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  • Page 1 VAIO Digital Studio™ Computer Quick Start...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS WELCOME...5 About Your VAIO Digital Studio Computer ...6 To Unpack Your Computer...9 To Choose an Ergonomic Location...11 SETTING UP YOUR VAIO DIGITAL STUDIO COMPUTER ...13 To Set Up Your Computer ...14 To Turn on Your Computer ...19 To Register Your Computer ...20 To Set Up Your Dial-up Connection...21 To Set Up Power Management Modes ...24 To Shut Down Your Computer ...26...
  • Page 4 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...39 About VAIO Digital Studio Computer Functions... 40 About Changing Your System’s Default Settings ... 43 About Your System Recovery CDs ... 44 About Using The Optical Disc Drive(s) ... 45 About The Speakers...
  • Page 5: Welcome

    WELCOME Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony VAIO Digital Studio™ computer! Your new, high-performance, multimedia computer combines audio, video, and information technology features. ❑ About Your VAIO Digital Studio Computer ❑ To Unpack Your Computer ❑ To Choose an Ergonomic Location...
  • Page 6: About Your Vaio Digital Studio Computer

    To view the specific configuration for your system, see the online specifications sheet. VAIO AV applications This suite of Sony original applications includes Smart Capture, DVgate™, DigitalPrint, SonicStage™, and MovieShaker™. These software applications make it easy to use advanced multimedia techniques to develop your personal audio and video creations.
  • Page 7: Preinstalled Software

    ✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 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 8 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start Communications You have the choice of a variety of popular online services to browse the Internet, access e-mail, send faxes, and much more. Exceptional performance Your computer includes an AMD Athlon™ XP processor, a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet interface, and a V.90 data/fax modem. * Actual upload and download speeds may vary due to line conditions, ISP support, and government regulations.
  • Page 9: To Unpack Your Computer

    To Unpack Your Computer Computer and accessories System Unit Speakers AC Adapter (Speaker) Manuals VAIO Digital Studio™ Computer Quick Start — Provides basic ❑ information on setting up and registering your computer. The Quick Start also provides software and support information. VAIO Digital Studio™...
  • Page 10 System Recovery CD(s) — Restore the software that shipped with your ❑ computer if it becomes corrupted or is erased. System Recovery CDs can only be used to restore the hard disk of the Sony computer you purchased. Application Recovery CD(s) — Reinstall individual software applications ❑...
  • Page 11: To Choose An Ergonomic Location

    To Choose an Ergonomic Location Before you get started, find the best location for your new computer. Planning your workspace Stable work surface — Use a stable work surface large enough to support ❑ the computer and other peripheral equipment. Ventilation —...
  • Page 12 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start...
  • Page 13: Setting Up Your Vaio Digital Studio Computer

    SETTING UP YOUR VAIO DIGITAL STUDIO COMPUTER Your computer has many new and exciting features. This section contains information on setting up your computer and connecting peripheral devices. ❑ To Set Up Your Computer ❑ To Turn on Your Computer ❑...
  • Page 14: To Set Up Your Computer

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start To Set Up Your Computer Your computer may not be equipped with the same hardware features shown in this section. See the online specifications sheet for your system's configuration. Connecting a display (monitor) Plug the display cable into the Monitor port. If necessary, plug the display cable into the rear of the display.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting the speakers Plug the cable attached to the left speaker into the L Out jack on the back of the right speaker. Plug the cable attached to the right speaker into the Headphones jack. Plug the jack end of the AC adapter cord into the DC In jack on the back of the right speaker and plug the other end into a grounded AC wall outlet or power strip.
  • Page 16: Connecting The Keyboard And Mouse

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start Connecting the keyboard and mouse Plug the keyboard cable into the Keyboard port on the back of the computer. Plug the mouse cable into the Mouse port. Connecting the keyboard and mouse KEYBOARD MOUSE NETWORK LINK MONITOR...
  • Page 17: Connecting The Modem Cable

    Connecting the modem cable Unplug your telephone from the wall jack. Plug the modem cable (supplied) into the Modem line jack on the computer, and then plug the other end of the cable into the wall jack. Connecting the modem cable Your computer has a protective sticker on the rear panel.
  • Page 18: Connecting The Power Cords

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start Connecting the power cords Plug the power cord into the back of the computer. Plug both the display and power cords into a grounded AC wall outlet or a power strip. Connecting the power cords KEYBOARD MOUSE USB NETWORK LINK...
  • Page 19: To Turn On Your Computer

