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Sony Dream Machine ICF-CD3iP Operating Instructions

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Operating Instructions
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
©2008 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
 To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
with a mild detergent solution.
 Never touch the wire of the external FM aerial
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
during a thunderstorm. Furthermore,
not expose this apparatus to rain or
immediately disconnect the AC power cord
from the radio.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place lighted
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
candles on the apparatus.
good contact.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
installing the battery.
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
 Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
as vases, on the apparatus.
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
Disposal of Old Electrical &
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Electronic Equipment (Applicable
in the European Union and other
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
European countries with separate
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
collection systems)
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
from the AC outlet immediately.
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over
to the applicable collection point for the recycling
Notice for customers: the following
of electrical and electronic equipment. By
information is only applicable to equipment
ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you
sold in countries applying EU directives
will help prevent potential negative consequences
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
for the environment and human health, which
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC
handling of this product. The recycling of
and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH,
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
For more detailed information about recycling of
For any service or guarantee matters please refer
this product, please contact your local Civic
to the addresses given in separate service or
Office, your household waste disposal service or
guarantee documents.
the shop where you purchased the product.
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
 Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging
replaced. Replace only with the same or
indicates that the battery provided with this
equivalent type.
product shall not be treated as household waste.
 Replace the battery for the clock backup with a
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of
Sony CR2032 lithium battery, and the battery
correctly, you will help prevent potentially
for the remote commander with a Sony CR2025
negative consequences for the environment and
lithium battery. Use of another battery may
human health which could otherwise be caused
present a risk of fire or explosion.
by inappropriate waste handling of the battery.
 Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
The recycling of the materials will help to
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
conserve natural resources.
 Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
In case of products that for safety, performance or
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
data integrity reasons require a permanent
 Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away
connection with an incorporated battery, this
from children.
battery should be replaced by qualified service
staff only. To ensure that the battery will be
treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-
life to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on
how to remove the battery from the product
safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of waste
 Brightness control (High/Mid/Low)
 Supplied audio cable for digital music players
For more detailed information about recycling of
 Built-in CD player with CD-R/RW playback
this product or battery, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal
 FM/AM 2-band digital tuner
service or the shop where you purchased the
 30 Station Presets (20 FM, 10 AM)
 Automatic Time/Daylight Saving Time Setting
 No Power No Problem Alarm System
If you have any questions or problems concerning
 Extendable Snooze time from 10 to 60 min
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
 Play the unit on the power source specified in
Should any problem persist after you have made
the following checks, consult your nearest Sony
 To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
The clock flashes "12:00" due to a power
 The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
 The battery is low. Replace the battery. Remove
to the wall outlet, even if the player itself has
the old battery and install a new one.
been turned off.
 The nameplate and important information
The CD, radio, iPod or buzzer alarm does not
concerning safety are located on the bottom
sound at the preset alarm time.
 Check that "ALARM A" or "ALARM B" is
 Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
properly displayed.
keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding
The CD, radio or iPod alarm is activated but
or spring-wound watches away from the unit to
no sound comes on at the preset alarm time.
prevent possible damage from the magnet.
 Has VOLUME been adjusted?
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
The CD player does not operate.
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
 Did you close the CD compartment lid?
mechanical vibration, or shock.
 Did you insert the disc correctly?
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
The disc should be inserted with the label side
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
 Dusty or defective disc — Clean the disc with
materials (a curtain) which might block the
an optional cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from
ventilation holes.
the center out.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
 Take out the CD and leave the CD
unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified
compartment open for about an hour to allow
personnel before operating it any further.
condensation to evaporate.
There is no sound from the iPod.
 Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
 Adjust the VOLUME.
The iPod cannot be operated with this unit.
 Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
iPod nano
The iPod cannot be charged.
3rd generation
 Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
