Turbo Vacuum Trimmer

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1:06 PM
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ENGLISH
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this
appliance.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for a Trimmer that has fallen
into water. Unplug immediately.
2. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not
place in or drop into water or other liquid.
4. Always unplug this Trimmer from the
electrical outlet immediately after
(re)charging.
5. Unplug Trimmer before cleaning.
6. When discarding Trimmer, unplug Trimmer to
remove rechargeable battery. See Battery
Removal instructions.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric
shock or injury to persons:
1. Close supervision is necessary when this
appliance is used by, on, or near children or
invalids.
2. Use this Trimmer for its intended household
use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by the Philips
Electronics North America Corporation.
3. Never operate this Trimmer if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped, damaged, or
dropped into water. Return the Trimmer to
the Philips Norelco Service Location for
examination and repair.
4. Keep the Trimmer and cord away from
heated surfaces.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any
opening. Keep air openings free of lint,
hair,etc.
6. Do not charge or plug in Trimmer outdoors
or where aerosol (spray) products are being
used or where oxygen is being administered.
7. Do not use this Trimmer with a damaged or
broken cutter, as facial injury may occur.
8. Do not operate Trimmer with the hair
collection chamber removed.
9. Always attach plug to Trimmer first, then into
outlet.To disconnect, turn ON/OFF switch
“OFF” then remove plug from outlet.
10. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do
not wrap cord around the Trimmer.
11. Never put Trimmer in direct sunlight or store
in a pouch at a temperature above 140˚F.
12. This Trimmer is for use on human facial hair
only. Do not use this Trimmer for any other
purpose.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRIMMER
CONTAINS A NICKEL-CADMIUM
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY.
See Battery Removal instructions.
Charging
Charge the Trimmer fully before you start using it
for the first time or after a long period of disuse.
Charge Indications
Low Battery
◗ When the battery capacity is low and the
trimmer needs to be charged, the red low
battery indicator light will blink when the
trimmer is turned off (fig. 2).
◗ When the battery is completely empty, neither
the motor or the lights will go on. In this case
you can still trim using the cord provided.
Charging
◗ When you start charging, the green charging
indicator light burns continuously (fig. 3).
◗ When the battery is fully charged, the green
charging indicator light blinks (fig. 4).
To Charge / Recharge
◗ (Re)charging requires approximately
70 minutes.
◗ Use only the cord provided.
◗ Battery performance is best if you recharge
only when the battery is (almost) completely
empty.
◗ Charging or recharging at temperatures below
40ºF or higher than 95ºF adversely affects
lifetime of battery.
◗ Continuously recharging or continuously using
as a corded Trimmer will reduce life of battery.
◗ You may also trim using the cord provided.This
Trimmer will not recharge while being used
corded.
1 Be certain Trimmer is OFF.
2 Connect cord to Trimmer. Plug into any 120V
AC outlet only. Use only the cord provided.
◗ An adaptor plug may be necessary for cord
usage in some foreign countries. Use an
attachment plug adaptor of the proper
configuration for power outlet.
Do not charge Trimmer in a pouch or for more
than 24 hours.
◗ It requires approximately 70 minutes to fully
charge the battery, if the battery capacity is
completely empty. If there is still battery
capacity available, fully charging the battery will
take less time.
◗ A fully charged Trimmer has a cordless
trimming time of up to 45 minutes under
normal operation.Turbo Power operation has a
cordless trimming time of up to 30 minutes.
3 Disconnect the cord and unplug from
electrical outlet, unless you are using the
Trimmer corded.
Optimize The Working Life Of
The Battery
◗ After Trimmer has been charged for the first
time,do not recharge Trimmer between
trimming sessions. Continue using it until the
battery is completely empty.
◗ Discharge the battery completely twice a year
by letting the motor run until it stops.
◗ Do not charge for more than 24 hours.
◗ Do not keep cord permanently plugged in.
◗ If Trimmer hasn't been used for a long period
of time,Trimmer must be recharged for
approximately 70 minutes.
Turbo Power
◗ When greater suction power and increased
cutting speed is desired when trimming, simply
press the Turbo Power Button (fig. 5).
◗ The Turbo Power Button can only be activated
when the trimmer is turned ON.
◗ When the trimmer is turned OFF, the Turbo
Power is automatically deactivated.
Corded Trimming
1 Connect cord provided to Trimmer.
2 Plug Trimmer into electrical outlet.
3 If battery is completely empty, wait a few
minutes before switching Trimmer on.
4 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
5 Turn Trimmer OFF and unplug.
6 Do not use Trimmer corded when battery is
fully charged.
NOTE:Trimmer does not recharge during corded
trimming.
Features
Trimming For 'Stubble' Look
Features
A Patented AccuControl System with
Removable Guide Comb Attachment
B Detachable Cutting Unit with 3-Dimensional
Rounded Stainless Steel Cutter Blades
C Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector
D ClearView Hair Collection Chamber and Filter
E Precision Zoom Lock Hair Length Selector
with 9 Pre-select Settings
F Selected Hair Length Setting Window
G Turbo Power Button
H ON/Off Button
I Low Battery Indicator Light
J Charge Indicator Light
K Power Cord Socket
L Precision Mini-Trimmer
M Charging Plug
N Cleaning Brush
Travel/Storage Pouch
Full Two-Year Warranty
60-Day Money-Back Guarantee
1 Be certain Guide Comb is on Trimmer and
use setting #1 to result in a 'stubble' look.
(fig. 9).
Trimming Without Guide Comb
Attachment
Remove Guide Comb Attachment if you are:
4
5
7
6
5
5
8
5
9
10
1
4 Hold Trimmer in a vertical position and make
small, careful strokes (fig. 13).
11
13
12
14
15
◗ Guide Comb Attachment must be on Trimmer
in order to use the Zoom Lock.
1 Turn the Zoom Lock to the desired trimming
length setting (see table).The setting will
appear in the window below the Zoom Lock
(fig. 7).
Replacing The Cutting Unit
If your cutters and filter become damaged or
worn, do not continue using the Trimmer. Replace
cutters and/or filter immediately.
This Trimmer has no other user-serviceable parts.
Any other service should be performed by the
Philips Norelco Service Location.
T980
Rechargeable
Cord/Cordless
4203 000 3470.1
Assistance
1 Be certain Trimmer is in OFF position.
17
20
18
19
21
22
2 Replace Guide Comb Attachment until it
'clicks' into position.The Guide Comb
Attachment can be placed on Trimmer only
one way by properly aligning it to slide into
the tracks on sides of Trimmer head. If it
does not fit properly, reverse it.
NOTE:The Zoom Lock can be on any setting
when removing or replacing Attachment.
Cleaning
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, start by
using the maximum trimming length setting #9
to prevent accidentally trimming hairs too
short. As you become familiar with the settings,
adjust Zoom Lock to desired trimming length.
Zoom Lock will 'click' into position at each
setting.
2 Turn the Trimmer ON.
3 To trim in the most effective way, move the
Trimmer against the direction of hair growth.
Do not move the trimmer too fast. Make
smooth and gentle movements and make
sure the surface of the Guide Comb always
stays in contact with the skin (fig. 8).
Trimming Length Settings Table
◗ Always turn Trimmer OFF before cleaning.
◗ Do not use abrasive, scourers or liquids such
as alcohol, benzene, bleach or acetone to clean
the Trimmer.
◗ Never clean, remove or replace Guide Comb
Attachment with motor ON.
◗ Do not apply pressure to cutters.
◗ Do not touch cutters with hard objects as this
may damage them.
◗ Do not use while bathing, showering or
immerse the Trimmer in water or other liquids
as damage to Trimmer may occur.
◗ Never use sharp or hard objects to clean the
filter to avoid damaging it.
◗ If cut hairs have accumulated in the Guide
Comb area, turn Trimmer off, pull Guide Comb
Attachment off Trimmer and remove hairs by
shaking and/or blowing.
Hair Collection Chamber
#1
Stubble Length or Closely Cropped
.06 in./1.5 mm
#2
Short
.1 in./2.5 mm
1 Turn the Trimmer OFF.
#3
.16 in./4 mm
#4
.22 in./5.5 mm
2 Remove the ClearView Hair Collection
chamber and filter (fig. 14).
#5
Medium
.3 in./7.5 mm
#6
.38 in./9.5 mm
#7
.48 in./12 mm
#9
.6 in./15 mm
Long
1-800-243-3050
or visit our website:
www.philips.com/norelco
Information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
Storage
◗ Be sure Trimmer is turned off and remove cord
from outlet and Trimmer before storing in a
safe, dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
◗ Do not wrap cord around Trimmer when
storing.
◗ Store Cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
◗ Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink, water or
other liquid.
Battery Removal
◗ This Philips Norelco Trimmer contains
Replacing Guide Comb Attachment
On Trimmer
#8
Trimming With AccuControl
Guide Comb Attachment
3 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
16
Integrated Vacuum
use as described in this manual.
◗ Always comb your beard and/or moustache
with a fine comb before you start trimming.
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, be
careful. Do not move the Trimmer too fast.
Make smooth and gentle movements.
5 Turn Trimmer OFF.
6 When you have finished using the Precision
Mini-Trimmer, you may remove it and replace
the cutting unit.You can now put the Guide
Comb Attachment back on the Trimmer.
The patented AccuControl System with Integrated
Vacuum puts you in complete control while
trimming your facial hairs with no prior experience
needed.The flexing Guide Comb adjusts
automatically to hug the contours of your face for a
trim that is both even and accurate. And, it's easy to
maneuver over those hard-to-reach areas such as
the throat and chin.The patented Zoom Lock Hair
Length Selector allows you to choose among 9
preset hair lengths and locks into position so you
can control the exact hair length you desire or vary
the length of your facial hair.The Patented
AccuControl System and Zoom Lock Hair Length
Selector for professional, goof-proof results every
time.
◗ Use this Trimmer for its intended household
3 Attach the Precision Mini-Trimmer (fig. 12).
Precision Mini-Trimmer is also suitable for outlining
the edges of the beard,on the neck and on the
cheeks.
1
AccuControl System
Trimming
2 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
1
Throw your scissors away and put your new
Vacuum Trimmer to the test. We guarantee
precise, professional results or Philips Norelco will
refund you the full purchase price, guaranteed!
Trimmer, do not cut off more than approx. 7mm
of your overall beard length at a time. If you
want to cut your beard shorter, repeat the
process one or more times.
hairs and sideburns.
Turbo
Vacuum
Trimmer
For Assistance, call toll free:
Your Vacuum Trimmer features the Patented
AccuControl System combined with an adjustable
Zoom Lock to make trimming facial hairs
goofproof. Plus, the Integrated Vacuum collects
cut-off hairs during use for no clean-up.
◗ To ensure optimal functioning of the Vacuum
5 Re-attach the cutting unit and the Guide
Comb into place on the Trimmer (fig. 17).
1 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment (fig. 10).
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Like many new products, your Philips Norelco
Vacuum Trimmer may take a little getting used to.If
you are using an electric Trimmer for the first time,
or if you've been using a different brand, take the
time to acquaint yourself with your new Trimmer.
It is recommended that you empty the Hair
Collection Chamber after each trimming session.
When trimming long, dense beards it may also be
necessary to empty the Hair Collection Chamber
during the trimming session in order to maintain
optimal suction performance (also see 'Cleaning'
section, 'Hair Collection Chamber').
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment by
pulling it off the Trimmer (fig. 10).
◗ For use with moustache, to contour single
3
2
Put It To The Test
The Integrated Vacuum is activated automatically as
soon as you switch the trimmer on. It collects cut
hairs during every kind of use, i.e. trimming with or
without comb attachment and contouring.The
flexible hair guide follows the contours of the face
and the Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector directs cut hairs
towards the nozzle of the vacuum mechanism.
4 Clean the cutting unit and the inside of the
Trimmer with the brush supplied (fig. 16).
Shaping With Precision Mini-Trimmer
3 If the charge runs out while trimming, simply
connect cord provided to Trimmer and outlet
to continue trimming.
1 Make sure the Trimmer is turned OFF and
disconnected from the electrical outlet.
1 Be certain Trimmer is in the OFF position.
4 Make well-controlled movements.Touch the
hair lightly with the Trimmer.
2 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
Trimmer
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment.
3 Turn the Trimmer ON.
1 Charge according to directions. Unplug
Trimmer from outlet and remove cord.
Chamber be emptied and cleaned out after
each use.
◗ Do not operate the Trimmer with the Hair
Collection Chamber removed.
◗ Defining hair lines
◗ Trimming nape of neck
◗ Removing single, unwanted hairs
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Cordless Trimming
◗ It is recommended that the Hair Collection
.72 in./18 mm
NOTE: Since all hairs do not grow in the same
direction, you may want to try different trimming
positions (i.e., upwards, downwards, or across).
Practice is best for optimum results.
3 Remove the hairs by carefully shaking them
out or by brushing them out with the
cleaning brush supplied (fig. 15).
◗ When trimming extremely long, dense beards,
it may be necessary to empty the Hair
Collection Chamber during the trimming
session in order to maintain optimal suction
performance.
◗ If suction performance is not as strong as usual,
Hair Collection Chamber may require
emptying to restore optimal performance.
rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium batteries, which
must be disposed of properly (fig. 18).
◗ Batteries should only be removed when
Trimmer is to be discarded.
◗ All servicing or battery replacement should be
performed by the Philips Norelco Service
Location.
◗ For assistance, call toll free: 1-800-243-3050 or
visit our website; www.philips.com/norelco.
1 Unplug electrical cord from outlet and
Trimmer before dismantling Trimmer.
2 Allow the Trimmer to run until the battery is
empty/depleted.
3 Turn Trimmer OFF.
4 Remove the 2 side panels with a screwdriver
(fig. 19).
Note:You may use a narrow flat blade screwdriver.
5 Remove the front panel with a screwdriver
(fig. 20).
6 Pull out the printed circuit board (fig. 21).
7 Remove the rechargeable battery using a
screwdriver and detach it by bending
or turning it several times until the
connections break (fig. 22).
8 Do not attempt to replace battery. Insulate
battery ends by covering with tape and/or
place battery in a small plastic bag.
9 Discard your Trimmer. Do not attempt to
plug electrical cord into the outlet or
recharge the Trimmer after the battery has
been removed.
10 Contact your local town or city officials for
battery disposal information or call
1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.com for
battery drop-off locations.
60-DAY MONEYBACK GUARANTEE
If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips Norelco
Turbo Vacuum Trimmer, send the product back and
we’ll refund you the full purchase price.
The Trimmer must be shipped prepaid by insured
mail, insurance prepaid, and have the original
sales receipt, indicating purchase price and the
date of purchase, enclosed.The Trimmer must be
postmarked no later than 60 days after the date
of purchase. Philips Norelco reserves the right to
verify the purchase price of the Trimmer and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
Send dated sales receipt, your complete name and
address as indicated below, and the Trimmer, prepaid
to:
Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation
450 North Medinah Road, Dock 16
Roselle, IL 60172-2329
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of check.
(Please Print)
Name________________________________________
Address______________________________________
City__________________________________________
State ______________Zip_______________________
Daytime Telephone No. (____)__________________
AREA CODE
Email Address:_________________________________
REASON FOR RETURNING:___________________
_____________________________________________
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Full Two-Year Warranty
Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new
Philips Norelco product, Model T980 against defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of two years (cutters for up to four
years) from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace
any defective product without charge.
IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting
from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing
of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or
subjecting the product to any but the specific voltage.* Use of
unauthorized replacement parts will void this warranty.
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
WILL NOT PAY FOR WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A
NON-AUTHORIZED REPAIR SERVICE AND WILL NOT
REIMBURSE THE CONSUMER FOR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM
WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED
REPAIR SERVICE.
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
In order to obtain warranty service, simply ship the product postage
prepaid to the Philips Norelco Service Location (information
available online at www.philips.com/norelco or at 1-800-243-3050). It
is suggested that for your protection you return shipments of
product by insured mail, insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during
shipment is not covered by this warranty. NOTE: No other
warranty, written or oral, is authorized by Philips Electronics North
America Corporation.This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may
not apply to you.
*Read enclosed instructions carefully.
Manufactured for: Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation
1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06912-0015
This symbol on the product’s nameplate means it is
listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Norelco is a Registered Trademark of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation.
AccuVac, ClearView, AccuControl, Flexi-Guard, Steelwave and Zoom
Lock areTrademarks of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
PHILIPS is a Registered Trademark of Koninklijke
Philips Electronics N.V.