    To Turn on Your Computer Turning on your computer Press the power switch on the computer to turn on the power. Press the power switch on the display to turn on the power. Press the power switch on the right speaker to turn on the power. Turning on your computer ✍...
  • Page 20: To Register Your Computer

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start To Register Your Computer Take advantage of Sony’s commitment to quality customer support and receive these benefits by registering your computer: Sony Customer Support — Communicate with a Support Representative ❑ to troubleshoot problems you may be having with your computer.
  • Page 21: To Set Up Your Dial-up Connection

    To Set Up Your Dial-up Connection The first time you turn your computer on, follow these steps to set up your dial- up connection: Click Start from the Windows taskbar and select All Programs. Point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click New Connection Wizard.
  • Page 22 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start Enter in your information as requested. Click OK. The Phone and Modem Options window appears. Phone and Modem Options window...
  • Page 23 Click to select your dialing location and then click OK. The New Connection Wizard appears. New Connection Wizard window Follow the on-screen instructions to finish setting up your dial-up connection. To Set Up Your Dial-up Connection...
  • Page 24: To Set Up Power Management Modes

    Setting up your system’s power management Sony recommends following these steps for optimum power management: Click Start in the Windows® taskbar and select Control Panel. Select Performance and Maintenance. The Performance and Maintenance window appears.
  • Page 25 Stand by mode indicators You can identify power management mode the computer is in by the color of the power indicator light. Color Mode Amber Computer is in Stand by mode. Blue Computer is in Normal mode, ready to use. No color Computer is turned off or in Hibernate mode.
  • Page 26: To Shut Down Your Computer

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start To Shut Down Your Computer When you are ready to turn off your computer for an extended period of time, use this procedure. To avoid loss of data, do not use the Power switch to turn off the computer. Turning off your computer Click Start in the Windows taskbar and select Turn Off Computer.
  • Page 27: About The Software On Your Computer

    ABOUT THE SOFTWARE ON YOUR COMPUTER Your VAIO® computer is ready to help you work, play, learn, and communicate as soon as you turn it on. This section provides an overview of the software titles preinstalled on your computer. ❑ Overview Of Preinstalled Software Applications ❑...
  • Page 28: Overview Of Preinstalled Software Applications

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start Overview Of Preinstalled Software Applications Your computer may not include all of the software applications listed, depending on the system configuration purchased. ✍ Your computer's preinstalled software may include certain software versions or upgrades, and Internet services or offers that are available to U.S. customers only. Adobe®...
  • Page 29: America Online

    Sony Electronics Inc. CLIÉ Converter is a plug-in application that converts Giga Pocket™ Video Capsules into gMovie™ format for playback on your Sony CLIÉ™ handheld. After converting your Video Capsules, you can use CLIÉ Converter to transfer them to Memory Stick® media or to save them to your hard disk drive for transfer to your CLIÉ...
  • Page 30 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start DVgate™ Sony Electronics Inc. Connect a digital video camera recorder to the i.LINK® port and capture your own video clips and still images. You can edit clips from your video, add new clips, and combine clips into new movie segments. You can also save your images in a variety of popular file formats.
  • Page 31 MovieShaker™ Sony Electronics Inc. Sony’s original MovieShaker software creates personal movies that have transitions, background music, and text. Just import your video clips and “shake” with a click of the mouse. Your personal movies are easy to create and fun to share with family and friends.
  • Page 32 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start PowerDVD CyberLink Corp. PowerDVD software offers high-quality playback of DVD movies on your computer. PowerDVD software includes all the controls you expect from a home DVD player, plus a range of additional features. For example, you can bookmark scenes to come back to them later.
  • Page 33 Sony Electronics Inc. Smart Capture is a fun new way to send multimedia messages via e-mail. Smart Capture manages the i.LINK connection between your notebook and a Sony Digital Handycam Camcorder that supports the i.LINK interface. It allows you to capture compressed video or still images and save them to your hard disk drive or share via e-mail.
  • Page 34 Internet content. Sony on Yahoo! Yahoo! Inc. Personalize your own web portal with Sony on Yahoo! Get a free webmail account, customized news and local weather reports, comics, and more. VAIO Action Setup Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Page 35: For Answers To Your Software Questions

