Sony Corporation ©2001 Printed in Malaysia
WALKMAN is a registered
trademark of Sony Corporation.
For customers in the United States
The model number is located at the rear and the serial
number is located inside the cassette holder. Record these
numbers in the space provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
To Insert Batteries A
1 Slide open the battery compartment lid, and
insert two size AA (R6) dry batteries with
Replace the batteries with new ones when "
flashes in the display.
Playing a Tape B
1 Insert a cassette and press MENU repeatedly
to set the cursor to TAPE in the display. Then
press SET to select the tape type.
No message: normal (TYPE I)
METAL: High-position (TYPE II) or metal
2 Press NPLAY.
Adjust the volume with VOLUME.
* If you leave the unit after the tape has been wound or
rewound, the batteries will be consumed rapidly. Be
sure to press xSTOP.
· Do not open the cassette holder while the tape is
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
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
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.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
AA (R6) x 2
To select playback mode (FX482ST/FX481 only)
Switch MODE to select the desired mode.
Both sides repeatedly
Both sides once from
the side facing the
cassette holder (FWD)
To select the tape direction (FX482ST/
Switch bBDIR to select the desired direction.
Using Other Functions
Locking the controls
Set the HOLD switch in the direction of the G mark
to lock the controls.
The hold function only locks the radio operation
buttons, MENU button and SET button.
Emphasizing bass sound
Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to MEGA
BASS in the display. Then, press SET to turn MB
(mega bass) on. With each press, the indications
change as follows.
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 System)
Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to AVLS in
the display. Then press SET to show "AVLS".
The maximum volume is kept down to protect your
Listening to the Radio
1 If the HOLD function is turned on, set the
HOLD switch in the opposite direction of the
mark to unlock the controls. Make sure that
the tape has stopped completely.
2 Press TV, WB (Weather), FM or AM to select
the desired band and to turn on the radio.
3 Press TUNING +/ to tune in to the desired
station. Hold down TUNING +/ for a few
seconds to scan for stations.
To turn off the radio
Press RADIO OFF.
To improve broadcast reception C
·For TV/WB (Weather)/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 reception.
·For AM: Reorient the unit itself.
Presetting Radio Stations
You can preset up to 40 stations (7 for TV, 4 for WB,
24 for FM and 5 for AM ).
Presetting Automatically Scanned
1 Press TV, WB (Weather), FM or AM.
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 lower frequencies and stops for
about 3 seconds when a station is received.
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
To stop scanning
Press RADIO OFF. The radio is turned off at the
· If stations are already stored, the newly preset
stations replace the old ones when the above
procedure is completed.
· If stations cannot be preset automatically, preset
Presetting Stations Manually
1 Press TV, WB (Weather), FM or AM.
2 Press ENTER.
The frequency digits and a preset number
flash in the display.
3 While the frequency digits and the preset
number are flashing, tune in to a station you
wish to store using TUNING +/, and select a
preset number using PRESET +/.
4 While the frequency digits and the preset
number are flashing, press ENTER.
· 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.
To cancel the stored station
Follow the procedure above and in step 3, press and
hold TUNING +/ until "- - - -" is displayed and
select the preset number you want to cancel using
PRESET +/. Press ENTER while "- - - -" is flashing.
Playing the preset radio stations
1 Press TV, WB (Weather), FM or AM.
2 Press PRESET +/.
· 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 your Walkman for a long time,
remove the batteries to prevent damage from battery leakage
· 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
· Do not use cassettes longer than 90 minutes except for long
· 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.
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
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to
hear outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around
· To clean the tape head and path, use the cleaning cassette
CHK-1W/C-1KW (not supplied) every 10 hours of use. Use
only the recommended cleaning cassette.
· 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 batteries are weak. Replace the batteries with new ones.
The display and the operation are not normal.
· Remove the batteries for 30 seconds or more, and then insert
them again. If this does not solve the problem, remove the
batteries and leave the unit without batteries for 30 minutes or
more, and then insert them again. In this case, preset the
stations again, since the preset stations are erased from the
· Frequency range
TV: 2 - 13 ch
WB (Weather): 1 - 7 ch
FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
· Power requirements
3V DC batteries AA (R6) x 2
· Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 91.2 x 114.8 x 35.5 mm (3 5/8 × 4 5/8 × 1 7/16 inches)
excl. projecting parts and controls
FX482ST/FX481: Approx. 150 g (5.3 oz) (main unit only)
FX281: Approx. 145 g (5.2 oz) (main unit only)
· Supplied accessories
Stereo headphones or Stereo earphones (1)
Carrying case with belt clip(1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
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 Sony LR6(SG) "STAMINA" alkaline dry
batteries (produced in Japan).
· The battery life may be shorter depending on the
operating condition, the surrounding temperature
and battery type.
This warranty is valid only in the United States.
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
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
NJ 07649 USA
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.