© 2006 Philips Electronics North America Corporation. All Rights
Reserved.
T980Leaflet_122905
2/9/06
1:06 PM
Page 1
ENGLISH
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this
appliance.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for a Trimmer that has fallen
into water. Unplug immediately.
2. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not
place in or drop into water or other liquid.
4. Always unplug this Trimmer from the
electrical outlet immediately after
(re)charging.
5. Unplug Trimmer before cleaning.
6. When discarding Trimmer, unplug Trimmer to
remove rechargeable battery. See Battery
Removal instructions.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric
shock or injury to persons:
1. Close supervision is necessary when this
appliance is used by, on, or near children or
invalids.
2. Use this Trimmer for its intended household
use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by the Philips
Electronics North America Corporation.
3. Never operate this Trimmer if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped, damaged, or
dropped into water. Return the Trimmer to
the Philips Norelco Service Location for
examination and repair.
4. Keep the Trimmer and cord away from
heated surfaces.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any
opening. Keep air openings free of lint,
hair,etc.
6. Do not charge or plug in Trimmer outdoors
or where aerosol (spray) products are being
used or where oxygen is being administered.
7. Do not use this Trimmer with a damaged or
broken cutter, as facial injury may occur.
8. Do not operate Trimmer with the hair
collection chamber removed.
9. Always attach plug to Trimmer first, then into
outlet.To disconnect, turn ON/OFF switch
“OFF” then remove plug from outlet.
10. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do
not wrap cord around the Trimmer.
11. Never put Trimmer in direct sunlight or store
in a pouch at a temperature above 140˚F.
12. This Trimmer is for use on human facial hair
only. Do not use this Trimmer for any other
purpose.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRIMMER
CONTAINS A NICKEL-CADMIUM
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY.
See Battery Removal instructions.
Charging
Charge the Trimmer fully before you start using it
for the first time or after a long period of disuse.
Charge Indications
Low Battery
◗ When the battery capacity is low and the
trimmer needs to be charged, the red low
battery indicator light will blink when the
trimmer is turned off (fig. 2).
◗ When the battery is completely empty, neither
the motor or the lights will go on. In this case
you can still trim using the cord provided.
Charging
◗ When you start charging, the green charging
indicator light burns continuously (fig. 3).
◗ When the battery is fully charged, the green
charging indicator light blinks (fig. 4).
To Charge / Recharge
◗ (Re)charging requires approximately
70 minutes.
◗ Use only the cord provided.
◗ Battery performance is best if you recharge
only when the battery is (almost) completely
empty.
◗ Charging or recharging at temperatures below
40ºF or higher than 95ºF adversely affects
lifetime of battery.
◗ Continuously recharging or continuously using
as a corded Trimmer will reduce life of battery.
◗ You may also trim using the cord provided.This
Trimmer will not recharge while being used
corded.
1 Be certain Trimmer is OFF.
2 Connect cord to Trimmer. Plug into any 120V
AC outlet only. Use only the cord provided.
◗ An adaptor plug may be necessary for cord
usage in some foreign countries. Use an
attachment plug adaptor of the proper
configuration for power outlet.
Do not charge Trimmer in a pouch or for more
than 24 hours.
◗ It requires approximately 70 minutes to fully
charge the battery, if the battery capacity is
completely empty. If there is still battery
capacity available, fully charging the battery will
take less time.
◗ A fully charged Trimmer has a cordless
trimming time of up to 45 minutes under
normal operation.Turbo Power operation has a
cordless trimming time of up to 30 minutes.
3 Disconnect the cord and unplug from
electrical outlet, unless you are using the
Trimmer corded.
Optimize The Working Life Of
The Battery
◗ After Trimmer has been charged for the first
time,do not recharge Trimmer between
trimming sessions. Continue using it until the
battery is completely empty.
◗ Discharge the battery completely twice a year
by letting the motor run until it stops.
◗ Do not charge for more than 24 hours.
◗ Do not keep cord permanently plugged in.
◗ If Trimmer hasn't been used for a long period
of time,Trimmer must be recharged for
approximately 70 minutes.
Turbo Power
◗ When greater suction power and increased
cutting speed is desired when trimming, simply
press the Turbo Power Button (fig. 5).
◗ The Turbo Power Button can only be activated
when the trimmer is turned ON.
◗ When the trimmer is turned OFF, the Turbo
Power is automatically deactivated.
Corded Trimming
1 Connect cord provided to Trimmer.
2 Plug Trimmer into electrical outlet.
3 If battery is completely empty, wait a few
minutes before switching Trimmer on.
4 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
5 Turn Trimmer OFF and unplug.
6 Do not use Trimmer corded when battery is
fully charged.
NOTE:Trimmer does not recharge during corded
trimming.
Features
Trimming For 'Stubble' Look
Features
A Patented AccuControl System with
Removable Guide Comb Attachment
B Detachable Cutting Unit with 3-Dimensional
Rounded Stainless Steel Cutter Blades
C Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector
D ClearView Hair Collection Chamber and Filter
E Precision Zoom Lock Hair Length Selector
with 9 Pre-select Settings
F Selected Hair Length Setting Window
G Turbo Power Button
H ON/Off Button
I Low Battery Indicator Light
J Charge Indicator Light
K Power Cord Socket
L Precision Mini-Trimmer
M Charging Plug
N Cleaning Brush
Travel/Storage Pouch
Full Two-Year Warranty
60-Day Money-Back Guarantee
1 Be certain Guide Comb is on Trimmer and
use setting #1 to result in a 'stubble' look.
(fig. 9).
Trimming Without Guide Comb
Attachment
Remove Guide Comb Attachment if you are:
4
5
7
6
5
5
8
5
9
10
1
4 Hold Trimmer in a vertical position and make
small, careful strokes (fig. 13).
11
13
12
14
15
◗ Guide Comb Attachment must be on Trimmer
in order to use the Zoom Lock.
1 Turn the Zoom Lock to the desired trimming
length setting (see table).The setting will
appear in the window below the Zoom Lock
(fig. 7).
Replacing The Cutting Unit
If your cutters and filter become damaged or
worn, do not continue using the Trimmer. Replace
cutters and/or filter immediately.
This Trimmer has no other user-serviceable parts.
Any other service should be performed by the
Philips Norelco Service Location.
T980
Rechargeable
Cord/Cordless
4203 000 3470.1
Assistance
1 Be certain Trimmer is in OFF position.
17
20
18
19
21
22
2 Replace Guide Comb Attachment until it
'clicks' into position.The Guide Comb
Attachment can be placed on Trimmer only
one way by properly aligning it to slide into
the tracks on sides of Trimmer head. If it
does not fit properly, reverse it.
NOTE:The Zoom Lock can be on any setting
when removing or replacing Attachment.
Cleaning
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, start by
using the maximum trimming length setting #9
to prevent accidentally trimming hairs too
short. As you become familiar with the settings,
adjust Zoom Lock to desired trimming length.
Zoom Lock will 'click' into position at each
setting.
2 Turn the Trimmer ON.
3 To trim in the most effective way, move the
Trimmer against the direction of hair growth.
Do not move the trimmer too fast. Make
smooth and gentle movements and make
sure the surface of the Guide Comb always
stays in contact with the skin (fig. 8).
Trimming Length Settings Table
◗ Always turn Trimmer OFF before cleaning.
◗ Do not use abrasive, scourers or liquids such
as alcohol, benzene, bleach or acetone to clean
the Trimmer.
◗ Never clean, remove or replace Guide Comb
Attachment with motor ON.
◗ Do not apply pressure to cutters.
◗ Do not touch cutters with hard objects as this
may damage them.
◗ Do not use while bathing, showering or
immerse the Trimmer in water or other liquids
as damage to Trimmer may occur.
◗ Never use sharp or hard objects to clean the
filter to avoid damaging it.
◗ If cut hairs have accumulated in the Guide
Comb area, turn Trimmer off, pull Guide Comb
Attachment off Trimmer and remove hairs by
shaking and/or blowing.
Hair Collection Chamber
#1
Stubble Length or Closely Cropped
.06 in./1.5 mm
#2
Short
.1 in./2.5 mm
1 Turn the Trimmer OFF.
#3
.16 in./4 mm
#4
.22 in./5.5 mm
2 Remove the ClearView Hair Collection
chamber and filter (fig. 14).
#5
Medium
.3 in./7.5 mm
#6
.38 in./9.5 mm
#7
.48 in./12 mm
#9
.6 in./15 mm
Long
1-800-243-3050
or visit our website:
www.philips.com/norelco
Information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
Storage
◗ Be sure Trimmer is turned off and remove cord
from outlet and Trimmer before storing in a
safe, dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
◗ Do not wrap cord around Trimmer when
storing.
◗ Store Cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
◗ Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink, water or
other liquid.
Battery Removal
◗ This Philips Norelco Trimmer contains
Replacing Guide Comb Attachment
On Trimmer
#8
Trimming With AccuControl
Guide Comb Attachment
3 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
16
Integrated Vacuum
use as described in this manual.
◗ Always comb your beard and/or moustache
with a fine comb before you start trimming.
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, be
careful. Do not move the Trimmer too fast.
Make smooth and gentle movements.
5 Turn Trimmer OFF.
6 When you have finished using the Precision
Mini-Trimmer, you may remove it and replace
the cutting unit.You can now put the Guide
Comb Attachment back on the Trimmer.
The patented AccuControl System with Integrated
Vacuum puts you in complete control while
trimming your facial hairs with no prior experience
needed.The flexing Guide Comb adjusts
automatically to hug the contours of your face for a
trim that is both even and accurate. And, it's easy to
maneuver over those hard-to-reach areas such as
the throat and chin.The patented Zoom Lock Hair
Length Selector allows you to choose among 9
preset hair lengths and locks into position so you
can control the exact hair length you desire or vary
the length of your facial hair.The Patented
AccuControl System and Zoom Lock Hair Length
Selector for professional, goof-proof results every
time.
◗ Use this Trimmer for its intended household
3 Attach the Precision Mini-Trimmer (fig. 12).
Precision Mini-Trimmer is also suitable for outlining
the edges of the beard,on the neck and on the
cheeks.
1
AccuControl System
Trimming
2 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
1
Throw your scissors away and put your new
Vacuum Trimmer to the test. We guarantee
precise, professional results or Philips Norelco will
refund you the full purchase price, guaranteed!
Trimmer, do not cut off more than approx. 7mm
of your overall beard length at a time. If you
want to cut your beard shorter, repeat the
process one or more times.
hairs and sideburns.
Turbo
Vacuum
Trimmer
For Assistance, call toll free:
Your Vacuum Trimmer features the Patented
AccuControl System combined with an adjustable
Zoom Lock to make trimming facial hairs
goofproof. Plus, the Integrated Vacuum collects
cut-off hairs during use for no clean-up.
◗ To ensure optimal functioning of the Vacuum
5 Re-attach the cutting unit and the Guide
Comb into place on the Trimmer (fig. 17).
1 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment (fig. 10).
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Like many new products, your Philips Norelco
Vacuum Trimmer may take a little getting used to.If
you are using an electric Trimmer for the first time,
or if you've been using a different brand, take the
time to acquaint yourself with your new Trimmer.
It is recommended that you empty the Hair
Collection Chamber after each trimming session.
When trimming long, dense beards it may also be
necessary to empty the Hair Collection Chamber
during the trimming session in order to maintain
optimal suction performance (also see 'Cleaning'
section, 'Hair Collection Chamber').
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment by
pulling it off the Trimmer (fig. 10).
◗ For use with moustache, to contour single
3
2
Put It To The Test
The Integrated Vacuum is activated automatically as
soon as you switch the trimmer on. It collects cut
hairs during every kind of use, i.e. trimming with or
without comb attachment and contouring.The
flexible hair guide follows the contours of the face
and the Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector directs cut hairs
towards the nozzle of the vacuum mechanism.
4 Clean the cutting unit and the inside of the
Trimmer with the brush supplied (fig. 16).
Shaping With Precision Mini-Trimmer
3 If the charge runs out while trimming, simply
connect cord provided to Trimmer and outlet
to continue trimming.
1 Make sure the Trimmer is turned OFF and
disconnected from the electrical outlet.
1 Be certain Trimmer is in the OFF position.
4 Make well-controlled movements.Touch the
hair lightly with the Trimmer.
2 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
Trimmer
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment.
3 Turn the Trimmer ON.
1 Charge according to directions. Unplug
Trimmer from outlet and remove cord.
Chamber be emptied and cleaned out after
each use.
◗ Do not operate the Trimmer with the Hair
Collection Chamber removed.
◗ Defining hair lines
◗ Trimming nape of neck
◗ Removing single, unwanted hairs
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Cordless Trimming
◗ It is recommended that the Hair Collection
.72 in./18 mm
NOTE: Since all hairs do not grow in the same
direction, you may want to try different trimming
positions (i.e., upwards, downwards, or across).
Practice is best for optimum results.
3 Remove the hairs by carefully shaking them
out or by brushing them out with the
cleaning brush supplied (fig. 15).
◗ When trimming extremely long, dense beards,
it may be necessary to empty the Hair
Collection Chamber during the trimming
session in order to maintain optimal suction
performance.
◗ If suction performance is not as strong as usual,
Hair Collection Chamber may require
emptying to restore optimal performance.
rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium batteries, which
must be disposed of properly (fig. 18).
◗ Batteries should only be removed when
Trimmer is to be discarded.
◗ All servicing or battery replacement should be
performed by the Philips Norelco Service
Location.
◗ For assistance, call toll free: 1-800-243-3050 or
visit our website; www.philips.com/norelco.
1 Unplug electrical cord from outlet and
Trimmer before dismantling Trimmer.
2 Allow the Trimmer to run until the battery is
empty/depleted.
3 Turn Trimmer OFF.
4 Remove the 2 side panels with a screwdriver
(fig. 19).
Note:You may use a narrow flat blade screwdriver.
5 Remove the front panel with a screwdriver
(fig. 20).
6 Pull out the printed circuit board (fig. 21).
7 Remove the rechargeable battery using a
screwdriver and detach it by bending
or turning it several times until the
connections break (fig. 22).
8 Do not attempt to replace battery. Insulate
battery ends by covering with tape and/or
place battery in a small plastic bag.
9 Discard your Trimmer. Do not attempt to
plug electrical cord into the outlet or
recharge the Trimmer after the battery has
been removed.
10 Contact your local town or city officials for
battery disposal information or call
1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.com for
battery drop-off locations.
60-DAY MONEYBACK GUARANTEE
If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips Norelco
Turbo Vacuum Trimmer, send the product back and
we’ll refund you the full purchase price.
The Trimmer must be shipped prepaid by insured
mail, insurance prepaid, and have the original
sales receipt, indicating purchase price and the
date of purchase, enclosed.The Trimmer must be
postmarked no later than 60 days after the date
of purchase. Philips Norelco reserves the right to
verify the purchase price of the Trimmer and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
Send dated sales receipt, your complete name and
address as indicated below, and the Trimmer, prepaid
to:
Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation
450 North Medinah Road, Dock 16
Roselle, IL 60172-2329
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of check.
(Please Print)
Name________________________________________
Address______________________________________
City__________________________________________
State ______________Zip_______________________
Daytime Telephone No. (____)__________________
AREA CODE
Email Address:_________________________________
REASON FOR RETURNING:___________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
Full Two-Year Warranty
Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new
Philips Norelco product, Model T980 against defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of two years (cutters for up to four
years) from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace
any defective product without charge.
IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting
from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing
of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or
subjecting the product to any but the specific voltage.* Use of
unauthorized replacement parts will void this warranty.
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
WILL NOT PAY FOR WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A
NON-AUTHORIZED REPAIR SERVICE AND WILL NOT
REIMBURSE THE CONSUMER FOR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM
WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED
REPAIR SERVICE.
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
In order to obtain warranty service, simply ship the product postage
prepaid to the Philips Norelco Service Location (information
available online at www.philips.com/norelco or at 1-800-243-3050). It
is suggested that for your protection you return shipments of
product by insured mail, insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during
shipment is not covered by this warranty. NOTE: No other
warranty, written or oral, is authorized by Philips Electronics North
America Corporation.This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may
not apply to you.
*Read enclosed instructions carefully.
Manufactured for: Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation
1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06912-0015
This symbol on the product’s nameplate means it is
listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Norelco is a Registered Trademark of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation.
AccuVac, ClearView, AccuControl, Flexi-Guard, Steelwave and Zoom
Lock areTrademarks of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
PHILIPS is a Registered Trademark of Koninklijke
Philips Electronics N.V.