    For Answers To Your Software Questions Check this support listing to locate support information for your computer’s preinstalled software applications from the Internet, by e-mail, or by telephone. ✍ Your computer may not be supplied with all of the software applications listed, depending on the system configuration purchased.
  • Page 36 888-4-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 pur- chase. PC-Cillin® 2000 (Trend Micro, Inc.) Web site http://www.antivirus.com/pc-cillin/support phone 510-859-0308;...
  • Page 37 888-4-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 pur- chase. Sony ScreenBlast™ ACID, Sony ScreenBlast™ Sound Forge® (Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment) Web site http://www.sonicfoundry.com/support...
  • Page 38 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start...
  • Page 39: Frequently Asked Questions

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS This section describes how to troubleshoot common problems you may encounter when using your computer. Many problems have simple solutions, so try these suggestions before using Support Resources. Your computer may not be supplied with all of the features discussed in this section, depending on the system configuration you purchased.
  • Page 40: About Vaio Digital Studio Computer Functions

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start About VAIO Digital Studio Computer Functions My computer does not start. Check that the computer is plugged into a power source and that it is turned ❑ on. Check that the power light is lit on the front panel of the computer. Confirm that a disk is not in the floppy disk drive (unless you are using a ❑...
  • Page 41 If your computer still does not respond and you cannot restart, shut down your computer by pressing and holding the power switch for more than six seconds. If the software application continues to stop responding or causes your computer to stop responding, contact the software publisher or designated technical support provider.
  • Page 42 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start Why is my system running slowly? The system responsiveness varies depending with the number of ❑ applications that are open and running. Close any applications that you are not currently using. Increasing the system memory may also help. For information on installing ❑...
  • Page 43: About Changing Your System's Default Settings

    Click Start in the Windows taskbar and select Turn Off Computer. Select Restart. When the Sony screen displays, press the F2 key on your keyboard. Select the Advanced tab from the Setup Utility screen. Select “I/O Device Configuration” and press Enter.
  • Page 44: About Your System Recovery Cds

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start About Your System Recovery CDs My files are corrupted or deleted. How do I recover software applications that came with my computer? See “Reinstalling software applications” in the online User Guide for more information. My drivers are corrupted or deleted.
  • Page 45: About Using The Optical Disc Drive(s)

    About Using The Optical Disc Drive(s) ✍ Your computer may not be equipped with all of the hardware features listed in this section. To view the specific hardware configuration for your system, see the online specifications sheet. Why doesn’t my optical drive tray open? Use the Eject button Make sure the computer is turned on.
  • Page 46 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start Why isn’t my DVD playing properly? If a region code warning appears when you are using the DVD player application, it may be that the region code of the DVD you are trying to play is incompatible with the region code setting of your optical drive.
  • Page 47 When I click an application icon, the message, “You must insert the application CD into your drive” appears and the software does not start. ❑ Some software applications require specific files that are located on the application’s CD-ROM. Insert the disc and try starting the program again. Check to make sure you inserted the CD-ROM with the label side facing up.
  • Page 48: About The Speakers

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start About The Speakers Why is there no sound in any application? Check that the speakers are plugged into the Headphones jack. ❑ If your speakers have a mute button, verify that it is turned off. ❑...
  • Page 49: About The Modem

    About The Modem How do I change my modem to rotary or Touch-Tone dialing? Click Start in the Windows taskbar, then click Control Panel. Click Printers and Other Hardware, then click Phone and Modem options. From the Dialing Rules tab, click Edit. The Edit Location dialog box appears.
  • Page 50 Check that the access telephone number (POP) is correct. ❑ All software applications that are preinstalled by Sony are compatible with ❑ your computer’s modem. If you have installed other software, contact the software publisher for information on how to configure the software in order to recognize the modem.
  • Page 51: About The Microphone

    About The Microphone Why doesn’t my microphone work properly? Check that the microphone is plugged into the Microphone jack. Why is my microphone so sensitive to background noise? If you find there is too much background noise when you record sound, you should adjust the microphone gain by following these steps: Click Start in the Windows taskbar, then click Control Panel.
  • Page 52: About The Mouse And Keyboard

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start About The Mouse And Keyboard Why doesn’t my mouse work properly? Check that the mouse is plugged securely into the Mouse port. ❑ Save and close all open applications. Turn off your computer, wait ❑...
  • Page 53: About Using A Peripheral Device

    About Using A Peripheral Device How do I install a printer? If your printer has a USB, IEEE 1394, or infrared connection, contact the ❑ printer manufacturer for information or updates that may be required for proper installation. Check the printer manufacturer’s Web site for the latest drivers for your ❑...
  • Page 54 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start...
  • Page 55: Notes On Use

