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Cat. No. 63-974A

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

Travel Sleep Machine®

with Talking LCD Clock

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack Travel Sleep Machine combines a simple design with advanced technology. You can set the clock to announce the time every hour, which is handy in a dark room, for example. You can also set the clock to play soothing sounds to lull you to sleep. The clock’s other features include:

Six Sleeping Sounds — one of six different soothing sounds (rain, train, ocean, wind, brook, and night) lull you to sleep.

Countdown Timer — you can set a time limit on how long the sleep sounds play.

Voice Announcement — lets you hear the time with the touch of a button.

Alarm with Snooze — sounds an alarm and announces the alarm time when the alarm goes off. You can silence the alarm and have it sound again in about 5 minutes, so you can sleep a while longer.

Adjustable Time Format — you can set the time in either the 12or 24-hour format.

© 2000 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved. RadioShack and Sleep Machine are registered

trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.

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Hourly Chime Function — you can set the clock to sound a chime and announce the time hourly.

Backlight — lights the display at the touch of a button.

Slide Cover — protects the front panel and prevents you from accidentally changing a setting when it is packed in your suitcase (for example).

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PREPARATION

REMOVING THE BATTERY INSULATION STRIP

Your alarm clock comes with an insulation strip that helps preserve battery power during shipping. Before using the alarm clock, remove the insulation strip from the button-cellbattery compartment (located inside the AA battery compartment) by grasping and pulling it out.

Button-Cell

Battery Compartment

USING THE PROTECTIVE COVER

Your clock comes with a protective cover to protect the controls while your clock is packed in your suitcase (for example).

To change the time or alarm settings, slide the cover open and flip it over, then align the cover’s sides with the grooves and slide the cover over the back of the clock.

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USING THE STAND

To see the clock more easily, flip the stand (on the battery compartment) out to prop up the clock.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE CLOCK

Protective

Cover

VOLUME (on side)

TALKING/SNOOZE

Soothing

Sounds

Soothing Sounds Switch — slide the sound selection switch (RAIN, TRAIN, OCEAN, WIND, BROOK, or NIGHT) to the desired setting to have the clock play any of these soothing sounds.

NON STOP/OFF — sets the sounds to continuously play, or turns the sounds off.

HOUR/MIN — press to set the desired time and alarm time.

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TIMER — press to set the clock to play the desired sleep sound for up to an hour and a half.

TIME SET/ALARM SET/ALARM ON/ALARM OFF — slide to the desired setting to set the time, set the alarm time, and turn the alarm on and off.

TALKING/SNOOZE — press to set the clock to announce every hour.

VOLUME — rotate to set the desired listening level.

12/24 — sets the time format.

INSTALLING BATTERIES

Your clock comes with two 357A button-cellbatteries to power the LCD clock, and requires four AA batteries (not supplied) to power its other functions. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend RadioShack alkaline batteries.

Cautions:

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.

Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (alkaline, or

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rechargeable) or rechargeable batteries of different capacities.

Stand

AA Battery

Compartment

1.Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw from the battery compartment cover, then lift the cover to remove it.

2.Place the batteries in the compartment, as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked inside.

3.Replace the cover and secure it with the screw.

When the sleep sounds become weak or distorted, replace the AA batteries.

Warning: Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury them.

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Caution: If you do not plan to use the clock for more than a month, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

SETTING THE TIME

1.Slide TIME SET (ALARM SET/ALARM ON/ ALARM OFF)to TIME SET. The clock announces “Clock Setting,” and the display flashes.

2.Slide 12/24 (located inside the battery compartment) to the desired time format (12or24-hourformat).

3.Repeatedly press (or hold down) HOUR to set the hour. The clock announces the hour as it advances.

Note: If you select the12-hourtime format,PM appears during PM hours.

4.Repeatedly press (or hold down) MIN to set the minutes. The clock announces the minute as it advances.

5.Slide TIME SETto ALARM OFFto store your setting.

To hear the current time at any time, press TALKING. The display lights while the clock announces the time.

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OPERATION

USING THE ALARM

Follow these steps to set the alarm time.

1.Slide ALARM SET (TIME SET/ALARM ON/ ALARM OFF)to ALARM SET. The clock announces the currently set alarm time, the display flashes, and AL appears between the hour and minute digits.

2.Repeatedly press (or hold down) HOUR thenMIN to set the desired alarm time. The clock announces the setting as it advances.

3.To turn on the alarm, slide ALARM SET toALARM ON.and the alarm time appear on the display and the clock announces the set alarm time. The display returns to the current time.

