Download  Print this page

Sony ICF-C1 Operating Instructions

Fm/am clock radio
Hide thumbs


FM/AM Clock Radio
Operating Instructions
©2014 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Before operating the unit, please read this
Disposal of waste batteries and
guide thoroughly and retain it for future
electrical and electronic equipment
(applicable in the European Union and
other European countries with separate
For customers in Europe
collection systems)
Register now for free updates at :
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
used in combination with a chemical symbol.
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place
(Pb) are added if the battery contains more
lighted candles on the apparatus.
than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead. By
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
ensuring these products and batteries are
not expose this apparatus to dripping or
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
splashing, and do not place objects filled with
potentially negative consequences for the
liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
environment and human health which could
Do not install the appliance in a confined
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
handling. The recycling of the materials will
help to conserve natural resources.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with
In case of products that for safety, performance
battery-installed to excessive heat such as
or data integrity reasons require a permanent
sunshine, fire or the like.
connection with an incorporated battery, this
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
battery should be replaced by qualified service
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
staff only. To ensure that the battery and the
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
electrical and electronic equipment will be
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main
treated properly, hand over these products at
plug from the AC outlet immediately.
end-of-life to the applicable collection point for
The unit is not disconnected from the AC
the recycling of electrical and electronic
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
equipment. For all other batteries, please view
to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has
the section on how to remove the battery from
been turned off.
the product safely. Hand the battery over to the
applicable collection point for the recycling of
The nameplate and important information
waste batteries. For more detailed information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
about recycling of this product or battery,
please contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product or battery.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
Notice for customers: the following
information is only applicable to
equipment sold in countries applying
EU directives.
This product has been manufactured by or on
behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan
Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. Inquiries
related to product compliance based on
European Union legislation shall be addressed
to the authorized representative, Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61,
70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or
guarantee matters, please refer to the
addresses provided in the separate service or
guarantee documents.
 Battery may explode if handled incorrectly.
Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of
in fire.
 Dispose of used battery promptly and in
accordance with local environmental laws
and guidelines. Keep away from children.
 Operate the unit on the power sources
specified in "Specifications."
 To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a
heat source, such as a radiator or airduct, or
in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive
dust, mechanical vibration, or shock.
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit
on a surface (a rug, blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) that might block the
ventilation holes.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
a qualified personnel before operating it any
 To clean the casing, use a soft dry cloth. Do
not use any type of solvent, such as alcohol
or benzine, which may damage the finish.
 Do not connect the antenna lead to the
external antenna.
 Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep the
This symbol on the product, the
lithium battery out of the reach of children.
battery or on the packaging
Should the battery be swallowed,
indicates that the product and the
immediately consult a doctor.
battery shall not be treated as
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
household waste. On certain
good contact.
batteries this symbol might be
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
 Do not hold the battery with metallic
tweezers, otherwise a short-circuit may
 Do not expose the battery to excessive heat
such as direct sunlight, fire or the like.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
General information


Should any problems persist after you have
made the following checks, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
The clock flashes "0:00" or "AM 12:00"
after a power interruption.
 The battery is discharged. Remove the old
battery and insert a new one.
Unsatisfactory reception
 Extend the FM wire antenna fully to increase
reception sensitivity.
 Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum
reception. A ferrite bar AM antenna is built
into the unit.
About the battery as a
backup power source
This unit contains a CR2032 battery as a backup
power source to keep the clock operating
during a power interruption.
 Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or
When to replace the
metal surface, as this may lead to
The radio or buzzer alarm does not
When the battery is discharged, "" appears
sound at the preset alarm time.
on the display.
 Check that " " appears on the display.
If a power interruption occurs while the battery
is discharged, the current time and alarm will
The radio alarm is activated but no
be erased.
sound is emitted at the preset alarm
Note for customers in the UK
 Adjust the volume using VOLUME +/–.
 The clock is preset at the factory, and its
memory is powered by the preinstalled Sony
When daylight saving time (summer
CR2032 battery. If the "0:00" flashes on the
time) begins, the clock does not switch
display when the unit is connected to AC
to daylight saving time (summer time)
outlet for the first time, the battery may be
automatically. (UK model only)
discharged. In this case, consult a Sony
 Make sure the clock is set correctly.
dealer. The preinstalled CR2032 battery is
 When "Aut  On" appears on the display
considered part of the product, and is
after pressing and holding DST for more than
covered by the warranty. You are required to
3 seconds, the Automatic DST/summer time
show "Note for customers in the UK" (in this
function becomes active.
instruction) to a Sony dealer in order to
validate the warranty for this product.


Time display
UK model: 24-hour system
Australian and New Zealand models: 12-hour
Frequency range
87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
531 kHz – 1,602 kHz
Approx. 6.6 cm dia., 8 Ω
Power output
100 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
230 V AC, 50 Hz
For power backup: 3 V DC, one CR2032 battery
Approx. 101 mm  102 mm  101 mm (w/h/d)
including projecting parts and controls
Approx. 520 g including CR2032 battery
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Replacing the backup
Keep the AC plug connected to the
wall outlet and remove the battery
compartment on the bottom of the
unit by pulling it up while sliding the
tab. (See Fig. -.)
Insert a new battery into the battery
compartment with the  side facing
To remove the battery from the battery
compartment, push it out from the side
marked PUSH. (See Fig. -.)
Insert the battery compartment back
into the unit along the groove and
push it from above until it clicks. (See
Fig. -.)
The tab locks the battery compartment.
Press RADIO to remove "  " from the
 When you replace the battery, do not
disconnect the AC plug from the wall outlet.
Otherwise, the current date, current time and
alarm will be erased.
 If the unit will be left unplugged for a long
time, remove the battery to avoid any
damage that may be caused by leakage or



  Summary of Contents for Sony ICF-C1

  • Page 1: Troubleshooting

    Otherwise, the current date, current time and function becomes active. accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an instruction) to a Sony dealer in order to electrical and electronic equipment will be alarm will be erased. validate the warranty for this product.
  • Page 2: Setting The Clock

    Operations Notes on the alarm in the event of a Setting the alarm power interruption If the set alarm time comes in the event of a The alarm sound can be selected from RADIO power interruption or a power interruption Setting the clock (radio) or BUZZ (buzzer).