Sony PCG-C1XS User's manual

Sony PCG-C1XS User's manual
VAIO C1 PictureBook
Computer User Guide
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PCG-C1XS
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Notice to Users
© 2000 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.
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. PROVIDES
NO WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO
THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR
OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED
HEREIN AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED
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OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR
PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO THIS
MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR SUCH
OTHER INFORMATION. IN NO EVENT
SHALL SONY ELECTRONICS INC. BE
LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL
DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON
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.
This product contains software owned by
Sony and licensed by third parties. Use of
such software is subject to the terms and
conditions of license agreements enclosed
with this product. Some of the software
may not be transported or used outside the
United States. Software specifications are
subject to change without notice and may
not necessarily be identical to current retail
versions.
Updates and additions to software may
require an additional charge. Subscriptions
to online service providers may require a
fee and credit card information. Financial
services may require prior arrangements
with participating financial institutions.
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, i.LINK, Jog Dial, Motion Eye, VAIO,
and the VAIO logo are trademarks of Sony
Corporation. Windows and the
Windows 98 logo are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
All other trademarks are trademarks of
their respective owners
Owner’s Record
The model number and serial number are
located on the bottom of your VAIO®
PCG-C1XS PictureBook Computer. Record
the serial number in the space provided
here. Refer to the model and serial
numbers when you call your Sony Service
Center.
Model Number: PCG-C1XS
Serial Number:________________________
!
For CD-ROM: The use of optical
instruments with the CD-ROM
drive will increase eye hazard.
!
L’utilisation d’instruments
optiques avec cet appreil
augmente le risque de blessures
aux yeux.
!
For DVD-ROM: As the laser beam
used in the DVD-ROM drive is
harmful to the eyes, do not
attempt to disassemble the drive
cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
!
Comme le faisceau laser utilisé
par ce lecteur DVD-ROM est
dangereux pour les yeux, ne
tentez pas de démonter le boítier.
Confiez l’entretien de cet appareil
exclusivement au personnel
qualifié.
!
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of
fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
telecommunication line cord.
!
ATTENTION: Pour réduire le
risque d'incendie, utiliser
seulement un cordon de
télécommunication n° 26 AWG ou
plus gros.
Safety 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 ouvir le châssis
de cet appareil et ne confier son
entretien qu’à une personne qualifiée.
L’appareil doit être le plus près
possible d’une prise murale pour en
faciliter l’accès.
The number below is for FCC related
matters only.
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:
Regulatory Information
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For questions regarding your product
or for the Sony Service Center nearest
you, call 1-888-476-6972 in the United
States or 1-800-961-7669 in Canada.
Declaration of Conformity
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Trade Name: SONY
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Model No: PCG-C1XS
Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
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Address:
1 Sony Drive
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference
received, including interference
that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
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
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 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, 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 that you
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 àppareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION
BATTERY
!
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.
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.
!
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.
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 that the user disconnect the
equipment.
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 Numbers of all the devices
does not exceed 5. The Ringer Equivalence
Number for this equipment is 0.1.
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. L’indice
d'équivalence de la sonnerie de ce matériel
est 0.1.
Contents
Welcome............................................................................... 1
Features ............................................................................................. 1
Unpacking Your VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer.................... 2
Manuals .................................................................................................2
Software CDs ........................................................................................3
Recovery CDs .......................................................................................3
Other ......................................................................................................3
Setting Up Your VAIO C1 PictureBook™ Computer ..........5
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
Conserving Battery Power............................................................ 13
Opening the PowerPanel ..................................................................13
Displaying the PowerPanel Toolbar ...............................................13
Starting Your VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer ....................... 14
Shutting Down Your VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer .......... 15
Registering Your Computer ......................................................... 16
Using the Keyboard....................................................................... 17
Combinations and Functions with the Windows 98 Key ............19
Indicators.............................................................................................20
Combinations and Functions with the Fn Key ..............................21
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Using the Pointing Device.............................................................22
VAIO Action Setup ........................................................................24
Jog Dial™ Control..............................................................................24
Using the Jog Dial™ Control............................................................26
Software that does not support the Jog Dial Control ...................27
Internal Timer.....................................................................................28
AutoAlert E-mail Notification System............................................28
i.LINK Interface..................................................................................28
Using the built-in MOTION EYE camera ...................................29
Capturing a still image......................................................................29
Using the Floppy Disk Drive ........................................................33
Using PC Cards ..............................................................................35
Using Smart Connect .....................................................................38
Using Infrared Communication Devices ....................................39
Using Power Saving Modes..........................................................41
Normal Mode .....................................................................................41
System Suspend Mode ......................................................................41
System Hibernation Mode................................................................42
Connecting Peripheral Devices ......................................... 43
Connecting a Phone Line ..............................................................44
Connecting a Printer ......................................................................46
Connecting an External Display...................................................47
Selecting a Display .........................................................................50
CRT Display........................................................................................52
Television Display (When connected to the Display Adapter)...54
Connecting an External USB Mouse............................................55
Connecting a CD Drive .................................................................56
Connecting an i.LINK device .......................................................59
Connecting External Speakers......................................................60
Connecting an External Microphone...........................................61
Contents
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Getting Help....................................................................... 62
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 64
Power Management...........................................................................71
Using the System and Application Recovery CDs.................... 72
Using the System Recovery CD(s)...................................................72
Using the Application Recovery CD(s)...........................................74
Hard Drive Partition..........................................................................75
Specifications .................................................................................. 76
Index ................................................................................... 79
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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.
Features
✍ For a complete description of the specifications of your VAIO® C1 PictureBook, see page 76.
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Exceptional performance - Your computer includes a fast Intel®
processor.
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Portability - The rechargeable battery pack provides hours of use
without AC power.
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Sony audio and video quality - A high-resolution LCD screen
enables you to take advantage of today’s advanced multimedia
applications, games, and entertainment software.
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Windows® 98 Second Edition - Your system includes one of the
latest operating systems from Microsoft.
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Communications: Access popular online services, send and receive
e-mail, browse the Internet, and use the dialing and fax features.
