VTech Magical Music Laptop User`s manual

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User’s Manual
Girl Fun PC™
Dear Parent,
At VTech®, we know that young kids are eager to get started
learning and exploring tools that their older counterparts are
already familiar with. That’s why we created the Grade School
Gear Series - an engaging set of stylized, interactive computers
that have been especially designed for children aged 3 and up.
Packed with loads of fun, every product in the Grade School
Gear Series covers a variety of subjects including English, math,
science, and geography. The learning is cleverly disguised in
age-appropriate games that kids love to play and master.
The Grade School Gear Series features the Progressive
Learning System, a technique proven to help children learn. If
the child answers a question incorrectly, the program will
randomly repeat the question until a correct answer is entered.
This intuitive technology automatically adjusts skill levels in order
to build knowledge and confidence in a fun environment.
At VTech®, we are committed to creating fun learning toys that
foster a child’s intellectual and social development. We thank
you for trusting VTech® with the important job of helping your
child learn and succeed!
Sincerely,
Your Friends at VTech®
To learn more about the Grade School Gear Series and other
VTech® toys, please visit www.vtechkids.com
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the VTech® Girl Fun PC™ learning toy!
The VTech® Girl Fun PC™ is a cool laptop computer specially designed for the
smart, sassy young ladies of tomorrow! Explore fun games and learning activities,
and earn virtual money to buy pets and accessories in the Digital PetShop.
CATEGORY
KEYS
LCD
SCREEN
ON/OFF
BUTTON
COVER
Introduction
SPEAKER
DIGITAL
PETSHOP
KEY
VIRTUAL
DEBIT CARD
RELEASE
KNOB
KEYBOARD
MAGIC
LIPSTICK PEN
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READ ME FIRST
IMPORTANT NOTE:
First Time Setup
1. Before turning ON the unit, insert the batteries or power adaptor.
2. Remove the protective strip from the backup battery by pulling on the plastic
tab. Do not unscrew the backup battery door.
Main batteries
INSTRUCTIONS & ACTIVITIES
INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
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VTech® Girl Fun PC™ learning toy
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Magic Lipstick Pen
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Virtual Debit Card
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3 "AA" batteries
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1 CR2032 backup battery
All batteries included in the package are for demo purposes only and not intended
for extended life.
Warning: All packing materials such as tape, plastic sheets, wire ties and tags are
not part of this toy, and should be discarded for your child's safety.
Instructions & Activities
Backup battery
GETTING STARTED
MAIN BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
2. Locate the battery cover on the bottom of the unit and
open it.
3. Insert 3 “AA” batteries (UM-3/LR6) as shown (for best
performance, use only new, alkaline batteries).
4. Replace the battery cover.
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BACKUP BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
2. Unscrew the battery cover and push it aside as shown.
3. Insert a CR2032 battery as illustrated.
4. Replace the backup battery cover and tighten the screw to secure it.
Do not remove both the backup battery and the 3 "AA" batteries at the same time;
otherwise, all saved password, money, and pet information will be erased.
BATTERY NOTICE
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Be sure to install batteries correctly, observing the polarity (+, -) signs
to avoid leakage.
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Do not mix old and new batteries.
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Do not use rechargeable batteries.
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Do not use batteries of different types.
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Remove the batteries from the toy if it will not be used for an extended period of time.
Keep in mind that all saved password, money, and pet information will be erased.
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Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
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Do not short-circuit the supply terminals.
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Do not attempt to recharge non-rechargeable batteries.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE USE OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES.
Instructions & Activities
5. To avoid damage to the unit from leaky batteries, replace the backup battery
at least once a year.
AC ADAPTOR CONNECTION
Use a standard 9V
300mA AC center-positive
adaptor.
1. Make sure the unit is OFF.
2. Locate the adaptor jack on the side of the unit.
3. Insert the adaptor plug into the unit’s adaptor jack.
4. Plug the adaptor into a wall outlet.
5. Turn the unit ON.
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In the U.S.A.: Many retailers carry this type of adaptor. However, if you are unable
to find one locally, the VTech® AC Adaptor is perfectly suited to operate your VTech®
Girl Fun PC™. For information on how to purchase a VTech® AC Adaptor, call
our Consumer Services Department at 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S., or 1-800-2677377 in Canada.
