3-097-349-12 (1)
Getting Started
IC Recorder
Basic Operations
Various Recording Modes
Playback/Erasing
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model number is located at the rear panel and the serial number
is located inside the battery compartment. Record the serial number in
the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call
upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ICD-P530F
Serial No.
Editing Messages
Listening to the Radio
Utilizing the Menu Function
Using the IC Recorder with Your Computer
Toubleshooting
Additional Information
ICD-P530F
© 2007 Sony Corporation
For the customers in the United
States
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.
INFORMATION
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.
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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.
If you have any questions about this product, you
may call: Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-7669 or http://www.sony.com/
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name
: SONY
Model
: ICD-P530F
Responsible Party
: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address
: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego,
CA 92127 USA
Telephone Number : 858-942-2230
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.
For the State of California, USA only
Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply,
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Perchlorate Material : Lithium battery contains
perchlorate
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Notice for Users
Program © 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2007 Sony Corporation
All rights reserved. This manual or the software
described herein, in whole or in part, may not be
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THEREOF.
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modification to this manual or the information
contained herein at any time without notice.
The software described herein may also be governed
by the terms of a separate user license agreement.
 This software is for Windows and cannot be used
for Macintosh.
 The supplied connecting cable is for the IC recorder
ICD-P530F. You cannot connect other IC recorders.
Information
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR
ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, OR LOSSES OR
EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECTIVE
PRODUCT OR THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.
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Table of Contents
Index to Parts and Controls......................6
Getting Started
Step 1: Installing the Batteries................9
Replacing the batteries......................10
Step 2: Setting the Clock............................11
Basic Operations
Recording Messages....................................13
Selecting the Folder......................................17
Starting Recording Automatically
in Response to the Sound
— Advanced VOR Function ...................17
Selecting the Microphone
Sensitivity............................................................18
Various Recording Modes
Adding a Recording......................................19
Using an adding recording.............19
Adding a recording to a
previously recorded message........20
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Recording with an External
Microphone or from Other
Equipment..........................................................21
Playback/Erasing
Playing Back Messages................................23
Playing back a message
repeatedly
— Repeat Play.........................................25
Playing back all messages
in a folder continuously
— Continuous Play..............................25
Searching forward/backward
during playback (Cue/Review)......25
Locating quickly the point
you wish to start playback
(Easy Search).............................................26
Playing Back a Message at a
Desired Time with an Alarm....................26
Erasing Messages...........................................30
Erasing messages one by one.......30
Erasing all messages in a folder....31
Editing Messages
Dividing a Message.......................................32
Moving Messages to a
Different Folder
— Move Function..........................................33
Listening to the Radio
Listening to an FM Radio Station..........35
Switching the FM radio
output between speaker and
headphone................................................36
Recording FM broadcasts.................36
Presetting FM Radio Stations..................36
Presetting FM Radio Stations
Automatically....................................................37
Listening to a Preset Radio Station......38
Erasing Preset FM Radio Stations..........39
Switching the receiver
sensitivity of the FM radio................40
Utilizing the Menu Function
Selecting the Display Mode.....................41
Turning off the Beep Sound....................42
Changing the Recording Mode.............42
Playing Back All Messages in a
Folder Continuously.....................................43
Turning off the OPR Indicator (LED)....43
Using the IC Recorder with
Your Computer
Using the Supplied Digital Voice
Editor Software................................................44
What you can do using the
Digital Voice Editor software..........44
System requirements..........................45
Installing the software........................46
Connecting the IC recorder
to your computer..................................49
Referring to the help files.................50
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting..............................................51
Additional Information
Precautions.........................................................57
Specifications....................................................58
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Index to Parts and Controls
Main unit
MIC (built-in microphone)
(microphone) jack
Display window
MENU/DISPLAY
FM•i (headphone)/5 (speaker) selector
xSTOP
zXREC (record) /PAUSE
i (headphone) jack
OPR (operation) indicator
DIVIDE
VOL (volume) control*
HOLD
NxPLAY/STOP (ENTER)**
– .(review/fast backward)/
>+ (cue/fast forward) (SELECT)
Speaker
* There is a tactile dot beside the control to show
the direction to turn up the volume.
**The button has a tactile dot.
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Preventing Accidental Operation
— HOLD function
Slide the HOLD switch to “ON”. “HOLD” will
flash three times, indicating that all the
functions of the buttons are locked.
When the HOLD function is activated during
stop, all the display will be turned off after
“HOLD” flashes.
Rear
USB connector
HOLD
Battery compartment
To cancel the HOLD function
Hook for handstrap
(not supplied)
Slide the HOLD switch to “OFF” .
 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.
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Display window
Folder indication
Microphone sensitivity
Alarm indicator
Selected message
number
REC DATE (recorded date)
indication
REMAIN indicator
FM radio sensitivity
Remaining memory
indicator
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Remaining battery
indicator
Recording mode
indication
REC (recording)
indicator
FM indicator
Repeat play indicator
EASY-S (Easy Search)
indicator
Number of messages
in a folder/Menu
indication/Counter/
Remaining time
indication /Recording
date indication/
Current time indication/
Messages
Getting Started
Getting Started
Step 1: Installing the
Batteries
If the battery compartment lid is
accidentally detached, attach it as
illustrated.
1 Slide and lift the battery
compartment lid.
2 Insert two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline
Clock setting display appears when you
insert batteries for the first time, or when
you replace the batteries with new ones.
Please refer to Steps 2 to 3 in “Step 2:
Setting the Clock” to set the date and time.
batteries with correct polarity, and
close the lid.
Make sure to insert both of the
batteries from their – ends.
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Replacing the batteries
 Notes

The battery indicator in the display
window shows the battery condition.
When
flashes, replace the batteries
with new ones.
When
flashes, the batteries are
exhausted and the unit will stop
operation.