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Unpacking Your VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer
Remove the following hardware items from the box:
Main unit
Rechargeable
battery pack
Floppy disk drive
Spare stick covers
Display adapter
AC adapter
Power cord
Manuals
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The VAIO® C1 PictureBook Computer User Guide (this manual) contains
information on how to get the most from your computer, find help
and solve common problems. It also includes product specifications.
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Read Me First contains Frequently Asked Questions, the most up-todate information on using your computer, and software information.
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The Consumer Information Guide contains ergonomic considerations
and your computer’s limited warranty statement.
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The Microsoft® Windows® 98 Second Edition Getting Started manual
explains how to use the basic features of the Windows operating
system.
Unpacking Your VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer
Software CDs
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Microsoft® Word 2000
Recovery CDs
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System Recovery CD(s)
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Application Recovery CD(s)
✍ To use these recovery CDs, you need to purchase the PCGA-CD51 CD-ROM drive.
Other
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Setting up your VAIO® C1 PictureBook™ Computer (poster)
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Packet containing special product offers
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Setting Up Your VAIO
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
MOTION EYE camera
9
Caps Lock indicator
2
Microphone
10
Scroll Lock indicator
3
LCD screen
11
Power button
4
Keyboard
12
CAPTURE button
5
Pointing device
13
Power indicator
6
Speakers
14
Battery indicator
7
Left/Center/Right button
15
Hard disk drive indicator
8
Num Lock indicator
16
Information indicator
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Left
1 i.LINK port, S400
2 PC card slot
3 Ventilation duct
✍ There is a ventilation duct located near the PC card slot. Do not cover the ventilation duct
when your computer is on.
Locating the Controls and Connectors
Right
1
Infrared port
5
DC In (page 8)
2
Headphone connector
6
Mini VGA/TV Out Connector (page 47)
3
Microphone connector
7
Jog Dial Control (page 26)
4
USB connector
8
Modem Jack
Bottom
1
Reset switch
2
Battery lock lever (page 9)
3
Battery release lever (page 12)
4
Battery connector (page 10)
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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
2
3
Plug the cable attached to the AC adapter into the DC In connector on
the computer.
Plug one end of the power cord into the AC adapter.
Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet.
Notebook computer
DC In
AC adapter
(supplied)
✍ Use your notebook only with the supplied AC adapter.
To disconnect your notebook completely from the main power source, unplug the AC adapter.
Make sure that the electrical outlet is easily accessible.
Connecting a Power Source
9
Using Battery Power
You can use a battery pack as a source of power. The PCGA-BP51A
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-BP52/BP54 battery pack as a separate option.
To insert the battery pack
1
Make sure the Lock lever on the bottom of the computer is in the
release position.
Lock lever
2
Align the grooves and tabs on the battery with the notches and tabs
on the back of the computer. Slide the battery towards the computer
until it clicks into place.
Battery
Grooves
3
Slide the Lock lever into the lock position.
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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 percent 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 indicates the status of the battery pack.
✍ You can charge the battery pack with the optional battery charger PCGA-BC5. See the battery
charger manual for more information.
Battery
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.
Connecting a Power Source
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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 41.
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.
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To remove the battery pack
1
2
Turn off the computer.
Slide the release levers to the UNLOCK position and slide the battery
away from the computer.
Battery release lever
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.
To insert the optional high-capacity battery pack (PCGA-BP54)
Insert the battery pack with the VAIO logo side facing down. See the
manual that came with the battery pack for more information.
Conserving Battery Power
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Conserving Battery Power
When using the notebook computer with a battery, the LCD display and
the hard drive can be set to switch off automatically to conserve battery
power (Power Management function). For details, refer to page 41.
Opening the PowerPanel
The PowerPanel software supplied with the notebook computer allows
you to make power conservation settings to suit your usage
requirements.
When you start the notebook, the PowerPanel
icon appears in the
taskbar at the bottom of the display screen (factory default setting). It is
operated with the Jog Dial control.
Displaying the PowerPanel Toolbar
To display the PowerPanel toolbar, right-click the taskbar and select
Toolbars from the pop-up menu. Then, click PowerPanel and the
PowerPanel toolbar appears in the taskbar. When you point to a button, a
tool-tip appears showing the function of the button.
You can display the PowerPanel toolbar on the right of the screen by
dragging it to the right.
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Starting Your VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer
1
Lift the cover while holding the bottom of the computer firmly. Do
not grasp the camera lens when opening the cover as this may
damage the unit.
Camera
✍ Turn the built-in camera towards you before closing the cover. Do not turn the built-in
camera while the cover is closed.
2
Press the power button until the green power indicator light turns on.
Power button
Power indicator
✍ If you push the power button 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.
Shutting Down Your VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer
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Shutting Down Your VAIO C1 PictureBook
Computer
!
To avoid potential loss of data, follow these steps to shut down your computer.
Using the Windows Start Button
1
2
3
4
Click the Start button on the Windows 98 taskbar.
Click Shut Down at the bottom of the Start menu to display the Shut
Down Windows dialog box.
Select Shut down.
Click OK.
✍ Respond to any prompts warning you to save documents.
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6
7
Wait for your computer to turn off automatically. The power indicator
turns off.
Turn off any peripherals connected to your computer.
To close the cover, make sure the tabs on both sides of the display
panel click into place in the grooves.
✍ If you are unable to shut down your computer using the steps described above, press the
Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys at the same time and click Shut Down. If you are unable to shut down
the computer in this way, you can push the power button and hold it 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
“Using Power Saving Modes” on page 41.
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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 a fast and direct return of your VAIO
Notebook to Sony for service of your computer.*
If you have not already registered, follow these steps to use your
computer’s online registration service. You may also sign up for Internet
access with a Sony-preferred Internet Service Provider.
✍ You must connect a phone line (not supplied) before using any online services, including the
online registration service. See “Connecting a Phone Line” on page 44.
1
2
3
4
Click the Registration icon on the VAIO desktop.
Enter the information requested on the first online registration form.
Press the Tab key to move from box to box.
Click the Next button to advance to the next form.
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.
* Certain restrictions apply.
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Using the Keyboard
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
Print Screen key
Function keys
Correction keys
Shift key
Shift key
Ctrl key
Fn key
Numeric keypad area
Alt key
Applications key
Navigation keys
Windows® 98 key
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 19.
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 21.
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.
Using the Keyboard
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
Minimizes all displayed windows.
Shift +
+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
Power
Power on: lights green.
System Idle mode: lights amber.
System Suspend mode: flashes amber.
Battery
Indicates the status of the battery inserted in the
computer.
Hard disk
Lights when data is 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.
Information
Turns on when the Timer is set. Turns off when the Timer is not
set or the Timer setting is inactive (such as when the
computer’s power is off or in System Hibernation mode).
Depending on the VAIO Action Setup Settings, the Information
indicator lights up when you receive or retrieve e-mail. For
details, see the VAIO Action Setup help files
Light
On
Off
Num Lock
Turns on when the number
keys area in the numeric
keypad are active.
Turns off when the
alphanumeric character keys in
the keypad area are active.
Caps Lock
Turns on when the letters
appear in uppercase as you
type. The Shift key lowers
the case of typed letters
when Caps Lock is on.
Turns off when letters appear
in lower case as you type
(unless you hold down the
Shift key).
Scroll Lock
Turns on when the screen
scrolls differently. (depends
on the application. No effect
in many applications.)
Turns off when information
moves across the display
normally.
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Using the Keyboard
Combinations and Functions with the Fn Key
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+
(F3)
Speaker switch
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
➜
Combinations/
Feature
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+
/
(F8)
Switch to the TV
Toggles through LCD display and dual
LCD/TV.
LCD and TV
Only LCD
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 the power.
Fn+D
Video standby
Turns off the LCD in order to save power.
Fn+B
Bass Boost
Toggles the bass-boost function off and on. This
feature is available only while using the
headphone.
Fn+S
System Idle
Puts the system into Idle mode, a power
management state. To return to the active state,
press any key.
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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
Right button
Left 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.
Pushing the pointing device too hard may damage it.
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To replace the pointing device cover
You can take off the pointing device cover and replace it with the
additional cover supplied with your computer.
Pointing device cover (supplied)
✍ Make sure the cover is tightly secured to prevent damage to the screen when you close the
computer.
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VAIO Action Setup
VAIO Action Setup manages the settings for your computer’s Jog Dial
control and i.LINK interface. An overview of each of these functions is
provided in the next few pages. For more information on changing the
settings using VAIO Action Setup, right-click the Jog Dial control icon,
or
, in the task tray and click Help Topics.
Jog Dial™ Control
Your computer is equipped with a Jog Dial on the right side of the unit.
The Jog Dial control enables you to open an application, folder, or
document from a predefined list by rotating and pressing the Jog Dial
control. In addition, when you press the Jog Dial control, you can turn on
your computer automatically and start the selected application or
document, and if the document you select is a script file, you can execute
a complex task, such as connecting to the Internet and downloading your
e-mail to your computer by simply pressing the Jog Dial control.
Jog Dial control
The Jog Dial control window always appears in the display. It is either in
the launcher mode or in the guide mode.
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Launcher mode
The Jog Dial control window is in launcher mode until a software
application is launched or the Jog Dial control window becomes active.
When an arrow is displayed next to an item in the Jog Dial control
window, you can display a submenu of that item by selecting it and
pressing the Jog Dial control button.
Guide mode
The Jog Dial control window is in the guide mode when software is in use
and the software window is active. Depending on the software you are
using, you can select items from the displayed list using the Jog Dial
control. Some Sony software applications have two modes in List View,
Simple Menu and Full Menu. You can switch the mode by pressing the
shift key while turning the Jog Dial control.
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Using the Jog Dial™ Control
This section explains how to use the Jog Dial control. For information on
how to change the Jog Dial control’s settings, right-click the Jog Dial
control icon in the task tray and click Help Topics.
Launcher mode
To use the Jog Dial control, click the Jog Dial control window or the Jog
Dial control icon in the task tray. Alternatively, you can press the Jog Dial
control while pressing the Ctrl key on the keyboard to switch to the
launcher mode.
1
2
3
Turn the Jog Dial control to select the item you want, then press the
Jog Dial control. The window switches to the guide mode, and shows
the Jog Dial’s function.
Turn or press the Jog Dial control to use the desired function.
To select another item, switch to the launcher mode and repeat from
step 1.
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Guide mode
The Jog Dial control window displays the Jog Dial’s function.
Software that supports the Jog Dial Control
If Sony software that supports the Jog Dial control is active, you can use
the Jog Dial’s functions that are allocated to that software. For more
information on functions allocated to software, see the software
applications online Help.
Software that does not support the Jog Dial Control
If the software you are using does not support the Jog Dial control, you
can scroll the window or adjust the window size as described below:
Action
Description
Maximize Window*
Press the Jog Dial control button to
maximize the size of the active window.
Press again to return to normal window
size.
Minimize Window*
Press the Jog Dial control button to
minimize the size of the active window.
Press again to return to normal window
size.
Finish Window*
Press the Jog Dial control button to close
the active application.
Scroll*
Press the Jog Dial control button to begin
scrolling within the active window.
Jog Dial Launcher
Press the Jog Dial control button to return
the Jog Dial control to Jog Launcher mode.
Menu Bar
Press the Jog Dial control button, then use
the Jog Dial control to scroll through the
active window’s toolbar.
* Some software does not support these functions.
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Dialog box
When a window such as Screen properties is active, Dialog is displayed in
the Jog Dial control window. You can select an item in the window by
rotating the Jog Dial control. Also, pressing the Jog Dial control is
equivalent to pressing Enter.
Internal Timer
You can use the internal timer to start an application at a specific time.
The timer can start applications even when the power is off.
AutoAlert E-mail Notification System
VAIO Action Setup enables you to set up your computer to notify you
with an Information LED when new mail arrives in your e-mail mailbox.
The Information LED turns red to indicate that new e-mail has arrived.
For AutoAlert E-mail Notification to work, you must use Microsoft®
Outlook® Express as your default e-mail software, and you must have an
Internet Service Provider with Dial-up capabilities set up.
As an alternative you can program your VAIO Action Setup to set the
Information LED to turn on when VAIO Action Setup has successfully
completed the task of dialing up and connecting to receive mail. In this
case, the Information LED turns on to indicate that your e-mail account
has been accessed successfully, regardless of whether or not you have
mail; this works with Outlook Express.
i.LINK Interface
Your computer comes equipped with an i.LINK port. The port is a digital
interface (IEEE-1394) for high-speed communication. By using your
computer, a Sony Digital Handycam® Camcorder or other camera that
supports the i.LINK interface, you can easily create and edit your own
home videos. For more information on connecting an i.LINK device, see
“Connecting an i.LINK device” on page 59 of this manual.
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Using the built-in MOTION EYE camera
Your computer includes a built-in MOTION EYE camera. You can use the
camera to shoot still images and record video clips.
✍ Do not touch the camera lens.
Do not point the camera towards the sun.
You cannot detach the camera.
Smart Capture is unavailable while other software that uses the built-in camera is in use.
Close all software that uses the built-in camera before you use Smart Capture.
You cannot transfer still images or video clips from the built-in camera while transferring to
connected i.LINK devices.
You should take an initial shot before taking a final shot to ensure sound and picture quality.
Your recording is not guaranteed.
If your recording fails due to conditions unfavorable to the camera, the contents of your
recording cannot be guaranteed.
Clean the lens regularly. Picture quality is adversely affected when the lens is dirty.
Capturing a still image
1
Press the CAPTURE button to start Smart Capture.
Need Art
2
3
Select Still Viewer/Movie Player from the application list.
Choose Still by clicking the on-screen Capture Mode button. To
switch to Motion, click the Capture Mode button again.
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The Finder window appears. Turn the MOTION EYE camera lens
towards the subject you want to photograph.
Adjust the focusing ring.
Half-press the CAPTURE button on the computer. The image remains
still for a few seconds. To display another image, release the
CAPTURE button and press again.
Fully press the CAPTURE button. The still viewer window opens and
the captured still image appears in the still viewer window.
For more detailed information about the capture software, refer to the
online Help for Smart Capture.
✍ If you turn the lens inwards, Smart Capture goes into mirror mode. You can use the mirror
mode to take a still image of yourself. A mirror-image appears in the finder window of the
display while shooting; however, after capturing, a normal image appears.
You can capture the following still images sizes: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, 80 x 60,
and 40 x 30.
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✍ To set the sound quality, you can adjust the sound quality for differing sound environments.
click Start, select Settings, then click Control Panel. Double-click Multimedia, and click the
Record icon of the Audio tab. Adjust the volume level with the microphone slider.
To create a panoramic image
You can create panoramic images by connecting still images captured
with the MOTION EYE camera.
1
2
Capture the still images. Using the Panoramic-assist function of
Smart Capture, capture still images to be used to create your
panoramic image. For details, see Smart Capture online Help.
Start the PictureGear software. For details, see the Picture Gear online
Help.
To set the image quality and mode of MOTION EYE camera
You can change the settings of image quality or mode of MOTION EYE
camera.
1
2
✍
3
Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click the MOTION EYE camera icon. The Camera Control
Utility appears.
You can also activate the Camera Control Utility using the Jog Dial control. Camera Control
Utility is available even while using other software applications that use the MOTION EYE
camera.
Click the Image Quality tab and drag the slider to the left or the right.
The level settings increase as the slider is moved to the right and
decrease as it is moved to the left.
Features
Description
Brightness
Adjust the brightness
Contrast
Adjust the contrast of the light part and the dark part
Color
Adjust the coloring
Hue
Adjust the hue of the color
Sharpness
Adjust the sharpness
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Click Mode tab and click the item you want to set.
Features
Description
Field/Frame
Set according to the movement of subjects.
❏ Field: Suitable for moving subjects.
❏ Frame (interpolation): The middle mode between
the Field mode and Frame mode.
❏ Frame: Suitable for still subjects.
White balance
Adjust the colors to be more natural.
❏ Auto: Adjust automatically to natural colors.
❏ Indoor: Suitable for indoor capturing.
❏ Outdoor: Suitable for outdoor capturing.
❏ Hold: Suspend the proximate settings of the white
balance, so that settings do not change
automatically.
Shutter speed
Set the shutter speed:
❏ Auto: Adjust the shutter speed automatically.
❏ 1/100 shutter: Set the shutter speed 1/100 seconds.
This speed is suitable for capturing images under
fluorescent light.
❏ Hold: Suspend the proximate settings of the shutter
speed, so that settings do not change automatically.
✍ The appropriate mode will vary depending on the situation or subject. Switching between
outdoor and indoor environments while setting the White Balance to Hold may cause colors
to appear incorrectly. For color correctness, set White Balance to Auto and capture something
white, and then wait approximately 10 seconds. The image should now display with the
correct color.
5
Click OK.
✍
Click the Default button, and then click OK to return all settings to the default settings.
Using the Floppy Disk Drive
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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
✍ You do not need to shut down the computer before connecting or disconnecting the floppy
disk drive.
Plug the USB cable on the floppy disk drive into the
USB connector on
the computer. When using the disk drive, the VAIO logo should face up.
Floppy disk drive
(supplied)
✍ Do not use the supplied floppy disk drive with other computers, as this may cause damage to
the unit.
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 the diskette, wait until the LED indicator turns off
and then press the Eject button to remove the diskette.
✍ Do not press the Eject button while the LED indicator is on, as this may damage the diskette.
Eject button
LED indicator
If the diskette does not come out by pressing the Eject button, disconnect
the floppy disk drive from the computer.
To remove the floppy disk drive
Wait until the LED indicator turns off, and then unplug the USB cable
from the computer.
To carry the floppy disk drive
Fold the floppy disk cable into the compartment on the side of the floppy
disk drive.
Using PC Cards
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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 I or Type II PC card. This slot is compatible with
a 16-bit Card and CardBus. The ZV (Zoomed Video) port is not available.
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”
in Customizing Your VAIO® C1 PictureBook Computer.
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
Insert the PC card into the PC card slot with the front label facing up.
Gently push the card into the slot until it is fixed into the connector;
the release button comes out.
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Pull the release button, then push it down toward the slot.
Release button
✍ 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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To remove a PC card
✍ Follow the procedure below when you remove the PC card while your computer is on. Failure
to follow this procedure may result in a malfunction. When removing the card while your
computer is off, skip steps 1 through 4.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click PC card.
Click the name of your PC card from the list that displays.
Click the Stop button, and then OK.
Push the release button.
Gently grasp the card and pull it out.
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Using Smart Connect
With Smart Connect you can copy, edit, or delete files on another VAIO
computer (equipped with Smart Connect) that is connected to your
computer with an i.LINK® cable.
You can also print a document on a printer that is connected to another
VAIO computer.
See the Smart Connect online help for more information.
i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
✍
i.LINK cables that are compatible with your VAIO® C1 PictureBook Computer include cables
with the following part numbers: VMC-IL4415 (a 1.5 meter cable with a 4-pin connector at
each end), VMC-IL4408 (a 0.8 meter cable with a 4-pin connector at each end), VMC-IL4615
(a 1.5 meter cable with a 4-pin connector at one end and a 6-pin connector at the other).
Using Infrared Communication Devices
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Using Infrared Communication Devices
Your computer includes an infrared port, located on the right 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 (from 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
approximately 15 degrees.
Infrared port
39 3/
8 inches
(1m)
Approximately
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” in Customizing Your VAIO® C1
PictureBook™ Computer.
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 press the power button and release it
immediately. You can also use the PowerPanel utility to enter System
Suspend mode.
To return to normal mode
Press any key.
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 pressing the power button. 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 push the power button and hold it 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 44)
❑
Printer (page 46)
❑
External display (page 47)
❑
External USB mouse (page 55)
❑
CD-ROM drive (page 56)
❑
Digital video camera recorder (page 59)
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Connecting a Phone Line
You need to connect a phone line (not supplied) 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.
✍ Use care when opening the phone jack cover. Opening it beyond a 45-degree angle may
result in damage to the unit.
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.
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Plug the other end into the wall jack.
Phone line jack
Phone cable (not 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 printer that is compatible with Windows 98 to your
computer.
To connect a printer
Plug the optional USB printer cable into the USB connector on your
computer and the parallel port on your printer.
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.
To use a printer
To use a printer, first install the driver software that came with your
printer.
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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 47)
❑
Projector (page 48)
❑
TV (page 49)
To connect a computer display
❑ Use the
symbol to locate the mini VGA/TV Out connector.
Connect the supplied adapter to the mini VGA/TV Out 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.
Computer display
Power cord
Display cable
Display adapter
(supplied)
✍ See the manual that came with your computer display for more information on installation
and use.
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To connect a projector
You can use a projector as an external display, such as the Sony LCD
Projector.
You can connect a projector using the supplied Display adapter.
1
2
Plug the VGA adapter into the computer's mini VGA/TV Out
connector and the display signal cable to the “VGA Out” connector of
the Display adapter.
Use the symbol to locate the Earphone connector. Plug the speaker
cable into this connector.
Computer
Projector
Power cord
to
Monitor
Audio cable
(sold separately)
Display adapter (supplied)
RGB signal cable
✍ See the manual that came with your projector for more information on installation and use.
You may not be able to display the computer's LCD and the external display together,
depending on the types of computer display and projector used.
Connect the AC adapter after you finish connecting all other peripherals. Turn on all the
peripherals before you turn on the computer.
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To connect a TV
Use the supplied display adapter to connect your TV monitor to the
computer.
1
2
Plug the supplied display adapter into the computer's mini VGA/TV
Out connector and the video cable to the “TV Out” connector of the
display adapter.
Plug the other end of the video cable to the Video In connector of
the TV.
Computer
TV Monitor
Power cord
to
Monitor
Video cable
Display adapter (supplied)
✍ Your computer’s TV output is compatible to NTSC only.
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Selecting a Display
This notebook computer uses the NeoMagic video controller. You can
select which display is used when the computer is connected to an
external display.
1
2
3
4
5
Click the Start button, select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
The Control Panel appears.
Click Display.
Display Properties appears.
Click the Settings tab.
Click the Advanced button.
NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV XL+ Properties appears.
Click the NeoMagic tab.
The NeoMagic settings appear.
Selecting a Display
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Select the external display type:
Setting
Equipment displayed
LCD panel
The internal LCD panel.
CRT/Projector
An external computer display connected to the Monitor
connector on the notebook or the power up station, or an
RGB connected projector.
TV
A video monitor or television connected to the VIDEO or S
VIDEO connector on the power up station.
You can turn off the notebook’s LCD display by checking the External
Display box in CRT/Projector and removing the check from the LCD box
in Internal Display. With this setting, you can adjust the vertical
frequency of the display with the refresh rate slider, but the resolution
slider will not work.
To set the width of the desktop and the vertical frequency of the display,
check Independent Display/Timing in Monitor as shown in step 2 on the
next page. You can then change the settings by moving the refresh rate
slider and the resolution slider.
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When the external display type is set to TV:
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❑
The internal LCD display cannot be turned off. The content of
both the LCD and the TV displays will be the same.
❑
The resolution can be set with the resolution slider to either
640×480 or 800×600 dots.
Click OK.
Screen Properties reappears, and the selected display is enabled.
You can switch between displays by moving the Jog Dial control or
pressing Fn and the function key. For details, see page 21.
!
Important: It is not possible to display screens simultaneously on both an
external computer display connected to the Monitor connector and a TV
connected to the VIDEO or S VIDEO connector.
!
Depending on the type of computer projector being used, it may not be
possible to display screens simultaneously on the internal LCD and an
external projector.
!
Screens cannot be displayed on a TV connected to the VIDEO or S VIDEO
connector while using true color (24 bit).
CRT Display
If you selected CRT/Projector in step 6 of Selecting a Display on the
previous page, you can set the resolution and other settings as
appropriate for the type of external computer display (CRT, Projector) or
projector you are using.
Selecting a Display
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2
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Click Details in step 6 of Selecting a Display on the previous page.
Advanced Settings appears.
Select the display type.
External display/device:
Setting
Function
CRT
Connection to an external computer display.
Projector
Connection to a projector.
Set the refresh rate/resolution (for Independent display/Timing)
When Independent display/Timing is selected in Monitor settings, you
can set separate values for the refresh rate and resolution of the internal
and external displays.
3
4
Set the resolution.
Select the resolution for the projector that you are going to use.
Click OK.
!
Important: It is not possible to select Independent display/Timing when true
color (24 bit) is selected for the number of colors.
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Television Display (When connected to the Display Adapter)
If you selected TV in step 6 of “Selecting a Display” on page 50, you can
change settings such as the TV format and the display position.
1
2
Click Details in step 6 of “Selecting a Display” on page 50.
Advanced Settings appears.
Click the TV Options tab.
Standard TV output:
Setting
Function
NTSC
Connection to a standard US/Japanese TV or video
monitor.
PAL
Connection to PAL TV or video monitor.
Output Selection:
Setting
Function
S Video
Connection to a TV or video monitor that has an S
connector.
Composite
Standard video output.
Image Enhancement:
Setting
Function
Flicker
suppression
This helps prevent problems with TV flicker.
Output Option:
Setting
Function
Contrast
Adjusts the TV contrast
Brightness
Adjusts the TV brightness
3
Click OK.
To adjust the window position
Press the arrow to move the window in the direction of the arrow.
Press to position the window in the center of the screen.
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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. PCGA-UMS1 driver has
already been installed.
USB Mouse
to
USB Connector
✍ A serial mouse or PS/2 mouse is not compatible with the VAIO® C1 PictureBook Computer.
See the manual that came with your mouse for more information on installation and use.
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Connecting a CD Drive
You can use the optional PCGA-CD51 CD-ROM or PCGA-CDRW51
CD-RW drive with your notebook. If you use either optional drive when
your computer is running on battery power, the battery life will be
shorter. The drive draws power from the computer through a PC card.
✍ Procedures for connecting the CD drive may vary, depending on the CD drive.
See the manual that came with your CD drive for more information on use.
To play an audio CD in the optional PCGA-CD5 CD-ROM drive with your notebook, your
computer's settings must be set properly. You can check the settings as follows:
1) Click the Start button, select Settings, and click Control Panel.
2) Click the Multimedia icon.
3) Click the CD music tab and make sure the “Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM
device” box is checked. When this box is checked, your notebook computer's settings are
correct for playing an audio CD in the PCGA-CD5 CD-ROM drive.
To connect a CD-ROM drive
✍ You can connect a PCGA-CD51 CD-ROM drive PCGA-CDRW51 CD-RW drive while the
computer is on, unless you want to use the System and Application Recovery CDs. Turn off
your computer before using the System and Application Recovery CDs.
1
2
Remove the PC card slot protector from the PC card slot. See “Using
PC Cards” on page 35 for details.
Remove the PC card from the bottom side of the CD drive.
Connecting a CD Drive
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Insert the PC card into the PC card slot with the SONY logo facing
up. See “Using PC Cards” on page 35 for details.
✍ A protective cover is attached to the lens of the CD-ROM drive at the factory. Before using the
CD-ROM drive, remove the protective cover.
To insert a CD-ROM
1
Push the Open button in the direction of the arrow to open the
CD-ROM drive lid.
Open button
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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.
Disc
✍ 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 CDROM drive lid.
3
Gently slide the tray back into place.
Press here to close tray
Power/Busy indicator
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Connecting an i.LINK device
The VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer includes an i.LINK (IEEE-1394)
connector, which you can use to connect to an i.LINK-enabled digital
video camera recorder.
To connect a digital video camera recorder
❑ Plug one end of an i.LINK cable into the S400
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 S400
to DV In/Out
Digital video
camera recorder
i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
✍ The Sony digital video camera recorder 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 400 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.
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Connecting External Speakers
You can enhance the sound quality of your computer by connecting
external speakers.
To connect external speakers
❑ Use the
symbol to locate the Headphone connector. Plug the
speaker cable into this connector.
✍ Make sure your speakers are designed for computer use.
Turn down the volume of the speakers before you turn them on.
Do not place diskettes on the speakers; the speaker’s magnetic field may damage the data on
the diskettes.
✍ See the manual supplied with your speakers for more information on installation and use.
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Connecting an External Microphone
You can enhance the quality of sound input by using an external
microphone.
✍ Make sure your microphone is designed for computer use.
To connect an external microphone
Use the m to locate the Microphone connector. Plug the microphone
cable into this connector.
✍ See the manual supplied with your microphone for more information on installation and use.
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
2
3
4
5
Read Me First
Contains Frequently Asked Questions, the most
up-to-date information on using your computer, and
software support information.
VAIO® C1
PictureBook™
Computer User
Guide
The User Guide (this manual) contains information
on how to get the most from your computer, find
help, and solve common problems. It also contains
product specifications.
Customizing
Your VAIO® C1
PictureBook™
Computer
The electronic document contains additional
information on customizing your computer. You can
access this guide from the Windows Start menu by
selecting Programs/VAIO/Documentation.
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.
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.)
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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. Many problems have simple
solutions, so try these suggestions before you call Sony Customer
Support.
✍ When you reconnect devices, be sure to turn off the computer as described in “Shutting
Down Your VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer” on page 15. 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 43.
❑
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, and 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, and then press the Enter key. The
computer restarts.
When I turn on my computer, the message “No system disk or disk error.
Replace and press any key when ready” appears and the computer does not
start.
Remove the diskette from the floppy disk drive by pressing the Eject
button and then press any key.
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.
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The video image on my screen is too dark
If an external display is connected to the Monitor connector, disconnect
the display.
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.
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” in the online document Customizing Your
VAIO® C1 PictureBook™ Computer.
My mouse doesn’t 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 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, right-click CPU Speed and select OS Controlled. See
“Controlling Power Management” in the online document Customizing
Your VAIO® C1 PictureBook™ Computer for details.
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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 “To connect
a CD-ROM drive” on page 56.
❑
Clean the CD-ROM.
❑
Check the speaker volume.
When I press Fn+F3, nothing happens
Use the following procedure to enable sound:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Click Start, select Settings, and click Control Panel.
Click the System icon.
Click the Device Manager tab.
Click Sound, video and game controllers.
Double-click Yamaha DS-XG PCI Audio CODEC (WDM).
Uncheck the “Disable in this hardware profile” box.
Click OK. The sound is now enabled.
My microphone doesn’t work
If you are using an external microphone, check that the microphone is
plugged into the Microphone connector. For details, see “Connecting an
External Microphone” on page 61.
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.
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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.
➜
❑
My modem does not work
❑ Check that the phone line is plugged into the line jack. See
“Connecting a Phone Line” on page 44 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.
❑
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.
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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.
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, right-click
CPU Speed, and select OS Controlled. 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 imported with the MOTION EYE camera are not clear
❑ Shooting under fluorescent light may result in reflections.
❑
Red or green interference may occur if the imported images include
dark parts.
❑
Check that the lens of the MOTION EYE camera is clean.
❑
Use the focus ring for focus adjustment.
I cannot record using Smart Capture, Smart Write, or Smart Label
1
2
3
Double-click
in the task tray.
Point to Display Select and select Recording.
Remove the check from the Mute check box in Microphone if the box
is selected.
Smart Write and Smart Label do not start
Reinstall the software using the Application Recovery CD.
About the MOTION EYE Camera
There is a vertical line when shooting a bright subject with a dark
background using MOTION EYE camera. This is a phenomenon called
“smear,” resulting from the inherent limits of this technology. This is not a
malfunction.
The image in the view finder of “Smart Capture” is rough
If you are shooting a subject in rapid movement, there may be a gap.
However, this is not a malfunction.
There are picture gaps and sound gaps when importing video images
Gaps may occur based on the effect settings in the Smart Capture
software. See the on-line help of the Smart Capture software for details.
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The MOTION EYE camera does not show any images
❑ Check to see if you are using any other applications which use the
MOTION EYE camera. If any of these applications are running, close
them.
❑
Check the screen resolution and the color palette settings. These
settings use video memory. Selecting lower settings releases video
memory.
❑
Open the Camera Control utility by selecting Start, Control Panel,
and then clicking MOTION EYE camera. In the window that
displays, select the Default button.
❑
If the MOTION EYE camera still does not show any images, restart
your computer.
The message “Failed to record to DV deck” appears
If this message appears while you are recording images to a digital video
device using DVgate Motion, close all open applications and restart your
computer. Frequent recordings of images to a digital video device while
using DVgate Motion sometimes causes this to occur.
Power Management
The operating system may become unstable if a lower power state such as
system hibernation is initiated and then changed before the operating
system completely enters the lower power state. To restore the computer
to its normal operating stability, close all open applications, and restart
the computer. If the computer does not restart, press the power button
and hold it there for four seconds or more to completely shut down the
computer.
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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 PCGACD51 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 74.
The System Recovery CD contains 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,
contact Sony Customer Support.
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To use the System Recovery CD
✍ The optional PCGA-CD51 CD-ROM drive must be connected to the computer to use the
System Recovery CD.
1
2
3
4
5
Insert the Sony System Recovery CD in the CD-ROM drive.
Shut down your computer as described in “Shutting Down Your
VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer” on page 15.
Wait four seconds and turn on your computer.
Click OK to signify you have read and accept the Microsoft End-User
License Agreement.
When the System Recovery menu appears, follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the recovery process.
✍ 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 been installed.
The recovery process takes between 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
If your computer does not start from the Recovery CD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Slide the power switch forward and hold it for more than four
seconds to turn off the computer.
Turn on the computer and press the F2 key when the Sony logo
appears. The BIOS setup menu screen appears.
Press the arrow keys to select the Exit menu.
Press the arrow keys to select Get Default Values and then press the
Enter key. The message “Load default configuration now?” appears.
Check that Yes is selected, and then press the Enter key.
Press the arrow keys to select Exit (Save Changes) and then press the
Enter key. The message “Save configuration changes and exit now?”
appears.
Check that Yes is selected, and then press the Enter key. The computer
restarts from the Recovery CD.
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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 72.
✍ 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
2
3
Turn on your computer. If your computer is already on, close all
applications.
When the Windows desktop appears, insert the first Sony
Application Recovery CD in the CD-ROM drive. The Application
Recovery utility loads automatically.
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.
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Hard Drive Partition
In order to improve the performance of your computer’s DVgate™
Motion software, the hard disk drive on your computer has been
formatted with two partitions. The C drive partition is approximately 8
GB, and the D drive partition is 4 GB. DVgate Motion saves files to the D
partition. This prevents large video captures from consuming the
available space on your C partition. To maintain optimum performance of
DVgate Motion, you should defragment your D partition regularly. See
the DVgate Motion online help for more information.
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Specifications
Model
Processor
Hard Disk Drive
Integrated Camera
Image Device
Lens
PCG-C1XS
400 MHz* Mobile Intel® Pentium® II Processor
12 GB†
410,000 pixels (effective 380,000 pixels)
1/6 inch 410,000 pixel CCD
2 elements in 2 groups
f = 2.8 mm, F = 2.8
White Balance
Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Hold
Shutter Speed
Auto/ 1/100 /Hold
Video Capture
Format/Size
YUY2/RGB 24 bit
Motion JPEG
40 x 30, 80 x 60, 160 x 120,
320 x 240, 640 x 480
Display Frames
30 frames/second maximum (overlay)
Capture Frames
30 frames/second maximum (320x240 motion JPEG)
15 frames/second maximum (640x480 motion JPEG)
Standard RAM
64 MB SDRAM, expandable to 128 MB
LCD Screen
L2 Cache Memory
MPEG
Graphics
Sound Capabilities
Diskette Drive
8.9” XWIDE™ Active Matrix
XGA TFT (1024 x 480)
128 KB
MPEG1 Digital Video supports full-screen playback
128-bit accelerator with 2.5 MB Video RAM
16-bit CD-quality stereo sound
External 3.5” 1.44 MB (USB)
Modem
K56flex and V.90 compatible data/fax modem‡
Infrared
Supports 4 Mbps, 1.1 Mbps, and 115 kbps IrDA standard
Expansion
Capabilities
One PCMCIA type II card and card bus support
Built-in
Capabilities
Mono microphone
Stereo Speaker
MOTION EYE camera
Pointing device
Jog Dial control
Special Buttons
Telecommunications
Capabilities
Jog Dial control and capture
Fax send/receive
Specifications
Model
PCG-C1XS
Connection
Capabilities
Phone line (RJ-11)
USB port
Stereo headphone (MEGA BASS support)
Microphone in
VGA monitor
i.LINK
Supplied
Accessories
USB Floppy disk drive
Rechargeable battery
AC adapter
Display adapter
Pointing device spare caps
Service
90-day limited express service††
Extendible to one year from original
date of purchase upon registration
Limited Warranty
90-day parts/labor standard††
Extendible to one year from original
date of purchase upon registration
Power
Requirements
34 watts maximum (16V DC/AC100-240V)
Power
Management
Energy Star Compliant
Advanced power management (APM) version 1.2
Battery
Lithium-ion 11.1 V
Dimensions
9.76” (w) x 1.06” (h) x 6.02” (d)
(248 mm x 27 mm x 153 mm)
Weight
2.2 lbs. (1.0 kg)
(with supplied battery)
Operating
Temperature
Operating
Humidity
41ºF to 95ºF (+5ºC to 35ºC)
(Temperature gradient less than 18ºF/10ºC/hour)
20% to 80% (not condensed) when that humidity is less than 65% at
95°F (35°C) (hygrometer reading of less than 84°F (29°C))
Storage
Temperature
Storage Humidity
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-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C) (temperature gradient less than
18°F(10°C)/hour)
10% to 90% (not condensed) when that humidity is less than 20% at
140°F (60°C) (hygrometer reading of less than 95°F (35°C))
*MHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed; other factors may affect application performance.
