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Sony ICD-BX112 Operating Instructions

Voice recorders: digital voice recorder.
IC Recorder
Operating Instructions
ICD-BX112
© 2011 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
For all other batteries, please view the section on how
to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand
the battery over to the applicable collection point for
the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product or battery, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or the
CAUTION
shop where you purchased the product.
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect
Notice for the customers: the
type.
Dispose of used batteries according to the
following information is only
instructions.
applicable to equipment sold
Notice for the customers in Canada
in the countries applying EU
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
directives
Canadian ICES-003.
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
FOR UNITED STATES CUSTOMERS.
108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for
NOT APPLICABLE IN CANADA,
EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH,
INCLUDING IN THE PROVINCE OF
Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
For any service or guarantee matters please refer to
QUEBEC.
the addresses given in separate service or guarantee
POUR LES CONSOMMATEURS AUX
documents.
ÉTATS-UNIS. NON APPLICABLE AU
CANADA, Y COMPRIS LA PROVINCE
DE QUÉBEC.
Troubleshooting
The following FCC statement applies only to the
version of this model manufactured for sale in the
Troubleshooting
USA. Other versions may not comply with FCC
technical regulations.
INFORMATION
Before taking the IC recorder for repair,
This equipment has been tested and found to
check the following sections. Should any
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
problem persist after you have made these
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against
checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
harmful interference in a residential installation.
Please note that recorded messages may be
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
erased during service or repair work.
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
Display does not disappear.
interference to radio communications.
Display appears blurred.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
Remove the protective film on the display
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
window before you use the IC recorder.
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined
The IC recorder does not operate.
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
The batteries have been inserted with
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
incorrect polarity.
or more of the following measures:
The batteries are weak.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
No sound comes from the speaker.
receiver.
The volume is turned down completely.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
Headphones are plugged in.
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
Sound comes from the speaker even when
technician for help.
the headphones are plugged in.
If you plug in the headphones not securely
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
during playback, the sound may come from
your authority to operate this equipment.
the speaker. Unplug the headphones, and
then insert them securely.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Recording is interrupted.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
The VOR function is activated. Set "VOR" to
and (2) this device must accept any interference
"OFF" in the menu. For details, see "Menu
received, including interference that may cause
settings" on the reverse side of this paper.
undesired operation.
Noise is heard.
For the customers in Europe
Plug of the connected microphone was dirty
when recording. Clean the plug.
To prevent possible hearing damage,
The
(headphones) plug is dirty. Clean
do not listen at high volume levels
the plug.
for long periods.
You cannot divide a message.
You need a certain amount of free space in
WARNING
the memory to divide a message.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries
If 99 messages have been recorded in a
installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or
folder, you cannot divide a message in that
the like for a long time.
folder. Erase some of the messages.
Disposal of Old Electrical &
You cannot divide a message at the very
beginning (0.5 seconds from the beginning)
Electronic Equipment (Applicable
or at the very end (0.5 seconds prior to the
in the European Union and other
end) of the message.
European countries with separate
If you divide a message frequently, the unit
collection systems)
may become unable to divide the message
further.
This symbol on the product or on its
You selected a message that has been locked.
packaging indicates that this product
Set "LOCK" to "OFF" in the menu before
shall not be treated as household
waste. Instead it shall be handed over
dividing the message.
to the applicable collection point
Playback speed is too fast or too slow.
for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. By ensuring
The playback speed is adjusted in DPC.
this product is disposed of correctly,
Adjust the speed in DPC again in the menu.
you will help prevent potential negative consequences
For details, see "Menu settings" on the
for the environment and human health, which could
reverse side of this paper.
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling
"--:--" is displayed.
of this product. The recycling of materials will help
to conserve natural resources. For more detailed
You have not set the clock.
information about recycling of this product, please
"--Y--M--D" or "--:--" is displayed on the
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased
REC DATE display.
the product.
