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3-264-310-11 (1)
Cassette Player
© 2004 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Operating Instructions
Owner's Record
The model number is located on the front and the
serial number is located inside the cassette lid.
Record these numbers in the space provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. WM-FS566
Serial No. __________________
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
­ 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
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
If you have any questions about this product, you may call:
Sony Direct Response Center 1-(800)-222-7669
or write to:
Sony Direct Response Center 12451 Gateway Blvd. Fort Myers,
FL 33913
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell,
NJ 07649 USA
Telephone No.:
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.
On battery
· Do not carry dry batteries with coins or other metallic objects.
It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of
the batteries are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.
· When you are not going to use the Walkman for a long time,
remove the battery to avoid any damage caused by battery
leakage and subsequent corrosion.
On handling
· Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand,
moisture, rain, mechanical shock, or in a car with its windows
·We do not recommend the use of tape longer than 90 minutes.
They are very thin and tend to be stretched easily. This may
cause malfunction of the unit or sound deterioration.
· The LCD display may become hard to see or slow down when
using the unit at high temperatures (above 40°C/104°F) or at
low temperatures (below 0°C/32°F). At room temperature, the
display will return to its normal operating condition.
· If the unit has not been used for a long time, set it in the
playback mode to warm it up for a few minutes before you
start using again.
On water resistance
· Before opening or closing the cassette lid, be sure to wipe off
water, dust or sand on the exterior of the Walkman. (The
Walkman is not water-resistant with the cassette lid open.)
· Since water in the headphones/earphones jack may cause
rust, cover it with the attached rubber cap when the
headphones/earphones are not in use.
· Since the Walkman is airtight, you may not be able to open the
cassette lid because of sudden change in air pressure inside
the Walkman, which happens after being transported on a
plane or moving from a warm place to a cold place. To open
the cassette lid see "Troubleshooting".
· The supplied headphones/earphones are not meant to be
immersed in water or come in continuous contact with water.
If they are accidentally dropped into water or get wet, dry
them with a soft cloth. Never use an electric hair dryer.
· If the Walkman or the headphones/earphones are immersed
in salt water, be sure to wash them in non-running fresh water.
Never wash them under running water, and never use soap or
· Any sand or dust on the rubber packing will prevent the
cassette lid from closing tightly, and water may leak in. Brush
off the dust once in a while.
·We recommend the packing to be changed every year.
Replacement packing is available at an authorized Sony
Service Facility.
On headphones/earphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones/earphones while driving, cycling, or
operating any motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard
and is illegal in some areas. It can also be potentially dangerous
to play your headphones/earphones at high volume while
walking, especially at pedestrian crossings.
You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in
potentially hazardous situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Do not use headphones/earphones at high volume. Hearing
experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play. If
you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or
discontinue use.
Caring for others
Keep the volume to a moderate level. This will allow you to hear
outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.
On maintenance
· Clean the tape head and tape path using a cotton swab and
commercially available cleaning solvent after every 10 hours
of use.
·To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in
water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.
· Clean the headphones/earphones plugs periodically.
The display shows incorrect information.
· The battery is weak. Replace the battery with a new one.
The display and the operation are not normal.
· Remove the battery for 30 seconds or more, and then insert it
again. If this does not solve the problem, remove the battery
and leave the unit without battery for 30 minutes or more, and
then insert it again. In this case, preset the stations again, since
the preset stations are erased from the memory.
The cassette lid cannot be opened.
· Open the rubber cap, then open the cassette lid. When the
cassette lid opens, remember to close the rubber cap to
prevent intrusion of water.
The sound is distorted.
· Set the Y switch firmly to the correct position.
To use the arm belt A
1 Pass the belt through another side of arm
belt clip.
2 Slide the arm belt clip into the slot at the
rear of the Walkman to lock it.
3 Wear the arm belt on your arm, then
tighten and tape it to fit your arm.
