Sony BM-850D user manual

User manual for the device Sony BM-850D

Device: Sony BM-850D
Category: Microcassette Recorder
Manufacturer: Sony
Size: 0.62 MB
Added : 6/10/2014
Number of pages: 24
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3-757-398-32(1)
Microcassette
Dictator/Transcriber
Operating Instructions
BM-850D
BM-850T
1996 by Sony Corporation
BM-850D/T 3-757-398-32UE

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On power sources WARNING • Operate the unit only on 9 V DC. • For AC operation, use the AC power adaptor To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the supplied with this unit. Do not use any other AC unit to rain or moisture. power adaptor as it may cause malfunction. • Unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. when it will not be used of an extended period of Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. time. To disconnect the adap

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About This Manual Features The instructions in this manual are for the BM-850D As a dictator (BM-850D) and BM-850T. Before you start, please check your • The hand control unit remotely controls the BM- model number. 850. The main unit is the BM-850 for both the BM-850D • Dual electronic indexing function signals—“LTR” and the BM-850T. You can use the BM-850D as a (end of letter) and “SEC” (special instructions to dictator since the BM-850D is supplied with secretary) signals—can be recorded on a

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Operation Flow Chart For details, refer to the pages in ( ). : Necessary step : Optional step Dictation (BM-850D) Connect the AC power adaptor to the unit and to an AC outlet (6). . Connect the hand control unit (6). . Set POWER to ON. . Insert a cassette (7). . Set TAPE SPEED. . Press RESET to set the digital counters to zero. . Set the function selector of the hand control unit to DICT. Speak into the microphone. Record the SEC signal before giving inst

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Transcription (BM-850T) . Disconnect the hand control unit. . Connect the foot control unit (6). . Set POWER to ON. . Insert the cassette (7). . Set SPEAKER to BUILT-IN or connect earphones. . Press AUTO STOP to make the AUTO STOP indication disappear (13). . Set TAPE SPEED. . Press REW. When the tape reaches the beginning of the dictated material, a beep tone is heard and the unit automatically shuts off (12). . Press RESET to set the digital counters to zero. . Keep the right side of the ped

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Power Connection Note on the AC power adaptor to a wall Use only the AC power adaptor outlet supplied. Do not use any other AC power adaptor. Rear to DC IN 9 V AC power adaptor (supplied) Porarity of the plug Setting Up the Unit Connecting the Hand Control Unit (supplied with the BM-850D only) For operation, refer to “Dictation” on page 8. BM-850 to CONTROL UNIT Hand control unit Attaching the cradle Attach the cradle to the left or right side of the unit. Place the hand control unit on the crad

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Cassette Insertion 4 5 1 3 Microcassette ] 2 1 Take up any slack in the tape. 2 Set POWER to ON. 3 Press the eject button to open the cassette holder. 4 Insert a cassette into the cassette holder with the side to be recorded on or played back facing upward. Push the cassette into the holder completely. 5 Close the cassette holder. This unit uses only standard Notes on the Microcassette Microcassettes. To protect cassettes from accidental Break out and Non standard cassettes cannot be remove the

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Dictation You need the BM-850D or, if your model is BM-850T, the Microphone DICT lamp hand control unit. SEC To use the unit as a dictating REC/ERASE 2 FWD SPACE machine, connect the hand 5 control unit. Function selector For connection, see page 6. LTR Hand 14 3 speaker Hand control unit 1 Set POWER to ON. Tips for More Efficient Dictation Before you start dictation • Organize your thoughts. 2 Insert a cassette. (See page 7.) • Make notes or an outline of what you want to dictate. • Check that

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Digital Counter While Dictating 1 2 3 1 The LTR (end of letter) counter: Reference for the number of the LTR signals recorded. 2 Tape counter: Numerical reference for recording and listening. 3 The SEC (special instructions to secretary) counter: Reference for the number of the SEC signals recorded. To set the digital counter to zero We recommend that you press the RESET button before starting dictation. Keep the RESET button pressed for about one second to reset the LTR (document), SEC (special

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Dictation (continued) To record the LTR signal LTR Press LTR on the hand control unit. Each time the button is pressed, the number on the LTR (document) counter increases by one and “LTR” flashes for about three seconds. Notes • The LTR or the SEC signal should be recorded with the intervals of more than 6 To record the SEC signal seconds. SEC • Playback sound is muted when Press SEC on the hand control unit. either the LTR or SEC button is Each time the button is pressed, the number pressed. on

