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Sony ICD-B17 Operating Instructions

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BGetting started
BBasic Operations
Playing Back Messages
Step 1: Installing the Batteries
Recording Messages
IC Recorder
When playing back a previously recorded message, start from Step 1.
Playing back a message
When playing back a message you have just finished recording, start from Step 3.
You can record up to 99 messages in each of the two folders (A and B).
Replacing the batteries
Note on recording
— Repeat Play
Since a newly recorded message is automatically added behind the last recorded
Slide and lift the battery
The battery indicator on the display
Noise may be recorded if an object,
message, you can start recording quickly without searching for the end of the
During playback, press
window shows the battery
such as your finger, etc., accidentally
NxPLAY/STOP for more than
Operating Instructions
last recording.
Select the folder .
rubs or scratches the unit during
compartment lid.
one second.
" will be displayed and the
flashes, replace the
Message 1
Message 2
Newly recorded message
Blank space
selected message will be played
batteries with new ones.
Maximum recording time
Current folder
back repeatedly.
Owner's Record
flashes, the batteries are
Press FOLDER to display
You can record for up to 150
To resume normal playback, press
The model number is located at the rear and the serial number is located inside the battery
exhausted and the unit will stop
Before making a long recording, be sure to insert new batteries and check the battery
the folder you wish to
minutes (ICD-B7)/300 minutes
NxPLAY/STOP again. To stop
compartment. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
play back.
(ICD-B17). You can check the
playback, press STOP.
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
remaining amount of recording
Battery life*
Model No. ICD-B7/B17
Serial No.
time by selecting the remaining
Playing the beginning of
Select the folder .
With continuous use, approx. 10 hours
recording time display mode.
each message
recording/8 hours playback is
— Scanning Play
During stop mode, press
Current folder
* Using Sony alkaline batteries LR03
Press FOLDER to
Due to the limitation of the IC
NxPLAY/STOP for more than
(size AAA)
display the folder in
recording system, this unit records in
one second.
* When playing back through the
the minimum recording unit of
Insert two LR03 (size AAA)
which you wish to
"SCAN" will be displayed in the
internal speaker with VOL control at
approx. 9 seconds, therefore the
display window and the first 5
record messages.
around 4
Select the message number .
following symptoms may occur:
seconds of each message in the
alkaline batteries with
The battery life may shorten
• When a message is shorter than the
selected folder will be played back.
depending on the operation of the
minimum recording unit, it is still
When you find the desired
correct polarity , and close the
counted as approx. 9 seconds so the
message, press NxPLAY/STOP.
Press – . or >+ to
remaining recording time will
The message will be played back
display the desired
Selected message number
decrease by more than the actual
until the end.
• Do not use manganese batteries for
message number.
Sony Corporation 2003
length of the message.
Printed in China
this unit.
• When the message is longer than the
– .: for smaller
Playing back all messages
• When you replace the batteries,
Start recording.
minimum recording unit, the
message number
in a folder continuously
insert the new ones within 3
remaining recording time will
— Continuous Play
minutes after you removed the
>+: for larger
decrease by more than the actual
exhausted ones. Otherwise, the
You can select the continuous play
message number
length of the message if it cannot be
1 Press zREC/STOP.
display may show the clock setting
mode with the CONT in the menu.
divided by the minimum recording
OPR indicator
display or incorrect date and time
When you set CONT to ON, you
unit without a remainder.
(lights in red during
when you reinsert the batteries. In
can play back all messages in a
•The sum of the number on the
Before taking the unit for repair, check the following
this case, set the date and time
counter (elapsed recording time)
folder continuously.
sections. Should any problem persist after you have
and the remaining recording time
The recorded messages and alarm
made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
* The display selected with the DISPLAY button appears (see the reverse side).
If the battery compartment lid
may be less than the unit's
Searching forward/
2 Speak to the built-in
setting, however, will remain.
is accidentally detached,
maximum recording time.
backward during playback
• When replacing the batteries, be
The unit does not operate.
attach it as illustrated.
sure to replace both batteries with
For the customers in the U.S.A.
Remaining memory
• The batteries have been inserted with incorrect
new ones.
Start playback.
To search forward, keep >+
* The display selected with
pressed during playback and
• Do not charge dry batteries.
• The batteries are weak.
the DISPLAY button
During recording, the remaining
release the button at the point you
• When you are not going to use the
• The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch. (If
memory indicator decreases one by
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
unit for a long time, remove the
wish to resume playback.
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or
you press any button, "HOLD" will flash three
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
batteries to prevent damage from
