3-868-183-21 (1)
CD Player
Operating Instructions
About the area code
The area code of the location in which you purchased the CD player
is shown on upper left of the bar code label on the package.
For accessories supplied with your CD player, check the area code
of your model and see “Accessories (supplied/optional).”
 2000 Sony Corporation
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do
not open the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified
personnel only.
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Owner’s Record
The model and the serial numbers are located
at the rear. Record these numbers in the
spaces provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. D-EJ616CK
Serial No. ___________________
Certain countries may regulate disposal of
the battery used to power this product. Please
consult with your local authority.
For the customers in the USA and Canada
This mark is available in the USA and Canada
Nickel-Cadmium batteries are recyclable. You can help
preserve our environment by returning your unwanted
batteries to your nearest point for
collection, recycling or proper disposal.
Note: In some areas the disposal of
nickel-cadmium batteries in household
or business trash may be prohibited.
RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation) advises you about spent
battery collection by the following phone number.
Call toll free number: 1-800-822-8837 (United
States and Canada only)
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking nickelcadmium batteries.
Listening for many hours at maximum
volume may damage your hearing.
For the 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
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
For the customers in Australia
The supply cord of the AC power adaptor cannot be
replaced; if the cord is damaged, the AC power adaptor
should be discarded.
Table of Contents
Getting started
Locating the Controls .................................. 4
Playing a CD
1. Connect your CD player. ......................... 6
2. Insert a CD. ............................................. 6
3. Play a CD. ............................................... 6
Playback options
Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat play) ...... 9
Playing a single track (Single play) ............. 9
Playing tracks in random order
(Shuffle play) .......................................... 9
Playing tracks in your favorite order
(PGM play) ............................................ 10
Available features
Installing in a car
Where to place your player ....................... 15
Mounting your player ................................ 15
Replacing the fuse of the car battery cord . 16
Connecting a power source
Using the AC power adaptor ..................... 17
Using the rechargeable batteries ................ 17
Using dry batteries ..................................... 19
Notes on the power source ........................ 20
Additional information
Precautions ................................................ 21
Maintenance .............................................. 21
Troubleshooting ......................................... 22
Specifications ............................................ 23
Accessories (supplied/optional) .. Back cover
G-PROTECTION function ........................ 11
Emphasizing the bass sound (SOUND) .... 11
Protecting your hearing (AVLS) ................ 12
Locking the controls (HOLD) ................... 12
Turning off the operation beep sound ........ 13
Connecting your CD player
Connecting a stereo system ....................... 14
Getting started
Locating the Controls
For details, see pages in parentheses.
CD player (front)
1 Display
(pages 7, 9 - 12)
(pages 8 - 10)
3 ./>
(pages 7, 9, 10)
7 u (play/pause)
(pages 6, 7, 10)
8 DC IN 4.5 V (external
power input) jack
(pages 6, 17)
9 Strap holes
q; x (stop)/CHG (charge)
button (pages 7, 13, 17)
qa SOUND button
(page 11)
4 LINE OUT jack
(page 14)
button (pages 8 - 10)
5 HOLD switch
(page 12)
qd i/REMOTE jack
(page 6)
6 VOLUME +/–
(page 6)
qf OPEN switch
(page 6)
CD player (inside)
(page 11)
CD player (rear)
Getting started
qh AVLS switch
(page 12)
qj Battery compartment
(page 17)
Playing a CD
You can also use rechargeable batteries, dry batteries and house current (AC power acaptor) as a
power source.
Car cassette deck
1. Connect your CD player.
1 Connect the car connecting pack.
2 Connect the car battery cord.
Turn down the volume of the car cassette deck
before inserting the car connecting pack.
to a cigarette
lighter socket
Car battery
2. Insert a CD.
1 Slide OPEN and raise the lid.
to DC IN
4.5 V
2 Place the CD on the tray and close
the lid.
side up
3. Play a CD.
Press u.
Adjust the volume by
pressing VOLUME + or –.
.once quickly*2
> once quickly*2
> repeatedly*2
Hold down .*2
Hold down >*2
Playing a CD
Find the beginning of the current track (AMS*1)
Find the beginning of the previous tracks (AMS)
Find the beginning of the next track (AMS)
Find the beginning of the succeeding tracks (AMS)
Go backwards quickly
Go forward quickly
*1 Automatic Music Sensor
*2 These operations can be done during both play and pause.
