Sony ICD-BX140 - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide

Sony ICD-BX140 - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide

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Sony ICD-BX140 - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide


Check the supplied items

  • IC Recorder (1)
  • LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
  • Quick Start Guide

Parts and controls

Overview - Part 1

  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

Overview - Part 2

  1. HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch
  2. Battery compartment
  3. 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.


Power on

  1. Slide and lift the battery compartment lid, then insert batteries with the correct polarity.
  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 - Turning on
    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 - Turning off
    Options - Power on

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.
    Options - 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.
    Options - Record


  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.
    Options - Listen


  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.
    Options - Erase

Using the menu

  1. Press MENU.
  2. Press or to select a menu item for which you want to make setting, and then press PLAY/ENTER.
  3. Press or to select the setting that you want to set, and then press PLAY/ENTER.
  4. Press (stop) to exit the menu mode.
    Options - Using the menu

Additional features

You can also view the help guide on the following Sony IC Recorder customer support home page:
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)


On power

Operate the unit only on 3.0 V DC.
Use two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline 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 checked 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)
Approx. 38.5 mm × 115.2 mm × 21.3 mm (1 9/16 × 4 5/8 × 27/32 inches)

Approx. 72 g (2 1/2oz) including two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries

Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)

Battery life (When using LR03 (SG) (size AAA) alkaline batteries (*3))

  • SHQ (Super high quality mode) Recording: Approx. 26 h.
    Playback through speaker: Approx. 13 h.
    Playback using the headphones: Approx. 32 h.
  • HQ (High quality mode) Recording: Approx. 28 h.
    Playback through speaker: Approx. 14 h.
    Playback using the headphones: Approx. 34 h.
  • SP (Standard play mode) Recording: Approx. 45 h.
    Playback through speaker: Approx. 16 h.
    Playback using the headphones: Approx. 48 h.
  • LP (Long play mode)
    Recording: Approx. 30 h.
    Playback through speaker: Approx. 16 h.
    Playback using the headphones: Approx. 50 h

*3 Measured values acquired under our measurement conditions.
These values may decrease depending on the usage conditions.

Please access the following support home page to get the support information about your IC recorder: For customers in the U.S.A.:

For customers in Canada:

Documents / Resources


Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

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