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-250-361-11(1)  
BGetting started  
BBasic Operations  
Playing Back Messages  
Step 1: Installing the Batteries  
Recording Messages  
When playing back  
When playing back  
a
a
previously recorded message, start from Step 1.  
message you have just finished recording, start from Step 3.  
Playing back a message  
repeatedly  
IC Recorder  
Operating Instructions  
Owner’s Record  
You can record up to 99 messages in each of the two folders (A and B).  
Replacing the batteries  
The battery indicator on the display  
window shows the battery  
condition.  
Since  
a
newly recorded message is automatically added behind the last recorded  
Note on recording  
— Repeat Play  
During playback, press  
NxPLAY/STOP for more than  
one second.  
message, you can start recording quickly without searching for the end of the  
last recording.  
Noise may be recorded if an object,  
such as your finger, etc., accidentally  
rubs or scratches the unit during  
recording.  
1
Slide and lift the battery  
compartment lid.  
Select the folder.  
When  
flashes, replace the  
e.g.  
Note  
Message  
1
Message  
2
Newly recorded message Blank space  
1
“ will be displayed and the  
batteries with new ones.  
selected message will be played  
back repeatedly.  
Maximum recording time  
You can record for up to 150  
minutes. You can check the  
remaining amount of recording  
time by selecting the remaining  
recording time display mode.  
Current folder  
When  
flashes, the batteries are  
Press FOLDER to display  
the folder you wish to  
play back.  
The model number is located at the rear and the serial number is located inside the battery  
compartment. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers  
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.  
exhausted and the unit will stop  
operation.  
Before making  
indicator.  
a
long recording, be sure to insert new batteries and check the battery  
To resume normal playback, press  
NxPLAY/STOP again. To stop  
playback, press STOP.  
2
Model No. ICD-B5  
Serial No.  
Battery life*  
Playing the beginning of  
each message  
1
With continuous use, approx. 10 hours  
recording/8 hours playback is  
possible.  
1
Select the folder.  
Notes  
Scanning Play  
Current folder  
Due to the limitation of the IC  
recording system, this unit records in  
the minimum recording unit of  
During stop mode, press  
NxPLAY/STOP for more than  
one second.  
*
Using Sony alkaline batteries LR03  
(size AAA)  
Press FOLDER to  
*
When playing back through the  
display the folder in  
which you wish to  
record messages.  
approx.  
9 seconds, therefore the  
internal speaker with VOL control at  
following symptoms may occur:  
“SCAN” will be displayed in the  
display window and the first 5  
seconds of each message in the  
selected folder will be played back.  
When you find the desired  
message, press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The message will be played back  
until the end.  
2
Insert two LR03 (size AAA)  
alkaline batteries with  
correct polarity, and close the  
lid.  
around  
4
When  
a
message is shorter than the  
minimum recording unit, it is still  
counted as approx. seconds so the  
The battery life may shorten  
depending on the operation of the  
unit.  
2
Select the message number.  
Press –  
display the desired  
message number.  
ICD-B5  
9
remaining recording time will  
decrease by more than the actual  
length of the message.  
When the message is longer than the  
minimum recording unit, the  
remaining recording time will  
decrease by more than the actual  
length of the message if it cannot be  
divided by the minimum recording  
. or >+ to  
Notes  
Selected message number  
Sony Corporation2002  
Printed in China  
Do not use manganese batteries for  
this unit.  
When you replace the batteries,  
.: for smaller  
Searching forward/  
backward during playback  
(Cue/Review)  
insert the new ones within  
3
2
Start recording.  
message number  
minutes after you removed the  
exhausted ones. Otherwise, the  
display may show the clock setting  
display or incorrect date and time  
when you reinsert the batteries. In  
this case, set the date and time  
again.  
>+: for larger  
Information  
1
Press zREC/STOP.  
message number  
Counter  
display*  
To search forward, keep >+  
pressed during playback and  
release the button at the point you  
wish to resume playback.  
To search backward, keep – .  
pressed during playback and  
release the button at the point you  
wish to resume playback.  
Troubleshooting  
OPR indicator  
•The sum of the number on the  
counter (elapsed recording time)  
and the remaining recording time  
may be less than the unit’s  
maximum recording time (150  
minutes).  
unit without a remainder.  
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,  
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY  
NATURE, OR LOSSES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY  
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.  
Current  
message  
number  
(lights in red during  
recording.)  
Before taking the unit for repair, check the following  
sections. Should any problem persist after you have  
made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.  
If the battery compartment lid  
is accidentally detached,  
attach it as illustrated.  
2
The recorded messages and alarm  
setting, however, will remain.  
When replacing the batteries, be  
sure to replace both batteries with  
new ones.  
2
Speak to the built-in  
microphone.  
*
The display selected with the DISPLAY button appears (see the reverse side).  
