Frequently Asked Questions Q: What is the safety information regarding the Gateway DVD Recorder?A:
Warnings and precautions
Do not place your hands, face, or objects close to the ventilation openings of your DVD recorder. Burns or personal injuries may occur if you are too close to the DVD recorder.
Disconnect all cables before moving your DVD recorder. Moving your DVD recorder with its cables attached may damage the cables and cause fire or electric shock danger.
Do not expose your DVD recorder to rain or moisture.
Keep your DVD recorder away from excessive dust, high temperatures, moisture, or direct sunlight.
Use your DVD recorder in a well-ventilated area and do not cover the ventilation openings.
Do not modify your DVD recorder or use an unshielded power cord or video input source cable, or you may experience excessive interference.
Disconnect your DVD recorder and unplug the power cord when not used for a long period of time.
If the picture displayed is in any way abnormal, turn off your DVD recorder, then disconnect it from the electrical outlet. Make sure that your video input source cable is connected correctly, then reconnect your DVD recorder to the electrical outlet.
Disconnect your DVD recorder from the electrical outlet before cleaning or performing maintenance. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use only a slightly damp cloth for cleaning.
Do not place your DVD recorder on an unstable cart, stand, or table. Your DVD recorder may fall, causing serious damage.
Do not place your DVD recorder on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surfaces.
Never place your DVD recorder near or over a radiator or heat source.
Do not install your DVD recorder in an enclosed area unless correct ventilation is provided.
Your DVD recorder should be operated from the type of power source indicated on the label. If the type of available power is unknown, consult your electrician or local power company.
Do not rest objects on the power cord and avoid placing the power cord near high traffic areas.
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords because this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Unplug your DVD recorder and contact qualified service personnel if: