Portable Stereo Before you begin Using the Radio Using the CD Player Care and Maintenance DC Jack PHONES Jack Cleaning the Exterior Antenna • POWER OPEN/CLOSE BAN D TUNING Handling CDS VOLUME FUNCTION Battery Compartment STOP MIN TRACK TRACK CD TAPE REPEAT 1 ALL AM FM PROGRAM SHUFFLE kHz MHz SCAN FLAT ROCK VOCAL JAZZ • Press the BAND button repeatedly to choose AM or FM (your selection appears in the display). Your portable stereo operates on battery or AC Power. • Press ST/MONO to choose between FM mono or FM stereo. RP-7900 Insert 6 D-sized alkaline batteries (not supplied) and you can take your stereo just about anywhere. Open the battery compartment door on the back of the unit by pressing down on the two tabs and pulling out the cover. Insert batteries as shown on the back of the unit. To operate the unit on battery power, the AC/DC power convertor must be disconnected from the DC jack on the back of the unit. If you're not going to use your portable stereo for more than a month, be sure to take the batteries out, or they might leak and cause you all kinds of problems. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. In accordance with FCC requirements, changes or modifications not expressly approved by Thomson Consumer Electronics could void the user’s authority to operate this product. This product complies with DHHS Rules 21 CFR Subchapter J. Applicable at the date of manufacture. The AM antenna is built in. • The FM whip antenna is attached. Stretch it to its full length and adjust its position to improve FM reception. • Change the position of the unit with respect to the radio or television equipment that is receiving interference. • Move the unit away from the equipment that is receiving interference. • Plug the unit into a different wall outlet so that the unit and the equipment receiving interference are on different branch circuits. If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an experienced radio/ television technician for additional suggestions. 3. Place a CD into the compartment with label side facing up. Tape Care 4. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button again to close the CD drawer (the unit reads the CD's table of contents and then the total number of tracks on the CD and the CD's total playing time appear in the display). • Don’t expose tapes to sunlight or store in hot places. High temperatures may warp the shell or damage the tape itself. • Keep tapes in their cases when not in use. 5. Press REV TRACK • Cassette tapes can be erased by magnetic fields produced by magnets, electric motors, electrical transformers, and other devices. Keep tapes away from magnets and magnetic fields. Adjust the VOLUME to desired level. • To turn on the Seek feature, which locates the next station, press and quickly release the SEEK/SCAN button . • To turn on the Scan feature, which searches for stations, press and momentarily hold the SEEK/SCAN button before releasing it. When a station is found, the Scan feature allows you to listen for a few seconds and then moves to the next station. When you find a station you like, press the SEEK/SCAN button again to choose that station. Preset up to five AM and five FM stations for easy access. 1. Choose the radio band and station. or FWD TRACK to choose a track. to begin play. You can play 3" and 5" CDs in this CD player. to stop play. Iron oxide particles from the magnetic tape can build up on the parts that come in contact with the tape. These deposits can cause incomplete erasure, muffled playback sound, and might prevent automatic stop. pausing CD Play To temporarily stop play during operation, press PLAY/PAUSE To resume play, press PLAY/PAUSE Cleaning the Tape Heads . Always unplug the power cord before cleaning, and allow 30 minutes drying time when using a liquid cleaner. again. To clean the cassette deck, open the compartment door, push the PLAY button and gently clean the heads, capstan, and pinch wheel with a head cleaner. Switching Tracks During play, pause, or stop mode, you can skip forward or backward to the beginning of any and FWD TRACK buttons. selection on the CD by using the REV TRACK Clean heads after every 25 hours of use. • Momentarily press the REV TRACK or FWD TRACK button to move to the beginning of a selection on the CD. To “skip” to another selection on the CD, repeatedly press and release the buttons. Demagnetize the head occasionally with a head demagnetizing cassette (available from many audio equipment stores). • Never use any metal objects on or near the tape heads. Do not allow any cleaning material to fall into the tape assembly. 