About the display
• When you press u after changing the CD or turning off and on the player, the total number
of tracks in the CD and total playing time appear for about two seconds.
• During play, the track number and the elapsed playing time of the current track appear.
• Between tracks, the time to the beginning of the next track appears with the “-” indication.
• During pause, the elapsed playing time flashes.
• The display is illuminated only when you are using the player on an AC power adaptor and a
car battery.
If the volume level does not increase
Is AVLS set to “LIMIT”? Set AVLS to “NORM.” For details, see “Protecting your hearing
Playback starts from the point you stopped
Your CD player can recall the playback point where you stopped and then resume playing from
the same place (resume function). There is no ON/OFF switch of the resume function on this CD
Removing the CD
Remove the CD while pressing the pivot in the center of the tray.
Playback options
You can enjoy various ways of playback using PLAY MODE and REPEAT/ENTER.
PLAY MODE button
Each time you press the button, you can
change the playback mode.
“No indication”
(Normal play)
(Play a single track)
(Play tracks in random order)
(Play tracks in your favorite order)
You can repeat play that is selected using
You can select tracks for PGM play
u button
x/CHG button
Playing tracks repeatedly
(Repeat play)
You can play tracks repeatedly in normal, single, shuffle and PGM play modes.
During playback, press REPEAT/ENTER.
Playing a single track
(Single play)
During playback, press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “1” appears.
Playing tracks in random order
(Shuffle play)
During playback, press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “SHUF” appears.
Playback options
Note on ./>
During Repeat play, you can locate the first track after the last track by pressing > repeatedly.
You can also locate the last track after first track by pressing . repeatedly.
Playing tracks in your favorite order
(PGM play)
You can program the CD player to play up to 64 tracks in your favorite order.
During playback, press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “PGM” appears.
Press . or > to select a track.
Playing order
Track number
Press REPEAT/ENTER to enter
the selected track.
“00” appears and the playing order increases
by one.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to select the tracks in your favorite order.
Press u to start the PGM play.
To check the program
During programming:
Press REPEAT/ENTER repeatedly before step 5.
During the PGM play:
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM” flashes, then press REPEAT/ENTER.
Each time you press REPEAT/ENTER, the track number appears.
• When you finish entering the 64th track in step 3, the first selected track appears in the display.
• If you select more than 64 tracks, the first selected tracks are erased.
B Available features
Emphasizing the bass
sound (SOUND)
The G-PROTECTION function has been
developed to provide excellent protection
against sound skipping while jogging. This
function provides a higher level of shock
protection than the traditional one.
While jogging, be sure to hold your CD
player with the OPEN switch facing upward.
You can emphasize the bass-boosted sound.
Press SOUND to select “BASS
” or
“No indication”
(Normal play)
Set G-PROTECTION (under the lid) to
To turn off the G-PROTECTION
” enhances the bass sound
more than “BASS
Sound may skip if:
– the CD player receives stronger continuous
shock than expected or
– a dirty or scratched CD is played.
If the sound is distorted when using the SOUND
function, turn down the volume.
Available features
The selected sound mode is displayed.
Protecting your hearing
Locking the controls
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function keeps down the maximum
volume to protect your hearing.
You can lock the controls on your CD player
to prevent accidental button presses.
Set AVLS (in the battery compartment)
to “LIMIT.”
Flashes when the volume is turned up
and beyond a certain level.
To turn off the AVLS function
Set AVLS to “NORM.”
Slide HOLD in the direction of the
Displayed when the HOLD function is
You can use the HOLD function with both
the CD player and remote control. You can
still operate your CD player using the remote
control when HOLD on the remote control is
set to off.
To unlock the controls
Slide HOLD in the opposite direction of the
Turning off the
operation beep sound
You can turn off the beep sound that is heard
from your headphones/earphones when you
operate your CD player.
Remove the power source (AC
power adaptor, rechargeable
batteries or dry batteries) from the
CD player.
Connect the power source while
pressing x/CHG on the CD player
or x on the remote control.
Available features
To turn on the beep sound
Remove the power source and then connect
the power source without pressing x/CHG
or x.
B Connecting your CD player
Connecting a stereo
You can listen to CDs through a stereo
system and record CDs on a cassette tape.
For details, see the instruction manual that
comes with the connected device.
Be sure to turn off all connected devices
before making connections.
Connecting cord
Left (white)
Right (red)
Stereo system,
cassette recorder,
radio cassette
recorder, etc.
• Before you play a CD, turn down the volume of
the connected device to avoid damaging the
connected speakers.
