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VAIO Notebook User Guide ❑ Pour prévenir tout risque d’électrocution, ne pas ouvrir le ! Pour changer la pile de rechange, veuillez contacter votre centre de châssis de cet appareil et ne service Sony le plus près. confier son entretien qu’à une personne qualifiée. ! Avertissement - L'utilisation d'instruments optiques avec ce ❑ Ne jamais effectuer l’installation produit augmente les risques pour de fil modem ou téléphone durant les yeux. Puisque le faisceau un orage électrique. laser
❑ Consult the dealer or an Address: 680 Kinderkamack Rd. experienced radio/TV technician Oradell, NJ 07649 for help. Telephone: 201-930-6972 You are cautioned that any changes or (For FCC-related modifications not expressly approved in this matters only.) manual could void your authority to operate this This device complies with Part 15 of the equipment. FCC rules. Operation is subject to the Only peripherals (computer input/output following two conditions: devices, terminals, printe
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Notice to Users 2 Welcome 13 Features 13 Unpacking Your Notebook 14 Manuals 14 Software CDs 15 Recovery CDs 15 Other 15 Ergonomic Considerations 16 Notes on Setup 17 Handling Your Notebook 18 Cleaning Your Notebook 18 Handling the LCD Screen 18 Setting Up Your VAIO® Notebook 21 Locating Controls and Connectors 21 Connecting a Power Source 27 Starting Your Computer 33 Shutting Down Your Computer 34 Using Your VAIO® Notebook 35 Using the Keyboard 35 Combinations and Functions with the Windows Key
VAIO Notebook User Guide Using the Optical Drive 45 Playing a DVD 47 Notes on CD and DVD media 49 Writing data to CD-RW/CD-R media 49 Using PC Cards 51 To insert a PC card 51 To remove a PC card 52 Using a Second Battery Pack 54 To insert a second battery pack 54 To charge the second battery pack 55 To remove the second battery pack 56 Using the Weight Saver 57 To attach the weight saver 57 To remove the Weight Saver 58 Using Smart Connect 59 Windows Me™ 59 Windows 2000 59 Power Saving Modes 60
Connecting an External Mouse or Keyboard 70 Connecting a Printer 71 Connecting an External Display 71 Connecting a TV Display 75 Connecting a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Device 76 Connecting an i.LINK® Device 77 Connecting External Speakers 80 Connecting an External Microphone 81 Customizing Your VAIO® Notebook 83 Displaying the Sony Notebook Setup Screen 83 Sony Notebook Setup Tabs 84 Controlling Power Management 85 Viewing the Power Management status icons 85 Power Management Profiles 86 Power
VAIO Notebook User Guide Create a Movie using Shaker 105 Editing Clips and Scenes 106 Saving a Movie 106 PictureGear™ 107 Managing Your Pictures 107 Creating a Photo Album 107 Using Panorama Maker 108 Making Still Images and Panoramic from MPEG 108 Software Support Information 109 Sony Service Center 111 Application, System, and Driver Recovery CDs 111 Using Your Recovery CDs 112 Using the Application Recovery CD(s) 112 Using the System Recovery CD(s) 113 Using the Driver Recovery CD(s) 114 Trou
Welcome Congratulations on your purchase of the 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. Features ✍ For a complete description of the specifications of your VAIO® Notebook, see “Specifications” ® ❑ Exceptional performance — Your notebook includes a mobile Intel ® ® * Pentium III processor featuring Intel SpeedStep™ technology and a † V.90 compatible K56flex modem. ❑
VAIO Notebook User Guide CD-RW drive and DVD-ROM drive, providing increased storage capacity and a rich multimedia computing experience. The CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive plays DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CD-RW, and CD-R discs. Unpacking Your Notebook Remove the following hardware items from the box: * Main unit Power cord AC adapter Video cable Rechargeable Weight saver battery pack * Removable floppy disk drive is in the multipurpose bay. Manuals ❑ VAIO® Quick Start — Contains information on unpacking and settin
Unpacking Your Notebook Software CDs ❑ Microsoft® Word 2000 — Allows you to reinstall Microsoft Word to the VAIO notebook you purchased. Recovery CDs ❑ System Recovery CD(s) — Allows you to restore the software titles that shipped with your computer if they become corrupted or are erased. It can only be used to restore the hard disk of the VAIO notebook you purchased. ❑ Application Recovery CD(s) — Allows you to reinstall individual applications or device drivers if they become corrupted or
VAIO Notebook User Guide Ergonomic Considerations You will be using your notebook computer as a portable device in a variety of environments. Whenever possible, you should attempt to apply the following ergonomic considerations to both stationary and portable environments. Ergonomic Position Computer positioned directly in front of you Arms at desk level Wrists relaxed and flat ❑ Position of your computer — Place the computer directly in front of you as you work. Keep your forearms horizonta
Ergonomic Considerations fatigue by adjusting the tilt of the display to the proper position. Adjust the brightness setting of the display also. ❑ 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 that help reduce glare. Proper lighting adds to your comfort and work effectiveness. ❑ Placement of an external display — When using
VAIO Notebook User Guide ❑ Use only specified peripheral equipment and interface cables; otherwise, problems may result. ❑ Do not use cut or damaged connection cables. ❑ If the telephone company makes a service call to your home or office and determines that your computer is responsible for a problem, the telephone company may bill you for the service call. Also, if you do not disconnect your computer when it is adversely affecting the telephone line, the telephone company has the right to
Ergonomic Considerations ❑ Using the computer in low temperature conditions may produce a residual image on the screen. This is not a malfunction. When the computer returns to normal temperature, the screen returns to normal. ❑ The screen becomes warm during operation. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. ❑ The LCD is manufactured using high-precision technology. You may, however, see tiny black points and/or bright points (red, blue, or green) that continuously appear on the
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