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Notice
© 2004 Sony Electronics Inc. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights
reserved. This manual and the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated, or
reduced to any machine-readable form without prior written approval.
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SOFTWARE, OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS
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IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED
HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF.
SONY CANNOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS DESCRIBED IN THIS GUIDE WILL BE
UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SONY ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT, OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN
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ONLY BE MADE FOR LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSES.
Sony Electronics Inc. reserves the right to make any modification to this manual or the information contained herein
at any time without notice. The software described herein is governed by the terms of a separate user license
agreement.
This product contains software owned by Sony and licensed by third parties. Use of such software is subject to the
terms and conditions of license agreements enclosed with this product. Some of the software may not be transported
or used outside the United States. Software specifications are subject to change without notice and may not
necessarily be identical to current retail versions.
Certain product(s) included with this computer may include features such as copy protection and content
management technology. USE OF THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S) REQUIRES AGREEMENT TO
APPLICABLE END USER AGREEMENTS AND FULL COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE PRODUCT
ACTIVATION PROCEDURES. Product activation procedures and privacy policies will be detailed during initial
launch of the software product(s), or upon certain reinstallations of the software product(s), or reconfigurations of
the computer, and may be completed by Internet or telephone (toll charges may apply).
Updates and additions to software may require an additional charge. Subscriptions to online service providers may
require a fee and credit card information. Financial services may require prior arrangements with participating
financial institutions.
Important information for Canadian customers: Your new VAIO computer includes certain software versions or
upgrades, and Internet services or offers that are available to U.S. customers only.
Sony, VAIO, the VAIO logo, Click to DVD, DVgate Plus, PictureGear, Giga Pocket, Handycam, VAIO Media,
MagicGate, Memory Stick, the Memory Stick logo, SonicStage, ImageStation, ATRAC3, and i.LINK are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony.
Intel and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Intel Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and the
Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. PS/2 is a registered trademark
of the IBM Corporation.
All other trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Sony Corporation has
determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program is an international program that promotes energy
saving through the use of computers and other office equipment. The program backs the development and
dissemination of products with functions that effectively reduce energy consumption. It is an open system in which
business proprietors can participate voluntarily. The targeted products are office equipment such as computers,
displays, printers, facsimiles and copiers. Their standards and logos are uniform among participating nations.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered trademark of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the back of your Sony VAIO® computer. Record the model and serial
numbers in the space provided here, and keep in a secure location. Refer to the model and serial numbers when you
call the Sony Service Center.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
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Safety Information and Caution
Your computer’s installed optical drives may vary, depending on the system configuration you have purchased. See
the online specifications sheet for details on your installed optical drives.
Keyboard Properties (PCVA-KB6)
Carrier frequency
27.095 - 27.145MHz
Output power
Less than 46 nW
Mouse Properties (PCVA-MS2)
Carrier frequency
27.045 MHz
Output power
Less than 100 nW
❑
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose your desktop to rain or moisture.
❑
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
❑
Never install modem or telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
❑
Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.
❑
Never touch uninsulated telephone wire or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the
network interface.
❑
Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
❑
Avoid using the modem during an electrical storm.
❑
Do not use the modem or a telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
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The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
To change the backup battery, please contact your nearest Sony Service
Center.
Caution—The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye
hazard. As the laser beam used in this product is harmful to the eyes, do not
attempt to disassemble the drive cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
Danger—Visible and invisible laser radiation when open. Avoid direct
exposure to beam.
For DVD-RW/DVD-ROM/CD-RW: Danger—Visible and invisible laser
radiation when open. Avoid direct exposure to beam.
Caution—For ADSL and V.90 modem models; to reduce the risk of fire, use
only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord.
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❑
Pour prévenir tout risque d’incendie ou d’électrocution, garder cet appareil à l’abri de la pluie et de
l’humidité.
❑
Pour prévenir tout risque d’électrocution, ne pas ouvrir le châssis de cet appareil et ne confier son entretien
qu’à une personne qualifiée.
❑
Ne jamais effectuer l’installation de fil modem ou téléphone durant un orage électrique.
❑
Ne jamais effectuer l’installation d’une prise téléphonique dans un endroit mouillé à moins que la prise soit
conçue à cet effet.
❑
Ne jamais toucher un fil téléphonique à découvert ou un terminal à moins que la ligne téléphonique n’ait été
débranché de l’interface réseau.
❑
Soyez très prudent lorsque vous installez ou modifiez les lignes téléphoniques.
❑
Évitez d’utiliser le modem durant un orage électrique.
❑
N'utilisez pas le modem ni le téléphone pour prévenir d'une fuite de gaz vous êtes près de la fuite.
❑
L’appareil doit être le plus près possible d’une prise murale pour en faciliter l’accès.
Pour changer la pile de rechange, veuillez contacter votre centre de service
Sony le plus près.
Avertissement: L'utilisation d'instruments optiques avec ce produit augmente
les risques pour les yeux. Puisque le faisceau laser utilisé dans ce produit est
dommageable pour les yeux, ne tentez pas de désassembler le boîtier.
Adressez-vous à un agent de service qualifié.
Danger: Radiation laser visible et invisible si ouvert. Évitez l’exposition
directe au faisceau.
Pour les DVD-RW/DVD-ROM/CD-RW: Danger—Radiation laser visible si
ouvert. Évitez l'exposition directe au faisceau.
Attention: Pour ADSL et V.90 modele modem; afin de réduire les risques
d'incendie, n'utilisez qu'un cordon de communication N0. 26 AWG ou plus
gros.
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Regulatory Information
If you have questions about this product, write to Sony Customer Information Service Center at 12451 Gateway
Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33913, USA, or visit Sony Customer Service on the Sony Online Support Web site at
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
PCV-V200G / PCV-V210P
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell, NJ 07649, USA
Telephone:
201-930-6972
This phone number is for FCC-related matters only.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This device complies with RSS-210 of the IC Standards.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation
of the device.
Cet appareil est conforme avec la norme RSS-210 d’IC.
L'utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes:
(1) Il ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
(2) l'utilisateur doit être prêt à accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si celui-ci est susceptible de
compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.
Model No.: PCVA-IMB5A (For models equipped with Giga Pocket features)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Model No.: PCVA-KB6 and PCVA-MS2
These devices comply with Part15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of
the device.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
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If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
❑
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
❑
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
❑
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
❑
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Only peripherals (computer input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) that comply with FCC Class B limits may
be attached to this computer product. Operation with noncompliant peripherals is likely to result in interference to
radio and television reception.
All cables used to connect peripherals must be shielded and grounded. Operation with cables, connected to
peripherals, that are not shielded and grounded, may result in interference to radio and television reception.
FCC Part 68
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and the requirements adopted by the ACTA. On the rear of
this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, a product identifier in the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If requested, this number must be provided to the telephone company.
This modem uses the USOC RJ-11 telephone jack.
A telephone plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and telephone network must
comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA. The REN is used to
determine the quantity of devices which may be connected to the telephone line.
Excessive RENs on the telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most,
but not all areas, the sum of the RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may
be connected to the line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the telephone company. For products approved
after July 23, 2001, the REN for this product is part of the product identifier that has the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits represented by ## are the REN without a decimal point (e.g. 03 is a REN of 0.3).
For earlier products, the REN is separately shown on the label
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that
temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice is not practical, the telephone company
will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC
if you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the
operations of the equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to
make the necessary modifications in order to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty information, please contact the Sony Customer
Information Service Center at 1-888-4-SONY-PC (1-888-476-6972), or write to the Sony Customer Information
Center, 12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913, USA, or find Sony Customer Service on the Web at
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. If this equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company
may request that you disconnect the equipment from the network until the problem is resolved. Repair of this
equipment should be made only by a Sony Service Center or Sony authorized agent. For the Sony Service Center
nearest you, call 1-888-4-SONY-PC (1-888-476-6972), or visit the Sony Online Support Web site at
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
Connection to Party Line Service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public service
commission, or corporation commission for information.
If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this
equipment does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment,
consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
Please use a surge arrestor against electrical surges.
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Telephone
hone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (United States)
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other
electronic device, including FAX machines, to send any message unless such message clearly contains, in a margin
at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and
an identification of the business, other entity, or individual sending the message, and the telephone number of the
sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual. (The telephone number provided may not be a 900
number or any other number for which charges exceed local or long distance transmission charges.)
In order to program this information into your facsimile machine, see your fax software documentation.
Telephone Consumer Guidelines (Canada)
Please refer to your telephone directory under ‘Privacy Issues’ and/or ‘Terms of Service.’ For more detailed
information, please contact:
CRTC
Terrasses de la Chaudiére
Tour centrale 1 promenade du Portage
5 étage Hull PQ K1A 0N2.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Model No.: PCVA-IMB5A (For models equipped with Giga Pocket features)
Supplementary Television Broadcasting Receiving Apparatus - Appareils supplémentaires de réception de
télévision, Canada.
Industry Canada Notice
This equipment meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is an indication of the maximum number of devices allowed to be
connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices
subject only to the requirement that the sum of the RENs of all the devices does not exceed 5.
Avis
vis de L’Industrie Canada
Le presént matériel est conforme aux spécifications techniques applicables d’Industrie Canada.
L’indice d’équivalence de la sonnerie (IES) sert à indiquer le nombre maximal de terminaux qui peuvent être
raccordés à une interface téléphonique. La terminaison d’une interface peut consister en une combinaison
quelconque de dispositifs, à la seule condition que la somme d’indices d’équivalence de la sonnerie de tous les
dispositifs n’excède pas 5.
Macrovision license
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only, unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Licence Macrovision
Ce produit intègre une technologie de protection de la loi sur le droits de propriéte intellectuelle couverts par la
législation américaine. L’utilisation de cette technologie doit être autorisée par Macrovision. Elle est uniquement
destinée à un usage privé et à d’autres fins de visualisation limitée, sauf autorisation contraire de la part de
Macrovision. Tout désossage ou désassemblage est formellement interdit.
