Sony CFD-G700CP Clock Radio User Manual

Sony CFD-G700CP Clock Radio User Manual
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Information
CD Radio
Cassette-Corder
Operating Instructions
US
Owner’s Record
The model number is located at the bottom and the serial number is located in the battery compartment.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
CFD-G700CP
© 2007 Sony Corporation
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
Printed in China
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
For customers in the USA
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.
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.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
Basic Operations
This product is designed to playback discs that conform
to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various
music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies are marketed by some record companies.
Please be aware that among those discs, there are some
that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
place a disc with the label side up on the CD
compartment.
To close the CD compartment, press  PUSH OPEN/
CLOSE  on the unit.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
For customers in the USA
Please register this product on line at
http://www.sony.com/productregistration
Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic
mailings about new product, 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.
2 Press  on the unit ( on the remote) .
The unit plays all the tracks/MP3 files once.
When you place MP3 discs, “MP3” appears in the
display after the unit reads the file information.
Audio CD
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.
Connect the apparatus to an easily accessible AC
outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the
apparatus, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet
immediately.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
MP3 file number
*VOL + (VOLUME + on the remote) ,   and   (on the
unit) have a tactile dot.
Press POWER .
To adjust the volume
Press VOL +, – (VOLUME +, – on the remote) .
To listen through headphones
Connect the headphones to the  (headphones) jack .
CD player section
1 to AC IN
2 to a wall outlet
Connect the AC power cord  or insert eight R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment .
Notes
Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator  dims or when the unit stops operating.
Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD from the unit.
To use the unit on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the unit.
When you operate the unit on batteries, you cannot turn on the unit using the remote.
Preparing the remote
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (not supplied).
System
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
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 7 mm aperture.)
Number of channels
2
Frequency response
20 - 20 000 Hz +1/–2 dB
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Radio section
Frequency range
FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
Antennas
FM: Telescopic antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna
Cassette-corder section
Recording system
4-track 2 channel stereo
Fast winding time
Approx. 150 s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60
Frequency response
TYPE I (normal): 70 - 13 000 Hz
General
Replacing batteries
To select the sound characteristic
Specifications
Other specifications
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer operates the unit, replace all
the batteries with new ones.
Speaker
Full range: 10 cm (4 in.) dia., 3.2 , cone type (2)
Woofer: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.) dia., 4 , cone type (1)
Tweeter: 2 cm (13/16 in.) dia. (2)
Input
Built-in audio cable with stereo-mini plug: Minimum input level 245 mV
AUDIO IN Jack (stereo minijack): Minimum input level 245 mV
Outputs
Headphones jack (stereo minijack)
For 16 - 68  impedance headphones
Power output
4 W + 4 W (at 3.2 , 10% harmonic distortion)
Woofer:
12 W (at 4 , 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
For CD radio cassette-corder:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
12 V DC, 8 R20 (size D) batteries
For remote control:
3 V DC, 2 R6 (size AA) batteries
Power consumption
AC 28 W
After the song title is displayed,
the playing time* will appear.
* If the playing time is more than 100 minutes, it appears “--:--” in
the display.
To turn on/off the power
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
With 3.2-ohm loads, both channels driven from 1 000 - 10 000 Hz; rated 3 W
per channel-minimum RMS power, with no more than 10 % total harmonic
distortion in AC operation.
Woofer with 4-ohm loads, driven from 50 - 150 Hz; rated 6 W minimum RMS
power, with no more than 10 % total harmonic distortion in AC operation.
1 Press RADIO/BANDAUTO PRESET  on the unit
(RADIO/BAND  on the remote) repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the indication changes
as follows:
“FM”  “AM”
2 Hold down
Before using the unit
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
Playing
time
MP3 disc
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates
DVD recorded material on one side with digital
audio material on the other side. However, since the
audio material side does not conform to the Compact
Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not
guaranteed.
Press ROCK, DANCE, SALSA, REGGAETON or FLAT
 to select the kind of audio emphasis that you want.
