FOR UNITED STATES CUSTOMERS.
NOT APPLICABLE IN CANADA,
INCLUDING IN THE PROVINCE OF
QUEBEC.
POUR LES CONSOMMATEURS AUX
ÉTATS-UNIS.
NON APPLICABLE AU CANADA,
Y COMPRIS LA PROVINCE DE
QUÉBEC.
For the customers in the United
States
The following FCC statement applies only to the
version of this model manufactured for sale in the
USA. Other versions may not comply with FCC
technical regulations.
INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
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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.
If you have any questions about this product, you may
call: Sony Customer Information Service Center 1-800222-7669 or http://www.sony.com/
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name
Model
Responsible Party
Address
:
:
:
:
SONY
ICD-PX720
Sony Electronics Inc.
16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego,
CA 92127 USA
Telephone Number : 858-942-2230
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Notice for the customers in Canade
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.



The recorded music is limited to private use
only. Use of the music beyond this limit requires
permission of the copyright holders.
Sony is not responsible for incomplete
recording/downloading or damaged data due
to problems of the IC recorder or computer.
Depending on the types of the text and
characters, the text shown on the IC recorder
may not be displayed properly on device. This
is due to:
 The capacity of the connected IC recorder.
 The IC recorder is not functioning normally.
 Content information is written in the
language or the character that is not
supported by the IC recorder.
Notice for users
Program © 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2009 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.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE LIABLE
FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, 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-PX720. You cannot connect other IC recorders.
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Table of Contents
Checking the Contents of
the Package........................................................... 7
Index to Parts and Controls......................... 8
Getting Started
Step 1: Preparing a Power Source.........12
Inserting the batteries.............................12
When replacing the batteries.............13
Step 2: Setting the Clock.............................15
Continued directly from “Step 1:
Preparing a Power Source”....................16
Setting the clock using the menu....16
Turning the IC Recorder On or Off........18
Turning the power off..............................18
Turning the power on ............................18
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Recording
Recording Messages.....................................19
Selecting the Recording Mode...............22
Selecting a Folder............................................24
Setting the Microphone Sensitivity.....25
Starting to Record Automatically in
Response to Sound – the VOR
Function................................................................27
Dividing a Message into Two During
Recording.............................................................28
Recording with an External
Microphone or from Other
Equipment...........................................................30
Recording sound from a telephone
or a cell phone..............................................31
Adding a Recording to a Previously
Recorded Message.........................................32
Adding an Overwrite Recording during
Playback.................................................................34
Playback
Utilizing the Menu Function
Playing Back Messages.................................36
Playing Back All Messages in a Folder
Continuously – the Continuous
Play...........................................................................39
Playing Back a Specified Section
Repeatedly – A-B Repeat............................41
Adjusting the Playback Speed – the
DPC Function.....................................................42
Recording with Other Equipment........43
Playing Back a Message at a Desired
Time with an Alarm........................................45
Making Settings for the Menu.................58
Editing Messages
Erasing Messages............................................49
Erasing messages one by one............49
Erasing all messages in a folder.........51
Moving a Message to a Different
Folder......................................................................52
Dividing a Message into Two...................53
Preventing Accidental Operation – the
HOLD Function.................................................55
Selecting the Display....................................56
Utilizing Your Computer
Using the Supplied Digital Voice Editor
Software................................................................66
What You Can Do Using the Digital
Voice Editor Software...............................66
System requirements...............................68
Installing the software.............................69
Connecting the IC recorder to your
computer.........................................................72
Referring to the help files.......................73
Disconnecting the IC recorder from
your computer..............................................74
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting...............................................75
Error messages.............................................82
System limitations......................................84
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Additional Information
Using a USB AC Adaptor
(not supplied)....................................................85
Disconnecting the IC recorder from
the AC outlet..................................................86
Precautions..........................................................87
Specifications.....................................................88
Index........................................................................90
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Checking the
Contents of the
Package
Application Software, Digital Voice
Editor (CD-ROM)
IC Recorder (1)
Operating Instructions
Stereo headphones* (1)
Carrying pouch* (1)
* The stereo headphones, carrying pouch are
supplied with some models in some regions
only.
Remove the film on the display window
before you use the IC recorder.
LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
USB connecting cable (1)
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Index to Parts and
Controls
Refer to the pages indicated in
parentheses for details.
Front
Built-in microphones (19)
Operation indicator (15, 19, 36, 64)
Display window (9)
DIVIDE button (29, 54)
 REC/PAUSE button (19, 21)
– (review/fast backward) button
(36, 37, 58)
 (stop) button (20, 37, 47, 59)
Speaker
 (microphone) jack (30)
 (headphone) jack (21, 37, 44)
ERASE button (50)
VOL (volume)+/– button (21, 37)
DISPLAY/MENU button (57, 58)
 (repeat) A-B button (41)
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER button (21, 36,
38, 58)
+ (cue/fast forward) button (36,
37, 58)
Opening for a handstrap
(A handstrap is not supplied.)
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Rear
Battery compartment (12)
HOLD switch (18, 56)
 (USB) connector (72, 85)
Display window
Folder indicator
Displays the folder ( , , , , or
) you have selected.
Microphone sensitivity
Displays the microphone sensitivity.
(high): To record at a meeting or
in a quiet/spacious place.
(low): To record for dictation or in
a noisy place.
Alarm indicator
Appears when the alarm is set for a
message.
Repeat play indicator
Appears when a message is played
back repeatedly.
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Selected message number
REC DATE (recorded date) indicator
The recording date is displayed with
the REC DATE indicator.
REMAIN indicator
When the IC recorder is in the
recording mode, the remaining
recording time is displayed with
the REMAIN indicator, or when the
IC recorder is in the playback/stop
mode, the remaining time of the
current message is displayed with the
REMAIN indicator.
Remaining memory indicator
Displays the remaining memory
and decreases one by one during
recording.
Battery indicator
Displays the remaining battery
power.
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Recording mode indicator
Displays the recording mode set
using the menu when the IC recorder
is in the stop mode, and displays
the current recording mode when
the IC recorder is in the playback or
recording mode.
LP : Long play monaural recording
mode
SP : Standard play monaural
recording mode
HQ : High-quality monaural recording
mode
SHQ : Super high- quality monaural
recording mode

(recording) indicator
Appears while the IC recorder is
recording.
VOR indicator
Appears when the VOR function is
set to “ON” in the menu and flashes
when the IC recorder pauses during
recording with the VOR function.
Lock indicator
Appears when “LOCK” is set to “ON” in
the menu.
EASY-S (Easy Search) indicator
Appears when the easy search
function is set to “ON” in the menu.
DPC indicator
Appears when the DPC (Digital Pitch
Control) function is set to “ON” in the
menu.
Total number of messages in the
folder/DPC setting
Elapsed time/ Remaining time/
Recorded or Recording date and time
indication/Message
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Getting Started
Step 1: Preparing a
Power Source
2 Insert LR03 (size AAA) alkaline
batteries with correct polarity, and
close the lid.
Remove the film on the display window
before you use the IC recorder.
Inserting the batteries
1 Slide and lift the battery
compartment lid.
If the battery compartment lid is
accidentally detached, attach it as
illustrated.
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 Tips
 When replacing the batteries, messages
recorded or alarm settings are not erased
even when you remove the batteries.
 When replacing the batteries, the clock
continues moving for a certain period of
time after you remove the batteries.
 Notes



Clock setting display appears and the
year section flashes when you insert
batteries for the first time, or when you
insert batteries after the IC recorder
has been without batteries for a certain
period of time. Please refer to “Continued
directly from Step 1: Preparing a Power
Source” on page 16 to set the date and
time.
The battery indicator on the display
shows the battery condition.
Battery remain indication
: Replace the old batteries with new
ones.

