Sony PCG-C1X User's manual

Sony PCG-C1X User's manual
VAIO C1 PictureBook
Computer User Guide
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PCG-C1X
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Notice to Users
© 1999 Sony Electronics Inc. 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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NO WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO
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TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE,
ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION
WITH THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE,
OR OTHER INFORMATION
CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE
THEREOF.
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.
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 mark.
Sony, VAIO, the VAIO logo, PictureBook,
DVgate, i.LINK, Mavica, and PictureGear
and are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
ImageStation and Sony VAIO Direct are
service marks of Sony Electronics Inc.
Windows and the Windows 98 logo are
registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. Intel, MMX, and Pentium are
trademarks of Intel Corporation.
All other trademarks are trademarks of
their respective owners.
Safety Information
Owner’s Record
The model number and serial number are
located on the bottom of your VAIO C1
PictureBook Computer. Record the serial
number in the space provided here. Refer
to the model and serial number when you
call your Sony Service Center.
Model Number: PCG-C1X
Serial Number:________________________
Regulatory Information
WARNING
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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose your notebook computer
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.
A socket outlet should be as close as
possible to the unit and easily
accessible.
AVERTISSEMENT
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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 boîtier.
Confier l’entretien de cet appareil
exclusivement à un personnel qualifié.
L’appareil doit être le plus près
possible d’une prise murale pour en
faciliter l’accès.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No: PCG-C1X
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
1 Sony Drive
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Telephone No.: 201-930-6970
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 that
may cause undesired operation.
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. 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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and the receiver.
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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 non-compliant 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. On the bottom of this
equipment is a label that contains, among
other information, the FCC equivalence
number (REN) for this equipment. If
requested, this information must be
provided to the telephone company.
This modem uses the USOC RJ-11
telephone jack.
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
to determine the maximum REN for the
calling area.
If the terminal equipment (PictureBook
Computer PCG-C1X) 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 (VAIO C1 PictureBook
Computer PCG-C1X), please contact
1-888-4SONYPC (1-888-476-6972), or write
to the Sony Customer Information Center,
One Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656, for
repair and/or warranty information. If the
trouble is causing harm to the telephone
network, the telephone company may
request you to remove 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 1-888-4SONYPC
(1-888-476-6972).
This equipment cannot be used on public
coin service provided by the telephone
company. Connection to Party Line Service
is subject to state and possible provincial
tariffs. (Contact the state or provincial
utility service commission, public service
commission or corporation commission for
information.)
Telephone 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 to
send any message via a telephone facsimile
machine 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.
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 class B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION
BATTERY
You can return your unwanted lithium ion
batteries to your nearest Sony Service
Center or Factory Service Center.
✍ In some areas the disposal of lithium
ion 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.
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Do not handle damaged or leaking
lithium ion batteries.
!
Ne pas manipuler les batteries au
lithium-ion qui fuient ou sont
endommagées.
!
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.
!
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.
!
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.
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.
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INDUSTRY CANADA NOTICE
NOTICE: The Industry Canada label
identifies certified equipment. This
certification means that the equipment
meets certain telecommunications network
protective, operational and safety
requirements as prescribed in the
appropriate Terminal Equipment Technical
Requirements document(s). The
Department does not guarantee the
equipment will operate to the user’s
satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users
should ensure that it is permissible to be
connected to the facilities of the local
telecommunications company. The
equipment must also be installed using an
acceptable method of connection.
The customer should be aware that
compliance with the above conditions may
not prevent degradation of service in some
situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be
coordinated by a representative designated
by the supplier. Equipment malfunctions
or any repairs or alterations made by the
user to this equipment may give the
telecommunications company cause to
request the user to disconnect.
Users should ensure for their own
protection that the electrical ground
connections of the power utility, telephone
lines and internal metallic water pipe
system, if present, are connected together.
This precaution may be particularly
important in rural areas.
Caution: Users should not attempt to make
such connections themselves, but should
contact the appropriate electric inspection
authority, or electrician, as appropriate.
NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number
(REN) assigned to each terminal device
provides an indication of the maximum
number of terminals 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 Ringer
Equivalence Number of all the devices
does not exceed 5.
AVIS DE L’INDUSTRIE
CANADA
AVIS: L’étiquette d’Industrie Canada
identifie le matériel homologué.
Cette étiquette certifie que le matériel est
conforme aux normes de protection,
d’exploitation et de sécurité des réseaux de
télécommunications, comme le prescrivent
les documents concernant les exigences
techniques relatives au matériel terminal.
Le Ministère n’assure toutefois pas que le
matériel fonctionnera à la satisfaction de
l’utilisateur.
Avant d’installer ce matériel, l’utilisateur
doit s’assurer qu’il est permis de le
raccorder aux installations de l’entreprise
locale de télécommunication. Le matériel
doit également être installé en suivant une
méthode acceptée de raccordement.
L’abonné ne doit pas oublier qu’il est
possible que la conformité aux conditions
énoncées ci-dessus n’empêche pas la
dégradation du service dans certaines
situations.
Les réparations de matériel homologué
doivent être coordonnées par un
représentant désigné par le fournisseur.
L’entreprise de télécommunications peut
demander à l’utilisateur de débrancher un
appareil à la suite de réparations ou de
modifications effectuées par l’utilisateur ou
à cause de mauvais fonctionnement.
Pour sa propre protection, l’utilisateur doit
s’assurer que tous les fils de mise à la terre
de la source d’énergie électrique, des lignes
téléphoniques et des canalisations d’eau
métalliques, s’il y en a, sont raccordés
ensemble. Cette précaution est
particulièrement importante dans les
régions rurales.
Avertissement: L’utilisateur ne doit pas
tenter de faire ces raccordements lui-même;
il doit avoir recours à un service
d’inspection des installations électriques,
ou à un électricien, selon le cas.
AVIS: L’indice d’équivalence de la sonnerie
(IES) assigné à chaque dispositif terminal
indique le nombre maximal de terminaux
qui peuvent être raccordés à une interface.
La terminaison d’une interface
téléphonique peut consister en une
combination de quelques dispositifs, à la
seule condition que la somme d’indices
d’équivalence de la sonnerie de tous les
dispositifs n‘excède pas 5.
Contents
Welcome
Ergonomic Considerations ............................................................. 2
Using Your C1 PictureBook Computer
Locating the Controls and Connectors ......................................... 5
Front.......................................................................................................5
Left .........................................................................................................6
Right.......................................................................................................7
Bottom ...................................................................................................7
Connecting a Power Source ........................................................... 8
Using the AC Adapter.........................................................................8
Using Battery Power............................................................................9
Starting Your C1 PictureBook Computer................................... 12
Shutting Down Your C1 PictureBook Computer...................... 13
Registering Windows® 98............................................................. 14
Registering Your Computer ......................................................... 15
Using the Keyboard....................................................................... 16
Combinations and Functions with the Windows 98 Key ............18
Indicators.............................................................................................19
Combinations and Functions with the Fn Key ..............................20
Using the Pointing Device ............................................................ 21
Using the Floppy Disk Drive ....................................................... 23
Using PC Cards .............................................................................. 25
Using Infrared Communication Devices.................................... 28
Using Power Saving Modes ......................................................... 30
Normal Mode .....................................................................................30
System Suspend Mode ......................................................................30
System Hibernation Mode................................................................31
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Connecting Peripheral Devices
Connecting a Phone Line ..............................................................34
Connecting a Printer ......................................................................35
Connecting an External Display...................................................36
Connecting an External USB Mouse............................................38
Connecting the CD-ROM Drive ...................................................39
Connecting a Digital Video Camera Recorder...........................42
Customizing Your C1 PictureBook Computer
Displaying the Sony Notebook Setup Screen.............................43
To display the Sony Notebook Setup screen .................................43
Notebook Setup Tabs ........................................................................44
Controlling Power Management..................................................45
Power Management Profiles ............................................................45
Power Management Commands .....................................................46
Displaying Battery Information ...................................................48
Activating BatteryScope....................................................................48
Battery Icon Descriptions..................................................................49
Displaying Detailed Battery Information .......................................49
Starting Your Favorite Software with Programmable Power
Key (PPK) Setup .............................................................................50
Using the Programmable Power Key with Other Keys ...............51
Selecting the Display Mode ..........................................................52
Using the Dual Display Function.................................................53
Selecting dual display mode ............................................................53
Setting the colors and resolution for each display ........................54
Customizing the virtual desktop .....................................................54
Releasing the dual display setting...................................................54
Changing the Pointing Device settings .......................................55
Using the Press-select function ........................................................55
Contents
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Using the Smart Utilities
Using Smart Capture..................................................................... 57
Capturing a still image......................................................................57
To send a still image via e-mail using a MAPI-compliant
e-mail software such as Microsoft® Outlook® 98..........................60
To send a still image via e-mail if you use America Online®
or other non-MAPI-compliant e-mail software .............................61
Capturing a video clip.......................................................................61
To play back captured video clips...................................................63
To send a video clip via e-mail using a MAPI-compliant
e-mail software such as Microsoft® Outlook® 98..........................64
To send a video clip via e-mail if you use America Online®
or other non-MAPI-compliant e-mail software .............................65
Using Smart Write ......................................................................... 67
Using Smart Publisher .................................................................. 68
Using Smart Label.......................................................................... 69
Getting Help
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 73
Using the System and Application Recovery CDs.................... 80
Using the System Recovery CD(s)...................................................80
Using the Application Recovery CD(s)...........................................82
Notes on Use ...................................................................... 83
Limited Warranty Statement
C1 PictureBook Computer Warranty..............................................89
GARANTIE RESTREINTE................................................................91
Battery Limited Warranty.................................................................93
GARANTIE RESTREINTE................................................................93
Index ................................................................................... 95
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Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of the VAIO® C1 PictureBook™
Computer with integrated digital camera. Sony has combined leadingedge technology in audio, video, computing, and communications to
provide you with state-of-the-art personal computing.
This manual offers a quick introduction and reference to your Sony
computer.
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Using Your VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer shows you how to use
the standard components of your system.
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Connecting Peripheral Devices explains how you can add
functionality by connecting various peripherals.
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Getting Help explains the support options available to you and
offers basic troubleshooting tips.
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Notes on Use provides facts and advice about using your notebook
computer.
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Limited Warranty Statement provides your product warranty
statement and explains how to extend your warranty for an
additional nine months.
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Ergonomic Considerations
You will be using your C1 PictureBook Computer as a portable device in a
variety of environments. Whenever possible, you should attempt to
apply the following ergonomic considerations to both stationary and
portable environments.
Computer positioned
directly in front of you
Arms
at desk
level
Wrists relaxed
and flat
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Position of your computer – Place the computer directly in front of
you as you work. Keep your forearms horizontal, with your wrists in
a natural, comfortable position while using the keyboard, pointing
device, or external mouse. Let your upper arms hang naturally at
your sides. Take breaks during sessions with your computer.
Excessive use of the computer may strain muscles or tendons.
Welcome
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Furniture and posture – Sit in a chair with good back support and
armrests. Adjust the level of the chair so your feet are flat on the floor.
A footrest may make you more comfortable. Sit in a relaxed, upright
posture and avoid slouching forward or leaning far backward.
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Viewing angle of the computer’s display – Use the display’s tilting
feature to find the best position. You can reduce eye strain and muscle
fatigue by adjusting the tilt of the display to the proper position and
by adjusting the brightness settings of the display.
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Lighting – Choose a location where windows and lights do not create
glare and reflection on the display. Use indirect lighting to avoid
bright spots on the display. You can also purchase accessories for
your display that help reduce glare. Proper lighting adds to your
comfort and work effectiveness.
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Placement of an external display – When using an external display,
set the display at a comfortable viewing distance. Make sure the
display screen is at eye level or slightly lower when you are sitting in
front of the LCD screen.
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Using Your C1
PictureBook Computer
This section describes how to start using your computer and how to use
your computer’s internal and external devices, such as the pointing
device and floppy disk drive.
Locating the Controls and Connectors
Front
1
Built-in camera
8
2
Microphone
9
3
LCD screen
4
Keyboard
5
Pointing device
6
Left/Center/Right button
7
Power indicator
10
11
12
13
14
Battery indicator
Hard disk drive indicator
Information indicator
Num Lock indicator
Caps Lock indicator
Scroll Lock indicator
Speaker
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Left
1
2
Power switch
S200
i.LINK™ (IEEE1394)
6
Headphone connector
7
Infrared port
3
USB connector
8
CAPTURE button
4
Monitor connector
9
LCD lock lever
5
Microphone connector
10
Programmable Power Key (PPK)
Using Your C1 PictureBook Computer
Right
1
Phone line jack (page 34)
2
PC card slot (page 25)
Bottom
1
Battery release lever (page 11)
3
Battery connector
2
DC In connector (page 8)
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Connecting a Power Source
You can use either AC power or a rechargeable battery pack as a power
source.
