Sony ICD-UX81 manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Audio Recorder
  • Model/name: ICD-UX81
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, French, Spanish

Table of Contents

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This Quick Start Guide describes only basic operations,
such as how to record, play back, or erase messages.
The operating instructions explaining all the features
and functions are supplied with the IC recorder as PDF
files in 19 languages stored on the supplied CD-ROM.
You can copy the PDF files of the operating
instructions to your computer. Insert the supplied CD-
ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer, and
just follow the instructions shown on the screen.
If the instructions are not shown on the screen, right-
click the CD-ROM on Windows Explorer to open, and
double-click [SetupLauncher.exe].
The English edition of the operating instructions is
supplied as a booklet as well.
For customers in Europe
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment (Applicable
in the European Union and other
European countries with separate
collection systems)
	 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 correctly, you
will help prevent potential 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.
Applicable accessories: Headphones, USB connection
support cable
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
	 This symbol on the battery or on the
packaging indicates that the battery
provided with this product shall not
be treated as household waste.
By ensuring these batteries are
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the environment and
human health which could otherwise be caused
by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The
recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural
resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance
or data integrity reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly,
hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how
to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand
the battery over to the applicable collection point for
the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product or battery, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
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Notice for the customers: the
following information is only
applicable to equipment sold
in the countries applying EU
directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation,
1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized
Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee
matters please refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
The recorded music is limited to private use
only. Use of the music beyond this limit requires
permission of the copyright holders.
Sony is not responsible for incomplete
recording/downloading or damaged data due
to problems of the IC recorder or computer.
Depending on the types of the text and
characters, the text shown on the IC recorder
may not be displayed properly on device. This
is due to:
The capacity of the connected IC recorder.
The IC recorder is not functioning normally.
Content information is written in the
language or the character that is not
supported by the IC recorder.
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Table of Contents
Checking the Contents of
the Package.
.......................................................5
Getting Started
Step 1: Preparing a Power Source........6
Step 2: Setting the Clock............................7
Step 3: Setting the Language to Be
Used in the Display Window...................10
Turning the IC Recorder On or Off.......11
Recording/Playing Back
Messages
Recording Messages....................................12
Playing Back Messages................................14
Editing Messages
Erasing Messages...........................................15
Utilizing Your Computer
Using the IC Recorder with Your
Computer............................................................18
Transferring Files from Your Computer
to the IC Recorder..........................................21
Playing Back Music Files.............................22
Listening to the FM Radio
Tuning in an FM radio Station................23
Presetting FM Radio Stations
Automatically....................................................25
Listening to a Preset Radio Station......26
Erasing Preset FM Radio Stations..........28
Precautions.........................................................29
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Checking the Contents
of the Package
IC Recorder (1)
		
Remove the film on the display window
before you use the IC recorder.
NH-AAA (size AAA) rechargeable battery (1)
		
Stereo headphones (1)
		
USB connection support cable (1)
		
Carrying case (1)
Battery case (1)
CD-ROM (1)
(The operating instructions are stored
as PDF files.)
Operating Instructions
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Getting Started
Step 1: Preparing a
Power Source
Remove the film on the display window
before you use the IC recorder.
Inserting the battery
1	Slide and lift the battery
compartment lid.
2	Insert one NH-AAA rechargeable
battery with correct polarity, and
close the lid.
3	Charge the battery by connecting
the USB connector of the IC
recorder to your computer.
To USB connector
IC recorder
Computer
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Disconnecting the IC
recorder from your
computer
Follow the procedures below; otherwise,
data may be damaged.
1	Make sure that the operation
indicator is not flashing.
2	Disconnect the IC recorder from the
USB connector of the computer.
On the Windows screen, left-click
“Safely Remove Hardware”on the
taskbar, and click“Safely remove USB
Mass Storage Device.”
On the Macintosh screen, drag the“IC
RECORDER”on the desktop to“Trash”
and drop it there.
For details on disconnecting the
IC recorder, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your
computer.
Step 2: Setting the
Clock

, 
ENT
/MENU
You need to set the clock to use the
alarm function or record the date and
time.
Clock setting display appears when you
insert battery for the first time, or when
you insert a battery after the IC recorder
has been without battery for more than
3 minutes,“SET DATE & TIME”appears,
and then the year section flashes in the
display window.
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Continued directly from
“Step 1: Preparing a Power
Source”
1	Press  or  on the control button
to set the year, month, day, hour,
and minute in sequence, and then
press ENT.
2	Press  (stop) to return to the
display of the stop mode.
Setting the clock using the
menu
While the IC recorder is in the stop mode,
you can set the clock using the menu.
1	Select“DATE & TIME”in the menu.
	
Press and hold /MENU to enter the
menu mode.
The menu mode will be displayed in
the display window.
	
Press  or  on the control button to
select“DETAIL MENU,”and then press
ENT.
	
Press  or  on the control button to
select“DATE & TIME,”and then press
ENT.
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2	Press the  or  on the control
button to select“08y1m1d,”and
then press ENT.
3	Press  or  on the control button
to set the year, month, day, hour,
and minute in sequence, and then
press ENT.
4	Press  (stop) to return to the
display of the stop mode.
Note
If you do not press ENT within one minute
of entering the clock setting data, the clock
setting mode is cancelled and the window will
return to the display of the stopmode.
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To display the current date and
time
Press  (stop) to display the current date
and time.
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Step 3: Setting the
Language to Be Used
in the DisplayWindow
, 
ENT
/MENU
You can select the language to be used
for messages, menus, folder names, file
names, etc. from 2 languages (European
model)/7 languages (other models).
1	Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2	Press  or  on the control button
to select“DETAIL MENU,”and then
press ENT.
3	Press  or  on the control button
to select“LANGUAGE,”and then
press ENT.
4	Press  or  on the control button
to select the language that you
want to use, and then press ENT.
You can select the following languages.
European model :
ENGLISH, Pyccкий (Russian)
Other models :
ENGLISH, Pyccкий (Russian),
 (Japanese),  (Korean),
 (Chinese),  (Chinese),
 (Thai)
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Turning the IC
Recorder On or Off
When you are not using the IC recorder,
you can prevent the battery from getting
weak quickly by turning the power off.
Turning the power off
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of
the arrow in the stop mode.“HOLD”lights
up and the key mark flashes and then
“POWER OFF”is displayed. The IC recorder
turns off within a few seconds.
Turning the power on
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite
direction from that of the arrow. The IC
recorder is turned on, and an accessing
animation is displayed.
Tips
When you are not going to use the IC
recorder for a long time, we recommend to
turn off the IC recorder.
When 10 minutes have passed after you
have turned on the IC recorder and leave it
without doing anything, the display goes
off automatically. (Press any button to show
the display.)
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Recording/Playing Back Messages
Recording Messages


ENT
, 
 (headphone)
jack
Built-in
microphones
Operation
indicator
/MENU
1	Select a folder.
	
Press /MENU to display the folder
selection window.
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Press  or  on the control button to
select the folder in which you want to
record messages ( FOLDER01-05),
and then press ENT.
2	Start recording.
	
Press  (record/pause) in the stop
mode.
The operation indicator lights in red.
(When“LED”is set to“OFF”in the
menu, the operation indicator does
not light.)
You do not need to press and hold
 (record/pause) while recording.
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The new message will be
automatically recorded after the last
recorded message.
	
Speak into the built-in microphones.
3	Press  (stop) to stop recording.
The IC recorder stops at the beginning
of the current recording.
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Playing Back
Messages



VOL +, –
, 
/MENU
Operation
indicator

1	Select a folder.
	
Press /MENU.
	