Getting Started

Do not use manganese batteries for this IC
recorder.
When replacing the batteries, be sure to
replace both batteries with new ones.
Do not charge dry batteries.
When you are not going to use the IC
recorder for a long time, remove the
batteries to prevent damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
When replacing the
batteries
: “LO BATT“ appears and the IC
recorder will stop operation.
Battery life*1
When using Sony LR03 (SG) (size AAA)
alkaline batteries (with continuos use)
Recording
mode
Recording
Playback*2
through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
SHQ*3
HQ*4
Approx. 30 hr. Approx. 30 hr.
Approx. 13 hr. Approx. 13 hr.
Approx. 32 hr. Approx. 32 hr.
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Recording
mode
Recording
Playback*2
through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
SP*5
LP*6
Approx. 35 hr. Approx. 48 hr.
Approx. 13 hr. Approx. 13 hr.
Approx. 32 hr. Approx. 32 hr.
Recording
mode
Recording
Playback*2
through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
(hr. : hours)�
When using Sony NH-AAA rechargeable
batteries (with continuos use)
Recording
mode
Recording
Playback*2
through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
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SHQ*3
HQ*4
Approx. 20 hr. Approx. 20 hr.
Approx. 10 hr. Approx. 10 hr.
Approx. 25 hr. Approx. 25 hr.
SP*5
LP*6
Approx. 25 hr. Approx. 35 hr.
Approx. 10 hr. Approx. 10 hr.
Approx. 25 hr. Approx. 25 hr.
(hr. : hours)
The battery life may shorten depending on
how you operate the IC recorder.
*2
When playing back music through the internal
speaker with the volume level set to 27
*3
SHQ : Super high- quality monaural
recording mode
*4
HQ : High-quality monaural recording mode
*5
SP : Standard play monaural recording
mode
*6
LP : Long play monaural recording mode
*1
Note while accessing
The IC recorder is accessing data when
“ACCESS” appears in the display window
or the operation indicator flashes in
orange. While the IC recorder is accessing
data, do not remove the batteries or
connect or disconnect the USB AC
adaptor (not supplied). Doing so may
damage the data.
If the IC recorder is required to process a
large amount of data, the message may be
displayed for an extended period of time. This
is not a malfunction of the IC recorder.
Wait until the animation disappears before
starting operation.
DISPLAY/
MENU

–,
+
Getting Started
 Note
Step 2: Setting the
Clock

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
You need to set the clock to use the
alarm function or record the date and
time.
Clock setting display appears when you
insert batteries for the first time, or when
you insert batteries after the IC recorder
has been without batteries for a certain
period of time the year section flashes in
the display window.
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Continued directly from
“Step 1: Preparing a Power
Source”
1 Press – or + to set the year,
month, day, hour, and minute in
sequence, then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
2 Press  (stop) to return to the
display of the stop mode.
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Setting the clock using the
menu
While the IC recorder is in the stop mode,
you can set the clock using the menu.
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode will be displayed in
the display window.
2 Press – or + to select
“SET DATE,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Press – or + to select
“AUTO” or “MANUAL,” then press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
display of the stop mode.
 Tips
 Press DISPLAY/MENU to return to the
previous operation.
 You can set the time display for the clock
to “12H (12-hour display)” or “24H (24-hour
display)” in the “HOUR” menu. When “12H
(12-hour display)” is set, “AM” or “PM” appears
in the display window.
Getting Started
When you select “AUTO,” the clock is
automatically adjusted using the clock
in the computer connected to the IC
recorder and on which the supplied
Digital Voice Editor software is started.
When you select “MANUAL,” the year
section flashes. Proceed to the next
steps.
5 Press  (stop) to return to the
 Note
If you do not press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER
within one minute of entering the clock
setting data, the clock setting mode is
cancelled and the window will return to the
display of the stop mode.
4 Press – or + to set the year,
month, day, hour, and minute in
sequence, then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
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Turning the IC
Recorder On or Off
Turning the power off
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction
of the arrow in the stop mode. “HOLD”
flashes. The IC recorder turns off within a
few seconds.
Turning the power on
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite
direction from that of the arrow. The IC
recorder turnes on.
When you are not using the IC recorder,
you can prevent the batteries from
getting weak quickly by turning the
power off.
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 Tips
 When you are not going to use the IC
recorder for a long time, we recommend to
turn off the IC recorder.
 When 10 minutes have passed after you
have turned on the IC recorder and leave it
without doing anything, the display goes
off automatically. (Press any button to show
the display.)
Recording
Recording Messages
Built-in
microphones
Display window
Recording mode
Operation
indicator
Current message
number
Counter display*
 REC/
PAUSE
–, +

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
1 Select a folder.
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
Press – or + to select
“FOLDER,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Press – or + to select the
folder you want ( , , , , or ),
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode.
Remaining memory
indicator
Recording

* The display selected using
the DISPLAY/MENU button
appears.
2 Start recording.
Press  REC/PAUSE in the stop mode.
The operation indicator lights in red.
(When “LED” is set to “OFF” in the
menu (page 64), the operation
indicator does not light.)
You do not need to press and hold
 REC/PAUSE while recording.
The new message will be
automatically recorded after the last
recorded message.
Speak into the built-in microphones.
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3 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
The IC recorder stops at the beginning
of the current recording.
If you do not change the folder after you
stop recording, the next time you record
you will record in the same folder.
 Tips
 Before you start recording, we recommend
you make a trial recording first.
 When you purchase the IC recorder, there
are 5 folders already available, and you can
record up to 99 messages in each folder.
 While recording you can lock all the
functions of all the buttons so that you can
prevent inadvertent operations by sliding
the HOLD switch in the direction of the
arrow.
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 Notes





While the operation indicator is flashing
in orange, do not remove the batteries or
connect or disconnect the USB AC adaptor.
Doing so may damage the data.
Noise may be recorded if an object, such
as your finger, etc., accidentally rubs or
scratches the IC recorder during recording.
Before making a recording, be sure to check
the battery indicator (page 13).
To avoid replacing batteries during a long
recording session, use a USB AC adaptor (not
supplied) (page 85).
The maximum recording time varies if you
record messages in mixed recording mode.
To
pause
recording*
Do this
Press  REC/PAUSE.
During recording pause, the
operation indicator flashes
in red and “PAUSE“ flashes in
the display window.
release pause Press  REC/PAUSE again.
and resume
Recording resumes
recording
from that point. (To stop
recording after pausing
recording, press  (stop).)
Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Recording stops and
playback starts from the
beginning of the message
just recorded.
review during Press and hold
recording
– during recording or
recording pause. Recording
stops and you can search
backwards while listening
to fast playback sound.
After you release –,
playback starts from that
point.
* One hour after you pause recording,
recording pause is automatically released
and the IC recorder enters the stop mode.
Connect commercially available
headphones to the  (headphone)
jack and monitor the recording. You
can adjust the monitoring volume by
pressing VOL + or –, but the recording
level is fixed.
Remaining memory indication
During recording, the remaining memory
indicator decreases one by one.
The memory is
nearly full.
Recording
review the
current
recording
instantly
Monitoring the recording
Flashing
When the remaining time of recording
reaches 10 minutes, the last one of the
indication flashes.
If the remaining recording time display
mode is selected, the remaining
recording time display will also flash
when the remaining time reaches 1
minute. The display will be changed
automatically to the remaining time
display.
When the memory is full, recording
automatically stops and
and “FULL”
will flash in the display window three
times. To continue recording, first erase
some of the messages.
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1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
Selecting the
Recording Mode
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
DISPLAY/
MENU

–,
+
2 Press – or + to select

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
You can select the recording mode in the
menu when the IC recorder is stopped.
The recording mode is set to “SHQ” when
you purchase the IC recorder.
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“MODE,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Press – or + to select “LP,”
“SP,” “HQ,” or “SHQ,” then press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
LP :
SP :
HQ :
SHQ :
Maximum recording time
The maximum recording time of all the
folders is as follows.
SHQ mode HQ mode
SP mode
11 hr. 55 min. 17 hr. 55 min. 48 hr.
LP mode
288 hr. 10 min.
(hr. : hours/min. : minutes)
Recording
Long play monaural recording
mode (11.025 kHz/8 kbps)
You can record for a longer time
with monaural sound.
Standard play monaural recording
mode (44.1 kHz/48 kbps)
You can record with standard
quality sound.
High-quality monaural recording
mode (44.1 kHz/128 kbps)
You can record with monaural highquality sound.
Super high-quality monaural
recording mode (44.1 kHz/
192 kbps)
You can record with monaural
super high-quality sound.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
To record with better sound quality,
select the HQ or SHQ mode.
 Note
You cannot set the recording mode while
recording.
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Selecting a Folder
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
DISPLAY/
MENU

–,
+

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
Five folders ( , , , , or ) have
been already made for you when you
purchase the IC recorder. Select one of
these folders in the menu.
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2 Press – or + to select
“FOLDER,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Press – or + to select the
folder you want ( , , , , or ),
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
Setting the Microphone
Sensitivity
DISPLAY/
MENU
–,
+

Recording

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
You can set the microphone sensitivity
in the menu when the IC recorder is
stopped or is recording.
The microphone sensitivity is set to “
”
when you purchase the IC recorder.
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1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3 Press – or + to select
“
,” or “ ,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
: To record at meetings or in a
quiet and/or spacious place.
: To record dictation, or record in a
noisy place.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
2 Press – or + to select “SENS,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
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Starting to Record
Automatically in
Response to Sound
– the VOR Function

–,
+
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press – or + to select “VOR,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Recording
DISPLAY/
MENU
 REC/
PAUSE
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
3 Press – or + to select “ON,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
You can set the VOR (Voice Operated
Recording) function to “ON,” to make the
IC recorder start recording when the IC
recorder detects sound, and pause when
no sound is heard, eliminating recording
during soundless periods.
The VOR function is set to “OFF” when
you purchase the IC recorder.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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5 Press  REC/PAUSE.
“
” and “VOR” appear in the display
window.
The recording starts when the IC recorder
detects sound. The recording pauses
when no sound is detected and “VOR”
and “PAUSE” flash. When the IC recorder
detects sound again, the recording starts
again.
To cancel the VOR function
Set “VOR” to “OFF” in step 3.
Dividing a Message
into Two During
Recording
DIVIDE
 Note
The VOR function is affected by the sound
around you. Set “SENS” in the menu according
to the recording conditions. If recording is
not satisfactory after you have changed the
microphone sensitivity, or for an important
recording, set “VOR” to “OFF” in the menu.
You can divide a message during
recording so that the message is divided
into two parts, and a new message
number is added to the newer part of
the divided message.
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Press DIVIDE during recording.
“DIVIDE” flashes and the new message
number is added at the point you
pressed the button. The message
will be recorded as two messages,
however recording continues without
stopping.
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
 Notes



Message is divided.
Message 2 and Message 3 are
recorded without stopping.


