BGetting started
BBasic Operations
Step 1: Installing the Batteries
IC Recorder
1
Operating Instructions
Slide and lift the battery
compartment lid.
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.
Owner’s Record
The model number is located at the rear 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-B310F
Battery life* (With continuous
use)
In the HQ mode
Serial No. _____________________________________
2
ICD-B310F
2006 Sony Corporation
Printed on 100% recycled
paper using VOC (Volatile
Organic Compound)-free
vegetable oil based ink.
Insert two LR03 (size AAA)
alkaline batteries with
correct polarity, and close the
lid.
Printed in China
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.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
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.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority
to operate this equipment.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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/
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (Applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated
as household waste. Instead it shall be handed
over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
By ensuring this product is disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more
detailed information about recycling of this product, please
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Noise is heard.
• 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.
If the battery compartment lid is
accidentally detached, attach it as
illustrated.
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or 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.
• The advanced VOR function is activated. Set VOR
to “OFF”.
Recording level is unstable (when recording
music, etc.).
• 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.
• You have not set the clock.
“--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is displayed on the REC
DATE display.
• The date and time of recording will not be
displayed if you recorded the message when the
clock was not set.
The unit does not operate.
• The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity.
• The batteries are weak.
• The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch. (If you press
any button, “HOLD” will flash three times.)
No sound comes from the speaker.
• The ear receiver or headphones are plugged in.
• The volume is turned down completely.
Recording:
Approx. 22 hr.
Playback:
Approx.11 hr.
FM recording: Approx.7 hr.
FM reception: Approx.13 hr.
• 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.
You cannot divide a message.
• You cannot divide a message in a folder which has
99 messages.
• 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.
You cannot record messages up to the
maximum recording time.
• 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.
• 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.
The audio is weak or has poor quality when
listening to the radio.
• The batteries are weak. Replace all the batteries
with new ones.
• Move the unit away from the TV.
The picture of your TV becomes unstable.
• If you are listening to an FM program near the TV
with an indoor antenna, move the unit away from
the TV.
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.
1
Display the clock setting display.
1 Press DISPLAY/MENU for more
than 1 second until “MODE”
appears in the display window.
The unit enters the menu mode.
2
Set the date.
1 Press – . or >+ to select
the digits of the year.
Please note that recorded messages may be erased
during service or repair work.
Message 1
Message 2 Newly recorded message
2 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
The month digits will flash.
Blank space
Note
Before making a long recording, be sure to insert new batteries and check the battery
indicator.
1
2
3
Select the recording mode.
See “Changing the Recording Mode” on the reverse side.
Select the folder.
See “Selecting the Folder”.
Start recording.
1 Press zXREC/PAUSE.
Recording mode
Current message
number
Counter display*
2 Speak to the
built-in
microphone.
OPR indicator
(lights in red during
recording.)
* The display selected
with the DISPLAY/
MENU button
appears.
Remaining memory
indicator
You do not need to keep pressing zXREC/PAUSE while recording.
4
Stop recording.
zXREC/PAUSE
NxPLAY/STOP
Press xSTOP.
The unit stops at the
beginning of the current
recording.
– .(Review)
If you do not change the folder after you stop recording, the next time you record
you will record in the same folder.
To
Do this
pause recording*
Press zXREC/PAUSE.
During recording pause, the OPR indicator flashes in
red and “PAUSE” flashes in the display window.
release pause and
resume recording
Press zXREC/PAUSE.
Recording resumes from that point.
(To stop recording after pausing recording, press
xSTOP.)
listen to the current
recording
Press xSTOP to stop recording, then press
NxPLAY/STOP.
review the current
recording instantly
Press NxPLAY/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 microphone
sensitivity
You can select the microphone sensitivity using 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.
Selecting the Folder
3 Set the month and day in
sequence, then press NxPLAY/
STOP.
The hour digits will flash.
1 Tip
2
To set the date to Year 2006, display “06Y”.
3
Set the time.
1 Press – . or >+ to select
the digits of the hour.
3
• The memory is full. Erase some of the messages.
• 99 messages have been recorded in the selected folder.
Select another folder or erase some of the messages.
