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Presetting Radio Stations
You can preset up to 40 stations (7 for TV, 4 for WB, 24 for FM and 5 for AM ).
3 Press PRESET/TUNING +/â. To cancel a stored station
1 Follow the procedure above and in step 3, select the station you want to cancel and then press ENTER. The frequency digits will flash in the display. 2 Press and hold PRESET/TUNING +/â until â- - - -â is displayed. Press ENTER while â- - - -â is flashing. A preset number will flash in the display. 3 Press PRESET/TUNING +/â repeatedly to select the preset number you want to cancel and press ENTER.
â¢ Frequency range TV: 2 - 13 ch WB (Weather): 1 - 7 ch FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz â¢ Power requirements 1.5V DC, battery size AA (R6) x 1 â¢ Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx. 83.6 x 112.0 x 28.3 mm (3 3â8 Ã 4 1â2 Ã 1 1â8 inches) excl. projecting parts and controls â¢ Mass Approx. 138 g (4.9 oz) (main unit only) â¢ Supplied accessories Stereo headphones or Stereo earphones (1) Carrying case with belt clip(1) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Battery life* (approximate hours) Sony alkaline LR6 (SG)** Sony R6P (SR) Tape playback 35 9 14 Radio reception 40
Presetting Automatically Scanned Stations
1 Press TV/WB or FM/AM. 2 Press and hold ENTER for more than 3 seconds. Preset number 1 will flash in the display and the Walkman starts scanning the stations from the lower frequencies and stops for about 4 seconds when a station is received. 3 If you wish to preset the currently received station, press ENTER while the preset number is flashing. The received station is preset on preset number 1 and the unit starts scanning for the next receivable station. 4 Repeat Step 3 until all receivable stations are preset. To stop scanning
Press RADIO OFF. The radio is turned off at the same time.
Notes â¢ If stations are already stored, the newly preset stations replace the old ones when the above procedure is completed. â¢ If stations cannot be preset automatically, preset them manually.
* Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). (Using a Sony HF series cassette tape) **When using a Sony LR6(SG) âSTAMINAâ alkaline dry battery (produced in Japan). Note â¢ The battery life may be shorter depending on the operating condition, the surrounding temperature and battery type.
Scanning the preset radio stations â DAPS (Digital Auto Preset Scanning)
1 Press TV/WB or FM/AM repeatedly to select the desired band and to turn on the radio. 2 Press and hold TV/WB or FM/AM pressed in step 1 for 2 seconds or more. The preset stations of the selected band will be played for about 5 seconds each. (During DAPS the indicators in the display flash.) 3 Press TV/WB or FM/AM again to select the station while the desired preset station is being played.
Notes â¢ If there are no stations stored, the DAPS function does not work. â¢ Until a station is selected in step 3, the DAPS function turned on in step 2 will continue. â¢ In step 2 or 3, if you select a band which you did not select in step 1 by pressing TV/WB or FM/AM, the newly selected band will be played normally.
Do not use headphones/earphones while driving, Tested to Comply cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. It may With FCC Standards create a traffic hazard and is illegal in some areas. It FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE can also be potentially dangerous to play your headphones/earphones at high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. This warranty is valid only in the United States. You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Do not use headphones/earphones at high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce the volume or discontinue use.
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.
â¢ Clean the tape head and tape path using a cotton swab and commercially available cleaning solvent after every 10 hours of use. â¢ To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner. â¢ Clean the headphones/earphones plugs periodically. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Direct Response Center 1-(800)-222-7669 or write to: Sony Direct Response Center 12451 Gateway Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33913
Presetting Stations Manually
1 Press TV/WB or FM/AM. 2 Press ENTER. The frequency digits will flash in the display. 3 While the frequency digits are flashing, tune in to a station you wish to store using PRESET/TUNING +/â and press ENTER. The first available preset number will flash in the display. 4 While the preset number is flashing, select the preset number you want using PRESET/ TUNING +/â and press ENTER.
Notes â¢ If you cannot complete step 3 or 4 while the indicators are flashing, repeat from step 2. â¢ If a station is already stored, the new station replaces the old one.
â¢ Do not carry dry batteries with coins or other metallic objects. It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the batteries are accidentally contacted by a metallic object. â¢ When you are not going to use your Walkman for a long time, remove the battery to prevent damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
â¢ Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand, moisture, rain, mechanical shock, or in a car with its windows closed. â¢ We do not recommend the use of tape longer than 90 minutes. They are very thin and tend to be stretched easily. This may cause malfunction of the unit or sound deterioration. â¢ The LCD display may become hard to see or slow down when using the unit at high temperatures (above 40Â°C/104Â°F) or at low temperatures (below 0Â°C/32Â°F). At room temperature, the display will return to its normal operating condition. â¢ If the unit has not been used for a long time, set it in the playback mode to warm it up for a few minutes before you start using it again.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: Model No.: Responsible Party: Address: Telephone No.: SONY WM-FX488 Sony Electronics Inc. 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649 USA 201-930-6972
Playing the preset radio stations
1 Press TV/WB or FM/AM. 2 Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor in the display to TUNE MODE. Then press SET to display âPRESETâ.
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.
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