Sony PCG-FX310K User's manual

Sony PCG-FX310K User's manual
Contents
Welcome.......................................................9
Using Your VAIO Notebook......................11
Using the Keyboard...................................................12
Functions of the keyboard keys .........................................13
Combinations and functions with the Windows key .........14
Indicators ...........................................................................15
Indicator lights ...................................................................15
Combinations and functions with the Fn key ....................16
Using the Touchpad ..................................................18
Using the Floppy Disk Drive ....................................20
To insert a floppy disk .......................................................20
To remove a floppy disk ....................................................20
To remove the floppy disk drive........................................21
To reinsert the floppy disk drive........................................22
Using the Optical Drive.............................................23
To insert a disc ...................................................................23
To remove a disc................................................................24
To play a DVD...................................................................25
Notes on CD and DVD media ...........................................26
To write data to CD-RW/CD-R media (For models with a
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive) ............................................27
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Using PC Cards .........................................................28
To insert a PC card.............................................................28
To remove a PC Card.........................................................29
Notes on PC Cards .............................................................30
Using a Second Battery Pack ....................................31
To insert a second battery pack..........................................31
To charge the second battery pack.....................................32
To remove the second battery pack ...................................33
Using the Weight Saver.............................................34
To attach the weight saver .................................................34
To remove the weight saver...............................................34
Using Smart Connect ................................................36
Connecting with i.LINK ....................................................36
Using Power Saving Modes ......................................37
Normal mode .....................................................................37
Standby mode ....................................................................37
Hibernate mode..................................................................37
Notes on power saving modes ...........................................38
Connecting a Phone Line ..........................................39
Connecting to a LAN ................................................40
To set up your ethernet connection....................................40
Connecting Peripheral Devices ...............43
Connecting a Port Replicator ....................................44
To attach your notebook to the port replicator ..................44
To remove your notebook from the port replicator ...........46
Connecting an External Mouse or Keyboard ............48
To connect an external mouse or keyboard .......................48
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Connecting a Parallel Port Printer .............................49
To connect a printer ...........................................................49
Connecting a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Printer ....50
To connect a USB printer ..................................................50
Connecting an External Display................................51
To connect a computer display ..........................................51
To connect a multimedia computer display .......................51
To connect a projector .......................................................52
To select a display..............................................................52
Connecting a TV Display ..........................................54
To connect a TV ................................................................54
Notes on TV display ..........................................................54
Connecting a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Device....56
To connect a USB device...................................................56
Connecting an i.LINK Device...................................57
To connect a digital video camera recorder.......................57
Notes on i.LINK devices ...................................................58
Connecting External Speakers ..................................59
Before connecting your external speakers .........................59
To connect external speakers .............................................59
Connecting an External Microphone.........................60
To connect an external microphone...................................60
Expanding Your Notebook Capabilities ...................61
Personal Digital Assistant ..................................................61
Wireless LAN Access Point ..............................................61
Wireless LAN PC Card......................................................62
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Customizing Your VAIO Notebook ..........63
Displaying the Sony Notebook Setup Screen ...........64
To display the Sony Notebook Setup screen .....................64
Sony Notebook Setup Tabs................................................65
Controlling Power Management ...............................66
To view the Power Management status icons....................66
Power Management profiles ..............................................67
Power management commands .........................................69
Conserving battery power ..................................................70
Displaying Battery Information ................................71
To activate the Battery Information toolbar ......................71
Battery icon descriptions ...................................................71
To display detailed battery information.............................72
To customize the Battery Information toolbar and alarm system .....................................................................................73
Selecting the Display Mode ......................................74
To select the display mode.................................................74
To change the Window Design of Sony software .............75
Adding Memory to Your VAIO Notebook 77
Precautions and Procedures.......................................78
Typical expansion memory configuration .........................79
Removing a Memory Module ...................................80
Installing a Memory Module.....................................82
Viewing the Amount of Memory ..............................83
About the Software on Your Notebook ...85
Software Overview....................................................86
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DVgate ......................................................................92
To defragment a partition ..................................................92
DVgate plug-in for Adobe Premiere..................................92
MovieShaker .............................................................94
To import images and sound clips .....................................94
To create a movie using Shaker .........................................94
To edit clips and scenes .....................................................95
To add effects to a scene or a clip......................................96
To save a movie .................................................................96
OpenMG Jukebox .....................................................97
Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) services .................97
To start OpenMG Jukebox 2.0...........................................98
To record a CD ..................................................................99
To transfer songs (check-in/check-out) ...........................100
Additional OpenMG Jukebox features ............................102
Notes on using Portable Players ......................................103
PictureGear..............................................................104
To manage your pictures..................................................104
To create a photo album...................................................104
To use Panorama Maker ..................................................105
To make still images and panoramic from MPEG ..........105
Smart Capture..........................................................106
To use Still mode .............................................................107
To use Net Movie mode...................................................111
To use ImageStation ........................................................114
VisualFlow ..............................................................117
To use VisualFlow ...........................................................117
Application, Driver, and System Recovery CDs.....118
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Using Your Recovery CDs......................................119
To use the Application Recovery CD(s)..........................119
To use the Driver Recovery CD(s) ..................................120
To use the System Recovery CD(s) .................................120
Troubleshooting ......................................123
Troubleshooting Your Notebook ............................124
Troubleshooting the LCD Screen............................128
Troubleshooting the Mouse and Touchpad .............130
Troubleshooting Drives, PC Cards and Peripheral Devices.........................................................................132
Troubleshooting Software .......................................134
Troubleshooting the Modem ...................................135
Troubleshooting Audio ...........................................136
Troubleshooting the Printer.....................................137
Getting Help .............................................139
Support Options.......................................................140
VAIO Support Agent ..............................................142
To use the Quick Fix Wizard ...........................................142
To use Common Solutions...............................................144
Automatic updates ...........................................................146
Update notification ..........................................................148
VAIO Support Agent Properties......................................148
To use Support Central ....................................................149
Software Support Information.................................154
Sony Service Center ................................................157
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Index .........................................................159
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Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony VAIO computer, and
welcome to the VAIO User Guide.
This User Guide provides detailed information on all aspects of using
your new VAIO computer, from keyboard functions to preinstalled
software applications.
In the left navigation window, click the topics you want to learn more
about, and that information will be displayed in this main window.
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Using Your VAIO Notebook
This section describes the following aspects of your new computer:
❑
Using the Keyboard
❑
Using the Touchpad
❑
Using the Floppy Disk Drive
❑
Using the Optical Drive
❑
Using PC Cards
❑
Using a Second Battery Pack
❑
Using the Weight Saver
❑
Using Smart Connect
❑
Using Power Saving Modes
❑
Connecting a Phone Line
❑
Connecting to a LAN
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Using the Keyboard
Your keyboard is very similar to a typewriter’s, but the keyboard has additional
keys that perform specific computer-related tasks.
Keyboard
Escape key
Function keys
Print Screen key
Correction
keys
Shift
key
Ctrl key
Applications key
Fn key
Alt key
Windows key
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Numeric keypad area
Navigation
keys
Using the Keyboard
Functions of the keyboard keys
Key
Description
Numeric keypad
area
Contains the keys found on a typical calculator. Use the
numeric keypad area to type numbers or to perform
mathematical calculations such as addition and subtraction.
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.
Correction keys
The Insert, Back Space, 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.
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
(Shift, Ctrl,
Alt 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 is used to
produce capital letters or special symbols, such as @ and $.
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Key
Description
Windows key
The key with the Windows logo displays the Windows Start
menu; it is the equivalent of clicking the Start button on the
taskbar. See “Combinations and functions with the Windows
key” for more information.
Fn key
The Fn key is used in combination with other keys to issue
commands. See “Combinations and functions with the Fn
key” for more information.
Applications key
The Applications key displays a shortcut menu of contextsensitive choices. Pressing this key is the equivalent of
clicking the right mouse button.
Combinations and functions with the Windows key
Combination
Function
+ F1
Displays Windows Help.
+ Tab
Switches the selected button on the taskbar.
+D
Displays the Desktop.
+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.
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Using the Keyboard
Combination
Function
Shift +
Returns all minimized windows to their previous size.
+M
+R
Fn +
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.
Indicators
Indicator
Function
Power
Light is green when the power to the notebook is turned on,
flashes amber in Standby mode, and turns off when the
notebook is in Hibernate mode or powered off.
Battery 1
Indicates the status of the battery inserted in the battery bay
on the left side of the notebook.
1
Battery 2
2
Hard disk
Indicates the status of the battery inserted in the multipurpose
drive bay on the right side of the notebook.
Lights when data is being read from or written to the hard
drive. Do not enter Standby mode or turn off the notebook
when this indicator light is on.
Indicator lights
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Light
On
Off
Num
Lock
The number keys in the numeric
keypad are active.
The alphanumeric character keys
in the keypad area are active.
Caps
Lock
The letters appear in uppercase as you Letters appear in lower case as
type. The Shift key lowers the case of you type (unless you hold down
typed letters when Caps Lock is on. the Shift key).
Scroll
Lock
Information moves across the
The screen scrolls differently.
(Exactly how it scrolls depends on the display normally.
specific application. It has no effect in
many applications.)
Combinations and functions with the Fn key
Combinations/
Feature
Function
Fn+
(ESC)
Standby
Puts the system into Standby mode, a power management
state. To return the system to the active state, press any key or
press the power button on your notebook.
Fn+
(F3)
Mute On/Off
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
or
or
.
.
Fn+
(F5)
Adjusts the brightness of the LCD.
Brightness control To increase light intensity, press Fn+F5 and then
To decrease light intensity, press Fn+F5 and then
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or
or
.
.
Using the Keyboard
Combinations/
Feature
Function
Fn+ LCD /
(F7)
Switch to the
external
monitor/LCD
Toggles through the LCD, external display (connected to the
Monitor jack) and both LCD and external display.
Fn+
Toggles between LCD-only and dual LCD/TV display
modes.
only/
(F8)
Control TV Out
LCD
Only LCD
LCD and external display
Only external display
Only LCD
LCD and external display
Only external display
Connect the cable before you turn on the notebook, otherwise
Fn + F8 will not work.
Fn+
(F12)
Hibernate
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 its
original state, use the power button to turn on power.
Fn+ F
Display control. Minimizes and maximizes the LCD screen.
If the default display resolution is reduced, this function
maximizes the display resolution to fit the screen size.
Maximizing the display screen enables you to view the
display at a greater resolution.
✍ Some functions are not available until Windows launches.
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Using the Touchpad
The keyboard contains a cursor-pointing device called a touchpad. You can point
to, select, drag, and scroll objects on the screen using the built-in touchpad.
Touchpad
Pointer
Touchpad
Right button
Left button
Action
Description
Point
Slide one finger on the touchpad to place the pointer on an
item or object.
Click
Press the left button once.
Double-click
Press the left button twice.
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Action
Description
Right-click
Press the right button once. In many applications, this action
displays a shortcut menu of context-sensitive choices.
Drag
Slide one finger while pressing the left button.
Scroll
Move your finger along the right edge of the touchpad to
scroll vertically. Move your finger along the bottom to scroll
horizontally. (The scroll function is available only with
applications that support a touchpad scroll feature.)
See Mouse Properties for information on touchpad features, such as clicking both
buttons simultaneously, adjusting touchpad speed, and Easy Launcher functions.
To access Mouse Properties, go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > and click
the Mouse icon.
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Using the Floppy Disk Drive
Your notebook comes with the floppy disk drive in the multipurpose bay.
To insert a floppy disk
1
Hold the floppy disk with the label side facing up.
2
Gently push the floppy disk into the drive until it clicks into place.
Inserting a floppy disk
Floppy disk
Floppy disk drive
To remove a floppy disk
1
After you finish using the floppy disk, wait until the LED indicator turns off.
2
Press the Eject button to remove the floppy disk.
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Using the Floppy Disk Drive
Removing a floppy disk
Eject button
LED indicator
✍ Do not push the eject button when the LED indicator is turned on. Otherwise, data may
be lost.
To remove the floppy disk drive
1
Turn off the notebook.
2
Locate the release lever on the bottom of the notebook.
3
Slide the lever in the direction of the arrow.
Multipurpose bay release lever
Multipurpose bay release lever
4
Slide the floppy disk drive out of the multipurpose bay.
5
Insert the weight saver. See “Using the Weight Saver” for more information.
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To reinsert the floppy disk drive
1
Turn off the notebook.
2
If another device is in the multipurpose bay, remove the device. See “To
remove the second battery pack” for more information.
3
Insert the floppy disk drive into the multipurpose bay with the VAIO label
facing up.
4
Continue pushing the drive into the bay until the release lever locks into
place.
Inserting the floppy disk drive
Multipurpose bay
Floppy disk drive
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Using the Optical Drive
Using the Optical Drive
Your notebook comes with an optical drive, either a CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
or DVD-ROM drive, depending on the model you purchased.
Do not use adhesive labels to identify your discs. Adhesive labels may come
off while the disc is in use in the optical drive(s), and may cause damage to
the drive.
To insert a disc
When the notebook is in Standby or Hibernate mode, you cannot insert a disc.
See “Controlling Power Management” for more information on Standby and
Hibernate modes.
1
Turn on the notebook.
2
Press the Eject button to open the optical drive. The tray slides out.
Ejecting the tray
Eject button
3
Place an optical disc on the tray with the label side facing up. For DVDs that
can be played on both sides, the side of the disc facing up is the side that
plays.
4
Push the disc onto the hub until the disc clicks securely into place.
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✍ Be sure to seat the disc firmly over the hub fingers. If you do not seat the disc firmly,
you could damage your optical drive and you may not be able to open the tray.
Inserting an optical disc
Label side facing up
5
Close the tray by pushing it gently.
To remove a disc
When the notebook is in power saving modes, you cannot remove a disc. See
“Controlling Power Management” for more information about power saving
modes.
1
After you finish using a disc, wait until the LED indicator turns off.
2
Press the Eject button to remove the disc.
3
If the disc does not come out when you press the Eject button, turn off the
notebook and insert a thin, pointed object (such as a paper clip) into the
manual eject hole.
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Using the Optical Drive
Manually removing a disk
To play a DVD
You can play DVDs using the optical drive and the WinDVD® software. See the
help file that comes with the WinDVD software for details.
❑
To achieve optimum performance when playing DVDs, it is recommended
that your notebook not be connected to the port replicator while playing
DVD movies or using DVD applications. Close any open applications before
playing a DVD movie.
❑
When playing DVD movies on battery power, set the power management
profile to DVD. With other profiles, the movies are choppy. As an
alternative, you can set the power management profile to Automatic Profile
Selection, which will cause the DVD profile to be selected automatically
whenever you insert a DVD. See “Controlling Power Management” for
information on how to set the power management profile.
Some discs recorded at 20 or 24 bits may produce noise while playing. If you
have audio devices connected, this may cause damage to your hearing and
the speakers. Reduce the volume before playing such discs.
