Optimus SCP-103 Cassette Player User Manual

Optimus SCP-103 Cassette Player User Manual
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Cat. No. 14-1255
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
SCP-103
Digital Tuning AM/FM
Stereo Auto-Reverse
Cassette Player
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FEATURES
Your Optimus SCP-103 Digital Tuning AM/FM Stereo AutoReverse Cassette Player delivers excellent sound from its
built-in radio or your favorite cassette tapes, using your
speakers or stereo headphones (not supplied). You can set
the time on the cassette player's display, set an alarm to
sound, and store up to 20 radio stations in memory. The tuner's PLL (Phase-Locked Loop) circuitry gives you precise tuning and drift-free reception.
Its features include:
Auto-Reverse Cassette Deck — lets you continuously play
a cassette tape.
AM/FM Radio with 20-Station Memory — lets you store up
to 20 radio stations (10 FM and 10 AM) in memory so you
can quickly tune to your favorite stations.
LCD with Clock and Alarm — displays the current time and
lets you set the SCP-103 to sound an alarm at the time you
select.
Seek Tuning — searches forward or backward to the next
strong station in the selected band so you can quickly find
new stations.
BASS ON/OFF Switch — lets you emphasize bass sounds
to suit your listening preferences.
© 1999 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack and Adaptaplug are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.
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Jack — lets you connect headphones for private listening, or speakers to share the sound with others.
Three Power Options — let you power the SCP-103 from internal batteries, standard AC power (with an optional AC
adapter), or your vehicle's cigarette-lighter socket (with an
optional DC adapter).
Removable Belt Clip — lets you attach the SCP-103 to your
belt for hands-free carrying when you are on the go.
Key Lock — lets you lock any of the other front panel keys,
to prevent you from accidentally turning the radio on or off,
resetting the clock time, or losing radio stations stored in
memory.
Note: You need a pair of headphones or amplified speakers
(neither supplied) with a 1/8-inch plug to operate your SCP103. Your local RadioShack store sells a wide variety of
headphones and speakers.
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CONTENTS
Preparation ........................................................................ 5
Using the Belt Clip ........................................................ 5
Powering the SCP-103 ................................................. 5
Using Batteries ..................................................... 6
Using AC Power .................................................... 8
Using Your Vehicle's Cigarette-Lighter Socket ...... 9
Setting the Clock ........................................................ 10
Connecting Headphones or Amplified Speakers ....... 11
Listening Safely ................................................... 11
Traffic Safety ....................................................... 12
Using the Radio ...............................................................
Listening to the Radio ................................................
Storing Stations in Memory ........................................
Using Lock .................................................................
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Using the Cassette Player .............................................. 17
Playing a Cassette Tape ............................................. 17
Using the Alarm ............................................................... 19
Setting the Alarm Time .............................................. 19
Turning the Alarm Off ................................................. 20
Care and Maintenance ....................................................
Cleaning the Tape-Handling Parts .............................
Restoring Tape Tension and Sound Quality ...............
The FCC Wants You to Know .....................................
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Specifications .................................................................. 25
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PREPARATION
USING THE BELT CLIP
To attach the belt clip, align the
tab on the back of the clip with
the recess on the back of the
case, then slide the clip up until
it snaps into place.
To remove the belt clip, press
the upper part of the clip and
slide it down.
POWERING THE SCP-103
You can power your SCP-103 from any of three power sources:
• internal batteries (not supplied)
• standard AC power (with an optional AC adapter)
• your vehicle's cigarette-lighter socket (with an optional
DC adapter)
Note: Connecting an optional adapter disconnects internal
batteries.
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Using Batteries
You can power your SCP-103 from two AA batteries (not supplied). We recommend RadioShack alkaline batteries. You
can also use rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries. If you
use rechargeable batteries, you also need a battery charger
(not supplied, available at your local RadioShack store).
Cautions:
• Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, and nickel-cadmium), or
rechargeable batteries of different capacities in the SCP103.
• Use only fresh batteries of the required size and type.
Follow these steps to install batteries.
1. Press down on the battery
compartment cover and
slide it in the direction of the
arrow, then lift it up on its
hinge to open it.
2. Install the batteries as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –) marked
inside.
3. Replace the cover.
Note: If your SCP-103 locks up, remove one of the batteries,
then reinstall it.
