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Playing Preset Radio Stations; Listening To The Radio; Using The Display; Before Using The Unit - Sony CFD-S05 Operating Instructions

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Basic Operations
* VOLUME +
, 
and 
have a tactile dot.

Before using the unit

To turn on/off the power
European model: Press OPERATE
.
Other models: Press POWER
.
Note
When turning on the power, hold down OPERATE (or POWER) 
until OPR/BATT indicator  lights up.
To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +, –
.
To listen through headphones
Connect the headphones to the  (headphones) jack
on the back of the unit.
To reinforce the bass sound
Press MEGA BASS
.
"MEGA BASS" appears in the display.
To return to normal sound, press the button again.
Playing a CD
1
Press OPERATE (or POWER)
.
2
Press CD
.
3
Press  PUSH OPEN/CLOSE
and place a disc with
the label side up on the CD compartment.
To close the CD compartment, press  PUSH
OPEN/CLOSE
.
4
 
Press
.
The unit plays all the tracks once.
Playing
time
To
Press
 
Pause playback
. To resume play, press it
again.
 
Stop playback
.
 
Go to the next
.
track
 
Go back to the
.
previous track
Locate a point
(forward) or
(backward)
while listening to
during playback and hold it
the sound
until you find the point.
Locate a point
(forward) or
(backward)
while observing
in pause and hold it until you
 
the display
find the point then press
Remove the CD
PUSH OPEN/CLOSE
.
Tips
Playback starts from the track you last stopped playing (Resume
play). During stop, the track number to be played is displayed.
To cancel the resume play (to start play from the beginning of the
 
first track), press
while the CD is stopped. When you open
the CD compartment or turn off the unit, the resume play is also
canceled.

Listening to the radio

1
Press OPERATE (or POWER)
.
2
Press RADIO BAND
repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the radio band
toggles between AM and FM.
3
Hold down TUNE + or –
until the frequency
digits begin to change in the display.
The unit automatically scans the radio frequencies
and stops when it finds a clear station.
If you cannot tune in a station, press TUNE + or –
repeatedly to change the frequency step by step.
When an FM stereo broadcast is received, "St"
appears.
Tip
If an FM broadcast is noisy, changing the current status to
monaural usually reduces the noise.
1 Press MODE
.
"St" or "Mo" appears.
2 While "St" is displayed, press MODE
to display "Mo. "
Playing a tape
1
Press OPERATE (or POWER)
.
2
Press TAPE
.
3
Press 
, and insert the tape into the tape
compartment with the side you want to play facing
upward. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. To close the
tape compartment, press CLOSE
Make sure there is no slack in the tape to avoid
damaging the tape or the unit.
4
Press 
.
The unit starts playing.
To
Press
 
Pause playback
. To resume play, press it
again.
 
Stop playback
.
Fast-forward or
or
(fast forward or
rewind*
rewind)
.
 
Eject the cassette
.
 
* When the tape is wound to the end, press
 
or
.

Recording on a tape

1
Press OPERATE (or POWER)
.
2
Press 
to open the tape compartment and
insert a blank tape with the side you want to record
on facing upward. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. To
close the tape compartment, press CLOSE
3
Select the program source you want to record.
To record from the CD player, place a CD and press
CD
.
To record from the radio, tune in the station you
want.
4
Press
 
to start recording
(
 
is depressed automatically).
To
Press
 
Pause recording
. To resume recording, press
it again.
 
Stop recording
.
.
Tips
Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis will not affect the
recording level.
If the AM program makes a whistling sound after you have
 
pressed
in step 4, press MODE
on the unit to select
the position of ISS (Interference Suppress Switch) that most
decreases the noise.
For best results, use AC power as the power source for recording.
To erase a recording, proceed as follows:
1 Press OPERATE (or POWER)
.
2 Insert the tape whose recording you want to erase.
3 Press TAPE
.
 
4 Press
.
Other Operations

Using the display

To check the total track number and playing
time of the CD
Press   once if the CD is stopped and twice if the
CD is playing. After the total track number is displayed,
the total playing time is displayed. To check the total
track number again, press DISPLAY/ENTER
To check the current track number of the CD
Press DISPLAY/ENTER  while playing a CD.
To check the current preset station number of
the radio
Press DISPLAY/ENTER  when you are listening to a
preset station.
Selecting a CD play mode
 
Press MODE
(press
during playback) until "
" ", "PGM", or "PGM" and " " appear in the display.
Then proceed as follows:
To Select
Select
Repeat a
"
1"
single track
Repeat all
" "
.
tracks
Shuffle play
"SHUF"
Repeat tracks
"SHUF"
in random
and
order
" "
Program play
"PGM"
Programed
track
Repeat
"PGM"
programed
and
tracks
" "
To cancel the selected play mode
 
Press MODE
(press
to release
during playback) repeatedly until the selected mode
disappears from the display.
To check the programed track and playing
order in the display
To check the order of tracks before playing, press
DISPLAY/ENTER
(press
ENTER
during playback).
Every time you press the button, the track number
appears in the programed order.
.
To change the current program
 
Press
once if the CD is stopped and twice if the
CD is playing. The current program will be erased. Then
create a new program following the programming
procedure.
Tips
If you try to program 21 tracks or more, "FULL" will appear in the
display.
You can play the same program again, since the program is saved
until you open the CD compartment.
You can record your own program. After you have created the
program, insert a blank tape and press
The resume function does not work during shuffle play or
program play.

