GB. Sony NV-U72T, NV-U52, NV U72T, NV U52 | GB
About this manual
• This Quick Start Guide contains instructions for basic operations.
Before installing and operating this system, read this manual and the supplied “Read
This First” (Installation Manual) thoroughly.
For more information, see the PDF manual on the supplied Application Disc.
• Illustrations in this manual may differ from the actual device.
• Retain this manual and “Read This First” in a place where you can refer to them at any future time.
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European countries with separate collection systems)
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Applicable accessory: Car battery adapter
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Table of Contents
PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL AND THE
SUPPLIED READ THIS FIRST (INSTALLATION
MANUAL) COMPLETELY BEFORE
INSTALLING OR OPERATING YOUR
PERSONAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM.
IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR USE OF THIS
DEVICE MAY CAUSE ACCIDENT, INJURY OR
• Be sure to:
– install the navigation system in a safe place where it does not obstruct the driver’s view.
– not install the unit above an airbag.
– place the cables and unit where they do not obstruct driving.
– clean the surface of the suction cup and attachment surface before attaching. When installing on the dashboard, clean the surface on which the suction cup will be attached. Also, confirm that the suction cup is securely attached after installation. Otherwise, the unit may fall.
Failure to do so may result in unsafe driving conditions.
• Do not apply excessive force to the unit as it may fall.
• Comply with local traffic rules, laws and regulations.
• Do not continuously watch the unit while driving.
It is dangerous and may cause a traffic accident.
• If you need to operate the navigation system while driving, be sure to stop the car in a safe place before operating.
• Do not modify the unit.
• Do not disassemble the unit except when disposing of it.
• When the unit is not in use, turn it off by pressing
/ 1 (
). Disconnect the car battery adapter, otherwise battery drain may result. Note the following.
If your car’s cigarette lighter socket is not connected to ACC on your ignition switch, power will continue to be supplied to the unit’s built-in power supply even when the ignition is off or the unit is not in use.
• Do not connect any accessory other than those supplied or optional.
• Do not expose the unit to fire or water, as it may cause a malfunction.
• To disconnect a cable, pull it out by grasping the plug, not the cable.
• Be sure to remove the unit out of the car when leaving your car to prevent theft or high temperature damage inside the car.
• Note that the built-in battery cannot be charged outside the temperature range 5 – 45 ºC (41 –
• Do not leave the unit in high ambient temperature as the built-in battery capacity will deteriorate, or it will become unchargeable.
As GPS information is obtained from satellites, it may be impossible or difficult to obtain information in locations such as:
• Tunnel or underground
• Under a highway
• Between high buildings
• Between tall trees with dense foliage
GPS signal reception may be poor depending on the material of the car’s windscreen.
On the software
Read the “END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT” carefully before use.
Location of controls
Refer to the pages listed for details.
During route guidance:
To hear the next voice guidance.
In the menu display:
To show the map.
In the map display:
To show your current car position.
Display window/touch screen
Built-in GPS aerial
To turn the unit on/off.
CHG (battery charge) indicator
Lights up in red while charging, and changes to green when fully charged.
When the adapter is disconnected, the indicator goes off.
TMC antenna (aerial) jack
* 1 h
DC IN 5-5.2V jack
To connect to the car battery adapter or AC adapter* 2 .
Memory Stick access indicator
Outputs guidance and warnings.
To connect to a computer with the USB cable.
Memory Stick Duo slot
For “Memory Stick Duo” insertion for functional expansion.
TMC models only
Turning the unit on/off
To turn the unit on/off
/ 1 (
If you do not use the unit for a long term, the built-in battery may be depleted, and the unit will not turn on.
In such a case, connect the car battery adapter and charge the unit.
After you charge the unit, it may take time to receive
GPS signals when turning on the unit.
Performing initial setup
Follow the on-screen instructions to perform the setup.
The setting can then be further configured in the
Receiving GPS signals
After the initial installation, park your car in a safe, open place (no high buildings, etc.) for up to 20 minutes to allow for GPS signals to calculate the current car position properly before using the navigation system.
The GPS signal reception condition icon is displayed on the screen. The indicator lights up in red when the signal cannot be received.
Common procedures to operate the system are explained.
General operations can be performed on the touch screen. Touch the displayed icons with your finger gently.
Do not press the display with excessive force, or use any sharp article, such as a pen, etc., to tap on the display.
The top menu appears when turning on the unit by pressing
(except during route guidance, in which case the map appears).
Gesture Command operation
In map displays (except in map scrolling mode), by assigning a screen finger stroke such as line, etc., frequently-used operations can be performed easily.
start navigation to your home a circumflex start navigation to the nearest POI (Point Of
Interest) stored on
Quick Link 1 horizontal line
(left to right)
Quick Link 2 vertical line
Quick Link 3
To show the top menu from the map display, touch the map.
To return to the top menu from any menu display, press VOICE/POS., then touch the map.
During menu operation:
To return to the previous display, touch or
To cancel the menu selection, press VOICE/POS.
(the current car position display appears).
(right to left)
The keyboard display appears when you need to enter text.
You need only enter characters in upper case, as the system automatically converts them to appropriate characters. You can enter special characters when necessary.
Number of candidates
The system searches for routes automatically after setting the destination.
Before starting, check that GPS signals are
enter an alphabetical character enter a special character enter a number
the desired character key
“ÂÄÁ” to switch to the special character keyboard, then the desired character; and
“ABC” to switch back
“123” to switch to the numeric keyboard, then the desired number key; and “ABC” to switch back enter a space delete a character select a candidate or the candidate in the list
“List” show the candidate list*
The candidate list automatically appears when candidates are narrowed down as you continue inputting characters.
Setting the destination and starting guidance
The procedure for searching for the route and starting route guidance is explained.
As an example, setting the destination by the address is introduced here.
For details on setting the destination in other
Show the top menu.
In the map display, touch the map.
In the menu display, press VOICE/POS., then touch the map.
Select “Address Input,” then input the address details.
Input the items in the order below, and touch
or the candidate in the list to proceed.
“Town / Postal Code”
If it is possible to pinpoint the destination by the selected postal code*
, the address confirmation display appears. Select
“Street / Destination”
“No.” or “Intersection”*
The address confirmation display appears.
Available only in the UK and Netherlands.
Selectable only if existent in the selected street.
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Select “Calculate Route.”
The route is calculated, and route guidance starts.
Setting the destination in other ways
You can also set the destination and search for routes by the following methods.
From the top menu, select the items in the following order, then “Calculate Route” (if necessary).
For details, see the supplied PDF manual.
Searches for routes to a POI, such as restaurant, hotel, etc., near the current car position.
Select “Search Nearby,” then any of the following options.
“Quick Link 1 - 3”
Searches for routes to the nearest POI of the category stored on Quick Links. Categories on
Quick Links can be customized in the setting menu.
“Search by Name”
Enter the name of the POI directly.
“Search by Category”
Select the desired POI category from the list.
Searches for routes to your home when it is registered.
Select “Navigate,” then any of the following options.
“POI Search Nationwide”
Set a wide search area but with limited search categories. Suitable when searching big landmarks such as an airport.
“POI Search Town”
Set a narrow search area but all categories become the target of the search. Suitable when searching small places such as a petrol station and restaurant.
Searches for routes to a saved destination point.
Searches for routes to recently searched destinations.
Once a route has been calculated, visual guidance navigates you to the destination along with voice guidance.
Information on map tool menu
A B C 1 2
D E F 3 4 G
1 To adjust the volume.
To view detailed TMC information.* 1 * 2
3 To show option menu.
To switch to map scrolling mode.
When the TMC model is used, this appears only when the route that has been found is congested.
iTMC (UK) and v-trafic (France) are optional.
To subscribe the service(s), please visit our website. http://www.navu.sony-europe.com
Dynamic Route Information
This display shows the distance to the destination, POI information, etc.
To view, from map display, select “Options” c
“Dynamic Route Info.”
Approaching an intersection
A Current time/GPS status/Battery condition/
For details, see the supplied PDF manual.
B Distance/ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) to destination
C Current position
D Distance to next turn
E Current street name
F Next street name
G North indicator
H Current direction/Current speed
I Instruction after next
J Bar indicator of the distance to next turn
K Next turn instruction
You can view the entire route to the destination.
To view, from map display, select “Options” c
Map scrolling mode
You can switch to map scrolling mode from map display by touching , whether during route guidance or not.
In map scrolling mode, the crosshair is displayed on the map, and you can drag the screen to scroll the map.
