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Sony ICF-C717PJ Operating Instructions

Fm/am clock radio.
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Important Safety
For customers who purchased this product in
About the backup
Setting the time zone
the USA
Please register this product on line at
and the clock for the
 Play the unit on the power source specified in
Time display
1) Read these instructions.
Proper registration will enable us to send you
"Specifications. "
first time
periodic mailings about new products, services,
2) Keep these instructions.
12-hour system
To maintain accurate time, this unit includes an
and other important announcements.
 To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
3) Heed all warnings.
Radio section
internal CR2032 battery as a backup power
Registering your product will also allow us to
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
FM/AM Clock Radio
4) Follow all instructions.
contact you in the unlikely event that the
This unit is preset to current EST (Eastern
Frequency range
source in the event of a power interruption.
 Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
product needs adjustment or modification.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
Standard Time) at the factory, and is powered
Thank you.
keep personal credit cards using magnetic
Knowing when to replace
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
by a backup battery. All you need to do the first
Band Frequency
Channel step
coding or spring-wound watches away from
7) Do not block any ventilation openings.
time is just plug it in and select your time zone.
Operating Instructions
the battery
the unit to prevent possible damage from the
87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
0.1 MHz
Install in accordance with the
Plug in the unit.
manufacturer's instructions.
When the battery becomes weak, "  " will
530 kHz – 1,710 kHz
10 kHz
"year" (about 4 seconds)  "month and
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
appear in the display.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
date" (about 4 seconds)  "current EST
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
If a power interruption occurs while the battery
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
(Eastern Standard Time)" appears in the
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive
is weak, the current time and alarm will be
apparatus (including amplifiers) that
display in turn.
dust, mechanical vibration, or shock.
produce heat.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Approx. 3.6 cm (1
inches) dia., 8 Ω
Press and hold DATE/TIME ZONE for
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit
at least 2 seconds.
battery. Use of another battery may cause a fire
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place
polarized or grounding-type plug. A
on a thick pile surface (rug, a blanket, etc.),
Built-in audio cable with stereo mini plug
or explosion.
Area number "2" flashes in the display.
lighted candles on the apparatus.
polarized plug has two blades with one
or near materials that might block the
(ø 3.5 mm)
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
wider than the other. A grounding type plug
Press TIME SET + or – repeatedly to
ventilation holes (such as a curtain, etc.).
Power output
has two blades and a third grounding prong.
not expose this apparatus to dripping or
If "AM 12:00" flashes in the display when the
select the time zone as follows:
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
0.7 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
splashing, and do not place objects filled with
The wide blade or the third prong are
unit is connected to an AC outlet for the first
No Power No Problem is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
Power requirements
liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
provided for your safety. If the provided
time, the battery may be weak. In this case,
Area number
Time zone
qualified personnel before operating it any
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Printed in China
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
120 V AC, 60 Hz
consult your Sony dealer.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
Atlantic Standard Time
electrician for replacement of the obsolete
For clock back up: 3V DC, one CR2032 battery
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Installing and replacing the
 To clean the casing, use a soft cloth
Nature Sounds
Eastern Standard Time
dampened with a mild detergent solution.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
backup battery
10) Protect the power cord from being walked
Sea Waves, Birds, Rain, Brook, Under the Sea
(default setting)
 Never touch the wire of the external FM
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
Temperature range
antenna during a thunderstorm.
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
Keep the AC power cord connected to
Central Standard Time
convenience receptacles, and the point
5 °F – 122 °F (–15 °C – 50 °C)
Furthermore, immediately disconnect the
where they exit from the apparatus.
the AC outlet, remove the screw that
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
Mountain Standard Time
Temperature resolution
main plug from the wall outlet.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
secures the battery compartment at the
1 °F (1 °C)
Pacific Standard Time
by the manufacturer.
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
bottom of the unit using a screwdriver,
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
Yukon Standard Time
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main
Approx. 217 mm × 67 mm × 62 mm (w/h/d)
and pull the battery compartment
bracket, or table specified by the
good contact.
plug from the AC outlet immediately.
inches × 2
inches × 2
inches) not
Hawaiian Standard Time
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
marked PULL OPEN. (See fig. -)
The unit is not disconnected from the AC
including projecting parts and controls
installing the battery.
When a cart is used, use caution when
Insert a new battery in the battery
Press DATE/TIME ZONE to set.
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
 Do not hold the battery with metallic
holder with the  side facing up.
to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been
Approx. 675 g (1 lb 7.63 oz) including power
avoid injury from tip-over.
tweezers, otherwise a short-circuit may
To remove the battery from the battery
turned off.
supply unit and CR2032 battery
 Though the clock is correctly set at the
compartment, push it out from the side
factory, discrepancies may arise during
Supplied accessories
You are cautioned that any changes or
If you have any questions or problems
marked PUSH. (See fig. -)
transport or storage. If necessary, set the
AM loop antenna (1)
modifications not expressly approved in this
concerning your unit, consult your nearest
Insert the battery compartment back
clock to the correct time by referring to
manual could void your authority to operate
Sony dealer.
Design and specifications are subject to change
"Setting the clock. "
this equipment.
into the unit and secure it with the
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
without notice.
 While setting the time zone, you must
screw. (See fig. -)