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Disposal of Lithium Battery
You can return your unwanted lithium batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory Service Center.
✍ In some areas the disposal of lithium batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you, call 1-888-476-6972 in the United States or 1-800-961-7669 in Canada.
Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium batteries. In some areas, the
disposal of lithium batteries in household or business trash may be
prohibited.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used
batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
The battery pack used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn
hazard if mistreated. Do not disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C), or
incinerate. Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away from children.
To change the lithium battery, please contact your nearest Sony Service
Center.
Ne pas manipuler les batteries au lithium qui fuient ou sont endommagées.
Une batterie non conforme présente un danger d'explosion. La remplacer
seulement par une batterie identique ou de type équivalent recommandé par
le fabricant. Évacuer les batteries usées selon les directives du fabricant.
La manutention incorrecte du module de batterie de cet appareil présente un
risque d'incendie ou de brûlures chimiques. Ne pas démonter, incinérer ou
exposer à une température de plus de 100°C. Évacuer promptement la batterie
usée. Garder hors de portée des enfants.
Pour changer la batterie au lithium, veuillez contacter votre centre de service
Sony le plus près.
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Contents
Getting Started ..........................................13
Unpacking your Computer ........................................14
Locating Controls and Ports ....................17
About the Front Panel ...............................................18
About the Side Panels ...............................................20
About the Back Panel ................................................23
About the Keyboard ..................................................24
About the Mouse .......................................................28
About the Remote Control ........................................30
Setting Up Your Computer .......................35
Connecting the Power Cord ......................................36
Connecting the Wireless Keyboard...........................38
Connecting the Wireless Mouse................................40
Connecting the Modem Cable...................................42
Turning on Your Computer.......................................43
Registering Your Computer ......................................43
Turning Off Your Computer .....................................44
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Upgrading Your VAIO
AIO Computer .............45
Installing Memory..................................................... 46
Troubleshooting
g ........................................53
Support Options........................................55
Immediate Help and Support .................................... 55
Resources for Additional Help and Support ............. 56
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Getting Started
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony VAIO® computer! Your
new, high-performance, multimedia computer combines state-of-the-art
computer functionality with the latest audio, video and information
technology features.
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Unpacking your Computer
Your computer may not be supplied with all of the accessories shown, depending
on the system configuration you purchased. For details on the accessories
supplied with your computer, see the online Specifications sheet.
✍ Your VAIO® computer is not supplied with System or Application Recovery CDs. Use
the VAIO Recovery Wizard utility program to recover your computer's operating
system and preinstalled software.
Computer and supplied accessories
System unit
Wireless keyboard
Modem cable
AA batteries (4)
Wireless mouse
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Power cord
Power cord clamp
Unpacking your Computer
Giga Pocket® Personal Video Recorder accessories
(For models equipped with Giga Pocket features)
TV Coaxial cable (1)
Remote control (1)
AA batteries (2)
Manuals
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VAIO® Computer Quick Start — Provides basic information on setting up
and registering your computer. The Quick Start also provides resources for
technical support, safety guidelines, and owner’s information.
Online Documentation
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VAIO® Computer User Guide — Contains information on the hardware and
preinstalled software programs included with your system.
To access the online User Guide:
1
Click Start in the Windows taskbar, then click Help and Support.
2
From the VAIO Help and Support Center menu, click VAIO User
Guide.
❑
Specifications — This online specifications sheet describes the hardware
and software configuration of your VAIO computer. Go to the Sony Online
Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport to view the online
Specifications sheet.
❑
VAIO Software — Provides specific information about the preinstalled
software on your computer.
To access this online software information:
1
Click Start in the Windows® taskbar.
2
Click Welcome to VAIO life.
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Hard Disk Drive Recovery
Your computer is equipped with the VAIO Recovery Wizard, a utility program
that recovers your computer’s operating system and preinstalled software.
For more information about hard disk recovery
1
Click Start in the Windows® taskbar, then click Help and Support.
2
From the VAIO Help and Support Center menu, click VAIO Recovery
Options.
Other
A software library containing the Microsoft® software and Sony® end-user
license agreements.
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Locating Controls and Ports
This section is intended to familiarize you with the controls, ports, and
jacks that are available on your computer. Your computer may not be
equipped with all of the hardware features described, and the location of
the controls, ports, and jacks, may vary from the illustrations shown in
this section. To view the specific hardware configuration for your system,
see the online specifications sheet.
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About the Front Panel
The front panel of your VAIO® computer is equipped with indicator lights and
built-in speakers.
Front panel
1
Stereo speakers (built-in)
The stereo speakers provide sound for software, audio, and video media.
2
Infrared receiver
Enables communication with the remote control that is supplied with
models equipped with Giga Pocket ® features, to turn on TV, change TV
channels, and raise or lower volume.
3
Optical disc and hard disk drive access indicator
Light is amber while reading and writing data.
