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Other Operations
Using the display
Playing tracks/MP3 files in
random order
(Shuffle Play)
You can check information about the CD using the
You can play tracks/MP3 files in random order. When
playing an MP3 disc, you can also play MP3 files in a
Checking the information of an audio
selected folder in random order (Folder Shuffle Play).
Press CD
on the unit.
"CD" appears in the display.
To check the total track number and playing
time of the CD
Press MODE
on the unit until "SHUF" appears
 
twice, and you can check them in the display.
in the display.
When you select Folder Shuffle Play (MP3 disc
only), press MODE  on the unit until "FLDR" and
"SHUF" appear in the display. Then press
–  on the unit to select a folder you want.
Total track number
Press 
to start Shuffle Play.
Total playing time
To cancel Shuffle Play
Stop playing first. Then press MODE
Checking the information of an MP3
"SHUF" disappears from the display.
• During Shuffle Play, you cannot select the previous track/MP3 file
To check the total folder number and total
 
by pressing
file number on the CD
• The resume function does not work during Shuffle Play.
 
twice, and you can check them in the display.
Creating your own program
Total file
(Program Play)
You can arrange the playing order of up to 15 tracks/
Total folder
MP3 files on a CD.
Press CD
on the unit.
To check file information
"CD" appears in the display.
on the unit while playing an
Press MODE
on the unit until "PGM" appears
MP3 disc. The display changes as follows:
in the display.
The Current file number and playing time
 
then press
on the unit for the tracks
you want to program in the order you want.
The Song title
+ or –  first and then press
For MP3 files, press
The Artist name
Audio CD
The Album name*
Programed track
If the file does not have ID3 tag information, "No title", "No artist",
"No album", appears in the display.
* If there is no folder, "ROOT" appears.
Playing order
MP3 disc
Playing tracks/MP3 files
(Repeat Play)
Programed file
You can play tracks/MP3 files repeatedly in normal,
Playing order
shuffle or program play modes.
Press CD
on the unit.
 
to start Program Play.
"CD" appears in the display.
Proceed as follows.
To cancel Program Play
Stop playing first. Then press MODE
To repeat
Do this
"PGM" disappears from the display.
A single
1 Press REPEAT
on the unit until
To check the order of tracks/MP3 files
1" appears.
before play
 
2 Press
to select the track/
on the unit.
MP3 file that you want to repeat.
 
Every time you press the button, the track/MP3 file
3 Press
number appears in the programed order.
All tracks/
1 Press REPEAT
on the unit until " "
MP3 files
To change the current program
on the CD
2 Press
 
 
once if the CD is stopped and twice if the
A selected
1 Press MODE
on the unit to display
CD is playing. The current program will be erased.
folder (MP3
"FLDR" and then press REPEAT
Then create a new program following the programing
disc only)
the unit until " " appears.
2 Select the folder by pressing
+ or –
 on the unit.
• If you try to program 16 tracks/MP3 files or more, "FULL" will
3 Press
 
appear in the display.
1 Start Shuffle Play (see "Playing tracks/
• You can play the same program again, since the program is saved
files in
MP3 files in random order").
until you open the CD compartment or turn off the unit.
• You can record your own program. After you've created the
2 Press REPEAT
on the unit until
program, insert a blank tape and press
"SHUF" and " " appear.
 
3 Press
• The resume function does not work during Program Play.
Files in a
1 Start Folder Shufle Play (see "Playing
tracks/MP3 files in random order").
folder in
2 Press REPEAT
on the unit until
Presetting radio stations
"FLDR", "SHUF" and " " appear.
 
order (MP3
3 Press
You can store radio stations into the player's memory.
disc only)
You can preset up to 30 radio stations, 20 for FM and 10
1 Program tracks/MP3 files (see "Creating
for AM in any order.
your own program").
2 Press REPEAT
on the unit until " "
unit to select the band.
and "PGM" appear.
 
3 Press
the unit for 2 seconds until "AUTO" flashes in the
To cancel Repeat Play
on the unit until " " disappears from
The stations are stored in memory from the lower
the display.
frequencies to the higher ones.
If a station cannot be preset automatically
You need to preset a station with a weak signal manually.
on the
unit (BAND
on the remote) to select the band.
Tune in a station you want.
on the unit for
2 seconds until the preset number flashes in the
Press PRESET + or –
until the preset number
you want for the station flashes in the display.
on the unit.
The new station replaces the old one.
+ or
The preset radio stations remain in memory even if you unplug the
AC power cord or remove the batteries.
Playing preset radio stations
on the unit until
on the
unit (BAND
on the remote) to select the band.
Press PRESET + or –
to tune in the stored
Falling asleep to music
Play the music source you want.
on the unit to display "SLEEP".
on the unit to select the
minutes until the player goes off automatically.
Each time you press the button, the indication changes
as follows:
"AUTO*"  "60MIN"  "30MIN"  "20MIN"
 "10MIN"  "OFF".
* When you select "AUTO", the CD or tape stops playing in 90
minutes at most and the player goes off automatically. When you
are listening to the radio, the radio goes off in 90 minutes.
If 4 seconds have passed after you pressed SLEEP
on the unit, the minutes in the display are entered.
When the preset time has passed, the player goes off
To cancel the sleep function
to turn off the power.
When you are playing a tape using this function:
If the tape length of one side is longer than the set time, the player
will not go off until the tape reaches the end.
on the unit until
 
