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LO BATT Batteries are exhausted. Replace the old batteries with new ones.
PLAY/STOP•ENTER button review/fast backward), + (cue/fast forward) button Speaker (headphone) jack Operation indicator ERASE button VOL (volume) -/+* button (repeat) A-B button REC/PAUSE button
* These buttons and the jack have a tactile dot. Use it as a reference point for operations, or to identify each terminal.
"HOLD" will flash, indicating that all the functions of the buttons are locked.
Setting the clock after preparing a power source
Selecting a folder
* The following operations are for when "EASY-S" (Easy Search function) is set to "OFF."
1 Set the year.
Unlocking the buttons
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite direction from that of the arrow so that all buttons will be unlocked. Note
When the HOLD function is activated during recording, all the functions of the buttons are locked to prevent accidental operation. To stop recording, cancel the HOLD function first.
1 Press [
SET DATE Set the clock; otherwise, you cannot set the alarm. FULL ( flashes at the same time) The remaining memory capacity of the IC recorder is insufficient. Erase some messages before recording. FULL ("99" flashes at the same time) As there are already 99 messages in the current folder, you cannot record a new message. Erase some messages before recording. FULL (folder indicator flashes at the same time) As there are already 99 messages in the folder to which you want to move a message, you cannot move the message. Erase some messages before moving. NO DATA The selected folder does not have any messages. You cannot move a message or set the alarm, etc., because of this. PRE SET You set the alarm to play back a message at a date and time previously set on another message. Check the setting and set the appropriate date and time.
Press [-] or [+] to set the year. Select the last two digits of the year. When you press [ PLAY/ STOP•ENTER], the cursor moves to the month section.
(folder)/MENU] to select the folder in which you want to record messages ( , , , , or ). There are 5 folders already available when you purchase the IC recorder. If you do not change the folder after you stop recording, the next time you record you will record in the same folder.
Starting to record
2 Set the month, day, hour, and
1 Turn the built-in microphone in the
Even if the HOLD function is activated, you can stop the alarm playback by pressing any button. (You cannot stop normal playback.)
minutes in sequence in the same way. Press [-] or [+] to select the desired figures, and then press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER]. When any button not intended for use in setting the clock is unintentionally pressed during clock setting mode, the clock setting is canceled. Use the menu to set the clock.
direction of the source to be recorded.
2 Press [ REC/PAUSE] in the stop mode.
The operation indicator lights in red. (When "LED" is set to "OFF" in the menu, the operation indicator does not light.) The new message will be automatically recorded after the last recorded message. Note
When "REC-OP" is set to "ON," the new message overwrites a previously recorded message. "REC-OP" is set to "OFF" in the initial settings.
Step 2: Preparing a Power Source
Slide and lift the battery compartment lid, insert LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries with correct polarity, and close the lid. If the battery compartment lid is accidentally detached, attach it as illustrated.
To stop at the current position (Playback Pause function) Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER] or [ (stop)]. To resume playback from that point, press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER] again. To go back to the beginning of the current message Press [-] once*. To go back to previous messages Press [-] repeatedly. (During stop mode, keep the button pressed to go back the messages continuously.) To skip to the next message Press [+] once*. To skip to the succeeding messages Press [+] repeatedly. (During stop mode, keep the button pressed to skip the messages continuously.)
Setting the clock using the menu
While the IC recorder is in the stop mode, you can set the clock using the menu.
Searching forward/backward during playback (Cue/Review)
To search forward (Cue):
Press and hold [+] during playback and release it at the point you wish to resume playback.
BACK-D You set the alarm when the time has already passed. Check it and set the appropriate date and time.
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HOLD switch Battery compartment Strap hole (A strap is not supplied.)
To stop recording
1 Press and hold [
(folder)/MENU] to enter the menu mode. The menu mode will be displayed.
1 Press [ (stop)].
The IC recorder stops at the beginning of the current recording.
