Radio Shack MICRO-36 User Manual

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MICRO-36

Microcassette Tape

Recorder

Please read before using this equipment.

Owner’s Manual

ˆ Contents

 

Features ...............................................

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A Quick Look at Your Recorder .........

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Preparation ..........................................

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Connecting Power ..........................

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Using Batteries .......................

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Using AC or DC Power ...........

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Connecting an Earphone ...............

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Listening Safely ......................

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Traffic Safety ...........................

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Operation ...........................................

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Loading a Microcassette Tape .....

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Recording .....................................

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Playing a Cassette .......................

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Rewinding/Fast-Forwarding ..

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Quick Record ........................

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Tape Tips ............................................

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Storing a Cassette ........................

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Preventing Accidental Erasure .....

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Erasing a Cassette .......................

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Care ....................................................

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Cleaning the

 

Tape-Handling Parts .....................

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Specifications ....................................

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ˆ Features

Your RadioShack MICRO-36Microcassette Tape Recorder is ideal for quicknote-taking.Itsultra-smallsize makes it easy to slip into a pocket or briefcase. You can use it at school, at business conferences, for dictation in the office, or anywhere on the go!

Built-InMicrophone and Speaker— let you record and play back notes anywhere.

Quick Record — lets you instantly change from playback to record.

Tape Speed Switch — lets you record at normal or slow speed. Slow speed gives you twice the normal recording time.

Fast Play — lets you play a tape back about 25% faster than normal speed, to save time when listening to a tape.

Auto Stop — stops automatically when the tape reaches the end.

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ˆ A Quick Look at

Your Recorder

Normal/

F.Play

REC SPEED

PLAY

DC3V

REV/

REW

FF/

CUE

STOP

EAR

VOLUME

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A Quick Look at Your Recorder

ˆ Preparation

To protect the recorder during shipment, a piece of paper is attached to the cassette door. Remove this paper before you use the recorder.

CONNECTING POWER

You can power your recorder from internal battery power, AC power (with an optional AC adapter), or your vehicle’s battery (with an optional DC adapter).

Using Batteries

Your recorder requires two AA batteries (not supplied) for power. 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 (standard, alkaline, or rechargeable), or

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rechargeable batteries of different capacities.

If you do not plan to use the recorder for several days, or if you plan to use only AC or vehicle battery power, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

1.Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow until it stops, then lift up the cover.

Caution: The battery compartment cover is attached to the recorder. Do not try to remove it.

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

3.Replace the cover.

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

Using AC or DC Power

To power the recorder from an AC outlet or your vehicle’s battery power, you need an AC or DC adapter and an Adaptaplug

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(neither supplied, available at your local RadioShack store).

Cautions:

You must use a (Class 2 for

!AC) power source that supplies 3 volts DC power and

delivers at least 200 mA. The center tip of the Adaptaplug must be set to positive, and the plug must properly fit the recorder’s DC3V jack. Using an AC adapter and plug that do not meet these specifications could damage the recorder, the adapter, or the plug.

Always connect the adapter to the recorder before you plug it into the power source, and unplug the adapter from the power source before you unplug it from the recorder.

1.If necessary, set the adapter’s voltage switch to 3V.

2.Attach the Adaptaplug to the adapter’s cord with the tip set to positive (+).

3.Insert the barrel plug into the recorder’s DC3V jack. This disconnects the internal batteries.

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4.Plug the other end of the adapter into the power source.

CONNECTING AN

EARPHONE

You can use an optional mono earphone with a submini (3/32-inch)plug to listen to a tape in privacy.

Notes:

You can also use an earphone to monitor what the recorder picks up through the internal microphone or an external microphone.

Your local RadioShack store carries a wide selection of earphones.

Insert the earphone’s plug into the recorder’s EAR jack. Thebuilt-inspeaker automatically disconnects.

Listening Safely

To protect your hearing, follow these guidelines when you use an earphone.

Set the volume to the lowest setting before you begin listening. After you

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begin listening, adjust the volume to a comfortable level.

Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended high-volumelistening can lead to permanent hearing loss.

Once you set the volume, do not increase it. Over time, your ears adapt to the volume level, so a volume level that does not cause discomfort might still damage your hearing.

Traffic Safety

Do not wear an earphone while operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle. This can create a traffic hazard and could be illegal in some areas.

Even though some earphones let you hear some outside sounds when listening at normal volume levels, they still can present a traffic hazard.

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ˆ Operation

LOADING A MICROCASSETTE TAPE

We recommend MC-60microcassette tapes for up to 2 hours of recording/playback time, orMC-90microcassette tapes for up to 3 hours of recording/playback time.

1.Use a pencil to turn the cassette’s hub and remove any tape slack. Avoid touching the tape.

2.Lift the latch and open the cassette compartment door.

3.Insert the microcassette into the door’s guides so the microcassette’s open edge faces out.

Note: An arrow on the cassette compartment door shows the tape travel direction. Be sure the cassette’s full reel is in the opposite direction from the arrow.

4.Close the door.

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