3-258-853-13 (1)
IC Recorder
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model number and the serial number are located
on the back of the unit.
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-BM1/BM1PRO Serial No.
ICD-BM1/BM1PRO
©2003 Sony Corporation
For the customers in the United States
For the customers in the United States
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.
For “Memory Stick”
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 (800)-222-7669
or write to:
Sony Customer Information Services Center 12451 Gateway Blvd. Fort Myers, FL
33913
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
Telephone No.:
SONY
ICD-BM1
Sony Electronics Inc.
680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ. 07649 USA
201-930-6972
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.
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Notice for users
Program © 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2003 Sony Corporation
All rights reserved. This manual or the software described herein, in whole or in part,
may not be reproduced, translated or reduced to any machine readable form without
prior written approval from Sony Corporation.
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CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON TORT,
CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH
THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED
HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF.
Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any 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-BM1/BM1PRO only. 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.
Trademarks
• “Memory Stick“ and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “LPEC” is the trademark of Sony Corporation.
• IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines
Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows and Outlook are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation,
registered in the U.S.A. and other countries.
Copyright ©1995 Microsoft Corporation.
All rights reserved.
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• Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
• NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Systems are trademarks owned by ScanSoft, Inc. and
are registered in the United States and/or other countries.
• All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
The “Digital Voice Editor” uses software modules as shown below:
Microsoft® DirectX® Media Runtime
©2001 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Step 1: Installing the Batteries .............................................................. 6
Replacing the Batteries .................................................................. 7
Step 2: Setting the Clock ...................................................................... 8
Step 3: Inserting a “Memory Stick” into the IC Recorder ............. 10
Basic Operations
Recording Messages ............................................................................ 12
Recording as a New Message ..................................................... 15
Adding an Overwrite Recording ............................................... 15
Using Convenient Functions while Recording ........................ 16
Recording with an External Microphone or Other Equipment .... 18
Recording with an External Stereo Microphone ...................... 18
Recording from Other Equipment ............................................. 19
Recording with Other Equipment ............................................. 19
Playing Back Messages ....................................................................... 20
Using the Display Window ................................................................ 24
Selecting the Display Mode ............................................................... 26
Editing Messages
Erasing Messages ................................................................................. 28
Erasing Messages one by one ..................................................... 28
Erasing All Messages in a Folder ............................................... 30
Dividing a Message into Two ............................................................ 31
Adding / Erasing Folders .................................................................. 33
Adding Folders ............................................................................. 33
Erasing Folders ............................................................................. 34
Moving Messages to a Different Folder ........................................... 35
Adding Priority Mark(s)
— Priority Mark Function ........................................................... 36
Labeling Folders .................................................................................. 38
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Other Functions
Adjusting the Playback Speed — DPC
(Digital Pitch Control) .................................................................. 39
Setting the Overwrite Mode .............................................................. 41
Playing Back a Message at a Desired Time with an Alarm ........... 43
Formatting a “Memory Stick“ ........................................................... 47
Changing the Settings — MENU ...................................................... 49
Using the ”Digital Voice Editor“ Software ...................................... 52
Additional Information
Precautions ........................................................................................... 54
Troubleshooting ................................................................................... 56
Error messages of the IC Recorder ............................................. 59
System Limitations ....................................................................... 61
Specifications ........................................................................................ 63
Index to Parts and Controls ............................................................... 64
Using the optional AC power adaptor ...................................... 66
Index ...................................................................................................... 67
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BGetting Started
Step 1: Installing the Batteries
1
Press down the battery compartment lid. Then slide it while
pressing down and lift it.
Press down
around here.
2
Insert two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries with correct
polarity, and close the lid.
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time or
after the unit has been without batteries for a certain period of time. Please
refer to steps 3 to 6 in “Step 2: Setting the Clock” on pages 8 and 9 to set
the date and time.
Using on house current
Connect the AC power adaptor AC-E30HG (not
supplied) to the DC IN 3V jack of the unit and to
the wall outlet. Do not use any other AC power
adaptor.
Polarity of the plug
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Replacing the Batteries
The battery indicator on the display window shows the battery condition.
Notes
Battery remain indication
: Replace both of the two batteries with new ones.
m
:
The “LOW BATTERY” is displayed
and the unit will stop operation.
Battery life (Using Sony alkaline batteries LR03 (SG))
(Recording mode:)
ST
SP
LP
In continuous recording:
Approx. 11 hours
Approx. 14 hours
Approx. 16 hours
In continuous playback*:
Approx. 6.5 hours
Approx. 7.5 hours Approx. 8.5 hours
* 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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Getting Started
• Do not use manganese batteries for this unit.
• When you replace the batteries, insert the new ones within 3 minutes after you
remove the exhausted ones. Otherwise, the display may show the clock setting
or incorrect date and time when you re-insert the batteries. In this case, set the
date and time again. The recorded messages and alarm setting, however, will
remain.
• 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.
Step 2: Setting the Clock
You need to set the clock to use the alarm function or record the date and
time.
Clock setting display appears when you insert battery for the first time, or
when you insert battery after the unit has been without battery for a
certain period of time. In this case, proceed from step 4.
Jog lever
Press up (>).
MENU
POWER
ENTER
CANCEL
1
Slide POWER to ON.
The IC recorder is turned on.
2
Press MENU.
The menu mode will be displayed in the
display window.
3
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Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select “DATE&TIME”.
Press down (.).
4
Press ENTER.
The date and time setting window is
displayed. The year digits will flash.
Set the date and time.
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5
1 Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select the digits of the year.
2 Press ENTER.
The month digit will flash.
3 Set the month, day, and the time in
sequence, then press ENTER.
The menu mode will be displayed again.
6
Press MENU.
The window will return to the normal display.
To cancel the operation
Press CANCEL to return to the previous step of the operations.
To display the current time
Press ENTER while the unit is in the stop mode
(page 27).
The current time will be displayed for three
seconds.
Note
When no “Memory Stick” is inserted or the power is
turned off, the current time will not be displayed.
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Step 3: Inserting a “Memory Stick” into
the IC Recorder
Notes
• Make sure to insert or remove the “Memory Stick” while the unit is turned off.
• Never remove the “Memory Stick” while the unit is accessing the “Memory
Stick”. (The OPR indicator flashes in orange.)
1
2
Slide and open the “Memory Stick” slot cover.
Insert a “Memory Stick” into the “Memory Stick” slot with the
terminal side facing inside the recorder. Insert it firmly until it
clicks into place.
Note
Do not insert a “Memory Stick” in a
different direction. It may cause
malfunction of the unit.
3
Close the “Memory Stick” slot cover.
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Note on the “ACCESS” message
The unit is accessing data while “MEMORY STICK
ACCESS“ appears in the display window or the
OPR indicator flashes in orange. While accessing,
do not remove the “Memory Stick”, batteries, or
the AC adaptor (not supplied). Doing so may
damage the data.
• The unit starts accessing the data after it is turned on.
