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.
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Locking the VCR (Child Lock)
After you have set the timer, you can lock all of the buttons on the VCR so that the settings are not canceled by mistake.
x STOP To lock the VCR When the VCR is turned on, hold down ?/1 POWER on the VCR until the indicator appears in the display window. The VCR turns off and the - indicator remains lit. The VCR will not work except for timer recordings. To unlock the VCR Hold down ?/1 POWER on the VCR until the - indicator disappears from the display window. The VCR is unlocked and turns on. To stop timer recording while the VCR is locked, press x STOP. The recording stops and the VCR is unlocked.
Note â¢ The VCR will be unlocked when: â You stop timer recording by pressing x STOP. â You insert a tape. â The AC power cord is disconnected or power supply stops.