Using the AC Adapter
1
Plug the cable attached to the AC adapter into the DC In connector on
the computer.
2
Pull the prong on the AC adapter upwards and plug it into an AC
outlet.
Notebook computer
AC adapter
(supplied)
DC In
To remove the AC adapter
1
Unplug the AC adapter from the AC outlet and the adapter cable
from the DC In connector on the computer.
2
Align the adapter cable with the groove on the AC adapter and wrap
the cable around the AC adapter.
Using Your C1 PictureBook Computer
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Using Battery Power
You can use a battery pack as a source of power. The PCGA-BP11 battery
pack that comes with your computer is not fully charged at the time of
purchase. Follow the steps below to insert and charge the battery pack.
✍ You can also purchase the high-capacity PCGA-BP12 battery pack as a separate option.
See “Using Power Saving Modes” on page 30 for power management information.
To insert the battery pack
Align the grooves on the battery with the notches on the back of the
computer, and then slide the battery towards the computer until it clicks
into place.
Grooves
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To charge the battery pack
1
2
Connect the AC adapter to the computer.
Insert the battery pack.
The computer automatically charges the battery (the battery indicator
light flashes in a double blink pattern as the battery charges). When the
battery is 85% full, the battery indicator light turns off. This process takes
approximately one and one half hours. To charge the battery completely,
continue charging for an additional hour.
The
battery indicator above the keyboard indicates the status of the
battery pack.
Battery pack
(supplied)
Battery indicator
Battery Indicator
Light Status
Meaning
On
The computer is using battery power.
Single blink
The battery is running out of power.
Double blink
The battery is charging.
Off
The computer is using AC power.
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✍ Both the battery and power indicators blink when the battery is running out of power.
Keep the battery pack in the computer while it is directly connected to AC power. The
battery pack continues to charge while you are using the computer.
If your battery level falls to less than 10%, you should either attach the AC adapter to
recharge the battery or shut down your computer and insert a fully charged battery.
You can extend battery life by changing the power management modes in the PowerPanel
utility. See “Using Power Saving Modes” on page 30.
The battery pack supplied with your computer is a lithium ion battery and can be recharged
at any time. Charging a partially discharged battery does not affect battery life.
The battery indicator light is on while you use the battery pack as a power source. When
battery life is nearly depleted, the battery indicator starts flashing.
For some software applications and some peripheral devices, your computer may not enter
system hibernation mode when the battery life is low. To avoid loss of data when using
battery power, you should save your data frequently and manually activate a power
management mode, such as system suspend or system hibernation.
To remove the battery pack
1
2
Turn off the computer.
Slide the release lever to the UNLOCK position and slide the battery away
from the computer.
Battery release lever
✍ You may lose data if you remove the battery pack while the computer is on and not
connected to the AC adapter or if you remove the battery while the computer is in System
Suspend mode.
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Starting Your C1 PictureBook Computer
1
Slide the LCD lock lever in the direction of the arrow, and lift the
cover.
Camera
LCD lock lever
✍ Be careful not to grab the camera lens when lifting the cover.
2
Slide the power switch on the left side toward the front of the
computer until the green power indicator light turns on.
Power switch
Power indicator
✍ If you hold the power switch in the On position for more than four seconds, the
computer turns off.
3
If necessary, adjust the brightness controls for the LCD display. To
decrease the brightness, press Fn+F5 and then the down or left arrow
key. To increase the brightness, press Fn+F5 and then the up or right
arrow key.
Using Your C1 PictureBook Computer
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Shutting Down Your C1 PictureBook Computer
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To avoid potential loss of data, follow these steps to shut down your computer.
1
2
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
3
4
Select Shut down.
Click Shut Down at the bottom of the Start menu to display the Shut
Down Windows dialog box.
Click OK.
✍ Respond to any prompts warning you to save documents.
5
Wait for your computer to turn off automatically. The power indicator
turns off.
6
Turn off any peripherals connected to your computer.
✍ If you are unable to shut down your computer using the steps described above, press the
Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys at the same time to restart the computer. If you are unable to restart
the computer in this way, you can slide the power switch forward and hold for four seconds.
This operation may result in loss of any unsaved data.
During a period of inactivity, you can conserve battery life by using System Suspend mode.
See “Controlling Power Management” on page 45.
✍ Be sure to turn the camera lens toward you before closing the cover.
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Registering Windows® 98
The first time you turn on your computer, you need to complete a few
steps to register and configure the Windows 98 software that is already
installed on your computer.
✍ You must register Windows 98 before you can use the computer.
The on-screen instructions guide you through the registration and
configuration process. The following is an overview of the process.
1
Gathering information:
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Enter your name.
❑
Read and accept the License Agreement.
❑
Enter your Certificate of Authenticity number located on the
cover of the Microsoft Windows 98 Getting Started manual.
2
Windows 98 setup: click the Finish button on the Windows 98 Setup
Wizard screen.
3
Selecting your computer settings: if necessary, change the Time Zone,
Date and Time on the Date/Time Properties screen.
4
Registering your computer: for details on registering your computer,
see “Registering Your Computer” on page 15. You can also sign up
for your 100 free hours of Internet service at this time.
5
Learning about Windows 98:
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If you choose, take the tour of Windows 98.
Using Your C1 PictureBook Computer
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Registering Your Computer
You can take advantage of Sony’s commitment to quality customer
support and receive the following benefits by registering your computer
with Sony:
❑
Extended Limited Warranty – Protect your investment. Extend your
Warranty nine months for a total of 12 months from the original date
of purchase when you register your computer.
❑
Express service – Provides convenient resolution of problems.
❑
Free Internet access – Use the Internet for up to 100 free hours when
you sign up with GTE (no credit card necessary). Free access expires
100 hours or 60 days after signing up, whichever occurs first.
If you have not already registered, follow these steps to use your
computer’s online registration service.
✍ You must connect your phone line before using any online services, including the online
registration service. See “Connecting a Phone Line” on page 34.
1
2
Click the registration icon on the VAIO desktop.
3
4
Click the Next button to advance to the next form.
Enter the information requested on the first online registration form.
Press the Tab key to move from box to box.
Complete the remaining forms by clicking the Next button each time
you complete a form.
The computer automatically transfers your registration information using
your built-in modem and a toll-free telephone number.
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Using the Keyboard
Your keyboard is very similar to a typewriter’s, but the keyboard has
additional keys that perform specific computer-related tasks.
Escape Key
Function keys
Print Screen key
Correction keys
Shift key
Fn key
Ctrl key
Applications key
Fn key
Alt key
Windows 98 key
Numeric keypad area
Navigation keys
Key
Description
Numeric keypad
area
Contains the keys found on a typical calculator.
Use the numeric keypad area to type numbers or
to perform mathematical calculations such as
addition and subtraction. Numbers appear on the
front beveled edge of the numeric keys. Note that
you must press the Num Lock key to activate the
numeric keypad. (When you do so, the Num Lock
light will be on.)
Navigation keys
Several keys are devoted to moving the cursor on
the screen (the four arrow keys which also
function as the Home, End, Page Up, and Page
Down keys).
Correction keys
The Insert, Backspace, and Delete keys enable you
to make corrections in your documents.
Function keys
The twelve function keys along the top of the
keyboard are used to perform designated tasks.
For example, in many applications, F1 is the Help
key. The task associated with each function key
may vary from one application to the next.
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Key
Description
Escape key
The Esc (Escape) key is used to cancel commands.
Print Screen key
The Print Screen key takes an electronic snapshot
of the screen and places it in the Windows
Clipboard. You can then paste the screen shot into
a document and print it.
Operator keys
Several keys are always used with at least one
other key: Ctrl, Alt, and Shift. When held down
with another key, the Ctrl (Control) and Alt
(Alternate) keys offer another way to give
commands. For example, in many applications,
instead of choosing the Save command from a
menu, you can hold down Ctrl and press S
(referred to as Ctrl+S). The Shift key operates the
same way as on a typewriter; it’s used to produce
capital letters or special symbols such as @ and $.
Windows 98 key
The key with the Windows logo displays the
Windows 98 Start menu; it’s the equivalent of
clicking the Start button on the task bar. See
“Combinations and Functions with the Windows
98 Key” on page 18.
Fn key
The Fn key is used in combination with other keys
to issue commands. The Fn keys at the left and
right sides both work the same. See
“Combinations and Functions with the Fn Key”
on page 20.
Applications key
The Applications key displays a shortcut menu of
context-sensitive choices; pressing this key is the
equivalent of clicking the right mouse button.
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Combinations and Functions with the Windows 98 Key
Combination
Function
+ F1
Displays Windows Help.
+ Tab
Switches the selected button on the taskbar.
+E
Displays Windows Explorer.
+F
Displays the Windows Find: All Files window
to find a file or folder. This is the equivalent of
selecting Find and then Files or Folders from
the Start menu.
+ Ctrl + F
Displays the Windows Find: Computer
window where you can locate other
computers. This is the equivalent of selecting
Find and then Computer from the Start menu.
+M
Shift +
Minimizes all displayed windows.
+M
+R
Fn +
Returns all minimized windows to their
previous size.
Displays the Run window. This is the
equivalent of selecting Run from the Start
menu.
+ Insert
Displays the Properties window. This is the
equivalent of double-clicking the System icon
in the Control Panel.
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Indicators
Indicator
Function
Information
Turns on when the PPK Timer is set. Turns off
when the PPK Timer is not set or the PPK Timer
setting is inactive. (Such as when the computer’s
power is off or in System Hibernation mode.)
Battery
Indicates the status of the battery attached at the
rear of the computer.
Power
Lights when the power to the computer is turned
on. Flashes in System Suspend mode.
Turns off when the computer is in System
Hibernation mode or powered off.
Light
On
Off
Hard disk
Data is being read from or
written to the hard drive.
Do not enter System
Suspend mode or turn off
the computer when this
indicator light is on.
The hard drive is not being
accessed.
Num Lock
The number keys area in
the numeric keypad are
active.
The alphanumeric character
keys in the keypad area are
active.
Caps Lock
The letters appear in
uppercase as you type. The
Shift key lowers the case of
typed letters when Caps
Lock is on.
Letters appear in lower case
as you type (unless you hold
down the Shift key).
Scroll Lock
The screen scrolls
differently. (Exactly how it
scrolls depends on the
specific application. It has
no effect in many
applications.)
Information moves across
the display normally.
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Combinations and Functions with the Fn Key
Combinations/
Feature
Functions
Fn+
(ESC)
System Suspend
Puts the system into System Suspend mode, a
power management state. To return the system
to the active state, press any key or press the
power switch on your computer.
Fn+
Displays the power status, as in the example
below:
(F2)
Display power status
Using AC
power
Charging a
battery pack
Toggles the built-in speaker off and on.
Fn+
(F4)
Speaker volume
Adjusts the built-in speaker volume.
To increase volume, press Fn+F4, then
To decrease volume, press Fn+F4, then
Fn+
(F5)
Brightness control
Adjusts the brightness of the LCD.
To increase light intensity, press Fn+F5 and then
or ➜.
To decrease light intensity, press Fn+F5 and then
or .
or ➜.
or .
➜
➜
➜
➜
➜
Fn+
(F7)
Switch to the
external display
➜
Fn+
(F3)
Speaker switch
Toggles through the LCD, external display
(connected to the
Monitor connector), and
both LCD and external display.
Only LCD
LCD and external display
Only external display
Fn+
(F12)
System Hibernation
Provides for the lowest level of power
consumption. When you execute this command,
the state of the system and state of the
peripheral devices are written to the hard disk
and the system power is turned off. To return
the system to the original state, use the power
switch to turn on power.
Fn+D
Video standby
Turns off the LCD in order to save power.
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Using the Pointing Device
The pointing device on the keyboard allows you to point to, select, drag,
and scroll objects on the screen.
Pointer
Pointing device
Left button
Right button
Center button
Action
Description
Point
Press the pointing device in a direction to place the pointer on
an item or object.
Click
Press the left button once.
Double-click
Press the left button twice.
Right-click
Press the right button once. In many applications, this action
displays a shortcut menu of context-sensitive choices.
Drag
Press the pointing device in a direction to place the pointer on
an item or object. While holding the left button, press the
pointing device, then release it at the desired point.
Scroll
Press the pointing device while pressing the center button.
✍ The scroll function is available only with applications that support a scroll pointing device feature.
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To replace the pointing device cover
You can take off the pointing device cover and replace it with the
additional pointing device cover supplied with your computer.
Pointing device cover (supplied)
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Using the Floppy Disk Drive
You can connect the floppy disk drive to the USB connector on your
computer.