Recording
 Tip
You can divide the currently recorded message
during recording pause.

You need a certain amount of free space in
the memory to divide a message. For more
information, see “System Limitations” on
page 84.
If 99 messages have been recorded in a
folder, you cannot divide a message in that
folder.
Once a message is divided, you cannot recombine the divided messages using the IC
recorder. To combine the divided messages,
use the supplied application software.
You cannot divide a message at the very
beginning (0.5 seconds from the beginning)
of the message.
When you divide a message into two, at the
point of division, the end of the first message
and the beginning of the second message
may be interrupted.
If you divide messages too frequently
while the IC recorder is recording them, the
following phenomenon may occur: The
operation indicator keeps flashing, and you
cannot operate the IC recorder for a certain
period. This is not a malfunction. Wait until
the operation indicator goes off.
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Recording with an
External Microphone
or from Other
Equipment
Microphone
or other
equipment
To the
 (microphone) jack
1 Connect an external microphone
or other equipment to the 
(microphone) jack when the IC
recorder is in the stop mode.
The built-in microphones are
automatically cut off.
When a plug in power type
microphone is connected, power
is automatically supplied to the
microphone from the IC recorder.
2 Select a folder in which you want to
record messages.
For details, see “Selecting a Folder”
(page 24).
3 Start recording by pressing  REC/
PAUSE.
 REC/
PAUSE

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4 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
For details on recording, see
“Recording Messages” (page 19).
* Optional audio connecting cables (not
supplied)
RK-G139
RK-G136
To the IC
recorder
Stereo
mini-plug
Stereo
mini-plug
To the other
equipment
Mini-plug
(monaural)
Stereo
mini-plug
 Notes


 Recommended microphones
You can use the Sony ECM-CS10, ECM-CZ10,
ECM-DS70P, ECM-DS30P electret condenser
microphone (not supplied).
You can use the ECM-TL1 headphonetype electret condenser microphone
(not supplied) to record sound from a
telephone or a cell phone.
For details on how to make the
connection, see the operating
instructions supplied with the ECM-TL1
microphone.
 Notes




Recording

If the input level is not strong enough,
connect the headphone jack (minijack,
stereo) of other equipment to the
 (microphone) jack of the IC recorder and
adjust the volume level on the equipment
connected to the IC recorder.
Your dealer may not handle some of the
above listed optional accessories. Please ask
the dealer for detailed information.
When the recording mode is set to “HQ” or
“SHQ,” and a stereo microphone is used, you
can record sound in stereo.
Recording sound from a
telephone or a cell phone
After you have made the connection, check
the sound quality of the conversation
and the recording level before you start
recording.
If the beep of the telephone or a dial tone is
recorded, the conversation may be recorded
with lower level of sound. In this case, start
recording after the conversation has started.
The VOR function may not work, depending
on the kind of telephone or the line
condition.
We assume no responsibility whatsoever
for any inconvenience, even if you cannot
record a conversation using the IC recorder.
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Adding a Recording to
a Previously Recorded
Message
During playback of Message 3
Message 3
Message 4
After adding a recording
Message 3
Message 4
Added recording
DISPLAY/
MENU
 REC/
PAUSE

–,
+
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
2 Press – or + to select
When “REC-OP” in the menu is set to
“ADD,” you can add a recording to the
message being played back. The added
recording will be placed after the current
message, and will be counted as a part of
the message.
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“REC-OP,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Press – or + to select “ON,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
7 While “ADD” flashes, press  REC/
PAUSE again.
The operation indicator will light in
red, and the recording will be added at
the end of the current message.
8 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
4 Press – or + to select “ADD,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
 Notes


Recording

You cannot add a recording if the remaining
memory is insufficient.
The added portion of a message will be
recorded in the same recording mode.
If 10 minutes have passed after step 6, you
must start the procedure again from the
beginning.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
6 When the message to be added is
played back, press  REC/PAUSE.
“
” and “ADD” will flash and the IC
recorder stops in the recording pause
mode.
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Adding an Overwrite
Recording during
Playback
The starting point of
an overwrite recording
Message 2
The deleted part
of Message 2
Message 2
DISPLAY/
MENU
 REC/
PAUSE

–,
+
GB
Message 3
Message 4
Added overwrite recording in Message 2
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
When “REC-OP” in the menu is set
to “OVER,” you can add an overwrite
recording after a selected point in a
recorded message. The remainder of
the message after the selected point is
deleted.
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Message 3 Message 4
enter the menu mode.
The menu window will be displayed.
2 Press – or + to select
“REC-OP,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Press – or + to select “ON,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
7 While “OVER” flashes, press  REC/
PAUSE again.
The operation indicator will light in red
and recording starts.
8 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
 Notes
4 Press – or + to select
“OVER,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.



Recording
You cannot overwrite a recoding if the
remaining memory is insufficient.
The overwritten portion of a message will be
recorded in the same recording mode.
If 10 minutes have passed after step 6, you
must start the procedure again from the
beginning.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
6 When the message to be
overwritten is played back, press
 REC/PAUSE.
“
” and “OVER” will flash and the IC
recorder stops in the recording pause
mode.
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Playback
Playing Back
Messages
 (headphone)
Operation
indicator
DISPLAY/
MENU

jack
Total messages
in a folder
 PLAY/STOP•
Counter display*
ENTER
1 Select a folder.
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
Press – or + to select
“FOLDER,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Press – or + to select the
folder you want ( , , , , or ),
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode.
GB
Selected message
number
VOL +, –
–, +
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Display window
* The display selected using
the DISPLAY/MENU button
appears.
2 Press – or + to select the
message you want to play.
3 Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER to start
playback.
The operation indicator lights in green.
(When “LED” is set to “OFF” in the menu
(page 64), the operation indicator does
not light.)
4 Press VOL + or – to adjust the
volume.
5 Press  (stop) to stop playback.
 Tip
During playback you can lock all the functions
of all the buttons so that you can prevent
inadvertent operations by sliding the HOLD
switch in the direction of the arrow.
Listening with better sound
quality

When “EASY-S” is set to “ON” (page 62)
in the menu, you can quickly locate the
point at which you wish to start playback
by pressing – or + repeatedly
during playback.
You can go back approx. 3 seconds by
pressing – once, or advance approx.
10 seconds by pressing + once. This
function is useful for locating a desired
point in a long recording.
Searching forward/backward
during playback (Cue/Review)


Playback

To listen with the headphones :
Connect a supplied or commercially
available headphones to the 
(headphone) jack. The built-in speaker
will be automatically disconnected.
To listen from an external speaker:
Connect an active or passive speaker
(not supplied) to the  (headphone)
jack.
Quickly locating the point you
wish to start playback (Easy
Search)
To search forward (Cue): Press and
hold + during playback and release
it at the point you wish to resume
playback.
To search backward (Review): Press
and hold – during playback and
release it at the point you wish to
resume playback.
The IC recorder searches at slow speed
with playback sound first. This is useful to
check one word forward or back. Then,
if you press and hold the button, the IC
recorder starts to search at higher speed.
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 When messages are played back
to the end of the last message





When you play back or fast play back to the
end of the last message, “END” flashes up for
5 seconds and the operation indicator lights
up in green. (You cannot hear the playback
sound.)
When “END” and the operation indicator go
off, the IC recorder will stop at the beginning
of the last message.
If you press and hold – while “END”
is flashing, the messages are played back
rapidly, and normal playback will start at the
point you release the button.
If the last message is long and you wish to
start playback at a later part of the message,
press and hold + to go to the end of the
message and then press – while “END” is
flashing to go back to the desired point.
For messages other than the last one, go to
the beginning of the next message and play
backward to the desired point.
To
Do this
stop at the
current position
(Playback Pause
function)
Press  (stop) or
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
To resume playback
from that point, press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER
again.
go back to the
beginning of
the current
message
Press – once.*
go back to
previous
messages
Press – repeatedly.
(During stop mode, keep
the button pressed to
go back the messages
continuously.)
skip to the next Press + once.*
message
skip to the
succeeding
messages
Press + repeatedly.
(During stop mode,
keep the button pressed
to skip the messages
continuously.)
* These operations are for when “EASY-S (Easy
Search function)” is set to “OFF” (page 62).
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Playing back a message
repeatedly
During playback, press and hold
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER until “ ” appears.
The selected message will be played
back repeatedly.
To resume normal playback, press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER again.
Playing Back All
Messages in a Folder
Continuously – the
Continuous Play
DISPLAY/
MENU
–,
+
Playback


PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
You can select the continuous play
mode with CONT in the menu. When you
set CONT to “ON,” you can play back all
messages in a folder continuously.
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1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
3 Press – or + to select “ON,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
2 Press – or + to select
“CONT,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
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mode.
Playing Back a
Specified Section
Repeatedly – A-B
Repeat
2 Press
(repeat) A-B again to
specify the finishing point B.
“ ” and “A-B” are displayed and the
specified section is played back
repeatedly.
To resume normal playback
Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
To stop A-B Repeat playback
Press  (stop).
 PLAY/STOP•
ENTER

During A-B Repeat playback, press
(repeat) A-B again to specify a new
starting point A. Then specify a new
finishing point B, as in step 2.
Playback
A-B
To change the segment specified
for A-B Repeat playback
 Note
You cannot specify the finishing point B before
the starting point A that has been set.
1 During playback, press
(repeat)
A-B to specify the starting point A.
“A-B B” flashes.
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Adjusting the
Playback Speed – the
DPC Function
–,
+
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press – or + to select “DPC,”
DISPLAY/
MENU

1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
3 Press – or + to select “ON,”
When you set “DPC” to “ON,” you can
adjust the playback speed between
+100% and –50% of normal speed in the
menu.
The message is played back in natural
tones thanks to the digital processing
function.
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then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
4 Press – or + to adjust the
speed of the playback, then press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Recording with Other
Equipment
You can set the speed by 10% for +
setting and by 5% for – setting.
To audio input
Tape recorder, connector
etc.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
To  (headphone)
jack
Playback
To resume normal playback
Set “DPC” to “OFF” in step 3.

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER

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To record the sound of the IC recorder
with other equipment, connect the
 (headphone) jack of the IC recorder
to the audio input connector (minijack,
stereo) of other equipment using an
audio connecting cable*.
1 Connect the  (headphone) jack
of the IC recorder to the audio
input connector (stereo minijack)
of other equipment using an audio
connecting cable*.
2 Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER to start
playback and at the same time set
the connected equipment to the
recording mode.
A message from the IC recorder
will be recorded on the equipment
connected.
3 Press  (stop) on the IC recorder
and the connected equipment at
the same time to stop recording.
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* Optional audio connecting cables (not
supplied)
To the IC
recorder
To the other
equipment
RK-G139
Stereo
mini-plug
Mini-plug
(monaural)
RK-G136
Stereo
mini-plug
Stereo
mini-plug
 Note
Your dealer may not handle some of the above
listed optional accessories. Please ask the
dealer for detailed information.
 Tip
Before you start recording, we recommend
you to make trial recording first.
Playing Back a
Message at a Desired
Time with an Alarm
DISPLAY/
MENU
–,
+

play back with an alarm.
2 Enter the alarm setting mode.
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
Press – or + to select “ALARM,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
(If the alarm has already set to the
selected message, “ALARM ON” is
displayed. If you do not wish to
change the setting, press  (stop)
and exit the menu mode.)
Playback

1 Select the message you want to
PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
You can sound an alarm and start
playback of a selected message at a
desired time.
You can have the message played back
on a specified date, once every week, or
at the same time every day.
 Note
“ALARM OFF (or ON)” will not appear and
the alarm cannot be set if the clock has
not been set or no message has been
recorded in the selected folder.
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Press – or + to select “ON,”
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
4 Press – or + to select the
alarm sound either from “B-ONLY”
or “B-PLAY,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Set the alarm date and time.
Press – or + to select “DATE,” a
day of the week, or “DAILY,” then press
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
When you select “DATE”:
Set the year, month, day, hour, and
minute in sequence, as described in
“Step 2: Setting the Clock” on page 16,
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
When you select a day of the week
or “DAILY”:
Press – or + to set the hour,
then press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER,
press – or + to set the
minute, then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
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B-ONLY: Only the alarm will sound.
B-PLAY: The selected message will be
played back after the alarm.
“ALARM ON” will be displayed.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
The setting process is finished and “”
(alarm indicator) appears in the display
window.
When the set date and time
comes
To change the alarm setting
At the set time, the alarm will sound
for about 10 seconds and the selected
message will be played back. (If you have
selected “B-ONLY,” only the alarm will
sound.)
During playback, “ALARM” will flash in the
display window.
When the playback ends, the IC recorder
will stop automatically at the beginning
of that message.
To cancel the alarm setting
Start from step 2 on page 45.
Follow steps 1 and 2- on page 46. In
step 2-, press – or + to select
“OFF,” and press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
The alarm will be cancelled, and the
alarm indicator will disappear from the
display window.
Playback
To listen to the same message
again
Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER, and the
same message will be played back from
the beginning.
To stop the alarm before the
playback starts
Press  (stop) while the alarm sound is
heard. You can stop the alarm playback
even when the HOLD function is
activated.
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 Notes









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When the clock has not been set or no
messages are recorded, you cannot set the
alarm.
The alarm sounds even if you set “BEEP” to
“OFF” in the menu (page 64).
If you try to set the alarm to play back a
message at a previously set time on another
message, “PRE SET” will be displayed,
preventing new settings.
If the alarm time comes while another
message is being played back with an alarm,
the playback stops and the new message
will be played back.
If the alarm time comes during recording,
alarm will sound for 10 seconds after the
recording is finished and playback begins.
“” will flash when the alarm time comes.
If more than one alarm time comes during
recording, only the first message will be
played back.
If you delete a message on which you
have set an alarm, that alarm will be also
cancelled.
If the alarm time comes during erasing
operation, alarm will sound for 10 seconds
after the erasing is finished and playback
begins.
If the alarm time comes while you are
updating the data, the alarm setting will be
cancelled automatically.
Editing Messages
Erasing messages one by one
Erasing Messages
You can erase the recorded messages
one by one or all messages in a folder at
a time.
ERASE
 Notes


Once a recording has been erased, you
cannot retrieve it.
If the message you want to erase is locked in
the menu, the message is not erased.

Editing Messages
You can erase unwanted messages,
retaining all other messages when the IC
recorder is in the stop or playback mode.
When a message is erased, the
remaining messages will advance and
be renumbered so that there will be no
space between messages.
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1 Press ERASE while you are playing
back the message you want to erase
or press and hold ERASE during the
stop mode.
A beep will sound and the message
number and “ERASE” will flash.
To cancel erasing
Press  (stop) before step 2.
To erase another message
Proceed with the same steps again from
the beginning.
To erase a part of one message
Divide the message into two messages
first, then proceed with the same steps
from the beginning.
2 Press ERASE again.
The message is erased and the
remaining messages will be
renumbered. (For example, if you
erase Message 3, Message 4 will be
renumbered as Message 3. When
erasing is completed, the unit will
stop at the beginning of the following
message.)
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Erasing all messages in a
folder
DISPLAY/
MENU

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
1 Select the folder containing the
messages you want to erase when
the IC recorder is in the stop mode.
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3Press – or + to select “ALL
ERASE,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Editing Messages
–,
+

2 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
4 Press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER while
“ALL ERASE” is flashing.
All messages in the selected folder will
be erased.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
To cancel erasing
Press  (stop) before step 3.
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Moving a Message to
a Different Folder
1 Select the message you want to
move.
2 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
DISPLAY/
MENU

–,
+

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
3Press – or + to select
“MOVE,” then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
The destination folder indicator
flashes.
You can move the recorded messages to
another folder.
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4 Press – or + to select the
folder that you want to move the
message into, then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Dividing a Message
into Two
The message is moved to the last
position in the destination folder.
When you move a message to another
folder, the original message in the
previous folder will be deleted.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
DIVIDE
mode.
If 99 messages have been recorded in the
folder to which you want to move a message,
you cannot move it.
Editing Messages
 Note
–,
+
To cancel moving the message
Press  (stop) before step 4.
You can divide a message during
playback, so that the message is divided
into two parts and a new message
number is added to the newer part
of the divided message. By dividing a
message, you can easily find the point
from which you want to play back when
you make a long recording such as at a
meeting. You can divide a message until
the total number of messages in the
folder reaches 99.
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1 Press DIVIDE while you are playing
back the message you want to
divide.
The current message number and
“DIVIDE” flash.
 Notes


2 Press DIVIDE.
A new number is added to the newer
part of the divided message, and the
message numbers of the following
messages will be incremeted by one.
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3

A Message is divided.
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3

Message 4
The message numbers are incremeted.

