Sony 4-113-168-11(2) User's Manual

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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
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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.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
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You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
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(1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
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Table of Contents
Checking the Contents of
the Package........................................................... 6
Index to Parts and Controls......................... 7
Getting Started
Step 1: Preparing a Power Source.........11
Inserting the batteries.............................11
When replacing the batteries.............12
Step 2: Setting the Clock.............................14
Continued directly from “Step 1:
Preparing a Power Source”....................15
Setting the clock using the menu....15
Turning the IC Recorder On or Off........16
Turning the power off..............................17
Turning the power on ............................17
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Recording
Recording Messages.....................................18
Selecting the Recording Mode...............21
Selecting a Folder............................................23
Setting the Microphone Sensitivity.....24
Starting to Record Automatically in
Response to Sound – the VOR
Function................................................................25
Dividing a Message into Two During
Recording.............................................................26
Recording with an External
Microphone or from Other
Equipment...........................................................28
Recording sound from a telephone
or a cell phone..............................................29
Adding a Recording to a Previously
Recorded Message.........................................30
Adding an Overwrite Recording during
Playback.................................................................32
Playback
Utilizing the Menu Function
Playing Back Messages.................................34
Playing Back All Messages in a Folder
Continuously – the Continuous
Play...........................................................................37
Playing Back a Specified Section
Repeatedly – A-B Repeat............................39
Adjusting the Playback Speed – the
DPC Function.....................................................40
Recording with Other Equipment........41
Playing Back a Message at a Desired
Time with an Alarm........................................43
Making Settings for the Menu.................56
Editing Messages
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting...............................................62
Error messages.............................................65
System limitations......................................67
Additional Information
Precautions..........................................................68
Specifications.....................................................69
Index........................................................................71
Erasing Messages............................................47
Erasing messages one by one............47
Erasing all messages in a folder.........49
Moving a Message to a Different
Folder......................................................................50
Dividing a Message into Two...................51
Preventing Accidental Operation – the
HOLD Function.................................................53
Selecting the Display....................................54
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Checking the
Contents of the
Package
IC Recorder (1)
Remove the film on the display window
before you use the IC recorder.
LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
Stereo headphones* (1)
Carrying pouch* (1)
Operating Instructions
* The stereo headphones and carrying pouch
are supplied with some models in some
regions only.
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You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
Index to Parts and
Controls
Refer to the pages indicated in
parentheses for details.
Front
Built-in microphones (18)
Operation indicator (14, 18, 34, 61)
Display window (8)
DIVIDE button (27, 52)
 REC/PAUSE button (18, 19)
– (review/fast backward) button
(34, 35, 56)
 (stop) button (19, 35, 45, 56)
Speaker
 (microphone) jack (28)
 (headphone) jack (20, 35, 42)
ERASE button (48)
VOL (volume)+/– button (20, 35)
DISPLAY/MENU button (55, 56)
 (repeat) A-B button (39)
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER button (19, 34,
36, 37, 56)
+ (cue/fast forward) button (34,
35, 56)
Opening for a handstrap
(A handstrap is not supplied.)
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Rear
Battery compartment (11)
HOLD switch (17, 53)
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Display window
Folder indicator
Displays the folder ( , , , , or
) you have selected.
Microphone sensitivity
Displays the microphone sensitivity.
(high): To record at a meeting or
in a quiet/spacious place.
(low): To record for dictation or in
a noisy place.
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 mode, the remaining
recording time is displayed with
the REMAIN indicator, or when the
IC recorder is in the playback/stop
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 or
recording mode.
LP : Long play monaural recording
mode
SP : Standard play monaural
recording mode
HQ : High-quality monaural recording
mode
SHQ : Super high- quality monaural
recording mode

(recording) indicator
Appears while the IC recorder is
recording.
VOR indicator
Appears when the VOR function is
set to “ON” in the menu and flashes
when the IC recorder pauses during
recording with the VOR function.
Lock indicator
Appears when “LOCK” is set to “ON” in
the menu.
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EASY-S (Easy Search) indicator
Appears when the easy search
function is set to “ON” in the menu.
DPC indicator
Appears when the DPC (Digital Pitch
Control) function 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
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Getting Started
Step 1: Preparing a
Power Source
2 Insert the LR03 (size AAA) alkaline
batteries with correct polarity, and
close the lid.
Remove the film on the display window
before you use the IC recorder.
Getting Started
Inserting the batteries
1 Slide and lift the battery
compartment lid.
If the battery compartment lid is
accidentally detached, attach it as
illustrated.
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 Tips
 When replacing the batteries, messages
recorded or alarm settings are not erased
even when you remove the batteries.
 When replacing the batteries, the clock
continues moving for a certain period of
time after you remove the batteries.
 Notes




Do not use manganese batteries for this IC
recorder.
When replacing the batteries, be sure to
replace both batteries with new ones.
Do not charge dry batteries.
When you are not going to use the IC
recorder for a long time, remove the
batteries to prevent damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
Clock setting display appears and the
year section flashes 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. Please refer to “Continued
directly from Step 1: Preparing a Power
Source” on page 15 to set the date and
time.
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When replacing the
batteries
The battery indicator on the display
shows the battery condition.
Battery remain indication
: Replace the old batteries with new
ones.

