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Description of SONY CFD-S250 Owner's Manual

Complete owner's manual in digital format. The manual will be available for download as PDF file after You purchase it.

Owner's Manual ( sometimes referred to as User's Guide or User's Manual ) contains information on how to use Your device. After placing order we'll send You download instructions on Your email address.

The manual is available in languages: English

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Notes on cassettes

On safety
• As the laser beam used in the CD player section is harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the casing. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. • Should any solid object or liquid fall into the player, unplug the player, and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. • Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square, star) cannot be played on this player. Attempting to do so may damage the player. Do not use such discs.

• Break off the cassette tab from side A or B to prevent accidental recording. If you want to reuse the tape for recording, cover the broken tab with adhesive tape.

The power does not come on.
• Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.

The tape does not move when you press an operation button.
• Close the cassette compartment securely.

Tape Player



POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION With 3.2-ohm loads, both channels driven from 150 - 6,300 Hz; rated 1.8 W per channel-minimum RMS power, with no more than 10 % total harmonic distortion in AC operation.

For customers in the USA

Owner's Record
The model number is located at the bottom and the serial number is located in the battery compartment. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. CFD-S250 Serial No. Please register this product on line at Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic mailings about new product, services and other important announcements.

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the player to rain or moisture.

The REC z button does not function or the tape does not play or record.
• Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in place.

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:

Side A

• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. • You cannot turn on the player with the remote when you operate the player on batteries.

Tab for side A Tab for side B • The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play time is not recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback.

The power is not on, and "bAttErY" and “Error” are displayed alternately.

Poor or distorted playback, recording or erasing quality.

• Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.

• Clean the heads, pinch roller and capstan with a cleaning swab slightly moistened with cleaning fluid or alcohol. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. • TYPE II (high position) or TYPE IV (metal) tape is being used. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. • Demagnetize the heads using a commercially available tape head demagnetizer.

Other specifications
CD player section
System Compact disc digital audio system Laser diode properties Material: GaAlAs Wave length: 780 nm Emission duration: Continuous Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW (This output is the value measured at a distance of about 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.) Spindle speed 200 r/min (rpm) to 500 r/min (rpm) (CLV) Number of channels 2 Frequency response 20 - 20 000 Hz +1/–2 dB Wow and flutter Below measurable limit

CD Radio CassetteCorder
Operating Instructions
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

For customers in the USA

There is no audio.
• Adjust the volume. • Unplug the headphones when listening through speakers.

Cleaning the cabinet
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.

Notes on CDs
• Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the center out.

Noise is heard.
• Someone is using a portable telephone or other equipment that emits radio waves near the player. tMove the portable telephone, etc., away from the player.


On power sources
• For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord; do not use any other type. • The player is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the player itself has been turned off. • Unplug the player from the wall outlet when it is not to be used for an extended period of time. • For battery operation, use six size D (R20) batteries. • When the batteries are not to be used, remove them to avoid damage that can be caused by battery leakage or corrosion. • The nameplate indicating operating voltage, power consumption, etc. is located at the bottom.

CD Player
The CD does not play or “no dISC” lights in the display even when a CD is in place.
• Place the CD with the label surface up. • Clean the CD. • Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open for about an hour to dry moisture condensation. • The CD-R/CD-RW was not finalized. Finalize the CD-R/CD-RW with the recording device. • There is a problem with the quality of the CDR/CD-RW, recording device or application software. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.

— 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. This class B digital 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. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

Registering your product will also allow us to contact you in the unlikely event that the product needs adjustment or modification. Thank you.

The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.

• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs. • Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as there can be a considerable rise in temperature inside the car. • Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD, nor scratch the surface of the CD. • After playing, store the CD in its case. If there is a scratch, dirt or fingerprints on the CD, it may cause tracking error.

Pinch roller

Erase head

Radio section
Frequency range FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz AM: Taiwan model: 531 - 1 611 kHz Other models: 530 - 1 710 kHz Antennas FM: Telescopic antenna AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna

Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the appliance.

Sony Corporation ©2002 Printed in China

The sound drops out.
• Reduce the volume. • Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly damaged. • Place the player in a location free from vibration. • Clean the lens with a commercially available blower. • The sound may drop out or noise may be heard when using poor quality CD-Rs/CDRWs or if there is a problem with the recording device or application software.

Capstan Record/playback head

For customers in Canada
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert.

On placement
• Do not leave the player in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock. • Do not place the player on an inclined or unstable place. • Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side of the cabinet. The ventilation holes must be unobstructed for the player to operate properly and prolong the life of its components. • If the player is left in a car parked in the sun, be sure to choose a location in the car where the player will not be subjected to the direct rays of the sun. • Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-wound watches away from the player to prevent possible damage from the magnet.

Cassette-corder section

The remote does not function.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote with new ones if they are weak. • Make sure that you are pointing the remote at the remote sensor on the player. • Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote and the player. • Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to strong light such as direct sunlight or fluorescent lamp light. • Move closer to the player when using the remote. After trying the above remedies, if you still have problems, unplug the AC power cord and remove all the batteries. After all the indications in the display disappear, plug the power cord and insert the batteries again. If the problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Recording system 4-track 2 channel stereo Fast winding time Approx. 120 s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60 Frequency response TYPE I (normal): 80 - 10 000 Hz

3-249-667-11 (1)

About CD-Rs/CD-RWs
This player can play CD-Rs/CD-RWs recorded in the CD-DA format*, but playback capability may vary depending on the quality of the disc and the condition of the recording device. * CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a recording standard used for Audio CDs.

Speaker Full range: 10 cm dia., 3.2 ohms, cone type (2) Outputs Headphones jack (stereo minijack) For 16 - 68 ohms impedance headphones Power output 2.3 W + 2.3 W (at 3.2 ohms, 10% harmonic distortion) Power requirements For CD radio cassette-corder: 120V AC, 60 Hz 9 V DC, 6 size D (R20) batteries For remote control: 3 V DC, 2 size AAA (R03) batteries Power consumption AC 20 W Battery life For CD radio cassette-corder: FM recording

Power Sources

Reception is poor.
• Reorient the antenna to improve FM reception.

Music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies
This product is designed to play back discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies are marketed by some record companies. Please be aware that among those discs, there are some that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be playable by this product. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

1 to AC IN
Connect the AC power cord A or insert six size D (R20) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment B . Notes
• Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the player stops operating. Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD from the player. • To use the player on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the player. • When you operate the player on batteries, you cannot turn on the player using the remote.

2 to a wall outlet

On operation
• If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lenses inside the CD player section. Should this occur, the player will not operate properly. In this case, remove the CD and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate. • If the player has not been used for a long time, set it in the playback mode to warm it up for a few minutes before inserting a cassette.

• Reorient the player itself to improve AM reception.

Sony R20P: approx. 13.5 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 20 h
Tape playback

The audio is weak or has poor quality.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. • Move the player away from the TV.

Sony R20P: approx. 7.5 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 15 h
CD playback

Preparing the remote C
Insert two size AAA (R03) batteries (not supplied).

The picture of your TV becomes unstable.
• If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with an indoor antenna, move the player away from the TV.

Sony R20P: approx. 2.5 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 7 h
Dimensions Approx. 386 × 173 × 269 mm (w/h/d) (15 1⁄4 × 6 7⁄8 × 10 5⁄8 inches) (incl. projecting parts) Mass Approx. 3.5 kg (7 lb. 11 oz) (incl. batteries) Supplied accessory AC power cord (1) Remote control (1) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Replacing battery
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer operates the player, replace all the batteries with new ones.

Optional accessories
Sony MDR headphone series

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