Presetting radio stations

You can store radio stations into the unit's memory.
You can preset up to 30 radio stations, 20 for FM and
10 for AM in any order.
1
Press OPERATE (or POWER)
2
Press RADIO BAND
3
Hold down AUTO PRESET
"Auto" flashes in the display.
4
Press DISPLAY/ENTER
The stations are stored in memory from the lower
frequencies to the higher ones.
If a station cannot be preset automatically
You need to preset a station with a weak signal manually.
1
Press OPERATE (or POWER)
2
Press RADIO BAND
3
Tune in a station you want using TUNE + or –
4
Hold down MEMORY
preset number flashes in the display.
5
Press PRESET + or –
want for the station flashes in the display.
6
Press DISPLAY/ENTER
The new station replaces the old one.
Tip
The preset radio stations remain in memory even if you unplug the
AC power cord or remove the batteries.

Playing preset radio stations

1
Press OPERATE (or POWER)
2
Press RADIO BAND
3
Press PRESET + or –
Connecting optional components
You can enjoy the sound from an optional component
.
such as a portable digital music player through the
speakers of this unit. Be sure to turn off the power
of each component before making any connections.
For details, refer to the instruction manual of the
component to be connected.
1
Connect the AUDIO IN jack
jack of the portable digital music player or other
components using an audio connecting cable (not
supplied).
2
Press OPERATE (or POWER)
3
Turn the connected component on.
4
Press AUDIO IN
, then press MODE
connected component.
1", " ", "SHUF", "SHUF" and
The sound from the connected component is
output from the speakers of this unit.
To connect the unit to a TV or VCR, use an extension
Then do this
cable (not supplied) with a stereo-mini jack on one
Press
or
 
to
end and two phono plugs on the other end.
select the track that you
want to repeat, then press
Tip
 
.
You can record the sound of the connected component. Insert a
blank tape and press  .
 
Press
.
 
Press
.
Troubleshooting
 
Press
.
General
 
Press
or
, then
press DISPLAY/ENTER
The power is not on.
for the tracks you want to
Connect the AC power cord to the wall outlet securely.
program in the order you
Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
want up to 20 tracks. Then
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
 
press
.
There is no audio.
Unplug the headphones when listening through speakers.
Noise is heard.
Playing
Someone is using a portable telephone or other equipment that
order
emits radio waves near the unit.
 Move the portable telephone, etc., away from the unit.
 
Press
or
, then
press DISPLAY/ENTER
CD player
for the tracks you want to
The CD does not play or "Cd - -" is displayed even when a
program in the order you
CD is in place.
want up to 20 tracks. Then
Place the CD with the label surface up.
 
Press
.
Clean the CD.
Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open for about
an hour to dry moisture condensation.
The CD-R/CD-RW is blank.
, then press MODE
There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/CD-RW, recording
device or application software.
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
The sound drops out.
Reduce the volume.
Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly damaged.
Place the unit in a location free from vibration.
 
, then press DISPLAY/
Clean the lens with a commercially available blower.
The sound may drop out or noise may be heard when using
a poor quality CD-R/CD-RW or if there is a problem with the
recording device or application software.
Radio
Reception is poor.
Reorient the antenna
to improve FM
reception.
Reorient the unit
 
to start recording.
itself to improve AM
reception.
The audio is weak or has poor quality.
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
Move the unit away from the TV.
The picture of your TV becomes unstable.
If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with an indoor
antenna, move the unit away from the TV.
.
Tape player
to select the band.
The tape does not move when you press an operation
for 2 seconds until
button.
Close the cassette compartment securely.
The  button
.
play or record.
Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in place.
Poor or distorted playback, recording or erasing quality.
Clean the heads by using dry- or wet-type cleaning cassette
(available separately) after every 10 hours of use, before you start
an important recording, or after playing an old tape. Failure to
clean the tape heads can cause degraded sound quality or an
.
inability of the unit to record or play tapes. For details, refer to the
to select the band.
instructions of the cleaning cassette.
The TYPE II (high position) or TYPE IV (metal) tape is being used.
.
Use TYPE I (normal) tape only.
Demagnetize the heads using a commercially available tape head
for 2 seconds until the
demagnetizer.
Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
until the preset number you
After trying the remedies, if you still have problems, unplug the AC
power cord or remove all the batteries. After all the indications in
the display disappear, plug the AC power cord or insert the batteries
.
again. If the problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
.
to select the band.
to tune in the stored station.
to the line output
to turn the unit on.
and start playback on the
does not function or the tape does not

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