Sony ICD-PX240 - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide

Sony ICD-PX240 - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide

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Sony ICD-PX240 - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide


Welcome to your new Sony IC recorder!

This is the Quick Start Guide, which provides you with instructions on the basic operations of the IC recorder. Please read it carefully. We hope you enjoy using your new Sony IC recorder.

Check the supplied items.

  • IC Recorder (1)
  • USB connecting cable (1)
  • LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
  • Help Guide (HTML file stored in the built-in memory so it can easily be copied to your computer.)
  • Quick Start Guide

Parts and controls

Parts and controls - Front View
Parts and controls - Rear View

  1. Built-in microphone
  2. (headphone) jack
  3. Operation indicator
  4. Display window
  5. FOLDER button
  6. MENU button
  7. PLAY/ENTER button (*)
  8. (review/fast backward) button
  9. (stop) button
  10. (microphone) jack (PLUG IN POWER) (*)
  11. VOL (volume) –/+ button (*)
  12. DIVIDE button
  13. ERASE button
  14. REC/PAUSE (record/pause) button
  15. (cue/fast forward) button
  16. Speaker
  17. HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch
  18. (USB) connector
  19. Battery compartment
  20. Strap hole (A strap is not supplied.)

* These buttons and the jack have a tactile dot. Use it as a reference point for operations, or to identify each terminal.

Let's try out your new IC recorder

Power on

  1. Slide and lift the battery compartment lid, then insert batteries with the correct polarity.
    Power on Step 1
  2. Turn the power on.
    Slide and hold the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch in the direction of "POWER ON/OFF" until the window display appears.
    Power on Step 2

    To turn the power off, slide and hold the HOLD•POWER ON/ OFF switch in the direction of "POWER ON/OFF" until "OFF" is displayed.
    To prevent unintentional operations (HOLD)
    Power on Step 3

    Power on Step 4

Set the date and time

When you insert batteries and turn the power on, the year section begins to flash.

  1. Press or to set the year (the last two digits of the year), and then press PLAY/ENTER. Repeat this procedure to set month, day, hour, and minute in sequence.
    Set the date and time



  1. Press REC/PAUSE.
    Recording starts and the operation indicator lights in red.
    You can pause recording by pressing REC/PAUSE. Press REC/ PAUSE again to restart recording.
  2. Place the IC recorder so that the built-in microphone face the direction of the source to be recorded.
  3. Press (stop) to stop recording.
    "ACCESS" appears and the recording stops.



  1. Press PLAY/ENTER.
    Playback starts and the operation indicator lights in green.
  2. Adjust the volume by pressing VOL –/+.
  3. Press (stop) to stop playback.



  1. When the IC recorder is in the stop mode, press and hold ERASE.
    When the IC recorder is in the playback mode, press ERASE.

    "ERASE" is displayed.
  2. Press ERASE.

Utilizing Your Computer

Installing the help guide on your computer

By installing the help guide on your computer from the built-in memory of the IC recorder, you can search for detailed operations and possible solutions when a problem occurs.

  1. Connect the (USB) port of the IC recorder with the USB port of a running computer with the supplied USB connecting cable inserted into the ports securely until each plug stops to the end.
  2. In Windows: Click [Computer] (or [My Computer]), then double-click [IC RECORDER] [FOR WINDOWS].
    In Mac: Double-click [IC RECORDER] on the desktop.
  3. Install the help guide.
    In Windows: Double-click [Help_Guide_Installer] (or [Help_Guide_Installer.exe]).
    In Mac: Double-click []. (v10.5.8 or higher)
    Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to proceed with installation.
  4. After the installation completes, double-click the [Help_Guide_icdp24_uc.htm] icon in the desktop for Windows (or in Finder for Mac).
    The help guide is displayed.
    You can also view the help guide on the following Sony IC Recorder customer support home page:

Copying files from the IC recorder to your computer

You can copy the files and folders from the IC recorder to your computer to store them.

  1. Connect the IC recorder to your computer.
  2. Copy files or folders you want to transfer to your computer.
    Drag and drop the files or folders you want to copy from "IC RECORDER" to the local disk on your computer.
    To copy a file or folder (Drag and drop)
    Copying files from the IC recorder to your computer
  3. Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer.


On power
Operate the unit only on 3.0 V or 2.4 V DC. Use two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries or two NH-AAA rechargeable batteries.

On safety
Do not operate the unit while driving, cycling or operating any motorized vehicle.

On handling

  • Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock.
  • Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, remove the battery and have the unit chec ked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.

If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.


Capacity (User available capacity *1*2)
4 GB (approx. 3.50 GB = 3,758,096,384 Byte)
*1 A small amount of the built-in memory is used for file management and therefore not available for user storage.
*2 When the built-in memory is formatted with the IC recorder.

Dimensions (w/h/d) (not incl. projecting parts and controls) (JEITA)*3
Approx. 38.5 mm × 115.2 mm × 21.3 mm (1 9/16 × 4 5/8 × 27/32 inches)

Mass (JEITA)*3
Approx. 72 g (2 1/2 oz) including two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries
*3 Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association)

Additional features

Details of these additional features for recording, playback, and editing are included in the help guide.

  • MODE (Recording mode)
  • SENS (Microphone sensitivity)
  • LCF (Low cut filter)
  • VOR (Voice Operated Recording)
  • REC-OP (Adding a recording)
  • DPC (Digital Pitch Control)
  • N-CUT (Noise cut)
  • EASY-S (Easy search)
  • CONT (Continuous play)
  • LOCK (Protecting a file)
  • DIVIDE (Dividing a file)

Optional accessories

  • Electret condenser microphone ECM-CS3, ECM-TL3
  • Rechargeable battery NH-AAA-B2KN, NH-AAA-B2EN
  • USB AC adaptor AC-U50AG (except Argentina)
  • Compact charger & 2-pc AAA Multi-Use Premium batteries BCG-34HS2KAN, BCG-34HW2KAN (except Argentina)

Depending on the country or region, some of the models or optional accessories are not available.

Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.

Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.

© 2014 Sony Corporation
Printed in China


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