Use numbers in parentheses when asking for replacement parts.
AC adaptor (AA-R4515 for the U.K., AA-R4516 for other area) ............................................ 1 pc.
Stereo backband headphones ........................................................................................................ 1 pc.
Remote control ................................................................................................................................. 1 pc.
External battery case ....................................................................................................................... 1 pc.
AC plug adaptor (for multi voltage area) ................................................................................... 1 pc.
Rechargeable batteries (BN-R1211) ............................................................................................ 2 pcs.
Check the packing carton for these accessories.
Concerning Compact Discs
PORTABLE CD PLAYER XL-PM30SL
Thank you for purchasing this JVC product. Please read these instructions carefully before starting
operation to be sure to obtain optimum performance and a longer service life from the unit.
Only compact discs bearing this mark can be used with this unit.
However, continued use of irregular shape CDs (heart-shape, octagonal, etc.) can damage
If moisture has formed on a disc
When moisture has formed because the
disc was brought suddenly into a warm
room from a cold environment, wipe off
the moisture using a soft dry cloth.
When storing discs
Avoid locations which are
· Exposed to direct sunlight.
· Susceptible to high levels of humidity or
· Directly exposed to heat from a heating
· On top of a car dashboard or near the
· On the label side (the side with writing)
Do not write anything using a pencil,
ball-point pen, etc. Do not use adhesive
paper or labels.
· On the disc (shiny) side
Handle this side carefully to keep it free
from fingerprints or scratches. Do not
use record cleaners, solvents, etc.
· Do not attach labels or stickers to CDs.
Do not use CDs with exposed adhesive
from tape or left over peeled off stickers.
· Do not use scratch-proof protectors or
covers other than those specified for use
with this unit.
If the disk surface is dirty
Wipe it with a damp cloth and then wipe dry.
Wipe from the center toward the outer edge.
How to hold a disc
How to store the disc in its case
How to remove a disc from its case
Label side up
Play surface (shiny surface)
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial
No. which are located either on the rear,
bottom or side of the player. Retain this
information for future reference.
CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded with the audio
CD format can be played back, though some may
not be played back because of the disc characteris-
tics or recording condition.
Marking sign is located on bottom of
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUST-
MENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PRO-
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT
REPAIR YOURSELF. REFER SERVIC-
ING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOIS-
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCK DEFEATED.
AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING, NÅR SIKKERHEDSAFBRYDERE
ER UDE AF FUNKTION. UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
AVATTAESSA JA SUOJALUKITUS OHITETTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA
NÄKYMÄTÖNTÄ LASERSÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD OCH
SPÄRREN ÄR URKOPPLAD. BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN.
USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES OG SIKKERHEDSLÅS
BRYTES. UNNGÅ EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET
UND SICHERHEITSVERRIEGELUNG ÜBERBRÜCKT.
NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
(Påsat under apparatet)
(Unterseite des Gerätes)
(Bottom of product)
Bottom of the unit
IMPORTANT for the U.K.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug
fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the
cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appro-
priate safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical approved
type, as originally fitted.
If nontheless the mains plug is cut off ensure to remove the
fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid a possible
shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug then follow
the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the terminal which is marked
with the letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured green
The wires in the mains lead on this product are coloured in ac-
cordance with the following code:
As these colours may not correspond with the coloured mark-
ings identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the ter-
minal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the ter-
minal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
IF IN DOUBT - CONSULT A COMPETENT ELECTRICIAN.
1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
2. DANGER: Invisible laser
radiation when open and
interlock failed or defeated.
Avoid direct exposure to
3. CAUTION: Do not open the
top cover. There are no user
serviceable parts inside the
Unit; leave all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
· Do not block the ventilation opening or holes. (If the ventilation
openings of holes are blocked by a newspaper or cloth, etc., the
heat may not be able to get out.)
· Do not place any naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on
· When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be con-
sidered and local rules or laws governing the disposal of these
batteries must be followed strictly.
· Do not expose this apparatus to rain, moisture, dripping or
splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
shall be placed on the apparatus.