Battery life* (With continuous use)

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In the HQ mode
Recording:
Approx. 11 hr.
Playback:
Approx. 7.5 hr.
FM recording:
Approx. 5 hr.
FM reception:
Approx.13 hr.
In the SP and LP modes
Recording:
Approx. 22 hr.
Playback:
Approx.11 hr.
FM recording:
Approx.7 hr.
FM reception:
Approx.13 hr.
(hr.: hours)
* Using Sony alkaline batteries LR03 (size AAA)
* When playing back through the internal
speaker with the medium volume level
The battery life may shorten depending on the
operation of the unit.
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
Do not use manganese batteries for this unit.
When you replace the batteries with new
ones, the clock setting display appears.
In this case, set the date and time again.
The recorded messages and alarm setting,
however, will remain.
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 unit for
a long time, remove the batteries to prevent
damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
The unit is accessing data while “ACCESS“
appears in the display window or the OPR
indicator flashes in orange. While accessing,
do not remove the batteries. Doing so may
damage the data.
Step 2: Setting the
Clock
PLAY/STOP
STOP
– /+
Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in the
display window.
The unit enters the menu mode.
Press –  or + to display “SET
DATE”.
Press PLAY/STOP.
The year digits will flash.
Getting Started
MENU/DISPLAY
1 Display the clock setting display.
2 Set the date.
Press –  or + to select the
digits of the year.
Press PLAY/STOP.
The month digits will flash.
Set the month and day in sequence,
then press PLAY/STOP.
The hour digits will flash.
Clock setting display appears when you
insert batteries for the first time, or when
you replace the batteries with new ones.
In this case, proceed from step 2.
 Tip
To set the date to Year 2007, display “07Y”.
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3 Set the time.
Press –  or + to select the
digits of the hour.
Press PLAY/STOP.
The minute digits will flash.
Set the minute.
Press PLAY/STOP at the time
signal.
The display will return to “SET DATE”.
Press STOP to exit from the menu
mode.
If the unit is left unused for more
than 3 seconds in the stop mode, the
display will show the current time.
 Tip
This unit does not have a power on/off switch.
The display is shown at all times.
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Basic Operations
Recording Messages
Built-in microphone
Recording mode
Current message
number
Counter display*
Remaining memory
indicator
* The display selected with the
MENU/DISPLAY button appears.
You can record up to 99 messages in
each of the four folders (A, B, C, and D).
Since a newly recorded message
is automatically added behind the
last recorded message, you can start
recording quickly without searching for
the end of the last recording.
Basic Operations
Display window
OPR indicator
(lights in red during
recording.)
REC/PAUSE
STOP
1 Select the recording mode.
See “Changing the Recording Mode”
on page 42.
2 Select the folder.
See “Selecting the Folder” on page 17.
 Note
Before making a long recording, be sure to
insert new batteries and check the battery
indicator.
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3 Start recording.
1Press zXREC/PAUSE.
You do not need to keep pressing
REC/PAUSE while recording.
2Speak to the built-in microphone.
4 Stop recording.
Press STOP.
The unit 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.
Other operations
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To
pause
recording*
Do this
Press REC/PAUSE.
During recording pause, the
OPR indicator flashes in red
and “PAUSE” flashes in the
display window.
release
pause and
resume
recording
Press REC/PAUSE.
Recording resumes from that
point.
(To stop recording after
pausing recording, press
STOP.)
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To
listen to
the current
recording
Do this
Press STOP to stop
recording, then press
PLAY/STOP.
review the
current
recording
instantly
Press PLAY/STOP during
recording.
search
backward
during
recording
(Review)
Hold down –  during
recording or recording pause.
Recording mode will be
released, and reviewing of the
current recording starts. If you
release the button, playback
starts from that point.
select the
You can select the
microphone microphone sensitivity using
sensitivity
the menu. See “Selecting the
Microphone Sensitivity”.
H (high): To record at meeting
or in a quiet and/or spacious place.
L (low): To record for dictation
or in a noisy place.
* About one hour after you pause recording,
recording pause is automatically released
and the unit goes into the stop mode.
Note on recording
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Maximum recording time
HQ*
29 hr. 45 min.
SP**
79 hr. 20 min.
LP***
130 hr. 25 min.
(hr.: hours/min.: minutes)
* HQ: High quality recording mode
(monaural sound)
** SP: Standard play recording mode
(monaural sound)
***LP: Long play recording mode (monaural
sound)
 Notes



To record in better sound quality, select
the HQ mode. For switching the recording
mode, see “Changing the Recording Mode”
on page 42.
Before making a long recording, be sure to
check the battery indicator.
The maximum recording time and the
number of messages you can make vary
depending on the conditions of use.
Basic Operations
The maximum recording time of all the
folders is as follows. You can record
messages for the maximum recording
time in a single folder.

When you record messages in the mixture
of HQ, SP and LP modes, the maximum
recording time will be between those for the
HQ and LP modes.
Due to the limitation of the IC recording
system, this unit records in the minimum
recording unit of approx. 2 seconds at most,
therefore the following symptoms may
occur:
 When a message is shorter than the
minimum recording unit, it is still counted
as approx. 2 seconds at most so the
remaining recording time will decrease
by more than the actual length of the
message.
 When the message is longer than the
minimum recording unit, the remaining
recording time will decrease by more
than the actual length of the message
if it cannot be divided by the minimum
recording unit without a remainder.
 The sum of the number on the counter
(elapsed recording time) and the
remaining recording time may be less than
the unit’s maximum recording time.
Noise may be recorded if an object, such as
your finger, etc., accidentally rubs or scratches
the unit during recording.
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Remaining memory indication
 Notes
During recording, the remaining memory
indicator decreases one by one.

