Philips AQ5130 Radio Cassette Recorder

Stereo Radio Cassette Recorder
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Supplied accessories
– AC power cord
Top and front panels (See 1)
1 FM STEREO indicator – lights up for
stereo FM reception.
Back panel (See 1)
9 Telescopic antenna
- improves FM reception.
0 AC INPUT - inlet for power cord
! Voltage selector – (inside the battery
compartment, not for all versions) adjust to
match the local voltage 110/220V before
plugging in the set.
@ Battery door - open to insert 6 X 1.5
batteries, type R20 or D-cells
2 Cassette recorder keys:
Power supply
PAUSE ; – pauses playback or recording
Whenever convenient, use the power cord if
you want to conserve battery life. Make sure
you remove the plug from the set and wall
outlet before inserting batteries.
– stops playback or recording.
– opens the cassette holder.
F. FWD/REWIND 5 or 6
– fast winds/rewinds the tape
PLAY 1 – starts playback
RECORD 0 – starts recording
3 VOLUME rotary – adjusts volume level
4 p - 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Helpful hints:
– Connecting the headphones will switch off
the speakers.
Batteries (not included)
Insert 6 batteries, type R20 or D-cells
(preferably alkaline) with the
correct polarity. (See 1)
Batteries contain chemical substances,
so they should be disposed of properly.
Incorrect use of batteries can cause
electrolyte leakage and will corrode the
compartment or cause the batteries to burst:
6 Band selector: MW, FM
– selects wavebands, MW or FM
Do not mix battery types: e.g. alkaline with
carbon zinc. Only use batteries of the same
type for the set.
When inserting new batteries, do not try to
mix old batteries with the new ones.
7 Source selector:TAPE, RADIO
– selects tape or radio source of sound
Remove the batteries if the set is not to be
used for a long time.
5 MIC (built-in microphone)
– for voice recording
– switches off the set
8 TUNING rotary – tunes to radio stations
Power Supply
Using AC power
Check if the power voltage, as shown on
the type plate located on the
bottom of the set, corresponds to your
local power supply. If it does not, consult your
dealer or service center.
If your set is equipped with a voltage
selector, adjust the selector so that it
matches with the local mains.
Connect the power cord to the AC INPUT
inlet and the wall socket.The power cord is
now connected and ready for use.
To switch the set off completely, withdraw the
power cord from the wall socket.
Disconnect the power cord from the wall
socket to protect your set during heavy
General Operation/ Radio
General operation
Switching on and off and selecting
Helpful hints:
– To change from TAPE to RADIO , or when
you are switching off the set: first, make sure you
press the STOP•EJECT 9/ key to end
playback and all the cassette keys are released.
Helpful hints : To avoid unnecessary energy
consumption, always adjust the Source
selector to TAPE after using the set. Also
check that the tape deck keys are released.
The type plate is located on the bottom
of the set.
To switch on, push the Source selector
slider to TAPE or RADIO as desired.
To switch off, push the Source selector
to TAPE and check the cassette keys are
Adjusting volume
Adjust the volume with the VOLUME
Radio reception
Adjust the source selector to RADIO.
Adjust the band selector to select your
desired waveband, MW or FM.
Turn TUNING to tune to a station.
- FM STEREO lights up for stereo FM
To switch off the radio, adjust the source
selector to TAPE position.
To improve radio reception:
Use of controls or adjustments or
performance of procedures other than
herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure or other unsafe operation.
For FM, extend and turn the telescopic
antenna for best reception. Reduce its
length if the signal is too strong.
For MW, the set uses a built-in antenna.
Direct this antenna for best reception by
turning the whole set.
Cassette Recorder
Cassette playback
General information on recording
Push the Source selector to TAPE
Press STOP•EJECT 9/ to open the
cassette holder and insert a cassette and
close the deck.
Recording is permissible insofar as copyright
or. other rights of third parties are not
For recording, use only NORMAL type
cassettes (IEC type I) on which the tabs have
not yet been broken.This deck is not suited
for recording on CHROME (IEC II) or
METAL (IEC IV) type cassettes.
The best recording level is set automatically.
Altering the VOLUME will not affect the
To protect a tape from accidental erasure,
break out the tabs. If you wish to record again,
cover the tabs with a piece of adhesive tape.
Press PLAY 1 to start playback.
To pause playback press PAUSE ;.
To resume, press the key again.
By pressing F.FWD/REWIND 5 or 6,
fast forwading/ rewinding of the tape is
possible in both directions. To stop fast
winding, press 9//.
To stop the tape, press 9//.
Helpful hints:
During playback, the keys are automatically
released at the end of a tape and the set is
switched off (unless PAUSE ; mode has been
During fast forwarding/rewinding, the keys will
not be released at the end of a tape. To switch
off the set, make sure the cassette keys are also
The making of unauthorized copies of
copy-protected material, including computer programmes, files, broadcasts and
sound recordings, may be an infringement of copyrights and constitute a
criminal offence.This equipment should
not be used for such purposes.
