Caring For Your Cassette Player And Tapes

For high performance from your cassette player and tapes:

Clean the tape head and other parts regularly.

0 A dirty tape head or tape path can decrease sound quality and tangle your cassette tapes. The easiest way to clean them is by using a cleaning tape. (A wet type is recommended.)

Use high-quality cassettes.

0 Low-quality cassette tapes can cause many problems, including poor sound, inconsistent playing speed, and constant auto-reversing. They can also get stuck or tangled in the cassette player.

0 Do not use a cassette if it has been damaged or tangled or if its label is peeling off.

0 Do not leave a cassette in the player if you are not listening to it, especially if it is hot outside.

0 Store cassettes in their cases and out of direct sunlight.

0 Avoid using cassettes with a total playing time longer than 100 minutes (50 minutes per side). The tape used in these cassettes is thin and could get stuck or tangled in the cassette player.


0 Extremely high temperatures can keep your compact disc player from working. On hot days, use the air conditioning to cool the vehicle interior before you listen to a disc.

0 Bumpy roads or other vibrations may make your compact disc player skip.

o If moisture gets into your compact disc player, you may not hear any sound even though your compact disc player appears to be working. Remove the disc from the player and wait until it dries.

Compact disc players use an invisible laser beam which could cause hazardous radiation exposure if directed outside the unit. Be sure to operate the player correctly.

Use only compact discs marked as shown above. The following products may not be playable on your compact disc player.

Copy-protected CD CD-R (CD-Recordable) CD-RW (CD-Re-writable) CD-ROM

Special shaped discs
Transparent/translucent discs
Low quality discs

Labeled discs


Do not use special shaped, transparent/translucent, low quality or labeled discs such as those shown in the illustrations. The use of such discs may damage the player or changer, or it may be impossible to eject the discs.






Labeled discs

Handle compact discs carefully, especially when you are inserting them. Hold them on the edge and do not bend them. Avoid getting fingerprints on them, particularly on the shiny side.

Dirt, scratches, warping, pin holes, or other disc damage could cause the player to skip or to repeat a section of a track. (To see a pin hole, hold the disc up to the light.)

Remove discs from the compact disc player when you are not listening to them. Store them in their plastic cases away from moisture, heat, and direct sunlight.


To clean a compact disc: Wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth that has been dampened with water. Wipe in a straight line from the center to the edge of the disc (not in circles). Dry it with another soft, lint-free cloth. Do not use a conventional record cleaner or anti-static device.

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