(On the remote, press SOUND  repeatedly.)
Battery life
For CD radio cassette-corder:
FM recording
Sony R20P: approx. 6 h
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 18 h
Tape playback
Sony R20P: approx. 1.5 h
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 6 h
CD playback
Sony R20P: approx. 1 h
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 4 h
Dimensions
Approx. 551 × 247 × 370 mm (w/h/d)
(21 3/4 × 9 3/4 × 14 5/8 inches) (incl. projecting parts)
Mass
Approx. 8.4 kg (18 lb. 9 oz) (incl. batteries)
Supplied accessories
AC power cord (1)
Remote control (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optional accessories
Sony MDR headphones series
To
Pause playback
Press
 on the unit ( on the remote)
. To resume play, press it again.
Stop playback
 .
Go to the next
track/MP3 file
Go back to the
previous track/
MP3 file
Select a folder on
an MP3 disc
Locate a point
while listening to
the sound
 .
Locate a point
while observing
the display
 (forward) or  (backward)
 in pause and hold it until you
find the point. ( or   on
Remove the CD
 PUSH OPEN/CLOSE .
To reinforce the bass sound
Press POWER DRIVE WOOFER (WOOFER on
the remote)  to select
or
on
the display.
is more effective. When the
WOOFER function works, the ring on the front panel
lights up.
To return to normal sound, press the button repeatedly
until the indication disappears from the display.
Notes
While the sleeping timer is on, the ring does not light, even if the
WOOFER function is used.
When you use the headphones, the WOOFER function does not
work.
Recording on a tape
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
1 Press   on the unit to open the tape
compartment and insert a blank tape with the side
you want to record on facing upward. Use TYPE I
(normal) tape only. Close the compartment.
2 Select the program source you want to record.
To record from the CD player, press   on the unit
and place a CD.
To record from the radio, tune in the station you want
(see “Listening to the radio”).
3 Press   on the unit to start recording ( is
depressed automatically).
To
Pause recording
Press
  on the unit.
Press the button again to
resume recording.
Stop recording
  on the unit.
Tips
Track number
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
Power sources
During this time, “READING” is displayed. If there are many folders
or non-MP3 files on the disc, it may take a long time for play to
begin or for the next MP3 file to start play.
We recommend that you do not save unnecessary folders or files
other than MP3 ones in the disc to be used for MP3 listening.
A folder that does not include an MP3 file is skipped.
Maximum number of files: 255
Maximum number of folders: 150 (including the root folder)
Maximum number of folders and files in total: 256
Maximum directory levels: 8
Folder names and file names can be displayed with up to 30
characters including quotation marks.
The characters A - Z, 0 - 9, and _ can be displayed on this unit.
Other characters are displayed as “_”.
This unit conforms to Version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 of the ID3 tag
format. When the file has the ID3 tag information, “song title”, “artist
name” and “album name” can be displayed. If the file does not have
the ID3 tag information, “NO TITLE” appears instead of song title,
“NO ARTIST” appears instead of artist name and “NO ALBUM”
appears instead of album name. The ID3 tag information can be
displayed with up to 15 characters.
When naming, be sure to add the file extension “mp3” to the file
name.
If you put the extension “mp3” to a file other than an MP3 file, the
unit cannot recognize the file properly and will generate random
noise that could damage your speakers.
The file name does not correspond to the ID3 tag.
Listening to the radio
Notes on DualDiscs
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
When the disc is inserted, the unit reads all the files on that disc.
1 Press  PUSH OPEN/CLOSE  on the unit, and
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
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.
Notes on MP3 discs
Playing a CD/MP3 disc
TUNE + or –  until the frequency
digits begin to change in the display.
The unit automatically scans the radio frequencies and
stops when it finds a clear station.
If you cannot tune in a station, press TUNE + or –
 repeatedly to change the frequency step by step.
When an FM stereo broadcast is received, “ST”
appears.
Tip
If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE  until “Mono” appears in
the display and the radio will play in monaural.
