SONY ICF-C121 FM-AM Clock Radio Instruction Manual
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
⚠ This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
• The graphical symbols are on the bottom enclosure.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
For vour protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating tow applied, and keep this manual for future reference. Carefully observe all w.1mings, prec.u1tions and instructions on the appliance and described in the operating instructions supplied with the appliance by Sony.
Water and Moisture
Do not install the appliance near water: for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
Do not install the appliance near sources of heat such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances that produce heat.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation.
To ensure reliable and safe operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
Do not place the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface which may block the slots and openings.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless proper ventilation is provided.
Carts arid Stands
Do not install the appliance on an unstable table, shelf, cart or stand. Use only a cart or stand 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.
Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
Grounding or Polarization
Do not defeat the grounding or polarization feature of the AC power cord. If your AC receptacle will not accept the power cord plug, contact your electrician to install a proper AC receptacle.
Check to make sure that the AC receptacle holds the power cord plug firmly and securely. If the power cord plug is loose, contact your electrician to replace the defective and unsafe AC receptacle.
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by having objects placed on it, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from the appliance.
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.
Be careful that foreign objects and liquids do not enter the enclosure through openings.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If outdoor antenna or cable system is install follow the precautions below. An outdc1t.lr 1ntcnna system should not be karat in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other citric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such lines or circuits. WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM, EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO KEEP FROM CONT ACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS CONT ACT WITH THEM IS ALMOST !NV ARIABL Y FATAL.
Be sure the antenna system is ground so as to pro\’ide 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
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and consult qualified service personnel when:
-the power cord or the plug has been damaged.
-a solid object or liquid has fallen into the cabinet.
-the appliance has been exposed to rain or moisture.
-the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-the appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
Bo not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. For all other servicing refer to qualified service personnel only.
Before You Begin
Thank you for chasing that Sony Dram Mkhize.
The Dre,1n, Machine will gift you main hours of ridable service and listening pleasure. Before operating the Don’t, Machine, pleas’ read these instructions thoroughly and ret.1in that for future reference.
- Full power back-up function to keep the clock, the alarm (radio and buzzer ) and the radio operating during a power interruption, using a 6F22 battery (not supplied).
Installing the Battery
To keep good time; your Dream Machine needs one 6F22 battery (not supplied), in addition to house current. The battery keeps the clock operating in the event of a power interruption. Before setting the time on your Dream Machine, open the lid at the bottom of the unit, install the battery with correct polarity and then close the lid.
Knowing When to Replace the Battery
- To check battery power, unplug the AC power cord from the wall outlet and plug it in again after a few minutes. If the displayed time is incorrect, replace the battery with a new one.
- Operate that unit on the power sours in “Specify ions”.
- To dis the power cord, pull it (llt by the plug, not by the cord.
- Do not place the unit on surfaces (runs. blankets, etc.) or near materials (curt, ins, draperies) that block the ventilate hail’s
- Should anything fall into the unit. unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified personnel’s before operating it further.
- To clean the casing, use a soft doth dampened with a mild detergent solution.
When the unit will be left unplugged tor a long time, remove the battery to avoid undue battery discharge and damage to the unit from battery leakage,
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
FM: 87.5 – 108 MHz
AM: 530 – 1605 kHz
Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5/s inches) dia.
90 mW (at 10 % harmonic distortion)
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For the power back-up function : 9 V DC, one 6F22 battery
Approx. 200 minutes, using Sony S-006P(U) battery
Approx. 118.5 x 120 x 122.5 mm (w /h/ d) (4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 7 /8 inches) incl. projecting parts and controls
Approx. 590 g (20.8 oz) not incl. battery
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Setting the Clock
- Plug in the unit.
“AM 12:00″will flash in the display.
- To set the hour, while holding down the CLOCK button, press the TIME SET H button. When the correct hour appears in the display, release the CLOCK button.
- To set the minute, while holding down the CLOCK button, press the TIME SET M button. When the correct minute appears in the display, release the CLOCK button. The clock will begin to operate.
- Each press on the TIME SET H or TIME SET M button advances the displayed number by one.
- The minute digits advance to “00” after “59”. The hour digits do not advance by pressing the TIME SET M button.
- To adjust the time exactly to the second, release the TIME SET H or TIME SET M button simultaneously with the radio or telephone time signal.
Playing the Radio
- Set the Function selector to RADIO ON to tum on the radio and adjust VOLUME.
- Select FM or AM and tune in a station using the TUNING dial.
- To turn off the radio, set the Function selector to OFF.
- To improve radio reception
FM: Extend the FM wire antenna fully to improve reception.
AM: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception. A ferrite bar antenna is built into the unit.
Setting the Alarm
To set the radio alarm, first tune in a station and adjust the volume.
- To set the hour for alarm, while holding down the ALARM button, press the TIME SETH button. When the desired hour appears in the display, release the ALARM button.
- To set the minute for alarm, while holding down the ALARM button, press the TIME SET M button. When the desired minute appears in the display, release the ALARM button.
- Set the Function selector to RADIO or BUZZER. The alarm will come on at the preset time and automatically turn itself off after 119 minutes.
- To shut off the alarm, set the Function selector to OFF. To sound the alarm at the preset time the next day, set the Function selector to RADIO or BUZZER again.
- To cancel either alarm, set the Function selector to OFF.
- To doze a few more minutes, press SNOOZE/ SLEEP OFF.
The alarm will shut off, but will come on again after about 9 minutes. You can repeat this process as many times as you like.
- To adjust the radio alarm volume, turn VOLUME. The buzzer volume is fixed.
- To listen to the radio continuously, set the Function selector to RADIO ON.
- To check the preset time, press ALARM button.
Setting the Sleep Timer
Enjoy falling asleep to the radio using the built-in sleep timer that shuts off the radio automatically at a preset time.
- While listening to the radio, set the Function selector to OFF.
- Press SLEEP.
The radio turns on. It will go off after 59 minutes.
- To turn off the radio before the preset time, press SNOOZE/SLEEP OFF. . .
- Every time you press SLEEP, the sleep timer 1s reset to 59 minutes.
- When you set the Function selector to RADIO or BUZZER, if the preset alarm time comes while the sleep timer is operating, the radio or buzzer sounds depending on which you set.
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