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Replace the batteries when the low battery icon flashes on
the display, the sound distorts, or the volume weakens.
Warning: Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do
not burn or bury them.
Caution: If you do not plan to use the SCP-103 for a month
or more, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals
that can destroy electronic parts.
Important: At the end of a nickel-cadmium battery’s useful
life, it must be recycled or disposed of properly. Contact your
local, county, or state hazardous waste management authorities for information on recycling or disposal programs in your
area. Some options that might be available are: municipal
curbside collection, drop-off boxes at retailers such as your
local RadioShack store, recycling collection centers, and
mail-back programs.
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Using AC Power
You can power the SCP-103 using a 3V, 300 mA AC adapter
and a size H Adaptaplug® (neither supplied). Both are available at your local RadioShack store.
Cautions:
You must use a Class 2 power source that supplies 3V DC and delivers at least 300 mA. Its
center tip must be set to positive and its plug
must fit the SCP-103's DC 3V jack. Using an adapter that
does not meet these specifications could damage the
SCP-103 or the adapter.
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• Always connect the AC adapter to the SCP-103 before
you connect it to AC power. When you finish, disconnect
the adapter from AC power before you disconnect it from
the SCP-103.
Follow these steps to connect an AC adapter to the SCP-103.
1. Set the adapter's voltage switch to 3V.
2. Insert the Adaptaplug into the AC
adapter's socket. Line up TIP on
the plug with +POS on the socket.
3. Insert the barrel plug into the
SCP-103's DC 3V jack.
4. Plug the AC adapter into a standard AC outlet.
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Using Your Vehicle's Cigarette-Lighter Socket
You can power the SCP-103 from a vehicle’s 12V power
source (such as cigarette-lighter socket) using a 3V, 300-mA
DC adapter and a size H Adaptaplug® (neither supplied).
Both are available at your local RadioShack store.
Cautions:
You must use a power source that supplies 3V
DC and delivers at least 300 mA. Its center tip
must be set to positive and its plug must fit the
SCP-103's DC 3V jack. Using an adapter that does not
meet these specifications could damage the SCP-103 or
the adapter.
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• Always connect the DC adapter to the SCP-103 before
you connect it to the power source. When you finish, disconnect the adapter from the power source before you
disconnect it from the SCP-103.
Follow these steps to power the SCP-103 from your vehicle's
cigarette-lighter socket.
1. Set the adapter's voltage
switch to 3V.
2. Insert the Adaptaplug into the
DC adapter's socket. Line up
positive (+) on the plug with
TIP on the socket.
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3. Insert the plug into the SCP-103's DC 3V jack.
4. Plug the adapter into the vehicle's cigarette-lighter
socket.
Note: If the SCP-103 does not operate when you turn it on,
remove the DC adapter from your vehicle's cigarette-lighter
socket and check the socket for debris. Also, check the fuse
in the adapter and your vehicle's fuse block.
SETTING THE CLOCK
MIN
HOUR
MEMORY/
CLOCK
1. In the time mode, press MEMORY/CLOCK. The currently
set time flashes.
Note: If you do not press HOUR or MIN within 5 seconds,
the currently set time stops flashing. If that happens,
repeat this step.
2. Repeatedly press HOUR until the display shows the correct hour. To rapidly advance the hours, hold down
HOUR.
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3. Repeatedly press MIN until the display shows the correct
minute. To rapidly advance the minutes, hold down MIN.
4. When the display shows the correct time, either press
MEMORY/CLOCK or wait until the display stops flashing.
CONNECTING HEADPHONES OR
AMPLIFIED SPEAKERS
To listen to the SCP-103, you need a
pair of headphones or amplified
speakers with a 1/8-inch (3.5-mm)
plug. Your local RadioShack store
carries a wide selection of headphones and amplified speakers.
Insert the headphones' or speakers'
1
/8-inch plug into the SCP-103's
jack.
Listening Safely
To protect your hearing, follow these guidelines when you
use headphones.
• Set the volume to the lowest setting before you begin listening. After you begin listening, adjust the volume to a
comfortable level.
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• Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended
high-volume listening can lead to permanent hearing
loss.
• Once you set the volume, do not increase it. Over time,
your ears adapt to the volume level, so a volume level
that does not cause discomfort might still damage your
hearing.
