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SETTING THE CLOCK AND ALARM TIMES
The memory backup conveniently allows your clock,
alarm and radio presets to be stored for up to 3
minutes when there is a power interruption e.g. AC
power failure. The complete CD clock radio and display
will be switched off. As soon as the power supply
returns, the display will indicate the correct time.
• If power supply returns
3 minutes, you will
need to re-enter the clock and alarm time settings.
Connect headphones with a 3.5 mm plug into the p jack.
=The built-in speaker will now be muted on the set.
In the dim / medium setting, the backlight is interactive
and gently fades in and out whenever you press a touch
There are 3 settings:
• Press REPEAT ALARM/ BRIGHTNESSCONTROL once or more.
SETTING THE CLOCK TIME
(see figure 3)
The time is displayed using the 12 hour clock where the
PM indicator lights up (on = PM, off = AM).
In the standby mode, press TIME SET to activate
the clock setting mode.
The current clock time in the main display flashes.
Press HOUR / MINUTE to adjust the hours and
• With your finger held down on HOUR / MINUTE, the
display will increase the hours / minutes rapidly and
• Press HOUR / MINUTE briefly and repeatedly to
adjust the time slowly.
Press TIME SET again when you have reached the
You will hear a double beep to confirm the time
SETTING THE ALARM
(see figure 3)
Two different alarm times, ALARM 1 and ALARM 2
can be set in the CD / radio / buzzer
This can be useful when for example you need to be
woken up at a different time during the week and at the
SETTING THE ALARM TIME
In the standby mode, press ALARM 1 / ALARM 2
to select the alarm mode. Check the respective
icon appears in the display: CD
Either press briefly:
• ALARM 1 once for CD alarm
CD playback from the first track as your alarm call.
• ALARM 2 once or more for
radio / buzzer
Press SET AL 1 or SET AL 2 to activate the alarm
=The current alarm time display flashes.
Press HOUR/ MINUTE to adjust the hours and
• With your finger held down on HOUR/ MINUTE,
the display will increase the hours / minutes
rapidly and continuously.
• Press HOUR/ MINUTE briefly and repeatedly to
adjust the time slowly.
Press SET AL 1 or SET AL 2 again when you
have reached the correct time.
=You will hear a double beep to confirm the time setting.
GENTLE WAKE VOLUME
A sure way of getting up in the mornings, the gentle
wake volume for the alarm begins from a fixed gentle
volume (10) and gradually increases to a maximum
higher setting of ( 25.)
• The default low volume is uo : 10, and the
maximum volume is uo : 25.
• During the alarm call, if you press
the volume stops automatically getting louder.
(see figure 1)
1SLEEP TIMER -
adjusts timer options for CD / radio
- switches CD / radio on.
starts CD playback
3RADIO - switches on radio
TIME / ALARM
switches off CD / radio
selects clock display
5WAKE-UP TRACK -
programs your favorite CD
track for wake-up track alarm.
6PUSH TO OPEN - push this corner to open CD door
7DAILY ALARM RESET -
stops the active alarm for
8+ / - VOLUME -
adjusts the volume
switches off the alarm for a 9 minute period
switches off timer function
changes the brightness of the display window
shows clock time and function status
- shows radio frequency and CD track number
briefly when respective function is in use
!Alarm time display - shows the alarm time and the
chosen alarm activated:
- CD (AL 1 TIME), radio / buzzer
(AL 2 TIME)
selects radio / buzzer alarm
- switches radio / buzzer alarm on/ off
#Touch Screen Controls
Clock controls shown in standby mode. The radio / CD
controls appear when the radio / CD is switched on.
SET AL 1 - sets CD alarm time
HOUR - adjusts hour setting
TIME SET - sets clock time
MINUTE - adjusts minute setting
SET AL 2 - sets radio / buzzer alarm
- starts / pauses CD playback
- stops CD playback
- skips to the next / previous CD tracks
- fast search within a track
/ (up / down)
tunes to radio stations automatically/ manually
to select / store a radio preset station
BAND - selects waveband (FM/AM).
- selects CD
- switches CD alarm on/ off
- 3.5 mm jack for headphones
improves FM reception
INSTALLATION (see figure 2)
AC Power Supply
Check if the power voltage, shown on the type plate
on the bottom of the set, corresponds to your
power supply. If it does not, consult your dealer or
Connect the plug to the wall outlet.
scrolls across the display continuously.
To exit the demo mode, press any button on the
Eg. TIME / ALARM
To disconnect the set completely from the power
supply, withdraw the plug from the wall outlet.