To cancel dividing the message
Press  (stop) before step 1.




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You need a certain amount of free space in
the memory to divide a message. For more
information, see “System Limitations” on
page 84.
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.
When you divide a message with a title and
artist name, the newer part has the same
title, artist name, and file name.
Once a message is divided, you cannot
re-combine divided messages using the IC
recorder. To combine the divided messages,
use the supplied application software.
If you divide a message frequently, the unit
may become unable to divide the message
further.
If you divide a message with an alarm
setting, the same alarm setting remains only
with the former message divided.
You cannot divide a message at the very
beginning (0.5 seconds from the beginning)
or at the very end (0.5 seconds prior to the
end) of the message.
If you divide a message during A-B repeat
playback or one message repeat playback,
the repeat setting will be cancelled.
If more than 10 seconds have passed after
step 1, you must start the procedure again
from the beginning.
To play the divided message
Press – or + to display the
message number, as the divided
messages now each have message
numbers.
Preventing Accidental
Operation
– the HOLD Function
Editing Messages
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To prevent accidental operation, slide the
HOLD switch in the direction of arrow in
the recording or playback mode.
“HOLD” will appear indicating that all the
functions of the buttons are locked.
Selecting the Display
DISPLAY/
MENU
To cancel the HOLD function
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite
direction from that of the arrow.
 Note
When the HOLD function is activated during
recording, cancel the HOLD function first to
stop recording.
 Tip
Even if the HOLD function is activated, you can
stop the alarm playback. To stop the alarm or
playback, press  (stop).
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When the IC recorder is in the recording/
recording pause, stop, or playback
modes, you can select elapsed time,
remaining time (REMAIN), recorded date
(REC DATE), or recorded time (REC DATE)
to be displayed in the display window.
Press DISPLAY/MENU.
Each time you press DISPLAY/MENU, the
display will change as shown below.
Recorded time: Displays the time when
the IC recorder started recording the
current message.
While the IC recorder is in the
playback/stop mode
REC DATE
indicator
REMAIN
indicator
* If the clock has not been set, “- -Y- -M- -D”
will be displayed.
** If the clock has not been set, “- -:- -“ will be
displayed.
While the IC recorder is in the
recording/recording pause mode
Elapsed time: Displays the recording
time of the current message.
Remaining time: Displays the remaining
recording time of the IC recorder.
Recorded date: Displays the date when
the IC recorder started recording the
current message.
Editing Messages
Elapsed time  Remaining time with
the REMAIN indicator  Recorded
date with the REC DATE indicator*
 Recorded time with the REC DATE
indicator**  Elapsed time …
Elapsed time: Displays the elapsed
playback time of the current message.
Remaining time: Displays the remaining
time of the current message when the
IC recorder is in the playback mode.
Displays the remaining recording time
when the IC recorder is in the stop
mode.
Recorded date: Displays the date when
the current message was recorded.
Recorded time: Displays the time when
the current message was recorded.
 Notes


If the remaining recording time is less than 1
minute, the display will change automatically
to the remaining time display and the
display will flash.
If the IC recorder is left unoperated for more
than 3 seconds in the stop mode, the display
will return to the current time, regardless of
the display setting.
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1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to
Utilizing the Menu Function
Making Settings for
the Menu
–,
+
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press – or + to select the
DISPLAY/
MENU

enter the menu mode.

PLAY/
STOP•
ENTER
menu item for which you want to
make setting, then press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3Press – or + to select the
setting that you want to set, then
press  PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
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4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
 Note
If you do not press any button for one minute,
the menu mode is automatically cancelled and
the window will return to the display of the
stop mode.
To return to the previous window
Press DISPLAY/MENU during menu
mode.
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Menu settings
Menu items
Settings
MODE
LP, SP, HQ, SHQ
Operation mode
( : the setting can be made/
 : the setting cannot be made)
Playback mode Recording mode



SENS
,



VOR
ON, OFF



LOCK
ON, OFF



DPC
ON (–50% to +100%), OFF



EASY-S
ON, OFF



CONT
ON, OFF



REC-OP
ON (ADD, OVER), OFF






SET DATE
HOUR
12H, 24H



BEEP
ON, OFF



LED
ON, OFF



ALL ERASE



MOVE



ON (DATE, SUN, MON, TUE, WED, THU, 
FRI, SAT, DAILY), OFF





ALARM
FOLDER
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Stop mode
GB
,
,
,
,
Settings (*: Initial setting)
MODE
Sets the recording mode.
LP:
Long play monaural recording mode.
SP:
Standard play monaural recording mode.
HQ:
High-quality monaural recording mode.
SHQ*:
Super high-quality monaural recording mode.
See page
22
SENS
Sets the microphone sensitivity.
*:
To record at meeting or in a quiet and/or spacious place.
:
To record dictation, or record in a noisy place.
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VOR
Sets the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function.
ON:
Recording starts when the IC recorder detects sound and
pauses when no sound is heard, eliminating recording
during soundless periods. The VOR function is activated
when  REC/PAUSE is pressed.
OFF*:
The VOR function does not work.
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LOCK
Locks the message so that you cannot erase it, add a new
message to it, add an overwritten message to it, or divide it.
ON:
The lock function is activated.
OFF*:
The lock function is cancelled.
–
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Menu items
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Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
DPC
Sets the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function.
ON:
You can adjust the speed of the playback in a range from
+100% to –50%, by 10% increments for the + setting and
by 5% increments for the – setting.
–30%*
OFF*:
The DPC function is cancelled.
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EASY-S
Sets the easy search function.
ON:
You can go forward for about 10 seconds by pressing +
and go back for about 3 seconds by pressing –. This
function is useful when attempting to locate desired point
in a long recording.
OFF*:
The easy search function does not work. When you press
– or +, a message will be moved forward or
backward.
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CONT
Plays back the messages in the selected folder
continuously.
ON:
The CONT function is activated.
OFF*:
A message is played back and the IC recorder stops at the
beginning of the next message.
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See page
Settings (*: Initial setting)
REC-OP
Adds a recording to a previously recorded message or adds
an overwrite recording during playback.
ON:
You can add a recording or overwrite a recording.
ADD*:
You can add a recording.
OVER:
You can overwrite a recording.
OFF*:
You cannot add a recording or overwrite a recording.
See page
32, 34
SET DATE
Sets the clock.
AUTO*:
When the IC recorder is connected to a computer that
is running the Digital Voice Editor, the clock will be
automatically adjusted according to that computer.
MANUAL:
You can set the clock manually by setting year, month, day,
hour, and minute in sequence.
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HOUR
Sets the clock display.
12H:
AM12:00 = midnight, PM12:00 = noon
24H*:
0:00 = midnight, 12:00 = noon
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Menu items
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Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
BEEP
Sets whether a beep will be heard or not.
ON*:
A beep will sound to indicate that an operation has been
accepted.
OFF:
No beep sound will be heard.
See page
–
 Note
The alarm sounds even if you set “BEEP” to “OFF” in the menu.
LED
Turns the operation indicator on or off during operation.
ON*:
During recording or playback, the operation indicator lights
or flashes.
OFF:
The operation indicator does not light or flash, even during
operation.
–
 Note
When the IC recorder is connected to a computer, the operation
indicator lights or flashes even if “LED” is set to “OFF.”
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ALL ERASE
All messages in the selected folder will be erased.
Select a folder from which all messages are to be erased in
the FOLDER menu, then return to this menu. Press  PLAY/
STOP•ENTER while “ALL ERASE” is flashing.
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MOVE
The selected message will be moved to the selected folder
( , , , or ).
Before attempting to move a message, select the message to
be moved, then return to this menu.
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Settings (*: Initial setting)
ALARM
Sets the alarm.
ON:
To set the alarm, select “ON” and set the date, time or day of
the week, or choose “DAILY” for playback.
B-ONLY:
Only the alarm will sound when the alarm time
comes.
B-PLAY*:
The selected message will be played back after the
alarm when the alarm time comes.
OFF*:
The alarm setting is cancelled.
See page
45
FOLDER
Selects a folder from among 5 folders ( ,
24
,
,
or
).
Utilizing the Menu Function
Menu items
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Utilizing Your Computer
Using the Supplied
Digital Voice Editor
Software
What You Can Do Using the
Digital Voice Editor Software
The Digital Voice Editor software allows
you to transfer messages that you
have recorded using the IC recorder to
your computer. You can save them on
your computer, play them back, and
edit them. You can also transfer music
files saved on your computer to the IC
recorder.
Transferring messages recorded
on the IC recorder to your
computer
You can save messages that you have
recorded using the IC recorder on your
computer’s hard disk, by message, by
folder, or all messages at one time. You
can select a format to be used to save
those messages as follows; MSV (LPEC)
files, MSV (ADPCM) files, MP3 files,
Windows standard WAV files.
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Playing back messages on the
computer
You can play back messages on the
computer using the following functions,
one-message repeat playback, A-B repeat
playback, easy search, playback with a
bookmarks as well as normal playback.
You can also adjust the playback speed.
Transferring messages saved on
your computer to the IC recorder
to play
You can transfer messages saved on
your computer, as well as other files,
such as voice files sent by e-mail, MSV
(LPEC/ADPCM) files, WAV files, MP3 files,
by file or by folder, to the IC recorder.
You can also play them back using the IC
recorder.
Editing messages saved on your
computer or IC recorder using
your computer
You can change message titles or user
names, sort messages, set/delete priority
marks or bookmarks, divide/combine
messages, etc., on your computer,
depending on the format of the file. You
can change the order of the messages in
the IC recorder using the computer. You
can also save messages saved on your
computer by converting the voice format
to a more appropriate one.



