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VAIO Z505 SuperSlim Pro
Notebook Read Me First
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Contents Welcome ............................................................................................4 Features..............................................................................................4 Unpacking Your Notebook Computer..........................................5 Supplementary Information ...........................................................7 About the Software on Your Computer......................................12 For Answers to Your Software Questions .......
4 VAIO Notebook Computer Read Me First Welcome ® Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony VAIO Z505 SuperSlim Pro™ notebook. Sony has combined leading-edge technology in audio, video, computing, and communications to provide you with state-of-the- art personal computing. Features ✍ For a complete description of the specifications of your VAIO Z505 SuperSlim Pro Notebook, see .page 19. ® Exceptional performance ❑ : Your notebook includes a fast Intel ™ ® ® Celeron or Intel Pentium II proc
Unpacking Your Notebook Computer 5 Unpacking Your Notebook Computer Remove the following hardware items from the box: Main unit i.LINK™ port replicator RJ-45 network cable adapter USB cable Rechargeable battery pack Power cord Mini-USB cable AC adapter USB floppy disk drive Phone cable Manuals ❑ Read Me First (this manual) contains specifications, software descriptions, and quick tips on specific hardware and software issues. ® ❑ The VA IO Z505 SuperSlim Pro™ Notebook User Guide describes how
6 VAIO Notebook Computer Read Me First Recovery CDs ❑ System Recovery CD(s) ❑ Application Recovery CD(s) ✍To use these recovery CDs, you need to purchase the PCGA-CD5 or PCGA-CD51 CD-ROM drive. Other ® ❑ Setting up your VAIO Z505 SuperSlim Pro™ Notebook (poster) ❑ Packet containing special product offers
Supplementary Information 7 Supplementary Information Power Management Tips ❑ If you find that an application exhibits unexpected behavior (such as reduced video quality) after returning from a reduced power consumption mode, you should close that application before your computer enters a power-saving mode. ❑ For maximum audio and video performance, use PowerPanel to select either the AC Power Profile or the Power Management Off profile. ❑ If your battery level falls to less than 10 percent
8 VAIO Notebook Computer Read Me First Selecting the Printer Port Mode for Your Printer The default setting for the printer port mode is correct for most printers. If you cannot print, try changing the printer port mode. In Sony Notebook Setup, select the Printer tab. If the printer port mode is set to ECP, change it to bi-directional. If the printer port mode is set to bi- directional, change it to ECP. See “Displaying the Sony Notebook Setup ® Screen” in the online document Customizing You
Supplementary Information 9 Device Manager You may notice that under Network Adapters on the Device Manager tab, two of the network adapters are disabled. Your computer ships this way to enable faster startup. To enable these adapters, follow the instructions under “Enabling Smart Connect” and “Enabling a Network,” below. Enabling Smart Connect Your computer comes with pre-installed Smart Connect software. Before using Smart Connect, follow the instructions below to enable the software: 1
10 VAIO Notebook Computer Read Me First 6 Double-click Sony i.LINK(1394) Adapter. The Sony i.LINK(1394) Adapter window appears. 7 Click the Enable Device button. 8 Click Okay. The Sony i.LINK(1394) Adapter icon should no longer have an “X” on it. This means Smart Connect is now enabled. 9 Close all windows, and restart your computer in order for the new settings to take effect. Now your Smart Connect software is ready to use. Note that when you use Smart Connect to connect two VAIO computers
Supplementary Information 11 the 7-digit telephone number. If you are dialing from such an area, you need to configure your dialup software to dial the area code, or 1 + the area code, before the 7-digit number. For instructions on how to do this, consult your dialup software’s manual or online help. The same instructions will also tell you how to configure your dialup software to dial a 9 or other number to access an outside line (you may need to do this if, for instance, you are dialing f
12 VAIO Notebook Computer Read Me First About the Software on Your Computer Your VAIO Z505 SuperSlim Pro notebook is ready to help you work, play, learn, and communicate as soon as you turn it on. This section gives you an overview of the activities you can perform with your software titles. For support information, see “For Answers to Your Software Questions” on page 17. Adobe Acrobat® Reader Adobe Systems Inc. Acrobat Reader software allows you to view, navigate, and print electronic docu
About the Software on Your Computer 13 professional communities backed by state-of-the-art technologies, including high-speed access and powerful e-mail messaging. DVgate™ Still Sony Electronics ® Connect a digital video camera recorder to the i.LINK connector and capture your own still images. You can save your images in a variety of popular file formats. EarthLink Sprint TotalAccess™ EarthLink Network, Inc. An Internet Service Provider that supplies access, information, and assistance to i
14 VAIO Notebook Computer Read Me First Microsoft® Money 99 Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Money 99 is personal finance software that lets you perform your financial tasks, everything from paying bills to planning for the future, in a smarter, faster way. With Money's online services, you can pay bills and bank from the comfort of home. Netscape Communicator™ Netscape Communications Netscape Communicator is an all-in-one Internet tool that makes it easy to browse the web, send Internet e-m
About the Software on Your Computer 15 Quicken® Basic 99 Intuit, Inc. Quicken is a fast, easy way to organize your finances. Quicken works just like your checkbook, so it is easy to learn and use. Quicken manages all your finances, bank accounts, credit cards, investments, and loans. You can even pay your bills online. Smart Capture Sony Electronics Smart Capture is a fun new way to send multimedia messages via e-mail. ® Smart Capture manages the i.LINK connection between your computer an
16 VAIO Notebook Computer Read Me First Smart Write Sony Electronics A word processor that allows you to create documents that incorporate pictures and sound. With Smart Write, you can record your voice right into the page and draw directly onto your documents with a computer “pencil.” WinFax® Basic Edition Symantec Corporation WinFax Basic software incorporates an easy-to-use interface that allows you to send and receive faxes easily. Upgrade to WinFax Pro to receive additional features.
For Answers to Your Software Questions 17 For Answers to Your Software Questions ® ® Acrobat Reader, Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition (Adobe Systems Incorporated) http://www.adobe.com/ website 206-628-2746 (fee-based support) phone 206-628-5737 fax firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail M-F, 6 AM-5 PM PT hours ® America Online (America Online) http://www.aol.com/ website 800-827-3338 phone 7 days a week, 24 hours a day hours ® AT&T WorldNet Service (AT&T) http://www.worldnet.att.net website 800-400-1447
18 VAIO Notebook Computer Read Me First Netscape Communicator™ (Netscape Communications Corporation) http://www.netscape.com/ website * 888-4SONYPC (888-476-6972) phone 7 days a week, 24 hours a day hours * Support from 1-888-4SONY PC is free of charge for 90 days after the original date of purchase. Prodigy Internet™ (Prodigy Communications Corporation)) http://www.prodigy.com/ website 800-213-0992 phone 7 AM - 3 AM ET hours ® Quicken Basic (Intuit Inc.) http://www.intuit.com/support website 90
Specifications Model PCG-Z505S PCG-Z505SX Processor 333 MHz Celeron 366 MHz Pentium II Hard Disk Drive 6.4 GB Standard RAM 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB SDRAM,* † expandable to 192 MB expandable to 192 MB LCD Screen 12.1” XGA TFT L2 Cache Memory 128 KB (on CPU) 256 KB (on CPU) MPEG MPEG1 Digital Video supports full-screen playback Graphics 128-bit accelerator with 2.5 MB Video RAM Sound Capabilities 16-bit CD-quality stereo sound Diskette Drive External USB 3.5” 1.44 MB ‡ Modem K56flex™ and V.90 compatib
20 VAIO Notebook Computer Read Me First Model PCG-Z505S PCG-Z505SX Limited Warranty 90-day parts/labor standard** Extendible to one year from original date of purchase upon registration Power Requirements 45 watts maximum (19.5V DC/AC100-240V) Power Management Energy Star Compliant Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) Battery Lithium-ion Dimensions 10.8” (w) x 0.87” (h) x 8.9” (d) (275mm x 22.0mm x 226mm)** Weight 3.5 lbs. (1.58 kg) (with supplied battery) Operating 40º F to 95º F