The unit does not operate.  
1
For the customers in the U.S.A.  
The batteries have been inserted with incorrect  
polarity.  
The batteries are weak.  
The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch. (If  
you press any button, “HOLD” will flash three  
times.)  
Remaining Counter  
memory  
indicator  
Remaining memory  
indication  
During recording, the remaining  
memory indicator decreases one by  
one.  
If you keep >+ or – .pressed  
Do not charge dry batteries.  
When you are not going to use the  
display*  
*
The display selected with  
the DISPLAY button  
appears.  
3
Start playback.  
for more than 10 seconds, the unit  
starts to search at higher speed.  
For the first 10 seconds of cue/  
review, fast playback sound can be  
heard. When searching at a higher  
speed, playback sound will not be  
heard.  
During cue/review, the counter  
will be displayed, regardless of the  
display mode setting.  
INFORMATION  
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the  
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or  
when you insert batteries after the unit has been without batteries for certain  
in “Step 2: Setting the Clock” to set the  
unit for a long time, remove the  
batteries to prevent damage from  
battery leakage and corrosion.  
limits for  
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable  
protection against harmful interference in residential  
a
Class  
B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the  
a
1
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
EAR jack  
period of time. Please refer to Steps  
date and time.  
2
to  
3
You do not need to keep pressing zREC/STOP while recording.  
The memory is  
nearly full.  
a
No sound comes from the speaker.  
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate  
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in  
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful  
interference to radio communications.  
The earphone or headphones are plugged in.  
The volume is turned down completely.  
OPR indicator  
(lights in green during  
playback.)  
Flashing  
3
Stop recording.  
Press zREC/STOP again.  
The unit stops at the  
beginning of the current  
recording.  
“FULL” is displayed and you cannot start  
recording.  
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur  
When the remaining time of  
in  
a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause  
The memory is full. Erase some of the messages.  
99 messages has been recorded in the selected  
folder. Select another folder or erase some of the  
messages.  
Step 2: Setting the Clock  
recording reaches  
5
minutes, the  
¡
Tip  
When fast playback is done to the end  
of the last message, “END” flashes  
times. (You cannot hear the playback  
sound.) If you keep pressed  
while “END” is flashing, the messages  
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can  
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is  
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of  
the following measures:  
last one of the indication flashes.  
When the remaining time of  
recording reaches 1 minute, the  
Counter display (or the  
selected display mode)  
3
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or when you insert battery after the unit has been  
without battery for a certain period of time. In this case, proceed from step 2.  
NxPLAY/STOP  
selected display mode and  
.  
2
Turn VOL to adjust the  
volume.  
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
Increase the separation between the equipment and  
receiver.  
Noise is heard.  
“REMAIN” will flash one after the  
other in the display window. When  
the memory is full, recording  
automatically stops and “FULL”  
will flash in the display window  
with an alarm sound. To continue  
recording, first erase some of the  
messages.  
An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally  
rubbed or scratched the unit during recording so  
that noise was recorded.  
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Display the clock setting display.  
MIC SENS  
XPAUSE  
STOP  
release the button.  
1
Connect the equipment into an outlet on  
a
circuit different  
STOP  
When “END” stops flashing and the  
OPR indicator goes off, the unit will  
stop at the beginning of the last  
message.  
from that to which the receiver is connected.  
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician  
for help.  
The unit was placed near an AC power source, a  
fluorescent lamp or mobile phone during  
recording or playback.  
a
1
Press MENU to enter the menu  
mode.  
2
3
Press  
DATE”.  
.
once to display “SET  
After playing back one message, the unit stops at the beginning of the next  
message. When the continuous play function is set to “ON” (see the reverse  
Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when  
recording. Clean the plug.  
Earphone/headphones plug is dirty. Clean the  
plug.  
side), the unit stops after playing all messages in  
a
folder.  
If the last message is long and you  
wish to start playback at a later part of  
the message, keep >+ pressed to  
play back the message to the end and  
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation  
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may  
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept  
any interference received, including interference that may  
cause undesired operation.  
If you do not change the folder after you stop recording, the next time you  
record you will record in the same folder.  
Notes  
When the last message on folder has been played back, the unit stops at the  
a
If you press zREC/STOP when the  
memory is full, “FULL” will flash  
with an alarm sound. Erase some of  
the messages before you start  
recording again.  
beginning of the last message.  
For private listening  
then press  
flashing to go back to the desired  
point  
(For messages other than the last one,  
. while “END” is  
Recording level is low.  
• Press MIC SENS to display “HIGH”.  
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
To  
Do this  
Connect an earphone or headphones (not supplied) to the EAR jack. The built-in  
speaker will be automatically disconnected. If you plug in headphones, you will  
get output from the left channel only. If noise is heard, wipe the headphones  
plug.  
