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Sony ZS-S3iPN Operating Instructions

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©2013 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Discs that this unit CAN play
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
 Audio CD
not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
* CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a
recording standard used for Audio CDs.
apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. And
do not place lighted candles on the apparatus.
Discs that this unit CANNOT play
 CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place
 CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CD-RW
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
that has scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW recorded
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the
with an incompatible recording device
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
 CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect
Notes on discs
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
 Before playing, clean the CD with a
The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source
cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if
the center out. If there is a scratch,
the unit itself has been turned off.
dirt or fingerprints on the CD, it
may cause tracking error.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries
 Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like
commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray
for a long time.
intended for vinyl LPs.
The nameplate and important information concerning
 Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources
safety are located on the bottom exterior.
such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct
sunlight as there can be a considerable rise in temperature
inside the car.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
 Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD, nor scratch the
Replace only with the same type.
surface of the CD.
Notes on DualDiscs
 After playing, store the CD in its case.
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates DVD
On safety
recorded material on one side with digital audio material on the
 As the laser beam used in the CD player section is
other side. However, since the audio material side does not
harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard, playback on this
casing. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
product is not guaranteed.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, unplug
Music discs encoded with copyright protection
the unit, and have it checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
This product is designed to playback discs that conform to the
 Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square, star)
Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music discs
cannot be played on this unit. Attempting to do so may
encoded with copyright protection technologies are marketed
damage the unit. Do not use such discs.
by some record companies. Please be aware that among those
On power source
discs, there are some that do not conform to the CD standard
 For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord; do
and may not be playable by this product.
not use any other type.
 Unplug the unit from the wall outlet when it is not being
On copyrights
used for an extended period of time.
iPhone, iPod, iPod nano, and iPod touch are trademarks of
 When the batteries are not to be used, remove them to
Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
avoid damage that can be caused by battery leakage or
Lightning is a trademark of Apple Inc.
"Made for iPod, " and "Made for iPhone" mean that an
electronic accessory has been designed to connect
On placement
specifically to iPod or iPhone, respectively, and has been
 Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, in a
certified by the developer to meet Apple performance
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this
mechanical shock or in a car subject to the direct rays of
device or its compliance with safety and regulatory
the sun.
standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with
 Do not place the unit on an inclined or unstable place.
iPod or iPhone may affect wireless performance.
 Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side of the
cabinet. The ventilation holes must be unobstructed for
the unit to operate properly and prolong the life of its
 This unit is not specified for use with an iPad, and
malfunction may result if used with one.
 Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep
personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-
wound watches away from the unit to prevent possible
damage from the magnet.
On operation
 If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm location,
or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense
on the lens inside the CD player section. Should this occur,
the unit will not operate properly. In this case, remove the
CD and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
Cleaning the cabinet
 Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not
use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent,
such as alcohol or benzine.
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when installing the
 Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers, otherwise
a short-circuit may occur.
 In the Operating Instructions, "iPod" is used as a general
reference to functions on an iPod or iPhone, unless
otherwise specified by the text or illustrations.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit,
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
General information
CD player
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Operating Instructions GB
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 μW
(This output is the value measurement at a distance of
200 mm from the objective lens surface on the optical
pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
Number of channels
Frequency response
20 Hz - 20,000 Hz +1/–2 dB
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
DC out: 5 V
MAX: 1 A
(AC only)
Frequency range
FM: 87.5 MHz - 108 MHz
AM: 531 kHz - 1,602 kHz
FM: Telescopic aerial
AM: Built-in ferrite bar aerial
Full range: 77 mm dia., 8 Ω, cone type (2)
AUDIO IN jack (Ø3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Power output
1.7 W + 1.7 W (at 8 Ω, 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
230 V AC, 50 Hz
9 V DC, 6 × R14 (size C) batteries
Power consumption
AC 18 W
Battery life
FM reception
Sony R14P: approx. 4 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 18 h
CD playback
Sony R14P: approx. 1.5 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 7 h
Approx. 356 mm × 134 mm × 234 mm (w/h/d)
(incl. projecting parts)
Approx. 2.5 kg (incl. batteries)
Supplied accessories
AC power cord (1)
Remote control (with a lithium battery) (1)
Operating Instructions (this document) (1)
Compatible iPod/iPhone models
The compatible iPod/iPhone models are as follows.
Update the software of the iPod/iPhone to the latest version
before using it with this unit.
iPod touch (5th generation)
iPod nano (7th generation)*
iPhone 5
* The iPod nano (7th generation) cannot be controlled by the
remote when the command of "MENU, " ", " ", " and "ENTER" is
Design and specifications are subject to change without


