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  • Page 1  For information about the Sony software preinstalled on your computer, click Start in the Windows then click Welcome to VAIO life. computer! Your new computer is a superb blend of high technology and easy-to-use ®...
  • Page 2: Getting Started

    Getting Started Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony VAIO state-of-the-art computer functionality with the latest audio, video and information technology features.  Unpacking Your Computer  Planning An Ergonomic Work Space computer! Your new, high-performance, multimedia computer combines ®...
  • Page 3: Unpacking Your Computer

    Your computer may not be supplied with all of the accessories shown, depending on the system configuration you purchased. For details on the accessories supplied with your computer, go to the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, to view the online specifications sheet.
  • Page 4  Specifications — This online specifications sheet describes the hardware and software configuration of your VAIO computer. Go to the Sony Online Support Web site at sheet.  VAIO Software — Provides specific information about the preinstalled software on your computer.
  • Page 5 Your computer may not be supplied with all of the accessories shown, depending on the system configuration you purchased. For details on the accessories supplied with your computer, go to the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, to view the online specifications sheet.
  • Page 6  Specifications — This online specifications sheet describes the hardware and software configuration of your VAIO computer. Go to the Sony Online Support Web site at sheet.  VAIO Software — Provides specific information about the preinstalled software on your computer.
  • Page 7 Your computer may not be supplied with all of the accessories shown, depending on the system configuration you purchased. For details on the accessories supplied with your computer, go to the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, to view the online specifications sheet.
  • Page 8  Specifications — This online specifications sheet describes the hardware and software configuration of your VAIO computer. Go to the Sony Online Support Web site at sheet.  VAIO Software — Provides specific information about the preinstalled software on your computer.
  • Page 9 Your computer may not be supplied with all of the accessories shown, depending on the system configuration you purchased. For details on the accessories supplied with your computer, go to the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, to view the online specifications sheet.
  • Page 10  Specifications — This online specifications sheet describes the hardware and software configuration of your VAIO computer. Go to the Sony Online Support Web site at sheet.  VAIO Software — Provides specific information about the preinstalled software on your computer.
  • Page 11 Your computer may not be supplied with all of the accessories shown, depending on the system configuration you purchased. For details on the accessories supplied with your computer, go to the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, to view the online specifications sheet.
  • Page 12  Specifications — This online specifications sheet describes the hardware and software configuration of your VAIO computer. Go to the Sony Online Support Web site at sheet.  VAIO Software — Provides specific information about the preinstalled software on your computer.
  • Page 13: Planning An Ergonomic Work Space

    Planning An Ergonomic Work Space Before you set up your new computer, find the best location for your new computer and plan your work space. There are several ergonomic factors to consider when you arrange your work space:  Stable work surface — Use a stable work surface large enough to support the computer and other peripheral equipment.
  • Page 14: Locating Controls And Ports

    See the specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
  • Page 15: About The Front Panel

    About the Front Panel The front panel of your VAIO computer is equipped with indicator lights and built-in speakers. ® Front panel Stereo speakers (built-in) The stereo speakers provide sound for software, audio, and video media. Infrared receiver Enables communication with the Giga Pocket volume.
  • Page 16 Press the power button in from the right side only, to avoid damage to this control. Handling the attached LCD monitor Your VAIO computer has an attached LCD monitor. Handle the monitor carefully when adjusting the viewing angle. ® Grasp both sides of the monitor firmly. Tilt the monitor backwards, to the desired viewing angle.
  • Page 17 About the Front Panel The front panel of your VAIO computer is equipped with indicator lights and built-in speakers. ® Front panel Stereo speakers (built-in) The stereo speakers provide sound for software, audio, and video media. Infrared receiver Enables communication with the Giga Pocket volume.
  • Page 18 Press the power button in from the right side only, to avoid damage to this control. Handling the attached LCD monitor Your VAIO computer has an attached LCD monitor. Handle the monitor carefully when adjusting the viewing angle. ® Grasp both sides of the monitor firmly. Tilt the monitor backwards, to the desired viewing angle.
  • Page 19: About The Side Panels

    About the Side Panels The side panels of your computer provide the connections for supplied and optional accessories. The icons on the side panel help you locate and identify the appropriate jack or port. Right panel Optical drive eject button Ejects a disc from the optical drive.
  • Page 20 Composite audio L In jack Connection for an audio cable (optional). Composite audio R In jack Connection for an audio cable (optional). Composite video In jack Connection for a video cable (optional). S-video In jack Connection for an S-video cable (optional). VHF/UHF port Connection for a TV coaxial cable (supplied).
  • Page 21 A n optional "1 -to-2 " jac k adapter (s plitter) is required to c onnec t both a telephone and modem line to your c omputer. 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 programs, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices.
  • Page 22: About The Back Panel

    About the Back Panel The back panel of your computer contains the AC power and USB ports. Back panel AC Input port Connection for the AC power cord (supplied). Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) ports (2) Connections for compatible high/full/low-speed USB devices. Page 22...
  • Page 23: About The Keyboard

