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User Guide
Personal Computer
VPCF13 Series

Summary of Contents

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    User Guide Personal Computer VPCF13 Series...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Use... 4 Finding More about Your VAIO Computer ... 5 Ergonomic Considerations ... 10 Getting Started... 12 Locating Controls and Ports... 13 About the Indicator Lights ... 19 Connecting a Power Source ... 20 Using the Battery Pack... 22 Shutting Down Your Computer Safely ...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Precautions... 113 Safety Information ... 114 Care and Maintenance Information... 117 Handling Your Computer... 118 Handling the LCD Screen ... 120 Using the Power Source ... 121 Handling the Built-in Camera ... 122 Handling Discs ... 123 Using the Battery Pack... 124 Handling "Memory Stick"...

  • Page 4: Before Use

    How to find specifications Some features, options, and supplied items may not be available on your computer. To find out about the configuration of your computer, visit the Sony online support web site at the following URLs: ❑ For customers in USA http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/...

  • Page 5: Finding More About Your Vaio Computer

    Before Use > Finding More about Your VAIO Computer Finding More about Your VAIO Computer This section provides support information about your VAIO computer. 1. Printed Documentation ❑ Quick Start Guide — An overview of components connection, set-up information, etc. ❑...

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    You can find useful documentation such as general and model specific user guide on your VAIO computer. Troubleshoot my VAIO Maintain and troubleshoot your VAIO computer with the VAIO Care, system restore, backup and recovery, and contact Sony support. , All Programs, and VAIO Manual.

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    Before Use > Finding More about Your VAIO Computer ❑ Program help files — May be included with the preinstalled software programs on your computer. You may be able to access the help files from the help menu on a specific program. ❑...

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    3. Support Web Sites ❑ Sony online support web site The Sony online support web site provides instant access to information on commonly encountered problems. Type a description of the problem and the Knowledge Database searches for the corresponding solutions online.

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    4. Customer Information Center If you do not find the information you are looking for at our site, you may call Sony directly. You can find the contact numbers on the Sony online support web site. In order to receive the fastest and most efficient services, have the following information...

  • Page 10: Ergonomic Considerations

    Before Use > Ergonomic Considerations Ergonomic Considerations You will be using your computer as a portable device in a variety of environments. Whenever possible, you should attempt to take account of the following ergonomic considerations for both stationary and portable environments: ❑...

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    Before Use > Ergonomic Considerations ❑ Viewing angle of the computer display – Use the display tilting feature to find the best position. You can reduce eye strain and muscle fatigue by adjusting the tilt of the display to the proper position. Adjust the brightness level of the display as well.

  • Page 12: Getting Started

    Getting Started > Getting Started This section describes how to get started using your VAIO computer. Before starting your computer for the first time, do not connect any other hardware that did not originally come with your computer. Upon completion, connect one device (for example, a printer, an external hard disk drive, a scanner, and so on) at a time, following the manufacturer's instructions.

  • Page 13: Locating Controls And Ports

    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports Locating Controls and Ports Take a moment to identify the controls and ports shown on the following pages. The appearance of your computer may be different from those illustrated in this manual due to variations in specifications.

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    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports Front Ambient light sensor (page 38), (page 160) Measures ambient light intensity for automatically adjusting the LCD brightness to an optimum level. Num lock indicator (page 19) Caps lock indicator (page 19) Scroll lock indicator (page 19) Built-in microphone (monaural) Built-in MOTION EYE camera indicator...

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    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports DISPLAY OFF button (page 40) Play/Pause button (page 40) Stop button (page 40) Previous track button (page 40) Next track button (page 40) ASSIST button (page 40) S1 button (page 40) VAIO button (page 40) Charge indicator (page 19)

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    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports Right Headphones/OPTICAL OUT jack (page 81) (Optical Output Sampling Rate: 44.1 KHz/48.0 KHz/96.0 KHz) Microphone jack (page 90) USB ports (page 91) Optical disc drive (page 42) Drive eject button (page 42) Manual eject hole (page 153) Power button/Power indicator (page 19)

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    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports Left DC IN port (page 20) Security slot Air vent Network (LAN) port (page 64) Monitor port (page 82) HDMI output port (page 85) eSATA/USB port Connect an external device compliant with the eSATA or USB standard.

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    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports Back/Bottom Air vents Memory module compartment cover (page 107) Battery connector (page 22)

  • Page 19: About The Indicator Lights

    Getting Started > About the Indicator Lights About the Indicator Lights Your computer is equipped with the following indicator lights: Indicator Functions Power 1 Illuminates in green while the computer is in Normal mode, blinks slowly in orange while the computer is in Sleep mode, and turns off when the computer is turned off or enters Hibernate mode.

  • Page 20: Connecting A Power Source

    Getting Started > Connecting a Power Source Connecting a Power Source You can use either an AC adapter or a rechargeable battery pack for supplying power to your computer. Using the AC Adapter While your computer is directly connected to an AC power source and has a battery pack installed, it uses power from the AC outlet.

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    Getting Started > Connecting a Power Source ✍ To disconnect your computer completely from an AC power source, unplug the AC adapter from the AC outlet. Make sure that an AC outlet is easily accessible. If you do not intend to use your computer for an extended period of time, place the computer into Hibernate mode. See Using Hibernate Mode 31).

  • Page 22: Using The Battery Pack

    Getting Started > Using the Battery Pack Using the Battery Pack The battery pack supplied with your computer is not fully charged at the time of delivery. Installing/Removing the Battery Pack To install the battery pack Turn off the computer and close the LCD screen lid. Slide the battery LOCK switch (1) inward.

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    Getting Started > Using the Battery Pack Slide the battery pack diagonally into the battery compartment until the projection (2) on either side of the battery compartment fits into the U-shaped cut (3) on either side of the battery pack. Push the battery pack down into the compartment until it clicks into place.

