Sony | PCV-E204 | Reference Guide | Sony PCV-E204 Reference Guide

Notice to Users
© 1998 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights
reserved. This manual and the software
described herein, in whole or in part, may not
be reproduced, translated, or reduced to any
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approval.
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CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS
MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR OTHER
INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR
THE USE THEREOF.
Sony Electronics Inc. reserves the right to
make any modification to this manual or the
information contained herein at any time
without notice. The software described
herein may also be governed by the terms of
a separate user license agreement.
Sony VAIO, and the VAIO logo are
trademarks of Sony. Microsoft, Windows,
and the Windows 98 logo are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel,
and Pentium are trademarks of Intel
Corporation. K56flex is a trademark of
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Safety Information
Owner’s Record
The model number and serial number are
located on the back of your VAIO computer.
Record the serial number in the space
provided here. Refer to the model and serial
number when you call your Sony Service
Center.
Model Number: PCV-E204
Serial Number:________________________
WARNING
❑
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose your VAIO computer to
rain or moisture.
❑
Never install modem or telephone
wiring during a lightning storm.
❑
Never install telephone jacks in wet
locations unless the jack is specifically
designed for wet locations
❑
Never touch uninsulated telephone
wire or terminals unless the telephone
line has been disconnected at the
network interface.
❑
Use caution when installing or
modifying telephone lines.
❑
Avoid using the modem during an
electrical storm.
❑
Do not use the modem or a telephone
to report a gas leak in the vicinity of
the leak.
! The use of optical instruments
with this product will increase eye
hazard.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: PCV-E204
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
1 Sony Drive
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Telephone No: 201-930-6970
This device complies with Part 15 of
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the two following conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference
received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
❑
Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
❑
Increase the separation between the
equipment and the receiver.
❑
Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is
connected.
❑
Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
Only peripherals (computer input/output
devices, terminals, printers, etc.) that
comply with FCC Class B limits may be
attached to this computer product.
Operation with non-compliant peripherals
is likely to result in interference to radio
and television reception.
All cables used to connect peripherals
must be shielded and grounded.
Operation with cables, connected to
peripherals, that are not shielded and
grounded, may result in interference to
radio and television reception.
FCC Part 68
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the
FCC rules. The ringer equivalence number
(REN) and the FCC registration number are
printed on the modem board. If requested,
this information must be supplied to the
telephone company.
The REN is used to determine the quantity of
devices which may be connected to the
phone line. Excessive REN's on the telephone
line may result in the devices not ringing in
response to an incoming call. In most, but not
all areas, the sum of the REN's should not
exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number
of devices that may be connected to the line,
as determined by the total REN's, contact the
telephone company to determine the
maximum REN for the calling area.
This modem uses the USOC RJ-11 telephone
jack.
If this equipment causes harm to the
telephone network, the telephone company
will, when practical, notify you in advance
that temporary discontinuance of service
may be required. If advance notice isn't
practical, the telephone company will notify
you as soon as possible. Also, you will be
advised of your right to file a complaint with
the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes
in its facilities, equipment, operations or
procedures that could affect the operations of
the equipment. If this happens, the telephone
company will notify you in advance, in order
for you to make the necessary modifications
in order to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this modem,
for repair or warranty information, please
contact 1-888-4SONYPC, or write to the Sony
Customer Information Center, One Sony
Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656.
This equipment cannot be used on
telephone-company-provided coin service.
Connection to Party Line Service is subject to
state tariffs.
Repair of the modem should be made only
by a Sony Service Center or Sony authorized
agent. For the Sony Service Center nearest
you, call 1-800-222-SONY (1-800-222-7669).
Telephone Consumer
Protection Act of 1991
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of
1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use
a computer or other electronic device to send
any message via a telephone facsimile
machine unless such message clearly
contains, in a margin at the top or bottom of
each transmitted page or on the first page of
the transmission, the date and time it is sent
and an identification of the business, other
entity, or individual sending the message,
and the telephone number of the sending
machine or such business, other entity, or
individual.
In order to program this information into
your facsimile, see your fax software
documentation.
✍ You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
Contents
Notice to Users .................................................................................... ii
Safety Information .............................................................................. ii
Regulatory Information..................................................................... iii
FCC Part 68 ......................................................................................... iv
Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991................................. iv
Chapter 1 — Identifying Components
Front View ....................................................................................... 2
Drives ...................................................................................................3
Buttons and Switches .........................................................................4
Indicators ..............................................................................................5
Rear View ......................................................................................... 6
Icons .....................................................................................................7
I/O Connectors ....................................................................................9
Expansion Slots ..................................................................................13
Chapter 2 — Configuring Your System
Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility ................................................ 16
Changing the Display's Power-management Settings ............. 17
Configuring the System Board .................................................... 18
Chapter 3 — Removing, Installing, and Replacing
Components
Removing the Left Side Panel ...................................................... 22
Removing the Bottom Panel......................................................... 23
Removing the Front Panel ............................................................ 24
Replacing the Front Panel............................................................. 25
Replacing the Bottom Panel ......................................................... 26
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Replacing the Left Side Panel .......................................................27
Installing an Add-In Card ............................................................28
Removing an Add-in Card ...........................................................29
Replacing the Lithium Battery .....................................................31
Installing System Memory ...........................................................34
Removing a Memory Module .....................................................37
Detaching the Diskette Drive .......................................................39
Removing a Slot Cover ..................................................................40
Covering an Open I/O Slot ..........................................................41
Installing an Internal Hard Disk Drive .......................................42
Chapter 4 — System Board
Connectors.......................................................................................48
Front Panel Header............................................................................48
Diskette Drive Connector ................................................................49
Memory Module (DIMM) Connectors ...........................................50
Slot Connectors...................................................................................51
IDE Connectors .................................................................................53
Power Connector ...............................................................................54
Optional Keyboard and Mouse Connectors .................................55
USB Connectors .................................................................................56
Serial, Printer, and Monitor Connectors ........................................57
Fan Connectors ..................................................................................60
Game Connector.................................................................................61
Headphones, Line In, Mic Connectors............................................62
Ring Connector...................................................................................63
Modem In Connector ........................................................................64
CD In Connector ................................................................................65
TV Out Connector..............................................................................66
Configuration Jumpers .................................................................67
CPU Speed ..........................................................................................67
Clear Password and BIOS Recovery ...............................................68
Chapter 5 — TV-Out Paddle Card
Connectors .....................................................................................70
Chapter 6 — Fax/Modem Card
Connectors ......................................................................................72
Chapter 7 — BIOS Setup Options
Main Screen ....................................................................................75
Advanced Screen ...........................................................................80
Security Screen................................................................................83
Power Screen...................................................................................84
Boot Screen .....................................................................................86
Exit Screen .......................................................................................87
Chapter 8 — Miscellaneous Technical Information
About User and Supervisor Passwords .....................................90
Beep Code Error Messages ..........................................................91
PCI Configuration Status And Error Messages ........................92
DMA Channel Assignments ........................................................94
IRQ Assignments ..........................................................................95
System I/O Address Map ...........................................................96
Memory Map .................................................................................98
Chapter 9 — Specifications
Processor ........................................................................................99
Memory Modules (DIMMs) ........................................................99
DIMM Configurations ..................................................................99
L2 Cache ..........................................................................................99
Graphics .......................................................................................100
Video .............................................................................................100
Audio .............................................................................................100
Communications ........................................................................100
I/O and Expansion Slots ............................................................101
Drives and Controllers ...............................................................101
BIOS ..............................................................................................101
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Power Supply ...............................................................................102
CPU Environment ......................................................................102
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Chapter 1
Identifying Components
The following sections identify and describe each component that is
visible from the exterior of the VAIO MicroTower. Internal components
are identified in the appropriate section of this manual.
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Front View
Front panel
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Identifying Components
3
Drives
DVD-ROM drive
Diskette drive
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Drive
Description
Diskette drive
3.5-inch, 1.44 Mbyte.
DVD-ROM drive
DVD-ROM disc: 4X (maximum performance).*
CD-ROM disc: 24X (maximum performance).*
* DVD-ROM drive also plays CD-ROM discs. Data on the DVD-ROM is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging
from 2X at the innermost track to 4X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 1385
kbytes/s). The average data transfer rate is 3.3X (4616 kbytes/s). Data on a CD-ROM disc is read at a variable
transfer rate, ranging from 10X at the innermost track to 24X at the outermost track (the data transfer
standard 1X rate is 150 kybtes/s). The average data transfer rate is 17X (2250 kbytes/s).