    About the Keyboard Your VAIO computer is supplied with a wireless keyboard that has a standard key arrangement and additional keys that ® perform specific functions. Before attempting to use the wireless keyboard with your computer, see the section, the Wireless Keyboard. Wireless keyboard (top) DESCRIPTION Stand by...
  • Page 24 Press to display a shortcut menu in certain software programs. Pressing this key is equivalent to clicking the right mouse button. Windows The Microsoft Windows ® taskbar. U s e the Stand by key to res ume from Stand by mode. P res s ing other keys or us ing the mous e may not enable your c omputer to res ume normal operation. Wireless keyboard (bottom ) Battery compartment Compartment for the supplied AA batteries.
  • Page 25 keyboard is not being used for extended periods of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage. Page 25...
  • Page 26 About the Keyboard Your VAIO computer is supplied with a wireless keyboard that has a standard key arrangement and additional keys that ® perform specific functions. Before attempting to use the wireless keyboard with your computer, see the section, the Wireless Keyboard. Wireless keyboard (top) DESCRIPTION Stand by...
  • Page 27 Press to display a shortcut menu in certain software programs. Pressing this key is equivalent to clicking the right mouse button. Windows The Microsoft Windows ® taskbar. U s e the Stand by key to res ume from Stand by mode. P res s ing other keys or us ing the mous e may not enable your c omputer to res ume normal operation. Wireless keyboard (bottom ) Battery compartment Compartment for the supplied AA batteries.
  • Page 28 keyboard is not being used for extended periods of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage. Page 28...
  • Page 29: About The Mouse

    About the Mouse Your VAIO computer is supplied with a wireless optical mouse. Before attempting to use the wireless optical mouse with ® your computer, see the section, Connecting the Wireless Mouse. Wireless m ouse (top) Left mouse button Press to perform specific mouse functions. Wheel button Rotate the wheel to scroll up or down on the LCD screen.
  • Page 30 Insert two AA batteries (supplied) into the wireless mouse as shown. You can check your mouse's battery power level by clicking (wireless mouse icon), located in the Windows taskbar notification area. ® Inserting batteries into the wireless m ouse If your wireless mouse does not operate properly, the batteries may need to be replaced. When your wireless mouse is not being used for extended periods of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
  • Page 31 About the Mouse Your VAIO computer is supplied with a wireless optical mouse. Before attempting to use the wireless optical mouse with ® your computer, see the section, Connecting the Wireless Mouse. Wireless m ouse (top) Left mouse button Press to perform specific mouse functions. Wheel button Rotate the wheel to scroll up or down on the LCD screen.
  • Page 32 Insert two AA batteries (supplied) into the wireless mouse as shown. You can check your mouse's battery power level by clicking (wireless mouse icon), located in the Windows taskbar notification area. ® Inserting batteries into the wireless m ouse If your wireless mouse does not operate properly, the batteries may need to be replaced. When your wireless mouse is not being used for extended periods of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
  • Page 33: About The Remote Control

    The remote control can start and stop video recording and playback, select channels, and set viewing preferences. This section describes the basic functions of your Giga Pocket remote control. See the online specifications sheet at the Sony Online Computing Support Web site (http://www.sony.com/pcsupport), for information about your computer's hardware configuration.
  • Page 34 REC STOP button Press to stop recording. (Note: The REC STOP function is available for Giga Pocket software only.) REC button Press to begin recording. (Note: The REC function is available for Giga Pocket software only.) TV button Press to change from the on-screen image to the TV/Recording deck. VIDEO button Press to start the Giga Pocket playback deck.
  • Page 35 VOLUME button Press to raise or lower the volume. STANDBY button Press to place the system into Stand by mode. (Note: You cannot place the computer into Stand by mode when certain Giga Pocket functions are running.) AUDIO button Press to view available sound mode options on the monitor/display. TV/VIDEO button Press to change the on-screen image from the TV/Recording deck to external video equipment, such as your VCR.
  • Page 36 PAUSE button Press to pause playback. MENU button Press to view a shortcut menu of available options for a software program. Press again to hide this menu. (Note: For the Giga Pocket software program, the Select A Cabinet window displays. Press the button again to hide this window.) TOOLS button The function of this button may vary between DVD media.
  • Page 37 The remote control can start and stop video recording and playback, select channels, and set viewing preferences. This section describes the basic functions of your Giga Pocket remote control. See the online specifications sheet at the Sony Online Computing Support Web site (http://www.sony.com/pcsupport), for information about your computer's hardware configuration.
  • Page 38 REC STOP button Press to stop recording. (Note: The REC STOP function is available for Giga Pocket software only.) REC button Press to begin recording. (Note: The REC function is available for Giga Pocket software only.) TV button Press to change from the on-screen image to the TV/Recording deck. VIDEO button Press to start the Giga Pocket playback deck.
  • Page 39 VOLUME button Press to raise or lower the volume. STANDBY button Press to place the system into Stand by mode. (Note: You cannot place the computer into Stand by mode when certain Giga Pocket functions are running.) AUDIO button Press to view available sound mode options on the monitor/display. TV/VIDEO button Press to change the on-screen image from the TV/Recording deck to external video equipment, such as your VCR.
  • Page 40 PAUSE button Press to pause playback. MENU button Press to view a shortcut menu of available options for a software program. Press again to hide this menu. (Note: For the Giga Pocket software program, the Select A Cabinet window displays. Press the button again to hide this window.) TOOLS button The function of this button may vary between DVD media.
  • Page 41: Setting Up Your Computer