• If the unit is required to process excessive amount of data, “MEMORY STICK
ACCESS“ may be displayed for an extended period of time. This is not a
malfunction of the unit. Wait until the message disappears.
Removing the “Memory Stick”
Make sure that “MEMORY STICK ACCESS“ disappears, and turn off the
unit. Then open the “Memory Stick” slot cover and push the “Memory
Stick” into the slot, so that the “Memory Stick” pops out.
Remove the “Memory Stick” from the slot as shown below.
The types of “Memory Stick” you can use with this IC
Recorder
You can also use the following “Memory Stick” of a 4 MB to 128 MB
capacity instead of the supplied “Memory Stick”. The maximum
recording time varies depending on the capacity of the “Memory Stick”.
• “Memory Stick”
• “Memory Stick (with memory select function)” (incorporating two
128MB memory units)
• “MagicGate Memory Stick”
• “Memory Stick Duo” (when inserted into the “Memory Stick Duo”
adaptor)
Notes
• The unit does not support the “Memory Stick PRO”.
• “MagicGate“ is a copyright protection technology that uses an encryption
technology. This unit does not support the MagicGate standard, and therefore,
recorded data using this unit is not subject to the protection of copyrights by
MagicGate.
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Getting Started
Notes
BBasic Operations
Recording Messages
You can record messages in each (initially named FOLDER01, FOLDER02,
and FOLDER03) folder. The maximum number of recordable messages
differs depending on the “Memory Stick” capacity.
You can record messages using the following three functions:
• Add a recording to a previously recorded message (next page)
• Add a recording as a new message (page 15)
• Add an overwrite recording (page 15)
This section explains how to add a recording to a previously recorded message.
Message 1
Message 3
Message 2
Starts recording at the end of Message 1
Message 2
Message 1
Message 3
Added recording (counted as a part of Message 1)
Maximum recording time and number of messages for a
“Memory Stick“
The maximum recording time for all the folders and the maximum number
of messages are as follows. You can record messages for the maximum
recording time in a single folder.
4MB
8MB
16MB
32MB
ST*
10min.
20min.
40min.
1hr 25min. 2hr 50min.
SP**
30min.
1hr
2hr 10min. 4hr 20min. 8hr 50min.
LP***
1hr 20min. 2hr 50min. 5hr 45min. 11hr 45min. 23hr 35min. 47hr 25min.
Number
456
of Messages
950
963
1,016
64MB
1,016
128MB
5hr 50min.
17hr 45min.
1,016
*ST:
High quality recording mode
(hr: hours /min.: minutes)
(stereo sound with an external stereo microphone not supplied)
**SP: Standard play recording mode (monaural sound)
***LP: Long play recording mode (monaural sound)
Notes
• For switching the recording mode, see page 50.
• Before making a long recording, be sure to check the battery indicator (page 7).
• The maximum recording time and the number of messages you can make vary
depending on the conditions of use.
• To avoid replacing batteries during long recordings, use the AC power
adaptor (not supplied).
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1
Turn on the power.
Slide POWER to ON.
Basic Operations
2
Select the folder.
FOLDER
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Stop recording.
Slide the control key to STOP.
The unit stops at the end of the current
recording.
If you do not change the folder after you stop
recording, the next time you record you will
record from the end of the current recording.
The added recording will be counted as part
of the current message.
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Recording as a New Message
You can add a recording as a new message after the last message in the folder.
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Blank space
Starts recording at any point by pressing NEW FILE.
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
Recorded after the last message as a new message
Basic Operations
Before you start recording in step 3 on the
previous page, press NEW FILE.
“NEW FILE” will be displayed.
Then slide the control key to REC to start a new
recording as the last message in the folder.
Adding an Overwrite Recording
When you start recording at a point in the middle of a recorded message,
you add an overwrite recording after the selected point.
Start recording at a point in the middle of a recorded message
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
The deleted part of Message 2
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
Added overwrite recording in Message 2
Locate the point where you want to start recording
(page 21) and then slide the control key to REC.
“ADD REC” will be displayed and you can add an
overwrite recording to the current message.
Tips
• You can select the overwrite recording mode using the menu (page 41).
• The overwrite recording will be added in the same recording mode as the
original message, regardless of the current recording mode setting.
Note
Playback after the overwrite recording starts from the beginning of the message.
Playback after a stop starts from the point where you stopped playback.
Continued
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Recording Messages (continued)
Using Convenient Functions while Recording
Reviewing the recording
Slide the control key to B.SPACE. You can search backwards while
listening to fast playback sound. After you slide the control key to PLAY,
playback starts from that point. You can add an overwrite recording from
that point.
Monitoring the recording
When recording, you can connect an ear receiver supplied or not supplied
to the i (headphones) jack and monitor the recording from the connected
ear receiver. You can adjust the volume with VOL +/–, but the recording
level is fixed.
Note
If you turn up the volume excessively or place the ear receiver near the
microphone while monitoring recording, the microphone may pick up the
sound from the ear receiver, causing acoustic feedback (howling sound).
Starting recording automatically in response to the sound
— Advanced VOR function
Slide the VOR (voice operated
recording) switch to ON during stop or
recording mode.
Set the control key to REC. Recording
starts when the unit detects sound, and
“VOR” appears in the display window.
The recording pauses when no sound is
detected, and “VOR PAUSE” appears.
Notes
• Recording will not be started unless the control key is set to REC.
• VOR function is affected by the sound around you. Set the MIC SENS
(microphone sensitivity) switch according to the recording conditions. If
recording is not satisfactory after you have changed the microphone
sensitivity, or for important recording, set the VOR switch to OFF.
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Selecting the microphone sensitivity
Slide the MIC SENS (microphone
sensitivity) switch during stop or
recording mode according to the
recording conditions:
• CONF(H) (high): To record a small
sound at a conference or in a quiet and/
or spacious place.
• DICT(L) (low): To record for dictation.
When the remaining time reaches 1 minute, the remaining time indication
will flash in the display window regardless of the display mode (page 26).
When the memory is full, recording automatically stops and “NO
MEMORY SPACE” will be displayed with an alarm sound. Please slide
the control key to STOP.
To continue recording, erase some of the messages (page 28) or replace the
“Memory Stick”.
Note
When you set the BEEP (page 51) to OFF, an alarm sound (beep) does not
sound.
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Basic Operations
Using the memory remain indication
During recording, the remaining memory indicator decreases one by one.
When the remaining recording time reaches 5 minutes, the remaining
memory indication flashes.
Recording with an External Microphone
or Other Equipment
You can record sound of an external microphone or other equipment (tape
recorder, MiniDisc player, or etc.) with the IC recorder. Depending on the
device you use, connect the IC recorder as follows. For available
accessories, consult with your nearest Sony dealer.
Recording with an External Stereo Microphone
Connect an external stereo microphone to the MIC (microphone) jack. You
can enjoy the stereo recording by using a stereo microphone.
mini-plug (stereo)
Stereo microphone
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.
1 Recommended types of microphones
You can use the ECM-DS70P Sony electret condenser microphone (not
supplied).