The memory is
nearly full.
Flashing
When the remaining time of recording
reaches 5 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.
When the memory is full, recording
automatically stops and “FULL” will flash
in the display window with an alarm
sound. To continue recording, first erase
some of the messages.
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
If you press REC/PAUSE when the
memory is full, “FULL” will flash with an alarm
sound. Erase some of the messages before
you start recording again.
If you press REC/PAUSE after you have
recorded 99 messages, “FULL” will flash with
an alarm sound. Select another folder or
erase some of the messages.
Selecting the Folder
2 Press –  or + to select
“FOLDER” and press PLAY/
STOP.
3 Press –  or + to select
the folder you want and press
PLAY/STOP.
Current folder
4 Press STOP to exit the menu
Basic Operations
1 second until “MODE” appears in
the display window.
1 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
Starting Recording
Automatically in
Response to the
Sound — Advanced
VOR Function
When VOR (voice operated recording) is
set to “ON” in the menu, recording starts
when the recorder detects sound. (“VOR”
is displayed in the display window.)
Recording stops when no sound is
heard. (“VOR PAUSE” flashes in the display
window.)
 Note
VOR function is affected by the sound around
you. Set the microphone sensitivity to “H
(high)” or “L (low)” using the menu. If recording
is not satisfactory after you have changed
the microphone sensitivity, or for important
recording, set VOR to “OFF.”
mode.
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Selecting the
Microphone
Sensitivity
1 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in
the display window.
2 Press –  or + to select
“SENS” and press PLAY/STOP.
3 Press –  or + to select
“H (high sensitivity)” or “L (low
sensitivity)” and press PLAY/
STOP.
4 Press STOP to exit the menu
mode.
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Various Recording Modes
4 Press –  or + to select
“ADD” or “OVER” and press
PLAY/STOP.
Using an adding recording
• ADD: adds a recording to a
previously recorded message
• OVER: adds an overwrite recording.
5 Press STOP to exit the menu mode.
Various Recording Modes
At a factory setting, you cannot add a
recording not to erase the message by
accidental operation. If you want to add
a recording to a previously recorded
message or add an overwrite recording,
change the REC-OP setting in the
procedures below.
Adding a Recording
To prohibit to add a recording
In step 3, select “OFF” and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
1 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in
the display window.
2 Press –  or + to display
“REC-OP” and press PLAY/
STOP.
The adding recording window will be
displayed.
3 Press –  or + to select “ON”
and press PLAY/STOP.
The setting is changed.
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Adding a recording to
a previously recorded
message
You can add a recording to the message
being played back.
When “ADD” is selected in the menu
The added recording will be placed after
the current message and counted as a
part of the message.
When “OVER” is selected in the menu
You can add an overwrite recording
after the selected point in a recorded
message. The part of the message after
the selected point is deleted.
Starting point of an
overwrite recording
Message 2
Message 3 Message 4
The deleted part
of Message 2
During playback of Message 3
Message 3
Message 4
Message 2
After adding a recording
Message 3
Message 3
Message 4
Added overwrite recording in Message 2
Message 4
Added recording
1 During playback, press and hold
REC/PAUSE.
The “REC” indication appears.
“ADD” or “OVER” will flash and the unit
stops in the recording pause mode.
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2 While the “ADD” or “OVER” flashes,
The OPR indicator will light in red. An
add or overwrite recording starts.
3 Press STOP to stop the recording.
 Notes

You cannot add or overwrite a recording if
the remaining memory is not long enough.
The added or overwritten portion of a
message will be recorded in the same
recording mode (HQ, SP, or LP).
(microphone)
jack
Various Recording Modes

Recording with an
External Microphone
or from Other
Equipment
press REC/PAUSE again.
External
microphone
(not supplied)
Tape recorder,
TV, radio, etc.
1 Connect a plug-in-power type
microphone or other equipment to
the (microphone) jack.
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When you connect an external
microphone, the built-in microphone
is automatically cut off. When a plug in
power type microphone is connected,
power is automatically supplied to the
microphone from the IC recorder.
2 Follow the steps in “Recording
Messages” on page 13 to record
messages.
 Notes
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
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Make sure that the plugs are connected
securely.
We recommend you make a trial recording
to check the connections and volume
control.
When connecting equipment other than
Sony’s, refer to the instruction manual of the
equipment.
Playback/Erasing
Playing Back
Messages
i (headphone) jack
Playback/Erasing
PLAY/STOP
OPR indicator
(lights in green during playback)
VOL
STOP
– ./>+
When playing back a previously recorded
message, start from Step 1.
When playing back a message you have
just finished recording, start from Step 3.
1 Select the folder.
2 Select the message number.
Press – . or >+ to display the
desired message number.
– .: for smaller message number
>+: for larger message number
See “Selecting the Folder” on page 17.
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3 Start playback.
Press PLAY/STOP.
Adjust the volume with the VOL
control.
After playing back one message, the
unit stops at the beginning of the next
message. When the continuous play
function is set to “CONT ON” (see page
43), the unit stops after playing all
messages in a folder.
When the last message on a folder has
been played back, the unit stops at the
beginning of the last message.
For private listening
Connect an ear receiver or headphones
to the i (headphone) jack. The
built-in speaker will be automatically
disconnected. If noise is heard, wipe the
headphones plug.
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Other operations
To
stop at the
current position
Do this
Press PLAY/STOP or
STOP.
To resume playback
from that point, press
PLAY/STOP again.
go back to the
Press –  once.*
beginning of the
current message
skip to the next
message
Press + once.*
go back to
previous
messages/skip
to succeeding
messages
Press –  or +
repeatedly.
(During stop mode,
keep the button pressed
to skip the messages
continuously.)
* These operations are for when EASY-S (Easy
Search function) of the menu is set to “OFF”.
During playback, press PLAY/STOP
for more than one second.
“ “ will be displayed and the selected
message will be played back repeatedly.
To resume normal playback, press
PLAY/STOP again. To stop playback,
press STOP.
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.
To search forward, keep + pressed
during playback and release the
button at the point you wish to resume
playback.
To search backward, keep – 
pressed during playback and release the
button at the point you wish to resume
playback.
Playback/Erasing
Playing back all messages in
a folder continuously
— Continuous Play
Searching forward/
backward during playback
(Cue/Review)
Playing back a message
repeatedly — Repeat Play
If you keep + or –  pressed, the
unit starts to search at higher speed.
For the first 7 seconds of cue/review,
fast playback sound can be heard. When
searching at a higher speed, playback
sound will not be heard.
During cue/review, the counter will be
displayed, regardless of the display mode
setting.
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 Tip
When fast playback is done to the end of the
last message, “END” flashes 5 times. (You cannot
hear the playback sound.) If you keep – 
pressed while “END” is flashing, the messages are
played back rapidly, and normal playback will
start at the point you release the button.
When “END” stops flashing and the OPR
indicator goes off, the unit will stop at the
beginning of the last message.
If the last message is long and you wish to
start playback at a later part of the message,
keep + pressed to play back the message
to the end 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.)
Locating quickly the point you
wish to start playback (Easy
Search)
When EASY-S is set to “ON” in the menu,
you can advance approx. 10 seconds by
pressing +. This function is useful
when locating a desired point in a long
recording. (“EASY-S” is displayed in the
display window.)
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Playing Back a
Message at a Desired
Time with an Alarm
You can sound an alarm and start
playback of a selected message at a
desired time. If you select “B-ONLY”
in Step 6, an alarm sounds only and
playback will not start.
1 Select the folder (See “Selecting
the Folder” on page 17) and display
the message you want to play back
with an alarm.
2 Enter the alarm setting mode.
1Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in the
display window.
2Press –  or + to select “ALARM
OFF.”
(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.)
 Note
“OFF” starts to flash.
4Press –  or + to select “ON”.
3 Set the alarm date.
To play back on a desired date
(the message will be played back at
the same time on the same date every
year until you erase the message)
1Press PLAY/STOP while “DATE” is
flashing.
The year digits will flash.
2Press –  or  + to select the
year digits and press PLAY/STOP.
The month digits will flash.
STOP.
The day digits will flash.
4Press –  or + to select the day
digits.
To play back once a week
Press –  or + to select the day
of the week.
To play back at the same time every
day
Press –  or + to select “DAILY”.
Playback/Erasing
“ON” starts to flash.
5Press PLAY/STOP.
“DATE” will flash in the display
window.
3Press –  or + to select the
month digits and press PLAY/
“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.
3Press PLAY/STOP.
4 Press PLAY/STOP.
The hour digits will flash.
5 Set the alarm time.
1Press –  or + to select the
hour digits and press NxPLAY/STOP.
The minute digits will flash.
2Press –  or + to select the
minute digits and press PLAY/
STOP.
“B-PLAY” will be displayed.
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6 Set the alarm sound.
1Press –  or + to select the
alarm sound either from “B-PLAY”
(playing back the message after the
alarm) or “B-ONLY” (alarm only).
2Press PLAY/STOP.
“ALARM ON” will be displayed.
7 Press STOP to exit the menu mode.
“” is displayed when the number of the
message with alarm setting is selected.
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 unit will
stop automatically at the beginning of
that message.
To listen to the same message
again
Press PLAY/STOP. The same message
will be played back from the beginning.
To cancel the alarm setting
before the playback starts
Press STOP while the alarm sound
is heard. You can stop even when the
HOLD function is activated.
 Notes
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