You cannot switch between LCD and TV if you press Fn+F8 when a DVD is
inserted in the optical drive.
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Notes on CD and DVD media
❑
Do not switch the power saving modes while you are playing the DVD disc.
❑
Do not switch between LCD and the external display while you are playing
the DVD video.
❑
Change the setting to disable the screen saver and the virus checker (if it is
active).
❑
Do not use memory-resident utility software to speed up disc access. This
may cause the notebook to malfunction.
❑
Do not drop or bend the disc.
❑
Do not touch the surface of the disc. Fingerprints and dust on the surface of a
disc may cause reading errors. Proper care of the disc is essential to maintain
its reliability. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially
available cleaners or anti-static spray, as they may cause damage to the disc.
❑
For normal cleaning, hold the disc by its edge and use a soft cloth to wipe the
surface from the center out.
❑
If the disc is badly soiled, moisten a soft cloth with water, wring it out well,
and use it to wipe the surface of the disc from the center out. Wipe off any
remaining moisture with a dry soft cloth.
When using your notebook to play DVDs on your TV
❑
If you connect a TV to your notebook to play DVDs, see “Selecting the
Display Mode” for instructions.
❑
When a TV is connected to a notebook that is set to factory settings, a part of
the video screen will not appear. To view the entire screen, adjust the display
resolution to 640 x 480. See “Selecting the Display Mode” for more
information.
❑
If you set the display resolution higher than the default setting (1280 x 1024,
24 bits), the DVD video may not play properly.
❑
(For models with SXGA+ panels) To view the DVD video clearly, set the
display resolution to 1024 x 768 dots (16 bits).
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Using the Optical Drive
To write data to CD-RW/CD-R media (For models with a
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive)
You can use Easy CD Creator™ software to write data to a CD-R or CD-RW. To
use Easy CD Creator, see the online help manual that comes with the software.
❑
For optimal writing speed, deactivate the screen saver and exit anti-virus
software before writing data to a disc.
❑
For best results, use CD-Rs that are compatible with 4x speed.
❑
Do not put your notebook into power saving mode while using Easy CD
Creator.
Do not touch the surface of the disc. Fingerprints and dust on the surface of a
disc may cause writing errors.
Do not strike or shake the notebook while writing data to a disc.
Memory-resident disc utilities, such as the screen saver and virus checker, may
cause unstable operation or data loss. Deactivate these utilities before writing
data to a disc.
Always use the AC adapter as the power source for your notebook when you are
writing data to a CD-R or CD-RW. Using battery power may result in data
transfer failure.
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Using PC Cards
Your notebook includes two PC Card slots. PC Cards enable you to connect
portable external devices such as another hard disk drive, or to connect to a
network.
The PC Card slots can accommodate two Type I/II PC Cards, or one Type III PC
Card. These slots are compatible with CardBus. Use the lower slot for Type III
PC Cards. You do not need to shut down your notebook before inserting or
removing a PC Card.
To insert a PC card
1
Push the Release button. The Release button pops out.
PC Card release button
Release button
Release button
2
Press the Release button a second time. The PC Card slot protector pops out.
✍ When you use a Type III PC Card, you need to remove both the top and bottom PC
Card slot protectors.
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Using PC Cards
PC Card slot protector
3
Insert the PC Card into the PC Card slot.
4
Verify that the front label of the PC Card is facing up.
5
Push the PC Card slot gently into the port. Your system automatically detects
the PC Card. The
Unplug or Eject Hardware icon appears in the taskbar.
Inserting a PC Card
Insert with the
arrow facing toward
the slot
PC Card
Do not force a PC Card into the slot as this may damage the connector pins.
Touching the head of the PC Card will not cause damage to the connector
pins, but damage can occur if the head of the PC Card is sticking out of the
notebook while the unit is being transported.
To remove a PC Card
If your notebook is turned off, you do not have to follow these instructions.
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1
Double-click
box appears.
in the taskbar. The “Unplug or Eject Hardware” dialog
2
Select the hardware device you wish to remove.
3
Click Stop. In the “Stop a Hardware device” dialog box, confirm that the
device can be safely removed from the system.
4
Click OK. The message, “PC Card can now be safely removed from the
system” appears.
5
Click OK again and click Close.
6
Push the Release button. The Release button pops out.
7
Push the Release button a second time. The PC Card pops out.
8
Gently grasp the card and pull it out of the slot.
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Insert the PC Card slot protector into the empty slot.
Notes on PC Cards
❑
For some PC Cards, if you alternate between normal power operation and
the Standby or Hibernate power management modes while the card is
inserted, you may find that a device connected to your system is not
recognized. Reboot your system to correct the problem.
❑
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” for more information.
❑
Be sure to use the most recent software driver provided by the PC Card
manufacturer.
❑
If an exclamation mark (!) appears on the Device Manager tab in the System
Properties dialog box, remove the software driver and then reinstall it.
❑
You may not be able to use some PC Cards or some functions of the PC Card
with this notebook. If you have difficulty inserting a card, check that you are
orienting the card correctly. See the manual that came with your PC Card for
more information on use.
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Using a Second Battery Pack
Using a Second Battery Pack
You can purchase a second rechargeable battery pack. With two battery packs,
you can extend the time that you use your notebook with battery power. When
using two battery packs, the battery pack you insert first charges first. The second
battery pack you insert charges when the first battery pack is 85 percent full. You
can monitor which battery pack is charging by observing the battery indicators.
To insert a second battery pack
1
If another device is in the multipurpose bay, remove the device.
2
Insert the battery pack into the multipurpose bay.
✍ If the battery is being used, the battery 2 indicator turns on.
Second battery in multipurpose bay
Multipurpose bay
Battery pack
Label side facing down
3
Attach the weight saver to the notebook to stabilize the battery pack.
4
Locate the release lever on the bottom of the weight saver.
5
Slide the lever toward the front of the notebook to lock the weight saver. See
also “Using the Weight Saver” for more information.
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Using weight saver for second battery cover
Battery pack
Weight saver
To charge the second battery pack
❑
Keep the battery pack in the notebook while it is connected to AC power.
The battery indicator flashes while the battery is charging.
See also “To charge the battery pack” in your printed Quick Start for more
information.
Charging the second battery
Battery indicators
✍ To determine the amount of time the battery lasts, see “Displaying Battery
Information”.
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Using a Second Battery Pack
To remove the second battery pack
If you attach two battery packs, you can remove either of them without shutting
down the notebook.
1
When removing one battery pack, verify that the other battery pack’s
indicator is on.
2
If the indicator of the battery pack you are removing is on, right-click the
battery icon on the task tray and click the “Switch discharge battery” option.
3
Locate the release lever on the bottom of the weight saver.
4
Slide the lever in the direction of arrow 1, then slide the release lever on the
bottom of the notebook in the direction of arrow 2.
Multipurpose bay release levers
Arrow 1: Weight saver release lever
Arrow 2: Release lever
5
Remove the weight saver, and then pull out the battery pack.
6
Reinsert the weight saver. See “Using the Weight Saver” for more
information.
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Using the Weight Saver
The weight saver protects the multipurpose bay when it is empty.
To attach the weight saver
1
If another device is in the multipurpose bay, remove the device. See “To
remove the second battery pack” for more information.
2
Fold out the hinged arm of the weight saver and then push on the hinged arm
to lock it into place. Slide the weight saver in the direction of the arrow until
it clicks.
Attaching the weight saver
Weight saver
(supplied)
3
Manually lock the weight saver’s release lever.
To remove the weight saver
1
Locate the release lever on the bottom of the weight saver.
2
Slide this lever in the direction of arrow 1, then slide the release lever on the
bottom of the notebook in the direction of arrow 2.
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Multipurpose bay release levers
Arrow 1: Weight saver release lever
Arrow 2: Release lever
3
After removing the weight saver, pull out the weight saver’s hinged arm and
fold it into the weight saver.
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Using Smart Connect
Connecting with i.LINK
The preinstalled Smart Connect software enables you to use an optional i.LINK®
cable to connect your VAIO notebook to another VAIO computer that also has
Smart Connect. You can then use one computer to edit, copy or delete files on the
other computer. You can also print from a printer attached to either computer.
Connecting with an i.LINK cable
i.LINK cable (optional)
✍ When you connect two VAIO computers, you must assign each computer a unique
name. The computers can be identified by this unique name when the two computers
are networked together.
If you have previously purchased a VAIO computer or notebook that does not have the
Smart Connect software preinstalled, consult the Sony Web site for support options
(http://www.sony.com/pcsupport).
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Using Power Saving Modes
Using Power Saving Modes
When you use a battery as the source of power for your notebook, 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
notebook has two distinct power saving modes: Standby and Hibernate. When
using battery power, be aware that the notebook automatically enters Hibernate
mode when the remaining battery charge drops below 5 percent, regardless of the
power management setting you select.
✍ If the battery level falls below 10 percent, you should either attach the AC adapter to
recharge the battery or shut down your notebook and insert a fully charged battery.
Normal mode
Normal mode is the normal state of your notebook when it is in use. The power
indicator displays green when your notebook is in this mode. To save power, you
can turn off a specific device such as the LCD or the hard disk.
Standby mode
In Standby Mode the notebook saves the current state of the system in RAM and
switches off power to the CPU. The amber power indicator flashes in this mode.
To activate Standby mode
1
Press the key combination Fn+Esc, or press the power button and release it
immediately. You can also use the PowerPanel utility to enter Standby mode.
2
Press any key to return to normal mode.
Hibernate mode
In the Hibernate mode, the state of the system is saved on the hard drive and
power is turned off. The power indicator is off in this mode.
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To activate Hibernate mode
1
Press the key combination Fn+F12. The “Save to Disk Manager” screen
appears and the notebook enters Hibernate mode.
✍ Do not move the notebook until its power indicator turns off.
2
Press on the power button to return to normal mode.
Notes on power saving modes
❑
When returning from Hibernate mode, the system status stored on the hard
disk is erased and the notebook starts normally if you press the power button
and hold it for more than four seconds.
❑
Standby requires less time than Hibernate to return to normal mode.
❑
Standby uses more power than Hibernate.
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Connecting a Phone Line
Connecting a Phone Line
You need to connect a phone cable (supplied with selected models) to take
advantage of online services and the Internet.
✍ In order to register your Sony VAIO® Notebook, register your software online, and use
Sony Customer Support, you must connect to a phone line.
1
Plug one end of the phone cable into the modem jack on the notebook.
Connecting phone cable
Modem jack
Wall jack
Phone cable (supplied with selected models)
2
Plug the other end into the wall jack.
✍ Your notebook 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 may result in excess electrical current and could
cause a malfunction in the internal modem.
If you connect a phone line coming through a splitter, the modem or connected device
may not work properly.
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Connecting to a LAN
You can connect your notebook to 10Base-T and 100Base-TX-type Local Area
Networks (LANs). For the detailed settings and devices needed to connect to the
network, ask your network administrator.
Connecting to LAN
Ethernet
port
Warning: Only connect 10Base-T and 100Base-TX cables to the
Ethernet
port. Do not connect any other type of network cable or any telephone line.
Connecting cables other than those listed above may result in an electric
current overload and could cause a malfunction, excessive heat, or fire in the
port. To connect the unit to the network, contact your network administrator.
If you enable Wake on LAN, the power saving mode will be switched to
Standby mode.
To set up your ethernet connection
To connect to the network:
1
Right-click My Network Places and select Properties.
2
Click Advanced and select Network Identification to set the computer name,
domain, workgroup, and DNS suffix. You can also use the Network
Identification Wizard.
To set the connections, bindings, and provider order:
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Connecting to a LAN
1
Right-click My Network Places and select Properties
2
Click Advanced and select Advanced Settings. You now have access to
Adapters and Protocol Bindings and Provider Order.
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Connecting Peripheral Devices
You can add functionality to your notebook by connecting a variety of
peripherals, as dicussed in the following sections:
❑
Connecting a Port Replicator
❑
Connecting an External Mouse or Keyboard
❑
Connecting a Parallel Port Printer
❑
Connecting a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Printer
❑
Connecting an External Display
❑
Connecting a TV Display
❑
Connecting a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Device
❑
Connecting an i.LINK Device
❑
Connecting External Speakers
❑
Connecting an External Microphone
❑
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Connecting a Port Replicator
Your notebook supports the use of an optional port replicator (PCGA-PRFX1).
Attaching a port replicator enables you to connect additional peripherals to your
notebook.
Port replicator
2
1
5
3
1
2
3
4
Serial port
Printer port
6
4
5
6
Monitor port
7
Network (Ethernet 10BASE-T)
jack
7
USB ports
/ Mouse/Keyboard (PS/2
port)
DC In jack
The port replicator can be powered only with an AC power adapter. Do not
remove the AC adapter from the port replicator or the AC outlet while using the
port replicator; this may cause data damage or hardware malfunctions.
To attach your notebook to the port replicator
To supply power to your notebook while it is connected to the port replicator, you
can connect the AC adapter directly to the port replicator.
✍ When attaching your notebook to the port replicator, do not attempt to insert or
remove the battery pack. Lifting and turning the notebook with an attached port
replicator could cause a temporary loss of power.
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Connecting a Port Replicator
1
Turn off your notebook and disconnect all peripheral devices.
2
On the bottom of the notebook, slide the port replicator connector cover
open.
Port replicator connector
Port replicator connector
3
Attach the bottom of the notebook to the port replicator connector until it
clicks.
Attaching notebook to port replicator
Notebook
Port replicator
(not supplied)
4
Plug the cable attached to the AC adapter into the DC IN jack on the port
replicator.
5
Plug the power cord into the AC adapter and an AC outlet. The power
indicator turns green.
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Connecting AC adapter to port replicator
AC adapter
Power cord
✍ Use the AC adapter that comes with your notebook, or an optional Sony adapter.
Power indicator
Release lever
Power
Port replicator connector
6
Turn on the notebook.
To remove your notebook from the port replicator
1
Turn off your notebook and the connected peripherals.
2
Pull the levers on each side of the port replicator to disengage the notebook
from the port replicator.
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Connecting a Port Replicator
Disengaging notebook from port replicator
Lever
3
Lift the notebook away from the port replicator.
Lifting notebook
4
Close the port replicator connector cover on the bottom of your notebook.
Close the port replicator connector cover after removing your notebook
from the port replicator. If the cover is left open, dirt may get inside and
damage the notebook.
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Connecting an External Mouse or Keyboard
You can connect an external mouse or keyboard to the optional port replicator
using a similar type PS/2® plug or adapter. You can only connect one external
device at a time. Therefore, you cannot connect both a PS/2 mouse and PS/2
keyboard simultaneously.
✍ Before you connect or disconnect the mouse or keyboard, turn off the notebook.
To connect an external mouse or keyboard
1
Turn off your notebook.
2
Locate the mouse/keyboard port on the port replicator identified by the
symbols.
3
Plug the mouse or the keyboard cable into this port with the arrow facing up.
4
See the manual that came with your mouse or keyboard for more
information on its installation and use.
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Connecting a Parallel Port Printer
Connecting a Parallel Port Printer
You can connect a Windows 2000 compatible printer to your notebook to print
documents.
To connect a printer
1
Locate the Printer port identified by the
symbol.
2
Plug the printer cable (supplied with the printer) into this port on the
notebook.
3
See the manual that came with your printer for more information on its
installation and use.
Printer port
Printer
to
Printer
Power cord
Printer cable
(supplied with the printer)
✍ Before using the printer, you may need to change the Printer setting in the Sony
Notebook Setup software. See “Displaying the Sony Notebook Setup Screen” for more
information.
If your printer stops functioning after resuming from a power-saving mode, see
“Troubleshooting the Printer” for more information.
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Connecting a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Printer
You can connect a Windows 2000 compatible USB printer to either of your
notebook’s two USB ports to print documents.
✍ To use a printer, first install the driver software that came with your printer.
To connect a USB printer
1
Plug the optional USB printer cable into one of the two USB ports on your
notebook and the USB port on your printer.
2
See the manual that came with your printer for more information on its
installation and use.
Connecting a USB Printer
Power cord
USB connector
To USB port
Printer
USB printer cable (not supplied)
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Connecting an External Display
Connecting an External Display
You can connect external display devices such as a computer display (monitor),
multimedia computer display, and projector to your notebook.
To connect a computer display
1
Locate the Monitor jack identified by the
notebook.
symbol on the back of the
2
Plug the display cable (not supplied) into this jack.
3
If necessary, plug one end of the display power cord into the display, and the
other end into an AC outlet.
4
See the manual that came with your computer display for more information
on its installation and use.
Connecting an external computer display
Computer display
Power cord
To
Monitor
Display cable (optional)
To connect a multimedia computer display
You can connect the notebook to a multimedia computer display that includes
built-in speakers and a microphone.
1
Locate the Monitor jack identified by the
2
Plug the display cable into this jack.
3
Locate the Headphone jack identified by the
symbol.
symbol.
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4
Plug the speaker cable into this jack.
5
Locate the Microphone jack identified by the
6
Plug the microphone cable into this jack.
7
See the manual that came with your multimedia computer display for more
information on its installation and use.
symbol.
To connect a projector
You can use a projector, such as the Sony LCD Projector, as an external display.
❑
See the manual that came with your projector for more information on its
installation and use.
Connecting a projector
To
headphones
To
monitor
RGB signal
cable (optional)
Projector
Power cord
Audio cable
(optional)
To select a display
When you connect an external display to the monitor jack, you can toggle the
output between the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), the external monitor, or both
devices.
Use the Fn+F7 keys to select a display. See also “Selecting the Display Mode”
for more information.
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Connecting an External Display
To
Press
Switch to an
Fn+F7
external display
Result
Toggles between the LCD, the external display
connected to the Monitor jack, or both the LCD
and external display.
Only LCD
LCD and external display
Only external display
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Connecting a TV Display
You can enjoy playing audio/video by connecting optional AV devices to your
notebook. See also the manuals supplied with your AV devices for more
information on their installation and use.
To connect a TV
1
Connect the notebook to a TV using audio/video cables.
2
Switch the input channel of the TV to external input.
Connecting a TV
To AC outlet
Power cord
To audio input
To video input
Audio cable
(not supplied)
Video cable
(supplied)
Notes on TV display
❑
TV Out does not work unless you start your notebook with the TV Out jack
plugged in.
❑
If you insert a DVD in your optical drive to watch a video on your TV, the
Fn+F8 key combination might not activate the function to toggle between
your LCD and TV. Perform the following steps:
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Connecting a TV Display
1
Connect the TV to the notebook.
2
Restart the notebook and wait until it finishes.
3
Toggle between your LCD and your TV with the Fn+F8 key
combination.
Your image is now displayed on both the LCD and the TV. Re-insert your DVD
to launch your DVD software.
❑
In order to play a DVD while using the TV Out jack, the screen resolution
must be set to 640 x 480 dots.
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Connecting a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Device
You can connect USB devices such as an external mouse, keyboard, speaker, and
microphone to your notebook.
To connect a USB device
The following steps describe the procedure for connecting a USB mouse to your
notebook. Use the same procedure for connecting all USB devices.
1
Locate the USB device identified by the
symbol.
2
Plug one end of the USB cable into this port and the other end into the USB
device.
Connecting USB device to USB port
USB device
To
USB
USB connecting cable
(optional)
You can use an optional Sony USB mouse PCGA-UMS1 series (not supplied)
with this notebook. Since the USB mouse software driver is preinstalled in the
notebook, you simply plug the USB mouse into the USB port to use it. One USB
port supports one USB device.
See the manual that came with your USB device for more information on its
installation and use.
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Connecting an i.LINK Device
Connecting an i.LINK* Device
Your VAIO® Notebook includes an i.LINK® S400 (IEEE1394) port, which
you can use to connect a compatible i.LINK device, such as an i.LINK enabled
digital video camera recorder. See the manual that accompanied your digital
video camera recorder for more information on its installation and use.
To connect a digital video camera recorder
❑
Plug one end of the i.LINK cable (not supplied) into the i.LINK port on the
left side of the notebook and the other end into the DV In/Out port on the
digital video camera recorder.
Connecting digital video camera recorder to i.LINK port
Digital video
camera recorder
To i.LINK
To DV In/Out
i.LINK cable
(optional)
* i.LINK is a Sony trademark used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software applications, operating
system, and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not
communicate with each other. Refer to the documentation that came with your compatible
i.LINK device for information on operating conditions and proper connection. Before connecting compatible i.LINK PC peripherals to your system, such as a CD-RW or hard disk
drive, confirm their operating system compatibility and required operating conditions.
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Notes on i.LINK devices
❑
The above figure displays a connection to a Sony digital video camera
recorder; your digital video camera recorder may need to be connected
differently.
❑
Only Sony digital video camera ports labeled “DV In/Out” or “i.LINK” are
compatible i.LINK devices.
❑
Do not connect more than one digital video camera at a time. The software
supplied with your notebook will not recognize multiple cameras.
❑
The i.LINK port on the notebook does not supply power to external devices.
If the external device requires power from the i.LINK port, you cannot use
the device with the notebook.
❑
The notebook 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 accompanied your software
for more information.
❑
The i.LINK cables compatible with your VAIO notebook include cables with
the following part numbers: VMC-IL4415 (a 1.5-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), and VMC-IL4408A
(a 0.8-meter cable with a 4-pin connector at each end). You can purchase
these cables from your local retailer, through the Sony VAIO® Direct Web site
(http://www.sonydirect.com), or by calling 1-888-315-7669 (toll free).
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Connecting External Speakers
Connecting External Speakers
You can enhance the sound quality of your notebook by connecting external
speakers. See the manual that accompanied your speakers for more information
on their installation and use.
Do not place floppy disks on the speakers; the speakers’ magnetic field may
damage the data on the floppy disks.
Before connecting your external speakers
❑
Verify your speakers are designed for computer use.
❑
Turn down the volume of the speakers before you turn them on.
To connect external speakers
1
Locate the Headphone jack identified by the
notebook.
2
Plug the speaker cable into this jack.
symbol on the side of the
Connecting speakers to the headphone jack
Speakers
To Headphones
Speaker cable
(supplied with speakers)
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Connecting an External Microphone
You can enhance the quality of sound input by using an external microphone. See
the manual that accompanied your microphone for more information on its
installation and use.
✍ Verify that your microphone is designed for computer use. The microphone should be
compliant with the plug-in power microphone.
To connect an external microphone
1
Locate the Microphone jack identified by the
notebook.
2
Plug the microphone cable into this jack.
symbol on the side of the
Connecting microphone to microphone jack
Microphone
(optional)
To
Microphone
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Expanding Your Notebook Capabilities
A Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), Wireless LAN Access Point, and Wireless
LAN PC Card peripheral device can be connected to your notebook, to expand
the capabilities of your computer and enhance its versatility to meet your various
business or personal needs.
Personal Digital Assistant
A handheld PDA is the quintessential personal planner and entertainment center
that fits in your pocket. With a PDA, you can easily perform the following
functions:
❑
Enter your schedule details in the calendar and view them by the day, week,
or month, and even set an alarm to remind you of important events.
❑
Keep your contact names, addresses, phone numbers, and other details in the
address book, and find them when you need them.
❑
Add tasks to the To Do List, prioritize them, and assign them due dates.
❑
Synchronize your data with the software on your notebook, to back up your
data.
❑
Track expenses when you are out of the office, then transfer the data to your
notebook.
❑
Exchange data with your notebook.
Wireless LAN Access Point
The Wireless LAN Access Point, which is also called the Access Point, is
designed for building a wireless Local Area Network (LAN) environment. The
Access Point comes with the Wireless LAN PC Card and required software. You
can easily build a wireless LAN environment by plugging the Access Point into
an AC power outlet, installing the Wireless LAN PC Card in your notebook, and
using the provided software. Because a wireless LAN configuration requires no
wiring, you can operate multiple computers more freely than ever before.
You can also connect your Access Point to a telephone line, Integrated Services
Digital Network (ISDN) router, cable modem, or Digital Subscriber Line (xDSL)
modem to share access to the Internet among multiple computers.
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Wireless LAN PC Card
The Wireless LAN PC Card, which comes with the Wireless LAN Access Point,
can be purchased separately and is designed for building a wireless LAN
environment. The Wireless LAN PC Card can be used with or without the Access
Point. With the Access Point, you can build a wireless LAN between computers
that are equipped with the Wireless LAN PC Card and gain access to the Internet.
Without the Access Point, you can achieve direct communication (Peer to Peer
mode) between computers.
✍ For information on available Sony products, go to http://www.sonystyle.com/vaio/.
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Customizing Your VAIO
Notebook
The following sections briefly describe how to change your notebook’s
default settings:
❑
Displaying the Sony Notebook Setup Screen
❑
Controlling Power Management
❑
Displaying Battery Information
❑
Selecting the Display Mode
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Displaying the Sony Notebook Setup Screen
To display the Sony Notebook Setup screen
1
Click the Start button on the Windows® taskbar.
2
Point to VAIO and click Sony Notebook Setup.
Sony Notebook Setup Screen
3
Select the tab for the item you want to change. See “Sony Notebook Setup
Tabs” for more information.
4
After you finish making your changes, click OK.
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Displaying the Sony Notebook Setup Screen
Sony Notebook Setup Tabs
Tab
Description
About This Computer
Display system information, including memory
capacity, serial number, and BIOS version.
Printer
Select printer port mode settings.
Initial Setting
Change the volume of the sounds that play while the
operating system is loading. Select the order of drives
and devices from which you want to load the operating
system. You can specify the hard drive as well as other
drives inserted into your notebook.
Touchpad
When you connect an optional mouse to your
notebook, you can make your touchpad inactive. You
can also customize the settings of your mouse using the
mouse utility.
Power On Password
Set the password to secure your notebook.
Enable Ports
Enable or disable ports. Disabling ports releases
resources to the system. To change the serial settings,
click Advanced on the Basic/Advanced tab.
Basic/Advanced
Switch between Advanced mode (additional screens
with advanced settings) and Basic mode of display.
✍ For more information about each option, click Help on the Sony Notebook Setup
screen to display the help file.
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Controlling Power Management
The PowerPanel™ utility allows you to control the power management of your
notebook and provides key information about system activity and battery life.
The following sections briefly describe how to conserve your notebook’s battery
power. You can also refer to PowerPanel Help for more detailed information. To
activate a profile or command, see “Displaying Battery Information” for more
information.
To view the Power Management status icons
The Power Management status icons are displayed in the task tray at the lower
right side of your screen. Move the pointer over the icons to see the tool tip that
displays information about the active profile. The Battery status icon indicates
the battery power level and the CPU status icon indicates the performance level
of the CPU.
To activate the Power Management Toolbar
1
Right-click on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
2
Select Toolbars from the pop-up menu, and then click Power Management.
The Power Management toolbar appears on the taskbar.
The current profile icon is highlighted on the Power Management toolbar. It is
the first icon farthest to the left, and its appearance changes depending on which
power management profile is currently selected. To change the power
management profile, click the current profile icon, and then select a profile from
the pop-up list. See “Power Management profiles” for a description of available
options. To select another power management profile, click that icon in the
Power Management toolbar.
✍ When you use the battery pack to power your notebook, your system selects the
Maximum Battery Life power management profile by default. If you select a different
power management profile while using battery power, that profile is selected
automatically the next time you use the battery pack to power your notebook.
Refer to PowerPanel Help for information on customizing the Power Management
toolbars.
You can change the power management settings, such as the system timer and the
brightness of the screen.
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Controlling Power Management
To customize Power Management settings
1
Click the Current Profile icon on the Power Management toolbar.
2
Select Edit/Create Profiles from the menu.
3
Click a profile whose setting you want to change from the list in the left
field.
4
Double-click an item whose setting you want to change from the list in the
right field.
5
Click the desired setting.
6
Click the File menu, and then click Save.
7
Click the File menu, and then click Exit.
Power Management profiles
The PowerPanel utility provides several predefined Power Management profiles.
Each profile consists of a group of Power Management settings that are designed
to meet specific Power Management goals—ranging from maximum Power
Management to no Power Management. You can change the settings for any of
the predefined profiles (except for the Disable Power Management profile), or
you can create your own profile to suit your portable computing needs. The
predefined profiles are:
Icon
Description
Maximum Performance
Provides the best system performance while still conserving power.
Maximum Battery Life
Provides power saving features to give you maximum battery life and
good performance. It slows the notebook and puts it into Standby mode
after a specified time period.
Disable Power Management
Turns off all power management features such as Standby and
Hibernate modes.
You can not change the settings of this profile.
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Icon
Description
AC Power
The power management state when AC power is in use. Similar to the
Power Management Off setting. Power Management automatically
loads the AC profile unless you disable this feature.
Games
Disables the display and the Hard Disk Standby timer.
Presentation
Keeps the display on at all times while it conserves power. This option
is ideal for slide show presentations. You can establish settings for
LCD (Video) Standby, Hard Disk Standby, and Standby mode to
optimize power management for your system.
Camera
Optimizes performance and power requirements for camera usage.
DVD
Optimizes performance and power requirements for DVD usage.
Word Processing
Optimizes power management with longer timeouts on the hard disk
and display screen. You can also establish settings for LCD (Video)
Standby, Hard Disk Standby, and Standby mode to optimize power
management for your system.
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Controlling Power Management
Icon
Description
Spreadsheet
Optimizes performance and power requirements for spreadsheet
applications.
Communications
Extends battery life by initiating a quick display timeout. The Internal
modem remains powered. You can also establish settings for LCD
(Video) Standby, Hard Disk Standby, and Standby mode to optimize
power management for your system.
Automatic Profile Selection
Automatically switches to a profile suitable for active applications.
Power management commands
The PowerPanel™ utility also provides power management commands that you
can use to activate specific power management functions and to control power
for a specific device. You can use these commands to override a profile setting or
initiate an immediate action.
Icon
Description
Standby
Puts the system into Standby mode, a power management state that
saves the state of the system and peripheral devices in memory
(RAM). Power consumption reduces to a minimum, and the system
remains on. To return the system to the active state, press any key or
the power button on your notebook.
Hibernate
Provides for the lowest level of power consumption. The system
writes the state of the system and peripheral devices to the hard disk
and turns off the system power. To return the system to the original
state, use the power button to turn on power. The system saves the
data in the Save to Disk Partition on the hard drive.
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Conserving battery power
When using the notebook with a battery, the LCD display and the hard drive can
be set to switch off automatically to conserve battery power.
See “Power Management profiles” for more information.
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Displaying Battery Information
Displaying Battery Information
You can display information for each of the batteries in your notebook. The
following sections briefly describe how to display your notebook’s general
battery information. Refer to PowerPanel™ Help for more detailed information.
To activate the Battery Information toolbar
1
Right-click on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
2
Select Toolbars from the pop-up menu, then click Battery Information. The
Battery Information toolbar appears on the taskbar.
To view the total capacity remaining in the battery, place the pointer over the
battery status icon in the task tray on the lower right side of the screen.
Battery Information Toolbar
❑
Percentage indicator — Displays the percentage of the remaining capacity.
❑
Time indicator — Displays estimated time (hours:minutes) remaining
before the battery fully drains, also known as the time-to-empty.
Battery icon descriptions
Battery icon
Battery status
Charging
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Battery icon
Battery status
Fully charged
Discharging
No battery
To display detailed battery information
Double-click the battery icon on the task tray to display the Battery Information
window. The screen appears displaying the Battery tab, which contains
information such as the estimated time-to-empty and charging time.
Battery Information Window
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Displaying Battery Information
To customize the Battery Information toolbar and alarm
system
You can customize the Battery Information toolbar and modify the alarm
settings, to suit your portable computing needs. Refer to PowerPanel™ Help for
more information.
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Selecting the Display Mode
This notebook uses the Intel® video controller, which enables you to select the
desired display when the notebook is connected to an external monitor. When
you connect an external display, you can switch the display mode between your
notebook’s LCD display and the external monitor.
To select the display mode
✍ See “Connecting an External Display” for more information.
1
Click the Start button, point to Settings, then point to Control Panel.
2
Click Display to access the Display Properties window.
3
Click the Settings tab, then click the Advanced button, to display the Intel®
82815 Graphics Controller Properties dialog box.
Intel® 82815 Graphics Controller Properties Screen
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4
Click the Intel® Graphics Technology tab, then click the Graphics Properties
button. If you want to use the TV as a display, deselect the Synchronous
Display Mode box and click Apply. You cannot use the TV and another
display simultaneously.
5
Click the Device tab.
6
Select the type of display.
✍ You may not be able to display the notebook LCD screen and an external display or
projector at the same time, depending on the types of computer displays and
projectors you are using.
Turn on the notebook after you turn on the peripheral devices.
To change the Window Design of Sony software
1
Click the Start button, point to Settings, then point to Control Panel.
2
Click UI Design Selector.
3
Click << or >> and select the desired design.
4
Click Apply.
5
The “UI Design Selector” window design changes. The window design for
your Sony software will match the “UI Design Selector” window.
6
To try another selection, click << or >> and then click OK.
7
The “UI Design Selector” window closes and the Sony software window
design displays.
✍ This feature is available with UI Design Selector-compatible software only.
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Adding Memory to Your VAIO
Notebook
In the future you may want to install memory modules to expand the
functionality of your notebook. The amount of memory on your notebook
will vary depending on the model you purchased. Expansion memory
modules are available as options. For memory upgrades, use only PC100
(CL2) SDRAM SO-DIMM (gold lead contacts). This section describes
how to replace memory modules in your computer:
❑
Precautions and Procedures
❑
Removing a Memory Module
❑
Installing a Memory Module
❑
Viewing the Amount of Memory
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Precautions and Procedures
The procedures described below assume you are familiar with the general
terminology associated with personal notebooks and with common safety
practices required for using and modifying electronic equipment. Personal injury
or equipment damage may result from failure to take these precautions.
Observe the proper safety precautions when installing memory modules in
your notebook. See the bulleted list below. Use care when adding memory.
Mistakes made when installing or removing a memory module may cause a
malfunction.
❑
Disconnect your system from its power source and from any
telecommunications links, networks, or modems before you open the
system.
❑
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage memory modules and other
components. Perform the procedures described below only at an ESD
workstation. If such a station is not available, do not work in a carpeted area,
and do not handle materials that produce or hold static electricity
(cellophane wrappers, for example). Ground yourself by maintaining contact
with an unpainted metal portion of the chassis while performing the
procedure.
❑
Do not open the memory module package until you are ready to install the
module. The package protects the module from ESD.
❑
Use the special bag for preventing ESD or use aluminum foil when you store
the memory module.
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Typical expansion memory configuration
128 MB Memory Models
Total System Memory (MB)Slot 1 (MB)
Slot 2 (MB)
128
128
192
128
64
256
128
128
512
256
256
256 MB Memory Models
Total System Memory (MB)Slot 1 (MB)
Slot 2 (MB)
256
128
128
512
256
256
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Removing a Memory Module
1
Shut down your notebook and disconnect all peripheral devices, such as your
printer.
2
Unplug the notebook and remove the battery pack(s).
3
After the notebook has cooled, loosen and remove the screw that secures the
cover of the memory bay on the bottom of your notebook. Use an
appropriate screwdriver.
Removing the memory module cover
Screwdriver
Screw
4
Touch a metal object (such as the connector panel on the back of your
notebook) to discharge any static electricity.
5
Remove the memory module.
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Removing a Memory Module
Removing memory module
1
2
1
1 Pull the tabs in the direction of the arrows.
The memory module is released.
6
2 Pull the memory module in
the direction of the arrow.
Tighten the screw on the memory bay cover.
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Installing a Memory Module
1
Follow steps 1 to 4 of “Removing a Memory Module”.
2
Remove the memory module from its packaging.
3
Slide the memory module into the empty slot.
4
Press the module into place until it clicks.
Installing memory module
1 Slide the memory module into the slot.
2 Press the module into place until it clicks.
5
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Tighten the screw on the cover of the memory bay.
Viewing the Amount of Memory
Viewing the Amount of Memory
1
Restart the notebook.
2
Click the Start button on the Windows status bar, point to VAIO option, and
click Sony Notebook Setup. The Sony Notebook Setup screen appears.
3
Click the About This Computer tab to view the amount of system memory. If
the additional memory is not shown, repeat steps 1 through 5 in “Installing a
Memory Module”.
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About the Software on Your
Notebook
Your VAIO® Notebook is ready to help you work, play, learn, and
communicate as soon as you turn it on. This section provides the
following information:
❑
An overview of the various software that come with your notebook and the
activities you can perform with your software
❑
Details on your Sony application, driver, and system recovery CDs
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Software Overview
Adobe Acrobat™ Reader
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Acrobat Reader software enables you to view, navigate, and print electronic
documents in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), an open file format that
is intended to preserve the fidelity of documents created on all major computer
platforms.
America Online®
America Online, Inc.
America Online is a popular Internet online service. Stay in touch with family
and friends with easy-to-use e-mail, manage your personal finances, get the latest
news and sports scores, and chat with thousands of others who share your
interests.
Apple QuickTime™
Apple Computer Inc.
QuickTime is the Apple technology that makes video, sound, music, 3D, and
virtual reality come alive for our Internet browser and Windows.
CompuServe® 2000
CompuServe Interactive Services, Inc.
CompuServe is the most comprehensive source of organized business and
educational information online today. CompuServe allows you to access the
vastness of the Internet, without wasting time wading through it. Maximize your
time online with CompuServe.
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DVgate™
Sony Electronics Inc.
Connect a compatible digital video camera recorder to the i.LINK®* connector
and capture your own video clips and still images. You can edit clips from your
video, add others, and combine clips into new movie segments. You can also save
your images in a variety of popular file formats.
Easy CD Creator™ (On selected models)
Roxio, Inc.
Easy CD Creator lets you make your own data, audio and multimedia CDs. You
can back up your important files to CD, and read them back on standard CDROM drives. Create your own audio CDs right on your desktop, and play them
back on your home or car stereo CD player. You can make your own personalized
color jewel case inserts with custom text and graphics. You can even make
backup copies of your existing CDs. The Easy CD Creator Wizard makes
creating your own custom CDs a simple process.
Microsoft® Internet Explorer
Microsoft Corp.
Internet Explorer delivers the Web the way you want it. It is safe, easy to use, and
you can personalize how you access the Web. Outlook Express and other tools in
Internet Explorer also help you have a great experience when you are on the
Web.
Microsoft® Word
Microsoft Corp.
Microsoft Word makes it easy to create shared Web, e-mail, and print documents
for use around the world. It embraces HTML as a first-class file format and
extends Word’s ease-of-use to the Web and e-mail. Word also extends that easeof-use to international users, making it simple to create multilingual documents.
* i.LINK is a Sony trademark used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software applications, operating
system, and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not
communicate with each other. Refer to the documentation that came with your compatible
i.LINK device for information on operating conditions and proper connection. Before connecting compatible i.LINK PC peripherals to your system, such as a CD-RW or hard disk
drive, confirm their operating system compatibility and required operating conditions.
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MovieShaker™
Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony’s original MovieShaker software creates personal movies that have
transitions, background music and text. Just import your video clips and “shake”
with a click of the mouse. Your personal movies are easy to create and fun to
share with family and friends. See “MovieShaker” for more information.
Netscape Communicator®
Netscape Communications Corp.
Netscape Communicator is an all-in-one Internet tool that makes it easy to
browse the Web, send Internet e-mail, chat, read newsgroups, and compose great
Web documents.
Norton AntiVirus™
Symantec Corporation
Norton AntiVirus provides security for your Internet and e-mail communications.
This powerful antivirus software works in the background to continuously
protect your PC, by scanning the files you download from the Web and receive as
e-mail attachments. Each time you connect to the Internet, Norton Antivirus
updates its virus definitions to deliver automatic protection today and in the
future.
OpenMG™ Jukebox
Sony Electronics Inc.
OpenMG Jukebox software enables you to import digital audio files by
downloading audio files from Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) services
over digital networks, such as the Internet. You can record audio CDs onto your
hard drive in a variety of formats.
PictureGear™
Sony Electronics Inc.
This image management software displays images from your hard drive, a Sony
digital still camera, or a Sony Mavica® camera. The images appear in a
convenient light-table format, so that you can easily view the contents of an
entire folder. See “PictureGear” for more information.
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Prodigy Internet®
Prodigy Communications Corp.
An online service that helps you find what you need online faster and smarter.
Prodigy delivers powerful online content such as sports scores, stock quotes,
news, and easy access to Excite, plus quality customer service, all at a
competitive price.
Quicken® 2001
Intuit Inc.
Quicken is a fast, easy way to organize your finances. Quicken works just like
your checkbook, so it is easy to learn and use. Quicken manages all your
finances, bank accounts, credit cards, investments, and loans. You can even pay
your bills online.
RealJukebox
Real Networks Inc.
RealJukebox is one of the world’s most widely used personal music management
systems. Using RealJukebox, you can capture the contents of a music CD,
manage and play back your music, and view various music-related information
via the Internet. This Custom RealJukebox for Sony allows seamless check-out
capabilities to a wide range of Sony personal audio devices, and offers
convenient links to Sony product and music service home pages.
✍ If you are using an external CD-ROM drive connected with a PC Card, be sure to
connect your external CD-ROM drive before starting RealJukebox. Additionally, do not
remove your CD-ROM drive while using RealJukebox. Either of these actions may
cause RealJukebox to shut down improperly.
RealPlayer®
Real Networks Inc.
RealPlayer is the RealNetworks video and audio player which lets you access
2,500 radio stations featuring music, news and sports.
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RealProducer®
Real Networks Inc.
RealProducer converts your audio and video files, or live feeds, into RealAudio
and RealVideo for the Internet or your intranet. RealProducer is easy to use, gives
you better control over your content, and is packed with exclusive features.
Featuring support for CD-quality RealAudio 8 and VHS-quality RealVideo 8,
RealProducer is an excellent choice for both beginners and pros.
Smart Capture
Sony Electronics Inc.
Smart Capture is a fun new way to send multimedia messages via e-mail. Smart
Capture manages the i.LINK® connection between your computer and a Sony
Digital Handycam® Camcorder that supports the i.LINK interface. It allows you
to capture compressed video or still images that you can save or share via e-mail.
A smart solution to computer, digital audio/video and network convergence.
Smart Connect
Sony Electronics Inc.
Smart Connect allows you to use an i.LINK cable to connect your VAIO
computer to another VAIO computer that supports Smart Connect. You can then
use one computer to copy, delete, and edit files on the other computer. You can
also print from a printer attached to either computer.
VAIO Action Setup
Sony Electronics Inc.
VAIO Action Setup manages the settings for your notebook’s Shortcut keys and
i.LINK interface.
VAIO Support Agent
Sony Electronics Inc.
VAIO Support Agent provides immediate, interactive online support.
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VisualFlow™
Sony Electronics Inc.
VisualFlow software is a state-of-the-art Sony multimedia browser designed
specifically for Memory Stick® media. It displays any still picture, movie, or
sound file stored in a Memory Stick media in a visually pleasing, artistic manner.
VisualFlow software not only plays a selected movie or sound file, but also
enables playback of files by other applications such as PictureGear, Memory
Stick Slideshow, and Windows Explorer.
WinDVD® 2000
InterVideo Inc.
WinDVD is a simple-to-use DVD player including all the features you would
expect to find in a standard consumer DVD player, while also offering advanced
display and navigation features such as zoom, pan, bookmark, and time search.
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DVgate
In order to improve the performance of your notebook’s DVgate™ motion
software, the hard disk drive on your notebook has been formatted with two
partitions, C and D. The C partition holds 40 percent, and the D partition holds 60
percent of the entire drive capacity. DVgate software 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 software, you
should defragment or format the D partition regularly.
To defragment a partition
Before you defragment a partition, make sure you back up all files that you
want to save.
1
Click the Start button in the Windows® taskbar.
2
Click Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools, and then Disk
Defragmenter. The Disk Defragmenter window appears.
3
Select the drive you want to defragment from the list, and click the
Defragment button.
See Windows® Help for more information on defragmenting.
