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Sony Dream Machine ICF-C717PJ Operating Instructions

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FM/AM Clock Radio
Operating Instructions
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
No Power No Problem is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
©2010 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
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 USA
Please register this product on line at
1) Read these instructions.
Proper registration will enable us to send you
periodic mailings about new products, services,
2) Keep these instructions.
and other important announcements.
3) Heed all warnings.
Registering your product will also allow us to
4) Follow all instructions.
contact you in the unlikely event that the
product needs adjustment or modification.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
Thank you.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
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
polarized or grounding-type plug. A
lighted candles on the apparatus.
polarized plug has two blades with one
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong.
not expose this apparatus to dripping or
splashing, and do not place objects filled with
The wide blade or the third prong are
liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
electrician for replacement of the obsolete
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
10) Protect the power cord from being walked
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
by the manufacturer.
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main
bracket, or table specified by the
plug from the AC outlet immediately.
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC
When a cart is used, use caution when
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been
avoid injury from tip-over.
turned off.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
such as power-supply cord or plug is
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
This equipment has been tested and found to
For the state of california, USA only
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
Perchlorate Material –special handling may
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
apply, See
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
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
 Dual alarm FM/AM synthesized clock radio
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to
 Nature Sounds (Sea Waves, Birds, Rain,
radio or television reception, which can be
Brook, Under the Sea)
determined by turning the equipment off and
 Room temperature display (Fahrenheit /
Centigrade) 5°F – 122°F (–15°C – 50°C)
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
 Built-in audio cable for Digital Music Player
 10 Station Presets (5 FM/5 AM)
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Various types of alarms - radio, buzzer and
— Increase the separation between the equipment
Nature Sounds (5)
and receiver.
 Automatic time set: when you plug the clock
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
in for the first time, the current time will be
circuit different from that to which the receiver
shown in the display
is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
 Automatic Daylight Saving Time Set/Summer
technician for help.
time adjustment
 100-year calendar and DATE/TIME ZONE
 Replace the battery for the clock backup with
button to display year, month, and date
a Sony CR2032 lithium battery. Use of
 Brightness Control (High/Low/Off)
 No Power No Problem alarm system to keep
another battery may present a risk of fire or
the clock and the alarm operating during a
 Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
power interruption with a CR2032 battery
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
 Extendable Snooze system - Snooze time can
 Dispose of the used battery promptly. Keep
be set from 10 to 60 minutes
away from children.
 Progressive Alarm Speed (buzzer only)
 Play the unit on the power source specified in
Time display
"Specifications. "
12-hour system
 To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
Radio section
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
Frequency range
 Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
keep personal credit cards using magnetic
Band Frequency
coding or spring-wound watches away from
the unit to prevent possible damage from the
87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
530 kHz – 1,710 kHz
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive
dust, mechanical vibration, or shock.
Approx. 3.6 cm (1
inches) dia., 8 Ω
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit
on a thick pile surface (rug, a blanket, etc.),
Built-in audio cable with stereo mini plug
or near materials that might block the
(ø 3.5 mm)
ventilation holes (such as a curtain, etc.).
Power output
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
0.7 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
Power requirements
qualified personnel before operating it any
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For clock back up: 3V DC, one CR2032 battery
 To clean the casing, use a soft cloth
Nature Sounds
dampened with a mild detergent solution.
Sea Waves, Birds, Rain, Brook, Under the Sea
 Never touch the wire of the external FM
Temperature range
antenna during a thunderstorm.
5 °F – 122 °F (–15 °C – 50 °C)
Furthermore, immediately disconnect the
Temperature resolution
main plug from the wall outlet.
1 °F (1 °C)
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
Approx. 217 mm × 67 mm × 62 mm (w/h/d)
good contact.
inches × 2
inches × 2
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
including projecting parts and controls
installing the battery.
 Do not hold the battery with metallic
Approx. 675 g (1 lb 7.63 oz) including power
tweezers, otherwise a short-circuit may
supply unit and CR2032 battery
Supplied accessories
If you have any questions or problems
AM loop antenna (1)
concerning your unit, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Connecting the