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About the Front Panel
4
Memory Stick® media access indicator
Light is amber when the Memory Stick media slot is in use.
5
Power button
Press the power button in from the right side, to turn the computer on
and off.
6
Power indicator
Light is green while the power is on and amber when the computer is in
Stand by mode.
Press the power button correctly to avoid damage to the computer.
About
bout the attached LCD monitor
Your VAIO® computer has an attached LCD monitor. Handle the monitor
carefully when adjusting the viewing angle.
1
Grasp both sides of the monitor firmly.
2
Tilt the monitor backwards, to the desired viewing angle.
For more information about handling the LCD monitor, see the online VAIO®
Computer User guide.
1
Click Start in the Windows taskbar, then click Help and Support.
2
From the VAIO Help and Support Center menu, click VAIO User
Guide.
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About the Side Panels
s
The side panels of your computer provide the connections for supplied and
optional accessories. The icons on the side panel help you locate and identify the
appropriate jack or port.
Right panel
1
Optical drive eject button
Ejects a disc from the optical drive.
2
Optical drive
See the online specifications sheet for optical drive information.
3
Memory Stick® media slot
Reads and writes data from and to a Memory Stick media.
4
PC Card slot
A PC card (PCMCIA card) can be inserted into this slot to increase your
computer’s functional capabilities.
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About the Side Panels
Left panel
1
Composite audio L In jack*
Connection for an audio cable (optional).
Composite audio R In jack*
Connection for an audio cable (optional).
2
Composite video In jack*
Connection for a video cable (optional).
S-video In jack*
Connection for an S-video cable (optional).
3
VHF/UHF port*
Connection for a TV coaxial cable (supplied).
4
Headphones jack
Connection for external speakers (optional) or headphones (optional).
5
Line In jack
Connection for an audio device.
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6
Microphone jack
Connection for an external microphone (optional).
7
Connect button
Enables the system unit to communicate with the wireless keyboard
and wireless optical mouse.
8
Modem line jack†
Connection for a modem cable (supplied) to the telephone wall jack.
9
i.LINK® 4-pin, S400 port
Connection for compatible i.LINK devices (IEEE 1394).
10
Ethernet port
Connection for a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet cable. (The port
marked with
[Network] is for LAN connections only.).
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Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) ports (2)
Connections for compatible high/full/low-speed USB devices.
* Available only on models equipped with Giga Pocket® Personal Video Recorder features.
† An optional “1-to-2” jack adapter (splitter) is required to connect both a telephone and
modem line to your computer.
✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an
IEEE 1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary,, depending on the software
programs, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an
i.LINK connection may not communicate with each other.
Refer to the documentation supplied with your compatible i.LINK device for
information on operating conditions and proper connection. Before connecting
compatible i.LINK devices to your system, such as an optical or hard disk drive,
confirm their operating system compatibility and required operating conditions.
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About the Back Panel
About the Back Panel
The back panel of your computer contains the AC power and USB ports.
Back panel
1
AC Input port
Connection for the AC power cord (supplied).
2
Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) ports (2)
Connections for compatible high/full/low-speed USB devices.
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About the Keyboard
Your VAIO® computer is supplied with a wireless keyboard that has a standard
key arrangement and additional keys that perform specific functions. Before
attempting to use the wireless keyboard with your computer, see the section,
“Connecting the Wireless Keyboard” on page 38.
Wireless keyboard (top)
(-) Volume
Standby
S keys
(+/-) Brightness
(+) Volume
Function
Mute
Windows
Applications
Directional
arrows
Numeric
keypad
KEY
DESCRIPTION
Stand by
Press to place the computer into Stand by mode. Press
again to resume normal operation*.
S keys
Press to activate specific applications.
Brightness
Press to increase (+) or decrease (-) the brightness of the
LCD screen.
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About the Keyboard
KEY
DESCRIPTION
Mute
Press to turn off speaker sound. Press again to restore
sound.
Volume Control
Press to increase (+) or decrease (-) the speakers’
volume.
Function
The 12 function keys are used to perform certain tasks.
The task associated with each function key varies
between software programs.
Numeric keypad
Use the numeric keypad to type numbers or to perform
basic math calculations. Press the Num Lock key to
enable the numeric keypad function. Press the Num
Lock key again to disable the numeric keypad.
Directional arrows
The Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys move the
pointer on the computer screen.
Applications
Press to display a shortcut menu in certain software
programs. Pressing this key is equivalent to clicking the
right mouse button.
Windows
The Microsoft® Windows® key, displays the Start
menu. Pressing this key is equivalent to clicking Start on
the taskbar.
* Use the Stand by button to resume from Stand by mode. Pressing other keys or using the
mouse may not enable your computer to resume normal operation.
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Wireless keyboard (bottom)
1
Battery compartment
Compartment for the supplied AA batteries.
2
Keyboard feet
Extend to adjust the keyboard height.
3
CONNECT button
Press to enable the wireless keyboard to communicate with the system
unit.
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About the Keyboard
To set up the wireless keyboard
Insert two AA batteries (supplied) into the wireless keyboard as shown. You can
check your keyboard’s battery power level by clicking
(wireless keyboard
icon), located in the Windows® taskbar notification area.
Inserting batteries into the wireless keyboard
✍ If your wireless keyboard does not operate properly, the batteries may need to be
replaced. When your wireless keyboard is not being used for extended periods of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
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About the Mouse
Your VAIO® computer is supplied with a wireless optical mouse. Before
attempting to use the wireless optical mouse with your computer, see the section,
“Connecting the Wireless Mouse” on page 40.
Wireless mouse (top)
1
Left mouse button
Press to perform specific mouse functions.
2
Wheel button
Rotate the wheel to scroll up or down on the LCD screen.
3
Right mouse button
Press to perform specific mouse functions.
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About the Mouse
Wireless mouse (bottom)
1
Power switch
Slide power switch to turn the mouse on or off.
2
CONNECT button
Press to enable communication between your VAIO® computer and the
wireless mouse.
To set up the wireless mouse
Insert two AA batteries (supplied) into the wireless mouse as shown. You can
check your mouse’s battery power level by clicking
(wireless mouse icon),
located in the Windows® taskbar notification area.
Inserting batteries into the wireless mouse
✍ If your wireless mouse does not operate properly, the batteries may need to be
replaced. When your wireless mouse is not being used for extended periods of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
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About the Remote Control
The remote control is supplied with VAIO® computers that are equipped with
Giga Pocket® Personal Video Recorder features*. The remote control can start
and stop video recording and playback, select channels, and set viewing
preferences. This section describes the basic functions of your Giga Pocket
remote control
Remote control
MUTE
STANDBY
AUDIO
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
JUMP
ENTER
REC
REC STOP
REW
FF
NEXT
PAUSE
VIDEO
TV
MUSIC
FUNCTION
PREV
PLAY
STOP
SIZE
HOME NETWORK
MENU
ENTER
BACK
TOOLS
APPLICATION
APPLICATION
CLOSE
START
VOLUME
CHANNEL
RM-GP5U
* See the online specifications sheet for information about your computer’s hardware
configuration.
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About the Remote Control
1
MUTE button
Press to turn off the sound. Press again to restore the sound.
2
Channel number buttons (0-9)
Press to select specific channels.
(Press the ENT button to activate channel selection.)
JUMP button
Press to go to the previous channel. Press again to return to the current
channel.
ENTER button
Press to activate channel selection. See Channel number buttons.
3
REC STOP button
Press to stop recording.
(Note: The REC STOP function is only available for the Giga Pocket®
Personal Video Recorder software program.)
4
REC button
Press to begin recording.
(Note: The REC function is only available for the Giga Pocket software
program.)
5
TV button
Press to change from the on-screen image to the TV/Recording deck.
VIDEO button
Press to change to the external video equipment, such as your VCR.
(Note: You cannot change the input source while recording.)
DVD button
Press to change to an external DVD device, such as a DVD player.
MUSIC button
Press to launch the SonicStage™ software program.
HOME NETWORK button
Press to launch the VAIO Media™ software program.
6
Direction and ENTER buttons
Press a direction arrow to navigate. Press ENTER to select.
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7
BACK button
Press to return to the previous screen.
(Note: This function is not available for the Giga Pocket software
program.)
8
APPLICATION START button
Press to launch the Giga Pocket software program.
9
VOLUME button
Press to raise or lower the volume.
10
STANDBY button
Press to place the system into Stand by mode.
(Note: You cannot place the computer into Stand by mode when certain
Giga Pocket software program functions are running.)
11
AUDIO button
Press to view available sound mode options on the monitor/display.
TV/VIDEO button
Press to change the on-screen image from the TV/Recording deck to
external video equipment, such as your VCR.
(Note: You cannot change the input source while recording.)
DISPLAY button
During DVD playback in full screen mode, press to show the settings
window. When using the Giga Pocket software program, press to display
the TV/Recording deck and playback deck screens. Press again to hide
these views.
SIZE button
Press to view the current software program in full-screen size. Press
again to return the view to its original size.
12
FUNCTION button
When the Giga Pocket software program is selected, using the MENU
button, press the Function button to switch from the TV/recording deck
to the playback deck.
When using the SonicStage software program, press to change from the
music drive (hard disk drive) to the CD.
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About the Remote Control
13
REW and FF buttons
Press to rewind or fast-forward.
PREV and NEXT buttons
Press to move back to the previous screen or forward to the next screen.
STOP button
Press to stop playback.
PLAY button
Press to begin playback.
PAUSE button
Press to pause playback.
14
MENU button
Press to view a shortcut menu of available software programs. Press
again to hide this menu.
(Note: For the Giga Pocket software program, the Select Video
Capsules window displays. Press the button again to hide this window.)
15
TOOLS button
The function of this button may vary between DVD media. See the DVD
player software program instructions for details.
16
APPLICATION CLOSE button
Press to close the Giga Pocket software program.
17
CHANNEL button
Press to change channels automatically (no number input required).
(Note: This function is only available for the Giga Pocket software
program.)
