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Sony ICF-C255RC Operating Instructions

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Before You Begin
To prevent fire or shock
Thank you for choosing the Sony Dream
Machine. The Dream Machine will give you
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the
hazard, do not expose
many hours of reliable service and listening
appliance, and keep this manual for future reference.
the unit to rain or
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and described in
Before operating your unit, please read these
the operating instructions supplied with the appliance by Sony.
instructions thoroughly and retain them for
future reference.
Water and Moisture
Do not install the appliance near water: for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
• Radio-Controlled Clock Auto Adjust System.
Clock Radio
• Radio and buzzer dual alarms.
Do not install the appliance near sources of heat such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other appliances that produce heat.
• 5 random station presets for easy one button
• LCD with backlight, and brightness adjustment
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation.
for the backlight.
To ensure reliable and safe operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these
• Alarm setting dial—easy to set alarm time and
slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
Operating Instructions
• Date button to display the year, month and
Do not place the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface which may block the slots
This symbol is intended to alert the
and openings.
user to the presence of uninsulated
• Extendable snooze—snooze time can be
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless
"dangerous voltage" within the
extended from 8 to 60 minutes in maximum
proper ventilation is provided.
product's enclosure that may be of
every time you use.
Carts and Stands
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
Do not install the appliance on an unstable table, shelf, cart or stand. Use only a cart or stand
recommended by Sony.
This symbol is intended to alert the
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
user to the presence of important
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
operating and maintenance (servicing)
• Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz.
instructions in the literature
• To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
accompanying the appliance.
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
• Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
The graphical symbols are at the bottom of the
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration, or shock.
Power Source
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
You are cautioned that any changes or
Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
modifications not expressly approved in this
or as marked on the appliance.
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
manual could void your authority to operate
materials (a curtain) which might block the
Grounding or Polarization
this equipment.
ventilation holes.
Do not defeat the grounding or polarization feature of the AC power cord. If your AC receptacle
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by a
will not accept the power cord plug, contact your electrician to install a proper AC receptacle.
qualified personnel before operating it any
AC Receptacle
This equipment has been tested and found to
• To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
Check to make sure that the AC receptacle holds the power cord plug firmly and securely. If the
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
with a mild detergent solution.
power cord plug is loose, contact your electrician to replace the defective and unsafe AC
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
If you have any questions or problems
Power-Cord Protection
protection against harmful interference in a
concerning your unit, please consult your
residential installation. This equipment
nearest Sony dealer.
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by having objects placed
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
on it, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from
energy and, if not installed and used in
the appliance.
accordance with the instructions, may cause
When not in use
harmful interference to radio communications.
Sony Corporation © 2000
Printed in Malaysia
However, there is no guarantee that interference
Time display
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
12-hour system
equipment does cause harmful interference to
Frequency range
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
radio or television reception, which can be
FM: 87.5–108 MHz
Foreign Objects
determined by turning the equipment off and on,
AM: 530–1 710 kHz
the user is encouraged to try to correct the
Channel steps
Be careful that foreign objects and liquids do not enter the enclosure through openings.
FM: 0.1 MHz (fixed)
interference by one or more of the following
AM: 10 kHz (fixed)
—Reorient or relocate the receiving
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Approx. 6.6 cm (2
in.) dia., 8
Power output
—Increase the separation between the
200 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
equipment and receiver.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
Power requirements
—Connect the equipment into an outlet
120 V AC, 60 Hz
on a circuit different from that to
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
which the receiver is connected.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
Approx. 180.5 55
140 mm (w/h/d)
—Consult the dealer or an experienced
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
in.) incl. projecting
radio/TV technician for help.
parts and controls
Approx. 740 g (1 lb. 10 oz.)
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code provides information with
Design and specifications are subject to change
respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to
without notice.
an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Antenna Grounding According to the National
Electrical Code
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
Ground Clamps
(NEC* Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
Electric Service
(NEC* Section 810-21)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding
—NEC National Electrical Code—
Electrode System
(NEC* Art 250 Part H)
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and consult qualified service personnel when:
-the power cord or the plug has been damaged.
-a solid object or liquid has fallen into the cabinet.
-the appliance has been exposed to rain or moisture.
-the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-the appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
Do not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. For
all other servicing refer to qualified service personnel only.

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  • Page 1: Important Safeguards, Clock Radio

    Wall or Ceiling Mounting If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony. Power Source Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.

  • Page 2: Setting The Alarm, Setting The Sleep Timer, Playing The Radio, Troubleshooting

    Reception is governed in large part by where the radio-controlled clock antenna is set up and • In step 6, when you press CLOCK after the which direction it is pointed in. minute setting to activate the clock, the seconds start counting from zero.

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