From: GaryKato@aol.com Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 07:00:13 EST PocketStation Instructions Attached is a file containing instructions on how to setup and use the Sony PocketStation as a clock/calendar/timer. This is not a translation of the instructions, but what I found out by fooling with it. Hope you can use it. PocketStation The PocketStation is a combination alarm clock, PlayStation memory card, and a portable game console. Starting up When you first pull the tab from the battery to activate the PocketStation, it says "hello" and then shows a beating heart. After that, it expects you to change the settings. You don't turn the PocketStation off. It will turn itself off in 30 seconds after the last button push. To turn it back on, just press the large button. ========================================================================= Screen #1 - Current date/time and alarm settings The screen will look like this: 1999/01/ <- year/month 00:01 <- hour:min (current time) @ 00:00 <- Alarm on/off hour:min of alarm time setting Use the left and right buttons to move from field to field. The selected field will be flashing. Use the up/down buttons to change the field's setting. Current Date/Time The order of field selection is Year, Month, Day, Hour, Min. Note that the hours are input as 24 hour time (5PM = 12+5 = 17). When you are done setting the date and time, press the large button. If you need to change the date/time, hold down the up button until the date shows with the year flashing. Alarm Setting Hold down the down button until the alarm on/off icon is flashing. Pressing upor down turns the alarm feature on or off. Using the left/right buttons, you can select the hour and minutes for the alarm. When done, hit the large button. ========================================================================= Screen #2 - Time, Volume, Memory Blocks When nothing is flashing screen, press the large button. This is how you get from screen #1 to screen #2 and back. >From screen #1, this takes you to the second screen. This screen shows the volume setting, current time, and how many memory blocks are in use. Volume Settings Pressing the up button adjusts the volume. Viewing game icons Hold down the down button until the memory card icon stops flashing. You are now viewing the icons for the saved games in the PocketStation. Use the up and down buttons to look at the other icons. They really don't look very good as they are meant to be displayed in color in a higher resoluton. Use the large button to get out of this mode. ========================================================================= Using PocketStation as a PlayStation Memory Card Flip open the keypad of the PocketStation. You can now use it like a regular PlayStation memory card. You don't even need a battery in it to use it as a memory card. ========================================================================= Games on the PocketStation How the game operates depends on the game downloaded. See the game instructions for details. Not all PlayStation's have PocketStation game support. The only game I have, so far, is Final Fantasy VIII from Square.