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Sony ICD-B10 Operating Instructions Manual

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3-230-616-11 (1)
IC Recorder
Operating Instructions
ICD-B10/B15
2001 by Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-230-616-11 (1) IC Recorder Operating Instructions ICD-B10/B15 2001 by Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. INFORMATION 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.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Before You Begin What is an IC recorder? ... 4 Features ... 5 Getting Started Step 1: Installing the Batteries ... 6 Step 2: Setting the Clock ... 8 Basic Operations Recording Messages ... 10 Playing Back Messages ... 14 Playing Back the Specified Section Repeatedly —...
  • Page 4: What Is An Ic Recorder

    BBefore You Begin What is an IC recorder? This IC recorder enables you to record and play back oral messages in the built-in IC memory. z Recording When a new message is recorded, it is automatically added after the last recorded messages.
  • Page 5: Features

    Features • Maximum recording time ICD-B10: 63 min. (SP)/168 min. (LP) This unit is suitable for recording long meetings or lectures. • Possible of recording up to 99 messages in each of 3 folders (ICD- B10)/5 folders (ICD-B15) • Alarm function (page 30) You can start playing back a desired message with an alarm on a desired date and time.
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    BGetting Started Step 1: Installing the Batteries Slide and lift the battery compartment lid. Insert two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries with correct polarity, and close the lid. Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or when you insert batteries after the unit has been without batteries for a certain period of time.
  • Page 7 With continuous use, approx. 7.5 hours (SP)/15 hours (LP) of recording or approx. 6 hours (SP)/8 hours (LP) of playback is possible. * Using Sony alkaline batteries LR03 (SG) * When playing back through the internal speaker with VOL control at around 4 The battery life may shorten depending on the operation of the unit.
  • Page 8: Step 2: Setting The Clock

    Step 2: Setting the Clock You need to set the clock to use the alarm or timer setting function. Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or when you insert batteries after the unit has been without batteries for a certain period of time.
  • Page 9 Set the time. 1 Press . or > to select the digits of the hour. Press NxPLAY/STOP at the time signal. The display will return to “SET DATE”. Press MENU to exit the menu mode. 1 Tip This unit does not have a power on/off switch. The display is shown at all times.
  • Page 10: Basic Operations

    BBasic Operations Recording Messages You can record up to 99 messages in each of three folders (A, B, or C) for ICD-B10 or five folders (A, B, C, D or E) for ICD-B15. Since a newly recorded message is automatically added behind the last recorded message, you can start recording quickly without searching for the end of the last recording.
  • Page 11: Stop Recording

    Stop recording. If you do not change the folder after you stop recording, the next time you record you will record in the same folder. To stop recording You can also stop recording by pressing xSTOP instead of zREC/STOP. To pause recording pause recording* release pause and resume recording...
  • Page 12 Recording Messages (continued) Recording Messages (continued) To select the microphone sensitivity See page 36. Maximum recording time With the ICD-B10, you can record for up to 63 minutes in SP (standard play) mode and 168 minutes in LP (long play) mode. If you record messages in a mixture of SP and LP modes, the recordable time varies from 63 to 168 minutes.
  • Page 13: Various Ways Of Recording

    Various Ways of Recording Starting recording automatically in response to the sound — Advanced VOR function When the VOR (voice operated recording) function is set to ON (page 36), recording starts when the recorder detects sound and stops when no sound is heard.
  • Page 14: Playing Back Messages

    Playing Back Messages When playing back a previously recorded message, start from Step 1. When playing back a message you have just finished recording, start from Step 3. Select the folder. Press FOLDER repeatedly to display the folder you wish to play back.
  • Page 15: Start Playback

    Start playback. 1 Press NxPLAY/STOP. Counter display (or the selected display mode) After playing back one message, the unit stops at the beginning of the next message. When the last message on a folder has been played back, the unit stops at the beginning of the last message.
  • Page 16: Various Ways Of Playback

    Playing Back Messages (continued) Playing Back Messages (continued) Other operations go back to the beginning of the current message** skip to the next message** go back to previous messages/skip to succeeding messages play back rapidly or slowly play messages with normal speed ** If you have set a bookmark on the message, the unit stops at the bookmark.
  • Page 17 Searching forward/backward during playback (Cue/Review) To search forward, keep > pressed during playback and release the button at the point you wish to resume playback. To search backward, keep . pressed during playback and release the button at the point you wish to resume playback. The unit searches at slow speed (unit of 4 seconds) with playback sound.
  • Page 18: Playing Back The Specified Section Repeatedly - A-B Repeat