At the set alarm time, the clock announces the time and beeps three times, and the display lights. The clock alternately repeats the alarm time and then beeps for about 30 seconds. The alarm then temporarily shuts off. If you do not turn off the alarm, the alarm sounds for about 30 seconds every 5 minutes.

To silence the alarm, slide ALARM SET toALARM OFF.disappears.

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Or, you can press SNOOZE (TALKING) to temporarily turn off the alarm. The alarm sounds again in about 5 minutes. The snooze cycle will repeat four more times if you do not turn off the alarm.

To have the alarm sound again the next day, slide ALARM SET toALARM ON.appears.

SETTING THE CHIME

To have the clock sound a chime hourly, make sure TIME SET is set toTIME SET. Then press

TALKING (SNOOZE). appears. Slide TIME SETto ALARM OFF.

To turn off the chime, slide TIME SET toTIME SET, then pressTALKING sodisappears.

SETTING THE SLEEP SOUND

You can choose from six soothing sounds (rain, train, ocean, wind, brook, and night) to lull you to sleep. Slide the sound selection switch to the desired sleep sound. Then slide

NON STOP (OFF) to NON STOP.

Rotate VOLUME to the desired listening level.

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To stop the sound, slide NON STOP toOFF.

Notes:

For maximum battery life, we recommend using the countdown timer for sleep sounds (see “Using the Countdown Timer”).

If the sleep sounds do not sound or become distorted, or the display dims, use a sharp object (such as a straightened paper clip) to press RESET on the back of the clock.

Using the Countdown Timer

You can set the countdown timer to automatically shut off the sleep sounds after 30, 60, or

90minutes.

1.Set TIME SETto either ALARM ONor ALARM OFF.

2.Slide NON STOPto OFF.

3.Slide the sound selection switch to the desired sound.

4.Repeatedly press TIMER to set the countdown to the desired amount of time (30,60,90, orOF (off)).

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The clock plays the selected sleeping sound for the set amount of time. To stop the sound sooner, press TIMER soOF appears, or pressTALKING so the clock announces the time. To reset the countdown timer, repeat Steps 3 and 4.

TROUBLESHOOTING

If your Sleep Machine is not working as it should, these suggestions might help you eliminate the problem. If the Sleep Machine still does not operate properly, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.

Problem

Possible Solution

 

 

 

 

The sleep

Pull out the insulation strip.

sounds work, but

See “Removing the Battery

the clock does

Insulation Strip” on Page 4.

not.

 

Replace the button-cellbat-

 

 

teries. See “Replacing the

 

Button-CellBatteries” on

 

Page 14.

 

 

The clock works,

Replace the AA batteries.

but the sleep

See “Installing Batteries”

sounds do not.

on Page 6.

 

 

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Resetting the Sleep Machine

If you have tried the solutions recommended on Page 12 and the Sleep Machine still works improperly, use a pointed object (such as a paper clip) and press RESET to reset the Sleep Machine.12:00 appears and the Sleep Machine’s memory is cleared.

CARE

To enjoy your Sleep Machine for a long time:

Keep the Sleep Machine dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.

Use and store the Sleep Machine only in normal temperature environments.

Handle the Sleep Machine gently and carefully. Do not drop it.

Keep the Sleep Machine away from dust and dirt.

Wipe the Sleep Machine with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.

Modifying or tampering with the Sleep Machine’s internal components can cause a malfunction and invalidate its warranty. If your Sleep Machine is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.

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REPLACING THE BUTTONCELL BATTERIES

When the display dims or the clock stops operating properly, replace the 357A button-cellbatteries.

Warnings:

Keep button-cellbatteries away from children. Swallowing abutton-cellbattery can be fatal.

Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury them.

1.Use a Phillips screw driver to remove the screw from the battery compartment cover and remove the cover.

2.Remove the screw from the button-cellbattery compartment’s cover and remove the cover.

3.Remove the old batteries and install the new ones according to the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked inside.

4.Replace the button-cellbattery compartment cover and secure it with its screw.

5.Replace the battery compartment cover and secure it with its screw.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Power ............................

Two 357A batteries

 

Four AA batteries

Battery Life .......................

Alkaline 60 Hours

 

357A 180 Days

Accuracy ..............................

± 0.67 Sec/Day

Dimensions .....................

57/8 × 35/16 × 11/4 in

 

(150 × 84 × 32 mm)

Weight ..................................................

12 oz

 

(259 g)

Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without notice.

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Limited One-YearWarranty

This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-ownedstores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the expiration of the warranty period. This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-upservice adjustment or reinstallation.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

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