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Quick reviewing (playback)/correcting the dictated material You can easily listen to the dictated material and correct it if required. 1 Keep the function selector of the hand control unit pressed down toward B. SPACE to rewind the tape. to B. SPACE 2 Release the selector. Playback of the dictation begins. LISTEN 3 When the reviewing is completed, set the function selector to DICT to to DICT proceed with the dictation. For fast winding of the tape Keep the FWD SPACE button of the hand control FW

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Transcription You need the BM-850T or, if your model is BM-850D the 74 2 foot control unit. To use the unit as a Fast forward transcribing machine, connect the foot control unit. For connection, see page 6. 8 Rewind Start/Stop (Listen) 69 1 5 3 Foot control unit 1 Set POWER to ON. Tips on Transcription • Before typing, check the number of LTR and SEC signals recorded on the cassette and 2 Insert a cassette. (See page 7.) review the contents using the AUTO STOP function. • Erase the tape when tra

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To rewind the tape Keep the left side of the foot control unit pedal depressed. To rapidly advance the tape Keep the center top of the foot control unit pedal depressed. Convenient Functions AUTO STOP EARPHONE SPEED 0 REW REVERSE TIME ) FF p STOP SPEAKER SPEED CONTROL ( LISTEN Note AUTO STOP function • The tape does not stop at the With the AUTO STOP function, recorded documents and instructions can LTR or SEC signal even if the be located without the user’s having to listen to the entire tape.

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Transcription (continued) Note Auto backspace function If the LTR or SEC signal is This control operates only when the foot control unit is connected. detected while the tape is being With the use of the REVERSE TIME control, the tape is rewound a little rewound with this function, the each time it is stopped. Then, the last few recorded words can be reviewed length of the reverse time may be when you resume listening. Adjust the REVERSE TIME control to longer than the setting you have selected.

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Private listening Connect a Sony DE-45 or MDR-U10M earphones (not supplied) to the EARPHONE jack. The sound will be heard through the earphones and speaker sound will be disconnected. Selecting the speaker You can listen to the dictated material through the built-in speaker or the speaker on the hand control unit by switching the SPEAKER selector to BUILT-IN or HAND. Transcribing a Cassette Recorded with a Dictator Other Than Sony’s If you transcribe a cassette which was not recorded using a Son

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Erasing The recording can be erased rapidly. 1 REC/ERASE p STOP 2 1 Insert the cassette with the side to be erased up. (See page 7.) Be sure not to rewind the tape after transcribing. The end portion of the dictated material to be erased should be positioned at the recording head. 2 Keep ERASE pressed and then press 0 REW. The REC/ERASE lamp lights up and 0 appears on the display window. The portion of the tape being rewound is erased. To stop the tape Press p STOP. Operations 16 BM-850D/T 3-757

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Telephone Recording To record telephone conversation, connect the 1 REC/ERASE 3 optional TL-4 telephone Telephone recording adaptor* to the TELEPHONE PICKUP jack. For further details, refer to the TL-4 (not instruction manual of the supplied) BM-850 telephone recording adaptor. 5 * The TL-4 cannot be used on some telephones. Rear 2 to TELEPHONE PICKUP p STOP 4 At the beginning of 1 Connect the TL-4 (not supplied) to the unit. telephone recording LTR signal is automatically recorded for about 3 s

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Example of Dictation and Transcription Example of Dictation Set the function selector of the hand control unit to DICT. . Blinks for approx. 3 seconds and Press SEC. stops blinking. “This is a letter. Type it up and send it by express.” “Today’s date is July 4, 1996. This letter is for Mr. Alan R. Jefferson Pyrene House, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7AT, U.K. Dear Sir, We received your order for” . Blinks for approx. 3 seconds and Press SEC. stops blinking. “under line POI-L-5049-D3581”, “

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Blinks for approx. 3 seconds and stops blinking. . July 4, 1996 Mr. Alan R. Jefferson Blinks for about 3 seconds and Pyrene House, Sunbury on Thames, then stops blinking. Middlesex, TW 16 7AT, U.K. Dear Sir, We received your order for POI-L-5049-D3581, quantity 270,000 today. Shipment can be made within two weeks by Air. Please accept our thanks for your order. Faithfully yours, John S. Smith Sales Manager U.K.G.Ltd. Blinks for approx. 3 seconds and stops blinking. JSS/hh . Stop the tape when th

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Troubleshooting Guide Should any problem occur, conduct the following The LTR or SEC counter does not work correctly. simple tests to determine whether or not servicing is The reverse time of the auto backspace required. If the problem persists after you have function is not correct. conducted these tests, consult the nearest • A cassette which was not recorded using a Sony Sony Dictation Systems dealer. Professional Dictating Machine (BM-531, 560, 570, 577, 820, 880, 890 etc.) is played back in


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