To connect the floppy disk drive
Plug one end of the USB cable into the
USB connector on the
computer and the other end into the USB connector on the floppy disk
drive. When using the disk drive, the VAIO logo should face up.
Floppy disk drive
(supplied)
USB cable (supplied)
To insert a diskette
1
2
Hold the diskette with the label side facing up.
Gently push the diskette into the drive until it clicks into place.
Diskette
Floppy disk drive
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To remove a diskette
❑ When you finish using a diskette, wait until the LED indicator turns
off and then press the Eject button to remove the diskette.
Eject button
LED indicator
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Using PC Cards
Your computer includes a PC card slot. PC cards allow you to connect
portable external devices, such as a CD-ROM drive, or to connect to a
network.
✍ The PC card slot can accommodate one Type II PC card. This slot is compatible with Card
Bus and ZV (Zoomed Video) port.
Some PC cards may require that you disable idle devices when using the PC card. You can
use Sony Notebook Setup to disable devices. See “Displaying the Sony Notebook Setup
Screen” on page 43 for details.
Be sure to use the most recent software driver provided by the PC card manufacturer.
If an “!” mark appears on the Device Manager tab in the System Properties dialog, remove
the software driver and then reinstall it.
You may not be able to use some PC cards or some of the functions of a PC card with this
computer.
To insert a PC card
✍ You do not need to shut down the computer before inserting or removing a PC card.
1
Pull the PC card release button up away from the computer and push
it in towards the computer.
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2
Remove the PC card slot protector.
3
Insert the PC card into the PC card slot, front label facing up. Gently
push the card into the slot until the card is fixed into the connector.
The release button comes out.
PC card
✍ Do not force a card into the slot. It may damage the connector pins.
If you have difficulty inserting a card, check that you are inserting the card with the correct
orientation.
See the manual that came with your PC card for more information on its use.
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For some PC cards, if you alternate between normal power operation and the system
suspend or system hibernation power management modes while the card is inserted, you
may find that a device connected to your system is not recognized. Reboot your system to
correct the problem.
To remove a PC card
1
Close any applications that use the PC card. Otherwise data may be
lost.
2
3
Click the PC card icon in the taskbar and close the card.
Pull the PC card release button up and press it in towards the
computer.
Release button
4
5
Gently grasp the card and pull it out.
Insert the PC card slot protector into the empty slot.
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Using Infrared Communication Devices
Your computer includes an infrared port, located on the left side of the
computer. You can use this port to communicate with other infraredequipped devices with compatible protocols, such as a digital still camera
or other computers.
To use infrared communication with a digital still camera
Align the infrared ports on the computer and the digital camera so that
they are in a direct line.
Infrared port
To use infrared communication with another computer
Align the infrared ports on the two computers so that they are in a direct
line.
✍ Infrared communication capability can be turned on and off. By default, it is not enabled
when your system is shipped. To enable infrared use, click the Infrared icon in the Windows
Control Panel, and select the Enable infrared communication checkbox on the Options tab.
You can disable infrared communication when you are not using it to conserve battery life.
Use the Infrared icon in the Windows Control Panel to enable and disable infrared
communication. Do not use the icon in the taskbar.
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When you transfer files directly from devices other than the internal hard disk drive, such as
a CD-ROM drive or hard disk drive on a network, set the System Suspend and System
Hibernation timers to off.
Check the Status tag of the Infrared Monitor in the Windows Control Panel to determine if
the infrared device is detected.
If the two devices are too far apart or too close together, data transfer may be interrupted or
there may be noise in the transmission.
Do not cover the infrared ports with your hand or any other objects.
Avoid direct sunlight, fluorescent light, or flashing incandescent light near the infrared
ports.
See the manual that came with your digital still camera or other infrared communication
device for more information on installation and use.
The active area of infrared transmission extends about 39 3/8 inches (1m) with a radius of
15 degrees.
3 inch
39 / 8
)
es (1m
Infrared port
15
degrees
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Using Power Saving Modes
When you use a battery as the source of power for your computer, you
can take advantage of power management settings to conserve battery
life. In addition to the normal operating mode, which allows you to turn
off specific devices, your computer has two distinct power saving modes:
System Suspend and System Hibernation. When using battery power,
you should be aware that the computer automatically enters System
Hibernation mode when the remaining battery charge drops below 7%,
regardless of the power management setting you select.
✍ If your battery level falls to less than 10%, you should either attach the AC adapter to
recharge the battery or shut down your computer and insert a fully charged battery.
Normal Mode
This is the normal state of your computer when it is in use. The green
power indicator light is on in this mode. To save power, you can turn off a
specific device such as the LCD or the hard disk.
✍ For details, see “Controlling Power Management” on page 45.
System Suspend Mode
The computer saves the current state of the system in RAM and switches
off power to the CPU. The amber power indicator light flashes in this
mode.
To activate System Suspend mode
Press Fn+Esc, or you can slide the power switch forward and release the
switch immediately. You can also use the PowerPanel utility to enter
System Suspend mode.
To return to normal mode
Press any key.
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System Hibernation Mode
The state of the system is saved on the hard drive and power is turned off.
The power indicator light is off in this mode.
To activate System Hibernation mode
Press Fn+F12. You can also use the PowerPanel utility to enter System
Hibernation mode.
To return to normal mode
Turn on the computer by sliding the power switch forward. The
computer returns to its previous state.
✍ When returning from System Hibernation mode, the system status stored on the hard disk is
erased and the computer starts normally if you slide the power switch forward and hold for
more than four seconds.
❑
Time to return to normal mode:
System Suspend requires less time than System Hibernation.
❑
Power consumption:
System Suspend uses more power than System Hibernation.
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Connecting Peripheral Devices
You can add functionality to your computer by connecting any of these
peripherals:
❑
Phone line (page 34)
❑
Printer (page 35)
❑
External display (page 36)
❑
External mouse (page 38)
❑
CD-ROM drive (page 39)
❑
Digital video camera recorder (page 42)
✍ Before you connect peripherals, turn off the computer and all peripherals.
Connect the AC adapter only after connecting all cables.
Turn on the computer only after turning on all peripherals.
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Connecting a Phone Line
You need to connect a phone line to take advantage of online services and
the Internet.
✍ In order to register your VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer or register your software online,
you must connect to a phone line. You must register your computer to receive the extended
warranty.
1
Open the phone line jack cover. The cover opens only to a 45 degree
angle.
Phone line
jack cover
2
Plug one end of the phone cable into the jack on the inside of the
phone line jack cover. Make sure you insert the phone cable from the
rear of the computer and that the modular jack clicks into place.
3
Plug the other end into the wall jack.
Phone line jack
Phone cable (supplied)
✍ Your computer does not work with party lines, cannot be connected to a coin-operated
telephone, and may not work with multiple phone lines or a private branch exchange (PBX).
Some of these connections might result in excess electrical current and could cause a
malfunction in the internal modem.
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Connecting a Printer
You can connect a Windows 98-compatible printer or other parallel port
device to your computer.
To connect a printer
Plug the USB printer cable (optional) into the
USB connector.
Computer
Power cord
Printer
Parallel connector
to
USB connector
USB Printer cable
(optional)
✍ See the manual that came with your printer for more information on installation and use.
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Connecting an External Display
You can connect an external display to your VAIO C1 PictureBook
Computer. For example, you can use the computer with either of the
following:
❑
Computer display (monitor) (page 36)
❑
Projector (page 37)
To connect a computer display
❑ Use the
symbol to locate the Monitor connector. Connect the
supplied adapter to the Monitor connector, then plug the display
cable into the adapter.
❑
If necessary, plug one end of the display power cord into the display,
and the other end into an AC outlet.
❑
Before connecting an external display, open the external display
connector cover on the left side.
Computer
Press the tab down to open.
Computer
to
Monitor
Power cord
Computer display Display cable
VGA adapter (supplied)
✍ See the manual that came with your computer display for more information on installation
and use.
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To remove the VGA adapter
Turn off your computer and then press both sides of the connector of the
VGA adapter.
To connect a projector
You can use a projector as an external display, such as the Sony LCD
Projector.
1
Use the
symbol to locate the Monitor connector. Plug the RGB
signal cable to a VGA adapter and into this connector.
2
Use the symbol to locate the Headphone connector. Plug the audio
cable into this connector.
Computer
Projector
Power cord
VGA adapter (supplied)
RGB signal cable
to
Monitor
Audio cable (sold separately)
✍ See the manual that came with your projector for more information on installation and use.
To select a display
When you connect an external display to the monitor connector, you can
press Fn+F7 to toggle the output between the Liquid Crystal Display
(LCD), the external monitor, or both devices. See “Selecting the Display
Mode” on page 52 for more information.
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Connecting an External USB Mouse
You can connect an external USB mouse PCGA-UMS1 (optional) to your
computer.
To connect an external mouse
Plug the mouse cable into the USB connector.
Computer
USB Mouse
to
USB Mouse
✍ See the manual that came with your mouse for more information on installation and use.
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Connecting the CD-ROM Drive
You can use the optional PCGA-CD5 CD-ROM drive with your computer.
To connect the CD-ROM drive
1
Remove the PC card slot protector from the PC card slot. See “Using
PC Cards” on page 25 for details.
2
Connect the CD-ROM drive cable to the PC card supplied with the
CD-ROM drive.
PC card
(supplied with
CD-ROM drive)
CD-ROM
drive cable
3
Connect the CD-ROM drive AC power adapter to the CD-ROM drive
and plug the AC adapter into an AC outlet. Turn on the computer by
sliding the power button forward.
to AC outlet
Power switch
AC adapter cable
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Insert the PC card into the PC card slot with the label side facing up.
See “Using PC Cards” on page 25 for details.
✍ The pick-up cover is attached to the lens of the CD-ROM drive at the factory. Before using
the CD-ROM drive, remove the pick-up cover.
To insert a CD-ROM
1
Slide the Open button in the direction of the arrow to open the
CD-ROM drive lid.
Open button
2
Place the CD-ROM in the tray with the label side facing up. Push the
disc onto the hub until the disc clicks into place.
,,
,,
Press here to
click disc in place
✍ Be sure to seat the CD-ROM firmly over the CD-ROM drive hub fingers. If you do not seat
the disc firmly, you could damage your CD-ROM drive and you may not be able to open the
CD-ROM drive lid.
Connecting Peripheral Devices
3
Gently press on the CD-ROM drive lid until it clicks shut.
Power/Busy indicator
Press here to close lid
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Connecting a Digital Video Camera Recorder
The VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer includes an i.LINK (IEEE 1394)
connector, which you can use to connect to a digital video camera
recorder.
To connect a digital video camera recorder
❑ Plug one end of an i.LINK cable into the S200
connector on the left
side of the computer and the other end into the DV In/Out connector
on the digital video camera recorder.
to S200
to DV In/Out
Digital video
camera recorder
i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
✍ The Sony digital video camera recorder (DCR-PC7) is pictured; your digital video camera
recorder may need to be connected differently.
On Sony digital video cameras, connectors labeled “DV In/Out” or “i.LINK” are compatible.
See the manual that came with your digital video camera recorder for more information on
installation and use.
The i.LINK connector does not supply power to external devices. If the external device
requires power from the i.LINK connector, you cannot use the device with your computer.
The C1 PictureBook Computer supports transfer rates up to 200 Mbps; however, the actual
transfer rate is the lowest transfer rate of the external device.
The i.LINK features available may vary depending on the software applications you use. See
the documentation that came with your software for more information.
Customizing Your C1
PictureBook Computer
You can customize the settings of your C1 PictureBook Computer. The
following sections briefly describe how to change your computer’s
default settings. You can also refer to the Sony Notebook Setup Help for
more detailed information.
Displaying the Sony Notebook Setup Screen
To display the Sony Notebook Setup screen
1
2
3
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
4
After you finish, click OK.
Point to VAIO and then click Sony Notebook Setup.
Select the tab for the item you want to change. See “Notebook Setup
Tabs” on page 44.
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Notebook Setup Tabs
Tab
Descriptions
About This Computer
Display system information, including memory
capacity, serial number, and BIOS version.
Power On
Device Sequence
Select the order of drives and devices from which
you want to load the operating system.
Power On Password
Set the password to secure your computer.
Enable Ports
To change the audio, infrared, and modem settings,
click Advanced on the Basic/Advanced tab.
Basic/Advanced
Toggle between Advanced mode (additional
screens with advanced settings) and Basic mode of
display. Advanced mode includes Audio, Built-in
Modem, Infrared, Enable Ports, and View Resources
tabs.
✍ For more information about each option, click Help on the Sony Notebook Setup screen to
display the help file.
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Controlling Power Management
The PowerPanel utility allows you to control the power management of
your computer and provides key information about system activity and
battery life. The following sections briefly describe how to conserve your
computer’s battery power. You can also refer to the PowerPanel Help for
more detailed information.
Power Management Profiles
PowerPanel provides several predefined power management profiles.
Each profile consists of a group of specific power management settings
that are designed to meet specific power management goals — ranging
from maximum power management to no power management. You can
change the settings for any of the predefined profiles or you can create
your own profile to suit your portable computing needs. The predefined
profiles are:
Icon
Description
Maximum Battery Life – Provides power-saving features to give
you maximum battery life and good performance. It slows the
computer and puts it into System Suspend mode after a specified
period of inactivity.
Power Management Off – Turns off all power management features
such as System Suspend and System Hibernation modes.
AC Profile – The power management state when AC power is in
use. Similar to the Power Management Off setting. PowerPanel
automatically loads the AC profile unless you disable this feature.
Presentation – Keeps the display on at all times while it conserves
power. This option is ideal for slide show presentations. You can
establish settings for LCD (Video) Standby, Hard Disk Sleep, and
System Suspend to optimize power management for your system.
Camera - Provides the best system performance while using the
built-in camera.
Word Processing – Optimizes power management with longer
timeouts on the hard disk and display screen. You can also establish
settings for LCD (Video) Standby, Hard Disk Sleep, and System
Suspend to optimize power management for your system.
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Description
Communications – Extends battery life by initiating a quick display
timeout. The Internal modem remains powered. You can also
establish settings for LCD (Video) Standby, Hard Disk Sleep, and
System Suspend to optimize power management for your system.
Power Management Commands
PowerPanel also provides power management commands that you can
use to activate specific power management functions and to control
power for a specific device. You might use these commands when you
want to override a profile setting or initiate an immediate action, such as
putting the system into Video Standby mode before the Video Standby
timer expires.
Icon
Description
System Suspend – Puts the system into System Suspend mode, a
power management state that saves the state of the system and
peripheral devices in memory (RAM). Power consumption reduces
to a minimum, and the system remains on. To return the system to
the active state, press any key or the power switch on your
computer.
System Hibernation – Provides for the lowest level of power
consumption. The system writes the state of the system and
peripheral devices to the hard disk and turns off the system power.
To return the system to the original state, use the power switch to
turn on power. The system saves the data in the Save to Disk
Partition on the hard drive.
LCD (Video) Standby – Turns off the LCD to save power. If you
turn off the Video Standby timer, the display remains active except
when the system enters System Suspend mode. The video display
system is one of the largest consumers of power in the system.
Hard Disk Sleep – Turns off the hard disk spindle motor. Although
you can manually turn off the power to the hard disk through this
command, any system request to the hard disk turns on the power
to the hard disk.
Speed Controller - Controls the speed at which the CPU performs.
Click this button to open the Speed Control dialog box. When you
select the Auto checkbox, the CPU performs at full speed while the
system is active and at 25% of full speed during periods of
inactivity. Auto is the recommended option. You can also choose to
run the CPU at 100%, 75%, 50%, or 25% of full speed regardless of
whether the system is active or inactive. Using this command can
help conserve battery power.
Customizing Your C1 PictureBook Computer
Icon
47
Description
PC Card– Controls the PC card sockets. Click this button to open
the PC Card (PCMCIA) Properties dialog box. You can view the
properties for the PC cards.
To activate PowerPanel
1
Double-click the
(PowerPanel) icon on the taskbar.
The Profiles toolbar appears. When you move the pointer over the
atom icon on the taskbar, a tooltip with the name of the active power
management profile appears.
2
Click the button you want to set.
The power management settings associated with the profile you
select become active.
✍ To display the Commands toolbar, right-click an empty portion of the toolbar and select
Commands from the shortcut menu. Refer to the PowerPanel Help for information on
customizing the PowerPanel toolbars.
When you use the battery pack to power your computer, your system selects the
Maximum Battery Life power management profile by default. If you select a different
power management profile while using battery power, that profile is selected
automatically the next time you use the battery pack to power your computer.
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Displaying Battery Information
You can display detailed information for the battery in your computer.
The following sections briefly describe how to display your computer’s
general battery information. You can also refer to the BatteryScope Help
for more detailed information.
Activating BatteryScope
To activate BatteryScope
1
2
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
Point to VAIO and then click BatteryScope.
When you move the pointer over the battery icon on the taskbar, a
tooltip appears indicating the total capacity remaining in the battery
and the estimated time until the battery fully discharges.
You can also view battery gauges on the shared PowerPanel and
BatteryScope toolbar.
❑
Percentage indicator
Displays the percentage of the remaining capacity.
❑
Time indicator
Displays estimated time (hours/minutes) remaining before the
battery fully drains, also referred to as the time-to-empty.
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Battery Icon Descriptions
Battery icon
Battery status
Discharging
Charging
No battery
Displaying Detailed Battery Information
You can obtain detailed information about the batteries.
❑
Double-click the battery icon on the toolbar to display the
BatteryScope window.
The screen appears displaying the Battery tab, which contains
information such as the estimated time-to-empty and charging time.
To customize the BatteryScope toolbar and alarm system
You can customize the BatteryScope toolbar to suit your portable
computing needs, including modifications to the alarm settings. Refer to
the BatteryScope Help for more information.
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Starting Your Favorite Software with
Programmable Power Key (PPK) Setup
The PPK Setup software enables you to start your favorite software by
simply pressing the programmable power key.
Programmable power key
This section briefly describes how to use the programmable power key.
You can also refer to the PPK Setup Help for more detailed information.
To use the PPK Setup screen
1
Double-click the PPK Setup icon on the taskbar. The PPK Setup
screen appears.
2
Select the software title you want PPK to launch automatically from
the Registered Files list and right-click. The Setup options screen
appears.
3
Click Set as PPK launch file. The
software title.
4
Click OK.
appears next to the selected
✍ The default settings for PPK do not allow you to start the selected software when the
computer's LCD is closed. To start the selected software while the LCD is closed, click the
Enable/Disable tab and select Enable PPK even if the LCD Panel is closed. Be aware,
however, that the software can now start accidentally if you press the programmable power
key when you carry the computer.
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Using the Programmable Power Key with Other Keys
You can also choose to start other applications by pressing the
programmable power key in combination with the Alt, Ctrl, or Shift keys.
To select the key combination, right-click the application you want to start
and select an item from the menu. When you select Set as PPK launch file,
you can turn on the power and start the selected application by just
pressing the programmable power key. When you select Set as Alt+PPK
launch file, Set as Ctrl+PPK launch file, or Set as Shift+PPK launch file,
you need to turn on the computer to use these functions.
Using the internal timer
You can use the internal timer to start software at a specific time. You can
use this feature when the computer is on or in System Suspend mode.
✍ If the computer's LCD is closed, you cannot use the internal timer to start software using the
default settings. To start software while the LCD is closed, click the Enable/Disable tab and
select the checkbox next to Enable Timer launch even if the LCD Panel is closed. It may take
some time to actually start the software. It is advised that you confirm the time your
selected software takes to start.
When selecting software that uses a phone line, the computer may not be able to
disconnect the phone line due to communication and server conditions. Be sure to monitor
the status of the software when running PPK Setup, and manually disconnect the phone line
if you notice a malfunction. Furthermore, when using the timer to start the software, it is
advised that you set the computer to enter System Suspend or System Hibernation mode
after a certain time. This allows the computer to disconnect the phone line if the computer
fails to disconnect the line normally. However, the computer cannot disconnect the phone line
when it enters System Suspend mode unless the internal modem ring resume is set to On.
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Selecting the Display Mode
When you connect an external display, you can toggle the display mode
between the LCD on your computer and an external display.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
Point to Settings and click Control Panel.
Click Display.
Click the Settings tab.
Click the Advanced button.
Click the NeoMagic® tab.
Deselect the LCD checkbox.
Assure the CRT/Projector checkbox is selected.
Check Apply.
Display mode
Function
Monitor/LCD
Displays simultaneously both the LCD and an
external display connected to the Monitor.
✍ You can adjust the refresh rate when you select Monitor as the display mode.
Some displays do not support using both the computer's LCD and an external display
simultaneously.
To use the Monitor and Monitor/LCD display modes, an external display must be connected
to the monitor connector on the port replicator.
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Using the Dual Display Function
The dual display function allows you to distribute portions of your
desktop across separate displays. For example, if you have an external
monitor attached to the monitor connector, your LCD display and the
monitor can function as a single desktop. You can move the cursor off one
display and onto the other. This allows you to drag objects, such as an
open application window or a toolbar, from one display to the other. This
configuration of a single desktop distributed across separate displays is
referred to as a virtual desktop.
Virtual desktop
External monitor
Your LCD display
Selecting dual display mode
You must restart Windows to use dual display mode. Save your work and
close any open applications before changing to dual display mode, then
follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
5
6
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
Point to Settings and click Control Panel.
Click the Display icon.
Click the Settings tab.
Click the Advanced button.
Click the NeoMagic tab.
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Check the Set Dual-Display option and click OK. The System Settings
Change dialog box appears.
8
9
10
11
12
Click Yest to restart your system.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 to display the Display Properties.
Click the display icon number 2.
Click Yes.
Click OK.
Setting the colors and resolution for each display
You can set the display colors and resolution for each display that is part
of a virtual desktop.
Follow steps 1 to 4 above to display the Display Properties screen. Select
the display you wish to change (1 or 2) by clicking on the icon of the
display. You can change colors by selecting an option from the Colors list.
Use the slider in the Screen area to change the resolution. Click OK or
Apply. Click OK to confirm that you want to make the changes.
Customizing the virtual desktop
You can customize dual display mode by changing the position of the two
desktops that comprise the virtual desktop.
In the Display Properties screen, drag the icons of display 1 or display 2,
moving them to a new position relative to each other. The two display
icons must be connected to create a virtual desktop. Click OK to apply the
change.
Releasing the dual display setting
You must restart Windows to return to single display mode. Save your
work and close any open applications before returning to single display
mode. Follow the steps in the section above on Selecting dual display
mode. In step 7, remove the check from the Set Dual-Display option. You
must restart Windows before the change takes effect.
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Changing the Pointing Device settings
Using the Press-select function
You can depress the pointing device to indicate click or right-click,
instead of using the left or right button.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
Point to Settings and click Control Panel.
Double-click Stick.
Click the tab Press-select.
Check the box Use Press-select.
Click OK.
Adjusting the pointing device sensitivity
1
2
3
4
5
6
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
Point to Settings and click Control Panel.
Double-click Stick.
Click the tab Sensitivity.
Adjust the pointing device sensitivity.
Click OK.
Using the scroll/zoom function
1
2
3
4
5
6
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
Point to Settings and click Control Panel.
Double-click Stick.
Click the tab Scroll.
Check Scroll or Zoom, or Not used.
Click OK.
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❑
Scroll: You can scroll by moving the pointing device while holding
down the center button, without using the scroll bar.
❑
Zoom: To drag the zoomed picture, move the pointing device while
holding down the center button. To change the zoom percentage,
click while holding down the center button. To change the zoom size,
right-click while holding down the center button.
❑
Not used: Check when neither of the functions is used.
✍ When you set the pointing device sensitivity to high, the pointer may move across the
screen on its own. This is called a “drift” and is not a malfunction. The pointer stabilizes if
you do not touch the pointing device for a few seconds.
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Using the Smart Utilities
Using Smart Capture
Your computer includes an integrated digital camera. You can use the
camera to capture still images and record video clips.
✍ Do not touch the camera lens.
Do not point the camera at the sun.
Capturing a still image
1
Press the CAPTURE button to start Smart Capture.
CAPTURE button
Click here.
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2
Turn the lens toward the subject.
3
Adjust the focus using the focus ring.
4
Press the CAPTURE button halfway down. The image freezes for a
moment. To select a different image to capture, release the CAPTURE
button and press it again.
CAPTURE button
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Depress the CAPTURE button fully. The still image appears in the
still viewer window.
Still image
✍ When the lens is pointed towards you, Smart Capture is in mirror mode. In mirror mode, you
can take a picture of yourself. A mirror-image appears in the Smart Capture window of the
display while you are viewing. The captured image, however, will not be reversed.
See the Smart Capture online help for more information on use.
You can capture still images in the following resolutions: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120,
80 x 60, and 40 x 30.
The captured image in 640 x 480 resolution may appear blurred, as it is produced from a
480 x 240 resolution image. The viewing image in small resolutions, such as 80 x 60, may
also appear blurred.
A gap may appear when an object in rapid movement is viewed. This is not a malfunction.
To exit Smart Capture
❑ Click the
(Close) button.
To close Still Viewer
❑ Click the
(Close) button.
✍ You can capture still images using i.LINK compatible devices. Refer to “Connecting a Digital
Video Camera Recorder” on page 42 for information on connecting the device. You should
also refer to the Smart Capture help file.