    NOTES ON USE The information in this section provides basic procedures for handling your system and common peripheral devices, using storage media, and locating upgrade procedures. A support resource listing is also provided to help you locate the appropriate support options. ❑...
  • Page 56 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start...
  • Page 57: About The Power Source

    About The Power Source ✍ Before opening your computer, turn the system off and let it cool down for 10 minutes. This protects you against internal components that may be too hot to handle. Your computer operates on 100–120 V AC 50/60 Hz only. ❑...
  • Page 58: About Disposing Of The Lithium Battery

    Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium batteries. The lithium battery may explode if mistreated. Do not disassemble it or dispose of it in fire. Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium battery. Using a type of battery other than a CR2032 may present a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 59: About Handling The Computer System

    The computer uses high-frequency radio signals and may cause interference to radio or TV reception. If this occurs, relocate the computer a suitable distance away from the television or radio equipment. Do not place your Sony computer in a location subject to: ❑ Heat sources, such as radiators or air ducts ❑...
  • Page 60 Your computer, keyboard, and mouse consist of high-precision electronic ❑ parts. Do not drop them or bump them against other objects. Your Sony computer will not work with party lines, cannot be connected to a ❑ coin-operated telephone, and may not work with multiple telephone lines or a private branch exchange (PBX).
  • Page 61: About Upgrading Your Computer System

    About Upgrading Your Computer System The upgrading procedures described in the online manual, assume familiarity with the general terminology associated with personal computers and with the safety practices and regulatory compliance required for using and modifying electronic equipment. Disconnect the system from its power source and from telecommunications ❑...
  • Page 62: About Handling A Monitor (display)

    Do not change the display refresh rate to 85 Hz, as DVD playback and the ❑ DVgate software may not function correctly. Sony recommends that you keep your display at the preset, optimal refresh rate (75 Hz). Do not place the display near a strong magnetic force.
  • Page 63: About Dvd, Cd, And Floppy Disk Media

    About DVD, CD, And Floppy Disk Media Handling floppy disks Do not open the shutter manually and touch the surface of the floppy disk. ❑ Keep floppy disks away from magnets. ❑ Keep floppy disks away from direct sunlight and other heat sources. ❑...
  • Page 64: About Support Resources

    VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start About Support 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 Quick Start...
  • Page 65 Software application manuals and Help Knowledge Database Sony Fax-on-Demand This service provides you with answers to commonly Software Updates VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Most manuals for preinstalled software are located on your hard disk drive as Help. You can access Help from the Help menu within the specific application.
  • Page 66 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start...
  • Page 67: Index

    INDEX Adobe Acrobat Reader 28 Adobe Photoshop Elements 28 Adobe Premiere LE 28 air circulation 59 America Online 29 Answers to Software Questions 35 AT&T WorldNet Service 29 audio problems 48 background noise 51 caution lithium battery 58 speakers 59 playback problems 45, 47 tray eject 45 CD media 63...
  • Page 68 VAIO Digital Studio Computer Quick Start DVDit! for VAIO PCs 29 DVD-RW about the drive 6 recording problems 47 DVgate 30 Earthlink Network Total Access 30 Electronic documentation 64 Electronic specifications sheet 64 electronic equipment 59 electrostatic discharge 61 Ergonomic considerations 11 FAQ 39 Basic system functions 40 Changing default settings 43...
  • Page 69 Moisture condensation 60 monitor changing video resolution 43 refresh rate 62 mouse connecting 16 left-hand users 52 troubleshooting 52 MovieShaker 31 multiple telephone lines 60 Online documentation 64 Online specifications sheet 64 Operating system locks up 41 optical drive recording speed 47 tray eject 45 parallel port changing type 43...
  • Page 70 Sony Fax-on-Demand 65 software updates 65 Sony customer support 20 Sony on Yahoo! 34 Sony ScreenBlast ACID 34 Sony ScreenBlast Sound Forge 34 speakers 15 caution 59 starting your computer 19 Support Resources 64 surge protectors 57 system response problem 42...
  • Page 71 Sony customer support 20 Speakers 48 startup problems 40 support resource listing 64 system response 42 Topics 39 Using peripheral devices 53 Using System Recovery CDs 44 turning off your computer 26, 57 turning on your computer 19 TV interference 59...
  • Page 72 4-664-028-11 © 2002 Sony Electronics Inc. Printed in USA...

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