Power source
The power is not on.
 Connect the AC power cord to the wall outlet securely.
You can use this unit by using house current or installing
 Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
 Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
To use house current
There is no sound.
 Adjust VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the remote).
Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC IN jack on
Noise is heard.
the back of this unit firmly, and plug it into a wall outlet.
 Someone is using a portable telephone or other
To use batteries
equipment that emits radio waves near the unit.
 Move the portable telephone, etc., away from the unit.
Insert six R14 (size C) batteries (not supplied) into the
battery compartment.
The sound is weak when using batteries.
 Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
The backlight of the display does not light up.
 When you operate the unit on batteries, you cannot turn
 It is designed that way for this unit, and is not a
on the unit using the remote.
When to replace the batteries
When the batteries are weak, the OPR/BATT indicator will
become faint, and the sound may be distorted. (For details
about battery life, see "Specifications. " )
There is no sound.
 Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
 Battery performance depends on manufacturer and type,
 Make sure that the function for iPod is activated.
and battery life may be shorter, especially when used in low
The iPod cannot be operated with this unit.
 Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when installing the
 Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit.
(See "Compatible iPod/iPhone models. " )
 Do not use different types of batteries at the same time.
The iPod cannot be charged.
 When you replace the batteries, replace them all with new
 Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
 Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit.
 Before you replace the batteries, be sure to remove any
(See "Compatible iPod/iPhone models. " )
CD from the unit.
 You cannot charge the iPod when the unit is using batteries.
 To use the unit on battery power, disconnect the AC
power cord from the unit.
CD player
There is no sound.
Remote control
 Make sure that the CD function is activated.
The CD does not play or "NO DISC" is displayed even
Before using the supplied remote for the first time, remove
when a CD is in place.
the insulation film.
 Place the CD with the label surface up.
Aim the remote at the
 Clean the CD.
 If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm location,
or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense
on the lens inside the CD player section.
 Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open
for about an hour to dry moisture condensation.
 Make sure that the disc is playable for this unit.
(See "Discs that this unit CAN play. " )
 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.
When to replace the battery
The sound drops out.
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should last for about
 Reduce the volume.
6 months. When the remote can no longer operate the unit,
 Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly damaged.
replace the battery with a new one.
 Place the unit in a location free from vibration.
 Clean the lens with a commercially available blower.
 The sound may drop out or noise may be heard when
using poor quality CD-Rs/CD-RWs, or if there is a
problem with the recording device or application
Reception is poor.
 Reorient the aerial or the unit itself to improve the
 If you are not going to use the remote for a long time,
reception. (See "To improve the reception. " )
remove the battery to avoid any damage that may be
The sound is weak or is of poor quality.
caused by leakage or corrosion.
 Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
 Move the unit away from the TV or computer.
The picture of your TV becomes unstable.
 If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with
an indoor aerial, move the unit away from the TV.
There is no sound.
 Make sure the audio connecting cable is connected firmly.
 Make sure that the connected optional component is in
playback status.
 Make sure that the Audio-in function is activated.
The sound is low.
 Check the volume of the connected optional component.
Remote control
The remote does not function.
 The unit cannot be turned on with the remote when the
AC power source is disconnected. In this case, press
POWER on the unit to turn it on.
 Replace the battery in the remote with a new one if it is
 Make sure that you are pointing the remote at the
(Remote sensor) on the unit.
 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.
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
in or insert the batteries again. If the problem persists,
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
(Remote sensor) of the unit.
 side facing up
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  • Page 1: Troubleshooting

     Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open Sony R14P: approx. 4 h for about an hour to dry moisture condensation. Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 18 h  Make sure that the disc is playable for this unit. (See “Discs that this unit CAN play. ” ) CD playback  There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/CD-RW,...
  • Page 2  If the battery of the iPod is extremely low, charge it for a Press RADIO BAND repeatedly. while before operation.  Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data Each time you press the button, the radio band recorded to an iPod is lost or damaged when using the toggles between AM and FM.

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