Sony PCV-RS500CG Quick start guide

Sony PCV-RS500CG Quick start guide
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Notice
© 2004 Sony Electronics Inc. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights
reserved. This manual and the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated, or
reduced to any machine-readable form without prior written approval.
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. PROVIDES NO WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL, THE
SOFTWARE, OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS
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WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR SUCH OTHER INFORMATION. IN NO EVENT
SHALL SONY ELECTRONICS INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR
SPECIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR
IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED
HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF.
SONY CANNOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS DESCRIBED IN THIS GUIDE WILL BE
UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SONY ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT, OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN
ANY DESCRIBED WEB SITE, OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES,
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ONLY BE MADE FOR LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSES.
Sony Electronics Inc. reserves the right to make any modification to this manual or the information contained herein
at any time without notice. The software described herein is governed by the terms of a separate user license
agreement.
This product contains software owned by Sony and licensed by third parties. Use of such software is subject to the
terms and conditions of license agreements enclosed with this product. Some of the software may not be transported
or used outside the United States. Software specifications are subject to change without notice and may not
necessarily be identical to current retail versions.
Certain product(s) included with this computer may include features such as copy protection and content
management technology. USE OF THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S) REQUIRES AGREEMENT TO
APPLICABLE END USER AGREEMENTS AND FULL COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE PRODUCT
ACTIVATION PROCEDURES. Product activation procedures and privacy policies will be detailed during initial
launch of the software product(s), or upon certain reinstallations of the software product(s), or reconfigurations of
the computer, and may be completed by Internet or telephone (toll charges may apply).
Updates and additions to software may require an additional charge. Subscriptions to online service providers may
require a fee and credit card information. Financial services may require prior arrangements with participating
financial institutions.
Important information for Canadian customers: Your new VAIO® computer includes certain software versions
or upgrades, and Internet services or offers that are available to U.S. customers only.
Sony, VAIO, the VAIO logo, Image Station, SonicStage, DVgate Plus, Click to DVD, Giga Pocket, MagicGate,
PictureGear, i.LINK, Memory Stick, and the Memory Stick Logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony.
Intel and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Intel Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and the
Windows logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. PS/2 is a registered trademark of
IBM Corporation.
All other trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Sony Corporation has
determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program is an international program that promotes energy
saving through the use of computers and other office equipment. The program backs the development and
dissemination of products with functions that effectively reduce energy consumption. It is an open system in which
business proprietors can participate voluntarily. The targeted products are office equipment such as computers,
displays, printers, facsimiles and copiers. Their standards and logos are uniform among participating nations.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered trademark of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Owner’s Record
The model number and serial number are located inside the lower front panel of your Sony VAIO® computer.
Record the model and serial number in the space provided here, and keep in a secure location. Refer to the model
and serial numbers when you call your Sony Service Center.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
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Safety Information and Caution
Your computer’s installed optical drives may vary, depending on the system configuration you have purchased. See
the online specification sheet for details on your installed optical drives. For questions regarding your product or for
the Sony Service Center nearest you, visit the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
❑
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose your desktop to rain or moisture.
❑
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
❑
Never install modem or telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
❑
Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.
❑
Never touch uninsulated telephone wire or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the
network interface.
❑
Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
❑
Avoid using the modem during an electrical storm.
❑
Do not use the modem or a telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
❑
The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
To change the backup battery, please contact your nearest Sony Service Center.
Caution: The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye
hazard. As the laser beam used in this product is harmful to the eyes, do not
attempt to disassemble the drive cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
Danger: Visible and invisible laser radiation when open. Avoid direct exposure
to beam.
For DVD-RW: Danger—Visible and invisible laser radiation when open. Avoid
direct exposure to beam.
For CD-RW/CD-ROM: Danger—Invisible laser radiation when open. Avoid direct
exposure to beam.
Caution: For ADSL and V.90 modem models; to reduce the risk of fire, use only
No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord.
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❑
Pour prévenir tout risque d’incendie ou d’électrocution, garder cet appareil à l’abri de la pluie et de
l’humidité.
❑
Pour prévenir tout risque d’électrocution, ne pas ouvrir le châssis de cet appareil et ne confier son entretien
qu’à une personne qualifiée.
❑
Ne jamais effectuer l’installation de fil modem ou téléphone durant un orage électrique.
❑
Ne jamais effectuer l’installation d’une prise téléphonique dans un endroit mouillé à moins que la prise soit
conçue à cet effet.