You can create a panorama view using the panorama assist function in Smart Capture. See
the online help for more information.
You can capture still images and video clips from a digital video camera using Smart Capture.
When you use applications that use the internal camera, set the power management profile to
AC Profile or Camera in PowerPanel.
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To send a still image via e-mail using a MAPI-compliant e-mail
software such as Microsoft® Outlook® 98
1
Make sure your e-mail software is compatible with the Messaging
Application Programming Interface (MAPI). See the manual that
came with your e-mail software to determine if it is MAPI compliant.
2
3
4
Make sure your e-mail software is set up to send and receive mail.
5
Choose the still image you want to send using the
or
button. To
capture a new still image, press the CAPTURE button in the upper
right corner of the keyboard. For details on capturing still images, see
“Capturing a still image” on page 57.
6
Click MAIL.
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
Point to Programs, point to Smart Capture Application, and then
click Still Viewer.
Attached still image
7
Address the e-mail and write your message. The still image is
automatically attached as a file.
8
Send the e-mail.
✍ See the manual that came with your e-mail software for more information on sending e-mail.
Note: If you use Microsoft® Outlook® 98 as your e-mail software, check your mail in order to
send the messages in your out box.
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To send a still image via e-mail if you use America Online® or
other non-MAPI-compliant e-mail software
If you use an online service provider such as America Online® or other
non-MAPI-compliant e-mail software, you should not use the MAIL
button to send still images. You can send still images by attaching the still
image file to your e-mail message.
1
In the Smart Capture application, capture a new still image or choose
a previously captured image to send. To capture a new still image see
“Capturing a still image” on page 57. To choose a previously
captured still image, use the
or
button.
2
3
Click the Save button to save the image as a file.
Create your e-mail message and attach the file to your message.
Capturing a video clip
You can capture video clips using the built-in camera, view them, and
send them via e-mail.
1
Press the CAPTURE button to start Smart Capture.
CAPTURE button
2
Click the drop down bar and select Movie Player.
Click here
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3
Turn the camera lens toward the subject.
4
Adjust the focus using the focus ring.
5
Hold down the CAPTURE button to import the video clip. Video is
recorded while the button is depressed. You can import up to 60
seconds of video.
CAPTURE button
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Release the CAPTURE button when finished.
Captured video clip
The captured video clip appears in the video window.
✍ When the lens is pointed towards you, Smart Capture is in mirror mode. In mirror mode, you
can take a picture of yourself. A mirror-image appears in the Smart Capture window of the
display while you are viewing. The captured image, however, will not be reversed.
You can capture video images in the following formats:
Non-compressed : Video 160 x 120, 24 bits, maximum 10 frames/sec.
Audio PCM, 11.025kHz, 16 bits, monaural.
Compressed : Video VDOWave SV-512, 160 x 112, 24 bits, maximum 10 frames/sec.
Audio GSM 6.10, 11.025kHz, monaural.
A gap may appear when an object in rapid movement is viewed. This is not a malfunction.
To play back captured video clips
Start the Movie Player software. Click
Click
to pause,
to stop playback.
To end Smart Capture
❑ Click the
(Close) button.
To end Movie Player
❑ Click the
(Close) button.
to play back the images.
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To send a video clip via e-mail using a MAPI-compliant e-mail
software such as Microsoft® Outlook® 98
Note that if this is the first time you are sending a video clip to an
individual, you must also attach a VDO Codec to your message as
described in step 9 below.
1
Make sure your e-mail software is compatible with MAPI. See the
manual that came with your e-mail software to determine if it is
MAPI compliant.
2
Make sure your e-mail software is set up to send and receive
mail.Click MAIL.
3
4
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
5
Send the previously recorded video clip that appears in the video
image display area or record a new one. To record a new video clip,
see “Capturing a video clip” on page 61.
6
7
Click MAIL.
8
Choose the compression rate by dragging the slider to the left or the
right. The higher the compression rate, the more the image quality
will deteriorate.
Point to Programs, point to Smart Capture Application, and then
click Movie Player.
Select the Attach decoder check box the first time you send someone
a video clip.
Compression slider
Move the slider to the right for high compression or to the left for low compression
9
10
Click Start compression.
Select Yes to confirm the compressed file size.
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11
Address your e-mail, compose your message, and then send the
e-mail. The video clip is attached as a compressed AVI file (file
extension .AVI). The VDO Codec is attached as an executable file (file
extension .exe).
12
The recipient of your video clip can execute the VDO Codec by
double clicking on the VDODecode30.exe file.
✍ See the manual that came with your e-mail software for more information on sending e-mail.
Note: If you use Microsoft® Outlook® 98 as your e-mail software, check your mail in order to
send the messages in your out box.
To send a video clip via e-mail if you use America Online® or
other non-MAPI-compliant e-mail software
If you use an online service provider such as America Online® or other
non-MAPI-compliant e-mail software, you should not use the MAIL
button to send video clips. You can send a video clip by attaching the
video clip file to your e-mail message.
1
Record your video clip as described in “Capturing a video clip” on
page 61.
2
3
Click the Save button.
4
5
6
Select Compressed from the drop down list box.
7
Select the Start compression bar from the Compression Settings
dialog box.
8
Select Yes to confirm the compressed file size. The file is saved to your
destination folder on your hard drive.
9
Open your e-mail program, address the e-mail, and compose your
message.
Select the destination folder where you wish to save the video clip
file.
Click Save.
Choose the compression rate by dragging the slider to the left or the
right. The higher the compression rate, the more the image quality
will deteriorate.
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Attach the VDO Codec to your message if this is the first time you
have sent this e-mail recipient a video clip. The VDO Codec is located
at C:/Program Files/Sony/Smart Capture/Decoder. The file name is
VDODecode30.exe.
11
The recipient of your video clip can execute the VDO Codec by
double clicking on the VDODecode30.exe file.
✍ Note: For more information about Smart Capture, see the Smart Capture online help.
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Using Smart Write
Smart Write allows you to create document memos that include sound
and video.
1
2
3
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
Point to VAIO and then click Smart Write.
Type your memo using the keyboard.
To insert an image
1
2
Click
Turn the camera lens toward the subject, and click
CAPTURE button.
or press the
To record your voice
1
2
3
4
Click
Click Record and speak into the microphone.
Click Stop when you are finished.
Click OK.
To delete the memos, press the Backspace key or the Delete key.
To end Smart Write, select Close from the File menu.
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Using Smart Publisher
Smart Publisher allows you to send memos to the Internet.
You must be connected to the Internet before you can send a memo.
1
2
3
4
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
5
Enter information in the communication window and click Next
when finished.
6
7
8
9
Click OK.
Point to VAIO, point to Stationary, and then click Smart Publisher.
Click New.
Enter information in the profile window and click Next when
finished.
Start Smart Write.
Click the File menu and point to Internet, then click Send.
Choose the profile and click OK.
✍ See the Smart Publisher help file for more information.
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Using Smart Label
Smart Label allows you to create memos on your desktop that include
sound and video.
To create a voice memo
1
2
3
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
Point to VAIO and then click Smart Label.
Double-click
on the bottom right corner of the display, and speak
into the microphone. The label appears as you record your voice. You
can record up to 60 seconds of audio.
Microphone
4
Click
when finished.
Smart label
✍ See the Smart Label help file for more information.
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To play back a voice memo
Click the label, then click
to play. Click
to pause,
to stop.
To import images using the camera
1
2
3
Right-click
at the bottom right corner of the display.
Click Use camera.
Turn the camera lens toward the subject, and press the CAPTURE
button.
A label appears to represent the imported image.
To display the imported image in the original size, right-click the label
you want to display. Select Bitmap from the pop-up menu, then select
Original size from the submenu.
To delete the memo, right-click the label you want to delete. Click Delete.
To close Smart label, right-click
and then click Exit.
Getting Help
Sony provides several support options for your Sony computer. When
you have questions about your computer and the preinstalled software,
check these sources for answers, in the following sequence:
1
VAIO C1
PictureBook
Computer Read
Me First
Contains a complete list of the items that ship with
your computer, product specifications, software
support information, and the most up-to-date
information on using your computer.
2
VAIO C1
PictureBook
Computer User
Guide
Explains how to use your C1 PictureBook Computer
and connect peripheral devices.
3
Online User
Guide
This electronic document contains additional
information on the preinstalled software titles. You
can access this guide from the Windows Start menu
by selecting Programs/VAIO Documentation.
4
Manuals and
online help files
that may
accompany
your
preinstalled
software
Most of the manuals for preinstalled software are
located on your hard disk drive as online help files.
You can access the online help files from the Help
menu in the specific application. A printed manual is
available for some applications.
5
Knowledge
Database
Provides instant access to information on commonly
encountered problems. Enter a description of your
problem and the Knowledge Database searches for
the corresponding solutions online. You can access
the Sony Knowledge Database at:
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport
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Sony
Fax-on-Demand
This service provides you with answers to commonly
asked questions. You can use this automated service
to request a list of available topics and then select the
topics that you want to receive. To contact the Sony
fax-on-demand service, call 1-888-4SONYPC
(1-888-476-6972). (Requires a fax machine or your
fax software.)
7
Calling Sony
Customer
Support
You can call and speak with a Sony Customer
Support Representative without using your
computer by calling 1-888-4SONYPC
(1-888-476-6972). Software support is available free of
charge for 90 days after the original date of purchase.
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Troubleshooting
This section describes how to solve common problems you may
encounter when using your computer.
✍ When you reconnect devices, be sure to turn off the computer as described in “Shutting
Down Your C1 PictureBook Computer” on page 13. Turning off the computer using other
methods may result in data loss.
My computer won’t start
❑ Check that the computer is plugged into a power source and that it is
turned on. Check that the power indicator on the front panel of the
computer indicates that the power is on.
❑
Check that the battery is inserted properly and that it is charged.
❑
Make sure there is no diskette in the floppy disk drive.
❑
Confirm that the AC adapter and all cables are connected firmly, as
described in “Connecting Peripheral Devices” on page 33.
❑
If you plugged the computer into a power strip or UPS, make sure the
power strip or UPS is turned on and working.
❑
If you are using an external display, check that it is plugged into a
power source and turned on. Check that the brightness control is
adjusted correctly. See the manual that came with your display for
details.
❑
Moisture condensation may have occurred. Do not use the computer
for at least one hour and then turn on the computer.
When I turn on my computer, the message “Operating system not found”
appears and Windows does not start
❑ Check the floppy disk drive to see if a non-bootable diskette is in the
drive.
❑
If a non-bootable diskette is in the drive, turn off the computer,
remove the diskette, and then turn on the computer again. Confirm
that Windows starts properly. If Windows still does not start, follow
the procedure below to initialize the BIOS.
❑
If the floppy disk drive is empty or contains a bootable diskette, use
the following procedure to initialize the BIOS:
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1 Turn off the computer.
2 Remove the floppy disk drive, PC card, and any other peripheral
devices from the computer.
3 Turn the computer on again.
4 Press the F2 key when the Sony logo appears. The BIOS setup
menu screen appears.
5 Press the arrow keys to select the Exit menu.
6 Press the arrow keys to select Get Default Values and then press the
Enter key. The message “Load default configuration now?”
appears.
7 Check that [Yes] is selected, then press the Enter key.
8 Press the arrow keys to select Exit (Save Changes) and then press
the Enter key. The message “Save configuration changes and exit
now?” appears.
9 Check that [Yes] is selected, then press the Enter key. The computer
restarts.
My LCD does not display anything
❑ Check that the computer is plugged into a power source and that it is
turned on. Check that the power indicator on the front panel of the
computer is on.
❑
Check that the battery pack is inserted properly and that it is charged.
❑
The computer may be in LCD (Video) Standby mode. Press any key
to activate the display.
❑
The video output may be directed to an external display. Press Fn+F7
until video output appears on the LCD.
The screen image on my external display is not centered or sized properly
Use the controls on your external display to adjust the image. See the
manual supplied with your display for more information.
The pointer moves across the screen on its own
This is called a “drift” and is not a malfunction. The pointer stabilizes if
you do not touch the pointing device for a few seconds.
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When I press the pointing device without pressing the left button, it clicks
Check that you have not selected the press-select function. See
“Changing the Pointing Device settings” on page 55 for details.
My computer “locks up”
❑ Try restarting the computer. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start
button, click Shut Down, and then click Restart the computer.
❑
If you cannot restart as described in the preceding step, you can
restart the computer by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
❑
If the previous step does not work, slide the power switch toward the
front and hold it for four seconds. This turns off the power.
❑
If your computer locks up while playing a CD-ROM, stop the
CD-ROM, and restart the computer by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
✍ Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete or turning off the computer with the power switch may result in
data loss in files that are currently open.
My software program “locks up” or crashes
Contact the software publisher or designated provider for technical support.
