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User's Guide (Basic)
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4 67879311
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Printed in Japan
© 2003 Sony Corporation
4-678-793-11 (1)


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For Customers in
the U.S.A.
Safety Information
Owner's Record
The model number and serial number are
located inside the cover of the unit and on the
side of the supplied AC adapter. Record the
serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to the model and serial number whenever
you call upon your Sony® AIBO® Customer
Link (customer service).
Model No. ERS-7
Serial No. ________________
Warning
· To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the robot to rain or moisture.
· To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
enclosure. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only. (Contact the AIBO Customer
Link for customer service.) (page 5)
· Periodically examine the AC adapter for
conditions that may result in the risk of fire,
electrical shock, or injury to persons (such as
damage to the cords, blades, housing) and in
the event of such conditions, the AC adapter
should not be used until properly repaired or
replaced.
· Not intended for children under 8 years old.
· This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Regulatory Information
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
· Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
· Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
· Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
The shielded interface cable recommended in
this manual must be used with this equipment in
order to comply with the limits for a digital
device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC
Rules.
Note
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement: This
equipment complies with FCC RF radiation
exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This device and its antenna must
not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter.


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DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM-
ION BATTERY
LITHIUM-ION BATTERY
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY
You can return your unwanted Lithium-Ion
batteries to your nearest Sony® Service Center.
Caution
In some areas the disposal of Lithium-Ion batteries in
household or business trash may be prohibited.
For the Sony AIBO® Customer Link call 1-800-
427-2988 in the United States or contact us via
e-mail at [email protected]
! Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-
Ion batteries.
! Danger of explosion if the battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
ERA-7B1. Use of another battery may present
a risk of fire or explosion. Discard used
batteries according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
! The battery used in this device may present a
fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do
not disassemble, heat above 140ºF (60ºC) or
incinerate. Dispose of used battery promptly.
Keep away from children.
For Customers in
Europe
Safety Information
WARNING
· To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the robot to rain or moisture.
· To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
enclosure. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only. (Contact the AIBO Customer
Link for customer service.) (page 5)
· Periodically examine the AC adapter for
conditions that may result in the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons (such as
damage to the cords, blades, housing) and in
the event of such conditions, the AC adapter
should not be used until properly replaced.
· The robot is not intended or recommended for
children under 8 years old.
· The robot must be used only with the
recommended AC adapter (ERA-201P1).
· The AC adapter is not a toy.
· Small parts can be swallowed.
· If the external flexible cable or cord is
damaged, it must be replaced or repaired only
by the manufacturer, an authorized service
agent or a similar qualified person in order to
avoid a hazard.
· All material for fastening or packing purposes
are not part of the robot and should be
discarded for children's safety.
· Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged
under adult supervision.
RECYCLING LITHIUM-
ION RECHARGEABLE
BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by
returning your used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling location nearest
you.
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Lithium-Ion batteries.


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Regulatory Information
This product has been tested and found to
conform to the following Safety Standards.
Toy Directive 88/378/EEC
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
LVD Directive 73/23/EEC
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
We, Sony® Corporation, hereby declare that
AIBO® Entertainment Robot, model ERS-7 is
in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/
5/EC.
For details, please access the following URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
CE (EMC) Marking Conformity Remarks
a) This equipment complies with EN55022.
Class B digital for use in following areas:
residential, business, and light-industrial.
b) This product conforms with the following
European Directive:
89/336/EEC (EMC directive)
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM-
ION BATTERY
! Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-
Ion batteries.
! Danger of explosion if the battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
ERA-7B1. Discard used batteries according to
the manufacturer's instructions.
! The battery used in this device may present a
fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do
not disassemble, heat above 60 ºC (140 ºF) or
incinerate. Dispose of used battery promptly.
Keep away from children.
Voor de Klanten in
Nederland
(For customers in the
Netherlands)
Gooi de batterij niet weg maar lever deze in als
klein chemisch afval (KCA).
Opmerking betreffende de
geheugen-backupbatterij
(Note on a battery for memory
backup)
Dit apparaat bevat een vast
ingebouwde batterij die niet vervangen hoeft te
worden tijdens de levensduur van het apparaat.
Raadpleeg uw leverancier indien de batterij toch
vervangen moet-worden.
De batterij mag alleen vervangen worden door
vakbekwaam servicepersoneel.
Gooi de batterij niet weg maar lever deze in als
klein chemisch afval (KCA).
Lever het apparaat aan het einde van de
levensduur in voor recycling, de batterij zal dan
op correcte wijze verwerkt worden.
Fur Deutsch Kunden und
Kundinnen
(For customers in Germany)
Entsorgungshinweis: Bitte werfen Sie nur
entladene Batterien in die Sammelboxen beim
Handel oder den Kommunen. Entladen sind
Batterien in der Regel dann, wenn das Gerät
abschaltet und signalisiert ,,Batterie leer" oder
nach längerer Gebrauchsdauer der Batterien
,,nicht mehr einwandfrei funktioniert". Um
sicherzugehen, kleben Sie die Batteriepole z.B.
mit einem Klebestreifen ab oder geben Sie die
Batterien einzeln in einen Plastikbeutel.


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Customer Support
How can you contact the AIBO Customer Link (customer service)?
In the U.S.A.:
Call 1-800-427-2988
E-mail address: [email protected]
In Europe:
English line: +44(0)-20-7365-2937
German line: +49(0)-69-9508-6309
French line: +33(0)-1-5569-5117
2003 Sony Corporation.
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.