storms or when unused for long periods of
The nameplate and important information
perform each step within 65 seconds, or the
concerning safety are located on the bottom
To turn "  " off in the display, press
time zone setting mode will be canceled.
Connecting the
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service
When daylight saving time
personnel. Servicing is required when the
Should any problem persist after you have
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
made the following checks, consult your nearest
(summer time) begins
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
such as power-supply cord or plug is
Sony dealer.
replacing the battery.
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
This model automatically adjusts for daylight
To connect the AM loop
The clock flashes "AM 12:00" due to a
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
saving time (summer time).
 When you replace the battery, do not
power interruption.
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
" " is displayed from the beginning of daylight
disconnect the AC power cord from AC
 The battery is low. Replace the battery.
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
saving time (summer time), and disappears at
This equipment has been tested and found to
The shape and the length of the antenna is
Remove the old battery and install a new one.
the end of daylight saving time (summer time)
For the state of california, USA only
designed to receive AM signals. Do not
Otherwise, the 100-year calendar, current
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
The alarm settings do not sound at the
Perchlorate Material –special handling may
dismantle or roll up the antenna.
time, alarm, and station presets will be
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
preset alarm time.
apply, See
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
 Daylight saving time (summer time) begins
 Check that alarm "" or alarm "" is
Remove only the loop part from the
protection against harmful interference in a
 If the clock is erased while you are replacing
at: 2:00 AM on the second Sunday of March.
properly set/displayed.
plastic stand.
residential installation. This equipment
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
the battery, set the clock again. (See "Setting
 Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the first
The alarm settings are activated but there
the clock")
Sunday of November.
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
Set up the AM loop antenna.
energy and, if not installed and used in
is no sound at the preset alarm time.
To cancel Automatic DST/Summer
accordance with the instructions, may cause
 Check the alarm volume setting.
Time adjustment during daylight
harmful interference to radio communications.
saving time (summer time)
When daylight saving time begins, the
However, there is no guarantee that interference
clock does not switch to daylight saving
Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment can
 Dual alarm FM/AM synthesized clock radio
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
time automatically.
be canceled.
equipment does cause harmful interference to
 Nature Sounds (Sea Waves, Birds, Rain,
 Make sure the clock is set correctly.
Connect the cords to the AM antenna
Press and hold DISPLAY/CLOCK and
radio or television reception, which can be
Brook, Under the Sea)
 Press and hold DISPLAY/CLOCK and
SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS at the same time for
determined by turning the equipment off and
 Room temperature display (Fahrenheit /
SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS simultaneously for
at least 2 seconds while the clock is displayed.
Centigrade) 5°F – 122°F (–15°C – 50°C)
Cord (A) or cord (B) can be connected to
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
at least 2 seconds to activate the Automatic
" " and "OFF" appear in the display to show that
either terminal.
interference by one or more of the following
 Built-in audio cable for Digital Music Player
DST function.
Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment has
 10 Station Presets (5 FM/5 AM)
Insert the cord while
been canceled. The display returns to the clock.
pushing down the
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Various types of alarms - radio, buzzer and
— Increase the separation between the equipment
terminal clamp.
Nature Sounds (5)
and receiver.
 Daylight saving time (summer time) is
 Automatic time set: when you plug the clock
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
subject to variations in circumstances and
in for the first time, the current time will be
circuit different from that to which the receiver
laws of each country/region. Customers
shown in the display
is connected.
living in a country/region without daylight
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
 Automatic Daylight Saving Time Set/Summer
saving time (summer time) from 2:00 AM on
technician for help.
time adjustment
the second Sunday of March to 2:00 AM on
 100-year calendar and DATE/TIME ZONE
the first Sunday of November must cancel
 Replace the battery for the clock backup with
button to display year, month, and date
Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment
a Sony CR2032 lithium battery. Use of
 Brightness Control (High/Low/Off)
before using the unit.
 No Power No Problem alarm system to keep
another battery may present a risk of fire or
 To activate Automatic DST/Summer Time
the clock and the alarm operating during a
Make sure the AM loop antenna is
adjustment again, press and hold DISPLAY/
 Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
power interruption with a CR2032 battery
connected firmly by pulling softly.
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
same time for at least 2 seconds.
 Extendable Snooze system - Snooze time can
 Dispose of the used battery promptly. Keep
" " and "On" appear in the display to show
be set from 10 to 60 minutes
away from children.
Adjusting the AM loop antenna
that Automatic DST/Summer Time
 Progressive Alarm Speed (buzzer only)
Find a place and an orientation that provides
adjustment has been activated. The display
good reception.
returns to the clock.
 Do not place the AM loop antenna near the
unit or other AV equipment, as noise may
Adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna for
best AM broadcast sound.
This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as back-up power source for the clock, which is preset
to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at the factory. And this battery is considered part of the product.

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  • Page 1

     Dispose of the used battery promptly. Keep away from children. This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as back-up power source for the clock, which is preset to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at the factory. And this battery is considered part of the product.

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      Setting the clock Plug in the unit. Press and hold DISPLAY/CLOCK for at least 2 seconds.    The year starts to flash in the display. Press TIME SET + or – repeatedly to set the year. Press DISPLAY/CLOCK.

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