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VAIO® Computer Quick Start Shortcut Menu +F1 Displays the VAIO Help and Support Center window. +Tab Switches the selected button on the taskbar. +D Displays the desktop. +E Displays the My Computer window. +F Displays the Search Results window, where you can find a file or folder. This is the equivalent of selecting Search from the Start menu. +Ctrl+F Displays the Search Results - Computers window, where you can locate other computers. This is the equivalent of selecting Search, and then Com
Contents Notice to Users............................................5 Setting Up ..................................................13 Unpacking Your Computer .......................................13 Locating Controls and Ports......................................15 About the Indicator Lights ........................................23 About the Wireless Mouse ........................................25 Getting Started ..........................................27 Turning On Your Computer.........
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Notice to Users © 2004 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. This manual and the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated, or reduced As an ENERGY to any machine-readable form without prior written STAR® Partner, Sony approval. Corporation has SONY ELECTRONICS INC. PROVIDES NO determined that this WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL, product meets the THE SOFTWARE, OR OTHER INFORMATION ENERGY STAR® CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY guidelines fo
VAIO® Computer Quick Start This product incorporates copyright protection Safety Information technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright WARNING protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other ❑ To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized your computer to rain or moisture. by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly ❑ To
Notice to Users . ❑ Afin de prévenir des indemnités à votre ordinateur pendant la transportation, attachez d’abord tous les volets de connecteurs et To change the backup battery, please protecteurs d’emplacements comme il faut, et contact your nearest Sony Service insérez la batterie dans le logement de la Center. batterie. Caution: The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye ❑ Évitez d'utiliser ou de ranger votre ordinateur hazard. As the laser beam used in this
VAIO® Computer Quick Start ❑ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Regulatory Information ❑ Increase the separation between the equipment Declaration of Conformity and the receiver. ❑ Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit Trade Name: Sony different from that to which the receiver is connected. Model No.: PCG-8QBL PCG-8QCL ❑ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV PCG-8QEL technician for help. PCG-8QFL VGP-PRAV1 You are cautioned that any changes or modifications to th
Notice to Users If this equipment causes harm to the telephone This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located network, the telephone company will notify you in or operating with any other antenna or transmitter advance that temporary discontinuance of service may except Grant condition. be required. But if advance notice is not practical, the Users are not permitted to modify these transmitter telephone company will notify the customer as soon as devices. Any unauthorized change mad
VAIO® Computer Quick Start Telephone Consumer RECYCLING INFORMATION Protection Act of 1991 (For customers in the United States) This product contains mercury. Disposal of this product may be (United States) regulated if sold in the United States. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or (http://www.eiae.org). other
Notice to Users RECYCLAGE DES ACCUMULATEURS AUX IONS DE LITHIUM Ne pas utiliser des batteries au lithium ionisé qui sont endommagées ou qui fuient. RECYCLAGE DES ACCUMULATEURS Une batterie non conforme présente un AUX IONS DE danger d'explosion. La remplacer LITHIUM seulement par une batterie identique ou de type équivalent recommandé par Les accumulateurs aux le fabricant. Évacuer les batteries ions de lithium sont usées selon les directives du fabricant. recyclables. La manutention
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Setting Up Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony VAIO® computer. Sony has combined leading-edge technology in audio, video, computing, and communications to provide state-of-the-art personal computing. Unpacking Your Computer These hardware components are included. Carton Contents Main unit AC adapter Multi-media Power cord * PC Card (optional) † Battery Wireless Optical Mouse Port replicator (optional) (optional) * See the documentation that accompanied the card for more information. †
VAIO® Computer Quick Start A/V Port Replicator Accessories TV coaxial converter cable Batteries Remote control Speakers For additional information about the A/V port replicator accessories and how to use them, refer to the VAIO® Computer User Guide. VAIO Computer Documents ❑ VAIO® Computer User Guide — A searchable on-screen help file that contains detailed information on how to use your new computer. See “Locating Your VAIO Computer User Guide” on page 36 for more information. ❑ VAIO® Compu
Locating Controls and Ports Locating Controls and Ports Front 4 1 LCD screen 10 Memory Stick® media indicator * 2 Mute button 11 Wireless switch * 3 Volume buttons 12 Bluetooth® indicator * 4 Brightness button 13 Wireless indicator 5 Magnify screen button 14 Power indicator 6 S1 button 15 Battery indicator 7 Keyboard 16 Hard disk drive indicator 8 Touch pad 17 Optical drive indicator † 9 Memory Stick® media slot * Wireless LAN and Bluetooth functionality available on selected models only. † Your
VAIO® Computer Quick Start Do not insert more than one Memory Stick media into the Memory Stick media slot as it may damage the computer. Insert the Memory Stick media with the arrow facing up and toward the slot. Inserting the media improperly may damage the computer. Front 1 Speakers 5 Brightness sensor * 2 Num lock indicator 6 Power button * 3 Caps lock indicator 7 Left and right buttons * 4 Scroll lock indicator * Indicator appears on the top or right corner of the keyboard depending on th
Locating Controls and Ports Back 1 DC In port 4 AV Out jack * 2 USB 2.0 ports 5 Monitor (VGA) port 3 Network (Ethernet) port 6 Air vent * Supports high-/full-/low- speeds. Only connect 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX cables to the Network (Ethernet) port. Do not connect any other type of network cable or any telephone line to this port. Connecting cables other than those listed above may result in an electric current overload and could cause a malfunction, excessive heat, or fire in the port. To co
VAIO® Computer Quick Start Left * 1 Air vent 5 USB 2.0 port 2 Microphone jack 6 PC Card slot 3 Headphone jack 7 PC Card eject button 4 i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) S400 port * Supports high-/full-/low- speeds. 18
Locating Controls and Ports Right 1 Drive eject button 4 Manual eject hole 2 Optical drive 5 Modem jack 3 Drive eject button ✍ You can use either drive eject button to eject the optical drive tray. The drive eject button located next to the optical drive functions only with the Microsoft® Windows® operating system. 19
VAIO® Computer Quick Start Bottom 1 Port replicator connector 4 RELEASE switch 2 Air vents 5 Battery bay * 3 LOCK/UNLOCK switch 6 CONNECT button * On selected models with wireless mouse functionality. ✍ See “Connecting the Wireless Mouse” on page 34 for more information about using the wireless optical mouse. 20