4-174-732-17(1)
Owner’s Record
The model number and the serial number are located on
the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. ICF-C05iP
Serial No._________________________________
WARNING
DO NOT INGEST BATTERY, CHEMICAL
BURN HAZARD
FM
Clock Radio
Operating Instructions
ICF-C05iP
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
This product contains a coin/button cell battery. If the
coin/button cell battery is swallowed, it can cause severe
internal burns in just 2 hours and can lead to death.
Keep new and used batteries away from children. If the
battery compartment does not close securely, stop using
the product and keep it away from children.
If you think batteries might have been swallowed or
placed inside any part of the body, seek immediate
medical attention.
This graphical symbol is located on the bottom of the
unit.
For customers who purchased this product in the
USA
Please register this product on line at
http://www.sony.com/productregistration.
Proper registration will enable us to send you
periodic updates about new products, services, and
other important announcements. Registering your
product will also allow us to contact you in the
unlikely event that the product needs adjustment
or modification. Thank you.
WARNING
No Power No Problem is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
©2010 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place lighted
candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
As the main plug of AC power adaptor is used to
disconnect the AC power adaptor from the mains,
connect it to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in it,
disconnect it from the AC outlet immediately.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
NOTE
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
–Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
–Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
–Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
–Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
Important Safety
Instructions
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized
plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade
or the third prong are provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement
of the obsolete outlet.
10)Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the apparatus.
11)Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold
with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13)Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
14)Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
For the state of california, USA only
Perchlorate Material –special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
perchlorate
Features
Wake or sleep to iPod/Radio
FM digital synthesized tuner
20 Station Presets (20 FM)
Brightness Control (High/Mid/Low/Off)
Extendable Snooze system from 10 to 60 min
No Power No Problem alarm system to keep
the clock and the alarm operating during a
power interruption with a CR2032 battery
installed
Precautions
Play the unit on the power source specified in
“Specifications.”
To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been
turned off.
Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
keep personal credit cards using magnetic
coding or spring-wound watches away from the
unit to prevent possible damage from the
magnet.
Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration, or shock.
Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) which might block the
ventilation holes.
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
with a mild detergent solution.
Never touch the wire of the external FM
antenna during a thunderstorm. Furthermore,
immediately disconnect the AC power cord
from the radio.
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
good contact.
Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
This symbol is intended to alert
the user to the presence of
important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance
The Caution Marking is on the bottom of the
unit.
Troubleshooting
Should any problem persist after you have made
the following checks, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
The clock flashes “AM 12:00” due to a power
interruption.
Check the battery indicator. If the battery
indicator is “,” replace the battery.
Remove the old battery and install a new one.
The radio, iPod or buzzer alarm does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
Check that alarm is properly displayed.
The radio or alarm of iPod is activated but no
sound comes on at the preset alarm time.
Check the alarm volume setting.
There is no sound from the iPod.
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
Adjust the VOLUME +.
The iPod cannot be operated with this unit.
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
The iPod cannot be charged.
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
When daylight saving time begins, the clock
does not employ the daylight saving time
automatically.
Make sure the clock is set correctly.
Press DST/SUMMER TIME to check that the
“ ” indicator appears.
Compatible iPod/iPhone
models
Compatible iPod/iPhone models are as follows.
Update your iPod/iPhone to use the latest
software before you use it.
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
iPod touch (2nd generation)
iPod touch (1st generation)
iPod nano (6th generation)
iPod nano (5th generation)
iPod nano (4th generation)
iPod nano (3rd generation)
iPod nano (2nd generation)
iPod nano (1st generation)
iPod with video
iPod with color display
iPod with click wheel
iPod classic
iPod mini
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
iPhone
Notes
In these Operating Instructions, “iPod” is used
as a general reference to functions of iPod on an
iPod or iPhone, unless otherwise specified by
the text or illustrations.
The connector of the unit is for sole use with an
iPod/iPhone.
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event
that data recorded to an iPod is lost or damaged
when using an iPod connected to this unit.
About the backup
battery
Using House Current
(See fig. )
To keep accurate time, this unit contains a
CR2032 battery inside of the unit as a backup
power source.
The battery keeps the clock operating in the event
of a power interruption.
Use only the AC power adaptor supplied. Do not
use any other AC power adaptor. It may cause a
malfunction.
Knowing when to replace the
battery
When the battery becomes weak, “” appears in
the display.
If a power interruption occurs while the battery is
weak, the current time and alarm will be erased.
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
battery. Use of another battery may cause a fire or
explosion.
Replacing the battery
outlet, fully loosen the screw that secures
the battery holder at the bottom of the
unit using a screwdriver, and remove the
battery holder (See fig. -).
2 Replace a new battery in the battery
holder with the  side facing up
(See fig. -).
3 Insert the battery holder back into the
unit and secure it with the screw
(See fig. -).
4 Press iPod & iPhone , SNOOZE/
BRIGHTNESS or FM to turn “” off in
the display.
Note
When you replace the battery, do not disconnect
the AC power adaptor from the unit. Otherwise,
current time, alarm and station presets will be
erased.