You can send voice e-mail messages
using MAPI e-mail software.
You can transcribe your IC
recorder messages using Dragon
NaturallySpeaking® speech-recognition
software (Only when Dragon
NaturallySpeaking version 5.0 (or
higher) Preferred or Professional Edition
is installed on your computer).
You can set/cancel the user name
of the IC recorder, changing alarm
settings, etc., on your computer.

Using the CD Recording Tool for the
Digital Voice Editor, you can play tracks
of a CD in the computer’s CD drive, and
save CD tracks onto the PC hard disk
in a file format that the Digital Voice
Editor supports. Saved files can then be
transferred to an IC recorder using the
Digital Voice Editor.
Using the CD Burning Tool for the
Digital Voice Editor, you can make your
original music CD or data CD from files
recorded using the IC recorder, or from
files saved on your computer’s hard
disk using the Digital Voice Editor.
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Other convenient uses

Use of the CD Recording Tool and CD
Burning Tool for DVE is limited to the
personal purposes.
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Operating Systems:
Windows Vista® Ultimate
Windows Vista® Business
Windows Vista® Home Premium
Windows Vista® Home Basic
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2
or higher
Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack
2 or higher
Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack
4 or higher
Pre-Installed
Hardware Environment:
Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible
CPU : 266 MHz Pentium® II processor or
higher (For Windows Vista®, 800MHz
Pentium® III processor or higher)
RAM: 128MB or more (For Windows
Vista®, 512MB or more)
Hard disk space: 150MB or more
CD-ROM drive (When creating an audio
CD or data CD, a CD-R/RW drive is
needed)
Port: USB port
Sound board: Sound cards compatible
with any of the supported Microsoft®
Windows® operating systems
Display: High color (16bit) or more and
800x480 dots or more
Internet access for Voice Mail function
and CD database service
 Note
 Note
System requirements
64bit OS is not supported.
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The following systems are not supported:
 Any operating system other than the ones
indicated above
 Personally assembled PCs or operating
systems
 Upgraded operating systems
 Multi-boot environment
 Multi-monitor environment
Note on transcribing a message
When you use Dragon NaturallySpeaking®
speech-recognition software to transcribe
a message, your computer must also
meet the system requirements that the
Dragon NaturallySpeaking requires.
For latest version and availability of
Dragon NaturallySpeaking in each
region, please refer to the following
page: http://www.nuance.com/
Note on sending a voice e-mail
Install the Digital Voice Editor software on
your computer’s hard disk.
 Notes



Be sure to close all running programs before
installing the Digital Voice Editor software.
When installing or uninstalling the software
in Windows® 2000 Professional, make sure
to log on Windows as the user name of
“Administrator.”
When installing or uninstalling the software
in Windows Vista® Home Basic/Windows
Vista® Home Premium/Windows Vista®
Business/Windows Vista® Ultimate/Windows®
XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 or higher/
Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2 or
higher/Windows® XP Media Center Edition
Service Pack 2 or higher/Windows® XP Media
Center Edition 2004 Service Pack 2 or higher/
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
Service Pack 2 or higher, log on as a user
name with the “Computer administrator”
user account. (To find if the user name has
a “Computer administrator” user account,
open the “User Accounts” from the “Control
Panel” and refer to the section beneath the
user name being displayed.)
Utilizing Your Computer
When you use Microsoft® Outlook
Express 5.0/5.5/6.0 to send a voice e-mail
of a message, your computer must also
meet the system requirements that the
Outlook Express requires.
Installing the software
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



When the “Memory Stick Voice Editor
1.0/1.1/1.2/2.0” software has already been
installed, installing the supplied software
will automatically remove the “Memory Stick
Voice Editor” software. (Messages are not
removed.)
After installing, the Microsoft DirectX module
is also installed depending on the operation
system of your computer. This module is not
deleted after uninstalling the software.
After installing the Digital Voice Editor
software, do not install the “Memory Stick
Voice Editor 1.0/1.1/1.2/2.0” software. The
Digital Voice Editor will not work properly.
With the supplied software, you can save or
edit the messages in the “Memory Stick.”
1 Make sure that the IC recorder is
not connected, then turn on your
computer and start up Windows.
2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into
the CD-ROM drive.
The [IC Recorder Software Setup]
menu starts up automatically and the
[Welcome to IC Recorder Software
Setup] window appears. If the
[Welcome to IC Recorder Software
Setup] menu does not start up, open
the [DVE] folder in the [Setup] folder
on the CD-ROM, then double click
[setup.exe].
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3 Make sure that you accept the
terms of the license agreement,
select [I accept the terms of the
license agreement], then click
[Next].
The [Software Install] window appears.
4 Select [Digital Voice Editor], then
click [Install].
Follow the instructions on the screen
to make the settings required for
installation.
If you have already installed a
previous version of the Digital Voice
Editor or any version of the “Memory
Stick Voice Editor”
The dialog box used to uninstall a
previous version of the Digital Voice
Editor or any version of the “Memory
Stick Voice Editor” will be displayed.
Follow the instructions on the screen
to uninstall the software. The message
files are not removed.
 Note
If any illegal data modification is attempted,
or a file is used for other than private
purposes, the file may become unplayable
or the Digital Voice Editor may become
inoperable.
When the dialog box used to select
how to save files is displayed
When you save files recorded using
the IC recorder onto the computer
named above, you can select whether
you wish to convert them into the
MP3 format. Select the desired setting.
* The dialog box is not displayed in some
regions.
Complete] window appears, select
[Yes, I want to restart my computer
now], then click [Finish].
The computer will be restarted.
When the computer has been
restarted, installation is completed.
Uninstalling the software
When you wish to uninstall the software,
follow the steps below.
For Windows 2000 or Windows XP
1 Click [Start], select [Settings], [Control
Utilizing Your Computer
When the dialog box* used to select
the language to be used for the help
is displayed
Click the language you want to use for
the help.
6 When the [InstallShield Wizard
Panel], then [Add or Remove Programs]
or [Add/Remove Applications].
2 Select [Digital Voice Editor 3] from the
list and click [Remove] or [Change/
Remove].
3 Follow the instructions on the screen.
5 When the [Ready to Install the
Program] window appears, click
[Install].
The installation starts.
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For Windows Vista
1 Click [Start] – [Control Panel]
– [Programs], then select and click
[Uninstall a Program] from the
category.
2 Select [Digital Voice Editor 3] from the
list and click [Uninstall].
3 Click [Continue] in the [User Account
control] window.
4 Follow the instructions on the screen.
 Note
If you wish to move the software to another
drive or directory after it is installed, you must
uninstall the software first, then re-install it. The
software does not work properly if you just
move the software files.
Connecting the IC recorder
to your computer
You can transfer the IC recorder data
onto your computer by connecting the
IC recorder to the computer.
Use the USB connecting cable supplied
with the IC recorder to connect the
 (USB) connector of the IC recorder and
your computer.
The IC recorder is recognized by
the computer as soon as the cable
is connected. You can connect or
disconnect the cable when the IC
recorder and the computer are turned
on or off.
To  (USB)
connector of
IC recorder
 Tip
 Uninstallation does not remove the message
files.
To USB
connector
of your
computer
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Connecting
cable (supplied)
 Notes






Referring to the help files
For details on each operation, refer to the
help files.
Help
Utilizing Your Computer

Be sure to install the Digital Voice Editor
software before connecting the IC recorder
to your computer. Otherwise, a message like
[Found New Hardware Wizard] may appear
when you connect the IC recorder to your
computer. In this case, click [Cancel].
Do not connect more than two USB devices
to your computer. Normal operation will not
be guaranteed.
Use of this IC recorder with a USB hub or a
USB extension cable is not guaranteed.
A malfunction may occur depending on the
USB devices connected at any one time.
Before connecting the IC recorder to the
computer, check that batteries are inserted
in the IC recorder.
When you connect the IC recorder to the
computer, make sure that the IC recorder is
in the stop mode.
It is recommended that you disconnect the
cable from the computer when you do not
use the Digital Voice Editor.
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Disconnecting the IC
recorder from your
computer
Follow the procedures below; otherwise,
data may be damaged.
1 Make sure that the operation
indicator is not flashing.
2 Disconnect the USB connecting
cable connected to the IC recorder
from the USB connector of the
computer.
On the Windows screen, left-click
“Safely Remove Hardware” on the
taskbar, and click “Safely remove USB
Mass Storage Device.”
On the Macintosh screen, drag the “IC
RECORDER” on the desktop to “Trash”
and drop it there.
For details on disconnecting the
IC recorder, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your
computer.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Before taking the IC recorder for repair, check the following sections. Should any
problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
IC recorder
Remedy
The IC recorder cannot be
turned off.

Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow when the
IC recorder is stopped (page 18).
The IC recorder cannot be
turned on.

The HOLD switch is set. Slide the HOLD switch in the direction
opposite that of the arrow (page 18).
Display does not
disappear.
Display appears blurred.

Remove the protective film on the display window before you
use the IC recorder.
The IC recorder does not
operate.

The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity
(page 12).
The batteries are weak (page 13).
The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch (page 55).


No sound comes from the
speaker.

Sound comes from the
speaker even when the
headphones are plugged
in.


Troubleshooting
Symptom
The volume is turned down completely (page 37).
Headphones are plugged in (page 37).
If you plug in the headphones not securely during playback,
the sound may come from the speaker. Unplug the
headphones and then insert them securely.
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Symptom
Remedy
The operation indicator
does not light.

“LED” is set to “OFF” (page 64). Display the menu and set “LED”
to “ON.”
“FULL” is displayed and you
cannot start recording.

The memory is full. Erase some of the messages (page 49) or
erase all the messages after you store them on your computer.
“FULL” is displayed and
you cannot operate the IC
recorder.

99 messages have been recorded in the selected folder or
495 messages (when there are 5 folders) in total have been
recorded. Therefore you cannot record another message, or
move a message. Erase some of the messages (page 49) or
erase all the messages after you store them on your computer.
Recording is interrupted.

The VOR function (page 27) is activated. Set “VOR” to “OFF” in
the menu (page 61).
Noise is heard.

An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally rubbed or
scratched the IC recorder during recording so that noise was
recorded.
The IC recorder was placed near an AC power source, a
fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during recording or
playback.
Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when recording.
Clean the plug.
The  (headphones) plug is dirty. Clean the plug.



Recording level is low.
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
“SENS” (microphone sensitivity) is set to “
.”
Display the menu and set “SENS” to “
” (page 61).
Remedy
When recording from
other equipment, the
input level is too strong or
not strong enough.

Connect the headphone jack of other equipment to the
 (microphone) jack of the IC recorder and adjust the volume
level on the equipment connected to the IC recorder.
Playback speed is too fast
or too slow.

The playback speed is adjusted in DPC. Adjust the speed in
DPC again in the menu (page 62).
“--:--” is displayed.

You have not set the clock (page 15).
“--Y--M--D” or ” --:--” is
displayed on the REC
DATE display.

The date of recording will not be displayed if you recorded the
message when the clock was not set.
There are fewer menu
items displayed in the
menu mode.

The menu items displayed are different depending on the
operation modes (stop mode, playback mode, and recording
mode) (page 60).
The remaining time
displayed in the display
window is shorter than
that displayed in the
supplied Digital Voice
Editor software.

The IC recorder requires a certain amount of memory for
system operation. That amount is subtracted from the
remaining time, which is the reason for the difference.
The battery life is short.

The battery life on page 13 is based on playback with the
volume level set to 27. The battery life may shorten depending
on the operation of the IC recorder.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
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Symptom
Remedy
There is no battery power
remaining after you have
left the batteries inserted
for long time without
using the IC recorder.

Even if you do not use the IC recorder, the batteries are
consumed slightly. The battery life in this case varies
depending on humidity or other environmental conditions.
Usually, the batteries last about four months. If you do not
intend to use the IC recorder for an extended period of time,
it is recommended that you turn the power off (page 18) or
remove the batteries.
It takes a long time for the
IC recorder to start.

If the IC recorder is required to process a large amount of
data, it may take longer for the IC recorder to start. This is not
a malfunction of the IC recorder. Wait until the start-up display
disappears.
The IC recorder does not
operate correctly.

Take out the batteries and insert them again (page 12).
The IC recorder is not
recognized by your
computer.
A folder/file cannot be
transferred from your
computer.

Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer and reconnect
it.
Do not use a USB hub or USB extension cable other than the
supplied USB connecting cable. Connect the IC recorder using
the supplied USB connecting cable.
Operation is not guaranteed if you use any system
requirements other than those described on page 68.
Depending on the USB connector position, the IC recorder
may not be recognized. If this happens, try another connector.



Please note that recorded messages may be erased during service or repair work.
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Digital Voice Editor
Refer to the Help files of the Digital Voice Editor software, too.
Symptom
Remedy
The Digital Voice Editor
software cannot be
installed.



The IC recorder or
“Memory Stick” cannot be
properly connected.

Troubleshooting

The free disk or memory space on the computer is too small.
Check the hard disk and memory space.
You are trying to install the software into the operating system
that the Digital Voice Editor software does not support.
In Windows Vista® Ultimate/Windows Vista® Business/
Windows Vista® Home Premium/Windows Vista® Home
Basic/Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack
2 or higher/Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004 Service
Pack 2 or higher/Windows® XP Media Center Edition Service
Pack 2 or higher/Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2 or
higher/Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 or higher,
you log on as a user name belonging to a user account with
limitations. Make sure to log on as a user name with the
“Computer administrator” user account.
In Windows® 2000 Professional, make sure to log on as the user
name of “Administrator.”
Check that the installation of the software has been successful.
Also check the connection as follows:
When using an external USB hub, connect the IC recorder directly
to the computer.
 Disconnect and then connect the cable with the IC recorder.
 Connect the IC recorder to another USB connector.


Your computer may be in the system standby/hibernate mode.
Do not let your computer enter into the system standby/
hibernate mode while being connected to the IC recorder.
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Symptom
Remedy
Messages cannot be
played back./Playback
sound volume is too low.





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No sound board is installed.
No speaker is built-in or connected to the computer.
The volume of the sound is turned down.
Turn up the volume on the computer. (Refer to the instruction
manual of the computer.)
The volume of WAV files can be changed and saved using the
“Increase Volume” feature of the Microsoft Sound Recorder.
Saved message files
cannot be played back or
edited.

You cannot play back a message whose file format the Digital
Voice Editor software does not support. Depending on the
file format, you cannot use part of editorial features of the
software.
Counter or slider moves
incorrectly.
There is noise.

This happens when you play back messages that you divided,
combined, overwrote, or added a recording. Save a message in
the hard disk first, and then add it to the IC recorder. Select the
saving file format that suits the IC recorder you use.
Operation is slow when
there are many messages.

When the total number of messages increases, the operation
becomes slower, regardless of the length of the recording time.
Display does not work
during saving, adding, or
deleting of messages.
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It takes a longer time to copy or delete long messages. After
completing operations, the display works normally.
It takes too long to
convert a file format.

The time required for file conversion becomes longer as the file
size is bigger.
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Symptom
Remedy
The software ‘hangs’ when
the Digital Voice Editor
software starts up.



Do not disconnect the connector of the IC recorder while the
computer is communicating with the IC recorder. Otherwise
the computer operations become unstable or the data inside
the IC recorder may be damaged.
There may be conflict between the software and other driver
or application.
Do not install the “Memory Stick Voice Editor” software and
the Digital Voice Editor Ver. 2x software after you installed the
Digital Voice Editor software. The Digital Voice Editor may not
operate properly.
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Error messages
Error message
Cause/Remedy
LO BATT

Batteries are exhausted. Replace the old batteries with new
ones.
FULL (
flashes at the
same time)

The remaining memory capacity of the IC recorder is
insufficient. Erase some messages before recording.
FULL (message number
flashes at the same time)

As there are already 99 messages in the current folder, you
cannot record a new message. Erase some messages before
recording.
FULL (folder indicator
flashes at the same time)

As there are already 99 messages in the folder to which you
want to move a message, you cannot move the message. Erase
some messages before moving.
SET DATE

Set the clock; otherwise, you cannot set the alarm.
NO DATA

The selected folder does not have any messages. You cannot
lock a message, erase a message(s) or set the alarm, etc.
PRE SET

You set the alarm when you have already set it previously.
Check the setting and set the appropriate date and time.
BACK-D

You set the alarm when the time has already passed. Check the
setting and set the appropriate date and time.

You selected a message that has been locked. You cannot add
a new message to it, cannot orverwrite it, and cannot erase it.
Set “LOCK” to “OFF” in the menu before erasing the message.

