Document 1
Instruction Manual
CDAB4312R
Table of contents
Accessories included. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Overview of controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Charging the CDAB4312R before use. . . . . . . . . . . 3
Charging the CDAB4312R before use (cont). . . . . 4
Getting started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Switch the unit ON.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Listening to the radio for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . 4
General operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Volume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Keylock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
DAB operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
DAB operation (cont). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
DAB radio station full scan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
DAB radio station manual tune. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Storing DAB station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Recalling DAB station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Pruning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Display modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Station ordering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
DRC ( Dynamic Range Control ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
FM operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Tuning an FM station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Scan mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Audio mode (STEREO/MONO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Storing FM station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Storing FM station presets (cont). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Recalling FM station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Display modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Factory reset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Backlight timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Backlight timer (cont). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Technical specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Care & maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Instructions for earphone usage.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Battery removal & disposal instructions . . . . . . . 9
Disposal information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
DAB availability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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DAB
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talkSPORT
See www.talkSPO
Product Code
CDAB4312R
Safety information
Important – Please read these instructions fully before using
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE ANY COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE, REFER ANY SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
• Please take the time to follow the instructions in this
owner’s guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate
your system properly and enjoy all of its advanced
features.
• Please save this owner’s guide for future reference.
• The product label is located on the back of the product.
• Heed all warnings - on the product and in the owner’s
guide.
• Do not use this apparatus near water or moisture.
• Do not use this product near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, and laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a
swimming pool, or anywhere else that water or moisture
is present.
• Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
• Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time - to prevent damage to
this product.
• Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel
• Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way: such as liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus; the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped • Do not attempt to service this product yourself.
• Opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltages or other hazards.
• To prevent risk of fire or electric shock, avoid overloading
wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles.
• Use suitable power sources - Plug the product into a
suitable power source, as described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the product.
• The mains plug is used as the disconnect device, the
disconnect device shall remain readily accessible.
• The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
• Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as
the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain
readily operable.
• Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK!
DO NOT OPEN!
This symbol means that this mains charger is
double insulated. An earth connection is not
required.
• Any electrical work that is required to install this
appliance MUST be carried out by a qualified electrician.
• Before making any electrical connections, ensure the
following:
• Do not bend, stretch or pull the supply cable in order to
avoid electric shock.
• The supply voltage should be the same as that indicated
in the technical specifications and the appliance rating
plate.
• When installed, the power socket must be within easy
reach.
• If the socket outlets in your home are not suitable for
the plug supplied with this unit check with a qualified
electrician for replacement.
• The use of multiple connectors or extension cables are
not recommended.
• The appliance must be connected to a 100-240 volt
50/60Hz AC supply by means of a three pin socket.
• The main plug is used as the disconnect device, the
disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
• In order to disconnect the apparatus from the mains
completely, switch off the outlet and remove the mains
plug completely.
This product complies with European low voltage
(2006/95/EC) and electromagnetic compatibility
(2004/108/EC) directives.
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Functions & controls
Please familiarize yourself with the parts and accessories listed below
Accessories included
• 1 x CDAB4312R
• 1 x Mains charger
• 1 x Earphones
• 1 x Instruction manual
Overview of controls
10
9
11
12
13
14
15
1
DAB
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talkSPORT
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19
18
17
16
8
7
20
2
3
6
4
5
1: LCD Display
2: SELECT button
3: TUNE DOWN button
4: TUNE UP button
5: VOLUME - button
6: VOLUME + button
7: PRESET button
8: MENU button
9: MODE button
10: POWER ON/OFF button
11: Time
12:. KEY LOCK icon
13: DAB/FM MODE icon
14: STATION info
Charging the CDAB4312R before use
Before use the unit should be fully charged to prolong
the life time of the internal lithium battery.
1: To charge using the supplied mains adaptor, connect
the micro USB connector cable to the bottom of the
unit (21) (as shown across).
2: Connect the mains adaptor plug to a UK mains wall
socket and switch ON.
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21
15: DLS message
16: PRESET location (FM)
17: VOLUME level icon
18: SIGNAL strength
19: BATTERY level
20: EARPHONE output socket
21: MICRO USB charge port
Installation
Charging the CDAB4312R before use (cont)
3: The CDAB4312R will automatically begin charging
when connected to the power source (with power
ON).
4: When fully charged the battery level indicator (19) will
display all three solid bars (while powered ON). If you
charge with the unit switched OFF ‘Charge Full’ will
appear on the display.
5: The USB cable can now be disconnected and stored.
The device is fully charged and ready for use.
IMPORTANT! Connecting the earphones before
powering on
During the full scan mode, the LCD will display a slide
bar that indicates the progress of the scan, and the
amount of radio stations that have been found so far.
Once the scan has finished, the radio will select the
first alphanumeric station.