: “LO BATT“ appears and the IC
recorder will stop operation.
Battery life*1
When using Sony LR03 (SG) (size AAA)
alkaline batteries (with continuous use)
Recording
mode
Recording
Playback*2
through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
SHQ*3
HQ*4
Approx. 30 hr. Approx. 30 hr.
Approx. 13 hr. Approx. 13 hr.
Approx. 32 hr. Approx. 32 hr.
Recording
mode
Recording
Playback*2
through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
SP*5
LP*6
Approx. 35 hr. Approx. 48 hr.
Approx. 13 hr. Approx. 13 hr.
Approx. 32 hr. Approx. 32 hr.
Recording
mode
Recording
Playback*2
through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
When using Sony NH-AAA rechargeable
batteries (with continuous use)
Recording
mode
Recording
Playback*2
through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
SHQ*3
HQ*4
Approx. 20 hr. Approx. 20 hr.
Approx. 10 hr. Approx. 10 hr.
Approx. 25 hr. Approx. 25 hr.
LP*6
Approx. 25 hr. Approx. 35 hr.
Approx. 10 hr. Approx. 10 hr.
Approx. 25 hr. Approx. 25 hr.
Getting Started
(hr. : hours)�
SP*5
(hr. : hours)
The battery life may shorten depending on
how you operate the IC recorder.
*2
When playing back music through the internal
speaker with the volume level set to 27
*3
SHQ : Super high- quality monaural
recording mode
*4
HQ : High-quality monaural recording mode
*5
SP : Standard play monaural recording
mode
*6
LP : Long play monaural recording mode
*1
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Note while accessing
The IC recorder is accessing data when
“ACCESS” appears in the display window
or the operation indicator flashes in
orange. While the IC recorder is accessing
data, do not remove the batteries. Doing
so may damage the data.
Step 2: Setting the
Clock
 Note
If the IC recorder is required to process a
large amount of data, the message may be
displayed for an extended period of time. This
is not a malfunction of the IC recorder.
Wait until the animation disappears before
starting operation.
DISPLAY/
MENU

–,
+

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
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.
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Continued directly from
“Step 1: Preparing a Power
Source”
1 Press – or + to set the year,
month, day, hour, and minute in
sequence, then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
display of the stop mode.
While the IC recorder is in the stop mode,
you can set the clock using the menu.
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode will be displayed in
the display window.
Getting Started
2 Press  (stop) to return to the
Setting the clock using the
menu
2 Press – or + to select
“SET DATE,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
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3 Press – or + to set the year,
month, day, hour, and minute in
sequence, then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Turning the IC
Recorder On or Off
4 Press  (stop) to return to the
display of the stop mode.
 Tips
 Press DISPLAY/MENU to return to the
previous operation.
 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.
 Note
If you do not press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER
within one minute of entering the clock
setting data, the clock setting mode is
cancelled and the window will return to the
display of the stop mode.
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When you are not using the IC recorder,
you can prevent the batteries from
getting weak quickly by turning the
power off.
Turning the power off
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction
of the arrow in the stop mode. “HOLD”
flashes. The IC recorder turns off within a
few seconds.
Turning the power on
Getting Started
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite
direction from that of the arrow. The IC
recorder turnes on.
 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.)
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Recording
Recording Messages
Built-in
microphones
Display window
Recording mode
Operation
indicator
Current message
number
Counter display*
 REC/
PAUSE

–, +

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
1 Select a folder.
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
Press – or + to select
“FOLDER,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Press – or + to select the
folder you want ( , , , , or ),
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode.
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Remaining memory
indicator
* The display selected using
the DISPLAY/MENU button
appears.
2 Start recording.
Press  REC/PAUSE in the stop mode.
The operation indicator lights in red.
(When “LED” is set to “OFF” in the
menu (page 61), the operation
indicator does not light.)
You do not need to press and hold
 REC/PAUSE while recording.
The new message will be
automatically recorded after the last
recorded message.
Speak into the built-in microphones.
3 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
The IC recorder stops at the beginning
of the current recording.
If you do not change the folder after you
stop recording, the next time you record
you will record in the same folder.
 Notes




While the operation indicator is flashing in
orange, do not remove the batteries. Doing
so may damage the data.
Noise may be recorded if an object, such
as your finger, etc., accidentally rubs or
scratches the IC recorder during recording.
Before making a recording, be sure to check
the battery indicator (page 12).
The maximum recording time varies if you
record messages in mixed recording mode.
Do this
Press  REC/PAUSE.
During recording pause, the
operation indicator flashes
in red and “PAUSE“ flashes in
the display window.
release pause Press  REC/PAUSE again.
and resume
Recording resumes
recording
from that point. (To stop
recording after pausing
recording, press  (stop).)
review the
current
recording
instantly
Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Recording stops and
playback starts from the
beginning of the message
just recorded.
Recording
 Tips
 Before you start recording, we recommend
you make a trial recording first.
 When you purchase the IC recorder, there
are 5 folders already available, and you can
record up to 99 messages in each folder.
 While recording you can lock all the
functions of all the buttons so that you can
prevent inadvertent operations by sliding
the HOLD switch in the direction of the
arrow.
To
pause
recording*
review during Press and hold
recording
– 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.
* One hour after you pause recording,
recording pause is automatically released
and the IC recorder enters the stop mode.
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Monitoring the recording
Connect commercially available
headphones to the  (headphone)
jack and monitor the recording. You
can adjust the monitoring volume by
pressing VOL + or –, but the recording
level is fixed.
Remaining memory indication
During recording, the remaining memory
indicator decreases one by one.
The memory is
nearly full.
Flashing
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.
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When the memory is full, recording
automatically stops and “
” and “FULL”
will flash in the display window three
times. To continue recording, first erase
some of the messages.
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
Selecting the
Recording Mode
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
DISPLAY/
MENU
–,
+
2 Press – or + to select

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
You can select the recording mode in the
menu when the IC recorder is stopped.
The recording mode is set to “SHQ” when
you purchase the IC recorder.
“MODE,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Recording

3 Press – or + to select “LP,”
“SP,” “HQ,” or “SHQ,” then press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
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LP :
SP :
HQ :
SHQ :
Long play monaural recording
mode (11.025 kHz/8 kbps)
You can record for a longer time
with monaural sound.
Standard play monaural recording
mode (44.1 kHz/48 kbps)
You can record with standard
quality sound.
High-quality monaural recording
mode (44.1 kHz/128 kbps)
You can record with monaural highquality sound.
Super high-quality monaural
recording mode (44.1 kHz/
192 kbps)
You can record with monaural
super high-quality sound.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
To record with better sound quality,
select the HQ or SHQ mode.
 Note
You cannot set the recording mode while
recording.
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Maximum recording time
The maximum recording time of all the
folders is as follows.
SHQ mode HQ mode
SP mode
11 hr. 55 min. 17 hr. 55 min. 48 hr.
LP mode
288 hr. 10 min.
(hr. : hours/min. : minutes)
Selecting a Folder
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
DISPLAY/
MENU