Time display
12-hour system
Section for iPod

Radio section
Frequency range
Band
Frequency
Channel step
FM
87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
0.1 MHz
General
Speaker
Approx. 5 cm (2 inches) dia, cone type, 16 Ω
Power output
0.8 W (at 10 % harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
DC IN 8V () 1 A
For clock back up: 3V DC, one CR2032 battery
Dimensions
Approx. 134.0 mm × 64.0 mm × 124.5 mm (w/h/d)
(5 3/8 inches × 2 5/8 inches × 5 inches) not
including projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 410 g (14.5 oz) including power supply
unit
Supplied accessories
AC Power adaptor (1)
Universal Dock Adaptor for iPhone (1)
Universal Dock Adapter for iPhone 3GS &
iPhone 3G (1)
Universal Dock Adapter for iPhone 4S &
iPhone 4 (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Use the supplied AC power adaptor only. The
polarity of the plugs of other manufacturers
may be different. Failure to use the supplied AC
power adaptor may cause the unit to
malfunction.
Do not touch the AC power adaptor with wet
hands.
Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily
accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the AC
power adaptor, disconnect it from the AC outlet
immediately.
1 Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
Specifications
DC out: 5 V
MAX: 500 mA
On the AC power adaptor

CR2032

DC IN 8V
AC power adaptor
(supplied)
Setting the clock
Preset tuning mode
1 Press FM to turn on the radio.
1 Plug in the unit.
2 Press and hold CLOCK until the hour
2 Press TUNE/PRESET  or  to
flashes in the display.
The hour starts to flash in the display.
3 Press ALARM/CLOCK + or – repeatedly
to set the hour.
4 Press CLOCK.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minute,
and then press CLOCK.
FM wire antenna
AC power
adaptor
Check that the preset mode is selected.
select the desired preset number.
3 Adjust the volume using
VOLUME + or –.
Manual tuning mode
1 Press FM to turn on the radio.
Check that the manual tuning mode is
selected.
The seconds start incrementing from zero.
Notes
If you do not press any button for about 1
minute while setting the clock, the clock setting
will be canceled.
When pressing any of the rear buttons, hold the
unit firmly to prevent slippage.
2 Press TUNE/PRESET  or  to
To change the display to the daylight
saving time (summer time) indication
1 Press FM to turn on the radio.
Change the daylight saving time (summer time)
adjustment setting according to the following
procedures.
Press DST/SUMMER TIME.
“ ” appears in the display and the time indication
changes to the daylight saving time (summer
time).
To deactivate the daylight saving time (summer
time) adjustment, press DST/SUMMER TIME
again. “ ” disappears.
Setting the brightness
of the display
Four levels of brightness are available by pres­­­sing
SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS.
tune in to a desired frequency.
3 Adjust the volume using
VOLUME + or –.
Playing the radio
There are two ways to tune.
To switch between the two tuning methods
(manual tuning or preset), press TUNE MODE/
ENTER MEMORY.
Auto preset
You can preset 20 stations for FM.
1 Press FM to turn on the radio.
2 Press and hold FM until “AP” appears in
the display.
3 Press TUNE MODE/ENTER MEMORY.
The unit automatically presets the available
channels in order.
If a station cannot be preset
automatically
You need to preset a station with a weak signal
manually.
1 Follow steps 1 and 2 in “Manual tuning
mode” to tune the frequency you wish to
preset.
2 Press and hold TUNE MODE/ENTER
MEMORY for preset number until the
flashes.
3 Press TUNE/PRESET  or  to
select the preset number, then press
TUNE MODE/ENTER MEMORY.
The frequency is stored with the selected
preset number.
Example: The following display appears
when you preset FM 105.7 MHz to preset
number 2 for FM.

