VAIO MicroTower System Reference

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Chapter 1

Identifying Components

The following sections identify and describe each component that is visible from the exterior of the VAIO

®

MicroTower. Internal components are identified in the appropriate section of this manual.

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Front View

Front panel

OM04694X.VSD

Drives

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DVD-ROM drive

Diskette drive

FNRTPNLA.VSD

Drive

Diskette drive

DVD-ROM drive

Description

3.5-inch, 1.44 Mbyte.

DVD-ROM disc: 5X (maximum performance).

CD-ROM disc: 24X (maximum performance).

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* DVD-ROM drive also plays CD-ROM discs. Data on the DVD-ROM is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 2X at the innermost track to 5X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 1385 kbytes/s). The average data transfer rate is either 3.3X (4616 kbytes/s) or 3.4X (4709 kbytes/s), depending on your specific system. Data on a CD-ROM disc is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 10X at the innermost track to 24X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 150 kybtes/s). The average data transfer rate is 17X (2250 kbytes/s).

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Buttons and Switches

DVD-ROM drive disc eject button

Power/Standby switch

Emergency eject hole

Diskette eject button

Button or switch

Power/Standby switch

Diskette eject button

DVD-ROM disc eject button

Emergency eject hole

FNRTPNLB.VSD

Description

Turns system power on and off.

Ejects a diskette.

Automatically opens and closes the DVD-ROM tray.

Ejects a DVD-ROM disc or CD-ROM disc.

(The location of the emergency eject hole may differ from the location indicated here.)

Indicators

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Drive access indicator

Power/Standby indicator

Hard disk drive access indicator

Diskette drive access indicator

FRNTPNLD.VSD

Indicator Description

Power/Standby indicator

Diskette drive access indicator

Standby (amber) indicates the computer is in standby mode. On (green) indicates the computer is out of standby mode, ready to use. Off (no color) indicates the computer is turned off.

On (green) indicates diskette drive activity.

DVD-ROM drive access indicator

On (orange) indicates DVD-ROM disc or

CD-ROM activity.

Hard disk drive access indicator On (orange) indicates hard disk drive activity.

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Connectors

i.LINK™

(IEEE-1394)

USB

FRNTPNLE.VSD

Connector

i.LINK (IEEE-1394)

Description

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Connects to a digital device that has a 4-pin i.LINK connector.

Connects to USB devices.

USB

* To connect to a 6-pin i.LINK device, use the i.LINK connector on the back of the system. A 6-pin i.LINK connector can supply power from the computer to the device if the device also has a 6-pin i.LINK connector.

A 4-pin i.LINK connector cannot supply power to the device.

Rear View

Mouse

Optional

Keyboard

USB

Serial

Printer/Parallel

Monitor

Game/MIDI

Headphones

LINE IN

Microphone

Optical Digital

Audio Out

S-Link (Control A1) i.LINK (IEEE-1394)

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Power

S VIDEO

VIDEO i.LINK (IEEE-1394)

Telephone

Line

KY0001.VSD

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Icons

Icon label area

Icon Description

Mouse connector

Optional Keyboard connector

Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector

Serial port connector

Printer port connector

Game/MIDI port connector

Headphones

LINE IN jack (audio)

Microphone jack

S VIDEO jack

Composite VIDEO jack

OM04692X.VSD

Icon

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Description

Monitor connector

Line (for telephone line from primary service jack)

Telephone (for phone)

Optical Digital Audio Out (S/PDIF)

S-Link (Control A1) i.LINK (IEEE-1394)

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I/O Connectors

The following section identifies the various I/O connectors.

Keyboard and Mouse

The keyboard and mouse connectors are physically identical and have the same pinout. They are standard 6-pin PS/2-type female connectors.

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USB Port

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KY0002.VSD

KY0003.VS

Serial Port

The serial port is a standard 9-pin DB-9 male connector.

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KY0057.VSD

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Printer Port

The printer port is a standard 25-pin DB-25 female connector.

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25

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S VIDEO

The S VIDEO connector is a special 7-pin S Video jack.

No connection

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KY0005.VSD

KY0006.VSD

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Composite VIDEO

The Composite VIDEO jack is for composite video. It is a standard RCA phono jack.

Case ground

Yellow band

Signal (center)

KY0007.VSD

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Do not plug video cables into the wrong connectors, as this may damage the video card in the computer and the equipment to which it is connected.

Monitor

The Monitor connector is a standard 15-pin female high-density VGAtype connector.

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KY0004.VSD

Game Port

The Game port is a standard 15-pin DB-15 female connector. This port is also used to connect MIDI devices.

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KY0012.VSD

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Mic, Line In, and Headphones

The Mic, Line In, and Headphones jacks are physically identical, but have different connections. They are standard 3.5 mm stereo mini-jacks.

Headphones Line In Mic

KY0013.VSD

Connector

Headphones

Mic

Line In

Description

1.0 Vrms (typical)

Electrolet condenser microphone input

1.0 Vrms (typical), 10 Kohm impedance

Telephone and Line

The Telephone and Line jacks are physically identical and have identical connections. They are standard RJ-11 female phone jacks. However, the

Line jack is for connecting to a telephone line that comes from the wall, and the Telephone jack is for connecting the computer to a telephone.

Line Telephone

KY0014.VSD

Accidentally plugging a phone line from the wall into the modem’s Telephone jack, and a telephone into the Line jack, will not damage the modem card or telephone equipment.

However, the modem will not work correctly.

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VAIO MicroTower System Reference i.LINK (IEEE-1394) Connectors

The two i.LINK connectors on the back of the system can supply power from the computer to a device if the device also has a 6-pin i.LINK connector. Each connector supplies 10V to 12V. The total power supplied by both 6-pin i.LINK connectors cannot exceed 6 watts.

6-pin i.LINK

(IEEE-1394)

4-pin i.LINK

(IEEE-1394)

Two on back of system

One on side of front panel

KY0087.VSD

Optical Digital Audio Out (S/PDIF) Connector

One optical digital audio output connector is available to connect to an audio device such as a DAT deck, minidisc player, or digital signal processor. The output provides an IEC 958-compliant data stream, a

Dolby® Digital (AC-3®) audio stream, and a DVD movie audio-playback stream, depending on the type of device.

Signal (center)

S-Link (Control A1) Connector

One S-Link (Control A1) connector is available to connect to audio devices such as a CD changer or minidisc player. You can control the connected device from your computer using the Audio/Video application in VAIO Space.

KY0090.VS

Case ground

Signal (center)

KY0089.VS

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Expansion Slot

One PCI slot is available for expansion. The three other PCI slots are occupied by the fax/modem card, i.LINK (IEEE-1394) card, and Digital

Audio Output card.

PCI

PCI

PCI

PCI

OM04577B.VSD

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