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You cannot set the alarm if you have not
set the clock or there is no message in the
selected folder (the unit will not enter the
alarm setting mode when you press MENU/
DISPLAY in Step 2).
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.





“ALARM ON”.
3 Press PLAY/STOP to flash “ON”.
4 To cancel the alarm setting: Press
–  or + to flash “OFF” and
press PLAY/STOP.
To change the alarm setting: Press
PLAY/STOP. When the alarm date
is displayed, follow the Steps 3 to 6 of
“Playing Back a Message at a Desired
Time with an Alarm” to change the
alarm setting.
Playback/Erasing

2Press –  or + to select

If more than one alarm time comes during
recording, only the first message will be
played back.
When the alarm time comes when the unit is
in the menu mode, alarm will sound and the
menu mode will be canceled.
If you erase the message you set the alarm to
play back, the alarm setting will be canceled.
If you divide a message with the playback
alarm, playback will stop at the point you
divided a message.
You can adjust the playback volume with the
VOL control.
If the alarm time comes during erasing,
alarm will sound for 10 seconds after the
erasing is finished and playback begins.
Alarm setting will not be canceled when
the alarm playback finishes. To cancel alarm
setting, see below.
5 Press STOP to exit the menu
mode.
To cancel or change the alarm
setting
1 Select the message you set the
alarm to play back, and press
MENU/DISPLAY for more than 1
second to enter the menu mode.
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Erasing Messages
MENU/DISPLAY
PLAY/STOP
STOP
– ./>+
Erasing messages one by one
When a message is erased, the remaining
messages will advance and renumbered
so that there will be no space between
messages.
1 Select a message you want to erase.
2 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in
the display window.
3 Press –  or + to display “ERASE” and press PLAY/STOP.
The message number and “ERASE”
will flash while the whole message is
played back 10 times.
You can erase the recorded messages
one by one or all messages in a folder at
a time.
Note that once a recording has been
erased, you cannot retrieve it.
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4 Press PLAY/STOP.
Press STOP before step 4.
To erase other messages
Repeat steps 1 - 4.
To erase a message partially
First divide the message and then follow
the steps to erase the message.
1 Select the folder you want to erase.
2 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in
the display window.
3 Press –  or + to display “ALL ERASE” and press PLAY/
STOP.
Playback/Erasing
To cancel erasing
Erasing all messages in a
folder
The setting is completed.
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.)
The message number and “ALL ERASE”
will flash 10 times.
4 While display is flashing, press
PLAY/STOP.
The setting is completed.
5 Press STOP to exit the menu
mode.
To cancel erasing
Press STOP before step 4.
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Editing Messages
Dividing a Message
You can divide a message during
recording or playback, so that the
message is divided into two and the new
message number is added to the divided
message. By dividing a message, you
can easily find the point you want to play
back when you make a long recording
such as a meeting.
You can divide messages until the
total number of messages in the folder
becomes 99.
While recording or playing back a
message, press DIVIDE at the point
you want to divide.
 When you press DIVIDE during
recording: The new message number
is added at the point you pressed
the button, and the new message
number and “DIVIDE“ flash three times.
The message will be divided into
two; however, the messages will be
recorded without a break.
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 Tip
You can divide a message during recording
pause.