Note
Before you start the stereo recording with an external stereo microphone, set
MODE to ST in the menu (page 50).
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Recording from Other Equipment
To record sound of other equipment with the IC recorder, connect the MIC
(microphone) jack of the IC recorder to the earphone jack of other
equipment (tape recorder etc.) by using an audio connecting cable.
Notes
• When the audio recording level is large, sound may be recorded
interrupted if you use an audio connecting cable without register. Use a
registered audio connecting cable.
• When the audio recording level is small, do not use a registered audio
connecting cable.
To record the sound of the IC recorder with other equipment, connect the
i (headphones) jack of the IC recorder to the audio input connector
(minijack, stereo) of other equipment.
mini-plug (stereo)
Tape recorder, etc.
mini-plug (stereo)
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Basic Operations
Recording with Other Equipment
1 Press FOLDER.
2 Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to display the folder containing
the message you want to play back.
Selected
folder
3 Press ENTER to select the folder.
To cancel the selection, press CANCEL.
Select the message number.
Selected message number
The number of
message in a folder
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3
Start playback.
OPR indicator
(lights in green during
playback)
i jack
1 Slide the control key to PLAY.
Counter display*
* The display selected with the DISPLAY button
(page 26) appears.
The unit plays back all the messages in a folder
continuously. At the end of each message, a beep
will sound.
When the unit reaches to the end of the last message in a folder, “MSG END” will
flash 3 times with a beep and playback stops. Move the control key to STOP.
1 To listen from an ear receiver
Connect the supplied ear receiver to the i (headphones) jack. The built-in
speaker will be automatically disconnected.
1 To listen from an external speaker
Connect an active or passive speaker (not supplied) to the i (headphones) jack.
Note
Playback after the overwrite recording starts from the beginning of the message.
Playback after a stop starts from the point where you stopped playback.
4
Stop playback.
Slide the control key to STOP.
The unit stops at the current position. (When
the unit reaches to the end of the last
message in step 3, it stops at the end of the
last message.)
You can start an overwrite recording from
the point (page 15).
Continued
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Basic Operations
2 Adjust the volume with VOL +/– .
Playing Back Messages (continued)
Other operations
To
Do this
go back to the beginning
of the current message*
go back to previous
messages*
Press the jog lever down (.)
once.**
Press the jog lever down (.)
repeatedly. (During stop mode,
keep the button pressed to go back
the messages continuously.)**
skip to the next message*
Press the jog lever up (>) once.***
skip to the succeeding messages* Press the jog lever up (>)
repeatedly.***
*
These operations are for when EASY-S is set to OFF. For operations when
EASY-S is set to ON, see page 51.
** If you do these operations at the beginning of the first message in a folder
during stop mode, the unit locates the end of the last message.
*** If you do these operations at the end of the last message in a folder during
stop mode, the unit locates the beginning of the first message.
Playing back a message rapidly or slowly in natural tone
— DPC (Digital Pitch Control)
When you adjust the playback speed with the DPC in the menu (pages 39
and 40), you can play back a message rapidly or slowing by sliding the
DPC switch to ON. When you set the playback speed faster or slower of
the normal speed, “FAST PLAY” or “SLOW PLAY” appears. You can
change the setting during playback.
Searching forward/backward during playback (Cue/Review)
• To search forward: Keep pressing the jog lever up (>) during
playback and release it at the point you wish to resume playback.
• To search backward: Slide the control key to B.SPACE or keep pressing
the jog lever down (.) during playback and release it at the point you
wish to resume playback.
The unit searches at slow speed (unit of 4 seconds) with playback sound. It
is useful to check one word forward or behind. Then, if you keep pressing
the jog lever up or down, the unit starts to search at higher speed.
Release it at the point you want to resume playback.
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1 When you play back to the end of the last message
Quickly locating the point at which you wish to start
playback (Easy Search)
When EASY-S is set to ON (page 51) in the menu, you can quickly locate
the point you wish to start playback by pressing the jog lever up or down
(>/.) repeatedly during playback.
You can go back approximately 3 seconds by pressing the jog lever down
(.) once, or advance approximately 10 seconds by pressing the jog lever
up (>) once. This function is useful when locating a desired point in a
long recording.
Playing back a message repeatedly — Repeat Play
When REPEAT is set to ON in the menu (page 50),
you can play back a message repeatedly.
Slide the control key to PLAY. “MSG.REPEAT“
will be displayed and the selected message will be
played back repeatedly.
To stop playback, slide the control key to STOP.
To resume normal playback, set REPEAT to OFF in
the menu.
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Basic Operations
When the unit locates the end of the last message, “MSG. END” flashes 3 times
with a beep and the OPR indicator lights in green.
• When “MOVE CONTROL KEY TO STOP POSITION” appears, slide the
control key to STOP. The unit will stop at the end of the last message.
• To go back to the beginning of the first message in a folder during stop mode,
press the jog lever up (>).
• If you slide the control key to B.SPACE or keep pressing the jog lever down
(.), the messages are played back rapidly, and normal playback will start
at the point you release the button.
• If the last message is long and you wish to start playback at a later part of the
message, keep pressing the jog lever up (>) to go to the end of the message
and then press the jog lever down (.) to go back to the desired point.
Using the Display Window
Parts in the display window
1 VOR (voice operated
recording) indicator (16)
2 “Memory Stick” indicator
3 Folder indication (13, 20)
Displays the current folder.
4 Priority marks (36)
5 Selected message number /
Total message number in the
folder (14, 20)
6 Remaining memory
indicator (17)
7 Remaining battery indicator (7)
When the AC power adaptor
(not supplied) is connected,
the indicator does not appear.
8 Alarm indicator (45)
Appears when the alarm is
set for a message.
9 Recording mode indication (50)
• ST: High quality recording
mode (stereo sound with an
external stereo microphone
not supplied)
• SP: Standard play recording
mode (monaural sound)
• LP: Long play recording
mode (monaural sound)
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24
0 Microphone sensitivity
indication (17)
Displays the current
microphone sensitivity
setting with the MIC SENS
(microphone sensitivity)
switch:
• H (high): CONF(H)
position is selected to
record at a meeting or in a
quiet/spacious place.
• L (low): DICT(L) position
is selected to record for
dictation.
qa Counter /Remaining time
indication /Recording date
and time indication /
Message name indication/
Current time indication (26,
27)
The display selected with the
DISPLAY button appears.
Note
The effect of the back light of the
display window may be reduced
in a bright location.
xDisplay during recording and
playback
In an ordinary recording or
playback mode, the message
number, recording mode and
microphone sensitivity of the
message being recorded or
played back, and playback
counter are displayed in the
window.
Display examples
Basic Operations
A message is being recorded as the
3rd message of all 25 messages in
SP mode with L (Low) microphone
sensitivity.
In a special playback mode such
as DPC play, the mode flashes in
the display.
When the DPC switch is set to ON
to start playback rapidly.
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Selecting the Display Mode
You can select the display mode for stop, recording and playback modes.