© 2006 Philips Electronics North America Corporation. All Rights
Reserved.
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this
appliance.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for a Trimmer that has fallen
into water. Unplug immediately.
2. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not
place in or drop into water or other liquid.
4. Always unplug this Trimmer from the
electrical outlet immediately after
(re)charging.
5. Unplug Trimmer before cleaning.
6. When discarding Trimmer, unplug Trimmer to
remove rechargeable battery. See Battery
Removal instructions.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric
shock or injury to persons:
1. Close supervision is necessary when this
appliance is used by, on, or near children or
invalids.
2. Use this Trimmer for its intended household
use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by the Philips
Electronics North America Corporation.
3. Never operate this Trimmer if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped, damaged, or
dropped into water. Return the Trimmer to
the Philips Norelco Service Location for
examination and repair.
4. Keep the Trimmer and cord away from
heated surfaces.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any
opening. Keep air openings free of lint,
hair,etc.
6. Do not charge or plug in Trimmer outdoors
or where aerosol (spray) products are being
used or where oxygen is being administered.
7. Do not use this Trimmer with a damaged or
broken cutter, as facial injury may occur.
8. Do not operate Trimmer with the hair
collection chamber removed.
9. Always attach plug to Trimmer first, then into
outlet.To disconnect, turn ON/OFF switch
“OFF” then remove plug from outlet.
10. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do
not wrap cord around the Trimmer.
11. Never put Trimmer in direct sunlight or store
in a pouch at a temperature above 140˚F.
12. This Trimmer is for use on human facial hair
only. Do not use this Trimmer for any other
purpose.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRIMMER
CONTAINS A NICKEL-CADMIUM
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY.
See Battery Removal instructions.
Charging
Charge the Trimmer fully before you start using it
for the first time or after a long period of disuse.
Charge Indications
Low Battery
◗ When the battery capacity is low and the
trimmer needs to be charged, the red low
battery indicator light will blink when the
trimmer is turned off (fig. 2).
◗ When the battery is completely empty, neither
the motor or the lights will go on. In this case
you can still trim using the cord provided.
Charging
◗ When you start charging, the green charging
indicator light burns continuously (fig. 3).
◗ When the battery is fully charged, the green
charging indicator light blinks (fig. 4).
To Charge / Recharge
◗ (Re)charging requires approximately
70 minutes.
◗ Use only the cord provided.
◗ Battery performance is best if you recharge
only when the battery is (almost) completely
empty.
◗ Charging or recharging at temperatures below
40ºF or higher than 95ºF adversely affects
lifetime of battery.
◗ Continuously recharging or continuously using
as a corded Trimmer will reduce life of battery.
◗ You may also trim using the cord provided.This
Trimmer will not recharge while being used
corded.
1 Be certain Trimmer is OFF.
2 Connect cord to Trimmer. Plug into any 120V
AC outlet only. Use only the cord provided.
◗ An adaptor plug may be necessary for cord
usage in some foreign countries. Use an
attachment plug adaptor of the proper
configuration for power outlet.
Do not charge Trimmer in a pouch or for more
than 24 hours.
◗ It requires approximately 70 minutes to fully
charge the battery, if the battery capacity is
completely empty. If there is still battery
capacity available, fully charging the battery will
take less time.
◗ A fully charged Trimmer has a cordless
trimming time of up to 45 minutes under
normal operation.Turbo Power operation has a
cordless trimming time of up to 30 minutes.
3 Disconnect the cord and unplug from
electrical outlet, unless you are using the
Trimmer corded.
Optimize The Working Life Of
The Battery
◗ After Trimmer has been charged for the first
time,do not recharge Trimmer between
trimming sessions. Continue using it until the
battery is completely empty.
◗ Discharge the battery completely twice a year
by letting the motor run until it stops.
◗ Do not charge for more than 24 hours.
◗ Do not keep cord permanently plugged in.
◗ If Trimmer hasn't been used for a long period
of time,Trimmer must be recharged for
approximately 70 minutes.
Turbo Power
◗ When greater suction power and increased
cutting speed is desired when trimming, simply
press the Turbo Power Button (fig. 5).
◗ The Turbo Power Button can only be activated
when the trimmer is turned ON.
◗ When the trimmer is turned OFF, the Turbo
Power is automatically deactivated.
Corded Trimming
1 Connect cord provided to Trimmer.
2 Plug Trimmer into electrical outlet.
3 If battery is completely empty, wait a few
minutes before switching Trimmer on.
4 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
5 Turn Trimmer OFF and unplug.
6 Do not use Trimmer corded when battery is
fully charged.
NOTE:Trimmer does not recharge during corded
trimming.
Features
Trimming For 'Stubble' Look
Features
A Patented AccuControl System with
Removable Guide Comb Attachment
B Detachable Cutting Unit with 3-Dimensional
Rounded Stainless Steel Cutter Blades
C Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector
D ClearView Hair Collection Chamber and Filter
E Precision Zoom Lock Hair Length Selector
with 9 Pre-select Settings
F Selected Hair Length Setting Window
G Turbo Power Button
H ON/Off Button
I Low Battery Indicator Light
J Charge Indicator Light
K Power Cord Socket
L Precision Mini-Trimmer
M Charging Plug
N Cleaning Brush
Travel/Storage Pouch
Full Two-Year Warranty
60-Day Money-Back Guarantee
1 Be certain Guide Comb is on Trimmer and
use setting #1 to result in a 'stubble' look.
(fig. 9).
Trimming Without Guide Comb
Attachment
Remove Guide Comb Attachment if you are:
4
5
7
6
5
5
8
5
9
10
1
4 Hold Trimmer in a vertical position and make
small, careful strokes (fig. 13).
11
13
12
14
15
◗ Guide Comb Attachment must be on Trimmer
in order to use the Zoom Lock.
1 Turn the Zoom Lock to the desired trimming
length setting (see table).The setting will
appear in the window below the Zoom Lock
(fig. 7).
Replacing The Cutting Unit
If your cutters and filter become damaged or
worn, do not continue using the Trimmer. Replace
cutters and/or filter immediately.
This Trimmer has no other user-serviceable parts.
Any other service should be performed by the
Philips Norelco Service Location.
T980
Rechargeable
Cord/Cordless
4203 000 3470.1
Assistance
1 Be certain Trimmer is in OFF position.
17
20
18
19
21
22
2 Replace Guide Comb Attachment until it
'clicks' into position.The Guide Comb
Attachment can be placed on Trimmer only
one way by properly aligning it to slide into
the tracks on sides of Trimmer head. If it
does not fit properly, reverse it.
NOTE:The Zoom Lock can be on any setting
when removing or replacing Attachment.
Cleaning
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, start by
using the maximum trimming length setting #9
to prevent accidentally trimming hairs too
short. As you become familiar with the settings,
adjust Zoom Lock to desired trimming length.
Zoom Lock will 'click' into position at each
setting.
2 Turn the Trimmer ON.
3 To trim in the most effective way, move the
Trimmer against the direction of hair growth.
Do not move the trimmer too fast. Make
smooth and gentle movements and make
sure the surface of the Guide Comb always
stays in contact with the skin (fig. 8).
Trimming Length Settings Table
◗ Always turn Trimmer OFF before cleaning.
◗ Do not use abrasive, scourers or liquids such
as alcohol, benzene, bleach or acetone to clean
the Trimmer.
◗ Never clean, remove or replace Guide Comb
Attachment with motor ON.
◗ Do not apply pressure to cutters.
◗ Do not touch cutters with hard objects as this
may damage them.
◗ Do not use while bathing, showering or
immerse the Trimmer in water or other liquids
as damage to Trimmer may occur.
◗ Never use sharp or hard objects to clean the
filter to avoid damaging it.
◗ If cut hairs have accumulated in the Guide
Comb area, turn Trimmer off, pull Guide Comb
Attachment off Trimmer and remove hairs by
shaking and/or blowing.
Hair Collection Chamber
#1
Stubble Length or Closely Cropped
.06 in./1.5 mm
#2
Short
.1 in./2.5 mm
1 Turn the Trimmer OFF.
#3
.16 in./4 mm
#4
.22 in./5.5 mm
2 Remove the ClearView Hair Collection
chamber and filter (fig. 14).
#5
Medium
.3 in./7.5 mm
#6
.38 in./9.5 mm
#7
.48 in./12 mm
#9
.6 in./15 mm
Long
1-800-243-3050
or visit our website:
www.philips.com/norelco
Information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
Storage
◗ Be sure Trimmer is turned off and remove cord
from outlet and Trimmer before storing in a
safe, dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
◗ Do not wrap cord around Trimmer when
storing.
◗ Store Cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
◗ Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink, water or
other liquid.
Battery Removal
◗ This Philips Norelco Trimmer contains
Replacing Guide Comb Attachment
On Trimmer
#8
Trimming With AccuControl
Guide Comb Attachment
3 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
16
Integrated Vacuum
use as described in this manual.
◗ Always comb your beard and/or moustache
with a fine comb before you start trimming.
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, be
careful. Do not move the Trimmer too fast.
Make smooth and gentle movements.
5 Turn Trimmer OFF.
6 When you have finished using the Precision
Mini-Trimmer, you may remove it and replace
the cutting unit.You can now put the Guide
Comb Attachment back on the Trimmer.
The patented AccuControl System with Integrated
Vacuum puts you in complete control while
trimming your facial hairs with no prior experience
needed.The flexing Guide Comb adjusts
automatically to hug the contours of your face for a
trim that is both even and accurate. And, it's easy to
maneuver over those hard-to-reach areas such as
the throat and chin.The patented Zoom Lock Hair
Length Selector allows you to choose among 9
preset hair lengths and locks into position so you
can control the exact hair length you desire or vary
the length of your facial hair.The Patented
AccuControl System and Zoom Lock Hair Length
Selector for professional, goof-proof results every
time.
◗ Use this Trimmer for its intended household
3 Attach the Precision Mini-Trimmer (fig. 12).
Precision Mini-Trimmer is also suitable for outlining
the edges of the beard,on the neck and on the
cheeks.
1
AccuControl System
Trimming
2 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
1
Throw your scissors away and put your new
Vacuum Trimmer to the test. We guarantee
precise, professional results or Philips Norelco will
refund you the full purchase price, guaranteed!
Trimmer, do not cut off more than approx. 7mm
of your overall beard length at a time. If you
want to cut your beard shorter, repeat the
process one or more times.
hairs and sideburns.
Turbo
Vacuum
Trimmer
For Assistance, call toll free:
Your Vacuum Trimmer features the Patented
AccuControl System combined with an adjustable
Zoom Lock to make trimming facial hairs
goofproof. Plus, the Integrated Vacuum collects
cut-off hairs during use for no clean-up.
◗ To ensure optimal functioning of the Vacuum
5 Re-attach the cutting unit and the Guide
Comb into place on the Trimmer (fig. 17).
1 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment (fig. 10).
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Like many new products, your Philips Norelco
Vacuum Trimmer may take a little getting used to.If
you are using an electric Trimmer for the first time,
or if you've been using a different brand, take the
time to acquaint yourself with your new Trimmer.
It is recommended that you empty the Hair
Collection Chamber after each trimming session.
When trimming long, dense beards it may also be
necessary to empty the Hair Collection Chamber
during the trimming session in order to maintain
optimal suction performance (also see 'Cleaning'
section, 'Hair Collection Chamber').
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment by
pulling it off the Trimmer (fig. 10).
◗ For use with moustache, to contour single
3
2
Put It To The Test
The Integrated Vacuum is activated automatically as
soon as you switch the trimmer on. It collects cut
hairs during every kind of use, i.e. trimming with or
without comb attachment and contouring.The
flexible hair guide follows the contours of the face
and the Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector directs cut hairs
towards the nozzle of the vacuum mechanism.
4 Clean the cutting unit and the inside of the
Trimmer with the brush supplied (fig. 16).
Shaping With Precision Mini-Trimmer
3 If the charge runs out while trimming, simply
connect cord provided to Trimmer and outlet
to continue trimming.
1 Make sure the Trimmer is turned OFF and
disconnected from the electrical outlet.
1 Be certain Trimmer is in the OFF position.
4 Make well-controlled movements.Touch the
hair lightly with the Trimmer.
2 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
Trimmer
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment.
3 Turn the Trimmer ON.
1 Charge according to directions. Unplug
Trimmer from outlet and remove cord.
Chamber be emptied and cleaned out after
each use.
◗ Do not operate the Trimmer with the Hair
Collection Chamber removed.
◗ Defining hair lines
◗ Trimming nape of neck
◗ Removing single, unwanted hairs
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Cordless Trimming
◗ It is recommended that the Hair Collection
.72 in./18 mm
NOTE: Since all hairs do not grow in the same
direction, you may want to try different trimming
positions (i.e., upwards, downwards, or across).
Practice is best for optimum results.
3 Remove the hairs by carefully shaking them
out or by brushing them out with the
cleaning brush supplied (fig. 15).
◗ When trimming extremely long, dense beards,
it may be necessary to empty the Hair
Collection Chamber during the trimming
session in order to maintain optimal suction
performance.
◗ If suction performance is not as strong as usual,
Hair Collection Chamber may require
emptying to restore optimal performance.
rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium batteries, which
must be disposed of properly (fig. 18).
◗ Batteries should only be removed when
Trimmer is to be discarded.
◗ All servicing or battery replacement should be
performed by the Philips Norelco Service
Location.
◗ For assistance, call toll free: 1-800-243-3050 or
visit our website; www.philips.com/norelco.
1 Unplug electrical cord from outlet and
Trimmer before dismantling Trimmer.
2 Allow the Trimmer to run until the battery is
empty/depleted.
3 Turn Trimmer OFF.
4 Remove the 2 side panels with a screwdriver
(fig. 19).
Note:You may use a narrow flat blade screwdriver.
5 Remove the front panel with a screwdriver
(fig. 20).
6 Pull out the printed circuit board (fig. 21).
7 Remove the rechargeable battery using a
screwdriver and detach it by bending
or turning it several times until the
connections break (fig. 22).
8 Do not attempt to replace battery. Insulate
battery ends by covering with tape and/or
place battery in a small plastic bag.
9 Discard your Trimmer. Do not attempt to
plug electrical cord into the outlet or
recharge the Trimmer after the battery has
been removed.
10 Contact your local town or city officials for
battery disposal information or call
1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.com for
battery drop-off locations.
60-DAY MONEYBACK GUARANTEE
If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips Norelco
Turbo Vacuum Trimmer, send the product back and
we’ll refund you the full purchase price.
The Trimmer must be shipped prepaid by insured
mail, insurance prepaid, and have the original
sales receipt, indicating purchase price and the
date of purchase, enclosed.The Trimmer must be
postmarked no later than 60 days after the date
of purchase. Philips Norelco reserves the right to
verify the purchase price of the Trimmer and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
Send dated sales receipt, your complete name and
address as indicated below, and the Trimmer, prepaid
to:
Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation
450 North Medinah Road, Dock 16
Roselle, IL 60172-2329
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of check.
(Please Print)
Name________________________________________
Address______________________________________
City__________________________________________
State ______________Zip_______________________
Daytime Telephone No. (____)__________________
AREA CODE
Email Address:_________________________________
REASON FOR RETURNING:___________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
Full Two-Year Warranty
Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new
Philips Norelco product, Model T980 against defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of two years (cutters for up to four
years) from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace
any defective product without charge.
IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting
from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing
of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or
subjecting the product to any but the specific voltage.* Use of
unauthorized replacement parts will void this warranty.
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
WILL NOT PAY FOR WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A
NON-AUTHORIZED REPAIR SERVICE AND WILL NOT
REIMBURSE THE CONSUMER FOR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM
WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED
REPAIR SERVICE.
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
In order to obtain warranty service, simply ship the product postage
prepaid to the Philips Norelco Service Location (information
available online at www.philips.com/norelco or at 1-800-243-3050). It
is suggested that for your protection you return shipments of
product by insured mail, insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during
shipment is not covered by this warranty. NOTE: No other
warranty, written or oral, is authorized by Philips Electronics North
America Corporation.This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may
not apply to you.
*Read enclosed instructions carefully.
Manufactured for: Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation
1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06912-0015
This symbol on the product’s nameplate means it is
listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Norelco is a Registered Trademark of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation.
AccuVac, ClearView, AccuControl, Flexi-Guard, Steelwave and Zoom
Lock areTrademarks of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
PHILIPS is a Registered Trademark of Koninklijke
Philips Electronics N.V.