When you press DIVIDE during
playback: The message is divided
into two at the point you pressed the
button, and the new message number
and “DIVIDE“ flash three times. The
message numbers of the following
messages will increase 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 play the divided message
 To play the divided messages
continuously
Select “ON” for CONT in the menu as
described in “Playing Back All Messages in a
Folder Continuously”.
 Notes




You can move the recorded messages to
another folder.
1 While the unit is stopped, select the
message you want to move.
2 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in
the display window.
Editing Messages

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 unnecessary messages or
by moving some of the messages to another
folder before dividing a message.
If you divide a message with an alarm
setting, the alarm setting remains only with
the former message divided.
You cannot divide a message in the first or
the last 1 second.
If you divide a message frequently, the unit
may become unable to divide a message.
Once a message is divided, you cannot
combine the divided messages with the IC
recorder. To combine the divided messages,
use the supplied application software.
Moving Messages
to a Different Folder
— Move Function
Press – or + to display the
message number as the divided
messages each have message numbers.
3 Press –  or + to select
“MOVE” and press PLAY/STOP.
The destination folder indication
flashes.
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4 Press –  or + to select the
folder to which you want to move
the message.
5 Press PLAY/STOP.
The message is moved in the
destination folder.
6 Press STOP to exit the menu
mode.
To cancel moving the message(s)
Press STOP before step 5.
 Note
The move function does not duplicate a
message in another folder. When you move
a message to another folder, the one in the
previous folder will be deleted.
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Listening to the Radio
FM
REC/PAUSE
STOP
Listening to the Radio
– /+
Press –  or + repeatedly to
tune in a station or press and hold
–  or + until the frequency
digits begin to change on the display.
The IC recorder automatically scans
the radio frequencies and stops when
it finds a clear station.
If you cannot tune in a station, press
–  or + repeatedly to change
the frequency step by step.
When a station you tune in is a
preset station, the preset number
is displayed, otherwise, “- -” appears
instead.
Listening to an FM
Radio Station
2 Tune in a station.
 Note
The headphone cord is an FM antenna,
therefore, connect the headphone when
listening to the radio.
The display in the display window may
be different from the actual one in some
regions.
1 Press FM to enter FM radio mode.
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Switching the FM radio
output between speaker
and headphone
When a headphone is connected during
FM reception or FM recording, you can
switch between the sound from the
speaker and from the headphone by
pressing FM for more than 1 second.
The sound will be switched between
speaker and headphone.
Presetting FM Radio
Stations
FM
PLAY/STOP
Recording FM broadcasts
1
2
3
4
Press FM to enter the FM mode.
Tune in the station you want to record.
Press REC/PAUSE to start recording.
Press STOP to stop recording.
The display in the display window may
be different from the actual one in some
regions.
You can preset up to 25 FM radio stations
in the IC recorder‘s memory.
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preset and store on the preset
number.
Press and hold PLAY/STOP until a
preset number flashes on the display.
The station will be stored in memory
after 3 seconds.
Presetting FM
Radio Stations
Automatically
1 Press FM to enter FM radio mode.
2 Tune in the station you want to
MENU/DISPLAY
FM
PLAY/STOP
STOP
Listening to the Radio
– /+
The display in the display window may
be different from the actual one in some
regions.
You can preset up to 25 FM radio stations
automatically in the preset menu.
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1 Press FM to enter FM radio mode.
2 Preset stations automatically in the
menu.
Listening to a Preset
Radio Station
Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than 1
second until “AUTO- P” appears in the
display window.
Press PLAY/STOP.
Press –  or + to select “YES”
and press PLAY/STOP.
The IC recorder automatically scans
the radio frequencies and the stations
will be stored in memory from the
lower frequencies to the higher ones.
Press STOP to exit from the menu
mode.
If the unit is left unused for more
than 3 seconds in the stop mode, the
display will show the current time.
FM
STOP
– /+
The display in the display window may
be different from the actual one in some
regions.
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1 Press FM repeatedly until “[P]”
 Tip
If you press FM repeatedly, the radio
switches between tuning manually (“P”
appears) and tuning by preset number (“[P]”
appears).
2 Tune in the station.
Press –  or + repeatedly
FM
PLAY/STOP
– /+
Listening to the Radio
until the preset number you want is
displayed.
When you press and hold –  or
+ , the preset numbers change
rapidly.
Press STOP to turn the FM radio off.
Erasing Preset FM
Radio Stations
appears.
The display in the display window may
be different from the actual one in some
regions.
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1 Press FM repeatedly until “[P]”
appears.
2 Press –  or + repeatedly
until the preset number you want
to erase is displayed.
3 Erase the preset number.
Press PLAY/STOP for more than 1
second.
The preset number and “ERASE” flash
in the display window.
Press PLAY/STOP.
The preset number will be changed
to “- -.”
To cancel erasing
Press STOP before you press PLAY/
STOP in step 3.
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Switching the receiver
sensitivity of the FM radio
1 Press FM to enter the FM mode.
2 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “AUTO-P” appears in
the display window.
3 Press –  or + to select
“SENS” and press PLAY/STOP.
4 Press –  or + to select
“LOCAL” or “DX” and press
PLAY/STOP.
5 Press STOP to exit the menu
mode.
Utilizing the Menu Function
You can select the display mode for the
stop, recording and playback modes.
Each time you press MENU/DISPLAY,
the display mode will change as shown
below:
 On the current time display
If the unit is left unoperated for more than
3 seconds in the stop mode, the display will
show the current time, regardless of the
display mode setting.
Counter:
Elapsed playback/recording time in one
message

Remaining time (REMAIN):
In the playback mode: The remaining
time of one message indication. In
the stop and recording mode: The
remaining recording time indication.

Recorded date (REC DATE)*:
The date the current message was
recorded.

