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OWNER = The manual that comes with the unit - tells you how to use it. Sometimes called user or instructions
SERVICE = used by technicians to repair the unit
OWNER SERVICE = Sometimes manufacturers provide the OWNERS manual with the SERVICE manual
SCHEMATIC = Only the schematic for the unit
SCHEMATIC BOARD = Includes the SCHEMATIC and the Printed Circuit BOARD layouts
BULLETIN = Issued by the manufacturer to cover a problem or note a change
CHANGE = The unit's been modified or a unit derived from another model
SALES = Brochure or other advertising media

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Q:  Can I get a manual for free?
It would be great if everything in the world was free, and I wish I didn't have to pay a mortgage or gasoline for my automobile.  But alas, the world is not perfect and no, my manuals are not free.  I purchased them for a lot of money, and did so as I felt that a substantial library like this would be valuable resource to the DIY community to keep older antique or obsolete gear running.  True, there are places on the internet where you can find some manuals for free, and if you want to search for for them, you certainly can.  Those sites usually harvests manuals from other sites, rely on visitors to "upload" manuals to them, often promising (but not keeping their end of the bargain) to permit you to download another manual in exchange, or rely on advertising or email/contact info harvesting for revenue.  I rely on none of that.  I sustain this website and service purely by relying on the very small revenue stream to keep this site and resource available to you.

Q:  Why is    only available for some items?
The truth is that with tens of thousands of manuals, we found that coding all these buy it now buttons takes up too much time so we do not update the list regularly.  We feel that our time is better spent in other chores such as paper to digital conversion, a more convenient format which most customers seem to prefer.  Many manuals have already been added and can be found in our online catalog.  To find out if a product is in ready-to-purchase condition, please visit our online-store and search for it as it's possible it's already there.  If you can't find it there, then please send an email inquiry for any manual that you either do not see, or where there is no button.

Q:  Are all of the manuals listed currently available?
Over 97% of the manuals in our archives list is currently available.  The missing 3% is due to our online list not having been updated when some items were sold, or some were misplaced or lost.  To some customers who requests only the hard-to-find stuff, it may seem like more than 3% is unavailable, but we assure you that it only seems like that.  Unfortunately, the high demand items are handled more and consequently, more easier to be sold or misplaced.

Q:  I visited the online-store and found mostly PDF versions available.  I would like to purchase a paper manual but don't see that format being offered.
A:  Initially, we had both paper and PDF versions of manuals available in the online catalog, but since the availability of paper manuals are finite and requires constant updating of inventory to reflect changes of availability, and also because we receive very few orders for paper products, we no longer add paper products to our online order to save valuable labor which is better spent elsewhere.  The PDF versions can be purchased immediately and are what 95% of our customers request anyhow.  For those that requires paper manuals, we still offer them but now handle those transactions via email and invoicing through PayPal.  Please understand that our primary focus is to service customers needing service information to effect a repair.  We still sell to collectors but as supplies of factory paper manuals are now beginning to dwindle, especially for high demand or hard to find models, the pricing of those will reflect accordingly and we generally will only offer paper manuals that we have duplicates of.


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