Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
Text excerpt from page 10 (click to view)
Recording on a tape
Connect the supplied AC power cord (see page 24).
Press xZ to open the tape With the side you want to compartment and insert a blank tape. record on facing you Use TYPE I (normal) tape only.
Select the program source you want to record. To record from the CD player, insert a CD (see page 4) and press x on the CD section.
RADIO BAND AUTO PRESET
To record from the radio, tune in the station you want (see page 6).