English Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Playing a tape Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Recording Troubleshooting General 1 Press xZ to open the tape compartment and insert a recorded tape. Close the compartment. 1 Press xZ to open the tape compartment and insert a blank tape. c c With the side you want to play facing upward 2 Set FUNCTION to TAPE•CD/RADIO OFF. With the side you want to record on facing upward 2 Select the program source you want to record. To record from the CD player Set FUNCTION to CD and insert a CD (see "Playing a CD"). 3 The power does not come on. • Connect the AC power cord securely. • Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. There is no audio. • Make sure the FUNCTION selector is set to the function you want to operate. • Adjust the volume. • Unplug the headphones when listening through speakers. Noise is heard. • Someone is using a portable telephone or other equipment that emits radio waves near the player. tMove the portable telephone, etc., away from the player. To record from the radio Tune in the station you want (see "Listening to the radio"). Poor or distorted playback, recording or erasing quality. • Clean the heads, pinch roller and capstan with a cleaning swab slightly moistened with cleaning fluid or alcohol. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. • TYPE II (high position) or TYPE IV (metal) tape is being used. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. • Demagnetize the heads using a commercially available tape head demagnetizer. Record/playback head Capstan General Specifications CD player section System Compact disc digital audio system Laser diode properties Material: GaAlAs Wave length: 780 nm Emission duration: Continuous Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW (This output is the value measured at a distance of about 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.) Spindle speed 200 r/min (rpm) to 500 r/min(rpm) (CLV) Number of channels 2 Frequency response 20 - 20,000 Hz +1/–2 dB Wow and flutter Below measurable limit CFD-V21L/V31L MW Italy 526.5 - 1,606.5kHz Other models 531 - 1,602kHz Erase head Pinch roller LW Lens Do this The picture of your TV becomes unstable. • If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with an indoor antenna, move the player away from the TV. adjust the volume Turn VOLUME. stop playback Press xZ. fast-forward or rewind the tape Press M or m. pause playback Press X. Press the button again to resume play after pause. eject the cassette 3 Press z to start recording. (N is depressed automatically). Press xZ. Notes on cassettes • Break off the cassette tab from side A or B to prevent accidental recording. If you want to reuse the tape for recording, cover the broken tab with adhesive tape. Side A Tab for side B Tab for side A • The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play time is not recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback. To Press stop recording xZ pause recording X Press the button again to resume recording. Tips • Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis will not affect the recording level. • CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L only: If the MW/LW program makes a whistling sound after you’ve pressed r in step 3, set the FM MODE•ISS (Interference Suppress Switch) at the rear to the position that most decreases the noise. • For the best results, use the AC power as a power source for recording. • To erase a recording, proceed as follows: 1 Insert a tape with the recording you want to erase. 2 Set FUNCTION to TAPE•CD/RADIO OFF. 3 Press z. The CD does not play or “00 -- --” lights in the display even when a CD is in place. • Make sure that the CD compartment is closed. • Place the CD with the label surface up. • Clean the CD. • Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open for about an hour to dry moisture condensation. • Make sure the FUNCTION selector is set to CD. The sound drops out. • Reduce the volume. • Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly damaged. • Place the player in a location free from vibration. • Clean the lens with a commercially available blower. • The sound may drop out or noise may be heard if the CD is recorded using a personal computer(CD-R,etc.). Tape Player The tape does not move when you press an operation button. • Close the cassette compartment securely. The REC z button does not function or the tape does not play or record. • Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in place. Italy 148.5 - 283.5 kHz Other models 153 - 279kHz CFD-V27/V177 FM Korea 87.6 - 107 MHz Other models 87.6 - 108 MHz or 87.6 - 107 MHz AM Korea 531 - 1,602 kHz Other models 530 - 1,605 kHz or 531 - 1,602 kHz After trying the above remedies, if you still have problems, unplug the AC power cord and remove all the batteries. After all the indications in the display disappear, plug the power cord and insert the batteries again. If the problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. 110 - 127, 220 - 240 V AC selectable, 50/60 Hz or 230 V AC, 50 Hz 9 V DC, 6 R20 (size D) batteries Power consumption CFD-V21L/V27/V27L/V31L/V177/V177L: Korean model: AC 15 W Other models: AC 20 W CFD-V77S: AC 25 W Battery life For CD radio cassette-corder: FM recording Sony R20P: approx. 13.5 h Tape playback LW Italy 148.5 - 283.5 kHz Other models 153 - 279 kHz Operating Instructions CFD-V21L CFD-V27 CFD-V27L CFD-V31L CFD-V77S CFD-V177 CFD-V177L CD playback Sony R20P: approx. 2.5 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 7 h Precautions On safety SW1 2.3 - 7 MHz Sony R20P: approx. 1 h Cleaning the cabinet SW2 7 - 22 MHz Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 4 h • Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine. Recording system 4-track 2 channel stereo Fast winding time Approx. 