• Use the AC power adaptor for recording. If you
use the rechargeable batteries or dry batteries as a
power source, batteries may become completely
depleted during recording.
• Adjust the volume properly on the connected
device so that the sound will not be distorted.
When using the connecting cord
• You cannot adjust the volume of the
headphones/earphones on the CD player or
the remote control.
• If the sound is distorted, connect the device
to the i/REMOTE jack.
• The SOUND function does not work.
B Installing in a car
Where to place your
• Install the player in a location which:
– does not interfere with your driving.
– is not dangerous for passengers.
– does not interfere with the glove box lid
or ashtray.
– is stable, and where nothing around it
may interfere with installation.
• Do not install the player near heat sources
or where subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, or moisture (especially on a
• Do not affix Velcro tapes to the name plate
or the lid of the battery compartment.
• When you are going to park your car for a
long period of time, remove the player
from the Velcro tapes so that it will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
To route the cord
Use the supplied spiral tube to route the
cords so that they do not interfere with your
Please understand that we will not incur any
obligations for troubles caused by incorrect
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
Note on the car battery cord
Mounting your player
Polarity of the plug
(EIAJ standards)
Bottom of the player
Console box
Installing in a car
Attach the player to the console box with the
supplied Velcro tapes.
The 4.5V DC plug supplied with car battery cord
conforms to the proposed standards of the
Electronic Industries Association of Japan (EIAJ).
Do not connect it to other players.
Replacing the fuse of
the car battery cord
If the player does not operate, check the fuse.
If it is blown, replace it as follows:
Turn off the player and remove the
cigarette lighter plug from the
cigarette lighter socket.
Remove the plug end by turning it
Remove the defective fuse from
the plug.
Insert a new fuse into the plug.
Replace the plug end by turning it
Plug end
Cigarette lighter plug
• Be sure to use a fuse of the same amperage and
length as the one to be replaced. Never use a
piece of wire as a substitute for the fuse.
• If the fuse is blown again after replacing it,
contact your nearest Sony dealer. In such a case,
bring the defective fuse to the dealer with you.
Notes on the car connecting pack
• If no sound is heard or the car connecting pack is
ejected, change the direction of playback on the
car cassette deck.
• Never insert the cord end of the car connecting
pack into the cassette insertion door. Otherwise,
the cord may break or the car cassette deck may
be damaged.
• You cannot use the car connecting pack with
some car cassette deck.
• The cord should be placed so that it does not
hinder driving.
• To disconnect the cord from the player, pull it out
by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by
the cord.
• With some car cassette decks, you may hear some
rattling noise from the car connecting pack.
However, this is not a sign of malfunction.
B Connecting a power source
You can use the following power sources:
• AC power adaptor
• Rechargeable batteries
• LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries
For the battery life and charging time of the
rechargeable batteries, see “Specifications.”
Using the AC power
Connect the supplied AC power adaptor to
the DC IN 4.5 V jack and an AC outlet.
Using the rechargeable
Charge the rechargeable batteries before
using them for the first time. You can use
only the following rechargeable batteries for
your CD player.
Open the battery compartment lid.
to an AC outlet
to DC IN 4.5 V
Insert two rechargeable batteries
by matching the 3 to the diagram
in the battery compartment and
close the lid.
For models supplied with the AC plug adaptor
If the AC power adaptor does not fit the wall outlet,
use the AC plug adaptor.
Connecting a power source
Using the rechargeable batteries
To remove the rechargeable batteries
Remove the batteries as illustrated below.
Connect the AC power adaptor to
the DC IN 4.5 V jack of your CD
player and an AC outlet, then
press x/CHG to start charging.
If the AC power adaptor does not fit the
AC outlet, use the AC plug adaptor.
x/CHG button
When to charge the rechargeable
You can check the remaining power of the
batteries in the display.
Battery power is full.
to DC IN 4.5 V
Battery power is getting low.
AC power adaptor
Battery power is low.
Lo batt*
Batteries are depleted.
* Beep sounds.
to an AC outlet
The CD player charges the batteries. The
“CHG” indicator turns on in the display,
and the indicator sections of
up in succession. When the batteries are
completely charged, the “CHG” and
indicators turn off.
If you press x/CHG after the charge has
already been completed, the
indicator flashes and “Full” appears in
the display.
Disconnect the AC power adaptor.
To keep the original battery capacity for a
long time, charge the batteries only when
they are completely depleted.
