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.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
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Please note that this is a 24 hour clock, for example 2.00pm is shown as 1400. In the following pages we explain how to set the controls. Read through them a few times until you are familiar with the procedure. If the appliance is switched off on the wall, or there is a loss of power, the clock will stop and you will not be able to use the ovens. When you first switch the electricity supply on, the timer display will flash.
TO SET THE TIME OF DAY
Turn the selector knob to â€˜Manualâ€™ then turn to â€˜Time Settingâ€™. Set the correct time by turning and holding the setting knob clockwise. Adjust the time by turning the setting knob in either direction. Turn the selector knob back to â€˜Manualâ€™.
TO USE THE COUNTDOWN
Turn the selector knob to â€˜Countdownâ€™. Turn the setting knob clockwise until the display shows the time you want. The bell symbol ( ) will be showing and this will stay lit up during the time. Our diagram shows the timer set to 5 minutes. If you change your mind and want to cancel the time you have set, simply turn the setting knob anticlockwise. Then turn the selector to â€˜Manualâ€™. When you are using the 'Countdown' you can make the clock show the time of day by turning the selector knob to â€˜Manualâ€™. The bell symbol will stay on to remind you that the 'Countdown' is set. At the end of the timed period an alarm will sound and the bell symbol will go out. Switch off the alarm by turning the selector knob to 'Time Setting'. Then turn to 'Manual' and the time of day will show in the display.
You can use the 'Countdown' when an automatic sequence has been set, as long as you remember the following point. 1. Turn the selector knob to â€˜Automaticâ€™ as soon as you have entered the timed period into the display.