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
Five folders ( , , , , or ) have
been already made for you when you
purchase the IC recorder. Select one of
these folders in the menu.
2 Press – or + to select
“FOLDER,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Recording
–,
+

3 Press – or + to select the
folder you want ( , , , , or ),
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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Setting the Microphone
Sensitivity
DISPLAY/
MENU

–,
+
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press – or + to select “SENS,”

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
You can set the microphone sensitivity
in the menu when the IC recorder is
stopped or is recording.
The microphone sensitivity is set to “
”
when you purchase the IC recorder.
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
3 Press – or + to select
“
,” or “ ,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
: To record at meetings or in a
quiet and/or spacious place.
: To record dictation, or record in a
noisy place.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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Starting to Record
Automatically in
Response to Sound
– the VOR Function

–,
+
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press – or + to select “VOR,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Recording
DISPLAY/
MENU
 REC/
PAUSE
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
3 Press – or + to select “ON,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
You can set the VOR (Voice Operated
Recording) function to “ON,” to make the
IC recorder start recording when the IC
recorder detects sound, and pause when
no sound is heard, eliminating recording
during soundless periods.
The VOR function is set to “OFF” when
you purchase the IC recorder.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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5 Press  REC/PAUSE.
“
” and “VOR” appear in the display
window.
The recording starts when the IC recorder
detects sound. The recording pauses
when no sound is detected and “VOR”
and “PAUSE” flash. When the IC recorder
detects sound again, the recording starts
again.
To cancel the VOR function
Set “VOR” to “OFF” in step 3.
Dividing a Message
into Two During
Recording
DIVIDE
 Note
The VOR function is affected by the sound
around you. Set “SENS” in the menu according
to the recording conditions. If recording is
not satisfactory after you have changed the
microphone sensitivity, or for an important
recording, set “VOR” to “OFF” in the menu.
You can divide a message during
recording so that the message is divided
into two parts, and a new message
number is added to the newer part of
the divided message.
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Press DIVIDE during recording.
“DIVIDE” flashes and the new message
number is added at the point you
pressed the button. The message will
be recorded as two messages, however
recording continues without stopping.
Message 1
Message 2
 Notes


Message 3
Message is divided.
Message 2 and Message 3 are
recorded without stopping.



Recording
 Tip
You can divide the currently recorded message
during recording pause.

You need a certain amount of free space in
the memory to divide a message. For more
information, see “System Limitations” on
page 67.
If 99 messages have been recorded in a
folder, you cannot divide a message in that
folder.
Once a message is divided, you cannot recombine the divided messages.
You cannot divide a message at the very
beginning (0.5 seconds from the beginning)
of the message.
When you divide a message into two, at the
point of division, the end of the first message
and the beginning of the second message
may be interrupted.
If you divide messages too frequently
while the IC recorder is recording them, the
following phenomenon may occur: The
operation indicator keeps flashing, and you
cannot operate the IC recorder for a certain
period. This is not a malfunction. Wait until
the operation indicator goes off.
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Recording with an
External Microphone
or from Other
Equipment
Microphone
or other
equipment
To the
 (microphone) jack
1 Connect an external microphone
or other equipment to the 
(microphone) jack when the IC
recorder is in the stop mode.
The built-in microphones are
automatically cut off.
When a plug in power type
microphone is connected, power
is automatically supplied to the
microphone from the IC recorder.
2 Select a folder in which you want to
record messages.
For details, see “Selecting a Folder”
(page 23).
3 Start recording by pressing  REC/
PAUSE.
 REC/
PAUSE

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For details on recording, see
“Recording Messages” (page 18).
4 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
* Optional audio connecting cables (not
supplied)
RK-G139
RK-G136
To the IC
recorder
Stereo
mini-plug
Stereo
mini-plug
To the other
equipment
Mini-plug
(monaural)
Stereo
mini-plug
 Notes


 Recommended microphones
You can use the Sony ECM-CS10, ECM-CZ10,
ECM-DS70P, ECM-DS30P electret condenser
microphone (not supplied).
You can use the ECM-TL1 headphonetype electret condenser microphone
(not supplied) to record sound from a
telephone or a cell phone.
For details on how to make the
connection, see the operating
instructions supplied with the ECM-TL1
microphone.
 Notes




Recording

If the input level is not strong enough,
connect the headphone jack (minijack,
stereo) of other equipment to the
 (microphone) jack of the IC recorder and
adjust the volume level on the equipment
connected to the IC recorder.
Your dealer may not handle some of the
above listed optional accessories. Please ask
the dealer for detailed information.
When the recording mode is set to “HQ” or
“SHQ,” and a stereo microphone is used, you
can record sound in stereo.
Recording sound from a
telephone or a cell phone
After you have made the connection, check
the sound quality of the conversation
and the recording level before you start
recording.
If the beep of the telephone or a dial tone is
recorded, the conversation may be recorded
with lower level of sound. In this case, start
recording after the conversation has started.
The VOR function may not work, depending
on the kind of telephone or the line
condition.
We assume no responsibility whatsoever
for any inconvenience, even if you cannot
record a conversation using the IC recorder.
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Adding a Recording to
a Previously Recorded
Message
During playback of Message 3
Message 3
Message 4
After adding a recording
Message 3
Message 4
Added recording
DISPLAY/
MENU
 REC/
PAUSE

–,
+
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
2 Press – or + to select
When “REC-OP” in the menu is set to
“ADD,” you can add a recording to the
message being played back. The added
recording will be placed after the current
message, and will be counted as a part of
the message.
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“REC-OP,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Press – or + to select “ON,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
8 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
 Notes



