For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial
No. which is located on the bottom of
cabinet. Retain this information for
Thank you for purchasing this Multimedia Printer.
Before use, please read the safety information and
precautions contained in the following pages to
ensure safe use of this product.
The GV-DT3 Multimedia Printer should be used with:
AC 120 V`, 60 Hz
To prevent electric shock and hazards, DO NOT use
any other power source.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES,
INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE
DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE
ET POUSSER JUSQU'AU FOND.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety
caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the main
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of
the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment
"Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes
les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur
Using This Instruction Manual
· All major sections and subsections are listed in the
Table Of Contents (
· Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read
these as well.
· Basic and advanced features/operation are separated
for easier reference.
It is recommended that you . . .
..... refer to "Controls, Indicators and Connectors"
pgs. 10 11) and familiarize yourself with
button locations, etc. before use.
..... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions and Safety
Instructions that follow. They contain extremely
important information regarding the safe use of
your new Multimedia Printer.
You are recommended to carefully read the
cautions on page 5 before use.
Declaration of Conformity
: US JVC CORP.
: 1700 Valley Road
Wayne, N.J. 07470
: (973) 3155000
This device complies with Part 15 of 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.
Change or modifications not approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment. 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
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.
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the product and
to protect it from overheating, these openings must not be
blocked or covered.
· Do not block the openings by placing the product on a
bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.
· Do not place the product in a built-in installation such as
a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided
or the manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
6. Wall or Ceiling Mounting
The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. But
improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire
hazards. This product has been engineered and
manufactured to assure your personal safety. In order not to
defeat the built-in safeguards, observe the following basic
rules for its installation, use and servicing.
Follow and obey all warnings and instructions marked on
your product and its operating instructions. For your safety,
please read all the safety and operating instructions before
you operate this product and keep this manual for future
1. Grounding or Polarization
(A) Your product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet,
try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
(B) Your product may be equipped with a 3-wire
grounding-type plug, a plug having a third (grounding)
pin. This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power
outlet. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
2. Power Sources
Operate your product only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the
type of power supply to your home, consult your product
dealer or local power company. If your product is intended
to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or
4. Power Cord Protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the product.
To avoid personal injury:
· Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand,
tripod, bracket or table. It may fall, causing serious injury
to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product.
· Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the
· Use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer and follow the manufacturer's instructions
for any mounting of the product.
· Do not try to roll a cart with small casters across
thresholds or deep-pile carpets.
2. Product and Cart Combination
A product and cart combination
should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the
product and cart combination to
3. Water and Moisture
Do not use this product near
water--for example, near a bath
tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near a swimming pool and the like.
4. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into this product through
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer of this product as they may cause hazards.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.
Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning.
The product should be situated away from heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
If your product is not operating correctly or exhibits a
marked change in performance and you are unable to
restore normal operation by following the detailed
procedure in its operating instructions, do not attempt to
service it yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
2. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the following
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that
are covered by the operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance--this indicates a need for service.
3. Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the
original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock or other hazards.
4. Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product,
ask the service technician to perform safety checks to
determine that the product is in safe operating condition.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
(Symbol provided by RETAC)
If you notice smoke or a peculiar smell coming from
the printer, shut it down and unplug it
IMMEDIATELY. Use of the
printer under these
conditions could lead to fire
or electric shock. Contact
your JVC dealer. DO NOT
attempt to repair the
DO NOT attempt to insert foreign objects into the
printer, as this can lead to
electric shock or fire. If an
object other than print paper
is accidentally inserted, shut
the printer down, unplug it
and contact your JVC dealer.
Exercise caution when moving the printer. If you
drop the unit, do not attempt
to use it. If during use you
notice that the cabinet is
damaged, shut the printer
down, unplug it and contact
your JVC dealer. Use of the
printer under these conditions
can lead to fire or electric
DO NOT place heavy objects on the printer's
power cord, or leave the cord near any heat-
generating appliance, as this can
damage the cord. Avoid
excessive pulling or twisting of
the power cord. If the power
cord becomes cut or otherwise
damaged, contact your JVC
dealer. When unplugging the
printer, DO NOT pull on the
cord. Hold the plug itself and
remove it from the AC outlet.
Use of the printer with a
damaged power cord can lead
to fire, electric shock and unit
DO NOT remove the cover and attempt to repair or
modify the printer. There are
within the unit, and the risk
of electric shock and unit
malfunctions exists. If a
problem occurs, contact your
Make sure that you have easy access to the AC
outlet which the printer
is plugged into so that it
can be immediately
unplugged in case of
emergency. Connect the
printer power plug to a
different AC outlet from
the TV and VCR.
ABOUT THERMAL HEADS
· The thermal heads, necessary for printing, are located
within the unit. The heads can become extremely
warm. To prevent possible burns and injuries, do not
touch the thermal heads.
· When the printer is used for extended periods, the
thermal heads experience wear and tear just like VCR
heads. As the thermal heads become worn, print
quality will gradually decrease. When you notice a
decline in quality, it is possible that the heads may
need to be replaced. Consult your JVC dealer.
If condensation occurs inside the printer, it may adhere
to print paper during printing, causing poor quality
prints and paper jams. If you think condensation may
exist within the unit, let the unit sit for at least 2 hours
(with the power on) to dry sufficiently. If paper is stuck
within the unit, remove it before turning the power on.
Unused print paper subjected to moisture should not
be used for printing.
· Condensation may occur in the following situations:
1) In a room when the heater suddenly comes on;
2) In the direct path of cool air from an air
3) When the unit is moved from a cool place to a
Due to dust or lint adhering to print paper, or to
extreme variations in temperature, a small degree of
color smearing or lines may be visible in prints.
Failure to heed the following precautions may
result in damage to the printer.
1. DO NOT place the printer . . .
... in an environment prone to extreme temperatures
... in direct sunlight.
... in a dusty environment.
... in an environment where strong magnetic fields
... on a surface that is unstable or subject to
2. DO NOT block the printer's ventilation openings.
3. DO NOT place heavy objects on the printer.
4. DO NOT place anything which might spill on top of
5. AVOID violent shocks to the printer during
Changes or modifications not approved by JVC
could void user's authority to operate the