Touch / to adjust map scale.
Place the intersection of the crosshair on a desired point, then touch to show the map scrolling mode menu, where you can set the point as a destination, etc.
Touch to return to the current car position display.
Various settings related to the system and memory are configurable.
From the top menu, select “More...” c
“Settings” c the desired category c the desired item to make each setting.
Using the Supplied Software
The major functions of the software on the supplied disc are introduced below.
If you insert the disc into your computer, the screen appears automatically. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Install PC Connection Software
PC connection software (ActiveSync) can be installed. Be sure to log on as administrator when installing this software.
Language data for on-screen display and voice guidance can be added to the unit, and unnecessary language data can be deleted from the unit.
Read the Manual
You can read the PDF manual which contains further information on operations available.
Easy access to the Sony navigation support site is available.
Visit this site for technical support, such as software updates, FAQs, etc.
Map data can be added to the unit or “Memory
Stick” (not supplied) from the supplied disc.
When adding, you may need to delete unnecessary map data to free up memory space.
The Map Manager function can be used only for the model with the disc containing map data.
Connecting to your computer
Before connecting to your computer, install the
PC connection software (ActiveSync) to your computer.
Connect the unit to your computer with the USB cable.
Notes when transferring data
During transfer, do not
– disconnect the USB cable.
– enter unit standby mode, or reset the unit.
– shut down the computer, enter computer standby mode, or restart the computer.
About the “Memory Stick”
What is “Memory Stick”?
“Memory Stick” is a compact-size IC recording medium with a large capacity. It has been designed not only for exchanging/sharing digital data among “Memory Stick” compatible products, but also for serving as an insertable/ removable external storage medium that can save data.
Types of “Memory Stick Duo” that the system can use
With the system, you can use the following types of “Memory Stick Duo.”*
• Memory Stick Duo (Not compatible with
• MagicGate Memory Stick Duo
• Memory Stick PRO Duo
The system has been demonstrated as operable with a “Memory Stick Duo” with a capacity of 4 GB or smaller. However, we do not guarantee the operations of all the “Memory Stick Duo” media.
This system supports only the reading of data on a
“Memory Stick Duo.” “Memory Stick Duo” formatting and writing cannot be performed.
This system does not support parallel high-speed data transfer.
Standard-size “Memory Stick” cannot be used in this system.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo,” make sure to check correct insertion direction. Wrong usage may cause trouble with the system.
Do not place the “Memory Stick Duo” within the reach of a small child to prevent him from swallowing it by accident.
Avoid removing the “Memory Stick Duo” from the system while the system is reading data.
Data may be damaged in such occasions:
– “Memory Stick Duo” is removed or the system is turned off during a read operation.
– “Memory Stick Duo” is used in a location subject to static electricity or electrical noises.
We recommend that you save backup of the important data.
Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to the
“Memory Stick Duo.”
Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory Stick
Do not allow the “Memory Stick Duo” to get wet.
Do not use or store the “Memory Stick Duo” in a location that is subject to:
– Extremely high temperature, such as in a car parked in the sun
– Direct sunlight
– High humidity or places with corrosive substances
Do not touch the “Memory Stick Duo” connector with your finger or metallic objects.
You cannot record, edit or delete data if you slide the write-protect switch to LOCK.
When you slide the write-protect switch of the
“Memory Stick Duo,” use a thin-pointed device.
When you use a “Memory Stick Duo” without the write-protect switch, be careful not to edit or delete the data by accident.
When you write on the memo area of the attached label, do not write forcefully.
When you carry or store the “Memory Stick Duo,” put it in the case supplied with it.
Note on LCD panel
Some stationary blue, red or green dots may appear on the monitor. These are called “bright spots,” and can happen with any LCD. The LCD panel is precision-manufactured with more than
99.99 % of its segments functional. However, it is possible that a small percentage (typically 0.01
%) of the segments may not light up properly.
This will not, however, interfere with your viewing.
Notes on unit disposal
Remove the built-in lithium-ion battery when disposing of the unit, and return the battery to a recycling location.
The procedure for removing the battery is explained below.
Never disassemble the unit except when disposing of it.
Press the RESET button to turn off the unit.
Remove the 2 rubber plugs on the underside of the unit, then remove the
2 screws using a screwdriver.