PRODUCT FEATURES
1. POWER ON/OFF BUTTON
2. VIRTUAL DEBIT CARD
The money you earn by playing activities will be stored
on the Virtual Debit Card. Remember to insert the Virtual
Debit Card into the Girl Fun PC™.
Note: If you lose the card, you can use “CARD” as the
password, and the unit will recall the information
from your card.
3. MAGIC LIPSTICK PEN
The MAGIC LIPSTICK PEN is uniquely designed for the VTech® Girl Fun PC™.
Use it to make selections on the LCD screen. When using the pen, touch the LCD
screen lightly.
Instructions & Activities
Turn on your VTech® Girl Fun PC™ by pressing the Power ON/OFF
Button located on the top right of the keyboard. Press the button again
to turn the unit off.
4. VOLUME CONTROL SWITCH
Slide the VOLUME CONTROL SWITCH to the left to raise
the volume, and to the right to lower the volume.
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5. KEYBOARD DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS
LETTER KEYS
Use the Letter keys to type letters or words in activities such as Spelling and Typing
Fun.
Instructions & Activities
The VTech® Girl Fun PC™ has a full alphanumeric hard-key typing keyboard.
NUMBER KEYS
Use the Number keys to type answers in math activities.
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MUSIC NOTE KEYS
Use the Music Note keys in the music-related activities.
6. FUNCTION KEYS
ERASE KEY:
REPEAT KEY:
Press the REPEAT key to hear game instructions.
ANSWER KEY:
Press the ANSWER key to see the correct answer to any question.
ENTER KEY:
Press the ENTER key after you have typed or chosen the answer to a question.
DIGITAL PETSHOP KEY:
Press the PetShop key to enter the Digital PetShop.
Instructions & Activities
Press the ERASE key to delete letters or numbers.
EMOTICONS KEY:
Press the EMOTICONS key followed by a number key to see different emoticons.
7. CATEGORY KEYS
WORDS KEY:
Press the WORDS key to select word and letter activities.
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MATH KEY:
Press the MATH key to select math activities.
LOGIC KEY:
Press the LOGIC key to select logic activities.
GAME KEY:
Press the GAME key to play fun games.
If the VTech® Girl Fun PC™ receives no input for about 4 minutes, it will
automatically shut off to save power. To turn the unit back on, press the Power
ON/OFF button.
TO BEGIN PLAY
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Turn on your VTech® Girl Fun PC™ by pressing the ON key.
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The first time you play, you will be asked to create a 4 letter/digit password.
Remember your password -- you will need it the next time you play.
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The categories WORDS, MATH, LOGIC and GAME will automatically toggle on
the screen. To choose a category, touch it on the screen with the Magic Lipstick
pen, or press the ENTER key.
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In the category menu, the activities’ title picture will scroll in automatically. To
choose an activity, touch the LCD screen with the Magic Lipstick pen, or press
the Enter key.
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Quick Access - Please see the table below.
Instructions & Activities
8. AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF
Note: If you type an incorrect password three times in a row, you will be asked
to create a new password.
Quick Access Table
You can choose an activity quickly by pressing its category key followed by
its number.
Example: If you want to play Odd or Even, press
and then press
.
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Counting Stars
Twin Finder
Music Box
Missing Letter
More or Less
Forget Me Not
Learn a Song
Spelling
Odd or Even
Pattern Power
Melody Master
Typing Fun
Number Balance
Pair Up
Odd One Out
Letter Petals
Season of
the Year
Hide & Seek
Horoscope
Word Scramble
Month Order
Analogy Attack
Ask Wanda
Dancing Game
Mood Reader
Opposites Attract Equation Quiz
Rhyme’n Time
Tic Toc Clock
Puzzle
Club Hopping
Same Thing
Math Path
Matching Shapes
Pet Fortunes
Find the Vowel
What Comes
Next?
Pizza Maker
Pet Chaser
Note: The ANSWER key is not available in these activities:
Typing Fun
Horoscope
Math Path
Ask Wanda
Music Box
Club Hopping
Learn a Song
Pet Fortunes
Melody Master
Pet Chaser
Digital PetShop
Instructions & Activities
Letter Pairs
Emoticons
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ACTIVITIES
Digital PetShop
on the bottom left of the unit to enter the Digital
PetShop. Here you can use virtual money to buy digital pets and pet accessories.
