Sony ICF-CD830 Operating Instructions

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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-CD830
Serial No.
FM/AM
CD Clock Radio
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
Operating Instructions
Precautions
• Operate the unit on the power source
specified in the “Specifications.”
• The nameplate indicating operating voltage,
etc. is located on the bottom of the unit.
• To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
• 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 a
qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
• When the casing becomes soiled, clean it with
a soft cloth dampened with mild detergent
solution. Never use abrasive cleansers or
chemical solvents, as they may mar the casing.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance,
and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating
instructions, and adhere to them.
INSTALLATION
Water and Moisture
Do not use powerline operated appliances near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
Heat
Do not place the appliance near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
sunlight.
Ventilation
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable
operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be
blocked or covered.
-Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.
-Never block the slots and openings by placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
surface.
-Never place the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
Accessories
Do not place the appliance on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The appliance may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by Sony.
-An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
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 graphical symbols are on the bottom of the
enclosure.
INFORMATION
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
ICF-CD830
Sony Corporation  2001
Printed in Thailand
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
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Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony CD clock radio!
It will give you many hours of reliable service
and listening pleasure.
Before operating the unit, please read these
instructions thoroughly and retain them for
future reference.
Features
• Triple alarm—enables you to wake up with
your favorite CD, RADIO Station and/or
buzzer.
• Extendable snooze—snooze time can be
extended from 10 to 60 minutes in maximum.
• Various CD playmode with Shuffle/Repeat
function.
• Wake up to any track of CD.
• Easy-to-see ALARM indicator.
• Summer time (daylight saving time) calculator.
Troubleshooting
USE
Should any problem occur with the unit, make
the following checks to determine whether or not
servicing is required. If the problem persists,
consult the nearest Sony dealer.
This appliance should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local
power company. For those appliances designed to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
The clock does not show the correct time.
• Has an electrical power outage lasting more
than one minute occurred?
This appliance is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), or with a three-wire grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for grounding). Follow
the instructions below:
The CD, radio or buzzer alarm does not sound
at the preset alarm time.
• Hasn’t all ALARM indicator lights gone out?
The radio alarm is activated but no sound
comes on at the preset alarm time.
• Is the TUNING dial set to a receivable radio
station?
• Has VOLUME been adjusted ?
The CD player does not operate.
• Did you close the CD lid?
• Did you place the disc correctly?
The disc should be placed with the labeled
side up.
• Dusty or defective disc—Clean the disc with
an optional cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from
the center out.
• Take out the CD and leave the CD
compartment open for about an hour to get
rid of moisture condensation.
Sporadic loss of sound in CD operation.
• Dusty or defective disc—Clean or replace the
disc.
• Volume too high—Reduce the volume.
• Strong vibration.
Power Source
Grounding or Polarization
-For the appliance with a polarized AC power cord plug:
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug by forcing it in.
-For the appliance with a three-wire grounding type AC plug:
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since
this can result in fire or electric shock.
When not in use
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Power-Cord Protection
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits
from the appliance.
Lightning
For added protection for this appliance during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the appliance due to lightning and powerline surges.
Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the appliance through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the appliance.
Cleaning
Specifications
CD player section
System: Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties: Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: 780 nm
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW
(This output is the value measured at a
distance of about 200 mm from the objective
lens surface on the optical pick-up block with
7mm aperture.)
+1
Frequency response: 20-20 000 Hz –1.5 dB
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
Radio section
Frequency range:
FM: 87.5-108 MHz
AM: 530-1 710 kHz
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the appliance.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.
ANTENNAS
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM, EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN
TO KEEP FROM CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS CONTACT WITH THEM
IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code provides information with respect
to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection
to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Antenna Grounding According to the National
Electrical Code
General
Time display:
12-hour system
Speaker:
66 mm (2 5/8 inches) dia., 4 Ω
Power outputs:
1.2W + 1.2W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Dimensions:
Approx. 273 × 94.5 × 194.5 mm(w/h/d)
(Approx. 10 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 7 3/4 inches) incl.
projecting parts and controls
Mass:
Approx. 1 705 g (3 lb 12 oz)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Ground
Clamps
Electric Service
Equipment
NEC-NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
SERVICE
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
(NEC Section 810-20)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding Electrode System
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
-When the power cord or plug is damage or frayed.
-If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the appliance.
-If the appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
-The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-This indicates a need for service.
-If the appliance does not operate normally when following the operating instructions, adjust only
those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the appliance to normal operation.
