED
Indication lamp is flashing.
• Backlight on the Lit for approx. 10 seconds when operated.
remote control
• Display on the Indicated
remote control
LIGHT ALL:
• 3-colour LED
• Backlight on the
remote control
• Display on the
remote control
Indication lamp is lit.
Lit for approx. 10 seconds when operated.
(Lit when operated on the battery charger.)
Indicated
LIGHT OPER:
• 3-colour LED
Lit for approx. 10 seconds when operated
during playback or recording.
• Backlight on the Lit for approx. 10 seconds when operated.
remote control
• Display on the Lit for approx. 10 seconds when operated.
remote control
LIGHT OFF:
• 3-colour LED
The light is not turned on.
• Backlight on the The light is not turned on.
remote control
• Display on the Lit for approx. 10 seconds when operated.
remote control
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Titling a MiniDisc
1
Disc name
Track name
Whilst in the pause
mode with “DISC” displayed, press the EDIT
button repeatedly to
select “DISC NAME”.
Whilst in the pause
mode, press the EDIT
button repeatedly to
select “TRACK NAME”.
3
(Capital letters) (Lower-case letters) (Numbers and symbols)
● The first 3 characters in the group of the selected
characters will be displayed for about 1 second.
4
If “DISC” is not displayed, you cannot select “DISC NAME.”
“DISC” is displayed
when the • ■ /:OFF is
pressed once.
2
Press the DISP button repeatedly to select
the type of characters.
5
Press the 5 or 4 button repeatedly to
select the letter.
Press the ENTER button to enter it.
Press the ENTER button.
Position where the next letter will be entered
Cursor
● The unit will enter the character input mode.
● The MiniDisc lid will be locked, to cancel the
6
To enter more letters, repeat steps 3 - 5.
operation, press the • ■ / :OFF button.
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– Titling a MiniDisc –
Load a MiniDisc to be named. A Playback-only or recording-prevented MiniDisc cannot be edited.
Advanced Features
Creating disc and track names
Titling a MiniDisc (continued)
– Titling a MiniDisc –
Advanced Features
7
8
When the name has been completely entered, press the EDIT button.
TOC will be displayed to write the updated
contents to the MiniDisc press the • ■ / :OFF
button.
To erase a character
Press the VOL + or VOL – button to move the cursor to the
character you want to erase, and then press the BASS
button.
To enter a space
Press the VOL + button to move the cursor to the right.
● You cannot remove the MiniDisc whilst TOC is
displayed. TOC will not disappear until the recorded contents have been updated.
Note:
One disc name and up to 255 track names can be created
per disc (A maximum of 100 characters for the disc and
each track name and a total of 1,700 characters can be
entered. However, if any tracks are recorded in the 2 times
or 4 times long recording mode, the number of characters
to be entered is decreased, since the information of the
recording mode is stored by the track.).
Space
Characters (symbols)
Capital letters
A B C D E F G H
I
J
K L M N O
P Q R S T U V W X Y Z .
,
/
Lower-case letters
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
i
j
p q
r
s
t
u
v w x
h
y
l
z .
m n
,
/
!
:
# $ %
< = >
k
o
Numbers and symbols
1
2
&
'
3 4
( )
? @ _
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`
5
*
6 7
+ ,
: indicates a space.
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– .
0
/
"
;
Titling a MiniDisc : continued
To add characters
Put the unit in the character input mode.
(Perform steps 1 - 2 on page 43.)
Press the VOL + or VOL – button to move the
cursor to the right of the character, where you
want to add a new character.
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TOC will be displayed to write the updated
contents to the MiniDisc press the • ■ / :OFF
button.
● You cannot remove the MiniDisc whilst TOC is
displayed. TOC will not disappear until the recorded contents have been updated.
3
4
Select the character to add.
(Perform steps 3 - 4 on page 43.)
Press the ENTER button.
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– Titling a MiniDisc –
2
Press the EDIT button.
Advanced Features
1
5
Titling a MiniDisc (continued)
Stamping titles from another MiniDisc
Master MiniDisc operation
When there are 2 MiniDiscs on which the same tracks
are recorded, you can transfer the character information
(disc and track names) of the Master MiniDisc to another
MiniDisc (for stamping).
– Titling a MiniDisc –
Advanced Features
Before stamping
1
Insert a Master MiniDisc.
● Do not mistake the Master
MiniDisc for the target one.
