Panasonic | SLCT489V | Operating instructions | Panasonic SLCT489V Operating Instructions

Concerning Compact Discs
Only compact discs bearing this mark can be used with this unit.
However, continued use of irregular shaped CDs can damage the unit.
How to remove a disc from its case
How to store the disc in its case
Label side up
How to hold a disc
Portable CD player
Dear Customer
Operating Instructions
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety,
please read these instructions carefully.
Model No. SL-CT489V
The model number and serial number
of this product can be found on either
the back or the bottom of the unit.
Please note them in the space provided below and keep for future reference.
SL-CT489V
MODEL NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
Supplied Accessories
Check the packing carton for these accessories.
If the surface is dirty
For U.S.A.
Wipe it with a damp cloth and then wipe dry.
Wipe from the center toward the outer circumference.
Stereo headphones . .1
(RFEV716P-KS)
“AA” (LR6) batteries . . .2
“AAA” (LR03) batteries .2
Play surface
(shiny surface)
Handling precautions
≥If you are taking the CD from a cold to
a warm environment, moisture may
form on the CD. Wipe this off with a
soft, dry, lint-free cloth before using the
CD.
≥Do not write on the label side with a
ball-point pen or other writing instrument.
≥Do not use record cleaning sprays,
benzine, thinner, static electricity prevention liquids or any other solvent.
≥Do not attach labels or stickers to CDs.
(Do not use CDs with exposed adhesive from tape or left over peeled off
stickers.)
≥Do not use scratch-proof protectors
etc.
For Canada
Stereo earphones . . . .1
(L0BAB0000165)
Wired remote control .1
(N2QCBD000011)
Adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . .1
(RFA1631-H)
Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts.
(Only for U.S.A.) To order accessories contact 1-800-332-5368 or web site
(http://www.panasonic.com).
Wired remote control .1
(N2QCBD000011)
Adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . .1
(RFA1631-H)
Storage precautions
Be sure to store CDs in their cases to
protect them from dust, scratches, and
warping.
Do not place or store CDs in the following places
≥Locations exposed to direct sunlight
≥Humid or dusty locations
≥Locations directly exposed to a heat
vent or heating appliance
≥In the glove compartment or on the
rear deck of an automobile
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these
instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference.
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Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 http://www.panasonic.com
Panasonic Sales Company, Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. (“PSC”)
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3 www.panasonic.ca
© 2001 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
RQT5983-P
F0401YH0
Printed in Japan
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the safety precautions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference.
Safety
1. Power source—Connect the unit to a power source
of the type described in these instructions or as
marked on the unit.
2. Polarization—The unit is equipped with a polarized
power plug where one blade is wider than the other.
This safety feature ensures that the plug fits into your
household AC outlet only one way. If the plug doesn’t fit one way, try reversing it. If the plug still doesn’t
fit, contact an electrician to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not attempt to defeat the safety purpose of
the plug.
3. Power cord protection—Route the AC power supply cord so that it will not be walked on or pinched by
items placed on or against it. Never take hold of the
plug or cord with wet hands. Always grasp the plug
body firmly when connecting and disconnecting it.
4. Overloading—When connecting the AC power supply cord, be careful not to overload the household
AC outlet, extension cord, or outlet from any other
device as this can result in fire or electric shock.
5. Nonuse periods—Turn the unit off when it is not in
use. Unplug the unit from the household AC outlet if
it is not to be used for a long time. Unplug the unit
during lightning storms. Leaving the unit connected
to a household AC outlet for extended periods can
cause battery fluid leakage.
6. Attachments and accessories—Use only the attachments and accessories recommended in these
operating instructions.
Installation
Placement
1. Foreign material—Ensure objects and liquids do
not get into the unit. Avoid exposing the unit to excessive smoke, dust, mechanical vibration, and
shock.
2. Magnetism—Situate the unit away from equipment
and devices that generate strong magnetic fields.
3. Stacking—Do not place anything on top of this unit.
4. Wall and ceiling mounting—Do not mount the unit
on walls or ceilings unless specified in the instructions.
Environment
1. Water and moisture—Do not use the unit near
water, such as near a bathtub or swimming pool.
Avoid damp basements.
2. Heat—Situate the unit away from heat sources, such
as radiators. Do not leave it in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight with the doors and windows
closed as this may deform the cabinet.
2. Do not situate where temperatures fall below 5 oC
(41 oF) or rise above 35 oC (95 oF).
Maintenance
(See page 5 for details.)
Unplug the unit from the household AC outlet before
cleaning.
Clean with a damp cloth.
Do not use abrasive pads, scouring powders, or solvents.
Service
1. Damage requiring service—The unit should be
serviced by qualified service personnel if:
1. (a) The AC power supply cord or AC adaptor has
been damaged; or
1. (b) Objects or liquids have gotten into the unit; or
1. (c) The unit has been exposed to rain; or
1. (d) The unit does not operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
1. (e) The unit has been dropped or the cabinet damaged.
2. Servicing—Do not attempt to service the unit beyond that described in these operating instructions.
Refer all other servicing to authorized servicing personnel.
2. In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer
2. Call Center at 1-800-211-7262, or e-mail
2. consumerproducts@panasonic.com, or web site
2. (http://www.panasonic.com).
2. In Canada, contact Panasonic Canada Inc.
2. Customer Care Centre at 905-624-5505, web
2. site (www.panasonic.ca), or an authorized
2. Servicentre closest to you.
3. Replacement parts—When parts need replacing
ensure the servicer uses parts specified by the manufacturer or parts that have the same characteristics
as the original parts. Unauthorized substitutes may
result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
4. Safety check—After repairs or service, ask the servicer to perform safety checks to confirm that the unit
is in proper working condition.
This manual was printed with soy based ink.
1
Power Supply Preparations
Refer to the specifications (page 8) for information on operating times when using rechargeable batteries or dry cell batteries.
Charging procedure
Using the dry cell batteries
Important note about the memory
and the power supply
3
1
2
Close the battery lid.
Remains slightly open
To preserve the contents of the memory, ensure
the unit has a constant supply of power.
≥Turn the unit off before changing the batteries and
before connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor.
≥The unit can maintain the memory without power
for about one minute. Change batteries or reconnect the AC adaptor within this time.
≥As a precaution, insert batteries even when using
the AC adaptor or car adaptor.
3
LOCK
Flush with the unit
1
2
Insert two “AA” (LR6) alkaline batteries or two “AAA”
(LR03) alkaline batteries using the supplied adaptor.
When using “AA”(LR6) batteries
1
Insert the batteries.
2
1
2
Slide the switch
to lock the lid.
If the battery lid
comes loose
Removing
batteries
Slide the lid back into
place horizontally.
Push up on the battery in
the direction indicated by
the arrow. Then lift it out.
(Remove “AAA” (LR03)
batteries in the same way.)
+
3
Close the battery lid.
Insert the rechargeable batteries.
(Refer to “Using the dry cell batteries”.)
Connect the AC adaptor.
(Refer to “Using the AC adaptor”.)
Recharging starts and the “H” charging indicator
flashes on the unit’s display. The indicator goes
out when charging is complete.
When charging is complete, unplug
the AC adaptor from the household
AC outlet and DC IN jack.
≥Never mix dry cell and rechargeable batteries.
≥Turn the unit off before replacing the rechargeable batteries.
Note!
≥Rechargeable batteries have a service life of approximately 300 charge-discharge cycles. The batteries
have reached the end of their operational life if they
last for a noticeably shorter time after recharging, or if
they cannot be recharged at all. Replace the batteries.
≥Recharging may only be performed when the unit is
powered off.
≥The AC adaptor and rechargeable batteries may become warm while recharging is in progress. This is not
a malfunction.
≥Leaving the AC adaptor connected can cause the batteries to go flat. After recharging the batteries and disconnecting the AC adaptor from the household AC
outlet, ensure you disconnect the AC adaptor from the
unit’s [DC IN 4.5 VK] terminal.
When the battery indicator flashes
Using the AC adaptor (not included)
Raised
LOCK
1
For U.S.A
To order the optional AC adaptor RP-AC46 contact 1800-332-5368 or web site (http://www.panasonic.com).
For Canada
Be sure to obtain the optional AC adaptor RP-AC46.
It is available through your Panasonic dealer.
2
DC IN jack (DC IN 4.5 V K)
Side panel of
the unit
When using “AAA”(LR03) batteries
1
Insert the adaptor.
AC adaptor
1
To save power when the unit is not to be used for a long
time, unplug the AC adaptor from the household AC outlet.
Reverse the above procedure to remove the
adaptor.
2
Household
AC outlet
Conserving power
2
Insert the batteries.
Using the rechargeable batteries
(not included)
Recharge the batteries before use.
Use either “AA” batteries or, by inserting the supplied
adaptor, “AAA” batteries. This unit cannot recharge batteries other than those especially designed for it.
Obtain the optional rechargeable batteries:
“AA” rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries: P-3GAVA/2B
“AAA” nickel-metal hydride rechargeable
batteries: HHR-4AHA/2B
+
C
Battery indicator
This indicator flashes when the batteries are almost out
of power. Power is cut off completely a short while later.
Rechargeable batteries: Recharge batteries.
Dry-cell batteries: Replace batteries with new ones.
Note!
Connect the AC adaptor.