The date of recording will not be displayed
if you recorded the message when the clock
Disposal of waste batteries
was not set. For details, see "Menu settings"
(applicable in the European Union
on the reverse side of this paper.
and other European countries with
The clock setting is reset.
separate collection systems)
The clock setting will be reset within about
This symbol on the battery or on the
1 minute. When you replace the batteries,
packaging indicates that the battery
please provide new batteries quickly.
provided with this product shall not
There are fewer menu items displayed in
be treated as household waste.
the menu mode.
On certain batteries this symbol
might be used in combination with a
The menu items displayed are different
chemical symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury
depending on the operation modes (stop
(Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery contains
mode, playback mode and recording mode).
more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of
The IC recorder does not operate
correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative
correctly.
consequences for the environment and human health
Take out the batteries and insert them again.
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the
You cannot erase a message.
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
You selected a message that has been locked.
In case of products that for safety, performance
Set "LOCK" to "OFF" in the menu before
or data integrity reasons require a permanent
erasing the message.
connection with an incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly,
hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
Message List
PLAY/STOP•ENTER button*
 –
(review/fast backward),
+ (cue/fast forward) button
LO BATT
 Speaker
Batteries are exhausted. Replace the old
batteries with new ones.
(headphone) jack
SET DATE
 Operation indicator
Set the clock; otherwise, you cannot set the
 ERASE button
alarm.
 VOL (volume) –/+* button
FULL (
flashes at the same time)
The remaining memory capacity of the IC
(repeat) A-B button
recorder is insufficient. Erase some messages
REC/PAUSE button
before recording.
*
These buttons and the jack have a tactile dot.
FULL ("99" flashes at the same time)
Use it as a reference point for operations, or
As there are already 99 messages in the
to identify each terminal.
current folder, you cannot record a new
message. Erase some messages before
Rear
recording.
FULL (folder indicator flashes at the same
time)
As there are already 99 messages in the
folder to which you want to move a message,
you cannot move the message. Erase some
messages before moving.
NO DATA
The selected folder does not have any
messages. You cannot move a message or set
the alarm, etc., because of this.
PRE SET
You set the alarm to play back a message at
a date and time previously set on another
message. Check the setting and set the
appropriate date and time.
BACK-D
 HOLD switch
You set the alarm when the time has already
 Battery compartment
passed. Check it and set the appropriate date
and time.
 Strap hole (A strap is not supplied.)
LOCK ( flashes at the same time)
Display window
You selected a message that has been locked.
You cannot move it, erase it, add a new
message to it, add an overwritten message to
it, or divide it. Set "LOCK" to "OFF" in the
menu before editing the message.
OFF REC-OP
You cannot add a recording or overwrite a
recording because "REC-OP" is set to "OFF. "
Set it to "ON. "
ERR ACCESS
ERR 01 – ERR 06
A system error other than the above has
occurred. Remove the batteries and re-insert
them.
 Folder indicator
Displays the folder ( ,
,
,
HOLD
The HOLD function is activated. Slide the
) you have selected.
HOLD switch in the direction opposite
 Microphone sensitivity
that of the arrow. For details on the HOLD
Displays the microphone sensitivity.
function, see "Preventing Accidental
Operation (HOLD). "
For details about the settings, see
"Menu settings" on the reverse side of
this paper.
 Alarm indicator
System Limitations
Appears when the alarm is set for a
message.
There are some system limitations of the IC
 Repeat play indicator
recorder. Items as mentioned below are not
Appears when a message is played back
malfunctions of the IC recorder.
repeatedly.
You cannot record messages up to the
 Selected message number
maximum recording time.
If you record messages in a mixture of
 REC DATE (recorded date) indicator
SHQ, HQ, SP and LP modes, the recordable
The recorded date or time is displayed
time varies from the maximum SHQ mode
with the REC DATE indicator.
recording time to the maximum LP mode
recording time.
 REMAIN indicator
The sum of the number on the counter
When the IC recorder is in the
(elapsed recording time) and the remaining
recording or stop mode, the remaining
recording time may be less than the IC
recorder's maximum recording time.
recording time is displayed with the
REMAIN indicator, or when the IC
You cannot specify the finishing point B.
recorder is in the playback mode,
You cannot specify the finishing point B
before the starting point A has been set.
the remaining time of the current
message is displayed with the REMAIN
When you set A-B repeat playback, the set
indicator.
positions move a little.