✍ For more details about the function buttons on your remote control, see the Giga
Pocket software program Help.
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To set up the remote control
Insert two AA batteries (supplied) into the remote control, as shown.
Inserting batteries into the remote control
✍ If your remote control does not operate properly, the batteries may need to be
replaced. When your remote control is not being used for extended periods of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
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Setting Up
p Your Computer
You can set up your system quickly and easily with the instructions
provided in this section. For details on your system’s hardware
configuration, see the online specifications sheet.
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VAIO Computer Quick Start
Connecting
g the Power Cord
The computer’s power cord must be plugged into an AC power source, such as
an AC wall outlet, surge protector, or Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS),
before you can establish communication with your wireless keyboard and
wireless mouse.
Your computer has the ability to be turned on its base and the power cord may
become unplugged. You may lose data if your system loses power while
software programs are running. Use the supplied power cord clamp to avoid
accidentally unplugging your computer.
1
Remove the adhesive backing from the power cord clamp.
2
Press the clamp firmly against the back panel near the AC input port.
Attaching the power cord clamp
3
Plug the power cord into the AC input port on the back panel of the
computer.
✍ Install your computer in an area where you can easily reach the power outlet in the
event of an emergency.
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Connecting the Power Cord
4
Use a coin to open the clamp, and then insert the power cord.
Inserting the power cord into the clamp
5
Plug the power cord into a grounded AC wall outlet, surge protector, or UPS.
Connecting the power cord
AC wall outlet
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Connecting the Wireless Keyboard
Your VAIO® computer is supplied with a wireless keyboard. Before attempting
to use the wireless keyboard, you must enable communication between the
computer and the keyboard.
✍ When attempting to connect the wireless keyboard, confirm that the AA batteries
(supplied) are properly inserted into the keyboard before your computer is turned on.
To connect the wireless keyboard
1
Turn on your computer.
2
Press the CONNECT button on the left panel of the computer.
3
Turn the wireless keyboard over.
4
Press the CONNECT button to activate communication between the
wireless keyboard and the computer
.
Connecting the keyboard
Press to connect
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Connecting the Wireless Keyboard
Additional information about the wireless keyboard
The wireless keyboard requires unobstructed communication with the system
unit for proper operation.
❑
Do not exceed a maximum distance of 2 feet between your VAIO®
computer and your wireless keyboard.
❑
Confirm that the supplied AA batteries are properly installed.
❑
Press the CONNECT buttons located on the left panel of the computer and
on the bottom of the keyboard, to establish communication between the
equipment.
❑
Avoid using radio control toys or equipment, CB radios, and other wireless
devices in the area near your wireless keyboard. These devices may create
interference, causing your keyboard to stop working properly.
❑
Do not place metal furniture near your computer or wireless keyboard, as
this may create interference, causing your keyboard to stop working
properly.
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Connecting the Wireless Mouse
Your VAIO® computer is supplied with a wireless mouse. Before attempting to
use the wireless mouse, you must enable communication between the computer
and the mouse.
✍ When attempting to connect the wireless mouse, confirm that the AA batteries
(supplied) are properly inserted into the mouse before your computer is turned on.
To connect the wireless optical mouse
1
Turn on your computer.
2
Press the CONNECT button on the left panel of the computer.
3
Turn the wireless mouse over.
4
Slide the power button to the ON position and press the CONNECT button.
Connecting the mouse
Switch to the
ON position
Press to connect
5
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Place the optical mouse on an appropriate surface to enable tracking.
Connecting the Wireless Mouse
Additional information about the wireless optical mouse
The wireless optical mouse requires an ideal surface texture in order to provide
precision pointing and tracking.
❑
Use surfaces such as plain paper, card stock, or fabric that have minimal
repetitive patterns.
❑
Avoid surfaces such as mirrors, smooth glass, or magazines that have halftone printing.
The wireless optical mouse requires unobstructed communication with the
system unit for proper operation.
❑
Do not exceed a maximum distance of 2 feet between your VAIO®
computer and your wireless mouse.
❑
Confirm that the supplied AA batteries are properly installed.
❑
Press the CONNECT buttons located on the left panel of the computer and
on the bottom of the mouse, to establish the communication between the
equipment.
❑
Verify the infrared receiver on the computer’s front panel is free of
obstructions that may prevent proper operation.
❑
Avoid using radio control toys or equipment, CB radios, and other wireless
devices in the area near your wireless mouse. These devices may create
interference, causing your mouse to stop working properly.
❑
Do not place metal furniture near your computer or wireless mouse, as this
may create interference, causing your mouse to stop working properly.
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Connecting the Modem Cable
Your computer is equipped with a single modem line jack to connect the supplied
modem cable to your telephone wall jack. To use your wall jack for your
telephone and modem lines, purchase a “1-to-2” jack adapter device (splitter).
To connect the modem cable
1
Unplug your telephone cable from the wall jack and insert the telephone
cable into one of the RJ-11 jacks on a splitter device (optional).
2
Insert one end of the modem cable (supplied) into the other RJ-11 jack on the
splitter device.
