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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Cassette player
  • Model/name: WM-FX290
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, French

Table of Contents

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3-261-583-11 (1)
Radio
Cassette Player
© 2004 Sony Corporation Printed in China
WM-FX290
Operating Instructions
“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to
represent Headphone Stereo products.
is a registered trademark of Sony
Corporation.
A
B
MENU
SET
VOL*
C
SONY WM-FX290
Tested to Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
TV/WB (weather)
FM/AM
RADIO OFF
PRESET/TUNING +/ –
HOLD
* There is a tactile dot beside VOL on the main unit to show the direction
to turn up the volume.
**The button has a tactile dot.
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only
those countries where it is legally enforced, mainly in
the countries EEA (European Economic Area).
i
Product registration
Please register this product on line at www.sony.com/
productregistration.
<http://www.sony.com/productregistration>
Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic
mailings about new products, services, and other
important announcements. Registering your product
will also allow us to contact you in the unlikely event
that the product needs adjustment or modification.
Thank you.
INFORMATION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
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
Specifications
• Frequency range
TV: 2 - 13 ch WB (Weather): 1 - 7 ch
FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
• Output
Headphones (i) jack
Load impedance 8 – 300 Ω
• Power requirements
1.5V DC, battery size AA (R6) x 1
• Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 83.6 x 112.0 x 28.3 mm (3 3
⁄8 × 4 1
⁄2 × 1 1
⁄8 inches)
excl. projecting parts and controls
• Mass
Approx. 130 g (4.6 oz) (main unit only)
• 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
Radio reception 40 14
* 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) alkaline dry battery
(produced in Japan).
Note
The battery life may be shorter depending on the operating
condition, the surrounding temperature and battery type.
For customers in the United States
Owner’s Record
The model number is located on the bottom and the
serial number is located inside the cassette holder.
Record these numbers in the space provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. WM-FX290
Serial No.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: WM-FX290
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell,
NJ 07649 USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
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.
Preparations
To Insert Battery A
1 Slide open the battery compartment lid,
and insert one size AA (R6) dry battery
with correct polarity.
Replace the battery with new one when " "
flashes in the display.
Playing a Tape
1 Insert a cassette. B
2 Press N PLAY.
Adjust the volume with VOL.
To Press
Stop playback x STOP
Wind rapidly* M FF or m REW
* If you leave the unit after the tape has been wound or
rewound, the battery will be consumed rapidly. Be
sure to press x STOP.
Note
Do not open the cassette holder while the tape is
running.
Using Other Functions
Locking the Controls
Set the HOLD switch in the direction of the G mark
to lock the controls.
The HOLD function only locks the radio operation
buttons, MENU, SET, PRESET/TUNING + or – and
ENTER.
Emphasizing Bass Sound
Press MENU repeatedly to set “_” (the cursor) to
MB (mega bass) in the display. Then, press SET to
turn MB on. With each press, the indications change
as follows.
MB (mega bass) : emphasizes bass sound
No message: off (normal)
Notes
•If the sound is distorted with the mode “MB”, turn
down the volume or select normal mode.
•Bass emphasis may not show great effect if the
volume is turned up too high.
Protecting Your Hearing—AVLS
(Automatic Volume Limiter
System)
Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to AVLS in
the display. Then press SET to show “ ”.
The maximum volume is kept down to protect your
ears.
Listening to the Radio
1 If the HOLD function is turned on, set the
HOLD switch in the opposite direction of
the G mark to unlock the controls. Make
sure that the tape has stopped completely.
2 Press FM/AM or TV/WB (weather band)
repeatedly to select the desired band and to
turn on the radio.
3 For manual tuning:
1 Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor
in the display to TUNE MODE and press
SET to choose “MANUAL”.
2 Press PRESET/TUNING + or –
repeatedly to tune in to the desired
station.
Hold down PRESET/TUNING + or – for
a few seconds to scan for stations.
For preset tuning:
1 Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor
in the display to TUNE MODE and press
SET to choose “PRESET”.
2 Press PRESET/TUNING + or –
repeatedly to recall the desired preset
station.
To use preset tuning, preset the station
first (see “Presetting Radio Stations”).
To turn off the radio
Press RADIO OFF.
To improve broadcast reception C
•For TV/WB/FM: Extend the headphones/
earphones cord (antenna). If the reception is still
not good, press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor
in the display to FM MODE. Then press SET to
switch between “LOCAL” and none (DX) for best
reception.
•For AM: Reorient the unit itself.
x STOP
M FF
N PLAY**
m REW
ENTER
FM AM
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This warranty is valid only in the United States.
Presetting Radio Stations
You can preset up to 40 stations (7 for TV, 4 for WB,
24 for FM and 5 for AM ).
Presetting Automatically Scanned
Stations
1 Press FM/AM or TV/WB repeatedly to
select the desired band and to turn on the
radio.
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 5 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
•If stations are already stored, the newly preset
stations replace the old ones when the above
procedure is completed.
•If stations cannot be preset automatically, preset them
manually.
Presetting Stations Manually
1 Press FM/AM or TV/WB repeatedly to
select the desired band and to turn on the
radio.
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 + or – and press
ENTER.
The preset number will flash in the display.
4 While the preset number is flashing, select
the preset number you want using
PRESET/TUNING + or – and press
ENTER.
Notes
•If you cannot complete step 3 or 4 while the indicators
are flashing, repeat from step 2.
•If a station is already stored, the new station replaces
the old one.
Playing the Preset Radio Stations
1 Press FM/AM or TV/WB repeatedly to
select the desired band and to turn on the
radio.
2 Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor in
the display to TUNE MODE. Then press
SET to display “PRESET”.
3 Press PRESET/TUNING + or –.
To cancel a stored station
1Follow the procedure above and in step 3, select
the preset number you want to cancel and then
press ENTER. The frequency digits will flash in
the display.
2Press and hold PRESET/TUNING + or –. The
frequency digit starts running up or down. Keep
holding down the button until “- - - -” is
displayed.
3Press ENTER while “- - - -” is flashing. A preset
number will flash in the display.
4Press ENTER to cancel the stored station.
Scanning the Preset Radio Stations
— DAPS (Digital Auto Preset Scanning)
1 Press FM/AM or TV/WB repeatedly to
select the desired band and to turn on the
radio.
2 Press and hold FM/AM or TV/WB 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 FM/AM or TV/WB again to select
the station while the desired preset station
is being played.
Notes
•If there are no stations stored, the DAPS function does
not work.
•Until a station is selected in step 3, the DAPS function
turned on in step 2 will continue.
•In step 2 or 3, if you select a band which you did not
select in step 1 by pressing FM/AM or TV/WB, the
newly selected band will be played normally.
Precautions
On batteries
• 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.
• When you are not going to use your Walkman for a long time,
remove the battery to prevent damage from battery leakage
and corrosion.
On handling
• 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.
• 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.
• The LCD display may become hard to see or slow down when
using the unit at high temperatures (above 40°C/104°F) or at
low temperatures (below 0°C/32°F). At room temperature, the
display will return to its normal operating condition.
• 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.
On headphones/earphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones/earphones while driving, cycling, or
operating any motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard
and is illegal in some areas. It can also be potentially dangerous
to play your headphones/earphones at high volume while
walking, especially at pedestrian crossings.
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.
On maintenance
• Clean the tape head and tape path using a cotton swab and
commercially available cleaning solvent after every 10 hours
of use.
• To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in
water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.
• Clean the headphones/earphones plugs periodically.
* There is a tactile dot beside VOL on the main unit to show the direction
to turn up the volume.
**The button has a tactile dot.
MENU
SET
VOL*
TV/WB (weather)
FM/AM
RADIO OFF
PRESET/TUNING +/ –
HOLD
i
x STOP
M FF
N PLAY**
m REW
ENTER

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