4 Press – or + to select “ADD,”
You cannot add a recording if the remaining
memory is insufficient.
The added portion of a message will be
recorded in the same recording mode.
If 10 minutes have passed after step 6, you
must start the procedure again from the
beginning.
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Recording
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
6 When the message to be added is
played back, press  REC/PAUSE.
“
” and “ADD” will flash and the IC
recorder stops in the recording pause
mode.
7 While “ADD” flashes, press  REC/
PAUSE again.
The operation indicator will light in
red, and the recording will be added at
the end of the current message.
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Adding an Overwrite
Recording during
Playback
The starting point of
an overwrite recording
Message 2
The deleted part
of Message 2
Message 2
DISPLAY/
MENU
 REC/
PAUSE

–,
+
GB
Message 3
Message 4
Added overwrite recording in Message 2
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
When “REC-OP” in the menu is set
to “OVER,” you can add an overwrite
recording after a selected point in a
recorded message. The remainder of
the message after the selected point is
deleted.
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Message 3 Message 4
enter the menu mode.
The menu window will be displayed.
2 Press – or + to select
“REC-OP,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Press – or + to select “ON,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
7 While “OVER” flashes, press  REC/
PAUSE again.
The operation indicator will light in red
and recording starts.
8 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
 Notes
4 Press – or + to select
“OVER,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.



Recording
You cannot overwrite a recoding if the
remaining memory is insufficient.
The overwritten portion of a message will be
recorded in the same recording mode.
If 10 minutes have passed after step 6, you
must start the procedure again from the
beginning.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
6 When the message to be
overwritten is played back, press
 REC/PAUSE.
“
” and “OVER” will flash and the IC
recorder stops in the recording pause
mode.
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Playback
Playing Back
Messages
 (headphone)
Operation
indicator
DISPLAY/
MENU

jack
Total messages
in a folder
 PLAY/STOP•
Counter display*
ENTER
1 Select a folder.
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
Press – or + to select
“FOLDER,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Press – or + to select the
folder you want ( , , , , or ),
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode.
GB
Selected message
number
VOL +, –
–, +
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Display window
* The display selected using
the DISPLAY/MENU button
appears.
2 Press – or + to select the
message you want to play.
3 Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER to start
playback.
The operation indicator lights in green.
(When “LED” is set to “OFF” in the menu
(page 61), the operation indicator does
not light.)
4 Press VOL + or – to adjust the
volume.
5 Press  (stop) to stop playback.
 Tip
During playback you can lock all the functions
of all the buttons so that you can prevent
inadvertent operations by sliding the HOLD
switch in the direction of the arrow.
Listening with better sound
quality

When “EASY-S” is set to “ON” (page 59)
in the menu, you can quickly locate the
point at which you wish to start playback
by pressing – or + repeatedly
during playback.
You can go back approx. 3 seconds by
pressing – once, or advance approx.
10 seconds by pressing + once. This
function is useful for locating a desired
point in a long recording.
Searching forward/backward
during playback (Cue/Review)


Playback

To listen with the headphones :
Connect a supplied or commercially
available headphones to the 
(headphone) jack. The built-in speaker
will be automatically disconnected.
To listen from an external speaker:
Connect an active or passive speaker
(not supplied) to the  (headphone)
jack.
Quickly locating the point you
wish to start playback (Easy
Search)
To search forward (Cue): Press and
hold + during playback and release
it at the point you wish to resume
playback.
To search backward (Review): 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.
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 When messages are played back
to the end of the last message





When you play back or fast play back to the
end of the last message, “END” flashes up for
5 seconds and the operation indicator lights
up in green. (You cannot hear the playback
sound.)
When “END” and the operation indicator go
off, the IC recorder will stop at the beginning
of the last message.
If you press and hold – while “END”
is flashing, the messages are played back
rapidly, and normal playback will start at the
point you release the button.
If the last message is long and you wish to
start playback at a later part of the message,
press and hold + to go to the end of the
message and then press – while “END” is
flashing to go back to the desired point.
For messages other than the last one, go to
the beginning of the next message and play
backward to the desired point.
To
Do this
stop at the
current position
(Playback Pause
function)
Press  (stop) or
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
To resume playback
from that point, press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER
again.
go back to the
beginning of
the current
message
Press – once.*
go back to
previous
messages
Press – repeatedly.
(During stop mode, keep
the button pressed to
go back the messages
continuously.)
skip to the next Press + once.*
message
skip to the
succeeding
messages
Press + repeatedly.
(During stop mode,
keep the button pressed
to skip the messages
continuously.)
* These operations are for when “EASY-S (Easy
Search function)” is set to “OFF” (page 59).
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Playing back a message
repeatedly
During playback, press and hold
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER until “ ” appears.
The selected message will be played
back repeatedly.
To resume normal playback, press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER again.
Playing Back All
Messages in a Folder
Continuously – the
Continuous Play
DISPLAY/
MENU
–,
+
Playback


PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
You can select the continuous play
mode with CONT in the menu. When you
set CONT to “ON,” you can play back all
messages in a folder continuously.
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1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press – or + to select
“CONT,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Press – or + to select “ON,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
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4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
Playing Back a
Specified Section
Repeatedly – A-B
Repeat
2 Press
(repeat) A-B again to
specify the finishing point B.
“ ” and “A-B” are displayed and the
specified section is played back
repeatedly.
To resume normal playback
Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
To stop A-B Repeat playback
Press  (stop).
 PLAY/STOP•
ENTER

During A-B Repeat playback, press
(repeat) A-B again to specify a new
starting point A. Then specify a new
finishing point B, as in step 2.
 Notes

1 During playback, press
(repeat)
A-B to specify the starting point A.
“A-B B” flashes.
Playback
A-B
To change the segment specified
for A-B Repeat playback

You cannot specify the finishing point B
before the starting point A has been set.
You cannot set point A and point B 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.
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Adjusting the
Playback Speed – the
DPC Function
–,
+
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press – or + to select “DPC,”
DISPLAY/
MENU

1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
3 Press – or + to select “ON,”
When you set “DPC” to “ON,” you can
adjust the playback speed between
+100% and –50% of normal speed in the
menu.
The message is played back in natural
tones thanks to the digital processing
function.
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then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
4 Press – or + to adjust the
speed of the playback, then press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Recording with Other
Equipment
You can set the speed by 10% for +
setting and by 5% for – setting.
To audio input
Tape recorder, connector
etc.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
To  (headphone)
jack
Playback
To resume normal playback
Set “DPC” to “OFF” in step 3.

