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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Clock Radio
  • Model/name: ICF-C414S
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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4-135-644-61(1)
©2009 Sony Corporation Printed in China
FM/AM
CLOCK RADIO
ICF-C414
Operating Instructions
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Precautions
	Operate the unit on the power source specified
in “Specifications”.
	To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
	The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been
turned off.
	The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
exterior.
	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.
	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.
	Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
	To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
with a mild detergent solution.
	Never touch the wire of the external FM aerial
during a thunderstorm. Furthermore,
immediately disconnect the AC power cord
from the radio.
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
	Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
good contact.
	Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
	Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
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.
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.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Troubleshooting
Should any problem occur with the unit, make
the following simple checks to determine whether
or not servicing is required.
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
The clock flashes“AM12:00”.
	A power interruption occurred and the backup
battery is low. Replace the battery. Remove the
old battery and install a new one.
The buzzer, radio or melody alarm does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
	Check that the buzzer, radio or melody alarm is
activated (the ALARM A (or B) indicator lights
up).
The radio alarm is activated but does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
	Check that the volume is not set to minimum.
Specifications
Time display
12-hour System
Frequency range
Band Frequency
FM 87.5 – 108 MHz
AM 530 – 1 710 kHz
Speaker
Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5
/8 inches) dia., 8 Ω
Power output
180 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
230 V AC, 50 Hz	
For power backup: 3 V DC, one CR2032 battery
Dimensions
Approx. 178.9 × 121.8 × 88.5 mm (w/h/d)
(7 1
/8 × 4 7
/8 × 3 1
/2 inches) incl. projecting parts
and controls
Mass
UK model:
Approx. 663 g (1 lb 7.4 oz) incl. CR2032 battery
Australian and New Zealand model:
Approx. 651 g (1 lb 7 oz) incl. CR2032 battery
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place lighted
candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug
from the AC outlet immediately.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type.
Notice for customers: the following
information is only applicable to equipment
sold in 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.
About the backup
battery
To keep good time, as backup power source, this
unit has one CR2032 battery inside of the unit in
addition to the house current. (The battery is
supplied with the unit for Australian and New
Zealand model.)
The battery keeps the clock and the alarm
operating in the event of a power interruption.
Note for customers in the UK
The clock is preset at the factory, and its memory
is powered by the preinstalled Sony CR2032
battery. If the “AM12:00” appears in the display
when the unit is connected to AC outlet for the
first time, the battery may be weak. In this case,
consult a Sony dealer. The preinstalled CR2032
battery is considered part of the product, and is
covered by the warranty.
You are required to show “Note for customers in
the UK” (in this instruction) to a Sony dealer in
order to validate the warranty for this product.
Knowing when to replace the
battery
When the battery becomes weak, the “”
indicator appears in the display.
In the event of a power interruption when the
battery is weak, the current time and alarm will
be initialized.
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
battery. Use of another battery may present a risk
of fire or explosion.
Installing and replacing the
backup battery
1	 Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
outlet, remove the screw that secures the
battery compartment at the rear of the
unit using a screwdriver, and remove the
battery compartment (See Fig. -).
2	 Insert a new battery in the battery
compartment with the  side facing up.	
To remove the battery from the battery
compartment, push it out from the side
marked PUSH (See Fig. -).
3	 Insert the battery compartment back into
the unit and secure it with the screw 	
(See Fig. -).
4	 When you are replacing the battery, press
RADIO ON to turn the “” indicator off
in the display.
Notes
	If you replace the battery, do not disconnect the
AC plug from the AC outlet.	
Otherwise, the current time and alarm will be
initialized.
	Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
Features
	Large, easy to-see, 1.4 inch green LED.
	Dual alarm FM/AM Clock radio.
	Various types of alarms — buzzer, radio and
melody.
	Automatic time set — When you plug the clock
in for the first time, the current time will be
shown in the display (UK model only).
	Automatic Daylight Saving Time/Summer time
adjustment (UK model only).
	DST button to adjust Daylight Saving Time/
Summer time.
	Date button to display month, day and year.
	Brightness control (High/Middle/Low).
	No Power No Problem™ alarm system to keep
the clock and the alarm operating during a
power interruption with a CR2032 battery
installed (UK model only).
	Supplied CR2032 battery for backup power
source to keep the clock and alarm operating
during a power interruption (Australian and
New Zealand model).
	Extendable snooze — Snooze time can be
extended from 10 up to 60 minutes.
	Progressive Alarm Speed (buzzer only).