120 s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60 Frequency response TYPE I (normal): 70 - 10,000 Hz A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for your safety and convenience. For customers in Europe This Compact Disc player is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product. The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located on the bottom exterior. Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, same rating fuse approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, or mark) must (i.e. marked with be used. If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 15 h CD playback Cassette-corder section Notice for customers in the United Kingdom 3-043-560-12(1) Sony R20P: approx. 1.5 h FM: 10.7 MHz AM/MW/LW/SW: 455 kHz Aerials FM/SW: Telescopic aerial AM/MW/LW: Built-in ferrite bar aerial The FUNCTION selector is located at the front. When you turn on the player, the OPR/BATT indicator lights up. Sony Corporation © 1999 Printed in Vietnam MW Italy 526.5 - 1,606.5 kHz Other European models 531 - 1,602 kHz Other models 530 - 1,605 kHz or 531 - 1,602 kHz IF The instructions in this manual are for the CFD-V21L, CFD-V27, CFDV27L, CFD-V31L, CFD-V77S, CFDV177 and CFD-V177L. Before you start reading, check your model number. The CFD-V27L is the model used for illustration purposes. Any differences in operation are clearly indicated in the text, for example, “CFD-V77S only,” and also in the chart below. Information • As the laser beam used in the CD player section is harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the casing. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. • Should any solid object or liquid fall into the player, unplug the player, and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. Italy 87.5 - 108 MHz Central and Eastern Europe 65 - 108 MHz Other European models and Saudi Arabia 87.6 - 107 MHz Other models 87.6 - 108 MHz About this manual Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. Sony R20P: approx. 7.5 h CFD-V77S FM To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. WARNING CFD-V21L/V27/V27L/V31L/V177/V177L FM MW Italy 526.5 - 1,606.5 kHz Other models 531 - 1,602 kHz CD Radio CassetteCorder Korea Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 20 h Italy 87.5 - 108 MHz Central and Eastern Europe 65 - 108 MHz Other models 87.6 - 107 MHz To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the player to rain or moisture. 230 V AC, 50 Hz CFD-V27L/V177L CD Player To Italy 87.5 - 108 MHz Other models 87.6 - 107 MHz WARNING Europe Other countries Frequency range FM Speaker CFD-V21L/V27/V27L/V31L/V177/V177L: Full range: 10 cm dia., 3.2 ohms, cone type (2) CFD-V77S: Full range: 10 cm dia., 6 ohms, cone type (2) Outputs Headphones jack (stereo minijack) For 16 - 68 ohms impedance headphones Maximum power output (excluding Korean model) CFD-V21L/V27/V27L/V31L/V177/V177L: 2.3 W + 2.3 W CFD-V77S: 4.5 W + 4.5 W Power output (CFD-V27 Korean model) 1.6 W + 1.6 W (at 3.2 ohm, 10 % harmonic distortion in AC operation) Power requirements For CD radio cassette-corder 220 V AC, 60 Hz Radio section Radio The audio is weak or has poor quality. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. • Move the player away from the TV. Press N. • Make sure the FUNCTION selector is set to CD, AM or FM. (CFD-V27/V177) • Make sure the FUNCTION selector is set to CD or RADIO. (CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L/ V77S) CFD-V77S FM recording Sony R20P: approx. 3.5 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 10 h Tape playback Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 5 h Dimensions Approx. 420 × 165 × 256 mm (w/h/d) (16 5⁄8 × 6 1⁄2 × 10 1⁄8 inches) (incl. projecting parts) Mass (incl. batteries) CFD-V21L/V27/V27L/V31L/V177/V177L: Approx. 4.1 kg (9 lb. 1 oz) CFD-V77S: Approx. 4.2 kg (9 lb. 4 oz) Supplied accessory AC power cord (1) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Optional accessories Sony MDR headphone series On power sources • For AC operation, check that the player‘s operating voltage is identical with your local power supply (see “Specifications”) and use the supplied AC power cord; do not use any other type. The voltage selector is located at the bottom of the player (CFD-V77S except European models). • The player is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the player itself has been turned off. • For battery operation, use six size D (R20) batteries. • When the batteries are not to be used, remove them to avoid damage that can be caused by battery leakage or corrosion. • The nameplate indicating operating voltage, power consumption, etc. is located at the bottom. On placement • Do not leave the player in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock. • Do not place the player on an inclined or unstable place. • Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side of the cabinet. The ventilation holes must be unobstructed for the player to operate properly and prolong the life of its components. • If the player is left in a car parked in the sun, be sure to choose a location in the car where the player will not be subjected to the direct rays of the sun. • Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-wound watches away from the player to prevent possible damage from the magnet. On operation • If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lenses inside the CD player section. Should this occur, the player will not operate properly. In this case, remove the CD and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate. • If the player has not been used for a long time, set it in the playback mode to warm it up for a few minutes before inserting a cassette. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Model number Band CFD-V27/V177 FM, AM CFD-V21L/V27L/ FM, MW,LW V31L/V177L CFD-V77S FM, SW1, SW2, MW Playing a CD Location of controls 1 DISPLAY ENTER Tape compartment Listening to the radio Press Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE down to open the CD compartment and place a CD in the CD compartment. Using the display Program Play Checking the total track number and playing time 1 Set FUNCTION to CD. Total playing time 2 Press PLAY MODE until “PGM” appears in the display. Total track number 3 Press . or > then press DISPLAY•ENTER for the tracks you want to program in the order you want. Check the display in stop mode. CD compartment PLAY MODE Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE c With the labeled side up 2 Close the CD compartment. VOLUME MEGA BASS TUNING TONE To display Press DISPLAY•ENTER remaining time on the current track* once remaining time on the CD and the number of tracks left twice three times playing time and the current track number * For a track whose number is more than 20, the remaining time appears as “- -:- -” in the display. c u BAND* i (headphones) jack .,> 3 Set FUNCTION to CD. Choosing Power Sources 1 Set FUNCTION to CD. 2 Proceed as follows: To repeat Do this a single track 1 Press PLAY MODE until “REP 1” appears. 2 Select the track by pressing the . or > and press u. all the tracks 1 Press PLAY MODE until “REP ALL” appears. 2 Press u. CFD-V77S except European models: Adjusting the voltage Insert one end of the supplied AC power cord to the AC IN socket located at the rear of the player, and the other end to the wall outlet. Be sure to set the VOLTAGE SELECTOR (at the bottom) to your local power supply. 4 Using the player on batteries Track number Playing time to a wall outlet Press u to start Program Play. Notes • Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the player stops operating. Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD from the player. • To use the player on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the player. Adjusting the sound emphasis (TONE/MEGA BASS) Adjusting the tone Reinforcing the bass sound Turn TONE. Turn the control toward HIGH to enhance the high tone and toward LOW to enhance the low tone. Press MEGA BASS to $ON. To return to normal sound, press the button to 4OFF. Turn VOLUME. stop playback Press x. 1 Set FUNCTION to CD. pause playback Press u. Press again to resume play after pause. 2 Press PLAY MODE until “SHUF” appears in the display. 3 Press u to start Shuffle Play. Press .. remove the CD Press Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE. turn off the player Set FUNCTION to TAPE•CD/RADIO OFF. locate a point while listening to the sound Hold down > (forward) or . (backward) while playing until you find the point. locate a point while observing the display Hold down > (forward) or . (backward) in pause until you find the point. If the received FM stereo is too weak, the reception becomes monaural. Tips • You can play the same program again, since the program is saved until you open the CD compartment or switch FUNCTION. • You can record your own program. After you’ve created the program, insert a blank tape and press z to start recording. CFD-V77S only: For better SW reception, use FINE TUNE. Notes on CDs To Do this • Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the center out. adjust the volume Turn VOLUME. Set FUNCTION to TAPE•CD/RADIO OFF. To improve broadcast reception Do this Press >. Turn TUNING to tune in a radio station. 1 Press PLAY MODE until “PGM REP” appears. 2 Program tracks (see step 3 on Program Play). 3 Press u. adjust the volume go back to the previous track 3 programmed tracks To cancel Repeat Play Shuffle Play To cancel Shuffle Play Press PLAY MODE until “SHUF” disappears from the display. CFD-V77S Press PLAY MODE until “PGM” disappears from the display. 1 Press PLAY MODE until “SHUF REP” appears. 2 Press u. To go to the next track CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L To cancel Program Play tracks in random order Press PLAY MODE until “REP” disappears from the display. Insert six size D (R20) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment. CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L/V77S: Select the band. turn off the radio Press u . The player plays all the tracks once. Tip Only for the customers supplied with an AC plug adaptor: Use the supplied AC plug adaptor if the plug of the AC power cord does not match your outlet. to AC IN 4 2 Press x once if the CD is stopped and twice if the CD is playing. The current program will be erased. Then create a new program following the programming procedure. Repeat Play x * CFD-V21L/V27L/V31LV177L/V77S only Connecting the AC power cord Programmed track To change the current program FUNCTION OPR/BATT indicator 2 CFD-V27/V177 Press DISPLAY•ENTER while playing a CD. FF STOP/EJECT PAUSE 1 CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L/V77S: Set FUNCTION to RADIO. CFD-V27/V177: Set FUNCTION to FM or AM and proceed to step 3. CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L/V77S Playing order Checking the remaining time REC PLAY REW 1 Reorient the antenna for FM. Reorient the player itself for AM, MW or LW. For SW, extend the antenna vertically. • Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs. • Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as there can be a considerable rise in temperature inside the car. • Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD, nor scratch the surface of the CD. • After playing, store the CD in its case. For AM/MW/LW For FM If there is a scratch, dirt or fingerprints on the CD, it may cause tracking error. For SW Tips • To listen through headphones, connect the headphones to the i (headphones) jack. • For best results, place the player away from a TV. • CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L/V77S only To receive FM stereo program: Set the FM MODE selector at the rear to STEREO. If the FM broadcast is noisy, set the selector to MONO and the radio will play in monaural.