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER

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To record the sound of the IC recorder
with other equipment, connect the
 (headphone) jack of the IC recorder
to the audio input connector (minijack,
stereo) of other equipment using an
audio connecting cable*.
1 Connect the  (headphone) jack
of the IC recorder to the audio
input connector (stereo minijack)
of other equipment using an audio
connecting cable*.
2 Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER to start
playback and at the same time set
the connected equipment to the
recording mode.
A message from the IC recorder
will be recorded on the equipment
connected.
3 Press  (stop) on the IC recorder
and the connected equipment at
the same time to stop recording.
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* Optional audio connecting cables (not
supplied)
To the IC
recorder
To the other
equipment
RK-G139
Stereo
mini-plug
Mini-plug
(monaural)
RK-G136
Stereo
mini-plug
Stereo
mini-plug
 Note
Your dealer may not handle some of the above
listed optional accessories. Please ask the
dealer for detailed information.
 Tip
Before you start recording, we recommend
you to make trial recording first.
Playing Back a
Message at a Desired
Time with an Alarm
DISPLAY/
MENU
–,
+

play back with an alarm.
2 Enter the alarm setting mode.
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
Press – or + to select “ALARM,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
(If the alarm has already set to the
selected message, “ALARM ON” is
displayed. If you do not wish to
change the setting, press  (stop)
and exit the menu mode.)
Playback

1 Select the message you want to
PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
You can sound an alarm and start
playback of a selected message at a
desired time.
You can have the message played back
on a specified date, once every week, or
at the same time every day.
 Note
“ALARM OFF (or ON)” will not appear and
the alarm cannot be set if the clock has
not been set or no message has been
recorded in the selected folder.
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Press – or + to select “ON,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
4 Press – or + to select the
alarm sound either from “B-ONLY”
or “B-PLAY,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Set the alarm date and time.
Press – or + to select “DATE,” a
day of the week, or “DAILY,” then press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
When you select “DATE”:
Set the year, month, day, hour, and
minute in sequence, as described in
“Step 2: Setting the Clock” on page 14,
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
When you select a day of the week
or “DAILY”:
Press – or + to set the hour,
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER,
press – or + to set the
minute, then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
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B-ONLY: Only the alarm will sound.
B-PLAY: The selected message will be
played back after the alarm.
“ALARM ON” will be displayed.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
The setting process is finished and “”
(alarm indicator) appears in the display
window.
When the set date and time
comes
To change the alarm setting
At the set time, the alarm will sound
for about 10 seconds and the selected
message will be played back. (If you have
selected “B-ONLY,” only the alarm will
sound.)
During playback, “ALARM” will flash in the
display window.
When the playback ends, the IC recorder
will stop automatically at the beginning
of that message.
To cancel the alarm setting
Start from step 2 on page 43.
Follow steps 1 and 2- on page 44. In
step 2-, press – or + to select
“OFF,” and press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
The alarm will be cancelled, and the
alarm indicator will disappear from the
display window.
Playback
To listen to the same message
again
Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER, and the
same message will be played back from
the beginning.
To stop the alarm before the
playback starts
Press  (stop) while the alarm sound is
heard. You can stop the alarm playback
even when the HOLD function is
activated.
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 Notes









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When the clock has not been set or no
messages are recorded, you cannot set the
alarm.
The alarm sounds even if you set “BEEP” to
“OFF” in the menu (page 60).
If you try to set the alarm to play back a
message at a previously set time on another
message, “PRE SET” will be displayed,
preventing new settings.
If the alarm time comes while another
message is being played back with an alarm,
the playback stops and the new message
will be played back.
If the alarm time comes during recording,
alarm will sound for 10 seconds after the
recording is finished and playback begins.
“” will flash when the alarm time comes.
If more than one alarm time comes during
recording, only the first message will be
played back.
If you delete a message on which you
have set an alarm, that alarm will be also
cancelled.
If the alarm time comes during erasing
operation, alarm will sound for 10 seconds
after the erasing is finished and playback
begins.
If the alarm time comes while you are
updating the data, the alarm setting will be
cancelled automatically.
Editing Messages
Erasing messages one by one
Erasing Messages
You can erase the recorded messages
one by one or all messages in a folder at
a time.
ERASE
 Notes


Once a recording has been erased, you
cannot retrieve it.
If the message you want to erase is locked in
the menu, the message is not erased.

Editing Messages
You can erase unwanted messages,
retaining all other messages when the IC
recorder is in the stop or playback mode.
When a message is erased, the
remaining messages will advance and
be renumbered so that there will be no
space between messages.
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1 Press ERASE while you are playing
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.
To cancel erasing
Press  (stop) before step 2.
To erase another message
Proceed with the same steps again from
the beginning.
To erase a part of one message
Divide the message into two messages
first, then proceed with the same steps
from the beginning.
2 Press ERASE again.
The message is erased and the
remaining messages will be
renumbered. (For example, if you
erase Message 3, Message 4 will be
renumbered as Message 3. When
erasing is completed, the unit will
stop at the beginning of the following
message.)
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Erasing all messages in a
folder
DISPLAY/
MENU

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
1 Select the folder containing the
messages you want to erase when
the IC recorder is in the stop mode.
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3Press – or + to select “ALL
ERASE,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Editing Messages
–,
+

2 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
4 Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER while
“ALL ERASE” is flashing.
All messages in the selected folder will
be erased.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
To cancel erasing
Press  (stop) before step 3.
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Moving a Message to
a Different Folder
1 Select the message you want to
move.
2 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
DISPLAY/
MENU

–,
+

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
3Press – or + to select
“MOVE,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
The destination folder indicator
flashes.
You can move the recorded messages to
another folder.
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4 Press – or + to select the
folder that you want to move the
message into, then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Dividing a Message
into Two
The message is moved to the last
position in the destination folder.
When you move a message to another
folder, the original message in the
previous folder will be deleted.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
DIVIDE
mode.
If 99 messages have been recorded in the
folder to which you want to move a message,
you cannot move it.
Editing Messages
 Note
–,
+
To cancel moving the message
Press  (stop) before step 4.
You can divide a message during
playback, so that the message is divided
into two parts and a new message
number is added to the newer part
of the divided message. By dividing a
message, you can easily find the point
from which you want to play back when
you make a long recording such as at a
meeting. You can divide a message until
the total number of messages in the
folder reaches 99.
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1 Press DIVIDE while you are playing
back the message you want to
divide.
The current message number and
“DIVIDE” flash.
 Notes


2 Press DIVIDE.
A new number is added to the newer
part of the divided message, and the
message numbers of the following
messages will be incremeted by one.
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3

A Message is divided.
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
The message numbers are incremeted.
To cancel dividing the message
Press  (stop) before step 1.