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    Slide and hold the battery RELEASE latch (2) inward, put your fingertip underneath the tab (3) on the battery pack, and lift the battery pack in the direction of the arrow, and then slide it away from the computer. This computer is designed to operate only with genuine Sony battery packs.

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    Getting Started > Using the Battery Pack Charging the Battery Pack The battery pack supplied with your computer is not fully charged at the time of delivery. To charge the battery pack Install the battery pack. Connect the computer to a power source with the AC adapter. The charge indicator light is on while the battery pack is charging.

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    Getting Started > Using the Battery Pack ✍ Keep the battery pack in your computer while it is directly connected to an AC power source. The battery pack continues to charge while you are using the computer. When the battery pack is running out of power and both the charge and power indicator lights blink, you should either connect the AC adapter to recharge the battery pack or shut down your computer and install a fully charged battery pack.

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    Getting Started > Using the Battery Pack Checking the Battery Charge Capacity The battery charge capacity gradually decreases as the number of battery charging increases or the duration of use of the battery pack extends. To get the most out of the battery pack, check the battery charge capacity and change the battery settings.

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    Getting Started > Using the Battery Pack Extending the Battery Life When your computer is running on battery power, you can extend the battery life using the following methods. ❑ Decrease the LCD brightness of your computer screen. ❑ Use the power saving mode. See Using the Power Saving Modes ❑...

  • Page 29: Shutting Down Your Computer Safely

    Getting Started > Shutting Down Your Computer Safely Shutting Down Your Computer Safely To avoid losing unsaved data, be sure to shut down your computer properly, as described below. To shut down your computer Turn off any peripherals connected to the computer. Save your data and close all running software applications.

  • Page 30: Using The Power Saving Modes

    Getting Started > Using the Power Saving Modes Using the Power Saving Modes You can take advantage of the power management settings to conserve battery life. In addition to the normal operating mode, your computer has two distinct power saving modes to suit your preference: Sleep and Hibernate. If you do not intend to use your computer for an extended period of time while it is disconnected from an AC power source, place the computer into Hibernate mode or turn it off.

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    Getting Started > Using the Power Saving Modes Using Sleep Mode To activate Sleep mode Click Start, the arrow next to the Shut down button, and Sleep. To return to Normal mode ❑ Press any key. ❑ Press the power button on your computer. If you press and hold the power button for more than four seconds, your computer will turn off automatically.

  • Page 32: Keeping Your Computer In Optimum Condition

    Getting Started > Keeping Your Computer in Optimum Condition Keeping Your Computer in Optimum Condition Updating Your Computer Be sure to update your VAIO computer with the following software applications for enhancing your computer's efficiency, security, and functionality. The VAIO Update automatically notifies you of new updates available on the Internet, and downloads and installs them on the computer.

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    Getting Started > Keeping Your Computer in Optimum Condition Keeping the Antivirus Software Updated You can keep the Internet security software programs current with the latest updates by downloading and installing the updates from the web site of the manufacturer. Your computer must be connected to the Internet to download the updates.

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    Getting Started > Keeping Your Computer in Optimum Condition Using the VAIO Care With the VAIO Care, you can regularly conduct performance checks and tune-ups on your computer to keep it running at an optimum level. Launch the VAIO Care whenever a problem is found on your computer. The VAIO Care will provide appropriate measures to solve the problem.

  • Page 35: Using Your Vaio Computer

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Your VAIO Computer This section describes how to get the most out of using your VAIO computer. ❑ Using the Keyboard (page 36) ❑ Using the Touch Pad (page 39) ❑ Using Special-function Buttons (page 40) ❑...

  • Page 36: Using The Keyboard

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard Using the Keyboard Your keyboard has additional keys that perform model-specific tasks. Combinations and Functions with the Fn Key ✍ Some keyboard functions can be used only after the operating system is finished launching. Combination/Feature Fn + % (F2): muting Fn + 2 (F3/F4): volume control...

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard Combination/Feature Fn + (F9/F10): zooming Fn + (F12): hibernation Function Changes the size of an image or a document displayed on some software. To make the view look smaller and further away (zoom out), press the Fn+F9 keys. To make the view look bigger and closer (zoom in), press the Fn+F10 keys.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard Changing the Backlit Keyboard Settings Some features and options may not be available on your computer. If your computer is equipped with a backlit keyboard, you can set the keyboard light to automatically turn on and off according to ambient light intensity.

  • Page 39: Using The Touch Pad

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Pad Using the Touch Pad You can point to, select, drag, and scroll objects on the screen using the touch pad. Action Description Point Slide your finger on the touch pad (1) to place the pointer (2) on an item or object. Click Press the left button (3) once.

  • Page 40: Using Special-function Buttons

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Special-function Buttons Using Special-function Buttons Your computer is equipped with special buttons to help you use specific functions of the computer. Special-function button DISPLAY OFF button u Play/Pause button x Stop button . Previous track button >...

  • Page 41: Using The Built-in Camera

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Built-in Camera Using the Built-in Camera Your computer is equipped with a built-in MOTION EYE camera. With the appropriate image capture software, you can perform the following operations: ❑ Capture still images and movies ❑...

  • Page 42: Using The Optical Disc Drive

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Using the Optical Disc Drive Your computer is equipped with an optical disc drive. Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer. See the specifications to find out about the configuration of your computer. To insert a disc Turn on the computer.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Place a disc in the middle of the drive tray with the label side facing upward and gently push it down until the disc clicks into place. Do not exert pressure on the drive tray. Be sure to hold the bottom of the drive tray when placing/removing a disc onto/from the tray. Close the drive tray by pushing it in gently.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Supported Discs Your computer plays and records CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Disc media, depending on the model you purchased. See the reference chart below to find out which type of optical disc drive supports which types of media. CD-ROM CD-R/RW DVD SuperMulti Drive P...