Click the up/down arrow icon to view the pets you already have. To buy a pet,
click the animal icon at the bottom right. To buy accessories for your pet, click the
ball icon on the top right.
Emoticons
Press the EMOTICONS key followed by a number key, to see different emoticons.
Number Key
Emotion
happy sad angry surprised bored excited amused disgusted neutral frustrated
Instructions & Activities
Press the PetShop key
WORDS
1. Letter Pairs
A row of letters is shown across the top of the LCD screen. Use the Magic Lipstick
pen to choose a letter from the top line and then find its match on the bottom line.
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2. Missing Letter
Remember the word shown on the screen. One of its letters will be missing. Use
the Magic Lipstick pen to touch the missing letter on the screen, or type the missing
letter on the keyboard.
3. Spelling
4. Typing Fun
Letters are falling down from the top of the screen - use the keyboard to type them
as soon as you see them. The more letters you type before the time is up, the
more money you can earn.
5. Letter Petals
Guess the word! Choose letters to fill in the blanks by using the Magic Lipstick
pen or typing your selection on the keyboard. You can get a hint by touching the
petals to show a picture. But look out - 8 seconds will be deducted from the time
you have left.
Instructions & Activities
A picture will appear on the screen, followed by a word matching the picture. Be
sure to note the spelling before the word disappears! Retype the word correctly
to earn virtual money.
6. Word Scramble
Look carefully at the word on the screen. Remember how it’s spelled, because the
letters are about to get scrambled! Use the keyboard to type the letters in the correct order.
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7. Opposites Attract
What is the antonym of the word on the top line? Choices will appear on the bottom
line - when you see the correct one, touch it with the Magic Lipstick pen, or press
ENTER.
8. Rhyme’n Time
9. Same Thing
Find the synonym of the word on the top line. When the bottom word is a synonym
of the top word, use the Magic Lipstick pen to select it, or press the ENTER key.
10. Find the Vowel
How quick are you? Use the Magic Lipstick pen to pop the bubble with the vowel.
Instructions & Activities
Time for rhyming fun! Find the word that rhymes with the top word. When the word
on the bottom rhymes with the word on top, select it by using the Magic Lipstick
pen or by pressing the ENTER key.
MATH
1. Counting Stars
Count the stars displayed on the screen. You can touch each one with the Magic
Lipstick pen, or simply press the correct number of stars on the keyboard.
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2. More or Less
Which number is bigger? Use the Magic Lipstick pen to select a symbol that
correctly relates the numbers to each other. "<" means "is less than," ">" means
"is more than," and "=" means "equals."
3. Odd or Even
4. Number Balance
Balance the scale! Swap numbers on either side of the scale, until it is balanced.
Use the Magic Lipstick pen to click the two numbers you want to swap.
5. Season of the Year
Use the Magic Lipstick pen to scroll through pictures of seasons. When you see
one that matches the word, touch it with the Magic Lipstick pen or press Enter.
Instructions & Activities
Check out the top line of the screen - you will be asked for an odd or even number.
Use the Magic Lipstick pen to select the correct number on the bottom line of the screen.
6. Month Order
A month is shown on the top line - you must find the one that follows it. Choices
will be shown on the bottom line - when you see the month that follows the top
one, select it by using the Magic Lipstick pen, or press ENTER.
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7. Equation Quiz
One of the numbers in the equation is missing. Use the Magic Lipstick pen to
choose the number that completes the equation, or type the correct number on the keyboard.
8. Tic Toc Clock
Let’s see if you can tell time! What time is it on the clock on the left side of the
screen? Use the Magic Lipstick pen to click on the correct time on the right of the screen.
The girl is lost in a maze! Guide her out by clicking on the path with the Magic Lipstick
pen, in a special pattern that you will be given. Hurry - you only have 30 seconds!
Remember, you can only take one step a time. If you land on a prize, you will get
a $1 bonus for a flower and a $2 bonus for a star.
10. What Comes Next?
Look at the numbers on the screen. Follow the instructions and use the Magic
Lipstick pen to touch the numbers in order from lowest to highest.