Playing a tape
 .
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
+ to go forward and – to go
backward .
 (forward) or  (backward)
 while playing and hold it until
you find the point. ( or  
on the remote)
1 Press   on the unit, and insert the tape into
the tape compartment with the side you want to
play facing upward. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only.
Close the compartment.
Make sure there is no slack in the tape to avoid
damaging the tape or the unit.
the remote)
Tips
Playback starts from the track/MP3 file you last stopped playing
(Resume play). During stop, the track/MP3 file number to be played
is displayed.
To cancel the resume play (to start play from the beginning of the
first track/MP3 file), press   while the CD is stopped. When you
open the CD compartment or turn off the unit, the resume play is
also canceled.
2 Press   on the unit.
The unit starts playing.
To
Pause playback
You cannot locate a specific track if “SHUF” or “PGM” is lit in the
display.
Press  , and then press MODE  repeatedly until “SHUF” and
“PGM” disappear from the display.
Press
  on the unit. To resume play,
press it again.
Stop playback
  on the unit.
Fast-forward or
rewind*
 or  (rewind or fast
forward)  on the unit.
Example of folder structure and playing order
Eject the cassette
  on the unit.
Note
The playing order of the folders and files is as follows:
Folder
MP3 file
*When the tape is wound to the end, press   to release  or
 .
Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis will not affect the
recording level.
For the best results, use the AC power as a power source for
recording.
To erase a recording, proceed as follows:
1 Insert the tape whose recording you want to erase.
2 Make sure that “TAPE” is displayed. (If “TAPE” is not displayed,
press   on the unit or press FUNCTION  on the remote
until it appears in the display.)
3 Press   on the unit.
Other Operations
Precautions
Using the display
You can check information about the CD using the
display.
Checking the information of an audio CD
To check the total track number and playing
time of the CD
Press   while the CD is stopped, and you can check
them in the display.
Playing tracks/MP3 files in random
order (Shuffle Play)
You can play tracks/MP3 files in random order. When
playing an MP3 disc, you can also play MP3 files in a
selected folder in random order (Folder Shuffle Play).
1 Press  .
“CD” appears in the display.
2 Press MODE  until “SHUF” appears in the display.
When you select Folder Shuffle Play (MP3 disc only),
press MODE  on the unit until “ ” and “SHUF”
appear in the display. Then press TUNE + or – 
on the unit to select a folder you want.
3
Total track number
Total playing time
Press   on the unit to start Shuffle Play.
On the remote
Checking the information of an MP3 disc
To check the total folder number and total file
number on the CD
Press   while the CD is stopped, and you can check
them in the display.
Use   instead of  .
To cancel Shuffle Play
Stop playing first. Then press MODE  until “SHUF”
disappears from the display.
Tips
During Shuffle Play, you cannot select the previous track/MP3 file by
pressing  .
The resume function does not work during Shuffle Play.
Presetting radio stations
Connecting optional component
You can store radio stations into the unit’s memory. You
can preset up to 30 radio stations, 20 for FM and 10 for
AM in any order.
You can enjoy the sound from an optional component
such as a portable digital music player through the
speakers of this unit.
Be sure to turn off the power of each component before
making any connections.
For details, refer to the instruction manual of the
component to be connected.
1 Press RADIO/BANDAUTO PRESET  on the unit to
select the band.
2 Hold down RADIO/BANDAUTO PRESET  on the
unit for 2 seconds until “AUTO” flashes in the display.
3 Press DSPL/ENT  on the unit.
The stations are stored in memory from the lower
frequencies to the higher ones.
Total file number
Play)
To check file information
Press DSPL/ENT  on the unit while playing an MP3
disc. The display changes as follows:

The current file number and playing time

The song title ( )
You can arrange the playing order of up to 15 tracks/MP3
files on a CD.
1 Press  .
“CD” appears in the display.
2
3 Press  or   then press DSPL/ENT  on the
unit (ENTER  on the remote) for the tracks/MP3
files you want to program in the order you want.
