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Sony PCV-RX550 Computer User Manual

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VAIO Digital Studio™
Computer User Guide
PCV-RX550/PCV-RX560/PCV-RX570

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  • Page 1 VAIO Digital Studio™ Computer User Guide PCV-RX550/PCV-RX560/PCV-RX570...
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  • Page 3 Welcome Welcome Thank you for purchasing your Sony VAIO computer! Your new computer is a superb blend of high technology and easy-to-use functionality. This User Guide contains information about the applications included with your system, contact information for software vendors, and the specifications...
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  • Page 5: Locating Controls And Connectors

    USB devices, digital equipment, or other peripheral devices. ✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software applications, operating system, and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not communicate with each other.
  • Page 6 Change to Current Document Title Front panel Optical drive 1 See specifications sheet for optical drive information. Optical drive 2 See specifications sheet for optical drive information. Floppy disk drive Reads and writes data from and to a 3.5-inch floppy disk. Floppy disk drive access indicator light Lights in green while reading and writing data from and to a floppy disk.
  • Page 7 Optical drive access indicator light Lights in amber while reading and writing data from and to the optical drives. Hard disk drive access indicator light Lights in amber while reading and writing data from and to the hard disk. Power switch and indicator light Turns on/off the computer.
  • Page 8: Back Panel Overview

    Change to Current Document Title Back Panel Overview The back panel of your computer contains the ports for supplied and optional accessories. The icons on the back panel locate and identify the ports on your computer. Back panel PS/2® Mouse port Connection for a PS/2 mouse.
  • Page 9 Connection for a phone cable to the computer. ✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software applications, operating system, and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not communicate with each other.
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  • Page 11: Vaio Action Setup

    You can reprogram the S keys to launch other applications. ✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software applications, operating system, and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not communicate with each other.
  • Page 12: To Change The Sony Software Window Design

    You may now type a new name and description, if desired. Click Finish. To Change the Sony Software Window Design You can select from different window designs for your Sony software and create your own personal computing environment. Changing the window design Click Start in the Windows taskbar and select the Control Panel.
  • Page 13: Configuring Your Vaio Computer

    In order to improve the performance of Sony audio/video software applications, the hard disk drive on your computer has been formatted with two partitions, C and D. Some Sony software applications save files to the D partition. This prevents large video captures from consuming the available space on your C partition.
  • Page 14: Connecting An I.link (ieee1394) Device

    Change to Current Document Title ✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software applications, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not communicate with each other.
  • Page 15: To Enable Ethernet Connectivity

    To Enable Ethernet Connectivity Your computer comes with a preinstalled Ethernet interface. To enable faster start-up time, your computer may ship with this function disabled. You can enable Ethernet connectivity by following the instructions below. Enabling the Ethernet connection Click Start in the Windows taskbar, then select Control Panel. From the Pick a Category list, select Performance and Maintenance.
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  • Page 17: System, Application And Driver Recovery Cd(s)

    The System Recovery CD utility enables you to restore the operating system and software that shipped with your computer if they become corrupted or are erased. It can be used only to restore the hard disk of the Sony computer you purchased. Application Recovery CD(s) Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Page 18: Using The System Recovery Cd(s)

    Change to Current Document Title You will lose any software you have installed and any other files you have created since you started to use your computer. You must reinstall any applications that were not included with the computer when you purchased it. Using the System Recovery CD(s) Insert the System Recovery CD in your computer’s optical drive.
  • Page 19: To Use The Application Recovery Cd(s)

    If you need to reinstall all of the software that shipped with your computer, use the System Recovery CD(s). You must be in Windows to run the Application Recovery CD utility. If you have any questions about using the Application Recovery CD(s), contact Sony Customer Support at 1-888-4-SONY-PC. Using the Application Recovery CD(s) Turn on your computer.
  • Page 20: To Use The Driver Recovery Cd

    Change to Current Document Title To Use the Driver Recovery CD The Driver Recovery CD utility enables you to reinstall individual drivers and repair software applications if they become corrupted or are erased. You can reinstall an individual driver to correct a problem that you are experiencing with your computer, peripheral hardware, or software application.
  • Page 21 Device Manager window From the Action menu, click Uninstall. This removes the device driver from your system. Click OK. Repeat for each device driver as necessary. Restart your computer. Click Start in the Windows taskbar, select Turn Off Computer, and then click Restart. When the desktop appears, Windows automatically reinstalls the device driver(s) from the Driver Recovery CD.
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  • Page 23: For Answers To Your Software Questions

    For Answers to Your Software Questions Sony Service Center For the Sony Service Center nearest you, call 1-888-4-SONY-PC (1-888-476-6972), or visit the Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. This service is free of charge for 90 days after the original date of purchase.
  • Page 24 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Norton AntiVirus™ (Symantec Corporation) Web site http://www.symantec.com/techsupp phone 800-927-3991; 900-646-0007 hours M - F, 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST * Support from 800-927-3991 is fee-based per incident; support from 900-646-0007 is fee-based per minute. Online support is free of charge. PC-Cillin (Trend Micro) Web site http://www.antivirus.com/pc-cillin...
  • Page 25 Web site http://www.sony.com/pcsupport phone 888-4-SONY-PC (888-476-6972) hours 7 days a week, 24 hours a day * Support from 1-888-4-SONY-PC is free of charge for 90 days after the original date of purchase. Sony Style Connect (E-Solutions) Web site http://www.sonystyleconnect.com phone 888-584-4467...
  • Page 26 888-4-SONY-PC (888-476-6972) hours 7 days a week, 24 hours a day * Support from 888-4-SONY-PC is free of charge for 90 days after the original date of purchase. WordPerfect® (Corel Corp.) (on selected models) Web site http://www.corel.com/support/product_specific/wp9.htm phone...
  • Page 27 Resources Sony provides several support options for your Sony computer. When you have questions about your computer and the preinstalled software, check these sources for answers, in the following sequence: VAIO QuickStart VAIO Computer User Guide Online (Electronic) Documentation Software application...
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