For reference
1. Important Points
If one of these messages appears
If any of the following messages are displayed, check the unit while referring to the cause and
corrective action columns.
Message
Corrective action
CD SEEK
Wait until the unit has finished
identifying the type of disc.
CD DOOR OPEN
The door of the CD changer is
open.
Close the door of the CD changer.
CHECK DISC
The CD/MP3bWMA/DVD is dirty or
has been inserted upside down.
Clean the disc if it is dirty. Insert the
disc correctly if it is upside down.
NO DISC
NO CD
There is no disc in the CD/
MP3bWMA/DVD player or CD
changer.
Load a music disc.
The CD/MP3bWMA/DVD player or
CD changer will not move for some
reason.
Eject the disc. *1
The temperature of the CD/
MP3bWMA/DVD player or CD
changer has become unusually
high.
Wait a moment for the unit to cool
down. Do not perform any other
operations. *2
NO CD MAGAZINE
There is no magazine in the CD
changer.
Load a magazine.
CD OO CHECK
The OO slot in the CD changer has
a CD that cannot be read.
Check for a properly loaded music
CD.
PASS CODE INCORRECT
Displayed when the pass code has
been entered incorrectly.
Enter the correct pass code.
This Memory Stick is not
available.
The inserted Memory Stick Duo
type is not supported.
Check that the Memory Stick Duo
is a type supported by this unit.
(See page 21)
No Memory Stick.
An MG Memory Stick Duo has not
been inserted.
Insert an MG Memory Stick Duo.
No Music data.
There is no playable music data
recorded on the MG Memory Stick
Duo.
Insert an MG Memory Stick Duo
containing playable music data.
Checking Memory Stick.
The Memory Stick Duo is being
checked.
Checking the Memory Stick Duo
may take a short while. Wait a
moment for the message to
disappear before using.
Please check Memory Stick.
The Memory Stick Duo cannot be
played because of static electricity.
Wait a moment, then re-insert and
attempt to play again.
CD ERROR
DVD ERROR
DISC ERROR
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Cause
The CD changer is searching for
discs when a magazine has been
inserted in the CD changer.
*1
If the unit still will not work after the disc is ejected, contact your local retailer.
*2
If this error occurs, wait a moment for the changer to cool down. When the temperature
inside the unit returns to normal, the message will disappear and playback will start. If
the message does not disappear after waiting for a long period, contact your local
retailer.
Cause
This Memory Stick is not available.
You have tried to save data to the
hard disc from a Memory Stick Duo
not supported by this unit.
Check that the Memory Stick is a
type supported by this unit.
(See page 21)
There are no playable files.
There is no playable music data on
the MG Memory Stick Duo.
Check that the Memory Stick
contains recorded music data.
Can not read disc due to guard.
You tried to play data protected by
playback restriction.
Try playback again after retrieving
the data.
HDD has stopped.
(Overheating)
The temperature inside the hard
disc has become unusually high.
Wait a moment for the unit to cool
down. Do not perform any other
operations.
HDD has stopped. (Cooling)
The temperature inside the hard
disc has become unusually low.
Wait a moment. Do not perform any
other operations until the unit
warms up.
There is no database to update.
There is no update data on the MG
Memory Stick.
Check that the Memory Stick
contains update data.
PARENTAL LOCK ENABLED
Viewing restrictions are enabled.
Change the setting for viewing
restrictions and start again. (See
page 112)
A function that has been disabled
was selected with the menu.
Follow the directions on the screen
and start again.
A function that cannot be used
while the vehicle is in motion was
selected.
Stop the vehicle.
INVALID CODE
A number not supported was input
for selecting a language code.
Input a valid language code.
REGION CODE ERROR
The region code (controlled region
for playback) of the disc is not
acceptable.
Check that the DVD is a type
supported by this unit. (See page
94)
Requested chapter or title not
found
The selected chapter/title does not
exist.
Select a chapter/title that is on the
disc.
THIS FUNCTION IS CURRENTLY
DISABLED
Corrective action
For reference
Messages
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For reference
Important Points
Before asking for repairs
Slight differences in operation can sometimes be mistaken for malfunctions, so check the
following table before requesting any repairs.
If the following fail to solve the problem, contact your local retailer.
Symptom
Possible reason
Corrective action
The screen is dark for a brief period
when the power is turned on at low
temperatures.
This is a characteristic of LCDs.