    Setting Up Your Computer You can set up your system quickly and easily with the instructions provided in this section. See the specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, for details about your computer's hardware configuration.
  • Page 42: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connecting the Power Cord The computer's power cord must be plugged into an AC power source, such as an AC wall outlet, surge protector, or Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), before you can establish communication with your wireless keyboard and wireless mouse.
  • Page 43: Connecting The Wireless Keyboard

    Connecting the Wireless Keyboard Your VAIO computer is supplied with a wireless keyboard. Before attempting to use the wireless keyboard, you must ® enable communication between the computer and the keyboard. When attempting to connect the wireless keyboard, confirm that the AA batteries (supplied) are properly inserted into the keyboard before your computer is turned on.
  • Page 44 Connecting the Wireless Keyboard Your VAIO computer is supplied with a wireless keyboard. Before attempting to use the wireless keyboard, you must ® enable communication between the computer and the keyboard. When attempting to connect the wireless keyboard, confirm that the AA batteries (supplied) are properly inserted into the keyboard before your computer is turned on.
  • Page 45: Connecting The Wireless Mouse

    Connecting the Wireless Mouse Your VAIO computer is supplied with a wireless mouse. Before attempting to use the wireless mouse, you must enable ® communication between the computer and the mouse. When attempting to connect the wireless mouse, confirm that the AA batteries (supplied) are properly inserted into the mouse before your computer is turned on.
  • Page 46 Connecting the Wireless Mouse Your VAIO computer is supplied with a wireless mouse. Before attempting to use the wireless mouse, you must enable ® communication between the computer and the mouse. When attempting to connect the wireless mouse, confirm that the AA batteries (supplied) are properly inserted into the mouse before your computer is turned on.
  • Page 47: Connecting The Modem Cable

    Connecting the Modem Cable Your computer is equipped with a single modem line jack to connect the supplied modem cable to your telephone wall jack. To use your wall jack for your telephone and modem lines, purchase a "1-to-2" jack adapter device (splitter). To connect the modem cable Unplug your telephone cable from the wall jack.
  • Page 48 Connecting the Modem Cable Your computer is equipped with a single modem line jack to connect the supplied modem cable to your telephone wall jack. To use your wall jack for your telephone and modem lines, purchase a "1-to-2" jack adapter device (splitter). To connect the modem cable Unplug your telephone cable from the wall jack.
  • Page 49: Turning On Your Computer

    Turning On Your Computer Press the power button in from the right side, to turn the computer on and off. When you start your computer, it may detect new hardware and prompt you to restart your computer. Respond to this prompt immediately. Press the power button correctly to avoid damage to the computer.
  • Page 50: Registering Your Computer

    Registering 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 51: Turning Off Your Computer