1. Choose the radio band (AM or FM). Using the Cassette Deck During play or pause mode, pressing and holding the REV TRACK or FWD TRACK button enables you to speed forward or move quickly backward to any point on the CD. The CD material will be audible, allowing you to scan for a favorite segment or skip a segment. Normal play resumes when you release the button. Troubleshooting Tips Problem • Make sure AC/DC power convertor is securely plugged into the AC power outlet and the male end is plugged into the DC jack on the back of the unit (or make sure batteries are fresh). • To operate on batteries, unplug the DC male end of the plug from the cabinet back. • Unplug the unit for a moment, and then plug it back in. • Check the outlet by plugging in another device. No sound • Adjust volume setting. • Make sure you’ve selected the correct function: RADIO, TAPE, or CD. • Adjust the FM whip antenna for better FM reception . • Rotate the unit to achieve better AM reception. • Try turning off electrical appliances near the unit, such as hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, or fluorescent lights. Programming Play Order You can program up to 20 tracks on a CD to play in the order you choose. The CD player must be stopped before you program tracks. Headphones 1. Press PROGRAM to enter Program mode (PROGRAM appears in the display). 2. Press the REV TRACK or FWD TRACK the first memory location. To listen to your stereo with headphones (not included), use the 3.5 mm PHONES jack on the back of the unit. button to choose the track you want to store in Poor radio reception 3. Press PROGRAM to enter the track into memory. • Do not play your headset at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous extended play. • If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use. • You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations. • Function control POWER BAN D TUNING VOLUME REC Volume up button FUNCTION MIN TRACK TRACK CD TAPE REPEAT 1 ALL AM FM MUTE Volume down button SEC PROGRAM SHUFFLE TRACK kHz MHz SCAN Equalizer presets Equalizer button FLAT ROCK VOCAL JAZZ OPEN/CLOSE PLAY REWIND F.FWD STOP/ EJECT • • Do not touch the player with wet hands. If any liquid enters the player cabinet, take the player to a trained service technician for inspection. This Compact Disc Player uses a laser to read the music on the disc. The laser mechanism corresponds to the cartridge and stylus of a traditional record player. Although this product incorporates a laser pick-up lens, it is completely safe when operated according to directions. Editing the program — Press to record from the CD player or to record from the radio. PLAY F.FWD To replace one of the tracks in your program: — Press to play cassettes. — From stop mode, press to rewind the tape toward the beginning. — From stop mode, press to advance the tape toward the end. NOTE: Only use THOMSON 5-4062 power supply that came with this unit. Using other adapters could seriously damage the unit. • If you’re not going to use your unit for a month or more, be sure to remove batteries because they can leak and cause damage. • Dispose of batteries in the proper manner, according to Provincial, and local regulations. • Any battery may leak electrolyte if mixed with a different battery type, if inserted incorrectly, if all batteries are not replaced at the same time, if disposed of in fire, or if an attempt is made to charge a battery not intended to be recharged. • Discard leaky batteries immediately. Leaking batteries can cause skin burns or other personal injury. Service Information Function control Volume equalizer Repeatedly press and release the EQUALIZER button to advance through the four preset electronic equalizer settings (FLAT, ROCK, VOCAL, or JAZZ). 4. Close the door securely. or F.FWD 5. Press REWIND 6. Press PLAY to move tape to the desired starting point. to begin playing the tape. Recording from the radio 2. Repeatedly press FUNCTION Control until RADIO is selected. 3. Select a radio station. to end recording. 2. Repeatedly press the FUNCTION Control until the CD player is selected. twice to begin and pause CD play. Date of Purchase _______________________ 5. Press PAUSE Place of Purchase _______________________ 6. Press PAUSE on the tape deck and PLAY/PAUSE begin recording. and then REC TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT Shuffling play Record button won't depress • Tabs on the edge of the cassette might be missing or broken. If you want to record on that cassette, cover the holes with removable tape. Service Thomson Consumer Electronics Canada, Inc. warrants to the purchaser or gift recipient that if any manufacturing defect becomes apparent in this product within 1 year from the original date of purchase, it will be replaced free of charge, including return transportation. Should your product not perform properly during the warranty period, either: 1. Load a CD and close the door. 2. Press the SHUFFLE button to play tracks in random order (shuffle and play appear in the display). The unit automatically starts playing the tracks in shuffled sequence. Repeating Play 1. Return it to the selling dealer with proof of purchase for replacement, OR 2. Remove the batteries (where applicable), and pack product complete with accessories in the original carton (or equivalent). — Mail prepaid (with proof of purchase) and insured to: Thomson Consumer Electronics Canada, Inc. Distribution Centre 7400 A Bramalea Road Mississauga, Ontario L5S 