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display the
desired display mode.
The display mode changes according to the
following order:
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MSG.NAME (message name)
The message name will be displayed in the display
window.
If the message has no name, only the message icon
( ) will be displayed.
1 On Sleep display mode
Basic Operations
If the unit is left unused for more than 3 seconds in
the stop mode, the display will turn to sleep display
mode as shown to the right, regardless of the display
mode setting.
1 To display the current time
Press ENTER while the unit is in the stop mode.
The current time will be displayed with the clock
icon ( ) for three seconds.
1 To turn off the display
Make sure to set the control key to STOP
and then slide POWER to OFF.
Every thing on the display will
disappear.
If you press a button while the power is
off, “POWER IS OFF” flashes. If you
slide the control key to any position
other than STOP, “MOVE CONTROL
KEY TO STOP POSITION” also flashes.
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BEditing Messages
Erasing Messages
You can erase the recorded messages one by one or all messages in a folder
at a time.
Note
Once a recording has been erased, you cannot retrieve it.
ERASE
FOLDER
ENTER
CANCEL
Erasing Messages one by one
Be sure to erase unnecessary messages only.
When a message is erased, the remaining messages will advance and be
renumbered so that there will be no space between messages.
Erase Message 3
Before erasing Message 1 Message 2 Message 3 Message 4 Message 5
After erasing
Message 1 Message 2 Message 3 Message 4
Remaining messages are renumbered.
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1
Press ERASE while playing back the
message you want to erase or press
ERASE for more than 1 second during
stop mode.
“ERASE?” will flash while the first and last 5
seconds of the message are played back 10
times.
2
Press ENTER while the message is being
played back and “ERASE” is flashing.
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 current
position.)
Editing Messages
To cancel erasing
Press CANCEL before step 2.
To erase other messages
Repeat steps 1 and 2.
To erase a message partially
First divide the message (see page 31) and then follow the steps on this
page to erase the message.
Continued
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Erasing Messages (Continued)
Erasing All Messages in a Folder
You can erase all recorded messages in a folder.
1
Select the folder containing the messages you want to erase.
For information on selecting a folder, see step 2 of "Recording
Messages" on page 13.
2
While pressing FOLDER, press ERASE for
more than 1 second.
“ERASE ALL?” will flash for 10 seconds.
If no messages are recorded in a folder
“ERASE FOLDER?” will flash and you can erase
the folder itself (see page 34).
3
While “ERASE ALL?” is flashing, press
ENTER.
All the recorded messages contained in the
folder are erased. The folder itself will not be
deleted. For how to erase a folder, see page 34.
To cancel erasing
Press CANCEL before step 3.
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Dividing a Message into Two
You can divide a message into two during playback.
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 a message until the total number of messages in a folder
becomes 999 or the total number of messages in a “Memory Stick”
becomes 963 with the supplied 16 MB “Memory Stick”.
Control key (PLAY/STOP)
Editing Messages
DIVIDE
While playing back a message, press DIVIDE at the point you
want to divide.
“DIVIDE“ flashes for 3 times.
The message is divided into two at the point you
pressed the button and the new message number is
added to the divided message. 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
increase.
Continued
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Dividing a Message into Two (continued)
To play the divided message
Press the jog lever up or down (>/.) to display the message number
as the divided messages have message numbers.
Notes
• You need a certain amount of space in the memory to divide a message. For
more information, see “System Limitations“ on page 61.
• If you divide a message with priority mark(s), priority mark(s) will be added
to both parts of the divided message.
• If you divide a message with alarm setting, the alarm setting will remain with
the first part of the divided message.
• If you divide a labeled message, the other part of the divided message will
have the same message name.
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Adding / Erasing Folders
By default setting, there are three folders: “FOLDER01“, “FOLDER02“, and
“FOLDER03“. You can add the maximum of 340 folders . You can also
delete unnecessary folders.
Note
The maximum number of folders you can add varies depending on the using
conditions. “FOLDER FULL“ is displayed in the display window when you
cannot add any folder because of the system limitations of the IC recorder (page
61).
ERASE
MENU
Jog lever (>/.)
Editing Messages
FOLDER
ENTER
CANCEL
Adding Folders
1
Press MENU.
The menu mode will be displayed.
2
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select “NEW FOLDER”, and then
press ENTER.
The new folder creation window will be
displayed.
3
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select “YES”, and then press
ENTER.
“NEW FOLDER” will flash and a folder will
be added.
Continued
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Adding / Erasing Folders (continued)
4
Press MENU to exit the menu mode.
The window will return to the normal display.
About added folder names
The new folder is labeled automatically with double figures or letter like
“FOLDER04”. If there is a missing number or letter among the folder names,
the new one is labeled using the missing number or letters automatically.
You can change the folder name (page 38).
Erasing Folders
You can only erase a folder that has no recorded messages.
1
Select the folder you want to erase.
For information on selecting a folder, see step 2 of "Recording
Messages" on page 13.
Note
You cannot erase a folder that has some recorded messages. First, erase all
messages in the folder (see page 30) or move them (see the next page).
2
While pressing FOLDER, press ERASE for
more than 1 second.
The message number and “ERASE FOLDER”
will flash for 10 seconds.
3
While “ERASE FOLDER” is flashing,
pressing ENTER.
The folder will be erased.
To cancel erasing
Press CANCEL before step 3.
Notes
• You cannot delete the last folder left in a “Memory Stick“.
• After deleting a folder, the name of other folders are not changed.
If “FOLDER03” is erased, the name of “FOLDER04” will remain the same.
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Moving Messages to a Different Folder
You can move the recorded messages to another folder during playback.
Example: Moving Message 3 in FOLDER02 to FOLDER03
Editing Messages
1
2
Play back the message you want to move.
Press FOLDER.
The first and last 5 seconds of the message
will be played back 10 times, while “MOVE
MSG.?” is displayed and flashes and the
destination folder with a black background.
3
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select the folder you want to
move the message into, and then press
ENTER.
The message is moved in the destination
folder. Messages are sorted in order of the
recorded date and time or the number of the
priority marks in the folder.
To cancel moving the message(s)
Press CANCEL before step 3.
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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Adding Priority Mark(s)
— Priority Mark Function
Usually the recorded messages are lined up in the order of recording.
By adding priority marks (v) to important messages, you can renumber
the messages in the order of their priority. There are four levels, “vvv”
(the most important), “vv”, “v”, and no priority mark. You can add
priority marks both in the stop mode and in playback mode.
PRIORITY
Jog lever (>/.)
ENTER
CANCEL
1
2
Select or play back the message you want to mark.
Press PRIORITY.
“PRIORITY” will flash on the display window.
3
4
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select the number of priority
mark(s) (v) while “PRIORITY“ is flashing.
Press ENTER.
The setting is finished and the messages will
be renumbered.
To cancel setting priority mark(s)
Press CANCEL before step 3.
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Messages with priority mark(s)
Messages are sorted in order of the number of priority mark(s) (v) in a
folder. Messages without a priority mark are moved behind the messages
with priority mark(s).