2 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
The minute digits will flash.
5 Press xSTOP 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.
1 Tip
This unit does not have a power on/off switch. The display is shown at all times.
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1 second until
“MODE” appears in the display window.
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.
Note on recording
Noise may be recorded if an object,
such as your finger, etc., accidentally
rubs or scratches the unit during
recording.
2
Press – . or >+ to select “SENS” and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
Erasing messages one by one
Maximum recording time
The maximum recording time of all
the folders is as follows. You can
record messages for the maximum
recording time in a single folder.
HQ*
7 h. 30 min.
SP**
20 h. 5 min.
LP***
37 h. 5 min.
When a message is erased, the remaining messages will advance and
renumbered so that there will be no space between messages.
3
Press – . or >+ to select “H (high sensitivity)” or
“L (low sensitivity)” and press NxPLAY/STOP.
Before erasing
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
Message 5
Erase Message 3
After erasing
(h.: hours/min.: minutes)
* HQ: High quality recording mode
(monaural sound)
** SP: Standard play recording mode
(monaural sound)
***LP: Long play recording mode
(monaural sound)
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1 second until
“MODE” appears in the display window.
Press – . or >+ to select “FOLDER” and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
Press – . or >+ to select the folder you want
and press NxPLAY/STOP.
• To record in better sound quality,
select the HQ mode. For switching
the recording mode, see “Changing
the Recording Mode” on the reverse
side.
• 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.
• When you record messages in the
mixture of HQ, SP and LP mode, 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.
4
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
Remaining messages are renumbered.
Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.
To cancel erasing
1 Select a message you want to erase.
Press xSTOP before step 4.
2 Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1
second until “MODE” appears in the
display window.
To erase other messages
Repeat steps 1 - 4.
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.
See “Selecting the Folder”.
2
Select the message number.
Press – . or >+ to
display the desired
message number.
Selected message number
– .: for smaller
message number
Number of
messages in
a folder
>+: for larger
message number
Counter
display*
* The display selected with the DISPLAY/MENU button appears (see the reverse side).
3
Start playback.
i (headphone) jack
1 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
During recording, the remaining
memory indicator decreases one by
one.
OPR indicator
(lights in green during
playback.)
2 Adjust the volume
with the VOL control.
The memory is
nearly full.
Counter display (or the
selected display mode)
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.
Notes
• If you press zXREC/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 zXREC/PAUSE after
you have recorded 99 messages,
“FULL” will flash with an alarm
sound. Select another folder or erase
some of the messages.
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.)
xSTOP
After playing back one message, the unit stops at the beginning of the next
message. When the continuous play function is set to “ON” (see the reverse side),
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.
Other operations
To
Do this
stop at the current position
Press NxPLAY/STOP or xSTOP.
To resume playback from that point,
press NxPLAY/STOP again.
go back to the beginning
of the current message
Press – . once.
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.)
To erase a message
partially
3 Press – . or >+ to display
“ERASE” and press NxPLAY/STOP.
The message number and “ERASE” will
flash while the whole message is played
back 10 times.
Playing Back Messages
Remaining memory
indication
Playing back a message
repeatedly
— Repeat Play
During playback, press
NxPLAY/STOP for more than
one second.
“ “ will be displayed and the
selected message will be played
back repeatedly.
To resume normal playback, press
NxPLAY/STOP again. To stop
playback, press xSTOP.
Playing back all messages
in a folder continuously
— Continuous Play
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.
First divide the message and then
follow the steps to erase the
message.
4 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
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.)
Erasing all messages in a folder
e.g.
Folder A
Folder B
Message 1 Message 2 Message 3 Blank space
Searching forward/
backward during playback
(Cue/Review)
Blank space
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.
Message 1 Message 2
Message 3
Message 1 Message 2
Message 3
To cancel erasing
1 Select the folder you want to erase.
Press xSTOP before step 4.
2 Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1
second until “MODE” appears in the
display window.
3 Press – . or >+ to display “ALL
ERASE” and press NxPLAY/STOP.
The message number and “ALL ERASE”
will flash 10 times.
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.
4 While display is flashing, press
NxPLAY/STOP.