The display shows the frequency for about 10
seconds, and then returns to the current time.
To preset another station, repeat these steps.
Note
If you try to store another station with the same
preset number, the previously stored station will
be replaced.
1 Attach the adaptor for your iPod/iPhone.
2 Insert your iPod/iPhone into the
connector of the unit.
To set the alarm
1 Press and hold ALARM SET.
“WAKE-UP” appears, and the hour flashes in
the display.
2 Press ALARM/CLOCK + or – repeatedly
until the desired hour appears.
To cycle the hour rapidly, press and hold
ALARM/CLOCK + or –.
3 Press ALARM ON/OFF.
The alarm mode setting is entered.
6 Press ALARM/CLOCK + or – repeatedly
Check that the manual tuning mode is
selected.
until the desired alarm mode flashes.
You can choose one of 3 settings: “iPod”, “FM”
or “BUZZER.” Set the alarm mode as follows:
– iPod: see “ Setting the alarm for iPod.”
– FM: see “ Setting the radio alarm.”
– BUZZER: see “ Setting the buzzer alarm.”
2 Press and hold TUNE/PRESET  or
.
 : scans upward through the frequency
bands.
 : scans downwards through the
frequency bands.
Scanning starts from the currently-tuned
frequency. When a station is received,
scanning stops.
3 Adjust the volume using
 Setting the alarm for iPod
1 Perform steps 1 to 6 in “To set the
3 Press iPod & iPhone .
The iPod begins to play automatically.
You can operate the connected iPod by this
unit or the buttons on iPod.
VOLUME + or –.
4 Adjust the volume using VOLUME + or
Improving the
reception
–.
Notes on radio reception
Keep digital music players or mobile phones
away from the FM antenna, as this may lead to
reception interference.
When you are listening to the radio with an
iPhone connected to the unit, interference with
radio reception may occur.
When you are listening to the radio while
charging an iPod, interference with radio
reception may occur.
Do not place the FM antenna close to the AC
power adaptor as noise may result.
To
Turn off the iPod
Pause playback
You can enjoy audio from iPod by connecting to
this unit. To use an iPod, refer to the user’s guide
of your iPod.
If you are using an iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone
3GS, iPhone 3G or iPhone, attach the supplied
universal dock adapter for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4,
iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G or iPhone before
connecting.
The adapter number, ,  or , is shown on
the bottom-rear of the supplied universal dock
adapters.  is for the iPhone,  is for the iPhone
3GS & iPhone 3G and  is for the iPhone 4S &
iPhone 4. Check the adapter number before use.
Universal dock adaptor
Press
OFF, or press and
hold iPod &
iPhone 
iPod & iPhone

To resume play,
press it again.
Go to the next track

Go back to the previous
track
Locate a point while
listening to the sound
*
Locate a point while
observing the display
Playing an iPod
 (forward) or
 (backward)
while playing and
hold it until you
find the point.
 (forward) or
 (backward)
in pause and hold
it until you find
the point.
* During playback, this operation goes back to
the beginning of the current track. To go back
to the previous track, press twice.
Notes
When placing or removing the iPod, hold the
iPod at the same angle as that of the connector
on this unit, and do not twist or bend the iPod
as connector damage may result.
Do not carry the unit with an iPod set on the
connector. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
When placing or removing the iPod, hold the
iPod firmly so as not to topple the unit.
Before disconnecting the iPod, pause playback.
To use the unit as a battery charger

This clock radio is equipped with 3 alarm
modes—iPod, radio and buzzer. Before setting the
alarm, make sure to set the clock (see “Setting the
clock”).
4 Repeat step 2 to set the minute.
5 Press ALARM ON/OFF.
The unit automatically scan FM stations.

Setting the alarm
The minute flashes.
Tuning in to a station
FM: E
xtend the FM wire antenna fully to increase
reception sensitivity.
The iPod & iPhone  and VOLUME + buttons have a tactile dot.
Notes
When inserting an iPod into the unit, be sure to
use the universal dock adaptor supplied with
your iPod or commercially available from
Apple Inc.
The connector of the unit is exclusively for use
with an iPod.
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event
that data recorded on an iPod is lost or
damaged when using an iPod connected to this
unit.
For details of environmental conditions for
operating your iPod, check the website of Apple
Inc.