To vary the length of the arm belt to fit
your arm B
Move the velcro fastener to the proper
To remove the arm belt from the
While pulling "LIFT RELEASE" of the arm
belt clip, slide to remove it.
To use the belt clip C
1 Slide the belt clip into the slot at the rear of
the Walkman to lock it.
2 Use the belt clip to attach the Walkman to
your belt.
To remove the belt clip from the
While pulling "LIFT RELEASE" of the belt
clip, slide to remove it.
To insert a battery D
1 Unfasten the buckle.
2 Open the cassette lid.
3 Release the catch to open the battery
compartment lid and insert one size AA
(R6) dry battery with correct polarity.
When to replace the battery D
Replace the battery with the new one when "
flashes in the display.
To replace the battery
1 Release the catch to open the battery
compartment lid.
2 Pull the ribbon up slowly and replace the
battery with new one.
Using the supplied
Wearing the headphones
The following procedures are for wearing on the left
ear. E
1 Hook the L part over your left ear and the
part over your right ear as illustrated.
2 Hook the headphones around your ears, as
you would with glasses.
3 Adjust the earpieces to comfortably fit your
Notes on handling the supplied headphones
· Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock.
Be particularly careful of the headphone part.
· Do not put force or weight on the unit for a long time
as that may damage or deform the unit.
· Do not leave the unit in a location subject to moisture,
dust, smoke, steam or direct sunlight.
· Clean the plug with a soft dry cloth. A dirty plug may
cause the sound quality to deteriorate.
· Clean the headphone part with a soft dry cloth.
· After you use the headphones, keep them with the
cord slider positioned high to avoid entangling the
(turn over)
Product registration
For the customers in the USA
Please register this product on line at
Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic mailings
about new products, services, and other important
announcements. Registering your product will also allow us to
contact you in the unlikely event that the product needs
adjustment or modification. Thank you.
"WALKMAN" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to
represent Headphone Stereo products.
is a registered trademark of Sony
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only
those countries where it is legally enforced, mainly in
the countries EEA (European Economic Area).
Arm belt clip
Arm belt
Belt clip

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Playing a Tape
1 Unfasten the buckle.
2 Open the cassette lid and place a cassette.
3 Press N.
Adjust the volume by pressing VOL + or ­.
Stop playback*
Wind rapidly**
or m
* Playback will switch automatically to the opposite
side when the tape reaches the end of the side.
**If you leave the Walkman after the tape has been
wound or rewound, the battery will be consumed
rapidly. Be sure to press x.
Do not open the lid of the cassette compartment while
the tape is running.
To select the tape direction
Switch Y to select the desired direction.
Listening to the Radio
1 If the HOLD function is on, turn the HOLD
switch in the opposite direction of the
arrow to unlock the controls.
Make sure that the tape has stopped
2 Press AM/FM or TV/WB (weather band)
to select the desired band and to turn on
the radio.
3 For manual tuning:
Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor
in the display to TUNE MODE and press
SET to choose "MANUAL".
Press PRESET/TUNING + or ­
repeatedly to tune in to the desired
Hold down PRESET/TUNING + or ­ for
a few seconds to scan for stations.
For preset tuning:
Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor
in the display to TUNE MODE and press
SET to choose "PRESET".
Press PRESET/TUNING + or ­
repeatedly to recall the desired preset
To use preset tuning, preset the stations
first (see "Presetting Radio Stations").
To turn off the radio
To improve the broadcast
reception F
·For TV/WB/FM: Extend the headphones/
earphones cord (antenna). If the reception is still
not good, press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor
in the display to FM MODE. Then press SET to
switch between "LOCAL" and none (DX) for best
·For AM: Reorient the unit itself.
Presetting Radio Stations
You can preset up to 40 radio stations ­ 7 for TV, 4
for WB, 24 for FM and 5 for AM.