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Buttons and Switches
DVD-ROM drive disc eject button
Power on/off switch
Emergency-eject hole
Diskette eject button
FNRTPNLB.VSD
Button or switch
Description
Power on/off switch
Turns system power on and off.
Diskette eject button
Ejects a diskette.
DVD-ROM disc eject
button
Automatically opens and closes the DVD-ROM
tray.
Emergency-eject hole
Ejects a DVD-ROM disc or CD-ROM disc.
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Indicators
Drive access indicator
Power-on indicator
Hard disk drive access indicator
Diskette drive access indicator
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Indicator
Description
Power-on indicator
On (amber) indicates the computer is in
standby mode. On (green) indicates the
computer is out of standby mode, ready to
use. Off (no color) indicates the computer
is turned off.
Diskette drive access indicator
On (green) indicates diskette drive
activity.
DVD-ROM drive access
indicator
On (orange) indicates DVD-ROM disc or
CD-ROM activity.
Hard disk drive access indicator
On (orange) indicates hard disk drive
activity.
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Rear View
Mouse
Optional
Keyboard
USB
Serial
Printer
Monitor
Game
Headphones
Line In
Mic
Power socket
S Video Out
Video Out
Line
Telephone
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Icons
Icon labels
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Icon
Description
Mouse connector
Optional Keyboard connector
Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectors
Serial port connector
Printer port connector
Game/MIDI port connector
Headphones
Line In jack (audio)
Microphone jack
S Video Out jack
Video Out jack
8
Icon
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Description
Monitor connector
Line (for telephone line from primary service jack)
Telephone (for phone)
Identifying Components
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I/O Connectors
The following section identifies the various I/O connectors.
Optional Keyboard and Mouse
The keyboard and mouse connectors are physically identical and have the
same pinout. They are standard 6-pin PS/2-type female connectors.
2
3
1
4
6
5
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USB Ports
Port 1
Port 2
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Serial Port
The serial port is a standard 9-pin DB-9 male connector.
9
6
5
1
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Printer Port
The printer port is a standard 25-pin DB-25 female connector.
25
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13
1
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S Video Out
The S Video Out connector is a standard 4-pin S Video jack.
3
1
4
2
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Identifying Components
Video Out
The Video Out jack is for composite video. It is a standard RCA phono
jack.
Case ground
Yellow band
Signal (center)
KY0007.VSD
!
Do not plug video cables into the wrong connectors, as this may damage the
video card in the computer and the equipment to which it is connected.
Monitor
The Monitor connector is a standard 15-pin female high-density VGAtype connector.
10
15
5
11
1
6
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Game Port
The Game port is a standard 15-pin DB-15 female connector. This port is
also used to connect MIDI devices.
15
9
8
1
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Mic, Line In, and Headphones
The Mic, Line In, and Headphones jacks are physically identical, but have
different connections. They are standard 3.5 mm stereo mini-jacks.
Headphones
Line In
Mic
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Connector
Description
Headphones
1.0 Vrms (typical)
Mic
Electrolet condenser microphone input
Line In
1.0 Vrms (typical), 10 Kohm impedance
Telephone and Line
The Telephone and Line jacks are physically identical and have identical
connections. They are standard RJ-11 female phone jacks. However, the
Line jack is for connecting to a telephone line that comes from the wall,
and the Telephone jack is for connecting the computer to a telephone.
Line
Telephone
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✍ Accidentally plugging a phone line from the wall into the modem’s Telephone jack, and a
telephone into the Line jack, will not damage the modem card or telephone equipment.
However, the modem may not work correctly.
Identifying Components
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Expansion Slots
Two dedicated PCI slots are available for expansion. The ISA slot is
occupied by the fax/modem card.
PCI
PCI
ISA
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Chapter 2
Configuring Your System
This chapter contains information on configuring your system.
Configuring your system can consist of the following:
❑
Making changes to the BIOS settings
❑
Making changes to the display's power management settings
❑
Changing the system board jumper position
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Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility
You must access the BIOS Setup Utility to make changes to the BIOS
settings (see “BIOS Setup Options” on page 73 for information on BIOS
settings).
!
1
Before rebooting the system, save any open files and exit Windows®.
Reboot the system. The following message appears during the inital
boot sequence:
Press <F3> for Boot screen
2
Press F3. The following message appears.
Press <F2> for setup.
3
Press F2.
Each menu presents options for modifying the system configuration.
Use the left and right arrow keys to select a menu from the menu bar.
Use the up and down arrow keys to select items within a menu. Once
an item is highlighted, use the plus/minus (+/-) keys to modify a
setting.
If an item has a triangle ( ) to its left, this indicates that a sub-menu of
options is available. Press ENTER to access a sub-menu. If a submenu contains items with a triangle, there is another layer of options
from which to select.
4
Once you select an option, press ESC to back out of each menu until
you reach the top level, where the menu bar appears.
5
To exit the BIOS setup utility, press ESC from any top-level screen and
follow the prompts.
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Configuring Your System
Changing the Display's Power-management
Settings
A display that has power management capability is designed to operate
on reduced power or shut itself off after the system has been idle for a
specified period of time.
1
2
3
From the Start menu, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
Double-click the Display icon.
Click the Screen Saver tab.
If your display is Energy-Star compliant or has other energy-saving
features, the Energy saving features of the monitor dialog box appear.
Otherwise, the options in the dialog box are grayed out.
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4
Select Low-power standby or Shut off monitor.
Selecting Low-power standby blanks the screen (similar to a screen
saver) and automatically reduces power to the display after a
specified amount of time. The display reactivates when you move the
mouse or press a key.
Selecting Shut off monitor automatically turns off the display if the
system has been idle for a specified amount of time. Power is
reactivated when you move the mouse or press a key.
5
Select the number of minutes to wait between the last keyboard or
mouse activity and activation of the power-management settings.
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Configuring the System Board
The system board contains two configuration jumpers that provide three
modes of operation: Normal mode, Clear Password mode, and BIOS
Recovery mode.
Normal mode allows normal access to the BIOS Setup Utility. The Central
Processing Unit (CPU) input clock is forced to remain at 66 MHz (fast
mode), and the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) uses the User CMOS
settings (as opposed to the System CMOS settings). The CMOS and
NVRAM settings are only cleared if the checksum test returns false.
Access to specific setup fields is controlled by a supervisor password or
user password.
Clear Password mode removes the password that is stored in CMOS.
BIOS Recovery mode sets the CPU input clock to 66 MHz (fast mode) and
attempts to perform a blind BIOS update.
✍ The configuration jumpers should never need changing unless otherwise directed by a
technical support or service technician.
!
Before opening the system, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the
power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and unplug the
power cord.
1
Remove the side panel (see “Removing the Left Side Panel” on
page 22).
2
Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on
page 23).
3
Set the jumpers as directed by a service technician (also see
“Configuration Jumpers” on page 67).
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CPU
SPEED
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4
Reinstall the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on
page 23).
5
Reinstall the side panel (see “Replacing the Left Side Panel” on
page 27).
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Chapter 3
Removing, Installing, and
Replacing Components
This chapter describes removing, installing, and replacing major
components for upgrading, reconfiguring, replacing, or troubleshooting
the components.
!
Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off
the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the
power cord.
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Removing the Left Side Panel
You must remove the left side panel to access the system board, add-in
cards, power supply, battery, and internal drives.
1
From the rear of the unit, remove the two thumb screws that secure
the panel to the chassis.
2
Slide the left side panel back with your right hand as you hold the
chassis in position with your left hand. The panel slides back about ½
inch.
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3
Pull the panel straight out to remove it.
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Removing the Bottom Panel
You must remove the bottom panel to access internal components.
1
Remove the left side panel (see “Removing the Left Side Panel” on
page 22).
2
Remove the screw that secures the bottom panel to the chassis.
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3
Pull up on the bottom panel until it stops. The panel moves up about
½ inch.
4
Pull the panel straight out to remove it.
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Removing the Front Panel
You must remove the front panel to install system memory, which
requires pulling the diskette drive out about two inches.