Slide the switch
to lock the lid.
AUTO S-XBS RANDOM CITY MONO
M SORRY TUNED
FM MEMORY 1
AM
VOL
≥The length of time the unit will continue to operate between when the battery indicator starts flashing and
when the power is cut off differs depending on the
type of batteries used.
≥The battery indicator may not be displayed if rechargeable batteries other than those designated by
Panasonic are used.
Using the car adaptor (not included)
Be sure to obtain the car adaptor (SH-CDC9), available
as an optional accessory.
CAUTION:
Use only car adaptor, Model: SH-CDC9 manufactured by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
The car adaptor can be used to recharge the unit’s batteries while in the car.
If the unit malfunctions or freezes during
use, disconnect the power source (the AC
adaptor or batteries).
Re-connect the power source and continue operation.
HOLD function
This function causes the unit to ignore accidental button
presses. (The disc lid can still be opened and closed.)
HOLD
HOLD
The HOLD function prevents the following:
When the main unit is in HOLD mode, pressing any button causes the indication “(” to appear on the display.
≥The unit is powered on accidentally when not in use,
causing the batteries to run down.
≥A button is accidentally pressed during play, interrupting the operation.
When the unit is powered off
The “(” indication appears only when [1;] or
[RADIO/BAND] is pressed.
To use the HOLD function
Set [HOLD] to the HOLD position.
2
HOLD mode
“(” indication
The unit and wired remote control have HOLD functions, each of which works independently.
Before operating the buttons
Be sure to move [HOLD] to release the unit from
the HOLD mode.
Listening to CDs
Basic Play
4
5
VOL
VOL
VOL
(Beep)
1
(Beep)
OPEN
(Beep)
OPR
OFF
Elapsed playing time of each track
Label must face upward.
AUTO S-XBS RANDOM CITY MONO
M SORRY TUNED
FM MEMORY 1
AM
VOL
C
Track number in play
2
HOLD
Plug type:
3.5 mm (1/8 in.) stereo
HOLD
2
3
4
Slide [OPEN1] to open the lid, and
insert the disc.
Connect the wired remote control
and the stereo headphones/stereo
earphones to [Ë].
(Plug in firmly.)
Release [HOLD].
Press [1;] (main unit) or press
[∫/1] (remote control) to start play.
(Play stops automatically when all the tracks have
been played.)
5
Adjust the volume.
i : To increase the volume level
j : To decrease the volume level
≥The volume range is 0-25. (Press and hold to
change the volume successively.)
≥A tone (beep-beep) sounds when you reach the
minimum or maximum volume when using the remote control.
≥The volume changes when pressed while the level
is displayed. If any other display is shown, it
changes to show the current level. (The volume returns to 10 when you disconnect the power source.)
≥If the unit has been connected to the car audio
system, set this unit’s volume to 10, then adjust
the volume level on the system.
∫ To pause play (main unit only)
Press during play.
(Press again to restart play.)
AUTO S-XBS RANDOM CITY MONO
FM MEMORY 1 M SORRY TUNED
AM
VOL
C
∫ To turn off the unit
Off mode
Press during stop mode (main unit) or press and hold
during play or stop mode (remote control).
Main unit
Remote control
AUTO S-XBS RANDOM CITY MONO
M SORRY TUNED
FM MEMORY 1
AM
VOL
OPR
OFF
C
(Beep...Bee...p)
The resume function remains active.
∫ Skip / Search function
Skip : Press during play. (Press [j :] (main unit)
or [:] (remote control) twice to skip to the
beginning of the previous tracks.)
Search : Press and hold during play.
Main unit
Forward
Resume function notes
≥Opening the lid while in the stop mode or replacing the
disc while in the off mode cancels the function. (It may
remain active if you replace a disc in the off mode.)
≥Play may resume from the beginning of the next track
if you stopped play near the end of a track.
≥The resume function is automatic and you cannot turn
it off.
Removing discs
1 Press [∫, OPR OFF] to stop play
and disc rotation.
2 Slide [OPEN1] to open the lid.
3 Press [PUSH] to release the disc.
Do not stop the disc by hand or try to remove it before it
stops rotating. This can damage CDs.
Remote control
Forward
(Beep Beep)
H
1
L
PUSH
3
Close the lid.
R
PUS
(Beep Beep Beep)
Backward
Backward
≥During program play (page 4), these buttons are used
to skip forward or backward through the programmed
sequence of tracks.
≥You cannot skip to tracks that have been played in
random or random repeat play (page 4).
≥During program play, 1-track repeat play, random play
and random repeat play (page 4), search operation is
limited to the current track only.
Note!
Never insert foreign objects into the unit.
Auto-off function
If you leave the unit in stop mode for about 10 minutes
(30 seconds if disc is not loaded), it turns off to save the
batteries.