● If you turn off the unit after
inserting the master MD, the
operation from step 2 may
not allow the unit to stamp
the titles correctly.
1. What is a master MiniDisc?
A recordable MiniDisc that contains tracks and character information.
(You can not transfer the information from a playback only MiniDisc.)
2
Whilst in the stop mode, press the EDIT button repeatedly to select “NAME STAMP”.
2. What is a MiniDisc for stamping?
A MiniDisc that contains the same tracks in the same
order as the master MiniDisc.
(Make sure that the total number of tracks of the
master MiniDisc and the one for stamping are the
same.)
3
Press the ENTER button.
● To cancel the operation, press the • ■ / :OFF button.
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Titling a MiniDisc : continued
When the unit displays “CHANGE MD”,
remove the master MiniDisc.
Press the ENTER button.
● The unit will finish recording the character infor-
mation and enter the stop mode.
● Remove it without turning off the power. Or, the
operation will be cancelled.
Operation of the MiniDisc for stamping
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Notes:
● If the total number of tracks on the master MiniDisc does
not match that on the MiniDisc for stamping, the unit will
display “Can't STAMP” and turn off the power.
Load a MiniDisc for stamping.
If this happens, adjust the total number of tracks on the
newly recorded MiniDisc using the edit operation.
● Use a MiniDisc that was recorded by this portable MD
to make a MiniDisc for stamping. Character information may not be transferred if you use a MiniDisc recorded by other equipment. In such a case, enter at
least one character for the disc name or the track
names. You can transfer information once you record
the TOC.
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– Titling a MiniDisc –
5
7
Press the ENTER button.
Advanced Features
4
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
To erase tracks one at a time
To erase all of the tracks at once
1 Start playing the track to be erased, and
1 Whilst in the stop mode, press the EDIT but-
– Editing a Recorded MiniDisc –
Advanced Features
press the 06 button.
ton repeatedly to select “ALL ERASE”.
2 Press the EDIT button repeatedly to select
“ERASE”.
2 Press the ENTER button.
3 Press the ENTER button.
● To cancel the operation, press the • ■ / :OFF button.
● To cancel the operation, press the • ■ / :OFF button.
3 Press the ENTER button again.
4 Press the ENTER button again.
● All of the tracks will be erased.
● The track will be erased.
5 To erase other tracks, repeat steps 1 - 4.
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Caution:
Once a track has been erased, it can not be recovered.
Check the track number before erasing it.
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Editing a recorded MiniDisc : continued
To divide a track
To combine tracks
1 Start playing the track to be divided into
1 Start playing the last of the two tracks to
2 Press the EDIT button repeatedly to select
“COMBINE”.
“DIVIDE”.
3 Press the ENTER button.
3 Press the ENTER button.
● To cancel the operation, press the • ■ / :OFF button.
4 Press the ENTER button again.
● To cancel the operation, press the • ■ / :OFF button.
4 Press the ENTER button again.
Advanced Features
2 Press the EDIT button repeatedly to select
be combined, and press the 06 button.
● The two tracks will be combined, and the unit will
● The track will be divided into two tracks, and the
be paused at the beginning of the combined track.
unit will pause at the beginning of the second of the
two new tracks.
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– Editing a Recorded MiniDisc –
two. Press the 06 button at the point where
you want to divide the track.
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc (continued)
To move a track
When a track has a name before dividing:
● The two new tracks will have the same name. However,
1 Play the track to be moved, and press the
– Editing a Recorded MiniDisc –
Advanced Features
06 button.
2 Press the EDIT button repeatedly to select
“MOVE”.
in the TOC FULL condition, the second track may not be
named.
Total number of tracks that can be divided:
● Each disc can hold up to 255 tracks. However, even if
the number of assigned tracks has not reached 254, it
might not be possible to make any further divisions of
tracks.
To combine two non-adjacent tracks:
3 Press the ENTER button.
● First, put the two tracks next to each other in the order
you want using the MOVE function. Then combine them
using the COMBINE function.
When one or both tracks to be combined have a name:
● To cancel the operation, press the • ■ / :OFF button.
4 Press the 5 or 4 button to select the
direction.
● The first track name will be used. However, when the
first track does not have a name, the second track name
will be used.
In the following cases, tracks may not be combined:
● Tracks recorded by different inputs cannot be combined.
5 Press the ENTER button again.
● The track will be moved, and the unit will be paused
at the beginning of the track.
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Example:
- Digital recorded track and analogue recorded track.