Movements of the displayed images are awkward (not smooth)
In PowerPanel, select Change CPU Speed. Remove the check from Auto,
and set Speed Control to 100%. See “Controlling Power Management” on
page 45 for details.
I cannot play a CD-ROM
❑ Make sure the label of the CD-ROM is facing up.
❑
If the CD-ROM requires software, make sure the software is installed
according to the program’s instructions.
❑
Moisture condensation may have occurred. Disconnect the CD-ROM
drive and disconnect the power to the drive for at least one hour.
❑
Make sure the CD-ROM drive is properly connected. See
“Connecting the CD-ROM Drive” on page 39.
❑
Clean the CD-ROM.
❑
Check the speaker volume.
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When I click an application icon a message appears, such as “You must insert
the application CD into your CD-ROM drive,” and the software does not start
❑ Some titles require specific files that are located on the application’s
CD-ROM. Insert the disc and try starting the program again.
❑
Make sure you place the disc in the tray with the label side facing up.
My floppy disk drive cannot write to a diskette
❑ The diskette is write-protected. Disable the write-protect feature or
use a diskette that is not write-protected.
❑
Check that the diskette is properly inserted into the floppy disk drive.
My speaker has no sound
❑ The built-in speaker is turned off. Press Fn+F3 to turn on the speaker.
The speaker volume is turned to the minimum. Press Fn+F4, and then
press or ➜ to increase the volume.
❑
If your computer is powered by the battery, check that the battery is
connected properly and that it is charged.
❑
If you are using an application that has its own volume control, check
that the volume is turned up.
❑
Check the volume controls in Windows 98.
❑
If you have connected a headphone or an audio cable to the
Headphone connector, disconnect the cable.
➜
❑
When I press Fn+F3, I see the message “Sound Disabled”
Click the System icon in the Control Panel. Change the settings under
Device Manager so that sound is enabled.
My modem does not work
❑ Check that the phone line is plugged into the line jack. See
“Connecting a Phone Line” on page 34 for details.
❑
Check that the phone line is working. You can check the line by
plugging in an ordinary phone and listening for a dial tone.
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❑
Check that the phone number the program is dialing is correct.
❑
Check that the software you are using is compatible with the
computer modem. (All preinstalled programs are compatible.) Call
the software publisher.
My modem connection is slow
The computer’s modem uses K56flexTM technology/V.90. Many factors
influence modem connection speed, including telephone line noise or
compatibility with telephone equipment (such as fax machines or other
modems). If you think your modem is not connecting properly to other
PC-based modems, fax machines, or your Internet Service Provider, check
the following:
❑
Have your phone company check that your phone line is free from
any line noise.
❑
If your problem is fax-related, check that there are no problems with
the fax machine you are calling and that it is compatible with fax
modems.
❑
If you are having a problem connecting with your Internet Service
Provider, check that the ISP is not experiencing technical problems.
❑
If you have a second phone line available, try connecting the modem
to that line.
My mouse does not work
❑ If you are using an external mouse, check that the mouse is plugged
into the USB connector. See “Connecting an External USB Mouse” on
page 38 for details.
I cannot use DV devices and messages appear on the screen
❑ Check that the DV device is turned on and that the cables are
properly connected.
❑
If you are using multiple i.LINK devices, the combination of the
connected devices may cause unstable operation. In this case, turn off
the power to all connected devices and disconnect unused devices.
Check the connection, then turn on the power again.
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My computer does not shut down
It is best to shut down your computer using the Shut Down command on
the Windows 98 Start menu. Using other methods, including those listed
here, may result in loss of unsaved data. If the Shut Down command does
not work properly, follow these steps:
❑
Restart the computer by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. If this does not
work, slide the power switch forward and hold it for four seconds.
❑
Unplug the computer from the AC adapter and remove the battery
pack from your computer.
My PC card is not working
❑ Make sure the PC card is compatible with Windows 98.
❑
Use the Sony Notebook Setup utility to disable devices you are not
currently using.
The game images or video images are not clear
Right-click the application bar of the PowerPanel software, choose CPU
speed settings, and remove the check from the Auto box. Then set the
speed control to 100%. See the online help of the PowerPanel help file for
details.
There is a vertical line when shooting a bright subject with a dark
background using the camera
❑ This is a phenomenon called “smear.” This is not a malfunction.
The image in the viewfinder of “Smart Capture” is grainy
❑ If you are shooting an image of minimum size, such as 40 x 30, the
image may appear grainy.
❑
If you are shooting a subject that is moving rapidly, there may be a
gap. This is not a malfunction.
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The images captured with the camera are not clear
❑ Shooting under fluorescent light may produce reflections.
❑
Red or green noise may occur if the captured images include dark
portions.
❑
If you import a still image of resolution 640 x 480, the image may
appear grainy.
❑
The viewing image and the captured image may differ when you
import a still image of size 640 x 480.
❑
Check that the lens of the camera lens is clean.
❑
Use the focus ring to adjust the focus.
There are picture gaps and sound gaps when importing video images
❑ If you are shooting using a battery pack, use the AC profile in
PowerPanel. See the PowerPanel software help file for details.
❑
Gaps may occur due to the effect settings in the Smart Capture
software. See the online help of the Smart Capture help file for
details.
The camera does not show any images
❑ Check that you are not using any other application, such as Smart
Capture, which is using the camera. If the camera still does not show
any images, restart your computer.
❑
Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete or turning off the computer with the power
switch may result in data loss in files that are currently open.
I cannot record using Smart Capture, Smart Write, or Smart Label
1
2
3
4
Double-click
in the task tray.
Select Properties from the Option menu.
Check Record and Microphone, and click OK.
Uncheck “Mute” in microphone if it is checked.
Smart Write and Smart Label do not start
Reinstall the software using the Application Recovery CD.
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Using the System and Application Recovery CDs
The following sections describe how to use the System Recovery and
Application Recovery utilities. You need to connect the optional PCGACD5 CD-ROM drive to use the System and Application Recovery CDs.
Using the System Recovery CD(s)
You can reinstall software titles that shipped with your computer if they
are corrupted or accidentally erased. You may not need to recover the
entire contents of your hard drive. If you experience a problem with your
computer, reinstalling an individual device driver or software title may
correct the problem. Use the Application Recovery CD(s) to reinstall
individual applications or device drivers. See “Using the Application
Recovery CD(s)” on page 82.
The System Recovery CD(s) contain a backup copy of all the software
originally installed on your hard disk drive. It can be used only to
recover the hard disk of the computer you purchased.
The System Recovery utility gives you three options:
❑
Full Restore without Format restores all the software titles that
originally came with your computer without formatting the hard
disk.
❑
Full Restore with Format formats the hard disk drive and then
restores all the original software.
❑
Operating System Only restores the Windows 98 operating system,
the computer utility programs, and the device drivers that shipped
with your computer.
!
If you choose the Full Restore with Format or Operating System Only option,
your hard disk will be formatted, which removes all the information on the
hard disk drive. You will lose any software you have installed and any other
files you have created since you started to use your computer. This means you
will have to reinstall any applications that were not included with the
computer when you purchased it. If you choose the Full Restore without
Format option, you may need to reinstall applications that were not included
with the computer when you purchased it. If you have any questions on using
the System Recovery CD(s), contact Sony Customer Support.
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To use the System Recovery CD(s)
✍ The optional PCGA-CD5 CD-ROM drive must be connected to the computer to use the
System Recovery CD(s).
You need to complete the Windows® 98 registration process when you use the System
Recovery CD. Make sure you have the product ID number located on the cover of your
Microsoft Windows 98 Getting Started manual. You will need this number to complete the
recovery process.
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2
Insert the Sony System Recovery CD in the CD-ROM drive.
3
4
Wait four seconds and turn on your computer.
5
When the System Recovery menu appears, follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the recovery process.
Shut down your computer as described in “Shutting Down Your C1
PictureBook Computer” on page 13.
Click OK to signify you have read and accept the Microsoft End-User
License Agreement.
✍ Your system may include one or two System Recovery CDs. If you have two System Recovery
CDs, insert the first CD to run the System Recovery program. You are prompted to insert the
second CD once the information from the first CD has ben installed.
The recovery process takes between 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
If your computer does not start from the Recovery CD
1
Slide the power switch forward and hold it for more than four
seconds to turn off the computer.
2
Turn on the computer and press the F2 key when the Sony logo
appears. The BIOS setup menu screen appears.
3
4
Press the arrow keys to select the Exit menu.
5
6
Check that [Yes] is selected, then press the Enter key.
7
Check that [Yes] is selected, then press the Enter key. The computer
restarts from the Recovery CD.
Press the arrow keys to select Get Default Values and then press the
Enter key. The message “Load default configuration now?” appears.
Press the arrow keys to select Exit (Save Changes) and then press the
Enter key. The message “Save configuration changes and exit now?”
appears.
Using the Application Recovery CD(s)
The Application Recovery CD(s) allow you to reinstall individual
applications and device drivers if they are corrupted or accidentally
erased. Reinstalling an individual device driver or software title may
correct a problem you are experiencing with your computer, and you may
not need to recover the entire contents of your hard drive. If you do need
to reinstall all the software titles that shipped with your computer, use the
System Recovery CD(s). See “Using the System Recovery CD(s)” on
page 80.
✍ You must be in Windows to run the Application Recovery CDs. The application will not run
from DOS. If you have any questions on using the Application Recovery CDs, contact Sony
Customer Support.
Some applications on the Application Recovery CDs must be decompressed before the
installation process begins. Your screen does not change while the files are decompressed.
The time to decompress an application varies and may be as long as 30 minutes.
To use the Application Recovery CD(s)
1
Turn on your computer. If your computer is already on, close all
applications.
2
When the Windows desktop appears, insert the first Sony
Application Recovery CD in the CD-ROM drive. The Application
Recovery utility loads automatically.
3
When the Application Recovery menu appears, follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the recovery process.
✍ You may be prompted to insert the second CD, depending on the application you want to
restore.
Your system may include one or two Application Recovery CDs. If you have two Application
Recovery CDs, insert the first CD to run the Application Recovery program. You may be
prompted to insert the second CD, depending on the application you wish to restore.
For a list of the contents of the Application Recovery CD(s), see the online version of Read
Me First.
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Notes on Use
This section describes safety guidelines and precautions to help protect
your computer from potential damage.
On Handling the LCD Screen
❑ Do not leave the LCD facing the sun as it can damage the LCD. Be
careful when using the computer near a window.
❑
Do not scratch the LCD. Do not exert pressure on the LCD or on the
top of the computer. This could cause malfunction.
❑
Using the computer in low temperature conditions may produce a
residual image on the screen. This is not a malfunction. When the
computer returns to normal temperature, the screen returns to
normal.
❑
A residual image may appear on the screen if the same image is
displayed for a lengthy period of time. The residual image disappears
in a while. You can use a screen saver to prevent residual images.
❑
The screen becomes warm during operation. This is normal and does
not indicate a malfunction.
❑
The LCD is manufactured using high-precision technology. You may,
however, see tiny black points and/or bright points (red, blue, or
green) that continuously appear on the LCD. This is a normal result
of the manufacturing process and does not indicate a malfunction.
On the Power Source
❑ Your computer operates on 100V-240V AC 50/60 Hz.
❑
Do not share the AC outlet with other power-consuming equipment,
such as a copying machine or shredder.
❑
You can purchase a power strip with a surge protector. This device
may prevent damage to your computer caused by sudden power
surges such as those that may occur during an electrical storm.
❑
Do not place heavy objects on the AC adapter or its cord.
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❑
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the cord
itself.
❑
Unplug your computer from the wall outlet if you will not be using
the computer for a long time.
❑
When the AC adapter is not used, unplug it from the AC outlet.
❑
Use only the supplied AC adapter. Do not use any AC adapter not
specifically designed for the computer.
On Handling
❑ Clean the cabinet with a soft, dry cloth or a soft cloth lightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent such as alcohol or benzine,
as these may damage the finish of your computer.
❑
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the computer, shut down
your computer and then unplug it. You may want to have the
computer checked by qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
❑
Do not drop the computer or place heavy objects on top of the
computer.
On Installation
❑ Do not place your computer in a location subject to:
❑
Heat sources, such as radiators or air ducts
❑
Direct sunlight
❑
Excessive dust
❑
Moisture or rain
❑
Mechanical vibration or shock
❑
Strong magnets or speakers that are not magnetically shielded
❑
Ambient temperature of more than 95º F (35º C) or less than
50º F (10º C)
❑
High humidity
❑
Do not place electronic equipment near your computer. The
computer’s electromagnetic field may cause a malfunction.
❑
Provide adequate air circulation to prevent internal heat build-up. Do
not place your computer on porous surfaces such as rugs or blankets,
or near materials such as curtains or draperies that may block its
ventilation slots. Leave a space of at least 8 inches behind the back
panel of the computer.