The setting is completed.
5 Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.
1 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.)
Index to Parts and Controls
Main unit
MIC (built-in microphone)
i (headphone) jack
(microphone) jack
OPR (operation) indicator
Display window
DIVIDE
DISPLAY/MENU
VOL (volume) control*
FM•i (headphone)/5 (speaker) selector
xSTOP
HOLD
zXREC (record) /PAUSE
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.
Rear
3 Set the minute.
4 Press NxPLAY/STOP at the time
signal.
The display will return to “SET
DATE”.
“FULL” is displayed and you cannot start recording.
1
1
Notes
2 Press – . or >+ to display
“SET DATE”.
3 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
The year digits will flash.
• Take out the batteries and insert them again.
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.
In the SP and LP modes
Step 2: Setting the Clock
The unit does not operate correctly.
Troubleshooting
Approx. 11hr.
Approx. 7.5 hr.
Approx. 5 hr.
Approx.13 hr.
e.g.
Notes
Recording level is low.
Recording is interrupted.
Recording:
Playback:
FM recording:
FM reception:
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.
(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.
Make sure to insert both
of the batteries from
their – ends.
• Set the microphone sensitivity to “H (high)” using
the menu.
Recording Messages
Replacing the batteries
Erasing Messages
Selecting the Microphone Sensitivity
Display window
Remaining battery
indicator
4
Folder indication
Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.
Current folder
Microphone sensitivity
Recording stops when no sound is
heard. (“VOR PAUSE” flashes in
the display window.)
Alarm indicator
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.”
Selected message number
Battery
compartment
REC DATE (recorded date)
indication
REMAIN indicator
Hook for handstrap
(not supplied)
FM radio sensitivity
Remaining memory
indicator
Recording mode
indication
REC (recording)
indicator
FM indicator
Repeat play indicator
Number of messages in
a folder/Menu
indication/Counter /
Remaining time
indication /Recording
date indication /Current
time indication /
Messages
Listening to an FM radio station
The display in the display window may be different from the actual one in some
regions.
1
2
Press FM to enter FM radio
mode.
Note
The headphone cord is an FM
antenna, therefore, connect the
headphone when listening to the
radio.
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.
Tune in a station.
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.
The display in the display window may be different from the actual one in some regions.
1
Press FM repeatedly until “[P]” appears.
1 Tip
If you press FM repeatedly, the radio switches between tuning manually (“P” appears) and tuning by
preset number (“[P]” appears).
2
1 Press FM to enter the FM mode.
2 Tune in the station you want to
record.
3 Press zXREC/PAUSE to start
recording.
4 Press xSTOP to stop recording.
Tune in the station.
You can add a recording to the message being played
back.
The added recording will be placed after the current
message and counted as a part of the message.
During
playback of
Message 3
1
2
2 Press xSTOP to turn the FM radio off.
The display in the display window may be different from the actual one in some
regions.
1
Press FM to enter FM radio mode.
Press FM repeatedly until
“[P]” appears.
2
Tune in the station you want to preset and store
on the preset number.
Press and hold NxPLAY/STOP until a preset
number flashes on the display.
The station will be stored in memory after 3
seconds.
Press – . or >+
repeatedly until the preset
number you want to erase is
displayed.
To cancel erasing
Press xSTOP before you press
NxPLAY/STOP in step 3.
• You cannot add or overwrite a recording if the remaining
memory is not long enough.
• The added portion of a message will be recorded in the same
recording mode (HQ, SP, or LP).
Recording with an External
Microphone or from Other
Equipment
1
While recording or playing back a message, press
DIVIDE at the point you want to divide.
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
2
When recording with an external
microphone
mini-plug (monaural)
External
microphone
(not supplied)
• 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.
Audio connecting
cable with
attenuator
(not supplied)
EAR,
EARPHONE, v
or REC OUT
mini-plug
(stereo or
monaural)
Tape recorder, TV, radio, etc.
2
2 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
The preset number will be changed to
0“- -.”
Follow the steps in “Recording Messages” on
the front side to record messages.
A message is divided.
Recording continues
1 Tip
Note
You can divide a message during recording pause.
“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.