EAR jack
To search backward, keep – .
when you insert batteries after the unit has been without batteries for a certain
1 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
battery leakage and corrosion.
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
You do not need to keep pressing zREC/STOP while recording.
pressed during playback and
period of time. Please refer to Steps 2 to 3 in "Step 2: Setting the Clock" to set the
The memory is
release the button at the point you
protection against harmful interference in a residential
nearly full.
No sound comes from the speaker.
date and time.
OPR indicator
wish to resume playback.
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
• The earphone or headphones are plugged in.
(lights in green during
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
Stop recording.
• The volume is turned down completely.
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
If you keep >+ or – .pressed
interference to radio communications.
"FULL" is displayed and you cannot start
for more than 10 seconds, the unit
Step 2: Setting the Clock
Press zREC/STOP again.
When the remaining time of
starts to search at higher speed.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
recording reaches 5 minutes, the
The unit stops at the
For the first 10 seconds of cue/
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
• The memory is full. Erase some of the messages.
last one of the indication flashes.
beginning of the current
Counter display (or the
review, fast playback sound can be
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
• 99 messages has been recorded in the selected
When the remaining time of
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
selected display mode)
heard. When searching at a higher
folder. Select another folder or erase some of the
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or when you insert battery after the unit has been
recording reaches 1 minute, the
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
speed, playback sound will not be
without battery for a certain period of time. In this case, proceed from step 2.
selected display mode and
the following measures:
2 Turn VOL to adjust the
Noise is heard.
"REMAIN" will flash one after the
During cue/review, the counter
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
other in the display window. When
will be displayed, regardless of the
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
• An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally
Display the clock setting display.
the memory is full, recording
rubbed or scratched the unit during recording so
display mode setting.
automatically stops and "FULL"
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
that noise was recorded.
will flash in the display window
from that to which the receiver is connected.
• The unit was placed near an AC power source, a
¡ Tip
1 Press MENU to enter the menu
with an alarm sound. To continue
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during
2 Press – . once to display "SET
When fast playback is done to the end
After playing back one message, the unit stops at the beginning of the next
recording, first erase some of the
of the last message, "END" flashes 3
for help.
recording or playback.
message. When the continuous play function is set to "ON" (see the reverse
times. (You cannot hear the playback
• Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when
side), the unit stops after playing all messages in a folder.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
If you do not change the folder after you stop recording, the next time you
sound.) If you keep – . pressed
recording. Clean the plug.
When the last message on a folder has been played back, the unit stops at the
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
record you will record in the same folder.
while "END" is flashing, the messages
• Earphone/headphones plug is dirty. Clean the
beginning of the last message.
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
are played back rapidly, and normal
• If you press zREC/STOP when the
any interference received, including interference that may
memory is full, "FULL" will flash
playback will start at the point you
Do this
For private listening
Recording level is low.
release the button.
cause undesired operation.
with an alarm sound. Erase some of
3 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
Connect an earphone or headphones (not supplied) to the EAR jack. The built-in
the messages before you start
When "END" stops flashing and the
• Press MIC SENS to display "HIGH".
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
The year digits will flash.
stop recording
Press STOP instead of zREC/STOP.
speaker will be automatically disconnected. If you plug in headphones, you will
recording again.
OPR indicator goes off, the unit will
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority
Recording level is unstable (when recording
* The "ALARM" display
• If you press zREC/STOP after you
get output from the left channel only. If noise is heard, wipe the headphones
stop at the beginning of the last
pause recording*
to operate this equipment.
may appear instead of
music, etc.).
have recorded 99 messages, "FULL"
During recording pause, the
the "BEEP" display .
will flash with an alarm sound.
If the last message is long and you
• This unit is designed to automatically adjust the
OPR indicator flashes in red and
Other operations
Select another folder or erase some of
wish to start playback at a later part of
recording level when recording meetings, etc., and
"PAUSE" flashes in the display
the messages.
