Thanks so much for the Owner's manual for my Sony PS - FL1. I had purchased the turntable off of eBay. It came in and looked great. Packed well and appeared to be great. I balanced and aligned the tone are and hooked it up. When trying to play a record the tone are would move to the right place and just before it would drop to play it moved back off the edge of the record before touching down. I searched the net for an answer to this issue. No luck. Then I purchased the owners manual and sure enough there was a place to adjust where the stylus touched down. That adjustment solved the problem and saved me a $35 feet to have the player checked out. The manual is well written and easy to understand. It is a must have for anyone with this front loading Sony turntable.
Some years back I pruchased a Sansui G-9000. I had it cleaned up and a problem with the left channel repaired. When I got it back I hooked it up to my tape decks, turn tables, TV and it played great. The only thing I was not really satisfied with was the performance of my Graphic Equalizer. I purchased this owner's manual had poured myself a cup of coffee. The manual is well organized and written in plain language. It also contained the solution to my dissatisfaction. By using the preamp connections coupled I was able to run everything through my graphic equalizer and now enjoy the full potential of my complete system.
An excellent service for the price, however, it would also have been handy if the troubleshooter pages were included. The manual is only sent in the language of your country, thus it looks as though there are some pages missing. Otherwise highly recommended.
Text excerpt from page 11 (click to view)
THE SEALED HOTPLATES
BEFORE USING THE HOTPLATES FOR THE FIRST TIME
Turn the control knob to a medium/high setting and allow the hotplate to heat, uncovered by a saucepan for 3-5 minutes. This hardens the protective coating on the hotplates, and makes it more resistant to normal use. A harmless smoke will be given off from the hotplates.
To operate the hotplates turn the control knobs in either direction to vary the heat setting. The highest number represents the hottest setting and the lowest represents the coolest setting. Choose a setting appropriate to the quantity and type of food to be cooked.
For speed and economy only good quality saucepans with flat bases and close fitting lids are recommended. To check the flatness of the saucepan, place a ruler across the pan base, hold at eye level and look for light showing. There should be very little or no light visible between the ruler and the pan base. Pressure cookers, preserving pans, etc., should comply with the recommendations given above. Traditional round-bottomed Woks must not be used even with a stand. Woks with flat-bottomed bases are available and do comply with the above recommendations.
HINTS AND TIPS
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Avoid the use of decorative covers as they can cause condensation to form on the hotplates which may lead to deterioration. Follow any guidelines provided by the saucepan manufacturer, particularly those relating to recommended heat settings. Avoid using thin, badly dented or distorted saucepans as they can lead to sticking and burning of food. To prolong the life of the hotplates:-
The size of the base of the saucepan should be the same or up to 2.5cm/1 inch larger than the hotplate. If the base is too small, energy will be wasted, boilovers will also be more difficult to deal with as spillage will fall directly onto the hotplate.
l Never use utensils with a skirt, e.g. a bucket l Never use an asbestos mat