User manual Sony ICD-B300

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BGe t t in g st a rt e d  
BBa sic Op e ra t io n s  
Se le ct in g t h e Micro p h o n e Se n sit ivit y  
St e p 1: In st a llin g t h e Ba t t e rie s  
Re p la cin g t h e b a t t e rie s  
Re co rd in g Me ssa g e s  
1
2
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1 second until  
MODE” appears in the display w indow .  
IC Re co rd e r  
Operating Instructions  
You can record up to 99 messages in each of the four folders (A, B, C, and D).  
Note on recording  
Press or >+ to select “SENS” and press  
.  
The battery indicator in the display  
window shows the battery  
condition.  
Since  
a
newly recorded message is automatically added behind the last recorded  
Noise may be recorded if an object,  
such as your finger, etc., accidentally  
rubs or scratches the unit during  
recording.  
NxPLAY/STOP.  
1
Slide and lift the battery  
compartment lid.  
message, you can start recording quickly without searching for the end of the  
last recording.  
When  
flashes, replace the  
batteries with new ones.  
e.g.  
Message  
1
Message  
2
New ly recorded message Blank space  
Ma xim u m re co rd in g t im e  
The maximum recording time of all  
the folders is as follows. You can  
record messages for the maximum  
3
4
Press – . or >+ to select “H (high sensitivity)”  
or “L (low sensitivity)” and press NxPLAY/STOP.  
When  
flashes, the batteries are  
Ow ner’s Record  
exhausted and the unit will stop  
operation.  
Note  
Before making a long recording, be sure to insert new batteries and check the battery  
indicator.  
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.  
recording time in  
a
single folder.  
Ba t t e ry life *  
Model No. ICD-B300  
Serial No. _____________________________________  
With continuous use, approx. 11 hours  
recording/ 7.5 hours playback in the  
HQ mode, and approx. 22 hours  
recording/ 11 hours playback in the SP  
and LP modes is possible.  
HQ*  
SP**  
7 h. 30 min.  
Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.  
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20 h.  
5
5
min.  
min.  
1
2
3
See “Changing  
LP*** 37 h.  
(h.: hours/ min.: minutes)  
*
Using Sony alkaline batteries LR03  
(size AAA)  
*
HQ: High quality recording mode  
(monaural sound)  
2
Insert two LR03 (size AAA)  
alkaline batteries with  
correct polarity, and close the  
lid.  
*
When playing back through the  
internal speaker with the medium  
volume level  
SeSleelecctitng tthhe Feoldfero. lder.  
See  
**SP: Standard play recording mode  
(monaural sound)  
***LP: Long play recording mode  
(monaural sound)  
Printed on 100% recycled  
paper using VOC (Volatile  
Organic Compound)-free  
vegetable oil based ink.  
The battery life may shorten  
depending on the operation of the  
unit.  
Pla yin g Ba ck Me ssa g e s  
ICD-B300  
Notes  
To record in better sound quality,  
Start recording.  
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the Recording Mode” on the reverse  
side.  
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.  
Pla yin g b a ck a m e ssa g e  
re p e a t e d ly  
2005 Sony Corporation  
Printed in China  
Notes  
Do not use manganese batteries for  
this unit.  
— Re p e a t Pla y  
During playback, press  
NxPLAY/ STOP for more than  
one second.  
Make sure to insert both  
of the batteries from  
1
Press zXREC/PAUSE.  
2
Speak to the  
built-in  
When you replace the batteries with  
new ones, the clock setting display  
appears. In this case, set the date  
and time again. The recorded  
messages and alarm setting,  
however, will remain.  
Before making a long recording, be  
their  
ends.  
microphone.  
sure to check the battery indicator.  
The maximum recording time and  
the number of messages you can  
make vary depending on the  
conditions of use.  
1
Select the folder.  
See “Selecting the Folder”.  
selected message will be played  
back repeatedly.  
To resume normal playback, press  
NxPLAY/ STOP again. To stop  
playback, press xSTOP.  