Note on CD-R and CD-RW
This unit can play CD-DA format audio CD-R and
CD-RW that have been finalized§ upon completion
of recording. It may not be able to play some CD-R
or CD-RW due to the condition of the recording.
Finalizing is a process that enables CD-R/CD-RW players
to play audio CD-R and CD-RW.
§
∫ To stop play
For your reference:
Stop mode
“)” indication
Press during play.
Main unit
Remote control
Total number of tracks
AUTO S-XBS RANDOM CITY MONO
M SORRY TUNED
FM MEMORY 1
AM
VOL
OPR
OFF
C
Total playing time
(Beep...Beep)
Resume function
3
This indication appears for about 30 seconds if
[1;] (main unit) or [∫/1] (remote control) is pressed
when no disc is loaded in the unit or if the disc is not
properly secured.
Play starts from the beginning of the current track the
next time you press [1;] (main unit) or [∫/1] (remote
control).
“*” indication
This indication appears for about 10 minutes when the
lid is opened. (However, the indication does not appear
when the unit is powered off.)
Operation confirmation tones
This tone sounds when a button on the remote control is pressed. Refer to the parentheses in the illustration for the different types of confirmation tones.
Listening to CDs
Other Play Methods
The letters such as B in the various illustrations refer to the descriptions in the “Location of Controls” section.
∫ To confirm the contents of the program
Skip play
∫ Press [MEMORY/RECALL] while the disc is playing.
(The numbers of the programmed tracks appear on
the display in sequence.)
The disc plays from the specified track through to the
end, then play stops automatically.
Preparation: Put unit in stop mode.
1
Changing the sound quality
Press during play or stop mode.
∫ To delete the entire programmed sequence
Select the desired track.
S-XBS
F
∫ Press [∫, OPR OFF].
Note!
The repeat and random play modes are canceled after
steps 1 and 2.
B
Each time the button is pressed;
“S-XBS”> “
” (Cancel)
Repeat play/Random play
2
S-XBS
Press during play or stop mode.
J
I
C
FM RECEPT
CITY/NOR
S-XBS:
Select this setting to boost the low-range response.
MODE
Each time the button is pressed;
“1`”#“`”#“RANDOM” #“RANDOM,`”
^ ------------=“
”(Cancel)( ______ --}
Program play
Up to 24 tracks can be entered in the programmed sequence.
Preparation: Put unit in stop mode.
1
Anti-Skip System
S-XBS RANDOM
1
C
Select the desired track.
This system deals with skipping in a variety
of ways:
1`(1-track repeat)
One track is repeated.
`(All-track repeat)
B
All the tracks on the disc are repeated.
RANDOM (Random)
The tracks play once each in random order and
then play stops.
2
Register in sequence.
RANDOM, `(Random repeat)
(The indication “M” and the programmed sequence appear on the display.)
MEMORY/
RECALL
The tracks play repeatedly in random order.
When pressed during program play
Each time the button is pressed;
“1`M”#“`M” #“M”(Cancel)
^---------------------------------------=}
C
3
Note!
The setting returns to S-XBS when you disconnect the
power source.
S-XBS
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to program all
the desired tracks.
1
M
C
4
≥The thinner and lighter construction makes the unit
less susceptible to vibration.
≥An anti-skip mechanism prevents skipping caused
when play speed changes due to swinging of the unit.
≥A recovery system immediately returns the laser pickup to its original position if it is knocked off the track by
a strong shock.
≥The 40-second anti-skip memory fills in interruptions
caused by bumps and vibrations.
The anti-skip system works automatically while the
unit is on and cannot be canceled.
When bumps continue repeatedly
The message “SORRY” appears on the display and
sound is interrupted.
1`M (1-track repeat)
AUTO S-XBS RANDOM CITY MONO
M SORRY TUNED
FM MEMORY 1
AM
VOL
One track is repeated.
I
`M (Memory repeat)
The programmed tracks are repeated.
C
Note!
∫ To program the same track in the sequence more than once
≥You can select the first track to play in random play
and random repeat play by pressing [9] while the
disc is stopped. All the tracks are played.
≥You cannot select random play or random repeat play
during program play.
≥The mode is canceled when you disconnect the power
source.
∫ After step 2, press [MEMORY/RECALL] the desired
number of times.
∫ If “'” is displayed
∫ No more tracks can be programmed.
Note!
The anti-skip memory compresses digital signals.
