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Sony ICD-B310F Operating Instructions

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

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  • 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.

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    • 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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