SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE
This equipment has been designed and
manufactured to meet international safety
standards but, like any electrical equipment,
care must be taken if you are to obtain the
best results and safety is to be assured.
DO read the operating instructions before you
attempt to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including
the mains plug, extension leads and
interconnections between pieces of equipment) are
properly made and in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions. Switch off and withdraw
the mains plug when making or changing
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt
about the installation, operation or safety of your
DO be careful with glass panels or doors on
DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are
in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is
damaged in any way — switch off, withdraw the
mains plug and consult your dealer.
DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose
DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is
unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is
designed for unattended operation or has a standby
mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment
and make sure that your family knows how to do
this. Special arrangements may need to be made
for infirm or handicapped people.
DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or
radios so that you are distracted from the
requirements of road safety. It is illegal to watch
television whilst driving.
DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as
such use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for
example with curtains or soft furnishings.
Overheating will cause damage and shorten the life
of the equipment.
DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs
with wood screws — to ensure complete safety
always fit the manufacturer’s approved stand or legs
with the fixings provided according to the
DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to
rain or moisture.
● NEVER let anyone especially children push
anything into holes, slots or any other opening in
the case — this could result in a fatal electrical
● NEVER guess or take chances with electrical
equipment of any kind — it is better to be safe
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on
a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on
all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on
both sides, on top and at the rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a
newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able
to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental
problems must be considered and the local rules
or laws governing the disposal of these batteries
must be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or
places with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water
or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower
vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this
equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into
the sun. This can cause eye injuries, as well as
lead to the malfunctioning of internal circuitry.
There is also a risk of fire or electric shock.
The following notes concern possible physical
damage to the camcorder and to the user.
When carrying, be sure to always securely attach
and use the provided strap. Carrying or holding
the camcorder by the viewfinder and/or the LCD
monitor can result in dropping the unit, or in a
Take care not to get your finger caught in the
cassette holder cover. Do not let children operate
the camcorder, as they are particularly
susceptible to this type of injury.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel
surfaces. It could tip over, causing serious
damage to the camcorder.
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, S-Video, etc.) to
the camcorder and leaving it on top of the TV is
not recommended, as tripping on the cables will
cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in damage.
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