- Different recording modes (stereo recording, 2 times
long recording, 4 times long recording, monaural recording)
● Tracks whose recording time is less than 12 seconds.
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Listening through a stereo system
Listening through a car stereo
Red:
To the right
White:
To the left
Connection cable
Notes:
● When recording with stereo system, eliminate the confirmation sound (page 41).
Otherwise, it will also be recorded.
● The recording will be made in the analogue mode.
● Character information will not be recorded.
Separately available
cassette adaptor
(AD-CT14)
Separately
Separately available
available
plug adaptor
car adaptor
(AD-M66PA)
(AD-CA55X)
Notes:
● Adjust the volume of both this portable MD and a car stereo.
● Do not operate this portable MD whilst you drive a car.
It may distract your attention and cause a traffic accident.
● Do not use any car adaptor except for the separately
available AD-CA55X.
● Remove the battery when you power the unit from the
car battery.
● Do not leave the unit in the place of high temperature
such as in a car.
If the unit gets hot, the LCD display will be darkened and
hard to read. It will return to normal when the temperature cools down.
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Advanced Features
To the LINE INPUT sockets
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– Listening to a MiniDisc Through a Stereo System or a Car Stereo –
Listening to a MiniDisc Through a Stereo System or a Car Stereo
Other Features and Caution
Resuming auto play
Rechargeable battery
– Other Features and Caution –
References
■ When you stop playback and replay the MiniDisc
without removing it, playback starts from the point
you stopped it.
Stopping
●
Stopped track
First track
Playing
●
■ Once you remove the MiniDisc, playback starts from
the first track.
Stopping
First track
●
Stopped track
Playing
●
■ The unit provides the following functions when you
use it with the separately available car adaptor (ADCA55X) (when the rechargeable or alkaline battery
is removed):
●
●
1. When you turn off the engine, the power of this portable MD also turns off. (It may not work with some
types of cars.)
2. When you restart the engine, playback starts from
the beginning of the stopped track.
Stopping
First track
Stopped track
Playing
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● A rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery is the only
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●
●
●
kind that can be used. Even if the battery is not used,
you should charge it at least once every three months
because of the special quality of this battery.
The rechargeable battery can be charged approximately
300 times.
When the operating time is reduced to about half the
normal amount of time, even after a full charge is performed, replace the battery with a new one (AD-N55BT).
When the battery is charged for the first time or is charged
after not being used for a long period, the operating time
may be shorter than normal. The battery life will recover
with normal use i.e. charging and discharging.
To avoid shortening the service life of the battery only
recharge the battery after it has been completely discharged.
If the rechargeable battery is used in a cold environment,
the operating time will be reduced.
Do not carry the battery in your pocket or a bag together
with metal objects (keys, coins, jewelry, etc.). The battery may short out and generate significant amounts of
heat.
Do not short-circuit the terminals as they will become
very hot and will damage the battery.
Do not drop or subject the battery to shock.
Do not insert objects (metal etc.) into the battery compartment of this product or into the rechargeable battery.
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MiniDisc System Limitations
The unit may have the following symptoms whilst recording or editing. The unit is not out of order.
LIMITATIONS
The remaining recording time does not The unit does not count non-recorded portions that last 12 or fewer seconds
increase even though you erased tracks. to display the remaining recording time. The time may not increase even if
you erase short tracks.
The total of the recorded time and the One cluster (approximately 2 seconds) is the minimum unit for recording.
remaining time does not match the maxi- For example, a 3-second track uses 2 clusters (approximately 4 seconds).
mum recordable time.
Therefore, the actual recordable time may be shorter than the displayed
time.
Combine function does not work.
A MiniDisc on which recording and editing are repeated may not allow the
combine function.
Sound skips in fast reverse/forward.
One track is divided and recorded in separate places on a repeatedly recorded or edited MiniDisc.
Sound may skip.
References
“DISC FULL” or “TOC FULL” appears More than 255 tracks (maximum) cannot be recorded regardless of the reeven though the MiniDisc still has re- cording time.
cording time left.
If the MiniDisc is recorded or edited repeatedly or if it has scratches (recording skips scratched parts), you may not be able to record the maximum
tracks above.
A track number is created in the middle A track number may be created if there are scratches or dust on the MiniDisc.
of a track.
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– MiniDisc System Limitations –
SYMPTOM
Error Messages
ERROR MESSAGES
BATT EMPTY
MEANING
● The battery is run down.
(LoBATT)
BLANK MD
● Nothing is recorded.
REMEDY
● Charge the rechargeable battery or replace the alkaline battery (or use the AC adaptor for power).
● Replace the disc with a recorded disc.
(BLANK)
Can’t COPY
(Can’tC)
– Error Messages –
References
Can’t EDIT
● You tried to record from a copy prohibited MiniDisc.
● A track cannot be edited.
● Record using the analogue cable.
● The disc data cannot be read because the
disc is damaged.
● Reload the disc.
● Replace it with another recorded disc.
● Recording cannot be performed correctly
due to vibration or shock.
● Stamp function does not work.
● Cannot save the TOC information correctly
to a MiniDisc. (A large portion of the disc
has been damaged.)
● The Charge/Operation switch is not set to
the operation mode when using this unit
with the AC adaptor.
● The disc is scratched.
● Re-record or replace it with another recordable disc.
● Change the stop position of the track and then edit it.
(Can’tE)
Can’t READ *
(Can’tS)
(Can’tT)
(Can’tU)
Can’t REC
(Can’tR)
Can’t STAMP
Can’t WRITE
(Can’tW)
CHARGEmode
DEFECT
(DEFECT)
DISC FULL
Er-MD **
(ErMD*)
HOLD
● The disc is out of recording space.
● The microprocessor has reported a system fault and the unit is out of order.
● The unit is in the hold mode.
● Check the number of tracks.
● Replace the disc with another recordable disc.
● Set the Charge/Operation switch to the operation mode.
●
●
●
●
If the sound you hear is not right, record again.
Replace the disc with another recordable disc.
Replace it with another recordable disc.
To have it repaired, go to the distributor where you purchased
the unit.
● Return the HOLD switch to its original position.
(HOLD)
LOCKED
(Can’tLOCK)
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● You removed a MiniDisc whilst recording
or editing.
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● Turn off the power and remove the MiniDisc.
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Error Messages : continued
MEANING
REMEDY
● A disc has not been loaded.
● Poor connection of the digital cable.
● No output signal comes out from the connected unit to playback.
● The input signal has improper sampling
frequency.
● You recorded on a playback-only disc.
● Load a disc.
● Connect the digital cable securely.
● If the portable CD player has a function to prevent sound skips,
deactivate it.
● Playback with the connected unit.
POWER ?
● The battery charger is defective.
PROTECTED
● The write protection tab of a MiniDisc is
set to the protected position.
● You tried to record on a playback-only disc.
● Since a track number is currently being
located or updated, the unit cannot accept
your command.
● The temperature is too high.
● To have it repaired, go to the distributor where you purchased
the unit.
● Move the write protection tab back to its original position.
● Replace it with a recordable MiniDisc.
(noSIG.)
PLAY MD
● Replace it with a recordable disc.
SORRY
(Sorry)
TEMP OVER
● Wait for a while and try the operation again.
● Turn off the power, and wait for a while.
(TEMP!)
TOC FORM **
● There is an error in the recording signal.
● Erase all of the tracks, and then record again.
● There is no space left for recording character information (track names, disc
names, etc.).
● The track has been protected from being
erased.
● A disc which contains data other than
music was played.
● There is an error in the signal recorded
on the disc.
● Stamping is not possible.
● Replace it with another recordable disc.
References
(PLAYmd)
(Tform**)
TOC FULL
Tr. Protect
? DISC
(? DISC)
● Edit the track with the device on which it was recorded.
● A disc which contains non-music data cannot be played.
● Replace it with another recorded disc.
● Retry.
( ) : Error messages seen on the remote control.
Number or symbol appears in * position.
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– Error Messages –
ERROR MESSAGES
NO DISC
NO SIGNAL
Troubleshooting
Many potential “problems” can be resolved by the owner without calling a service technician.
If something seems to be wrong with this product, check the following before calling your authorised SHARP dealer or
service centre.
– Troubleshooting –
References
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The unit does not ● Is the AC adaptor disconnected?
turn on.
● Is the battery exhausted?
● Is the unit in the hold mode?
● Has condensation formed inside the
unit?
● Is the unit being influenced by mechanical shock or by static electricity?
No sound is ● Is the volume set too low?
heard from the ● Is the remote control unit or the earearphones.
phones plugged in?
● Are you trying to play a MiniDisc with
data on it instead of a MiniDisc containing music?
When the opera- ● Is the unit in the hold mode?
tion buttons are ● Is the battery exhausted?
pressed, the unit ● Is the remote control unit plug or the
earphones plug inserted firmly?
does not respond.
