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Personal Computer
VGN-S100 Series
Quick Start
VAIO® Computer Quick Start
Shortcut Menu
+F1
Displays the VAIO Help and Support Center window.
+Tab
Switches the selected button on the taskbar.
+D
Displays the desktop.
+E
Displays the My Computer window.
+F
Displays the Search Results window, where you can find a
file or folder. This is the equivalent of selecting Search from
the Start menu.
+Ctrl+F
Displays the Search Results - Computers window, where
you can locate other computers. This is the equivalent of
selecting Search, and then Computer from the Start menu.
+M
Minimizes all displayed windows.
Shift+
+M
+R
Fn+
Returns all minimized windows to their previous size.
Displays the Run window. This is the equivalent of selecting
Run from the Start menu.
+Insert
Displays the System Properties window. This is the
equivalent of selecting Control Panel, and then System from
the Start menu.
Fn+F2
Toggles the headphones and built-in speakers off and on.
Fn+F3
Decreases the speaker volume.
Fn+F4
Increases the speaker volume.
Fn+F5
Decreases the LCD screen brightness.
Fn+F6
Increases the LCD screen brightness.
Fn+F7
Toggles the display between the computer screen (LCD), a
connected external display, and both the LCD and an
external display.
Fn+F12
Puts the system into Hibernate mode, a power management
state. To return the system to normal operating mode, press
the power button.
Fn+Esc
Puts the system into Standby mode, a power management
state. To return the system to the active state, press any key
or the power button.
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Contents
Notice to Users ............................................5
Setting Up ..................................................13
Unpacking Your Computer .......................................13
Locating Controls and Ports ......................................15
About the Indicator Lights ........................................21
Getting Started ..........................................23
Turning On Your Computer ......................................23
Using the Touch Pad .................................................28
Registering Your Computer ......................................29
Locating Your VAIO Computer User Guide ............30
Setting Up A Dial-Up Connection ............................32
Turning Off Your Computer .....................................34
VAIO Recovery Wizard Utility...................37
Troubleshooting ........................................39
Support Options.........................................................43
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Notice to Users
© 2004 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. This
manual and the software described herein, in whole or
in part, may not be reproduced, translated, or reduced
to any machine-readable form without prior written
approval.
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. PROVIDES NO
WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL,
THE SOFTWARE, OR OTHER INFORMATION
CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE
WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL, THE
SOFTWARE, OR SUCH OTHER INFORMATION.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY ELECTRONICS INC.
BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES,
WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT, OR
OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL, THE
SOFTWARE, OR OTHER INFORMATION
CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF.
Sony Electronics Inc. reserves the right to make any
modification to this manual or the information
contained herein at any time without notice. The
software described herein is governed by the terms of
a separate user license agreement.
This product contains software owned by Sony and
licensed by third parties. Use of such software is
subject to the terms and conditions of license
agreements enclosed with this product. Some of the
software may not be transported or used outside the
United States. Software specifications are subject to
change without notice and may not necessarily be
identical to current retail versions.
Updates and additions to software may require an
additional charge. Subscriptions to online service
providers may require a fee and credit card
information. Financial services may require prior
arrangements with participating financial institutions.
As an ENERGY
STAR® Partner, Sony
Corporation has
determined that this
product meets the
ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy
efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR® Office
Equipment Program is an international program that
promotes energy saving through the use of computers
and other office equipment. The program backs the
development and dissemination of products with
functions that effectively reduce energy consumption.
It is an open system in which business proprietors can
participate voluntarily. The targeted products are office
equipment such as computers, displays, printers,
facsimiles and copiers. Their standards and logos are
uniform among participating nations. ENERGY STAR
is a U.S. registered mark.
The Wireless LAN
functionality, which is
incorporated into
selected models only,
has passed Wi-Fi
certification and
complies with the
interoperability
specifications
established by WFA
(Wi-Fi Alliance).
Sony, Click to DVD, DVgate, DVgate Plus,
Handycam, i.LINK, Mavica, MagicGate Memory
Stick, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, PictureGear
Studio, SonicStage, VAIO, and the VAIO logo are
trademarks of Sony Corporation. Microsoft, Windows
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Media, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows
logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. Intel, Intel SpeedStep, and Pentium are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation. PS/2 is a registered trademark of IBM.