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not  
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority  
to operate this equipment.  
The year digits will flash.  
stop recording  
Press STOP instead of zREC/STOP.  
.
Recording level is unstable (when recording  
music, etc.).  
*
The “ALARM” display  
may appear instead of  
the “BEEP” display  
If you press zREC/STOP after you  
have recorded 99 messages, “FULL”  
will flash with an alarm sound.  
Select another folder or erase some of  
the messages.  
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pause recording*  
Press XPAUSE.  
During recording pause, the  
OPR indicator flashes in red and  
“PAUSE” flashes in the display  
window.  
This unit is designed to automatically adjust the  
recording level when recording meetings, etc., and  
is not suitable for music recording.  
.
desired point.)  
Other operations  
To  
Do this  
Precautions  
“-M--D ---:--” is displayed.  
You have not set the clock.  
stop at the beginning of  
the current message  
Press STOP.  
On power  
release pause and  
resume recording  
Press XPAUSE or zREC/STOP.  
Recording resumes from that point.  
(To stop recording after pausing recording, press  
STOP.)  
“-M--D ---:--” is displayed on the REC DATE  
display.  
2
Set the date.  
Operate the unit only on  
alkaline batteries.  
3
V
DC. Use two LR03 (size AAA)  
stop at the current position  
(Playback Pause function)*  
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
To resume playback from that point,  
press NxPLAY/STOP again.  
The date of recording will not be displayed if you  
recorded the message when the clock was not set.  
1
Press – . or >+ to select  
the digits of the year.  
On safety  
2
3
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The month digits will flash.  
listen to the current  
recording  
Press zREC/STOP or STOP to stop recording,  
then press NxPLAY/STOP.  
go back to the beginning  
of the current message  
Press – . once.  
Do not operate the unit while driving, cycling or operating  
any motorized vehicle.  
You cannot add an index.  
You cannot add an index in  
messages.  
If you add indexes frequently, the unit may  
become unable to add indexes.  
a
folder which has 99  
review the current  
recording instantly  
Press NxPLAY/STOP during recording.  
skip to the next message  
Press >+ once.  
On handling  
Do not leave the unit in  
a
location near heat sources, or in  
a
select the microphone  
sensitivity  
You can select the microphone sensitivity to display  
the following by pressing MIC SENS.  
go back to previous  
messages/skip to succeeding  
messages  
Press – . or >+ repeatedly.  
(During stop mode, keep the button  
pressed to skip the messages  
continuously.)  
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical  
shock.  
You cannot add an index in the first or the last  
1
Set the month and day in sequence,  
then press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The hour digits will flash.  
second of  
a
message.  
HIGH: To record at meeting or in a quiet and/or  
spacious place.  
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, remove  
the batteries and have the unit checked by qualified  
personnel before operating it any further.  
You cannot erase the index.  
1
Tip  
LOW: To record for dictation or in  
a
noisy place.  
* You can also pause playback by pressing XPAUSE instead of NxPLAY/STOP.  
The OPR indicator will flash in green. After about one hour, the unit goes into the  
stop mode at the current position.  
If you erase indexes frequently, the unit may  
become unable to erase indexes.  
*
About one hour after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically released  
On noise  
and the unit goes into the stop mode.  
Noise may be heard when the unit is placed near an AC  
power source, fluorescent lamp or mobile phone during  
recording or playback.  
You cannot record messages up to the  
maximum recording time (150 minutes).  
a
a
No more recording can be made when 99 messages  
each have been recorded in both and folders.  
Noise may be recorded when an object, such as your finger,  
etc., rubs or scratches the unit during recording.  
A
B
Due to the limitation of the IC recording system,  
this unit records in the minimum recording unit of  
3
Set the time.  
On maintenance  
To clean the exterior, use  
water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.  
approx.  
9
seconds. If the length of each message  
1
Press  
.
or >+ to select  
a
soft cloth slightly moistened in  
cannot be divided by the minimum recording unit,  
the remaining recording time may decrease by  
more than the total length of the messages.  
the digits of the hour.  
3
4
5
Set the minute.  
Keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-  
wound watches, etc., away from the unit to prevent possible  
damage from the magnet used in the speaker.  
The unit does not operate correctly.  
• Take out the battery and insert it again.  
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit,  
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.  
Please note that recorded messages may be erased  
during service or repair work.  
Press NxPLAY/STOP at the time  
signal.  
The display will return to “SET  
DATE”.  
2
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The minute digits will flash.  
Backup recommendations  
To avoid potential risk of data loss caused by accidental  
operation or malfunction of the IC recorder, we recommend  
that you save a backup copy of your recorded messages on  
a tape recorder, etc.  
Press MENU to exit from the menu  
mode.  
1
Tip  
This unit does not have  
a
power on/off  
switch. The display is shown at all  
times.  

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