I have searched hundreds of electronic good suppliers in the past 15 years, like. for instance, bring an electronic engineer & a hobby being citezen band or ham radio appliances that anyone who knows this type will also know that we can come across never before heard of radios & after rebuding to working order from a market place gets the success thaTVtge once shabby & over used transciever is now renewed & worth triple it's value!! But in getting to certain frequencies etc tajes certain switchings to get there, so we type in the name. I.e- cobra 148GTL DX, with Add on switches to go to frequencies either on (limited)FM band, to AM. SSB, CW, split frequency(which in my time has taken me to places that many enthusiasts of the CB alone(not my licenced amatuer radio that allows talk like a telephone call).But I stress that I use this as a typical example that I can go online, type in a brand & model & request user Manual Just to see the basics then the added potential & ALWAYS get this info. Yet! My friend hands me a perfectly new condition Sharp Minidisc player/recorder & leaves it to me to solve required uses.& I type the model number & only get what I don't need!! A diagram of parts etc. When all I ask is for the user guide to get completely familiar with it's multi button functions, as it was given for a very special use in recording certain content to further the success of our Internet project, yet all I get is technical diagrams (which I do not require as I can strip it & rebuild it without diagrams),but certain Stupidly simple user guide things sometimes can cause a headache when under a schedule to do the job in hand.(I will even name this as being an Internet radio station with great success so far, but the appliance handed in one unit with nothing else, when a million things of more importance is on my head, yet typing in model number & requesting quick user guide only gives me what I gave said. A schematic diagram of parts, that, with electronic engineering equipment I own makes it like an Electronics school 101.I can strip it to nothing but parts & a lot of over added solder links.& build it like putting a bulb, lens, switch,$ adding batteries to make a torch(which I already exceeded the TORCH brand, by creating within 15 minutes a Torch like!! Beam that blinded people 300 yards away from my location. Yet I type in the Sharp minidisc model number & request the operators guide or user manual & get a list of hundreds of Sharp appliances many pages long, except a basic user manual for the Sharp-MD-SR505SE(s)minidisc & only get schematics unessesary.(I am so busy with so many electronic appliances etc that all I wanted was a quick & easy user guide.& between searching & more, I now know how to add mire than it's user capacity & user guide. Now, Its a toy. But I feel for the unknown users who come up with this user question & get cuircutry. diodes, transistors, capacitors etc etc. Poor knowledge given to a sharp buyer of aged items. I can obtain ant info in many brands like Sony, technics, denon, goodmans, pioneer, to samsung, panasnonic, THE LIST IS ENDLESS. in obtaining simple quick required user manuals that to a lit may seem strange that I can strip & rebuild appliances but can't get basic user functions. But my needs in the businesses I'm involved in, requires immediate user knowledge NOT trial & error etc.& out of all Internet electronic assistance I have requested Sharp has taken me on a tour of unesserary linked websites which in seeing them I have closed on them as I want the brand makers not affiliate sites. like maybe this???
I suggest upgrading user guides before maybe, warranty breaking component info that makes warranties unclaimable. Or ? Is this the aim?? Just a thought. A concerned dependant electronic appliance user. Not a "Build it myself",person. A purchased item with all/any info required on brand/makers website. From Johnny. ace54@yahoo. co. uk