    Turning Off Your Computer Follow these steps when you are ready to turn off your computer for an extended period of time. To avoid loss of data, do not use the Power button to turn off the computer. To turn off your computer Click Start in the Windows ®...
  • Page 52 Turning Off Your Computer Follow these steps when you are ready to turn off your computer for an extended period of time. To avoid loss of data, do not use the Power button to turn off the computer. To turn off your computer Click Start in the Windows ®...
  • Page 53 Turning Off Your Computer Follow these steps when you are ready to turn off your computer for an extended period of time. To avoid loss of data, do not use the Power button to turn off the computer. To turn off your computer Click Start in the Windows ®...
  • Page 54 Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder is a suite of interactive Sony audio and video components that are designed to ® create, capture, and play back video files derived from television and your personal videos. Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder hardware and software programs are available on certain VAIO your computer's online specification sheet for details on your system configuration.
  • Page 55 An Overview of Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder is a unique set of tools that enhance your VAIO ® gives you a wide range of video viewing, recording, and playback capabilities, such as:  Watching and recording television programs from your computer. ...
  • Page 56 Converter — The CLIÉ Converter is a plug-in application that enables the conversion of Video Capsules into ® gMovie format. You can change the format your Giga Pocket media for viewing with your Sony Accessing Giga Pocket Help For more information about Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder, follow these steps: Click Start in the Windows ®...
  • Page 57 This section illustrates how to set up the cables and connections for your Giga Pocket The hardware configuration of your computer may vary from the illustrations shown. See the specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. To set up TV connections The best method of connecting your computer system, TV monitor or display, and cable service access, depends on the type of cable connection available in your home.
  • Page 58 This section illustrates how to set up the cables and connections for your Giga Pocket The hardware configuration of your computer may vary from the illustrations shown. See the specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. To set up TV connections The best method of connecting your computer system, TV monitor or display, and cable service access, depends on the type of cable connection available in your home.
  • Page 59 Connecting to standard cable access (CATV) Option 1 Connect one end of the TV coaxial cable (supplied) to your cable service access. Connect the other end of the TV coaxial cable to the VHF/UHF port on the left panel of your computer. To connect in CATV m ode (Option 1) Option 2 Connect one end of a TV coaxial cable (optional) to your cable service access.
  • Page 60 Connecting to a standard antenna (air) You can connect your Giga Pocket section, Connecting to standard cable access connection may require a VHF/UHF RF combiner/transformer (optional) to connect your computer and the indoor/outdoor antenna system. If you are connecting to an indoor/outdoor antenna, you may need to reorient the antenna for best reception. Option 1 Connect one end of a TV coaxial cable (optional) to your antenna outlet.
  • Page 61 Connecting with a cable or satellite set-top box (STB) You can connect your Giga Pocket the set-top box (STB) setup, you can only change channels through the STB, using its controls or supplied remote control. When using the STB setup: ...
  • Page 62 Connect one end of the stereo A/V dubbing cables with triple RCA jacks (optional) to the Video Out and Audio-OUT (L/R) jacks on the back panel of your STB unit, matching the plug and jack colors. Connect the other RCA jacks of the stereo A/V dubbing cable into the Audio-R (IN), Audio-L (IN), and Composite video (IN) jacks on the left panel of your computer, matching the plug and jack colors.
  • Page 63 Setting up additional equipment This section illustrates how to set up additional equipment with the Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder System. ® To connect a compatible VCR or camcorder Your VAIO computer has both audio and video connection capability. You can locate the connections on the left panel of the ®...
  • Page 64 Setting Up Giga Pocket Software Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder software features and functions are detailed in this section, enabling you to begin ® viewing or recording TV programs. To set up TV viewing When you start Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder for the first time, you are automatically prompted to set the video input source for watching TV or cable TV (CATV) programs on your computer.
  • Page 65 Setting Up Giga Pocket Software Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder software features and functions are detailed in this section, enabling you to begin ® viewing or recording TV programs. To set up TV viewing When you start Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder for the first time, you are automatically prompted to set the video input source for watching TV or cable TV (CATV) programs on your computer.
  • Page 66 Starting Giga Pocket for TV Setup (For first time setup) Verify that the computer time and date settings as displayed in the taskbar are correct. To adjust these settings: Right-click on the time clock shown in the taskbar notification area. A shortcut menu appears. Select Adjust Date/Time, and a dialog box appears.
  • Page 67 If your computer is connected to the Internet, you can click Go to Web site... and download channel listings from the iEPG listing site. Connect to the Internet. Click Go to Web site... and download channel listings by clicking Download all Channel Settings. Click Next.
  • Page 68 Setting up your display (monitor) When using Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder, set your display settings as follows: ®  Colors — Use the default factory settings (32-bit).  Screen area — Use the default video resolution. If you change the default settings, you may experience poor image quality on your display. Microsoft Windows XP operating system supports a single Giga Pocket user at any given time.
  • Page 69 Giga Pocket Giga Pocket enables you to watch a TV program on your computer display while recording it onto your hard disk drive. ® Using the Giga Pocket Slip Play feature, you can view a program from the beginning even while it is being recorded. Page 69...
  • Page 70 Starting Giga Pocket Click Start in the Windows taskbar, point to All Programs, point to Giga Pocket, then click Giga Pocket. The ® Giga Pocket window appears. Giga Pocket window The current television broadcast is displayed, based on the selected channel. Page 70...
  • Page 71 Using the TV/Recording deck and Playback deck Giga Pocket features two decks on the main interface window: the TV/Recording deck and the Playback deck. ® TV/Recording deck (detail) Use the TV/Recording deck to view programs and record Video Capsules. You can use the Playback deck of your Giga Pocket to play back a prerecorded Video Capsule.
  • Page 72 Recording a Video Capsule Giga Pocket stores recorded images as Video Capsules. The Video Capsules provide file recording information, which can be viewed through Giga Pocket Explorer. Manage your Video Capsules with Giga Pocket Explorer. You cannot record a program into a previously recorded Video Capsule. All new content is recorded into a new Video Capsule.
  • Page 73 Using the Slip Play feature While a program is being recorded on the TV/Recording deck, you can watch that same program from the beginning, using the Playback deck. You can begin using Slip Play to view your recording, beginning approximately ten seconds after your recording session begins.
  • Page 74 Additional information about Giga Pocket  Giga Pocket can be used for external video recording. Depending on conditions, not all video images can be ® recorded or displayed.  Video input from game consoles may not be recorded or displayed in Giga Pocket. ...
  • Page 75 Click Start in the Windows taskbar, point to All Programs, point to Giga Pocket, and then select Zap2it. You can also go directly to the Web site at http://www.sony.com/vaiotv. Timer recording using the Internet Electronic Program Guide service requires an Internet connection. See the section,...
  • Page 76 Timer Recording Wizard With the Timer Recording Wizard, you can set, adjust, and cancel the timer recording settings. Page 76...
  • Page 77 Using the Timer Recording Wizard Click Start in the Windows taskbar, select All Programs, then select Giga Pocket. Select Timer Recording Wizard. The Timer Recording Wizard dialog box appears. Tim er Recording Wizard Select the desired option from the Select Timer Recording Settings menu and click Next. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 78 Standard Play (SP) Standard recording mode (MPEG-2). High Quality (HQ) Image quality is improved, but recording requires more space on the hard disk drive as compared to using SP or LP recording modes (MPEG-2). Long Play (LP) Image quality is reduced, but recording requires less space on the hard disk drive as compared to using HQ recording mode (MPEG-1).
  • Page 79 The New Timer Recording - Completed dialog box appears. Click Finish. New Tim er Recording - Com pleted Page 79...
  • Page 80 Additional information about the Timer Recording Wizard  Timer recording requires approximately 30 seconds (pre-recording) preparation time prior to beginning each recording session. Please keep this in mind when setting up multiple, back-to-back recording sessions. Giga Pocket software stops the current timer recording, pauses to prepare, and then begins the next timer recording according to the set start time.
  • Page 81: Timer Recording Manager