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You need a certain amount of free space in
the memory to divide a message. For more
information, see “System Limitations” on
page 67.
If 99 messages have been recorded in a
folder, you cannot divide a message. In that
case, reduce the number of messages to 98
or less by erasing unwanted messages or by
moving some of the messages to another
folder before dividing a message.
When you divide a message with a title and
artist name, the newer part has the same
title, artist name, and file name.
Once a message is divided, you cannot
combine divided messages using the IC
recorder.
If you divide a message frequently, the unit
may become unable to divide the message
further.
If you divide a message with an alarm
setting, the same alarm setting remains only
with the former message divided.
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 during A-B repeat
playback or one message repeat playback,
the repeat setting will be cancelled.
If more than 10 seconds have passed after
step 1, you must start the procedure again
from the beginning.
To play the divided message
Each of the divided messages now has
message number. Press – or +
to select the message number, then
press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Preventing Accidental
Operation
– the HOLD Function
Editing Messages
To prevent accidental operation, slide the
HOLD switch in the direction of arrow in
the recording or playback mode.
“HOLD” will appear, indicating that all the
functions of the buttons are locked.
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To cancel the HOLD function
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite
direction from that of the arrow.
Selecting the Display
 Note
When the HOLD function is activated during
recording, cancel the HOLD function first to
stop recording.
 Tip
Even if the HOLD function is activated, you can
stop the alarm playback. To stop the alarm or
playback, press  (stop).
DISPLAY/
MENU
When the IC recorder is in the recording/
recording pause, stop, or playback
modes, you can select elapsed time,
remaining time (REMAIN), recorded date
(REC DATE), or recorded time (REC DATE)
to be displayed in the display window.
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Press DISPLAY/MENU.
Each time you press DISPLAY/MENU, the
display will change as shown below.
Recorded time: Displays the time when
the IC recorder started recording the
current message.
While the IC recorder is in the
playback/stop mode
REC DATE
indicator
REMAIN
indicator
* If the clock has not been set, “- -Y- -M- -D”
will be displayed.
** If the clock has not been set, “- -:- -“ will be
displayed.
While the IC recorder is in the
recording/recording pause mode
Elapsed time: Displays the recording
time of the current message.
Remaining time: Displays the remaining
recording time of the IC recorder.
Recorded date: Displays the date when
the IC recorder started recording the
current message.
Editing Messages
Elapsed time  Remaining time with
the REMAIN indicator  Recorded
date with the REC DATE indicator*
 Recorded time with the REC DATE
indicator**  Elapsed time …
Elapsed time: Displays the elapsed
playback time of the current message.
Remaining time: Displays the remaining
time of the current message when the
IC recorder is in the playback mode.
Displays the remaining recording time
when the IC recorder is in the stop
mode.
Recorded date: Displays the date when
the current message was recorded.
Recorded time: Displays the time when
the current message was recorded.
 Notes


If the remaining recording time is less than 1
minute, the display will change automatically
to the remaining time display and the
display will flash.
If the IC recorder is left unoperated for more
than 3 seconds in the stop mode, the display
will return to the current time, regardless of
the display setting.
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2 Press – or + to select the
Utilizing the Menu Function
Making Settings for
the Menu
3Press – or + to select the
DISPLAY/
MENU

–,
+
menu item for which you want to
make setting, then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.

setting that you want to set, then
press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
 Note
If you do not press any button for one minute,
the menu mode is automatically cancelled and
the window will return to the display of the
stop mode.
To return to the previous window
Press DISPLAY/MENU during menu
mode.
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Menu settings
Menu items
Settings
MODE
LP, SP, HQ, SHQ
Operation mode
( : the setting can be made/
 : the setting cannot be made)
Stop mode
Playback mode Recording mode