• The indicator sections of
roughly shows the
remaining battery power. One section does not
always indicate one-fourth of the battery power.
• Depending on operating conditions, the indicator
sections of
may increase or decrease.
Open the battery compartment lid.
Insert two LR6 (size AA) batteries
by matching the 3 to the diagram
in the battery compartment.
To remove the batteries
Remove the batteries in the same way as
rechargeable batteries.
When to replace the batteries
You can check the remaining power of the
batteries in the display.
Battery power is full.
Battery power is low.
Lo batt*
Batteries are depleted.
* Beep sounds.
When the batteries are depleted, replace both
batteries with new ones.
Connecting a power source
Battery power is getting low.
To attach the battery compartment lid
If the battery compartment lid is detached by
an accidental drop, excessive force, etc.,
attach it as illustrated below.
Be sure to remove the AC power adaptor when
using the dry batteries.
Note on carrying the rechargeable
Use the supplied battery carrying case to
prevent unexpected heat. If the rechargeable
batteries and the metallic objects are
contacted, heat or fire may occur due to a
short circuit.
Use only the following dry battery type for
your CD player:
• LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries
Note on the rechargeable batteries
If the battery is new or has not been used for
a long time, it may not be charged
completely until you charge and discharge it
several times.
Using dry batteries
When to replace the rechargeable
If the battery life becomes shorter by about
half, replace the batteries with new
rechargeable batteries.
Notes on the power
Disconnect all power sources when the CD
player is not used.
On AC power adaptor
• Use only the AC power adaptor supplied or
recommended in “Accessories (supplied/
optional).” Do not use any other AC power
adaptor. It may cause a malfunction.
Polarity of the plug
• When disconnecting the AC power adaptor
from the AC outlet, grasp the adaptor
itself. Do not pull it by the cord.
• Do not touch the AC power adaptor with
wet hands.
On rechargeable batteries
and dry batteries
• Do not charge the dry batteries.
• Do not throw the batteries into fire.
• Do not carry the batteries with coins or
other metallic objects. It can generate heat
if the positive and negative terminals of the
battery are accidentally contacted by a
metallic object.
• Do not mix rechargeable batteries with dry
• Do not mix new batteries with old ones.
• Do not use different types of batteries
• When the batteries are not to be used for a
long time, remove them.
• If battery leakage occurs, wipe off any
deposit in the battery compartment, and
install new batteries. In case the deposit
adheres to you, wash it off thoroughly.
B Additional information
On headphones/earphones
On safety
• Should any solid objects or liquid fall into
the CD player, unplug it and have it
checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
• Do not put any foreign objects in the DC
IN 4.5 V (external power input) jack.
On the CD player
• Keep the lens on the CD player clean and
do not touch it. If you do so, the lens may
be damaged and the CD player will not
operate properly.
• Do not put any heavy object on top of the
CD player. The CD player and the CD may
be damaged.
• Do not leave the CD player in a location
near heat sources, or in a place subject to
direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand,
moisture, rain, mechanical shock,
unleveled surface, or in a car with its
windows closed.
• If the CD player causes interference to the
radio or television reception, turn off the
CD player or move it away from the radio
or television.
On handling CDs
Road safety
Do not use headphones/earphones while
driving, cycling, or operating any motorized
vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is
illegal in some areas. It can also be
potentially dangerous to play your headsets
at high volume while walking, especially at
pedestrian crossings. You should exercise
extreme caution or discontinue use in
potentially hazardous situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using headphones/earphones at high
volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous, loud and extended play. If you
experience a ringing in your ears, reduce
volume or discontinue use.
Consideration for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This
will allow you to hear outside sounds and to
be considerate to the people around you.
To clean the casing
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water
or a mild detergent solution. Do not use
alcohol, benzine or thinner.
• To keep the CD clean, handle it by its
edge. Do not touch the surface.
• Do not stick paper or tape onto the CD.
Additional information
Not these ways
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air ducts. Do not
leave the CD in a car parked under direct
Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Sony
Cause and/or corrective actions
The volume does not increase
even if you press the VOLUME
+ button repeatedly.
c Set the AVLS switch to “NORM.” (page 12)
c The headphones/earphones are connected to the LINE OUT jack.
Connect them to the i/REMOTE jack.
(page 6)
c Connect the plugs firmly. (page 6)
c Plugs are dirty. Clean the plugs with a dry soft cloth periodically.
c Check that you are using alkaline batteries and not manganese
batteries. (page 19)
c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
(page 19)
c Charge and discharge the rechargeable batteries several times.