    Timer Recording Manager The Timer Recording Manager keeps track of all scheduled TV recordings. Your computer settings, by default, are set to start Timer Recording Manager automatically when the computer is turned on. Timer recordings are being performed when the icon (Timer Recording Manager) is visible in the Windows taskbar.
  • Page 82 Using the Timer Recording Manager Click Start in the Windows ® Click Timer Recording Manager. The Timer Recording Manager window appears. Tim er Recording Manager  Windows Stand by — Places the Windows operating system into Stand by mode until the preset timer recording is set to begin, or if a Video Capsule is set to expire.
  • Page 83 Viewing your selected program recording schedule You can easily view the programs you have selected to record, using Giga Pocket Recording Manager feature enables you to change or cancel your timer recording at any time. To view your scheduled timer recordings, follow these steps: Double-click on the Timer Recording Manager icon Review your scheduled timer recordings and make any desired changes or cancellations.
  • Page 84 Additional information about the Timer Recording Manager  When creating a timer recording, it is important to remember the following information:  The timer recording function is disabled if you turn your computer off.  Your computer should be in Stand by or Hibernate mode, if the system is not in active use. ...
  • Page 85 The Giga Pocket Explorer application serves as a file manager for your Video Capsules. Video Capsules are managed in Cabinets. Giga Pocket Explorer enables you to play back Video Capsules using Giga Pocket. You can import MPEG files, that were created with compatible Sony applications, and export Video Capsules as AVI or MPEG files. Page 85...
  • Page 86 Using Giga Pocket Explorer Click Start in the Windows taskbar, point to All Programs, point to Giga Pocket, point to Giga Pocket Explorer. The Giga Pocket Explorer main window appears. Click on the desired Cabinet to see a list of saved Video Capsules. Giga Pocket Explorer Using the Giga Pocket Explorer Toolbar functions From the Giga Pocket Explorer toolbar, you can:...
  • Page 87 Accessing Click to DVD Help For additional information about using Click to DVD Click Start in the Windows ® Point to Click to DVD and click Click to DVD Help. software features, follow these steps to access the Help. taskbar and point to All Programs. Page 87...
  • Page 88 Accessing DVgate Plus Help For additional information about using DVgate Plus Click Start in the Windows taskbar and point to All Programs. Point to DVgate Plus and click DVgate Plus Help. software features, follow these steps to access the Help. Page 88...
  • Page 89 Recording Video Capsules onto recordable DVD media You can record Video Capsules to recordable DVD media with the Make DVD feature. The Click to DVD software must be installed in order to burn Video Capsules to recordable DVD media. From the Giga Pocket Explorer main window, select the Video Capsules you want to burn onto a recordable DVD.
  • Page 90 Exporting Video Capsules You can export your Video Capsules as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, or AVI file formats for viewing on external media. In the list area, right-click the Video Capsule you want to export. A shortcut menu appears. Select Export. The Export dialog box appears. Export Enter an output name for the file you want to export and specify the location for the exported file.
  • Page 91 Additional information about using Giga Pocket Explorer  Video Capsules that are recorded using High Quality (HQ) or Standard Play (SP) mode can be converted and exported as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and AVI files. If you wish to play your Video Capsule in a different system environment, you can convert and export your Video Capsule using MPEG- 1 format.
  • Page 92 Using Network Cabinets Giga Pocket Explorer enables you to connect to Video Capsules in network cabinets located on other computers in a network. These network cabinets can be accessed through the Giga Pocket Explorer main window when you are connected to the network.
  • Page 93 The Sony CLIÉ Handheld personal entertainment organizers provide a rich and compelling handheld computing experience. Powered by the Palm operating system, the CLIÉ handheld is ready to deliver music and video with amazing clarity. For more information on this exciting device, go to the Sony Style Web site at http://sonystyle.com/vaio/clie. Page 93...
  • Page 94 Starting CLIÉ Converter Click Start in the Windows taskbar and point to All Programs. Point to Giga Pocket, point to Plug-ins, and then click CLIÉ Converter. The Giga Pocket -> CLIÉ Converter main window appears. Giga Pocket - > CLIÉ Conv erter Page 94...
  • Page 95 Converting Video Capsules From the Giga Pocket -> CLIÉ Converter window, click the Setting... button. The Settings dialog box appears. Enter your desired settings and click OK. Start Giga Pocket Explorer as follows: Click Start in the Windows taskbar, and then select All Programs. Select Giga Pocket, and then click Giga Pocket Explorer.
  • Page 96 Transferring converted video files to a Memory Stick media Insert a Memory Stick media into the Memory Stick media slot on your computer. ® From the Giga Pocket -> CLIÉ Converter main window, click to select the videos you want to transfer to the Memory Stick media.
  • Page 97 Transferring converted video files using the HotSync operation You can transfer your converted video files directly to your CLIÉ From the Giga Pocket -> CLIÉ Converter main window, click to select the videos you want to transfer using the HotSync operation. Click Send To.
  • Page 98 Glossary The most common terms for Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder software are defined below. Cabinet A cabinet acts as a container for Video Capsules in Giga Pocket Explorer. A network cabinet is located on other computers in a network environment. CATV Refers to Community Access Television, otherwise known as cable television.
  • Page 99 Accessing Giga Pocket Help For more information about Giga Pocket, follow these steps: Click Start in the Windows taskbar and point to All Programs. Point to Giga Pocket, point to Help, and then select Giga Pocket Help. Page 99...
  • Page 100: Internet Electronic Program Guide Service