For MP3 files, press
TUNE + or –  first and then
press  or   and DSPL/ENT  (ENTER 
on the remote).

)
Audio CD (Program Play)
Programed track number
Playing tracks/MP3 files repeatedly
You can play tracks/MP3 files repeatedly in normal,
Shuffle or Program play modes.
1 Press  .
Playing order
MP3 disc (Program Play)
Programed file number
“CD” appears in the display.
2 Proceed as follows.
To repeat
A single
track/MP3
file
select the band.
2 Tune in a station you want.
3 Hold down DSPL/ENT  on the unit for 2 seconds
All tracks/
MP3 files
on the CD
A selected
folder
(MP3 disc
only)
1 Press REPEAT  until “ 1” appears.
2 Press  or   to select the track/
MP3 file that you want to repeat.
3 Press   on the unit.
4 Press   on the unit to start Program Play.
1 Press REPEAT  until “
2 Press   on the unit.
Use   instead of  .
” appears.
1 Press MODE  until “ ” appears,
and then press REPEAT  until “ ”
appears.
2 Select the folder by pressing + or
– .
3 Press   on the unit.
Tracks/
1 Select Shuffle Play (see “Playing tracks/
MP3 files
MP3 files in random order”).
in random 2 Press REPEAT  until “SHUF” and
order
“ ” appear.
3 Press   on the unit.
Files in a
1 Start Folder Shufle Play (see “Playing
tracks/MP3 files in random order”).
selected
folder in
2 Press REPEAT  on the unit until “ ”,
“SHUF” and “ ” appear.
random
order (MP3 3 Press   on the unit.
disc only)
Programed 1 Program tracks/MP3 files (see “Creating
tracks/MP3
your own program”).
files
2 Press REPEAT  until “ ” and “PGM”
appear.
3 Press   on the unit.
On the remote
Use   instead of  .
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT  until “
On the remote
To cancel Program Play
Stop playing first. Then press MODE  until “PGM”
disappears from the display.
To delete the last track or file of the program
Press CLEAR  on the remote while the unit is stopped.
To check the order of tracks/MP3 files before
play
Press DSPL/ENT  on the unit.
Every time you press the button, the track number and
the playing order appear.
To change the current program
Press   once if the CD is stopped and twice if the
CD is playing. The current program will be erased.
Then create a new program following the programing
procedure.
Tips
If you try to program 16 tracks/MP3 files or more, “FULL” will
appear in the display.
You can play the same program again, since the program is saved
until you open the CD compartment or turn off the power of the
unit.
You can record your own program. After you have created the
program, insert a blank tape and press   on the unit to start
recording.
The resume function does not work during Program Play.
Discs that this unit CANNOT play
CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD
format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level
1/Level 2 or Joliet
CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CD-RW
that has scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW recorded
with an incompatible recording device
CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly
5 Press DSPL/ENT  on the unit.
To AUDIO IN jack
1 Press RADIO/BAND  until the band you want
Built-in audio cable
with stereo-mini plug
or
number flashes in the display.
(e.g.,portable digital
music player)
want for the station flashes in the display.
5 Press ENTER .
Playing preset radio stations
1 Press RADIO/BANDAUTO PRESET  on the unit to
2 Press PRESET + or –  on the unit to tune in the
stored station.
On the remote
1 Press RADIO/BAND .
2 Press PRESET + or –  to tune in the stored station.
Falling asleep to music
1 Play the music source you want.
2 Press SLEEP  to display “SLEEP”.
3 Press SLEEP  to select the minutes until the unit
goes off automatically.
Each time you press the button, the indication changes
as follows:
“AUTO*”  “60MIN”  “30MIN”  “20MIN” 
“10MIN”  “OFF”.
audio connecting
cable (not supplied)
To the line output jack
4 Press PRESET + or –  until the preset number you
The preset radio stations remain in memory even if you unplug the
AC power cord or remove the batteries.