✍ Follow steps 1 to 3 in the sequence shown to prevent damage to the front tray cover.
1
Insert a straightened paper clip into the emergency-eject hole to open
the tray.
2
3
4
5
Pull the tray out to its normal opened position.
6
Push down and out on the two plastic tabs from inside the bottom of
the chassis to release the bottom end of the front panel.
Lift up on the front tray cover to remove it.
Push the tray back in.
Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on
page 23) to access the two plastic tabs on the bottom of the front
panel.
Front tray cover
Front panel
Push tabs out from
inside chassis
7
Tab
Pull out the top end of the front panel to remove it.
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Replacing the Front Panel
1
Insert the two plastic tabs (located on the bottom of the front panel)
into the slots at the bottom of the chassis.
2
3
4
Push the bottom of the front panel in until the tabs snap into place.
5
6
Pull the tray out to its normal opened position.
Push the top of the front panel until it is flush with the chassis.
Insert a straightened paper clip into the emergency-eject hole to open
the tray.
Carefully slide the tray cover down onto the CD-/DVD-ROM tray,
then slide the tray in.
Front tray cover
Front panel
Tab
Insert tab here
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Replacing the Bottom Panel
1
Lay the chassis down with the open side facing up and the bottom
end facing you. The arrows show the location of the slots.
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2
Position the bottom panel up against the bottom of the chassis, with
the top of the panel about ½ inch higher than the chassis.
Screw goes here
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3
Slide the bottom panel down until the panel’s tabs slide into the
chassis’s slots. Push down firmly until the screw hole in the chassis
aligns with the screw hole in the panel.
4
Replace the screw (removed earlier) to secure the bottom of the panel
to the chassis.
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Replacing the Left Side Panel
1
Position the left side panel against the side of the unit, with the left
side panel offset from the rear of the unit by about ¼ to ½ inch.
2
Hold the unit in position with your left hand as you slide the left side
panel forward with your right hand until the panel snaps into place.
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3
Insert the two thumbscrews (removed earlier) to secure the panel.
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Installing an Add-In Card
!
Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off
the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the
power cord.
1
Remove the slot cover adjacent to the selected slot connector on the
system board (see “Removing a Slot Cover” on page 40).
2
Insert the add-in card into the PCI slot connector. Use a gentle rocking
motion, pressing down until the card is fully seated.
✍ Align the card's bracket so that the bottom of the bracket fits into the slot at the
bottom of the chassis. Assure that the top of the bracket fits snugly against the
chassis lip after the card is fully inserted.
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3
Attach any necessary cables to the card (see the instructions that came
with the add-in card).
4
Replace the bottom panel (see “Replacing the Bottom Panel” on
page 26).
5
Replace the left side panel (see “Replacing the Left Side Panel” on
page 27).
6
Turn on the computer and follow any instructions that came with the
add-in card.
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Removing an Add-in Card
!
Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off
the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the
power cord.
1
Remove the left side panel (see “Removing the Left Side Panel” on
page 22).
2
Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on
page 23).
3
4
5
Disconnect any cables attached to the add-in card.
Remove the screw that secures the add-in card to the chassis.
Remove the add-in card from the PCI slot connector and store the
card in an anti-static wrapper for future use.
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✍ Grasp the card with one hand on each end, and gently pull up as you rock the card
from side to side.
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!
Hold the add-in card by its edges and do not touch any components or
connector contacts on the card. Static electricity in your body may
damage sensitive components on the card. As a precaution, touch any
exposed metal part on the metal chassis (preferably the metal part on
the power supply) before handling an add-in card to discharge any static
electricity in your body.
6
If you do not replace the card or install another add-in card, install a
slot cover over the vacant slot at the rear of the chassis (see “Covering
an Open I/O Slot” on page 41).
7
Replace the bottom panel (see “Replacing the Bottom Panel” on
page 26).
8
Replace the left side panel (see “Replacing the Left Side Panel” on
page 27).
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Replacing the Lithium Battery
You may need to replace the lithium battery if your computer consistently
loses the date or time settings after turning it off. The lithium battery has
a typical life of three years, after which the battery may be too weak to
power the CMOS memory.
!
When you remove the lithium battery, all values stored in the CMOS memory
(BIOS setup values and Plug and Play values) may be lost. Although the
computer can hold the charge for a short time while replacing the battery, it
is safer to assume that the settings will be lost. When the values are lost, the
BIOS values revert to their factory-default settings (see “Accessing the BIOS
Setup Utility” on page 16).
Do not handle damaged or leaking batteries.
The lithium battery may explode if mistreated. Do not disassemble it or
dispose of it in fire.
1
Reboot your computer by selecting Shut Down... from the Start
menu, and then selecting Restart the computer.
2
If the error message “Error: Check date and time settings”appears
during the reboot sequence, press F3, then press F2 during the reboot
process to access the BIOS Setup Utility. Otherwise it is not necessary
to replace the battery at this time, and you can skip all remaining
steps.
3
Compare all the BIOS options to their default settings (see “BIOS
Setup Options” on page 73). Make a list of all the BIOS options that
are different from their default values. You will refer to this list when
you restore the BIOS settings later.
4
Press ESC, then select Exit from the main menu using the right arrow
key. The Exit Discarding Changes is automatically selected (it is the
first item in the list).
5
Press Enter, type N when prompted to save, then press Enter to exit
the BIOS Setup Utility.
6
7
Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord.
8
Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on
page 23).
Remove the left side panel (see “Removing the Left Side Panel” on
page 22).
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If necessary, remove any add-in cards (see “Removing an Add-in
Card” on page 29) to gain access to the battery. You may also need to
disconnect some cables.
!
10
Touch any exposed metal part of chassis to discharge static electricity in
your body before handling an add-in card or other sensitive electronic
component.
Insert a small flathead screwdriver into the small space at the top of
the battery holder.
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Gently pry the battery out and dispose of it according to the
instructions that came with the new battery.
12
Insert the new battery into the battery holder, with the plus (+) side
up.
✍ The Sony CR2032 battery is recommended. Using a type of battery other than a
CR2032 may present a risk of fire or explosion.
13
14
15
Replace any add-in cards that were removed.
16
Replace the left side panel (see “Replacing the Left Side Panel” on
page 27).
17
Reconnect the power cord and turn on the computer.
Reconnect any cables that were disconnected.
Replace the bottom panel (see “Replacing the Bottom Panel” on
page 26).
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18
If the error message “Error: Check date and time settings.” appears
during the reboot sequence, press F3, then press F2 to access the BIOS
Setup Utility. If no error message displays, the computer’s BIOS
settings were retained during the battery replacement and you can
skip the remaining steps.
19
Refer to the list you made in step 3 and restore any non-default BIOS
settings (see “BIOS Setup Options” on page 73).
20
Press ESC, then select Exit from the main menu using the right arrow
key.
21
Select Exit Saving Changes using the down arrow key, then press
Enter to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
The computer’s BIOS settings are now restored.
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Installing System Memory
!
Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off
the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the
power cord.
1
If necessary, remove the memory module you wish to replace (see
“Removing a Memory Module” on page 37).
2
Remove the new memory module(s) from its anti-static package.
Hold the memory module only by its edges to prevent staticelectricity damage.
3
Choose the size of the memory module and configuration as shown
in the following table. Memory modules can vary in size and speed
between sockets. The minimum memory size is 8 MB; the maximum
memory size is 256 MB. The BIOS automatically detects the type, size
and speed of the memory modules.
Memory module configurations (MB)*
Bank 0
Bank 1
0, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128
0, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128
* The PCV-E204 is shipped with 64 MB.
!
Touch any exposed metal part of the chassis to discharge static
electricity in your body before handling a memory module.
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4
Align the module over the appropriate socket, noting the location of
pin 1 on the module and pin 1 on the socket.
Press down
here
Pin 1 side
Handles
Bank 0
Bank 1
Memory module (DIMM)
1
Indicates pin 1
5
6
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Carefully but firmly insert the edge of the module into the socket.
Press down firmly and evenly at both corners until the module is
fully seated.
✍ When the module is fully seated, the handles on each side are straight up and
locked into the slot on each side of the module. If the handles are not totally
straight upright, continue to press down on each side of the module until the
handles lock into place.
7
8
Replace any add-in cards and other components that were removed.
Replace the bottom panel (see “Replacing the Bottom Panel” on
page 26).