Power Supply Preparations
Portable CD player
: Compact disc player
Signal detection system : Non-contact optical pickup (semiconductor laser)
: 3 beam laser
Number of channels:
: 2 channels (stereo)
: 20 Hz to 20 000 Hz
Wow & flutter
: Headphones (3.5 mm dia. stereo
9 mW/ch at 10 % THD/16
matching impedance (16 to 1 k)
LINE OUT (3.5 mm dia. stereo
× 1) 0.6 V/50 k
Duration of battery
: Approx. 3 hours when using two rechargeable batteries
(BN-R1211) charged for 10 hours,
Approx. 20 hours when using two alkaline batteries (LR6-Panasonic)
Approx. 40 hours when using two alkaline batteries and two external
alkaline batteries together.
: DC 3 V ("R6" size battery
DC 2.4 V (rechargeable battery
DC IN 4.5 V
×H×D) : 138.5 mm ×31 mm ×145 mm
(Excluding buttons and controls)
: Approx. 255 g
Input power source
: AC 230 V, 50 Hz (for the U.K.)
AC 220 V-240 V/110 V-127 V, 50/60 Hz (for multi voltage area)
: DC 4.5 V, 600 mA
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Ordinary dry cell
· Only the BN-R1211 battery can be recharged.
· If the power delivered by the batteries lasts for a very short
time after recharging, it means that the batteries' service life is
over. Do not use them any more.
· Recharging already charged batteries will shorten their service life.
· When recharging batteries for the first time or when they have
not been used for a long period of time, the play time may be
shorter than usual. In a case like this, repeatedly recharge and dis-
charge the batteries. This will restore them to their regular state.
· Do not allow any metal objects to touch the terminals of re-
chargeable batteries since this may cause short-circuiting which
· Do not peel off the plastic covering on the rechargeable batter-
ies. Short-circuiting may occur which is dangerous.
Dry cell batteries / rechargeable
To prevent damage to the batteries and electrolyte leakage, heed
the following points.
· Align the , and . polarities properly when inserting the batteries.
· Do not mix different types or makes of batteries or old and new
· Remove the batteries if you do not plan to use the unit for a
long period of time.
· Do not throw batteries into a fire, and do not short-circuit, dis-
assemble or subject them to excessive heat.
· Do not attempt to recharge dry cell batteries.
Carrying dry cell batteries /
rechargeable batteries around
When putting dry cell or rechargeable batteries in a pocket or
bag, ensure that no other metal objects such as a necklace are
placed together with them. Contact with metal may cause short-
circuiting which, in turn, may cause a fire.
Be absolutely sure to carry the rechargeable batteries in the bat-
tery carrying case.
When purchasing rechargeable batteries
As a safety precaution, the portable CD players made by JVC
have a construction designed to make it impossible to recharge
To use rechargeable batteries, be absolutely sure to purchase the
rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries designed especially for this unit.
Special rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries:
BN-R1211 (set of 2)
For details, check with your dealer.
Notice about the rechargeable battery
The battery is designated recyclable.
Please follow your local recycling regulations.
No altering or remodeling
This can cause malfunctioning.
No dropping or strong impacts
This may damage the unit.
Locations to be avoided
Avoid using the unit in the following locations since they can
1. Bathrooms and other moisture-prone places.
2. Warehouses and other dusty places
3. Very hot places near heating appliances, etc.
Do not leave the unit exposed to direct sunlight for
long periods of time
This may deform or discolor the cabinet and may also cause mal-
· Do not play your headphones at a high volume. Hearing ex-
perts advise against continuous extended play.
· If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or dis-
· Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may create a
traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
· You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use
in potentially hazardous situations.
· Even if your headphones is an open-air type designed to let you
hear outside sounds, don't turn up the volume so high that you
can't hear what's around you.
· Handle the AC adaptor carefully. Improper handling is dangerous.
· Do not touch it with wet hands.
· Do not place heavy objects on top of it.
· Do not forcibly bend it.
· Be sure to connect only the AC adaptor provided with the unit.
· Disconnect the AC adaptor from the power outlet if the unit is
not going to be used for a long time.
· Are the batteries charged?
· Is the AC adaptor securely connected?
· Is the HOLD switch set to OFF position?
Is the disc properly secured in place?
· Is the disc properly secured in place?
· Is there moisture condensation on the lens?
(Wait for about an hour and then try again.)