Traffic Safety
Do not wear headphones while operating a motor vehicle or
riding a bicycle. This can create a traffic hazard and can be illegal in some areas.
Even though some headphones let you hear some outside
sounds when listening at normal volume levels, they still can
present a traffic hazard.
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USING THE RADIO
LISTENING TO THE RADIO
Important: Make sure you have connected headphones or
speakers to the SCP-103. See “Connecting Headphones or
Amplified Speakers” on Page 11.
DOWN
RADIO ON/OFF
UP
1. Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn on the radio.
2. Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level.
3. Hold down BAND until the display shows the desired
band (AM or FM).
4. Tune to the desired station using manual or seek tuning.
Manual Tuning: Repeatedly press UP or DOWN to tune
up or down the selected band. To rapidly tune the band,
hold down UP or DOWN.
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Seek Tuning: Hold down UP or DOWN for about 1 second. The SCP-103 tunes up or down the selected band,
then stops at the next higher or lower station that has a
strong signal.
Notes:
• The SCP-103 has a built-in AM antenna, and the
headphones' or speakers' cord serves as an FM
antenna. For the best AM reception, rotate the SCP103. For the best FM reception, fully uncoil the headphones' or speakers' cord.
• If FM stereo reception is poor or noisy, switch STEREO/MONO to MONO. The sound is not in stereo, but
reception should improve.
5. Set BASS ON/OFF to ON for extra bass effect, or to OFF to
leave the bass sound unchanged.
6. To turn off the radio, press RADIO ON/OFF.
STORING STATIONS IN MEMORY
You can store up to 20 radio stations (10 FM and 10 AM) in
memory, then quickly tune to a stored station by pressing a
memory button (or +5 and a memory button).
Follow these steps to store stations in memory.
1. Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn on the radio.
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2. Repeatedly press BAND until the display shows the
desired band (AM or FM).
Memory
Location
Buttons
Memory
Location
Buttons
MEMORY/
CLOCK
BAND
3. Tune to the first station you want to store. The display
shows the frequency.
4. Press MEMORY/CLOCK. MEMO flashes on the display for
about 5 seconds.
Note: If you do not press a memory location button or +5
within about 5 seconds, MEMO disappears from the display. Start again from Step 4.
5. To store stations into memory locations 1–5, press a
memory location button (1–5), then press MEMORY/
CLOCK again. MEMO disappears.
To store stations into memory locations 6–10, press +5,
then one of the memory location buttons (1–5). For
example, if you press +5 then 1, the stereo stores the
selected frequency into memory location 6. Press MEMORY/CLOCK again.
6. Tune to the next station you want to store, then repeat
Steps 4 and 5.
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To replace a station you stored, store a new station in that
memory location.
USING LOCK
This button helps prevent you from accidentally turning the
radio on or off, resetting the clock time, or losing radio stations stored in memory.
Press LOCK to activate this function. The lock icon appears.
To deactivate the lock function, press LOCK again. The lock
icon disappears.
LOCK
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USING THE CASSETTE PLAYER
PLAYING A CASSETTE TAPE
Important: Make sure that you have connected headphones
or speakers to the SCP-103. See “Connecting Headphones
or Amplified Speakers” on Page 11.
Caution: We do not recommend using C-120 cassette tapes.
They are very thin and can easily become tangled in the
tape-handling parts.
1. Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn off the radio.
2. Take up any slack in the cassette tape by turning its hub
with your finger or a pencil. If you do not remove excess
slack, the tape might become tangled in the play mechanism. Avoid touching the tape.
3. Pull open the cassette compartment door.
4. Slide the cassette tape into the guides in
the door with the tape's open edge facing
up, the side you want to hear facing out,
and the full reel to the left. Then close the
door.
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5. Press
to play the tape.
Notes:
• After playing to the end of a side, the tape changes
direction to play the other side.
• To reverse the tape direction during playback, slide
< DIRECTION > to the other setting.
• To fast-forward or rewind the cassette tape, press
or
. When you reach the desired section of
tape, press then
to resume play.
6. Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level.
7. Set BASS ON/OFF to ON for extra bass effect, or to OFF to
leave the bass sound unchanged.
8. Press
18
to stop the tape.
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USING THE ALARM
You can set the SCP-103 to automatically sound a beeping
alarm at a time you select.
SETTING THE ALARM TIME
1. Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn off the radio. The display
shows the currently set time.