-If the appliance has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been
damaged.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service the appliance yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by Sony that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the appliance, ask the service technician to perform
routine safety checks (as specified by Sony) to determine that the appliance is in safe operating
condition.
•To handle compact discs
To set the radio alarm:
Tune in to a station and adjust the
volume.
1
Correct
Handle the disc
by its edge.
2
Press ALARM SET RADIO for a few
seconds.
“ALARM” and “RADIO” appear on the display.
After one beep, “ALARM” and the hour will
start to flash in the display.
Incorrect
Do not touch the
surface.
3
Press TIME SET + or – until the
desired hour appears.
To set the hour rapidly, hold down TIME SET
+ or –.
Do not stick paper or
tape nor write
anything on the
surface.
4
The minute will flash.
5
Notes
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart,
square, star) cannot be played on this unit.
Attempting to do so may damage the unit. Do
not use such discs.
• If you press CD u when there is no disc in the
CD compartment, “00” flashes for about 5
seconds on the display and the unit turns off
automatically.
AC power cord
Various Modes of CD
Playback
FM wire antenna
Display
Indication
none
Play
mode
(normal play)
All the tracks are played once.
VOLUME
m
“REP 1”
(single repeat)
A single track is played repeatedly.
m
“REP ALL”
(all repeat)
All the tracks are played repeatedly.
m
“SHUFFLE”
(shuffle play)
Repeat step 3 to set the minute and
press ALARM SET RADIO.
Two short beeps will confirm the setting.
To set the buzzer alarm:
1 Press ALARM SET BUZZER for a few
seconds.
“ALARM” and “BUZZER” appear on the
display.
After one beep, “ALARM” and the hour will start
to flash in the display.
2
You can play tracks repeatedly or in random
order.
Press CD PLAYMODE.
Each press changes the play mode as
follows:
Press ALARM SET RADIO.
Press TIME SET + or – until the
desired hour appears.
To set the hour rapidly, hold down TIME SET
+ or –.
3
Press ALARM SET BUZZER.
The minute will flash.
4
Repeat step 2 to set the minute and
press ALARM SET BUZZER.
Two short beeps will confirm the setting.
To Set the Alarm Mode
Before setting the alarm mode, be sure to set the
alarm time. (See “To Set the Alarm Time”.)
Repeat the pressing of ALARM MODE to select
the alarm mode you want. Every time you press
ALARM MODE, CD/RADIO/BUZZER
indicator and “ALARM” on the display changes
in the order as follows:
CD
All the tracks are played once
in random order.
RADIO
m
“SHUFFLE REP”
BUZZER
(shuffle repeat)
All the tracks are played repeatedly
in random order.
OFF
CD+RADIO
CD+BUZZER
Setting the Clock
and Date
1
RADIO+BUZZER
Push
1
Plug in the clock radio.
The display will flash “AM 12:00”.
2
Labeled surface up
Press CLOCK for a few seconds.
You will hear a beep and the year will start to
flash in the display.
3
Press TIME SET + or – until the correct
year appears in the display.
4
5
Press CLOCK once.
2
3
4
Close the lid
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the month,
day, hour, and minute.
After setting the minute, press CLOCK to start
the counting of the seconds, and you will
hear two short beeps.
• To display the year and date, press SNOOZE/
DATE/SLEEP OFF once for the date, and within
2 seconds press it again for the year. The
display shows the date or year for a few
seconds and then changes back to the current
time.
• To set the current time rapidly, hold down
TIME SET + or –.
• In step 5, when you press CLOCK after the
minute setting to activate the clock, the seconds
start counting from zero.
To change the display to the
daylight saving time (summer time)
indication
Press D.S.T./SUMMER T.
“ ” is displayed and the time indication
changes to summer time.
To deactivate the summer time function, press
D.S.T./SUMMER T. again.
Playing a CD
An 8 cm (3-inch) CD can be played without an
adaptor.
1
Push OPEN/CLOSE to open the CD
compartment lid and place a disc.
2
Close the CD compartment lid.
CD+RADIO+BUZZER
Playing the Radio
3
Press CD u.
“CD N” and “TRACK 01” appear on the
display to indicate that track 1 of the CD is
playing.
Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio.
The “RADIO” indication will appear and the
“On” indication will appear in the display.
After 2 seconds, the indication becomes the
current time with the “RADIO” indication.
Adjust VOLUME.
Select the BAND.