iPod classic
When daylight saving time begins, the clock
does not employ the daylight saving time
 Make sure the clock is set correctly.
 Press and hold CLOCK and BRIGHTNESS
simultaneously for at least two seconds to
iPod nano
iPod nano
employ the DST function.
2nd generation
1st generation
5th generation
CD player section
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
iPod mini
Emission duration: Continuous
4th generation
4th generation
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW(This output is
(color display)
the value measurement at a distance of 200 mm
from the objective lens surface on the optical
 In these Operating Instructions, "iPod" is used
pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
as a general reference for the iPod functions on
Number of channels
the iPod and iPhone, unless otherwise specified
by the text or illustrations.
Frequency response
 The connector of the unit is for sole use for
20 - 20 000 Hz +1/–2 dB
iPod. When you use devices that do not match
Wow and flutter
with the connector, connect to the AUDIO IN
Below measurable limit
terminal of this unit with the supplied audio
iPod section
connecting cable.
DC out: 5V
 Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event
MAX: 500mA (AC only)
that data recorded to iPod is lost or damaged
when using an iPod connected to this unit.
Radio section
Frequency range
Connecting the aerial
Channel step
87.5 – 108 MHz
0.05 MHz
To connect the AM loop
531 – 1 611 kHz 9 kHz
The shape and the length of the aerial is designed
Time display
to receive AM signals. Do not dismantle or roll up
12-hour system
the aerial.
Remove only the loop part from the
Approx. 3.8 cm (1
inches) dia. 20 Ω
plastic stand.
Set up the AM loop aerial.
AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Power output
1 W + 1 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
230 V AC, 50 Hz
For clock back up: 3 VDC one CR2032 battery
Approx. 145 × 156.8 × 115.8 mm (w/h/d)
Connect the cords to the AM aerial
× 6
× 4
inches) not including
projecting parts and controls
Cord (A) or cord (B) can be connected to
either terminal.
Approx. 1.3 kg (2 lb 13 oz) including power
Insert the cord while
supply unit
pushing down the
Supplied accessories
terminal clamp.
Remote commander (1)
AM loop aerial (1)
Audio connecting cable (1)
Universal dock adapter for iPhone (1)
Only insert up
Universal dock adapter for iPhone 3G (1)
to here.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Compatible iPod models
The compatible iPod models are as follows.
Make sure the AM loop aerial is
Update your iPod to use the latest software before
connected firmly by pulling softly.
you use it.
Adjusting the AM loop aerial
Find a place and an orientation that provide good
 Do not place the AM loop aerial near the unit
or other AV equipment, as noise may result.
iPod nano
5th generation
iPhone 3GS
iPod touch
(video camera)
2nd generation
Adjust the direction of the AM loop aerial for best
AM broadcast sound.
iPod nano
4th generation
iPhone 3G
iPod touch
1st generation
The CD, iPod & iPhone  and
VOLUME + buttons have a tactile dot.
Preparing the remote
About the backup
Before using the card remote commander for the
To keep good time, this unit contains one CR2032
first time, remove the insulation film. (See Fig.
battery inside of the unit as a backup power
The battery keeps the clock operating in the event
When to replace the battery
of a power interruption.
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should
Note for customers in the UK
last for about six months. When the remote
The clock is preset at the factory, and its memory
commander no longer operates the unit, replace
is powered by the preinstalled Sony CR2032
the battery with a new one. (See Fig. -)
battery. If the "AM 12:00" appears in the display
when the unit is connected to AC outlet for the
first time, the battery may be weak. In this case,
 Do not charge the battery.
consult a Sony dealer. The preinstalled CR2032
 When you are not going to use the remote
battery is considered part of the product, and is
commander for a long time, remove the battery
covered by the warranty.
to avoid any damage caused by leakage and
You are required to show "Note for customers in
the UK" (in this instruction) to a Sony dealer in
order to validate the warranty for this product.
Knowing when to replace the
When the battery becomes weak, "" appears 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
If "12:00" flashes in the display when the unit is
connected to AC outlet for the first time, the
battery may be weak. In this case, consult your
Sony dealer.
Replacing the battery
Open the CD compartment lid. (See Fig.
Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
outlet and use a screwdriver to remove
the screw that secures the battery holder
at the bottom of the unit. (See Fig. -
Push the exhausted battery out from the
bottom of the battery holder and insert a
new battery with the  side facing up.
(See Fig. -)
Insert the battery holder back into the
unit and secure it with the screw. (See
Fig. -)
Press CD, iPod&iPhone, RADIO BAND,
OFF to turn "
" off in the display.
If the time in the display is
incorrect after the battery is
changed (Reset)
Press the Reset button with a pointed device. The
Reset button is in the small hole located in the
battery compartment.
If you replace the battery, do not disconnect the
plug from the AC outlet. Otherwise, the calendar,
current time, alarm and station presets will be
Battery Warning
If the unit is to be left unplugged for a long time,
remove the battery to avoid undue battery
discharge and damage to the unit from battery
There is a danger of explosion if the battery is
incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the equipment manufacturer.
If the battery compartment lid comes off
The battery compartment lid is designed to come
off when opened with excessive force. To put it
back on, see the illustration.
Insert the left hook of the lid into the left
hole in the unit.
Insert the right hook into the right hole.
Confirm the lid is securely attached.


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  • Page 1: Clock Radio

    You are required to show “Note for customers in corrosion. the UK” (in this instruction) to a Sony dealer in order to validate the warranty for this product. Knowing when to replace the battery When the battery becomes weak, “”...
  • Page 2: Setting Clock/Alarm/Sleep Timer

    Follow steps 1 and 2 in “Manual tuning” connecting cable. application software. to tune the frequency you wish to preset.  Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event Music discs encoded with Hold down MEMORY/DISPLAY for at that data recorded on an iPod is lost or...