1X1 The provisions of this written warranty are in addition to and not a modification of or subtraction from the statutory warranties and other rights and remedies contained in any applicable legislation, and to the extent that any such provisions purport to disclaim, exclude or limit any such statutory warranties and other rights and remedies, such provisions shall be deemed to be amended to the extent necessary to comply therewith. If you are unable to find a qualified servicer for out of warranty service, you may write to: Thomson Consumer Electronics Canada, Inc. P.O. Box 0944 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., 46206-0944 Play Mode: Repeat One replays current track Repeat All replays entire CD PURCHASE DATE ____________________________________________________________ Shuffle Mode: Repeat One replays current track Repeat All replays entire CD in a different shuffle sequence NAME OF STORE ____________________________________________________________ Program Mode: Repeat One replays current track Repeat All replays the program on the tape deck. on the CD player at the same time to CAUTION WARNING: • Inspect the recording head and clean it if necessary. • Demagnetize recording head (as explained in “Care and Maintenance”). • Tape is damaged. Try another tape. Attach your sales receipt to this booklet for future reference. This information is required if service is needed during the warranty period. 3. Insert a CD and select the first track you want to record. 4. Press PLAY/PAUSE THE EXCLAMATION POINT WITHIN THE TRIANGLE IS A WARNING SIGN ALERTING YOU OF I M P O R T A N T INSTRUCTIONS A C C O M PA N Y I N G T H E P R O D U C T. Distorted or noisy recordings This warranty does not include damage to the product resulting from accidents, misuse or leaking batteries. The REPEAT ONE/ALL button allows you to repeat one track or all tracks. To scroll through the choices (REPEAT ONE, REPEAT ALL, and OFF), continually press and release the REPEAT ONE/ALL button and check the display to see which choice you've selected. The following chart illustrates how REPEAT ONE/ALL works in various modes. button to begin recording. 5. Press STOP/EJECT Note: The program will also be erased if you turn off the unit or load a different CD. 3. Press SHUFFLE again to cancel shuffle play and return to normal play beginning with the track currently playing. 1. Insert a blank cassette tape into the tape deck. 4. Press the REC Repeatedly press PROGRAM until you reach the end of the program. Then follow steps 2 and 3 in "Programming Play Order" section. Note: Pressing the SHUFFLE button while a CD is playing causes the CD player to immediately start playing the tracks in random order. 1. Insert a blank cassette tape into the tape deck. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USERS E R V I C E A B L E PA R T S I N SIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. • Clean the CD (as explained in “Care and Maintenance”). • Check CD for warping, scratches, or other damage. • Check for vibration or shock that may affect the unit; move system if necessary. To add a track to the end of your program: 2. Press STOP/EJECT to open the cassette compartment door. Note that an internal interlock prevents the cassette door from opening unless all controls are in their off (up) position. 3. Insert a cassette by gently sliding it into the cassette carry compartment in the door with the exposed tape upward. Make sure you've put a CD in the tray. Make sure the CD’s label is facing up. Try another CD. Make sure that Pause mode is not activated. Make sure CD function is selected. until the desired track appears in the display, and press Press and release the POWER button to turn power on and off. In the event that service should be required, you may need both the model number and the serial number. In the space below, record the date and place of purchase, and the serial number: THE LIGHTNING FLASH AND ARROWHEAD WITHIN THE TRIANGLE IS A WA R N I N G S I G N ALERTING YOU OF "DANGEROUS VOLTAGE" INSIDE THE PRODUCT. or FWD TRACK While in program mode, press and hold the PROGRAM button (Pr CLr appears in the display). For Your Records RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Press REV TRACK PROGRAM. 1. Repeatedly press the FUNCTION Control until TAPE is selected (TAPE and CASS appear in the display). Recording CDs Serial No. _______________________________ • Clearing the Program from memory This product should be serviced only by those specially trained in appropriate servicing techniques. Model No. RP-7900 Repeatedly press PROGRAM while the CD is stopped until the track you want to replace appears in the display. Playing Cassette Tapes POWER ON/OFF Press the VOLUME + and – controls to increase or decrease the volume. Important Battery Information • • Press the FUNCTION control to choose among the available sources of sound: RADIO, CD, or TAPE. For Your Safety button to PAUSE — Press to interrupt tape play or record mode. Press a second time to resume tape play or tape record mode. Precautions