Instructions & Activities
9. Math Path
LOGIC
1. Twin Finder
The girl on the left has lost her twin sister. Can you help her? Other girls will scroll
in and out on the right side of the screen. Use the Magic Lipstick pen to click
on the first girl’s twin.
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2. Forget Me Not
Like to draw? Remember what the girl on the screen looks like, then draw her by
using the Magic Lipstick pen. Click the top arrows to change her hairstyle and
the bottom arrows to change her face. When you have drawn the correct picture,
click on it with the Magic Lipstick pen, or press ENTER.
Check out the screen - the background lights will light up one after another in a
certain order. When the lights stop lighting up, use the Magic Lipstick pen to follow
the order you just saw.
4. Pair Up
Pairs of objects are shown on the screen. Remember the position of each pair before
the pairs are all covered up. Use the Magic Lipstick pen to click on the screen
to find the objects by pair.
Instructions & Activities
3. Pattern Power
5. Hide & Seek
Three dogs run onto the screen; one of them has a bone! Remember which one
had the bone, before he buries it and the dogs shuffle around. Use the Magic
Lipstick pen to click the dog that had the bone.
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6. Analogy Attack
Find an object on the right that is related to the object on the left. Scroll through
your choices by clicking on the arrows with the Magic Lipstick pen. When you
see the object you want, click on it or press the ENTER key.
7. Dancing Game
8. Puzzle
A picture of an animal is shown on the screen and then split up into pieces. Use
the Magic Lipstick pen to put the picture back together. Click on two pieces one
after another, to switch their positions.
9. Matching Shapes
Instructions & Activities
Look at how well that girl dances! Do you want to dance like that? Remember the
girl’s dancing sequence, and use the Magic Lipstick pen to click on the arms and
legs of the character on the right, to follow the pattern.
Different shapes appear on the screen. Use the Magic Lipstick pen to match up
pairs of the same shape.
10. Pizza Maker
Guess what kind of pizza I want! Watch the pizza ingredients scroll by, and use
the Magic Lipstick pen to choose my favorite pizza ingredients, one by one.
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GAME
1. Music Box
Let’s hear some great tunes! Use the Magic Lipstick pen to click on a number
on the screen, or press a number key to listen to a song.
2. Learn a Song
3. Melody Master
Compose your own song! Use the Magic Lipstick pen to select notes on the screen,
or press the note keys on the keyboard. When you have finished composing, click
on the music icon on the screen or press ENTER to play your song. Your song
can be up to 40 notes long.
Instructions & Activities
Let’s learn to play a tune! First, select a song by clicking its number with the Magic Lipstick
pen, or pressing its number on the keyboard. The unit will play the song. Use the Magic
Lipstick pen to play the song again by following the screen background lights.
4. Odd One Out
Two animals are displayed on the screen - something is a little different between
them! Use the Magic Lipstick pen to click on the parts that are different from each other.
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5. Horoscope
What’s your horoscope? Enter your birthday and the laptop will tell you.
6. Ask Wanda
7. Mood Reader
Find the face to match the feeling! You will be given an emotion word. Find the
face to match it by clicking on the arrows with the Magic Lipstick pen. When you
have found the right face, click on it to select it, or press ENTER.
8. Club Hopping
Let’s dance! Use the Magic Lipstick pen to click on the arrows on the screen,
and direct the girl to dance. You can input up to 20 moves. When you are done
making up your dance, click on the girl or press ENTER, and watch her do your dance!
Instructions & Activities
Follow the instructions to make a wish. Wanda will tell you whether or not your
wish will come true.
9. Pet Fortunes
Follow the pet’s instructions, and she will tell your fortune.
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10. Pet Chaser
Use the Magic Lipstick pen to catch the hopping pets. The more pets you catch,
the more virtual dollars you earn!
The VTech® Girl Fun PC™ is equipped with a Virtual Debit Card. By playing games,
you can earn virtual money to buy digital pets and pet accessories in the PetShop.
The Virtual Debit Card starts with a value of $100. Each game or activity earns
a different amount of money. The list below shows how many virtual dollars you
can earn in each activity.
