User manual Sony ICD-P28

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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 five folders (A, B, C, D, and E).  
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.  
Press FOLDER to display  
the folder you wish to  
play back.  
“ will be displayed and the  
When  
flashes, replace the  
e.g.  
Note  
Message  
1
Message  
2
Newly recorded message Blank space  
1
batteries with new ones.  
selected message will be played  
back repeatedly.  
Maximum recording time  
The maximum recording time of all  
the folders is as follows. You can  
record messages for the maximum  
Current folder  
When  
flashes, the batteries are  
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.  
recording time in a single folder.  
Model No. ICD-P28  
Serial No.  
Battery life*  
Playing back all messages  
With continuous use, approx. 15 hours  
recording/8 hours playback in the SP  
mode and 16 hours recording/9 hours  
playback in the LP mode is possible.  
SP*  
LP**  
in  
a
Continuous Play  
folder continuously  
1
2
Select the folder.  
9
h. 40 min.  
15 h. 45 min.  
Press FOLDER to  
Current folder  
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.  
*
Using Sony alkaline batteries LR03  
display the folder in  
which you wish to  
record messages.  
(h.: hours/min.: minutes)  
SP: Standard play recording mode  
(monaural sound)  
(
size AAA)  
*
When playing back through the  
** LP: Long play recording mode  
(monaural sound)  
Notes  
2
Insert two LR03 (size AAA)  
alkaline batteries with  
correct polarity, and close the  
lid.  
internal speaker with VOL control at  
around  
4
2
Select the message number.  
Press – .  
display the desired  
message number.  
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The battery life may shorten  
depending on the operation of the  
unit.  
To record in better sound quality,  
select the SP mode. For switching  
the recording mode, see “Changing  
the Recording Mode” on the reverse  
side.  
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.  
To search backward, keep – .  
pressed during playback and  
release the button at the point you  
wish to resume playback.  
or >+ to  
Selected message number  
Notes  
Number of  
2004 Sony Corporation  
Printed in China  
Do not use manganese batteries for  
this unit.  
Before making  
a
long recording, be  
message number  
.: for smaller  
messages in  
a folder  
sure to check the battery indicator.  
The maximum recording time and  
the number of messages you can  
make varies depending on the  
conditions of use.  
When you replace the batteries,  
Start recording.  
insert the new ones within  
3
>+: for larger  
message number  
Counter  
display*  
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.  
1
Press zREC/STOP.  
Information  
Troubleshooting  
Remaining memory  
indicator  
OPR indicator  
(lights in red during  
recording.)  
When you record messages in the  
mixture of SP and LP mode, the  
maximum recording time will be  
between those for the SP and LP  
modes.  
Due to the limitation of the IC  
recording system, this unit records  
in the minimum recording unit of  
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.  
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 you keep >+ or – .pressed  
Microphone sensitivities  
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.  
If the battery compartment lid  
is accidentally detached,  
attach it as illustrated.  
Recording mode  
Number of messages  
2
Speak to the  
built-in  
microphone.  
*
The display selected with the DISPLAY button appears (see the reverse side).  
The recorded messages and alarm  
setting, however, will remain.  
When replacing the batteries, be  
sure to replace both batteries with  
new ones.  
The unit does not operate.  
in  
a
folder  
For the customers in the U.S.A.  
The batteries have been inserted with incorrect  
polarity.  
approx.  
9
seconds, therefore the  
Current Counter  
message display*  
number  
*
The display selected  
with the DISPLAY  
button appears.  
following symptoms may occur:  
3
Start playback.  
1Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
INFORMATION  
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the  
The batteries are weak.  
Do not charge dry batteries.  
When you are not going to use the  
When  
the minimum recording unit, it is  
still counted as approx. seconds  
a message is shorter than  
The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch. (If  
you press any button, “HOLD” will flash three  
times.)  
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or  
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  
when you insert batteries after the unit has been without batteries for  
a
certain  
unit for  
a
long time, remove the  
9
EAR jack  
period of time. Please refer to Steps  
date and time.  
2
to  
3
in “Step 2: Setting the Clock” to set the  
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You do not need to keep pressing zREC/STOP while recording.  
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
No sound comes from the speaker.  
1
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  
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.  
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur  
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:  
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
Increase the separation between the equipment and  
receiver.  
The ear receiver or headphones are plugged in.  
The volume is turned down completely.  
OPR indicator  
(lights in green during  
playback.)  
3
3
Stop recording.  
“FULL” is displayed and you cannot start  
recording.  
.  
Press zREC/STOP again.  
The unit stops at the  
beginning of the current  
recording.  
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.  
in  
a
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  
Counter display (or the  
selected display mode)  
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a
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 certain period of time. In this case, proceed from step 2.  
NxPLAY/STOP  
a
The sum of the number on the  
counter (elapsed recording time)  
and the remaining recording time  
may be less than the unit’s  
2Turn VOL to adjust the  
volume.  
Noise is heard.  
An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally  
rubbed or scratched the unit during recording so  
that noise was recorded.  
If the last message is long and you  
wish to start playback at a later part of  
the message, keep >+ pressed to  
1
Display the clock setting display.  
MIC SENS  
XPAUSE  
maximum recording time.  
STOP  
Connect the equipment into an outlet on  
a
circuit different  
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,  
fluorescent lamp or mobile phone during  
recording or playback.  
a
STOP  
Remaining memory  
indication  
During recording, the remaining  
memory indicator decreases one by  
one.  
a
1
Press MENU to enter the menu  
mode.  
2
3
Press  
DATE”.  
.
or >+ to display “SET  
You can stop recording by  
pressing STOP instead of  
zREC/STOP.  