    Playing Back the Specified Section Repeatedly — A-B Repeat While playing back a message, you can set the start (A) and end (B) points for a section you wish to play repeatedly. A-B REPEAT During playback, press A-B REPEAT briefly. The starting point (A) of the section you wish to play repeatedly is set.
  • Page 19: Erasing Messages

    Erasing Messages You can erase the recorded messages one by one or all messages in a folder at a time. Note that once a recording has been erased, you cannot retrieve it. Erasing messages one by one When a message is erased, the remaining messages will advance and renumbered so that there will be no space between messages.
  • Page 20: Erasing All Messages In A Folder

    Erasing Messages (continued) To erase other messages Repeat steps 1 and 2. To erase a message partially First divide the message by adding an index (see page 23) and then follow the steps on page 19 to erase the message. Erasing all messages in a folder e.g.
  • Page 21: Editing Messages

    BEditing Messages Adding a Recording Adding a Recording to a Previously Recorded Message You can add a recording to the message being played back. The added recording will be placed after the current message and counted as a part of the message. Built-in microphone During playback Message 3...
  • Page 22: Adding An Overwrite Recording During Playback

    Adding a Recording (continued) Adding an Overwrite Recording during Playback You can add an overwrite recording after the selected point in a recorded message. The part of the message after the selected point is deleted. The starting point of an overwrite recording Message 2 Message 2 Added overwrite recording in Message 2...
  • Page 23: Dividing A Message Into Two/Combining Messages - Index Function

    Dividing a Message into Two/ Combining Messages — Index Function You can divide a message by adding an index, or combine messages by erasing the index. While recording/playing back messages, you can add an index (see below). In stop mode, you can erase the index (see page 25). INDEX ERASE Dividing a Message by Adding an Index...
  • Page 24 Dividing a Message into Two/Combining Messages — Index Function (continued) To mark an index during recording While recording a message, press INDEX at the point you want to divide. The new message number flashes three times at the point you pressed INDEX. The message will be divided in two messages;...
  • Page 25 Combining messages by erasing the index You can combine two messages into one by erasing the index. Message 1 Message 2 Message 3 Message 4 Message 5 Message 1 In stop mode, follow the steps below: Press . or > to display the number of the second of the two messages you want to combine.
  • Page 26: Moving Messages To A Different Folder - Move Function

    Moving Messages to a Different Folder — Move Function You can move the recorded messages to another folder. FOLDER Example: Moving Message 3 in Folder A to Folder C Play back the message you want to move. While playing back the message, press FOLDER to flash the indication of the folder to which you want to move the message (C in this case).
  • Page 27: Other Functions

    BOther Functions Starting Recording at a Desired Time — Timer Recording You can start recording at a desired time. NxPLAY/STOP MENU Display the timer setting display. 1 Press MENU. The unit enters the menu mode and “ALARM” will be displayed. 2 Press .
  • Page 28 Starting Recording at a Desired Time — Timer Recording (continued) Set the recording start date. • to start recording on a desired date 1 Press NxPLAY/STOP while “DATE” is flashing. 2 Press . or > to select the year digits and press NxPLAY/STOP.
  • Page 29 To stop the timer recording Press xSTOP. To change the timer setting Press . or > in Step 2, 3 or 4 on page 28 to change the year, month, day or time and press NxPLAY/STOP. To cancel the timer recording setting Select “OFF”...
  • Page 30: Playing Back A Message At A Desired Time With An Alarm

    Playing Back a Message at a Desired Time with an Alarm You can sound an alarm and start playback of a selected message at a desired time. You can have the message played back at a desired date, once every week, or the same time everyday. You can also sound the alarm without playing back a message.
  • Page 31 Set the alarm date. • to play back on a desired date 1 Press Nx while “DATE” is flashing. • to play back once a week Press . or > to select the day of the week and press Nx. •...
  • Page 32 Playing Back a Message at a Desired Time with an Alarm (continued) At the set time, the alarm will sound for about 10 seconds and the selected message will be played back. ( If “B-ONLY” was selected in Step 6, only the alarm will sound.) When the playback ends, the unit will stop automatically at the beginning of that message.
  • Page 33: Preventing Accidental Operation - Hold Function