Activity Name
First Try
Second Try
Third Try
Matching Shapes
Mood Reader
$10
$5
Pizza Maker
$10
$10
$5
$5
$1
$1
$5
$1
$5
$5
$1
$1
$5
$1
$10
$5
$1
$10
$10
$5
$5
$1
$1
Month Order
$10
$5
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Hide & Seek
$10
$10
$5
$5
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Analogy Attack
$10
Puzzle
$10
Odd One Out
$10
$10
Forget Me Not
Pair Up
Word Scramble
Twin Finder
Same Thing
Opposites Attract
$1
$10
$5
$10
$10
$5
$5
$10
$10
$5
$5
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Equation Quiz
What Comes Next?
$10
$5
$1
Odd or Even
Spelling
More or Less
Instructions & Activities
HOW TO EARN VIRTUAL MONEY
$1
—
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Counting Stars
$10
$5
Missing Letter
Number Balance
Rhyme’n Time
$10
$5
$1
—
$10
$5
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$5
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Find the Vowel
$10
$10
$5
—
Season of the Year
$10
—
Tic Toc Clock
$10
$1 for 3-4 steps.
$5
—
Pattern Power
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$5 for 5-6 steps.
$10 for 7-8 steps.
Dancing Game
$1 for 2-4 steps.
$10 for 7-8 steps.
Letter Petals
Time Limit: 40 seconds
Maximum (Initial value): $9
For every touch of a petal or every 8 seconds, a petal
falls and $2 is deducted.
Letter Pairs
$2 for each pair of letters.
Pet Chaser
$1 for each catch.
Typing Fun
$1 for 1-5 letters.
$5 for 6-10 letters.
$10 for 11-15 letters.
Math Path
Time Limit: 30 seconds
$1 for every second left.
A bonus of $1 will be awarded for picking a flower
Instructions & Activities
$5 for 5-6 steps.
A bonus of $2 will be awarded for picking a star
Note:
1. Virtual dollars are not available in the following activities:
Horoscope
Music Box
Learn a Song
Pet Fortunes
Melody Master
Digital PetShop
Ask Wanda
Emoticons
Club Hopping
2. A maximum of $9999 can be stored on the Virtual Debit Card.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
1. Keep your VTech® Girl Fun PC™ clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth.
2. Keep your VTech® Girl Fun PC™ out of direct sunlight and away from direct
sources of heat.
3. Remove the batteries when your VTech® Girl Fun PC™ will not be in use for
an extended period of time, however. Keep in mind that all saved password,
money, and pet information will be erased.
5. Do not immerse your VTech® Girl Fun PC™ in water or get it wet.
TROUBLESHOOTING
If Your VTech® Girl Fun PC™ Stops Responding
If the unit suddenly stops working or the sound becomes weak, turn the unit OFF
for 30 seconds, then turn it back ON. If the problem persists, it may be a result
of weak batteries or a poor adaptor connection. In case of weak batteries, please
replace them following the steps in the “Main Battery Installation” and “Backup Battery
Installation” sections of this manual. For a poor adaptor connection, please follow
these steps:
1. Turn the unit OFF and unplug the adaptor for 30 seconds.
2. Reinsert the adaptor plug into the adaptor jack.
3. Turn the unit ON.
STILL HAVING PROBLEMS?
If you encounter problems while playing the VTech® Girl Fun PC™, reset the unit
by using the tip of an unfolded paperclip (or similar object without a sharp tip),
to gently press the Reset button. After that, press the ON button again.
Care & Maintenance/Troubleshooting
4. Do not drop your VTech® Girl Fun PC™ on hard surfaces, or try to dismantle it.
If the problem persists, we encourage you to call our Consumer Services Department
at 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S., or 1-800-267-7377 in Canada and a service representative
will be happy to help you.
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OTHER INFO
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Creating and developing Electronic Learning products is accompanied by a
responsibility that we at VTech® take very seriously. We make every effort
to ensure the accuracy of the information that forms the value of our products.
However, errors sometimes can occur. It is important for you to know that
we stand behind our products and encourage you to call our Consumer
Services Department at 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-800-267-7377 in
Canada. with any problems and/or suggestions that you might have. A service
representative will be happy to help you.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Other Info
NOTE:
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