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Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony Dream
Machine. The Dream Machine will give you
many hours of reliable service and listening
Before operating the Dream Machine, please read
these instructions thoroughly and retain them for
•0.9 inch big green LED
•Single alarm with easy-to-see alarm indicator
•Blinking alarm function
•Power back-up function to keep the clock
operating during a power interruption, using a
6F22 battery (not supplied)
To keep good time, your Dream Machine needs
one 6F22 battery (not supplied), in addition to
house current. The battery keeps the clock
operating in the event of a power interruption.
Before setting the time on your Dream Machine,
open the lid at the bottom of the unit, install the
battery with correct polarity and then close the
•After a power interruption, the displayed time
may not be always correct (it may gain or lose
about 10 minutes per hour).
Knowing When to Replace the
To check battery power, unplug the AC power
cord from the wall outlet and plug it in again
after a few minutes. If the displayed time is
incorrect, replace the battery with a new one.
To prevent fire or shock
do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
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 graphical symbols are on the bottom
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the
appliance, and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and described in
the operating instructions supplied with the appliance by Sony.
Water and Moisture
Do not install the appliance near water: for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
Do not install the appliance near sources of heat such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other appliances that produce heat.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation.
To ensure reliable and safe operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these
slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
Do not place the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface which may block the slots
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless
proper ventilation is provided.
Carts and Stands
Do not install the appliance on an unstable table, shelf, cart or stand. Use only a cart or stand
recommended by Sony.
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.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the appliance.
Grounding or Polarization
Do not defeat the grounding or polarization feature of the AC power cord. If your AC receptacle
will not accept the power cord plug, contact your electrician to install a proper AC receptacle.
Check to make sure that the AC receptacle holds the power cord plug firmly and securely. If the
power cord plug is loose, contact your electrician to replace the defective and unsafe AC
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by having objects placed
on it, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from
When not in use
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Be careful that foreign objects and liquids do not enter the enclosure through openings.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
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.
Antenna Grounding According to the National
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and consult qualified service personnel when:
-the power cord or the plug has been damaged.
-a solid object or liquid has fallen into the cabinet.
-the appliance has been exposed to rain or moisture.
-the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-the appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
Do not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. For
all other servicing refer to qualified service personnel only.
—NEC National Electrical Code—
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Power Service Grounding
(NEC* Art 250 Part H)
(NEC* Section 810-21)
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC* Section 810-20)