(pages 17, 18)
No sound, or noise is heard.
The playing time is too short
when powered with the dry
The playing time is too short
when powered with the
rechargeable batteries.
When you press u, “Lo
batt” or “00” appears in the
display. The CD does not
“HI dc In” appears in the
The CD does not play or
“no dISC” appears in the
display when a CD is placed
in the CD player.
“Hold” appears in the
display when you press a
button, and the CD does not
Cannot adjust the volume
with the VOLUME +/– buttons
on the CD player.
The CD player does not start
c The rechargeable batteries are used up completely. Charge the
batteries. (pages 17, 18)
c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
(page 19)
c Use only the AC power adaptor or car battery cord in “Accessories
(supplied/optional).” (back cover)
c Remove all power sources, then insert the batteries or connect the
AC power adaptor again. (pages 6, 17, 18, 19)
c The CD is dirty or defective. (page 21)
c Check that the CD is inserted with the label side up. (page 6)
c Moisture condensation has occurred.
Leave the CD player aside for several hours until the moisture
c Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly.
(page 17)
c Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. (pages 17 - 19)
c Connect the AC power adaptor to an AC outlet securely. (page 6)
c The buttons are locked. Slide the HOLD switch back. (page 12)
c The CD player is connected to an audio device. Adjust the volume
using the volume control on the connected device. (page 14)
c During stop, press x/CHG. (page 17)
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: λ = 780 nm
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW
(This output is the value measured at a distance
of 200 mm from the objective lens surface on
the optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
D-A conversion
1-bit quartz time-axis control
Frequency response
20 - 20,000 Hz
–2 dB
(measured by EIAJ CP-
• AC power adaptor (DC IN 4.5 V jack):
U2/CA2/E92/MX2 model: 120 V, 60 Hz
G6/G7/G8 model:
220 - 230 V, 50/60 Hz
CEK/3CE7 model: 230 - 240 V, 50 Hz
EA3 model: 110 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
AU2 model: 240 V, 50 Hz
JE.W/E33 model: 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
HK2 model: 220 V, 50/60 Hz
AR1/CN2 model: 220 V, 50 Hz
• Sony DCC-E245 car battery cord for use on
car battery: 4.5 V DC
Battery life* (approx. hours)
(When you use the CD player on a flat and stable
Playing time varies depending on how the CD
player is used.
When using
Output (at 4.5 V input level)
Line output (stereo minijack)
Output level 0.7 V rms at 47 kilohms
Recommended load impedance over 10
Headphones (stereo minijack)
Approx.5 mW + Approx. 5 mW at 16 ohms
(Approx. 1 mW + Approx. 1 mW at 16 ohms)*
*For the customers in France
• Two Sony NC-WMAA rechargeable
batteries: 2.4 V DC
• Sony NH-WM2AA rechargeable batteries:
2.4 V DC
• Two LR6 (size AA) batteries: 3 V DC
(charged for
about 3 hours**)
(charged for
about 4 hours**)
Two alkaline
batteries LR6
* Measured value by the standard of EIAJ
(Electronic Industries Association of Japan).
** Charging time varies depending on how the
rechargeable battery is used.
Additional information
Power requirements
For the area code of the model you
purchased, check the upper left side of the
bar code on the package.
Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excluding
projecting parts and controls)
Approx. 131 × 29 × 136 mm
(5 1⁄4 × 1 3⁄16 × 5 3⁄8 in.)
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 190 g (6.7 oz.)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Optional accessories
Supplied accessories
For the area code of the location in which you
purchased the CD player, check the upper left
side of the bar code on the package.
AC power adaptor (1)*1
Headphones/earphones (1)
Car battery cord (1)
Car connecting pack (1)
Velcro tape (2)
Spiral tube (1)
AC plug adaptor (1)*2
*1 Not supplied with CE7/3 model
*2 Supplied with E33 and EA3 models
AC power adaptor
Active speaker system
Car battery cord
Car battery cord with car connecting pack
Car connecting pack
Connecting cord
Rechargeable battery
When connecting optional
headphones/earphones to the
supplied remote control
Use only headphones with stereo mini plugs.
You cannot use headphones with micro
Stereo miniplug
Micro plug
Your dealer may not handle some of the
above listed accessories. Please ask the
dealer for detailed information about the
accessories in your country.
Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia