Creating your own CD program
Use buttons nn the remnte tn create ynur nwn program.
1 Press CD  to select the CD function.
2 Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until "PGM"appears
while the player is stopped.
3 Press DISC SKIP [_ to select a disc.
4 Press 1.441/1_1 (or <}<UDfl>Don the unit) 
repeatedly until the desired track number appears.
MP3 files, press _
repeatedly to select the desired iolder, and then select
the desired file.
Selected trackor filenumber
Total playing timeofthe
selected t rack
5 Press ENTER to add the track or file to the
6 Repeat steps 3 through Sto program additional
tracks or files, up to a total of 25 tracks or files.
7 To playyour program of tracks or files, press _
CD I,,-II on the unit) .
The program remains available until you open the disc
tray. To play the same program again, select the CD
flmction, and press IJ_ (or CD I_IN on the unit) .
on the remote
To view program
such as total
of the program
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly.
Presetting radio stations
_*_u]can preset your iavorite radio stations and tune
them in instantly by selecting the corresponding
Tune in the desired station (See"Listening to the
2 Press TUNER MEMORY  on the remote.
3 Press +/- (orTUNING + or - on the unit) 
repeatedly to select your desired preset number.
If another station is already assigned to the selected
preset number, the station is replaced by the new
4 Press ENTER on the remote.
5 Repeat steps I through 4 to store other stations.
5_u can preset up to 20 FM and 10 AM stations. The
preset stations are retained lor about half a day even
the power cord or ira power lailure
6 To call up a preset radio station, pressTUNING
MODE  repeatedly until "PRESET"appears, and
then press +/- (or TUNING + or - on the unit) 
repeatedly to select the desired preset number.
Recording onto a tape (Except for
North American model)
Use a TYPE I (normal) tape onb,0
52}u can record just the portions you like from a sound
source, including connected
Use buttons on the unit to control tape recording.
1 Insert a recordable tape into the cassette holder
with the side you want to record facing up.
2 Prepare the recording source.
Select the desired source to record.
Place the disc ynu want to record and press DIS("
[_ to select a disc.
When recording a fblder from an MP3 disc, press
PLAY MODE  repeatedly to select "CZ1;'and then
[_ repeatedly to select the desired
To record only your fhvorite CD tracks or MP3 files in
}'our desired order, perfbrm
steps 2 to 5 of"Creating
}'our own CD program2
3 Start recording.
(record) _, and then start playing the
desired recording source.
The CD starts playing automatically
after 10 seconds
If there is noise while recording from the tuner,
reposition the appropriate
antenna to reduce the
While recording, ynu cannot listen to other sources.
To stop recording
Press I _--[_.
We recommend lhat you press II _ first, and then press I_
avoid noise being recorded when you stop recording.
Using the timers
The system offers twn timer iunctinns. If you use both
timers, the Sleep Timer has priorit)_
You can lall asleep to music.
the clock is not set.
on the remote
If you select
off after the
disc or tape stops or in 100 minutes.
If the tape deck is still playing
at the set
tin]e, the system
the tape deck stops.
can wake up to CD or tuner at a preset time.
Use buttons on the remote to control the Play Timer.
Make sure you have set the clock.
Preparethe sound source.
Prepare the sound source, and then press VOLUME
+/-  to adjust the volume.
To start ficom a specific CD track or MP3 file, create
}'our own CD program.
2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET[_].
3 Press I_1_/1_1_1  repeatedly to select"PLAY"and
then press ENTER.
"ON TIME" appears, and the ]]our indication flashes.
4 Set the time to start playing.
 repeatedly to set the hour, and
then press ENTER.
The minute indication
flashes. Use the procedure
above to set the minutes.
5 Usethe same procedure as in step 4to set the time
to stop playing.
6 Select the sound source.
 repeatedly until the desired
sound source appears, and then press ENTER . The
display shows the timer settings.
7 Press I/(_) [_ to turn off the system.
If the system is on at the preset time, the Play Timer
will not play.
To activate or check the timer again
 repeatedly until "PLAY SEL" appears, and the]] press
To cancel the timer
Repeat the same procedure as above until "OFF" appears,
and then press ENTER .
To change the setting
Start over from step 1.
"Ihet layTimer setting remains as kingas tl_esettingis nol canceled
Make sure the power cord and speaker cords are
correctly and firmly connected.
2 Find your problem in the checklist below, and take
the indicated corrective action.
If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
If the STANDBY indicator flashes
unplug the pnwer cnrd, and check the
* If your system has a voltage selector, is the voltage
selector set to the correct voltage?
