User manual Sony ICD-B510F

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BGetting started  
BBasic Operations  
Selecting the Microphone Sensitivity  
Erasing Messages  
Step 1: Installing the Batteries  
Replacing the batteries  
Recording Messages  
You can record up to 99 messages in each of the four folders (A, B, C, and D).  
1
2
3
4
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1 second until  
MODE” appears in the display window.  
You can erase the recorded messages one by one or all messages in a folder at a  
time.  
Note that once a recording has been erased, you cannot retrieve it.  
IC Recorder  
Operating Instructions  
Note on recording  
The battery indicator in the display  
window shows the battery  
condition.  
Since  
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newly recorded message is automatically added behind the last recorded  
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compartment lid.  
message, you can start recording quickly without searching for the end of the last  
recording.  
rubs or scratches the unit during  
recording.  
Press – . or >+ to select “SENS” and press  
NxPLAY/STOP.  
When  
flashes, replace the  
batteries with new ones.  
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Message  
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Newly recorded message Blank space  
Maximum recording time  
Erasing messages one by one  
When a message is erased, the remaining messages will advance and  
renumbered so that there will be no space between messages.  
Owner’s Record  
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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.  
stop operation.  
Before making  
indicator.  
a
long recording, be sure to insert new batteries and check the battery  
record messages for the maximum  
recording time in a single folder.  
Press  
.
or >+ to select “H (high sensitivity)” or  
Before erasing  
Erase Message 3  
After erasing  
Message  
1
Message  
2
Message  
3
Message  
4
Message 5  
Battery life* (With continuous  
use)  
In the HQ mode  
“L (low sensitivity)” and press NxPLAY/STOP.  
Model No. ICD-B510F Serial No. _____________________________________  
HQ*  
SP**  
30 h. 25 min.  
81 h. 15 min.  
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2
3
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LP*** 150 h. 15 min.  
(h.: hours/min.: minutes)  
Message  
1
Message  
2
Message  
3
Message 4  
Recording:  
Playback:  
Approx. 11hr.  
Approx. 7.5 hr.  
See “Changing the  
Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.  
Remaining messages are renumbered.  
message you want to erase.  
FM recording: Approx.  
5
hr.  
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To cancel erasing  
Insert two LR03 (size AAA)  
alkaline batteries with  
correct polarity, and close the  
lid.  
FM reception: Approx.13 hr.  
** SP: Standard play recording mode  
(monaural sound)  
***LP: Long play recording mode  
No(mteosnaural sound)  
Press xSTOP before step 4.  
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2Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1  
second until “MODE” appears in the  
display window.  
In the SP and LP modes  
To erase other messages  
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recycled paper using VOC  
Volatile Organic Compound)-  
free vegetable oil based ink.  
Repeat steps  
1
-
4.  
To erase a message  
partially  
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Recording:  
Playback:  
Approx. 22 hr.  
Approx.11 hr.  
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To record in better sound quality,  
3
Press  
.
or >+ to display  
FM recording: Approx.7 hr.  
FM reception: Approx.13 hr.  
Start recording.  
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“ERASE” and press NxPLAY/STOP.  
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the Recording Mode” on the reverse  
side.  
Playing Back Messages  
When playing back  
When playing back  
The message number and “ERASE” will  
flash while the whole message is played  
back 10 times.  
First divide the message and then  
follow the steps to erase the  
message.  
Make sure to insert both  
of the batteries from  
(hr.: hours)  
1
Press zXREC/PAUSE.  
2
Speak to the  
built-in  
*
Using Sony alkaline batteries LR03  
(size AAA)  
Before making a long recording, be  
their  
ends.  
*
When playing back through the  
internal speaker with the medium  
volume level  
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.  
a
a
previously recorded message, start from Step 1.  
message you have just finished recording, start from Step 3.  
Playing back  
repeatedly  
a
message  
4Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The setting is completed.  
