How to Set a Sony Dream Machine

by Martin Woodfield Updated September 28, 2017
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Developed and manufactured by Sony, the ICF-C180 Dream Machine functions as a clock radio and alarm clock. It includes features like an AM/FM tuner, adjustable snooze timer, nap timer and space saving cube design. Dream Machine set-up requires both the setting of current time and the alarm time.


Press and hold the "DST/CLOCK" button until you hear a beep and the hour display begins to flash.

Press "+" or "-" until the hour is set to the correct time.

Press "DST/CLOCK" once until the minute listing begins to flash.

Press "+" or "-" until the minute listing is set to the correct time.

Press "DST/CLOCK" once. You should hear two beeps, then see the time flash and a couple of times.


Press either the "Alarm A" or "Alarm B" button. The current alarm time will display.

Turn the "Alarm Time Set" nob to the "+" or "-" direction to alter the time listing.

Press the same alarm setting button you pressed in step 1 to finish setting the alarm time.


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Working out of the Pacific Northwest, Martin Woodfield has been writing professionally since 2000. Woodfield regularly covers health, politics and social issues. His work has appeared in "Mad Magazine" and "McSweeneys." He is a featured contributor for StudiousBison. Woodfield has a Bachelor of Arts in film studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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