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Sony ICF-C414 Operating Instructions

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This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as back-up power source for the clock, which is preset
to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at the factory. And this battery is considered part of the product.
Important Safety
For customers who purchased this product in the
Please register this product on line at
1) Read these instructions.
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2) Keep these instructions.
and other important announcements. Registering
3) Heed all warnings.
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4) Follow all instructions.
the unlikely event that the product needs
adjustment or modification. Thank you.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer's
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
not expose this apparatus to rain or
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place lighted
polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized
candles on the apparatus.
plug has two blades with one wider than the
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
other. A grounding type plug has two blades
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
or the third prong are provided for your safety.
as vases, on the apparatus.
If the provided plug does not fit into your
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
receptacles, and the point where they exit
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
from the apparatus.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
the manufacturer.
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug
or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold
from the AC outlet immediately.
with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus
You are cautioned that any changes or
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
equivalent type.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
the presence of uninsulated "dangerous
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
voltage" within the product's enclosure that
normally, or has been dropped.
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
For the state of california, USA only
Perchlorate Material –special handling may apply, See
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
literature accompanying the appliance.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
 Large, easy to-see, 1.4 inch green LED.
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
 Dual alarm FM/AM Clock radio.
are designed to provide reasonable protection
 Various types of alarms — buzzer, radio and
against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and
 Automatic time set — When you plug the clock
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
in for the first time, the current time will be
installed and used in accordance with the
shown in the display.
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
 Automatic Daylight Saving Time/Summer time
radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
 Date button to display month, day and year.
particular installation. If this equipment does
 Brightness control (High/Middle/Low).
cause harmful interference to radio or television
 No Power No Problem™ alarm system to keep
reception, which can be determined by turning
the clock and the alarm operating during a
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
power interruption with a CR2032 battery
to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
 Extendable snooze — Snooze time can be
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
extended from 10 up to 60 minutes.
— Increase the separation between the equipment
 Progressive Alarm Speed (buzzer only).
and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
 Replace the battery for the clock backup with a
Sony CR2032 lithium battery. Use of another
battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
 Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
 Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away
from children.
 Play the unit on the power source specified in
Time display
12-hour System
 To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead),
Frequency range
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
 The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been
turned off.
 The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
Approx. 6.6 cm (2
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
Power output
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
180 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
Power requirements
mechanical vibration, or shock.
120 V AC, 60 Hz
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
For power backup: 3 V DC, one CR2032 battery
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) which might block the
Approx. 178.9 × 121.8 × 88.5 mm (w/h/d)
ventilation holes.
× 4
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any
Approx. 638 g (1 lb 6.5 oz) incl. CR2032 battery
 To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
Design and specifications are subject to change
with a mild detergent solution.
without notice.
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
good contact.
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
 Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.


Should any problem occur with the unit, make
the following simple checks to determine whether
or not servicing is required.
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony
The clock flashes "AM 12:00".
 A power interruption occurred and the backup
battery is low. Replace the battery. Remove the
old battery and install a new one.
The buzzer, radio or melody alarm does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
 Check that the buzzer, radio or melody alarm is
activated (the ALARM A (or B) indicator lights
The radio alarm is activated but does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
 Check that the volume is not set to minimum.
When daylight saving time begins, the clock
does not employ the daylight saving time
 Make sure the clock is set correctly.
 Press and hold DST for at least 3 seconds to
activate the automatic DST/summer time
87.5 – 108 MHz
530 – 1 710 kHz
inches) dia., 8 Ω
× 3
inches) incl. projecting parts and


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  • Page 1: Troubleshooting

    This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as back-up power source for the clock, which is preset to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at the factory. And this battery is considered part of the product. Important Safety For customers who purchased this product in the...
  • Page 2: Playing The Radio

    Otherwise, the current time and alarm will be be initialized. initialized. Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium  Be sure to observe the correct polarity when battery. Use of another battery may present a risk installing the battery.

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