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Sony ICD-B310F Operating Instructions

Voice recorders: digital voice recorder with fm tuner.

 
IC Recorder
Operating Instructions
Owner's Record
The model number is located at the rear and the serial number is located inside the battery
compartment. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ICD-B310F
Serial No. _____________________________________
ICD-B310F
Printed on 100% recycled
paper using VOC (Volatile
Organic Compound)-free
vegetable oil based ink.
2006 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Information
Noise is heard.
• An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
rubbed or scratched the unit during recording so
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY
that noise was recorded.
NATURE, OR LOSSES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY
• The unit was placed near an AC power source, a
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.
fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during
recording or playback.
• Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when
For the customers in the U.S.A.
recording. Clean the plug.
• Ear receiver/headphones plug is dirty. Clean the
INFORMATION
plug.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
Recording level is low.
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
• Set the microphone sensitivity to "H (high)" using
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
the menu.
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
Recording is interrupted.
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
• The advanced VOR function is activated. Set VOR
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
to "OFF".
interference to radio communications.
Recording level is unstable (when recording
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
music, etc.).
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
• This unit is designed to automatically adjust the
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
recording level when recording meetings, etc., and
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
is not suitable for music recording.
the following measures:
"--Y--M--D" or "--:--" is displayed.
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• You have not set the clock.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
"--Y--M--D" or "--:--" is displayed on the REC
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
DATE display.
from that to which the receiver is connected.
• The date and time of recording will not be
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
displayed if you recorded the message when the
for help.
clock was not set.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
You cannot divide a message.
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority
• You cannot divide a message in a folder which has
to operate this equipment.
99 messages.
• If you divide messages frequently, the unit may
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
become unable to divide a message.
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
• You cannot divide a message in the first or the last
any interference received, including interference that may
1 second of a message.
cause undesired operation.
You cannot record messages up to the
maximum recording time.
If you have any questions about this product, you may call:
• If you record messages in a mixture of HQ, SP and
Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-7669 or
LP modes, the recordable time varies from the
http://www.sony.com/
maximum HQ mode recording time to the
maximum LP mode recording time.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic
• No more recording can be made when 99 messages
Equipment (Applicable in the European Union
each have been recorded in a folder.
and other European countries with separate
• Due to the limitation of the IC recording system,
collection systems)
this unit records in the minimum recording unit. If
the length of each message cannot be divided by
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
the minimum recording unit, the remaining
indicates that this product shall not be treated
recording time may decrease by more than the
as household waste. Instead it shall be handed
total length of the messages.
over to the applicable collection point for the
The audio is weak or has poor quality when
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
listening to the radio.
By ensuring this product is disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potential
• The batteries are weak. Replace all the batteries
negative consequences for the environment and
with new ones.
human health, which could otherwise be caused by
• Move the unit away from the TV.
inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of
The picture of your TV becomes unstable.
materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more
• If you are listening to an FM program near the TV
detailed information about recycling of this product, please
with an indoor antenna, move the unit away from
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal
the TV.
service or the shop where you purchased the product.
The unit does not operate correctly.
• Take out the batteries and insert them again.
Troubleshooting
Please note that recorded messages may be erased
during service or repair work.
Before taking the unit for repair, check the following sections.
Should any problem persist after you have made these checks,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The unit does not operate.
• The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity.
• The batteries are weak.
• The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch. (If you press
any button, "HOLD" will flash three times.)
No sound comes from the speaker.
• The ear receiver or headphones are plugged in.
• The volume is turned down completely.
"FULL" is displayed and you cannot start recording.
• The memory is full. Erase some of the messages.
• 99 messages have been recorded in the selected folder.
Select another folder or erase some of the messages.
BGetting started
Step 1: Installing the Batteries
1
Replacing the batteries
Slide and lift the battery
The battery indicator in the display
window shows the battery
compartment lid.
condition.
When
flashes, replace the
batteries with new ones.
When
flashes, the batteries
are exhausted and the unit will
stop operation.
Battery life* (With continuous
use)
In the HQ mode
Recording:
Approx. 11hr.
Playback:
Approx. 7.5 hr.
2
FM recording: Approx. 5 hr.
Insert two LR03 (size AAA)
FM reception: Approx.13 hr.
alkaline batteries with
In the SP and LP modes
correct polarity, and close the
Recording:
Approx. 22 hr.
Playback:
Approx.11 hr.
lid.
FM recording: Approx.7 hr.
FM reception: Approx.13 hr.