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❑
The computer uses high-frequency radio signals and may cause
interference to radio or TV reception. Should this occur, relocate the
computer a suitable distance away from the set.
❑
Use only specified peripheral equipment and interface cables;
otherwise, problems may result.
❑
Do not use cut or damaged connection cables.
❑
Your computer will not work with party lines, cannot be connected to
a coin-operated telephone, and may not work with multiple phone
lines or a private branch exchange (PBX).
❑
If the telephone company makes a service call to your home or office
and determines that your computer is responsible for a problem, the
telephone company may bill you for the service call. Also, if you do
not disconnect your computer when it is adversely affecting the
telephone line, the telephone company has the right to disconnect
your service until you correct the problem.
On Moisture Condensation
If the computer is brought directly from a cold location to a warm one,
moisture may condense inside your computer. In this case, allow at least
an hour before turning on your computer. If any problems occur, unplug
your computer, and contact your Sony Service Center.
On Upgrading the System
❑ It is recommended that your memory upgrade be performed by an
authorized Sony Service Center or a qualified technician.
On Handling Diskettes
❑ Do not open the shutter manually and touch the surface of the
diskette.
❑
Keep diskettes away from magnets.
❑
Keep diskettes away from direct sunlight and other heat sources.
On Handling CD-ROMs
❑ Do not touch the surface of the disc.
❑
Do not drop or bend the disc.
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On Cleaning CD-ROMs
❑ Fingerprints and dust on the surface of a disc may cause read errors.
Proper care of the disc is essential to maintain its reliability. Do not
use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available
cleaners, or anti-static spray, as they may cause damage to the disc.
❑
For normal cleaning, hold the disc by its edge and use a soft cloth to
wipe the surface from the center out.
❑
If the disc is badly soiled, moisten a soft cloth with water, wring it out
well, and use it to wipe the surface of the disc from the center out.
Wipe off any remaining moisture with a dry soft cloth.
On Using Batteries
❑ Never leave the battery pack in temperatures above 140° F (60° C),
such as in a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight.
❑
Battery life is shorter in a cold environment. This is due to decreased
battery efficiency at low temperatures.
❑
Charge the batteries at temperatures between 50° F and 80° F (10° C
to 30° C). Lower temperatures require a longer charging time.
❑
While the battery is in use or being discharged, the battery pack heats
up. This is normal and is not cause for concern.
❑
Keep the battery pack away from all sources of heat.
❑
Keep the battery pack dry.
❑
Do not open or try to disassemble the battery pack.
❑
Do not expose the battery pack to any mechanical shock.
❑
If you are not using the computer for an extended period of time,
remove the battery pack from the computer to prevent damage to the
battery.
❑
If, after fully charging the battery pack, the battery power is still low,
the battery pack may be reaching the end of its life and should be
replaced.
❑
You do not need to discharge the battery before recharging.
❑
If you have not used the battery pack for a considerable amount of
time, recharge the battery.
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On Maintenance
❑ Make sure to disconnect the AC adapter before cleaning the
computer.
❑
Avoid rubbing the LCD screen as this can damage the screen. Use a
soft, dry cloth to wipe the LCD screen.
❑
Clean the computer with a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring
powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.
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Limited Warranty Statement
C1 PictureBook Computer Warranty
The limited warranty on your C1 PictureBook Computer covers parts and
labor against defects in material or workmanship for a period of three
months from the original date of purchase. You can extend the warranty
period for an additional nine months by registering your computer. See
“Registering Your Computer” on page 15. Once you register your
computer, the limited warranty period is twelve months from the original
date of purchase.
There is a separate warranty for the battery included with your computer.
See “Battery Limited Warranty” on page 93.
For the purpose of this Limited Warranty “SONY” means SONY ELECTRONICS INC. for Products
purchased in the United States of America and Sony of Canada Ltd. for Products purchased in Canada.
SONY warrants this computer hardware product (“the Product”) against defects in material or
workmanship as follows:
1. Labor: For a period of ninety (90) calendar days from the original date of purchase from SONY or a
SONY authorized reseller, SONY will repair defects in material or workmanship in the Product at no
charge, or pay the associated labor charges to a SONY authorized personal computer service facility. The
ninety (90) day warranty period is extendible only to the original purchaser, for an additional period of
nine (9) months, for a total of twelve (12) months from date of purchase when the Product is registered
electronically prior to the expiry of ninety (90) days from the original date of purchase. After the
applicable period you must pay for all labor charges.
2. Parts: For a period of ninety (90) calendar days from the original date of purchase from SONY or a
SONY authorized reseller, SONY will supply, at no charge, new or rebuilt, at SONY’s option, replacement
parts in exchange for defective parts. Any replacement parts will be warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period or ninety (90) calendar days from installation by SONY’s authorized personal
computer service facility, whichever is longer. The ninety (90) day warranty period is extendible only to
the original purchaser, for an additional period of nine (9) months, for a total of twelve (12) months from
date of purchase when the Product is registered electronically prior to the expiry of ninety (90) days from
the original date of purchase. All defective parts replaced under this Limited Warranty will become the
property of SONY.
This Limited Warranty covers only the hardware components packaged with the Product. It does not
cover technical assistance for hardware or software usage and it does not cover any software products
whether or not contained in the Product; SONY excludes all warranties express or implied in respect of
any software provided with the product and any such software is provided “AS IS” unless expressly
provided for in any enclosed software limited warranty. Please refer to the End User License Agreements
included with the Product for your rights and obligations with respect to the software.
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This Limited Warranty is non-transferable. Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale (which is
evidence that the Product is within the warranty period) must be presented to obtain warranty service. In
addition, if replacement parts are required and you wish to receive the most expedient service available,
you will be required to provide SONY with a credit card authorization to bill your credit card in the event
you fail to return the original parts in the postage-paid envelope we provide. The credit card will only be
charged for SONY’s list price for the part if the original part has not been returned within thirty (30) days.
In respect of certain components you may be entitled to express warranty service during the warranty
period, subject to certain restrictions. Please contact SONY as indicated below for further information.
With respect to all service provided, it is your responsibility prior to Product service to backup the
contents of your hard drive, including any data you have stored or software you have installed on the
hard drive. It is likely that the contents of your hard drive will be lost or reformatted in the course of
service and SONY will not be responsible for any damage to or loss of any programs, data or other
information stored on any media or any part of any Product serviced hereunder or any consequential
damages resulting therefrom.
IF DURING THE REPAIR OF THE PRODUCT THE CONTENTS OF THE HARD DRIVE ARE ALTERED,
DELETED, OR IN ANY WAY MODIFIED, SONY IS NOT RESPONSBILE WHATSOEVER. YOUR
PRODUCT WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU CONFIGURED AS ORIGINALLY PURCHASED (SUBJECT
TO AVAILABILITY OF SOFTWARE).
Be sure to remove all third party hardware, software, features, parts, options, alterations, and attachments
not warranted by SONY prior to sending the Product to SONY for service. SONY is not liable for any loss
or damage to these items.
This Limited Warranty does not cover any consumable items (such as batteries) supplied with this
Product; cosmetic damages; damage or loss to any software programs, data, or removable storage media;
or damage due to (1) acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use or modifications of
this Product; (2) improper operation or maintenance of this Product; (3) connection to improper voltage
supply; or (4) attempted repair by any party other than a SONY authorized personal computer service
facility. This Limited Warranty does not apply when the malfunction results from the use of this Product
in conjunction with accessories, products or ancillary or peripheral equipment, or where it is determined
by SONY that there is no fault with this Product itself. This Limited Warranty is valid only in the United
States of America and Canada. This Limited Warranty is invalid if the factory applied serial number has
been altered or removed from the Product.
Repair or replacement of defective parts or hardware as provided under this Limited Warranty is the
exclusive remedy of the consumer. SONY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER DAMAGES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS
OF PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT OR ANY
ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, DOWN TIME AND PURCHASER’S TIME. FOR BREACH OF ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR
ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY RELATED TO THIS PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT
PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE
DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY.
Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
or allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may
not apply to you. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights
which vary from state to state, or province to province.
Technical Support: Although technical support is not provided free of charge under this Limited
Warranty, SONY has established a telephone number for technical support. Charges may apply for
technical support, unless and to the extent that free technical support for a limited period is provided in
writing as a feature of your Product. Prior to placing your call, please have available the model and serial
number for your Product, date of purchase, a list of all options installed in your Product and a detailed
description of the problem.
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For Product support, online knowledge base, frequently asked questions, and free updates via the
Internet: http://www.sony.com/pcsupport/
For Product information, service assistance, resolution of a service problem, or technical assistance, call:
1-888-4SONYPC (476-6972)
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© 1999 Sony Electronics Inc. and Sony of Canada Ltd. Reproduction in whole or in part without written
permission is prohibited. All rights reserved. SONY is a registered trademark of Sony.
GARANTIE RESTREINTE
SONY DU CANADA LTÉE (“SONY”) garantit comme suit ce Produit d’ordinateur (“le Produit”) contre
tous vices de matières premières et de fabrication:
1. Main-d’oeuvre : Pendant une période de quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours à compter de la date d’achat
originale chez SONY ou chez un de ses revendeurs autorisés, SONY réparera le Produit à ses frais ou en
remboursera les frais de main-d’oeuvre au centre de réparation d’ordinateur personnel autorisé SONY.
La période de garantie de quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours peut être prolongée au bénéfice de l’acheteur
original pour une période additionnelle de neuf (9) mois, soit un total de douze (12) mois à compter de la
date d’achat, lorsque le Produit est enregistré électroniquement. Après la période applicable, l’acheteur
doit payer tous les frais de main-d’oeuvre.
2. Pièces : Pendant une période de quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours à compter de la date d’achat originale chez
SONY ou chez un de ses revendeurs autorisés, SONY fournira à ses frais des pièces de rechange neuves
ou reconstruites, à sa discrétion, en échange des pièces défectueuses. Ces pièces de remplacement seront
garanties pour le reste de la période originale de garantie ou pour quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours à compter
de leur installation par un centre de service d’ordinateur personnel autorisé SONY, au plus long des deux
termes. La période de garantie de quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours peut être prolongée au bénéfice de
l’acheteur original pour une période additionnelle de neuf (9) mois, soit un total de douze (12) mois à
compter de la date d’achat, lorsque le Produit est enregistré électroniquement. Toutes les pièces
défectueuses remplacées au titre de cette garantie restreinte deviennent la propriété de SONY.
Cette garantie restreinte couvre uniquement les composants physiques emballés avec le Produit. Elle
n’inclut pas l’assistance technique en rapport avec l’utilisation du matériel ou du logiciel et ne couvre
aucun logiciel, qu’il soit ou non fourni avec le Produit. Les logiciels sont fournis “TELS QUELS” à moins
d’être expressément couverts par une autre garantie restreinte spécifique. Veuillez vous reporter aux
Contrats de licence d’utilisation accompagnant le Produit quant à vos obligations en rapport avec les
logiciels.
Cette garantie restreinte est incessible.
Pour vous prévaloir du service au titre de la garantie, vous devrez présenter une preuve d’achat sous
forme de facture de vente attestant que le Produit est couvert par la garantie en vigueur. Par ailleurs, si
des pièces doivent être remplacées et que vous désirez obtenir le service le plus rapide possible, vous
devrez fournir à SONY une autorisation lui permettant d’en porter le montant à votre carte de crédit
advenant que vous négligiez de retourner les pièces originales dans l’enveloppe affranchie qui vous est
fournie. Seul le prix courant de SONY pour cette pièce sera porté à votre carte de crédit si la pièce ne lui
est pas retournée dans un délai de trente (30) jours.
Vous pouvez avoir droit au service de garantie exprès durant la période de garantie, sous réserve de
certaines restrictions. Pour tout renseignement, veuillez communiquer avec SONY de la façon indiquée
ci-après.
Vous avez l’entière responsabilité de faire une copie de sauvegarde du contenu du disque dur, incluant
toute donnée en mémoire ou tout logiciel que vous y avez installé. Il est fort probable que le contenu du
disque dur sera reformaté ou perdu en cours de service et SONY ne pourra être tenue responsable
d’aucun dommage ni de la perte des programmes, des données ou de toute autre information gardée en
mémoire sur tout support d’information ou sur toute partie de tout Produit en réparation.
SI, DURANT LA RÉPARATION DU PRODUIT, LE CONTENU DU DISQUE DUR EST ALTÉRÉ,
SUPPRIMÉ OU MODIFIÉ, SONY N’EN SERA AUCUNEMENT RESPONSABLE. LE PRODUIT VOUS
SERA RETOURNÉ TEL QU’IL ÉTAIT CONFIGURÉ QUAND VOUS L’AVEZ ACHETÉ (SOUS RÉSERVE
DE LA DISPONIBILITÉ DU LOGICIEL).