    Internet Electronic Program Guide Service Internet Electronic Program Guide is a free, online service that enables quick and easy access to your local TV listings. You can use the Internet Electronic Program Guide service with your Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder for a "one-click" set ®...
  • Page 101 Setting up your Internet Electronic Program Guide service You must be connected to the Internet, before setting up your Internet Electronic Program Guide service. Sony recommends using Microsoft Guide service. To set up Internet Electronic Program Guide service, follow these steps: Click Start in the Windows ®...
  • Page 102: Configuring Your Vaio Computer

    Configuring Your VAIO Computer This section provides basic information about using i.LINK devices, Memory Stick media, PC Cards, and changing default settings.  About i.LINK Compatibility  VAIO Action Setup  About the Memory Stick Media Slot  About the PC Card Slot Page 102...
  • Page 103 Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software programs, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not communicate with each other.
  • Page 104 Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software programs, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not communicate with each other.
  • Page 105 Connecting an i.LINK (IEEE 1394) device Use the symbol to locate the i.LINK port on your compatible i.LINK device and on your computer. Plug the i.LINK cable connector into this port. Plug the other end of the cable into the corresponding 4- or 6-pin i.LINK port on your computer. See the instructions supplied with your i.LINK device for more information on installation and use.
  • Page 106: Vaio Action Setup

    VAIO Action Setup VAIO Action Setup manages the settings for your computer's Shortcut keys (S Keys). ® Shortcut keys The programmable S Keys are set to start the following software programs:  S1 Video — Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder (for models equipped with Giga Pocket features) ®...
  • Page 107 VAIO Action Setup VAIO Action Setup manages the settings for your computer's Shortcut keys (S Keys). ® Shortcut keys The programmable S Keys are set to start the following software programs:  S1 Video — Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder (for models equipped with Giga Pocket features) ®...
  • Page 108 Changing the settings of the S keys You can program the S keys to start other software programs. Click Start in the Windows ® Select S-key settings (VAIO Action Setup), then click VAIO Action Setup. Double-click the VAIO Action Setup icon, located in the Windows taskbar, to start VAIO Action Setup. Click the S Key you want to change.
  • Page 109 MagicGate technology. Authentication ensures that protected content is ® computers support Memory Stick PRO media for data ® software are not compatible with the new Memory Stick PRO media. Sony http://www.sony.com/pcsupport media. ® regularly for the latest information on Memory...
  • Page 110 MagicGate technology. Authentication ensures that protected content is ® computers support Memory Stick PRO media for data ® software are not compatible with the new Memory Stick PRO media. Sony http://www.sony.com/pcsupport media. ® regularly for the latest information on Memory...
  • Page 111 To insert a Memory Stick media Insert the Memory Stick media into the Memory Stick media slot, located on the right panel. ® Inserting a Mem ory Stick m edia If the media does not insert easily, remove it from the slot and verify that it is not upside-down or backwards. Carefully reinsert the Memory Stick media, but do not force it into the slot.
  • Page 112 To remove a Memory Stick media A small portion of the Memory Stick Press the extended Memory Stick media to release it from the Memory Stick slot. The media extends further, enabling you to grasp it. Rem ov ing a Mem ory Stick Media Carefully remove the Memory Stick media from the slot.
  • Page 113 Protecting data on Memory Stick media Memory Stick media contain a write-protect tab. The write-protect tab prevents accidental changes to information recorded on your Memory Stick media. When you slide the write-protect tab to the LOCK position, your Memory Stick media is write-protected.
  • Page 114 About the PC Card Slot Your computer has a card bus PC Card slot that supports Type I or Type II PC (PCMCIA) Cards. You do not need to turn off your computer when inserting a PC Card. See the instructions supplied with your PC Card for more information. Page 114...
  • Page 115 Inserting a PC Card With the card's label facing forward, insert the PC Card into the PC Card slot. Inserting a PC Card Push the PC Card gently into the slot. The card is automatically detected. If the PC Card does not insert easily, remove it from the PC Card slot and verify that it is not upside-down or backwards.
  • Page 116 Removing a PC Card Close all software programs that may access the PC Card, to avoid data loss. Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows Click to select the name of the card that you want to eject and click Stop. The Stop a Hardware Device window appears.
  • Page 117 Upgrading and Maintaining Your VAIO Computer In the future you may want to increase the functionality of your VAIO upgrading your system.  Overview  Installing Memory  Replacing the Lithium Battery  Replacing a Hard Disk Drive computer. This section provides information about ®...
  • Page 118 Overview Sony recommends contacting your local dealer for upgrade or maintenance of your new computer. Your local dealer is knowledgeable of this specialized personal computer and familiar with the safety practices and regulatory compliance required for modifying electronic equipment. See the specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, for details on your computer's hardware configuration.
  • Page 119: Installing Memory