Recorded time (REC DATE)**:
The time the current message was
recorded.
Selecting the Display
Mode

Utilizing the Menu Function
* If the clock has not been set, “--Y--M--D” will
be displayed.
**If the clock has not been set, “--:--” will be
displayed.
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Turning off the Beep
Sound
Changing the
Recording Mode
BEEP ON: A beep will sound to indicate
that operation has been
accepted.
BEEP OFF: No beep sound will be heard
except for the alarm and
timer.
HQ: You can record with the high quality
sound (monaural sound).
SP: You can record with better sound
(monaural sound).
LP: You can record for longer time
(monaural sound).
1 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in
the display window.
2 Press –  or + to display
“BEEP ON (or OFF)” and press
PLAY/STOP.
“ON (or OFF)” will flash.
3 Press –  or + to select “ON”
or “OFF” and press PLAY/STOP.
The setting is completed.
4 Press STOP to exit the menu
mode.
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1 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in
the display window.
2 Make sure that “MODE” is displayed
and press PLAY/STOP.
“HQ (or SP, LP)” will flash.
3 Press –  or + to select “HQ”,
“SP” or “LP” and press PLAY/
STOP.
Now the setting is completed.
4 Press STOP to exit the menu
mode.
The setting becomes effective and the
normal screen will be displayed.
If the unit is left unoperated for more
than 3 seconds, the display will show
the current time and the selected
recording mode will be displayed.
CONT ON: You can play back all
messages in a folder
continuously.
CONT OFF: Playback stops at the end of
each message.
1 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in
the display window.
2 Press –  or + to display
“CONT” and press PLAY/STOP.
3 Press –  or + to select “ON”
or “OFF” and press PLAY/STOP.
Now the setting is completed.
4 Press STOP to exit the menu
mode.
During recording and playback, the OPR
(operation) indicator lights or flashes.
You can set the OPR indicator to turn off
even in operation.
1 Press MENU/DISPLAY for more than
1 second until “MODE” appears in
the display window.
2 Press –  or + to display
“LED” and press PLAY/STOP.
“ON (or OFF)” will flash.
3 Press –  or + to select “OFF”
Utilizing the Menu Function
“OFF (or ON)” will flash.
Turning off the OPR
Indicator (LED)
Playing Back All
Messages in a Folder
Continuously
and press PLAY/STOP.
Now the setting is completed.
4 Press STOP to exit the menu
mode.
 Note
When the IC recorder is connected to the USB
connector of your computer, the OPR indicator
always flashes regardless of the menu setting.
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Using the IC Recorder with Your
Computer

Using the Supplied
Digital Voice Editor
Software

What you can do using the
Digital Voice Editor software
The Digital Voice Editor software allows
you to transfer the messages to your
display monitor, to save them on your
computer’s hard disk, and to play back
and edit them.
 Transferring the messages recorded on
the IC recorder to your computer
 Saving the messages on your
computer’s hard disk.
 Viewing, playing, or editing the
messages on your computer.
 Transferring messages back to the IC
recorder. You can add an MP3 file as
it is.
 Sending a voice e-mail message using
MAPI e-mail software.
 Using the transcribing keys to play back
a message and transcribe it using a
word-processor or an editor’s window.
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Transcribing your IC recorder message
using Dragon NaturallySpeaking®
speech-recognition software (Only
when Dragon NaturallySpeaking
version 5.0 (or higher) Preferred or
Professional Edition is installed on your
computer).
Using the CD Recording Tool for DVE,
you can play tracks of a CD inserted
into the computer’s CD drive and
save CD tracks onto the PC hard disk
as a file format that the Digital Voice
Editor supports. Saved files can then
be added to an IC recorder using the
Digital Voice Editor.
Use of the CD Recording Tool for DVE is
limited to the personal purposes.
 Notes


You cannot use the software with a
Macintosh machine.
A handmade computer, a computer whose
operating system is installed or upgraded
by the user, or a computer with multi-boot
operating environment are not supported.
Using the IC Recorder with Your Computer
Your computer and system software
must meet the following minimum
requirements.
 IBM PC/AT or compatible
– CPU: 266 MHz Pentium® II processor
or higher
– RAM: 128 MB or more
– Hard disk space: 70 MB or more
depending on the size and number of
sound files you store.
– CD-ROM drive
– Port: USB port (Supports USB
(Previously called USB 1.1))
– Sound board: Windows® XP Media
Center Edition 2005, Windows® XP
Media Center Edition 2004, Windows®
XP Media Center Edition, Windows®
XP Professional, Windows® XP Home
Edition, Windows® 2000 Professional
compatible
– Display: High color (16 bit) or more
and 800  480 dots or more
 OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP Media
Center Edition Service Pack 2 or higher
2005/Windows® XP Media Center
Edition Service Pack 2 or higher 2004/
Windows® XP Media Center Edition
Service Pack 2 or higher/Windows®
XP Professional Service Pack 2 or
higher/Windows® XP Home Edition
Service Pack 2 or higher/Windows®
2000 Professional Service Pack 4 or
higher installation (You cannot use
this software with Windows® 95/
Windows® 98/Windows® 98 Second
Edition/ Windows® Millennium Edition/
Windows® NT.)
System requirements
Note on transcribing a message
When you use Dragon NaturallySpeaking®
speech-recognition software to transcribe
a message, your computer must also
meet the system requirements that the
Dragon NaturallySpeaking requires.
Note on sending a voice e-mail
When you use Microsoft® Outlook
Express 5.0/5.5/6.0 to send a voice e-mail
of a message, your computer must also
meet the system requirements that the
Outlook Express requires.
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Installing the software

Install the Digital Voice Editor software in
your computer’s hard disk.
 Notes




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When you install the Digital Voice Editor,
you can create all the compatible file types
except for the DVF (TRC) files. (You can play
back the DVF (TRC) files.)
When installing both types of the Digital
Voice Editor, make sure to select overwrite
installation to handle all the compatible
file formats.
Do not connect the IC recorder to the
computer before installing the Software. Or
do not remove or connect the IC recorder
during installing the Software; The IC
recorder may not be recognized or the
Software may not be installed successfully.
Be sure to close all running programs before
installing the Digital Voice Editor software.
When installing or uninstalling the software
in Windows® 2000 Professional, make sure
to log on Windows as the user name of
“Administrator. ”