Standby power consumption (clock mode)....1.5W
The serial and production number are located
on the bottom of the set.
Return your Warranty Registration card today to
ensure you receive all the benefits you’re entitled to.
Once your Philips purchase is registered,
you’re eligible to receive all the privileges
of owning a Philips product.
• So complete and return the Warranty
Registration Card enclosed with your
purchase at once, and take advantage
of these important benefits.
Registering your product
within 10 days confirms
your right to maximum
protection under the
terms and conditions of
your Philips warranty.
Your completed Warranty
Registration Card serves
as verification of owner-
ship in the event of prod-
uct theft or loss.
Returning your Warranty
Registration Card right
away guarantees you’ll
receive all the information
and special offers which
you qualify for as the
owner of your model.
This “bolt of lightning” indi-
cates uninsulated material
within your unit may cause an elec-
trical shock. For the safety of every-
one in your household,please do not
remove product covering.
The “exclamation point” calls
attention to features for
which you should read the enclosed
literature closely to prevent operat-
ing and maintenance problems.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE
OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION: To prevent electric
shock, match wide blade of plug to
wide slot, and fully insert.
For Customer Use
Enter below the Serial No.which is locat-
ed on the rear of the cabinet.Retain this
information for future reference.
Serial No. ________________________
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
If CD playback is paused for more than 15
minutes and no controls are pressed, the set
automatically goes to standby mode.
SELECTING A DIFFERENT TRACK DURING PLAYBACK
The track number appears briefly in the display when
to skip tracks.
Press once or more to skip to the next track(s).
• Press more than once to skip to previous tracks
• Press once and playback will return to the
beginning of the current track.
FINDING A PASSAGE WITHIN A TRACK
During playback, press and hold
=The CD is played at high speed and low volume;
the display will show 'Cd:' and your
current track number.
Release or when you recognize the
passage you want.
=Normal CD playback and standby clock time
RADIO RECEPTION (see figure 6)
Press the RADIO button to switch on the radio.
=Radio touch screen controls appears throughout
=The radio frequency and waveband appears in the
display for 10 seconds before reverting back to the
Press the BAND button to select your waveband
Tune to your station
(up / down).
To improve reception :
: extend the coil antenna fully at the back of the
set for optimum reception.
: uses a built-in antenna. Direct the antenna by
adjusting the position of your set.
Adjust the sound using the
+ / -
To switch off the radio, press the TIME/ALARM
TUNING TO A STATION (see figure 6)
briefly to find your station. Repeat
until you have found the desired station.
• Press and hold
until the display
frequency starts to change frequency.
• When a station of sufficient strength has been
found, tuning will stop. Or you can stop the
automatic tuning search by pressing either
again. Repeat until you have found
the desired station.
PRESET STATIONS (see figure 6)
Storing preset stations
You can program up to five radio stations for each band.
If you like, you can also replace a preset station with
another frequency. The current station will be indicated
by a square round the preset number in the display.
Tune to your desired station (see RADIO
As soon as you have found your station, press and
hold a preset number 1-5. Release the number
when you hear a double beep confirming that the
station has now been set.
Selecting preset stations
• Select and press a preset number, 1-5.
SLEEP TIMER (see figure 7)
About SLEEP TIMER
This feature is a built-in timer device which enables
the set to be automatically switched off during CD /
radio playback, after a set period of time. There are
three timer options: 60 , 30 and 15 minutes.
Setting SLEEP TIMER
Press the SLEEP TIMER button rapidly once or
more to select your timer options: 60 , 30 and 15
=The display will show
and the timer options
= appears when the timer is active.
To cancel the timer, you can either press:
• REPEAT ALARM/
CD / RADIO SLEEP TIMERALARM CD
SELECTING CD WAKE-UP ALARM MODE
You can program and select a CD track number
between 1-99, when the set is in the standby or radio
However, if the track number programmed does not
exist on your CD, the CD will start playback from the
first track during the alarm call.
Set the alarm time for AL1 TIME.
Insert a CD into the CD compartment.
Press ALARM 1 to select CD alarm mode.
Press WAKE-UP TRACK to activate favorite
Press or until the desired track number
Press WAKE-UP TRACK to confirm the selected
= The display returns to standby clock time.
If you want to review your programmed track
number, press WAKE-UP TRACK.
The buzzer alarm option will automatically
replace the CD alarm if you have:
inserted a CD incorrectly;
inserted a damaged CD;
forgotten to insert any CD;
not closed the CD door properly.