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    When you buy pre-recorded or blank discs for use with your VAIO computer, be sure to read the notices on the disc package carefully to check both playback and recording compatibility with your computer's optical disc drives. Sony does NOT guarantee the compatibility of VAIO optical disc drives with discs that are not compliant with the official "CD,"...

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Notes on Using the Optical Disc Drive Notes on writing data to a disc ❑ Only use circular discs. Do not use discs in any other shape (star, heart, card, etc.), as this may damage the optical disc drive.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Notes on region codes Region code indicators are labeled on the discs or packages to indicate in which region and on what type of player you can play the disc. If the region code indicates "all," you can play this disc in most regions of the world. If the region code for your residence area is different from the label, you cannot play the disc on your computer.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Playing Discs To play a disc Insert a disc into the optical disc drive. Connect the AC adapter to the computer and close all running software applications before playing a disc. If nothing appears on the desktop, click Start, All Programs, and your desired software to play the disc.

  • Page 49: Using "memory Stick

    The "Memory Stick Duo" slot on your computer can accommodate the following sizes and types of media: ❑ "Memory Stick Duo" ❑ "Memory Stick PRO Duo" ❑ "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo" Your computer supports only Duo-size "Memory stick", and does not support standard-size "Memory Stick". For the latest information about "Memory Stick", visit http://www.sony.net/memorycard/.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" Inserting and Removing "Memory Stick" To insert "Memory Stick" Locate the "Memory Stick Duo" slot. Hold "Memory Stick" with the arrow pointing toward the slot.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" Carefully slide "Memory Stick" into the slot until it clicks into place. Do not force the media into the slot. ✍ If "Memory Stick" does not go into the slot easily, remove it gently and verify you are inserting it in the proper direction. When you insert "Memory Stick"...

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" To remove "Memory Stick" Do not remove "Memory Stick" while the Media Access indicator light is lit. If you do, you may lose data. Large volumes of data may take time to load, so make sure the indicator light is unlit before removing "Memory Stick".

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" Formatting "Memory Stick" To format "Memory Stick" "Memory Stick" is formatted by default and is ready for use. If you want to reformat the media with your computer, follow these steps. Be sure to use the device that is designed to format the media and supports "Memory Stick" when formatting the media. Formatting "Memory Stick"...

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" Click Start. Follow the on-screen instructions. It may take time to format "Memory Stick" depending on the media type.

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    Notes on Using "Memory Stick" ❑ Your computer has been tested and found compatible with Sony branded "Memory Stick" with capacity of up to 32 GB that are available as of May 2010. However, not all "Memory Stick" are guaranteed of compatibility.

  • Page 56: Using Other Modules / Memory Cards

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards Using Other Modules / Memory Cards Using the ExpressCard Module Your computer is equipped with an ExpressCard/34 slot players, and other audio/video devices. This slot can only accommodate an ExpressCard/34 (34 mm wide) module Referred to as the ExpressCard slot and the ExpressCard module in this manual.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards To insert an ExpressCard module Locate the ExpressCard slot. Carefully slide the ExpressCard module into the slot until it clicks into place. Do not force it into the slot. ✍...

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards To remove an ExpressCard module ✍ You can skip steps 1 to 4 when: - your computer is off. - the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon is not displayed on the taskbar. - the hardware you want to unplug is not displayed in the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media window.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards Using the SD Memory Card Your computer is equipped with an SD memory card slot. You can use this slot to transfer data among digital cameras, camcorders, music players, and other audio/video devices. Before you use the SD memory card The SD memory card slot on your computer can accommodate the following memory cards: ❑...

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards To insert an SD memory card Locate the SD memory card slot. Hold the SD memory card with the arrow pointing toward the slot. Carefully slide the SD memory card into the slot until it clicks into place. Do not force the card into the slot.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards To remove an SD memory card Locate the SD memory card slot. Check that the Media Access indicator light is unlit. Push in the SD memory card toward the computer and release. The SD memory card ejects.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards Notes on Using Memory Cards General notes on using the memory card ❑ Be sure to use memory cards that are compliant with the standards supported by your computer. ❑...

  • Page 63: Using The Internet

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Internet Using the Internet Before using the Internet, you need to sign up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and set up devices required for connecting your computer to the Internet. The following types of Internet connection services may be available from your ISP: ❑...

  • Page 64: Using The Network (lan)

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Network (LAN) Using the Network (LAN) You can connect your computer to 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T type networks with a LAN cable. Connect one end of a LAN cable (not supplied) to the network (LAN) port on the computer and the other end to your network. For detailed settings and devices required for LAN access, ask your network administrator.

  • Page 65: Using The Wireless Lan

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN Using the Wireless LAN The Wireless LAN (WLAN) allows your computer to connect to a network through a wireless connection. The WLAN uses the following IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standard, which specifies the type of technology used. See the specifications to find out about the configuration of your computer.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN Notes on Using the Wireless LAN Function General notes on using the wireless LAN function ❑ In some countries or regions, using WLAN products may be restricted by the local regulations (e.g. limited number of channels).

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN Note on the data encryption The WLAN standard includes the encryption methods: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), which is a security protocol, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). Proposed jointly by the IEEE and Wi-Fi Alliance, both WPA2 and WPA are specifications of standards based on interoperable security enhancements that increase the level of data protection and access control for existing Wi-Fi networks.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN Starting Wireless LAN Communications You first need to establish wireless LAN communications between your computer and an access point (not supplied). See Windows Help and Support for more information. For details on how to select the channel that will be used by the access point, see the manual that came with your access point. To start wireless LAN communications The following wireless connection utilities may not be installed on the model you purchased.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN ❑ On models with the SmartWi Connection Utility Be sure to turn on the WIRELESS switch before starting the wireless LAN function. To start the wireless LAN function, you first need to set up the wireless LAN function. Use the SmartWi Connection Utility to set up the wireless LAN function.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN Stopping Wireless LAN Communications To stop wireless LAN communications The following wireless connection utilities may not be installed on the model you purchased. ❑ On models with the VAIO Smart Network Click the switch next to Wireless LAN to toggle it to Off in the VAIO Smart Network window.