This is not a malfunction. Wait for a
brief period.
The display is distorted for a brief
period after the power is turned on.
This is a characteristic of LCD
backlighting.
This is not a malfunction. The
display will stabilize after a brief
period.
No sound comes out.
Volume is poorly adjusted.
Press the volume switch and check
volume.
A speaker cord is disconnected.
Check the connections of the
speaker cords.
Volume is poorly adjusted.
Check the left/right volume
adjustments.
The adjusted audio quality is not
included in the radio broadcast or
disc.
Check by changing the radio
station or disc.
Power is not turned on.
Turn the vehicle ignition switch to
ACC or ON.
A disc is already inserted and you
are trying to insert a second disc.
Eject the previously inserted CD/
DVD and insert the preferred CD/
DVD.
There is water condensation in the
deck.
Do not use the deck for a while and
then try using it again. (See page
18)
There is a large scratch or warp in
the CD/DVD.
Insert a different CD/DVD.
The CD/DVD is very dirty.
Clean the CD/DVD.
(See page 19)
The CD/DVD is upside down.
Insert the CD/DVD correctly. (See
page 19)
The inserted CD/DVD type is not
supported.
Insert a CD/DVD that is supported
by the unit. (See page 18, page 19)
The inserted Memory Stick Duo
type is not supported.
Insert a Memory Stick Duo that is
supported by the unit.
(See page 21)
The CD changer is not completely
connected.
Check the connections to the CD
changer.
Audio is output, but not video.
The screen has been turned off
with the screen OFF button.
Press AUDIO
(See page 52)
Audio is output, but not DVD video.
(With vehicle stopped.)
The parking brake has not be set.
Set the parking brake.
Sound comes out of only one side
(left or right, front or back).
Sound quality does not change
even after making adjustments.
A CD/DVD will not go into the deck.
A CD/DVD cannot be played.
Memory Stick playback not
possible
CD CHANGER1
CD CHANGER2
/
not
displayed on the screen.
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or
NAVI
.
Possible reason
Corrective action
The vehicle ignition switch has not
been turned on.
Turn the vehicle ignition switch to
ACC or ON.
The connection cord is not
completely connected.
Check the connections to each
connection cord.
There is a point of light on the
display.
At least 99. 99% of the pixels on
the LCD panel are effective, but it is
possible that 0. 01% of the pixels
may not light or may stay lighted.
This is not a defect, so please use
the deck in this condition.
The Audio screen is distorted by
electrical noise.
Are electrical devices that generate
electrical noise being used in the
vicinity of the unit?
For example, devices generating
high voltage (such as those that
generate negative ions) or high
frequency electromagnetic waves
(cell phones or two-way radios)
Use such equipment as far away
from the unit as possible.
If such equipment continues to
affect the unit, even from a
distance, refrain from using such
equipment while the unit is in
operation.
Neither video nor audio is output.
For reference
Symptom
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For reference
2. Other
Products equipped with Dolby Digital
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
"Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential Unpublished Works. ©1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, lnc. All rights reserved.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential Unpublished Works. ©1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, lnc. All rights reserved.
Products equipped with Macrovision
This unit includes copyright protection technology used in accordance with US patents and
other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other entities. Use of
this copyright protection technology requires approval from Macrovision Corporation and the
technology must not be used for audiovisual purposes aside from general household use
without special approval from Macrovision Corporation. Modification and disassembly of this
technology is prohibited.
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For reference
3. Glossary
(Compact Disc Recordable)
CD-DA
(Compact Disc Digital Audio)
CD-RW
(Compact Disc ReWritable)
This is a disc that can only be recorded once.
Recorded data cannot be deleted. There are two
types of CD-R, one having a capacity of 650MB
(74 minutes of music), the same as a regular CD,
and the other having a capacity of 700MB (80
minutes of music).
This disc is the standard for recording and playing
music data. One track is recorded with one song,
and a maximum of 74 minutes of music can be
recorded.
This disc uses a phase transformation method
that enables recording and deleting of data as
many times as needed. The capacity is 700MB
(80 minutes of music).
EQ (Equalizer)
This enables the setting of emphasis on certain
sounds in the bass-treble range to achieve the
preferred tonal profile. Levels can be adjusted to
personal preference, enhancing enjoyment of the
music.
MP3
MP3 stands for MPEG Audio Layer III, the
standard format for audio compression
technology. MP3 can compress files to one-tenth
of their original size because the technology
compresses inaudible sounds found in areas of
the spectrum beyond human hearing.
(MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)
LPCM
(Linear PCM)
This is an abbreviation for Linear Pulse Code
Modulation, a signal recording method used with
music CDs. A music CD is recorded at 44.1kHz/
16 bit, but a DVD is recorded at 48kHz/16 bit ~
96kHz/24 bit, enabling a DVD to be played with
higher sound quality than a music CD.
MPEG
This is an abbreviation for Moving Picture Experts
Group and is pronounced “empeg”. It is the
international standard for moving image
compression. With DVDs, this method is also
used to compress and record digital audio.
Copy Control CD
This is a CD that has controls for preventing
computers from copying and ripping (taking audio
information recorded on a compact disc and using
it as data to create a file).
UDF
(Universal Disc Format)
This is one format for use with optical discs not
reliant on the OS. It is used with media such as
DVDs and CD-RW discs.
For reference
CD-R
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For reference
Glossary
Track
The single division for a song on a music CD is
called a track.
SCMS
(Serial Copy
Management System)
With digital recording, the deterioration of audio
quality is very low. Therefore digital recording
equipment regulates, for the sake of copyright
protection, the using of a sound source copied
using a digital signal to be used to make further
copies of the same data. This is what the SCMS
(Serial Copy Management System) does.
Viewing Restriction
This is a DVD video function that “Restricts
playing of discs that support viewing restrictions,
in accordance with the regulated levels of each
country.” Restrictions differ by DVD video and
may completely prevent playing of the video or
may skip or insert alternate scenes for extreme
scenes.
Title
This is the largest unit for divisions of video or
songs recorded on a DVD video. Usually a single
movie is treated as a title by video software and a
single album (or song) is treated as a single title
by music software. The consecutive numbers
attached to titles are called title numbers.
Chapter
This is a unit for divisions of video or songs
recorded on a DVD video, but it is a smaller unit
than a title. A single title is made up of several
chapters, and the consecutive numbers attached
to chapters are called chapter numbers.
Multi-Angle
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This is one feature of DVD video, where
viewpoints of the same scene are changed by
recording from several different angles (camera
positions), allowing the viewer to select the
preferred angle.
Multi-Language
This is one feature of DVD video, where the same
scene is recorded with several different
languages and subtitles, allowing the viewer to
select the preferred language.
Region code
DVD players and DVD discs have a region code
that enables playing by geographic marketing
regions, and a disc cannot be played if the
number recorded on the disc is not included in the
region codes of the player. See page xx for details
on region codes.
For reference
4. Topic index
About screen and sound adjustment
[Regarding screen adjustment]
To make the audio operation screen or VTR screen easier to see
"Displaying the image adjustment screen" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P51
To turn off the screen
"Turning the screen off" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P52
To change the wallpaper
"Setting the Pic-CLIP" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P39
To set the screen to wide mode
"Switching screen mode". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P53
[Regarding audio adjustment]
To change the volume
"Adjusting the main volume". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P27
To turn on/off the guide tone used at switch operation
"Setting the BEEP tone". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P27
To adjust sound quality
● To adjust high and low sounds
"Adjusting EQ (equalizer)" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P31
● To switch the sound image localization to match the position of passengers
"Adjusting POS (Positioning selector)" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P34
● To adjust the left/right/front/rear balance
For reference
"Setting the balance" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P35
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Topic index
● To adjust the MP3 sound
"Setting the harmonizer" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P38
● To add sharpness when listening at low/high volumes
"Setting LOUDNESS" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P36
About using AM/FM radio
To play the radio
"Listening to the AM/FM radio" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P56
To search for a radio station
"Selecting radio stations" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P57
To save radio stations
"Saving radio stations" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P59
To receive RDS station
"Operating RDS (Radio Data system)" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P61
About using the CD player and CD changer
To play a CD
"Listening to a CD" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P68
To select a song or CD
"Selecting a track" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P70
"Selecting a CD" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P89
To repeat the song or CD currently being played
"Repeating a track". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P70
"Repeating a track or CD" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P89
To play songs in a different order
"Playing tracks in random order" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P70, 90
To fast-forward or rewind
"Fast-forwarding/rewinding" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P70
162
About using the MP3/WMA player
To play an MP3 file
"Playing MP3/WMA files" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P73
To select a music file or folder to listen to
"Selecting a music file" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P73
When you want to return to a level or don't know the current level
"Changing display of the current level" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P75
To repeat the same music file
"Repeating the same music file" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P76
To play songs in a different order
"Playing music files in random order" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P76
To change the file information
"About the file information display" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P77
To learn about MP3
"About MP3/WMA files" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P78
To learn about making MP3 files
"Making and playing MP3/WMA files". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P83
About using the Memory Stick player
To listen to Memory Stick data