,



VOR
ON, OFF



LOCK
ON, OFF



DPC
ON (–50% to +100%), OFF



EASY-S
ON, OFF



CONT
ON, OFF



REC-OP
ON (ADD, OVER), OFF






SET DATE
HOUR
12H, 24H



BEEP
ON, OFF



LED
ON, OFF



ALL ERASE



MOVE



ON (DATE, SUN, MON, TUE, WED, THU, 
FRI, SAT, DAILY), OFF





ALARM
FOLDER
,
,
,
,
Utilizing the Menu Function

SENS
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Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
MODE
Sets the recording mode.
LP:
Long play monaural recording mode.
SP:
Standard play monaural recording mode.
HQ:
High-quality monaural recording mode.
SHQ*:
Super high-quality monaural recording mode.
21
SENS
Sets the microphone sensitivity.
*:
To record at meeting or in a quiet and/or spacious place.
:
To record dictation, or record in a noisy place.
24
VOR
Sets the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function.
ON:
Recording starts when the IC recorder detects sound and
pauses when no sound is heard, eliminating recording
during soundless periods. The VOR function is activated
when  REC/PAUSE is pressed.
OFF*:
The VOR function does not work.
25
LOCK
Locks the message so that you cannot erase it, add a new
message to it, add an overwritten message to it, or divide it.
ON:
The lock function is activated.
OFF*:
The lock function is cancelled.
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See page
Settings (*: Initial setting)
DPC
Sets the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function.
ON:
You can adjust the speed of the playback in a range from
+100% to –50, by 10% increments for the + setting and by
5% increments for the – setting.
–30%*
OFF*:
The DPC function is cancelled.
See page
40
EASY-S
Sets the easy search function.
ON:
You can go forward for about 10 seconds by pressing +
and go back for about 3 seconds by pressing –. This
function is useful when attempting to locate desired point
in a long recording.
OFF*:
The easy search function does not work. When you press
– or +, a message will be moved forward or
backward.
35
CONT
Plays back the messages in the selected folder
continuously.
ON:
The CONT function is activated.
OFF*:
A message is played back and the IC recorder stops at the
beginning of the next message.
37
Utilizing the Menu Function
Menu items
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Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
REC-OP
Adds a recording to a previously recorded message or adds
an overwrite recording during playback.
ON:
You can add a recording or overwrite a recording.
ADD*:
You can add a recording.
OVER:
You can overwrite a recording.
OFF*:
You cannot add a recording or overwrite a recording.
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SET DATE
Sets the clock by setting year, month, day, hour, and minute
in sequence.
14
HOUR
Sets the clock display.
12H:
AM12:00 = midnight, PM12:00 = noon
24H*:
0:00 = midnight, 12:00 = noon
16
BEEP
Sets whether a beep will be heard or not.
ON*:
A beep will sound to indicate that an operation has been
accepted.
OFF:
No beep sound will be heard.
–
 Note
The alarm sounds even if you set “BEEP” to “OFF” in the menu.
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Settings (*: Initial setting)
LED
Turns the operation indicator on or off during operation.
ON*:
During recording or playback, the operation indicator lights
or flashes.
OFF:
The operation indicator does not light or flash, even during
operation.
See page
–
ALL ERASE
All messages in the selected folder will be erased.
Select a folder from which all messages are to be erased in
the “FOLDER” menu, then return to this menu. Press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER while “ALL ERASE” is flashing.
49
MOVE
The selected message will be moved to the selected folder
( , , , or ).
Before attempting to move a message, select the message to
be moved, then return to this menu.
50
ALARM
Sets the alarm.
ON:
To set the alarm, select “ON” and set the date, time or day of
the week, or choose “DAILY” for playback.
B-ONLY:
Only the alarm will sound when the alarm time
comes.
B-PLAY*:
The selected message will be played back after the
alarm when the alarm time comes.
OFF*:
The alarm setting is cancelled.
43
FOLDER
Selects a folder from among 5 folders ( ,
23
,
,
or
).
Utilizing the Menu Function
Menu items
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
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.
IC recorder
Symptom
Remedy
The IC recorder cannot be
turned off.

Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow when the
IC recorder is stopped (page 16).
The IC recorder cannot be
turned on.

The HOLD switch is set. Slide the HOLD switch in the direction
opposite that of the arrow (page 16).
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
(page 11).
The batteries are weak (page 12).
The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch (page 53).


62
No sound comes from the
speaker.

Sound comes from the
speaker even when the
headphones are plugged
in.

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
The volume is turned down completely (page 35).
Headphones are plugged in (page 35).
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.
Remedy
The operation indicator
does not light.

“LED” is set to “OFF” (page 61). Display the menu and set “LED”
to “ON.”
“FULL” is displayed and you
cannot start recording.

The memory is full. Erase some of the messages (page 47).
“FULL” is displayed and
you cannot operate the IC
recorder.

99 messages have been recorded in the selected folder or
495 messages (when there are 5 folders) in total have been
recorded. Therefore you cannot record another message, or
move a message. Select another folder (page 23), or erase
some of the messages (page 47).
Recording is interrupted.

The VOR function (page 25) is activated. Set “VOR” to “OFF” in
the menu (page 58).
Noise is heard.

An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally rubbed or
scratched the IC recorder during recording so that noise was
recorded.
The IC recorder was placed near an AC power source, a
fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during recording or
playback.
Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when recording.
Clean the plug.
The  (headphones) plug is dirty. Clean the plug.
Noise may be heard during VOR recording.
Noise may also be heard at the point where you add a
recording or overwrite a recording.





Recording level is low.

Troubleshooting
Symptom
“SENS” (microphone sensitivity) is set to “
.”
Display the menu and set “SENS” to “
” (page 24).
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Symptom
Remedy
When recording from
other equipment, the
input level is too strong or
not strong enough.

Connect the headphone jack of other equipment to the
 (microphone) jack of the IC recorder and adjust the volume
level on the equipment connected to the IC recorder.
Playback speed is too fast
or too slow.

The playback speed is adjusted in DPC. Adjust the speed in
DPC again in the menu (page 40).
“--:--” is displayed.

You have not set the clock (page 14).
“--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.
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) (page 57).
The battery life is short.

The battery life on page 12 is based on playback with the
volume level set to 27. The battery life may shorten depending
on the operation of the IC recorder.
There is no battery power
remaining after you have
left the batteries inserted
for long time without
using the IC recorder.

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 four 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 (page 17) or
remove the batteries.
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Symptom
Remedy
It takes a long time for the
IC recorder to start.

If the IC recorder is required to process a large amount of
data, it may take longer for the IC recorder to start. This is not
a malfunction of the IC recorder. Wait until the start-up display
disappears.
The IC recorder does not
operate correctly.

Take out the batteries and insert them again (page 11).
Please note that recorded messages may be erased during service or repair work.
Error messages
Cause/Remedy
LO BATT

Batteries are exhausted. Replace the old batteries with new
ones.
FULL (
flashes at the
same time)

The remaining memory capacity of the IC recorder is
insufficient. Erase some messages before recording.
FULL (message number
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.
SET DATE

Set the clock; otherwise, you cannot set the alarm.
NO DATA

The selected folder does not have any messages. You cannot
lock a message, erase a message(s) or set the alarm, etc.
Troubleshooting
Error message
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Error message
Cause/Remedy
PRE SET

You set the alarm when you have already set it previously.
Check the setting and set the appropriate date and time.
BACK-D

You set the alarm when the time has already passed. Check the
setting and set the appropriate date and time.