Tune in a station using the TUNING dial.
• To turn off the radio, press RADIO OFF.
• To improve radio reception
FM: Extend the FM wire antenna to improve
FM reception.
AM: Rotate the unit horizontally for
optimum reception. A ferrite
bar antenna is built into the unit.
Setting the Alarm
To
Press
This clock radio is equipped with 3 alarm
modes—CD, radio and buzzer. Before setting the
alarm, make sure to set the clock (see “Setting the
Clock and Date”).
Pause
CD u
To Set the Alarm Time
Resume play after
pause
CD u again
Locate the beginning
of the current
track (AMS*)
.**
Locate the next
track (AMS)
>**
Go back at high speed
Hold down .**
Go forward at high
speed
Hold down >**
Locate the previous
track (AMS)
. repeatedly**
Locate the succeeding
track (AMS)
> repeatedly**
Stop play
x
4
Turn VOLUME to adjust the volume.
* AMS = Automatic Music Sensor
**These operations are possible during both play
and pause.
To set the CD alarm:
For the CD alarm, the track you specified as the
Wake-up track is played first.
(If the CD play mode is set to “SHUFFLE” or
“SHUFFLE REP”, however, all the tracks are
played in random order.)
1
With the alarm turned on, adjust the
volume to the level you require.
2
Press ALARM SET CD for a few seconds.
“ALARM”, “CD” and the wake-up track
number appear on the display.
After one beep, “ALARM” and the hour will
start to flash in the display.
3
Press TIME SET + or – until the
desired hour appears.
To set the hour rapidly, hold down TIME SET
+ or –.
4
Press ALARM SET CD.
The minute will flash.
5
6
Repeat step 2 to set the minute and
press ALARM SET CD.
Press ALARM SET CD, ALARM SET RADIO or
ALARM SET BUZZER.
The display shows the alarm time for a few
seconds and then returns to show the current time.
• Alarm time in CD alarm, radio alarm and
buzzer alarm is set at AM 12:00 when you
purchased the unit.
ALARM ON—
For the CD alarm, the track you specified as the
Wake-up track is played first. (If the CD play mode
is set to “SHUFFLE” or “SHUFFLE REP”, however,
all the tracks are played in random order.)
If you set the CD alarm and there is no disc in the
CD player, the buzzer alarm will sound in its
place at the time set.
For the radio alarm, the station that the tuning
dial is set to will be received.
For the buzzer alarm, the beeping of the alarm
becomes more rapid after every few seconds in
three progressive stages.
Note
When CD, radio and buzzer alarms are set for
the same time, the CD alarm takes precedence. If
the CD alarm is not set, the radio alarm takes
precedence.
To Doze for a Few More
Minutes
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
The CD, radio or buzzer alarm turns off but will
be automatically activated again after about 10
minutes. Every time you press SNOOZE/DATE/
SLEEP OFF, the snooze time changes as follows:
10
20
30
40
50
60
The display shows the snooze time for a few
seconds and returns to show the current time.
When you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF after
the current time appeared, the snooze time starts
from 10 minutes again.
The wake-up track number flashes on the
display.
• The maximum length of the snooze time is 60
minutes.
Press TIME SET + or – to select the
desired wake-up track number.
ALARM OFF—
The wake-up track number can be set up to 99.
7
To Check the Alarm Time
Press ALARM SET CD.
Two short beeps will confirm the setting.
The alarm is turned off automatically after 60
minutes.
To Stop the Alarm
Press ALARM RESET to turn off the
alarm.
The alarm will come on again at the same time
the next day.
To Cancel the Alarm
Press ALARM MODE repeatedly until
CD/RADIO/BUZZER indicator lights go
out.
Setting the Sleep
Timer
You can enjoy falling asleep to the radio using
the built-in sleep timer that turns off the radio
automatically after a preset duration.
Press RADIO ON•SLEEP.
The radio turns on. You can set the sleep timer
to durations of 90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Every
push changes the display as follows:
90
On
15
60
30
Two short beeps sound when the display returns
to “On”.
“SLEEP” will appear in the display when the
duration time is set.
The radio will play for the time you set, then
shut off.
• To turn off the radio before the preset time,
press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
To Use Both the Sleep
Timer and the Alarm
You can enjoy falling asleep to the radio and be
awakened by the CD, radio or buzzer alarm.
1
2
Set the alarm. (See “Setting the
Alarm”.)
Set the sleep timer. (See “Setting the
Sleep Timer”.)