DVgate plug-in for Adobe Premiere
If your VAIO® Notebook does not come with Adobe Premiere® pre-installed
and you subsequently purchase that software, you must install a plug-in to enable
DVgate™ 2.3 software.
To install the DVgate plug-in for Adobe Premiere® 5.1 and 5.1LE
1
Click Start in the Windows® taskbar and select Run.
2
Click Browse and, from your C: drive, select Program Files, and Sony, and
Dvgate, and Premiere Plug-in, and then 5.1.
3
Select “Setup.exe” and click Open. Then click OK to install the plug-in.
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DVgate
To install the DVgate plug-in for Adobe Premiere® 6.0
1
Click Start in the Windows® taskbar and select Run.
2
Click Browse and, from your C: drive, select Program Files, and Sony, and
Dvgate, and Premiere Plug-in, and then 6.0.
3
Select “Setup.exe” and click Open.
4
Click OK to install the plug-in.
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MovieShaker
This application can be used to create fun and innovative movies without any
prior knowledge of film editing. In a few simple steps, motion pictures can be
combined with special effects, still images, and music files, and then saved in a
format compatible with most computers.
Main Window
Working Panel
Editing trays
Clip tray
Help
Product tray
Trash
To import images and sound clips
1
Click
2
Find the file you want to add.
3
Select the file.
4
Click Open. The file is added to the Clip tray.
✍
(File Import) or
(DV Import).
Importing large files may cause MovieShaker software to stop responding.
To create a movie using Shaker
After adding clip(s) to the Clip tray, you can create a short movie using the
Shaker feature. Shaker randomly select clips from the Clip tray to create a 30second scene.
1
Click the Shake tab.
2
Select a mood by clicking a face in the Shaker tray.
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Shaker Tray
3
Click
. A 30-second scene is automatically generated and
saved to the Product tray.
4
To preview, switch the scene from the Product Tray to the Work Panel and
press play.
✍ Scenes created with Shaker begin with a black frame and after processing are placed
in the first available slot on the Product tray. Limit the number of scenes placed on the
Product tray to five or fewer. MovieShaker software may stop responding if too many
scenes are placed on the Product tray.
To edit clips and scenes
You can edit your movie by adding effects and text, adjusting the color and
contrast, and modifying the length of clips.
Working Panel
Sound
Color
Monitor
Speed
Effect Palette
Trim Palette
Effect
Knobs
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To add effects to a scene or a clip
1
Double-click the clip or scene to move it to the Working Panel.
2
Select the Effects tab from the Editing tray.
3
Drag and drop the Effect you want to add from the Effects tray to the Effects
palette on the Working Panel.
✍ To preview an Effect, click on the clip in the Working panel monitor. Your clip displays
with the new effect on the Effect tray monitor.
4
See Help for instructions on adjusting effect duration and replaying clips and
scenes.
To save a movie
1
Verify that the clip(s) you want to save is on the Product tray. See Help for
more details on saving movies.
2
Click Export.
3
Select the format in which you want the clip to be saved.
4
Click Next.
5
Locate the folder to which you want the file saved.
6
Name the file.
7
Click Save.
✍ Exporting movies may take a long time to complete—Quick-Save is the fastest way to
save a movie, while “Save movie as DV” (Digital Video) takes the longest.
MovieShaker can play video files up to 65 MB in length.
For DV playback and smooth video playback, use the following resolution refresh
rates: 1024 x 768/75 Hz or lower.
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OpenMG Jukebox
OpenMG Jukebox
OpenMG Jukebox is a software application that utilizes Sony Corporation’s
copyright protection technology. OpenMG Jukebox maintains the holder’s
copyrights by preventing unauthorized distribution of digital audio files.
OpenMG Jukebox software enables you to play and record audio CDs and import
digital audio files while maintaining the copyright information of the contents.
When you record an audio CD with OpenMG Jukebox, it is encoded in ATRAC3
format onto your notebook’s hard drive. You can download digital audio files
from Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) services. The imported data can be
played on your notebook or transferred to external devices or media. OpenMG
Jukebox converts your existing MP3 and WAV format audio files into OpenMG
format (WAV format audio files are converted into ATRAC3 format or changed
into OpenMG MP3 format).
Your VAIO® Notebook ships with OpenMG Jukebox 2.0 installed. Other
external devices that are compatible with OpenMG Jukebox may contain an
earlier version of the software (Version 1.0, 1.1, or 1.2). Do not install an
earlier version of OpenMG Jukebox on your notebook, as this may cause the
software to work improperly or damage your audio files.
Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) services
EMD allows you to download music files via the Internet. To use Internet
services that are compatible with OpenMG Jukebox, you need:
❑
Access to the Internet from your notebook. Sign up with an Internet Service
Provider (ISP) and configure your notebook for Internet access before using
EMD services.
❑
An EMD service provider. Consult the provider for details regarding service.
✍ To protect your personal data, Sony uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an encryption
protocol for communication between your browser and Sony’s World Wide Web
(WWW) server. If you are accessing the Internet from an enterprise Local Area
Network (LAN), you may not be able to use SSL due to the proxy server of the LAN.
Contact your network administrator for more information.
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To start OpenMG Jukebox 2.0
1
From the Start button on the Windows taskbar, select Programs, OpenMG
Jukebox, and then click on OpenMG Jukebox. The CDDB® Music
Recognition Service Registration wizard appears.
2
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete registration.
✍ To register with CDDB, you will need Internet access from your notebook. For more
information regarding CDDB registration, click the Help button.
3
When you have registered with CDDB, the “Set OpenMG Jukebox as the
Application for playing Audio CD” dialog box appears. You can set
OpenMG Jukebox as the default application for playing audio CDs by
selecting the appropriate checkbox.
4
Click OK. The OpenMG Jukebox window appears.
OpenMG Jukebox 2.0 Basic Features
1
2
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5
6
7
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1
Menu bar
5
Displays OpenMG Jukebox menus.
2
Screen Tabs
6
Change the operational sheet view
according to function.
Player control buttons
7
Control playback (play, stop, pause,
etc.).
File Tree view
8
Displays the folders on your
notebook.
3
4
File List view
Lists the items under the selected
folder in the File Tree view.
Drop-down list
Displays the playlists, audio files,
etc., of the current screen tab.
Tutorial tab
Opens and closes the Tutorial
screen.
URL drop-down list
Displays URL address information
if available. Clicking the “Go to
URL link” button connects to the
Internet Web page of the URL.
To record a CD
You can record songs from audio CDs and import them to playlists within
OpenMG Jukebox.
✍ When you record from an audio CD on your optical drive for the first time, the “CD
Drive Optimization” dialog box appears. Click Start to verify your optical drive. After
the verification is performed, recording begins.
1
Insert an audio CD into the optical drive.
2
Click the CD tab.
3
Select the Bit Rate, CD drive, and Record to location from the drop-down
lists.
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CD tab screen
4
To select certain tracks from your CD, uncheck any unwanted tracks. You
can also click the empty checkbox next to Select All (clears all checkboxes),
and then select the desired tracks.
5
Click
Rec to Jukebox to begin recording. When the recording is
finished, the new playlist appears in the File Tree view of the Playlist screen
tab.
6
To name the album and songs, type the name, or retrieve it from the CDDB
Web site on the Internet at http://www.cddb.com/cddb2info/using.html.
To transfer songs (check-in/check-out)
You can transfer songs between the playlists of your OpenMG Jukebox and
external devices/media. For details on using your external devices/media, see the
user guide that came with your product. These instructions are for the Checkin/Check-out 1 step mode; for information on 2 step mode, see “Changing the
check-in/check-out settings” in the OpenMG Jukebox Help menu.
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Check-out
1
Connect the external device/media to your notebook.
2
Click the Check-in/Out tab to display the Check-in/Out screen. Your
notebook recognizes the connected external device/media and lists the
information on the right side of the screen.
Check-In/Out tab screen
3
Select the Playlist containing the song that you want to check out. The songs
in the playlist are listed in the Playlist view in the center of the screen.
4
In the Playlist view, select the song to be checked out. To check out more
than one song at a time, hold down the Ctrl key and click the songs to be
selected.
5
Click
(Out), or drag and drop the song to the desired position in the song
list of the external device/media. Check-out begins.
✍ To cancel Check-out, click
(Stop), or click Cancel in the Processing dialog box
displayed during Check-out.
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Check-in
You can only check-in songs recorded on external devices/media to the hard
drive of the same notebook from which the songs were checked out.
1
Connect the external device/media to your notebook.
2
Click on the Check-in/Out tab to display the Check-in/Out screen. Your
notebook recognizes the connected external device/media and lists the
information on the right side of the screen.
3
Select the song to be checked in from the song list of the external device or
media. To check in more than one song at a time, hold down the Ctrl key and
click on the additional songs to be selected.
4
Click
(In), or drag and drop the song(s) to the Playlist view. If you want
to check in all of the songs in the external device/media, click
(In All).
Check-in begins.
✍ To cancel check-in, click
(Stop), or click Cancel in the Processing dialog box
displayed during the Check-out process.
For more information about using OpenMG Jukebox 2.0 software, go to the
online OpenMG Jukebox Help file. You can access the OpenMG Jukebox Help
file using either of the following instructions:
1
Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar, select Programs, and
OpenMG Jukebox, and then OpenMG Jukebox Help.
2
From the OpenMG Jukebox Help menu, select OpenMG Jukebox Help.
Additional OpenMG Jukebox features
❑
OpenMG Jukebox Tutorial — In the Tutorial screen, the available
operations of OpenMG Jukebox are briefly described. By clicking items in
the screen, you are guided directly to the desired operations of OpenMG
Jukebox.
❑
OpenMG Jukebox Backup Tool — Allows you to back up and restore all
the data managed by OpenMG Jukebox, including music, graphics, and
information. You must be connected to the Internet to use OpenMG Jukebox
Backup Tool.
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❑
Import audio files in various formats — You can import downloaded or
stored audio files in various formats, such as MP3, WAV, or WMT (which is
compliant with Windows Media Technologies with the extensions .asf or
.wma), and manage them on the Playlist of OpenMG Jukebox.
❑
Manage imported songs on the Playlist — By registering imported songs
to the Playlist of OpenMG Jukebox, additional features are made available
other than playback. You can create a list of songs categorized by genre or
artist, display the created list on a Playlist, and manage these songs in a
hierarchical structure by using Playlist folders. You can also edit songs so
that multiple songs are created as one (Combine), or divide one song into
two (Divide).
❑
Simple mode — Allows you to perform playback operations only. The
operation panel in simple mode is much smaller than in full mode. This is
especially useful when you want to play songs with OpenMG Jukebox while
using other software, or when you feel that the operation panel in full mode
is too large. Additionally, the design of the operation panel in simple mode
can be changed by adding a new Skin. Therefore, you can enjoy various
panel designs when the skins supporting OpenMG Jukebox soon become
available.
Notes on using Portable Players
If you have purchased a Portable Player such as NW-MS7 or NW-E3, do not
install the version of OpenMG Jukebox that came with the Portable Player. Your
notebook already has OpenMG Jukebox version 2.0 preinstalled. Overwriting
OpenMG Jukebox version 2.0 for VAIO computers may generate malfunctions.
To connect your Portable Player to your VAIO® Notebook, you need a plug-in
for OpenMG Jukebox version 2.0. For details, refer to Sony Walkman® Product
Support on the Web at http://www.sony.com/walkmanproductsupport.
✍ Due to the incompatibility between Windows 2000 Professional software and NWMS7 Portable Player hardware, connecting a NW-MS7 Portable Player to your VAIO
notebook is not possible.
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PictureGear
PictureGear software is a digital image management application that enables you
to see all the images stored in any directory on your notebook. Thumbnail views
provide quick reminders of your pictures. Brighten, contrast, enhance, resize,
crop, and color-correct your pictures. Create panoramic views, animations,
screen savers, wallpaper, still pictures from MPEG, and even HTML photo
albums.
To manage your pictures
1
From Collection menu, select Create New Collection.
2
Enter a name for the collection and then click OK.
3
Click the Folder tab and browse to locate your pictures.
4
Select the pictures you want to have in a collection.
5
Select Add File to Collection.
6
Select Collection Folder and then click OK.
To create a photo album
1
Select the pictures you want to use to make an album.
2
From the Utilities menu, select Album Maker.
3
Choose the type of Album you want and click OK.
4
Now add more pictures, frames, text, and effects.
5
When you are finished, select Create Album in File menu or click the Create
Album icon on the toolbar.
6
Designate the folder you where want to save the Album.
7
Enter the Target Album name, select Thumbnails and click OK.
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To use Panorama Maker
Panorama Maker stitches a group of still images into a 360-degree panoramic
picture. The source images should be the same size and overlap 20 percent.
1
Gather the source images into the same folder or collection.
2
Select the images you want to use.
✍ Sony recommends creating your panoramic picture with 12 landscaped or 16 portrait
pictures.
3
From the Utilities menu, select Panorama Maker.
4
Select the correct lens and click OK. (If 35mm lens is selected, the prompt
does not appear. To select a different lens, click the lens icon.)
5
Click the panoramic icon, near the bottom of the window.
6
Click Full Stitch.
To make still images and panoramic from MPEG
1
Select the MPEG file.
2
From the Movie/Sound menu, select Scene Break Down.
3
Select Movie Stitch to create a panoramic picture.
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Smart Capture
Smart Capture is a Sony-designed application that manages the i.LINK®*
connection between your computer and a compatible i.LINK digital camera or
camcorder. You can capture and enhance video or still images to share with your
family and friends over the Internet or through e-mail.
Smart Capture main window
1
2
3
8
5
4
6
7
1
Mode indicator
5
Displays the current mode (Still or
Net Movie).
Help button
Connects you directly to the online
Smart Capture help.
* i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394
connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software applications, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may
not communicate with each other. Refer to the documentation that came with your compatible i.LINK device for information on operating conditions and proper connection. Before
connecting compatible i.LINK PC peripherals to your system, such as a CD-RW or Hard
Disk Drive, confirm their operating system compatibility and required operating conditions.
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2
6
Mode dial
Switches Smart Capture from Still
mode to Net Movie mode with a
single click of your mouse.
3
7
Options button
Displays the configuration options
available for either Still or Net
Movie mode.
4
8
Effects button
Displays the special effects that you
can apply to your pictures or video
clips.
Capture button
Captures your individual still
images in the same manner as a
camera. You can select different
characteristics for the Capture
button when capturing a Net Movie.
Application Switch drop-down
list
Switches between the Still image
and Net movie modes, using a dropdown list.
Image window
Displays the still or video image
from your digital camera or
camcorder.
To use Still mode
1
From the Start button, point to Programs, point to Smart Capture, and then
click on Smart Capture. The Smart Capture main window appears.
2
Connect your compatible i.LINK digital camera or camcorder to your
computer with an i.LINK cable. An image appears in the Smart Capture
main window.