© 2006 Philips Electronics North America Corporation. All Rights
Reserved.
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this
appliance.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for a Trimmer that has fallen
into water. Unplug immediately.
2. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not
place in or drop into water or other liquid.
4. Always unplug this Trimmer from the
electrical outlet immediately after
(re)charging.
5. Unplug Trimmer before cleaning.
6. When discarding Trimmer, unplug Trimmer to
remove rechargeable battery. See Battery
Removal instructions.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric
shock or injury to persons:
1. Close supervision is necessary when this
appliance is used by, on, or near children or
invalids.
2. Use this Trimmer for its intended household
use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by the Philips
Electronics North America Corporation.
3. Never operate this Trimmer if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped, damaged, or
dropped into water. Return the Trimmer to
the Philips Norelco Service Location for
examination and repair.
4. Keep the Trimmer and cord away from
heated surfaces.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any
opening. Keep air openings free of lint,
hair,etc.
6. Do not charge or plug in Trimmer outdoors
or where aerosol (spray) products are being
used or where oxygen is being administered.
7. Do not use this Trimmer with a damaged or
broken cutter, as facial injury may occur.
8. Do not operate Trimmer with the hair
collection chamber removed.
9. Always attach plug to Trimmer first, then into
outlet.To disconnect, turn ON/OFF switch
“OFF” then remove plug from outlet.
10. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do
not wrap cord around the Trimmer.
11. Never put Trimmer in direct sunlight or store
in a pouch at a temperature above 140˚F.
12. This Trimmer is for use on human facial hair
only. Do not use this Trimmer for any other
purpose.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRIMMER
CONTAINS A NICKEL-CADMIUM
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY.
See Battery Removal instructions.
Charging
Charge the Trimmer fully before you start using it
for the first time or after a long period of disuse.
Charge Indications
Low Battery
◗ When the battery capacity is low and the
trimmer needs to be charged, the red low
battery indicator light will blink when the
trimmer is turned off (fig. 2).
◗ When the battery is completely empty, neither
the motor or the lights will go on. In this case
you can still trim using the cord provided.
Charging
◗ When you start charging, the green charging
indicator light burns continuously (fig. 3).
◗ When the battery is fully charged, the green
charging indicator light blinks (fig. 4).
To Charge / Recharge
◗ (Re)charging requires approximately
70 minutes.
◗ Use only the cord provided.
◗ Battery performance is best if you recharge
only when the battery is (almost) completely
empty.
◗ Charging or recharging at temperatures below
40ºF or higher than 95ºF adversely affects
lifetime of battery.
◗ Continuously recharging or continuously using
as a corded Trimmer will reduce life of battery.
◗ You may also trim using the cord provided.This
Trimmer will not recharge while being used
corded.
1 Be certain Trimmer is OFF.
2 Connect cord to Trimmer. Plug into any 120V
AC outlet only. Use only the cord provided.
◗ An adaptor plug may be necessary for cord
usage in some foreign countries. Use an
attachment plug adaptor of the proper
configuration for power outlet.
Do not charge Trimmer in a pouch or for more
than 24 hours.
◗ It requires approximately 70 minutes to fully
charge the battery, if the battery capacity is
completely empty. If there is still battery
capacity available, fully charging the battery will
take less time.
◗ A fully charged Trimmer has a cordless
trimming time of up to 45 minutes under
normal operation.Turbo Power operation has a
cordless trimming time of up to 30 minutes.
3 Disconnect the cord and unplug from
electrical outlet, unless you are using the
Trimmer corded.
Optimize The Working Life Of
The Battery
◗ After Trimmer has been charged for the first
time,do not recharge Trimmer between
trimming sessions. Continue using it until the
battery is completely empty.
◗ Discharge the battery completely twice a year
by letting the motor run until it stops.
◗ Do not charge for more than 24 hours.
◗ Do not keep cord permanently plugged in.
◗ If Trimmer hasn't been used for a long period
of time,Trimmer must be recharged for
approximately 70 minutes.
Turbo Power
◗ When greater suction power and increased
cutting speed is desired when trimming, simply
press the Turbo Power Button (fig. 5).
◗ The Turbo Power Button can only be activated
when the trimmer is turned ON.
◗ When the trimmer is turned OFF, the Turbo
Power is automatically deactivated.
Corded Trimming
1 Connect cord provided to Trimmer.
2 Plug Trimmer into electrical outlet.
3 If battery is completely empty, wait a few
minutes before switching Trimmer on.
4 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
5 Turn Trimmer OFF and unplug.
6 Do not use Trimmer corded when battery is
fully charged.
NOTE:Trimmer does not recharge during corded
trimming.
Features
Trimming For 'Stubble' Look
Features
A Patented AccuControl System with
Removable Guide Comb Attachment
B Detachable Cutting Unit with 3-Dimensional
Rounded Stainless Steel Cutter Blades
C Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector
D ClearView Hair Collection Chamber and Filter
E Precision Zoom Lock Hair Length Selector
with 9 Pre-select Settings
F Selected Hair Length Setting Window
G Turbo Power Button
H ON/Off Button
I Low Battery Indicator Light
J Charge Indicator Light
K Power Cord Socket
L Precision Mini-Trimmer
M Charging Plug
N Cleaning Brush
Travel/Storage Pouch
Full Two-Year Warranty
60-Day Money-Back Guarantee
1 Be certain Guide Comb is on Trimmer and
use setting #1 to result in a 'stubble' look.
(fig. 9).
Trimming Without Guide Comb
Attachment
Remove Guide Comb Attachment if you are:
4
5
7
6
5
5
8
5
9
10
1
4 Hold Trimmer in a vertical position and make
small, careful strokes (fig. 13).
11
13
12
14
15
◗ Guide Comb Attachment must be on Trimmer
in order to use the Zoom Lock.
1 Turn the Zoom Lock to the desired trimming
length setting (see table).The setting will
appear in the window below the Zoom Lock
(fig. 7).
Replacing The Cutting Unit
If your cutters and filter become damaged or
worn, do not continue using the Trimmer. Replace
cutters and/or filter immediately.
This Trimmer has no other user-serviceable parts.
Any other service should be performed by the
Philips Norelco Service Location.
T980
Rechargeable
Cord/Cordless
4203 000 3470.1
Assistance
1 Be certain Trimmer is in OFF position.
17
20
18
19
21
22
2 Replace Guide Comb Attachment until it
'clicks' into position.The Guide Comb
Attachment can be placed on Trimmer only
one way by properly aligning it to slide into
the tracks on sides of Trimmer head. If it
does not fit properly, reverse it.
NOTE:The Zoom Lock can be on any setting
when removing or replacing Attachment.
Cleaning
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, start by
using the maximum trimming length setting #9
to prevent accidentally trimming hairs too
short. As you become familiar with the settings,
adjust Zoom Lock to desired trimming length.
Zoom Lock will 'click' into position at each
setting.
2 Turn the Trimmer ON.
3 To trim in the most effective way, move the
Trimmer against the direction of hair growth.
Do not move the trimmer too fast. Make
smooth and gentle movements and make
sure the surface of the Guide Comb always
stays in contact with the skin (fig. 8).
Trimming Length Settings Table
◗ Always turn Trimmer OFF before cleaning.
◗ Do not use abrasive, scourers or liquids such
as alcohol, benzene, bleach or acetone to clean
the Trimmer.
◗ Never clean, remove or replace Guide Comb
Attachment with motor ON.
◗ Do not apply pressure to cutters.
◗ Do not touch cutters with hard objects as this
may damage them.
◗ Do not use while bathing, showering or
immerse the Trimmer in water or other liquids
as damage to Trimmer may occur.
◗ Never use sharp or hard objects to clean the
filter to avoid damaging it.
◗ If cut hairs have accumulated in the Guide
Comb area, turn Trimmer off, pull Guide Comb
Attachment off Trimmer and remove hairs by
shaking and/or blowing.
Hair Collection Chamber
#1
Stubble Length or Closely Cropped
.06 in./1.5 mm
#2
Short
.1 in./2.5 mm
1 Turn the Trimmer OFF.
#3
.16 in./4 mm
#4
.22 in./5.5 mm
2 Remove the ClearView Hair Collection
chamber and filter (fig. 14).
#5
Medium
.3 in./7.5 mm
#6
.38 in./9.5 mm
#7
.48 in./12 mm
#9
.6 in./15 mm
Long
1-800-243-3050
or visit our website:
www.philips.com/norelco
Information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
Storage
◗ Be sure Trimmer is turned off and remove cord
from outlet and Trimmer before storing in a
safe, dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
◗ Do not wrap cord around Trimmer when
storing.
◗ Store Cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
◗ Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink, water or
other liquid.
Battery Removal
◗ This Philips Norelco Trimmer contains
Replacing Guide Comb Attachment
On Trimmer
#8
Trimming With AccuControl
Guide Comb Attachment
3 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
16
Integrated Vacuum
use as described in this manual.
◗ Always comb your beard and/or moustache
with a fine comb before you start trimming.
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, be
careful. Do not move the Trimmer too fast.
Make smooth and gentle movements.
5 Turn Trimmer OFF.
6 When you have finished using the Precision
Mini-Trimmer, you may remove it and replace
the cutting unit.You can now put the Guide
Comb Attachment back on the Trimmer.
The patented AccuControl System with Integrated
Vacuum puts you in complete control while
trimming your facial hairs with no prior experience
needed.The flexing Guide Comb adjusts
automatically to hug the contours of your face for a
trim that is both even and accurate. And, it's easy to
maneuver over those hard-to-reach areas such as
the throat and chin.The patented Zoom Lock Hair
Length Selector allows you to choose among 9
preset hair lengths and locks into position so you
can control the exact hair length you desire or vary
the length of your facial hair.The Patented
AccuControl System and Zoom Lock Hair Length
Selector for professional, goof-proof results every
time.
◗ Use this Trimmer for its intended household
3 Attach the Precision Mini-Trimmer (fig. 12).
Precision Mini-Trimmer is also suitable for outlining
the edges of the beard,on the neck and on the
cheeks.
1
AccuControl System
Trimming
2 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
1
Throw your scissors away and put your new
Vacuum Trimmer to the test. We guarantee
precise, professional results or Philips Norelco will
refund you the full purchase price, guaranteed!
Trimmer, do not cut off more than approx. 7mm
of your overall beard length at a time. If you
want to cut your beard shorter, repeat the
process one or more times.
hairs and sideburns.
Turbo
Vacuum
Trimmer
For Assistance, call toll free:
Your Vacuum Trimmer features the Patented
AccuControl System combined with an adjustable
Zoom Lock to make trimming facial hairs
goofproof. Plus, the Integrated Vacuum collects
cut-off hairs during use for no clean-up.
◗ To ensure optimal functioning of the Vacuum
5 Re-attach the cutting unit and the Guide
Comb into place on the Trimmer (fig. 17).
1 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment (fig. 10).
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Like many new products, your Philips Norelco
Vacuum Trimmer may take a little getting used to.If
you are using an electric Trimmer for the first time,
or if you've been using a different brand, take the
time to acquaint yourself with your new Trimmer.
It is recommended that you empty the Hair
Collection Chamber after each trimming session.
When trimming long, dense beards it may also be
necessary to empty the Hair Collection Chamber
during the trimming session in order to maintain
optimal suction performance (also see 'Cleaning'
section, 'Hair Collection Chamber').
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment by
pulling it off the Trimmer (fig. 10).
◗ For use with moustache, to contour single
3
2
Put It To The Test
The Integrated Vacuum is activated automatically as
soon as you switch the trimmer on. It collects cut
hairs during every kind of use, i.e. trimming with or
without comb attachment and contouring.The
flexible hair guide follows the contours of the face
and the Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector directs cut hairs
towards the nozzle of the vacuum mechanism.
4 Clean the cutting unit and the inside of the
Trimmer with the brush supplied (fig. 16).
Shaping With Precision Mini-Trimmer
3 If the charge runs out while trimming, simply
connect cord provided to Trimmer and outlet
to continue trimming.
1 Make sure the Trimmer is turned OFF and
disconnected from the electrical outlet.
1 Be certain Trimmer is in the OFF position.
4 Make well-controlled movements.Touch the
hair lightly with the Trimmer.
2 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
Trimmer
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment.
3 Turn the Trimmer ON.
1 Charge according to directions. Unplug
Trimmer from outlet and remove cord.
Chamber be emptied and cleaned out after
each use.
◗ Do not operate the Trimmer with the Hair
Collection Chamber removed.
◗ Defining hair lines
◗ Trimming nape of neck
◗ Removing single, unwanted hairs
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Cordless Trimming
◗ It is recommended that the Hair Collection
.72 in./18 mm
NOTE: Since all hairs do not grow in the same
direction, you may want to try different trimming
positions (i.e., upwards, downwards, or across).
Practice is best for optimum results.
3 Remove the hairs by carefully shaking them
out or by brushing them out with the
cleaning brush supplied (fig. 15).
◗ When trimming extremely long, dense beards,
it may be necessary to empty the Hair
Collection Chamber during the trimming
session in order to maintain optimal suction
performance.
◗ If suction performance is not as strong as usual,
Hair Collection Chamber may require
emptying to restore optimal performance.
rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium batteries, which
must be disposed of properly (fig. 18).
◗ Batteries should only be removed when
Trimmer is to be discarded.
◗ All servicing or battery replacement should be
performed by the Philips Norelco Service
Location.
◗ For assistance, call toll free: 1-800-243-3050 or
visit our website; www.philips.com/norelco.
1 Unplug electrical cord from outlet and
Trimmer before dismantling Trimmer.
2 Allow the Trimmer to run until the battery is
empty/depleted.
3 Turn Trimmer OFF.
4 Remove the 2 side panels with a screwdriver
(fig. 19).
Note:You may use a narrow flat blade screwdriver.
5 Remove the front panel with a screwdriver
(fig. 20).
6 Pull out the printed circuit board (fig. 21).
7 Remove the rechargeable battery using a
screwdriver and detach it by bending
or turning it several times until the
connections break (fig. 22).
8 Do not attempt to replace battery. Insulate
battery ends by covering with tape and/or
place battery in a small plastic bag.
9 Discard your Trimmer. Do not attempt to
plug electrical cord into the outlet or
recharge the Trimmer after the battery has
been removed.
10 Contact your local town or city officials for
battery disposal information or call
1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.com for
battery drop-off locations.
60-DAY MONEYBACK GUARANTEE
If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips Norelco
Turbo Vacuum Trimmer, send the product back and
we’ll refund you the full purchase price.
The Trimmer must be shipped prepaid by insured
mail, insurance prepaid, and have the original
sales receipt, indicating purchase price and the
date of purchase, enclosed.The Trimmer must be
postmarked no later than 60 days after the date
of purchase. Philips Norelco reserves the right to
verify the purchase price of the Trimmer and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
Send dated sales receipt, your complete name and
address as indicated below, and the Trimmer, prepaid
to:
Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation
450 North Medinah Road, Dock 16
Roselle, IL 60172-2329
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of check.
(Please Print)
Name________________________________________
Address______________________________________
City__________________________________________
State ______________Zip_______________________
Daytime Telephone No. (____)__________________
AREA CODE
Email Address:_________________________________
REASON FOR RETURNING:___________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
Full Two-Year Warranty
Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new
Philips Norelco product, Model T980 against defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of two years (cutters for up to four
years) from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace
any defective product without charge.
IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting
from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing
of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or
subjecting the product to any but the specific voltage.* Use of
unauthorized replacement parts will void this warranty.
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
WILL NOT PAY FOR WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A
NON-AUTHORIZED REPAIR SERVICE AND WILL NOT
REIMBURSE THE CONSUMER FOR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM
WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED
REPAIR SERVICE.
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
In order to obtain warranty service, simply ship the product postage
prepaid to the Philips Norelco Service Location (information
available online at www.philips.com/norelco or at 1-800-243-3050). It
is suggested that for your protection you return shipments of
product by insured mail, insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during
shipment is not covered by this warranty. NOTE: No other
warranty, written or oral, is authorized by Philips Electronics North
America Corporation.This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may
not apply to you.
*Read enclosed instructions carefully.
Manufactured for: Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation
1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06912-0015
This symbol on the product’s nameplate means it is
listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Norelco is a Registered Trademark of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation.
AccuVac, ClearView, AccuControl, Flexi-Guard, Steelwave and Zoom
Lock areTrademarks of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
PHILIPS is a Registered Trademark of Koninklijke
Philips Electronics N.V.
© 2006 Philips Electronics North America Corporation. All Rights
Reserved.
