Sony PERSONAL COMPUTER VPCM11 user manual

User manual for the device Sony PERSONAL COMPUTER VPCM11

Device: Sony PERSONAL COMPUTER VPCM11
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Date of adding : 2014-01-06 17:44:35
Number of pages: 131
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User Guide
Personal Computer
VPCM11 Series

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2 nN Contents Before Use.......................................................................... 4 Using Peripheral Devices..................................................55 Finding More about Your VAIO Computer .................... 6 Connecting an Optical Disc Drive................................56 Ergonomic Considerations .......................................... 10 Connecting External Speakers or Headphones ..........58 Connecting an External Display ..................................59

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3 nN Troubleshooting ................................................................ 90 Computer Operations.................................................. 92 System Update / Security............................................ 99 Recovery ................................................................... 101 Battery Pack.............................................................. 102 Built-in Camera ......................................................... 104 Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN

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Before Use > 4 nN Before Use ® Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony VAIO computer and welcome to the on-screen User Guide. Sony has combined leading-edge technology in audio, video, computing, and communications to provide you with a state-of-the-art computing experience. ! External views illustrated in this manual may look slightly different from those of your computer. How to find specifications Some features, options, and supplied items may not be available on your computer. To fi

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Before Use > 5 nN About Models with Windows 7 Starter On models with the Windows 7 Starter operating system, you cannot use some of the features available on models with other editions of the Windows 7 operating system. Among those described in this User Guide, for example, you cannot use the following: ❑ Ad-hoc connections of the wireless LAN function ❑ Multiple Monitors function ❑ Long Battery Life Wallpaper Setting of the VAIO Control Center

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Before Use > Finding More about Your VAIO Computer 6 nN Finding More about Your VAIO Computer This section provides support information about your VAIO computer. 1. Printed Documentation ❑ Quick Start Guide — An overview of components connection, set-up information, etc. ❑ Safety Information — Safety guidelines and owner information. 2. On-screen Documentation ❑ Help and Support — General information and technical assistance for your VAIO computer. To access Help and Support: 1 Click Start and

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Before Use > Finding More about Your VAIO Computer 7 nN ❑ Program help files — May be included with the preinstalled software programs on your computer. You may be able to access the help files from the help menu on a specific program. ™ ® ❑ SmartWi Connection Utility Help — Information about setting up Bluetooth , wireless LAN, GPS, and wireless WAN functions. Some features and options may not be available on your computer. See the specifications to find out about the configuration of your co

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Before Use > Finding More about Your VAIO Computer 8 nN 3. Support Web Sites ❑ Sony online support web site The Sony online support web site 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. ❑ For customers in USA http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ ❑ For customers in Canada http://sony.ca/support/ ❑ For customers in Spanish-speaking Latin American countries or ar

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Before Use > Finding More about Your VAIO Computer 9 nN 4. Customer Information Center If you do not find the information you are looking for at our site, you may call Sony directly. You can find the contact numbers on the Sony online support web site. In order to receive the fastest and most efficient services, have the following information readily available: 1 Your VAIO computer model You can find it at the lower right corner of the display on the computer. 2 Your computer's serial number Y

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Before Use > Ergonomic Considerations 10 nN Ergonomic Considerations You will be using your computer as a portable device in a variety of environments. Whenever possible, you should attempt to take account of the following ergonomic considerations for both stationary and portable environments: ❑ Position of your computer – Place the computer directly in front of you. Keep your forearms horizontal, with your wrists in a neutral, comfortable position while using the keyboard or the pointing devi

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Before Use > Ergonomic Considerations 11 nN ❑ Viewing angle of the computer display – Use the display tilting feature to find the best position. You can reduce eye strain and muscle fatigue by adjusting the tilt of the display to the proper position. Adjust the brightness level of the display as well. ❑ Lighting – Choose a location where windows and lights do not cause glare and reflection on the display. Use indirect lighting to avoid bright spots on the display. Proper lighting adds to your

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Getting Started > 12 nN Getting Started This section describes how to get started using your VAIO computer. ! Before starting your computer for the first time, do not connect any other hardware that did not originally come with your computer. Upon completion, connect one device (for example, a printer, an external hard disk drive, a scanner, and so on) at a time, following the manufacturer's instructions. ❑ Locating Controls and Ports (page 13) ❑ About the Indicator Lights (page 15) ❑ Connectin

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Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports 13 nN Locating Controls and Ports Take a moment and see the following reference lists to identify the controls and ports on your computer. ! The appearance of your computer may be different from those illustrated in this manual due to variations in specifications. It may also vary in some countries or areas. Control and Port Mark List Control/port mark Control/port name MOTION EYE Built-in MOTION EYE camera (page 33) WIRELESS WIRELESS switch (page 4

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Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports 14 nN Location List of Controls and Ports without Marks Control/port name Location Built-in microphone (monaural) Located on the left side of the built-in MOTION EYE camera. Media Access indicator (page 15) Located next to the "Memory Stick Duo" slot and the SD memory card slot. Security slot Located on the right side of the USB ports. Located on the left side of the monitor port. DC IN port

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Getting Started > About the Indicator Lights 15 nN About the Indicator Lights Your computer is equipped with the following indicator lights: Indicator Functions Power 1 Illuminates in green while the computer is on, blinks slowly in orange while the computer is in Sleep mode, and turns off when the computer is turned off or enters Hibernate mode. Illuminates while the battery pack is charging. See Charging the Battery Pack (page 21) for more information. Charge Built-in MOTION EYE camera Illum

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Getting Started > Connecting a Power Source 16 nN Connecting a Power Source You can use either an AC adapter or a rechargeable battery pack for supplying power to your computer. Using the AC Adapter While your computer is directly connected to an AC power source and has a battery pack installed, it uses power from the AC outlet. ✍ Use only the supplied AC adapter for your computer. To use the AC adapter 1 Plug one end of the power cord (1) into the AC adapter (3). 2 Plug the other end of the p

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Getting Started > Connecting a Power Source 17 nN ✍ To disconnect your computer completely from an AC power source, unplug the AC adapter from the AC outlet. Make sure that the AC outlet is easily accessible. If you do not intend to use your computer for an extended period of time, place the computer into Hibernate mode. See Using Hibernate Mode (page 27).

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Getting Started > Using the Battery Pack 18 nN Using the Battery Pack The battery pack supplied with your computer is not fully charged at the time of delivery. Installing/Removing the Battery Pack To install the battery pack 1 Turn off the computer and close the LCD screen lid. 2 Slide the battery LOCK switch (1) outward. 3 Slide the battery pack diagonally into the battery compartment until the projection (2) on either side of the battery compartment fits into the cut (3) on either side of th

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Getting Started > Using the Battery Pack 19 nN 4 Push the battery pack down into the compartment until it clicks into place. 5 Slide the battery LOCK switch inward to secure the battery pack on the computer.

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Getting Started > Using the Battery Pack 20 nN To remove the battery pack ! You may lose data if you remove the battery pack while your computer is on and not connected to the AC adapter or if you remove the battery pack while the computer is in Sleep mode. 1 Turn off the computer and close the LCD screen lid. 2 Slide the battery LOCK switch (1) outward. 3 Slide the battery RELEASE latch (2) outward. The battery pack is unlocked and its front-side edge is slightly raised. 4 Put your fingertip o


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