Article ID : 00150451 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

How to disable the demonstration (DEMO) mode.

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Sony stereo systems will enter the DEMO mode the first time you power on the system or if you do not operate the unit shortly after turning on the power to the system.

NOTE: The following is an example of operation.

To disable the DEMO mode, while the stereo system is powered off, press the DISPLAY button repeatedly until the demonstration display disappears.


  • Depending on your model, some units have a MODE or LIGHT button that is used to disable the demonstration mode. If your unit has this button, with the power to the system off, press the MODE or LIGHT button until the display disappears.
  • Depending on your model, there is a PARTY LIGHT button on the unit or the remote control. Pressing that button will disable Demo Party Light.
  • If applicable to your unit, setting the clock on your stereo system will also disable the DEMO mode.
  • For some models, using the buttons on a supplied remote control will not disable the demonstration mode.

If model-specific information is needed to complete any of these steps, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product.