3
Insert the plug end of the splitter device into the wall jack.
4
Plug the modem cable into the modem line jack on the computer.
Connecting the modem cable
“1-to-2” jack adapter
(optional splitter)
Your computer has a protective sticker
covering the Ethernet port located
on the rear panel. Connect only 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX cables to the
Ethernet port. Using other cables or a telephone cable may result in an
electric current overload that can cause a malfunction, excessive heat, or fire
in the port. For help on connecting to a network, see your network
administrator.
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Turning on Your Computer
Turning on Your Computer
Press the power button in from the right side, to turn the computer on and off.
When you start your computer, it may detect new hardware and prompt you to
restart your computer. Respond to this prompt immediately.
Turning on your computer
Press the
power button
in this direction
Press the power button correctly to avoid damage to the computer.
Registering Your Computer
Take advantage of Sony’s commitment to quality customer support and receive
these benefits by registering your computer:
❑
Sony Customer Support — Communicate with a Support Representative to
troubleshoot problems you may be having with your computer.
❑
Limited warranty — Protect your investment. See the Limited Warranty
Card for more details.
✍ You are prompted to register your computer the first time you turn it on. Follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the registration process. If you are not able to
register your computer during the first session, you are provided with additional
registration opportunities later.
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Turning Off Your Computer
Follow these steps when you are ready to turn off your computer for an extended
period of time.
To avoid loss of data, do not use the Power button to turn off the computer.
To turn off your computer
1
Click Start in the Windows taskbar, then select Turn Off Computer.
The Turn Off Computer dialog box appears.
2
Select the Turn Off option.
✍ Respond to any prompts about saving your documents.
3
Wait for your computer to turn off automatically—the power indicator light
turns off.
4
Turn off any peripheral devices connected to your computer.
✍ If you plan to stop using your computer for a short period of time, use Stand by mode.
About the power button
If your system stops responding, press and hold the Power button for more than
six seconds to force your system to shut down. You may need to repeat this
procedure if your system does not shut down on the first attempt.
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Upgrading
grading Your VAIO
IO Computer
In the future, you may want to increase or upgrade the memory in your
VAIO® computer. This section provides information about installing
memory.
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Installing Memory
The amount of preinstalled memory can vary, depending on the system
configuration purchased. See the online Specifications sheet for details about the
type and amount of memory installed in your computer.
Observe the proper safety precautions when you add or remove the memory
in your computer. See “Before upgrading your computer” in the online VAIO®
Computer User Guide.
Removing the back cover
1
Shut down your computer and turn off all peripheral devices, such as your
printer.
2
Unplug your computer and disconnect any peripheral devices.
3
Remove the screws, located on the sides of the system unit, as shown below.
Removing the back cover
Back cover
Cover release
latches
4
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Press the release latches on the front of the cover and pull the cover forward
to remove.
Installing Memory
Removing the memory cover
1
Gently place the system unit on a stable surface with the LCD screen facing
down.
Use caution when placing the LCD screen face-down on a table or other flat
surface. The work surface must be free of any dirt or debris that may damage
the screen.
2
Lift the lower edge of the memory cover and disengage the memory cover
tabs from the notches on the chassis.
Removing the memory cover
Memory
cover
Memory cover tabs
Lift memory cover edge
3
Remove the memory cover to access the memory module slots.
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Removing a memory module
1
Locate the memory module(s) you wish to remove.
2
Push down on the latches, located on both sides of the module slot, to gently
eject the module from the slot.
Removing a memory module
Memory
module slot
Side
Latch
3
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Grasp the memory module by the sides and remove from the system unit.
Store the module in a static-free bag.
Installing Memory
Installing a memory module
1
Remove the memory module from its anti-static package, handling it by the
edges.
2
Locate the center notch on the bottom edge of the memory module and align
it to the center notch in the open module slot.
Installing a memory module
Memory module
Module slot
(open)
Center notch
Side latch
3
Firmly insert the bottom edge of the module into the slot by pressing down
evenly against the module’s upper corners.
The side latches snap into position, holding the memory module in place.
To avoid damaging a memory module or the memory module slot, move the
side latches slightly outward to relieve pressure. The module is properly
inserted when the side latches click into place.
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Replacing the memory cover
1
Align the memory cover tabs to the notches on the chassis.
2
Gently press down on the memory cover until the cover snaps into place.
Replacing the memory cover
Memory
cover tabs
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Installing Memory
Replacing the back cover
Gently slide the back cover in, until the cover release latches lock the cover into
place.
Replacing the back cover
Back cover
Cover release
latches
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Troubleshooting
bleshooting
This section describes how to troubleshoot common problems. For
information on other troubleshooting topics, see the online VAIO®
Computer User Guide.
My computer does not start.
❑
Verify that the computer is plugged into a power source and that it is turned
on. Check that the power indicator is lit on the front panel of the computer.
❑
Confirm that a disk is not in the floppy disk drive* (unless you are using a
bootable floppy disk).
❑
Confirm that a CD is not in an optical drive (unless you are using a bootable
CD).