You can use the unit as a battery charger.
Charging begins when the iPod is connected to
the unit.
Charging status appears in the display of iPod. For
details, see the user’s guide of your iPod.
On copyrights
­­
iPhone,
iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod
touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
“Made for iPod,” and “Made for iPhone” mean
that an electronic accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to iPod or iPhone,
respectively, and has been certified by the
developer to meet Apple performance standards.
Apple is not responsible for the operation of this
device or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note that the use of
this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect
wireless performance.
alarm.”
2 Press ALARM ON/OFF to select alarm
mode for “iPod”.
“VOL” appears in the display.
3 Press ALARM/CLOCK + or – to adjust
the volume.
4 Press ALARM ON/OFF.
The setting is entered.
5 If “ALARM” does not appear in the
display, press ALARM ON/OFF again.
The iPod will sound at the set time.
When using an iPod touch/iPhone
To wake up to music stored in an iPod touch/
iPhone, connect the iPod touch/iPhone to the
unit first, follow the steps above to set alarm
time, and then select the music function.
Even if the alarm setting for iPod is complete, if
you turn the power of iPod touch/iPhone off
before inserting the iPod touch/iPhone into the
unit, the alarm for iPod will not work.
 Setting the radio alarm
1 Perform steps 1 to 6 in “To set the
alarm.”
2 Press ALARM ON/OFF to select “FM”
alarm mode.
“FM”, “PRESET” number or “– –” flashes.
“– –” is the last station received.
3 Press ALARM/CLOCK + or – to select
the desired preset number or “– –”.
4 Press ALARM ON/OFF.
“VOL” appears in the display.
5 Press ALARM/CLOCK + or – to adjust
the volume.
6 Press ALARM ON/OFF.
7 If “ALARM” does not appear in the
display, press ALARM ON/OFF again.
The radio will turn on at the set time.
 Setting the buzzer alarm
1 Perform steps 1 to 6 in “To set the
alarm.”
2 Press ALARM ON/OFF to select
“BUZZER” alarm mode.
The setting is entered.
3 If “ALARM” does not appear in the
display, press ALARM ON/OFF again.
The buzzer will sound at the set time.
Note
The volume cannot be set for the buzzer alarm.
To confirm an alarm time setting
Turn off the “ALARM” indicator in the display,
and press the ALARM ON/OFF button once.
To change an alarm setting
Set the alarm again.
To doze for a few more minutes
Press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS.
The sound turns off but will automatically come
on again after about 10 minutes.
You can change the snooze time by pressing
SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS repeatedly within
4 seconds.
The maximum length of the snooze time is
60 minutes.
To stop the alarm
Press ALARM RESET OFF to turn off the alarm.
The alarm will sound again at the same time the
next day.
To deactivate the alarm
Press ALARM ON/OFF to turn off the “ALARM”
indicator from the display.
Note on the alarm in the event of a power
interruption
In the event of a power interruption, the alarm
will work until the battery is totally discharged.
However, certain functions will be affected as
follows:
The backlight will not light up.
If the alarm mode is set to iPod or radio, it will
change to BUZZER automatically.
If a power interruption occurs while the alarm
is sounding, the alarm will stop.
If ALARM RESET OFF is not pressed, the
alarm will sound for about 5 minutes.
If “” appears in the display, the alarm will
not sound in the event of power interruption.
Replace the battery if “” appears.
The snooze function will not work.
During a power interruption, the alarm will
sound at the set time only once.
Setting the sleep timer
You can fall asleep to the music, etc., using the
built-in sleep timer that turns off the unit
automatically after a preset duration.
1 Press SLEEP while the unit is turned on.
“SLEEP” appears and the sleep time flashes in
the display.
2 Press SLEEP to set the sleep timer
duration.
Each time you press SLEEP, the duration (in
minutes) changes as follows:
90
60
30
15
OFF
The display returns to clock mode for about
4 seconds after you have finished the duration
setting and released SLEEP, and then the sleep
timer starts.
The unit will play for the duration you set, and
then shut off.
To turn off the unit before the preset
time
Press ALARM RESET OFF.
To change the sleep timer setting
You can press SLEEP repeatedly to select the
desired sleep timer setting even after the sleep
timer has been activated.
To deactivate the sleep timer
Press SLEEP repeatedly to set the sleep timer to
“OFF” in step 2.