Press  or  on the control button to
select the folder, and then press ENT.
2	Press  or  to select the
message you want to play.
3	Press  to start playback.
The operation indicator lights in green.
(When“LED”is set to“OFF”in the
menu, the operation indicator does
not light.)
4	Press VOL + or – on the control
button to adjust the volume.
5	Press  (stop) to stop playback.
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Editing Messages
Erasing Messages
You can erase the recorded messages
one by one or all messages in a folder at
a time.
Note
Once a recording has been erased, you cannot
retrieve it.
Erasing messages one by one
, 
ENT
/MENU
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You can erase unwanted messages,
retaining all other messages when the IC
recorder is in the stop or playback mode.
When a message is erased, the
remaining messages will advance and
be renumbered so that there will be no
space between messages.
1	Select the message you want to
erase.
2	Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3	Press  or  on the control button
to select“ERASE A FILE,”and then
press ENT.
The message to be erased will be
played back.
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4	Press  or  on the control button
to select“EXECUTE,”and then press
ENT.
“ERASING …”appears in the display
window and the selected message will
be erased.
To cancel erasing
Select“CANCEL”in step 4, and then press
ENT.
To erase another message
Proceed with the same steps again from
the beginning.
To erase a part of one message
Divide the message into two messages
first, and then proceed with the same
steps from the beginning.
Erasing all messages in a
folder
, 
ENT
/MENU
1 	Select the folder containing the
messages you want to erase when
the IC recorder is in the stop mode.
2 	Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
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3	Press  or  on the control button
to select“ERASE ALL,”and then
press ENT.
4	Press  or  on the control button
to select“EXECUTE,”and then press
ENT.
“ERASING …”appears in the display
window and all messages in the
selected folder will be erased.
To cancel erasing
Select“CANCEL”in step 4, and then press
ENT.
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Utilizing Your Computer
Using the IC Recorder
withYour Computer
System requirements
Operating systems:
Windows Vista® Ultimate
Windows Vista® Business
Windows Vista® Home Premium
Windows Vista® Home Basic
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Professional
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Home Edition
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack
4 or higher
Mac OS X (v10.2.8-v10.5)
Pre-Installed
Notes
Operation is not guaranteed if any operating
system other than those described above
(Windows® 98 or Linux, etc.) is used.
Any 64 bit operating system is not
supported.
For the latest version information and
compatibility with your operating system,
please access the support home page for
the IC recorder:
	 European model:
	 http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA
	 Other models:
	 http://www.sony-asia.com/support
Hardware environment:
– Port: USB port
– Sound board: Sound cards
compatible with any of the supported
Microsoft® Windows® operating
systems
Note
The following systems are not supported:
Operating systems other than the ones
indicated on the left
Personally constructed computers or
operating systems
Upgraded operating systems
Multi-boot environment
Multi-monitor environment
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When you are using Windows®
2000 Professional
Install the driver using“SonyRecorder_
Driver.exe”in the IC recorder.
Connecting the IC recorder
to your computer
You can transfer the IC recorder data
onto your computer by connecting the
IC recorder to the computer.
Remove the USB cap from the IC recorder
and then connect the IC recorder to the
USB connector of your computer.
The IC recorder is recognized by the
computer as soon as the connection is
made. While the IC recorder is connected
to the computer,“CONNECTING”is
displayed in the display window of the
IC recorder.
To USB connector
IC recorder
Computer
Tip
If the IC recorder cannot be connected to the
USB connector of your computer directly, use
the supplied USB connection support cable.
USB connection
support cable
(supplied)
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Notes
If you connect more than two USB devices
to your computer, normal operation will not
be guaranteed.
Use of this IC recorder with a USB hub or a
USB connection support cable other than
the supplied cable is not guaranteed.
A malfunction may occur depending on the
USB devices connected at the same time.
Before connecting the IC recorder to the
computer, make sure that the battery is
inserted in the IC recorder.
It is recommended that you disconnect the
IC recorder from the computer when you are
not using the IC recorder connected to the
computer.
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Disconnecting the IC
recorder from your
computer
Follow the procedures below; otherwise,
data may be damaged.
1	Make sure that the operation
indicator is not flashing.
2	Disconnect the IC recorder from the
USB connector of the computer.
On the Windows screen, left-click
“Safely Remove Hardware”on the
taskbar, and click“Safely remove USB
Mass Storage Device.”
On the Macintosh screen, drag the“IC
RECORDER”on the desktop to“Trash”
and drop it there.
For details on disconnecting the
IC recorder, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your
computer.
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Transferring Files
fromYour Computer
to the IC Recorder
You can play back music or language files
(MP3/WMA*) from your computer using
the IC recorder.
You can make an MP3/WMA file using
either a player software application
installed on your computer or a
commercially available software
application.
*	For the file formats that can be played back
using the IC recorder, refer to“Specifications”
(page 110 in“Operating Instructions”).
Copying a music file from
your computer to the IC
recorder (drag and drop)
1	Connect the IC recorder to your
computer (page 19).
On the Windows screen; open“My
Computer”and make sure that“IC
RECORDER”has been recognized. On
the Macintosh screen; make sure that
an“IC RECORDER”drive is displayed on
the desk top.
2	Copy the folder in which the music
files are stored to the IC recorder.
On the Windows screen using Explorer,
and on the Macintosh screen using
Finder, drag and drop the folder onto
the IC recorder.
The IC recorder can recognize up to
500 folders. You can copy up to 999
files to one folder and up to 5,000 files
in total.
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Playing Back Music
Files
, 
ENT