· Are MP3/WMA files recorded on the disc?
· Do MP3 files have the extension code--.mp3?
· Do WMA files have the extension code--.wma?
· Are MP3/WMA files recorded in the format compliant with ISO 9660?
· Is the headphone correctly connected?
· Is the plug dirty? (Wipe away dirt on the plug.)
· Are you playing a compatible disc? While playing a non-MP3/WMA file, you will hear a noise.
(Note it may not be an MP3/WMA file although it has the extension code--.mp3/.wma.)
Are you using the unit too near a TV or tuner? (If the TV or tuner is connected to a simple
indoor antenna, connect it to an outdoor antenna.)
Does not turn on.
Cannot close lid.
Cannot play discs.
Cannot hear music
TV picture is distorted.
Radio reception is noisy.
Before requesting service for this unit, check the chart below for a possible cause of the problem you are experiencing. Some simple
checks or a minor adjustment on your part may eliminate the problem and restore proper operation.
If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to the
directory of Authorized Service Centers (enclosed with this unit) to locate a convenient service center, or consult your dealer for in-
Maintaining the unit
Wipe the unit with a soft cloth. Remove stubborn dirt using a
cloth which has been dipped in water or soapy water and wrung
out, and then wipe dry.
· If you intend to use a chemically treated cleaning cloth, read its
· Do not use alcohol or paint thinners.
Maintaining the lens
Open the lid and clean the lens as shown in the figure.
Use a cotton swab to gently wipe off any finger-prints.
Recommended product: Lens cleaner kit
Air blower for
Left side panel of the unit
Location of Controls
Portable CD player A
A Stop / power off button (
B Skip / search buttons (
C Play / pause button (
E MODE button
F A.S.P. (Anti-Shock Protection) /
T.SEARCH (Title Search) button
G PROGRAM button
H SOUND button
In addition to sound effect selec-
tion, you can turn on/off HBS(hyper-
I GROUP button
J LINE OUT jack
K Headphones jack ( )
L Headphones volume control
M DC in jack (DC IN 4.5 V
N Lid open switch (OPEN
O HOLD switch
P RESUME switch
A Skip / search buttons (+, )
B HOLD switch (HOLD)
C Stop / off button (
D Play/pause button (
F Volume control
1 Repeat indicator (See page 7)
2 MP3 indicator
Lights when a MP3 disc is used.
3 WMA indicator
Lights when a WMA disc is used.
4 INTRO indicator (See page 7)
5 RAND (Random) indicator (See page 7)
6 PROG (Program) indicator (See page 7)
7 Battery indicator (See page 4)
Power Supply Preparations
Using rechargeable batteries
Be sure to recharge the rechargeable batteries BN-R1211 before us-
For information about these, see "When purchasing rechargeable
batteries" on page 2.
1 Insert the special rechargeable batteries
into the unit.
Do not open the battery lid too wide. It can break if you forcibly
open it beyond approximately 90°.
2 Connect the AC adaptor.
Recharging will be completed after 10 hours.
3 When recharging is complete, unplug the
AC adaptor from the AC power outlet and
the DC IN jack.
Using dry-cell batteries (not included)
After disconnecting the AC adaptor, insert two "R6" (LR6) alka-
The procedure for inserting and removing dry-cell batteries is
identical to that rechargeable batteries.
Using external battery case
Open the battery cover of the external battery case (supplied) and
insert two "R6" (LR6) alkaline batteries (not included) into the
battery compartment. Then, install the external battery case in the
unit by turning the knob of the battery case.
Right side panel of the unit
This indicator lights when the batteries are almost out of power.
Power is shut off a short while later.
Rechargeable batteries: Recharge batteries.
Dry-cell batteries: Replace batteries with new ones.
· The length of time the unit can continue further operation after the bat-
tery indicator lights differs depending on the type of batteries used.
· The battery indicator may not light if rechargeable batteries, other
than those designated by JVC, are used.
Turning off the Anti-Shock Protection (see page 6) will save the
battery power more or less. (Available for an Audio CD only)
If the unit malfunctions or freezes during use, discon-
nect the AC adaptor and batteries. Then, connect the
AC adaptor and batteries, and operate the unit again.
· To operate the unit on batteries, the AC adaptor must be dis-
connected from the DC IN jack.