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Replace the front panel (see “Replacing the Front Panel” on page 25).
Replace the left side panel (see “Replacing the Left Side Panel” on
page 27).
Your computer automatically recognizes the extra memory and will
configure itself accordingly when you turn it on. No further action is
required.
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Removing a Memory Module
You may need to remove a memory module if you change the memory
configuration or replace a bad module.
!
Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off
the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the
power cord.
1
Remove the left side panel (see “Removing the Left Side Panel” on
page 22).
2
Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on
page 23).
3
4
Remove the front panel (see “Removing the Front Panel” on page 24).
5
Remove any add-in cards (see “Removing an Add-in Card” on
page 29) and other components as needed to access the memory
modules.
6
Locate the memory module you wish to remove.
Slide the diskette drive out approximately two inches (see
“Detaching the Diskette Drive” on page 39).
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Push out the handle on each side of the memory module to eject the
module from its socket.
Push out
Handles
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8
Lift the memory module out by grasping it by its edges. Store the
module in a static-free bag.
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!
Touch any exposed metal part of the chassis to discharge static
electricity in your body before handling the memory module.
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Detaching the Diskette Drive
You need to detach the diskette drive and pull it out approximately two
inches to access the system memory.
1
Remove the two screws that secure the diskette drive carrier to the
chassis.
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2
Slide the diskette drive carrier out approximately two inches (enough
to provide access to the memory modules).
✍ Be careful not to hook the plastic LED and power-switch cover when sliding the diskette
drive in or out. The metal tab on the diskette drive may come close to the plastic cover. If
the plastic cover is accidentally removed, reattach it by inserting the plastic tabs into the
slots in the chassis.
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Unplug the flat ribbon cable and power connector (P4), as needed.
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Removing a Slot Cover
You remove a slot cover when you install an add-in card that occupies a
previously-empty slot.
1
2
Locate the slot of the cover you want to remove.
3
4
5
Lay the system on its side with the open side facing up.
Remove the left side panel (see “Removing the Left Side Panel” on
page 22).
Carefully remove the screw from the slot cover.
Carefully remove the loose slot cover and retain it for future use.
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Covering an Open I/O Slot
Slot covers prevent air from escaping through the empty hole. If air
escapes, the components inside the computer cannot be properly cooled.
This may damage some components, especially the main processor
(which generates the most heat).
1
Fit the tip of the slot cover (removed earlier) between the chassis and
system board.
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2
Push the slot cover down until it rests firmly on the lip in the chassis.
All add-in card brackets and slot covers rest on this lip.
3
Replace the screw (removed earlier) to secure the I/O slot cover.
Installing an Internal Hard Disk Drive
Your system comes with an available bay to hold an additional hard disk
drive. The drive you install must not require front panel access. The hard
disk drive access light blinks when either internal drive is active.
!
1
Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off
the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the
power cord.
Configure the jumpers on the new drive as a secondary master (see
your drive’s documentation for configuration instructions).
Power connector
Jumpers
Drive connector
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2
Remove the left side panel (see “Removing the Left Side Panel” on
page 22).
3
4
Remove the front panel (see “Removing the Front Panel” on page 24).
5
Lay the system on its right side (left side faces up – see diagram that
follows).
6
Remove the two screws (A) that secure the drive holder.
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Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on
page 23).
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7
Slide the drive holder forward (B), and then out (C).
Drive holder
C
B
A
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8
Place the drive holder upside down on top of the power supply.
Second drive connector
Drive holder
Second power connector
First hard disk drive
First power connector
First drive connector
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Slide the new drive into the drive holder and align the holes on each
side of the drive bay.
Align
holes
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10
Secure the drive to the drive holder using any two of the three holes
on each side of the drive holder (screws are provided with the new
drive). Do not overtighten the screws.
11
12
Connect the second drive connector to the new drive.
Connect the second power connector to the new drive.
Second power connector
Second drive connector
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13
Place the drive holder against the inside of the front chassis and slide
the drive holder back. Be sure to align the slots (A) on the drive
holder with the tabs (B) on the inside of the chassis. Be sure to slide
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the drive holder back so that the tabs slip into the notches at the
bottom of the slot (C).
Slot on drive holder
AA
AB
AC
Tab on chassis
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15
Replace the two screws that secure the holder to the chassis.
16
17
Replace the front panel (see “Replacing the Front Panel” on page 25).
18
Reconnect the power cord and then turn on your computer.
Replace the bottom panel (see “Replacing the Bottom Panel” on
page 26).
Replace the left side panel (see “Replacing the Left Side Panel” on
page 27).
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Your computer automatically recognizes the new drive and configures
itself accordingly when you turn it on. Format and partition the new
drive following the instructions provided with the drive.
Chapter 4
System Board
This chapter identifies each component on the system board and provides
a detailed description of each connector and jumper on the system board.
Processor
Optional Keyboard,
Mouse
USB
CPU Fan Memory
(not used)
Fan 2
Power
Diskette
Secondary IDE
Display,
COM1, Printer
Primary IDE
CPU Speed
Mic In, Line In,
Line Out, Game
TV Out
PS Fan
Modem In
CD In
Battery
Slot 3 (PCI)
Slot 2 (PCI)
Ring
CHA Fan (not used)
Slot 1 (ISA)
BIOS Configuration
Front panel header
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Connectors
Front Panel Header
The front panel header is a 20-inch header (1 pin is removed for the key)
that provide connections to various front panel functions. A 20-pin
connector with only eight wires is used to interface the system board to
the front panel.
Front panel header
PWR LED
J23
SPEAKER
J22
(not used)
Connector
Name
SLEEP RESET
J27
J30
HD LED
J25
PWR
J29
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Description
J22
SPEAKER
(not used)
J23
PWR LED
Connects to the power-on indicator light on the
front panel
J25
HD LED
Connects to the hard disk drive access light on
the front panel
J27
SLEEP
(not used)
J29
PWR
Connects to the power-on switch on the front
panel
J30
RESET
(not used)
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Diskette Drive Connector
34
33
Key (pin 5)
2
1
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Bank 0
Bank 1
Memory Module (DIMM) Connectors
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Both sides of each Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) look very
similar. The side with pin 1 has a small "1" to the left of pin 1. Be sure to
orient a DIMM correctly in the DIMM connector (a small triangle on the
connector indicates pin 1).
Memory module (DIMM)
1
Indicates pin 1
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Slot Connectors
There are a total of three slot connectors: one ISA (slot #1) and two PCI
slot connectors (slot #2 and #3). The ISA slot is occupied by the fax/
modem card. The two PCI slot connectors are available for PCI cards.
✍ Slot #2 and #3 (PCI) connectors do not support bus mastering.
ISA Slot Connector
B1
B31
B49
A1
A31
A49
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PCI Slot Connectors
There are two PCI slot connectors. PCI slots support 32-bit 5V and
Universal (3.3/5V) PCI add-in cards.
A1
A49 A52
A62
B1
B49 B52
B62
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IDE Connectors
There are two IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) connectors on the
system board: a Primary IDE and a Secondary IDE connector.
Each IDE connector supports up to two IDE drives using a ribbon cable
with two connectors.
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39
2
1
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Power Connector
The power supply connector on the system board connects to the power
supply connector labelled P1.
10
20
1
11
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Optional Keyboard and Mouse Connectors
The optional keyboard connector and the mouse connector are 6-pin
female PS/2®-type (mini-DIN) connectors. They have identical pinouts.
Mouse
1
6
1
6
Optional Keyboard
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Optional Keyboard and Mouse
Pin
Signal Name
1
DATA
2
NC
3
LOGIC GND
4
+5V (fused)
5
CLOCK
6
NC
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USB Connectors
There are two standard USB ports that permit connection of two USB
peripheral devices directly to the system without having to use an
external hub. If more USB devices are needed, connect an external hub to
either USB1 or USB2.
USB2
USB1
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Pin
Signal Name
1
PWR
2
SIGNAL
3
SIGNAL
4
GND
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Serial, Printer, and Monitor Connectors
The Serial, Printer, and Monitor connectors are mounted in a single
bracket on the system board. The Serial connector is a DB-9 male
connector. The Printer connector is a DB-25 female connector. The
Monitor connector is a DB-15S female connector.
13
1
25
14
PRINTER
1
6
5
5
9
15
COM1
1
11
MONITOR
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Serial connector
Pin
Signal Name
1
DCD
2
RXD
3
TXD
4
DTR
5
LOGIC GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
RI
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Printer connector
Pin
Signal Name
1
STROBE -
2
DATA BIT 0
3
DATA BIT 1
4
DATA BIT 2
5
DATA BIT 3
6
DATA BIT 4
7
DATA BIT 5
8
DATA BIT 6
9
DATA BIT 7
10
ACK -
11
BUSY
12
PE
13
SELECT
14
AUTO-FEED -
15
ERROR -
16
INIT -
17
SELECT-IN -
18
LOGIC GND
19
LOGIC GND
20
LOGIC GND
21
LOGIC GND
22
LOGIC GND
23
LOGIC GND
24
LOGIC GND
25
LOGIC GND
System Board
Monitor connector
Pin
Signal Name
1
RED
2
GREEN
3
BLUE
4
NC
5
LOGIC GND
6
RED GND RTN
7
GREEN GND RTN
8
BLUE GND RTN
9
+5V PULL-UP
10
LOGIC GND
11
NC
12
DDC DAT
13
HORIZONTAL SYNC
14
VERTICAL SYNC
15
DDC CLK
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Fan Connectors
The CHA-Fan and CPU-Fan connectors are 1 x 3-pin straight header
connectors and have the same pinout. PS-Fan is a 2 x 3-pin connector that
controls the cooling fan in the power supply.
CPU Fan
(not used)
3
1
PS Fan
4
1
6
3
CHA Fan (not used)
1
3
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CHA and CPU Fan Connectors
Pin
Signal Name
1
LOGIC GND
2
+12 VDC (FAN PWR ON)
3
FANTACH3
PS Fan Connector
Pin
Signal Name
1
Reserved
2
Fan On/Off
3
Reserved
4-6
Reserved
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Game Connector
The Game connector is a female DB-15 connector for connecting to a
game controller/joystick or MIDI device.
Game
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Game Connector
Pin
Signal Name
1
+5 VDC (fused)
2
GP4 (JSBUTO)
3
GP0 (JSX1R)
4
Ground
5
Ground
6
GP1 (JSY1R)
7
GP5 (JSBUT1)
8
+5 VDC (fused)
9
+5 VDC (fused)
10
GP6 (JSBUT2)
11
GP2 (JSX2R)
12
MIDI-OUTR
13
GP3 (JSY2R)
14
GP7 (JSBUT3)
15
MIDI-INR
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Headphones, Line In, Mic Connectors
The Headphones jack is a stereo mini-jack (3.5 mm) that connects to
headphones. The Line In jack is a stereo mini-jack (3.5 mm) that connects
to a stereo audio source (not an audio source from a video device). The
Mic In jack is a stereo mini-jack (3.5 mm) that connects to a microphone.
Headphones
Line In
Mic
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Headphones
L
R
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Line In
R-IN
L Imbalance
L-IN
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Mic
Mic Power
Mic Imbalance
Mic IN
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Ring Connector
The Ring connector (J20) is a 1 x 2-pin straight header that connects to the
wake signal (J3) from the fax/modem card to enable the phone ring
signal to wake the system from the sleep state.
This permits the system to go into the sleep state while monitoring the
fax/modem card for a ring signal. Upon receiving an incoming phone or
fax call, the ring signal on the fax/modem card wakes the system,
allowing unattended reception of voice or fax messages.
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Modem In Connector
The Modem In connector (J9) on the motherboard is a 1 x 4-pin header
connector and connects to the audio output connector (J4) on the fax/
modem card.
J9
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J9
Pin
Signal Name
1
GND
2
MONO_O (to modem chip)
3
GND
4
MONO_I (to sound chip)
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CD In Connector
The CD In connector (J12) on the motherboard is a 1 x 4-pin header
connector and connects to the DVD-ROM drive’s audio output connector.
J12
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J12
Pin
Signal Name
1
LEFT
2
GND
3
GND
4
RIGHT
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TV Out Connector
The TV Out connector (J16) on the motherboard is a 2 x 5-pin straight
header connector and connects to the composite video out connector (J5)
on the TV-Out Paddle card.
J16
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J16
Pin
Signal Name
1
GND
2
COMPOSITE OUT
3
GND
4
LUMINANCE OUT
5
GND
6
CHROMINANCE OUT
7
GND
8
RESERVED
9
NC
10
NC
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Configuration Jumpers
The configuration jumpers provide for CPU speed (JP1), password clear
(JP2), and BIOS recovery (JP3) selections.
CPU Speed
The processor speed jumper (JP1) is a 2 x 5 header that is preconfigured
for the maximum speed, as shown in the following table.
JP1
CPU
SPEED
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JP1
Position
Pins 1 - 2
Pins 3 - 4
Pins 5 - 6
Pins 7 - 8
266 MHz
OFF
ON
ON
ON
300 MHz
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
333 MHz (default)
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
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Clear Password and BIOS Recovery
The computer is shipped with an unused jumper cap on pins 2 and 3 (pin
3 is floating) for future use. The jumper cap should remain in this inactive
position unless otherwise directed by a technical support person.
JP3
1
JP2
2
BIOS
RCVRY
3
4
5
CLEAR
PSWRD
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Position
Pins
Description
BIOS RCVRY
1-2
BIOS recovery mode
CLEAR PSWD
4-5
Password clear mode
Chapter 5
TV-Out Paddle Card
The TV-Out Paddle card is installed in I/O slot #4, but does not occupy a
slot on the system board. Instead, a ribbon cable connects between J5 on
the TV-Out Paddle card and J16 on the system board. The two connectors
on the front of the I/O bracket provide composite video out and S Video
out.
J5
S Video Out
Composite
Video Out
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Connectors
Name
Connector Type
Description
S Video Out
S-video connector
Connects to S video input of
video device
Composite Video Out
RCA phono jack,
yellow band
Connects to video input of
composite video device
Chapter 6
Fax/Modem Card
The fax/modem card occupies ISA slot #1. A two-wire twisted-pair cable
connects JP3 on the fax/modem card to J20 (Ring) on the system board.
Another two-wire twisted-pair cable connects J4 on the fax/modem card
to J9 (Modem In) on the system board.
There are two RJ-11 jacks: one to connect a telephone line, and one to
connect a phone.
To J20 (Ring)
on system board
Telephone
Line
JP3
J4
To J9 (Modem In)
on system board
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Connectors
Name
Connector Type
Description
Telephone
RJ-11
Connects to phone
Line
RJ-11
Connects to telephone line
J4
4-pin connector
on board
Connects to Modem In (J9) connector
on system board
JP3
2-pin header
Connects to Ring (J20) connector on
system board
Chapter 7
BIOS Setup Options
This chapter describes each screen in the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility (see
“Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility” on page 16).
The PhoenixBIOS setup has six menu items on the menu bar. These are:
❑
Main
❑
Advanced
❑
Security
❑
Power
❑
Boot
❑
Exit
Options that you can change are enclosed in brackets. Text that is not
enclosed in brackets cannot be changed.
A small triangle ( ) indicates that there is a sub-menu with additional
information and options. Press Enter to open the sub-menu. The
information and options in a sub-menu are context-sensitive (they appear
or disappear, depending on other selected options).
The item shown in [brackets] in this guide is the default option. The
option shown in [brackets] on the screen is the current option. The
available options are shown without brackets in this guide, directly below
the default option. The available options are listed in the order they occur
when you press the + key.
To change an option, use the left and right arrow keys to choose the menu
item. Use the up and down arrow keys to select an option. Press Enter if
the option is a sub-menu, or press the + or - key to cycle through the other
options.
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Press Esc to go back to the main menu. Press F10 to save the changes and
exit, or press Esc to discard the changes. Follow the on-screen prompts for
other choices. The bottom of the screen presents a summary of the keys to
use for navigation and control.
BIOS Setup Options
Main Screen
System Time:
[00:00:00]
System Date:
[01/01/1988]
Language:
[English (US)]
Legacy Diskette A:
[Disabled]
360 KB 5¼”
1.2 MB 5¼”
720 KB 3½”
1.44/1.25 MB 3½”
2.88 MB 3½”
Legacy Diskette B:
[Disabled]
360 KB 5¼”
1.2 MB 5¼”
720 KB 3½”
1.44/1.25 MB 3½”
2.88 MB 3½”
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Primary Master
[Example: 8455MB]
Type:
[AUTO]
NONE
CD-ROM
ATAPI Removable
IDE Removable
USER
CHS Format
Cylinders*:
[Example: 16383]
Heads*:
[Example: 16]
Sectors*:
[Example: 63]
Total Sectors*:
[Example: 16514064]
LBA Format
Maximum Capacity*:
Example: 8455 MB
Multi-Sector Transfers†:
[Example: 16 Sectors]
Enabled
2 Sectors
4 Sectors
8 Sectors
LBA Mode Control†:
[Enabled]
Disabled
32 Bit I/O†:
[Enabled]
Disabled
Transfer Mode†:
[Fast PIO 4]
FPIO 3/DMA 1
FPIO 4/DMA 2
Standard
Fast PIO 1
Fast PIO 2
Fast PIO 3
Ultra DMA Mode†:
[Mode 2]
Disabled
Mode 0
Mode 1
* This option appears when Type is set to User or Auto and the device is a hard drive.
† This option is enabled when Type is not set to NONE or Auto.
BIOS Setup Options
Primary Slave
[None]
Type:
[AUTO]
NONE
CD-ROM
ATAPI Removable
IDE Removable
USER
Maximum Capacity*:
0 MB
Multi-Sector Transfers†:
[Disabled]
2 Sectors
4 Sectors
8 Sectors
16 Sectors
LBA Mode Control†:
[Disabled]
Enabled
32 Bit I/O†:
[Enabled]
Disabled
Transfer Mode†:
[Standard]
Fast PIO 1
Fast PIO 2
Fast PIO 3
Fast PIO 4
FPIO 3/DMA 1
FPIO 4/DMA 2
Ultra DMA Mode†:
[Disabled]
Mode 0
Mode 1
Mode 2
* This option appears when Type is set to User or Auto and the device is a hard drive.
† This option is enabled when Type is not set to NONE or Auto.
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Secondary Master
[CD-ROM]
Type:
[AUTO]
NONE
CD-ROM
ATAPI Removable
IDE Removable
USER
Maximum Capacity*:
0 MB
Multi-Sector Transfers†:
[Disabled]
LBA Mode Control†:
[Disabled]
†:
[Enabled]
Disabled
32 Bit I/O
Transfer Mode†:
[Fast PIO 4]
FPIO 3/DMA 1
FPIO 4/DMA 2
Standard
Fast PIO 1
Fast PIO 2
Fast PIO 3
Ultra DMA Mode†:
[Disabled]
Mode 0
Mode 1
Mode 2
* This option appears when Type is set to User or Auto and the device is a hard drive.
† This option is enabled when Type is not set to NONE or Auto.
BIOS Setup Options
Secondary Slave
[None]
Type:
[AUTO]
NONE
CD-ROM
ATAPI Removable
IDE Removable
USER
Cylinders*:
[0]
Heads*:
[1]
Sectors*:
[0]
Maximum Capacity*:
0 MB
Multi-Sector Transfers†:
[Disabled]
LBA Mode Control†:
[Disabled]
Enabled
32 Bit I/O†:
[Enabled]
Disabled
Transfer Mode†:
[Standard]
Fast PIO 1
Fast PIO 2
Fast PIO 3
Fast PIO 4
FPIO 3/DMA 1
FPIO 4/DMA 2
Ultra DMA Mode†:
[Disabled]
Mode 0
Mode 1
Mode 2
QuickBoot Mode:
[Enabled]
Disabled
System Memory:
640 KB
Extended Memory:
64512 KB
* This option appears when Type is set to User or Auto and the device is a hard drive.
† This option is enabled when Type is not set to NONE or Auto.
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Advanced Screen
Plug and Play OS:
[No]
Yes
Reset Configuration Data:
[No]
Yes
USB Legacy Support:
[Enabled]
Disabled
PCI Configuration
PCI Device, Slot #1
Option ROM Scan:
[Enabled]
Disabled
Enable Master:
[Disabled]
Enabled
Latency Timer:
[0040h]
0060h
0080h
00A0h
00C0h
00E0h
Default
0020h
PCI Device, Slot #2
Option ROM Scan:
[Enabled]
Disabled
Enable Master:
[Disabled]
Enabled
Latency Timer:
[0040h]
0060h
0080h
00A0h
00C0h
00E0h
Default
0020h
Secured Set Configuration
[No]
Yes
BIOS Setup Options
I/O Device Configuration
Serial port A:
[Auto]
Disabled
Enabled
Base I/O address*:
[3F8]
2F8
3E8
2E8
Interrupt*:
[IRQ 4]
IRQ 3
Parallel port:
[Enabled]
Disabled
Auto
Mode†:
[ECP]
Output only
Bi-directional
EPP
Base I/O address‡:
[378]
278
3BC
Interrupt‡:
[IRQ 7]
IRQ 5
DMA channel**:
[DMA 1]
DMA 3
Floppy disk controller:
[Enabled]
Auto
Disabled
Base I/O address:
[Primary]
Secondary
Large Disk Access Mode:
[DOS]
Other
Local Bus IDE adapter:
[Both]
Disabled
Primary
Secondary
Sound:
[Enabled]
Disabled
* This option appears only if the port is set to Enabled.
† This option appears only if the port is set to Auto or Enabled.
‡ This option appears only if the port is set to Enabled and Mode is not set to EPP.
** This option appears only if the port is set to Enabled and Mode is set to ECP.
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Advanced Chipset Control
Enable memory gap:
[Disabled]
Conventional
Extended
BIOS Setup Options
Security Screen
User Password Is:
Clear
Supervisor Password Is:
Clear
Set User Password
[Enter]
Set Supervisor Password
[Enter]
Password on boot:
[Disabled]
Enabled
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Power Screen
Power Savings:
[Disabled]
Customized
Maximum Power Savings
Maximum Performance
Auto Suspend Timeout:
[Off]
5 Minutes
10 Minutes
15 Minutes
20 Minutes
30 Minutes
40 Minutes
60 Minutes
Resume on Modem Ring:
[On]
Off
Resume on Time:
[On]
Off
Resume Time:
[00:00:00
AC LOSS Control
[Disabled]
Enabled
Advanced Options
IDE Drive 0 Monitoring:
[Enabled]
Disabled
IDE Drive 1 Monitoring:
[Enabled]
Disabled
IDE Drive 2 Monitoring:
[Disabled]
Enabled
IDE Drive 3 Monitoring:
[Disabled]
Enabled
Audio, Joystick
[Enabled]
Disabled
Floppy Disk Drive
[Enabled]
Disabled
Serial Port A
[Enabled]
Disabled
Serial Port B or Modem
[Enabled]
Disabled
Parallel Port
[Enabled]
Disabled
BIOS Setup Options
Keyboard, Mouse, Video
[Enabled]
Disabled
PCI Bus Mastering
[Disabled]
Enabled
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Boot Screen
1.
[ATAPI CD-ROM Drive]
2.
[Removable Devices]
3.
[Hard Drive]
Hard Drive
1. [Example: IBM-DHEA-38451]
2. [Bootable Add-in Card]
Removable Devices
1. [Legacy Floppy Drives]
Floppy check:
[Enabled]
Disabled
BIOS Setup Options
Exit Screen
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
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Chapter 8
Miscellaneous Technical
Information
This chapter contains information on the following subjects:
❑
User and Supervisor password
❑
Beep code error messages
❑
PCI configuration status and error messages
❑
DMA channel assignments
❑
IRQ assignments
❑
System I/O address map
❑
Memory map
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About User and Supervisor Passwords
The system allows you to specify up to two passwords (a User password
and a Supervisor password) in the BIOS Setup Utility. The User password
is required; the Supervisor password is optional.
Access to the BIOS Setup Utility depends on which passwords were
previously set, as indicated next.
If you set these passwords...
...the following passwords are required:
User password only
User password is required at bootup.
Supervisor password only
No password is required at bootup.
Supervisor password is required by most
setup options.
Both passwords
User password is required at bootup.
Supervisor password is required by most
setup options.
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Beep Code Error Messages
During a normal bootup, a single short beep signifies that the system is
OK. Other beep patterns signify errors. The number of beeps indicates the
specific error that occurred.
