Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • ICF-CL70

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the system software to version 1.10 and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over system software version 1.07:

  • Resolves an issue where the system may freeze periodically (approximately 25 days). This system freeze may cause an incorrect display (Clock stall, Black out) and key operations may not be accepted.

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 1.10:

  • Resolves an issue where the Clock Display Mode may change to Big Clock if the alarm is allowed to sound until it automatically stops (one hour from the alarm start time).
  • Resolves an issue where the Display Brightness may change to High when the AC power is turned OFF and then ON.
  • Resolves an issue where the alarm may not sound at the time set under certain circumstances.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS® X
  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows Vista® 64-bit
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 7 64-bit
  • Windows® XP

File Info

File Name

  • ICF_CL70_V110_CA.zip

File Version

  • 1.10

File Size

  • 32.77 MB

Release Date

  • 09-28-2011

Before You Start


How to Check if You Need the Update

Please follow the steps below to check the ICF-CL70 software version to determine if it needs this software update:

  1. With the ICF-CL70 powered on, press the "HOME" button.
  2. At the "HOME" screen, use the Control Button to select "General Settings", and then press the "ENTER" button.
    Home Screen
  3. Select "Unit information" and then press the "ENTER" button.
  4. If the "S/W Version" is 1.10 or higher, the ICF-CL70 does not need this update.
    Home Screen
Important Notes
  • A 64 MB or greater SD memory card is required to install this update.
    Note: USB memory devices, MultiMediaCard (MMC), and Memory Stick® media cannot be used.
  • The computer must have an SD memory card slot or compatible memory card reader to copy the update files to a 64 MB or greater SD memory card.
    Note: If you do not have an SD memory card slot or compatible memory card reader, Sony will send you a free self-service software update. Please call Sony support at 1-877-899-7669 for further assistance.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install


Download and Installation Instructions

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the ICF_CL70_V110_EU.zip file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Extract the update install files:
    Note: There are 20 files in the folder "ICF_CL70_V110_EU".
    • For Microsoft® Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 operating system:
      1. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and right-click the ICF_CL70_V110_EU.zip file, and then click "Extract All.
      2. At the "Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders" window, click "Extract"
      3. The update files will be extracted to a new folder called "ICF_CL70_V110_EU".
    • For Windows XP operating system:
      1. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and right-click the ICF_CL70_V110_EU.zip file, and then click "Extract All.
      2. At the "Extraction Wizard" dialog box, click "Next".
      3. Click "Next".
      4. Click "Finish".
      5. The update files will be extracted to a new folder called "ICF_CL70_V110_EU".
    • For Macintosh® OS X operating system:
      1. Go to the location where the file was downloaded and double-click the ICF_CL70_V110_EU.zip file.
      2. The update files will be extracted to a new folder called "ICF_CL70_V110_EU".
  4. Format a 64 MB or larger SD™ memory card.
    WARNING!! All files and data on the SD memory card will be erased.
    Note: These steps may vary by version of the operating system.
    • For Windows operating system:
      1. Insert the SD memory card in the memory card slot.
      2. Click Start and then click "My Computer."
      3. In the "My Computer" window, right-click on the drive icon in which the USB device appears.
      4. From the menu, click "Format...."
      5. In the "FORMAT device name (drive letter)" window, under "File system," click the drop-down arrow and select FAT32 and then click the Start button.
      6. At the "WARNING..." message, click "OK" to continue.
        IMPORTANT: Formatting the SD memory card will delete all content on the card.
      7. At the "Format Complete" message, click "OK".
      8. Click the Close button to close the "FORMAT device name (drive letter)" window.
      9. Click the X in the top-right to close the "My Computer" window.
    • For Mac OS:
      1. Insert the SD memory card in the memory card slot.
      2. Open Disk Utility.
      3. Click to select the SD memory card in the left panel.
      4. Click to change to the Erase tab.
      5. In the "Volume Format:" selection box, click "MS-DOS File System".
      6. Click "Erase" button.
      7. At the confirmation dialog, click the "Erase" button.
      8. Close the Disk Utility window.
  5. Copy the 20 files from the "ICF_CL70_V110_EU" folder to the SD memory card.
    Note: Do not copy the folder to the SD memory card. Only copy the files in the folder.
  6. Unplug the ICF-CL70 power cord from the AC outlet.
  7. Insert the SD memory card firmly into the slot on the back of the ICF-CL70.
    SD Memory Card Slot
  8. Plug the ICF-CL70 power cord into the AC outlet.
  9. When the system software update confirmation screen appears, use the Preset + and - buttons on the Control Button to select "Yes" and then press the "ENTER" button to start the software update.
    Update Complete Screen

    WARNING!! Do not unplug the ICF-CL70 or remove the SD memory card while the update is in progress.

    Update Complete Screen
  10. After about one minute the update is complete and the following screen is displayed.
    Update Complete Screen
  11. Remove the SD memory card and then press the "ENTER" button.
    Note: The unit automatically restarts.
Confirm Successful Update (optional)
  1. With the ICF-CL70 powered on, press the "HOME" button.
  2. At the "HOME" screen, use the Control Button to select "General Settings", and then press the "ENTER" button.
    Update Complete Screen
  3. Select "Unit information" and then press the "ENTER" button.
  4. If the "S/W Version" is 1.10, the software update was successfully installed.
    Update Complete Screen