✍ The Smart Capture main window opens with a blue screen image, indicating that there
is no data input from a digital camera or camcorder. When you connect your digital
camera or camcorder to your system with an i.LINK cable and turn it on, an image
appears in the main window. Some cameras and camcorders need to have a recording
media inserted before an image can be displayed in the Smart Capture window.
Consult the manual that came with your digital camera or camcorder for more
information.
3
Check that the Mode dial is set to Still.
4
Click on the Mode dial to switch between Still mode and Net Movie mode.
5
Click on the Options button to view the available options for your still image
capture. The Still Image Options window appears.
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Still Image Options window
The Still Image Options window has four tabs:
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Capturing Mode — You can choose between Normal, Self-timer or
Panorama Capture modes.
❑
Image Size — Select the image size, horizontal by vertical in pixels.
❑
Image Quality — Set the quality of your pictures as they are being
saved by selecting Fine, Standard or Economy image quality.
❑
Destination — Select a file destination for your pictures.
Click on the Effects button to select a special image effect. The Effect
Setting window appears. Use the drop-down list to view and customize the
available effects.
Smart Capture
Effect Setting window
✍ You can use a different special effect for each picture, or you can remove all special
effects by clicking on the No Effects button.
To capture a picture in Still mode
1
Use your digital camera or camcorder to locate the image you want to
capture.
2
When you see the desired image in the Smart Capture window, click on the
Capture button. The Still Viewer window appears. You can capture one
picture or several pictures at a time.
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Still Viewer window
3
Click on the arrows or drag the scroll bar to view the pictures. As each image
is captured, it displays in the Still Viewer window with a balloon for your
comments and an identifying number in the viewer’s queue.
To manage pictures in Still mode
From the Still Viewer window, you can perform various functions using the task
buttons:
❑
Delete — Discard any or all of your still images by clicking on the Delete
button. Select a single image or all and the image(s) is “torn” and removed
from the Still Viewer window.
❑
Upload — Send your still images online to the ImageStation Web site to
share with your family and friends. ImageStation stores your still images
online when you register for this free service. See, “To use ImageStation” for
more information.
❑
Mail — E-mail your still images to your family and friends. Click on the
Mail button and your e-mail application launches with a new message
window containing the still image.
❑
Save — Click on the Save button to save your still image in a variety of
formats, to a location of your choice.
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✍ You must be connected to the Internet before attempting to upload or e-mail your still
images or videos.
To use Net Movie mode
1
From the Start button on the Windows taskbar, point to Programs, point to
Smart Capture, and then click on Smart Capture. The Smart Capture main
window appears.
2
Connect your compatible i.LINK digital camcorder to your computer with
an i.LINK cable. An image appears in the Smart Capture main window.
3
Check that the Mode dial is set to Net Movie. Click on the Mode dial to
switch between Still mode and Net Movie mode.
4
Click on the Options button to view the available options for your movie
capture. The Recording Options window appears.
Recording Options window
The Recording Options window has three tabs:
❑
Format — You can adjust the compression rate for your movies in
MPEG1 format or choose the AVI option for no compression. You can
also set the maximum recording time for your movie capture.
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❑
Destination — Select a file destination for your movies when recording
video clips.
❑
Capture Button — Set the characteristics of the Capture button. You
can start and stop recording by pressing the Capture button (this is the
default characteristic). You can select Anti-Ground Shooting, which
allows recording to occur only while the Capture button is pressed.
Recording will stop when you release the button.
Click on the Effects button to select a special image effect. The Effect
Setting window appears. Use the drop-down list to view and customize the
available effects.
✍ You can remove all special effects by clicking on the No Effects button.
To capture a movie in Net Movie mode
1
Use your digital camcorder to locate the view(s) you want to capture.
2
When you see the desired view in either the Smart Capture window or your
camcorder’s viewfinder, press the Capture button to begin recording your
movie. The Movie Player window appears.
3
Click on the Capture button when you have finished recording your movie
and the first frame of your movie appears in the Movie Player window. You
can record a movie for approximately 30 seconds. The Movie Player feature
will automatically stop recording when this time limit is reached.
✍ If you have set the Capture button to use the Anti-Ground setting, you must press and
hold the Capture button to continue recording.
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Movie Player window
4
You can review your movie from the Movie Player window by using the
play, pause and stop buttons. Click on the arrows or drag the scroll bar to
view your movie. Each frame is displayed with an identifying number in the
queue.
To manage your movie in Net Movie mode
From the Movie Player window, you can perform various functions using the
task buttons:
❑
Delete — Discard any frame or the entire movie by clicking on the Delete
button. The frame or movie is removed from the Movie Player window.
❑
Upload — Compress and send your movies online to the ImageStation Web
site to share with your family and friends. ImageStation stores your movies
online when you register for this free service. See “To use ImageStation” for
more information.
❑
Mail — E-mail your movies to family and friends. Click on the Mail button
and your e-mail application launches with a new message window
containing the movie.
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Save — Click on the Save button to compress and save your movie in a
variety of formats, to a location of your choice.
To use ImageStation
ImageStationSM is a free online service that allows you to store your pictures and
movies on the Internet to share with family and friends. ImageStation requires an
Internet connection and registration for the Web-based service. You must be
connected to the Internet before uploading your pictures or movies with Smart
Capture and ImageStation.
To upload with Movie Player
1
Click on the Upload Button in Movie Player. The Compression Settings
when Uploading window appears.
Compression Settings when Uploading window
2
Select the compression rate and press the Start Compression button. The
ImageStation Login window appears. See steps 2 to 4 in the next section, To
upload with Still Viewer, for further uploading information.
✍ Sony recommends that your movie file size not exceed 254 MB if compressed, or 2 GB
if not compressed. Large movie files take longer to upload to the ImageStation Web
site.
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To upload with Still Viewer
1
Click on the Upload button in Still Viewer. The ImageStation Login window
appears.
ImageStation Login window
2
For first time users, the ImageStation registration wizard guides you through
the initial registration process. Follow the onscreen instructions. If you are
already a registered member, provide your login name and password. The
Image Uploader window appears.
Image Uploader window
3
From the Still Viewer or Movie Player window, click on the Upload button
to transfer your pictures or movies to the ImageStation Web site. The Image
Uploader windows displays your Internet connection and upload status.
Click on
to see thumbnail previews of your pictures or movies.
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✍ The ImageStation preview feature is available when you upload two or more pictures
or a movie. No preview is shown if a single picture is being uploaded.
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Go to http://www.imagestation.com to view your uploaded pictures or
movies. Follow the onscreen instructions to access your ImageStation
account. The ImageStation Web site may ask you to complete a full login
again, if your current session is not active.
VisualFlow
VisualFlow
VisualFlow software is a Sony state-of-the-art multimedia browser designed
specifically for Memory Stick media. It displays any still picture, movie or sound
files stored in a Memory Stick media in a visually pleasing, artistic manner.
VisualFlow software plays a selected movie or sound file, and enables playback
of files by other applications such as PictureGear™, PictureToy™, Memory
Stick Slideshow and Windows® Explorer.
To use VisualFlow
1
From the Start menu, point to Programs, point to VisualFlow, and then click
on VisualFlow.
✍ If your system is compatible with Memory Stick media, the VAIO Action Setup may be
configured to launch the VisualFlow browser upon insertion of a Memory Stick media.
In this case, the VisualFlow application starts automatically when a Memory Stick
media is inserted.
2
Click on an icon in the View section on the main toolbar to select a display
layout.
3
Click on an icon in the Sort section on the main toolbar to select a sorting
method.
4
Placing your cursor on the left end of the main toolbar activates the current
Memory Stick properties.
5
Placing your cursor on the right end of the main toolbar activates a
secondary toolbar with more functions.
6
Click on an image to show a normal view centered on the screen. Doubleclicking an image shows an enlarged view.
7
The movie file starts playback when the view is enlarged. Click again on the
movie files to restore the view to normal.
✍ While an image is enlarged, the Launch toolbar appears at the bottom of the window.
Any associated application can be activated from this point.
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Application, Driver, and System Recovery CDs
Your notebook comes with the following application and system recovery CDs.
To use your recovery CDs, see “Using Your Recovery CDs” for more
information.
Application Recovery CD(s)
Sony Electronics Inc.
This CD enables you to reinstall individual applications if they become corrupted
or are erased.
Driver Recovery CD(s)
Sony Electronics Inc.
This CD enables you to reinstall individual device drivers if they become
corrupted or are erased.
System Recovery CD(s)
Sony Electronics Inc.
This CD enables you to format the C:\ partition of the hard disk drive, then
reinstall the operating system and software titles that shipped with your
notebook, if they become corrupted or are erased. Use it to restore the hard disk
of the VAIO® Notebook you purchased. This CD restores your notebook to its
original state, so user data and applications will be lost.
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Using Your Recovery CDs
The following sections describe how to use the Application Recovery, Driver
Recovery, and System Recovery utilities.
To use the Application Recovery CD(s)
The Application Recovery CD(s) allows you to reinstall individual applications if
they become corrupted or are accidentally erased. Reinstalling an individual
software title may correct a problem you are experiencing with your notebook or
software application; you may not need to reinstall the entire contents of your
hard drive. If you need to reinstall all the software titles that shipped with your
notebook, use the System Recovery CD(s). See “To use the System Recovery
CD(s)” for more information. If you have any questions on using the Application
Recovery CD, contact Sony Customer Support.
You can also use the Application Recovery CD to install Windows 2000 drivers
on your notebook.
1
Turn on your notebook. If your notebook is already on, close all
applications.
2
When the Windows desktop appears, insert the Sony Application Recovery
CD in the optical drive. The Application Recovery utility loads
automatically.
3
When the Application Recovery menu appears, select the icon for the
application you want to restore and then follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the recovery process.
✍ 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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To use the Driver Recovery CD(s)
The Driver Recovery CD utility enables you to reinstall individual drivers if they
become corrupted or are accidentally erased. You can reinstall an individual
driver to correct a problem that you are experiencing with your notebook,
hardware, or software application. VAIO Support Agent uses a vault feature on
the Driver Recovery CD(s) to repair software applications.
1
Turn on your notebook. If your notebook is already on, close all
applications.
2
When the Windows desktop appears, insert the Driver Recovery CD in the
optical drive.
3
Use My Computer or Windows Explorer to view the contents of the Driver
Recovery CD.
4
Select the appropriate driver.
To repair software applications using VAIO Support Agent
The Driver Recovery CD utility has an information vault that contains the
original characteristics for the preinstalled software applications that are
protected by VAIO Support Agent.
To use the System Recovery CD(s)
This CD restores your notebook to its original state, so user data and
applications will be lost.
You can use the System Recovery CD(s) to reinstall the operating system and
software titles that shipped with your notebook if they become corrupted or
erased. You may not need to reinstall the entire contents of your hard drive. If
you experience a problem with your notebook, reinstalling an individual device
driver or software title may correct the problem. Use the Application Recovery
CD(s) to reinstall individual applications or use the Driver Recovery CD(s) to
reinstall device drivers. See “To use the Application Recovery CD(s)” for more
information.
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Using Your Recovery CDs
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 notebook you purchased.
The System Recovery utility gives you Full Restore with Format. It formats the
hard disk drive, then restores all the original software.
Full Restore with Format 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 notebook. This means you will have to
reinstall any applications that were not included with the notebook when you
purchased it. If you have any questions on using the System Recovery CD,
contact Sony Customer Support.
1
Insert the Sony System Recovery CD in the optical drive.
2
Shut down your notebook as described in the “Shutting Down Your
Notebook” section of your printed Quick Start.
3
Wait four seconds and turn on your notebook.
4
Click OK to signify you have read and accept the Microsoft End-User
License Agreement.
5
When the System Recovery menu appears, follow the on-screen instructions
to complete the recovery process.
If your notebook does not start from the Recovery CD
1
Press the power button and hold it for more than four seconds to turn off the
notebook.
2
Turn on the notebook. When the Sony logo is displayed, press the F2 key.
The BIOS setup menu screen appears.
3
Press the arrow keys to select the Exit menu.
4
Press the arrow keys to select “Get Default Values” and then press the Enter
key. The message “Load default configuration now?” appears.
5
Check that “Yes” is selected, then press the Enter key.
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Press the arrow keys to select “Exit” (Save Changes) and then press the
Enter key. The message “Save configuration changes and exit now?”
appears.
7
Check that “Yes” is selected, then press the Enter key. The notebook restarts
from the Recovery CD.
✍ 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 from 30 minutes to 60 minutes to complete.
After recovering your system using the System Recovery CD(s), you may be
prompted to insert your Application Recovery CD(s) after restarting Windows.
Insert the ARCD to automatically complete recovery of your system.
Updating the task tray
In the event that a system recovery is necessitated, do the following to optimize
your notebook’s performance:
1
Right-click the Adaptec Create CD icon in the task tray. The Task tray
properties menu is displayed.
2
Select “Disable Adaptec Create CD.” A dialog box appears, prompting you
to confirm the setting.
3
Click the Yes button.
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Troubleshooting
This section describes how to solve common problems you may encounter
when using your notebook. Many problems have simple solutions, so try
these suggestions before you contact Sony PC Support
(http://www.sony.com/pcsupport). Consult the following sections:
❑
Troubleshooting Your Notebook
❑
Troubleshooting the LCD Screen
❑
Troubleshooting the Mouse and Touchpad
❑
Troubleshooting Drives, PC Cards and Peripheral Devices
❑
Troubleshooting Software
❑
Troubleshooting the Modem
❑
Troubleshooting Audio
❑
Troubleshooting the Printer
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Troubleshooting Your Notebook
My notebook does not start.
❑
Check that the notebook is plugged into a power source and that it is turned
on. Check that the power indicator on the front panel of the notebook
indicates that the power is on.
❑
Check that the battery packs are inserted properly and that they are charged.
❑
Make sure there is no floppy disk in the floppy disk drive.
❑
Confirm that the power cord and all cables are connected firmly.
❑
If you plugged the notebook into a power strip or uninterruptible power
supply (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 and contrast controls are
adjusted correctly. See the manual that came with your display for details.
❑
Condensation may cause the notebook to malfunction. If this occurs, do not
use the notebook for at least one hour.
❑
Take the battery pack off the notebook, unplug the power cord and plug it in
again, then turn on the power.
My notebook starts, but a BIOS error is displayed.
When the internal backup battery is low on power, it may not start your system
properly. The message “Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to setup” appears at the
bottom of the screen. Follow these steps:
1
Press F2. The BIOS Setup menu appears.
2
Set the date (month/day/year). Press Enter.
3
Press
to select System Time, then set the time (hour: minute: second).
Press Enter.
4
Press
to select Exit, then press
to select Get Default Values. The
message “Load default configuration now?” appears.
5
Select Yes and press Enter.
6
Select Exit (Save Changes), and then press Enter. The message “Save
Configuration changes and exit now?” appears.
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Select Yes, and then press Enter. The notebook restarts.