Depending on the messages, the set
 Remaining memory indicator
positions may move.
Displays the remaining memory and
decreases one by one during recording.
 Battery indicator
Displays the remaining battery power.
Getting Started
 Recording mode indicator
Displays the recording mode set using
Step 1: Checking the
the menu when the IC recorder is in
Contents of the
the stop mode, and displays the current
Package
recording mode when the IC recorder
is in the playback mode.
For details about the settings, see
IC Recorder (1)
"Menu settings" on the reverse side of
this paper.
LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
(recording) indicator
Stereo headphones* (1)
Appears while the IC recorder is
recording.
Carrying pouch* (1)
 N-CUT (noise cut) indicator
Stereo microphone with shirt-clip*
Appears when "N-CUT" is set to "ON"
(1)
in the menu.
Operating Instructions
 Lock indicator
Appears when "LOCK" is set to "ON"
* The stereo headphones, carrying pouch
in the menu.
and stereo microphone with shirt-clip are
 EASY-S (easy search) indicator
supplied with some models in specified
Appears when the "EASY-S" is set to
regions only.
"ON" in the menu.
You are cautioned that any changes or
 DPC (Digital Pitch Control) indicator
modifications not expressly approved in
Appears when the "DPC" is set to "ON"
this manual could void your authority to
in the menu.
operate this equipment.
 Total number of messages in the folder/
DPC setting
Index to parts and controls
 Elapsed time/Remaining
time/Recorded date or time
Front
indication/Message
Preventing Accidental
Operation (HOLD)
Locking the buttons
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction
HOLD switch in the direction
 Built-in microphone
of the arrow in the recording or playback
(microphone) jack*
mode. When the HOLD function is
activated, the yellow marking appears
 Display window
beside the switch.
(folder)/MENU button
 DIVIDE button
(stop) button
"HOLD" will flash, indicating that all the
Setting the clock after
functions of the buttons are locked.
preparing a power source
1
Set the year.
Press [–
Select the last two digits of the year.
When you press [ PLAY/
Unlocking the buttons
STOP•ENTER], the cursor moves to the
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite
month section.
direction from that of the arrow so that all
buttons will be unlocked.
Note
When the HOLD function is activated during
recording, all the functions of the buttons are
2
Set the month, day, hour, and
locked to prevent accidental operation. To stop
recording, cancel the HOLD function first.
minutes in sequence in the same way.
Press [–
Tip
the desired figures, and then press
Even if the HOLD function is activated, you
[ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
can stop the alarm playback by pressing any
button. (You cannot stop normal playback.)
When any button not intended for use
in setting the clock is unintentionally
pressed during clock setting mode, the
clock setting is canceled. Use the menu
Step 2: Preparing a
to set the clock.
Power Source
Setting the clock using the
Slide and lift the battery compartment lid,
menu
insert LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries
with correct polarity, and close the lid.
While the IC recorder is in the stop mode,
If the battery compartment lid is
you can set the clock using the menu.
accidentally detached, attach it as
1
Press and hold [
illustrated.
enter the menu mode.
The menu mode will be displayed.
2
Press [–
"SET DATE, " and then press
[ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
3
Press [–
the year, month, day, hour, and
minute in sequence, and then press
Tips
[ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
Messages recorded or alarm settings are not
erased even when you replace the batteries.
4
Press [
When replacing the batteries, the clock
continues moving for a certain period of
Tip
time after you remove the batteries.
Press [
(folder)/MENU] to return to the
Even if you do not use the IC recorder,
, or
previous operation.
the batteries are consumed slightly. The
battery life in this case varies depending
Notes
on humidity or other environmental
You can set the time display for the clock to
conditions. Usually, the batteries last about
"12H" (12-hour display) or "24H" (24-hour
2 months. If you do not intend to use the IC
display) in the "HOUR" menu. When "12H"
recorder for an extended period of time, it is
(12-hour display) is set, "AM" or "PM"
recommended that you turn the power off or
appears in the display window.
remove the batteries.