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this
appliance.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for a Trimmer that has fallen
into water. Unplug immediately.
2. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not
place in or drop into water or other liquid.
4. Always unplug this Trimmer from the
electrical outlet immediately after
(re)charging.
5. Unplug Trimmer before cleaning.
6. When discarding Trimmer, unplug Trimmer to
remove rechargeable battery. See Battery
Removal instructions.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric
shock or injury to persons:
1. Close supervision is necessary when this
appliance is used by, on, or near children or
invalids.
2. Use this Trimmer for its intended household
use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by the Philips
Electronics North America Corporation.
3. Never operate this Trimmer if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped, damaged, or
dropped into water. Return the Trimmer to
the Philips Norelco Service Location for
examination and repair.
4. Keep the Trimmer and cord away from
heated surfaces.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any
opening. Keep air openings free of lint,
hair,etc.
6. Do not charge or plug in Trimmer outdoors
or where aerosol (spray) products are being
used or where oxygen is being administered.
7. Do not use this Trimmer with a damaged or
broken cutter, as facial injury may occur.
8. Do not operate Trimmer with the hair
collection chamber removed.
9. Always attach plug to Trimmer first, then into
outlet.To disconnect, turn ON/OFF switch
“OFF” then remove plug from outlet.
10. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do
not wrap cord around the Trimmer.
11. Never put Trimmer in direct sunlight or store
in a pouch at a temperature above 140˚F.
12. This Trimmer is for use on human facial hair
only. Do not use this Trimmer for any other
purpose.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRIMMER
CONTAINS A NICKEL-CADMIUM
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY.
See Battery Removal instructions.
Charging
Charge the Trimmer fully before you start using it
for the first time or after a long period of disuse.
Charge Indications
Low Battery
◗ When the battery capacity is low and the
trimmer needs to be charged, the red low
battery indicator light will blink when the
trimmer is turned off (fig. 2).
◗ When the battery is completely empty, neither
the motor or the lights will go on. In this case
you can still trim using the cord provided.
Charging
◗ When you start charging, the green charging
indicator light burns continuously (fig. 3).
◗ When the battery is fully charged, the green
charging indicator light blinks (fig. 4).
To Charge / Recharge
◗ (Re)charging requires approximately
70 minutes.
◗ Use only the cord provided.
◗ Battery performance is best if you recharge
only when the battery is (almost) completely
empty.
◗ Charging or recharging at temperatures below
40ºF or higher than 95ºF adversely affects
lifetime of battery.
◗ Continuously recharging or continuously using
as a corded Trimmer will reduce life of battery.
◗ You may also trim using the cord provided.This
Trimmer will not recharge while being used
corded.
1 Be certain Trimmer is OFF.
2 Connect cord to Trimmer. Plug into any 120V
AC outlet only. Use only the cord provided.
◗ An adaptor plug may be necessary for cord
usage in some foreign countries. Use an
attachment plug adaptor of the proper
configuration for power outlet.
Do not charge Trimmer in a pouch or for more
than 24 hours.
◗ It requires approximately 70 minutes to fully
charge the battery, if the battery capacity is
completely empty. If there is still battery
capacity available, fully charging the battery will
take less time.
◗ A fully charged Trimmer has a cordless
trimming time of up to 45 minutes under
normal operation.Turbo Power operation has a
cordless trimming time of up to 30 minutes.
3 Disconnect the cord and unplug from
electrical outlet, unless you are using the
Trimmer corded.
Optimize The Working Life Of
The Battery
◗ After Trimmer has been charged for the first
time,do not recharge Trimmer between
trimming sessions. Continue using it until the
battery is completely empty.
◗ Discharge the battery completely twice a year
by letting the motor run until it stops.
◗ Do not charge for more than 24 hours.
◗ Do not keep cord permanently plugged in.
◗ If Trimmer hasn't been used for a long period
of time,Trimmer must be recharged for
approximately 70 minutes.
Turbo Power
◗ When greater suction power and increased
cutting speed is desired when trimming, simply
press the Turbo Power Button (fig. 5).
◗ The Turbo Power Button can only be activated
when the trimmer is turned ON.
◗ When the trimmer is turned OFF, the Turbo
Power is automatically deactivated.
Corded Trimming
1 Connect cord provided to Trimmer.
2 Plug Trimmer into electrical outlet.
3 If battery is completely empty, wait a few
minutes before switching Trimmer on.
4 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
5 Turn Trimmer OFF and unplug.
6 Do not use Trimmer corded when battery is
fully charged.
NOTE:Trimmer does not recharge during corded
trimming.
Features
Trimming For 'Stubble' Look
Features
A Patented AccuControl System with
Removable Guide Comb Attachment
B Detachable Cutting Unit with 3-Dimensional
Rounded Stainless Steel Cutter Blades
C Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector
D ClearView Hair Collection Chamber and Filter
E Precision Zoom Lock Hair Length Selector
with 9 Pre-select Settings
F Selected Hair Length Setting Window
G Turbo Power Button
H ON/Off Button
I Low Battery Indicator Light
J Charge Indicator Light
K Power Cord Socket
L Precision Mini-Trimmer
M Charging Plug
N Cleaning Brush
Travel/Storage Pouch
Full Two-Year Warranty
60-Day Money-Back Guarantee
1 Be certain Guide Comb is on Trimmer and
use setting #1 to result in a 'stubble' look.
(fig. 9).
Trimming Without Guide Comb
Attachment
Remove Guide Comb Attachment if you are:
4
5
7
6
5
5
8
5
9
10
1
4 Hold Trimmer in a vertical position and make
small, careful strokes (fig. 13).
11
13
12
14
15
◗ Guide Comb Attachment must be on Trimmer
in order to use the Zoom Lock.
1 Turn the Zoom Lock to the desired trimming
length setting (see table).The setting will
appear in the window below the Zoom Lock
(fig. 7).
Replacing The Cutting Unit
If your cutters and filter become damaged or
worn, do not continue using the Trimmer. Replace
cutters and/or filter immediately.
This Trimmer has no other user-serviceable parts.
Any other service should be performed by the
Philips Norelco Service Location.
T980
Rechargeable
Cord/Cordless
4203 000 3470.1
Assistance
1 Be certain Trimmer is in OFF position.
17
20
18
19
21
22
2 Replace Guide Comb Attachment until it
'clicks' into position.The Guide Comb
Attachment can be placed on Trimmer only
one way by properly aligning it to slide into
the tracks on sides of Trimmer head. If it
does not fit properly, reverse it.
NOTE:The Zoom Lock can be on any setting
when removing or replacing Attachment.
Cleaning
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, start by
using the maximum trimming length setting #9
to prevent accidentally trimming hairs too
short. As you become familiar with the settings,
adjust Zoom Lock to desired trimming length.
Zoom Lock will 'click' into position at each
setting.
2 Turn the Trimmer ON.
3 To trim in the most effective way, move the
Trimmer against the direction of hair growth.
Do not move the trimmer too fast. Make
smooth and gentle movements and make
sure the surface of the Guide Comb always
stays in contact with the skin (fig. 8).
Trimming Length Settings Table
◗ Always turn Trimmer OFF before cleaning.
◗ Do not use abrasive, scourers or liquids such
as alcohol, benzene, bleach or acetone to clean
the Trimmer.
◗ Never clean, remove or replace Guide Comb
Attachment with motor ON.
◗ Do not apply pressure to cutters.
◗ Do not touch cutters with hard objects as this
may damage them.
◗ Do not use while bathing, showering or
immerse the Trimmer in water or other liquids
as damage to Trimmer may occur.
◗ Never use sharp or hard objects to clean the
filter to avoid damaging it.
◗ If cut hairs have accumulated in the Guide
Comb area, turn Trimmer off, pull Guide Comb
Attachment off Trimmer and remove hairs by
shaking and/or blowing.
Hair Collection Chamber
#1
Stubble Length or Closely Cropped
.06 in./1.5 mm
#2
Short
.1 in./2.5 mm
1 Turn the Trimmer OFF.
#3
.16 in./4 mm
#4
.22 in./5.5 mm
2 Remove the ClearView Hair Collection
chamber and filter (fig. 14).
#5
Medium
.3 in./7.5 mm
#6
.38 in./9.5 mm
#7
.48 in./12 mm
#9
.6 in./15 mm
Long
1-800-243-3050
or visit our website:
www.philips.com/norelco
Information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
Storage
◗ Be sure Trimmer is turned off and remove cord
from outlet and Trimmer before storing in a
safe, dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
◗ Do not wrap cord around Trimmer when
storing.
◗ Store Cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
◗ Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink, water or
other liquid.
Battery Removal
◗ This Philips Norelco Trimmer contains
Replacing Guide Comb Attachment
On Trimmer
#8
Trimming With AccuControl
Guide Comb Attachment
3 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
16
Integrated Vacuum
use as described in this manual.
◗ Always comb your beard and/or moustache
with a fine comb before you start trimming.
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, be
careful. Do not move the Trimmer too fast.
Make smooth and gentle movements.
5 Turn Trimmer OFF.
6 When you have finished using the Precision
Mini-Trimmer, you may remove it and replace
the cutting unit.You can now put the Guide
Comb Attachment back on the Trimmer.
The patented AccuControl System with Integrated
Vacuum puts you in complete control while
trimming your facial hairs with no prior experience
needed.The flexing Guide Comb adjusts
automatically to hug the contours of your face for a
trim that is both even and accurate. And, it's easy to
maneuver over those hard-to-reach areas such as
the throat and chin.The patented Zoom Lock Hair
Length Selector allows you to choose among 9
preset hair lengths and locks into position so you
can control the exact hair length you desire or vary
the length of your facial hair.The Patented
AccuControl System and Zoom Lock Hair Length
Selector for professional, goof-proof results every
time.
◗ Use this Trimmer for its intended household
3 Attach the Precision Mini-Trimmer (fig. 12).
Precision Mini-Trimmer is also suitable for outlining
the edges of the beard,on the neck and on the
cheeks.
1
AccuControl System
Trimming
2 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
1
Throw your scissors away and put your new
Vacuum Trimmer to the test. We guarantee
precise, professional results or Philips Norelco will
refund you the full purchase price, guaranteed!
Trimmer, do not cut off more than approx. 7mm
of your overall beard length at a time. If you
want to cut your beard shorter, repeat the
process one or more times.
hairs and sideburns.
Turbo
Vacuum
Trimmer
For Assistance, call toll free:
Your Vacuum Trimmer features the Patented
AccuControl System combined with an adjustable
Zoom Lock to make trimming facial hairs
goofproof. Plus, the Integrated Vacuum collects
cut-off hairs during use for no clean-up.
◗ To ensure optimal functioning of the Vacuum
5 Re-attach the cutting unit and the Guide
Comb into place on the Trimmer (fig. 17).
1 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment (fig. 10).
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Like many new products, your Philips Norelco
Vacuum Trimmer may take a little getting used to.If
you are using an electric Trimmer for the first time,
or if you've been using a different brand, take the
time to acquaint yourself with your new Trimmer.
It is recommended that you empty the Hair
Collection Chamber after each trimming session.
When trimming long, dense beards it may also be
necessary to empty the Hair Collection Chamber
during the trimming session in order to maintain
optimal suction performance (also see 'Cleaning'
section, 'Hair Collection Chamber').
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment by
pulling it off the Trimmer (fig. 10).
◗ For use with moustache, to contour single
3
2
Put It To The Test
The Integrated Vacuum is activated automatically as
soon as you switch the trimmer on. It collects cut
hairs during every kind of use, i.e. trimming with or
without comb attachment and contouring.The
flexible hair guide follows the contours of the face
and the Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector directs cut hairs
towards the nozzle of the vacuum mechanism.
4 Clean the cutting unit and the inside of the
Trimmer with the brush supplied (fig. 16).
Shaping With Precision Mini-Trimmer
3 If the charge runs out while trimming, simply
connect cord provided to Trimmer and outlet
to continue trimming.
1 Make sure the Trimmer is turned OFF and
disconnected from the electrical outlet.
1 Be certain Trimmer is in the OFF position.
4 Make well-controlled movements.Touch the
hair lightly with the Trimmer.
2 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
Trimmer
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment.
3 Turn the Trimmer ON.
1 Charge according to directions. Unplug
Trimmer from outlet and remove cord.
Chamber be emptied and cleaned out after
each use.
◗ Do not operate the Trimmer with the Hair
Collection Chamber removed.
◗ Defining hair lines
◗ Trimming nape of neck
◗ Removing single, unwanted hairs
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Cordless Trimming
◗ It is recommended that the Hair Collection
.72 in./18 mm
NOTE: Since all hairs do not grow in the same
direction, you may want to try different trimming
positions (i.e., upwards, downwards, or across).
Practice is best for optimum results.
3 Remove the hairs by carefully shaking them
out or by brushing them out with the
cleaning brush supplied (fig. 15).
◗ When trimming extremely long, dense beards,
it may be necessary to empty the Hair
Collection Chamber during the trimming
session in order to maintain optimal suction
performance.
◗ If suction performance is not as strong as usual,
Hair Collection Chamber may require
emptying to restore optimal performance.
rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium batteries, which
must be disposed of properly (fig. 18).
◗ Batteries should only be removed when
Trimmer is to be discarded.
◗ All servicing or battery replacement should be
performed by the Philips Norelco Service
Location.
◗ For assistance, call toll free: 1-800-243-3050 or
visit our website; www.philips.com/norelco.
1 Unplug electrical cord from outlet and
Trimmer before dismantling Trimmer.
2 Allow the Trimmer to run until the battery is
empty/depleted.
3 Turn Trimmer OFF.
4 Remove the 2 side panels with a screwdriver
(fig. 19).
Note:You may use a narrow flat blade screwdriver.
5 Remove the front panel with a screwdriver
(fig. 20).
6 Pull out the printed circuit board (fig. 21).
7 Remove the rechargeable battery using a
screwdriver and detach it by bending
or turning it several times until the
connections break (fig. 22).
8 Do not attempt to replace battery. Insulate
battery ends by covering with tape and/or
place battery in a small plastic bag.
9 Discard your Trimmer. Do not attempt to
plug electrical cord into the outlet or
recharge the Trimmer after the battery has
been removed.
10 Contact your local town or city officials for
battery disposal information or call
1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.com for
battery drop-off locations.
60-DAY MONEYBACK GUARANTEE
If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips Norelco
Turbo Vacuum Trimmer, send the product back and
we’ll refund you the full purchase price.
The Trimmer must be shipped prepaid by insured
mail, insurance prepaid, and have the original
sales receipt, indicating purchase price and the
date of purchase, enclosed.The Trimmer must be
postmarked no later than 60 days after the date
of purchase. Philips Norelco reserves the right to
verify the purchase price of the Trimmer and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
Send dated sales receipt, your complete name and
address as indicated below, and the Trimmer, prepaid
to:
Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation
450 North Medinah Road, Dock 16
Roselle, IL 60172-2329
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of check.
(Please Print)
Name________________________________________
Address______________________________________
City__________________________________________
State ______________Zip_______________________
Daytime Telephone No. (____)__________________
AREA CODE
Email Address:_________________________________
REASON FOR RETURNING:___________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
Full Two-Year Warranty
Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new
Philips Norelco product, Model T980 against defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of two years (cutters for up to four
years) from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace
any defective product without charge.
IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting
from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing
of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or
subjecting the product to any but the specific voltage.* Use of
unauthorized replacement parts will void this warranty.
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
WILL NOT PAY FOR WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A
NON-AUTHORIZED REPAIR SERVICE AND WILL NOT
REIMBURSE THE CONSUMER FOR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM
WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED
REPAIR SERVICE.
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
In order to obtain warranty service, simply ship the product postage
prepaid to the Philips Norelco Service Location (information
available online at www.philips.com/norelco or at 1-800-243-3050). It
is suggested that for your protection you return shipments of
product by insured mail, insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during
shipment is not covered by this warranty. NOTE: No other
warranty, written or oral, is authorized by Philips Electronics North
America Corporation.This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may
not apply to you.
*Read enclosed instructions carefully.
Manufactured for: Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation
1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06912-0015
This symbol on the product’s nameplate means it is
listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Norelco is a Registered Trademark of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation.
AccuVac, ClearView, AccuControl, Flexi-Guard, Steelwave and Zoom
Lock areTrademarks of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
PHILIPS is a Registered Trademark of Koninklijke
Philips Electronics N.V.
© 2006 Philips Electronics North America Corporation. All Rights
Reserved.
