Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
Text excerpt from page 16 (click to view)
WARNING: Turn off and disconnect the unit before working.
(1) Open the grille (Fig.1) by gently pulling the arrow marked portion. Remove the air filter (Fig.2) from the front panel. Unscrew the screw fixing the front panel to the chassis. (Fig.2) Keep the screw as it will be used later.
Fig.1 Air filter
Front panel Fig.2
CAUTION: Do not open the grille extremely wide, or provide stress to the opened grille. The grille may come off, or the grille shaft may get damaged. If the grille should come off, it can be replaced. Fit one of the grille shaft into the matching hole on the front panel, curve the grille slightly and fit in the other grille shaft.
Grille shaft Front panel
(2) Close the grille firmly, and remove the front panel by pulling the front panel at the lower corners towards you for about 3 cm (1" ). Then lift it up and pull it towards you. (Fig.3)
Fig.3 Front panel
(1) Unscrew the 3 stopper screws of the cabinet (Fig.4). Keep the front screw and the angle as they will be used later in step 5. (2) Slide the chassis out from the cabinet by pulling on the hand hold located at the bottom center of the chassis. (Fig.4)