My notebook starts, but the message “Operating system not found” appears and
Windows does not start.
Make sure there is no floppy disk in the floppy disk drive (non-bootable).
❑
❑
If a non-bootable floppy disk is in the drive, follow these steps:
1
Turn off the notebook, and then remove the floppy disk.
2
Restart the notebook and confirm that Windows starts properly.
If Windows still does not start, follow the steps below to initialize the BIOS:
1
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive.
2
Turn off the notebook.
3
Remove any peripheral devices connected to the notebook.
4
Turn the notebook back on.
5
Press the F2 key when the Sony logo appears. The BIOS setup menu
screen appears.
6
Press the directional arrow keys to select the Exit menu.
7
Press the arrow keys to select “Get Default Values” and then press
Enter. The message “Load default configuration now?” appears.
8
Select Yes, then press Enter.
9
Use the directional arrow keys to select “Exit” (Save Changes), and then
press Enter. The message “Save configuration changes and exit now?”
appears.
10 Select Yes, then press Enter. The notebook restarts.
If your notebook continues to display the message “Operating system not found,”
and Windows does not start, use your supplied System Recovery CD to restore
the operating system and software titles shipped with your notebook. See “To use
the System Recovery CD(s)” for more information.
The System Recovery CD restores your notebook to its original state, so user
data and applications will be lost.
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My notebook stops responding or does not shut down.
It is best to shut down your notebook using the Shut Down command on the
Windows Start menu. Using other methods, including those listed here, may
result in loss of unsaved data.
❑
Try restarting the notebook. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button,
click Shut Down, and then click Restart.
❑
If you cannot restart as described in the preceding step, you can restart the
notebook by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously and clicking Shut
Down on the Windows Security screen.
❑
If the previous step does not work, press and hold the power button for at
least four seconds. This turns off the power.
❑
If your notebook stops responding while playing a CD or DVD, stop the
CD/DVD, and restart the notebook by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete
simultaneously and clicking Shut Down on the Windows Security screen.
❑
Unplug the notebook from the AC adapter and remove the battery pack from
your notebook.
✍ Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously or turning off the notebook with the power
switch may result in data loss in files that are currently open.
The Power Management setting is not responding.
Your notebook’s operating system may become unstable if it is interrupted or if
you attempt to make changes before the notebook completely enters a lower
power state, such as Hibernate.
To restore the notebook to its normal operating stability:
1
Close all open applications.
2
Restart the notebook by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously and
selecting Restart from the drop-down list.
✍ If this procedure does not work, press and hold the power button for four seconds or
longer to shut down the notebook.
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The sound of my notebook’s fan is too loud.
Use the PowerPanel™ utility to change the Thermal Control Strategy setting to
Quiet. This setting slows down the CPU speed. See PowerPanel Help for more
information.
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Troubleshooting the LCD Screen
My LCD screen is blank.
❑
Check that the notebook is plugged into a power source and that it is
turned on.
❑
Check that the power indicator on the notebook is on.
❑
Check that the battery pack is inserted properly and charged.
❑
The notebook may be in LCD (Video) Standby mode. Press any key to
activate the screen.
❑
The display mode may be set to external display mode. Press and hold the Fn
key while pressing F7 several times.
My LCD screen continues to show the previous screen.
Press the Windows key and D key twice to refresh the screen.
The image on my connected 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.
I want to change the video resolution of my display.
Follow this procedure to change the video resolution of your display:
1
Click Start, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, and then click the
Display icon.
The Display Properties dialog box appears.
2
Click on the Settings tab.
3
Move the Screen Area slider to change your video resolution.
Note that the screen resolution must be set to 640 x 480 dots in order to play a
DVD while using the TV Out jack. See “Connecting a TV Display” for more
information.
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Troubleshooting the LCD Screen
I cannot switch the LCD display to TV, and vice versa.
1
Ensure that the TV was connected, configured, and powered on correctly
prior to starting the notebook. See “Connecting a TV Display” for more
information.
2
Remove the DVD video disc if it is inserted in the optical drive.
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Troubleshooting the Mouse and Touchpad
My mouse does not work.
❑
If you are using an external mouse, check that the mouse is plugged into the
mouse port. See “Connecting an External Mouse or Keyboard” for more
information.
❑
If you are using an optional, compatible Sony USB mouse, check that the
mouse is plugged into the USB port.
❑
If you are still experiencing problems, use your supplied Application
Recovery CD(s) to reinstall the mouse drivers. See “Using Your Recovery
CDs” for more information.
My touchpad does not work properly.
You may have disabled the touchpad without a mouse being connected to the
notebook. To enable the touchpad:
1
Press the Windows key and use the arrow keys to select Programs, and then
Sony Notebook Setup.
2
Select the Touchpad tab using the arrow keys.
3
Select Enable Touchpad, and then press Enter.
You must restart the notebook to make the touchpad work again.
If your touchpad is interpreting a single tap as a double-click, you must adjust the
button assignments. Follow these steps:
1
Press the Windows key and use the arrow keys to select Control Panel, and
then Mouse.
2
Change the button assignments in the Mouse Properties dialog box. (One of
the buttons is assigned to the double-click action.)
If this procedure does not work, ensure that another mouse was not installed. You
may need to use your supplied Driver Recovery CD(s) to reinstall the mouse
drivers. See “To use the Driver Recovery CD(s)” for more information.
The pointer does not move while I am using the Touchpad or Mouse.
❑
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Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar, and select Shut Down to
display the Shut Down Windows dialog box, then press Enter.
Troubleshooting the Mouse and Touchpad
❑
If you cannot turn off your notebook as described in the step above, press
Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously and click Shut Down on the Windows®
Security screen to restart the notebook.
❑
If you cannot restart your notebook as described in the step above, press and
hold the power button for more than four seconds to turn off the notebook.
❑
If the pointer does not move while playing a disc, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete
simultaneously to stop playback and restart the notebook.
❑
If this procedure does not work, ensure that another mouse was not installed.
❑
You may need to use your supplied Driver Recovery CD(s) to reinstall the
touchpad drivers. See “To use the Driver Recovery CD(s)” for more
information.
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Troubleshooting Drives, PC Cards and
Peripheral Devices
My floppy disk drive cannot write to a floppy disk.
❑
Check that the floppy disk drive is properly inserted into the multipurpose
bay. See “Using the Floppy Disk Drive” for more information.
❑
Check that a formatted floppy disk is properly inserted into the floppy disk
drive.
❑
If the floppy disk is write-protected, disable the write-protect feature or use a
floppy disk that is not write-protected.
My optical drive is not playing a CD or DVD properly.
❑
Make sure the label of the disc is facing up.
❑
If the disc requires software, make sure the software is installed according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
❑
A dirty or damaged disc may cause the notebook to stop responding while it
tries to read the disc. If necessary, restart the notebook, remove the disc, and
then check it for dirt or damage.
❑
If you see video but can not hear audio, check all of the following:
❑
Check that your optical drive does not have the mute setting enabled.
❑
Check the volume setting in the audio mixer.
❑
If you are using external speakers, check the volume settings, and then
check the connections between your external speakers and the
notebook.
❑
Click Start, then Control Panel, then System, and then Device Manager.
Check that the correct drivers are installed properly.
❑
Do not use adhesive labels to identify the CD. The label may come off while
the disc is in use in the optical drive and cause the drive to malfunction.
❑
If a region code warning appears when you try to use your optical drive, it
may be that the DVD you are trying to play is incompatible with the optical
drive. Check the region code listing on the DVD packaging.
❑
Condensation may cause the notebook to malfunction. If this occurs, do not
use it for at least one hour.
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My optical drive tray does not open.
❑
Make sure the notebook is turned on.
❑
Press the Eject button on the optical drive.
❑
If the Eject button does not work, open the tray by inserting a sharp, pointed
object (such as a paper clip) in the hole to the right of the Eject button.
I cannot use Digital Video (DV) devices. The message “DV equipment seems to
be disconnected or turned off” appears.
❑
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 your
notebook and all connected devices. Disconnect the devices that are not in
use. Check the connections for each device, then restart your notebook.
My PC Card is not working.
❑
Make sure the PC Card is installed properly.
❑
Make sure the PC Card is compatible with Microsoft® Windows®.
❑
Use the Sony Notebook Setup utility to disable devices you are not currently
using.
❑
If you are using two PC Cards, use the Sony Notebook Setup utility to
disable the devices you are not currently using.
❑
Make sure any necessary drivers were installed properly. See “Using Your
Recovery CDs” for more information on using the drivers.
* i.LINK is a Sony trademark used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software applications, operating
system, and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not
communicate with each other. Refer to the documentation that came with your compatible
i.LINK device for information on operating conditions and proper connection. Before connecting compatible i.LINK PC peripherals to your system, such as a CD-RW or hard disk
drive, confirm their operating system compatibility and required operating conditions.
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Troubleshooting Software
My software program stops responding or crashes.
Contact the software publisher or designated provider for technical support. See
“Software Support Information” for more information.
When I click an application icon, the message “You must insert the application
CD into your optical drive” appears and the software does not start.
❑
Some titles require specific files that are located on the application CD.
Insert the disc and try starting the program again.
❑
Make sure you place the CD in the tray with the label side facing up.
I cannot use the DVgate software.
If your notebook is using the Ultimate Battery Life profile for its power saving
mode, you cannot use DVgate or Smart Connect software. Please select another
profile. Preferably, connect your notebook to AC power when using these
features.
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Troubleshooting the Modem
Troubleshooting the Modem
My modem does not work.
❑
Check that the phone line is plugged into the line jack. See “Connecting a
Phone Line” for more information.
❑
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 notebook’s
modem. (All preinstalled Sony programs are compatible.)
❑
If you are still experiencing problems, use your supplied Driver Recovery
CD(s) to reinstall the modem drivers. See “To use the Driver Recovery
CD(s)” for more information.
My modem connection is slow.
Your notebook is equipped with a V.90/K56flex-compatible modem. Many
factors may 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 (ISP), 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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Troubleshooting Audio
My speakers make no sound.
❑
If the built-in speakers are turned off, press Fn+F3 to turn on the speakers.
You can also turn on the speakers using the Jog Dial control.
❑
If the speaker volume is turned to the minimum, press Fn+F4, and then press
or
to increase the volume or you can use the Jog Dial control to
control the volume.
❑
If nothing is displayed when you press Fn+F3 or Fn+F4.
❑
Double click System in Control Panel.
❑
Set the sound device to enable in Device Manager.
❑
If your notebook is powered by batteries, check that the battery packs are
inserted properly and that they are 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 the Windows® taskbar.
❑
If you connect external speakers, check that the speakers are properly
connected and the volume is turned up. If the speakers have a mute button,
make sure it is off. If the speakers are powered by batteries, check that the
batteries are inserted properly and that they are charged.
❑
If you have connected an audio cable to the Headphone jack, disconnect the
cable.
❑
If you are still experiencing problems, use the supplied Driver Recovery
CD(s) to reinstall the drivers. See “To use the Driver Recovery CD(s)” for
more information.
My microphone does not work.
If you are using an external microphone, check that the microphone is plugged
into the Microphone jack. See “To connect an external microphone” for more
information.
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Troubleshooting the Printer
I cannot print.
The default setting for the printer port mode is correct for most printers. If you
cannot print, try changing the printer port mode. In Sony Notebook Setup, select
the Printer tab. If the printer port mode is set to ECP, change it to bi-directional. If
the printer port mode is set to bi-directional, change it to ECP. See “Displaying
the Sony Notebook Setup Screen” for details on using Sony Notebook Setup.
Your connected printer may not function after the notebook resumes from a
power saving mode. If this occurs, follow these steps to reset the printer
connection:
1
Double-click My Computer icon on the desktop, then double-click on the
Control Panel folder.
2
Double-click on the Printers folder.
3
Right-click on the icon of the printer that is not functioning, and select
Properties to access the Properties window.
4
Click OK to close the Properties window. The printer should function
properly.
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Getting Help
Sony provides you with several support options to answer questions about
your VAIO® Notebook or the preinstalled software. Refer to these
resources in the order they are listed.
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Support Options
1
VAIO® Notebook User Guide and VAIO® Notebook Quick Start
The online VAIO® Notebook User Guide and printed VAIO® Notebook
Quick Start provide you with information on how to maximize your
notebook capabilities and solve common problems. To access the online
user guide, click Start on the Windows® taskbar, select Help Center and
VAIO Documentation. The Quick Start is supplied with your notebook.
2
Manuals and Online Help Files
The software preinstalled on your notebook may come with an online
manual. These manuals are stored on the hard disk drive as online help
files. You can find the help files from the Help menu under specific
software application. Some software applications may come with a
printed manual.
3
Operating System Online Support
Your notebook comes preinstalled with Microsoft® Windows®. For
operating system support, you can access Microsoft® customer support
at: http://support.microsoft.com/directory/.
4
VAIO Support Agent
You can find VAIO Support Agent from the Windows desktop. Using
advanced diagnostic technology, Sony’s VAIO Support Agent runs
scheduled protections of your applications, network settings, and other
important software settings. When your software is protected, you can use
VAIO Support Agent to repair software problems by restoring your
software to any of the previously protected states.
5
Sony PC Support
This service provides you with 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 Sony PC Support at:
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
6
Sony Fax-on-Demand
This service, which requires a fax machine or your fax software, provides
answers to commonly asked questions. You can use this automated
service to request a list of available topics, then select the topics that you
want to receive. To contact the Sony fax-on-demand service, call: 1-8884SONYPC (1-888-476-6972).
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7
Sony Customer Support
Software support is available free of charge for 90 days after the original
date of purchase. You can call and speak with a Sony Customer Support
Representative without using your computer by calling: 1-888-4SONYPC
(1-888-476-6972).
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VAIO Support Agent
VAIO Support Agent helps you repair your own software problems without the
assistance of a support analyst. VAIO Support Agent's advanced diagnostic
technology identifies and tracks characteristics of your software applications and
basic network settings. These diagnostics protect and store information in a
retrievable format that enables you to restore your software to a previous working
state. Sony has identified the software items that are protected by the VAIO
Support Agent utility.
VAIO Support Agent has three features to help you fix your software problems:
Quick Fix Wizard, Common Solutions, and Support Central. This section briefly
describes these three features, and the automatic update capability of the VAIO
Support Agent.
VAIO Support Agent main window
To use the Quick Fix Wizard
The VAIO Support Agent records and maintains a history of the VAIO Support
Agent protected applications by taking a “snapshot” of the application at regular,
timed intervals and storing it for future use. Should a problem develop with one
of the protected applications, you can use the Quick Fix Wizard feature to
retrieve the date/time (snapshot) that was recorded when the application worked
correctly. The Quick Fix Wizard repairs the protected application files without
altering the data files you have created using the application.
