I bought an Emerson ic172 with iPod dock to use as an alarm clock, figuring I could use it to wake up to my iPod. The manual says that the radio and iPod should work together, that the radio will recognize the iPod and it should be able to turn it on when the alarm goes off, so the song selected will play. It's also supposed to be able to control tracks and playing and pausing with the buttons on the side.
Granted, my iPod will play through the radio, and it will charge on the dock, but I can't use the buttons on the side to control the song shuffle at all, or play and pause it, and if I set it up exactly how the manual says for the iPod to be my alarm I just get the emergency alarm going off, as if the iPod isn't in the dock. I thought this might be a software issue with my iPod, but I haven't been able to find anything on software online, and it's recently updated. it's also a fifth generation, so I know it should be compatable.
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Re: My Emerson IC172 Clock Radio won't recognize iPod
For this type of problem you will need to talk to Emerson Customer Support. They will know if the functions you want will be available to you with the operation of the Clock/Radio and your iPod. The telephone number for the Emerson customer support is 1-800-909-1240. You can call them during the hours of 8am-4:30pm central time USA. Give them the make and model number of your Clock/Radio and ask them for assistance with your problem. I hope this information help you solve your problem. Thank you for using FixYa and have a nice day!
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There are several SmartSet clock Radios by Emerson. Which model do you have?
It's possible that you have alarm 1 and alarm 2 both set for weekends (if a two-alarm version). For the SmartSet radio, CKD5811, that I am used to, you can change the alarm mode between Everyday, Weekdays and Weekends. Press and hold the Alarm 1 (or Alarm 2) button then press the Alarm Mode button to toggle between the modes. Then release both buttons. If you press the Alarm 1 button, you will see the current alarm mode indicated by the indicators by the day that are lit. The Alarm Mode button is between the On/Off button and the Alarm 1 and 2 buttons on the CKD5811. Make sure that you have the Wake to Radio, Wake to Buzzer or Wake to CD slide set for the alarm in question. For Wake to Radio, set your station. For Wake to CD, make sure that the CD in the unit is one that actually plays in the unit (scratches, etc). Also check the volume (although that seems like less of a concern since it does wake you on weekends).
We also have this problem. Found this info in the product's Q&A on the website: http://answers.thesource.ca/answers/9026/product/1218694/centrios-centrios-ipod-iphone-clock-radio-white-questions-answers/questions.htm
"Ok. there is a way that you can LOWER the wakeup radio volume. turn on
the radio (forget about the alarm right now) and go to the station that
you want. when you get to the station, you should be able to press the
'skip/fast forward' button on the remote. when you do this, number 5
should show up beside the station #. When you do this, it lowers the
overall volume of every volume level, so now level 19 is equal to volume
level 9/10, which for me is loud enough to wake me, but not give me a
heart attack! so, now when the alarm goes of, the volume is a lot lower.
BUT if you want to wake up to your ipod, this method will NOT work, it
will still be up at level 19. so when you turn on your ipod, it will be
really LOUD. again, this only works with the radio."
Also if you are waking to ipod and not radio this was in the reviews: "Fooled with it for a bit and discovered that
you have to turn down the volume of the iPod first before putting it on
the dock. We've tried it a few times just to make sure and it worked
Still not a perfect solution, but a great improvement. Hope this helps someone.
http://www.emersonradio.com/owners/SmartSet%20Series/ Copy this web link and paste it into the address bar of the browser. It will take you to the Emerson web page of the smartset clock/radios. Find you model number smartset clock/radio and open the link to download a pdf copy of the owners manual.You can use the print function on your computer to make a pdf copy of the owners manual for you own use. I hope this information helps you with your problem.
You should take this Clock/Radio back for a refund or exchange. If that is not possible, try taking the battery out and unplug the Clock/Radio. Leave it set for at least an hour with no power. This will let the microprocessor discharge and reset itself. You also need to replace the battery. It is a CR2430. You can find them in most large electronic stores, large drugstores and supermarkets. Fry's electronics and Radio shack carry them. You can also buy them on line. After letting the Clock/Radio discharge for at least a hour, put the battery back in and plug it in. The functions should return to normal. If not you may have a more serious problem with the microprocessor. You can call Emerson customer support at this telephone number 1-800-898-9020 and ask them for help with the problem. I hope this information help you with your problem.
[http://www.emersonradio.com/owners/iPod%20Series/iC200_NCab050307.pdf] Copy this web link and paste it into the address bar of your browser. It will take you to the Emerson customer support web page of a pdf copy of the owners manual for your Clock/Radio. You can use the print function to make a pdf copy of the manual for your own use. To increase the sound of the buzzer in the alarm you will need to exchange the internal battery for a new battery. The buzzer works on this battery power alone. The model of the battery (CR2430) and how to replace it are in the owners manual on pages 41-44. If this fix doe not solve the problem you are having with the weak buzzer. You can call the Emerson customer support at this telephone number 1-800-898-9020. Between the hours of 9am-5pm CT. Give them the make and model number of your Clock/Radio and ask them for assistance with your problem. I hope this information helps you with the problem of the weak buzzer sound on the alarm of your Clock/Radio.
A-ha! Those manuals sure do come in handy sometimes. I found the solution. In addition to functioning as a snooze button for delaying the alarm, the snooze button is also a brightness button for the time. If you press snooze one time it changes the time brightness from bright to dim, press it again and it goes from dim to motion sensitive only, press it again and it returns to bright.
I just tried this and resolved my problem. I hope it helps you as well. Enjoy!