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Battery
compartment
There is a tactile dot
above the VOLUME dial to
indicate which way turns
the volume up.
AC power cord
FM wire aerial
Setting the clock for the
first time (UK model
only)
This unit is preset to the current date and time at
the factory, and is powered by the back up battery.
All you need to do is just plug it in.
Plug in the unit.
First, the month and date appear, then the year,
and then the current time appears in the display.
Note
During the shipment and your first use, a clock
error may occur. In this case, refer to “Setting the
clock and date” to set the correct time.
When daylight saving time
(summer time) begins
This unit employs Automatic Daylight Saving
Time/Summer Time adjustment. The DST
indicator appears in the display at the beginning
of the daylight saving time (summer time), and
disappears at the end of it.
Automatic DST/summer time adjustment is based
on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
	Daylight saving time (summer time) begins at:
1:00 AM on the final Sunday of March.
	Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the final
Sunday of October.
To cancel the automatic DST/summer
time adjustment and to set DST display
manually
The automatic DST/summer time adjustment can
be cancelled.
Press and hold DST for at least 3 seconds while
the clock is displayed.
A beep sounds, and “Aut  OFF” appears in the
display to show that the automatic DST/summer
time adjustment is cancelled. The display returns
to the clock.
Notes
	Daylight Saving Time depends on the law in
each country/region, and your area may not use
it. In such a case, cancel the automatic DST/
summer time adjustment before using the set
and set the time manually as necessary.
	To activate the automatic DST/summer time
adjustment again, press and hold DST for at
least 3 seconds. A beep sounds, and “Aut 
On” appears in the display to show that the
automatic DST/summer time adjustment is
activated. The display returns to the clock.
	To change the display to the daylight saving
time (summer time) manually, see “To change
the display to the daylight saving time (summer
time) indication.”
Setting the clock and
date
Follow the procedure from step 1 for Australian
and New Zealand model. To change the setting
for UK model, follow the procedure from step 2.
1	 Plug in the unit.
The display will flash “AM12:00”.
2	 Press CLOCK for at least 2 seconds.
You will hear a beep and the year will start to
flash in the display.
3	 Press + or – until the correct year
appears in the display.
4	 Press CLOCK.
5	 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the month,
day and time.
After setting the time, two short beeps sound
and the clock starts from 0 seconds.
	Pressing and holding + or – changes the year,
month or day rapidly.	
When setting the current time, time changes
rapidly by 1 minute-increments up to 10
minutes, and then by 10 minute-increments.
	While setting the clock, you must perform each
step within 65 seconds, or the clock setting
mode will be cancelled.
To display the year and date
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF once for the
date, and within about 3 seconds press it again for
the year.
The display shows the date or year for about 3
seconds and then changes back to the current
time.
If you connect the AC plug to an AC outlet while
this unit is powered from the backup power
source, the current date and time appears in the
following order (the same as when the unit is
powered on after a power interruption).
“month and date” (about 1 second)  “year”
(about 1 second)  “current time”
To change the display to the daylight
saving time (summer time) indication
Change the daylight saving time (summer time)
adjustment setting according to the following
procedures if;
–	you have Australian and New Zealand model.
–	you have cancelled the automatic DST/
summer time adjustment.
Press DST.
The DST indicator appears in the display and the
time indication changes to the daylight saving
time (summer time).
To deactivate the daylight saving time (summer
time) adjustment, press DST again.
Setting the brightness
of the display
Three levels of brightness are available by pres­­­sing
BRIGHTNESS.
Operating the radio
1	 Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio.
2	 Adjust the volume using VOLUME.
3	 Select BAND.
4	 Tune in to a station using TUNING.
To turn off the radio
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET.
Improving the reception
FM:
Extend the FM wire aerial fully to increase
reception sensitivity.
AM:
Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum
reception. A ferrite bar AM aerial is built-in to
the unit.
Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal
surface, as this may lead to interference of
reception.
Setting the alarm
The dual alarm function allows you to set two
alarm programmes (ALARM A and ALARM B).
The alarm time can be set for each programme
and the alarm sound is selectable from buzzer,
radio or melody.
Notes
	Before setting the alarm, make sure to set the
clock (see “Setting the clock and date”).
	The factory set alarm time is “PM12:00”.
	To set the radio alarm, first tune in to a station
and adjust the volume (see “Operating the
radio”).
To set the alarm time
1	 Set ALARM A (or B) to the desired alarm
sound ( (buzzer), RADIO or
MELODY).