Acrobat Reader, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and
Premiere are trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated.
Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate
that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connection. The
i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the
software applications, operating system, and
compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an
i.LINK connection may not communicate with each
other. Please refer to the documentation that came with
your compatible i.LINK device for information on
operating conditions and proper connection. Before
connecting compatible i.LINK PC peripherals to your
system, such as a CD-RW or hard disk drive, confirm
their operating system compatibility and required
operating conditions. All other trademarks are
trademarks of their respective owners.
End User / Product Activation
Requirements
Certain software 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 reconfiguration of the
computer, and may be completed by Internet or
telephone (toll charges may apply).
Owner’s Record
Safety Information
WARNING
❑
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
your computer to rain or moisture.
❑
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
❑
Never install modem or telephone wiring during
a lightning storm.
❑
Never install telephone jacks in wet locations
unless the jack is specifically designed for wet
locations.
❑
Never touch uninsulated telephone wire or
terminals unless the telephone line has been
disconnected at the network interface.
❑
Use caution when installing or modifying
telephone lines.
❑
Avoid using the modem during an electrical
storm.
❑
Do not use the modem or a telephone to report a
gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
❑
A socket outlet should be as close as possible to
the unit and easily accessible.
❑
i.LINK, PC Card, and USB connectors are not
supplied with Limited Power Sources.
❑
To prevent possible damage to your computer
during transportation, first attach any supplied
connector covers and slot protectors in their
appropriate locations, and secure the battery
pack in the battery bay.
❑
Do not use or store your computer in a location
subject to: Heat sources, such as radiators or air
ducts; direct sunlight; excessive dust; moisture
or rain; mechanical vibration or shock; strong
magnets or speakers that are not magnetically
shielded; ambient temperature higher than 95ºF
(35ºC) or less than 40ºF (5ºC); and high
humidity.
❑
This computer is designed to operate only with
genuine Sony batteries.
The model number and serial number are located on
the bottom of your Sony VAIO computer. Refer to the
model and serial number when you call your Sony
Service Center.
Model Number: _________________________
Serial Number: ________________________
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Notice to Users
.
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 cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
❑
Des connecteurs i.LINK, PC Card, et USB ne
sont pas fournis avec des Sources d’Énergie
Limitées.
❑
Afin de prévenir des indemnités à votre
ordinateur pendant la transportation, attachez
d’abord tous les volets de connecteurs et
protecteurs d’emplacements comme il faut, et
insérez la batterie dans le logement de la
batterie.
❑
Évitez d'utiliser ou de ranger votre ordinateur
dans un endroit soumis à: des sources de chaleur
telles que des radiateurs ou des bouches
d'aération; la lumière directe du soleil; une
poussière excessive; l'humidité ou la pluie; des
vibrations ou des chocs mécaniques; des
aimants puissants ou des haut-parleurs
dépourvus de blindage antimagnétique; une
température ambiante supérieure à 35 °C (95°F)
ou inférieure à 5 5°C (40°F); et une forte
humidité.
❑
Cet ordinateur est conçu pour fonctionner
uniquement avec des batteries Sony.
(For CD-RW/DVD-ROM and DVD-RW
drives) Danger: Visible and invisible
laser radiation when open. Avoid direct
exposure to beam.
Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use
only No. 26 AWG or larger
telecommunication line cord.
AVERTISSEMENT
❑
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 débranche 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 quand 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.
(Pour le lecteurs Combo de
CD-RW/DVD-ROM et DVD-RW) Danger:
Radiation laser visible et invisible si
ouvert. Évitez l’exposition directe au
faisceau.
Attention : Afin de réduire les risques
d'incendie, n'utilisez qu'un cordon de
communication N0. 26 AWG ou plus
gros.
If you have questions about this product, you can reach
the Sony Customer Information Service Center at 1888-4-SONY-PC; or write to the Sony Customer
Information Service Center at 12451 Gateway Blvd.,
Ft. Myers, FL 33913 or find Sony Customer Service
on the Web at: http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
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Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Sony
Model No.:
PCG-6C1L
PCG-6C2L
PCG-6C3L
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
16450 W. Bernardo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92127
USA
Telephone:
(For FCC-related
matters only.)