❑
Ne jamais toucher un fil téléphonique à découvert ou un terminal à moins que la ligne téléphonique n’ait été
débranché de l’interface réseau.
❑
Soyez très prudent lorsque vous installez ou modifiez les lignes téléphoniques.
❑
Évitez d’utiliser le modem durant un orage électrique.
❑
N'utilisez pas le modem ni le téléphone pour prévenir d'une fuite de gaz vous êtes près de la fuite.
❑
L’appareil doit être le plus près possible d’une prise murale pour en faciliter l’accès.
Pour changer la pile de rechange, veuillez contacter votre centre de service
Sony le plus près.
Avertissement: L'utilisation d'instruments optiques avec ce produit augmente
les risques pour les yeux. Puisque le faisceau laser utilisé dans ce produit est
dommageable pour les yeux, ne tentez pas de désassembler le boîtier.
Adressez-vous à un agent de service qualifié.
Danger: Radiation laser visible et invisible si ouvert. Évitez l’exposition
directe au faisceau.
Pour les DVD-RW: Danger—Radiation laser visible et invisible si ouvert.
Évitez l'exposition directe au faisceau.
Pour les CD-RW/CD-ROM: Danger—Radiation laser invisible si ouvert. Évitez
l'exposition directe au faisceau.
Attention: Pour ADSL et V.90 modele modem; afin de réduire les risques
d'incendie, n'utilisez qu'un cordon de communication N0. 26 AWG ou plus gros.
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Regulatory Information
If you have questions about this product, write to Sony Customer Information Service Center at 12451 Gateway
Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33913, USA, or visit Sony Customer Service on the Sony Online Support Web site at
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
PCV-2242
PCV-2244
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack Rd
Oradell, NJ 07649, USA
Telephone:
201-930-6972
This phone number is for FCC-related matters only.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Model No.: PCVA-IMB5A (For models equipped with Giga Pocket features)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
❑
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.
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You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Only peripherals (computer input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) that comply with FCC Class B limits may
be attached to this computer product. Operation with noncompliant peripherals is likely to result in interference to
radio and television reception.
All cables used to connect peripherals must be shielded and grounded. Operation with cables, connected to
peripherals, that are not shielded and grounded, may result in interference to radio and television reception.
FCC Part 68
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and the requirements adopted by the ACTA. On the modem
card is a label that contains, among other information, a product identifier in the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If
requested, this number must be provided to the telephone company.
This modem uses the USOC RJ-11 telephone jack.
A telephone plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and telephone network must
comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA. The REN is used to
determine the quantity of devices which may be connected to the telephone line.
Excessive RENs on the telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most,
but not all areas, the sum of the RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may
be connected to the line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the telephone company. For products approved
after July 23, 2001, the REN for this product is part of the product identifier that has the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits represented by ## are the REN without a decimal point (e.g. 03 is a REN of 0.3).
For earlier products, the REN is separately shown on the label.
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that
temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice is not practical, the telephone company
will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC
if you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the
operations of the equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to
make the necessary modifications in order to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty information, please contact the Sony Customer
Information Service Center at 1-888-4-SONY-PC (1-888-476-6972), or write to the Sony Customer Information
Center, 12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913, or find Sony Customer Service on the Web at
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. If this equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company
may request that you disconnect the equipment from the network until the problem is resolved.
Repair of this equipment should be made only by a Sony Service Center or Sony authorized agent. For the Sony
Service Center nearest you, call 1-888-4-SONY-PC (1-888-476-6972), or visit the Sony Online Support Web site at
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
Connection to Party Line Service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public service
commission, or corporation commission for information.
If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this
equipment does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment,
consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
Please use a surge arrestor against electrical surges.
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Telephone
hone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (United States)
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other
electronic device, including FAX machines, to send any message unless such message clearly contains, in a margin
at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and
an identification of the business, other entity, or individual sending the message, and the telephone number of the
sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual. (The telephone number provided may not be a 900
number or any other number for which charges exceed local or long distance transmission charges.)
In order to program this information into your facsimile machine, see your fax software documentation.
Telephone Consumer Guidelines (Canada)
Please refer to your telephone directory under ‘Privacy Issues’ and/or ‘Terms of Service.’ For more detailed
information, please contact:
CRTC
Terrasses de la Chaudiére
Tour centrale 1 promenade du Portage
5 étage Hull PQ K1A 0N2.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Model No.: PCVA-IMB5A (For models equipped with Giga Pocket features)
Supplementary Television Broadcasting Receiving Apparatus - Appareils supplémentaires de réception de
télévision, Canada.
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Disposal of Lithium Battery
y
You can return your unwanted lithium batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory Service Center.
✍ In some areas the disposal of lithium batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited.
For the location of the Sony Service Center nearest you, visit the Sony Online Support Web site at
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
Do not handle damaged or leaking
lithium batteries.
Ne pas manipuler les batteries au
lithium qui fuient ou sont
endommagées.
Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Discard used batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
Une batterie non conforme présente
un danger d'explosion. La remplacer
seulement par une batterie identique
ou de type équivalent recommandé
par le fabricant. Évacuer les batteries
usées selon les directives du
fabricant.
The battery pack used in this device
may present a fire or chemical burn
hazard if mistreated. Do not
disassemble, heat above 212°F
(100°C), or incinerate. Dispose of
used battery promptly. Keep away
from children.
La manutention incorrecte du module
de batterie de cet appareil présente
un risque d'incendie ou de brûlures
chimiques. Ne pas démonter,
incinérer ou exposer à une
température de plus de 100°C.
Évacuer promptement la batterie
usée. Garder hors de portée des
enfants.
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Industry Canada Notice
This equipment meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is an indication of the maximum number of devices allowed to be
connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices
subject only to the requirement that the sum of the RENs of all the devices does not exceed 5.
Avis De L’industrie Canada
Le presént matériel est conforme aux spécifications techniques applicables d’Industrie Canada.
L’indice d’équivalence de la sonnerie (IES) sert à indiquer le nombre maximal de terminaux qui peuvent être
raccordés à une interface téléphonique. La terminaison d’une interface peut consister en une combinaison
quelconque de dispositifs, à la seule condition que la somme d’indices d’équivalence de la sonnerie de tous les
dispositifs n’excède pas 5.
Macrovision license
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Licence Macrovision
Ce produit intègre une technologie de protection de la loi sur le droits de propriéte intellectuelle couverts par la
législation américaine. L’utilisation de cette technologie doit être autorisée par Macrovision. Elle est uniquement
destinée à un usage privé et à d’autres fins de visualisation limitée, sauf autorisation contraire de la part de
Macrovision. Tout désossage ou désassemblage est formellement interdit.
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Contents
Getting Started ..........................................13
Unpacking Your Computer .......................................14
Locating Controls And Ports ...................17
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About the Front Panel ...............................................18
About the Back Panel ................................................21
About the Keyboard ..................................................24
About the Remote Control ........................................26
Setting Up Your Computer .......................31
Connecting a Display (Monitor) ...............................32
Connecting the Speakers ...........................................33
Connecting the Keyboard and Mouse .......................34
Connecting the Telephone and Modem Cables.........35
Connecting the Power Cords.....................................36
Turning On Your Computer ......................................37
Registering Your Computer ......................................37
Turning Off Your Computer .....................................38
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Troubleshooting
leshooting........................................39
Support Options........................................41
Immediate Help and Support .................................... 41
Resources for Additional Help and Support ............. 42
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GETTING
NG STARTED
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony VAIO® computer! Your
new, high-performance, multimedia computer combines state-of-the-art
computer functionality with the latest audio, video and information
technology features.
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Unpacking Your Computer
Your computer may not be supplied with all of the accessories shown, depending
on the system configuration purchased. For details about the accessories supplied
with your computer, go to the Sony Online Support Web site at
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, to view the online specifications sheet.
✍ Your VAIO® computer is not supplied with System or Application Recovery CDs. Use
the VAIO Recovery utility to recover your computer's operating system and
preinstalled software.
Computer and supplied accessories
System unit
Speakers
Mouse
Modem cable
Keyboard
Power cord
Video adapter
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Unpacking Your Computer
Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder accessories
(For models equipped with Giga Pocket features)
Remote control (1)
TV coaxial cable (1)
AA batteries (2)
Infrared receiver (1)
Manuals
❑
VAIO® Computer Quick Start — Provides basic information on setting up
and registering your computer. The Quick Start also provides resources for
technical support, safety guidelines, and owner’s information.
Online Documentation
❑
VAIO® Computer User Guide — Contains information on the hardware and
preinstalled software applications included with your system.
To access the online manual:
❑
1
Click Start in the Windows taskbar, then click Help and Support.
2
From the VAIO Help And Support Center menu, click VAIO User
Guide.
Specifications — This online specifications sheet describes the hardware
and software configuration of your VAIO computer. Visit the Sony Online
Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport to view your
computer’s specifications sheet.
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VAIO Software — Provides specific information on the preinstalled software
on your computer.
