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sDo not use the supplied mains lead on any other equipment.
sDo not pinch, bend, or twist the mains lead excessively. The
core conductors may be exposed or broken.
sDo not modify the mains lead.
sDo not put anything heavy on the mains lead.
sDo not pull on the mains lead itself when disconnecting the
mains lead.
sDo not connect too many appliances to the same mains socket.
sDo not use a poor fitting mains socket.

Prohibited Usage

Do not install/use the TV set in locations, environments or
situations such as those listed below, or the TV set may malfunction
and cause a fire, electrical shock, damage and/or injuries.


Outdoors (in direct sunlight), at the seashore, on a ship or other
vessel, inside a vehicle, in medical institutions, unstable locations,
near water, rain, moisture or smoke.


Places that are hot, humid, or excessively dusty; where insects may
enter; where it might be exposed to mechanical vibration, near
flammable objects (candles, etc). The TV set shall not be exposed
to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the TV.


Do not use when your hands are wet, with the cabinet removed, or
with attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
Disconnect the TV set from mains socket and aerial during
lightning storms.

Broken pieces:

sDo not throw anything at the TV set. The screen glass may
break by the impact and cause serious injury.
sIf the surface of the TV set cracks, do not touch it until you have
unplugged the mains lead. Otherwise electric shock may result.

When not in use

sIf you will not be using the TV set for several days, the TV set
should be disconnected from the mains for environmental and
safety reasons.
sAs the TV set is not disconnected from the mains when the TV
set is just turned off, pull the plug from the mains to disconnect
the TV set completely.
sHowever, some TV sets may have features that require the TV
set to be left in standby to work correctly.

For children

sDo not allow children to climb on the TV set.
sKeep small accessories out of the reach of children, so that they
are not mistakenly swallowed.

If the following problems occur...

Turn off the TV set and unplug the mains lead immediately if any
of the following problems occur.
Ask your dealer or Sony service centre to have it checked by
qualified service personnel.


Mains lead is damaged.
Poor fitting of mains socket.
TV set is damaged by being dropped, hit or having something
thrown at it.
Any liquid or solid object falls through openings in the cabinet.


Viewing the TV

sView the TV in moderate light, as viewing the TV in poor light
or during long period of time, strains your eyes.
sWhen using headphones, adjust the volume so as to avoid
excessive levels, as hearing damage may result.

LCD Screen

sAlthough the LCD screen is made with high-precision
technology and 99.99% or more of the pixels are effective,
black dots may appear or bright points of light (red, blue, or
green) may appear constantly on the LCD screen. This is a
structural property of the LCD screen and is not a malfunction.
sDo not push or scratch the front filter, or place objects on top of
this TV set. The image may be uneven or the LCD screen may
be damaged.
sIf this TV set is used in a cold place, a smear may occur in the
picture or the picture may become dark. This does not indicate
a failure. These phenomena disappear as the temperature rises.
sGhosting may occur when still pictures are displayed
continuously. It may disappear after a few moments.
sThe screen and cabinet get warm when this TV set is in use.
This is not a malfunction.
sThe LCD screen contains a small amount of liquid crystal.
Some fluorescent tubes used in this TV set also contain
mercury. Follow your local ordinances and regulations for

Handling and cleaning the screen surface/

cabinet of the TV set

Be sure to unplug the mains lead connected to the TV set from
mains socket before cleaning.
To avoid material degradation or screen coating degradation,
observe the following precautions.
sTo remove dust from the screen surface/cabinet, wipe gently
with a soft cloth. If dust is persistent, wipe with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a diluted mild detergent solution.
sNever use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline/acid cleaner,
scouring powder, or volatile solvent, such as alcohol, benzene,
thinner or insecticide. Using such materials or maintaining
prolonged contact with rubber or vinyl materials may result in
damage to the screen surface and cabinet material.
sWhen adjusting the angle of the TV set, move it slowly so as to
prevent the TV set from moving or slipping off from its table

Optional Equipment

Keep optional components or any equipment emitting
electromagnetic radiation away from the TV set. Otherwise picture
distortion and/or noisy sound may occur.


sObserve the correct polarity when inserting batteries.
sDo not use different types of batteries together or mix old and
new batteries.
sDispose of batteries in an environmentally friendly way.
Certain regions may regulate the disposal of batteries. Please
consult your local authority.
sHandle the remote with care. Do not drop or step on it, or spill
liquid of any kind onto it.
sDo not place the remote in a location near a heat source, a place
subject to direct sunlight, or a damp room.
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