SWITCHING OFF THE ALARM (see figure 4)
There are three ways of switching off the alarm.
Unless you cancel the alarm completely, the DAILY
ALARM RESET option will be automatically select-
ed after 59 minutes, from the time your alarm time
DAILY ALARM RESET
If you want the alarm mode to be stopped
immediately but also wish to retain the same alarm
setting for the following day:
• Press and hold DAILY ALARM RESET
=You will hear a beep tone to confirm that the alarm
reset has been activated.
This will repeat your alarm call at 9 minute intervals.
• During the alarm call, press REPEAT ALARM/
• Repeat as often as desired.
= Your alarm mode indication
flash throughout the time the repeat alarm is
CANCELLING THE ALARM COMPLETELY
When an alarm is cancelled this is shown by the
selected alarm indication and symbol disappearing
from the display.
To cancel the set alarm time
before it goes off:
• Press ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 until the alarm icons
disappears from the display.
CD PLAYBACK (see figure 5)
Insert a CD with the printed side facing up, and
close the door.
Press the CD button to start playback.
=Display shows: 'Cd: --' and the total number of
tracks, then your current track number, before
returning to clock time
=CD touch screen controls appears throughout CD
Other possible CD indications before return-
ing to clock time:
=door is shown if the CD door is not closed.
=noCd is shown if no CD has been inserted /
=nFCd is shown if the CD-R(W) is non-finalized
=Err indicates a general error in operation of the set.
Adjust the sound with
To interrupt, press
Press again to resume playback.
Press to stop playback. Or press TIME /
ALARM to return to
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manu-
8. Do not install near any heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
9. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of
the polarized or
grounding-type plug.A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other.A
grounding type plug has two blades and a
third grounding prong.The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety.If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the
Protect the power cord from being
walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles,and the point where
they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories spec-
ified by the manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer or sold with
the apparatus.When a cart is
used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
Refer all servicing to qualified service per-
sonnel. Servicing is required when the appara-
tus has been damaged in any way,such as
power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into
the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not oper-
ate normally, or has been dropped.
Battery usage CAUTION – To prevent
battery leakage which may result in bodily
injury, property damage,or damage to the
● Install all batteries correctly, + and - as
marked on the unit.
● Do not mix batteries (old and new or car-
bon and alkaline, etc.).
● Remove batteries when the unit is not used
for a long time.
Continuous crackling/ hiss disturbance during
Electrical interference from TVs, computers,
fluorescent lamps, etc.
Move set away from other electrical equipment
The alarm does not function
Alarm mode not selected
See chapter on SETTING THE ALARM
– Alarm time not set
See chapter on SETTING THE ALARM.
General (see figure 8)
• If you do not intend to use the set for a long time,
withdraw the plug from the wall outlet.
• Do not expose the set, to humidity, rain, sand or
excessive heat caused by heating equipment or
• To clean the set, use a soft, dry cloth. Do not use
any cleaning agents containing alcohol, ammonia,
benzene or abrasives as these may harm the
CD player and CD handling (see figure 9)
• The lens of the CD player should never be touched!
• Sudden changes in the surrounding temperature
can cause condensation to form and the lens of
your CD player to cloud over. Playing a CD is then
not possible. Do not attempt to clean the lens but
leave the set in a warm environment until the
• Always shut the CD door to keep the CD
compartment dust-free. To clean, dust the
compartment with a soft dry cloth.
• To clean the CD, wipe in a straight line from the
center towards the edge using a soft, lint-free
cloth. Do not use cleaning agents as they may
damage the disc.
• Never write on a CD or attach any stickers to it.
If a fault occurs, first check the points listed
below before taking the set for repair.
If you are unable to remedy a problem by
following these hints, consult your dealer or
Do not open the set as there is a risk of electric
shock! Under no circumstances should you try
to repair the set yourself, as this will invalidate
Volume not adjusted
• Adjust the VOLUME
Headphones are connected
• Disconnect headphones
No reaction to any operation of the bottons
• Disconnect the set from the power supply and
reconnect the set after 5 minutes.
CD playback does not work
CD badly scratched or dirty
• Replace/ clean CD
Laser lens steamed up
• Wait until lens has adjusted to room temperature
Laser lens dirty
• Clean lens by playing a CD lens cleaning disc
CD-R(W) is non-finalized
• Use a finalized CD-R(W)
Occasional crackling sound during FM
• Extend coil antenna fully
All unnecessary packaging material has been omit-
ted. We have done our utmost to make the packag-
ing easily separable into 2 materials: paper pulp,
Your set consists of materials which can be recycled
if disassembled by a specialized company.