†
GB means one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary.
‡ Due to FCC limitations, speeds of 53 kbps are the maximum-permissible transmit power levels during
download transmissions. Actual data speeds vary depending on the line conditions.
Maximum speed for faxing is 14.4 kbps. Your modem is capable of downloading at 56 kbps using K56flex
technology or V.90. Your online service or Internet Service Provider, however, may not support this
technology or operate at this speed.
††
Certain restrictions apply.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
This product meets the standards of the International Energy Star Program for energy efficiency.
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Index
A
AC adapter 8
AC power 8
accessing online support 16
adding
hardware 43
peripherals 43
printers 46
adjusting
brightness 21
Alt key 18
Application Recovery CDs 74
Applications key 18
B
battery pack 9
charging 10
indicator light status 10
indicator lights 10
inserting 9
loading 9
power status 10
rechargeable 8
removing 12
brightness
adjusting 14, 21
built-in speaker 21
volume 21
buttons
Open 57
Start (Windows 98) 15
C
cameras
digital video recorder 59
canceling commands 18
Caps Lock
indicator light 20
CD-ROM drive
closing lid 58
connecting 35, 56
opening lid 57
troubleshooting 67
using 56
charge status indicator light 10
charging battery pack 10
choosing
power source 9
coin-operated telephones 45
computer
lithium ion battery vi
setting up 5
starting 14
troubleshooting 64–69
connecting
CD-ROM drive 35, 56
coin-operated telephones 45
digital video recorder 59
external keyboard 55
external mouse 55
floppy disk drive 33
monitor 47
multiple phone lines 45
network 35
parallel devices 46
party phone lines 45
PBX 45
phone line 44
power source 8
printer 46
projector 48
connectors
DC In 8
external speakers 7
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infrared 39
parallel 46
printer 46
correction keys 17, 18
Ctrl key 18
cursor-movement keys 17
customer assistance
support options 62
combination commands 21
function keys 17, 18
D
i.LINK 59
IEEE-1394 59
indicator lights
battery 10
Caps Lock 20
charge status 10
Num Lock 20
Scroll Lock 5, 20
infrared communication devices 39
other computers 39
infrared port 39
infrared transmission
active distance 40
troubleshooting 40
input devices iv
Insert key 17, 18
inserting
battery pack 9
diskettes into drive 33
installing
hardware 43
memory 35
peripherals 43
interference iv
DC In 8
digital still camera 39
digital video camera 59
diskettes
ejecting 34
inserting into drive 33
troubleshooting 67
disposal of lithium ion battery vi
drives 56
CD-ROM 56
floppy disk 33
DV In/Out 59
E
Eject button 34
ejecting
diskettes 34
electronic
documentation 62
Energy Star ii
Escape key 18
Express Service technical support 16
external devices
display
See also monitor
keyboard 55
mouse 55
H
headphone
connector 48
help 62
I
K
keyboard 17–19, 21
connecting 55
F
L
faxes
laws governing v
floppy disk drive
connecting 33
disconnecting 34
troubleshooting 67
Fn key 18
LCD
troubleshooting 65
Limited Warranty 16
lithium ion battery
disposal vi
safety precautions vi
loading
Index
battery pack 9
M
memory module
installing 35
microphone 5
modem
laws governing v
troubleshooting 68
monitor
connecting 47
switching among 21
mouse
connecting 55
multiple phone lines 45
N
navigation keys 17
network
connecting 35
Num Lock
indicator light 20
numeric keypad area 17
O
online
help 62
Open button 57
opening
CD-ROM drive lid 57
operator keys 18
output devices iv
adding 46
P
parallel port 46
party phone lines 45
PBX 45
PC card
inserting 35
removing 37
slots 35
troubleshooting 69
Type II 35
phone
connecting line 44
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jack 44
laws governing v
power saving modes 41
System Hibernation 21, 42
System Suspend 21, 41
Video Standby 21
power sources 9
connecting 8
Print Screen key 18
printer
connecting 46
port 46
projector 48
R
radio interference iv
rechargeable battery pack 8, 9
recharging battery pack 10
Recovery CDs 74
registering
your computer 16
removing
battery pack 12
diskettes 34
floppy disk drive 34
restoring data 74
S
Scroll Lock 5
indicator light 20
selecting
power source 9
Shift key 18
Shut Down Windows dialog box 15
Sony Fax-on-Demand service 63
speakers
connectors 7
troubleshooting 68
Start button 15
starting
computer 14
startup problems 15
switching
display 21
monitor 21
System Hibernation mode 21, 42
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System Suspend mode 21, 41
T
technical support
support options 62
troubleshooting 64–69
startup 15, 64
turning on
computer 14
TV
interference iv
V
VAIO Action Setup 24
video camera 59
Video Standby mode 21
W
warranty 16
Windows 98
Control Panel 40
Explorer 19
Find window 19
help 19
key 18
key combinations 19
Start button 15
taskbar 15, 66
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