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  
then press – . while “END” is  
flashing to go back to the desired  
point  
Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when  
recording. Clean the plug.  
Ear receiver/headphones plug is dirty. Clean the  
plug.  
side), the unit stops after playing all messages in  
a folder.  
.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not  
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority  
to operate this equipment.  
If you do not change the folder after you stop recording, the next time you  
record you will record in the same folder.  
When the last message on folder has been played back, the unit stops at the  
a
(For messages other than the last one,  
go to the beginning of the next  
message and play backward to the  
desired point.)  
The memory is  
nearly full.  
beginning of the last message.  
If you have any questions about this product, you may call:  
Sony Customer Information Services Center (800)-222-7669  
or write to:  
Sony Customer Information Services Center 12451 Gateway  
Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33913  
For private listening  
Recording level is low.  
• Press MIC SENS to display “HIGH”.  
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The year digits will flash.  
To  
Do this  
Flashing  
Connect an ear receiver 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.  
Recording level is unstable (when recording  
music, etc.).  
pause recording*  
Press XPAUSE.  
During recording pause, the  
OPR indicator flashes in red and  
“PAUSE” flashes in the display  
window.  
When the remaining time of  
This unit is designed to automatically adjust the  
recording level when recording meetings, etc., and  
is not suitable for music recording.  
recording reaches 5 minutes, the  
last one of the indication flashes.  
When the remaining time of  
Declaration of Conformity  
SONY  
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Other operations  
Trade Name:  
Model No.:  
recording reaches  
1
minute, the  
To  
Do this  
Responsible Party:  
Address:  
Sony Electronics Inc.  
680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ.  
“--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is displayed.  
• You have not set the clock.  
selected display mode and  
“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.  
stop at the beginning of  
the current message  
Press STOP.  
release pause and  
resume recording  
Press XPAUSE or zREC/STOP.  
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7649 USA  
Set the date.  
Recording resumes from that point.  
Telephone No.:  
201-930-6972  
“--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is displayed on the  
recorded date or recorded time display.  
2
(
To stop recording after pausing recording, press  
stop at the current position  
(Playback Pause function)*  
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
To resume playback from that point,  
press NxPLAY/STOP again.  
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.  
The date and time of recording will not be  
displayed if you recorded the message when the  
clock was not set.  
STOP.)  
1
Press  
the digits of the year.  
.
or >+ to select  
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.  
You cannot divide  
a
message in  
message.  
review the current  
recording instantly  
Press NxPLAY/STOP during recording.  
You cannot divide  
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
a
folder which has  
Notes  
skip to the next message  
Press >+ once.  
9
9
select the microphone  
sensitivity  
You can select the microphone sensitivity to display  
the following by pressing MIC SENS.  
HIGH: To record at meeting or in a quiet and/or  
spacious place.  
LOW: To record for dictation or in  
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  
go back to previous  
messages/skip to succeeding  
messages  
Press – . or >+ repeatedly.  
(During stop mode, keep the button  
pressed to skip the messages  
continuously.)  
a
Set the month and day in sequence,  
then press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The hour digits will flash.  
Precautions  
a
1
a
a
noisy place.  
recording again.  
On power  
1
Tip  
To set the date to Year 2004, display  
“04Y”.  
If you press zREC/STOP after you  
have recorded 99 messages, “FULL”  
will flash with an alarm sound.  
Stheelemcteasnsaogtheesr. folder or erase some of  
* 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.  
Operate the unit only on  
alkaline batteries.  
3
V
DC. Use two LR03 (size AAA)  
You cannot combine  
If you combine messages frequently, the unit may  
become unable to combine messages.  
a
message.  
*
About one hour after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically released  
and the unit goes into the stop mode.  
On safety  
Do not operate the unit while driving, cycling or operating  
any motorized vehicle.  
You cannot record messages up to the  
maximum recording time.  
If you record messages in  
a
mixture of SP and LP  
On handling  
modes, the recordable time varies from the  
maximum SP mode recording time to the  
maximum LP mode recording time.  
No more recording can be made when 99 messages  
each have been recorded in  
Set the time.  
Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a  
3
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical  
shock.  
1
Press  
.
or >+ to select  
3
4
5
Set the minute.  
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.  
a
folder.  
the digits of the hour.  
Due to the limitation of the IC recording system,  
this unit records in the minimum recording unit of  
On noise  
approx. 9 seconds. If the length of each message  
Noise may be heard when the unit is placed near an AC  
power source, fluorescent lamp or mobile phone during  
recording or playback.  
cannot be divided by the minimum recording unit,  
the remaining recording time may decrease by  
more than the total length of the messages.  
a
a
Press NxPLAY/STOP at the time  
signal.  
The display will return to “SET  
DATE”.  
Noise may be recorded when an object, such as your finger,  
etc., rubs or scratches the unit during recording.  
The remaining time displayed in the display  
window is shorter than that displayed in  
the supplied “Digital Voice Editor“ software.  
• The unit requires a certain amount of memory for  
system operation. That amount is subtracted from  
the remaining time, which is the reason for the  
difference.  
2
Press NxPLAY/STOP.  
The minute digits will flash.  
On maintenance  
To clean the exterior, use  
water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.  
a
soft cloth slightly moistened in  
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit,  
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.  
Press MENU to exit from the menu  
mode.  
The unit does not operate correctly.  
• Take out the battery and insert it again.  
Backup recommendations  
To avoid potential risk of data loss caused by accidental  
operation or malfunction of the IC recorder, we  
Please note that recorded messages may be erased  
during service or repair work.  
recommend that you save  
a
backup copy of your recorded  
messages on a tape recorder or to  
a
computer, etc.  
1
Tip  
This unit does not have  
a
power on/off  
switch. The display is shown at all  
times.  

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