NOTE: The station name will be shown in the
middle of the display. Information about the DAB
radio station will be displayed on the bottom of
the display.
General operation
Getting started
Volume
In order to receive radio stations the earphones need
to be connected as they act as an antenna.
1: Connect the earphone 3.5mm jack to the earphone
output (20) of the unit.
Switch the unit ON.
1: Press the POWER button (10) to switch the unit ON.
2: To switch the unit OFF, press the POWER button once
more.
NOTE: When you next power up ON, the radio plays
in the same mode (DAB or FM) as last used.
Listening to the radio for the first time
When you first switch the unit on the default mode is
DAB.
1: After switching the unit ON, you will see ‘Welcome to
Digital Radio’ on the display and then a FULL SCAN
will be performed.
DAB
Listening to the radio for the first time (cont)
1: Press the UP + button (6) to increase the volume level.
2: Press the DOWN - button (5) to decrease the volume
level.
Keylock
The unit is equipped with a key lock function to prevent
buttons being pressed by mistake.
1: Press and hold the SELECT button (2) to activate the
key lock function.
2: Press and hold the SELECT button (2) again to
release the key lock function.
DAB operation
Press the MODE button (9) (if in FM mode) to switch to
DAB mode. The display will show ‘DAB’.
DAB
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Scanning... 34
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Scanning... 34
1: To listen to the located DAB stations use either TUNE
UP (4) or TUNE DOWN (3) buttons to cycle through
the stations. When you reach the desired station
press the SELECT button (2) to begin playback of that
station.
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User instructions
DAB operation (cont)
NOTE: If when the unit was switched on, no
stations where found, or no DAB stations can
be received currently [No DAB station] will be
displayed. In this case you may need to perform
another station scan.
NOTE: Ensure the earphones are connected for
maximum reception.
Storing DAB station presets
It is possible to store up to 10 of your favourite DAB
stations. This will enable you to access your favourite
stations quickly & easily.
1: To store a preset, you must first be listening to the
station that you would like to save, press and hold the
PRESET button (7) for 2 seconds. The LCD will then
show the following.
DAB
DAB radio station full scan
Full scan: searches all DAB channels.
1: Press and hold the MENU button (8).
2: When the <Station List> option appears press either
TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) button to locate the <Full
Scan> option. Press the SELECT button to begin the
scan.
3: Once the scan has finished, the radio will select the
first alphanumeric station and begin playback.
DAB radio station manual tune
As well as an auto tune function, you can manually
tune the receiver. This can help when aligning your
aerial or when adding stations that were missed while
auto tuning.
1: Press and hold the MENU button (8).
2: When the <Station List> option appears press
either TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) button to locate the
<Manual Tune> option. Press the SELECT button to
select.
3: Use either TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) button to cycle
through the DAB Multiplexes, which are numbered
from 5A to 13F.
4: Now press the SELECT button to enter the current
ensemble/multiplex, the top line will now display
the frequency followed by the ensemble/multiplex
information. The unit will scan and store any available
stations on the selected ensemble/multiplex.
5: Press the SELECT button once more to return to
the Multiplex selection screen. Then press MENU to
return to the default screen.
6: To listen to the located DAB stations press either
TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) button to cycle through the
stations.
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Preset Store
< 1: (Empty) >
2: Use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons to choose
the preset number from 1-10 you wish to use. Then
press the SELECT button to store.
DAB
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Preset 1
Stored
Recalling DAB station presets
1: You can recall preset stations by pressing the PRESET
button. Then use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3)
buttons to select the desired preset. Once selected
press the SELECT button to activate.
NOTE: If you choose a preset that hasn’t been
allocated a station, then “Preset Empty” will be
displayed.
User instructions
Pruning
Display modes (cont)
When the radio has performed a Scan in several
locations you may find there are stored stations that
you can no longer receive. This function automatically
removes them from the stored station list.
1: Press and hold the MENU button (8).
2: When the <Station List> option appears press
either TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) button to locate the
<Prune> option. Press the SELECT button to select.
3: Use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons to select
YES or NO and press SELECT to activate.
Program type
This describes the “Style” or “genre” of music that is
being broadcast e.g. “Rock “or “Classical”.
Ensemble/Multiplex (Group name)
A multiplex/ensemble is a collection of radio stations
that are bundled and transmitted on one frequency.
There are national and local multiplexes. Local ones
contain stations that are specific to that area e.g. MXR
West.
NOTE: DAB – unlike normal radio, groups together
several radio stations and transmits them on one
frequency.
Display modes
Press the MENU button (8), and the bottom section
of the display will show a sub text menu with various
information about the current station.
Every press of the MENU button changes the
information displayed.
This can be better explained in a diagram showing
the order of sequence.
NOTE: once you reach the last info setting the next
press will return you to the first setting.
