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Sony ICF-DS15iP Reference Manual

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Personal Audio Docking System
Reference Guide
©2011 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
 To disconnect AC power, grasp the plug itself,
not the cord.
 Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
keep credit cards using magnetic coding or
spring-wound watches, CRT-based TVs, or
projectors, etc., away from the unit to prevent
possible damage from the magnet.
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
mechanical vibration, or shock.
rain or moisture.
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
materials (a curtain) which might block the
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place lighted
ventilation holes.
candles on the apparatus.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
qualified personnel before operating it any
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
 During a thunderstorm, do not touch the
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
antenna (aerial) and plug.
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
 Do not touch the unit with wet hands.
 Do not place the unit anywhere near water.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
good contact.
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
installing the battery.
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug
 Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
from the AC outlet immediately.
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
 In the Reference Guide, "iPod" is used as a
wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned
general reference to functions on an iPod or
iPhone, unless otherwise specified by the text
or illustrations.
The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
Power cord
Remote sensor
FM wire aerial
Display window (12-hour system)
The display differs depending on your country.
The VOLUME + and  buttons have a tactile dot.
Power source
This unit contains a CR2032 battery as a backup
power source to keep the clock and the alarm
operating during a power interruption (No Power
No Problem system).
When to replace the battery
When the battery becomes weak, "" appears in
the display.
If a power interruption occurs while the battery is
weak, the current time and alarm will be erased.
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
battery. Use of another battery may cause a fire or
To replace the battery
Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
outlet, remove the screw of the battery
compartment at the bottom of the unit,
To reset the unit
and open the lid (see Fig. ).
Press the reset button with a pointed object if the
Remove the old battery and insert a new
unit fails to function properly. The current time,
one in the battery compartment with the
alarm and station presets, etc., will revert to their
 side facing up (see Fig. ).
factory presets (see Fig. ).
Replace the battery compartment lid and
To charge your iPod
tighten the screw.
You can use the unit as a battery charger.
Charging begins when the iPod is connected to
SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS on the unit to
the unit.
turn "
" off in the display.
The charging status appears in the display on
iPod. For details, see the user's guide of your iPod.
 When you replace the battery, do not
disconnect the plug from the AC outlet.
Otherwise, the current date, current time,
alarm and station presets will be erased.
Setting the clock
 (Forward)
 Go to the next track.
 Press and hold while listening to the sound to
When using the unit for the first time after
purchase, perform the following on the unit:
 Press and hold in pause while observing the
Remove the insulation film of the backup
battery at the bottom of the unit.
 (Backward)
 Go back to the previous track. During
 Press and hold while listening to the sound to
 Press and hold in pause while observing the
 (Up)/ (Down)
 Select a menu item or track for playback.
Plug in the unit.
Press and hold CLOCK until the year
 Go back to the previous menu.
 Press and hold to go back to the main menu.
flashes in the display.
Press TIME SET + or – repeatedly to set
 Execute the selected menu item or begin
the year, and then press CLOCK.
Repeat step 4 to set the month, day, hour
and minute.
 Select the desired sound effect(s). (For details,
The seconds start incrementing from zero.
 If you do not press any button for about
VOL +/− (Volume plus/minus)
1 minute while setting the clock, the clock
 Adjust the volume.
setting will be canceled.
 A 100-year calendar (2011 - 2110) is installed in
the unit. When the date is set, the day of the
 Activate the radio and select a band.
week is automatically displayed.
MON = Monday, TUE = Tuesday,
 Select the preset number or preset station. (For
WED = Wednesday, THU = Thursday,
FRI = Friday, SAT = Saturday, SUN = Sunday
 The clock system varies depending on the
TUNE +/−
 Tune into a station when the radio is on.
model you own.
 Press and hold to scan AM or FM stations.
12-hour system: "AM 12:00" = midnight
24-hour system: "0:00" = midnight
To display the year and date
 Activate the AUDIO IN function when an
During clock display, press CLOCK on the unit
once for the date, and press it again for the year.