To search backward (Review):
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Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of waste batteries. For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
LOCK ( flashes at the same time) You selected a message that has been locked. You cannot move it, erase it, add a new message to it, add an overwritten message to it, or divide it. Set "LOCK" to "OFF" in the menu before editing the message. OFF REC-OP You cannot add a recording or overwrite a recording because "REC-OP" is set to "OFF." Set it to "ON." ERR ACCESS ERR 01 - ERR 06 A system error other than the above has occurred. Remove the batteries and re-insert them. HOLD The HOLD function is activated. Slide the HOLD switch in the direction opposite that of the arrow. For details on the HOLD function, see "Preventing Accidental Operation (HOLD)."
2 Press [-] or [+] to select
"SET DATE," and then press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
To pause recording* Press [ REC/PAUSE]. During recording pause, the operation indicator flashes in red and "PAUSE" flashes in the display window. To release pause and resume recording Press [ REC/PAUSE] again. Recording resumes from that point. (To stop recording after pausing recording, press [ (stop)].) To review the current recording instantly Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER]. Recording stops and playback starts from the beginning of the message just recorded. To review during recording Press and hold [-] during recording or recording pause. Recording stops and you can search backwards while listening to fast playback sound. After you release [-], playback starts from that point.
* 1 hour after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically released and the IC recorder enters the stop mode.
3 Press [-] or [+] to set
Messages recorded or alarm settings are not erased even when you replace the batteries. When replacing the batteries, the clock continues moving for a certain period of time after you remove the batteries. Even if you do not use the IC recorder, the batteries are consumed slightly. The battery life in this case varies depending on humidity or other environmental conditions. Usually, the batteries last about 2 months. If you do not intend to use the IC recorder for an extended period of time, it is recommended that you turn the power off or remove the batteries.
Notice for the customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Notice for the customers: the following information is only applicable to equipment sold in the countries applying EU directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents.
the year, month, day, hour, and minute in sequence, and then press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
Press and hold [-] during playback and release it at the point you wish to resume playback. The IC recorder searches at slow speed with playback sound first. This is useful to check one word forward or back. Then, if you press and hold the button, the IC recorder starts to search at higher speed.
4 Press [ (stop)] to exit the menu mode.
Press [ (folder)/MENU] to return to the previous operation.
Once a recording has been erased, you cannot retrieve it. If the message you want to erase is locked in the menu, you cannot erase the message.
FOR UNITED STATES CUSTOMERS. NOT APPLICABLE IN CANADA, INCLUDING IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. POUR LES CONSOMMATEURS AUX ÉTATS-UNIS. NON APPLICABLE AU CANADA, Y COMPRIS LA PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC.
The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this model manufactured for sale in the USA. Other versions may not comply with FCC technical regulations.
There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Items as mentioned below are not malfunctions of the IC recorder.
You cannot record messages up to the maximum recording time. If you record messages in a mixture of SHQ, HQ, SP and LP modes, the recordable time varies from the maximum SHQ mode recording time to the maximum LP mode recording time. The sum of the number on the counter (elapsed recording time) and the remaining recording time may be less than the IC recorder's maximum recording time. You cannot specify the finishing point B. You cannot specify the finishing point B before the starting point A has been set. When you set A-B repeat playback, the set positions move a little. Depending on the messages, the set positions may move.
Before taking the IC recorder for repair, check the following sections. Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Please note that recorded messages may be erased during service or repair work.