"Listening to Memory Stick data" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P84
To select a song
"Selecting a track" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P86
To repeat the current song
"Repeating a track". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P86
To play songs in a different order
For reference
"Playing tracks in random order" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P87
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For reference
Topic index
About using the DVD player
To play a DVD video
"Watching a DVD" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P97
To learn about discs
● To learn about the marks displayed on discs and packages
"About marks displayed on discs" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P94
● To learn about discs that can be played
"About playable discs". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P93
● To learn about disc structures
"About DVD disc structures" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P95
To operate the menu recorded on a disc
"Operating the disc menu". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P100
To operate the video being played
"Operating the video" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P98
To select/search for a video
"Searching by chapter" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P101
"Searching by title number". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P101
"Searching by menu number" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P102
To change the display of touch switches
"Changing the touch switch display locations". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P103
To change subtitles, audio or the video angle
"Changing the angle" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P104
"Switching subtitle language" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P105
"Switching dubbed audio language" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P106
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To set the player
"Setting the audio language". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P108
"Subtitle language settings" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P109
"Menu language settings" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P110
"Setting the display of the multi-angle mark (angle selection mark)" . . . . . P111
"Viewer restriction settings" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P112
"Changing video output" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P113
To use the VTR
"How to use the VTR" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P116
About using optional 5.1 ch decoder/AV matrix unit
To adjust sound quality
● To adjust parametric equalizer
"Adjusting PEQ (Parametric equalizer)" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P127
● To measure frequency characteristics
"Measuring/Displaying frequency characteristics" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P130
● To switch the sound image localization to match the position of passengers
"Adjusting POS (Positioning selector)" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P132
● To adjust the left/right/front/rear balance
"Setting the balance" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P133
● To adjust the MP3/WMA sound
"Setting the harmonizer" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P134
● To add sharpness when listening at low/high volume
"Setting LOUDNESS" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P134
● To adjust the surround system
"Setting/Adjusting the surround system" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P135
"Setting/Adjusting the speakers" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P139
● To import sound quality data
For reference
● To set the speakers
"Importing sound data" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P150
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For reference
Topic index
To set the display
● To set an external monitor image
"External monitor image settings" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P151
To play a portable audio player
"Listening to AUX" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P152
When something isn't clear
When you don't understand a screen message
"If one of these messages appears" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P154
When you think the deck may have a problem
"Before asking for repairs" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P156
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For reference
6. Index
Adjusting the main volume ....................... 27
Adjusting sound quality...........................28
ANGLE..................................................104
AUTO.P ..................................................59
B
BRIGHT ..................................................53
C
CD-R (CD-Recordable)...........................18
CD-RW (CD-ReWritable)........................18
M
Multi-angle mark................................... 104
N
Nighttime display .................................... 51
NORMAL mode ...................................... 54
P
PEQ ......................................................... 127
POS (position selector) .................... 34, 132
R
COLOR ...................................................53
RAND ................................... 70, 76, 87, 90
CONTRAST ............................................53
RPT ...................................... 70, 76, 86, 89
D
S
Daytime display ......................................51
Saving radio stations .............................. 59
DISC RAND ............................................90
Setting LOUDNESS ....................... 36, 134
DISC RPT ...............................................89
Setting the BEEP tone............................ 27
E
EQ...........................................................31
H
HOME .....................................................75
How to use the AM/FM radio ..................56
How to use the CD changer....................88
Switching dubbed audio language ....... 106
Switching subtitle languages ................ 105
T
TINT ....................................................... 53
Turning the screen off ............................ 52
V
How to use the CD player.......................68
Volume balance.............................. 35, 133
How to use the DVD player ....................97
VOLUME button ..................................... 27
How to use the Memory Stick player ......84
How to use the MP3 player.....................72
How to use the VTR..............................116
W
Wallpaper (background) ......................... 39
WIDE 1 mode ......................................... 54
WIDE 2 mode ......................................... 54
WIDE 3 mode ......................................... 54
For reference
A
167
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