  • Page 71: Using The Bluetooth Function

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Bluetooth Function Using the Bluetooth Function You can establish wireless communications between your computer and other Bluetooth or a mobile phone. You can transfer data between these devices without cables at a range of up to 33 feet / 10 meters in an open area.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Bluetooth Function Communicating with Another Bluetooth Device You can connect your computer to a Bluetooth device such as another computer, a mobile phone, a PDA, a headset, a mouse, or a digital camera without the use of any cables.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Bluetooth Function To communicate with another Bluetooth device The following wireless connection utilities may not be installed on the model you purchased. ❑ On models with the VAIO Smart Network To communicate with another Bluetooth device, you first need to set up the Bluetooth function. For information on setting up and using the Bluetooth function, see Windows Help and Support.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Bluetooth Function Stopping Bluetooth Communications To stop Bluetooth communications The following wireless connection utilities may not be installed on the model you purchased. ❑ On models with the VAIO Smart Network Turn off the Bluetooth device that is communicating with your computer. Click the switch next to Bluetooth to toggle it to Off in the VAIO Smart Network window.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Bluetooth Function Notes on Using the Bluetooth Function ❑ The data transfer rate varies, depending on the following conditions: ❑ Obstacles, such as walls, located between devices ❑ Distance between devices ❑ Material used in walls ❑...

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Bluetooth Function ❑ The Bluetooth function may not work with other devices, depending on the manufacturer or the software version employed by the manufacturer. ❑ Connecting multiple Bluetooth devices to your computer may cause channel congestion, resulting in poor performance of the devices.

  • Page 77: Using The "transferjet" Function

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the "TransferJet" Function Using the "TransferJet" Function Some features and options may not be available on your computer. The "TransferJet" function enables you to transfer data between "TransferJet" compatible devices without a cable, using a close proximity wireless transfer technology.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the "TransferJet" Function Place a "TransferJet" compatible device on the computer's palm rest so that both the "TransferJet" target point logos bring together. Turn on the device. The window prompting you to register the device appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to register the device. For detailed information, see the help file included with the TransferJet Manager.

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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the "TransferJet" Function To end the connection between the computer and the "TransferJet" compatible device Exit any software application using the "TransferJet" function after data transfer is complete. Move the "TransferJet" compatible device away from the computer. Do not move the device away from the computer before exiting the software application using the "TransferJet"...

  • Page 80: Using Peripheral Devices

    Using Peripheral Devices > Using Peripheral Devices You can add functionality to your VAIO computer by using the various ports on the computer. ❑ Connecting External Speakers or Headphones (page 81) ❑ Connecting an External Display (page 82) ❑ Selecting Display Modes (page 87) ❑...

  • Page 81: Connecting External Speakers Or Headphones

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting External Speakers or Headphones Connecting External Speakers or Headphones You can connect external sound output devices (not supplied), such as speakers or headphones, to your computer. Since your computer is capable of outputting both analog and digital signals through the headphones/OPTICAL OUT jack, you can connect an S/PDIF device such as digital headphones or an audio/video amplifier to the jack and enhance the sound quality of your computer.

  • Page 82: Connecting An External Display

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Display Connecting an External Display Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer. Connecting a Computer Display or a Projector You can connect an external display, such as a computer display or a projector, to your computer.

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    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Display To connect a computer display or a projector Plug the power cord (1) of your external display or the projector into an AC outlet. Connect the external display or the projector to the monitor port (2) on the computer with a display cable (3). ✍...

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    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Display ✍ If the external computer display is equipped with an HDMI input port, plug one end of an HDMI cable into the HDMI output port on the computer and the other end into the HDMI input port on the computer display. To connect a TFT/DVI monitor, use an HDMI to DVI-D adapter to connect it to the HDMI output port on the computer.

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    Set up the TV configuration system. If a device driver other than the one provided by Sony is used, the image will not be displayed and the audio will not be heard. Always use the device driver provided by Sony for updates.

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    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Display ✍ See the manual that came with your TV for more information on installation and use. The HDMI cable carries both video and audio signals. To connect a high-quality digital sound output device between your computer and a TV You can connect a high-quality home theater receiver or other surround sound decoder devices between your computer and TV using an HDMI connection.

  • Page 87: Selecting Display Modes

    Using Peripheral Devices > Selecting Display Modes Selecting Display Modes When an external display is connected, you can select either your computer screen or the connected display to use as the primary monitor. ✍ You may not be able to display the same content on your computer screen and the external display or projector at the same time, depending on the type of your external display or projector.

  • Page 88: Using The Multiple Monitors Function

    Using Peripheral Devices > Using the Multiple Monitors Function Using the Multiple Monitors Function The Multiple Monitors function allows you to distribute portions of your desktop across separate displays. For example, if you have an external display connected to the monitor port, your computer screen and the external display can function as a single desktop.

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    Using Peripheral Devices > Using the Multiple Monitors Function To use the Multiple Monitors function ✍ Your external display may not support the Multiple Monitors function. Certain software applications may not be compatible with Multiple Monitors settings. Make sure that your computer does not enter Sleep or Hibernate mode while you are using the Multiple Monitors function, or the computer may not return to Normal mode.

  • Page 90: Connecting An External Microphone

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Microphone Connecting an External Microphone You can connect an external microphone (not supplied) to your computer. To connect an external microphone Plug the microphone cable (1) into the microphone jack (2) m. ✍ Make sure your microphone is designed for computer use.