To access this online software information:
1
Click Start in the Windows® taskbar.
2
Click Welcome to VAIO life.
Hard Disk Drive Recovery
Your computer is equipped with the VAIO Recovery Wizard, a utility program
that recovers your computer’s operating system and preinstalled software.
For more information about hard disk recovery
1
Click Start in the Windows® taskbar, then click Help and Support.
2
From the VAIO Help And Support Center menu, click VAIO Recovery
Options.
Other
A software library, containing the Microsoft® software and Sony® end-user
license agreements.
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Locating Controls And Ports
This section is intended to familiarize you with the controls, ports and
jacks on your computer. Your computer may not be equipped with all of
these hardware features, and the location of the controls, ports, and jacks
may vary from the illustrations shown in this section. To view the specific
connection capabilities for your system, visit the Sony Online Support
Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport to view the specifications
sheet.
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About the Front Panel
The front panel of your VAIO® computer enables access to the optical and
floppy disk drives. On certain models, the front panel also provides access to a
Memory Stick® media slot, Giga Pocket® Personal Video Recorder features,
SmartMedia™, CompactFlash®/Microdrive media card slot, Universal Serial
Bus (USB) and i.LINK® ports that enable you to connect compatible peripheral
devices. System configuration may vary, depending on the model purchased. See
the online specifications sheet for details.
Front panel
1
10
2
11
3
12
4
13
5
6
7
8
9
S400
14
15
16
17
18
1
Optical drive 1
See the online specifications sheet for optical drive information.
2
Optical drive 2*
See the online specifications sheet for optical drive information.
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About the Front Panel
3
Floppy disk drive
Reads and writes data from and to a 3.5-inch floppy disk.
4
Floppy disk drive access indicator
Light is green while reading and writing data from and to a floppy disk.
5
Power button
The power button turns the computer on/off.
6
Standby indicator
Light is amber when the computer is in Stand by mode.
7
Memory Stick media slot and access indicator†
Reads and writes data from and to a Memory Stick® media. The access
indicator is amber when reading or writing data to a Memory Stick
media.
8
Media access indicator‡
Light is amber when reading or writing data.
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S-video In jack†
Connection for an S-video cable (optional).
Composite video In jack†
Connection for a video cable (optional).
Composite audio L In jack†
Connection for an audio cable (optional).
Composite audio R In jack†
Connection for an audio cable (optional).
10
Optical drive 1 eject button
Ejects a disc from Optical drive 1.
11
Optical drive 2 eject button
Ejects a disc from Optical drive 2.
12
Floppy disk eject button
Ejects a floppy disk.
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13
Power indicator (VAIO)
Light is blue when the computer is on. The light turns off when the
computer is in Standby mode or turned off.
14
Hard disk drive and optical disc drive access indicator
Light is amber while reading and writing data.
15
CompactFlash/Microdrive media card slot†
Reads and writes data from and to CompactFlash or Microdrive media.
16
SmartMedia card slot†
Reads and writes data from and to a SmartMedia media.
17
Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) ports**
Connections for compatible high/full/low-speed USB devices.
18
i.LINK 4-pin S400 port (IEEE 1394)
Connection for a compatible digital device.
* A second optical drive is not available on all PCV-RS500 series computers. See the
specifications sheet for details on your computer's hardware configuration.
† Not available on all models. See your online specifications sheet for details.
‡ On models equipped with these hardware features, the media access indicator light is amber
when reading or writing data to the SmartMedia™ or CompactFlash®/Microdrive slots.
** The number of USB ports may vary depending on the model purchased.
✍ For your convenience, your computer includes USB and i.LINK ports on both the front
and back panels. The 4-pin i.LINK port is located on the front panel and the 6-pin
i.LINK port is located on the back.
Additional information
Your computer is equipped with one or more optical disc drives that have a drive
eject button on the drive door.
❑
After pushing the eject button, wait for the drive to stop reading the CD. It
may take a few moments for the drive tray to eject.
❑
Gently push the drive tray in, when closing the optical drive door. Do not
force the door or handle roughly.
❑
After closing the drive door, wait a few moments for the drive to begin
reading the CD.
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About the Back Panel
About the Back Panel
The back panel of your computer contains the ports for supplied and optional
accessories. The icons on the back panel locate and identify the ports and jacks
on your computer.
✍ Your configuration may vary based on the system you purchased.
Back panel
1
2
3
4
MONITOR
5
6
12
7
USB
13
8
9
10
14
MONITOR
15
AUDIO
AUDIO
COMPOSITE S VIDEO
– VIDEO1 INPUT –
VHF/UHF
16
11
1
AC Input port
Connection for the supplied power cord.
2
Mouse port
Connection for a PS/2® mouse.
3
Keyboard port
Connection for a PS/2® keyboard.
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4
Printer port
Connection for a parallel device, such as a printer or scanner.
5
Monitor port*
Connection for a standard display.
6
i.LINK 6-pin S400 port (IEEE 1394)
Connection for a compatible digital device.
7
Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) ports (4)
Connections for compatible high/full/low-speed USB devices.
8
Microphone jack
Connection for a microphone (optional).
Headphones jack
Connection for the supplied speakers or optional headphones.
Line In jack
Connection for an audio device.
9
Monitor port*
Connection for a standard display.
10
Composite audio R In jack†
Connection for an audio cable (optional).
Composite audio L In jack†
Connection for an audio cable (optional).
Composite video In jack†
Connection for a video cable (optional).
S-video In jack†
Connection for an S-video cable (optional).
11
Modem line jack
Connection for the modem cable (supplied) to the wall jack.
12
S/P DIF Optical Out port
Connection for a digital audio or optical device.
13
Ethernet port
Connection for a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet interface.
(The port marked with
(Network) is for LAN connections only.)
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About the Back Panel
14
Monitor (DVI) port*
Connection for a DVI monitor.
15
TV Out (S-Video/video) jack†
Connection for an S-video cable (optional).
16
VHF/UHF port†
Connection for a TV coaxial cable (supplied).
* The location and availability of this monitor port may vary, depending on the computer model
purchased.
† This feature is not available on all models. See the specifications sheet for details on your
computer’s hardware configuration.
✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an
IEEE 1394
394 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 devices to your system, such as an optical or hard disk drive,
confirm their operating system compatibility and required operating conditions.
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About the Keyboard
Your VAIO® keyboard uses a standard key arrangement with additional keys that
perform specific functions.
VAIO Keyboard
Function
Number
Lock
(-) Volume
(+) Volume
Mute
Standby
Capital
Lock
Scroll
Lock
Numeric
Keypad
Windows
Applications
Directional
arrows
KEY
DESCRIPTION
Function
The 12 function keys along the top of the keyboard are used
to perform certain tasks. The task associated with each
function key may vary from one application to the next.
Volume Control
Press a button to increase (+) or decrease (-) the volume of
the speakers.
Mute
Press the button to turn off the speaker sound. Press the Mute
button again to restore sound.
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About the Keyboard
KEY
DESCRIPTION
Stand by
Press the button to place the computer in Stand by mode.
Press the power button or any key briefly, to resume normal
operation.
Numeric keypad Use the numeric keypad area to type numbers or to perform
basic math calculations. Press the Num Lock key to activate
the numeric keypad. (The Num Lock indicator lights.) Press
the Num Lock key again to deactivate the numeric keypad.
Directional
Arrows
The Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys move the pointer
on the screen.
Applications
The Applications key displays a shortcut menu in certain
software applications. Pressing this key is equivalent to
clicking the right mouse button.
Windows
The key with the Microsoft® Windows® logo displays the
Start menu. Pressing this key is equivalent to clicking Start on
the taskbar.
INDICATORS
FUNCTION
Num Lock
The Num Lock indicator lights when the numeric keypad is
activated. When the indicator is off, the directional arrow and
correction keys on the numeric keypad area are active.
Caps Lock
The Caps Lock indicator lights up to advise you that the
keyboard is set to type letters in uppercase. When the
indicator is off, the letters appear in lower case as you type.
Scroll Lock
The Scroll Lock indicator lights up to advise you that your
screen’s scrolling pattern has changed. When the indicator is
off, the screen scrolls normally. This function is not available
with all software applications.
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About the Remote Control
The remote control is supplied with VAIO® computers that are equipped with
Giga Pocket® Personal Video Recorder features*. The remote control can start
and stop video recording and playback, select channels, and set viewing
preferences. This section describes the basic functions of your remote control.
Remote control
MUTE
STANDBY
AUDIO
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
JUMP
ENTER
REC
REC STOP
REW
FF
NEXT
PAUSE
VIDEO
TV
MUSIC
FUNCTION
PREV
PLAY
STOP
SIZE
HOME NETWORK
MENU
ENTER
BACK
TOOLS
APPLICATION
APPLICATION
CLOSE
START
VOLUME
CHANNEL
RM-GP5U
* See the online specifications sheet for information about your computer’s hardware
configuration.
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About the Remote Control
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
MUTE button
Press to turn off the sound. Press again to restore the sound.
Channel number buttons (0-9)
Press to select specific channels.
(Press the ENT button to activate channel selection.)
JUMP button
Press to go to the previous channel. Press again to return to the current
channel.
ENTER button
Press to activate channel selection. See Channel number buttons.
REC STOP button
Press to stop recording.
(Note: The REC STOP function is only available for the Giga Pocket®
Personal Video Recorder software program.)
REC button
Press to begin recording.
(Note: The REC function is only available for the Giga Pocket software
program.)
TV button
Press to change from the on-screen image to the TV/Recording deck.
VIDEO button
Press to change to the external video equipment, such as your VCR.
(Note: You cannot change the input source while recording.)
DVD button
Press to change to an external DVD device, such as a DVD player.
MUSIC button
Press to launch the SonicStage™ software program.
HOME NETWORK button
Press to launch the VAIO Media™ software program.
Direction and ENTER buttons
Press a direction arrow to navigate. Press ENTER to select.
BACK button
Press to return to the previous screen.
(Note: This function is not available for the Giga Pocket software program.)
APPLICATION START button
Press to launch the Giga Pocket software program.
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9
VOLUME button
Press to raise or lower the volume.
10 STANDBY button
Press to place the system into Stand by mode.
(Note: You cannot place the computer into Stand by mode when certain Giga
Pocket software program functions are running.)
11 AUDIO button
Press to view available sound mode options on the monitor/display.
TV/VIDEO button
Press to change the on-screen image from the TV/Recording deck to external
video equipment, such as your VCR.
(Note: You cannot change the input source while recording.)
DISPLAY button
During DVD playback in full screen mode, press to show the settings
window. When using the Giga Pocket software program, press to display the
TV/Recording deck and playback deck screens. Press again to hide these
views.
SIZE button
Press to view the current software program in full-screen size. Press again to
return the view to its original size.
12 FUNCTION button
When the Giga Pocket software program is selected, using the MENU
button, press the Function button to switch from the TV/recording deck to
the playback deck.
When using the SonicStage software program, press to change from the
music drive (hard disk drive) to the CD.
13 REW and FF buttons
Press to rewind or fast-forward.
PREV and NEXT buttons
Press to move back to the previous screen or forward to the next screen.
STOP button
Press to stop playback.
PLAY button
Press to begin playback.
PAUSE button
Press to pause playback.
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About the Remote Control
14 MENU button
Press to view a shortcut menu of available software programs. Press again to
hide this menu.
(Note: For the Giga Pocket software program, the Select Video Capsules
window displays. Press the button again to hide this window.)
15 TOOLS button
The function of this button may vary between DVD media. See the DVD
player software program instructions for details.
16 APPLICATION CLOSE button
Press to close the Giga Pocket software program.
17 CHANNEL button
Press to change channels automatically (no number input required).
(Note: This function is only available for the Giga Pocket software
program.)
✍ For more details about the function buttons on your remote control, see Giga Pocket
Help.
To set up
p the remote control
Insert two AA batteries (supplied) into the remote control as shown.
Inserting batteries into the remote control
✍ If your remote control does not operate properly, the batteries may need to be
replaced. When your remote control is not being used for extended periods of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
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Setting
g Up Your Computer
er
Your computer may not be equipped with all of the hardware features
described in the section. The location of the controls, ports, and jacks may
vary from the illustrations shown. See the online specifications sheet for
your system's specific hardware configuration.
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VAIO Computer Quick Start
Connecting a Display (Monitor)
Monitor)
Plug the display’s cable into the appropriate monitor port. If necessary, plug the
display’s cable into the back of the display.
✍ The location and availability of the monitor ports may vary, depending on the model
purchased. For details about your computer’s hardware configuration, see the online
specifications sheet.
To connect a display
To connect a DVI display
✍ Install your equipment so that you can easily reach the power outlet in the event of an
emergency.
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Connecting the Speakers
Connecting the Speakers
The right and left speakers are attached. The right speaker has a speaker wire
with a jack connector and an AC power cord that supplies power to both
speakers.
1
From the right speaker, plug the jack connector into the Headphones jack
located on the back panel of your computer.
2
From the right speaker, plug the AC power cord into a grounded AC wall
outlet or surge suppressor.
To connect the speakers
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VAIO Computer Quick Start
Connecting the Keyboard and Mouse
1
Plug the keyboard cable into the keyboard port on the back of the computer.
2
Plug the mouse cable into the mouse port on the back of the computer.
To connect the keyboard and mouse
To use an optical mouse
An optical mouse requires an ideal surface in order to provide proper pointing
and tracking.
❑
Use surfaces such as plain paper, card stock, or fabric that have minimal
repetitive patterning.
❑
Avoid surfaces such as mirrors, smooth glass, or magazines that have halftone printing.
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Connecting the Telephone and Modem Cables
Connecting the Telephone and Modem
m Cables
Your computer is equipped with a single modem line jack to connect the supplied
modem cable to your telephone wall jack. To use your wall jack for your
telephone and modem lines, purchase a “1-to-2” jack adapter device (splitter).
To connect the telephone and modem cables
1
Unplug your telephone cable from the wall jack.
2
Insert the telephone cable into one of the RJ-11 jacks on an optional “1-to-2”
jack adapter device (splitter).
3
Insert one end of the modem cable (supplied) into the other RJ-11 jack on the
splitter device.
To connect the telephone and modem cables
“1 to 2” jack adapter
(splitter - optional)
4
Insert the plug end of the splitter device into the wall jack.
5
Plug the modem cable into the modem line jack located on the back panel of
the computer.
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VAIO Computer Quick Start
To connect the modem cable directly to the computer
1
Unplug your telephone from the wall jack.
2
Plug the modem cable (supplied) into the modem line jack located on the
back panel of your computer
3
Plug the other end of the modem cable into the wall jack.
Your computer has a protective sticker
covering the Ethernet port located
on the rear panel. Connect only 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX cables to the
Ethernet port. Using other cables or a telephone cable may result in an
electric current overload that can cause a malfunction, excessive heat, or fire
in the Ethernet port. For help on connecting to a network, see your network
administrator.
Connecting the Power Cords
1
Plug the power cord into the AC Input port, located on the back panel of the
computer.
2
Plug both the display and computer power cords into a grounded AC wall
outlet or a power strip.
To connect the power cords
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Turning On Your Computer
Turning On Your Computer
When you start your system for the first time, your computer may detect new
equipment and display a dialog box that prompts you to restart your computer.
Respond to this prompt immediately.
1
Press the power button on the computer to turn on the power.
2
Press the power button on the display to turn on the power.
3
Press the power button, located on the side of the right speaker, to turn on the
power.
To turn on your computer
3
2
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Registering Your Computer
Take advantage of Sony’s commitment to quality customer support and receive
these benefits by registering your computer:
❑
Sony Customer Support — Communicate with a Support Representative to
troubleshoot problems you may be having with your computer.
❑
Limited warranty — Protect your investment. See the Limited Warranty
Card for more details.
✍ You are prompted to register your computer the first time you turn on the unit. Follow
the on-screen instructions to complete the registration process. If you are not able to
register your computer during the first session, you are provided with additional
registration opportunities later.
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VAIO Computer Quick Start
Turning Off Your Computer
Follow these steps when you are ready to turn off your computer for an extended
period of time.
To avoid loss of data, do not use the Power button to turn off the computer.
To turn off your computer
1
Click Start in the Windows taskbar, then select Turn Off Computer.
The Turn Off Computer dialog box appears.
2
Select the Turn Off option.
✍ Respond to any prompts about saving your documents.
3
Wait for your computer to turn off automatically—the power indicator light
turns off.
4
Turn off any peripheral devices connected to your computer.
✍ If you plan to stop using your computer for a short period of time, use Stand by mode.
About the power button
If your system stops responding, press and hold the power button for more than
six seconds to force your system to shut down. You may need to repeat this
procedure if your system does not shut down on the first attempt.
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Troubleshooting
This section describes how to troubleshoot common problems. For
information on other troubleshooting topics, see the online VAIO®
Computer User Guide.
My computer does not start.
❑
Verify that the computer is plugged into a power source and that it is turned
on. Check that the power indicator is lit on the front panel of the computer.
❑
Confirm that a disk is not in the floppy disk drive* (unless you are using a
bootable floppy disk).
❑
Confirm that a CD is not in an optical drive (unless you are using a bootable
CD).
❑
Confirm that the power cord and all cables are connected firmly.
❑
If you plugged the computer into a power strip or Uninterruptible Power
Supply (UPS), make sure the power strip or UPS is turned on and working.
❑
Verify that the monitor is plugged into a power source and turned on.
If your system has a built-in monitor, confirm that it is plugged into an
appropriate power source and that the system is turned on.
❑
Verify that the brightness or contrast control dials are adjusted correctly. (See
the manual supplied with your display for details.)
