P re c a u t io n s
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For your protection, please read
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To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such
as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Operate the unit on the power source specified in
and keep this manual for future reference.
The nameplate indicating operating voltage, etc. is
located on the bottom of the unit.
To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it
out by the plug, not the cord.
Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat source
such as a radiator or airduct, or in a place subject to
direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical
vibration, or shock.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating
instructions, and adhere to them.
Wa t e r a n d Mo ist u re
Do not use powerline operated appliances near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
He a t
Do not place the appliance near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
Ve n t ila t io n
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable
operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be
blocked or covered.
Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal heat
build-up. Do not place the unit on a surface (a rug, a
blanket, etc.) or near materials (a curtain) which might
block the ventilation holes.
CD Clo c k Ra d io
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
unplug the unit and have it checked by a qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
When the casing becomes soiled, clean it with a soft
cloth dampened with mild detergent solution. Never
use abrasive cleansers or chemical solvents, as they
may mar the casing.
Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.
-Never block the slots and openings by placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
-Never place the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
Acce sso rie s
Do not place the appliance on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The appliance may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by Sony.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated
-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.
dangerous voltage” within the
Wa ll o r Ce ilin g Mo u n t in g
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
Tro u b le s h o o t in g
Should any problem occur with the unit, make the
following checks to determine whether or not
servicing is required. If the problem persists, consult
the nearest Sony dealer.
Po w e r So u rce
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
This appliance should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local
power company. For those appliances designed to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
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 clock does not show the correct time.
Ow n e r’s Re co rd
Gro u n d in g o r Po la riza t io n
This appliance is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), or with a three-wire grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for grounding). Follow
the instructions below:
Has an electrical power outage lasting more than
The model number and the serial number are located on the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you
call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
one minute occurred?
The CD, radio or buzzer alarm does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
The graphical symbols are at the bottom of the
-Fo r t h e a p p lia n ce w it h
a p o la rize d AC p o w e r co rd p lu g :
Hasn’t all ALARM indicator lights gone out?
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug by forcing it in.
Model No. ICF-CD843V
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential 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 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
The CD or radio alarm is activated but no
sound comes on at the preset alarm time.
Has VOLUME been adjusted ?
-Fo r t h e a p p lia n ce w it h a t h re e -w ire g ro u n d in g t yp e AC p lu g :
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Ove rlo a d in g
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since
this can result in fire or electric shock.
Wh e n n o t in u se
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.
Po w e r-Co rd Pro t e ct io n
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits
from the appliance.
Lig h t n in g
For added protection for this appliance during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the appliance due to lightning and powerline surges.
Ob je ct a n d Liq u id En t ry
Never push objects of any kind into the appliance through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the appliance.
Cle a n in g
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the appliance.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
At t a ch m e n t s
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.
For customers who purchased this product in the USA
Please register this product on line at
Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic mailings about new products,
services, and other important announcements.
Registering your product will also allow us to contact you in the unlikely event that the
product needs adjustment or modification. Thank you.
The CD player does not operate.
Did you close the CD lid?
Did you place the disc correctly?
The disc should be placed with the labelled
Dusty or defective disc — Clean the disc with an
optional cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the
Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment
open for about an hour to get rid of moisture
Printed on 100% recycled paper using
VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free
vegetable oil based ink.
Sporadic loss of sound in CD operation.
Dusty or defective disc — Clean or replace the disc.
Volume too high — Reduce the volume.
2004 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
S p e c ific a t io n s
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC
With 4–ohm loads, both channels driven from
100 – 10 000 Hz; rated 1.0 W per channel-minimum
RMS power, with no more than 10% total harmonic
distortion in AC operation.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
If you have any questions about this product, you may
Sony Customer Information Services Center
-800-222-7669 or write to:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
Ou t d o o r An t e n n a Gro u n d in g
2451 Gateway Blvd., Ft Myers, FL 33913
CD player section
System: Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties:
Wavelength: 780 nm
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
Declaration of Conformity
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM, EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN
TO KEEP FROM CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS CONTACT WITH THEM
IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide 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.
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
680 Kinderkamack Road,
Oradell, NJ 07649 USA
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW
(This output is the value measured at a distance of
about 200 mm from the objective lens surface on
Telephone Number: 201-930-6972
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
the optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
Frequency response: 20-20 000 Hz –+11.5 dB
An t e n n a Gro u n d in g Acco rd in g t o t h e Na t io n a l
Ele ct rica l Co d e
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
Antenna Lead-in Wire
2 – 13 ch
WEATHER: 1 – 7 ch
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
87.5 – 108 MHz
530 – 1 710 kHz
(NEC Section 810-20)
Time display: 12-hour system
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
/8 inches) dia., 4 Ω
Power Service Grounding Electrode System
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
Speaker: 66 mm (2
Da m a g e Re q u irin g Se rvice
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
-When the power cord or plug is damage or frayed.
-If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the appliance.
-If the appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
-The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-This indicates a need for service.
.2 W + 1.2 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Approx. 185.5 × 176 × 210.5 mm (w/h/d)
Fe a t u re s
× 7 × 8 /8
TV/WEATHER/FM/AM 4 band PLL (phase locked
loop) synthesized clock radio
projecting parts and controls
Mass: Approx. 1 780 g (3 lb 15oz)
If the appliance does not operate normally when following the operating instructions, adjust only
Easy preset digital tuning with 25 memory presets
Built-in CD player with CD-R/RW playback
Easy to see large Display with small footprint.
Triple Alarm (Radio, buzzer or CD) with the
extendable snooze function.
Easy nap timer –one push operation.
LCD with backlight which has a brightness control
D.S.T. (Daylight Saving Time) –Summer time
Design and specifications are subject to change
those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the appliance to normal operation.
-If the appliance has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been
Se rvicin g
Do not attempt to service the appliance yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Lead-free solder is used for
Halogenated flame retardants are
not used in printed wiring boards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Re p la ce m e n t p a rt s
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by Sony that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Sa fe t y Ch e ck
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the appliance, ask the service technician to perform
routine safety checks (as specified by Sony) to determine that the appliance is in safe operating