The Sony Online Support technical representative will need to know how
many beeps your system produces if there is an error, so be sure to count
the number of beeps before calling for support.
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PCI Configuration Status And Error Messages
The following is a list of status and error messages that may appear on
your system from time to time.
Message
Meaning
Floppy Disk Controller
Resource Conflict
The diskette controller has requested a
resource that is already in use.
NVRAM Checksum Error,
NVRAM Cleared
The NVRAM data was reinitialized due to
an NVRAM checksum error.
NVRAM Cleared By Jumper
The Clear CMOS jumper block has been
changed to the clear position.
NVRAM Data Invalid,
NVRAM Cleared
Invalid entry in the NVRAM.
Parallel Port Resource Conflict
The parallel port has requested a resource
that is already in use.
PCI Error Log is Full
This message is displayed when more than
15 PCI conflict errors are detected. No
additional PCI errors can be logged.
PCI I/O Port Conflict
Two devices requested the same resource,
resulting in a conflict.
PCI IRQ Conflict
Two devices requested the same resource,
resulting in a conflict.
PCI Memory Conflict
Two devices requested the same resource,
resulting in a conflict.
Primary Boot Device Not
Found
The designated primary boot device (hard
disk drive, diskette drive, CD-ROM drive,
or network drive) could not be found.
Primary IDE Controller
Resource Conflict
The primary IDE controller has requested a
resource that is already in use.
Primary Input Device Not
Found
The designated primary input device
(keyboard, mouse, or other, if input is
redirected) could not be found.
Primary Output Device Not
Found
The designated primary output device
(display, serial port, or other, if input is
redirected) could not be found.
Secondary IDE Controller
Resource Conflict
The secondary IDE controller has requested
a resource that is already in use.
Serial Port 1 Resource Conflict
Serial port 1 has requested a resource that is
already in use.
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Serial Port 2 Resource Conflict
Serial port 2 has requested a resource that is
already in use.
Static Device Resource Conflict
A non-Plug and Play ISA card has
requested a resource that is already in use.
System Board Device Resource
Conflict
A non-Plug and-Play ISA card has
requested a resource that is already in use.
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DMA Channel Assignments
This shows the factory default values. Windows 98 reassigns resources to
best meet the needs of a particular configuration.
DMA
Channel
Default
Assignment
0
Open
1
Printer port (LPT1)
2
Standard diskette drive controller
3
ES1938 DOS emulation
4
DMA controller
5
Open
6
Open
7
Open
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IRQ Assignments
✍ This shows the factory default values. Windows 98 will reassign resources to best meet
the needs of a particular configuration. PCI IRQs can be shared between several PCI
devices.
IRQ #
Default Assignment
0
System timer
1
Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft® Natural Keyboard
2
Programmable interrupt controller
3
LT WinModem NV #3
4
Communications port (COM1)
5
Shared between IRQ holder for PCI steering, ES1938 PCI AudioDrive,
and ES1938 AudioDrive device manager
6
Standard diskette drive controller
7
Printer port (LPT1)
8
System CMOS/real time clock
9
Shared between IRQ holder for PCI steering and Intel 82371AB/EB
PCI-to-USB Universal Host Controller
10
Open
11
Shared between IRQ holder for PCI steering and Rage Pro Turbo 1X
(English) (DirectX)
12
PS/2-compatible mouse port
13
Numeric data processor
14
Shared between primary IDE controller (dual FIFO) and Intel
82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller
15
Shared between secondary IDE controller (dual FIFO) and Intel
82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller
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System I/O Address Map
Address
Range
(hexadecimal)
Description
0000 - 000F
DMA controller
0010 - 001F
In use by unknown device
0020 - 0021
Programmable interrupt controller
0022 - 003F
In use by unkown device
0040 - 0043
System timer
0044 - 005F
In use by unknown device
0060
Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
0061
System speaker
0062 - 0063
In use by unknown device
0064
Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
0065 - 006F
In use by unknown device
0070 - 0071
System CMOS/real-time clock
0072 - 007F
In use by unknown device
0080
System board resources
0081 - 008F
DMA controller
0090 - 009F
In use by unknown device
00A0 - 00A1
Programmable interrupt controller
00A2 - 00BF
In use by unknown device
00C0 - 00DF
DMA controller
00E0 - 00E1
System board resources
00E2 - 00EF
In use by unknown device
00F0 - 00FF
Numeric data processor
0108 - 010F
LT WinModem® NV #3
0120 - 013F
Standard universal PCI-to-USB host controller
0170 - 0177
Shared between Intel 82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE
controller and secondary IDE controller (dual FIFO)
01F0 - 01F7
Shared between Intel 82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE
controller and primary IDE controller (dual FIFO)
0200 - 0203
Gameport™ joystick controller
0220-022F
ES1938 DOS emulation
0274 - 0277
I/O Read Data port for ISA PnP enumerator
02F8 - 02FF
LT WinModem NV #3
Miscellaneous Technical Information
Address
Range
(hexadecimal)
Description
0330 - 0331
ES1938 DOS emulation
0376
Shared between secondary IDE controller (dual FIFO) and
Intel 82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller
0378 - 037B
Printer port (LPT1)
0388 - 038B
ES1938 DOS emulation
03B0 - 03BB
Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)
03C0 - 03DF
Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)
03F0 - 03F5
Standard dikette drive controller
03F6
Shared between primary IDE controller (dual FIFO) and
Intel 82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller
03F7
Standard diskette drive controller
03F8 - 03FF
Communications port (COM1)
04D0 - 04D1
System board resources
0778 - 077F
Printer port (LPT1)
0CF8 - 0CFF
PCI bus
1000 - 1007
Primary IDE controller (dual FIFO)
1008 - 100F
Shared between secondary IDE controller (dual FIFO) and
Intel 82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller
1010 - 1013
ES1938 PCI AudioDrive device manager
1014 - 1017
Intel 82371AB/EB PCI-to-USB Universal Host Controller
1040 - 104F
System board resources
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Memory Map
Address range
Default configuration
00000000 - 0009FFFF
System board extension for PnP BIOS
000A0000 - 000AFFFF
Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)
000B0000 - 000BFFFF
Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)
000C0000 - 000CBFFF
Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)
000E0000 - 000FFFFF
System board extension for PnP BIOS
00100000 - 03FFFFFF
System board extension for PnP BIOS
F4000000 - F4000FFF
Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)
F4000000 - F40FFFFF
Intel 82443LX/EX Pentium® II processor-to-AGP
controller
F4020000 - F403FFFF
Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)
F5000000 - F5FFFFFF
Shared between Intel 82443LX/EX Pentium® II
processor-to-AGP controller and Rage Pro Turbo
1X (English) (DirectX)
F8000000 - FBFFFFFF
Intel 82443LX/EX Pentium® II processor-to-PCI
bridge controller
FFF80000 - FFFFFFFF
System board resources
Chapter 9
Specifications
This chapter describes the technical specifications for the Sony PCV-E204.
Processor
333 MHz Intel Pentium® II processor
Memory Modules (DIMMs)
Installed memory
64 Mbytes SDRAM (66 MHz)
Maximum memory
256 Mbytes in two 168-pin DIMM sockets
Voltage
3.3 V memory only
Pins
168-pins with gold-plated contacts
SDRAM type
60 ns, unrestricted CAS latency 2, unbuffered, Intel 4clock, 64 bits (non-ECC) or 72 bits (ECC)
DIMM Configurations
DIMM Size*
Non-ECC (64 bits) and ECC (72 bits)
8 MB
1 Mbit
16 MB
2 Mbit
32 MB
4 Mbit
64 MB
8 Mbit
128 MB
16 Mbit
* Can be installed in one or two sockets. Memory size can vary between sockets. DIMMs can be single-sided
or double-sided. DIMMs must be 3.3V unbuffered 4clock, 64-bit or 72-bit 66MHz SDRAM module, Rev 1.0.
L2 Cache
Installed
512 kbytes secondary write-back cache (in processor)
Controller
Intel 82440EX PAC
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Graphics
Controller*
Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX) 64-bit AGP
Video memory
4 Mbytes (installed)
Resolution (displayed resolution depends on the graphics display you are using)
True color (32 bits) Up to 1152 x 864 at 85 Hz non-interlaced
True color (24 bits) Up to 1280 x 1024 at 85 Hz non-interlaced
High color (16 bits) Up to 1280 x 1024 at 85 Hz non-interlaced
256 colors (8 bits)
Up to 1280 x 1024 at 85 Hz non-interlaced
* Supports DDC-1 and DDC-2b standards for Plug and Play displays.