Information  
Noise is heard.  
Recording mode  
Repeat Play  
An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally  
rubbed or scratched the unit during recording so  
that noise was recorded.  
Current message  
number  
Counter display*  
OPR indicator  
(lights in red during  
recording.)  
The message is erased and the remaining  
messages will be renumbered. (For  
example, if you erase Message 3,  
Message 4 will be renumbered as  
Message 3. When erasing is completed,  
the unit will stop at the beginning of the  
following message.)  
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.  
The battery life may shorten  
depending on the operation of the  
unit.  
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 unit was placed near an AC power source,  
fluorescent lamp or mobile phone during  
recording or playback.  
a
1
2
Select the folder.  
See “Selecting the Folder”.  
will be displayed and the  
a
Remaining memory  
indicator  
*
The display selected  
with the DISPLAY/  
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selected message will be played  
back repeatedly.  
Notes  
Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when  
recording. Clean the plug.  
Ear receiver/headphones plug is dirty. Clean the  
plug.  
Do not use manganese batteries for  
this unit.  
To resume normal playback, press  
NxPLAY/STOP again. To stop  
playback, press xSTOP.  
For the customers in the U.S.A.  
If the battery compartment lid is  
accidentally detached, attach it as  
illustrated.  
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.  
When replacing the batteries, be  
sure to replace both batteries with  
new ones.  
The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this  
model manufactured for sale in the USA. Other versions may  
not comply with FCC technical regulations.  
You do not need to keep pressing zXREC/PAUSE while recording.  
Select the message number.  
approx.  
2
seconds at most, therefore  
Playing back all messages  
Recording level is low.  
the following symptoms may occur:  
Set the microphone sensitivity to “H (high)” using  
the menu.  
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  
2: Setting the Clock” to set the date and time.  
When  
the minimum recording unit, it is  
still counted as approx. 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
message is shorter than  
a
Continuous Play  
folder continuously  
INFORMATION  
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the  
2
to  
3
in “Step  
2
Press  
display the desired  
message number.  
.
or >+ to  
Selected message number  
You can select the continuous play  
mode with CONT in the menu.  
When you set CONT to “ON,” you  
can play back all messages in  
folder continuously.  
eE.gr. asing all messages in a folder  
Recording is interrupted.  
4
Stop recording.  
Number of  
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  
The advanced VOR function is activated. Set VOR  
to “OFF”.  
Do not charge dry batteries.  
When you are not going to use the  
.: for smaller  
a
folder  
a
Folder  
A
Folder B  
a
Message 1 Message 2 Message 3 Blank space  
Message  
1
Message  
2
Message  
3
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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.  
Recording level is unstable (when recording  
music, etc.).  
unit for  
a
long time, remove the  
zXREC/PAUSE  
NxPLAY/STOP  
>+: for larger  
message number  
Counter  
display*  
batteries to prevent damage from  
battery leakage and corrosion.  
The unit is accessing data while  
“ACCESS“ appears in the display  
window or the OPR indicator  
flashes in orange. While accessing,  
do not remove the batteries. Doing  
so may damage the data.  
Searching forward/  
backward during playback  
(Cue/Review)  
To search forward, keep >+  
pressed during playback and  
release the button at the point you  
wish to resume playback.  
This unit is designed to automatically adjust the  
recording level when recording meetings, etc., and  
is not suitable for music recording.  
Blank space  
Message  
1
Message  
2
Message  
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur  
in  
a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause  
Press xSTOP.  
To cancel erasing  
Press xSTOP before step 4.  
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:  
“--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is displayed.  
• You have not set the clock.  
The unit stops at the  
beginning of the current  
recording.  
recording unit without  
remainder.  
a
*
The display selected with the DISPLAY/MENU button appears (see the reverse side).  
1Select the folder you want to erase.  
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.  
2Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than 1  
second until “MODE” appears in the  
display window.  