(hr.: hours)
Make sure to insert both
* Using Sony alkaline batteries LR03
of the batteries from
(size AAA)
their – ends.
* When playing back through the
internal speaker with the medium
volume level
The battery life may shorten
depending on the operation of the
unit.
Notes
• Do not use manganese batteries for
If the battery compartment lid is
this unit.
accidentally detached, attach it as
• When you replace the batteries with
illustrated.
new ones, the clock setting display
appears. In this case, set the date
and time again. The recorded
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or or
messages and alarm setting,
when you replace the batteries with new ones. Please refer to Steps 2 to 3 in "Step
however, will remain.
2: Setting the Clock" to set the date and time.
• When replacing the batteries, be
sure to replace both batteries with
new ones.
• Do not charge dry batteries.
• When you are not going to use the
unit for a long time, remove the
batteries to prevent damage from
battery leakage and corrosion.
• The unit is accessing data while
"ACCESS" appears in the display
window or the OPR indicator
flashes in orange. While accessing,
do not remove the batteries. Doing
so may damage the data.
Step 2: Setting the Clock
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or when you replace the batteries with new ones. In
this case, proceed from step 2.
1
Display the clock setting display.
1 Press DISPLAY/MENU for more
2 Press – . or >+ to display
than 1 second until "MODE"
"SET DATE".
appears in the display window.
The unit enters the menu mode.
3 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
The year digits will flash.
2
Set the date.
2 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
The month digits will flash.
1 Press – . or >+ to select
the digits of the year.
3 Set the month and day in
sequence, then press NxPLAY/
STOP.
The hour digits will flash.
1 Tip
To set the date to Year 2006, display "06Y".
3
Set the time.
1 Press – . or >+ to select
3 Set the minute.
the digits of the hour.
4 Press NxPLAY/STOP at the time
signal.
The display will return to "SET
DATE".
2 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
5 Press xSTOP to exit from the
The minute digits will flash.
menu mode.
If the unit is left unused for more
than 3 seconds in the stop mode, the
display will show the current time.
1 Tip
This unit does not have a power on/off switch. The display is shown at all times.
BBasic Operations
Recording Messages
Note on recording
You can record up to 99 messages in each of the four folders (A, B, C, and D).
Noise may be recorded if an object,
Since a newly recorded message is automatically added behind the last recorded
such as your finger, etc., accidentally
message, you can start recording quickly without searching for the end of the last
rubs or scratches the unit during
recording.
recording.
e.g.
Message 1
Message 2 Newly recorded message
Blank space
Maximum recording time
The maximum recording time of all
Note
the folders is as follows. You can
Before making a long recording, be sure to insert new batteries and check the battery
record messages for the maximum
indicator.
recording time in a single folder.
HQ*
7 h. 30 min.
1
Select the recording mode.
SP**
20 h. 5 min.
LP***
37 h. 5 min.
See "Changing the Recording Mode" on the reverse side.
(h.: hours/min.: minutes)
* HQ: High quality recording mode
2
(monaural sound)
Select the folder.
** SP: Standard play recording mode
(monaural sound)
See "Selecting the Folder".
***LP: Long play recording mode
(monaural sound)
Notes
3
• To record in better sound quality,
Start recording.
select the HQ mode. For switching
the recording mode, see "Changing
the Recording Mode" on the reverse
side.
1 Press zXREC/PAUSE.
2 Speak to the
• Before making a long recording, be
built-in
sure to check the battery indicator.
microphone.
• The maximum recording time and
Recording mode
the number of messages you can
OPR indicator
make vary depending on the
Current message
(lights in red during
number
conditions of use.
recording.)
• When you record messages in the
Counter display*
mixture of HQ, SP and LP mode, the
* The display selected
maximum recording time will be
Remaining memory
with the DISPLAY/
between those for the HQ and LP
indicator
MENU button
modes.
appears.
• Due to the limitation of the IC
recording system, this unit records
in the minimum recording unit of
You do not need to keep pressing zXREC/PAUSE while recording.
approx. 2 seconds at most, therefore
the following symptoms may occur:
– When a message is shorter than
the minimum recording unit, it is
4
Stop recording.
still counted as approx. 2 seconds
at most so the remaining
recording time will decrease by
more than the actual length of
the message.
zXREC/PAUSE
NxPLAY/STOP
– When the message is longer than
the minimum recording unit, the
remaining recording time will
decrease by more than the actual
length of the message if it cannot
Press xSTOP.
be divided by the minimum
The unit stops at the
recording unit without a
beginning of the current
remainder.
recording.