Never open the cabinet under any circumstances. Never operate this product with the cabinet removed. Any repairs or internal adjustments should be made only by a trained service technician. or FWD TRACK If you know what each button does, it’s easy to figure out how to operate the tape deck. STOP • Note: During play, you can press the REV TRACK move through the programmed sequence. While the CD is stopped, repeatedly press PROGRAM to step through the program in memory. STOP/EJECT — Press to stop current tape activity, or to open the cassette compartment door when no buttons are active. Although your Splash Proof portable stereo is rugged, treat it with care. Do not immerse in water. Dry off unit with soft cloth when wet. Do not drop unit. CD sound skips PAUSE Understanding the Buttons REWIND © 1996 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. Trademark(s) ® Registered • • • • • • Checking the Program REC STEREO PRESET VOLUME CD doesn’t play 5. Press PLAY/PAUSE . The tracks play in the programmed order. PROGRAM, the current track number, and the track’s elapsed time appear in the display. Power button Function indicators Even if your headset is an open-air type designed to let you hear outside sounds, don't turn up the volume so high that you can't hear what's around you. Model RP-7900 343A6924-0002 (Rev. 1 E/F) 96-30 Printed in Malaysia Note: When all 20 memory locations have been used, Pr FuLL appears in the display for 3 to 5 seconds. Then the first programmed track appears in the display. When this happens, any track you enter replaces the displayed track. CD RADIOCASSETTE RECORDER General Controls Solution System doesn’t turn on 4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to store additional tracks in memory. Headset Safety Clean these parts Searching a CD 2. Press the appropriate MEMORY PRESETS number button (the preset number appears in the display). • Reorient the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for the radio or television that is “receiving” the interference). Do not use record cleaning sprays or antistatic agents on CDs. Also, never clean CDs with benzene, thinner, or other volatile solvents which may cause damage to the disc surface. • If moisture forms inside this player, it may not operate properly. To correct the problem, turn off the power and wait about 30 minutes for moisture to evaporate. • • 7. Press STOP Recalling Preset Stations Antennas 1. Repeatedly press the FUNCTION Control until the CD player is selected (cd and rEAD appear in the display). If a CD becomes dirty, wet a soft cloth in water, wring it out well, wipe the dirt away gently, and then remove any water drops with a dry cloth. Use the TUNING up and down buttons to select the radio station. Just as moisture can form on the inside of windows on cold day, it can also form on the inside of your portable stereo, causing it to malfunction. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception (which you can determine by turning the equipment off and on), try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • • 3. Press one of the five MEMORY PRESETS buttons (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5) to store the radio station frequency in that preset location. Moisture Condensation loading and playing CDs Dirty CDs can cause poor sound quality. Always keep CDs clean by wiping them gently with a soft cloth from the inner edge toward the outer perimeter. 6. Press PLAY/PAUSE 2. Press the MEMORY button. The preset indicator and the station frequency blink in the display. FCC information CDs rotate at high speeds inside the player. Do not use damaged (cracked or warped) CDs. • Note that AM stations are broadcast in mono only, and that the FM radio station must be transmitting in stereo for you to receive it in stereo. Storing Radio Stations in Memory Batteries Don't Last Forever • 2. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button to open the CD drawer (dr out appears in the display). Powering Up battery power Do not affix labels or adhesive tape to the label surfaces. Do not scratch or damage the label. Cleaning CDs Repeatedly press the FUNCTION Control until RADIO is selected (the radio frequency appears in the display). Use the following buttons to make desired adjustments. Plug the male end of the AC/DC power converter into the back of the unit. Plug the other end of the converter into an AC power outlet. Do not touch the signal surfaces. Hold CDs by the edges, or by one edge and the hole. • STEREO PRESET VOLUME TUNING IN RADIO STATIONS AC/DC Power converter • SEC TRACK MUTE Disconnect the system from AC power before cleaning the exterior of the unit with a soft dust cloth. Automatic Stop Feature When the tape deck is operating in any mode and the end of the tape is reached, the tape deck automatically shuts itself off and returns all buttons to the off position. Using the Stop Button Press the STOP Press STOP button once to terminate CD play. again to exit Program mode.
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