“--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is displayed on the REC  
DATE display.  
.(Review)  
To search backward, keep – .  
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
Increase the separation between the equipment and  
receiver.  
pressed during playback and  
release the button at the point you  
wish to resume playback.  
The date and time of recording will not be  
displayed if you recorded the message when the  
clock was not set.  
3
Start playback.  
3
Press – . or >+ to display “ALL  
ERASE” and press NxPLAY/STOP.  
Connect the equipment into an outlet on  
a
circuit different  
Step 2: Setting the Clock  
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.  
If you do not change the folder after you stop recording, the next time you record  
you will record in the same folder.  
Remaining memory  
indication  
During recording, the remaining  
memory indicator decreases one by  
one.  
If you keep >+ or  
the unit starts to search at higher  
speed.  
.pressed,  
from that to which the receiver is connected.  
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician  
for help.  
You cannot divide  
a
message in  
message.  
a
i(headphone) jack  
The message number and “ALL ERASE”  
will flash 10 times.  
1
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
You cannot divide  
99 messages.  
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.  
a
folder which has  
To  
Do this  
OPR indicator  
(lights in green during  
playback.)  
For the first  
7
seconds of cue/  
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not  
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority  
to operate this equipment.  
pause recording*  
Press zXREC/PAUSE.  
During recording pause, the OPR indicator flashes in  
red and “PAUSE” flashes in the display window.  
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The setting is completed.  
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The memory is  
nearly full.  
2
Adjust the volume  
speed, playback sound will not be  
heard.  
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Display the clock setting display.  
with 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.  
You cannot record messages up to the  
maximum recording time.  
release pause and  
resume recording  
Press zXREC/PAUSE.  
Flashing  
Counter display (or the  
selected display mode)  
1
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more  
2
Press  
.
or >+ to display  
display mode setting.  
If you record messages in  
a
mixture of HQ, SP and  
than 1 second until “MODE”  
“SET DATE”.  
When the remaining time of  
5Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.  
LP modes, the recordable time varies from the  
maximum HQ mode recording time to the  
maximum LP mode recording time.  
appears in the display window.  
The unit enters the menu mode.  
listen to the current  
recording  
Press xSTOP to stop recording, then press  
NxPLAY/STOP.  
recording reaches  
5
minutes, the  
xSTOP  
1
Tip  
When fast playback is done to the end  
of the last message, “END” flashes  
times. (You cannot hear the playback  
last one of the indication flashes.  
If you have any questions about this product, you may call:  
Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-7669 or  
http://www.sony.com/  
review the current  
recording instantly  
Press NxPLAY/STOP during recording.  
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No more recording can be made when 99 messages  
each have been recorded in  
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folder.  
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Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
search backward during Hold down  
.
during recording or recording  
remaining recording time display  
will also flash when the remaining  
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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 year digits will flash.  
recording (Review)  
pause. Recording mode will be released, and  
reviewing of the current recording starts. If you  
release the button, playback starts from that point.  
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 side),  
the unit stops after playing all messages in  
When the last message on folder has been played back, the unit stops at the  
beginning of the last message.  
a
time reaches  
1
minute.  
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.  
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.  
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select the microphone  
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You can select the microphone sensitivity using the  
menu. See “Selecting the Microphone Sensitivity”.  
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folder.  
Index to Parts and Controls  
Electronic Equipment (Applicable in  
the European Union and other  
European countries with separate  
collection systems)  
H
(high): To record at meeting or in  
spacious place.  
(low): To record for dictation or in  
a
quiet and/or  
The audio is weak or has poor quality when  
listening to the radio.  
The batteries are weak. Replace all the batteries  
with new ones.  
For private listening  
Connect an ear receiver or headphones to the  
speaker will be automatically disconnected. If noise is heard, wipe the  
headphones plug.  
Main unit  
L
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noisy place.  
