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Read this first nN 1 Read this first Notice © 2002 Sony Corporation. 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 Corporation provides no warranty with regard to this manual, the software, or other information contained herein and hereby expressly disclaims any implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose with
Read this first nN 2 QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks used under licence. QuickTime is registered in the U.S. and other countries. RealPlayer is a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. PowerPanel is a trademark of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. Symantec Norton AntiVirus is a trademark of Symantec Corporation. ® All other names of systems, products and services are trademarks of their respective owners. In the manual, the ™ or marks are not specif
Read this first nN 3 Safety information Owner's record The serial number and model number are located on the bottom of your Sony notebook. Record the serial number and the model number in the spaces provided here. Refer to the model number and serial number if you call VAIO-Link. Serial number: ________________________ Model number (model name in brackets): PCG-8D2M (PCG-GRX516MD) Warnings General ❑ Opening the unit, for whatever reason, could lead to damages that are not covered by the guarant
Read this first nN 4 ❑ TV sets ❑ Speakers ❑ Magnets ❑ Magnetic bracelets. Audio/video ❑ Audio and picture distortion may occur if this equipment is positioned in close proximity to any equipment emitting electromagnetic radiation. Connectivity ❑ Never install modem or telephone wiring during a severe lightning storm. ❑ Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations. ❑ Be cautious when installing or modifying telephone lines. ❑ Use your
Read this first nN 5 Regulatory information Sony hereby declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of European Directive 1999/5/EC (radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment Directive). This product complies with EN 55022 Class B and EN 55024 for use in following areas: residential, commercial and light-industrial. This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for usi
Read this first nN 6 Disposing of lithium ion batteries ❑ Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries. Dispose of promptly and properly. ❑ 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 60°C (140°F) or
Welcome nN 7 Welcome Congratulations on purchasing a Sony VAIO notebook. Sony has combined leading-edge technology in audio, video, computing and communications to provide you with state-of-the-art personal computing. Here are just some of the features your VAIO notebook has to offer: ❑ Exceptional performance – Your PC includes a fast processor, a fast CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive and an internal modem. ❑ Portability – The rechargeable battery pack provides hours of use without AC power. ❑ Sony audio
Welcome nN 8 Documentation pack Your Documentation Pack contains paper and online user guides on your computer's hard drive. Printed documentation The printed part of your documentation contains: ❑ A Getting Started brochure, where you will find a brief description of the items in your box, some specifications of your notebook, and how to setup your notebook; ❑ A Troubleshooting Guide, where you will find all the basic information you need to start using your notebook, as well as troubleshooti
Welcome nN 9 2 Refer to your Software Guide for information on the bundled software and the Sony applications. ❑ About the software on your computer is a short description of the features of the software pre- installed on your system. ❑ Using Video software explains how to use Sony video software: DVgate, MovieShaker and Smart Capture. ❑ Managing audio files with SonicStage explains how to convert your existing MP3, WMA and WAV format audio files into ATRAC3 format. ❑ Using DigitalPrint explai
Welcome nN 10 Your notebook and its accessories The following hardware items* are in the box: 1 Main unit 6 Weight saver 2 Product recovery CD-ROMs 7 Phone plug (country-specific) 3 Documentation pack 8 Phone cable 4 AC adapter 9 Power cord 5 Rechargeable battery pack * See the Specifications online document. Sony Notebook User Guide
Welcome nN 11 Ergonomic considerations ❑ You will be using your notebook as a portable device in a variety of environments. Whenever possible, you should attempt to take account of the following ergonomic considerations to both stationary and portable environments: ❑ Position of your computer – Place the computer directly in front of you (1). Keep your forearms horizontal (2), with your wrists in a neutral, comfortable position (3) while using the keyboard, touchpad, or external mouse. Le
Welcome nN 12 ❑ Viewing angle of the computer’s display – Use the display’s tilting feature to find the best position. You can reduce eyestrain and muscle fatigue by adjusting the tilt of the display to the proper position. Adjust the brightness setting of the display as well. ❑ Lighting – Choose a location where windows and lights do not create glare and reflection on the display. Use indirect lighting to avoid bright spots on the display. You can also purchase accessories for your display
Using your notebook nN 13 Using your notebook This section describes how to start using your computer and how to use your computer’s internal and external devices. ❑ Locating controls and connectors (page 14) ❑ Connecting a power source (page 19) ❑ Starting your notebook (page 28) ❑ Shutting down your notebook (page 29) ❑ Using the keyboard (page 31) ❑ Using the touchpad (page 36) ❑ Using the Jog Dial™ (page 37) ❑ Using PC Cards (page 46) ❑ Using Memory Stick™ (page 49) ❑ Using the modem (page
Using your notebook nN 14 Locating controls and connectors Right 1Battery bay (page 20) 2 Hard disk drive / 3 Ventilation slot / 4 Headphone connector (page 78) 5 Microphone connector (page 79) 6 USB port (page 81) ✍ Do not cover the ventilation slot when the computer is on. Sony Notebook User Guide
Using your notebook nN 15 Left 1 Memory Stick™ slot (page 49) 2 USB port (page 81) 3 i.LINK™ (IEEE1394) S400 port (page 87) 4 PC Card slots (page 46) 5 Multipurpose bay (for weight saver or (page 67) second battery with weight saver or (page 63) removable CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive) (page 24) Sony Notebook User Guide
Using your notebook nN 16 Front 1 Memory Stick™ indicator (page 34) 2 Num Lock indicator (page 34) 3 Caps Lock indicator (page 34) 4 Scroll Lock indicator (page 34) 5 Power indicator (page 34) 6 Battery 1 indicator (page 34) 7 Battery 2 indicator (page 34) 8 Hard disk drive indicator (page 34) 9LCD screen (page 35) 10 Keyboard (page 35) 11 Speakers (page 35) 12 Left/right buttons (page 36) 13 Touchpad (page 36) 14 Jog Dial™ (page 37) 15 Back button for Jog Dial™ (page 37) 16
Using your notebook nN 17 Back 1 Ventilation slot / 5 Printer connector (page 85) 2DC In (page 19) 6USB port (page 81) 3 Ethernet connector (network) (page 89) 7 AV Out connector (page 75) 4 Monitor/VGA connector (page 72) 8 Modem connector (page 58) ✍ There is a ventilation slot located on the left side of the back panel. Do not cover the ventilation slot when the computer is on. Sony Notebook User Guide
Using your notebook nN 18 Bottom 1 Port replicator connector cover (page 69) 2 Memory module cover (page 108) 3 Multipurpose bay release lever (page 67) Sony Notebook User Guide
Using your notebook nN 19 Connecting a power source You can use either an AC adapter or a rechargeable battery pack as a power source. Using the AC adapter To use the AC adapter, proceed as follows: 1 Plug the cable attached to the AC adapter (1) into the DC In connector (2) on the computer. 2 Plug one end of the power cord (3) into the AC adapter. 3 Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet. ✍ Use your notebook only with the supplied AC adapter. To disconnect your notebook compl