Recording from the Radio
Select RADIO source.
Tune to the desired radio station (see Radio
Press 9// to open the cassette holder.
Insert a blank tape and close the deck.
Press REC 0 to start recording.
For brief interruptions press ;.
To resume recording, press ; again.
To stop recording, press 9//.
Making your recording
Select TAPE source.
Follows steps 3-4 under Recording from
the Radio.
Speak towards the built-in microphone
MIC (see 1).
Follows steps 6-7 under Recording from
the Radio.
Maintenance & safety
Tape deck maintenance
To ensure quality recording and playback of
the tape deck, clean parts A, B and C as
shown, once a month. Use a cotton bud
slightly moistened with alcohol or a special
head cleaning fluid to clean the deck.
Open the cassette holder by pressing 9/.
Press 1 and clean the roller C.
Press ; and clean the heads A, and the
capstan B.
After cleaning, press 9/.
➜ Cleaning of the heads can also be done by
playing a cleaning cassette through once.
Hearing Safety
Safety information
Place the set on a flat, hard and stable surface
so that the system does not tilt.
Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnet device, the disconnet device shall remain readily operable.
Do not expose the set, batteries to humidity,
rain, sand or excessive heat caused by heating
equipment or direct sunlight.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to
dripping or splashing.
Adequate ventilation with a minimum gap of
15cm (6 inches) between the ventilation
holes and surrounding surfaces is necessary
to prevent heat build-up.
Do not cover the ventilation openings with
items such as newspapers, table-cloths,
curtains, etc.
No objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
shall be placed on the apparatus.
No naked flame sources, such as lighted
candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
The mechanical parts of the set contain
self-lubricating bearings and must not be
oiled or lubricated.
To clean the set, use a dry cloth. Do not
use any cleaning agents containing alcohol,
ammonia, benzene or abrasives as these
may harm the housing.
Listen at a moderate volume.
Using headphones at a high volume can
impair your hearing. This product can produce sounds in decibel ranges that may cause
hearing loss for a normal person, even for
exposure less than a minute. The higher
decibel ranges are offered for those that may
have already experienced some hearing loss.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your
hearing "comfort level" adapts to higher volumes of sound. So after prolonged listening,
what sounds "normal" can actually be loud
and harmful to your hearing. To guard against
this, set your volume to a safe level before
your hearing adapts and leave it there.
To establish a safe volume level:
Set your volume control at a low setting.
Slowly increase the sound until you can hear
it comfortably and clearly, without distortion.
Listen for reasonable periods of time:
Prolonged exposure to sound, even at normally "safe" levels, can also cause hearing loss.
Be sure to use your equipment reasonably
and take appropriate breaks.
Be sure to observe the following guidelines when using your headphones.
Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable
periods of time.
Be careful not to adjust the volume as your
hearing adapts.
Do not turn up the volume so high that you
can't hear what's around you.
You should use caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
Do not use headphones while operating a
motorized vehicle, cycling, skateboarding, etc.;
it may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in
many areas.
If a fault occurs, first check the points listed below before taking the set for repair.
If you are unable to remedy a problem by following these hints, consult your dealer or service centre.
WARNING: Do not open the set as there is a risk of electric shock. Under no
circumstances should you try to repair the set yourself, as this will
invalidate the guarantee.
Poor radio reception
– Possible cause
• Remedy
– Weak radio signal
• FM: Adjust the FM telescopic antenna
• MW: Direct this antenna for best reception
by turning the whole set.
No sound /power
– Volume not adjusted
• Adjust the VOLUME
– Power cord not securely connected
• Connect the AC power cord properly
– Batteries dead/ incorrectly inserted
• Insert (fresh) batteries correctly
– Headphones connected to the set
• Disconnect headphones.
Display does not function properly/
No reaction to operation of any of the
– Electrostatic discharge
• Switch off and unplug the set. Reconnect after
a few seconds
Poor cassette sound quality
– Dust and dirt on the heads, etc.
• Clean deck parts, see Maintenance
– Use of incompatible cassette types (METAL or
• Only use NORMAL (IEC I) for recording
Recording does not work
– Cassette tab(s) may be broken
• Apply adhesive tape over the missing tab space
Severe radio hum or noise
– Electrical interference: set too close to TV, VCR
or computer
• Increase the distance
Environmental information
All unnecessary packaging material has been omitted.The packaging can be easily
separated into three materials: cardboard, polystyrene and plastic.
Your set consists of materials which can be recycled if disassembled by a
specialized company. Please observe the local regulations regarding the
disposal of packaging, dead batteries and old equipment.
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