DLS (scrolling text)
Signal Error
Signal Strength
Bitrate
Programme Type
Time
Ensemble Name
Date
Channel Frequency
DLS (Dynamic Label Segment)
Dynamic label segment is a scrolling message that the
broadcaster may include with their transmissions. This
message usually includes information, such as program
detail etc.
Channel Frequency
Displays the frequency information for the current
station.
Signal Error
Displays information regarding the error rate in the
signal.
Bitrate
Displays the current stations bitrate details.
Time & Date
The time & date is set automatically from the DAB
broadcast.
Station ordering
This function allows you to re-arrange the order in
which the stations are listed.
1: Press and hold the MENU button (8).
2: When the <Station List> option appears press
either TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) button to locate the
<Station order> option. Press the SELECT button to
select.
3: Use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons to select
<Alphanumeric> (arranges by the station name in
alphabetical order) or <Ensemble> (arranges by
Ensemble order) and press SELECT to select.
Signal Strength
Displays how strong the current signal being received is.
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User instructions
DRC ( Dynamic Range Control )
This causes the radio to reduce the dynamic range of
the audio signal. The purpose of this is to adapt the
dynamic range of the audio signal to listening in a noisy
environment.
NOTE: this is not available on many DAB stations.
1: Press and hold the MENU button (8).
2: When the <Station List> option appears press either
TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) button to locate the <DRC>
option. Press the SELECT button to select.
3: Choose between DRC off, DRC Low and DRC High
using the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons.
4: Press SELECT to save the setting.
FM operation
Press the MODE button (9) (if in DAB mode) to switch
to FM mode. The display will show ‘FM’.
FM
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87.50MHz
All the best t
Tuning an FM station
1: Press and hold either TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3)
button to scan up or down the frequency range. When
a station is found the scan will stop and play the
found station.
3: You can fine tune the frequency by pressing either
TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) button to advance 0.05MHz
with each press.
Scan mode
This function allows you to tailor which stations will be
detected when performing a scan.
1: Press and hold the MENU button (8).
2: When the <Scan setting> option appears the SELECT
button to select.
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Scan mode (cont)
3: Use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons to select
from <Strong stations only> or <All stations>.Strong
stations only, will only stop at stations with a strong
signal. All stations will stop at any station found with a
strong or weak signal.
4: Make your choice by pressing the SELECT button to
activate the setting.
Audio mode (STEREO/MONO)
Denotes if the broadcast is in Stereo or Mono.
To specify that a station can be only played in mono or
that stereo is allowed.
1: Press and hold the MENU button (8).
2: When the <Scan setting>option appears press either
TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) button to locate the <Audio
setting> option. Press the SELECT button to select.
3: Use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons to cycle
through the two options <Forced Mono> or <Stereo
Allowed>. Press SELECT to select.
Stereo allowed: Means any station broadcast in stereo
with a strong enough signal will be played in stereo.
Mono only: Plays ALL stations in mono regardless of the
availability of a stereo signal.
Storing FM station presets
It is possible to store up to 10 of your favourite DAB
stations. This will enable you to access your favourite
stations quickly & easily.
1: To store a preset, you must first be listening to the
station that you would like to save, press and hold the
PRESET button (7) for 2 seconds. The LCD will then
show the following.
FM
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Preset Store
< 1: (Empty) >
2: Use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons to choose
the preset number from 1-10 you wish to use. Then
press the SELECT button to store.
User instructions
Storing FM station presets (cont)
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FM
Preset 1
Stored
Recalling FM station presets
1: You can recall preset stations by pressing the PRESET
button. Then use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3)
buttons to select the desired preset. Once selected
press the SELECT button to activate.
NOTE: If you choose a preset that hasn’t been
allocated a station, then “Preset Empty” will be
displayed.
Display modes (cont)
Radio Text
Displays scrolling text broadcast by the station (only if
broadcast).
Program type
This describes the “Style” or “genre” of music that is
being broadcast e.g. “Rock “or “Classical”.
Programme Name
Station name (if broadcast). Frequency of the station if
no name is broadcast.
Audio Mode
Displays stereo or mono depending on the broadcast
being received.
Time
Displays the current time.
Date
Displays the current date.
Factory reset
Display modes
Press the MENU button (8), and the bottom section
of the display will show a sub text menu with various
information about the current station.
Every press of the MENU button changes the
information displayed.
This can be better explained in a diagram showing
the order of sequence.
NOTE: once you reach the last info setting the next
press will return you to the first setting.
Radio Text
To reset the radio to the factory settings follow
the next steps.
1: Press and hold the MENU button (8).
2: When the <Station List> (DAB) or <Scan setting> (FM)
appears use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons
and find <System>, press the SELECT button.
3: Use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons to find the
<Factory Reset> option and press SELECT.
4: Use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons once more
to select <Yes> and press SELECT.