/MENU
1	Remove the IC recorder from your
computer, press /MENU, press 
or  on the control button to select
the folder ( ) in which music files
are stored, and then press ENT.
2	Press  or  to select the
music file you want to play.
3	Press  to start playback.
4	Press  (stop) to stop playback.
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Listening to the FM Radio
(for ICD-UX71F/UX81F/UX91F only)
The headphone cord is an FM
antenna, therefore, connect the
headphone when listening to the
radio.
During FM reception or FM
recording, you can switch between
the sound from the speaker and the
sound from the headphones using
the menu.
For details, see page 87 in“Operating
Instructions.”
Note
During FM reception you cannot charge the
battery.
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Tuning in an FM radio
Station
, 
ENT
/MENU
The display in the display window may
be different from the actual one in some
regions.
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1	Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2	Press  or  on the control button
to select“FM RADIO,”and then
press ENT.
The IC recorder enters FM radio mode.
You can switch the display between
preset number and frequency by
pressing ENT.
3	Tune in a station.
4	Press  or  on the control button
repeatedly to tune in a station
or press and hold  or  on the
control button until the frequency
digits begin to change on the
display.
The IC recorder automatically scans
the radio frequencies and stops when
it finds a clear station.
If you cannot tune in a station, press 
or  on the control button repeatedly
to change the frequency step by step.
When a station you tune in is a
preset station, the preset number is
displayed, otherwise,“P - -”appears
instead.
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Presetting FM
Radio Stations
Automatically
, 
ENT
/MENU

The display in the display window may
be different from the actual one in some
regions.
You can preset up to 30 FM radio stations
automatically using the preset menu.
1	Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode when listening to
the FM radio.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2	Press  or  on the control button
to select“AUTO PRESET,”and then
press ENT.
3	Press  or  on the control button to
select“EXECUTE,”and then press ENT.
The IC recorder automatically scans
for available radio frequencies and the
stations will be stored in memory from
the lower frequencies to the higher
ones.
While presetting FM radio stations
automatically, the preset number
ready to be assigned flashes.
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To stop the automatic presetting
Press  (stop). The preset numbers
stored until you press the  (stop)
button remain in memory.
Listening to a Preset
Radio Station
, 
ENT
/MENU

The display in the display window may
be different from the actual one in some
regions.
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1	Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2	Press  or  on the control button
to select“FM RADIO,”and then
press ENT.
The IC recorder enters FM radio mode.
3	To tune in a station, press  or 
on the control button repeatedly
until the preset number you want is
displayed.
When you press and hold  or 
on the control button, the preset
numbers change rapidly.
4	Press  (stop) to turn the FM radio
off.
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Erasing Preset FM
Radio Stations
, 
ENT
/MENU

The display in the display window may
be different from the actual one in some
regions.
1	Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2	Press  or  on the control button
to select“FM RADIO,”and then
press ENT.
The IC recorder enters FM radio mode.
3	To tune in a station, press  or  on
the control button repeatedly until
the preset number you want to
erase is displayed.
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4	Press and hold ENT.
The preset number and“ERASE?”will
be displayed on the display.
5	Press  or  on the control button
repeatedly to select“EXECUTE,”and
then press ENT.
The preset number will be changed
to“P- -.”
Precautions
On power
Operate the unit only on 1.5 V or 1.2 V
DC. Use one NH-AAA rechargeable
battery or one LR03 (size AAA) alkaline
battery.
On safety
Do not operate the unit while driving,
cycling or operating any motorized
vehicle.
On handling
Do not leave the unit in a location
near heat sources, or in a place subject
to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
mechanical shock.
Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the unit, remove the battery and
have the unit checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
further.
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On noise
Noise may be heard when the unit
is placed near an AC power source, a
fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone
during recording or playback.
Noise may be recorded when an
object, such as your finger, etc., rubs or
scratches the unit during recording.
On maintenance
To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth
slightly moistened in water. Do not use
alcohol, benzine or thinner.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
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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 or to a computer, etc.
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Trademarks
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows
Media are registered trademarks or trademarks
of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
Apple, Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks
of Apple Inc., registered in the USA and other
countries.
Nuance, the Nuance logo, Dragon
NaturallySpeaking, and RealSpeak are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of Nuance
Communications, Inc., and/or its affiliates in the
United States and/or other countries.
© 2007 Nuance Communications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are
trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders.
Furthermore, “ ™ ” and “ ® ” are not mentioned in
each case in this manual.
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This product is protected by certain
intellectual property rights of Microsoft
Corporation. Use or distribution of such
technology outside of this product
is prohibited without a license from
Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft
subsidiary.

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