  • Page 91: Connecting A Usb Device

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting a USB Device Connecting a USB Device You can connect a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device, such as a mouse, a floppy disk drive, a speaker, or a printer, to your computer. To connect a USB device Choose the USB port (1) you prefer to use.

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    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting a USB Device Notes on connecting a USB device ❑ You may need to install the driver software supplied with your USB device before use. See the manual that came with the USB device for more information. ❑...

  • Page 93: Connecting An I.link Device

    ✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connection. The procedure to establish an i.LINK connection may vary, depending on a software application, an operating system, and a compatible i.LINK device. Not all products with an i.LINK connection can communicate with each other.

  • Page 94

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an i.LINK Device Connecting a Digital Video Camcorder To connect a digital video camcorder Plug one end of an i.LINK cable (1) (not supplied) into the i.LINK port (2) on the computer and the other end into the DV In/ Out port (3) on the digital video camcorder.

  • Page 95: Customizing Your Vaio Computer

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer This section briefly describes how to change the main settings of your VAIO computer. Among other things, you will learn how to use and customize the look of your Sony software and utilities. ❑ Setting the Password (page 96) ❑...

  • Page 96: Setting The Password

    If you forget the machine password, the password needs to be reset and a fee will be charged. To reset the password, contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO...

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    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password Setting the Power-on Password To add the power-on password (machine password) Turn on the computer. Press the F2 key when the VAIO logo appears. The BIOS setup screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and press the F2 key several times when the VAIO logo appears.

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    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password To add the power-on password (user password) Make sure you set the machine password before setting the user password. Turn on the computer. Press the F2 key when the VAIO logo appears. The password entry screen appears.

  • Page 99

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password To change or remove the power-on password (machine password) Turn on the computer. Press the F2 key when the VAIO logo appears. The password entry screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and press the F2 key several times when the VAIO logo appears.

  • Page 100

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password To change or remove the power-on password (user password) Turn on the computer. Press the F2 key when the VAIO logo appears. The password entry screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and press the F2 key several times when the VAIO logo appears.

  • Page 101

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password Setting the Windows Password To add the Windows password Click Start and Control Panel. Click User Accounts and Family Safety or User Accounts. Click User Accounts. Click Create a password for your account under Make changes to your user account. In the New password and Confirm new password fields, enter the password for your account.

  • Page 102

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password To remove the Windows password Click Start and Control Panel. Click User Accounts and Family Safety or User Accounts. Click User Accounts. Click Remove your password. In the Current password field, enter the current password that you want to remove. Click Remove password.

  • Page 103: Using Intel(r) Vt

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Using Intel(R) VT Using Intel(R) VT Intel(R) Virtualization Technology (VT) allows you to use hardware virtualization software for enhancing your computer's performance. Intel VT may not be available depending on the CPU installed on your computer. For information on virtualization and how to use hardware virtualization software, contact the software publisher.

  • Page 104: Using The Vaio Control Center

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Using the VAIO Control Center Using the VAIO Control Center The VAIO Control Center utility allows you to access system information and to specify preferences for system behavior. To use the VAIO Control Center Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Control Center. Select your desired control item and change the settings.

  • Page 105: Using The Vaio Power Management

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Using the VAIO Power Management Using the VAIO Power Management Power management helps you set up power plans for running on AC or battery power to suit your requirements for power consumption. The VAIO Power Management function is added to the Windows Power Options. With this software application, you can enhance the Windows power management functions to ensure better operation of your computer and longer battery life.

  • Page 106: Upgrading Your Vaio Computer

    ❑ You should not install it yourself, if you are not familiar with upgrading memory on a computer. ❑ You should not touch the connectors or open the memory module compartment cover. For assistance, contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO Computer (page The type of module and the amount of memory installed on your computer may differ depending on the model you purchased.

  • Page 107: Adding And Removing Memory

    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory Adding and Removing Memory If you want to expand the functionality of your computer, you can increase the amount of memory by installing optional memory modules. Before you upgrade your computer's memory, read the notes and procedures in the following pages. Notes on adding/removing memory modules ❑...

  • Page 108

    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory ❑ Do not open the memory module package before you are ready to change the module. The package protects the module from ESD. ❑ Use the special bag supplied with the memory module or wrap the module in aluminum foil to protect it from ESD. ❑...

  • Page 109

    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory Removing and Installing a Memory Module To change or add a memory module Shut down the computer and disconnect all peripheral devices. Unplug the computer and remove the battery pack. Wait about an hour until the computer cools down. Unscrew the screw (indicated by the arrow below) on the bottom of the computer and remove the memory module compartment cover.

  • Page 110

    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory Remove the currently installed memory module as follows: ❑ Pull the latches in the direction of the arrows (1). The memory module is released. ❑ Make sure that the memory module tilts up and then pull it out in the direction of the arrow (2). Remove the new memory module from its packaging.

  • Page 111

    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory Slide the memory module into the memory module slot and push it in until it clicks into place. Do not touch any components on the motherboard other than the memory module. Be sure to insert the connector edge of the memory module into the slot while aligning the notch on the module with the small projection in the open slot.

  • Page 112

    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory Viewing the Amount of Memory To view the amount of memory Turn on the computer. Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Control Center. Click System Information and System Information. You can view the amount of system memory in the right pane. If the additional memory does not appear, repeat the installation procedure and restart the computer.

  • Page 113: Precautions

    Precautions > Precautions This section describes safety guidelines and precautions to help you protect your VAIO computer from potential damage. Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer. ❑ Safety Information (page 114) ❑ Care and Maintenance Information (page 117) ❑...

  • Page 114: Safety Information

    Precautions > Safety Information Safety Information Computer ❑ Use your computer on a solid, stable surface. ❑ Provide adequate air circulation to prevent internal overheating. Do not place your computer on porous surfaces such as rugs, blankets, couches, beds, or near draperies that may block its air vents. ❑...