5: The unit will re-start with default settings.
NOTE: performing a factory reset will remove any
presets stored in both DAB and FM.
Programme Type
Program Name or Frequency
Audio Mode (stereo/mono)
Time
Date
Backlight timer
To set the backlight time out duration.
1: Press and hold the MENU button (8).
2: When the <Station List> (DAB) or <Scan setting> (FM)
appears use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons
and find <System>, press the SELECT button.
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Backlight timer (cont)
Instructions for earphone usage.
3: Use the TUNE UP (4) or DOWN (3) buttons to find the
<Backlight> option and press SELECT.
4: Select one of the available time periods: <ON>, <10
sec>, <20 sec>, <30 sec>, <45 sec>, <60 sec > , <90 sec>,
<120 sec> and <180 sec> using the TUNE UP (4) or
DOWN (3) buttons.
5: Press the SELECT button to select and activate the
timer duration.
Technical specifications
Mains Input Power:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-240V~50/60Hz
Adaptor Output Power:. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5V
0.5A (USB)
Power consumption:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5W
Battery:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lithium
DAB:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BAND III 174.928-239.200
FM:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.5-108 MHz
Headphone Output:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5mm stereo jack
1: Connect the 3.5mm jack into the EARPHONE socket
(20) on the unit.
To prevent possible hearing damage, do
not listen at high volume levels for long
periods.
If you hear no sound during playback, do not turn the
volume up as the music may suddenly begin at a high
volume.
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphones can cause hearing loss.
To avoid damaging your ears, adjust the volume to the
lowest safe level before playing, and turn up to the
desired level when playback has started.
Care & maintenance
Care and cleaning
•All care and cleaning operations should be carried out
with the unit unplugged from the mains power.
•Occasionally wipe the cabinet with a lint free duster.
Never clean the unit with liquids or solvents.
Battery removal & disposal instructions
The internal battery is removable in order to dispose
of in the correct manner. Follow the below steps to
remove the battery from the unit.
1: Remove the battery compartment cover by pressing
downwards slightly on the engraved arrow at the
top of the cover, and sliding downwards (see arrow
direction).
2: Remove the battery from the compartment.
3: Un-plug the battery from the socket on the bottom
right of the compartment.
4: Dispose of in the correct manner according to the UK
regulations (pg 10).
BATTERY
BATTERY
PLUG
PLUG
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User instructions
Troubleshooting
In the unlikely event of difficulties with your appliance please follow the trouble shooting guide below.
If the problem persists, contact the retailer if the machine is still under guarantee.
Customer helpline: 0870 600 3030
Problem
Reason(s)
Solution(s)
No Power
• Internal battery is flat
• Power set to OFF
• Re-charge the battery see pages 3-4
• Press the POWER button
Desired station not found
• Weak signal
• Station not available in your area
• Use the manual tune function
• See DAB availability website below
Weak or no DAB signal
• DAB not available in your area
• Earphones not connected when
scanning for stations
• See DAB availability website below
• Connect the earphones. They act as
an antenna when connected.
The display is blank
• This may occur if the broadcaster
changes the label of a service or
removes a label while tuned.
• The unit will try to re-tune. If not
perform a new scan
I can hear a burbling noise on
some stations
• Battery power is low
• Weak signal
• Re-charge the battery see pages 3-4
• Try re-positioning the aerial
(earphones)
No sound
• Volume set to minimum
• Increase the volume level
Disposal information
WEEE marking “Information for the consumer”
Disposal of your old product Your product is
designed and manufactured with high quality
materials and components, which can be
recycled and reused. When this crossed out wheeled bin
symbol is attached to a product it means the product is
covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC. Please
make yourself aware of the local collection system for
electrical and electronic products. Please act according
to your local rules and do not dispose of your old
products with your normal household waste. The correct
disposal of your old product will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment and human
health.
DAB availability
Check how many stations you can get in your area
by texting DAB and your postcode to 88600# or
find out which stations on the website at:
http://www.getdigitalradio.com/
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Guarantee
PRODUCT GUARANTEE
This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of
Year
This product is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of original purchase.
Any defect that arises due to faulty materials or workmanship will either be replaced,
refunded or repaired free of charge where possible during this period by the dealer from
whom you purchased the unit.
The guarantee is subject to the following provisions:
The guarantee does not cover accidental damage, misuse, cabinet parts, knobs or
consumable items.
The product must be correctly installed and operated in accordance with the instructions
contained in this manual.
It must be used solely for domestic purpose.
The guarantee will be rendered invalided if the product is re-sold or has been damaged by
inexpert repair.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The manufacturer disclaims any liability for the incidental or consequential damages.
The guarantee is in addition to, and does not diminish your statutory or legal rights.
Guarantor: Argos Limited
489 - 499 Avebury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2NW
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