1 Tip
If there are over 2 messages with the same number of priority marks in a folder,
these messages are sorted by the recorded date and time (The oldest one comes
first).
e.g. When there are 3 messages in a folder
Message 2
Message 3
Note
You can also add priority mark(s) using the supplied “Digital Voice Editor“
software. But messages are not sorted in order of the number of the priority
marks unless you sorted by the number of priority marks using the software.
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Editing Messages
Message 1
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BOther Functions
Adjusting the Playback Speed — DPC
(Digital Pitch Control)
You can adjust the speed of the playback between twice the normal speed
(+100%) and half the normal speed (–50%). The message is played back in
natural tone thanks to the digital processing function.
MENU
Jog lever (>/.)
ENTER
DPC
CANCEL
Playing back a message rapidly or slowly
Other Functions
Slide DPC to ON.
“FAST PLAY” or “SLOW
PLAY” flashes for 3 seconds
and the message is played
back at the speed you
specified with the menu.
To resume normal playback
Slide the DPC switch to OFF.
Setting the playback speed
You can set the playback speed when the DPC switch is set to ON. The
setting for the playback speed holds effective until you change the setting.
1
Press MENU.
The menu mode will be displayed.
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Adjusting the Playback Speed — DPC (Digital Pitch
Control) (continued)
2
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select “DPC”.
The current playback speed setting is
displayed in percentage with the standard
speed as “0%”.
3
Press ENTER.
The playback speed setting mode will be
displayed.
To return to the previous step, press
CANCEL.
4
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to set the playback speed.
• Fast play (up to +100% in increments of
10%): Press up (>).
• Slow play (down to –50% in decrements
of 5%): Press down (.).
5
Press ENTER.
The specified playback speed is confirmed.
6
Press MENU to exit the menu mode.
The normal display appears.
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Setting the Overwrite Mode
You can select the overwrite mode when you add an overwrite recording
to a previously recorded message.
1
Press MENU.
The menu mode will be displayed.
2
The overwrite mode selection window is
displayed.
• OVER: The portion left after the overwrite recording will remain in
the message.
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Other Functions
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select “OVER WT” (overwrite),
then press ENTER.
Setting the Overwrite Mode (continued)
•CUT: The portion left after the overwrite recording will be deleted.
Starting point of the overwrite Stopping point for the overwrite recording
The remaining portion in Message 2
recording
Message 1
Message 2
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 3
Added overwrite recording in Message 2
3
4
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select “OVER” or “CUT”, then
press ENTER.
Press MENU to exit the menu mode.
The normal display appears.
When you add an overwrite recording (page
15), the recording will be added in the
selected overwrite mode.
To cancel setting
Press CANCEL. The window returns to that of the previous step.
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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. You can have the message played back at a specified date, once every
week, or the same time everyday.
You can also sound the alarm without playing back a message.
Note
When the clock is not set or no messages are recorded, you cannot set the alarm.
MENU
Jog lever (>/.)
ENTER
CANCEL
Other Functions
1
Select the message you want to play back.
For more information about selecting the
desired message, see step 1 and 2 of “Playing
Back Messages“ on page 20.
2
Enter the alarm setting mode.
1 Press MENU.
The menu mode will be displayed in the
display window.
2 Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select “ALARM OFF”.
If the alarm has been already set to
“ON”, “ALARM ON” will be displayed.
3 Press ENTER.
The alarm setting mode will be
displayed in the display window.
Continued
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Playing Back a Message at a Desired Time with an
Alarm (continued)
4 Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select “ON”.
If “ON” has already been selected,
follow the next steps.
5 Press ENTER.
“DATE” will be displayed in the display
window.
3
Set the alarm date and time.
To play back on a desired date
1 Press ENTER while “DATE” is
displayed.
The year digits will flash.
2 Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select the year digits and press
ENTER.
The month digits will flash.
3 Set the month, day, and the time in
sequence, then press ENTER.
To play back once a week
Press the jog lever up or down (>/.) to
select the day of the week (“SUN” for
Sunday to “SAT” for Saturday). Then press
ENTER.
To play back at the same time every day
Press the jog lever up or down (>/.) to
select “DAILY”. Then press ENTER.
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4
Select the alarm time.
1 Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select the hour digits, and press
ENTER.
The minute digit will flash.
2 Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select the minute digits, and
press ENTER.
5
6
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select the alarm sound either
from “BEEP & PLAY” (for starting
playback after the alarm) or “BEEP
ONLY” (for only the alarm).
Press ENTER.
The setting is finished.
Press MENU to exit the menu mode.
Other Functions
7
The display returns to the normal display.
“,” is displayed when the message having
an alarm setting is selected.
To go back to the previous step
In steps 2 through 5, press CANCEL to go back to the previous step.
When the set date and time comes
At the set time, the alarm will sound for about 10 seconds and the selected
message will be played back (If you have selected “BEEP ONLY“ in step 5,
only the alarm will sound).
During alarm playback, “ALARM” will flash in the display window.
1To listen to the same message again
Slide the control key to PLAY. The same message will be played back from the
beginning.
1To cancel the alarm setting before the playback starts
Press CANCEL while the alarm sound is heard.
Continued
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Playing Back a Message at a Desired Time with an
Alarm (continued)
To cancel the alarm setting
In step 2 on page 43, select “OFF” and then press ENTER.
To check the alarm setting
Follow steps 1 through 2 on page 43 to display
the current alarm date and time. Then follow
steps 3 to 7 on pages 44 and 45 to change the
alarm date and time.
Notes
• 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, the alarm will sound after the recording
is finished. “,”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 cancelled.
• If you divide a message you set the alarm for, alarm setting remains on only the
first part of the divided message.
• Alarm setting will not be cancelled when the alarm playback finishes.
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Formatting a “Memory Stick“
You can format a “Memory Stick“ using the Memory Stick IC Recorder.
Formatting will delete all data recorded in the “Memory Stick“ including
images and other data. Before formatting, check the data in the “Memory
Stick“.
Because a commercially available “Memory Stick“ has already been
formatted at the factory, you do not need to format a “Memory Stick“
before the first use.
The supplied “Memory Stick“ has also already been formatted.
MENU
Jog lever (>/.)
ENTER
CANCEL
Other Functions
1
Press MENU.
The menu mode will be displayed.
2
3
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select “FORMAT”.
Press ENTER.
The formatting window will be displayed.
4
Press the jog lever up or down (>/
.) to select "YES".
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Formatting a “Memory Stick“ (continued)
5
Press ENTER.
“OK?” will be displayed in the display
window.
6
Press ENTER again.
Formatting starts.
“FORMATTING” will be displayed on the
display.
After formatting, the display in step 2 will
appear in the display window.
7
Press MENU to exit the menu mode.
The window will return to the normal display.
After formatting, three folders are automatically made in the “Memory
Stick“ (This is the same after inserting a “Memory Stick“ for the first
time.)
To cancel formatting
Select “NO“ in the step 4 or press CANCEL while “OK ?“ is displayed in
step 5.
