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Sony ICF-C255RC Operating Instructions

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Operating Instructions
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Sony Corporation © 2000
Printed in Malaysia
Before You Begin
To prevent fire or shock
Thank you for choosing the Sony Dream
Machine. The Dream Machine will give you
hazard, do not expose
many hours of reliable service and listening
the unit to rain or
Before operating your unit, please read these
instructions thoroughly and retain them for
future reference.
• Radio-Controlled Clock Auto Adjust System.
• Radio and buzzer dual alarms.
• 5 random station presets for easy one button
• LCD with backlight, and brightness adjustment
for the backlight.
• Alarm setting dial—easy to set alarm time and
• Date button to display the year, month and
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
• Extendable snooze—snooze time can be
"dangerous voltage" within the
extended from 8 to 60 minutes in maximum
product's enclosure that may be of
every time you use.
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
• Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz.
instructions in the literature
• To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
accompanying the appliance.
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
• Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
The graphical symbols are at the bottom of the
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration, or shock.
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
You are cautioned that any changes or
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
modifications not expressly approved in this
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
manual could void your authority to operate
materials (a curtain) which might block the
this equipment.
ventilation holes.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by a
qualified personnel before operating it any
This equipment has been tested and found to
• To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
with a mild detergent solution.
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
If you have any questions or problems
protection against harmful interference in a
concerning your unit, please consult your
residential installation. This equipment
nearest Sony dealer.
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
Time display
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
12-hour system
equipment does cause harmful interference to
Frequency range
radio or television reception, which can be
FM: 87.5–108 MHz
determined by turning the equipment off and on,
AM: 530–1 710 kHz
the user is encouraged to try to correct the
Channel steps
FM: 0.1 MHz (fixed)
interference by one or more of the following
AM: 10 kHz (fixed)
—Reorient or relocate the receiving
Approx. 6.6 cm (2
Power output
—Increase the separation between the
200 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
equipment and receiver.
Power requirements
—Connect the equipment into an outlet
120 V AC, 60 Hz
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Approx. 180.5 55
—Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
parts and controls
Approx. 740 g (1 lb. 10 oz.)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the
appliance, and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and described in
the operating instructions supplied with the appliance by Sony.
Water and Moisture
Do not install the appliance near water: for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
Do not install the appliance near sources of heat such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other appliances that produce heat.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation.
To ensure reliable and safe operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these
slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
Do not place the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface which may block the slots
and openings.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless
proper ventilation is provided.
Carts and Stands
Do not install the appliance on an unstable table, shelf, cart or stand. Use only a cart or stand
recommended by Sony.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
Power Source
Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the appliance.
Grounding or Polarization
Do not defeat the grounding or polarization feature of the AC power cord. If your AC receptacle
will not accept the power cord plug, contact your electrician to install a proper AC receptacle.
AC Receptacle
Check to make sure that the AC receptacle holds the power cord plug firmly and securely. If the
power cord plug is loose, contact your electrician to replace the defective and unsafe AC
Power-Cord Protection
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by having objects placed
on it, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from
the appliance.
When not in use
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Foreign Objects
Be careful that foreign objects and liquids do not enter the enclosure through openings.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
in.) dia., 8
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
140 mm (w/h/d)
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
in.) incl. projecting
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code provides information with
respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to
an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Antenna Grounding According to the National
Electrical Code
—NEC National Electrical Code—
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and consult qualified service personnel when:
-the power cord or the plug has been damaged.
-a solid object or liquid has fallen into the cabinet.
-the appliance has been exposed to rain or moisture.
-the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-the appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
Do not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. For
all other servicing refer to qualified service personnel only.
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
Ground Clamps
(NEC* Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
Electric Service
(NEC* Section 810-21)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
(NEC* Art 250 Part H)


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  • Page 1: Important Safeguards, Clock Radio

    Wall or Ceiling Mounting If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony. Power Source Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.

  • Page 2: Setting The Alarm, Setting The Sleep Timer, Playing The Radio, Troubleshooting

    Reception is governed in large part by where the radio-controlled clock antenna is set up and • In step 6, when you press CLOCK after the which direction it is pointed in. minute setting to activate the clock, the seconds start counting from zero.

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