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Sony CDX-R450 Operating Instructions Manual Page 18

Sony fm/mw/lw compact disc player operating instructions.
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The display disappears from/does not appear
in the display window.
• The dimmer is set "DIM-ON" (page 11).
• The display disappears if you press and hold (OFF).
t Press and hold (OFF) on the unit until the
display appears.
• The connectors are dirty (page 16).
DSO does not function.
Depending on the type of car interior or type of music,
DSO may not have a desirable effect.
CD/MD playback
The disc cannot be loaded.
• Another disc is already loaded.
• The disc has been forcibly inserted upside down or in
the wrong way.
The disc does not playback.
• Defective or dirty disc.
• The CD-Rs/CD-RWs are not for audio use (page 14).
MP3/WMA files cannot be played back.
The disc is incompatible with the MP3/WMA format
and version (page 14).
MP3/WMA files take longer to play back than
The following discs take a longer time to start
– a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure.
– a disc recorded in Multi Session.
– a disc to which data can be added.
The ATRAC CD cannot play.
• The disc is not created by authorized software, such
as SonicStage or SonicStage Simple Burner.
• Tracks that are not included in the group cannot be
The display items do not scroll.
• For discs with very many characters, those may not
• "A.SCRL" is set to "OFF".
t Set "A.SCRL-ON" (page 12) or press (SCRL) on
the card remote commander.
The sound skips.
• Installation is not correct.
t Install the unit at an angle of less than 45° in a
sturdy part of the car.
• Defective or dirty disc.
The operation buttons do not function.
The disc will not eject.
Press the RESET button (page 4).
"MS" or "MD" does not appear on the source
display when both the optional MGS-X1 and
MD changer are connected.
This unit recognizes MGS-X1 as an MD unit.
t Press (SOURCE) until "MS" or "MD" appears,
then press (MODE) repeatedly.
Radio reception
The stations cannot be received.
The sound is hampered by noises.
• Connect a power aerial control lead (blue) or
accessory power supply lead (red) to the power
supply lead of a car's aerial booster (only when your
car has built-in FM/MW/LW aerial in the rear/side
• Check the connection of the car aerial.
• The auto aerial will not go up.
t Check the connection of the power aerial control
• Check the frequency.
• When the DSO mode is on, the sound is sometimes
hampered by noises.
t Set the DSO mode to "OFF" (page 7).
Preset tuning is not possible.
• Store the correct frequency in the memory.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
Automatic tuning is not possible.
• Setting of the local seek mode is not correct.
t Tuning stops too frequently:
Press (SENS) until "LOCAL-ON" appears.
t Tuning does not stop at a station:
Press (SENS) repeatedly until "MONO-ON" or
LW) appears.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
t Perform manual tuning.
During FM reception, the "ST" indication
• Tune in the frequency accurately.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
t Press (SENS) to set the monaural reception
mode to "MONO-ON."
An FM programme broadcast in stereo is heard
in monaural.
The unit is in monaural reception mode.
t Press (SENS) until "MONO-OFF" appears.
The SEEK starts after a few seconds of
The station is non-TP or has weak signal.
t Deactivate TA (page 9).
No traffic announcements.
• Activate TA (page 9).
• The station does not broadcast any traffic
announcements despite being TP.
t Tune in another station.
PTY displays "- - - - - - - -."
• The current station is not an RDS station.
• RDS data has not been received.
• The station does not specify the programme type.



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