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FM/AM Clock Radio
Radio Réveil FM/AM
Operating Instructions
Mode d'emploi (Au verso)
©2014 Sony Corporation
Printed in China/Imprimé en Chine
ICF-C1T
The frequency of the current radio
station is displayed as a rough guide.
Display
AC power cord
There is a tactile dot beside VOLUME + to show the direction to go to turn up the
volume.
License and Trademark
English
Notice
Before operating the unit, please read this
guide thoroughly and retain it for future
No Power No Problem™ is a trademark of Sony
reference.
Corporation.
WARNING
Precautions
 Operate the unit on the power sources
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
specified in "Specifications."
not expose this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
 To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
heat source, such as a radiator or airduct, or
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place
in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive
lighted candles on the apparatus.
dust, mechanical vibration, or shock.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
not expose this apparatus to dripping or
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit
splashing, and do not place objects filled with
on a surface (a rug, blanket, etc.) or near
liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
materials (a curtain) that might block the
Do not install the appliance in a confined
ventilation holes.
space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with
a qualified personnel before operating it any
battery-installed to excessive heat such as
further.
sunshine, fire or the like.
 To clean the casing, use a soft dry cloth. Do
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
not use any type of solvent, such as alcohol
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
or benzine, which may damage the finish.
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
plug from the AC outlet immediately.
 Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep the
The unit is not disconnected from the AC
lithium battery out of the reach of children.
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
Should the battery be swallowed,
to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has
immediately consult a doctor.
been turned off.
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
The nameplate and important information
good contact.
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
concerning safety are located on the bottom
installing the battery.
exterior.
 Do not hold the battery with metallic
CAUTION
tweezers, otherwise a short-circuit may
occur.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
 Do not expose the battery to excessive heat
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
such as direct sunlight, fire or the like.
If you have any questions or problems
WARNING
concerning your unit, please consult your
 Battery may explode if handled incorrectly.
nearest Sony dealer.
Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of
in fire.
 Dispose of used battery promptly and in
accordance with local environmental laws
and guidelines. Keep away from children.
Getting Started
4-480-528-21(3)
Connecting to an AC

power source

Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
To wall outlet
The current EST (Eastern Standard Time)
appears on the display.
(This unit is preset to the current date and time
at the factory, and is powered by the back-up
battery.)
Setting the clock for
the first time
All you need to do to set the clock for the first
time is select your time zone.
If you live in the Eastern Standard Time zone,
you do not need to adjust the area setting.
1
Press TIME ZONE.
Area number "2" appears on the display.
2
Press TIME ZONE repeatedly to select
a number as follows:
Area number Time zone
0
Newfoundland Standard
Time
1
Atlantic Standard Time
2
Eastern Standard Time
(default)
3
Central Standard Time
4
Mountain Standard Time
5
Pacific Standard Time
6
Alaska Standard Time
7
Hawaii Standard Time
The clock display switches to the current
time of selected time zone in about 4
seconds.
Note
 During shipment and your first use, a clock
error may occur. In this case, refer to "Setting
the clock manually" to set the correct time.
About Automatic DST/
summer time adjustment
This unit automatically adjusts for daylight
saving time (summer time). "DST" automatically
appears on the display at the beginning of
daylight saving time (summer time), and
disappears at the end of daylight saving time
(summer time).
 Daylight saving time (summer time) begins
at 2:00 AM on the second Sunday of March.
 Standard time begins at 2:00 AM on the first
Sunday of November.
Notes
 The implementation of DST/summer time
and its beginning/ending date and time are
subject to circumstances and laws in each
country/region. Should this interfere with the
desired adjustment, cancel the Automatic
DST/summer time adjustment and set the
clock manually as necessary. Customers
living in a country/region that does not use
daylight saving time (summer time) should
cancel the Automatic DST/summer time
adjustment before using the unit.
 When Hawaii Standard Time is set, the
default Automatic DST/summer time
adjustment setting is off.
To cancel Automatic DST/
summer time adjustment
The Automatic DST/summer time
adjustment can be canceled.
Press and hold DST for more than 3
seconds while the clock is displayed.
A beep sounds, and "Aut  OFF" appears
on the display to show that the Automatic
DST/summer time adjustment has been
canceled. The clock display returns.
To reactivate Automatic DST/
summer time adjustment
Press and hold DST for more than 3
seconds. A beep sounds, and "Aut  On"
appears on the display to show that
Automatic DST/summer time adjustment
has been activated. The clock display
returns.
Operations
 The alarm function works as usual on the
first and last day of daylight saving time
(summer time). When Automatic DST/
summer time adjustment is set, if the alarm