The alarm time appears for a few seconds, and
then the ALARM A (or B) indicator lights up
in the display. (It does not appear when the
switch is set to OFF.)
When you set the alarm to MELODY, the
alarm sounds the melody- “Spring” from “The
Four Seasons” by Antonio Lucio Vivaldi.
2	 Press ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –
to set the desired time.
Each press of ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or
– changes the indication by 1 minute. If you
press and hold ALARM TIME SET A (or B) +
or –, the alarm time goes forward (or
backward) by 1 minute up to 10 minutes, and
then by 10 minutes increments. While setting
the alarm time, the ALARM A (or B) indicator
flashes in the display. The following example is
when setting the ALARM A.
When the alarm time setting is complete, the
display returns to the clock after a few seconds
and the ALARM A (or B) indicator changes
from flashing to fully lit.
	While ALARM A (or B) is set to , RADIO
or MELODY, the alarm time setting can be
changed by ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –.	
One press of ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –
displays the alarm time for about 4 seconds. By
pressing ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –
while the alarm time appears in the display, the
alarm time will be changed.
	For the buzzer alarm, the beeping of the alarm
becomes more rapid after every few seconds in
three progressive stages.
	The ALARM A (or B) indicator flashes in the
display while:	
– The alarm time appears in the display.	
– The alarm sounds.	
– The snooze function is turned on.
	The alarm time setting cannot be changed if
ALARM A (or B) is set to OFF. If you press
ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –, “OFF”
appears in the display for about 0.5 seconds.
	If a second alarm sounds during a first (or the
snooze function is active), the second alarm
takes priority.
	CLOCK and DST are unavailable while the
alarm sounds or when the snooze function is
turned on.
	The alarm function works as usual at the first
and last day of daylight saving time (summer
time). As a result, if the automatic DST/
summer time adjustment is set (UK model
only) and the alarm is set at a time skipped
when the daylight saving time begins, the alarm
is skipped; if the alarm is set at a time
overlapping when daylight saving time ends,
the alarm will sound twice.
	If the same alarm time is set for both ALARM
A and B, the ALARM A takes priority.
To doze for a few more minutes
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
The alarm sound stops but will automatically
come on again after about 10 minutes. Each time
you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF, the
snooze time changes as follows:
The maximum snooze time is 60 minutes.
The display shows the snooze time for about 4
seconds and returns to show the current time.
When you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF
after the current time appears, the snooze time
starts from 10 minutes again.
To stop the Alarm
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET to turn off the
alarm.
The alarm will come on again at the same time
the next day.
If RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET is not pressed, the
alarm sounds continuously for about 60 minutes,
and then it will stop automatically.
To deactivate the Alarm
Set ALARM A (or B) to OFF.
The ALARM A (or B) indicator disappears from
the display.
Note on alarm in the event of a power
interruption
In the event of a power interruption, the alarm
functions work until the battery is empty.
However, the following functions differ:
	Nothing will appear on the display.
	When the alarm sound is set to radio, it will
change to buzzer automatically.
	If the power returns while the alarm sounds,
the alarm sounds continuously for about 60
minutes (or until turned off).
	The alarm buzzes for about one minute, stops
temporarily, and will buzz again after about five
minutes if neither SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF
or RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET are pressed
while the alarm is buzzing. 	
If the alarm buzzes and stops (either
automatically after 1 minute or by pressing
SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF) five times, the
alarm is automatically reset in the case of a
power interruption. The alarm will buzz for 30
minutes (or until turned off) after power is
resumed if the power is resumed within 60
minutes from the alarm time.
	If you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF while
the alarm sounds, the snooze time is set to 10
minutes. During a power interruption, snooze
time cannot be set to more than 10 minutes.
	If the “” indicator appears in the display, the
alarm will not work in the event of a power
interruption. Replace the battery if the “”
indicator appears.
Setting the sleep timer
You can fall asleep to the radio using the built-in
sleep timer that turns off the radio automatically
after a preset duration.
Press SLEEP.
The radio turns on. You can set the sleep timer to
90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Each press changes the
display as follows:
90 60 30 15
OFF
Two short beeps sound when the display returns
to “90”.
The radio will play for the duration you set, then
shut off.
To turn off the radio before the preset
time
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET or SNOOZE/
DATE/SLEEP OFF.
To use both sleep timer and alarm
You can fall asleep to the radio and also be
awakened by the buzzer, radio or melody alarm at
the preset time.
1	 Set the alarm. (See “Setting the alarm”.)
2	 Set the sleep timer. (See “Setting the sleep
timer”.)

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