Video
Video playback
“Sony-tuned” MPEG Digital Video supports full-screen
playback at 30 fps, 640x480x16
Output connectors
Composite out, S Video out
Plug and Play
Configuration of DDC-compatible displays
Audio
Controller
PCI ESS Solo-1 audio accelerator
Surround sound
3D-enhanced
Audio sampling rate
Up to 48 kHz at 16 bits
Rear panel connectors
Mic (for microphone)
Line In (from stereo audio source)
Headphones (for stereo headphone)
Communications
Modem
V.90-compatible data/fax modem
Fax/modem
14.4 kbps
Specifications
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I/O and Expansion Slots
Serial ports
One high-speed NS16C550-compatible port
Parallel port
One high-speed bi-directional Centronicscompatible port with ECP and EPP modes
MIDI/game port
One (supports MIDI in/out or two joysticks —
adapter cable not supplied)
Modem ports
Two RJ-11 connectors (for line and phone)
USB ports
USB 1 and USB 2
PCI slots
Two available slots. Maximum length for add-in
cards is 7.75 inches
ISA slots
One (occupied by fax/modem card). Maximum
length for add-in card is 10.5 inches.
IDE connectors
Primary and Secondary (each supports two IDE
drives)
Drives and Controllers
Diskette controller
765A-compatible (supports up to 2.88 MByte)
Diskette drive
1.44 MByte 3.5-inch MFDD
EIDE controller
Supports up to four EIDE drives (supports PIO Mode
4 EIDE drives and Ultra DMA/33 Mode drives)
IDE hard drive
5.1 GByte (bus-mastering EIDE driver installed)
DVD-ROM drive
DVD-ROM disc: 4X (maximum performance).*
CD-ROM disc: 24X (maximum performance).
* DVD-ROM drive also plays CD-ROM discs. Data on the DVD-ROM is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging
from 2X at the innermost track to 4X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 1385
kbytes/s). The average data transfer rate is 3.3X (4616 kbytes/s). Data on a CD-ROM disc is read at a variable
transfer rate, ranging from 10X at the innermost track to 24X at the outermost track (the data transfer
standard 1X rate is 150 kybtes/s). The average data transfer rate is 17X (2250 kbytes/s).
BIOS
Make and model
Phoenix BIOS
ROM
256 kbytes flash*
Passwords
User and supervisor passwords supported
Recovery boot block
Supported
Power management
Supports ACPI
Plug and Play devices
Supported
* Flash-ROM update utility is available from Sony’s website at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
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Power Supply
Power management control
Software
Processor voltage regulator
On system board
Power
135 W peak, 90 W continuous
Current draw (maximum)
1.5A at 12 VDC
12A at 5 VDC*
6A at 3.3 VDC*
0.2A at -12 VDC
0.72A at +5VSB
* 5V current to expansion slots should not exceed 2A per slot. Combined 5V and 3.3V power not to exceed
30W.
CPU Environment
Operating temperature
10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
Non-operating (storage)
temperature
-30 to 60°C (-22 to 140°F)
Operating humidity
80% RH at 36°C (with no hard disk drive)
Non-operating humidity
92% RH at 36°C
Dimensions
Approx. 7 in (w) x 12 in (h) x 13 ¾ in (d)
(178 x 305 x 349 mm)
Weight (without monitor) as
shipped
Approx. 17 lb (7.71 kg)
Index
A
add-in card
installing 28
removing 29
address map, system 96
audio specifications 100
B
battery - See lithium battery
beep codes 91
BIOS setup utility 16
advanced screen 80
boot screen 86
exit screen 87
main screen 75
options 73
power screen 84
screens 73
security screen 83
BIOS specifications 101
bottom panel
removing 23
replacing 26
C
card
modem 71
TV-Out paddle 69
CD-ROM disc - See DVD-ROM drive
CMOS - See Also BIOS
codes, beeps 91
COM1 port - See Serial
communications, specifications 100
composite video out connector 70
computer safety information ii
configuration jumper
BIOS recovery 67
CPU Speed 67
password clear 67
configuring
BIOS setup utility 16
power management 17
system board 18
connector
4-pin on modem card 72
composite video out 70
fan 60
keyboard 55
line 72
modem card 72
monitor 11
mouse 55
power 54
printer 57
Serial 57
telephone 72
TV-Out 70
connectors
IDE 53
system board 48
USB 56
cover, slot 40
covering I/O slot 41
CPU - See processor
D
DIMM - See memory module
diskette drive
connector 49
removing 39
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display - See monitor
display, power management 17
DMA channel assignments 94
drive
DVD-ROM specifications 101
IDE connectors 53
specifications 101
DVD-ROM drive
location of 3
performance of discs 101
specifications 101
E
environment specifications 102
error messages
beep codes 91
PCI configuration 92
expansion slot
specifications 101
expansion slots 13
expansion slots - See Also slots
F
fan connectors 60
CHA 60
CPU 60
PS-Fan 60
fax card - See modem card
fax/modem - See Also
communications
FCC Part 68 iv
floppy drive - See diskette drive
front panel
removing 24
replacing 25
front panel header 48
front view 2
buttons and switches 4
connectors 5
drives 3
indicators 5
G
graphics
specifications 100
graphics controller - See graphics
H
header - See front panel header
I
I/O address map 96
I/O connectors
game port 11
mic, line in, headphones 12
monitor 11
optional keyboard and mouse 9
printer port 10
S video 10
serial port 1 9
telephone and line 12
USB ports 9
I/O slot covering 41
I/O slot specifications 101
icons, description of 7
IDE
connectors 53
specifications 101
input devices iii
installing
add-in card 28
system memory 34
interference iii
IRQ assignments 95
ISA slot connector 51
J
jumper - See system board
K
keyboard connector 55
L
L2 cache specifications 99
lithium battery, replacing 31
M
map - See Also I/O address map
memory
map 98
specifications 99
memory - See Also system memory
105
memory map 98
memory module
connector 50
removing 37
specifications 99
messages
error 91
status and error 92
microprocessor - See processor
model numbers ii
modem - See Also communications
modem card
connectors 72
view of 71
monitor - See display
monitor connector 11
mouse connector 55
recording ii
regulatory information iii
removing
add-in card 29
bottom panel 23
diskette drive 39
front panel 24
memory module 37
side panel 22
slot cover 40
replacing 27
bottom panel 26
front panel 25
side panel 27
replacing lithium battery 31
resolution - See graphics
S
N
notice to users ii
O
operating temperature - See
environment
output devices iii
P
panel
bottom 23, 26
front 24, 25
side 22, 27
passwords, about 90
PCI slot connectors 52
plug & play specifications 100
power connector 54
power management, configuring 17
power supply specifications 102
printer connector 57
processor specifications 99
R
radio interference iii
RAM - See Also system memory
rear view 6
I/O connectors 9
icons 7
S video out connector 70
safety information ii
Serial connector 57
serial numbers ii
serial port - See Serial
setup, BIOS 16
side panel 27
removing 22
slot - See Also I/O slot
slot connectors 51
ISA 51
PCI 52
slot cover, removing 40
specifications
audio 100
BIOS 101
communications 100
drives and controllers 101
environment 102
graphics 100
I/O and expansion slots 101
L2 cache 99
memory 99
memory module 99
plug & play 100
power supply 102
processor 99
video 100
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status and error messages 92
supervisor password 90
system board
configuration jumpers 67
configuring 18
connectors 48
diskette drive connector 49
fan connectors 60
front panel header 48
IDE connectors 53
ISA slot connector 51
keyboard connector 55
memory module connector 50
mouse connector 55
PCI slot connectors 52
power connector 54
Serial connector 57
slot connectors 51
USB connectors 56
system I/O address map 96
system memory, installing 34
T
Telephone Consumer Protection Act of
1991 iv
TV interference iii
TV-Out card, connectors 70
TV-Out paddle card
connector 70
view of 69
U
USB connectors 56
user password 90
V
video specifications 100
W
weight - See environment
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