Notes
• You cannot format when the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick“ is set
to “LOCK”.
• Do not format a “Memory Stick” on your computer. When formatting a
“Memory Stick”, use the formatting function of the IC recorder.
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Changing the Settings — MENU
You can use the menu to change the IC recorder settings. You cannot use
the menu during recording. During playback or during stop mode
without a “Memory Stick” inserted, the menu items to be displayed are
limited. Follow the procedures below to display the menu and change the
settings:
1 Press MENU.
The menu mode will be displayed.
2 Press the jog lever up or down (>/.) to select the menu item for
which you want to change setting.
3 Press ENTER.
The setting mode of the selected menu item will be displayed.
4 Press the jog lever up or down (>/.) to select the setting that you
want to set, and then press ENTER.
The setting will be changed.
5 Press MENU to exit the menu mode.
The window will return to the normal display.
Press CANCEL.
Note
If you do not press any keys for one minute, the menu mode is automatically
cancelled and the window will return to the normal display.
Continued
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Other Functions
To go back to the previous step
Changing the Settings — MENU (continued)
Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting)
NO-MS/Stop/Play**
DATE&TIME Displays the window to set the clock
(03Y1M1D*). See page 8.
MODE
REPEAT
OVER WT
OK/OK/–
Displays the window to set the recording
mode:
ST: You can record with stereo sound
with an external stereo microphone
(not supplied). (When recording
with the built-in microphone, you
can record with high quality
monaural sound).
SP*: You can record with better sound
(monaural sound).
LP: You can record for longer time
(monaural sound).
OK/OK/–
Displays the window to set the repeat
playback mode.
ON: You can play back a message
repeatedly until you stop
playback.
OFF*: When a message is played back,
the next message will be played
back (normal playback mode).
OK/OK/OK
Displays the window to set the
overwrite recording mode (OVER*/
CUT). See page 41.
–/OK/–
**Displays whether you can change the setting in each operation mode:
NO-MS: stop mode with no “Memory Stick” inserted.
Stop: stop mode with the “Memory Stick” inserted.
Play: playback mode
“OK” shows the setting can be changed and “–” shows the setting cannot be
changed.
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Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting)
NO-MS/Stop/Play**
Displays the window to add a new
folder (YES/NO*). See page 33.
–/OK/–
FOLDER
NAME
Displays the window to change a folder
name. See page 38.
–/OK/–
EASY-S
Displays the window to set the easy
search function.
ON: You can go back for approx. 3
seconds by pressing the jog lever
down (.), or advance for
approx. 10 seconds by pressing
the jog lever up (>).
OFF*: You can go back or forward the
messages by pressing the jog lever
down or up (./>).
OK/OK/OK
DPC
Displays the window to set the playback
speed (ON/OFF*). See page 39.
OK/OK/OK
BEEP
ON*: A beep will sound to indicate that
operation has been accepted.
OFF: No beep sound will be heard
except for the alarm.
OK/OK/–
ALARM
Displays the window to set the alarm
(ON/OFF*). See page 43.
–/OK/–
FORMAT
Displays the window to format a
”Memory Stick” (YES/NO*). See page
47.
–/OK/–
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Other Functions
NEW
FOLDER
Using the ”Digital Voice Editor“
Software
By connecting the IC recorder to your computer with the supplied USB
cable, you can use the “Digital Voice Editor” software to do the following:
• Saving new IC recorder messages automatically on your computer‘s hard
disk (AutoSave function)
• Saving the selected IC recorder messages on your computer’s hard disk.
• Transferring the PC messages back to the IC recorder.
• Playing or editing the messages on your computer.
• Sending a voice e-mail message using MAPI e-mail software.
• Transcribing your IC recorder message using Dragon
NaturallySpeaking® speech-recognition software (not supplied).
For the details, see the supplied “Digital Voice Editor 2” software
operating instructions.
Connection
When you connect your IC recorder to the computer, “PC CONNECT” is
displayed on the display window. The IC recorder enters into PC
operation mode. Proceed with the operations with your computer.
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System requirements
Your computer and system software must meet the following minimum
requirements.
• IBM PC/AT or compatible
– CPU: 266MHz Pentium® II processor or higher
– RAM: 64MB or more
– Hard disk space: 70MB or more depending on the size and number of
sound files you store
– CD-ROM drive
– USB port
– Sound board: Sound Blaster 16 compatible
– Display: High color (16 bits) or more and 800 x 480 dots or more
• OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition/XP Professional/2000
Professional/Millennium Edition/98/98 Second Edition standard
installation (You cannot use this software with Windows® 95 or
Windows® NT.)
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.
Other Functions
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BAdditional Information
Precautions
On power
• Operate the unit only on 3 V DC. Use two LR 03 (size AAA) alkaline
batteries.
On safety
• Do not operate the unit while driving, cycling or operating any
motorized vehicle.
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.
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.
On maintenance
• To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water. Do not
use alcohol, benzine or thinner.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Backup recommendations
To avoid potential risk of data loss caused by accidental operation or
malfunction of the IC recorder, we recommend that you save a backup
copy of your recorded messages to a computer, etc.
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On using a “Memory Stick“
• Do not touch or allow metallic objects to come into contact with the metal
parts of the connecting section.
• Stick the label supplied for the “Memory Stick” only on the labeling
position. Do not use any other labels.
• Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to the “Memory Stick”.
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory Stick”.
• Do not let the "Memory Stick" get wet.
• Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick” in locations that are:
– Extremely hot such as in a car parked in the sun
– Under direct sunlight
– Very humid or subject to corrosive gases
• When you carry or store a “Memory Stick”, put it in its case.
About write-protect of a “Memory Stick“
Write-protect switch
Additional Information
You cannot record or erase data when the write-protect switch on the
“Memory Stick” is set to “LOCK“.
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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.
Symptom
Remedy
The unit does not
operate.
•The batteries have been inserted with incorrect
polarity (page 6).
•The batteries are weak.
•The ear receiver or headphones are plugged in.
•The volume is turned down completely.
No sound comes
from the speaker.
Sound comes from
the speaker even
when the ear
receiver is plugged
in.
You cannot start
recording.
You cannot erase a
message.
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•If you plug in the ear receiver not securely
during playback, the sound may come from
the speaker. Unplug the ear receiver and then
insert it securely.
•The “Memory Stick” is full. Erase some of the
messages (page 28).
•There is no “Memory Stick” inserted.
•The write-protect switch on the inserted
“Memory Stick is set to “LOCK” (page 55).
•999 messages have been recorded in the
selected file. Select another file or erase some
of the messages (page 28).
•The write-protect switch on the inserted
“Memory Stick“ is set to “LOCK” (page 55).
•The message or the folder which contains the
message is set to “Read-only“ in the computer.
Open the data in a “Memory Stick“ using
Windows Explorer and remove the check for
“Read-only“ under “Properties“.
Symptom
Remedy
You cannot
overwrite.