Presetting Automatically Scanned
1 Press AM/FM or TV/WB.
2 Press ENTER for more than 3 seconds.
Preset number 1 will flash in the display
and the Walkman starts scanning the
stations from the lowest frequency and
stops for about 5 seconds when a station is
3 If you wish to preset the received station,
press ENTER while the preset number is
The received station is preset on preset
number 1 and the unit starts scanning for
the next receivable station.
4 Repeat Step 3 until all receivable stations
are preset.
To stop scanning
Press RADIO OFF. The radio is turned off at the
same time.
· If stations are already stored, the newly preset stations
replace the old ones when the above procedure is
· If stations cannot be preset automatically, preset
stations manually.
Presetting Stations Manually
1 Press AM/FM or TV/WB.
2 Press ENTER.
The frequency digits will flash in the
3 While the frequency digits are flashing,
tune in to a station you wish to store using
PRESET/TUNING + or ­ and press
The preset number will flash in the display.
4 While the preset number is flashing, select
the preset number you want using
PRESET/TUNING + or ­ and press
· If you cannot complete step 3 or 4 while the
indications are flashing, repeat from step 2.
· If a station is already stored, the new station replaces
the old one.
Playing the Preset Radio Stations
1 Press AM/FM or TV/WB.
2 Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor in
the display to TUNE MODE. Then press
SET to choose "PRESET".
3 Press PRESET/TUNING + or ­.
To cancel a stored station
1 Follow the procedure above and in step 3, select
the preset number you want to cancel and then
press ENTER. The frequency digits will flash in
the display.
2 Press and hold PRESET/TUNING + or ­. The
frequency digits start running up or down. Keep
holding down the button until "- - - -" is displayed.
3 Press ENTER while "- - - -" is flashing. A preset
number will flash in the display.
4 Press ENTER to cancel the stored station.
Scanning the Preset Radio Stations
-- DAPS (Digital Auto Preset Scanning)
1 Press AM/FM or TV/WB.
2 Press and hold AM/FM or TV/WB pressed
in step 1 for 2 seconds or more.
The preset stations of the selected band will
be played for about 5 seconds each.
(During DAPS the indicators in the display
3 Press AM/FM or TV/WB again to select
the station while the desired preset station
is being played.
· If there are no stations stored, the DAPS function does
not work.
· Until a station is selected in step 3, the DAPS function
turned on in step 2 will continue.
· In step 2 or 3, if you select a band which you did not
select in step 1 by pressing AM/FM or TV/WB, the
newly selected band will be played normally.
Using Other Functions
Locking the controls
Turn the HOLD switch to the direction of the arrow
to lock the controls.
The HOLD function only locks the radio operation
+ or ­ and VOL + or ­.
Emphasizing bass sound
Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to MB
(mega bass) in the display. Then, press SET to turn
MB on. With each press, the indications change as
MB (mega bass) : emphasizes bass sound
No message: off (normal)
· If the sound is distorted with the mode "MB", turn
down the volume or select normal mode.
· Bass emphasis may not show great effect if the
volume is turned up too high.
Protecting Your Hearing -- AVLS
(Automatic Volume Limiter
Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to AVLS in
the display. Then press SET to show "
The maximum volume is kept down to protect your
This warranty is valid only in the United States.
* The button has a tactile dot.
Battery life* (approximate hours)
Sony alkaline LR6 (SG)**
Sony R6P (SR)
* Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association). (Using a Sony HF series cassette tape)
**When using a Sony LR6 (SG) alkaline dry battery
(produced in Japan).
The battery life may be shorter depending on the operating
condition, the surrounding temperature and battery type.
· Frequency range
TV: 2 - 13 ch
WB (weather): 1 - 7 ch
FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
· Power requirements
1.5 V DC, battery size AA (R6)
× 1
· Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 117.8
× 94.0 × 37.8 mm (4 3/
× 3 3/
× 1 1/
(excluding projecting parts and controls)
· Mass
Approx. 198g (7.0 oz) (main unit only)
· Supplied accessories
Stereo headphones or earphones (1)
Arm belt with arm belt clip (1)
Belt clip (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
Rubber cap
Air outlet
VOL +*/­