Some sounds ● Is the battery exhausted?
● Is the unit being subjected to excesare skipped.
sive vibration?
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
The MiniDisc can- ● Has the track number or character
not be ejected.
information been updated on the
disc yet?
● Is the unit in the recording or editing mode?
Recording and ● Is the MiniDisc protected against
editing are imaccidental erasure?
possible.
● Is the unit connected properly to the
other equipment?
● Is the AC adaptor unplugged or did a
power failure occur whilst recording or
editing?
● Is the unit in the hold mode?
● Is an optical signal being output from
the stereo system?
Read the operation manual for the
stereo system.
The battery cannot ● Is the select switch for charging/
be charged.
operation set on the charging side?
● Is the socket clean?
Nothing appears ● Is the remote control display set to
on the remote
“LIGHT OFF”?
control display.
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Troubleshooting : continued Maintenance
When the unit becomes dirty
Clean it with a soft cloth.
When the unit is excessively dirty, use a soft cloth dampened in water (external surfaces only).
If such a problem occurs, do the following:
1. Unplug the AC adaptor from the wall socket.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Leave the unit completely unpowered for approximately
30 seconds.
4. Plug the AC adaptor back into the wall socket and
reoperate the unit.
Clean the plugs and the connecting socket.
If the plugs or sockets are dirty, noise may be heard.
Cleaning will prevent noise.
Moisture condensation
When the unit has condensation inside, the disc signals
cannot be read, and the unit may not function properly.
In the following cases, condensation may form inside the unit.
● Shortly after turning on a heater.
● When the unit is placed in a room
where there is excessive steam
or moisture.
● When the unit is moved from a
cool place to a warm place.
To remove condensation:
Remove the MiniDisc and leave the unit for approximately
1 hour. The condensation should evaporate and the unit
will work properly.
Cautions:
● Do not use chemicals for cleaning (petrol, paint thinner,
etc.).
It may damage the cabinet finish.
● Do not apply oil to the inside of the unit.
It may cause malfunctions.
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– Maintenance –
When this product is subjected to strong external interference (mechanical shock, excessive static electricity, abnormal supply voltage due to lightning, etc.)
or if it is operated incorrectly, it may malfunction.
References
■ Cleaning
If trouble occurs
Specifications
As a part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification
changes for product improvement without prior notice.
The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units. There may be some deviations from these values in individual units.
– Specifications –
References
Power source
DC 1.2V:
DC 5V:
DC 1.5V:
DC 1.5V:
Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride battery (AD-N55BT) x 1
AC adaptor (AC 230 - 240V, 50/60 Hz)
Commercially available, “AA” size (LR6), alkaline battery x 1
Separately available car adaptor, AD-CA55X (for cars with a 12-24V DC negative earth electrical system)
Power consumption 7 W (AC adaptor)
Output power
RMS; 10 mW (5 mW + 5 mW) (0.2% T.H.D.)
Charging time
Approx. 3.5 hours
Battery life
When using the rechargeable battery
(fully charged) included with the unit
Continuous recording: Approx. 6.5 hours
Continuous play:
Approx. 12 hours
When using one, commercially available, high
capacity, “AA” size (LR6), alkaline battery (The
rechargeable battery is in the unit, discharged)
Continuous recording: Approx. 6 hours
Continuous play:
Approx. 18 hours
When using one, commercially available, high
capacity, “AA” size (LR6), alkaline battery with
the rechargeable battery (fully charged)
Continuous recording: Approx. 15.5 hours
Continuous play:
Approx. 30 hours
● The above values are the standard values when the unit is operated horizontally and
charged at an ambient temperature of 20°C (68°F). (The operable duration with the
rechargeable battery will be shorter when the unit is carried around.)
● The volume level is set at “VOL 15”.
● The LED is set at “LEDopr” (see page 31).
● Operable duration with a commercially available battery varies depending on its maker,
type, and conditions of use.
● “Fully charged” means that the charging is complete after approximately 3.5 hours since
the remaining amount of the battery is reduced to “
” (1 bar).