1 Connect the built-in audio cable with stereo-mini
plug  on the unit to the line output jack of the
portable digital music player or other components*.
2 Turn the unit and the connected component on.
3 Press AUDIO IN  on the unit and start playing
sound on the connected component.
The sound from the connected component is output
from the speakers.
*To connect the unit to a TV or VCR, use an extension cable (not
supplied) with a stereo-mini jack on one end (for the built-in audio
cable) and two phono plugs on the other end.
Recording the sound from the connected
component
1 Insert a blank tape.
2 Press AUDIO IN  on the unit to display “AUDIO IN”.
3 Press   on the unit.
Recording starts.
4 Play the optional component connected to the unit.
Tip
Should the built-in audio cable  become damaged, you can use the
AUDIO IN jack  to connect an optional component to the unit. Use
an audio connecting cable (not supplied) with a stereo mini plug on
one end (for the AUDIO IN jack ). Make sure the plug on the other
end is suited to the jack on the optional component; for example, a
stereo-mini plug for a portable digital music player, or two phono
plugs for a TV or VCR.
*When you select “AUTO”, the CD or tape stops playing in 90
minutes at most and the unit goes off automatically. When you
are listening to the radio, the radio goes off in 90 minutes.
Notes
If 4 seconds have passed after you pressed SLEEP ,
the minutes in the display are entered.
When the preset time has passed, the unit goes off
automatically.
Connect the built-in audio cable  or audio connecting cable (not
To cancel the sleep function
Do not pull forcibly on the built-in audio cable . Doing so may
cause the plug to rip off.
supplied) securely to prevent any malfunction.
It is not possible to listen to two components connected at the same
time through the built-in audio cable  and the AUDIO IN jack 
(using an optional audio connecting cable). Connect one component
at a time.
Press POWER  to turn off the power.
Note
When you are playing a tape using this function:
If the tape length of one side is longer than the set time, the unit will
not go off until the tape reaches the end.
Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
You cannot turn on the unit with the remote when you
operate the unit on batteries.
There is no audio.
Make sure the function you want to use appears in the
display window.
Unplug the headphones when listening through
Noise is heard.
Someone is using a portable telephone or other
equipment that emits radio waves near the unit.
 Move the portable telephone, etc., away from the
unit.
D-LIGHT SYNC OUT jack
Use the D-LIGHT SYNC controller to connect to this
D-LIGHT SYNC OUT jack . You need to connect
the D-LIGHT SYNC controller to the lighting device*
(not supplied). The lighting device will react according
to control signals transmitted by the D-LIGHT SYNC
controller upon receiving music source from the system.
For details on the use of D-LIGHT SYNC controller
and lighting device, refer to the respective operating
instructions supplied with the respective device.
commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray
intended for vinyl LPs.
Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources
such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in
direct sunlight as there can be a considerable rise in
temperature inside the car.
Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD, nor scratch the
surface of the CD.
After playing, store the CD in its case.
On safety
As the laser beam used in the CD player section is
harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the
casing. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
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.
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.
For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord; do
not use any other type.
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.
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet when it is not used
for an extended period of time.
When the batteries are not to be used, remove them to
avoid damage that can be caused by battery leakage or
corrosion.
The nameplate indicating operating voltage, power
consumption, etc. is located at the bottom.
On placement
Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources,
in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
mechanical shock or in a car subject to the direct rays
of the sun.
Do not place the unit on an inclined or unstable place.
Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side of the
cabinet. The ventilation holes must be unobstructed for
the unit to operate properly and prolong the life of its
components.
Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep
personal credit cards using magnetic coding or springwound watches away from the unit to prevent possible
damage from the magnet.
Break off the cassette tab from side A or B to prevent
accidental recording. If you want to reuse the tape for
recording, cover the broken tab with adhesive tape.
Tab for side B
Tab for side A
The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play
time is not recommended except for long, continuous
recording or playback.
Cleaning the cabinet
D-LIGHT SYNC controller cord of
D-LIGHT SYNC controller (DSL-1)
* Refer to the D-LIGHT SYNC controller operating instruction for the
recommended lighting device.