After a few seconds, the display will change back
to the current time automatically.
 Set the sleep timer. (For details, see "Setting the
To change the display to the
summer time (daylight
 Some operations may differ or may not be
saving time) indication
Press and hold CLOCK and SNOOZE/
When to replace the battery
BRIGHTNESS for at least 2 seconds.
" " and "On" appear in the display and the time
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should
indication changes to the summer time (daylight
last for about 6 months. When the remote no
saving time).
longer operates the unit, replace the battery with a
To deactivate the summer time (daylight saving
new one.
time) adjustment, press and hold CLOCK and
SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS for at least 2 seconds
" " and "OFF" appear in the display to show that
summer time (daylight saving time) has been
Reset button
Remote commander
 If you are not going to use the remote for a long
Before using the supplied remote for the first
time, remove the insulation film.
Aim the remote at the
(Remote sensor) of the
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.
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
iPod touch (2nd generation)
iPod nano (6th generation)*
iPod nano (5th generation)
iPod nano (4th generation)
iPod nano (3rd generation)
iPod classic
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
* The iPod nano (6th generation) cannot be
The VOL + and  buttons have a tactile dot.
 Terminate the current function and stop
 Stop a currently sounding alarm/snooze timer.
 (Play/Pause)
 Start playing the iPod. Press again to pause/
resume playback.
 Press and hold to turn off the iPod.
On copyrights
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod
touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
locate a desired point.
"Made for iPod, " and "Made for iPhone" mean
display on iPod to locate a desired point.
that an electronic accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to iPod or iPhone,
respectively, and has been certified by the
developer to meet Apple performance standards.
playback, this operation returns to the
Apple is not responsible for the operation of this
beginning of the current track. To go back to
device or its compliance with safety and
the previous track, press twice.
regulatory standards. Please note that the use of
this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect
locate a desired point.
wireless performance.
display on iPod to locate a desired point.
 This unit is not specified for use with an iPad,
and malfunction may result if used as such.
To play back
Set your iPod on the dock connector.
The dock connector can be tilted slightly.
see "To enjoy the bass or expansion sound
effect. " )
Press .
The iPod begins to play back.
You can operate the connected iPod via this
details, see "Operating the radio. " )
unit or the iPod itself.
Adjust the volume using VOLUME + or –
(VOL + or – on the remote).
To remove an iPod
When placing or removing the iPod, hold it at the
same angle as the dock connector on the unit. Do
optional component is connected. (For details,
not pull the iPod forward too far.
see "Connecting optional components. " )
sleep timer. " )
available on certain models of iPod.
 An iPod in a case or cover can be set in this
unit. However, if the case or cover interferes
with connection, remove the case or cover
the  side facing up
before setting the iPod on the dock connector.
 When placing or removing the iPod, hold the
iPod at the same angle as that of the connector
on this unit, and do not twist or bend the iPod
as it may result in connector damage.
 Remove the iPod when transporting it,
otherwise a malfunction may result.
 When placing or removing the iPod, hold the
unit securely.
time, remove the battery to avoid any damage
 If the battery of your iPod is extremely low,
that may be caused by leakage and corrosion.
charge it for a while before operation.
 If your iPod cannot reach the supporter located
in front of the unit, attach the supplied cushion
below the supporter.
 If the iPod is already playing when set onto the
unit, the sound from the iPod will be output
from the unit speakers, even if the unit was
playing sound from another function.
 Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event
that data recorded to an iPod is lost or damaged
when using an iPod connected to this unit.
 For details of environmental conditions for
operating your iPod, check the website of Apple
Continued on the reverse side
controlled by the remote when the command of
"MENU, " ", " ", " and "ENTER" is pressed.


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  • Page 1 (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers, that may be caused by leakage and corrosion. Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium charge it for a while before operation. Aim the remote at the...
  • Page 2 SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS on the unit repeatedly Firmly connect the line output jack of a three options by pressing TIME SET + or –: the following checks, consult your nearest Sony To remove the AM loop aerial within 4 seconds. portable digital music player (or other Every day: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT dealer.

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