When installing or uninstalling the software
in Windows® XP Media Center Edition
2005/Windows® XP Media Center Edition
2004/Windows® XP Media Center Edition/
Windows® XP Professional/Windows® XP
Home Edition, log on as a user name with
the “Computer administrator” user account.
(To find if the user name has a “Computer
administrator” user account, open the “User
Accounts” from the “Control Panel” and refer
to the section beneath the user name being
displayed.)
When the “Memory Stick Voice Editor
1.0/1.1/1.2/2.0” software has already been
installed, installing the supplied software
will automatically remove the “Memory Stick
Voice Editor” software. (Messages are not
removed.)
After installing, the Microsoft DirectX module
is also installed depending on the operation
system of your computer. This module is not
deleted after uninstalling the software.
After installing the Digital Voice Editor
software, do not install the “Memory Stick
Voice Editor 1.0/1.1/1.2/2.0” software. The
Digital Voice Editor will not work properly.
With the supplied software, you can save or
edit the messages in the “Memory Stick”.
1 Make sure that the IC recorder
2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into
the CD-ROM drive.
The installer starts up automatically
and the welcome window appears.
If the installer does not start up,
double click [DVE Setup.exe] in the
[English] folder.
When the [Restart] dialog box appears,
click [OK] to restart the computer.
Now the installation is completed.
When the dialog box to select the
help language is displayed
Click the desired language you want
to use for the help.
When the dialog box used to input
the owner name is displayed
Input the owner name for privilages
and limitations in the Digital Voice
Editor usage.
Using the IC Recorder with Your Computer
If you have already installed a
previous version of the Digital Voice
Editor or any version of the “Memory
Stick Voice Editor”
The dialog box to uninstall the
previous version may be displayed.
(Messages are not removed.)
Follow the instructions on the screen
to uninstall the software and then
the installation of the current version
starts.
3 Follow the displayed instructions.
is not connected and then turn
on your computer and start up
Windows.
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 Notes


You cannot change the owner name once it
is entered. Please write down and keep it for
future reference.
A file recorded from a CD cannot be handled
except for the PC where the file is recorded.
Handling of a file is limited among the PCs
bearing the same owner name input during
the Digital Voice Editor installation. If any
illegal data modification is attempted, or a
file is used beyond the private purposes, the
file may become unplayable or the Digital
Voice Editor may become inoperable.
Uninstalling the software
When you wish to uninstall the software,
follow the steps below.
1 Click [Start] and select [Programs],
[Sony Digital Voice Editor 3] and then
[Uninstall].
The uninstaller starts up.
2 Follow the displayed instructions.
 Note
If you wish to move the software to
another drive or directory after it is
installed, you need to uninstall the
software and then reinstall it. The
software does not work properly if you
just move the files.
 Tips
 You can also start up the uninstaller by
clicking [Start] and then selecting [Settings],
[Control Panel], and [Add/Remove Programs].
 Uninstallation does not remove the message
files.
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You can transfer the IC recorder data
onto your computer by connecting the
IC recorder to the computer.
Use the USB connecting cable supplied
with the IC recorder to connect the USB
connectors of the IC recorder and your
computer.
The IC recorder is recognized by
the computer as soon as the cable
is connected. You can connect or
disconnect the cable when the IC
recorder and the computer are turned
on or off.
Connecting cable
(supplied)