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(headphone) jack. The built-in  
If the last message is long and you  
wish to start playback at  
2
Set the date.  
*
About one hour after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically released  
and the unit goes into the stop mode.  
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MIC (built-in microphone)  
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.  
i(headphone) jack  
2
3
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The month digits will flash.  
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  
Move the unit away from the TV.  
1
Press  
.
or >+ to select  
Other operations  
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Display window  
The picture of your TV becomes unstable.  
the digits of the year.  
OPR (operation) indicator  
If you are listening to an FM program near the TV  
with an indoor antenna, move the unit away from  
the TV.  
To  
Do this  
point.  
(For messages other than the last one,  
Selecting the Folder  
If you press zXREC/PAUSE after  
you have recorded 99 messages,  
“FULL” will flash with an alarm  
stop at the current position  
Press NxPLAY/STOP or xSTOP.  
To resume playback from that point,  
press NxPLAY/STOP again.  
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DISPLAY/MENU  
Set the month and day in  
sequence, then press NxPLAY/  
STOP.  
1
2
3
Press DISPLAY/MENU for more than  
“MODE” appears in the display window.  
1
second until  
desired point.)  
FM•i(headphone)/5 (speaker) selector  
VOL (volume) control*  
correctly, you will help prevent potential  
The unit does not operate correctly.  
• Take out the batteries and insert them again.  
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go back to the beginning  
of the current message  
Press – . once.  
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.  
xSTOP  
HOLD  
The hour digits will flash.  
zXREC (record) /PAUSE  
NxPLAY/STOP (ENTER)**  
Please note that recorded messages may be erased  
during service or repair work.  
Starting recording  
automatically in response  
skip to the next message  
Press >+ once.  
Press or >+ repeatedly.  
1
Tip  
go back to previous  
messages/skip to succeeding  
messages  
.
.(review/fast backward)/  
>+ (cue/fast forward) (SELECT)  
To set the date to Year 2006, display “06Y”.  
Press  
.
or >+ to select “FOLDER” and press  
to the sound  
VOR function  
Advanced  
(During stop mode, keep the button  
pressed to skip the messages  
continuously.)  
NxPLAY/STOP.  
When VOR (voice operated  
Speaker  
recording) is set to “ON” in the  
menu, recording starts when the  
recorder detects sound. (“VOR” is  
displayed in the display window.)  
*
There is a tactile dot beside the control to show the  
direction to turn up the volume.  
**The button has tactile dot.  
3
Set the time.  
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Troubleshooting  
Press – . or >+ to select the folder you want  
and press NxPLAY/STOP.  
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.  
Rear  
Display window  
1
Press  
.
or >+ to select  
3
4
Set the minute.  
Remaining battery  
indicator  
the digits of the hour.  
Folder indication  
Recording mode  
indication  
The unit does not operate.  
Press NxPLAY/STOP at the time  
signal.  
4
Press xSTOP to exit the menu mode.  
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.)  
Current folder  
Recording stops when no sound is  
heard. (“VOR PAUSE” flashes in  
the display window.)  
Microphone sensitivity  
The display will return to “SET  
DATE”.  
REC (recording)  
indicator  
Alarm indicator  
FM indicator  
2
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The minute digits will flash.  
Note  
Selected message number  
Repeat play indicator  
No sound comes from the speaker.  
5
Press xSTOP to exit from the  
menu mode.  
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.”  
The ear receiver or headphones are plugged in.  
The volume is turned down completely.  
REC DATE (recorded date)  
indication  
Number of messages in  
If the unit is left unused for more  
Battery  
compartment  
than  
3
seconds in the stop mode, the  
/
FULL” is displayed and you cannot start recording.  
display will show the current time.  
REMAIN indicator  
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.  
Hook for handstrap  
(not supplied)  
FM radio sensitivity  
1
Tip  
This unit does not have  
Remaining memory  
indicator  
a
power on/off switch. The display is shown at all times.  

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