About area code
The area code of the Discman you purchased is shown on upper left of the bar
code label on the package.
For accessories supplied with your Discman, check the area code of your model
and refer to "Supplied accessories" toward the end of this manual.
1996 Printed in Malaysia
Thank you for purchasing the Sony
Compact Disc Compact Player.
Before operating your Discman,
please read this manual and retain it
for future reference.
About this manual
The instructions in this manual are for the D-
170AN, D-171, D-171V, D-172CK, D-173 and D-
175. Before you start reading, check your model
number. The D-170AN is the model used for
The model and the serial numbers are located at
the bottom. Record these numbers in the spaces
provided below. Refer to them whenever you
call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
Model No. __________ Serial No.__________
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or
To avoid electrical
shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing
to qualified personnel
The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard.
For the customers in the USA
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
For the customers in Australia
The supply cord of the AC power adaptor cannot
be replaced; if the cord is damaged, the AC
power adaptor should be discarded.
For the customers not in Poland
mark on the unit is valid only for
products marketed in Poland.
For the customers not in Europe
The CE mark on the unit is valid
only for products marketed in the
Playing a CD right
If you want to play a CD right now, choose to use your Discman on
house current. Other choices are the following three: rechargeable
battery, dry batteries (see "Power Sources" on the reverse side) and car
For models supplied with the AC plug adaptor
If the AC power adaptor does not fit the wall outlet, use the AC plug adaptor.
For models supplied with the headphone remote commander
• Connect the microplug of the headphones to the headphone remote commander, not to the
2/REMOTE jack of the Discman.
• Connect the headphones to the headphone remote commander firmly. A loose connection
may cause noise during playback.
Place a CD
to open the lid.
Adjust the volume.
AC power adaptor
to a wall
DC IN 4.5 V
Label side up
Fit the CD to the pivot.
To stop play, press p.