Setting the clock

is set for a time that is skipped when daylight
saving time (summer time) begins, the alarm
manually
is skipped, or if the alarm is set for a time
that overlaps the end of daylight saving time
(summer time), the alarm sounds twice.
To change the clock setting manually, operate
the unit as follows.
Notes on the alarm in the event of a
power interruption
1
Press and hold ENTER/TIME SET for
In the event of a power interruption, the alarm
more than 2 seconds.
functions work until the battery is fully
You will hear a beep and the last two digits
discharged. But certain functions will be
of the year will start to flash on the display.
affected as follows:
2
Press + or – repeatedly to select the
 The display will disappear.
 If the alarm sound is set to RADIO, it will be
year, and then press ENTER/TIME SET.
changed to BUZZ automatically.
 If the power returns while the alarm is
sounding, the alarm sounds continuously for
about 60 minutes when the power returns.
 The alarm buzzes for about one minute,
3
Repeat step 2 to set the month, day
stops temporarily, and buzzes again after
and time.
about five minutes if neither SNOOZE/
After setting the time, two short beeps will
BRIGHTNESS nor ALARM RESET/OFF is
sound and the seconds will start
pressed while the alarm is buzzing.
incrementing from zero.
If the alarm buzzes and stops (either
automatically after 1 minute or by pressing
Note
SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS) five times, the alarm
 If you do not press any button for about 1
is automatically reset in the case of a power
minute while setting the clock, clock setting
interruption. The alarm will buzz for
mode will be canceled.
30 minutes after power is restored if it is
restored within 60 minutes of the alarm time.
When daylight saving time
 If you press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS while the
(summer time) begins/ends
alarm is sounding, the snooze time is set to
while Automatic DST/summer
10 minutes. During a power failure, the
snooze time cannot be set to more than
time adjustment is set to off
10 minutes.
Change the clock setting manually if you have
 If "  " appears on the display, the alarm will
canceled the Automatic DST/summer time
not sound in the event of a power
adjustment.
interruption. Replace the battery if "  "
appears.

Playing the radio

Setting the sleep
1
timer
Press RADIO to turn on the radio.
2
Set BAND to the desired band (AM or
You can fall asleep to the radio using the sleep
FM).
timer, which turns off the radio automatically
after a preset duration.
Press SLEEP.
The radio turns on. Each time you press SLEEP,
the duration (in minutes) changes as follows:
3
Tune to the desired station using
TUNING.
4
Adjust the volume using VOLUME +/–.
To turn off the radio, press ALARM RESET/
The radio will play for the duration you set,
OFF.
then shut off.
To deactivate the sleep timer, press SLEEP
repeatedly to set the sleep timer to "OFF."