– The sum of the number on the
– .(Review)
counter (elapsed recording time)
and the remaining recording
time may be less than the unit's
maximum recording time.
If you do not change the folder after you stop recording, the next time you record
Remaining memory
you will record in the same folder.
indication
During recording, the remaining
To
Do this
memory indicator decreases one by
one.
pause recording*
Press zXREC/PAUSE.
During recording pause, the OPR indicator flashes in
The memory is
red and "PAUSE" flashes in the display window.
nearly full.
release pause and
Press zXREC/PAUSE.
resume recording
Recording resumes from that point.
Flashing
(To stop recording after pausing recording, press
xSTOP.)
When the remaining time of
recording reaches 5 minutes, the
listen to the current
Press xSTOP to stop recording, then press
recording
NxPLAY/STOP.
last one of the indication flashes.
If the remaining recording time
review the current
Press NxPLAY/STOP during recording.
display mode is selected, the
recording instantly
remaining recording time display
search backward during
Hold down – . during recording or recording
will also flash when the remaining
recording (Review)
pause. Recording mode will be released, and
time reaches 1 minute.
reviewing of the current recording starts. If you
When the memory is full, recording
release the button, playback starts from that point.
automatically stops and "FULL"
select the microphone
You can select the microphone sensitivity using the
will flash in the display window
sensitivity
menu. See "Selecting the Microphone Sensitivity".
with an alarm sound. To continue
H (high): To record at meeting or in a quiet and/or
recording, first erase some of the
spacious place.
messages.
L (low): To record for dictation or in a noisy place.
Notes
* About one hour after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically released
• If you press zXREC/PAUSE when
and the unit goes into the stop mode.
the memory is full, "FULL" will
flash with an alarm sound. Erase
some of the messages before you
start recording again.
Selecting the Folder
• If you press zXREC/PAUSE after
you have recorded 99 messages,
1
"FULL" will flash with an alarm
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1 second until
sound. Select another folder or erase
"MODE" appears in the display window.
some of the messages.
Starting recording
automatically in response
2
Press – . or >+ to select "FOLDER" and press
to the sound — Advanced
NxPLAY/STOP.
VOR function
When VOR (voice operated
recording) is set to "ON" in the
menu, recording starts when the
recorder detects sound. ("VOR" is
3
Press – . or >+ to select the folder you want
displayed in the display window.)
and press NxPLAY/STOP.
4
Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.
Recording stops when no sound is
Current folder
heard. ("VOR PAUSE" flashes in
the display window.)
Note
VOR function is affected by the sound
around you. Set the microphone
sensitivity to "H (high)" or "L (low)"
using the menu. If recording is not
satisfactory after you have changed
the microphone sensitivity, or for
important recording, set VOR to
"OFF."
Selecting the Microphone Sensitivity
1
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1 second until
"MODE" appears in the display window.
2
Press – . or >+ to select "SENS" and press
NxPLAY/STOP.
3
Press – . or >+ to select "H (high sensitivity)" or
"L (low sensitivity)" and press NxPLAY/STOP.
4
Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.
Playing Back Messages
Playing back a message
When playing back a previously recorded message, start from Step 1.
When playing back a message you have just finished recording, start from Step 3.
repeatedly
— Repeat Play
During playback, press
1
NxPLAY/STOP for more than
Select the folder.
one second.
"
" will be displayed and the
selected message will be played
See "Selecting the Folder".
back repeatedly.
To resume normal playback, press
NxPLAY/STOP again. To stop
2
playback, press xSTOP.
Select the message number.
Playing back all messages
in a folder continuously
— Continuous Play
Press – . or >+ to
Selected message number
You can select the continuous play
display the desired
mode with CONT in the menu.
message number.
Number of
When you set CONT to "ON," you
messages in
– .: for smaller
can play back all messages in a
a folder
message number
folder continuously.
>+: for larger
Counter
message number
Searching forward/
display*
backward during playback
(Cue/Review)
To search forward, keep >+
pressed during playback and
release the button at the point you
* The display selected with the DISPLAY/MENU button appears (see the reverse side).
wish to resume playback.
To search backward, keep – .
pressed during playback and
3
Start playback.
release the button at the point you
wish to resume playback.
If you keep >+ or – .pressed,
i (headphone) jack
the unit starts to search at higher
1 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
speed.
For the first 7 seconds of cue/
OPR indicator
review, fast playback sound can be
(lights in green during
heard. When searching at a higher
playback.)
speed, playback sound will not be
2 Adjust the volume
heard.
with the VOL control.