858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that 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 to an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
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❑
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications to
the computer 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 and the requirements adopted by the ACTA. On
the bottom of this equipment is a label that contains,
among other information, a product identifier in the
format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If requested, this
information must be provided to the telephone
company.
This modem uses the USOC RJ11C 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 number of devices
which may be connected to the telephone line.
Excessive RENs on the telephone line may result in
the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call.
In most, but not all areas, the sum of the RENs should
not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of
devices that may be connected to the line, as
determined by the total RENs, contact the telephone
company to determine the maximum REN for the
calling area. 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. 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.
Notice to Users
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, you can
reach the Sony Customer Information Service Center
at 1-888-4-SONY-PC, or write to the Sony Customer
Information Service Center at 12451 Gateway Blvd.,
Ft. Myers, FL 33913; or find Sony Customer Service
on the Web at: http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. If the
equipment is causing harm to the telephone network,
the telephone company may request that you
disconnect the equipment 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-SONYPC (1-888-476-6972).
This equipment cannot be used on public coin service
provided by the telephone company. Connection to
party line service is subject to state and possible
provincial tariffs. Contact the state public or provincial
utility service 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.
change made to this device could void your authority
to operate this device.
IC RSS-210 (Canada)
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service,
this device is intended to be operated indoors and
away from windows to provide maximum shielding.
Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed
outdoors is subject to licensing.
The term “IC:” before the certification/registration
number only signifies that the Industry Canada
technical specifications were met.
Sony is not responsible for any interference that you
may experience or that may be caused when operating
this device.
L’utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement
aux conditions suivantes: (1) il ne doit pas produire de
brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit être prêt
à accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même
si ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le
fonctionnement du dispositif.
Use a surge arrestor to protect against electrical surges.
Pour empêcher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au
service faisant l’objet d’une licence, il doit être utilisé
à l’interieur et devrait être placé loin des fenêtres afin
de fournir un écran de blindage maximal. Si le matériel
(ou son antenne d’émission) est installé a l’exterieur, il
doit faire l’objet d’une licence.
FCC Radio Frequency Exposure
(United States)
L’expression “IC:” avant le numéro
d’homologation/enregistrement signifie seulement que
les spécifications techniques d’Industrie Canada ont
été respectées.
(For models with wireless LAN) This equipment
complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth
for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment
should be installed and operated with minimum
distance of 8 inches (20 cm) between the radiator and
body (excluding extremities: hands, wrists, and feet).
Sony n'est pas responsable des interférences que vous
risquez de rencontrer ou qui risquent d'être provoquées
lors du fonctionnement de cet appareil.
The PCG-6C1L notebook computer contains a
Wireless LAN transmitter which is co-located and
operating simultaneously with a 0.94 mW Bluetooth
module FCC ID: CWTUGPZ5.
This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located
or operating with any other antenna or transmitter
except Grant condition. Users are not permitted to
modify this transmitter device. Any unauthorized
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Telephone Consumer
Protection Act of 1991
(United States)
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991
makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or
other electronic device, 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 Chaudière, 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.
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RECYCLING INFORMATION
(For customers in the United States) This product
contains mercury. Disposal of this product may be
regulated if sold in the United States. For disposal or
recycling information, please contact your local
authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance
(http://www.eiae.org).
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
RECYCLING
LITHIUM-ION
BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries
are recyclable.
You can help preserve
our environment by
returning your used
rechargeable batteries
to the collection and
recycling location
nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-8228837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/.
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Lithium-Ion batteries.
Notice to Users
RECYCLAGE DES ACCUMULATEURS AUX
IONS DE LITHIUM
RECYCLAGE DES
ACCUMULATEURS
AUX IONS DE
LITHIUM
Les accumulateurs aux
ions de lithium sont
recyclables.
Vous pouvez
contribuer à préserver
l’environnement en
rapportant les piles
usées dans un point de
collection et recyclage
le plus proche.
Pour plus d’informations sur le recyclage des
accumulateurs, téléphonez le numéro gratuit 1800-822-8837 (Etats-Units et Canada uniquement),
ou visitez http://www.rbrc.org/.
Avertissment: Ne pas utiliser des accumulateurs
aux ions de lithium qui sont endommagées ou qui
fuient.
Do not handle damaged or leaking
lithium ion batteries.
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.
The battery pack used in this device
may present a fire or chemical burn
hazard if mistreated. Do not
disassemble, heat above 140°F (60°C)
or incinerate. Dispose of used battery
promptly. Keep away from children.
Ne pas utiliser des batteries au lithium
ionisé qui sont endommagées ou qui
fuient.
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.
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 60°C. Évacuer promptement la
batterie usée. Garder hors de portée
des enfants.
INDUSTRY CANADA NOTICE
NOTICE: This equipment meets the applicable
Industry Canada Terminal Equipment Technical
Specifications.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this
terminal equipment is 0.2. The REN assigned to each
terminal equipment provides an indication of the
maximum number of terminals allowed to be
connected to a telephone interface. The termination on
an interface may consist of any combination of devices
subject only to the requirement that the sum of the
Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does
not exceed five.
AVIS D’INDUSTRIE CANADA
REMARQUE: Cet équipement est conforme aux
Spécifications Techniques des Équipements
Terminaux d’Industrie Canada en vigueur.
Le Nombre Équivalent de Sonneries (REN) de cet
équipement terminal est 0,2. Le REN attribué à chaque
équipement terminal indique le nombre maximum de
terminaux que l’on peut connecter à une interface
téléphonique. Il est possible de raccorder à une
interface plusieurs combinaisons d’appareils, mais la
somme des Nombres Équivalents de Sonneries de tous
ces appareils ne doit pas dépasser cinq.
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Setting Up
Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony VAIO® computer. Sony has
combined leading-edge technology in video, audio, computing, and
communications to provide state-of-the-art personal computing.
Unpacking Your Computer
Unpacking Your Computer
Computer
AC adapter
Power cord
Rechargeable battery
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VAIO Computer Documents
❑
VAIO® Computer User Guide — A searchable on-screen help file that
contains detailed information on how to use your new computer. See
“Locating Your VAIO Computer User Guide” on page 30 for more
information.
❑
VAIO® Computer Quick Start (this document) — Contains information
on unpacking and setting up your computer for immediate use.
Software CDs
Depending on the model you purchased, additional program CDs may be
included with your computer.
About System Recovery operations
Your computer is equipped with the VAIO Recovery Wizard utility that recovers
your computer’s operating system and preinstalled software. For more
information about hard disk drive recovery, see “VAIO Recovery Wizard Utility”
on page 37.
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Locating Controls and Ports
Locating Controls and Ports
Front
1
2
3
4
5
6
Computer screen (LCD)
Power button
Keyboard
Left and right buttons
Power indicator
Battery indicator
7
8
9
10
11
12
Hard disk drive indicator
Optical drive indicator
Memory Stick® media indicator
Wireless LAN indicator*
Bluetooth® indicator*
Wireless switch*
* Wireless LAN and Bluetooth capabilities are available on selected models only.
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Front
1
6
Touch pad
2
3
S1 and S2
programmable buttons
Num lock indicator
Caps lock indicator
7
8
4
5
Scroll lock indicator
Speakers
9
10
Optical drive
Optical drive eject button
and manual eject hole
Memory Stick® media slot
Air vent
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Locating Controls and Ports
Left
1
2
3
4
Network (Ethernet) port
Modem jack
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
5
6
7
Monitor (VGA) port
PC Card slot
PC Card eject button
✍ Gently pull the protective tab away from the computer to find the Ethernet port and
modem jack.
Only connect 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX cables to the
Network (Ethernet)
port. Do not connect any other type of network cable or any telephone line to
this port. Connecting cables other than those listed above may result in an
electric current overload and could cause a malfunction, excessive heat, or fire
in the port. To connect the unit to a network, refer to your on-screen VAIO®
Computer User Guide or contact your network administrator. See “Locating
Your VAIO Computer User Guide” on page 30 for more information.
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Right
1
2
i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) S400 port
USB 2.0 ports*
3
4
Air Vent
DC IN port
* Supports high-/full-/low- speeds.
✍ Gently pull the protective tab away from the computer to find the i.LINK S400 and USB
2.0 ports.
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Locating Controls and Ports
Back
1
Battery connector
Bottom
1
2
Reset button
Memory module cover
3
4
Port replicator connector
Air vent
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Your computer may also come with the optional port replicator, depending on the
model that you purchased.
✍ The printer port on this port replicator is intended for printer connections only.
Port Replicator* (Back Panel)
* Optional with selected models only.
1
USB ports*
4
Monitor (VGA) port
2
Printer port
5
Network (Ethernet) port
(10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
3
DVI-D port
6
DC IN port
* Supports high-/full-/low- speeds.
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About the Indicator Lights
About the Indicator Lights
Indicator
Function
Power
Turns on when the power to the computer is on, blinks in
Standby mode, and turns off when the computer is in Hibernate
mode or off.
Battery
Turns on when the computer is using battery power, blinks
when the battery is running out of power, double-blinks when
the battery is charging.
Optical Drive
Turns on when data is read from or written to the optical drive.
Do not enter Standby mode or turn off the computer when this
indicator is on.
Memory Stick® Turns on when data is read from or written to the Memory
Stick media. (Do not enter Standby mode or turn off the
computer when this indicator is on.) When the indicator is off,
the Memory Stick media is not being used.
Hard Disk
Turns on when data is read from or written to the hard disk. Do
not enter Standby mode or turn off the computer when this
indicator is on.
Num Lock
Press this key to activate the numeric keypad. Press it a second
time to deactivate the numeric keypad. The numeric keypad is
not active when the indicator is off.
Caps Lock
Press this key to type letters in uppercase. Letters appear in
lowercase if you press Shift while the indicator is on. Press the
key a second time to turn off the indicator. Normal typing
resumes when the Caps Lock indicator is off.
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Indicator
Function
Scroll Lock
Press this key to change how you scroll the display. Normal
scrolling resumes when the Scroll Lock indicator is off. The
Scroll Lock key functions differently depending on the
program you are using and does not work with all programs.
Bluetooth®*
Turns on when the wireless switch is set to ON and Bluetooth
technology is enabled.
Wireless
LAN*
Turns on when the wireless LAN function is running.
* On selected models only.
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Getting Started
This section helps you get your computer running and registered, so you
can take advantage of Sony’s many support options. You’ll also learn how
to locate your on-screen VAIO® Computer User Guide, which contains
step-by-step instructions for operating your computer.
Turning On Your Computer
To use your computer immediately, use the supplied AC adapter as a power
source. Your supplied battery is not charged when you unpack it; however, you
can begin charging it when you use your AC adapter. See “Powering Your
Computer” in your on-screen VAIO® Computer User Guide for more
information about battery use. To find the user guide, see “Locating Your VAIO
Computer User Guide” on page 30.
Inserting a battery
✍ This computer is designed to operate only with genuine Sony batteries.
To insert a battery
1
Turn the computer over, and slide the UNLOCK/LOCK latch on the bottom
of the battery to the UNLOCK position.
2
Align the grooves on the battery with the tabs on the back of the computer.
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Inserting the Battery
Battery
Grooves
3
Slide the battery into the computer until it clicks into place.
4
Slide the UNLOCK/LOCK latch into the LOCK position.
Locking the Battery
UNLOCK/LOCK latch
5
Connect the AC adapter to the computer. See “To connect the AC adapter”
on page 25.
Once you connect the AC adapter to the computer, the battery begins to charge
whether the computer is on or off. The battery indicator shows the battery status,
and blinks as the battery charges. See “Powering Your Computer” in your onscreen VAIO® Computer User Guide for more information. To locate the user
guide, see “Locating Your VAIO Computer User Guide” on page 30.
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Turning On Your Computer
Connecting the AC adapter
To connect the AC adapter
1
Plug the AC adapter cable into the DC IN port.
Connecting the AC Adapter to the Computer
DC IN port
To AC outlet
Power cord
(supplied)
2
AC adapter
(supplied)
Plug the power cord into the AC adapter and an AC outlet.
✍ Use only the supplied AC adapter with your computer.
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Turning on the computer
To turn on the computer
1
Hold the bottom of the computer firmly with one hand, and lift the LCD
screen lid with the other hand.
Opening the Computer
2
Press the power button until the power indicator turns on.
Turning on the Computer
Power button
Power indicator
✍ If you press and hold the power button, the computer turns off.
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Turning On Your Computer
3
Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen, if necessary.
❑
Press the Fn and F6 keys to increase brightness.
❑
Press the Fn and F5 keys to decrease brightness.
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Using the Touch Pad
The computer contains a pointing device called a touch pad. You can point to,
select, drag, and scroll objects on the screen using the built-in touch pad.
Describing the touch pad
Locating the Touch Pad
Touch pad
Right button
Left button
Touch Pad Action
Description
Sliding one finger
Equivalent to using a mouse to place the pointer on an item.
Tapping once
Equivalent to pressing the left button once.
Tapping twice
Equivalent to pressing the left button twice.
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Registering Your Computer
Touch Pad Action
Description
Sliding one finger
while pressing the
left button
Equivalent to using the mouse to drag an item.
Moving your finger Equivalent to scrolling vertically. (The scroll function is
along the right edge available only with programs that support a touch pad scroll
of the touch pad
feature.)
Moving your finger Equivalent to scrolling horizontally. (The scroll function is
along the bottom to available only with programs that support a touch pad scroll
scroll horizontally feature.)
Registering Your Computer
✍ 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.
Take advantage of Sony’s commitment to quality customer support and receive
these benefits by registering your computer:
❑
Sony Customer Support — Talk to a support representative to troubleshoot
problems you may have with your computer.
❑
Product Information Notification — By giving Sony your contact
information, you will enable Sony to reach you regarding performance
updates and upgrades.
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Locating Your VAIO Computer User Guide
The on-screen VAIO® Computer User Guide is a searchable help file that
contains detailed information on how to use your new computer.
To open the user guide
1
Click Start on the Windows® taskbar, and then click Help and Support.
The Help and Support Center window appears, displaying information
about your VAIO® computer and Microsoft® Windows® operating system.
Locating the VAIO User Guide (Windows XP)
User guide link
Hard disk drive
recovery link
2
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Click VAIO User Guide in the Pick a Help topic column. The user guide
appears.
Locating Your VAIO Computer User Guide
VAIO® User Guide
1
2
User guide table of contents
Link to Electronic Flyer
3
Link to Sony Online Support
Web site
List of computer help topics
List of updates and supplemental
information about your computer
List of your computer’s hardware
specifications and preinstalled software
information.
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Setting Up A Dial-Up Connection
This section describes the basic steps for setting up your dial-up connection. The
Connection Wizard guides you through the process of choosing an Internet
Service Provider (ISP) or setting up an existing account, and connecting to the
Internet.
To connect a telephone cable
1
Gently peel back the protective cover of the Modem jack and Ethernet port,
located on the left side of the computer. Make sure not to tear the cover off.
Connecting a Telephone Cable
Protective cover
2
Plug one end of the telephone cable into the Modem jack. Make sure it clicks
into place.
3
Plug the other end into the wall jack.
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Setting Up A Dial-Up Connection
Connecting a Telephone Cable
Modem jack
To wall jack
Telephone cable (not supplied)
✍ Your computer does not work with party lines, cannot be connected to a coin-operated
telephone, and may not work with multiple telephone lines or a private branch
exchange (PBX). Some of these connections may result in excess electrical current
and could cause a malfunction in the internal modem.
If you connect a telephone cable coming through a splitter, the modem or connected
device may not work properly.
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To set up a dial-up connection
1
Click Start, point to All Programs, Accessories, Communications, and
then click New Connection Wizard. The New Connection Wizard
appears.
New Connection Wizard
2
Click Next.
3
If it is not already selected, click Connect to the Internet.
4
Click Next.
5
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Turning Off Your Computer
Using the power switch to turn off your computer may result in loss of data.
Follow the steps below to properly turn off your computer and avoid losing data.
To turn off your computer
1
Close all operations.
2
Click Start on the Windows® taskbar.
3
Click Turn Off Computer at the bottom of the Start menu to display the
Turn off computer window, and select Turn Off.
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Turning Off Your Computer
✍ Respond to any prompts warning you to save documents.
4
Wait for your computer to turn off automatically. The computer is off when
the power indicator turns off.
✍ During a period of inactivity, you can conserve battery life by using power saving
modes. See the on-screen VAIO® Computer User Guide for more information.
✍ If you are unable to turn off the computer, press and hold the power button until the
computer turns off. This operation may result in data loss.
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VAIO Recovery Wizard Utility
System and Application Recovery CDs are not supplied with your VAIO®
computer. Your VAIO computer is equipped with the VAIO Recovery
Wizard, a fast and easy-to-use system recovery utility. This system and
application recovery utility enables you to recover preinstalled software
programs, recover the operating system, and create a VAIO Recovery
Media Kit.
About the VAIO Recovery Wizard utility
❑
Use a variety of recovery options to restore your preinstalled software
programs and specific partitions on your hard disk drive.
❑
Follow the instructions that guide you through various recovery options,
choosing the default selections or customizing your computer's recovery.
❑
Discover the advantages of recovering your computer without using CDs or
other external media.
❑
Create your own Recovery Media Kit, using your own CD or DVD media.
Creating a Recovery Media Kit
You can create a VAIO Recovery Media Kit using your own blank CDs and
DVDs*, which enables you to recover your computer at a later date in the event
the computer’s operating system fails. The Recovery Media Kit also enables you
to reclaim the portion of your hard disk drive space reserved for the recovery
partition.
For more information about creating the Recovery Media Kit, see the VAIO
Recovery Options online guide:
1
Click Start in the Windows® taskbar, and click Help and Support.
The VAIO Help and Support Center window appears.
* The number of CDs and/or DVDs required to create a Recovery Media Kit varies, depending
on the computer model purchased.
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2
In the VAIO Help and Support Center window, click VAIO Recovery
Options.
The VAIO Recovery Options online guide appears.
Visit the Sony Online Support Web site for the latest information about using the
VAIO Recovery Wizard and Recovery Media Kit.
Go to http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/support/news/hddrecovery.html.
To purchase a VAIO Recovery Media kit
1
Visit the Sony Online Support page for the VAIO® Recovery Wizard at:
http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/support/news/hddrecovery.html
2
Follow the on-screen instructions to order a Recovery Media Kit.
✍ If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site,
contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.
Using the VAIO Recovery Wizard Help
For more information about recovery options and instructions on using the VAIO
Recovery Wizard utility program, see the VAIO Recovery Wizard Help.
Access the Help by following these steps:
1
Click Start in the Microsoft® Windows® taskbar, and click All Programs.
2
Click VAIO Recovery Wizard.
The VAIO Recovery Wizard utility appears.
3
Click Help.
The VAIO Recovery Wizard Help appears in a separate window*.
* Even if you do not perform a recovery operation, your system prompts you to restart your
computer when you close the VAIO Recovery Wizard utility.
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Troubleshooting
What do I do if my computer won’t start?
❑
Make sure the computer is securely plugged into a power source and turned
on. Make sure the power indicator shows the power is on.
❑
Make sure the battery is inserted properly and charged.
❑
Make sure the floppy disk drive (if applicable) is empty.
❑
If the computer is plugged into a power strip or uninterruptible power supply
(UPS), make sure the power strip or UPS is turned on and working.
❑
If you are using an external display, make sure it is plugged into a power
source and turned on. Make sure the brightness and contrast controls are
adjusted correctly. See the guide that came with your display for details.
❑
Disconnect the AC adapter and remove the battery. Wait one minute.
Reattach the AC adapter and reinsert the battery. Turn on the power.
❑
Condensation may cause the computer to malfunction. If this occurs, do not
use the computer for at least one hour.
❑
If the computer still does not turn on, follow these steps:
1
Unplug the power cord and remove the battery.
2
Use a thin, straight object (such as a paper clip) to press the reset button
on the bottom of the computer. For location information, see “Locating
Your VAIO Computer User Guide.”
3
Reinsert the power cord and the battery.
4
Turn on the computer.
✍ For further instructions, contact Sony Computing Support
(http://www.sony.com/pcsupport).
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What do I do if a BIOS error appears when my computer
starts?
If the message “Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to setup” appears at the bottom of
the screen, follow these steps:
1
Press the F2 key. The BIOS Setup menu appears.
2
Set the date (month/day/year). Press Enter.
3
Press the Down Arrow key
to select System Time, and then set the time
(hour: minute: second). Press Enter.
4
Press the Right Arrow key
to select the Exit tab, and then press the
Down Arrow key
to select Get Default Values. The message Load
default values for all SETUP items. appears.
5
Press the Enter key. The Setup Confirmation window appears.
6
Select Yes, and press Enter.
7
Select Exit (Save Changes), and press Enter. The Setup Confirmation
window appears.
8
Select Yes, and press Enter. The computer restarts.
✍ If this occurs on a regular basis, contact Sony Computing Support
(http://www.sony.com/pcsupport).
What do I do if the message “Operating system not found”
appears when my computer starts, and why won’t Windows
start?
❑
Make sure the computer does not have a “non-bootable” floppy disk in the
floppy disk drive (if applicable).
❑
If a non-bootable floppy disk is in the drive:
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1
Remove the floppy disk.
2
Restart the computer and confirm that the Microsoft® Windows®
operating system starts properly.
Troubleshooting
❑
If the Windows operating system still does not start, follow these steps to
initialize the BIOS:
1
If there is a disk in the floppy disk drive, then remove it.
2
Turn off the computer.
3
Remove any peripheral devices connected to the computer.
4
Restart the computer.
5
Press the F2 key when the VAIO logo appears. The BIOS Setup
window appears.
6
Press the Right Arrow key
7
Press the Down Arrow key
to select Get Default Values. The
message Load default values for all SETUP items. appears.
8
Press the Enter key. The Setup Confirmation window appears.
9
Select Yes, and press Enter.
to select the Exit menu.
10 Select Exit (Save Changes), and press Enter. The Setup Confirmation
window appears.
11 Select Yes, and press Enter. The computer restarts.
What do I do if my computer stops responding?
It is best to turn off your computer using the Turn Off Computer option on the
Microsoft® Windows® Start menu, located on the taskbar. Using other methods,
including those listed below, may result in loss of unsaved data.
❑
Click Start on the Windows® taskbar, select Turn Off Computer, and then
click Turn Off.
❑
If your computer does not turn off, press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys
simultaneously. When the Windows Task Manager dialog box appears,
click Turn Off from the Shut Down menu.
❑
If your computer still does not turn off, press and hold the power button or
slide and hold the power switch until the computer turns off.
❑
If your computer stops responding while playing a CD or DVD, press the
Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys simultaneously. You can turn off the computer from
the Windows Task Manager.
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✍ Pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys simultaneously or turning off the computer with the
power button or switch may cause loss of data.
❑
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Remove the AC adapter and battery.
Support Options
If you have questions about your computer or the preinstalled programs, refer to
the following sources for answers in the sequence listed below.
1
VAIO® Computer Documentation
The on-screen VAIO® Computer User Guide and this VAIO Computer
Quick Start provide detailed information on how to maximize your
computer’s capabilities and solve common problems.
2
Program Guides and Help Files
The preinstalled programs on your computer may come with individual
help guides. These guides are stored on the hard disk as on-screen Help
files. You can find the Help files from the Help menu under the specific
program.
3
Operating System Online Support
Your computer comes preinstalled with a Microsoft® Windows®
operating system. For operating system support, you can visit Microsoft®
customer support at: http://support.microsoft.com/directory/.
4
Sony Computing Support
This service provides instant access to information on commonly
encountered problems. Type a description of the problem and the
Knowledge Database searches for the corresponding solutions online.
You can visit Sony Computing Support at:
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
5
VAIO Update
When your computer is connected to the Internet, VAIO Update
automatically notifies you when critical software and security information
is posted on the support Web site. Click the VAIO Update notice to open
the VAIO Support Web site and view the information. You can also rightclick the VAIO Update icon in the Taskbar Notification area and
select Go to VAIO Web Support to open the support Web site.
For customer support information, go to:
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport
VAIO Homepage
http://www.vaio.net
© 2004 Sony Electronics Inc.
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