You selected a message that has been locked. You cannot add
a new message to it, cannot orverwrite it, and cannot erase it.
Set “LOCK” to “OFF” in the menu before erasing 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 05

A system error other than the above has occurred. Take out the
batteries and insert them again (page 11).
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System limitations
There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Troubles as mentioned below are
not malfunctions of the IC recorder.
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
You cannot record
messages up to the
maximum recording time.


You cannot specify the
finishing point B.

If you record messages in a mixture of SHQ, HQ, SP or 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 before the starting
point A has been set.
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Additional Information
On noise
Precautions

On power

Operate the unit only on 1.5 V or 1.2 V
DC. Use two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline
batteries or two NH-AAA rechargeable
batteries.
On safety

Do not operate the unit while driving,
cycling or operating any motorized
vehicle.
On handling


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Do not leave the unit in a location
near heat sources, or in a place subject
to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
mechanical shock.
Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the unit, remove the batteries and
have the unit checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
further.

Noise may be heard when the unit
is placed near an AC power source, a
fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone
during recording or playback.
Noise may be recorded when an
object, such as your finger, etc., rubs or
scratches the unit during recording.
On maintenance

To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth
slightly moistened in water. Do not use
alcohol, benzine or thinner.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Backup recommendations
To avoid potential risk of data loss
caused by accidental operation or
malfunction of the IC recorder, we
recommend that you save a backup
copy of your recorded messages on a
tape recorder or to a computer, etc.
Specifications
IC recorder section
Capacity (User available capacity)
1 GB (approx. 989 MB =1,037,565,952 Byte)
A part of the memory capacity is used as a
management area.
Recording time*1
See page 22.
*1When you are going to record continuously
for a long time, you may have to replace
the batteries with new ones in the midst of
recording. For details on the battery life, refer
to page 12.




Additional Information
Frequency range
SHQ : 75 Hz - 20,000 Hz
HQ : 75 Hz - 17,000 Hz
SP : 75 Hz - 15,000 Hz
LP : 75 Hz - 3,500 Hz
MP3 bit rate and sampling frequency
for recording mode




SHQ : 44.1 kHz, 192 kbps stereo
HQ : 44.1 kHz, 128 kbps stereo
SP : 44.1 kHz, 48 kbps mono
LP : 11.025 kHz, 8 kbps mono
General
Speaker
Approx. 28 mm (1 1/8 in.) dia.
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Power output
Supplied accessories
300 mW
See page 6.
Input/Output
Optional accessories


Microphone jack (minijack, stereo)
 input for plug in power, minimum input
level 0.5 mV, 3 kilohms or lower impedance
microphone
Headphone jack (minijack, stereo)
 output for 16 - 300 ohms headphones
Playback speed control (DPC)
+100% to –50%
Power requirements
Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries
(supplied): 1.5 V DC
Two NH-AAA rechargeable batteries (not
supplied): 1.2 V DC
Operating temperature
5˚C - 35˚C (41˚F - 95˚F)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (not incl.
projecting parts and controls) (JEITA)*2
37 × 111 × 21.2 mm (1 1/2 × 4 3/8 × 27/32 in.)
Mass (JEITA)*2
Approx. 71 g (2 1/2 oz) including LR03 (size
AAA) alkaline batteries
*2Measured value by the standard of JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association)
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Active speaker SRS-T88 (U.S.A. and Canada
only), SRS-T80
Electret condenser microphone ECM-CS10,
ECM-CZ10, ECM-DS70P, ECM-DS30P, ECM-TL1
Audio connecting cable RK-G136, RK-G139
(excluding Europe)
Rechargeable battery NH-AAA-B2K (U.S.A. and
Canada only), NH-AAA-B2F
Battery charger BCG- 34HE4
Your dealer may not handle some of the
above listed optional accessories. Please
ask the dealer for detailed information.
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Index
F
A
H
A-B Repeat......................................................................39
Adjusting the volume......................................20, 35
Alarm..................................................................................43
HOLD..........................................................................16, 53
HQ........................................................................12, 22, 58
B
Index to Parts and Controls
Display window........................................................8
Front................................................................................7
Rear..................................................................................8
Battery...............................................................................11
Battery indicator..........................................................12
Battery life.......................................................................12
Beep....................................................................................60
Built-in microphones................................................18
C
Cue......................................................................................35
D
E
Easy Search.............................................................35, 59
Editing Messages........................................................47
Erasing Messages.......................................................47
Error Messages.............................................................65
External Microphone................................................28
I
L
LP..........................................................................12, 22, 58
M
Maintenance.................................................................68
Menu
ALARM.................................................................57, 61
ALL ERASE.........................................................57, 61
BEEP......................................................................57, 60
CONT....................................................................57, 59
DPC........................................................................57, 59
EASY SEARCH..................................................57, 59
FOLDER...............................................................57, 61
HOUR...................................................................57, 60
LED........................................................................57, 61
Index
Dividing a message...................................................51
DPC (the Digital Pitch Control
function)...................................................................40, 59
Folder......................................................... 18, 23, 34, 61
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LOCK.....................................................................57, 58
Making Settings....................................................56
Menu settings.........................................................57
MODE...................................................................57, 58
MOVE...................................................................57, 61
REC-OP................................................................57, 60
SENS......................................................................57, 58
SET DATE............................................................57, 60
VOR........................................................................57, 58
Message number...........................................................9
Microphone sensitivity....................................24, 58
Monitoring the recording.....................................20
Moving a Message.............................................50, 61
Rechargeable battery......................................11, 13
Recording from a telephone...............................29
Recording Messages................................................18
Recording mode.................................................21, 58
Recording time............................................................22
Recording with an external microphone....28
Recording with other equipment....................41
Review...............................................................................35
S
Noise...................................................................................68
Setting the clock.........................................................14
SHQ.....................................................................12, 22, 58
SP..........................................................................12, 22, 58
Specifications................................................................69
System Limitations....................................................67
P
T
N
Pause recording...................................................19, 26
Playing Back Messages............................................34
Precautions.....................................................................68
Preparing a Power Source.....................................11
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Troubleshooting..........................................................62
V
VOR function.........................................................25, 58
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