The selected message is not the one that was recorded using
the IC recorder. You cannot divide it, add a recording to it, or
overwrite it, etc.
NO EDIT
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Error message
Cause/Remedy
OFF REC-OP

You cannot add a recording or overwrite a recording because
“REC-OP” is set to “OFF.” Set it to “ON.”
ERR ACCESS
ERR 01 – ERR 05

A system error other than the above has occurred. Take out the
batteries and insert them again (page 12).
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System limitations
There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Troubles as mentioned below are
not malfunctions of the IC recorder.
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
You cannot record
messages up to the
maximum recording time.
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If you record messages in a mixture of SHQ, HQ, SP or LP modes,
the recordable time varies from the maximum SHQ mode
recording time to the maximum LP mode recording time.
The sum of the number on the counter (elapsed recording
time) and the remaining recording time may be less than the
IC recorder’s maximum recording time.
You cannot display music
files in order.

If you have transferred music files using your computer, those
files may not be copied in order of transfer because of the
System limitation.
You cannot specify the
finishing point B.

You cannot specify the finishing point B before the starting
point A that has been set.
When you set A-B Repeat
playback, the set positions
move a little.

Depending on the files transferred to the IC recorder from your
computer, the set positions may move.
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Additional Information
1 Connect the supplied USB
Using a USB AC
Adaptor
(not supplied)
2 Connect a USB AC adaptor (not
connecting cable to the  (USB)
connector of the IC recorder.
supplied) to the USB connecting
cable.
3 Connect the USB AC adaptor to an
To  (USB)
connector
USB AC adaptor
(not supplied)
AC outlet.
Additional Information
You can connect the IC recorder to an AC
outlet using a USB AC adaptor AC-U50A/
AC-U50AD/AC-NWUM50 (not supplied).
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Disconnecting the IC
recorder from the AC outlet
Follow the procedures below; otherwise,
data may be damaged.
1 If you are recording or playing back
a message, press  (stop) to put the
IC recorder into the stop mode.
2 Make sure that the operation
indicator is not flashing.
3 Disconnect the USB AC adaptor
from the AC outlet, then disconnect
the USB connecting cable from the
USB AC adaptor.
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 Notes
During recording (the operation indicator
lights or flashes in red) or accessing data (the
operation indicator flashes in orange),
 the IC recorder should not be connected
to or disconnected from the USB AC
adaptor connected to the AC outlet.
 the USB AC adaptor connected to the IC
recorder should not be connected to or
disconnected from the AC outlet.
Doing so may damage the data. If the
IC recorder is required to process a large
amount of data, the start-up window may
be displayed for an extended period of time.
This is not a malfunction of the IC recorder.
Wait until the start-up display disappears
from the display window.
 While a USB AC adaptor (not supplied) is
being used, the battery indicator does not
appear in the display window.

Precautions
On noise

On power

Operate the unit only on 1.5 V or 1.2 V
DC. Use two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline
batteries or two NH-AAA rechargeable
batteries.
On safety

Do not operate the unit while driving,
cycling or operating any motorized
vehicle.
On handling

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.
Additional Information

Do not leave the unit in a location
near heat sources, or in a place subject
to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
mechanical shock.
Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the unit, remove the batteries and
have the unit checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
further.

Noise may be heard when the unit
is placed near an AC power source, a
fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone
during recording or playback.
Noise may be recorded when an
object, such as your finger, etc., rubs or
scratches the unit during recording.
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Backup recommendations
To avoid potential risk of data loss
caused by accidental operation or
malfunction of the IC recorder, we
recommend that you save a backup
copy of your recorded messages on a
tape recorder or to a computer, etc.
Specifications
IC recorder section
Capacity (User available capacity)
1 GB (approx. 989 MB =1,037,565,952 Byte)
A part of the memory capacity is used as a
management area.
Recording time*1
See page 23.
*1When you are going to record continuously
for a long time, you may have to replace
the batteries with new ones in the midst of
recording. For details on the battery life, refer
to page 13.
Frequency range




SHQ : 75 Hz - 20,000 Hz
HQ : 75 Hz - 17,000 Hz
SP : 75 Hz - 15,000 Hz
LP : 75 Hz - 3,500 Hz
MP3 bit rate and sampling frequency
for recording mode



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SHQ : 44.1 kHz, 192 kbps stereo
HQ : 44.1 kHz, 128 kbps stereo
SP : 44.1 kHz, 48 kbps mono
LP : 11.025 kHz, 8 kbps mono
General
Speaker
Approx. 28 mm (1 1/8 in.) dia.
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Power output
Supplied accessories
300 mW
See page 7.
Input/Output
Optional accessories



Microphone jack (minijack, stereo)
 input for plug in power, minimum input
level 0.5 mV, 3 kilohms or lower impedance
microphone
Headphone jack (minijack, stereo)
 output for 8 - 300 ohms headphones
USB connector
 High-Speed USB compatible
Playback speed control (DPC)
+100% to –50%
Power requirements
Operating temperature
5˚C - 35˚C (41˚F - 95˚F)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (not incl.
projecting parts and controls) (JEITA)*2
Your dealer may not handle some of the
above listed optional accessories. Please
ask the dealer for detailed information.
Additional Information
Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries
(supplied): 1.5 V DC
Two NH-AAA rechargeable batteries (not
supplied): 1.2 V DC
Active speaker (excluding China) SRS-T88
(U.S.A. and Canada only), SRS-T80
Electret condenser microphone (excluding
China) ECM-CS10, ECM-CZ10, ECM-DS70P,
ECM-DS30P, ECM-TL1
Audio connecting cable (excluding China)
RK-G136, RK-G139
Rechargeable battery NH-AAA-B2K, NH-AAAB2E (China only)
USB AC adaptor AC-U50AD (U.S.A. and Canada
only), AC-U50A, AC-NWUM50 (China only)
Battery charger BCG-34HS2KA, BCG-34HS2A
(China only)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
37 × 111 × 21.2 mm (1 1/2 × 4 3/8 × 27/32 in.)
Mass (JEITA)*2
Approx. 71 g (2 1/2 oz) including LR03 (size
AAA) alkaline batteries
*2Measured value by the standard of JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association)
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Index
A
A-B Repeat......................................................................41
Adjusting the volume......................................21, 37
Alarm..........................................................................45, 65
B
Battery.......................................................................12, 13
Battery indicator..........................................................13
Battery life.......................................................................13
Beep....................................................................................64
Built-in microphones................................................19
C
Connecting the IC recorder to your
computer.........................................................................72
Continuous Play..........................................................39
Cue......................................................................................37
D
Digital Voice Editor................................................7, 66
Dividing a message...........................................28, 53
DPC (the Digital Pitch Control
function)...........................................................42, 60, 62
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E
Easy Search.............................................................37, 62
Editing Messages........................................................49
Erasing Messages.......................................................49
Error Messages.............................................................82
External microphone................................................30
F
Folder.........................................................................19, 36
H
HOLD..........................................................................18, 55
HQ................................................................ 13, 22, 23, 61
I
Index to Parts and Controls
Display window........................................................9
Front................................................................................8
Rear..................................................................................9
L
LP.................................................................. 13, 22, 23, 61
M
N
Maintenance.................................................................87
Menu
ALARM.................................................................60, 65
ALL ERASE.........................................................60, 64
BEEP......................................................................60, 64
CONT....................................................................60, 62
DPC........................................................................60, 62
EASY-S..................................................................60, 62
FOLDER...............................................................60, 65
HOUR...................................................................60, 63
LED........................................................................60, 64
LOCK.....................................................................60, 61
Making Settings....................................................58
Menu settings.........................................................60
MODE...................................................................60, 61
MOVE...................................................................60, 64
REC-OP................................................................60, 63
SENS......................................................................60, 61
SET DATE............................................................60, 63
VOR........................................................................60, 61
Message number........................................................10
Microphone sensitivity....................................25, 61
Monitoring the recording.....................................21
Moving a Message.............................................52, 64
Noise...................................................................................87
P
Pause recording...................................................21, 28
Playing Back Messages............................................36
Precautions.....................................................................87
Preparing a Power Source.....................................12
R
Rechargeable battery.................................7, 12, 14
Recording from a telephone...............................31
Recording Messages................................................19
Recording mode.................................................22, 61
Recording time............................................................23
Recording with an external microphone....30
Recording with other equipment....................43
Review...............................................................................37
S
Index
Setting the clock.........................................................15
SHQ............................................................. 13, 22, 23, 61
Software...........................................................................66
SP.................................................................. 13, 22, 23, 61
Specifications................................................................88
System Limitations....................................................84
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T
Troubleshooting..........................................................75
U
USB AC Adaptor...........................................................85
V
VOR function.........................................................27, 61
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Trademarks
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Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows
Media, Outlook, DirectX and logos are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
Apple and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the USA and other countries.
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel
Corporation.
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NaturallySpeaking, and RealSpeak are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of Nuance
Communications, Inc., and/or its affiliates in the
United States and/or other countries.
© 2007 - 2008 Nuance Communications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
“Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
“LPEC” and
are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
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.
Index
The “Digital Voice Editor” uses software modules as
shown below:
Microsoft DirectX Runtime 9.0c
©2004 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
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