• 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
3 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
“OFF” starts to flash.
Message 3
4 Press – . or >+ to select
“ON”.
“ON” starts to flash.
A message is divided.
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
The message numbers increase.
To play the divided message
5 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
“DATE” will flash in the display
window.
Press –. or >+ to display the message number as the
divided messages each have message numbers.
1 To play the divided messages continuously
Select “ON” for CONT in the menu as described in “Playing
Back All Messages in a Folder Continuously”.
1 Press NxPLAY/STOP while
“DATE” is flashing.
The year digits will flash.
3 Press – . or >+ to select
the month digits and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
The day digits will flash.
Press – . or >+ to select
“MOVE” and press NxPLAY/
STOP.
4 Press – . or >+ to select
the day digits.
4
Press FM to enter the FM mode.
5
2
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1 second until
“AUTO-P” appears in the display window.
2 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
3
6
Press – . or >+ to select the
folder to which you want to
move the message (C in this
case).
Press NxPLAY/STOP.
To play back at the same time
every day
Press – . or >+ to select
“DAILY”.
4
Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.
Press NxPLAY/STOP.
The hour digits will flash.
5
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.
2
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more
than 1 second until “MODE”
appears in the display window.
Press – . or >+ to display
“BEEP ON (or OFF)” and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
“ON (or OFF)” will flash.
3
4
The setting is completed.
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.
• Noise may be recorded when an object, such as your
finger, etc., rubs or scratches the unit during recording.
Press xSTOP to exit the menu
mode.
On maintenance
• To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened
in water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.
Press – . or >+ to select
“ON” or “OFF” and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
Changing the Recording Mode
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).
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2
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more
than 1 second until “MODE”
appears in the display window.
Make sure that “MODE” is
displayed and press NxPLAY/
STOP.
3
1 Tip
You can select the display mode for the stop, recording
and playback modes.
Each time you press DISPLAY/MENU, the display mode
will change as shown below:
Now the setting is completed.
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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
Press xSTOP to exit the menu
mode.
2 Press – . or >+ to select
the minute digits and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
“B-PLAY” will be displayed.
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.
Set the alarm sound.
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1 Press – . or >+ to select
the alarm sound either from
“B-PLAY” (playing back the
message after the alarm) or
“B-ONLY” (alarm only)
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.
2 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
“ALARM ON” will be displayed.
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Press xSTOP 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.
Press xSTOP 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.
Playing Back All Messages in a
Folder Continuously
CONT ON: You can play back all messages in a folder
continuously.
CONT OFF: Playback stops at the end of each message.
1
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more
than 1 second until “MODE”
appears in the display window.
2
Press – . or >+ to display
“CONT” and press NxPLAY/
STOP.
“OFF (or ON)” will flash.
1 On the current time display
B
Set the alarm time.
Press – . or >+ to select
“HQ”, “SP” or “LP” and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
Slide the HOLD switch to “OFF” .
Even if the HOLD function is activated, you can stop the alarm
playback. To stop the alarm or playback, press xSTOP.
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Recorded date (REC DATE)*:
The date the current message
was recorded.
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Recorded time (REC DATE)**:
The time the current message
was recorded.
* If the clock has not been set, “--Y--M--D” will be displayed.
**If the clock has not been set, “--:--” will be displayed.
On handling
• 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.
Backup recommendations
To cancel the HOLD function
Note
On safety
• Do not operate the unit while driving, cycling or
operating any motorized vehicle.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
HOLD
1 Press – . or >+ to select
the hour digits and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
The minute digits will flash.
Press xSTOP before step 5.
5
On power
• Operate the unit only on 3 V DC. Use two LR03 (size
AAA) alkaline batteries.
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.
Selecting the Display Mode
Press – . or >+ to select “SENS” and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
Press – . or >+ to select “LOCAL” or “DX” and
press NxPLAY/STOP.
Preventing Accidental Operation
— HOLD function
The message is moved in the
destination folder.
To cancel moving the message(s)
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1 Select the message you set the alarm to play back, and
press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1 second to enter
the menu mode.