  • Page 115

    ❑ For your safety, Sony recommends using the genuine Sony battery pack and AC adapter provided with this product. If these items need to be replaced during the life of the product, be sure to use a compatible genuine Sony battery pack or AC adapter.

  • Page 116

    Precautions > Safety Information ❑ If you have not used the battery pack for a considerable amount of time, the remaining battery life may become short. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. The battery pack will gradually discharge over time even while not in use.

  • Page 117: Care And Maintenance Information

    Precautions > Care and Maintenance Information Care and Maintenance Information Computer ❑ Clean the cabinet with a soft, dry or lightly moistened cloth with a mild detergent solution. Do not use an abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent such as alcohol or benzine, as these may damage the finish of your computer. ❑...

  • Page 118: Handling Your Computer

    If any problems occur, unplug the computer and contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO Computer...

  • Page 119

    Precautions > Handling Your Computer ❑ To avoid losing data when your computer is damaged, back up your data regularly. ❑ Do not exert pressure on the LCD screen or its edges when opening the LCD screen lid or lifting your computer. The LCD screen may be sensitive to pressure or added stress, and exerting pressure may damage the screen or cause it to malfunction.

  • Page 120: Handling The Lcd Screen

    ❑ Do not change the LCD screen orientation setting in the Tablet PC Settings window even when there are change options available for selection, as this may make your computer unstable. Sony assumes no liability for any malfunctions arising from changes to the settings.

  • Page 121: Using The Power Source

    ❑ You can purchase a power strip with a surge protector. This device helps prevent damage to your computer caused by sudden power surges, in an electrical storm, for example. ❑ Use the AC adapter supplied with your computer or genuine Sony products. Do not use any other AC adapter as it may cause a malfunction.

  • Page 122: Handling The Built-in Camera

    Precautions > Handling the Built-in Camera Handling the Built-in Camera ❑ Do not touch the lens protection cover of the built-in camera, as it may cause scratches on the cover and such scratches will appear on the captured images. ❑ Do not let the direct sunlight get into the lens of the built-in camera regardless of your computer's power state, as it may cause the camera to malfunction.

  • Page 123: Handling Discs

    Precautions > Handling Discs Handling Discs ❑ Fingerprints and dust on the surface of a disc may cause read errors. Be sure to hold the disc by its edges and central hole, as shown below: ❑ Never affix an adhesive label to a disc. This will affect the use of the disc and may result in irreparable damage.

  • Page 124

    ❑ Do not charge the battery pack in any way other than as described in this user guide or as designated by Sony in writing. ❑ While the battery pack is in use or being charged, heat builds up in the battery pack. This is normal and is not cause for concern.

  • Page 125: Handling "memory Stick

    Precautions > Handling "Memory Stick" Handling "Memory Stick" ❑ Do not touch the "Memory Stick" connector with your finger or metallic objects. ❑ Use only the adhesive label supplied with "Memory Stick". ❑ Do not bend, drop, or expose "Memory Stick". ❑...

  • Page 126: Handling The Built-in Storage Device

    Precautions > Handling the Built-in Storage Device Handling the Built-in Storage Device The built-in storage device (hard disk drive or solid state drive) has a high storage density and reads or writes data in a short time. However, it can be easily damaged if improperly used. If the built-in storage device is damaged, the data cannot be restored.

  • Page 127: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting This section describes how to solve common problems you might encounter when using your VAIO computer. Many problems have simple solutions. If these suggestions fail to solve your problems, use the VAIO Care. To launch the software, see Using the VAIO Care (page 34).

  • Page 128

    Troubleshooting > ❑ Touch Pad (page 166) ❑ Keyboard (page 167) ❑ Floppy Disks (page 168) ❑ Audio/Video (page 169) ❑ "Memory Stick" (page 172) ❑ Peripherals (page 173)

  • Page 129: Computer Operations

    ❑ Condensation may cause your computer to malfunction. If this occurs, do not use the computer for at least one hour. ❑ Check that you are using the supplied Sony AC adapter. For your safety, use only the genuine Sony rechargeable battery...

  • Page 130

    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations What should I do if the green power indicator light turns on but my screen remains blank? ❑ Make sure the LCD backlight of your computer is turned on. To turn on the LCD backlight, see Using Special-function Buttons (page 40).

  • Page 131

    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations What should I do if my computer or software stops responding? ❑ If your computer stops responding while a software application is running, press the Alt+F4 keys to close the application window. ❑ If the Alt+F4 keys do not work, click Start and the Shut down button to turn off your computer. ❑...

  • Page 132

    22). ❑ If the problem persists, it means the installed battery pack is not compatible. Remove the battery pack and contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO Computer...

  • Page 133

    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations Why does the System Properties window display a slower CPU speed than the maximum? This is normal. Because your computer's CPU utilizes a type of CPU speed controlling technology for power conservation purposes, System Properties may display the current CPU speed instead of the maximum speed. What should I do if my computer does not accept my password and returns a message, Enter Onetime Password? If you enter a wrong power-on password three times consecutively, the Enter Onetime Password message appears and...

  • Page 134

    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations How can I change the boot device order? You can use one of the BIOS functions to change the boot device order. Follow these steps: Turn on your computer. Press the F2 key when the VAIO logo appears. The BIOS setup screen appears.

  • Page 135: System Update / Security

    Troubleshooting > System Update / Security System Update / Security How can I find important updates for my computer? You can find and install the latest updates on your computer with the software applications: the Windows Update and the VAIO Update. See Updating Your Computer How do I schedule the installation of Windows updates to my computer? The Microsoft Windows operating system is preinstalled on your computer.