•The remaining memory is too short. The
overwritten part will be deleted after the
overwriting part finishes recording. Therefore,
you can only overwrite within the remaining
recording time.
Recording is
interrupted.
Noise is heard.
Continued
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Additional Information
•The advanced VOR function (page 16) is
activated. Set the VOR switch to OFF.
•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
•The MIC SENS switch is set to “DICT(L)”. Set
low.
it to “CONF(H)” (page 17).
Recording level is
•This unit is designed to automatically adjust
unstable (when
the recording level when recording meetings,
recording music, etc.) etc., and is not suitable for music recording.
Recording is
•If you use an audio connecting cable without
interrupted (when
register to connect the sound source to the IC
recording from an
recorder, sound may be recorded interrupted.
external device).
Make sure to use a registered audio connecting
cable.
Playback speed is
•The playback speed is adjusted in DPC. Slide
too fast or too slow.
the DPC switch to OFF or display the menu
and adjust the speed in DPC again (page 39).
Troubleshooting (continued)
Symptom
Remedy
“--:--” is displayed. •You have not set the clock (page 8).
“--Y--M--D” or ” --:--” •The date of recording will not be displayed if
is displayed on the
you recorded the message when the clock was
REC DATE display. not set.
There are fewer
•There are some menu items which are not
menu items in the
displayed because a “Memory Stick“ is not
menu mode.
inserted (page 50).
A character in a
•The unit cannot support and display some
folder or message
characters which are entered using the
name is displayed as supplied “Digital Voice Editor“ software.
“s“.
Messages are not
•Unless you sort messages using the supplied
sorted in order of the “Digital Voice Editor“ software, messages are
number of priority
sorted in the unit the same as the setting in the
marks in a folder.
computer. Sort again in the order of the
number of priority marks in the computer
using the supplied “Digital Voice Editor“
software.
The remaining time •The unit requires a certain amount of memory
displayed in the
for system operation. That amount is
display window is
subtracted from the remaining time, which is
shorter than that
the reason for the difference.
displayed in the
supplied “Digital
Voice Editor“
software.
•Take out the batteries and insert them again
The unit does not
(page 6).
operate correctly.
Please note that recorded messages may be erased during service or repair
work.
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Error messages of the IC Recorder
Error message
Cause/Remedy
“ACCESS
ERROR“
•Remove and insert the “Memory Stick“ again. If
this is displayed again, the inserted “Memory
Stick“ needs to be formatted (page 47). Back up
the data in the computer after checking the
contents.
•You set the alarm to play back a message at a date
and time previously set on another message.
Change the alarm setting.
“ALREADY
SET”
•You set the alarm when the time is already past.
Check it and set the appropriate date and time.
“CLOSE MS
SLOT COVER”
•The Memory Stick slot cover is open. During
operation, make sure to close it.
“FILE
PROTECTED“
•Messages have been set to “Read-only“ in the
computer. You cannot edit or erase messages and
folders including these “Read-only“ messages.
Remove the check for “Read-only“ under
“Properties“ of files that are opened by Windows
Explorer.
“FOLDER
ERASE
PROHIBITED”
•You cannot delete a folder when there is only one
folder in the “Memory Stick”.
“FOLDER
FULL“
•You cannot add a folder when there are the
maximum number of folders. Erase some folders
before adding.
“FOLDER
PROTECTED“
•Folders have been set to “Read-only“ in the
computer. You cannot edit, erase, add messages,
or move messages in these “Read-only“ folders.
Remove the check for “Read-only“ under
“Properties“ of folders that are opened by
Windows Explorer.
“FORMAT
ERROR”
•You cannot use the “Memory Stick” formatted
with other devices . Use the FORMAT in the
menu to format the “Memory Stick”.
Continued
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Additional Information
“BACK DATE”
Troubleshooting (continued)
Error message
Cause/Remedy
“LOW
BATTERY“
•Batteries are weak. Replace batteries with new
ones.
“LOW DC-IN”/
“HIGH DC-IN”
•An AC power adaptor that is not compatible
with the IC recorder is connected. Make sure to
use the AC power adaptor for the IC recorder.
“MEMORY
STICK ERROR“
•Insert the “Memory Stick“ again. After inserting,
if this message is displayed again, the inserted
“Memory Stick“ may be out of order.
MEMORY
STICK
LOCKED“
•The write-protect switch on the inserted
“Memory Stick” is set to “LOCK“ (page 55). You
cannot record, edit or format in this condition.
Release the switch and insert the “Memory
Stick“ again.
•The control key is at a position other than STOP
although the unit stops. To proceed with the
operations, make sure to slide the control key to
STOP.
“MOVE
CONTROL KEY
TO STOP
POSITION”
“FULL”
“NO MEMORY
SPACE”
•Because there are already 999 messages in a
folder or the remaining memory of the “Memory
Stick” is short, you cannot record a message.
Erase some messages before recording.
•The remaining memory of the “Memory Stick” is
too small. Erase some messages before recording
(page 28).
“NO MEMORY
STICK“
•Insert the “Memory Stick“ again if already
inserted.
“NO
MESSAGE“
•The selected folder does not have any messages.
You cannot set the alarm, etc. because of this.
“PLEASE SET
DATE&TIME”
•If you do not set date and time, you cannot make
alarm setting. To set date and time, see page 8.
“UNKNOWN
DATA“
•The unit cannot play or erase the selected
message because the file type is different.
For the error messages of the “Digital Voice Editor”, please refer to the
online Help files.
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System Limitations
There are some system limitations of the unit. Troubles as mentioned
below are not malfunctions of the unit.
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
You cannot record •If you record messages in a mixture of ST, SP
messages up to the
and LP modes, the recordable time varies from
maximum
the maximum ST mode recording time to the
recording time.
maximum LP mode recording time.
•There may be other formatted data (for
example, images) in the inserted “Memory
Stick“.
•Due to 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 maximum recording time varies depending
on the number of folders or messages.
You cannot divide •You cannot divide a message in a folder which
a message.
has 999 messages.
You cannot add a
folder.
•Remaining memory of the inserted “Memory
Stick“ is too short. If the amount of remaining
memory is shorter than that of the minimum
recording unit, you cannot add a folder.
Continued
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Additional Information
•Remaining memory of the inserted “Memory
Stick“ is too short. If the amount of remaining
memory is shorter than that of the minimum
recording unit, you cannot divide a message.
Troubleshooting (continued)
About the minimum recording unit
For recording a message, dividing a message, or creating a folder, the time
of the minimum recording unit is needed. Although the actual recording
time of a message may be less than that of the minimum recording unit,
the time of the message is counted as a minimum recording unit.
If the remaining recording time of the inserted “Memory Stick“ is less than
that of the minimum recording unit, you cannot divide a message or create
a folder in the “Memory Stick“.
