PocketStation Instructions by GaryKato

Updated: 11/02/99 | Printable Version

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.

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
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

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
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.