2 Press – . or > + to select “ALARM ON”.
3 Press NxPLAY/STOP to flash “ON”.
4 To cancel the alarm setting: Press – . or > + to
flash “OFF” and press NxPLAY/STOP.
To change the alarm setting: Press NxPLAY/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.
5 Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.
Press – . or >+ to select the
day of the week.
The destination folder indication
flashes.
Switching the receiver sensitivity of the FM
radio
Notes
• 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 DISPLAY/
MENU 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.
• 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.
When the HOLD function is activated during recording, cancel
the HOLD function first to stop recording.
To play back once a week
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BEEP ON:
1
2 Press – . or > + to
select the year digits and
press NxPLAY/STOP.
The month digits will flash.
While the unit is stopped, select
the message you want to move.
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more
than 1 second until “MODE”
appears in the display window.
Press xSTOP while the alarm sound is heard. You can
stop even when the HOLD function is activated.
Precautions
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)
Moving Messages to a Different
Folder — Move Function
2
To cancel the alarm setting before the
playback starts
Turning off the Beep Sound
HQ (or SP, LP)” will flash.
3
• 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.
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Press NxPLAY/STOP. The same message will be played
back from the beginning.
To cancel or change the alarm setting
Notes
• 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.
Enter the alarm setting mode.
2 Press – . 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
xSTOP and exit the menu
mode.)
Notes
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.
Select the folder (See
“Selecting the Folder” on
the front side) and display
the message you want to
play back with an alarm.
1 Press DISPLAY/MENU for
more than 1 second until
“MODE” appears in the
display window.
Example: Moving Message 3 in Folder A to Folder C
1
4 Press xSTOP 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.
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.
Connect a plug-in-power type microphone or
other equipment to the (microphone) jack.
Erase the preset number.
Press FM to enter FM radio mode.
3 Press – . or >+ to select “YES”
and press NxPLAY/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.
Dividing a Message
You can move the recorded messages to another folder.
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.
Preset stations automatically in the menu.
To listen to the same message again
Playing Back a Message at a
Desired Time with an Alarm
Message 1 Message 2 Message 3
Notes
(micromini-plug (monaural)
phone)
Presetting FM radio stations
automatically
1 Press DISPLAY/MENU for
more than 1 second until
“AUTO- P” appears in the
display window.
Added recording
BOther Functions
Press xSTOP to stop the recording.
1 Press NxPLAY/STOP for more than 1
second.
The preset number and “ERASE” flash
in the display window.
2
Message 4
Message 3
When recording from other equipment
3
1
Message 4
During playback, press and hold
zXREC/PAUSE.
(microphone)
2
Message 3
The “REC” indication appears.
“ADD” will flash 3 times.
The OPR indicator will light in red.
An add or overwrite recording starts.
Erasing preset FM radio stations
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.
Adding a Recording to a
Previously Recorded Message
After
adding a
recording
1 Press – . or >+ repeatedly until the
preset number you want is displayed.
When you press and hold – . or >+ , the
preset numbers change rapidly.
Recording FM broadcasts
Presetting FM radio stations
1
Listening to a preset radio station
BVarious Ways of Recording
3
Press – . or >+ to select
“ON” or “OFF” and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
Now the setting is completed.
4
Press xSTOP to exit the menu
mode.
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.
Specifications
IC recorder section
Recording media
Built-in flash memory 64 MB, Monaural
recording
Recording time
HQ: 7 hours 30 minutes
SP: 20 hours 5 minutes
LP: 37 hours 5 minutes
Freqency range
HQ:
260 Hz - 6,800 Hz
SP:
220 Hz - 3,400 Hz
LP:
220 Hz - 3,100 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
•Headphone jack (minijack) for 8 - 300 ohms
ear receiver/headphones
•Microphone jack (minijack, monaural)
Plug in power
Minimum input level 0.6 mV
3 kilohms or lower impedance microphone
Power requirements
Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries: 3 V DC
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) (for the
U.S.A.only)
Headphone (1)
Carrying pouch (1) (excluding the U.S.A.)
Optional accessories
Electret Condenser Microphone ECM-DM5P,
ECM-CZ10, ECM-TL1 (for telephone recording)
Audio connecting cable RK-G64HG /RKG69HG (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.