During cue/review, the counter
Counter display (or the
will be displayed, regardless of the
selected display mode)
display mode setting.
xSTOP
Tip
1
When fast playback is done to the end
of the last message, "END" flashes 5
times. (You cannot hear the playback
sound.) If you keep – . pressed
while "END" is flashing, the messages
After playing back one message, the unit stops at the beginning of the next
are played back rapidly, and normal
message. When the continuous play function is set to "ON" (see the reverse side),
playback will start at the point you
the unit stops after playing all messages in a folder.
release the button.
When the last message on a folder has been played back, the unit stops at the
When "END" stops flashing and the
beginning of the last message.
OPR indicator goes off, the unit will
stop at the beginning of the last
For private listening
message.
Connect an ear receiver or headphones to the i (headphone) jack. The built-in
If the last message is long and you
speaker will be automatically disconnected. If noise is heard, wipe the
wish to start playback at a later part of
the message, keep >+ pressed to
headphones plug.
play back the message to the end and
Other operations
then press – . while "END" is
flashing to go back to the desired
To
Do this
point.
(For messages other than the last one,
stop at the current position
Press NxPLAY/STOP or xSTOP.
go to the beginning of the next
To resume playback from that point,
message and play backward to the
press NxPLAY/STOP again.
desired point.)
go back to the beginning
Press – . once.
of the current message
skip to the next message
Press >+ once.
go back to previous
Press – . or >+ repeatedly.
messages/skip to succeeding
(During stop mode, keep the button
messages
pressed to skip the messages
continuously.)
Erasing Messages
You can erase the recorded messages one by one or all messages in a folder at a
time.
Note that once a recording has been erased, you cannot retrieve it.
Erasing messages one by one
When a message is erased, the remaining messages will advance and
renumbered so that there will be no space between messages.
Before erasing
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
Message 5
Erase Message 3
After erasing
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
Remaining messages are renumbered.
To cancel erasing
1 Select a message you want to erase.
Press xSTOP before step 4.
2 Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1
second until "MODE" appears in the
To erase other messages
display window.
Repeat steps 1 - 4.
3 Press – . or >+ to display
To erase a message
"ERASE" and press NxPLAY/STOP.
partially
The message number and "ERASE" will
First divide the message and then
flash while the whole message is played
follow the steps to erase the
back 10 times.
message.
4 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
The setting is completed.
The message is erased and the remaining
messages will be renumbered. (For
example, if you erase Message 3,
Message 4 will be renumbered as
Message 3. When erasing is completed,
the unit will stop at the beginning of the
following message.)
Erasing all messages in a folder
e.g.
Folder A
Folder B
Message 1 Message 2 Message 3 Blank space
Message 1 Message 2
Message 3
Blank space
Message 1 Message 2
Message 3
To cancel erasing
1 Select the folder you want to erase.
Press xSTOP before step 4.
2 Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1
second until "MODE" appears in the
display window.
3 Press – . or >+ to display "ALL
ERASE" and press NxPLAY/STOP.
The message number and "ALL ERASE"
will flash 10 times.
4 While display is flashing, press
NxPLAY/STOP.
The setting is completed.
5 Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.
Index to Parts and Controls
Main unit
MIC (built-in microphone)
i (headphone) jack
(microphone) jack
OPR (operation) indicator
Display window
DIVIDE
DISPLAY/MENU
VOL (volume) control*
FM•i (headphone)/5 (speaker) selector
xSTOP
HOLD
zXREC (record) /PAUSE
NxPLAY/STOP (ENTER)**
– .(review/fast backward)/
>+ (cue/fast forward) (SELECT)
Speaker
* There is a tactile dot beside the control to show the
direction to turn up the volume.
**The button has a tactile dot.
Rear
Display window
Remaining battery
indicator
Folder indication
Recording mode
indication
Microphone sensitivity
REC (recording)
indicator
Alarm indicator
FM indicator
Selected message number
Repeat play indicator
Number of messages in
REC DATE (recorded date)
Battery
a folder/Menu
indication
compartment
indication/Counter /
REMAIN indicator
Remaining time
indication /Recording
Hook for handstrap
FM radio sensitivity
date indication /Current
(not supplied)
Remaining memory
time indication /
indicator
Messages

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    The model number is located at the rear and the serial number is located inside the battery compartment. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. ICD-B310F Serial No.

  • Page 2

    • We recommend you make a trial recording to check the connections and volume control. Press DISPLAY/MENU for more • When connecting equipment other than Sony’s, refer to the than 1 second until “MODE” instruction manual of the equipment. appears in the display window.

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