After the STANDBY indicator  on the unit stops
the power cord, and turn on the
system. If the issue persists, contact }'our nearest Sony
The system does not turn on.
• Is the power cord plugged in?
• Is the voltage selector set correctly to match the
local power line voltage? Saudi Arabian models also
may not turn on when the voltage selector is set to
There is no sound.
• Are the + and
speaker cords short circuited?
• Are you using only the supplied speakers?
• Is anything blocking the ventilation holes on the back
of the system?
Sound comes from one channel,
or the left and
• Place the speakers as synnnetrically as possfl4e
nnly the supplied speakers.
Severe hum or noise.
• Move the system away from sources of noise.
the system to a different wall socket.
• Install a noise filter (available separately) to the power cord.
The remote does not function.
• Remove any obstacles between the remote and the
remote sensor _
on the unit, and position
away from fluorescent lights.
• Point the remote at the system's sensor.
• Mnve the remote closer to the system.
The sound skips, or the disc will not play.
• Wipe the disc clean, and replace it.
• Mnve the system to a location away from vibration
example, on top of a stable stand).
• Move the speakers away from the system, or place them
on separate stands. At high volume, speaker vibration
may cause the sound to skip.
Play does not start from the first track.
• Return to Nnrmal Play by pressing PLAY MODE 
repeatedly until both "PGM" and "SHUF" disappear.
Starting playback takes more time than usual.
• The _llnwing discs take a longer time to start pl_back.
-a disc recorded with a complicated
-a disc recorded in nmltisession
-a disc that has not been finalized (a disc to which data
can be added).
-a disc that has many folders.
The disc tray does not open and "LOCKED"
• Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Severe hum or noise, or stations cannot be
received. ("TUNED" or"STEREO"flashes on the
• Connect the antenna proper_
• Find a location and an orientation that provide good
reception, and then set up the antenna again.
• Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the
power cord to avoid picking up noise.
• Tnrn offnearby electrical equipment.
Tape deck (Exceptfor North American
The sound exhibits
excessive wow or flutter or
• Clean the capstans and pinch rollers. Also, clean and
demagnetize the tape heads. See "Precantions" for details.
Tochange the AM tuning interval
The AM tuning interval is fhctnry preset tn 9 kHz nr
10 kHz (fbr some areas: this function is not available on
Russian and Saudi Arabian models).
Use buttons on the unit to change the AM tuning
1 Tune in any AM station, and then turn off:the
2 Press DISPLAY  to displaythe
3 While holding downTUNING + , press 1/_ (on/
All the AM preset stations are erased. To reset the
interval to the lactory preset, repeat the procedure.
Toimprove tuner reception
Tnrn off CD pla),er l>ower 1)_} u sing the CD power
iunction. By defiudt, CD power is tnrned on.
I Press CD on the remote (or FUNCTION repeatedly)
 to select the CD function.
2 Press I/(_)  to turn offthe
flashing, press DISPLAY 
to display the clock and then press I/(_)  while
holding down •  on the unit.
"('D POWER OFF" appears. \Vit]] ('D player pnwer
turned off. disc access time is increased. To turn on
CD player power, repeat the procedure until "CD
POWER ON" appears.
To reset the system to factory settings
If the system still does not nperate properb, oreset the
system to fhctory settings.
Use buttons on the unit to reset the unit to its Iactory
the power cord, and then
turn on the system.
2 Press PLAYMODE , FUNCTION , and I/(_  at
the same time.
All user configured settings, such as preset radio
stations, timer, and the clock, are deleted.
CANNOTLOCK : The system cannot be locked after
ynu have done the procedure of"When carrying this
COMPLETE : The preset operation ended normally.
FULL : _u tried to program more than 25 tracks or files
LOCKED : The disc tray does not open. Contact your
nearest SoW dealer.
NO DISC: There is no disc in the player, or you have
loaded a disc that cannot be played.
NO STEP: All of the programed tracks have been erased.
NOTUSED: 52_u pressed an invalid button.
OVER: You have reached the end of the disc while
 during playback or pause.
PUSHSELECT : 52_utried to set the clock or timer during
PUSHSTOP :You pressed PLAYMODE  during
READING: The system is reading infbrmation from the
disc. Some buttons are not available.
SETCLOCK : 52_u tried to select the timer when the clock
is not set.
SETTIMER : Youtried to select the timer when the Play
Timer is not set.
TIMENG : The PlayTimer start and end times are set to
the same time.
Discs that this system CAN play
• Audio CD
(audin data/MP3 files)
• CD R/CD
that have not
or are dirty, or CD-R/CD-
• CD R/CD
that have adhesive
or used discs with