Please observe local regulations on the disposal of
packing materials and old equipment.
Use of controls or adjustments or
performance of procedures other than
herein may result in hazardous
radiation exposure or other unsafe
Alarm time display
If you have set both alarms, the standby alarm time
display will show the alarm time which is ready to go
off first, according to the current clock time.
E.g. if current clock time = 7:30
AL2 TIME = 6:20
AL 1 TIME = 7:45,
the standby alarm display shows the alarm time, 7:45.
Helpful Tip :
If you want the alarm to wake you up, FIRST
you have disconnected the headphones.
radio alarm : make sure you have tuned
properly to a station.
During an alarm call/ repeat alarm, only the
DAILY ALARM RESET, REPEAT ALARM/ BRIGHT-
NESS CONTROL and ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 and
/ - VOLUME
controls on the set will operate.
Helpful Tip :
In the CD stop position, the CD touch screen
display remains active for 5 minutes.
to start playback again if you have
stopped briefly e.g. to change a CD.
AJ3980 CD Clock radio
PHILIPS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Knoxville, Tennessee 37914-1810, U.S.A.
One Year Free Exchange
This product must be carried in for an exchange.
WHO IS COVERED?
You must have proof of purchase to exchange the prod-
uct.A sales receipt or other document showing that you
purchased the product is considered proof of purchase.
Attach it to this owner’s manual and keep both nearby.
WHAT IS COVERED?
Warranty coverage begins the day you buy your product.
For one year thereafter,a defective or inoperative prod-
uct will be replaced with a new,renewed or comparable
product at no charge to you.A replacement product is
covered only for the original warranty period.When the
warranty on the original product expires,the warranty
on the replacement product also expires.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED?
Your warranty does not cover:
• labor charges for installation or setup of the prod-
uct,adjustment of customer controls on the prod-
uct,and installation or repair of antenna systems
outside of the product.
• product repair and/or part replacement because of
misuse,accident,unauthorized repair or other cause
not within the control of Philips.
• reception problems caused by signal conditions or
cable or antenna systems outside the unit.
• a product that requires modification or adaptation to
enable it to operate in any country other than the
country for which it was designed,manufactured,
approved and/or authorized,or repair of products
damaged by these modifications.
• incidental or consequential damages resulting from
the product.(Some states do not allow the exclusion
of incidental or consequential damages,so the above
exclusion may not apply to you.This includes,but is
not limited to,prerecorded material,whether copy-
righted or not copyrighted.)
• a product used for commercial or institutional pur-
WHERE IS EXCHANGE AVAILABLE?
You may exchange the product in all countries where
the product is officially distributed by Philips.In countries
where Philips does not distribute the product,the local
Philips service organization will attempt to provide a
replacement product (although there may be a delay if
the appropriate product is not readily available).
BEFORE REQUESTING EXCHANGE...
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proof of purchase enclosed,to the address listed below.
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Greeneville TN 37745
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warranties,including implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose,are limited in duration
to the duration of this express warranty.But,because some
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied war-
ranty may last,this limitation may not apply to you.)
EXCHANGING APRODUCT IN CANADA...
Please contact Philips at:
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(In Canada,this warranty is given in lieu of all other war-
ranties.No other warranties are expressed or implied,
including any implied warranties of merchantability or fit-
ness for a particular purpose.Philips is not liable under
any circumstances for any direct,indirect,special,inciden-
tal or consequential damages,howsoever incurred,even
if notified of the possibility of such damages.)
Please record below the model and serial numbers found
on the product.Also,please fill out and mail your war-
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This product complies with the FCC-Rules, Part 15 and with 21 CFR 1040.10. 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 unde-
L'appareil répond aux normes FCC, Part 15 et 21 CFR 1040.10. Fonctionnement soumis aux deux
1. Cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d'interférences nuisibles, et
2. Cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence reçue, y compris les interférences susceptibles de
provoquer un fonctionement peu satisfaisant.
El aparato cumple las normas FCC, Parte 15 y 21 CFR 1040.10. Funcionamiento dependiente de dos
1. Este aparato no puede provocar interferencia dañina, y
2. Este aparato debe aceptar cualquier interferenciarecibida, incluyendo las interferencias que
puedenprovocar un funcionamiento insuficiente.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as
set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Cet appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils
numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le Règlement sur le Brouillage Radioélectrique édicté par le Ministère
des Communications du Canada.
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