• Clean the surface of the suction cup with a soft, wet lint-free cloth if it becomes dirty and attachment strength weakens.
Be sure to dry the suction cup before reattaching.
• Clean the display window with a commercially available cleaning cloth.
If the suction cup leaves a trace on the windscreen, wipe with water.
When replacing the fuse in the car battery adapter, be sure to use one matching the amperage rating stated on the original fuse (
). If the fuse blows, check the power connection and replace the fuse. If the fuse blows again after replacement, there may be an internal malfunction. In such a case, consult your nearest
Never use a fuse with an amperage rating exceeding the one supplied with the unit as this could damage the unit.
Detach the claws with a sharpened object, such as a flat headed driver, then remove the rear cover.
Remove the battery.
Insulate the connector terminal by wrapping with a tape.
Notes on the lithium-ion battery
Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers, otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of in fire.
5 – 45 ºC (41 – 113 ºF)
DC 5 – 5.2 V
(from supplied 12 V/24 V car battery adapter
(negative ground (earth))/USB cable/AC adapter*)
DC IN 5-5.2V jack
TMC aerial jack (TMC models only)
Memory card slot:
Memory Stick Duo slot
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
20 × 40 mm (0.8 × 1.6 in) oval speaker
Approx. 0.5 A
Approx. 108 × 82 × 48 mm
(4.3 × 3.2 × 1.9 in)
(w × h × d, protruding parts excluded)
Approx. 275 g (9.7 oz)
Transmissive liquid crystal display
a-Si TFT active matrix system
3.5 in (4:3)
Approx. 70 × 53, 88 mm
(2.8 × 2.1, 3.5 in) (h × v, d)
230,400 (960 × 240) dots
Built-in battery charging time/usage time
With the supplied car battery adapter/AC adapter
Approx. 3.5 hours (with unit turned on), or 2.5 hours (in standby mode)
With the supplied USB cable:
Approx. 4 hours (in standby mode)
Up to 3.5 hours (depending on usage)
Car Install Kit: XA-49FM
AC adapter: XA-AC13
Car battery adapter: XA-DC3
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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• Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the
certain printed wiring boards.
• Use of rechargeable lithium ion batteries.
• Corrugated cardboard is used for the packaging
• VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable
oil based ink is used for printing the carton.
The following checklist will help you remedy problems you may encounter with your unit.
Before going through the checklist below, check the connection and operating procedures.
The unit does not turn on.
t Charge the built-in battery.
Check that the car battery adapter is securely inserted into the cigarette lighter socket.
The built-in battery cannot be charged.
to turn on the unit, then press it again to turn off the unit.
t If the car battery adapter is being used, disconnect it from the cigarette lighter socket, then reconnect.
The built-in lithium-ion battery can be charged at temperatures between 5 – 45 ºC (41 – 113 ºF). The battery may not be charged if the temperature inside the unit increases because of direct sunlight exposure, etc. This is not a malfunction.
t Turn on the computer during USB charge.
GPS signal cannot be received.
GPS status by selecting “More…” in the top menu c
• The system cannot receive GPS signals due to an obstruction.
t Move your car to a place where signals can be received clearly.
• There is an obstacle in front of the GPS aerial.
Install the unit where the signal is not interrupted by the body of the car, etc.
The car position on the map does not match the current road.
The error margin of the signal from the GPS satellites is too large. A maximum error margin of a few hundred metres can exist.
Voice guidance cannot be heard.
The volume is set too low.
The LCD is not displayed normally.
In high temperatures, the LCD may darken and not display clearly. In low temperatures, afterimage may occur on the LCD. These are not malfunctions, and the
LCD will return to normal when the temperature returns to within the specified operating range.
The suction cup comes off the attachment surface.
Attachment strength weakens if the surface of the suction cup or attachment surface becomes dirty.
t Clean the surface of the suction cup and the attachment surface with a soft, wet lint-free cloth
The demonstration mode starts automatically even if no operation is performed.
Turn off the auto demonstration mode by selecting
“More…” in the top menu c
Settings” c “Demo Mode.” Then, confirm that
“Demo Mode” is set to off.
Resetting the unit
If the navigation software freezes, try resetting the unit.
Press the RESET button, then press on the unit.
After you reset the unit, it may take time to receive
GPS signals when turning on the unit.
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