Location of Controls
A
Main unit A
D E FG
H
C
I
B
A
L
K
J
O
N
M
Side panel
of the unit
Q R
P
Bottom of the unit
B
AB C
D
H
4
GF E
A Stop/operation off button
(∫, OPR OFF)
B Tuning/skip/search buttons
(9 i, j :)
C Memory/recall button
(MEMORY/RECALL)
D Tuning mode select button
(TUNING MODE)
E Display
F S-XBS button (S-XBS)
G Tuner on/band select button
(RADIO/BAND)
H Headphone volume control
buttons
(VOLi, VOLj)
I Play/pause button (1;)
J Sensitivity control, play mode
button
(FM RECEPT%CITY/NOR, MODE)
K Open switch (OPEN 1)
L Monaural/stereo button
(FM MODE MONO/ST)
M Headphone jack (Ë)
N Hold switch (HOLD)
O DC IN jack
(DC IN 4.5 V K)
P CD release button (PUSH)
Q Hole for car mounting base
R Battery lid lock (LOCK)
Wired remote control B
A Skip/search buttons
(:, 9)
B Play/stop/operation off button
(∫/1)
C Volume control buttons
(j, VOL, i)
D Earphone jack
E Clip
F Hold switch (HOLD)
G Tuner on/off/band select button (RADIO)
H Plug
Using the Unit with Optional Accessories
Using the unit with a car audio
system
Using the unit with an audio system
For your reference:
Items to be purchased
For connection to the car audio system
Car stereo cassette adaptor (SH-CDM10A)
Other equipment
Connect the car stereo cassette adaptor to the
unit’s headphone jack.
(When doing this, set this unit’s volume to 10.)
(White) L
CD or AUX
(Red)
For securing the unit and connecting the
power supply:
R
Headphone jack(Ë)
≥Car adaptor (SH-CDC9)
≥Car mounting kit (SH-CDF20)
Note when using the car mounting kit (SH-CDF20)
Bracket
Screwdriver
1Remove the screw from
the bracket at the rear
of the car mounting
base.
2Replace the screw in the
lower hole of the bracket.
Wired remote control
Turn off this unit and the other equipment before operation.
1
Note!
≥Insert batteries even when using the car adaptor
to ensure a constant power supply for the unit's
memory.
≥When you switch off the car, volume and sound quality
may return to the original settings and the resume
function may work even if you change the disc.
≥It may not be possible to use the unit with some types
of car stereos owing to restrictions imposed by the
construction of the car stereo cassette adaptor.
≥Move the unit away from the car adaptor if noise interferes with the radio.
For further details, refer to the instructions of the part
concerned.
Stereo connection
cable
(not included)
2
≥Obtain the optional connecting cable if the other equipment comes with mini-phone jacks.
≥If you connect speakers (active or otherwise) directly to
the unit’s headphone jack, ensure they have an impedance of 1 k≠ or less.
Note!
Do not connect the cable to the PHONO terminals on
an amplifier.
Maintaining the
Lens
Open the lid and clean the lens as shown in the figure.
Use a cotton swab to gently wipe off any finger-prints.
Recommended product: Lens cleaner kit (SZZP1038C)
Connect the remote control to the unit's
headphone jack.
Connect the stereo connection cable to
the remote control's headphone jack and
the terminals on the other unit.
Lens
Air blower for
camera lens
The unit may malfunction if you connect this cable
directly to the unit.
3
Set the volume to 10.
Make further volume adjustments with the other
unit.
4
Lens
Control play with the buttons on the main
unit.
The tone will be heard if you use the buttons on the
remote control.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
ONLY FOR U.S.A.
Panasonic Sales Company, Division of Matsushita
Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc.
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5
San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Panasonic Portable Audio Limited Warranty
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Sales Company (collectively referred to as “the Warrantor”) will repair or replace this product with new or refurbished parts or equivalent product, free of charge in the U.S.A. or Puerto Rico, in the
event of a defect in materials or workmanship as follows ( all time periods commence
from the date of original purchase ) :
PARTS & LABOR - ONE (1) YEAR
Non-rechargeable batteries are not warranted
Rechargeable batteries - (when applicable) exchange defective item for new one for ten
(10) days.
For assistance in the continental U.S.A. in obtaining repairs please ship the product to:
Panasonic Services Company - Customer Servicenter
Suite B 4900 George McVay Drive
McAllen, TX 78503
In Puerto Rico contact the Panasonic Sales Company.
Tel. (787) 750-4300
Fax. (787) 768-2910
When shipping the unit carefully pack and send it prepaid, adequately insured and
preferably in the original carton. Include a letter detailing the complaint and provide a
day time phone number where you can be reached.
IF REPAIR IS NEEDED DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD THE PURCHASER WILL
BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH A SALES RECEIPT/PROOF OF PURCHASE INDICATING DATE OF PURCHASE, AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE. CUSTOMER WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE REPAIR OF ANY UNIT RECEIVED
WITHOUT SUCH PROOF OF PURCHASE.
Also, the purchaser will be responsible for shipping the unit to the above address.
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser.
This warranty only covers failures due to defects in materials and workmanship which
occur during normal use. The warranty does not cover damage which occurs in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures
which result from accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, faulty installation, misapplication, improper insertion of consumables, set-up adjustments, maladjustment of
consumer controls, improper operation or maintenance, improper antenna, inadequate
signal reception or pickup, alteration, modification, power line surge, improper voltage
supply, lightning damage, commercial use or service by anyone other than a PANASONIC SERVICES COMPANY authorized repair facility, or damage that is attributable
to acts of God.
LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS
There are no express warranties except as listed above.
THE WARRANTOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO TAPES OR
DISCS) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCTS, OR ARISING OUT OF
ANY BREACH OF THE WARRANTY. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or
limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
If you have a problem with this product that is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the Consumer Affairs Department at the Company address indicated above.
For Product Information, Operating Assistance, Literature Request, Dealer Locations, and all Customer Service inquiries please contact:
1-800-211-PANA(7262), Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday - Sunday 9 am - 7 pm, EST.
Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com
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RQT5983
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Listening to the Radio
A
4
3, 5
6
TUNING
MODE
B
(Beep)
VOL
7
OPR
OFF
2 4
(Beep)
VOL
RADIO/
BAND
1 3 5
MEMORY/
RECALL
VOL
(Beep) (Beep)
1, 3
RADIO
OPR
OFF
(Beep)
R
L
Plug type:
3.5 mm (1/8 in.)
stereo
2 1
2
HOLD
RADIO/
BAND
TUNING
MODE
(Beep)
HOLD
RADIO
Listening Operation
You can tune directly to the station in Free Mode by finding the station’s frequency, or you can store the station in Memory Mode to make tuning simpler.
You can choose these modes with [TUNING MODE].
A
1
2
3
4
Free Mode
Memory Mode
B Putting stations into the channels
Release [HOLD].
Connect the wired remote control
and stereo headphones/stereo earphones to [Ë].
(Plug in firmly.)
Frequencies of up to 30 stations can be stored; 20 FM
and 10 AM.
Press [RADIO/BAND] (main unit) or
[RADIO] (remote control) to turn on
the radio.
1
Press [TUNING MODE] (main unit)
to set to Free Mode.
2
Preparation:
≥Release [HOLD].
≥Connect the stereo headphones/stereo earphones as
they act as an FM antenna.
Press [RADIO/BAND] (main unit) or
[RADIO] (remote control) to change
the band.
Each time the button is pressed;
FM (----. AM
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Press [9 i, j :] (main unit),
or [9] or [:] (remote control)
to select the frequency of the station.
i, 9 : increases frequency
j, :: decreases frequency
For your reference:
≥Press for over 1.5 seconds to make the frequency change rapidly.
≥“TUNED” is displayed when a station is tuned.
7
Adjust the volume.
∫ To turn off the radio
∫ Press [∫, OPR OFF] (main
[RADIO] (remote control).
Memory number
C
AM
VOL
5
Press [TUNING MODE] (main unit)
to set to Memory Mode.
The display in Memory Mode is as follows.
The display in Free Mode is as follows.
AUTO S-XBS RANDOM CITY MONO
FM MEMORY 1 M SORRY TUNED
Press [RADIO/BAND] (main unit) or
[RADIO] (remote control) to turn on
the radio.
unit) or press and hold
3
4
S-XBS RANDOM CITY MONO
MEMORY
M SORRY TUNED
AM
VOL
After putting stations into channels, ensure the
unit has a constant power supply. Leaving it
without batteries or AC power for more than one
minute can clear the memory.
∫ Recalling preset stations
Preparation:
≥Release [HOLD].
≥Connect the wired remote control and stereo headphones/stereo earphones to [Ë].
≥Perform steps 1–3 of “Putting stations into the
channels”.
1
C
Press [RADIO/BAND] (main unit) or
[RADIO] (remote control) to change
the band.
Press [9 i, j :] (main unit),
or [9] or [:] (remote control)
to select the desired station.
Memory number
changes.
2
and
broadcast
frequency
Adjust the volume.
Each time the button is pressed;
FM (----. AM
∫ To erase unnecessary preset
∫ stations from the memory
Put stations into the channels of
your choice.
(main unit only)
(main unit only)
1Press [MEMORY/RECALL].
1The frequency number flashes.
2Within 10 seconds
1Press [9 i, j :] to select
the frequency to be memorized.
3Within 10 seconds
1Press [MEMORY/RECALL].
1The memory number flashes.
4Within 10 seconds
1Press [9 i, j :] to select
the memory number to store the
frequency.
1FM station: up to 20
1AM station: up to 10
5Within 10 seconds
1Press [MEMORY/RECALL] to confirm the memory setting.
≥Press [9 i, j :] for over 1.5 seconds to
make the frequency or memory number change
in succession.
≥“TUNED” is displayed when a station is tuned.
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Important
Preparation:
Perform steps 1–3 of “Putting stations into the channels”.
1
Press [9 i, j :] to select the
memory number to be erased.
2
1Press [MEMORY/RECALL].
1The frequency number flashes.
2Within 10 seconds
1Press and hold [MEMORY/RECALL]
until “-- --” flashes .
3Within 10 seconds
1Press
[MEMORY/RECALL]
to
erase the memory number.
1The memory number of the next preset station
appears on the display.
∫ To put a station into a channel you
erased
∫ Repeat the procedure described at left.
∫ To turn off the radio
∫ Press [∫, OPR OFF] (main
[RADIO] (remote control).
unit) or press and hold
Listening to the Radio
The letters such as J in the various illustrations refer to the descriptions in the “Location of Controls” section. (See page 4.)
To obtain good reception
When using overseas
AM
(main unit only)
Change the frequency step according to the area.
Preparation: Press [RADIO/BAND] to switch on the power.
Try various directions to obtain optimum reception.
1
Press for more than 5 seconds to display the step.
RADIO/
BAND
G
2
Note!
Within 10 seconds
Press to select the step.
The AM antenna is located in the lid of the unit so noise may increase if the unit is
held. This is not malfunction.
Each time the button is pressed;
FM U0.2 ,# FM U0.1 ,# E
^------------------------------------------J
FM
B
The headphone/earphone cord is also the FM antenna, so extend it rather than leaving it coiled.
AUTO S-XBS
FM MEMORY 1
AM
VOL
∫ How to receive an FM broadcast clearly
Press for more than 1.5 seconds during FM reception.
(main unit only)
Each time the button is pressed;
“CITY” (----. “
” (normal)
FM RECEPT
CITY/NOR
J
MODE
AUTO S-XBS
FM MEMORY 1
AM
VOL
CITY MONO
M SORRY
C
CITY MONO
M SORRY TUNED
C
FM U0.2 (original setting) : FM 0.2 MHz, AM 10 kHz
FM U0.1 : FM 0.1 MHz, AM 10 kHz
E : FM 0.05 MHz, AM 9 kHz
3
Within 10 seconds
Press and hold until the frequency is displayed to confirm the step.
Leave off under normal conditions. Set to “CITY” if reception is poor or if there is interference from another station.
MEMORY/
RECALL
C
To select stereo or monaural FM
∫ To return to the previous frequency step
Press during FM reception.
Each time the button is pressed;
“MONO” (----. “
” (stereo)
(main unit only)
FM MODE
MONO/ST
L
AUTO S-XBS
FM MEMORY 1
AM
VOL
CITY MONO
M SORRY TUNED
C
Select “MONO”.
Sound becomes monaural, but noise is reduced.
Product Service
Do not attempt to remove the cover(s) or repair the unit yourself. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
Product information
For product service, product information or assistance with product operation:
In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800-211-7262,
or e-mail consumerproducts@panasonic.com, or web site (http://www.
panasonic.com).
In Canada, contact Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 905-624-5505,
web site (www.panasonic.ca), or an authorized Servicentre closest to you.
User memo:
DATE OF PURCHASE
DEALER NAME
DEALER ADDRESS
TELEPHONE NUMBER
RB
RC
RC
RB
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Note!
Converting the allocation erases the stations previously stored in memory.
∫ When there is noise during FM reception
Ni-Cd
Repeat the above procedure.
The product you have purchased is powered by a nickel-cadmium
battery which is recyclable. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery.
Changing the sound quality
The operation is the same as when playing CDs.
(See page 4.)
CAUTION!
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF
PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY
RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN,
SPLASHING, DRIPPING OR MOISTURE.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.
CAUTION:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
≥Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
≥Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
≥Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
≥Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the
user’s authority to operate this device.
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.
Specifications
CD SECTION
∫Audio
No. of channels: 2 (left and right, stereo)
Frequency response:
20 to 20,000 Hz
(i0 dB to j8 dB)
DA converter:
1 bit, MASH
Headphone
output level: RMS max. 6 mWi6 mW/
16 ≠ (adjustable)
∫Pickup
Light source:
Semiconductor laser
Wavelength:
780 nm
RADIO SECTION
∫Frequency
Radio frequency:FM; 87.90–107.90 MHz
(0.20 MHz steps)
87.50–108.00 MHz
(0.10 MHz/0.05 MHz steps)
AM; 520–1710 kHz
(10 kHz steps)
522–1629 kHz
(9 kHz steps)
GENERAL
Power supply:
DC 4.5 V with optional
AC adaptor RP-AC46
Dimensions (WaHaD):
131a27.4 (32.7 with AA batteries)a135.7 mm
55⁄32za13⁄32 (19⁄32)za511⁄32z
Mass: 210 g (7.4 oz.) (with AAA batteries)
234 g (8.3 oz.) (with AA batteries)
187 g (6.6 oz.) (without batteries)
Operational temperature
range:
0 oC–40 oC
(32 oF–104 oF)
Rechargeable temperature
range:
5 oC–40 oC
(41 oF–104 oF)
Troubleshooting Guide
Play time:
[Approximate operating time in hours (in
hold mode with S-XBS canceled, at
25 oC (77 oF) on a flat, stable surface)]
Batteries
used
CD
RADIO
25
75
2 “AAA” (LR03)
alkaline
batteries
7
21
2 rechargeable
Ni-Cd batteries
(P-3GAVA/2B)
13
30
2 nickel-metal
hydride
rechargeable
batteries
(HHR-4AHA/2B)
7
16
2 “AA” (LR6)
alkaline
batteries
Before requesting service, make the below checks. If you are in doubt about some of
the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem:
In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800-211-7262,
or e-mail consumerproducts@panasonic.com, or web site (http://www.
panasonic.com).
In Canada, contact Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 905-6245505, web site (www.panasonic.ca), or an authorized Servicentre closest to
you.
Problem
Check this
Cannot close the lid.
Is the disc properly secured in place?
Cannot play discs.
≥Is the unit in HOLD mode?
≥Is the disc properly secured in place?
≥Is the disc dirty or scratched?
≥Is there condensation on the lens?
(Wait for about an hour and then try again.)
Tracks on disc do not play
in order, starting with the
first track.
≥Is the random play mode on?
≥Did you stop play in the middle of the disc last
time?
≥Rechargeable batteries are optional.
≥The play time may be less depending
on the operating conditions.
≥Play time will be considerably reduced
when playing CD-RW.
Cannot hear music—too
noisy.
≥Are the headphones/earphones and wired remote
control plugs inserted all the way?
≥Are the plugs dirty? (Wipe away dirt on plug.)
≥Separate the unit from mobile phones.
Recharging time
P-3GAVA/2B
About 5 hours
HHR-4AHA/2B
About 5 hours
Note:
Specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Mass and dimensions are approximate.
TV picture is distorted.
Radio reception is noisy.
Are you using the unit too near a TV or tuner?
(Keep the unit away from the TV or tuner.)
No reception.
The FM frequency range is
different.
Has the frequency step been set for your area?
Cautions
Listening caution
EST. 1924
Do not play your headphones or earphones at a high
volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous extended play.
If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume
or discontinue use.
Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may
create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
Even if your headphones or earphones are the 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.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of sound. So what
sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to
your hearing.
Guard against this by setting your equipment at a safe
level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
≥Start your volume control at a low setting.
≥Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
≥Leave it there.
Discontinue use if you experience discomfort with
the headphones or earphones. Continued use may
cause rashes or other allergic reactions.
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Selection and care of rechargeable /dry cell batteries
∫ Selection
∫ Care
As a safety precaution, the portable CD players made
by Panasonic are constructed so it is impossible to
recharge ordinary batteries.
Only batteries especially designed for this unit can be
recharged.
≥Special rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries:
To prevent battery damage, electrolyte leakage and
short-circuiting, heed the following points.
≥Do not peel off the covering on batteries and do not
use if the covering has been peeled off.
≥Align the poles + and - correctly when inserting the
batteries.
≥Do not mix different types or of batteries or old and
new batteries.
≥Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use the
unit for a long time.
≥Do not throw into fire, short-circuit, disassemble, or
subject to excessive heat.
≥Do not attempt to recharge dry cell batteries.
≥Do not allow metal objects to touch the battery terminals as this may cause short-circuiting which is dangerous.
≥When carrying batteries in a pocket or bag, ensure no
metal objects such as necklaces are placed together
with them. Contact with metal may cause short-circuiting which can cause a fire. For safety, carry the
rechargeable batteries in the battery carrying case.
P-3GAVA/2B (set of 2)
≥Special nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries:
HHR-4AHA/2B (set of 2)
For details, check with your dealer.
Special rechargeable
batteries
Ordinary dry cell
batteries/rechargeable
batteries
≥If rechargeable battery play time is short after recharging, the batteries have reached the end of their service
life. Replace them with the recommended replacements.
≥Play time may be shorter than usual after recharging
batteries for the first time or after they have been unused for a long time. Repeatedly recharge and discharge the batteries if this occurs to restore them to
normal.
When driving a car
In the interest of traffic safety, do not operate the unit
while driving.
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