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Sony Walkman ICF-C763 Operating Instructions

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FM/AM PLL Synthesized Clock Radio ICF-C763
Operating Instructions
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Printed on 100% recycled paper using
VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free
vegetable oil based ink.
© 2004 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Owner’s Record
The model number and the serial number are located
• Dual alarm FM/AM PLL (Phase Locked Loop)
on the bottom.
synthesized clock radio.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
• LCD with white backlight, and brightness
Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
adjustment for the backlight.
dealer regarding this product.
• Easy preset digital tuning with 15 memory presets.
Model No. ICF-C763
• Illumination light, that is most suitable as a bedside
Serial No.
• Various types of alarms-radio, buzzer and 4
For customers who purchased this product in the
• Nap Timer allows you to take a short nap and wake
to buzzer without changing your alarm settings.
Please register this product on line at
(You can select your nap time from 10 to 120
http:/ /
Proper registration will enable us to send you
periodic mailings about new products, services,
• Angle is adjustable for your best view position.
and other important announcements.
• DST(Daylight Saving Time) -Summer time
Registering your product will also allow us to
adjustment (one-hour skip function).
contact you in the unlikely event that the product
• Extendable snooze - snooze time can be extended
needs adjustment or modification. Thank you.
from 10 to 60 minutes in maximum every time you
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
• Operate the unit only on 120V AC, 60 Hz.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
• The nameplate indicating voltage, etc. is located at
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such
the bottom of the unit.
as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
• To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
out the plug, not by the cord.
filled with liquids, such 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 place subject to
direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical
vibration, or shock.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs, blankets,
etc.) or near materials (curtains, draperies) that
block the ventilation holes.
• Should any liquid or solid object fall into the unit,
unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it further.
• When the casing becomes soiled, clean it with a soft
cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution.
Never use abrasive cleaners or chemical solvents, as
they may mar the casing.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
This symbol is intended to alert the user
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
to the presence of uninsulated
outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
If you have any questions or problems
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
concerning your unit, please consult your
of electric shock to persons.
nearest Sony dealer.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating


and maintenance (servicing) instruc-
tions in the literature accompanying the
Should any problem occur with the unit, make the
following simple checks to determine whether or not
servicing is required.
* The graphical symbols are the bottom
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony
enclosure of the AC power adaptor.
The clock does not show the correct time.
This equipment has been tested and found to
• Has an electrical power outage lasting more than 1
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
minute occurred?
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
The radio or buzzer alarm does not sound at
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
the preset alarm time.
protection against harmful interference in a
• Has the desired radio or buzzer alarm been
residential installation. This equipment
activated? (i.e. Is “
” or “
” displayed?)
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
The radio alarm is activated but no sound
accordance with the instructions, may cause
comes on at the preset alarm time.
harmful interference to radio communications.
• Has VOLUME been adjusted?
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
The preset stations may be deleted from the memory,
equipment does cause harmful interference to
if a maintenance service is required.
radio or television reception, which can be
Please note down your settings in case you want to
determined by turning the equipment off and on,
preset them again.
the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following


— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
Time display
equipment and receiver.
12-hour system
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
Frequency range
circuit different from that to which the
87.5 - 108 MHz
receiver is connected.
530 - 1 710 kHz
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
inches) dia. 4 Ω
Approx. 5.7 cm (2
Power output
You are cautioned that any changes or
200 mW (at 10 % harmonic distortion)
modifications not expressly approved in this
Power requirements
manual could void your authority to operate
120 V AC, 60 Hz
this equipment.
Approx. 115.5 × 105 × 110.6 mm (w/h/d) (4
× 4
inches) including projecting parts and
Approx. 600 g (1 lb 5.2 oz)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.


For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance,
and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating
instructions, and adhere to them.
Water and Moisture
Do not use powerline operated appliances near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
Do not place the appliance near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable
operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be
blocked or covered.
-Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.
-Never block the slots and openings by placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
-Never place the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
Do not place the appliance on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The appliance may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by Sony.
-An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
Power Source
This appliance should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local
power company. For those appliances designed to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization
This appliance is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), or with a three-wire grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for grounding). Follow
the instructions below:
-For the appliance with a polarized AC power cord plug:
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug by forcing it in.
-For the appliance with a three-wire grounding type AC plug:
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since
this can result in fire or electric shock.
When not in use
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Power-Cord Protection
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits
from the appliance.
For added protection for this appliance during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the appliance due to lightning and powerline surges.
Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the appliance through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the appliance.
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the appliance.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code provides information with respect
to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection
to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Antenna Grounding According to the National
Electrical Code
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
Electric Service
(NEC Section 810-20)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding Electrode System
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
-When the power cord or plug is damage or frayed.
-If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the appliance.
-If the appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
-The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-This indicates a need for service.
-If the appliance does not operate normally when following the operating instructions, adjust only
those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the appliance to normal operation.
-If the appliance has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been
Do not attempt to service the appliance yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by Sony that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the appliance, ask the service technician to perform
routine safety checks (as specified by Sony) to determine that the appliance is in safe operating



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  Summary of Contents for Sony Walkman ICF-C763

  • Page 1: Important Safeguards

    Wall or Ceiling Mounting If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony. Power Source This appliance should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
  • Page 2: Playing The Radio

    Lift open to reveal the buttons. Setting the Clock Changing AM Channel Step Plug in the clock radio. “AM 12:00” flashes on the display. The AM channel step differs depending on areas. The Press D.S.T./CLOCK for a few seconds channel step of this unit is factory-set to 10 kHz.

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