Display does not disappear. Display appears blurred. Remove the protective film on the display window before you use the IC recorder. The IC recorder does not operate. The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity. The batteries are weak. No sound comes from the speaker. The volume is turned down completely. Headphones are plugged in. Sound comes from the speaker even when the headphones are plugged in. If you plug in the headphones not securely during playback, the sound may come from the speaker. Unplug the headphones, and then insert them securely. Recording is interrupted. The VOR function is activated. Set "VOR" to "OFF" in the menu. For details, see "Menu settings" on the reverse side of this paper. Noise is heard. Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when recording. Clean the plug. The (headphones) plug is dirty. Clean the plug. You cannot divide a message. You need a certain amount of free space in the memory to divide a message. If 99 messages have been recorded in a folder, you cannot divide a message in that folder. Erase some of the messages. You cannot divide a message at the very beginning (0.5 seconds from the beginning) or at the very end (0.5 seconds prior to the end) of the message. If you divide a message frequently, the unit may become unable to divide the message further. You selected a message that has been locked. Set "LOCK" to "OFF" in the menu before dividing the message. Playback speed is too fast or too slow. The playback speed is adjusted in DPC. Adjust the speed in DPC again in the menu. For details, see "Menu settings" on the reverse side of this paper is displayed. You have not set the clock. "--Y--M--D" or is displayed on the REC DATE display. The date of recording will not be displayed if you recorded the message when the clock was not set. For details, see "Menu settings" on the reverse side of this paper. The clock setting is reset. The clock setting will be reset within about 1 minute. When you replace the batteries, please provide new batteries quickly. There are fewer menu items displayed in the menu mode. The menu items displayed are different depending on the operation modes (stop mode, playback mode and recording mode). The IC recorder does not operate correctly. Take out the batteries and insert them again. You cannot erase a message. You selected a message that has been locked. Set "LOCK" to "OFF" in the menu before erasing the message.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Folder indicator Displays the folder ( , , , , or ) you have selected. Microphone sensitivity Displays the microphone sensitivity. For details about the settings, see "Menu settings" on the reverse side of this paper. Alarm indicator Appears when the alarm is set for a message. Repeat play indicator Appears when a message is played back repeatedly. Selected message number REC DATE (recorded date) indicator The recorded date or time is displayed with the REC DATE indicator. REMAIN indicator When the IC recorder is in the recording or stop mode, the remaining recording time is displayed with the REMAIN indicator, or when the IC recorder is in the playback mode, the remaining time of the current message is displayed with the REMAIN indicator. Remaining memory indicator Displays the remaining memory and decreases one by one during recording. Battery indicator Displays the remaining battery power. Recording mode indicator Displays the recording mode set using the menu when the IC recorder is in the stop mode, and displays the current recording mode when the IC recorder is in the playback mode. For details about the settings, see "Menu settings" on the reverse side of this paper. (recording) indicator Appears while the IC recorder is recording. N-CUT (noise cut) indicator Appears when "N-CUT" is set to "ON" in the menu. Lock indicator Appears when "LOCK" is set to "ON" in the menu. EASY-S (easy search) indicator Appears when the "EASY-S" is set to "ON" in the menu. DPC (Digital Pitch Control) indicator Appears when the "DPC" is set to "ON" in the menu. Total number of messages in the folder/ DPC setting Elapsed time/Remaining time/Recorded date or time indication/Message
You can set the time display for the clock to "12H" (12-hour display) or "24H" (24-hour display) in the "HOUR" menu. When "12H" (12-hour display) is set, "AM" or "PM" appears in the display window. If you do not press [ PLAY/ STOP•ENTER] within 1 minute of entering the clock setting data, the clock setting mode is canceled and the window will return to the stop mode display.
Selecting a message and erasing it
Do not use manganese batteries for this IC recorder. When replacing the batteries, be sure to replace both batteries with new ones.
1 Select the message you want to erase
when the IC recorder is in the stop or playback mode. back the message you want to erase, or press and hold [ERASE] during the stop mode. A beep will sound and the message number and "ERASE" will flash. When "BEEP" in the menu is set to "OFF," no beep sound will be heard.
2 Press [ERASE] while you are playing
When to replace the batteries
The battery indicator in the display window shows the battery condition.
Using AVLS (For European model only)
Messages recorded using this IC recorder will be recorded as MP3 files. You can record up to 99 messages in each folder. Before you start recording, we recommend you make a trial recording first, or monitor the recording. If the recorded sound is too loud and distorted, set the microphone sensitivity to (Low). On the other hand, if the recorded sound is too little, set the microphone sensitivity to (High).
Battery remain indication
: Replace the current batteries with new ones. : "LO BATT" flashes and the IC recorder will stop operation.
Maintaining the moderate volume level (AVLS)
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System) function allows you to listen to the sound at a moderate volume level when using headphones (not supplied). The AVLS function limits the maximum volume to prevent auditory issues or distraction and to maintain a moderate volume level. When the "AVLS" is set to "ON" in the menu, and you try to adjust the volume to a level that exceeds the AVLS-specified level, "AVLS" indicator lights. You cannot adjust the volume to a level that exceeds the limit.
Step 3: Turning the IC Recorder On
While the operation indicator is flashing in orange, do not remove the batteries. Doing so may damage the data. Before making a recording, be sure to check the battery indicator. If the IC recorder is accidentally rubbed or scratched with an object, such as your finger, etc., during recording, noise is recorded. Try to avoid touching the IC recorder until the recording ends. Keep the IC recorder away from an AC power source, a fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during recording or playback.
3 Press [ERASE] again.
"ERASE" appears in the display window and the selected message will be erased. When a message is erased, the remaining messages will advance and be renumbered so that there will be no space between messages.
Step 1: Checking the Contents of the Package
IC Recorder (1) LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2) Stereo headphones* (1) Carrying pouch* (1) Stereo microphone with shirt-clip* (1) Operating Instructions
* The stereo headphones, carrying pouch and stereo microphone with shirt-clip are supplied with some models in specified regions only. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
For the customers in Europe
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long periods.
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite direction from that of the arrow. The IC recorder turns on, and "ACCESS" flashes.
To cancel erasing
Remaining memory indication
During recording, the remaining memory indicator decreases one by one. When "AVLS" is set to "OFF" in the menu, a beep will sound and "AVLS" and "OFF" will flash. Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER] to return to the menu mode display. If you play back messages with using headphones (not supplied) at a volume that exceeds the AVLS-specified level for specified period of time, the following message will be displayed and "AVLS" menu is automatically set to "ON."
The memory is nearly full. Flashing
1 Press [ (stop)] before step 3 of
To turn the power off
When you are not using the IC recorder, you can prevent the batteries from getting weak quickly by turning the power off. Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow in the stop mode. "OFF" flashes. The IC recorder turns off within a few seconds. Tips
When you are not going to use the IC recorder for a long time, we recommend to turn off the IC recorder. When 10 minutes have passed after you have turned on the IC recorder and leave it without doing anything, the display goes off automatically. (Press any button to show the display.)
"Selecting a message and erasing it."
To erase a part of one message
Divide the message into two messages first, and then proceed with the same steps from the beginning.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Index to parts and controls
Step 4: Setting the Clock
Remove the protective film on the display window before you use the IC recorder. You need to set the clock to use the alarm function or record the date and time. Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or when you insert batteries after the IC recorder has been without batteries for a certain period of time, the year section flashes in the display window.
When using the built-in speaker or recording a message, the AVLS function does not work. The AVLS function is effective by default. If you want to turn off the function and play back messages at the original volume, use the menu to set "AVLS" to "OFF." When the IC recorder is turned off, the IC recorder is set to a moderate volume level automatically.
When the remaining time of recording reaches 10 minutes, the last one of the indication flashes. If the remaining recording time display mode is selected, the remaining recording time display will also flash when the remaining time reaches 1 minute. The display will be changed automatically to the remaining time display. When the memory is full, recording automatically stops and and "FULL" will flash in the display window for about 3 seconds. To continue recording, erase some of the messages first.
Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the battery provided with this product shall not be treated as household waste. On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead. By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural resources. In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
Preventing Accidental Operation (HOLD)
Locking the buttons
1 Press [
(folder)/MENU] to select the folder ( , , , , or ). message you want to play.
2 Press [-] or [+] to select the
3 Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
Playback will start soon, and the operation indicator will light in green. (When "LED" is set to "OFF" in the menu, the operation indicator does not light.)
Built-in microphone (microphone) jack* Display window (folder)/MENU button DIVIDE button (stop) button
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow in the recording or playback mode. When the HOLD function is activated, the yellow marking appears beside the switch.
4 Press [VOL -/+] to adjust the volume.
To stop playback
1 Press [ (stop)].