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this
appliance.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for a Trimmer that has fallen
into water. Unplug immediately.
2. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not
place in or drop into water or other liquid.
4. Always unplug this Trimmer from the
electrical outlet immediately after
(re)charging.
5. Unplug Trimmer before cleaning.
6. When discarding Trimmer, unplug Trimmer to
remove rechargeable battery. See Battery
Removal instructions.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric
shock or injury to persons:
1. Close supervision is necessary when this
appliance is used by, on, or near children or
invalids.
2. Use this Trimmer for its intended household
use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by the Philips
Electronics North America Corporation.
3. Never operate this Trimmer if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped, damaged, or
dropped into water. Return the Trimmer to
the Philips Norelco Service Location for
examination and repair.
4. Keep the Trimmer and cord away from
heated surfaces.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any
opening. Keep air openings free of lint,
hair,etc.
6. Do not charge or plug in Trimmer outdoors
or where aerosol (spray) products are being
used or where oxygen is being administered.
7. Do not use this Trimmer with a damaged or
broken cutter, as facial injury may occur.
8. Do not operate Trimmer with the hair
collection chamber removed.
9. Always attach plug to Trimmer first, then into
outlet.To disconnect, turn ON/OFF switch
“OFF” then remove plug from outlet.
10. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do
not wrap cord around the Trimmer.
11. Never put Trimmer in direct sunlight or store
in a pouch at a temperature above 140˚F.
12. This Trimmer is for use on human facial hair
only. Do not use this Trimmer for any other
purpose.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRIMMER
CONTAINS A NICKEL-CADMIUM
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY.
See Battery Removal instructions.
Charging
Charge the Trimmer fully before you start using it
for the first time or after a long period of disuse.
Charge Indications
Low Battery
◗ When the battery capacity is low and the
trimmer needs to be charged, the red low
battery indicator light will blink when the
trimmer is turned off (fig. 2).
◗ When the battery is completely empty, neither
the motor or the lights will go on. In this case
you can still trim using the cord provided.
Charging
◗ When you start charging, the green charging
indicator light burns continuously (fig. 3).
◗ When the battery is fully charged, the green
charging indicator light blinks (fig. 4).
To Charge / Recharge
◗ (Re)charging requires approximately
70 minutes.
◗ Use only the cord provided.
◗ Battery performance is best if you recharge
only when the battery is (almost) completely
empty.
◗ Charging or recharging at temperatures below
40ºF or higher than 95ºF adversely affects
lifetime of battery.
◗ Continuously recharging or continuously using
as a corded Trimmer will reduce life of battery.
◗ You may also trim using the cord provided.This
Trimmer will not recharge while being used
corded.
1 Be certain Trimmer is OFF.
2 Connect cord to Trimmer. Plug into any 120V
AC outlet only. Use only the cord provided.
◗ An adaptor plug may be necessary for cord
usage in some foreign countries. Use an
attachment plug adaptor of the proper
configuration for power outlet.
Do not charge Trimmer in a pouch or for more
than 24 hours.
◗ It requires approximately 70 minutes to fully
charge the battery, if the battery capacity is
completely empty. If there is still battery
capacity available, fully charging the battery will
take less time.
◗ A fully charged Trimmer has a cordless
trimming time of up to 45 minutes under
normal operation.Turbo Power operation has a
cordless trimming time of up to 30 minutes.
3 Disconnect the cord and unplug from
electrical outlet, unless you are using the
Trimmer corded.
Optimize The Working Life Of
The Battery
◗ After Trimmer has been charged for the first
time,do not recharge Trimmer between
trimming sessions. Continue using it until the
battery is completely empty.
◗ Discharge the battery completely twice a year
by letting the motor run until it stops.
◗ Do not charge for more than 24 hours.
◗ Do not keep cord permanently plugged in.
◗ If Trimmer hasn't been used for a long period
of time,Trimmer must be recharged for
approximately 70 minutes.
Turbo Power
◗ When greater suction power and increased
cutting speed is desired when trimming, simply
press the Turbo Power Button (fig. 5).
◗ The Turbo Power Button can only be activated
when the trimmer is turned ON.
◗ When the trimmer is turned OFF, the Turbo
Power is automatically deactivated.
Corded Trimming
1 Connect cord provided to Trimmer.
2 Plug Trimmer into electrical outlet.
3 If battery is completely empty, wait a few
minutes before switching Trimmer on.
4 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
5 Turn Trimmer OFF and unplug.
6 Do not use Trimmer corded when battery is
fully charged.
NOTE:Trimmer does not recharge during corded
trimming.
Features
Trimming For 'Stubble' Look
Features
A Patented AccuControl System with
Removable Guide Comb Attachment
B Detachable Cutting Unit with 3-Dimensional
Rounded Stainless Steel Cutter Blades
C Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector
D ClearView Hair Collection Chamber and Filter
E Precision Zoom Lock Hair Length Selector
with 9 Pre-select Settings
F Selected Hair Length Setting Window
G Turbo Power Button
H ON/Off Button
I Low Battery Indicator Light
J Charge Indicator Light
K Power Cord Socket
L Precision Mini-Trimmer
M Charging Plug
N Cleaning Brush
Travel/Storage Pouch
Full Two-Year Warranty
60-Day Money-Back Guarantee
1 Be certain Guide Comb is on Trimmer and
use setting #1 to result in a 'stubble' look.
(fig. 9).
Trimming Without Guide Comb
Attachment
Remove Guide Comb Attachment if you are:
4
5
7
6
5
5
8
5
9
10
1
4 Hold Trimmer in a vertical position and make
small, careful strokes (fig. 13).
11
13
12
14
15
◗ Guide Comb Attachment must be on Trimmer
in order to use the Zoom Lock.
1 Turn the Zoom Lock to the desired trimming
length setting (see table).The setting will
appear in the window below the Zoom Lock
(fig. 7).
Replacing The Cutting Unit
If your cutters and filter become damaged or
worn, do not continue using the Trimmer. Replace
cutters and/or filter immediately.
This Trimmer has no other user-serviceable parts.
Any other service should be performed by the
Philips Norelco Service Location.
T980
Rechargeable
Cord/Cordless
4203 000 3470.1
Assistance
1 Be certain Trimmer is in OFF position.
17
20
18
19
21
22
2 Replace Guide Comb Attachment until it
'clicks' into position.The Guide Comb
Attachment can be placed on Trimmer only
one way by properly aligning it to slide into
the tracks on sides of Trimmer head. If it
does not fit properly, reverse it.
NOTE:The Zoom Lock can be on any setting
when removing or replacing Attachment.
Cleaning
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, start by
using the maximum trimming length setting #9
to prevent accidentally trimming hairs too
short. As you become familiar with the settings,
adjust Zoom Lock to desired trimming length.
Zoom Lock will 'click' into position at each
setting.
2 Turn the Trimmer ON.
3 To trim in the most effective way, move the
Trimmer against the direction of hair growth.
Do not move the trimmer too fast. Make
smooth and gentle movements and make
sure the surface of the Guide Comb always
stays in contact with the skin (fig. 8).
Trimming Length Settings Table
◗ Always turn Trimmer OFF before cleaning.
◗ Do not use abrasive, scourers or liquids such
as alcohol, benzene, bleach or acetone to clean
the Trimmer.
◗ Never clean, remove or replace Guide Comb
Attachment with motor ON.
◗ Do not apply pressure to cutters.
◗ Do not touch cutters with hard objects as this
may damage them.
◗ Do not use while bathing, showering or
immerse the Trimmer in water or other liquids
as damage to Trimmer may occur.
◗ Never use sharp or hard objects to clean the
filter to avoid damaging it.
◗ If cut hairs have accumulated in the Guide
Comb area, turn Trimmer off, pull Guide Comb
Attachment off Trimmer and remove hairs by
shaking and/or blowing.
Hair Collection Chamber
#1
Stubble Length or Closely Cropped
.06 in./1.5 mm
#2
Short
.1 in./2.5 mm
1 Turn the Trimmer OFF.
#3
.16 in./4 mm
#4
.22 in./5.5 mm
2 Remove the ClearView Hair Collection
chamber and filter (fig. 14).
#5
Medium
.3 in./7.5 mm
#6
.38 in./9.5 mm
#7
.48 in./12 mm
#9
.6 in./15 mm
Long
1-800-243-3050
or visit our website:
www.philips.com/norelco
Information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
Storage
◗ Be sure Trimmer is turned off and remove cord
from outlet and Trimmer before storing in a
safe, dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
◗ Do not wrap cord around Trimmer when
storing.
◗ Store Cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
◗ Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink, water or
other liquid.
Battery Removal
◗ This Philips Norelco Trimmer contains
Replacing Guide Comb Attachment
On Trimmer
#8
Trimming With AccuControl
Guide Comb Attachment
3 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
16
Integrated Vacuum
use as described in this manual.
◗ Always comb your beard and/or moustache
with a fine comb before you start trimming.
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, be
careful. Do not move the Trimmer too fast.
Make smooth and gentle movements.
5 Turn Trimmer OFF.
6 When you have finished using the Precision
Mini-Trimmer, you may remove it and replace
the cutting unit.You can now put the Guide
Comb Attachment back on the Trimmer.
The patented AccuControl System with Integrated
Vacuum puts you in complete control while
trimming your facial hairs with no prior experience
needed.The flexing Guide Comb adjusts
automatically to hug the contours of your face for a
trim that is both even and accurate. And, it's easy to
maneuver over those hard-to-reach areas such as
the throat and chin.The patented Zoom Lock Hair
Length Selector allows you to choose among 9
preset hair lengths and locks into position so you
can control the exact hair length you desire or vary
the length of your facial hair.The Patented
AccuControl System and Zoom Lock Hair Length
Selector for professional, goof-proof results every
time.
◗ Use this Trimmer for its intended household
3 Attach the Precision Mini-Trimmer (fig. 12).
Precision Mini-Trimmer is also suitable for outlining
the edges of the beard,on the neck and on the
cheeks.
1
AccuControl System
Trimming
2 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
1
Throw your scissors away and put your new
Vacuum Trimmer to the test. We guarantee
precise, professional results or Philips Norelco will
refund you the full purchase price, guaranteed!
Trimmer, do not cut off more than approx. 7mm
of your overall beard length at a time. If you
want to cut your beard shorter, repeat the
process one or more times.
hairs and sideburns.
Turbo
Vacuum
Trimmer
For Assistance, call toll free:
Your Vacuum Trimmer features the Patented
AccuControl System combined with an adjustable
Zoom Lock to make trimming facial hairs
goofproof. Plus, the Integrated Vacuum collects
cut-off hairs during use for no clean-up.
◗ To ensure optimal functioning of the Vacuum
5 Re-attach the cutting unit and the Guide
Comb into place on the Trimmer (fig. 17).
1 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment (fig. 10).
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Like many new products, your Philips Norelco
Vacuum Trimmer may take a little getting used to.If
you are using an electric Trimmer for the first time,
or if you've been using a different brand, take the
time to acquaint yourself with your new Trimmer.
It is recommended that you empty the Hair
Collection Chamber after each trimming session.
When trimming long, dense beards it may also be
necessary to empty the Hair Collection Chamber
during the trimming session in order to maintain
optimal suction performance (also see 'Cleaning'
section, 'Hair Collection Chamber').
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment by
pulling it off the Trimmer (fig. 10).
◗ For use with moustache, to contour single
3
2
Put It To The Test
The Integrated Vacuum is activated automatically as
soon as you switch the trimmer on. It collects cut
hairs during every kind of use, i.e. trimming with or
without comb attachment and contouring.The
flexible hair guide follows the contours of the face
and the Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector directs cut hairs
towards the nozzle of the vacuum mechanism.
4 Clean the cutting unit and the inside of the
Trimmer with the brush supplied (fig. 16).
Shaping With Precision Mini-Trimmer
3 If the charge runs out while trimming, simply
connect cord provided to Trimmer and outlet
to continue trimming.
1 Make sure the Trimmer is turned OFF and
disconnected from the electrical outlet.
1 Be certain Trimmer is in the OFF position.
4 Make well-controlled movements.Touch the
hair lightly with the Trimmer.
2 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
Trimmer
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment.
3 Turn the Trimmer ON.
1 Charge according to directions. Unplug
Trimmer from outlet and remove cord.
Chamber be emptied and cleaned out after
each use.
◗ Do not operate the Trimmer with the Hair
Collection Chamber removed.
◗ Defining hair lines
◗ Trimming nape of neck
◗ Removing single, unwanted hairs
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Cordless Trimming
◗ It is recommended that the Hair Collection
.72 in./18 mm
NOTE: Since all hairs do not grow in the same
direction, you may want to try different trimming
positions (i.e., upwards, downwards, or across).
Practice is best for optimum results.
3 Remove the hairs by carefully shaking them
out or by brushing them out with the
cleaning brush supplied (fig. 15).
◗ When trimming extremely long, dense beards,
it may be necessary to empty the Hair
Collection Chamber during the trimming
session in order to maintain optimal suction
performance.
◗ If suction performance is not as strong as usual,
Hair Collection Chamber may require
emptying to restore optimal performance.
rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium batteries, which
must be disposed of properly (fig. 18).
◗ Batteries should only be removed when
Trimmer is to be discarded.
◗ All servicing or battery replacement should be
performed by the Philips Norelco Service
Location.
◗ For assistance, call toll free: 1-800-243-3050 or
visit our website; www.philips.com/norelco.
1 Unplug electrical cord from outlet and
Trimmer before dismantling Trimmer.
2 Allow the Trimmer to run until the battery is
empty/depleted.
3 Turn Trimmer OFF.
4 Remove the 2 side panels with a screwdriver
(fig. 19).
Note:You may use a narrow flat blade screwdriver.
5 Remove the front panel with a screwdriver
(fig. 20).
6 Pull out the printed circuit board (fig. 21).
7 Remove the rechargeable battery using a
screwdriver and detach it by bending
or turning it several times until the
connections break (fig. 22).
8 Do not attempt to replace battery. Insulate
battery ends by covering with tape and/or
place battery in a small plastic bag.
9 Discard your Trimmer. Do not attempt to
plug electrical cord into the outlet or
recharge the Trimmer after the battery has
been removed.
10 Contact your local town or city officials for
battery disposal information or call
1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.com for
battery drop-off locations.
60-DAY MONEYBACK GUARANTEE
If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips Norelco
Turbo Vacuum Trimmer, send the product back and
we’ll refund you the full purchase price.
The Trimmer must be shipped prepaid by insured
mail, insurance prepaid, and have the original
sales receipt, indicating purchase price and the
date of purchase, enclosed.The Trimmer must be
postmarked no later than 60 days after the date
of purchase. Philips Norelco reserves the right to
verify the purchase price of the Trimmer and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
Send dated sales receipt, your complete name and
address as indicated below, and the Trimmer, prepaid
to:
Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation
450 North Medinah Road, Dock 16
Roselle, IL 60172-2329
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of check.
(Please Print)
Name________________________________________
Address______________________________________
City__________________________________________
State ______________Zip_______________________
Daytime Telephone No. (____)__________________
AREA CODE
Email Address:_________________________________
REASON FOR RETURNING:___________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
Full Two-Year Warranty
Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new
Philips Norelco product, Model T980 against defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of two years (cutters for up to four
years) from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace
any defective product without charge.
IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting
from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing
of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or
subjecting the product to any but the specific voltage.* Use of
unauthorized replacement parts will void this warranty.
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
WILL NOT PAY FOR WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A
NON-AUTHORIZED REPAIR SERVICE AND WILL NOT
REIMBURSE THE CONSUMER FOR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM
WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED
REPAIR SERVICE.
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
In order to obtain warranty service, simply ship the product postage
prepaid to the Philips Norelco Service Location (information
available online at www.philips.com/norelco or at 1-800-243-3050). It
is suggested that for your protection you return shipments of
product by insured mail, insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during
shipment is not covered by this warranty. NOTE: No other
warranty, written or oral, is authorized by Philips Electronics North
America Corporation.This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may
not apply to you.
*Read enclosed instructions carefully.
Manufactured for: Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation
1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06912-0015
This symbol on the product’s nameplate means it is
listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Norelco is a Registered Trademark of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation.
AccuVac, ClearView, AccuControl, Flexi-Guard, Steelwave and Zoom
Lock areTrademarks of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
PHILIPS is a Registered Trademark of Koninklijke
Philips Electronics N.V.
© 2006 Philips Electronics North America Corporation. All Rights
Reserved.
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this
appliance.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for a Trimmer that has fallen
into water. Unplug immediately.
2. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not
place in or drop into water or other liquid.
4. Always unplug this Trimmer from the
electrical outlet immediately after
(re)charging.
5. Unplug Trimmer before cleaning.
6. When discarding Trimmer, unplug Trimmer to
remove rechargeable battery. See Battery
Removal instructions.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric
shock or injury to persons:
1. Close supervision is necessary when this
appliance is used by, on, or near children or
invalids.
2. Use this Trimmer for its intended household
use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by the Philips
Electronics North America Corporation.
3. Never operate this Trimmer if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped, damaged, or
dropped into water. Return the Trimmer to
the Philips Norelco Service Location for
examination and repair.
4. Keep the Trimmer and cord away from
heated surfaces.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any
opening. Keep air openings free of lint,
hair,etc.
6. Do not charge or plug in Trimmer outdoors
or where aerosol (spray) products are being
used or where oxygen is being administered.
7. Do not use this Trimmer with a damaged or
broken cutter, as facial injury may occur.
8. Do not operate Trimmer with the hair
collection chamber removed.
9. Always attach plug to Trimmer first, then into
outlet.To disconnect, turn ON/OFF switch
“OFF” then remove plug from outlet.
10. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do
not wrap cord around the Trimmer.
11. Never put Trimmer in direct sunlight or store
in a pouch at a temperature above 140˚F.
12. This Trimmer is for use on human facial hair
only. Do not use this Trimmer for any other
purpose.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRIMMER
CONTAINS A NICKEL-CADMIUM
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY.
See Battery Removal instructions.
Charging
Charge the Trimmer fully before you start using it
for the first time or after a long period of disuse.
Charge Indications
Low Battery
◗ When the battery capacity is low and the
trimmer needs to be charged, the red low
battery indicator light will blink when the
trimmer is turned off (fig. 2).
◗ When the battery is completely empty, neither
the motor or the lights will go on. In this case
you can still trim using the cord provided.
Charging
◗ When you start charging, the green charging
indicator light burns continuously (fig. 3).
◗ When the battery is fully charged, the green
charging indicator light blinks (fig. 4).
To Charge / Recharge
◗ (Re)charging requires approximately
70 minutes.
◗ Use only the cord provided.
◗ Battery performance is best if you recharge
only when the battery is (almost) completely
empty.
◗ Charging or recharging at temperatures below
40ºF or higher than 95ºF adversely affects
lifetime of battery.
◗ Continuously recharging or continuously using
as a corded Trimmer will reduce life of battery.
◗ You may also trim using the cord provided.This
Trimmer will not recharge while being used
corded.
1 Be certain Trimmer is OFF.
2 Connect cord to Trimmer. Plug into any 120V
AC outlet only. Use only the cord provided.
◗ An adaptor plug may be necessary for cord
usage in some foreign countries. Use an
attachment plug adaptor of the proper
configuration for power outlet.
Do not charge Trimmer in a pouch or for more
than 24 hours.
◗ It requires approximately 70 minutes to fully
charge the battery, if the battery capacity is
completely empty. If there is still battery
capacity available, fully charging the battery will
take less time.
◗ A fully charged Trimmer has a cordless
trimming time of up to 45 minutes under
normal operation.Turbo Power operation has a
cordless trimming time of up to 30 minutes.
3 Disconnect the cord and unplug from
electrical outlet, unless you are using the
Trimmer corded.
Optimize The Working Life Of
The Battery
◗ After Trimmer has been charged for the first
time,do not recharge Trimmer between
trimming sessions. Continue using it until the
battery is completely empty.
◗ Discharge the battery completely twice a year
by letting the motor run until it stops.
◗ Do not charge for more than 24 hours.
◗ Do not keep cord permanently plugged in.
◗ If Trimmer hasn't been used for a long period
of time,Trimmer must be recharged for
approximately 70 minutes.
Turbo Power
◗ When greater suction power and increased
cutting speed is desired when trimming, simply
press the Turbo Power Button (fig. 5).
◗ The Turbo Power Button can only be activated
when the trimmer is turned ON.
◗ When the trimmer is turned OFF, the Turbo
Power is automatically deactivated.
Corded Trimming
1 Connect cord provided to Trimmer.
2 Plug Trimmer into electrical outlet.
3 If battery is completely empty, wait a few
minutes before switching Trimmer on.
4 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
5 Turn Trimmer OFF and unplug.
6 Do not use Trimmer corded when battery is
fully charged.
NOTE:Trimmer does not recharge during corded
trimming.
Features
Trimming For 'Stubble' Look
Features
A Patented AccuControl System with
Removable Guide Comb Attachment
B Detachable Cutting Unit with 3-Dimensional
Rounded Stainless Steel Cutter Blades
C Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector
D ClearView Hair Collection Chamber and Filter
E Precision Zoom Lock Hair Length Selector
with 9 Pre-select Settings
F Selected Hair Length Setting Window
G Turbo Power Button
H ON/Off Button
I Low Battery Indicator Light
J Charge Indicator Light
K Power Cord Socket
L Precision Mini-Trimmer
M Charging Plug
N Cleaning Brush
Travel/Storage Pouch
Full Two-Year Warranty
60-Day Money-Back Guarantee
1 Be certain Guide Comb is on Trimmer and
use setting #1 to result in a 'stubble' look.
(fig. 9).
Trimming Without Guide Comb
Attachment
Remove Guide Comb Attachment if you are:
4
5
7
6
5
5
8
5
9
10
1
4 Hold Trimmer in a vertical position and make
small, careful strokes (fig. 13).
11
13
12
14
15
◗ Guide Comb Attachment must be on Trimmer
in order to use the Zoom Lock.
1 Turn the Zoom Lock to the desired trimming
length setting (see table).The setting will
appear in the window below the Zoom Lock
(fig. 7).
Replacing The Cutting Unit
If your cutters and filter become damaged or
worn, do not continue using the Trimmer. Replace
cutters and/or filter immediately.
This Trimmer has no other user-serviceable parts.
Any other service should be performed by the
Philips Norelco Service Location.
T980
Rechargeable
Cord/Cordless
4203 000 3470.1
Assistance
1 Be certain Trimmer is in OFF position.
17
20
18
19
21
22
2 Replace Guide Comb Attachment until it
'clicks' into position.The Guide Comb
Attachment can be placed on Trimmer only
one way by properly aligning it to slide into
the tracks on sides of Trimmer head. If it
does not fit properly, reverse it.
NOTE:The Zoom Lock can be on any setting
when removing or replacing Attachment.
Cleaning
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, start by
using the maximum trimming length setting #9
to prevent accidentally trimming hairs too
short. As you become familiar with the settings,
adjust Zoom Lock to desired trimming length.
Zoom Lock will 'click' into position at each
setting.
2 Turn the Trimmer ON.
3 To trim in the most effective way, move the
Trimmer against the direction of hair growth.
Do not move the trimmer too fast. Make
smooth and gentle movements and make
sure the surface of the Guide Comb always
stays in contact with the skin (fig. 8).
Trimming Length Settings Table
◗ Always turn Trimmer OFF before cleaning.
◗ Do not use abrasive, scourers or liquids such
as alcohol, benzene, bleach or acetone to clean
the Trimmer.
◗ Never clean, remove or replace Guide Comb
Attachment with motor ON.
◗ Do not apply pressure to cutters.
◗ Do not touch cutters with hard objects as this
may damage them.
◗ Do not use while bathing, showering or
immerse the Trimmer in water or other liquids
as damage to Trimmer may occur.
◗ Never use sharp or hard objects to clean the
filter to avoid damaging it.
◗ If cut hairs have accumulated in the Guide
Comb area, turn Trimmer off, pull Guide Comb
Attachment off Trimmer and remove hairs by
shaking and/or blowing.
Hair Collection Chamber
#1
Stubble Length or Closely Cropped
.06 in./1.5 mm
#2
Short
.1 in./2.5 mm
1 Turn the Trimmer OFF.
#3
.16 in./4 mm
#4
.22 in./5.5 mm
2 Remove the ClearView Hair Collection
chamber and filter (fig. 14).
#5
Medium
.3 in./7.5 mm
#6
.38 in./9.5 mm
#7
.48 in./12 mm
#9
.6 in./15 mm
Long
1-800-243-3050
or visit our website:
www.philips.com/norelco
Information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
Storage
◗ Be sure Trimmer is turned off and remove cord
from outlet and Trimmer before storing in a
safe, dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
◗ Do not wrap cord around Trimmer when
storing.
◗ Store Cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
◗ Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink, water or
other liquid.
Battery Removal
◗ This Philips Norelco Trimmer contains
Replacing Guide Comb Attachment
On Trimmer
#8
Trimming With AccuControl
Guide Comb Attachment
3 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
16
Integrated Vacuum
use as described in this manual.
◗ Always comb your beard and/or moustache
with a fine comb before you start trimming.
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, be
careful. Do not move the Trimmer too fast.
Make smooth and gentle movements.
5 Turn Trimmer OFF.
6 When you have finished using the Precision
Mini-Trimmer, you may remove it and replace
the cutting unit.You can now put the Guide
Comb Attachment back on the Trimmer.
The patented AccuControl System with Integrated
Vacuum puts you in complete control while
trimming your facial hairs with no prior experience
needed.The flexing Guide Comb adjusts
automatically to hug the contours of your face for a
trim that is both even and accurate. And, it's easy to
maneuver over those hard-to-reach areas such as
the throat and chin.The patented Zoom Lock Hair
Length Selector allows you to choose among 9
preset hair lengths and locks into position so you
can control the exact hair length you desire or vary
the length of your facial hair.The Patented
AccuControl System and Zoom Lock Hair Length
Selector for professional, goof-proof results every
time.
◗ Use this Trimmer for its intended household
3 Attach the Precision Mini-Trimmer (fig. 12).
Precision Mini-Trimmer is also suitable for outlining
the edges of the beard,on the neck and on the
cheeks.
1
AccuControl System
Trimming
2 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
1
Throw your scissors away and put your new
Vacuum Trimmer to the test. We guarantee
precise, professional results or Philips Norelco will
refund you the full purchase price, guaranteed!
Trimmer, do not cut off more than approx. 7mm
of your overall beard length at a time. If you
want to cut your beard shorter, repeat the
process one or more times.
hairs and sideburns.
Turbo
Vacuum
Trimmer
For Assistance, call toll free:
Your Vacuum Trimmer features the Patented
AccuControl System combined with an adjustable
Zoom Lock to make trimming facial hairs
goofproof. Plus, the Integrated Vacuum collects
cut-off hairs during use for no clean-up.
◗ To ensure optimal functioning of the Vacuum
5 Re-attach the cutting unit and the Guide
Comb into place on the Trimmer (fig. 17).
1 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment (fig. 10).
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Like many new products, your Philips Norelco
Vacuum Trimmer may take a little getting used to.If
you are using an electric Trimmer for the first time,
or if you've been using a different brand, take the
time to acquaint yourself with your new Trimmer.
It is recommended that you empty the Hair
Collection Chamber after each trimming session.
When trimming long, dense beards it may also be
necessary to empty the Hair Collection Chamber
during the trimming session in order to maintain
optimal suction performance (also see 'Cleaning'
section, 'Hair Collection Chamber').
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment by
pulling it off the Trimmer (fig. 10).
◗ For use with moustache, to contour single
3
2
Put It To The Test
The Integrated Vacuum is activated automatically as
soon as you switch the trimmer on. It collects cut
hairs during every kind of use, i.e. trimming with or
without comb attachment and contouring.The
flexible hair guide follows the contours of the face
and the Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector directs cut hairs
towards the nozzle of the vacuum mechanism.
4 Clean the cutting unit and the inside of the
Trimmer with the brush supplied (fig. 16).
Shaping With Precision Mini-Trimmer
3 If the charge runs out while trimming, simply
connect cord provided to Trimmer and outlet
to continue trimming.
1 Make sure the Trimmer is turned OFF and
disconnected from the electrical outlet.
1 Be certain Trimmer is in the OFF position.
4 Make well-controlled movements.Touch the
hair lightly with the Trimmer.
2 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
Trimmer
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment.
3 Turn the Trimmer ON.
1 Charge according to directions. Unplug
Trimmer from outlet and remove cord.
Chamber be emptied and cleaned out after
each use.
◗ Do not operate the Trimmer with the Hair
Collection Chamber removed.
◗ Defining hair lines
◗ Trimming nape of neck
◗ Removing single, unwanted hairs
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Cordless Trimming
◗ It is recommended that the Hair Collection
.72 in./18 mm
NOTE: Since all hairs do not grow in the same
direction, you may want to try different trimming
positions (i.e., upwards, downwards, or across).
Practice is best for optimum results.
3 Remove the hairs by carefully shaking them
out or by brushing them out with the
cleaning brush supplied (fig. 15).
◗ When trimming extremely long, dense beards,
it may be necessary to empty the Hair
Collection Chamber during the trimming
session in order to maintain optimal suction
performance.
◗ If suction performance is not as strong as usual,
Hair Collection Chamber may require
emptying to restore optimal performance.
rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium batteries, which
must be disposed of properly (fig. 18).
◗ Batteries should only be removed when
Trimmer is to be discarded.
◗ All servicing or battery replacement should be
performed by the Philips Norelco Service
Location.
◗ For assistance, call toll free: 1-800-243-3050 or
visit our website; www.philips.com/norelco.
1 Unplug electrical cord from outlet and
Trimmer before dismantling Trimmer.
2 Allow the Trimmer to run until the battery is
empty/depleted.
3 Turn Trimmer OFF.
4 Remove the 2 side panels with a screwdriver
(fig. 19).
Note:You may use a narrow flat blade screwdriver.
5 Remove the front panel with a screwdriver
(fig. 20).
6 Pull out the printed circuit board (fig. 21).
7 Remove the rechargeable battery using a
screwdriver and detach it by bending
or turning it several times until the
connections break (fig. 22).
8 Do not attempt to replace battery. Insulate
battery ends by covering with tape and/or
place battery in a small plastic bag.
9 Discard your Trimmer. Do not attempt to
plug electrical cord into the outlet or
recharge the Trimmer after the battery has
been removed.
10 Contact your local town or city officials for
battery disposal information or call
1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.com for
battery drop-off locations.
60-DAY MONEYBACK GUARANTEE
If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips Norelco
Turbo Vacuum Trimmer, send the product back and
we’ll refund you the full purchase price.
The Trimmer must be shipped prepaid by insured
mail, insurance prepaid, and have the original
sales receipt, indicating purchase price and the
date of purchase, enclosed.The Trimmer must be
postmarked no later than 60 days after the date
of purchase. Philips Norelco reserves the right to
verify the purchase price of the Trimmer and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
Send dated sales receipt, your complete name and
address as indicated below, and the Trimmer, prepaid
to:
Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation
450 North Medinah Road, Dock 16
Roselle, IL 60172-2329
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of check.
(Please Print)
Name________________________________________
Address______________________________________
City__________________________________________
State ______________Zip_______________________
Daytime Telephone No. (____)__________________
AREA CODE
Email Address:_________________________________
REASON FOR RETURNING:___________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
Full Two-Year Warranty
Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new
Philips Norelco product, Model T980 against defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of two years (cutters for up to four
years) from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace
any defective product without charge.
IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting
from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing
of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or
subjecting the product to any but the specific voltage.* Use of
unauthorized replacement parts will void this warranty.
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
WILL NOT PAY FOR WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A
NON-AUTHORIZED REPAIR SERVICE AND WILL NOT
REIMBURSE THE CONSUMER FOR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM
WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED
REPAIR SERVICE.
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
In order to obtain warranty service, simply ship the product postage
prepaid to the Philips Norelco Service Location (information
available online at www.philips.com/norelco or at 1-800-243-3050). It
is suggested that for your protection you return shipments of
product by insured mail, insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during
shipment is not covered by this warranty. NOTE: No other
warranty, written or oral, is authorized by Philips Electronics North
America Corporation.This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may
not apply to you.
*Read enclosed instructions carefully.
Manufactured for: Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation
1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06912-0015
This symbol on the product’s nameplate means it is
listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Norelco is a Registered Trademark of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation.
AccuVac, ClearView, AccuControl, Flexi-Guard, Steelwave and Zoom
Lock areTrademarks of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
PHILIPS is a Registered Trademark of Koninklijke
Philips Electronics N.V.
© 2006 Philips Electronics North America Corporation. All Rights
Reserved.
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this
appliance.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for a Trimmer that has fallen
into water. Unplug immediately.
2. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
3. Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not
place in or drop into water or other liquid.