The minimum recording unit
Capacity of the ST mode
“Memory Stick“
SP mode
LP mode
4 MB
8 MB
16 MB
32 MB
64 MB
128 MB
4 seconds
4 seconds
8 seconds
8 seconds
8 seconds
8 seconds
11 seconds
11 seconds
22 seconds
22 seconds
22 seconds
22 seconds
2 seconds
2 seconds
2 seconds
2 seconds
2 seconds
2 seconds
About the maximum recording time and the maximum
number of messages or folders
A “Memory Stick“ saves not only recorded messages but also the
information about division and the number of folders. Therefore, as the
number of messages or folders increases, the amount of memory in the
“Memory Stick“ decreases.
The maximum recording time and the number of messages or folders
varies depending on this.
However, only in the case that you recorded up to the maximum recording
time, you can divide a message into three parts and delete the unnecessary
part in the message.
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Specifications
Recording media
Recording time
Frequency range
Speaker
Power output
Input/Output
Playback speed control
Power requirements
Dimensions
Mass
Supplied accessories
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.
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Additional Information
Optional accessories
“Memory Stick“, Monaural recording
See page 12.
ST: 60 Hz - 13,500 Hz
SP: 60 Hz - 7,000 Hz
LP: 80 Hz - 3,500 Hz
approx. 28 mm (29/32 in.) dia.
350 mW
• Earphone jack (minijack) for 8 - 300 ohms ear
receiver/headphones
• Microphone jack (minijack, stereo)
Plug in power
Minimum input level: 0.7 mV 3 kilohms or
lower impedance microphone
• USB connector
• DC IN 3V jack
+100% to -50% (DPC)
Two size AAA (LR03) alkaline batteries: 3 V DC
36.6x 112.3 x 21mm (1 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 27/32 in.)
(w/h/d) (not incl. projecting parts and controls)
98 g (3.5 oz) (incl. batteries and a “Memory Stick“)
“Memory Stick“(ICD-BM1: 16MB x 1/ICD-BM1PRO:
16MB x 3)
“Digital Voice Editor“ (CD-ROM) x 1
Ear receiver x 1
USB connecting cable x 1
Carrying case x 1
Clamp filter x 1
Stereo ear receiver MDR-EX71/Active speaker
SRS-T77/Electret condenser microphone
ECM-DS70P, ECM-CS10/Audio connecting cable
RK-134, RK-136/Memory Stick MSA-16AN (16 MB),
MSA-32AN (32 MB), MSA-64AN (64 MB),
MSA-128AN (128 MB)/PC Card Adaptor for
Memory Stick MSAC-PC3/USB-compatible
Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US70/
AC power adaptor AC-E30HG
Index to Parts and Controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details.
Front
1 MIC (microphone) (PLUG
IN POWER) jack (18)
2 i (headphones) jack (16, 19,
21)
3 ERASE button (29, 34)
4 Display window (24)
5 MENU button (49)
6 DISPLAY button (26)
7 FOLDER button (13, 20)
8 ENTER button
9 DIVIDE button (31)
0 CANCEL button
qz PRIORITY button (36)
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qs Built-in microphone (14)
qd NEW FILE button (15)
qf OPR (operation) indicator
(14, 21)
qg Jog lever .(review/fast
backward)/> (cue/fast
forward)
qh Control key REC (record) /
STOP/PLAY/B.SPACE
qj DPC switch (22, 39)
qk POWER ON/OFF switch (8,
13)
ql VOL (volume) +/– buttons
(21)
w; Speaker
Rear
Additional Information
wz Memory Stick slot cover (10)
ws MIC SENS (microphone
sensitivity) switch (17)
CONF(H) (conference,
high)/DICT(L) (dictation,
low)
wd VOR (voice operated
recording) ON/OFF switch
(16)
wf DC IN 3V jack (6)
wg USB connector (52)
wh Battery compartment (6)
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Using the optional AC power adaptor
When using the optional AC adaptor, make sure to attach the supplied
clamp filter to the cable following the procedures below. (You must affix
the ferrite cores to comply with the applicable standards.)
1
Open the clamp filter.
2
Wind the cable into the clamp filter as show below.
Attach the clamp filter on one end of the cable.
As close to the plug as
possible that is
connected to DC IN
jack. Wind the cable
one and a half times.
3
Close the clamp filter.
Make sure the clasps are
fully engaged.
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Index
A
F
11
33
36
16
43
Folder, adding/erasing .............
Folder, labeling ..........................
Folder, selecting .................. 13,
Folder name ................................
Format .........................................
33
38
20
38
47
B
L
Battery life ..................................... 7
Beep ............................................. 51
Built-in microphone .................. 14
Labeling folders ......................... 38
LP mode .......................... 7, 12, 50
M
C
Connecting, computer ..............
Connecting, external
microphone .................................
Connecting, other equipment ..
Counter display .........................
Cue ...............................................
Current time display .................
52
18
19
26
22
27
D
Digital Voice Editor ...................
Display mode .............................
Display window ........................
Dividing a message ...................
DPC
(Digital Pitch Control) ........ 22,
52
26
24
31
39
E
Easy search .......................... 23,
Erase, folders ..............................
Erase, messages ..........................
Error messages ...........................
External microphone .................
51
34
28
59
18
Maximum number of
messages .............................. 12,
Maximum recording time .. 12,
“Memory Stick”, format ...........
“Memory Stick”, inserting .......
“Memory Stick“, notes on use ...
“Memory Stick”, types ..............
“Memory Stick“, write-protect
switch ..........................................
Menu ............................................
Message, dividing ......................
Message, erasing ........................
Message, moving .......................
Message, playback .....................
Message, recording ....................
Message name display ..............
Message number ................. 14,
Microphone, built-in .................
Microphone, connecting ...........
Microphone, external ................
Microphone sensitivity ...... 17,
Minimum recording unit ..........
Monitoring recording ................
Moving a message .....................
62
62
47
10
55
11
55
49
31
28
35
20
12
27
20
14
18
18
24
62
16
35
Continued
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Additional Information
“ACCESS“ message ...................
Add, folders ................................
Add, priority ..............................
Advanced VOR ..........................
Alarm ...........................................
Index (continued)
N
S
NEW FILE ................................... 15
Searching forward/backward . 22
Setting the clock ........................... 8
SP mode .......................... 7, 12, 50
Specifications .............................. 63
ST mode .......................... 7, 12, 50
System limitations ..................... 61
System requirements ................. 53
O
OPR indicator ...................... 14, 21
Overwrite recording ........... 15, 41
P
Playback ......................................
Playback speed ...........................
Plug in power .............................
POWER .................................. 8,
Priority mark ..............................
20
39
18
13
36
R
Recorded date and
time display ................................ 26
Recording .................................... 12
Recording as a new message ... 15
Recording mode .............. 7, 12, 50
Recording with other
equipment ................................... 19
Remaining battery ....................... 7
Remaining memory ................... 17
Remaining time display ............ 26
Repeat playback .................. 23, 50
Review .................................. 16, 22
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paper using VOC (Volatile
Organic Compound)-free
vegetable oil based ink.
Printed in Japan
T
Troubleshooting ......................... 56
Turning on power ................. 8, 13
U
USB cable .................................... 52
Using the house current ............. 6
V
VOR ............................................. 16