Note
The lighting effect may be different depending on the connected
lighting device or the type of music being played back.
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do
not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or
solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
cassette (available separately) after every 10 hours of
use, before you start an important recording, or after
playing an old tape. Failure to clean the tape heads can
cause degraded sound quality or an inability of the
unit to record or play tapes. For details, refer to the
instructions of the cleaning cassette.
The TYPE II (high position) or TYPE IV (metal) tape is
being used. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only.
Demagnetize the heads using a commercially available
tape head demagnetizer.
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
Remote
The remote does not function.
Replace all the batteries in the remote with new ones if
unit.
light such as direct sunlight or fluorescent lamp light.
Move closer to the unit when using the remote.
CD/MP3 player
The CD does not play or “NO DISC” is displayed
even when a CD is in place.
Place the CD with the label surface up.
Clean the CD.
Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open
for about an hour to dry moisture condensation.
The CD-R/CD-RW is blank.
There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/
CD‑RW, recording device or application software.
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
Reduce the volume.
Clean the CD, or
replace it if the CD is badly damaged.
Place the unit in a location free from vibration.
Clean the lens with a commercially available blower.
The sound may drop out or noise may be heard
when using poor quality CD-R/CD-RW or if there is
a problem with the recording device or application
software.
Starting playback takes more time than usual.
The following discs take a longer time to start playback.
–a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure.
–a disc that has not been finalized (a disc to which data
can be added).
–a disc that has many folders or non-MP3 files.
Radio
Reception is poor.
Reorient the antenna to improve FM reception.
Reorient the unit itself to improve AM reception.
The audio is weak or has poor quality.
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
Move the unit away from the TV.
noise may be heard.
The picture of your TV becomes unstable.
” disappears from the display.
Clean the heads by using dry- or wet-type cleaning
Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to strong
If you are using the remote while listening to AM radio,
Side A
Poor or distorted playback, recording or
erasing quality.
remote sensor on the unit.
If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm
Notes on cassettes
Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in place.
Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote and the
On operation
location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture
may condense on the lens inside the CD player section.
Should this occur, the unit will not operate properly. In
this case, remove the CD and wait about an hour for the
moisture to evaporate.
If the unit has not been used for a long time, set it in the
playback mode to warm it up for a few minutes before
inserting a cassette.
The  button  does not function or the tape
does not play or record.
Make sure that you are pointing the remote at the
The sound drops out.
On power sources
The tape does not move when you press an
operation button.
they are weak.
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
On the remote
Tip
Connect the AC power cord to the wall outlet securely.
 Reattach the lid as shown in the illustration below.
(Reattach in order of  and .)
number you want for the station flashes in the
display.
2 Tune in a station you want.
3 Hold down ENTER  for 2 seconds until the preset
The power is not on.
The AUDIO IN lid has been detached.
until the preset number flashes in the display.
Tape player
Close the cassette compartment securely.
speakers.
4 Press PRESET + or –  on the unit until the preset
Playing order
Do this
CD-R/CD-RW (CD-DA*/MP3 files)
*CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a
recording standard used for Audio CDs.
Wipe the CD from the center out. If there is a scratch,
dirt or fingerprints on the CD, it may cause tracking
error.
1 Press RADIO/BANDAUTO PRESET  on the unit to
select the band.
(Repeat Play)
General
Audio CD
Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth.
You need to preset a station with a weak signal manually.
appears in the display.
Press MODE  until “PGM” flashes in the display.

The artist name ( )
The album name (
Creating your own program (Program
Discs that this unit CAN play
Notes on discs
If a station cannot be preset automatically
The new station replaces the old one.
Total folder number
Troubleshooting
If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with
an indoor antenna, move the unit away from the TV.
After trying the remedies, if you still have problems,
unplug the AC power cord or remove all the batteries.
After all the indications in the display disappear, plug
the AC power cord or insert the batteries again. If the
problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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