the message, keep >+ pressed to
is not suitable for music recording.
Do this
play back the message to the end and
"-M--D ---:--" is displayed.
then press – . while "END" is
Starting recording
stop at the beginning of
Press STOP.
flashing to go back to the desired
• You have not set the clock.
Set the date .
On power
automatically in response
the current message
point .
release pause and
"-M--D ---:--" is displayed on the REC DATE
to the sound — Advanced
(For messages other than the last one,
• Operate the unit only on 3 V DC. Use two LR03 (size AAA)
resume recording
Recording resumes from that point.
stop at the current position
go to the beginning of the next
(To stop recording after pausing recording, press
VOR function (ICD-B17
alkaline batteries.
(Playback Pause function)*
To resume playback from that point,
message and play backward to the
• The date of recording will not be displayed if you
press NxPLAY/STOP again.
1 Press – . or >+ to select
2 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
desired point.)
On safety
When VOR (voice operated
recorded the message when the clock was not set.
the digits of the year.
The month digits will flash.
listen to the current
Press zREC/STOP or STOP to stop recording,
recording) is set to ON in the menu,
go back to the beginning
Press – . once.
• Do not operate the unit while driving, cycling or operating
then press NxPLAY/STOP.
You cannot add an index.
of the current message
recording starts when the recorder
any motorized vehicle.
• You cannot add an index in a folder which has 99
review the current
Press NxPLAY/STOP during recording.
detects sound. ("VOR" is displayed
skip to the next message
Press >+ once.
On handling
recording instantly
in the display window.)
• If you add indexes frequently, the unit may
Recording stops when no sound is
go back to previous
Press – . or >+ repeatedly.
• Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a
select the microphone
You can select the microphone sensitivity to display
become unable to add indexes.
heard. ("VOR PAUSE" flashes in
messages/skip to succeeding
(During stop mode, keep the button
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical
3 Set the month and day in sequence,
the following by pressing MIC SENS.
• You cannot add an index in the first or the last 1
the display window.)
pressed to skip the messages
HIGH: To record at meeting or in a quiet and/or
then press NxPLAY/STOP.
second of a message.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, remove
spacious place.
The hour digits will flash.
the batteries and have the unit checked by qualified
You cannot erase the index.
LOW: To record for dictation or in a noisy place.
VOR function is affected by the sound
* You can also pause playback by pressing XPAUSE instead of NxPLAY/STOP.
1 Tip
personnel before operating it any further.
The OPR indicator will flash in green. After about one hour, the unit goes into the
• If you erase indexes frequently, the unit may
around you. Set the MIC SENS to
To set the date to Year 2003, display
* About one hour after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically released
become unable to erase indexes.
stop mode at the current position.
HIGH or LOW. If recording is not
and the unit goes into the stop mode.
On noise
satisfactory after you have changed
You cannot record messages up to the
• Noise may be heard when the unit is placed near an AC
the microphone sensitivity, or for
maximum recording time.
important recording, set VOR to OFF.
power source, a fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during
• No more recording can be made when 99 messages
recording or playback.
• Noise may be recorded when an object, such as your finger,
each have been recorded in both A and B folders.
Set the time .
etc., rubs or scratches the unit during recording.
• Due to the limitation of the IC recording system,
this unit records in the minimum recording unit of
On maintenance
approx. 9 seconds. If the length of each message
1 Press – . or >+ to select
3 Set the minute.
cannot be divided by the minimum recording unit,
• To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in
the digits of the hour.
the remaining recording time may decrease by
water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.
more than the total length of the messages.
Keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-
The unit does not operate correctly.
wound watches, etc., away from the unit to prevent possible
• Take out the battery and insert it again.
damage from the magnet used in the speaker.
Please note that recorded messages may be erased
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit,
4 Press NxPLAY/STOP at the time
during service or repair work.
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The display will return to "SET
2 Press NxPLAY/STOP.
Backup recommendations
The minute digits will flash.
To avoid potential risk of data loss caused by accidental
operation or malfunction of the IC recorder, we recommend
that you save a backup copy of your recorded messages on
a tape recorder, etc.
5 Press MENU to exit from the menu
1 Tip
This unit does not have a power on/off
switch. The display is shown at all

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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-B7/B17 Serial No.

  • Page 2

    (PLUG IN POWER) • We recommend you make a trial recording to check the EAR (earphone) jack connections and volume control. • When connecting equipment other than Sony’s, refer to the (built-in microphone) OPR (operation) indicator instruction manual of the equipment.

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