Should any problem persist after you have
made the following checks, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
To connect the AM loop
The clock flashes "AM 12:00" due to a
power interruption.
 The battery is low. Replace the battery.
The shape and the length of the antenna is
Remove the old battery and install a new one.
designed to receive AM signals. Do not
The alarm settings do not sound at the
dismantle or roll up the antenna.
preset alarm time.
 Check that alarm "" or alarm "" is
Remove only the loop part from the
properly set/displayed.
plastic stand.
The alarm settings are activated but there
Set up the AM loop antenna.
is no sound at the preset alarm time.
 Check the alarm volume setting.
When daylight saving time begins, the
clock does not switch to daylight saving
time automatically.
 Make sure the clock is set correctly.
Connect the cords to the AM antenna
 Press and hold DISPLAY/CLOCK and
SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS simultaneously for
Cord (A) or cord (B) can be connected to
at least 2 seconds to activate the Automatic
either terminal.
DST function.
Insert the cord while
pushing down the
terminal clamp.
Make sure the AM loop antenna is
connected firmly by pulling softly.
Adjusting the AM loop antenna
Find a place and an orientation that provides
good reception.
 Do not place the AM loop antenna near the
unit or other AV equipment, as noise may
Adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna for
best AM broadcast sound.
About the backup
Setting the time zone
and the clock for the
first time
To maintain accurate time, this unit includes an
internal CR2032 battery as a backup power
This unit is preset to current EST (Eastern
source in the event of a power interruption.
Standard Time) at the factory, and is powered
Knowing when to replace
by a backup battery. All you need to do the first
Channel step
time is just plug it in and select your time zone.
the battery
0.1 MHz
When the battery becomes weak, "  " will
10 kHz
appear in the display.
If a power interruption occurs while the battery
is weak, the current time and alarm will be
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
battery. Use of another battery may cause a fire
or explosion.
If "AM 12:00" flashes in the display when the
unit is connected to an AC outlet for the first
time, the battery may be weak. In this case,
consult your Sony dealer.
Installing and replacing the
backup battery
Keep the AC power cord connected to
the AC outlet, remove the screw that
secures the battery compartment at the
bottom of the unit using a screwdriver,
and pull the battery compartment
inches) not
marked PULL OPEN. (See fig. -)
Insert a new battery in the battery
holder with the  side facing up.
To remove the battery from the battery
 Though the clock is correctly set at the
compartment, push it out from the side
marked PUSH. (See fig. -)
Insert the battery compartment back
into the unit and secure it with the
 While setting the time zone, you must
screw. (See fig. -)
To turn "  " off in the display, press
When daylight saving time
(summer time) begins
replacing the battery.
This model automatically adjusts for daylight
saving time (summer time).
 When you replace the battery, do not
" " is displayed from the beginning of daylight
disconnect the AC power cord from AC
saving time (summer time), and disappears at
the end of daylight saving time (summer time)
Otherwise, the 100-year calendar, current
time, alarm, and station presets will be
 Daylight saving time (summer time) begins
 If the clock is erased while you are replacing
the battery, set the clock again. (See "Setting
 Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the first
the clock")
To cancel Automatic DST/Summer
Time adjustment during daylight
saving time (summer time)
Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment can
be canceled.
Press and hold DISPLAY/CLOCK and
SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS at the same time for
at least 2 seconds while the clock is displayed.
" " and "OFF" appear in the display to show that
Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment has
been canceled. The display returns to the clock.
 Daylight saving time (summer time) is
 To activate Automatic DST/Summer Time
Plug in the unit.
"year" (about 4 seconds)  "month and
date" (about 4 seconds)  "current EST
(Eastern Standard Time)" appears in the
display in turn.
Press and hold DATE/TIME ZONE for
at least 2 seconds.
Area number "2" flashes in the display.
Press TIME SET + or – repeatedly to
select the time zone as follows:
Area number
Time zone
Atlantic Standard Time
Eastern Standard Time
(default setting)
Central Standard Time
Mountain Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time
Yukon Standard Time
Hawaiian Standard Time
Press DATE/TIME ZONE to set.
factory, discrepancies may arise during
transport or storage. If necessary, set the
clock to the correct time by referring to
"Setting the clock. "
perform each step within 65 seconds, or the
time zone setting mode will be canceled.
at: 2:00 AM on the second Sunday of March.
Sunday of November.
subject to variations in circumstances and
laws of each country/region. Customers
living in a country/region without daylight
saving time (summer time) from 2:00 AM on
the second Sunday of March to 2:00 AM on
the first Sunday of November must cancel
Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment
before using the unit.
adjustment again, press and hold DISPLAY/
same time for at least 2 seconds.
" " and "On" appear in the display to show
that Automatic DST/Summer Time
adjustment has been activated. The display
returns to the clock.



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  Summary of Contents for Sony Dream Machine ICF-C717PJ

  • Page 1  Dispose of the used battery promptly. Keep away from children. 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.
  • Page 2: Settings

      Setting the clock Plug in the unit. Press and hold DISPLAY/CLOCK for at least 2 seconds.    The year starts to flash in the display. Press TIME SET + or – repeatedly to set the year. Press DISPLAY/CLOCK.