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2 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 ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR SUCH OTH..
3 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, VAIO Digital Studio, VAIO Media, VAIO Media Music Server, VAIO Media Photo Server, VAIO Media Video Server, Click to DVD, CLIÉ, DVgate Plus, Handycam, MagicGate, Memory Stick, the Memory Stick logo, OpenMG, MICROMV, SonicStage, PictureGear, ImageStation, ATRAC3, and i.LINK, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony. Intel and Pentium are trademarks or registered tr..
4 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 telep..
5 ❑ 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 ter..
6 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. 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 unde..
7 ❑ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. ❑ Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver. ❑ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ❑ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. Only peripherals (computer input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) that comply with FCC Class B limits may be attached to this computer product. O..
8 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 o..
9 Disposal of Lithium Battery You can return your unwanted lithium batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory Service Center . For the location of the Sony Service Center nearest you, visit the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. ✍ In some areas the disposal of lithium batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited. 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 ..
10 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 in..
11 11 Contents Getting Started .......................................... 13 Unpacking Your Computer ....................................... 14 Locating Controls And Ports ................... 17 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) .................................
VAIO Computer Quick Start 12 Troubleshooting ........................................ 41 Support Options ........................................ 43 Immediate Help and Support .................................... 43 Resources for Additional Help and Support ............. 44..
13 Getting Started 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...
VAIO Computer Quick Start 14 Unpacking Your Computer Your computer may not be supplied with all of the accessories shown, depending on the system configuration purchased. For details on 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. . * These items are not available with all VAIO® computer models. For details about your computer’s supplied accessories, go to the Sony Online Support Web site and view your computer’s specifications sheet. ✍ Your VAIO® computer is not supplied..
Unpacking Your Computer 15 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 programs 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 — ..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 16 ❑ 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 Re..
17 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. See the specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport...
VAIO Computer Quick Start 18 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. Your computer configuration may vary, depending on the model purchased. See the specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web s..
About the Front Panel 19 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 o..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 20 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. 13 Power indicator (VAIO) Light is blue when the computer is on. The light turns off when the..
About the Back Panel 21 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 hardware configuration may vary based on the computer model purchased. Back panel 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. 13 1 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 2 3 11 4 1 1 5 1 6 9 USB..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 22 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 headphones (optional). Line In jack Connection for an audio device. 9 Monitor port * Connection for a standard display. 10 Composite audio ..
About the Back Panel 23 13 Ethernet port Connection for a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet interface. (The port marked with (Network) is for LAN connections only.) 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). * This monitor port is not available on all models, and monitor port locations may vary. For details about your computer’s hardware configuration, see the online specifications sheet. † This feature is not available on all models. For..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 24 About the Keyboard Your VAIO® keyboard uses a standard key arrangement with additional keys that perform specific functions. VAIO Keyboard 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. Function Mute Standby (-) Volume (+) Volum..
About the Keyboard 25 Standby Press the button to place the computer in Standby 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. Pressi..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 26 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. * See the online specifications sheet for information about your computer’s hardware configuration. Remote control MUTE STANDBY AUDIO RM-GP5U ENTER VOLUME CHANNEL BACK TOOLS MENU START CLOSE APPLICATION APPLICATION VIDEO TV MUSIC HOM..
About the Remote Control 27 1 MUTE button Press to turn off the sound. Press again to restore the sound. 2 Channel number buttons (0-9) Press to select specific channels. (Press the ENTER 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. 3 REC STOP button Press to stop recording. (Note: The REC STOP function is available for Giga Pocket software only.) 4 REC button Press to begin recording. (Note: The REC function is available for ..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 28 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 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 Giga Pocket software, press ..
About the Remote Control 29 To set up the remote control Insert two AA batteries (supplied) into the remote control as shown. 15 TOOLS button The function of this button may vary between DVD media. See the DVD player software instructions for details. 16 APPLICATION CLOSE button Press to view a shortcut menu of software programs to close. If more than one software program is open, use the direction arrows to navigate to a specific program and press the Application Close button again to close the program. 17 CHANNEL button Press to change channels automatically (no number input required). (N..
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31 Setting Up Your Computer 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. For details on your computer’s hardware configuration, see the specifications sheet on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport...
VAIO Computer Quick Start 32 Connecting a Display (Monitor) The location and availability of the monitor ports may vary, depending on the model purchased. See the specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, for details about your computer’s hardware configuration 1 Plug the display’s cable into the appropriate monitor port. 2 If necessary, plug the display’s cable into the back of the display. To connect a display ✍ Install your computer in an area where you can easily reach the power outlet in the event of an emergenc..
Connecting the Speakers 33 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 Headphones jack..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 34 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 Keyboard Mouse..
Connecting the Keyboard and Mouse 35 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 half- tone printing...
VAIO Computer Quick Start 36 Connecting the Telephone and Modem 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 modem cable 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. To connect the telephone and modem cables 1 Unplug your te..
Connecting the Telephone and Modem Cables 37 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. To connect the telephone and modem cables 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,..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 38 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..
Turning On Your Computer 39 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. Registering Your Computer Take advantage of Sony’s commitment to quality customer support and receive these benefits by registering your ..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 40 Turning Off Your Computer Follow these steps when you are ready to turn off your computer for an extended period of time. 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. 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. About the power button If your system stops responding, press and hold the Power button for more than six seconds to force y..
41 Troubleshooting This section describes how to troubleshoot common problems. You can also find helpful information on how to use your computer's hardware features and preinstalled software. Your computer may not be equipped with all of the features or software discussed in this section, depending on the system configuration purchased. 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 ..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 42 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: 1 Save and close any open files, if possible. ..
43 Support Options Sony provides several options to help solve common problems or to locate 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 ho..
VAIO Computer Quick Start 44 ❑ 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 ...
Resources for Additional Help and Support 45 ❑ 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: ❑ quickly 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..
VAIO Homepage http://www.vaio.net © 2004 Sony Electronics Inc. Printed in USA 2-102-329-01 For customer support information, go to: http://www.sony.com/pcsupport..