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Sony Dream Machine ICF-DS15IP Reference Manual

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Personal Audio Docking System
Reference Guide
©2011 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Notice for customers: the following
information is only applicable to equipment
sold in countries applying EU directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative
for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland
GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,
Germany. For any service or guarantee matters,
please refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
 To disconnect AC power, grasp the plug itself,
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
not the cord.
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place lighted
 Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
candles on the apparatus.
keep credit cards using magnetic coding or
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
spring-wound watches, CRT-based TVs, or
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
projectors, etc., away from the unit to prevent
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
possible damage from the magnet.
as vases, on the apparatus.
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
mechanical vibration, or shock.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) which might block the
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
ventilation holes.
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug
qualified personnel before operating it any
from the AC outlet immediately.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
 During a thunderstorm, do not touch the
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
antenna (aerial) and plug.
wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned
 Do not touch the unit with wet hands.
 Do not place the unit anywhere near water.
The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
Power cord
Remote sensor
FM wire aerial
The VOLUME + and  buttons have a tactile dot.
Disposal of waste batteries
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
(applicable in the European
good contact.
Union and other European
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
countries with separate
installing the battery.
collection systems)
 Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
indicates that the battery provided with this
product shall not be treated as household waste.
 In the Reference Guide, "iPod" is used as a
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in
general reference to functions on an iPod or
combination with a chemical symbol. The
iPhone, unless otherwise specified by the text
chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb)
or illustrations.
are added if the battery contains more than
0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
Disposal of Old Electrical &
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of
Electronic Equipment (Applicable
correctly, you will help prevent potentially
in the European Union and other
negative consequences for the environment and
European countries with separate
human health which could otherwise be caused
collection systems)
by inappropriate waste handling of the battery.
The recycling of the materials will help to
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
conserve natural resources.
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over
In case of products that for safety, performance or
to the applicable collection point for the recycling
data integrity reasons require a permanent
of electrical and electronic equipment. By
connection with an incorporated battery, this
ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you
battery should be replaced by qualified service
will help prevent potential negative consequences
staff only.
for the environment and human health, which
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly,
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
hand over the product at end-of-life to the
handling of this product. The recycling of
applicable collection point for the recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
electrical and electronic equipment.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local Civic
For all other batteries, please view the section on
Office, your household waste disposal service or
how to remove the battery from the product
the shop where you purchased the product.
safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable
Applicable accessory: Remote Commander.
collection point for the recycling of waste
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product or battery, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Setting the clock
To set the clock for the first
Power source
This unit contains a CR2032 battery as a backup
This unit is preset to the current date and time at
power source to keep the clock and the alarm
the factory, and is powered by a backup battery.
operating during a power interruption (No Power
All you need to do the first time is just plug it in.
No Problem system).
Note for customers in the UK
 Though the clock is correctly set at the factory,
The clock is preset at the factory, and its memory
discrepancies may arise during transport or
is powered by the preinstalled Sony CR2032
storage. If necessary, set the clock to the correct
battery. If the "AM 12:00" appears in the display
time by referring to "To set the clock manually. "
when the unit is connected to AC outlet for the
When daylight saving time (summer
first time, the battery may be weak. In this case,
time) begins
consult a Sony dealer. The preinstalled CR2032
This model automatically adjusts for daylight
battery is considered part of the product, and is
saving time (summer time).
covered by the warranty.
" " is displayed from the beginning of daylight
You are required to show "Note for customers in
saving time (summer time) and disappears at the
the UK" (in this instruction) to a Sony dealer in
end of the daylight saving time (summer time)
order to validate the warranty for this product.
When to replace the battery
Auto DST/summer time adjustment is based on
When the battery becomes weak, "" appears in
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
the display.
 Daylight saving time (summer time) begins at:
If a power interruption occurs while the battery is
1:00 AM on the final Sunday of March.
weak, the current time and alarm will be erased.
 Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the final
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
Sunday of October.
battery. Use of another battery may cause a fire or
To cancel Auto DST/summer time adjustment
To replace the battery
during the daylight saving time (summer
time) period
Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
The Auto DST/summer time adjustment can be
outlet, remove the screw of the battery
Press and hold CLOCK and SNOOZE/
compartment at the bottom of the unit,
BRIGHTNESS on the unit at the same time for at
and open the lid (see Fig. ).
least 2 seconds while the clock is displayed.
Remove the old battery and insert a new
" " and "OFF" appear in the display to show that
Auto DST/summer time adjustment has been
one in the battery compartment with the
canceled. The display returns to the clock.
 side facing up (see Fig. ).
Replace the battery compartment lid and
 Changes to Auto DST/summer time adjustment
tighten the screw.
by the unit (see above) are subject to
circumstances and laws in each country/region.
Should this interfere with desired adjustment,
SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS on the unit to
cancel the Auto DST/summer time adjustment
turn "
" off in the display.
and set the DST display manually as necessary.
Customers living in a country/region that does
not use daylight saving time (summer time)
 When you replace the battery, do not
must cancel Auto DST/summer time
disconnect the plug from the AC outlet.
adjustment before using the unit.
Otherwise, the current date, current time,
 To activate Auto DST/summer time adjustment
alarm and station presets will be erased.
again, press and hold CLOCK and SNOOZE/
BRIGHTNESS on the unit at the same time for
at least 2 seconds.
" " and "On" appear in the display to show that
Auto DST/summer time adjustment has been
activated. The display returns to the clock.
To set the clock manually
To change the clock setting manually, operate the
unit as follows.
Plug in the unit.
Press and hold CLOCK until the year
Reset button
flashes in the display.
Press TIME SET + or – repeatedly to set
the year, and then press CLOCK.
Repeat step 3 to set the month, day, hour
and minute.
The seconds start incrementing from zero.
 If you do not press any button for about
1 minute while setting the clock, the clock
setting will be canceled.
 A 100-year calendar (2011 - 2110) is installed in
the unit. When the date is set, the day of the
To reset the unit
week is automatically displayed.
Press the reset button with a pointed object if the
MON = Monday, TUE = Tuesday,
unit fails to function properly. The current time,
WED = Wednesday, THU = Thursday,
alarm and station presets, etc., will revert to their
FRI = Friday, SAT = Saturday, SUN = Sunday
factory presets (see Fig. ).
To display the year and date
To charge your iPod
During clock display, press CLOCK on the unit
once for the date, and press it again for the year.
You can use the unit as a battery charger.
After a few seconds, the display will change back
Charging begins when the iPod is connected to
to the current time automatically.
the unit.
The charging status appears in the display on
iPod. For details, see the user's guide of your iPod.
When to replace the battery
Remote commander
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should
last for about 6 months. When the remote no
Before using the supplied remote for the first
longer operates the unit, replace the battery with a
time, remove the insulation film.
new one.
Aim the remote at the
(Remote sensor) of the
the  side facing up
 If you are not going to use the remote for a long
time, remove the battery to avoid any damage
that may be caused by leakage and corrosion.

