Patent Number: 6,167,020

Title: Electronic apparatus, method of controlling electronic apparatus, recording and/or reproducing apparatus for recording media, and method of controlling recording and/or reproducing apparatus for recording media

Abstract: An electronic apparatus such as a disc changer, including a moving unit, locking mechanism, output unit and a control unit is provided. The moving unit is provided movably in relation to the enclosure. The locking mechanism locks the moving unit against dislocation in relation to the enclosure, and also the moving unit against dislocation from its initial position. The output unit issues an alarm. The control unit judges whether the moving unit stays at its initial position for more than a predetermined time, and controls the output unit to issue an alarm when the result of the judgement is such that the moving unit stays at the initial position for more than the predetermined time.

Inventors: Hisamatsu; Nobuaki (Tokyo, JP), Kikkoji; Hiroyuki (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G11B 17/22 (20060101); G11B 017/22 (); G11B 033/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017