Courtesy of ethanb as detailed at GoDiscussions (post136278)
1. Battery ON Open the battery cover at the bottom of the game clock and remove the cellophane slit between the battery and the battery contact.
2. Power ON Push the POWER button on the front panel, then the initial parameters will appear. (Note: you actually have to HOLD the power button for about a second. I thought my clock was broken briefly because of this.)
3. Settings of language and sound voice First, you need to set up Language. Push the LANG/VOL button. Then turn around JOG DIAL in the center of the front panel until your desired language will appear in the display and push JOG DIAL. In case of setting error, push the CANCEL button to go back to the previous language setting. Second, you need to set up Sound Volume. Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired sound volume (silence, 1, 2, or 3) will appear on the display and push JOG DIAL.
4. Selection of the mode of time THE MEIJINSEN has time modes numbered from 1 to 5. The time mode will change repeatedly each time when you push the TIME button such as 1,Allotted time only -> 2,Allotted Time + byoyomi per move -> 3,Fischer mode -> 4,Allotted time + extra periods -> 5,Three stage mode ->1,Allotted time only. Stop pushing TIME button when your desired time mode is on to select the mode and go to 5.
5. Settings of time for gameplay in each mode 1) Allotted time only (Simple) - First, set up the parameter of hours (0-99). Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired hour shows up and push JOG DIAL. - Next, set up the parameter of minutes (0-59). Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired minute shows up and push JOG DIAL.
2) Allotted Time + byoyomi per move (Byoyomi) (first two steps same as above, not going to retype them) - Third, set up the length of byoyomi after consuming the allotted time. Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired parameter of seconds (1-60) shows up and push JOG DIAL. - Fourth, set up the parameter of number of times of byoyomi. Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired number of times of byoyomi (1-99) shows up and push JOG DIAL.
3) Fischer Mode - First, hours - Second, minutes - Third, set up the parameter of seconds (0-99) to be added per move. Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired parameter of second to be added per move shows up and push JOG DIAL.
4) Allotted time + extra periods (Canadian Style) - Hours - Minutes - Third, set up the time parameter of an extra period. Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired number of minutes (1-60) for an extra period is on and push JOG DIAL. - Finally, set up the number of moves (1-99) to be made in an extra period. Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired number of moves in the extra period is on and push JOG DIAL.
5) Three stage mode (Xiangqi - International) - First, set up the time parameter in the 1st stage. Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired number of minutes (1-99) is on and push JOG DIAL. - Second, set up the number of moves (1-99) in the 1st stage. Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired number of moves is on and push JOG DIAL. - Third, set up the parameter of time in the 2nd stage (1-99 minutes) - Fourth, set up the number of moves in the 2nd stage (1-99) - Fifth, set up how many times of the 2nd stage to be repeated. (1-99) - Finally, set up the 3rd stage. Turn around JOG DIAL until your desired parameter of seconds (1-60) is on and push JOG DIAL.
6) Start of a game Push the button on the top and on the side of the second player when a game starts.
7) Interruption and restart Push the PAUSE button when you would like to interrupt a game. Push the PAUSE button again when you would like to restart the game. Which player's turn is shown in the small window of the display.
8) Close of the game - In case of closing the game due to running out of time Push the CANCEL button and then the settings will go back just before the game started. If you would like to start another game in the same settings as before, push the button on the top and on the side of the second player. If you like to change the settings, then follow 4. If you like to stop using the clock, follow 9.
- In case that one player resigned the game before his time ran out Push the PAUSE button to stop the clock. Then follow the operation as above in case of closing the game running out of time.
9) Power OFF Push the POWER button for two seconds or so. Numbers and marks in the display will disappear. The settings when turning off the power will be reserved until turning on the power again. If you like to initialize the settings, remove the batteries out of the clock.
This product has more function. Please refer to the instruction manual for more details attached in the package. (This is why I thought the manual would have English in it. But I guess this is a direct translation of the quick start guide, including this line.)
One button is unexplained: there's a button marked "CHANGE" next to the "LANG/VOL" button. I haven't been able to figure out what it does yet.
Also, it doesn't mention that one of the language settings is none (beep). If you don't want to hear it say "10 seconds" (or the equivalent in Chinese, Korean or Japanese), but you or your opponent still wants to hear some kind of cue, you can choose that instead. The English voice has a slight British (Hong Kong, maybe?) accent. It's quite noticeable on "Let's start the game" when the time is started. Very classy.
Also, both player's language settings can be different - you have to do it for both sides when you set the language. It doesn't mention that above either.
EDIT: Just figured out the CHANGE button. If you pause the game, you can hold the change button down for two seconds and it will switch the time left for both players. I guess that's for if you have a Hikaru no Go thing where black says "Ha, you can't resign yet - I'll take over as white and win the game now!" :P
FURTHER EDIT: Ah-ha! I remembered the web page saying something about being able to do different time settings for each player. You also do that with the CHANGE button. Press the TIME button to start setting the time and once you've picked the appropriate setting, press the change button and it will say "Set left side monitor" (or presumably the equivalent in Korean, Chinese, Japanese). I didn't mess with it from there, but I guess after that you can hit change again and it will say "Set right side monitor" - or maybe the right side player gets the "default" time setting you chose already. Either way, if I ever need that I know how to get to it now.