“ will be displayed and the  
In fo rm a t io n  
Recording mode  
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.  
Tro u b le sh o o t in g  
Current message  
number  
OPR indicator  
(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.  
When replacing the batteries, be  
sure to replace both batteries with  
new ones.  
Counter display*  
When you record messages in the  
mixture of HQ, SP and LP mode, the  
maximum recording time will be  
between those for the HQ and LP  
modes.  
Due to the limitation of the IC  
recording system, this unit records  
in the minimum recording unit of  
*
The display selected  
with the DISPLAY/  
MENU button  
appears.  
Remaining memory  
indicator  
Do not charge dry batteries.  
When you are not going to use the  
2
Select the message number.  
Pla yin g b a ck a ll m e ssa g e s  
The unit does not operate.  
If the battery compartment lid is  
accidentally detached, attach it as  
illustrated.  
in  
a
fo ld e r co n t in u o u sly  
Fo r t h e cu st o m e rs in t h e U.S.A.  
unit for  
a
long time, remove the  
The batteries have been inserted with incorrect  
Co n t in u o u s Pla y  
polarity.  
batteries to prevent damage from  
battery leakage and corrosion.  
The unit is accessing data while  
“ACCESS“ appears in the display  
window. While accessing, do not  
remove the batteries. Doing so may  
damage the data.  
Press  
display the desired  
message number.  
.
or >+ to  
Selected message number  
You can select the continuous play  
mode with the CONT in the menu.  
When you set CONT to ON, you  
can play back all messages in a  
folder continuously.  
INFORMATION  
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the  
The batteries are weak.  
The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch. (If  
You do not need to keep pressing zXREC/ PAUSE while recording.  
approx.  
2
seconds at most, therefore  
Number of  
messages in  
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  
you press any button, “HOLD” will flash for  
seconds.)  
3
the following symptoms may occur:  
.: for smaller  
message number  
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or  
when you replace the batteries with new ones. Please refer to Steps  
“Step 2: Setting the Clock” to set the date and time.  
Wthehemninaimmeusmsargeecoisrdshinogrtuerntiht,aint is  
still counted as approx. 2 seconds  
at most so the 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  
a
folder  
a
2
to  
3
in  
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.  
No sound comes from the speaker.  
Stop recording.  
>+: for larger  
message number  
Counter  
display*  
4
Se a rch in g fo rw a rd /  
b a ckw a rd d u rin g p la yb a ck  
(Cu e /Re vie w )  
To search forward, keep >+  
pressed during playback and  
release the button at the point you  
wish to resume playback.  
The ear receiver or headphones are plugged in.  
The volume is turned down completely.  
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur  
“FULL” is displayed and you cannot start  
recording.  
zXREC/PAUSE  
NxPLAY/STOP  
in  
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause  
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:  
The memory is full. Erase some of the messages.  
99 messages have been recorded in the selected  
folder. Select another folder or erase some of the  
messages.  
St e p 2: Se t t in g t h e Clo ck  
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or when you replace the batteries with new ones. In  
this case, proceed from step 2.  
*The display selected with the DISPLAY/ MENU button appears (see the reverse side).  
Press xSTOP.  
To search backward, keep – .  
The unit stops at the  
beginning of the current  
recording.  
recording unit without a  
remainder.  
pressed during playback and  
release the button at the point you  
wish to resume playback.  
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
Increase the separation between the equipment and  
receiver.  
Noise is heard.  
3
Start playback.  
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally  
rubbed or scratched the unit during recording so  
that noise was recorded.  
.(Review )  
The sum of the number on the  
counter (elapsed recording time)  
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on  
a
circuit different  
1
Display the clock setting display.  
If you keep >+ or – .pressed,  
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.  
from that to which the receiver is connected.  
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician  
for help.  
1
i
(earphone) jack  
The unit was placed near an AC power source,  
fluorescent lamp or mobile phone during  
recording or playback.  
a
a
1
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more  
than second until “MODE”  
2
Press  
“SET DATE”.  