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Avant d’envoyer le Produit à SONY pour le faire réparer, assurez-vous d’en retirer tous produits de tierce
partie, logiciels, caractéristiques, pièces, options, altérations et accessoires non garantis par SONY car
SONY n’est pas responsable de la perte ou de l’endommagement de ces articles.
Cette garantie restreinte exclut les articles consommables (comme les batteries) fournis avec le Produit ;
les dommages cosmétiques ; l’endommagement ou la perte des logiciels, données et supports
informatiques amovibles ; les dommages dus à 1) un cas fortuit, un accident, une mauvaise utilisation, un
abus, une négligence, une utilisation commerciale ou une modification du Produit ; 2) l’utilisation ou
l’entretien incorrect du Produit ; 3) le branchement à une source électrique non conforme ; ou 4) toute
tentative de réparation par tout autre qu’un centre de service d’ordinateur personnel autorisé SONY.
Cette garantie restreinte ne s’applique pas si la défectuosité est causée par l’utilisation du Produit en
conjonction avec des accessoires, articles ou équipements périphériques ou connexes, ou si SONY
détermine que le Produit lui-même ne comporte aucun défaut. Cette garantie restreinte n’est valide qu’au
Canada.
Cette garantie restreinte est nulle si le numéro de série appliqué en usine a été modifié ou enlevé du
Produit.
La réparation ou le remplacement du matériel ou des pièces défectueuses tel que prévu au titre de cette
garantie est le seul recours de l’acheteur. SONY NE SERA AUCUNEMENT RESPONSABLE DE TOUT
DOMMAGE INDIRECT OU CONSÉCUTIF POUR DÉROGATION À TOUTE GARANTIE EXPRESSE
OU TACITE, RUPTURE DE CONTRAT, NÉGLIGENCE, RESPONSABILITÉ STRICTE OU TOUTE
AUTRE THÉORIE JURIDIQUE EN RAPPORT AVEC CE PRODUIT. DE TELS DOMMAGES INCLUENT,
ENTRE AUTRES, LE TEMPS DE L’ACHETEUR, LA PERTE DE PRODUCTIVITÉ, DE REVENUS ET DE
PROFITS, ET LA PERTE DE DONNÉES OU D’UTILISATION DU PRODUIT OU DE TOUT
ÉQUIPEMENT CONNEXE. SAUF DANS LA LIMITE OÙ LA LOI APPLICABLE L’INTERDIT, TOUTE
GARANTIE TACITE DE VALEUR MARCHANDE OU DE CONVENANCE À UNE FIN PARTICULIÈRE
DE CE PRODUIT EST RESTREINTE DANS SA DURÉE À LA DURÉE DE CETTE GARANTIE.
Certaines provinces ne permettent pas l’exclusion ou la restriction des dommages accidentels ou indirects
et n’admettent pas de limites quant à la durée d’une garantie tacite, de sorte que les exclusions/
restrictions exprimées ci-dessus peuvent ne pas s’appliquer. Cette garantie vous donne des droits
spécifiques et vous pouvez en avoir d’autres qui varient selon la province.
Soutien technique : Bien que le soutien technique ne soit pas offert gratuitement au titre de cette garantie
restreinte, SONY a prévu une ligne téléphonique à cet effet. Des frais peuvent être exigés à moins que le
soutien technique gratuit et temporaire ne soit expressément indiqué par écrit comme caractéristique de
votre Produit. Avant de placer l’appel, assurez-vous d’avoir les numéros de modèle et de série du
Produit, la date d’achat, la liste des options qui y sont installées et une description détaillée du problème.
Vous trouverez sur l’Internet un appui direct, une base de renseignements, une foire aux questions et des
mises à jour gratuites sous http://www.sony.com/pcsupport/
Pour de l’information sur les produits, de l’aide avec le service, la résolution de problèmes de service ou
pour une aide technique, veuillez composer le 1-888-4SONYPC (476-6972).
À conserver pour référence future.
©1999 Sony du Canada Ltée. Reproduction partielle ou complète interdite sans autorisation écrite
préalable. Tous droits réservés. SONY est une marque déposée de Sony.
Limited Warranty Statement
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Battery Limited Warranty
The limited warranty on the battery included with your VAIO
PictureBook Notebook covers defects in material or workmanship for a
period of 30 days from the original date of purchase. This warranty is not
extendable.
For the purposes of this Limited Warranty, “SONY” means Sony Electronics Inc. for Products purchased
in the United States of America and Sony of Canada Ltd. for Products purchased in Canada. Sony
warrants this Product against defects in material or workmanship for thirty (30) days from your purchase
date. If this Product is determined to be defective, SONY will replace the Product at no charge to you.
This Limited Warranty contains your exclusive remedy. SONY shall not be liable for any incidental or
consequential damages for breach of any express or implied warranty on this product. Some states and
provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights which vary
from state to state or province to province. For information on obtaining warranty service, please call
SONY at 1-888-4SONYPC (1-888-476-6972).
GARANTIE RESTREINTE
Au titre de cette garantie restreinte, “SONY” signifie Sony du Canada Ltée pour les produits achetés au
Canada et Sony Electronics Inc. pour les produits achetés aux États-Unis. SONY garantit ce produit contre
tous vices de matières premières et de fabrication pour trente (30) jours à compter de la date d’achat. Si ce
produit est reconnu défectueux, SONY le remplacera à ses frais. Cette garantie restreinte est votre seul
recours. SONY ne sera aucunement responsable de tout dommage indirect ou consécutif pour dérogation
à toute garantie tacite ou expresse sur ce produit. Certaines provinces ne permettent pas l’exclusion ou la
restriction des dommages accidentels ou indirects, de sorte que les exclusions/restrictions exprimées cidessus peuvent ne pas s’appliquer. Cette garantie vous donne des droits spécifiques et vous pouvez en
avoir d’autres qui varient selon la province. Pour de l’information sur le service au titre de la garantie,
veuillez appeler Sony au 1-888-4SONYPC (1-888-476-6972).
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Index
A
About This Computer tab 44
AC adapter 8
AC power 8
AC Profile power setting 45
accessing online support 15
adding
hardware 33
peripherals 33
printers 35
adjusting
brightness 20
air circulation 84
Alt key 17
Application Recovery CDs 82
Applications key 17
B
Basic/Advanced tab 44
battery pack 9, 86
charging 10
indicator light status 10
indicator lights 10, 19
inserting 9
loading 9
power status 10
rechargeable 8
removing 11
battery packs
charge status icons 49
BatteryScope utility 48
brightness
adjusting 12, 20
built-in speaker 20
volume 20
buttons
Finish 14
Open 40
Start (Windows 98) 13, 43
C
cameras
digital video recorder 42
canceling commands 17
Caps Lock
indicator light 19
CAPTURE button 58
Capturing a still image 57
Capturing a video clip 61
CD-ROM discs
cleaning 86
handling 85, 86
CD-ROM drive
closing lid 41
connecting 25, 39
opening lid 40
troubleshooting 75
using 39
charge status indicator light 10
charging battery pack 10
choosing
power source 9
cleaning computer 84
coin-operated telephones 34
computer
cleaning 84
condensation 85
customizing 43
lithium ion battery v
setting up 5
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setup screen 43
starting 12
troubleshooting 73–78
connecting
CD-ROM drive 25, 39
coin-operated telephones 34
digital video recorder 42
external keyboard 38
external mouse 38
floppy disk drive 23
monitor 36
multiple phone lines 34
network 25
parallel devices 35
party phone lines 34
PBX 34
phone line 34
power source 8
printer 35
projector 37
connectors
DC In 7, 8
external speakers 6
FDD 6
headphone 6
i.LINK 6
infrared 28
parallel 35
phone line 7
printer 35
USB 6
correction keys 16, 17
Ctrl key 17
cursor-movement keys 16
customer assistance
support options 71
customizing your computer 43
D
DC In 7, 8
digital still camera 28
digital video camera 42
diskettes
ejecting 24
handling 85
inserting into drive 23
troubleshooting 76
display
dual display 53
mode 52
options 37
selecting 37
disposal of lithium ion battery v
drives 39
CD-ROM 39
floppy disk 6, 23
dual display function 53
DV In/Out 6, 42
E
Eject button 24
ejecting
diskettes 24
electronic
documentation 71
ergonomic considerations 2–??
Escape key 17
Express Service technical support 15
external devices
display 3, 37
See also monitor
keyboard 38
mouse 38
F
faxes
laws governing v
FDD connector 6
Finish button 14
floppy disk drive
connecting 23
connector 6
troubleshooting 76
Fn key 17
combination commands 20
function keys 16, 17
G
glare 3
H
handling
Index
audio CDs 86
CD-ROM discs 85, 86
diskettes 85
Hard Disk Standby power setting 46
hard drive
indicator light 19
headphone
connector 6, 37
help 71
I
i.LINK 6, 42
IEEE1394 6, 42
indicator lights 19
battery 10, 19
Caps Lock 19
charge status 10
hard drive 19
Information 19
modem 5
Num Lock 19
Scroll Lock 5, 19
infrared communication devices 28
other computers 28
infrared port 28
Infrared tab 44
infrared transmission
active distance 29
troubleshooting 29
input devices iv
Insert key 16, 17
inserting
battery pack 9
diskettes into drive 23
installing
hardware 33
memory 25
peripherals 33
integrated digital camera 1
interference iii, 85
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L
LCD 83
lock lever 12
reducing glare 3
selecting to display output 37
troubleshooting 74
lever
LCD 12
lighting 3
Limited Warranty 15, 89
lithium ion battery
disposal v
safety precautions v
loading
battery pack 9
location for computer 3
M
maintenance 84, 87
Maximum Battery Life power setting
45
memory module
installing 25
microphone 5
modem
connector 7
indicator 5
laws governing v
troubleshooting 76
moisture condensation 85
monitor
connecting 36
connector 37
selecting 37
switching among 20
mouse
connecting 38
troubleshooting 77
Movie Player 61
multiple phone lines 34
K
N
keyboard 16–18, 20
connecting 38
navigation keys 16
network
connecting 25
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Num Lock
indicator light 19
numeric keypad area 16
O
online
help 71
Open button 40
opening
CD-ROM drive lid 40
operator keys 17
output devices iv
adding 35
P
parallel port 35
party phone lines 34
PBX 34
PC card
inserting 25
release button 25
removing 27
slot protector 26
slots 25
troubleshooting 78
Type II 25
phone
connecting line 34
jack 7, 34
laws governing v
power 19
switch 12
Power Management
toolbar 47
power management
settings 45
Power Management Off power setting
45
Power On
Device Sequence tab 44
Password tab 44
power saving modes 30
System Hibernation 20, 31
System Suspend 20, 30
Video Standby 20
power setting
AC Profile 45
Maximum Battery Life 45
Power Management Off 45
System Hibernation 46
System Suspend 46
Video Standby 46
power sources 9, 83
connecting 8
power standby
Hard Disk Standby 46
PowerPanel
activating 47
customizing toolbar 45, 46
precautions 84
Print Screen key 17
printer
connecting 35
port 35
projector 37
R
radio interference iii, 85
rechargeable battery pack 8, 9
recharging battery pack 10
Recovery CDs 82
registering
Windows 98 14
your computer 15
regulatory information iii
removing
battery pack 11
diskettes 24
restoring data 82
S
Scroll Lock 5
indicator light 19
selecting
display 37
LCD 37
monitor 37
power source 9
setting up
Windows 98 14
setup screen
Index
About This Computer tab 44
Basic/Advanced tab 44
displaying 43
Infrared tab 44
Power On Device Sequence tab 44
Power On Password tab 44
setup tabs 44
Shift key 17
Shut Down Windows dialog box 13
Smart Capture 57
Smart Label 69
Smart Publisher 68
Smart Utilities 57
Smart Write 67
Sony Fax-on-Demand service 72
Sony Notebook Setup screen 43
speakers
connectors 6
troubleshooting 76
Start button 13, 43
starting
computer 12
startup problems 13
switching
display 20
monitor 20
System Hibernation mode 20, 31, 46
System Suspend mode 20, 30, 46
T
technical support
support options 71
troubleshooting 73–78
startup 13, 73
turning on
computer 12
TV interference iii, 85
U
USB
connector 6
V
ventilation 84
video camera 42
Video Standby mode 20
W
warranty 15, 89
Windows 98
Certificate of Authenticity 14
Control Panel 29
Explorer 18
Find window 18
Finish button 14
help 18
key 17
key combinations 18
License Agreement 14
registering 14
setup 14
Setup Wizard screen 14
Start button 13
taskbar 13, 75
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