  • Page 136: Recovery

    Troubleshooting > Recovery Recovery How can I create Recovery Media? You can create Recovery Media using the VAIO Care. The media are used to restore your computer system to its factory default settings. To create the media, launch the VAIO Care Create Recovery Media.

  • Page 137

    Troubleshooting > Recovery How do I check the volume of the recovery area? Your built-in storage device contains the recovery area where the data for the system recovery is stored. To check the volume of the recovery area, follow these steps: Click Start, right-click Computer, and select Manage.

  • Page 138

    Troubleshooting > Recovery How do I reduce the volume of the recovery area? Your built-in storage device contains the recovery area where the data for system recovery is stored. If your computer includes a solid state drive, you might want to minimize the recovery area by removing such data. Insert a Recovery Media into the optical disc drive while your computer is in Normal mode, turn off the computer, and then turn it on once again.

  • Page 139: Battery Pack

    Troubleshooting > Battery Pack Battery Pack How do I find the battery charging status? You can check the charge indicator for the battery charging status. See Charging the Battery Pack information. When is my computer using AC power? When your computer is connected to an AC outlet with the AC adapter, it uses AC power, even if the battery pack is installed. When should I recharge the battery pack? Recharge the battery pack when: ❑...

  • Page 140

    22). ❑ If the problem persists, it means the installed battery pack is not compatible. Remove the battery pack and contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO Computer...

  • Page 141: Built-in Camera

    Troubleshooting > Built-in Camera Built-in Camera Why does the viewfinder show no images or poor-quality images? ❑ The built-in camera cannot be shared by more than one software application. Exit the current application before launching another. ❑ The viewfinder may show some noise, for example horizontal streaks, when you are viewing a rapid-moving object. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.

  • Page 142

    Troubleshooting > Built-in Camera What should I do if movie playback shows dropped frames while my computer is running on battery power? The battery pack is running out of power. Connect your computer to an AC outlet. What should I do if captured images flicker? This problem occurs when you use the camera under fluorescent lights due to a mismatch between the lighting output frequency and the shutter speed.

  • Page 143: Networking (lan/wireless Lan)

    Troubleshooting > Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) What should I do if my computer cannot connect to a wireless LAN access point? ❑ Connection capability is affected by distance and obstructions. You may need to move your computer away from obstructions or closer to any access point you may be using.

  • Page 144

    Troubleshooting > Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) ❑ Make sure Maximum Performance is selected for Wireless Adapter Settings in the Power Options window. Selecting any other option may result in a communication failure. To change the settings, follow these steps: Right-click the power status icon on the taskbar and select Power Options. Click Change plan settings.

  • Page 145

    Troubleshooting > Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) What should I do if I cannot access the Internet? ❑ Check the access point settings. See the manual that came with your access point for more information. ❑ Make sure your computer and the access point are connected to one another. ❑...

  • Page 146

    ❑ Wireless LAN communication uses divided frequency bands known as channels. Third-party wireless LAN access point channels may be preset to different channels from Sony devices. ❑ If you are using a wireless LAN access point, see connectivity information contained in the manual that came with your access point.

  • Page 147: Bluetooth Technology

    Troubleshooting > Bluetooth Technology Bluetooth Technology What should I do if other Bluetooth devices cannot find my computer? ❑ Make sure both devices have the Bluetooth function enabled. ❑ Make sure the WIRELESS switch is on and the WIRELESS indicator light is lit on your computer. ❑...

  • Page 148

    Troubleshooting > Bluetooth Technology What should I do if other Bluetooth devices cannot connect to my computer? ❑ Check the suggestions in What should I do if I cannot find the Bluetooth device I want to communicate with? 147). ❑ Make sure the other devices are authenticated. ❑...

  • Page 149

    Troubleshooting > Bluetooth Technology Why can't I use the services supported by the connected Bluetooth device? Connection is only possible for services also supported by the computer with the Bluetooth function. See Windows Help and Support for more information. Can I use a device with Bluetooth technology on airplanes? With Bluetooth technology, your computer transmits a radio frequency of 2.4 GHz.

  • Page 150

    Troubleshooting > Bluetooth Technology What should I do if I do not hear sound from my headphones or audio/video controller? Check whether your headphones or audio/video controller supports the SCMS-T content protection. If not, you need to change the SCMS-T settings to connect the device using the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP). To change the SCMS-T settings, follow these steps: ✍...

  • Page 151: Transferjet" Function

    Troubleshooting > "TransferJet" Function "TransferJet" Function What should I do if the "TransferJet" function does not work correctly? If the "TransferJet" function does not work correctly, observe the following: ❑ Change the "TransferJet" compatible device position to bring the "TransferJet" target point logos on the device and the computer closer together.

  • Page 152

    Troubleshooting > "TransferJet" Function Why is the data transfer speed slow? ❑ The data transfer speed varies depending on the following conditions: ❑ Configurations of "TransferJet" compatible devices with which you want to communicate ❑ Distance between the "TransferJet" target point logos on your computer and the "TransferJet" compatible device ❑...

  • Page 153: Optical Discs

    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs Optical Discs Why does my computer freeze when I try to read a disc? The disc that your computer is trying to read may be dirty or damaged. Follow these steps: Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys and click the arrow next to the Shut down button and Restart to restart the computer. Turning off your computer with the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys may cause loss of unsaved data.

  • Page 154

    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs What should I do if I cannot play a disc properly on my computer? ❑ Make sure the disc is inserted into the optical disc drive with the label facing upward. ❑ Make sure the necessary program(s) is installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. ❑...

  • Page 155

    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs ❑ Make sure the correct driver software is installed. Follow these steps: Click Start and Control Panel. Click System and Security. Click System. Click Device Manager in the left pane. The Device Manager window appears with a listing of your computer's hardware devices. If an "X"...