❑
Confirm that the power cord and all cables are connected firmly.
❑
If you plugged the computer into a power strip or Uninterruptible Power
Supply (UPS), make sure the power strip or UPS is turned on and working.
❑
Verify that the monitor is plugged into a power source and turned on.
If your system has a built-in monitor, confirm that it is plugged into an
appropriate power source and that the system is turned on.
❑
Verify that the brightness or contrast control dials are adjusted correctly. (See
the manual supplied with your display for details.)
❑
Confirm that the computer is not in Stand by mode by pressing the Stand by
key, located at the top of keyboard.
* Certain VAIO computers are not equipped with a floppy disk drive. You can purchase this
equipment separately.
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What can I do if my computer or software stop responding?
You can try to locate and close the software program that has stopped responding.
1
Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys. The Windows Task Manager window
appears.
2
From the Applications tab, locate the software program that has the status
message, “Not responding.”
3
Select the software program that has a Not Responding status and click End
Task. Windows attempts to close the program.
If your computer does not respond or the software program does not close, try the
following steps:
1
Save and close any open files, if possible.
2
Press the Alt+F4 keys. The Turn Off Computer window appears.
If the Turn Off Computer window does not appear, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
3
Click Restart.
If your computer still does not respond and you cannot restart, shut down your
computer by pressing and holding the power button for more than six seconds.
If the software program continues to stop responding or causes your computer to
stop responding, contact the software publisher or designated technical support
provider.
Pressing and holding the power button for more than six seconds may result in
the loss of data from files that are currently open.
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Support
pport Options
Sony provides several options to help solve common problems or to locate
technical support for your VAIO® computer. This section describes
available resources and offers suggestions on how to access this
information for maximum results.
Immediate Help and Support
You can locate helpful information immediately by consulting your hard copy
guides and supplements, or by accessing the online Computer User Guide and the
individual software Help files.
Your computer is supplied with these support options:
❑
VAIO® Computer Quick Start — The Quick Start contains information on
how to set up your computer quickly and easily. You can find instructions on
how to plan an ergonomic work space, connect power cords, cables and
peripheral devices, and register your computer with Sony®.
❑
VAIO® Computer User Guide — The online User Guide provides
information about configuring, maintaining, and upgrading your computer.
This support resource offers a variety of available topics, enabling you to
quickly view specific information using context-sensitive search features. To
access the online guide:
❑
1
Click Start in the Windows® taskbar, then click Help and Support.
2
From the VAIO Help And Support Center menu, click VAIO User
Guide.
Specifications — The online specifications sheet describes the hardware
and software configuration of your VAIO computer. To view this online
information go to http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
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❑
❑
Preinstalled software Help files — Each preinstalled software program
provides online Help within the software, that describes the software’s
features. In these Help files, you can find tutorials that teach you to use the
software and locate troubleshooting support, should problems occur. To
access software Help files:
1
Click Start in the Windows taskbar and point to All Programs. A
submenu appears, listing all preinstalled software programs.
2
Click the desired software program*. The software’s main window
appears.
3
From the menu bar, click Help. The Help file appears.
VAIO Software — Provides specific information on preinstalled Sony®
software.
To access this online software information
1
Click Start in the Windows taskbar.
2
Click Welcome to VAIO life.
Resources for Additional Help and Support
If the information provided with your VAIO® computer does not offer an
immediate solution, or you would like to get direct support, try these additional
help and support resources.
Sony Online Support Web site
Online help and support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when
you visit the Sony Online Support Web site. You can access the Web site at
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
The Sony Online Support Web site provides:
❑
Information about your specific model computer, such as
❑
hardware and software specifications.
❑
upgrade and maintenance procedures.
❑
safety and legal information.
❑
quick solutions to common problems.
* You can locate the online Help for Sony software programs by pointing to the individual
software program’s icon and selecting Help from the submenu.
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Resources for Additional Help and Support
❑
An automated tutorial library that contains interactive, easy-to-understand
lessons on using your computer’s hardware and software features.
❑
Links that enable you to:
❑
find the nearest Sony service center locations.
❑
arrange for repairs or check repair status.
❑
review warranty information.
❑
e-mail your question or comments to the Sony Customer Information
Services Center.
❑
check pricing and availability for products, accessories and parts, as
well as purchase online.
❑
access the Sony Solutions Knowledge Base, a database that contains
answers to many frequently asked questions.
Sony Customer Information Services Center
If other support options do not resolve your issue, you can contact a Sony
Support representative directly.
Before making a call to the Sony Customer Information Services Center, have
this basic information readily available.
1
VAIO® computer system type.
2
Model number.
3
Serial number*.
Example:
4
Operating system.
5
Hardware feature or software program that has a problem. (See the online
VAIO® User Guide for the appropriate software contact information.)
6
Brief description of the issue.
For VAIO® computers purchased in the U.S. and Canada, contact a Sony
Support representative at 1-888-476-6972.
* The serial number is located on the back panel of your computer. The serial number is on a
white barcode label.
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