If you do not press [ PLAY/
Notes
STOP•ENTER] within 1 minute of entering
the clock setting data, the clock setting mode
Do not use manganese batteries for this IC
recorder.
is canceled and the window will return to the
stop mode display.
When replacing the batteries, be sure to
replace both batteries with new ones.
When to replace the batteries
Using AVLS (For European
model only)
The battery indicator in the display window
shows the battery condition.
Maintaining the
Battery remain indication
moderate volume
: Replace the current batteries with
new ones.
level (AVLS)
: "LO BATT" flashes and the IC
recorder will stop operation.
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function allows you to listen to the
sound at a moderate volume level when
using headphones (not supplied). The
Step 3: Turning the IC
AVLS function limits the maximum volume
Recorder On
to prevent auditory issues or distraction
and to maintain a moderate volume level.
When the "AVLS" is set to "ON" in the
menu, and you try to adjust the volume to a
level that exceeds the AVLS-specified level,
"AVLS" indicator lights. You cannot adjust
the volume to a level that exceeds the limit.
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite
direction from that of the arrow. The IC
recorder turns on, and "ACCESS" flashes.
To turn the power off
When you are not using the IC recorder,
you can prevent the batteries from getting
When "AVLS" is set to "OFF"
weak quickly by turning the power off.
To disable the AVLS function, do the
following:
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of
HOLD switch in the direction of
the arrow in the stop mode. "OFF" flashes.
1
Press and hold [
The IC recorder turns off within a few
to enter the menu mode. Press [–
seconds.
or [
Tips
[ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
When you are not going to use the IC
2
recorder for a long time, we recommend to
Press [–
turn off the IC recorder.
and press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
When 10 minutes have passed after you
"AVLS" and "OFF" will flash with a
have turned on the IC recorder and leave it
without doing anything, the display goes off
beeping sound.
automatically. (Press any button to show the
display.)
Step 4: Setting the
Clock
3
Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
Remove the protective film on the display
window before you use the IC recorder.
4
Press [
You need to set the clock to use the alarm
function or record the date and time.
To enable the AVLS function again, please
Clock setting display appears when you
select "ON" in step 2.
insert batteries for the first time, or when
If you play back messages with using
you insert batteries after the IC recorder
headphones (not supplied) at a volume
has been without batteries for a certain
that exceeds the AVLS-specified level for
period of time, the year section flashes in
specified period of time, "AVLS" and "ON"
the display window.
will be displayed and the "AVLS" in the
menu is automatically set to "ON. "
Notes
When using the built-in speaker or
recording a message, the AVLS function
does not work.
When the IC recorder is turned off, the IC
recorder is set to a moderate volume level
automatically.
Recording
Operation indicator
] or [
+] to set the year.
REC/PAUSE
Selecting a folder
1
Press [
(folder)/MENU] to select
] or [
+] to select
the folder in which you want to record
messages ( ,
,
,
, or
).
There are 5 folders already available
when you purchase the IC recorder.
If you do not change the folder after you
stop recording, the next time you record
you will record in the same folder.
Starting to record
1
Turn the built-in microphone in the
direction of the source to be recorded.
2
Press [
REC/PAUSE] in the stop mode.
(folder)/MENU] to
The operation indicator lights in red.
(When "LED" is set to "OFF" in the
menu, the operation indicator does not
light.)
] or [
+] to select
The new message will be automatically
recorded after the last recorded message.
Note
] or [
+] to set
When "REC-OP" is set to "ON, " the new
message overwrites a previously recorded
message. "REC-OP" is set to "OFF" in the
initial settings.
To stop recording
(stop)] to exit the menu mode.
1
Press [
(stop)].
The IC recorder stops at the beginning of
the current recording.
Other operations
To pause recording*
Press [
REC/PAUSE]. During recording
pause, the operation indicator flashes in
red and "PAUSE" flashes in the display
window.
To release pause and resume recording
Press [
REC/PAUSE] again. Recording
resumes from that point. (To stop
recording after pausing recording, press
[
(stop)].)
To review the current recording instantly
Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
Recording stops and playback starts
from the beginning of the message just
recorded.
To review during recording
Press and hold [–
] during recording
or recording pause. Recording stops and
you can search backwards while listening
to fast playback sound. After you release
[–
], playback starts from that point.
