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4 – Preparations
Inserting and removing SD cards
Inserting an SD card
1. Open the SD card slot cover on the right side of
2. Insert the SD card into the slot in the direction
shown in the illustration until it clicks into place.
3. After inserting the SD card, close the SD card slot
Removing an SD card
Push a loaded SD card in further to eject it.
Always turn the power OFF (standby) before
removing or inserting an SD card. Failure to power
off properly first will cause and recordings and
settings made since the last power off and song
save to be lost. This data cannot be recovered.
SD cards that meet SD/SDHC standards and are at
least 512 MB can be used with this unit.
A list of SD cards that have been confirmed for use
with this unit can be found on the TASCAM website
SD card write-protection switches
SD cards have write-protection switches.
Writing possible Write-protected
When a write-protection switch is set to the “LOCK”
position, you will not be able to write files to the card
or edit files on it. To record on a card or erase files on
it, for example, disable its write-protection.
Preparing the power
This unit can be powered either by 4 AA batteries or
using a TASCAM PS-P520 AC adaptor (sold separately).
Alkaline or NiMH AA batteries can be used with this
Open the cover of the battery case on the bottom of
the unit. Insert 4 AA batteries in the box according to
the ¥ and ^ indications.
Manganese AA batteries cannot be used with this
This unit cannot charge nickel-metal hydride
batteries. Use a commercially-available recharger.
The included alkaline batteries are for confirming
the operation of the unit and might not last very
Remove the batteries if you do not plan to use the
unit for some time. Leaving the batteries in could
cause them to be used gradually and lose their
charge or even to leak.