.
or >+ to display  
maximum recording time.  
If you do not change the folder after you stop recording, the next time you  
record you will record in the same folder.  
OPR indicator  
(lights in green during  
playback.)  
1
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not  
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority  
to operate this equipment.  
Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when  
recording. Clean the plug.  
Ear receiver/ headphones plug is dirty. Clean the  
plug.  
appears in the display w indow .  
The unit enters the menu mode.  
Re m a in in g m e m o ry  
in d ica t io n  
During recording, the remaining  
memory indicator decreases one by  
one.  
2
Adjust the volume  
To  
Do this  
w ith the VOL control.  
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.  
3
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
pause recording*  
Press zXREC/ PAUSE.  
Counter display (or the  
selected display mode)  
Recording level is low .  
During recording pause, the OPR indicator flashes in  
red and “PAUSE” flashes in the display window.  
The year digits will flash.  
The memory is  
nearly full.  
Set the microphone sensitivity to “H (high)” using  
the menu.  
xSTOP  
release pause and  
resume recording  
Press zXREC/ PAUSE.  
1 Tip  
When fast playback is done to the end  
of the last message, “END” flashes for  
Recording is interrupted.  
Recording resumes from that point.  
(To stop recording after pausing recording, press  
xSTOP.)  
Flashing  
The advanced VOR function is activated. Set VOR  
If you have any questions about this product, you may call:  
Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-7669 or  
to “OFF”.  
When the remaining time of  
5
seconds. (You cannot hear the  
listen to the current  
recording  
Press xSTOP to stop recording, then press  
NxPLAY/ STOP.  
recording reaches  
5
minutes, the  
playback sound.) If you keep – .  
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Recording level is unstable (w hen recording  
music, etc.).  
last one of the indication flashes.  
If the remaining recording time  
display mode is selected,  
“REMAIN” and the counter display  
flash when the remaining time  
reaches 1 minute.  
To continue recording, first erase  
some of the messages.  
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  
pressed while “END” is flashing, the  
messages are played back rapidly, and  
normal playback will start at the point  
you release the button.  
When “END” stops flashing and the  
OPR indicator goes off, the unit will  
stop at the beginning of the last  
message.  
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  
2
Set the date.  
review the current  
recording instantly  
Press NxPLAY/ STOP during recording.  
side), the unit stops after playing all messages in  
a folder.  
This unit is designed to automatically adjust the  
recording level when recording meetings, etc., and  
is not suitable for music recording.  
When the last message on folder has been played back, the unit stops at the  
a
2
3
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The month digits will flash.  
search backward during Hold down  
recording (Review)  
.
during recording or recording  
beginning of the last message.  
pause. Recording mode will be released, and  
reviewing of the current recording starts. If you  
release the button, playback starts from that point.  
Disp o sa l o f Old Ele ct rica l  
&
Ele ct ro n ic  
“--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is displayed.  
1
Press  
.
or >+ to select  
Eq u ip m e n t (Ap p lica b le in t h e Eu ro p e a n Un io n  
a n d o t h e r Eu ro p e a n co u n t rie s w it h se p a ra t e  
co lle ct io n syst e m s)  
You have not set the clock.  
the digits of the year.  
Fo r p riva t e list e n in g  
Connect an ear receiver or headphones (not supplied) to the  
select the microphone  
sensitivity  
You can select the microphone sensitivity using the  
menu. See “Selecting the Microphone Sensitivity”.  
i
(earphone) jack.  
--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is displayed on the REC  
DATE display.  
H
(high): To record at meeting or in  
spacious place.  
(low): To record for dictation or in  
a quiet and/ or  
Notes  
This symbol on the product or on its packaging  
indicates that this product shall not be treated  
as household waste. Instead it shall be handed  
over to the applicable collection point for the  
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.  
By ensuring this product is disposed of  
Set the month and day in sequence,  
then press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The hour digits will flash.  