on the unit to start
on the
on the unit.
Discs that this unit CAN play
• Audio CD
• CD-R/CD-RW (CD-DA*/MP3 files)
The power is not on.
* CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a
recording standard used for Audio CDs.
• Connect the AC power cord to the wall outlet securely.
• Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
Discs that this unit CANNOT play
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are
• CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD
format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level
• You cannot turn on the player with the remote when
1/Level 2 or Joliet
you operate the player on batteries.
• CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CD-RW
that has scratches or is dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW recorded
There is no audio.
with an incompatible recording device
• Unplug the headphones when listening through speakers.
• CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly
Noise is heard.
Notes on discs
• Someone is using a portable telephone or other
• Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth.
equipment that emits radio waves near the player.
Wipe the CD from the center out. If there is a scratch,
 Move the portable telephone, etc., away from the
dirt or fingerprints on the CD, it may cause tracking
CD/MP3 player
The CD does not play or "NO DISC" is
displayed even when a CD is in place.
• Place the CD with the label surface up.
• Clean the CD.
• Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
for about an hour to dry moisture condensation.
commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray
intended for vinyl LPs.
• The CD-R/CD-RW is blank.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources
• There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/
such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in
CD-RW, recording device or application software.
direct sunlight as there can be a considerable rise in
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are
temperature inside the car.
• Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD, nor scratch the
The sound drops out.
surface of the CD.
• After playing, store the CD in its case.
• Reduce the volume.
• Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly
On safety
• As the laser beam used in the CD player section is
• Place the player in a location free from vibration.
harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the
• Clean the lens with a commercially available blower.
casing. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
• The sound may drop out or noise may be heard when
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the player,
using poor quality CD-R/CD-RW or if there is a
unplug the player, and have it checked by qualified
problem with the recording device or application
personnel before operating it any further.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square,
Starting playback takes more time than
star) cannot be played on this player. Attempting to do
so may damage the player. Do not use such discs.
• The following discs take a longer time to start
On power sources
• For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord; do
– a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure.
not use any other type.
– a disc that has not been finalized (a disc to which data
• Unplug the player from the wall outlet when it is not be
can be added).
used for an extended period of time.
– a disc that has many folders or non-MP3 files.
• When the batteries are not to be used, remove them to
avoid damage that can be caused by battery leakage or
Reception is poor.
On placement
• Reorient the antenna to improve FM reception.
• Do not leave the player in a location near heat sources,
in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
mechanical shock or in a car subject to the direct rays
of the sun.
• Do not place the player on an inclined or unstable
• Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side of the
cabinet. The ventilation holes must be unobstructed for
the player to operate properly and prolong the life of its
• Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep
• Reorient the player itself to improve AM reception.
personal credit cards using magnetic coding or
spring-wound watches away from the player to prevent
possible damage from the magnet.
On operation
• If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture
The audio is weak or has poor quality.
may condense on the lens inside the CD player section.
Should this occur, the player will not operate properly.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are
In this case, remove the CD and wait about an hour for
the moisture to evaporate.
• Move the player away from the TV.
• If the player has not been used for a long time, set it
• If you are using the remote while listening to AM radio,
in the playback mode to warm it up for a few minutes
noise may be heard.
before inserting a cassette.
The picture of your TV becomes unstable.
Notes on cassettes
• If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with
• Break off the cassette tab from side A or B to prevent
an indoor antenna, move the player away from the TV.
accidental recording. If you want to reuse the tape for
recording, cover the broken tab with adhesive tape.
Tape player
The tape does not move when you press an
Side A
operation button.
• Close the cassette compartment securely.
Tab for side A
The  button
does not function or the
Tab for side B
tape does not play or record.
• The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play
• Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in place.
time is not recommended except for long, continuous
Poor or distorted playback, recording or
recording or playback.
erasing quality.
Cleaning the cabinet
• Clean the heads by using dry- or wet-type cleaning
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
cassette (available separately) after every 10 hours of
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do
use, before you start an important recording, or after
not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or
playing an old tape. Failure to clean the tape heads
solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.
can cause degraded sound quality or an inability of
the unit to record or play tapes. For details, refer to the
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
instructions of the cleaning cassette.
player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
• 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 demagnetizer.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are
The remote does not function.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote with new ones if
they are weak.
• Make sure that you are pointing the remote at the
remote sensor on the player.
• Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote and the
• Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to strong
light such as direct sunlight or fluorescent lamp light.
• Move closer to the player when using the remote.
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


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