Operating an iPod

Compatible iPod/iPhone
The compatible iPod/iPhone models are as
Update software of your iPod/iPhone to the latest
version before using it with this unit.
The VOL + and  buttons have a tactile dot.
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
 Terminate the current function and stop
iPod touch (2nd generation)
iPod nano (6th generation)*
 Stop a currently sounding alarm/snooze timer.
iPod nano (5th generation)
iPod nano (4th generation)
 (Play/Pause)
iPod nano (3rd generation)
 Start playing the iPod. Press again to pause/
iPod classic
resume playback.
iPhone 4
 (Forward)
iPhone 3GS
 Go to the next track.
iPhone 3G
 Press and hold while listening to the sound to
* The iPod nano (6th generation) cannot be
locate a desired point.
controlled by the remote when the command of
"MENU, " ", " ", " and "ENTER" is pressed.
 (Backward)
On copyrights
 Go back to the previous track. During
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod
playback, this operation returns to the
touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in
beginning of the current track. To go back to
the previous track, press twice.
the U.S. and other countries.
"Made for iPod, " and "Made for iPhone" mean
 Press and hold while listening to the sound to
that an electronic accessory has been designed to
locate a desired point.
connect specifically to iPod or iPhone,
respectively, and has been certified by the
 Go back to the previous menu.
developer to meet Apple performance standards.
Apple is not responsible for the operation of this
 (Up)/ (Down)
device or its compliance with safety and
 Select a menu item or track for playback.
regulatory standards. Please note that the use of
this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect
 Execute the selected menu item or begin
wireless performance.
 This unit is not specified for use with an iPad,
and malfunction may result if used with one.
 Select the desired sound effect(s). (For details,
see "To enjoy the bass or expansion sound
To play
effect. " )
Set an iPod on the dock connector.
VOL +/− (Volume plus/minus)
The dock connector can be tilted slightly.
 Adjust the volume.
 Activate the radio and select a band.
 Select the preset number or preset station. (For
details, see "Operating the radio. " )
TUNE +/−
 Tune into a station when the radio is on.
 Press and hold to scan AM or FM stations.
 Activate the AUDIO IN function when an
Press .
optional component is connected. (For details,
The iPod begins playback.
see "Connecting optional components. " )
You can operate the connected iPod via this
unit or the iPod itself.
 Set the sleep timer. (For details, see "Setting the
Adjust the volume using VOLUME + or –
sleep timer. " )
(VOL + or – on the remote).
 Some operations may differ or may not be
available on certain models of iPod.
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  • Page 1: Operating An Ipod

    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. Supporter When to replace the battery When the battery becomes weak, “”...
  • Page 2: Settings

    FM 89.8 MHz to The days of the week flash. preset number 1 for FM.  Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event Repeat step 2 to set the days of the week. that data recorded to an iPod is lost or damaged You can select the days from the following when using an iPod connected to this unit.

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