  • Page 156

    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs What should I do if I cannot play Blu-ray Disc media or my computer becomes unstable during Blu-ray Disc playback? ❑ Check if your optical disc drive supports the Blu-ray Disc media. ❑ You may not be able to play some Blu-ray Disc content on your computer, or the computer may become unstable during Blu-ray Disc playback.

  • Page 157

    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs What should I do if my external optical disc drive does not work properly? Make sure that your external optical disc drive is connected to an AC power source and the USB port on your computer. If it is not connected, the external optical disc drive may not work properly.

  • Page 158: Display

    Troubleshooting > Display Display Why did my screen go blank? ❑ Your computer screen may go blank if the computer loses power or enters a power saving mode (Sleep or Hibernate). If the computer is in LCD (Video) Sleep mode, press any key to bring the computer back into Normal mode. See Using the Power Saving Modes (page 30) ❑...

  • Page 159

    Troubleshooting > Display What should I do if I do not see proper images or videos? ❑ Be sure to select True Color (32 bit) for the display colors before using video/image software or starting DVD playback. Selecting any other option may prevent such software from displaying images successfully. To change the display colors, follow these steps: Right-click on the desktop and select Screen resolution.

  • Page 160

    Troubleshooting > Display Why doesn't my screen display a video? ❑ If the display output is directed to the external display and the external display is disconnected, you cannot display a video on your computer screen. Stop video playback, change the display output to the computer screen, and then restart video playback.

  • Page 161

    Troubleshooting > Display What should I do if the external display remains blank? Press the Fn+F7 keys to change the display output. See Combinations and Functions with the Fn Key information. How do I run Windows Aero? To run Windows Aero, follow these steps: Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize.

  • Page 162: Printing

    Troubleshooting > Printing Printing What should I do if I cannot print a document? ❑ Make sure your printer is on, and the printer cable is securely connected to the ports on the printer and your computer. ❑ Make sure your printer is compatible with the Windows operating system installed on your computer. ❑...

  • Page 163: Microphone

    Troubleshooting > Microphone Microphone What should I do if my microphone does not work? ❑ If you are using an external microphone, make sure the microphone is turned on and is properly plugged into the microphone jack on your computer. ❑...

  • Page 164: Speakers

    Troubleshooting > Speakers Speakers What should I do if I do not hear sound from the built-in speakers? ❑ If you are using a program that has its own volume control, make sure the volume control is properly set. See the program's help file for more information.

  • Page 165

    Troubleshooting > Speakers What should I do if my external speakers do not work? ❑ Check the suggestions in What should I do if I do not hear sound from the built-in speakers? ❑ If you are using a program that has its own volume control, make sure the volume control is properly set. See the program's help file for more information.

  • Page 166: Touch Pad

    Troubleshooting > Touch Pad Touch Pad What should I do if the touch pad does not work? ❑ You may have disabled the touch pad before connecting a mouse to your computer. See Using the Touch Pad ❑ Make sure that a mouse is not connected to your computer. ❑...

  • Page 167: Keyboard

    Troubleshooting > Keyboard Keyboard What should I do if the keyboard configuration is wrong? The language layout of your computer's keyboard is labeled on the packaging box. If you choose a different regional keyboard when you complete the Windows setup, the key configuration will be mismatched. To change the keyboard configuration, follow these steps: Click Start and Control Panel.

  • Page 168: Floppy Disks

    Troubleshooting > Floppy Disks Floppy Disks Why doesn't the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon appear on the taskbar when the drive is connected? Your computer does not recognize the floppy disk drive. First, make sure the USB cable is properly connected to the USB port.

  • Page 169: Audio/video

    Troubleshooting > Audio/Video Audio/Video What should I do if I cannot use my digital video camcorder? If a message appears stating that the i.LINK device is disconnected or turned off, the i.LINK cable may not be securely plugged into the port on your computer or camcorder. Unplug the cable, and plug it in once again. See Connecting an i.LINK Device (page 93) for more information.

  • Page 170

    Troubleshooting > Audio/Video What should I do if I do not hear the sound from the sound output device connected to the HDMI output port, optical output port, or headphones jack? ❑ You need to change the sound output device if you want to hear sound from the device connected to a port, such as the HDMI output port, optical output port, or headphones jack.

  • Page 171

    Troubleshooting > Audio/Video How do I output the Dolby Digital or DTS sound through an S/PDIF-compatible device? To output the Dolby Digital or DTS sound from a disc through an S/PDIF-compatible device connected to your computer, follow these steps: Click Start and Control Panel. Click Hardware and Sound.

  • Page 172: Memory Stick

    Troubleshooting > "Memory Stick" "Memory Stick" What should I do if I cannot use "Memory Stick" that was formatted on a VAIO computer on other devices? You may need to reformat your "Memory Stick". Formatting "Memory Stick" erases all data, including music data previously saved on it. Before you reformat "Memory Stick", back up important data and confirm that "Memory Stick"...

  • Page 173: Peripherals

    Troubleshooting > Peripherals Peripherals What should I do if I cannot connect a USB device? ❑ If applicable, check the USB device is turned on and using its own power supply. For example, if you are using a digital camera, check if the battery is charged. If you are using a printer, check if the power cable is connected properly to an AC outlet.

  • Page 174: Trademarks

    Walkman is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. i.LINK is a name to denote IEEE 1394. i.LINK and i.LINK logo " " are the trademarks of Sony Corporation. Intel, Pentium, Intel SpeedStep, Atom, Centrino, and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 175

    SDHC Logo is a trademark. SDXC Logo is a trademark. The ExpressCard word mark and logos are owned by the PCMCIA and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

  • Page 176

    Trademarks > Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Not all the software listed above may be delivered with your model.

  • Page 177: Notice

    In the manual, the ™ or ® marks are not specified. Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any modification to this manual or the information contained herein at any time without notice. The software described herein is governed by the terms of a separate user license agreement.

  • Page 178

    © 2010 Sony Corporation...

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