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Specifications
Input sensitivity
MIC H: reference input level
MIC L: reference input level
LINE: reference input level
input impedance
input impedance
input impedance
Output level
Earphones: maximum output level 5 mW + 5 mW
LINE:
specified output
250 mV (-12 dB)
Dimensions
Width: 72.0 mm (2-27/32”) Height: 19.5 mm (25/32”)
Weight
137 g (0.30 lbs.) with rechargeable battery
Input socket
Line/optical digital, microphone (powered by the main unit)
Output socket
Earphones (impedance: 32 ohms)/remote control unit
Type
Portable MiniDisc recorder
Signal readout
Non-contact, 3-beam semi-conductor laser pick-up
10 k ohms
10 k ohms
20 k ohms
load impedance
load impedance
32 ohms
10 k ohms
Audio channels
Stereo 2 channels/monaural (long-play mode) 1 channel
Frequency response
20 – 20,000 Hz (± 3 dB)
Rotation speed
Approx. 400 – 1,350 rpm
Error correction
ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave Reed-Solomon Code)
Coding
ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding), 24-bit computed type
Recording method
Magnetic modulation overwrite method
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz (32 kHz and 48 kHz signals are converted to 44.1 kHz, and then recorded.)
Wow and flutter
Unmeasurable (less than ±0.001% W. peak)
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– Specifications –
Depth: 78.9 mm (3-1/8”)
References
0.25 mV
2.5 mV
100 mV
TERMS OF GUARANTEE
Subject to the terms listed below, Sharp Electronics (U.K.)
Ltd. (hereinafter called “the Company”) guarantee to provide for the repair of, or at its option replace this Sharp
Equipment, or any component thereof, (other than batteries), which is faulty or below standard, as a result of
inferior workmanship or materials.
The conditions of this guarantee are:
1. The guarantee shall only apply to defects which occur
within one year from the date of purchase, provided
that this equipment is sent to the repair address within
this period.
2. This guarantee covers equipment intended for private
domestic use only. This guarantee does not apply to
equipment used in the course of a business, trade or
profession.
3. The guarantee does not cover MiniDiscs or batteries.
4. This guarantee does not cover any faults or defects
caused by accident, misuse, fair wear and tear, neglect,
tampering with the equipment, or any attempt at adjustment or repair other than by a Service Facility appointed by Sharp.
5. In the unlikely event of a defect occuring, the product
must be returned to the Company’s repair centre with
proof of purchase. A postage paid label and a fault report form are supplied with the product for this purpose.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the packaging is
adequate, and to obtain proof of posting.
Further details of the repair service, which is available
after the guarantee period on a chargeable basis, and
additional report forms and labels can be obtained by
telephoning 0870 738 0000.
6. No person has any authority to vary the terms or conditions of this guarantee.
7. This guarantee is offered as an additional benefit to
the consumer’s statutory rights and does not affect
these rights in any way.
SHARP ELECTRONICS (U.K.) LTD.
Sharp House, Thorp Road, Newton Heath, Manchester, M40 5BE
SHARP CORPORATION
TINSE****AWZZ
A0011.TO
TERMS OF GUARANTEE
Subject to the terms listed below, Sharp Electronics (U.K.)
Ltd. (hereinafter called “the Company”) guarantee to provide for the repair of, or at its option replace this Sharp
Equipment, or any component thereof, (other than batteries), which is faulty or below standard, as a result of
inferior workmanship or materials.
The conditions of this guarantee are:
1. The guarantee shall only apply to defects which occur
within one year from the date of purchase, provided
that this equipment is sent to the repair address within
this period.
2. This guarantee covers equipment intended for private
domestic use only. This guarantee does not apply to
equipment used in the course of a business, trade or
profession.
3. The guarantee does not cover MiniDiscs or batteries.
4. This guarantee does not cover any faults or defects
caused by accident, misuse, fair wear and tear, neglect,
tampering with the equipment, or any attempt at adjustment or repair other than by a Service Facility appointed by Sharp.
5. In the unlikely event of a defect occuring, the product
must be returned to the Company’s repair centre with
proof of purchase. A postage paid label and a fault report form are supplied with the product for this purpose.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the packaging is
adequate, and to obtain proof of posting.
Further details of the repair service, which is available
after the guarantee period on a chargeable basis, and
additional report forms and labels can be obtained by
telephoning 0870 738 0000.
6. No person has any authority to vary the terms or conditions of this guarantee.
7. This guarantee is offered as an additional benefit to
the consumer’s statutory rights and does not affect
these rights in any way.
SHARP ELECTRONICS (U.K.) LTD.
Sharp House, Thorp Road, Newton Heath, Manchester, M40 5BE
SHARP CORPORATION
TINSE0340AWZZ
A0011.TO