2. Press ALARM. ALARM and the currently set alarm time
flash.
ALARM
Note: If you do not press HOUR or MIN within 5 seconds,
ALARM and the currently set alarm time stop flashing. If
this happens, repeat Step 2.
3. Repeatedly press HOUR until the display shows the
desired hour.
4. Repeatedly press MIN until the display shows the desired
minute.
5. When the display shows the desired alarm time, wait
until ALARM and the set alarm time stop flashing to allow
the SCP-103 to store the setting.
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TURNING THE ALARM OFF
At the preset alarm time, the alarm beeps, even if a cassette
or the radio is playing. Press any key on the front panel to silence the alarm. The alarm will sound again the next day at
the set time.
To turn off the alarm so it does not sound again the next day,
press ALARM twice so ALARM disappears from the display.
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CARE
To enjoy your cassette player for a long time:
• Keep the cassette player dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry
immediately.
• Use and store the cassette player only in normal temperature environments.
• Handle the cassette player gently and carefully. Don’t
drop it.
• Keep the cassette player away from dust and dirt.
• Wipe the cassette player with a damp cloth occasionally
to keep it looking new.
Modifying or tampering with the cassette player’s internal
components can cause a malfunction and invalidate its warranty. If your cassette player is not performing as it should,
take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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CLEANING THE TAPE-HANDLING
PARTS
Dirt, dust, or particles of the tape's coating can accumulate on
the tape heads and other parts that the tape touches. This
can greatly reduce the performance of the SCP-103. Follow
these steps after every 20 hours of operation.
Tape Guide
Play Head
Pinch Roller
Capstan
1. Remove the batteries and disconnect any other power
source.
2. Open the cassette compartment door.
3. Press
to expose the tape-handling parts.
4. Use a cotton swab dipped in denatured alcohol or tape
head cleaning solution to clean the play head, pinch
roller, capstan, and tape guides.
5. When you finish cleaning, press
and close the cassette compartment door. Then reconnect power.
Your local RadioShack store carries a full line of cassette
player cleaning supplies.
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RESTORING TAPE TENSION AND
SOUND QUALITY
After you play a cassette several times, the tape might become tightly wound on the reels. This can cause playback
sound quality to deteriorate.
To restore the sound quality, fast-forward the tape from the
beginning to the end of one side, then completely rewind it.
Then loosen the tape reels by gently tapping each side of the
cassette's outer shell on a flat surface.
Caution: Be careful not to damage the cassette when tapping it. Do not touch the exposed tape or allow any sharp objects near the cassette.
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THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW
This equipment complies with the limits for a Class B digital
device as specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against radio and TV interference
in a residential area. However, your equipment might cause
TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly.
To eliminate interference, you can try one or more of the following corrective measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the distance between the equipment and the
radio or TV.
• Use outlets on different electrical circuits for the equipment and the radio or TV.
Consult your local RadioShack store if the problem still exists.
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SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
Power Requirements .................................................. DC 3V
Power Sources ............................................... 2 AA Batteries,
AC Adapter, DC Adapter
Battery Life ............................... Approx. 14 Hours (Nominal)
Dimensions (HWD) ............................... 4.53 × 3.46 × 1.5 in
(115 × 88 × 38 mm)
Weight .......................................................................... 6.9 oz
(200 mg)
CASSETTE DECK
Tape Speed ............................. 17/8 ips (4.75 cm Per Second)
Tape System ............................................ Four Track, Stereo
Frequency Response (at –6dB) ........................ 125-8,000 Hz
S/N Ratio ..................................................................... 44 dB
Motor .......................................... 3 Volt Motor with Governor
RADIO
AM Sensitivity at 20 dB S/N .................................. 2000 µv/m
AM Selectivity (±10 kHz) ............................................. 15 dB
FM IHF Usable Sensitivity ........................................... 10 µV
FM Selectivity (±400 kHz) ............................................ 15 dB
10% THD Output Power .......................... 10 mW (32 Ohms)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without notice.
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NOTES
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and
workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES
AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO
THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT
OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the
exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the
RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by
product repair without charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the
same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack.
New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of warranty
service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product
made after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of
God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack
Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic
damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs of product removal,
installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
04/99
RadioShack
A Division of Tandy Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
07A99
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