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Ergonomics and Caring for Your Computer This section provides information on how to safely use your Sony computer. Page 2
Applying Ergonomics Your computer is a portable device and can be used in a variety of environments. Whenever possible, you should apply the following ergonomic considerations: Position of your computer — Place the computer directly in front of you as you work. Keep your forearms horizontal, with your wrists in a neutral, comfortable position while using the keyboard, touch pad, or external mouse. Let your upper arms hang naturally at your sides. Take breaks during sessions with your compute
Storing Your Computer Do not use or store your computer in a location subject to: Heat sources, such as radiators or air ducts Direct sunlight Excessive dust Moisture or rain Mechanical vibration or shock Strong magnets or speakers that are not magnetically shielded Ambient temperature higher than 95ºF (35ºC) or less than 40ºF (5ºC) High humidity Do not place electronic equipment near your computer. When running, the computer's electromagnetic field may cause other
Using Cables and Connections Use only specified peripheral equipment and interface cables. 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 a telephone line, the telephone company has the right to disconnect your service until yo
Cleaning and Maintaining Your Computer Clean the computer with a soft, dry cloth or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent such as alcohol or benzine, as these may damage the finish of your computer. You can use canned compressed air specifically for computers to remove dust. If a solid object falls onto the computer or a liquid leaks into the computer, immediately turn off and unplug the computer. It
Handling the LCD Screen Direct sunlight can damage the LCD. Be careful when using the computer near a window. Do not scratch the LCD or exert pressure on it. This can cause a malfunction. 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
Locating Controls and Ports ® ® 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. Front ® 1 LCD screen 10 Memory Stick media indicator 1 2 Mute button 11 Wireless switch ® 2 3 Volume buttons 12 Bluetooth indicator 3 4 Brightness button 13 Wireless indicator 5 Magnify screen button 14 Power indicator 6 S1 button 15 Battery indicator 7 Keyboa
Front 1 Speakers 5 Brightness sensor 1 2 Num lock indicator 6 Power button 2 3 Caps lock indicator 7 Left and right buttons 3 4 Scroll lock indicator 1 Indicator appears on the top or right corner of the keyboard depending on the model that you purchased. 2 Indicator appears on the top or right corner of the keyboard depending on the model that you purchased. 3 Indicator appears on the top or right corner of the keyboard depending on the model that you purchased. Back 1 DC In por
3 Network (Ethernet) port 6 Air vent 1 Supports high-/full-/low- speeds. Only connect 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-TX (available on selected models only) 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 connect the unit to a network, refer to your on-scre
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 Microsoft Windows operating system. Bottom 1 Port replicator connector 4 RELEASE switch 2 Air vents 5 Battery bay 1 3 LOCK/UNLOCK switch 6 CONNECT button 1 O n selected models with wireless mouse functionality. Page 11
® See "Connecting a Wireless Mouse" in the Mice and Keyboards chapter of your on-screen VAIO Computer User Guide for more information about using the wireless optical mouse. The printer port on this port replicator is intended for printer connections only. A/V Port Replicator 1 Composite Audio In jacks 10 Speaker jacks (right and left) 2 Composite Video In jack 11 Optical Out port 1 Output frequency (48 kHz /44 kHz) 2 3 S Video In port 12 Network (Ethernet) port (10BASE-T / 100BASE-
1 Composite Audio In jacks 8 Composite Audio Out jacks 2 Air vent 9 Composite Video Out jack 1 3 USB 2.0 ports 10 S Video Out port 4 Monitor (VGA) port 11 Printer port 2 5 DVI-D port 12 USB 2.0 ports 6 Optical Out port 3 Output frequency (48 kHz /44 kHz) 13 DC IN port 4 7 Network (Ethernet) port (10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 1000BASE-TX ) 1 Supports high-/full-/low- speeds. 2 Supports high-/full-/low- speeds. 3 Output frequency is 48 kHz for all frequencies except 32 kHz and 44.1 kHz. 4
About the Indicator Lights Indicator Function Power Turns on when the power to the computer is on, blinks in Standby mode, and turns off when the computer is in Hibernate mode or off. Battery Turns on when the computer is using battery power, blinks when the battery is running out of power, double-blinks when the battery is charging. ® Memory Stick Turns on when data is read from or written to the Memory Stick media. (Do not enter Standby mode or turn off the computer when this indicator
Using Special Buttons ® Your VAIO computer is equipped with a variety of audio- and video-oriented function buttons: Volume, Brightness, and Magnify screen. Page 15
About the special buttons The following information shows where the special buttons are located, and briefly describes their functionality. Special Buttons Number Type of Button 1 Mute. The Mute button enables and disables the audio output when using headphones or the internal speakers. This button does not enable and disable the audio output for Optical Out, Line Out, or AV Out connections. The Mute button illuminates when the audio output is disabled. 2 Volume. The Volume buttons contro
Using the S1 button As a shortcut, you can assign a pre-programmable S1 button to enter a power saving mode, switch between displays, or launch an application. To assign a function to a programmable button 1. Click Start, and point to All Programs and then Sony Notebook Setup. 2. From the Sony Notebook Setup submenu, click Sony Notebook Setup. If no function has been assigned to the button yet, you can also press the S1 button on the computer to launch Sony Notebook Setup. 3. Click the
Additional information about adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen Your computer comes with a brightness sensor that automatically increases and decreases the LCD screen's brightness level depending on the amount of external light. The automatic sensor is engaged the first time you turn on your computer. To override the automatic setting and manually adjust the brightness, follow these steps: Press the Brightness button, located next to the Volume buttons, and select one of the three br
Mice and Keyboards Using the Keyboard Although your computer's keyboard is very similar to a typewriter's keyboard, you can use the additional keys on the computer's keyboard to perform specific computer-related tasks. Page 19
Mice and Keyboards Using the Keyboard Although your computer's keyboard is very similar to a typewriter's keyboard, you can use the additional keys on the computer's keyboard to perform specific computer-related tasks. Page 20