Sony CFD-F10 User Manual

Cd radio cassette- corder, Cfd-f10, Power sources

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©2004 Sony Corporation
Printed in China

Operating Instructions

CD Radio

3-264-047-61 (1)


Connect the AC power cord A or insert six size D (R20) batteries (not supplied) into the battery
compartment B .


• Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the player stops operating.

Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD
from the player.

• To use the player on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the player.
• When you operate the player on batteries, you cannot turn on the player using the remote.

Preparing the remote C

Insert two size AAA (R03) batteries (not supplied).

Replacing batteries

With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer
operates the player, replace all the batteries with new ones.

Power Sources


to AC IN


to the wall outlet





On safety

• As the laser beam used in the CD player

section is harmful to the eyes, do not
attempt to disassemble the casing. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel only.

• Should any solid object or liquid fall into

the player, unplug the player, and have it
checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.

• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g.,

heart, square, star) cannot be played on
this player. Attempting to do so may
damage the player. Do not use such discs.

Cleaning the cabinet

• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with

a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent,
such as alcohol or benzine.

On power sources

• For AC operation, use the supplied AC

power cord; do not use any other type.

• The player is not disconnected from the

AC power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the
player itself has been turned off.

• Unplug the player from the wall outlet

when it is not be used for an extended
period of time.

• For battery operation, use six size D (R20)


• When the batteries are not to be used,

remove them to avoid damage that can be
caused by battery leakage or corrosion.

• The nameplate indicating operating

voltage, power consumption, etc. is
located at the bottom.

On placement

• Do not leave the player in a location near

heat sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical

• Do not place the player on an inclined or

unstable place.

• Do not place anything within 10 mm of

the side of the cabinet. The ventilation
holes must be unobstructed for the player
to operate properly and prolong the life of
its components.

• If the player is left in a car parked in the

sun, be sure to choose a location in the car
where the player will not be subjected to
the direct rays of the sun.

• Since a strong magnet is used for the

speakers, keep personal credit cards using
magnetic coding or spring-wound watches
away from the player to prevent possible
damage from the magnet.

On operation

• If the player is brought directly from a

cold to a warm location, or is placed in a
very damp room, moisture may condense
on the lenses inside the CD player section.
Should this occur, the player will not
operate properly. In this case, remove the
CD and wait about an hour for the
moisture to evaporate.

• If the player has not been used for a long

time, set it in the playback mode to warm
it up for a few minutes before inserting a



With 6-ohm loads, both channels driven
from 250 - 6,300 Hz; rated 3.5 W per
channel-minimum RMS power, with no
more than 10 % total harmonic distortion
in AC operation.

Other specifications

CD player section


Compact disc digital audio system

Laser diode properties

Material: GaAlAs
Wave length: 780 nm
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 the optical pick-up block with 7 mm

Spindle speed

200 r/min (rpm) to 500 r/min (rpm)

Number of channels


Frequency response

20 - 20 000 Hz +1/–2 dB

Wow and flutter

Below measurable limit

Radio section

Frequency range

FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM: Taiwan model: 531 - 1 611 kHz
Other models: 530 - 1 710 kHz


FM: Telescopic antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna

Cassette-corder section

Recording system

4-track 2 channel stereo

Fast winding time

Approx. 110 s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60

Frequency response

TYPE I (normal): 80 - 13 000 Hz



Full range: 10 cm dia., 6 ohms, cone type (2)
Tweeter: 2 cm dia. (2)
Passive Radiator: 10 cm dia. (1)


Headphones jack (stereo minijack)
For 16 - 68 ohms impedance headphones

Power output

4.5 W + 4.5 W (at 6 ohms, 10% harmonic

Power requirements

For CD radio cassette-corder:
120 V AC, 60Hz
9 V DC, 6 size D (R20) batteries
For remote control:
3 V DC, 2 size AAA (R03) batteries

Power consumption

AC 25 W

Battery life

For CD radio cassette-corder:

FM recording

Sony R20P: approx. 3.5 h

Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 10 h

Tape playback

Sony R20P: approx. 1.5 h

Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 5 h

CD playback

Sony R20P: approx. 1 h

Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 4 h


Approx. 515




287 mm (w/h/d)











(incl. projecting parts)


Approx. 5.1 kg (11 lb. 4 oz) (incl. batteries)

Supplied accessory

AC power cord (1)
Remote control (1)

Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.