Be sure to install the Digital Voice Editor
software before connecting the IC recorder
to your computer. Otherwise, a message like
[Found New Hardware Wizard] may appear
when you connect the IC recorder to your
computer. In this case, click [Cancel].
Do not connect more than two USB devices
to your computer. Normal operation will not
be guaranteed.
Use of this IC recorder with a USB hub or a
USB extension cable is not guaranteed.
A malfunction may occur depending on the
USB devices connected at any one time.
Before connecting the IC recorder to the
computer, check that batteries are inserted
in the IC recorder.
When you connect the IC recorder to the
computer, make sure that the IC recorder is
in the stop mode.
It is recommend that you disconnect the
cable from the computer when you do not
use the Digital Voice Editor.
Using the IC Recorder with Your Computer
To USB
connector of
IC recorder
 Notes
Connecting the IC recorder
to your computer
To USB
connector
of your
computer
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Referring to the help files
For details on each operation, refer to the
help files.
Help
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Before taking the unit 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 unit does not operate.
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No sound comes from the
speaker.
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“FULL” is displayed and you
cannot start recording.
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Noise is heard.
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The ear receiver or headphones are plugged in.
The volume is turned down completely.
The memory is full. Erase some of the messages (page 30).
99 messages have been recorded in the selected folder. Select
another folder or erase some of the messages (page 30).
An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally rubbed or
scratched the unit during recording so that noise was recorded.
The unit 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.
Ear receiver/headphones plug is dirty. Clean the plug.
Recording level is low.
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Set the microphone sensitivity to “H (high)” using the menu
(page 18).
Recording is interrupted.
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The advanced VOR function is activated. Set VOR to “OFF”
(page 17).
Troubleshooting
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The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity (page
9).
The batteries are weak.
The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch (page 7). (If you
press any button, “HOLD” will flash three times.)
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Symptom
Remedy
Recording level is unstable
(when recording music,
etc.).
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This unit is designed to automatically adjust the recording level
when recording meetings, etc., and is not suitable for music
recording.
“--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is
displayed.
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You have not set the clock (page 11).
“--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is
displayed on the REC
DATE display.
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The date and time of recording will not be displayed if you
recorded the message when the clock was not set.
You cannot divide a
message.
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You cannot divide a message in a folder which has 99
messages (page 32).
If you divide messages frequently, the unit may become
unable to divide a message.
You cannot divide a message in the first or the last 1 second of
a message.
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You cannot record
messages up to the
maximum recording time.
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If you record messages in a mixture of HQ, SP and LP modes,
the recordable time varies from the maximum HQ mode
recording time to the maximum LP mode recording time
(page 15).
No more recording can be made when 99 messages each have
been recorded in a folder.
Due to the limitation of the IC recording system, this unit
records in the minimum recording unit. If the length of each
message cannot be divided by the minimum recording unit,
the remaining recording time may decrease by more than the
total length of the messages.
Remedy
The remaining time
displayed in the display
window is shorter than
that displayed in the
supplied Digital Voice
Editor software.
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The unit requires a certain amount of memory for system
operation. That amount is subtracted from the remaining time,
which is the reason for the difference.
The audio is weak or
has poor quality when
listening to the radio.
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The batteries are weak. Replace all the batteries with new ones
(page 9).
Move the unit away from the TV.
The picture of your TV
becomes unstable.
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If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with an
indoor antenna, move the unit away from the TV.
The unit does not operate
correctly.
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Take out the batteries and insert them again (page 9).
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Symptom
Please note that recorded messages may be erased during service or repair work.
Troubleshooting
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Digital Voice Editor
Refer to the Help files of the Digital Voice Editor software, too.
Symptom
Remedy
The Digital Voice Editor
software cannot be
installed.
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The IC recorder or
“Memory Stick” cannot be
properly connected.
The IC recorder does not
operate.
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The free disk or memory space on the computer is too small.
Check the hard disk and memory space.
You are trying to install the software into the operating system
that the Digital Voice Editor software does not support.
In Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005/Windows® XP
Media Center Edition 2004/Windows® XP Media Center
Edition/Windows® XP Professional/Windows® XP Home Edition,
you log on as a user name belonging to a user account with
limitations. Make sure to log on as a user name with the
“Computer administrator” user account.
In Windows® 2000 Professional, make sure to log on as the user
name of “Administrator. ”
Check that the installation of the software has been successful.
Also check the connection as follows:
When using an external USB hub, connect the IC recorder directly
to the computer.
 Disconnect and then connect the cable with the IC recorder.
 Connect the IC recorder to another USB connector.
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Your computer may be in the system standby/hibernate mode.
Do not let your computer enter into the system standby/
hibernate mode while being connected to the IC recorder.
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You may format the memory of the IC recorder. Use the IC
recorder formatting function to format the memory.
Symptom
Remedy
Messages cannot be
played back./Playback
sound volume is too low.
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No sound board is installed.
No speaker is built-in or connected to the computer.
The volume of the sound is turned down.
Turn up the volume on the computer. (Refer to the instruction
manual of the computer.)
The volume of WAV files can be changed and saved using the
“Increase Volume” feature of the Microsoft Sound Recorder.
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You cannot play back a message whose file format the Digital
Voice Editor software does not support. Depending on the
file format, you cannot use part of editorial features of the
software.
Counter or slider moves
incorrectly.
There is noise.
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This happens when you play back messages that you divided,
combined, overwrote, or added a recording. Save a message in
the hard disk first, and then add it to the IC recorder. Select the
saving file format that suits the IC recorder you use.
Operation is slow when
there are many messages.
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When the total number of messages increases, the operation
becomes slower, regardless of the length of the recording time.
Display does not work
during saving, adding, or
deleting of messages.
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It takes a longer time to copy or delete long messages. After
completing operations, the display works normally.
It takes too long to
convert a file format.
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The time required for file conversion becomes longer as the file
size is bigger.
Troubleshooting
Saved message files
cannot be played back or
edited.
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Symptom
Remedy
The software ‘hangs’ when
the Digital Voice Editor
software starts up.
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Do not disconnect the connector of the IC recorder while the
computer is communicating with the IC recorder. Otherwise
the computer operations become unstable or the data inside
the IC recorder may be damaged.
There may be conflict between the software and other driver
or application.
Do not install the “Memory Stick Voice Editor” software and
the Digital Voice Editor Ver. 2x software after you installed the
Digital Voice Editor software. The Digital Voice Editor may not
operate properly.
Additional Information
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On power
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Operate the unit only on 3 V DC. Use
two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries.
On safety
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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.
Precautions
Noise may be recorded when an
object, such as your finger, etc., rubs or
scratches the unit during recording.
On maintenance
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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, etc.
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Additional Information
On noise
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.
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Specifications
Microphone jack (minijack, monaural)
Plug in power
Minimum input level 0.6 mV
3 kilohms or lower impedance microphone
USB connector
IC recorder section
Recording media
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Built-in flash memory 256 MB, Monaural
recording
Actual usable capacity may be smaller.
Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries: 3 V DC
Recording time
HQ: 29 hours 45 minutes
SP: 79 hours 20 minutes
LP: 130 hours 25 minutes
Freqency range
HQ: 260 Hz - 6,800 Hz
SP/LP: 220 Hz - 3,400 Hz
FM radio section
Frequency range
87.5 - 108 MHz
IF 225 kHz
Antennas
Headphone cord antenna
General
Speaker
Approx. 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.) dia.
Power output
250 mW
Input/Output
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Headphone jack (minijack) for 8 - 300 ohms
ear receiver/headphones
Power requirements
Dimensions (w/h/d) (not incl.
projecting parts and controls)
34.6 × 109.5 × 18.0 mm (1 3/8 × 4 3/8 × 23/32
in.)
Mass (incl. batteries)
68 g (2.4 oz)
Supplied accessories
Operating instructions (1)
LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
Headphone (1)
Carrying pouch (1) (excluding the U.S.A. and
Europe)
USB connecting cable (1)
Application software (CD-ROM) (1)
Optional accessories
Electret Condenser Microphone ECM-DM5P,
ECM-CZ10, ECM-TL1 (for telephone recording)
Audio connecting cable RK-G64HG /RK-G69HG
(excluding Europe)
Active speaker SRS-T88, SRS-T80
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.
Trademarks
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Music Identification Technology and associated data
will be supplied from the Gracenote®. Gracenote
MusicID is the industry standard for digital music
identification for both CDs and individual music
files. For details, see the following web site:: www.
gracenote.com
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Gracenote® is a registered trademark of the
Gracenote, Inc. The Gracenote logo and logotype, and
“Powered by Gracenote” logo are trademarks of the
Gracenote. For use of the Gracenote services, see the
following web page: www.gracenote.com/corporate
All other trademarks and registered trademarks
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders. Furthermore, “ ™���������������������
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mentioned in each case in this manual.
The “Digital Voice Editor” uses software modules as
shown below:
Microsoft® DirectX®
©2001 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Additional Information
Microsoft, Windows, Outlook, DirectX are registered
trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
Apple and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple
Computer Inc., registered in the USA and other
countries.
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel
Corporation.
Intel Core is a trademark or a registered trademark
of Intel Corporation.
Dragon Speech, Dragon NaturallySpeaking are
trademarks owned by Nuance Communications,
Inc. and are registered in the United States and/or
other countries.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
“Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
“Memory Stick Duo” and
are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” and
are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
“MagicGate Memory Stick” is the trademark of Sony
Corporation.
“LPEC” and
are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
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