· It takes approximately 10 hours to recharge the rechargeable
· Rechargeable batteries have a service life of approximately
300 charge-discharge cycles. If the operating time on one full
charge becomes noticeably shorter than it used to be, the batteries
have reached the end of their service life and should be replaced.
· Recharging takes place only when the unit is powered off. (It is
not possible to recharge the batteries while playing a CD.)
· The AC adaptor and rechargeable batteries may become warm
while recharging is in progress. This is normal and is not a
· You cannot charge the rechargeable batteries using the external
If the battery lid
Slide the lid back into
Push up on the battery in
the direction indicated by
the arrow. Then lift it out.
Refer to the specifications (page 2) for information on operating times when using rechargeable batteries or dry-cell batteries.
DC IN jack
(DC IN 4.5 V
AC power outlet
Bottom of the unit
MP3/WMA File Compatibility
· This player can read MP3/WMA files that are recorded in the format that is compliant with ISO 9660.
· The player can read or play an MP3 file with the extension code --".mp3" and a WMA file with the exrension code -- ".wma".
· Group/track title can be displayed.
· ID3* tags can be shown on the display.
* An MP3/WMA file can contain file information called "ID3 Tag" where its album name, artist, title, etc. are recorded.
Playing order of MP3/WMA files
The illustration below shows the normal playing order of the MP3/WMA files. You will see that the MP3/WMA files are played back in the
order from the higher hierarchy to the lower one.
About MP3/WMA files
Using the AC adaptor
Connect the AC adaptor supplied.
Refer to "Using rechargeable batteries" for connection instructions.
The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is con-
nected. The primary circuit is always "live" as long as the AC
adaptor is connected to an AC power outlet.
AC adaptor (for multi voltage area only)
Make sure the present voltage of your AC adaptor fits to your lo-
cal voltage before plugging it into the AC power outlet. If it
doesn't, shift the AC line-voltage selector with a screwdriver so
that it corresponds to your local voltage.
If the power plug will not fit your socket, use the AC plug adap-
tor (supplied) as shown;
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Other Play Methods
( ID3 tag )
Release hold mode
Label must face upward
Close the lid
For Audio CD
This CD player can play back Audio CDs and MP3/WMA files (tracks).
Open the lid
Track number in play
time of each track
Track number (in
the group) in play
Elapsed playing time
of each track
Follow steps 17.
In step 1 and 2, firmly connect the plug into the jack.
· Play stops automatically when all the tracks have been played.
File name and ID3 tag display (MP3/WMA only):
During playback, the file name and ID3 tag scroll on the display
] ID3 tag (Title ] Artist ] Album) ] ID3 tag
] Artist ] Album) ] .....
· The file name scrolls at first only. Then, the ID3 tag repeatedly
· For the ID3 tag, the Title, Artist and Album scroll in that order.
For your reference:
This indication appears for about 30 seconds if
3/8 is pressed
when no disc is loaded in the unit or if the disc is not properly
seated. Then, the unit is automatically shut off.
Above messages successively appear before playing the track.
· Opened lid
Stays lit for 30 seconds when the lid is opened. Then, the unit is
automatically shut off.
Never insert foreign objects into the unit body.
Removing the disc
Turn off the unit and, after the disc has stopped rotating, remove
the disc as shown below:
Auto power off function
If the unit is left in stop mode for 30 seconds, the unit powers
itself off automatically to save power.
To pause play
To stop play
To turn off the
During play, press.
· To skip back to the previous track, quickly press
· During program play, the button is used to fast for-
ward or back through the programmed sequence of
· During random play, the skip button cannot be used to
skip back to tracks that were played previously in the
During play, press.
During play, press.
Press again to restart play.
In stop mode, press.
Total number of tracks
Shows WMA for WMA disc
Shows MP3 for MP3 disc
During play (except Random play) or in
stop mode, press.
During play (except Random play)
or in stop mode, keep depressing.
During play, keep depressing.
Track number quickly changes in forward over the groups.
To cancel it, keep MODE depressing again.
( ID3 tag )
( ID3 tag )
Group number Track number
Total playing time
Keep depressing during play.
Each time the button is pressed, group skips forward.
Total number of groups
Total number of tracks
( ID3 tag )