If you press zXREC/ PAUSE when  
the memory is full, “FULL” will flash  
with an alarm sound. Erase some of  
the messages before you start  
recording again.  
The date and time of recording will not be  
displayed if you recorded the message when the  
clock was not set.  
L
a
noisy place.  
Ot h e r o p e ra t io n s  
then press  
. while “END” is  
*
About one hour after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically released  
and the unit goes into the stop mode.  
To  
Do this  
You cannot divide  
a
message.  
stop at the current position  
Press NxPLAY/ STOP or xSTOP.  
To resume playback from that point,  
press NxPLAY/ STOP again.  
You cannot divide  
99 messages.  
a
message in a folder which has  
If you press zXREC/ PAUSE after  
you have recorded 99 messages,  
“FULL” will flash with an alarm  
sound. Select another folder or erase  
some of the messages.  
correctly, you will help prevent potential  
Tip  
negative consequences for the environment and  
human health, which could otherwise be caused by  
inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of  
materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more  
detailed information about recycling of this product, please  
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal  
service or the shop where you purchased the product.  
If you divide messages frequently, the unit may  
become unable to divide message.  
You cannot divide message in the first or the last  
second of message.  
To set the date to Year 2005, display  
“05Y”.  
a
Se le ct in g t h e Fo ld e r  
go back to the beginning  
of the current message  
Press – . once.  
a
1
a
St a rt in g re co rd in g  
a u t o m a t ica lly in re sp o n se  
t o t h e so u n d  
VOR fu n ct io n  
When VOR (voice operated  
recording) is set to ON in the menu,  
recording starts when the recorder  
detects sound. (“VOR” is displayed  
in the display window.)  
skip to the next message  
Press >+ once.  
Press or >+ repeatedly.  
(During stop mode, keep the button  
pressed to skip the messages  
continuously.)  
1
2
3
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1 second until  
“MODE” appears in the display w indow .  
It takes longer for the unit to start  
operation.  
go back to previous  
messages/ skip to succeeding  
messages  
.  
3
Set the time.  
Ad va n ce d  
If you divide messages too frequently while the  
unit is recording them, the following phenomenon  
may occur: The OPR indicator keeps flashing, and  
1
Press  
.
or >+ to select  
3
4
Set the minute.  
the digits of the hour.  
Press – . or >+ to select “FOLDER” and press  
NxPLAY/STOP.  
you cannot operate the unit for  
This is not malfunction. Wait until the OPR  
indicator goes off.  
a
certain period.  
a
Press NxPLAY/STOP at the time  
signal.  
You cannot record messages up to the  
maximum recording time.  
The display will return to “SET  
DATE”.  
If you record messages in  
a
mixture of HQ, SP and  
Press – . or >+ to select the folder you w ant  
and press NxPLAY/STOP.  
LP modes, the recordable time varies from the  
maximum HQ mode recording time to the  
maximum LP mode recording time.  
2
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The minute digits will flash.  
5
Press xSTOP to exit from the  
menu mode.  
If the unit is left unused for more  
than 3 seconds in the stop mode, the  
display will show the current time.  
Recording stops when no sound is  
heard. (“VOR PAUSE” flashes in  
the display window.)  
No more recording can be made when 99 messages  
each have been recorded in  
a folder.  
Due to the limitation of the IC recording system,  
this unit records in the minimum recording unit. If  
the length of each message cannot be divided by  
the minimum recording unit, the remaining  
recording time may decrease by more than the  
total length of the messages.  
4
Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.  
Current folder  
Note  
VOR function is affected by the sound  
around you. Set the microphone  
sensitivity to “H (high)” or “L (low)”  
using the menu. If recording is not  
satisfactory after you have changed  
the microphone sensitivity, or for  
important recording, set VOR to OFF.  
Tip  
This unit does not have  
a
power on/ off switch. The display is shown at all times.  
The unit does not operate correctly.  
• Take out the batteries and insert them again.  
Please note that recorded messages may be erased  
during service or repair work.  

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