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VAIO Support Agent
To use the Quick Fix Wizard, follow the below steps:
1
From the VAIO Support Agent main window, click the Quick Fix Wizard
button. The Welcome window appears.
2
Click Next. The “Quick Fix Wizard: Begin VAIO Support Agent
Diagnostics” dialog box appears.
3
Select the “Diagnose and fix my software” option.
4
Select the software you wish to repair from the drop-down list. To view a list
of software applications protected by VAIO Support Agent, click on the
“Pick the software:” drop-down list.
5
Select a date/time from the drop-down list that corresponds to the last time
when the software worked properly.
6
Click Next to continue.
7
Follow the instructions on the screen.
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Quick Fix Wizard: Begin VAIO Support Agent Diagnostics dialog box
To use Common Solutions
Common Solutions offers automated, One-Click Fixes to repair common
software problems. These solutions can integrate information such as knowledge
base articles and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). You can run One-Click
Fixes directly from VAIO Support Agent or from a Web browser.
1
Click the Common Solutions button. The Common Solutions dialog box
appears.
2
Double-click on the desired category to expand and view available
SupportActions.
❑
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VAIO Support Local Server (c:/program files/support.com...) provides a
list of SupportActions available on your computer’s hard disk drive.
VAIO Support Agent
❑
VAIO Support Local Server (http://sdcglobal4.sel.sony.com...) provides
a list of SupportActions available from the Internet.
Common Solutions dialog box (1st level)
✍ Connect to the Internet before attempting to view the category, “Vaio Support Local
Server (http://sdcglobal4.sel.sony.com...).” This category is unavailable without an
Internet connection.
3
Click the resize arrows next to the SupportAction categories to expand or
collapse the categories.
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Common Solutions dialog box (2nd level)
4
Select the appropriate SupportAction from the list.
5
Click Run or double-click the desired SupportAction. The available
SupportActions are shown in bold type.
✍ You cannot undo One-Click Fixes.
Automatic updates
The VAIO Support Agent is dormant as a background process. Every 24 hours,
the Agent self-activates to contact the Sony Support Server to check for new
updates or fixes needed for your system. This updating action only occurs while
you are connected to the Internet and when more than 24 hours has passed since
the last update.
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VAIO Support Agent
Each time the VAIO Support Agent prepares to check for updates, the Agent
Status Update dialog box appears and asks you to respond, unless you have
previously selected the option, “Always accept updates and do not prompt me
again.”
Agent Status Update window
You can choose from four response options:
❑
Give the Agent your permission to contact the Sony Support Server for any
updates or fixes that are available specifically for your computer. The Agent
continues to prompt you for your permission to retrieve updates.
❑
Give the Agent your permission to contact the Sony Support Server for any
updates or fixes that are available specifically for your computer. The Agent
automatically retrieves updates without further prompting.
❑
Deny the Agent your permission to contact the Sony Support Server for any
updates or fixes. The Agent discontinues any update retrieval and does not
prompt again for your permission to update.
❑
Deny the Agent your permission to contact the Sony Support Server for the
current update or fix. The Agent discontinues the current update retrieval,
but prompts again for your permission for the next scheduled update.
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Update notification
Once you have granted permission for the system to check for updates or fixes,
the Agent contacts the Sony Support Server. Available updates or fixes may be
displayed to you in one of two ways. An update or fix may be displayed in a
window with an explanation and instructions to follow. Others will cause the
ambulance icon
on your task tray to blink. You should always check the
ambulance icon in the task tray after the system checks for updates. If the icon is
blinking, double-click the ambulance icon to view the update.
✍ When clicking on the flashing ambulance icon, you must be connected to the Internet
to receive an update.
VAIO Support Agent Properties
To control the VAIO Support Agent automatic update feature, follow the below
steps:
1
In the VAIO Support Agent main screen, select Tools, then select Properties.
The VAIO Support Agent Properties dialog box appears.
2
Select one of three options to customize the automatic update feature.
3
Click OK.
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VAIO Support Agent Properties window
To use Support Central
The Support Central feature uses Internet resources to help you fix your software.
Support Central searches the Internet for answers to your questions, additional
information from knowledge base systems, and the latest software updates for
your protected software. Support Central also lets you contact live support agents
for additional help.
1
Connect to the Internet.
2
From the VAIO Support Agent main window, click Support Central. The
Support Central Welcome page appears.
✍ You must have Internet access to use Support Central.
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Support Central: Welcome page
3
Click Enter Portal to begin using Support Central. First-time users will be
asked to register with Support Central.
✍ Support Central retains your registration information, so you are only required to
register once. If you log on to your computer with a different user name or have
recovered your system using the System Recovery CDs, Support Central may require
you to register again.
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Support Central: Registration page
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Support Central: Current Issues page
When you log on to Support Central, the Current Issues page displays, enabling
you to continue working on your open issues or to close them if you are finished.
Support Central has a tracking feature that stores your current issues, enabling
you to return and work on them later.
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Support Central: Support Wizard page
If you log on to Support Central with a new issue, or if you do not have any open
issues, the Support Wizard appears. You can begin searching on the new issues.
✍ You must be connected to the Internet to use Support Central.
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Software Support Information
Adobe Acrobat® Reader (Adobe Systems, Inc.)
Web site
http://www.adobe.com/
phone
206-675-6126 (fee-based support)
e-mail
[email protected]
hours
M-F, 6 AM-5 PM PT
America Online® (America Online)
Web site
http://www.aol.com
phone
800-827-3338
hours
7 days a week, 8AM-2AM ET
Apple QuickTime (Apple Computer Inc.)
Web site
http://www.apple.com
phone
800-692-7753
hours
7 days a week, 24 hours a day
CompuServe® 2000 (CompuServe Interactive Services, Inc.)
Web site
http://www.compuserve.com
phone
800-848-8990
Easy CD Creator (Roxio, Inc.)
Web site(s)
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/
phone
408-934-7283
hours
M-F, 6 AM - 5 PM, PT
EarthLink Network TotalAccess® (EarthLink Network Inc.)
Web site
http://help.earthlink.net/techsupport/
phone
800-890-5128, 800-890-6356
e-mail
[email protected]
hours
7 days a week, 24 hours a day
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Netscape Communicator® (Netscape Communications Corp.)
Web site
http://www.netscape.com/
phone
888-4SONYPC (888-476-6972)*
hours
7 days a week, 24 hours a day
* Support from 1-888-4SONYPC is free of charge for 90 days after the original date of purchase.
Norton AntiVirus™ (Symantec Corporation)
Web site
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/
phone
800-927-3991; 900-646-007*
hours
M-F, 6 AM - 5 PM PT
* Support from 800-927-3991 is fee-based per incident; support from 900-646-0007 is fee-based per
minute. Online support is free of charge.
Prodigy Internet® (Prodigy Communications Corp.)
Web site
http://www.prodigy.com
phone
800-213-0992
hours
M-F, 7 AM-3 AM ET
RealJukebox, RealPlayer, RealProducer (Real Networks, Inc.)
Web site(s)
http://service.real.com/rjoptions.html
http://service.real.com/help/call.html
phone
206-674-2680
fax
M-F, 8 AM-6 PM PT; Sat-Sun, 7:30 AM-4 PM PT
Sony Applications (Sony Electronics Inc.)
Web site
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport
phone
888-4SONYPC (888-476-6972)*
hours
7 days a week, 24 hours a day
* Support from 1-888-SONYPC is free of charge for 90 days after the original date of purchase.
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Sound Forge® XP (Sonic Foundry, Inc.)
Web site
http://www.sonicfoundry.com
phone
608-256-5555
fax
608-256-7300
e-mail
[email protected]
hours
M-F, 8 AM - 7 PM CT
Quicken® 2001 (Intuit Inc.)
Web site
http://www.intuit.com/support
phone
800-644-3193
hours
7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Windows 2000 Professional Operating System, Internet Explorer, Word
(Microsoft Corp.)
Web site
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport
phone
888-4SONYPC (888-476-6972)*
hours
7 days a week, 24 hours a day
* Support from 1-888-4SONYPC is free of charge for 90 days after the original date of purchase.
WinDVD (InterVideo, Inc.)
Web site
http://www.intervideo.com
phone
510-651-0888
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Sony Service Center
For the Sony Service Center nearest you, call 1-888-4SONYPC
(1-888-476-6972) or find Sony Customer Service on the Web at:
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
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Index
A
About This Computer tab 65
AC power setting 68
Access Point, Wireless LAN 61
adding
hardware 43
memory 77
peripherals 43
printers 49, 50
adjusting
brightness 16
volume 16
Alt key 13
Application Recovery CD 119
Applications key 14
attaching port replicator 44
audio
troubleshooting 136
Audio tab 65
B
Basic/Advanced tab 65
battery information 71
battery pack
inserting a second 31
battery packs
charge status icons 71
charging 32
indicator lights 15, 31
removing 31, 33
brightness
adjusting 16
built-in speakers
See also speakers 16
buttons
Eject 23, 24
Start (Windows) 64
C
camera
digital video recorder 57
Power Management profile 68
canceling commands 13
Caps Lock indicator light 16
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM discs
ejecting 24
handling 26
inserting 23
CD-RW/DVD combo drive
using 23
writing data to CD-RW/CD-R
media 27
charging battery packs 32
coin-operated telephones 39
computer
connecting to another 36
customizing 63
expanding capabilities of 61
setup screen 64
troubleshooting 123
connecting
digital video recorder 57
external mouse or keyboard 48
external speakers 59
hard drives 28
i.LINK device 57
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microphone 60
monitor 51
multimedia computer display 51
network 28, 44
parallel port printer 49
phone line 39
port replicator 44
projector 52
to another computer 36
TV display 54
USB device 56
USB port printer 50
weight saver 34
correction keys 13
Ctrl key 13
cursor-movement keys 13
customizing your computer 63
D
digital video camera 57
display
connecting a monitor
connecting a multimedia
computer display 51
connecting a projector 52
connecting a TV 54
mode 74
options 52
selecting 52
troubleshooting 128
Driver Recovery CD 120
drives
floppy disk 20
installing additional hard disk 28
optical 23
troubleshooting 132
DV In/Out 57
DVD
playing 25
DVD-ROM drive
160
closing tray 24
handling discs 26
opening tray 23
using 23
E
Eject button 23, 24
ejecting
battery packs 33
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM discs 24
weight saver 34
Electronic Music Distribution (EMD)
services 97
EMD services 97
Escape key 13
expansion memory configuration 79
external devices
display 52
display(see also monitor)
speakers 16, 59
F
floppy disk drive
disconnecting 21
troubleshooting 132
using 20
Fn key 14
Fn key, combination commands 16
function keys 14
H
handling CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs
26
hard drives
indicator light 15
installing additional 28
hardware
online support 140
PC Cards 28
troubleshooting 132
help
Index
getting 139
VAIO Support Agent 142
Hibernation mode 17, 37
M
I
Maximum Performance power setting
i.LINK 57
connecting an i.LINK device 57
Smart Capture 106
Smart Connect 36
IEEE-1394 57
ImageStation 114
indicator lights 15
battery 15, 31
Caps Lock 16
hard drive 15
Num Lock 16
Scroll Lock 16
Insert key 13
inserting
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM discs 23
PC Cards 28
second battery pack 31
installing
hard drives 28
hardware 43
memory module 82
peripherals 43
J
jacks
multimedia computer display 51
port replicator 44
K
keyboard
connecting external 48
keyboard, using 12
L
LCD
selecting to display output 52
troubleshooting 128
Maximum Battery Life power setting
67
67
memory
adding 77
viewing the amount of 83
memory module
expansion 79
installing 82
removing 80
microphone
connecting 60
troubleshooting 136
modem
connecting a phone line 39
troubleshooting 135
monitor
connecting 51
selecting 52
switching among 17
mouse
connecting external 48
troubleshooting 130
MovieShaker instructions 94
multimedia computer display 51
multiple phone lines 39
N
navigation keys 13
network
connecting 28
jack 44
port replicator 44
Notebook Setup tabs 65
Num Lock
indicator light 16
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O
opening optical drive tray 23
OpenMG Jukebox 97
operator keys 13
optical drive
CD-RW/DVD combo drive 23
opening tray 23
using 23
output devices
adding 49, 50
P
Panorama Maker 105
parallel port printer 49
party phone lines 39
PBX 39
PC Card
inserting 28
slots 28
Wireless LAN 62
PC Cards
removing 29
troubleshooting 132
PDA 61
peripheral devices
troubleshooting 132
Personal Digital Assistant 61
phone
connecting line 39
jack 39
PictureGear 104
Panorama Maker 105
playing
DVDs 25
port replicator
connecting 44
network 44
ports
printer 49, 50
162
serial port 44
power indicator 15
power management
settings 66
Power Management Off power setting
67
Power On Password tab 65
power saving modes
Hibernation 17, 37
Standby 37
power setting
AC 68
Maximum Battery Life 67
Maximum Performance 67
Power Management Off 67
Standby 69
PowerPanel
activating 66
customizing toolbar 67, 69
Print Screen key 13
printer
parallel port 49
troubleshooting 137
USB 50
Printer tab 65
projector 52
R
Recovery CD 119
removing
battery packs 33
floppy disk drive 21
memory module 80
optical discs 24
PC Cards 29
weight saver 34
replacing
battery packs 31
restoring data 119
Index
display 17
monitor 17
S
Scroll Lock
indicator light 16
second battery pack 31
selecting
display 52
LCD 52
monitor 52
serial port 44
setting up your PC
support 140
setup screen
About This Computer tab 65
Audio tab 65
Basic/Advanced tab 65
displaying 64
Power On Password tab 65
Printer tab 65
Touchpad tab 65
setup tabs 65
Shift key 14
Smart Capture 106
ImageStation 114
Smart Connect 36
software
troubleshooting 134
Software list 85
Sony Fax-on-Demand service 140
Sony Notebook Setup screen 64
Sony Service Center 156
speakers
external 59
switching 16
troubleshooting 136
volume 16
Standby mode 16, 37, 69
Start button 64
support options 139
switching
T
television
connecting 54
touchpad
troubleshooting 130
Touchpad tab 65
touchpad, using
using
touchpad 18
troubleshooting
audio 136
drives, PC Cards and peripherals
132
general 123
LCD screen 128
modem 135
mouse and touchpad 130
notebook 124
printer 137
software 134
TV
connecting 54
U
USB
connecting 56
connector 56
mouse 56
printer 50
USB port printer, connecting 50
using
floppy disk drive 20
keyboard 12
optical drive 23
PC Cards 28
second battery pack 31
weight saver 34
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V
VAIO Support Agent 142
video camera 57
viewing the amount of memory 83
VisualFlow application 117
volume control 16
volume, adjusting 16
W
weight saver
connecting 34
fold-out arm 34
removing 34
using 34
Windows
Explorer 14
Find window 14
help 14
key 14
key combinations 14
taskbar 126
Wireless LAN Access Point 61
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