*
1 hour after you pause recording, recording
pause is automatically released and the IC
recorder enters the stop mode.
Tips
Messages recorded using this IC recorder
will be recorded as MP3 files.
You can record up to 99 messages in each
folder.
Before you start recording, we recommend
you make a trial recording first, or monitor
the recording.
If the recorded sound is too loud and
distorted, set the microphone sensitivity
to
(Low). On the other hand, if
the recorded sound is too little, set the
microphone sensitivity to
(High).
Notes
While the operation indicator is flashing in
orange, do not remove the batteries. Doing
so may damage the data.
Before making a recording, be sure to check
the battery indicator.
If the IC recorder is accidentally rubbed or
scratched with an object, such as your finger,
etc., during recording, noise is recorded. Try
(folder)/MENU]
to avoid touching the IC recorder until the
]
recording ends.
+] to select "AVLS, " and press
Keep the IC recorder away from an AC
power source, a fluorescent lamp or a mobile
phone during recording or playback.
] or [
+] to select "OFF, "
Remaining memory indication
During recording, the remaining memory
indicator decreases one by one.
The memory is
nearly full.
When the remaining time of recording
reaches 10 minutes, the last one of the
indication flashes.
If the remaining recording time display
mode is selected, the remaining recording
(stop)] to exit the menu mode.
time display will also flash when the
remaining time reaches 1 minute. The
display will be changed automatically to the
remaining time display.
When the memory is full, recording
automatically stops and
and "FULL"
will flash in the display window for about 3
seconds. To continue recording, erase some
of the messages first.
Listening
Starting playback
1
Press [
(folder)/MENU] to select the
folder ( ,
,
,
, or
).
2
Press [–
] or [
+] to select the
message you want to play.
3
Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
Playback will start soon, and the
operation indicator will light in green.
(When "LED" is set to "OFF" in the
menu, the operation indicator does not
light.)
4
Press [VOL –/+] to adjust the volume.
To stop playback
1
Press [
(stop)].
Other operations
*
The following operations are for when
"EASY-S" (Easy Search function) is set to
"OFF. "
To stop at the current position (Playback
stop at the current position (Playback
Pause function)
Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER] or
[
(stop)]. To resume playback from that
point, press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER]
again.
To go back to the beginning of the current
message
Press [–
] once*.
To go back to previous messages
Press [–
] repeatedly. (During stop
mode, keep the button pressed to go back
the messages continuously.)
To skip to the next message
Press [
+] once*.
To skip to the succeeding messages
Press [
+] repeatedly. (During stop
mode, keep the button pressed to skip the
messages continuously.)
Searching forward/backward
during playback (Cue/Review)
To search forward (Cue):
Press and hold [
+] during playback and
release it at the point you wish to resume
playback.
To search backward (Review):
Press and hold [–
] during playback and
release it at the point you wish to resume
playback.
The IC recorder searches at slow speed with
playback sound first. This is useful to check
one word forward or back. Then, if you
press and hold the button, the IC recorder
starts to search at higher speed.
Erasing
Notes
Once a recording has been erased, you
cannot retrieve it.
If the message you want to erase is locked in
the menu, you cannot erase the message.
Selecting a message and
erasing it
1
Select the message you want to erase
when the IC recorder is in the stop or
playback mode.
2
Press [ERASE] while you are playing
back the message you want to erase, or
press and hold [ERASE] during the stop
mode.
A beep will sound and the message
number and "ERASE" will flash.
When "BEEP" in the menu is set to
"OFF, " no beep sound will be heard.
ERASE
3
Press [ERASE] again.
"ERASE" appears in the display window
and the selected message will be erased.
When a message is erased, the
remaining messages will advance and
be renumbered so that there will be no
Flashing
space between messages.
To cancel erasing
1
Press [
(stop)] before step 3 of
"Selecting a message and erasing it. "
To erase a part of one message
Divide the message into two messages first,
and then proceed with the same steps from
the beginning.

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  • Jim Jun 09, 2014 07:03:
    when I try to record,eve​ry channel says that it is full. Why?
    Thank You