    Preventing Accidental Operation — HOLD function HOLD switch Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow. “HOLD” will flash three times, indicating that all the functions of the buttons are locked. To cancel the HOLD function, simply slide the HOLD switch in the opposite direction.
  • Page 34: Selecting The Display Mode

    Selecting the Display Mode You can select the display mode for the stop, recording and playback modes. (If the unit is left unoperated for more than 3 seconds in the stop mode, the display will show the current time, regardless of the display mode setting.) Each time you press DISPLAY, the display mode will change as shown below:...
  • Page 35: Menu Map

    Menu map Press MENU to enter the menu mode. ALARM MODE TIMER BEEP CONT SENS EASY-S Year SET DATE : Initial setting Press NxPLAY/STOP to go to the next step. Press . or > to select. Set date DATE DAILY Set date DATE DAILY...
  • Page 36: Changing The Settings

    Changing the Settings Follow the menu map on page 35. 1 Press MENU to enter the menu mode. 2 Press . or > to select the item and press Nx PLAY/STOP. 3 Press . or > to select the mode and press Nx PLAY/STOP to fix the setting.
  • Page 37: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Backup recommendations To avoid potential risk of data loss caused by accidental operation or...
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before taking the unit for repair, check the following sections. Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Symptom The unit does not operate. No sound comes from the speaker. “FULL” is displayed and you cannot start recording.
  • Page 39 Symptom Remedy Recording level is •“LO”is selected in the SENS mode. Select “HI” low. Recording is •The advanced VOR function (page 13) is interrupted. Recording level is •This unit is designed to automatically adjust unstable (when recording music, etc.) Playback speed is too •Set the PLAY SPEED selector to “NORMAL.”...
  • Page 40: Error Messages

    Troubleshooting (continued) Error messages Error message “PRE SET” “BACK-D” “NO ERASE” “NO DATA” “SET DATE” “ID FULL” “FULL” “ACCESS” Cause/Remedy •You set the alarm to play back a message or set the timer to start recording at a date and time previously set on another message.
  • Page 41: System Limitations

    System limitations There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Troubles as mentioned below are not malfunctions of the unit. Symptom Cause/Remedy You cannot record •If you record messages in a mixture of SP and messages up to the maximum recording time.
  • Page 42: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details. Main unit 1 MIC (built-in microphone) (10) 2 Display window (44) 3 FOLDER button (10, 14) 4 INDEX button (23) 5 DISPLAY button (34) 6 A-B REPEAT button (18) 7 MENU button (8, 27, 30, 35, 8 ERASE button (19) 9 xSTOP button (11, 15)
  • Page 43 Rear w; PLAY SPEED selector (16) wa Battery compartment (6) ws Hook for handstrap (not supplied) Continued...
  • Page 44: Display Window

    Index to Parts and Controls (continued) Display window 1 Alarm indicator (32) 2 Repeat play indicator (16) 3 Recording mode indication (36) 4 REC DATE (recorded date) indication (34) 5 REMAIN indicator (34) 6 Remaining memory indicator (12) 7 Folder indication (10, 14) (For ICD-B10, folders D and E do not appear.) 8 Remaining battery indicator (7)
  • Page 45: Specifications

    Specifications Recording media Recording time Frequency response Speaker Power output Input/Output Playback speed control Power requirements Dimensions (w/h/d) (not incl. projecting parts and controls) Mass (incl. batteries) Optional accessories Your dealer may not handle some of the above listed optional accessories. Please ask the dealer for detailed information.
  • Page 46: Index

    Index A-B repeat ... 18 Accidental operation ... 33 Add, index ... 23 Add, recording ... 21 Advanced VOR ... 13 Alarm ... 30 Battery ... 6 Beep ... 36 Built-in microphone ... 10 Clock setting ... 8 Connecting external microphone 13 Connecting other equipment ...
  • Page 47 Recorded date ... 34 Recording ... 10 Recording mode ... 36 Remaining memory ... 10, 12 Remaining recording time ... 34 Repeat play ... 16 Review ... 17 Scanning play ... 16 Search backward ... 17 Search forward ... 17 SP mode.
  • Page 48 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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