❑
Confirm that the computer is not in Stand by mode by pressing any key on
the keyboard.
* Certain VAIO computers are not equipped with a floppy disk drive. You can purchase this
equipment separately.
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What can I do if my computer or software stop responding?
You can try to locate and close the software program that has stopped responding.
1
Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys. The Windows Task Manager window
appears.
2
From the Applications tab, locate the software program that has the status
message, “Not responding.”
3
Select the software program that has a Not Responding status and click End
Task. Windows attempts to close the program.
If your computer does not respond or the software program does not close, try the
following steps:
1
Save and close any open files, if possible.
2
Press the Alt+F4 keys. The Turn Off Computer window appears.
If the Turn Off Computer window does not appear, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
3
Click Restart.
If your computer still does not respond and you cannot restart, shut down your
computer by pressing and holding the power button for more than six seconds.
If the software program continues to stop responding or causes your computer to
stop responding, contact the software publisher or designated technical support
provider.
Pressing and holding the power button for more than six seconds may result in
the loss of data from files that are currently open.
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Support Options
Sony provides several options to help solve common problems or to locate
technical support for your VAIO® computer. This section describes all
available resources and offers suggestions on how to access this
information for maximum results.
Immediate Help and Support
You can locate helpful information immediately by consulting your hard copy
guides and supplements, or by accessing the online Computer User Guide and the
individual software Help files.
Your computer is supplied with these support options:
❑
VAIO® Computer Quick Start — The Quick Start contains information on
how to set up your computer quickly and easily. You can find instructions on
how to plan an ergonomic work space, connect power cords, cables and
peripheral devices, and register your computer with Sony®.
❑
VAIO® Computer User Guide — The online User Guide provides
information about configuring, maintaining, and upgrading your computer.
This support resource offers a variety of available topics, enabling you to
quickly view specific information using context-sensitive search features. To
access the online guide:
❑
1
Click Start in the Windows® taskbar, then click Help and Support.
2
From the VAIO Help And Support Center menu, click VAIO User
Guide.
Specifications — The online specifications sheet describes the hardware
and software configuration of your VAIO computer. To view this online
information go to http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
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❑
❑
Preinstalled software Help files — Each preinstalled software program
provides online Help within the software, that describes the software’s
features. In these Help files, you can find tutorials that teach you to use the
software and locate troubleshooting support, should problems occur. To
access software Help files:
1
Click Start in the Windows taskbar and point to All Programs. A
submenu appears, listing all preinstalled software programs.
2
Click the desired software program*. The software’s main window
appears.
3
From the menu bar, click Help. The software program’s Help appears.
VAIO Software — Provides specific information on preinstalled Sony®
software.
To access this online software information
1
Click Start in the Windows taskbar.
2
Click Welcome to VAIO life.
Resources for Additional Help and Support
If the information provided with your VAIO® computer does not offer an
immediate solution, or you would like to get direct support, try these additional
help and support resources.
Sony Online Support Web site
Online help and support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when
you visit the Sony Online Support Web site. You can access the Web site at
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
The Sony Online Support Web site provides:
❑
Information about your specific model computer, such as
❑
hardware and software specifications.
❑
upgrade and maintenance procedures.
❑
safety and legal information.
❑
quick solutions to common problems.
* You can locate the online Help for Sony® software programs by pointing to the individual
software program’s icon and selecting Help from the submenu.
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Resources for Additional Help and Support
❑
An automated tutorial library that contains interactive, easy-to-understand
lessons on using your computer’s hardware and software features.
❑
Links that enable you to:
❑
find the nearest Sony service center locations.
❑
arrange for repairs or check repair status.
❑
review warranty information.
❑
e-mail your question or comments to the Sony Customer Information
Services Center.
❑
check pricing and availability for products, accessories and parts, as
well as purchase online.
❑
access the Sony Solutions Knowledge Base, a database that contains
answers to many frequently asked questions.
Sony Customer Information Services
vices Center
If other support options do not resolve your issue, you can contact a Sony
Support representative directly.
Before making a call to the Sony Customer Information Services Center, have
this basic information readily available.
1
VAIO® computer system type.
2
Model number.
3
Serial number*.
Example:
4
Operating system.
5
Hardware feature or software program that has a problem. (See the online
VAIO® User Guide for the appropriate software technical support
information.)
6
Brief description of the issue.
For VAIO® computers purchased in the U.S. and Canada, contact a Sony
Support representative at 1-888-476-6972.
* The serial number is located on the back panel of your computer. The serial number is on a
white barcode label.
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