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Model No. SL-MP353J
Portable CD player
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety,
please read these instructions carefully.
1. Power source—Connect the unit to a power source
of the type described in these instructions or as
marked on the unit.
2. Polarization—The unit is equipped with a polarized
power plug where one blade is wider than the other.
This safety feature ensures that the plug ﬁts into your
household AC outlet only one way. If the plug does-
n’t ﬁt one way, try reversing it. If the plug still doesn’t
ﬁt, contact an electrician to replace the obsolete out-
let. Do not attempt to defeat the safety purpose of
3. Power cord protection—Route the AC power sup-
ply cord so that it will not be walked on or pinched by
items placed on or against it. Never take hold of the
plug or cord with wet hands. Always grasp the plug
body ﬁrmly when connecting and disconnecting it.
4. Overloading—When connecting the AC power sup-
ply cord, be careful not to overload the household
AC outlet, extension cord, or outlet from any other
device as this can result in ﬁre or electric shock.
5. Nonuse periods—Turn the unit off when it is not in
use. Unplug the unit from the household AC outlet if
it is not to be used for a long time. Unplug the unit
during lightning storms. Leaving the unit connected
to a household AC outlet for extended periods can
cause battery ﬂuid leakage.
6. Attachments and accessories—Use only the at-
tachments and accessories recommended in these
1. Foreign material—Ensure objects and liquids do
not get into the unit. Avoid exposing the unit to ex-
cessive smoke, dust, mechanical vibration, and
2. Magnetism—Situate the unit away from equipment
and devices that generate strong magnetic ﬁelds.
3. Stacking—Do not place anything on top of this unit.
4. Wall and ceiling mounting—Do not mount the unit
on walls or ceilings unless speciﬁed in the instruc-
1. Water and moisture—Do not use the unit near
water, such as near a bathtub or swimming pool.
Avoid damp basements.
2. Heat—Situate the unit away from heat sources, such
as radiators. Do not leave it in an automobile ex-
posed to direct sunlight with the doors and windows
closed as this may deform the cabinet.
2. Do not situate where temperatures fall below 5 oC
(41 oF) or rise above 35 oC (95 oF).
(See page 8 for details.)
Unplug the unit from the household AC outlet before
Clean with a damp cloth.
Do not use abrasive pads, scouring powders, or sol-
1. Damage requiring service—The unit should be
serviced by qualiﬁed service personnel if:
1. (a) The AC power supply cord or AC adaptor has
been damaged; or
1. (b) Objects or liquids have gotten into the unit; or
1. (c) The unit has been exposed to rain; or
1. (d) The unit does not operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
1. (e) The unit has been dropped or the cabinet dam-
2. Servicing—Do not attempt to service the unit be-
yond that described in these operating instructions.
Refer all other servicing to authorized servicing per-
3. Replacement parts—When parts need replacing
ensure the servicer uses parts speciﬁed by the man-
ufacturer or parts that have the same characteristics
as the original parts. Unauthorized substitutes may
result in ﬁre, electric shock, or other hazards.
4. Safety check—After repairs or service, ask the ser-
vicer to perform safety checks to conﬁrm that the unit
is in proper working condition.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the safety precautions listed below. Keep these operating instruc-
tions handy for future reference.
This model can play MP3 ﬁles.
See pages 4 to 6 for details.
This manual was printed with soy based ink.
Check the packing carton for these accessories.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these
instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference.
The model number and serial number
of this product can be found on either
the back or the bottom of the unit.
Please note them in the space provid-
ed below and keep for future refer-
Stereo headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Wired remote control . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Jogger case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts.
To order accessories contact 1-800-332-5368 or web site
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 http://www.panasonic.com
Panasonic Sales Company, Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. (“PSC”)
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
© 2002 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Printed in Japan
Using the jogger case
1 Be sure the CD player is placed in
the pouch so that the buttons are
facing away from your body.
2 Fasten the neoprene sport belt
securely around your waist so that
the unit ﬁts snugly against your
3 Before jogging with this unit, allow
sufficient time for the memory
buffer to ﬁll up completely. (See
4 This unit is designed for light jog-
ging, but not for serious running. It
may occasionally skip if you are
an aggressive runner, or have a
heavy, jarring stride.
≥Do not machine wash.
≥Fading and loss of shape can
≥Do not expose the pouch to high
temperatures when a player and
CDs are inside.
≥The player and CDs can be dam-
aged and it can lead to ﬁre. Be es-
pecially careful not to leave the
pouch near heaters, in a car, or in
≥Do not drop or hit the pouch while a
player and CDs are inside.
≥This can seriously damage the play-
er and CDs.
≥Discontinue use if a rash or skin irri-
≥Take special care when listening