Setting the alarm

To turn off the radio before the
The dual alarm function allows you to set two
preset time
alarm programs (ALARM A and ALARM B).
An alarm time can be set for each program and
Press ALARM RESET/OFF.
the alarm sound can be selected from RADIO
(radio) or BUZZ (buzzer).
To use both the sleep timer and
Before setting the alarm
alarm
 Make sure to set the clock. (See "Setting the
You can fall asleep to the radio and also be
clock manually.")
awakened by the radio or buzzer alarm at the
 To set the radio alarm, first tune to a station
preset time.
and adjust the volume. (See "Playing the
radio.")
Set the alarm, then set the sleep timer.
To set the alarm
Note
 When the alarm is set to sound during the
1
Set ALARM A (or B) to the desired
sleep timer duration, the sleep timer will be
alarm sound (RADIO or BUZZ).
deactivated automatically when the alarm
sounds.
When setting ALARM A
Setting the brightness
of the display
Three levels of brightness are available.
The alarm time appears for a few seconds,
Press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS.
and then "A" (or "B") appears on the display.
Each time you press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS,
(It does not appear when the switch is set
the brightness of the display changes as
to OFF.)
follows:
2
Press SET ALARM TIME + or –
repeatedly to set the desired time
Note
while the alarm time appears on the
 When the alarm is sounding or the snooze
display.
function is active, the brightness of the
display cannot be changed.
While setting the alarm time, "A" (or "B")
flashes on the display.
When the alarm time setting operation is
complete, the clock display returns after a
few seconds and "A" (or "B") changes from
flashing to fully lit.
At the set time, the radio will turn on, or the
buzzer will sound gradually increasing in
volume. ("A" (or "B") flashes on the display.)
To stop the alarm
Press ALARM RESET/OFF to turn off the
alarm.
The alarm will sound again at the same time
the next day.
To doze for a few more minutes
Press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS.
The sound turns off, but will automatically
come on again after about 10 minutes.
Each time you press SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS,
the snooze time changes as follows:
The display shows the snooze time for about
4 seconds and returns to show the current
time. ("A" (or "B") flashes on the display.)
To deactivate the alarm
Set ALARM A (or B) to OFF.
"A" (or "B") disappears from the display.
Notes
 The alarm time setting cannot be changed if
ALARM A (or B) is set to OFF. If SET ALARM
TIME + or – is pressed, "OFF" appears on the
display for about 0.5 seconds.
 If a second alarm sounds during a first (or
the snooze function is active), the second
alarm takes priority.
 ENTER/TIME SET, DST, and TIME ZONE are
unavailable while the alarm is sounding or
the snooze function is turned on.
 If the same alarm time is set for both ALARM
A and ALARM B, ALARM A takes priority.
 If no operation is performed while the alarm
is sounding, the alarm will stop after about
60 minutes.
General information
About the battery as a
backup 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 is discharged, "" appears
on the display.
If a power interruption occurs while the battery
is discharged, the current time and alarm will
be erased.
Note
 If "AM 12:00" flashes on the display when the
unit is connected to an AC outlet for the first
time, the battery may be discharged. In this
case, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Replacing the backup
battery
1
Keep the AC plug connected to the
wall outlet and remove the battery
compartment on the bottom of the
unit by pulling it up while sliding the
tab. (See Fig. -.)
2
Insert a new battery into the battery
compartment with the  side facing
up.
To remove the battery from the battery
compartment, push it out from the side
marked PUSH. (See Fig. -.)
3
Insert the battery compartment back
into the unit along the groove and
push it from above until it clicks. (See
Fig. -.)
The tab locks the battery compartment.
4
Press RADIO to remove "  " from the
display.
Notes
 When you replace the battery, do not
disconnect the AC plug from the wall outlet.
Otherwise, the current date, current time and
alarm will be erased.
 If the unit will be left unplugged for a long
time, remove the battery to avoid any
damage that may be caused by leakage or
corrosion.
Troubleshooting
Should any problems persist after you have
made the following checks, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
The clock flashes "AM 12:00" after a
power interruption.
 The battery is discharged. Remove the old
battery and insert a new one.
Unsatisfactory reception
 The AC power cord functions as an FM
antenna. Extend the AC power cord fully to
increase reception sensitivity.
 Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum
reception. A ferrite bar AM antenna is built
into the unit.
 Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or
metal surface, as this may lead to
interference.
The radio or buzzer alarm does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
 Check that "A" or "B" appears on the display.
The radio alarm is activated but no
sound is emitted at the preset alarm
time.
 Adjust the volume using VOLUME +/–.
When daylight saving time (summer
time) begins, the clock does not switch
to daylight saving time (summer time)
automatically.
 Make sure the clock is set correctly.
 When "Aut  On" appears on the display
after pressing and holding DST for more than
3 seconds, the Automatic DST/summer time
function becomes active.

Specifications

Time display
12-hour system
Frequency range
Band
Frequency
FM
87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
AM
530 kHz – 1,710 kHz
Speaker
Approx. 6.6 cm (2
/
inches) dia., 8 Ω
5
8
Power output
115 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For power backup: 3 V DC, one CR2032 battery
Dimensions
Approx. 101 mm  102 mm  101 mm (w/h/d)
(4 inches  4 inches  4 inches) including
projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 490 g (1 lb 1.3 oz) including CR2032
battery
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.

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