The power does not come on.

• Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they

are weak.

• You cannot turn on the player with the remote

when you operate the player on batteries .

The power is not on, and "bAttErY"
and “Error” are displayed alternately.

• Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they

are weak.

There is no audio.

• Adjust the volume.
• Unplug the headphones when listening

through speakers.

Noise is heard.

• Someone is using a portable telephone or

other equipment that emits radio waves near
the player.

tMove the portable telephone,

etc., away from the player.

CD Player

The CD does not play or “no dISC”
lights in the display even when a CD
is in place.

• Place the CD with the label surface up.
• Clean the CD.
• Take out the CD and leave the CD

compartment open for about an hour to dry
moisture condensation.

• The CD-R/CD-RW was not finalized. Finalize

the CD-R/CD-RW with the recording device.

• There is a problem with the quality of the CD-

R/CD-RW, recording device, or application

• The CD-R/CD-RW is blank.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they

are weak.

The sound drops out.

• Reduce the volume.
• Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly


• Place the player in a location free from


• Clean the lens with a commercially available


• The sound may drop out or noise may be

heard when using poor quality CD-Rs/CD-
RWs or if there is a problem with the
recording device or application software.


Reception is poor.

• Reorient the antenna to improve FM


• Reorient the player itself to improve AM


The audio is weak or has poor quality.

• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they

are weak.

• Move the player away from the TV.

The picture of your TV becomes

• If you are listening to an FM program near the

TV with an indoor antenna, move the player
away from the TV.

Notes on cassettes

• Break off the cassette tab from side A or B

to prevent accidental recording. If you
want to reuse the tape for recording, cover
the broken tab with adhesive tape.

• The use of a cassette with more than 90

minutes of play time is not recommended
except for long, continuous recording or

Notes on CDs

• Before playing, clean the CD with a

cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the
center out.

• Do not use solvents such as benzine,

thinner, commercially available cleaners
or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.

• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or

heat sources such as hot air ducts, nor
leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as
there can be a considerable rise in
temperature inside the car.

• Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD,

nor scratch the surface of the CD.

• After playing, store the CD in its case.
If there is a scratch, dirt or fingerprints on the
CD, it may cause tracking error.

About CD-Rs/CD-RWs

This player can play CD-Rs/CD-RWs
recorded in the CD-DA format*, but
playback capability may vary depending on
the quality of the disc and the condition of
the recording device.

* CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact

Disc Digital Audio. It is a recording
standard used for Audio CDs.

Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies

This product is designed to play back discs
that conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard. Recently, various music discs
encoded with copyright protection
technologies are marketed by some record
companies. Please be aware that among
those discs, there are some that do not
conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.

If you have any questions or problems
concerning your player, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.

Tape Player

The tape does not move when you
press an operation button.

• Close the cassette compartment securely.



button does not function or the

tape does not play or record.

• Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in


Poor or distorted playback, recording
or erasing quality.

• Clean the heads, pinch roller and capstan with

a cleaning swab slightly moistened with
cleaning fluid or alcohol.

• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they

are weak.

• TYPE II (high position) or TYPE IV (metal)

tape is being used. Use TYPE I (normal) tape

• Demagnetize the heads using a commercially

available tape head demagnetizer.


The remote does not function.

• Replace all the batteries in the remote with

new ones if they are weak.

• Make sure that you are pointing the remote at

the remote sensor on the player.

• Remove any obstacles in the path of the

remote and the player.

• Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to

strong light such as direct sunlight or
fluorescent lamp light.

• Move closer to the player when using the


After trying the above remedies, if you still have
problems, unplug the AC power cord and
remove all the batteries. After all the indications
in the display disappear, plug the power cord
and insert the batteries again. If the problem
persists, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Erase head

Pinch roller

Record/playback head



Side A

Tab for side B

Tab for side A



To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the player to rain or

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


The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard.


Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the


For customers in the USA

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
— 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.

— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/

TV technician for help.

This class B digital 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
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this

Owner's Record

The model number is located at the bottom and
the serial number is located in the battery
Record these numbers in the spaces provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.


Serial No.

For customers in the USA

Please register this product on line at
Proper registration will enable us to send you
periodic mailings about new product,
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.

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