4. Always unplug this Trimmer from the
electrical outlet immediately after
(re)charging.
5. Unplug Trimmer before cleaning.
6. When discarding Trimmer, unplug Trimmer to
remove rechargeable battery. See Battery
Removal instructions.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric
shock or injury to persons:
1. Close supervision is necessary when this
appliance is used by, on, or near children or
invalids.
2. Use this Trimmer for its intended household
use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by the Philips
Electronics North America Corporation.
3. Never operate this Trimmer if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped, damaged, or
dropped into water. Return the Trimmer to
the Philips Norelco Service Location for
examination and repair.
4. Keep the Trimmer and cord away from
heated surfaces.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any
opening. Keep air openings free of lint,
hair,etc.
6. Do not charge or plug in Trimmer outdoors
or where aerosol (spray) products are being
used or where oxygen is being administered.
7. Do not use this Trimmer with a damaged or
broken cutter, as facial injury may occur.
8. Do not operate Trimmer with the hair
collection chamber removed.
9. Always attach plug to Trimmer first, then into
outlet.To disconnect, turn ON/OFF switch
“OFF” then remove plug from outlet.
10. To prevent possible damage to the cord, do
not wrap cord around the Trimmer.
11. Never put Trimmer in direct sunlight or store
in a pouch at a temperature above 140˚F.
12. This Trimmer is for use on human facial hair
only. Do not use this Trimmer for any other
purpose.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRIMMER
CONTAINS A NICKEL-CADMIUM
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY.
See Battery Removal instructions.
Charging
Charge the Trimmer fully before you start using it
for the first time or after a long period of disuse.
Charge Indications
Low Battery
◗ When the battery capacity is low and the
trimmer needs to be charged, the red low
battery indicator light will blink when the
trimmer is turned off (fig. 2).
◗ When the battery is completely empty, neither
the motor or the lights will go on. In this case
you can still trim using the cord provided.
Charging
◗ When you start charging, the green charging
indicator light burns continuously (fig. 3).
◗ When the battery is fully charged, the green
charging indicator light blinks (fig. 4).
To Charge / Recharge
◗ (Re)charging requires approximately
70 minutes.
◗ Use only the cord provided.
◗ Battery performance is best if you recharge
only when the battery is (almost) completely
empty.
◗ Charging or recharging at temperatures below
40ºF or higher than 95ºF adversely affects
lifetime of battery.
◗ Continuously recharging or continuously using
as a corded Trimmer will reduce life of battery.
◗ You may also trim using the cord provided.This
Trimmer will not recharge while being used
corded.
1 Be certain Trimmer is OFF.
2 Connect cord to Trimmer. Plug into any 120V
AC outlet only. Use only the cord provided.
◗ An adaptor plug may be necessary for cord
usage in some foreign countries. Use an
attachment plug adaptor of the proper
configuration for power outlet.
Do not charge Trimmer in a pouch or for more
than 24 hours.
◗ It requires approximately 70 minutes to fully
charge the battery, if the battery capacity is
completely empty. If there is still battery
capacity available, fully charging the battery will
take less time.
◗ A fully charged Trimmer has a cordless
trimming time of up to 45 minutes under
normal operation.Turbo Power operation has a
cordless trimming time of up to 30 minutes.
3 Disconnect the cord and unplug from
electrical outlet, unless you are using the
Trimmer corded.
Optimize The Working Life Of
The Battery
◗ After Trimmer has been charged for the first
time,do not recharge Trimmer between
trimming sessions. Continue using it until the
battery is completely empty.
◗ Discharge the battery completely twice a year
by letting the motor run until it stops.
◗ Do not charge for more than 24 hours.
◗ Do not keep cord permanently plugged in.
◗ If Trimmer hasn't been used for a long period
of time,Trimmer must be recharged for
approximately 70 minutes.
Turbo Power
◗ When greater suction power and increased
cutting speed is desired when trimming, simply
press the Turbo Power Button (fig. 5).
◗ The Turbo Power Button can only be activated
when the trimmer is turned ON.
◗ When the trimmer is turned OFF, the Turbo
Power is automatically deactivated.
Corded Trimming
1 Connect cord provided to Trimmer.
2 Plug Trimmer into electrical outlet.
3 If battery is completely empty, wait a few
minutes before switching Trimmer on.
4 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
5 Turn Trimmer OFF and unplug.
6 Do not use Trimmer corded when battery is
fully charged.
NOTE:Trimmer does not recharge during corded
trimming.
Features
Trimming For 'Stubble' Look
Features
A Patented AccuControl System with
Removable Guide Comb Attachment
B Detachable Cutting Unit with 3-Dimensional
Rounded Stainless Steel Cutter Blades
C Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector
D ClearView Hair Collection Chamber and Filter
E Precision Zoom Lock Hair Length Selector
with 9 Pre-select Settings
F Selected Hair Length Setting Window
G Turbo Power Button
H ON/Off Button
I Low Battery Indicator Light
J Charge Indicator Light
K Power Cord Socket
L Precision Mini-Trimmer
M Charging Plug
N Cleaning Brush
Travel/Storage Pouch
Full Two-Year Warranty
60-Day Money-Back Guarantee
1 Be certain Guide Comb is on Trimmer and
use setting #1 to result in a 'stubble' look.
(fig. 9).
Trimming Without Guide Comb
Attachment
Remove Guide Comb Attachment if you are:
4
5
7
6
5
5
8
5
9
10
1
4 Hold Trimmer in a vertical position and make
small, careful strokes (fig. 13).
11
13
12
14
15
◗ Guide Comb Attachment must be on Trimmer
in order to use the Zoom Lock.
1 Turn the Zoom Lock to the desired trimming
length setting (see table).The setting will
appear in the window below the Zoom Lock
(fig. 7).
Replacing The Cutting Unit
If your cutters and filter become damaged or
worn, do not continue using the Trimmer. Replace
cutters and/or filter immediately.
This Trimmer has no other user-serviceable parts.
Any other service should be performed by the
Philips Norelco Service Location.
T980
Rechargeable
Cord/Cordless
4203 000 3470.1
Assistance
1 Be certain Trimmer is in OFF position.
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20
18
19
21
22
2 Replace Guide Comb Attachment until it
'clicks' into position.The Guide Comb
Attachment can be placed on Trimmer only
one way by properly aligning it to slide into
the tracks on sides of Trimmer head. If it
does not fit properly, reverse it.
NOTE:The Zoom Lock can be on any setting
when removing or replacing Attachment.
Cleaning
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, start by
using the maximum trimming length setting #9
to prevent accidentally trimming hairs too
short. As you become familiar with the settings,
adjust Zoom Lock to desired trimming length.
Zoom Lock will 'click' into position at each
setting.
2 Turn the Trimmer ON.
3 To trim in the most effective way, move the
Trimmer against the direction of hair growth.
Do not move the trimmer too fast. Make
smooth and gentle movements and make
sure the surface of the Guide Comb always
stays in contact with the skin (fig. 8).
Trimming Length Settings Table
◗ Always turn Trimmer OFF before cleaning.
◗ Do not use abrasive, scourers or liquids such
as alcohol, benzene, bleach or acetone to clean
the Trimmer.
◗ Never clean, remove or replace Guide Comb
Attachment with motor ON.
◗ Do not apply pressure to cutters.
◗ Do not touch cutters with hard objects as this
may damage them.
◗ Do not use while bathing, showering or
immerse the Trimmer in water or other liquids
as damage to Trimmer may occur.
◗ Never use sharp or hard objects to clean the
filter to avoid damaging it.
◗ If cut hairs have accumulated in the Guide
Comb area, turn Trimmer off, pull Guide Comb
Attachment off Trimmer and remove hairs by
shaking and/or blowing.
Hair Collection Chamber
#1
Stubble Length or Closely Cropped
.06 in./1.5 mm
#2
Short
.1 in./2.5 mm
1 Turn the Trimmer OFF.
#3
.16 in./4 mm
#4
.22 in./5.5 mm
2 Remove the ClearView Hair Collection
chamber and filter (fig. 14).
#5
Medium
.3 in./7.5 mm
#6
.38 in./9.5 mm
#7
.48 in./12 mm
#9
.6 in./15 mm
Long
1-800-243-3050
or visit our website:
www.philips.com/norelco
Information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
Storage
◗ Be sure Trimmer is turned off and remove cord
from outlet and Trimmer before storing in a
safe, dry location where it will not be crushed,
banged, or subject to damage.
◗ Do not wrap cord around Trimmer when
storing.
◗ Store Cord in a safe location where it will not
be cut or damaged.
◗ Do not place or store Trimmer where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink, water or
other liquid.
Battery Removal
◗ This Philips Norelco Trimmer contains
Replacing Guide Comb Attachment
On Trimmer
#8
Trimming With AccuControl
Guide Comb Attachment
3 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
16
Integrated Vacuum
use as described in this manual.
◗ Always comb your beard and/or moustache
with a fine comb before you start trimming.
◗ If you are trimming for the first time, be
careful. Do not move the Trimmer too fast.
Make smooth and gentle movements.
5 Turn Trimmer OFF.
6 When you have finished using the Precision
Mini-Trimmer, you may remove it and replace
the cutting unit.You can now put the Guide
Comb Attachment back on the Trimmer.
The patented AccuControl System with Integrated
Vacuum puts you in complete control while
trimming your facial hairs with no prior experience
needed.The flexing Guide Comb adjusts
automatically to hug the contours of your face for a
trim that is both even and accurate. And, it's easy to
maneuver over those hard-to-reach areas such as
the throat and chin.The patented Zoom Lock Hair
Length Selector allows you to choose among 9
preset hair lengths and locks into position so you
can control the exact hair length you desire or vary
the length of your facial hair.The Patented
AccuControl System and Zoom Lock Hair Length
Selector for professional, goof-proof results every
time.
◗ Use this Trimmer for its intended household
3 Attach the Precision Mini-Trimmer (fig. 12).
Precision Mini-Trimmer is also suitable for outlining
the edges of the beard,on the neck and on the
cheeks.
1
AccuControl System
Trimming
2 Remove the cutting unit (fig. 11).
1
Throw your scissors away and put your new
Vacuum Trimmer to the test. We guarantee
precise, professional results or Philips Norelco will
refund you the full purchase price, guaranteed!
Trimmer, do not cut off more than approx. 7mm
of your overall beard length at a time. If you
want to cut your beard shorter, repeat the
process one or more times.
hairs and sideburns.
Turbo
Vacuum
Trimmer
For Assistance, call toll free:
Your Vacuum Trimmer features the Patented
AccuControl System combined with an adjustable
Zoom Lock to make trimming facial hairs
goofproof. Plus, the Integrated Vacuum collects
cut-off hairs during use for no clean-up.
◗ To ensure optimal functioning of the Vacuum
5 Re-attach the cutting unit and the Guide
Comb into place on the Trimmer (fig. 17).
1 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment (fig. 10).
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Like many new products, your Philips Norelco
Vacuum Trimmer may take a little getting used to.If
you are using an electric Trimmer for the first time,
or if you've been using a different brand, take the
time to acquaint yourself with your new Trimmer.
It is recommended that you empty the Hair
Collection Chamber after each trimming session.
When trimming long, dense beards it may also be
necessary to empty the Hair Collection Chamber
during the trimming session in order to maintain
optimal suction performance (also see 'Cleaning'
section, 'Hair Collection Chamber').
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment by
pulling it off the Trimmer (fig. 10).
◗ For use with moustache, to contour single
3
2
Put It To The Test
The Integrated Vacuum is activated automatically as
soon as you switch the trimmer on. It collects cut
hairs during every kind of use, i.e. trimming with or
without comb attachment and contouring.The
flexible hair guide follows the contours of the face
and the Flexi-Guard Hair Deflector directs cut hairs
towards the nozzle of the vacuum mechanism.
4 Clean the cutting unit and the inside of the
Trimmer with the brush supplied (fig. 16).
Shaping With Precision Mini-Trimmer
3 If the charge runs out while trimming, simply
connect cord provided to Trimmer and outlet
to continue trimming.
1 Make sure the Trimmer is turned OFF and
disconnected from the electrical outlet.
1 Be certain Trimmer is in the OFF position.
4 Make well-controlled movements.Touch the
hair lightly with the Trimmer.
2 Turn Trimmer ON to begin trimming (fig. 6).
Trimmer
2 Remove the Guide Comb Attachment.
3 Turn the Trimmer ON.
1 Charge according to directions. Unplug
Trimmer from outlet and remove cord.
Chamber be emptied and cleaned out after
each use.
◗ Do not operate the Trimmer with the Hair
Collection Chamber removed.
◗ Defining hair lines
◗ Trimming nape of neck
◗ Removing single, unwanted hairs
Never pull off the Guide Comb Attachment by
grasping the flexible top portion. Always pull off by
the bottom part of attachment.
Cordless Trimming
◗ It is recommended that the Hair Collection
.72 in./18 mm
NOTE: Since all hairs do not grow in the same
direction, you may want to try different trimming
positions (i.e., upwards, downwards, or across).
Practice is best for optimum results.
3 Remove the hairs by carefully shaking them
out or by brushing them out with the
cleaning brush supplied (fig. 15).
◗ When trimming extremely long, dense beards,
it may be necessary to empty the Hair
Collection Chamber during the trimming
session in order to maintain optimal suction
performance.
◗ If suction performance is not as strong as usual,
Hair Collection Chamber may require
emptying to restore optimal performance.
rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium batteries, which
must be disposed of properly (fig. 18).
◗ Batteries should only be removed when
Trimmer is to be discarded.
◗ All servicing or battery replacement should be
performed by the Philips Norelco Service
Location.
◗ For assistance, call toll free: 1-800-243-3050 or
visit our website; www.philips.com/norelco.
1 Unplug electrical cord from outlet and
Trimmer before dismantling Trimmer.
2 Allow the Trimmer to run until the battery is
empty/depleted.
3 Turn Trimmer OFF.
4 Remove the 2 side panels with a screwdriver
(fig. 19).
Note:You may use a narrow flat blade screwdriver.
5 Remove the front panel with a screwdriver
(fig. 20).
6 Pull out the printed circuit board (fig. 21).
7 Remove the rechargeable battery using a
screwdriver and detach it by bending
or turning it several times until the
connections break (fig. 22).
8 Do not attempt to replace battery. Insulate
battery ends by covering with tape and/or
place battery in a small plastic bag.
9 Discard your Trimmer. Do not attempt to
plug electrical cord into the outlet or
recharge the Trimmer after the battery has
been removed.
10 Contact your local town or city officials for
battery disposal information or call
1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.com for
battery drop-off locations.
60-DAY MONEYBACK GUARANTEE
If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips Norelco
Turbo Vacuum Trimmer, send the product back and
we’ll refund you the full purchase price.
The Trimmer must be shipped prepaid by insured
mail, insurance prepaid, and have the original
sales receipt, indicating purchase price and the
date of purchase, enclosed.The Trimmer must be
postmarked no later than 60 days after the date
of purchase. Philips Norelco reserves the right to
verify the purchase price of the Trimmer and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
Send dated sales receipt, your complete name and
address as indicated below, and the Trimmer, prepaid
to:
Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation
450 North Medinah Road, Dock 16
Roselle, IL 60172-2329
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of check.
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Full Two-Year Warranty
Philips Electronics North America Corporation warrants each new
Philips Norelco product, Model T980 against defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of two years (cutters for up to four
years) from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace
any defective product without charge.
IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting
from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing
of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or
subjecting the product to any but the specific voltage.* Use of
unauthorized replacement parts will void this warranty.
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
WILL NOT PAY FOR WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A
NON-AUTHORIZED REPAIR SERVICE AND WILL NOT
REIMBURSE THE CONSUMER FOR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM
WARRANTY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A NON-AUTHORIZED
REPAIR SERVICE.
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
In order to obtain warranty service, simply ship the product postage
prepaid to the Philips Norelco Service Location (information
available online at www.philips.com/norelco or at 1-800-243-3050). It
is suggested that for your protection you return shipments of
product by insured mail, insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during
shipment is not covered by this warranty. NOTE: No other
warranty, written or oral, is authorized by Philips Electronics North
America Corporation.This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may
not apply to you.
*Read enclosed instructions carefully.
Manufactured for: Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care
Company
A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation
1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06912-0015
This symbol on the product’s nameplate means it is
listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Norelco is a Registered Trademark of Philips Electronics
North America Corporation.
AccuVac, ClearView, AccuControl, Flexi-Guard, Steelwave and Zoom
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