    Installing Memory The amount of preinstalled memory can vary, depending on the system configuration purchased. See the specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, for details about the memory installed in your computer.
  • Page 120 Installing Memory The amount of preinstalled memory can vary, depending on the system configuration purchased. See the specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, for details about the memory installed in your computer.
  • Page 121 Removing the back cover Shut down your computer and turn off all peripheral devices, such as your printer. Unplug your computer and disconnect any peripheral devices. Remove the screws, located on the sides of the system unit, as shown. Rem ov ing the back cov er Press the cover release latches on the front of the cover, pulling the cover forward to remove.
  • Page 122 Removing the memory cover Gently place the system unit on a flat and stable surface, with the LCD screen facing down. Use caution when placing the LCD screen face-down on a table or other flat surface. The work surface must be free of dirt or debris that may damage the screen. Lift the lower edge of the memory cover and disengage the memory cover tabs from the notches on the chassis.
  • Page 123 Removing a memory module Locate the memory module(s) you wish to remove. Push down on the latches, located on both sides of the module, to gently eject it from the slot. Rem ov ing a m em ory m odule Grasp the memory module by the sides and remove from the system unit.
  • Page 124 Installing a memory module Remove the memory module from its anti-static package, handling it by the edges. Locate the center notch on the bottom edge of the memory module and align it to the center notch in the open module slot. Installing a m em ory m odule Firmly insert the bottom edge of the module into the slot by pressing down evenly against the module's upper corners.
  • Page 125 Replacing the memory cover Align the memory cover tabs to the notches on the chassis. Gently press down on the memory cover until the cover snaps into place. Replacing the m em ory cov er Page 125...
  • Page 126 Replacing the back cover Gently slide the back cover in, until the cover release latches lock the cover into place. Replace the screws, located on the sides of the system unit, as shown. Replacing the back cov er Page 126...
  • Page 127: Replacing The Lithium Battery

    Dispose of the lithium battery properly. In some areas, the disposal of lithium batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited. You can return your unwanted lithium batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory Service Center. To locate a Service Center near you, visit the Sony Computing Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
  • Page 128: Replacing A Hard Disk Drive

    Replacing a Hard Disk Drive Your computer has an installed ATA-100, 3½-inch hard disk drive. Do not attempt to replace the hard drive. Contact your local dealer for replacement or upgrade of the hard disk drive. Page 128...
  • Page 129: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This section describes how to troubleshoot common problems. You can also find helpful information on how to use your computer's hardware features and preinstalled software. Your computer may not be equipped with all of the features or software discussed in this section, depending on the system configuration purchased. ...
  • Page 130: About Vaio Computer Functions

    About VAIO Computer Functions My computer does not start.  Verify that the computer is plugged into a power source and that it is turned on. Check that the power indicator is lit on the front panel of the computer. ...
  • Page 131 About VAIO Computer Functions My computer does not start.  Verify that the computer is plugged into a power source and that it is turned on. Check that the power indicator is lit on the front panel of the computer. ...
  • Page 132 What can I do if my computer or software stop responding? You can try to locate and close the software program that has stopped responding. Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys. The Windows Task Manager window appears. From the Applications tab, locate the software program that has the status message, "Not responding." Select the software program that has a Not Responding status and click End Task.
  • Page 133 Why does the Windows operating system stop responding during shutdown? The Windows operating system may not shut down properly for many reasons, including incompatible or conflicting drivers, damaged files, or non-responsive hardware. For troubleshooting information, you can search Windows Help. Click Start in the Windows taskbar and select Help and Support.
  • Page 134 Why is my system running slowly?  The system responsiveness varies depending with the number of software programs that are open and running. Close any programs that you are not currently using.  Increasing the system memory may also help. For information on installing memory, please see the online VAIO User Guide.
  • Page 135 How do I change the video resolution of my display? Click Start in the Windows taskbar, and then select Control Panel. Select Appearance and Themes, and then select Change the screen resolution. Click the Settings tab. Change the Screen resolution and Color quality to the desired levels. Click Apply and then click OK.
  • Page 136 Why doesn't my computer resume normal operation from Stand by mode?  If your keyboard has a Stand by key  If your keyboard is not equipped with a Stand by key, press any key to resume normal operation.  For troubleshooting information, you can search Windows Help.
  • Page 137 About System Security This section provides information about keeping your computer operating smoothly and protecting against potential threats to your system security. How can I protect my system against security threats, such as viruses? The Microsoft Windows operating system is preinstalled on your computer. The best way to protect your computer against ®...
  • Page 138 About System Security This section provides information about keeping your computer operating smoothly and protecting against potential threats to your system security. How can I protect my system against security threats, such as viruses? The Microsoft Windows operating system is preinstalled on your computer. The best way to protect your computer against ®...
  • Page 139 Using the ICF feature may interrupt the file and print sharing features for preinstalled networking software programs, such as VAIO Media software. As an alternative, Sony suggests installing a router as a hardware-based firewall solution. A router box protects your computer and allows your network to run without interruption.
  • Page 140 How do I keep my preinstalled antivirus software updated? You can keep the preinstalled Norton Internet Security Corporation. To download and install the latest security update Double-click the Norton Internet Security icon If you have not previously registered the antivirus software, a series of information wizards appear. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete each wizard Double-click the Norton Internet Security icon again.
  • Page 141: About Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder

    About Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder Why can't I see an image or an image that is displayed properly when I am using a VCR? Some images from an externally-connected video player device or a video game console, may not display or are not displayed correctly.
  • Page 142 About Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder Why can't I see an image or an image that is displayed properly when I am using a VCR? Some images from an externally-connected video player device or a video game console, may not display or are not displayed correctly.
  • Page 143 Why does my Giga Pocket viewing window or the images played back from a Video Capsule, appear distorted or corrupted? There are some situations where screen or image distortion may occur, such as:  When you change the channel on the video player device. ...
  • Page 144 Why does my system seem to slow down when I play a Video Capsule? Your computer may respond slower if you try to play back a Video Capsule while recording a TV program with Giga Pocket. During a timer recording, Giga Pocket may interrupt or stop your Video Capsule playback to prioritize your computer's resources for the timer recording.
  • Page 145 Why did I get the error message, "Event buffer of audio overflow?" The timer recording may fail in certain situations, such as:  The coaxial cable (input) is disconnected after recording has started.  The TV channel has lost broadcast signal during the recording session. ...
  • Page 146 Why did my on-screen display shift or split? Your on-screen display may shift or split in rare instances. If this should occur, switch the TV/Recording deck and the playback deck, or try switching the channel. Your timer recording continues even if the on-screen display has shifted or split.
  • Page 147 Why can't I create new Video Capsules? You cannot create new Video Capsules when the remaining free space on your hard disk drive reaches approximately 100 MB. Delete any unnecessary Video Capsules or files to increase the free space on your hard drive. Page 147...
  • Page 148 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 specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
  • Page 149 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 specifications sheet for your computer on the Sony Online Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
  • Page 150 Why can't I play a DVD or CD media?  After inserting your CD or DVD, wait a few seconds for the system to detect it before trying to access it.  Confirm that the disc is in the tray with the label side facing up. ...
  • Page 151 Why isn't my DVD playing properly?  If a region code warning appears when you are using a DVD player software program, 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. A region code is listed on the disc packaging.
  • Page 152: About The Mouse And Keyboard

    About the Mouse and Keyboard Why doesn't my mouse work properly?  Confirm that the mouse is plugged securely into the mouse port. If you are using a USB mouse, verify that the mouse is plugged securely into the appropriate USB port. ...
  • Page 153 About the Mouse and Keyboard Why doesn't my mouse work properly?  Confirm that the mouse is plugged securely into the mouse port. If you are using a USB mouse, verify that the mouse is plugged securely into the appropriate USB port. ...
  • Page 154 How do I set up my mouse for left-hand use? Click Start in the Windows taskbar, then click Control Panel. Click Printers and Other Hardware, then click Mouse. The Mouse Properties dialog box appears. From the Buttons tab, select Switch primary and secondary buttons under the Button Configuration options. Click Apply, then click OK.
  • Page 155 Why doesn't my keyboard work properly?  Check that the keyboard is securely plugged into the keyboard port.  Save and close all open software programs. Turn off your computer, wait approximately 10 seconds, and then restart your computer.  If you are using a wireless keyboard: ...
  • Page 156: About The Modem

    About the Modem Why is my modem connection slow? Many factors can influence modem connection speed, such as:  Telephone line noise.  Incompatibility with other telephone equipment such as fax machines or other modems.  Internet Service Providers (ISP) connection capability may vary. If you think your modem is not connecting properly to other PC-based modems, fax machines, or your ISP, check the following: ...
  • Page 157 About the Modem Why is my modem connection slow? Many factors can influence modem connection speed, such as:  Telephone line noise.  Incompatibility with other telephone equipment such as fax machines or other modems.  Internet Service Providers (ISP) connection capability may vary. If you think your modem is not connecting properly to other PC-based modems, fax machines, or your ISP, check the following: ...
  • Page 158 Check that the access telephone number (POP) is correct.  All software programs 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 159 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. Select the Tone or Pulse option.
  • Page 160 How do I set up a dial-up connection? After you have connected your computer's modem cable, follow these steps to set up your dial-up connection to the Internet: Click Start from the Windows taskbar and select All Programs. Point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click New Connection Wizard. The New Connection Wizard appears.
  • Page 161: About The Speakers

    About the Speakers Why is there no sound in any software program?  Check that the speakers are plugged into the Headphones jack.  If your speakers have a mute button, verify that it is turned off.  If your speakers are powered by batteries, verify that the batteries are inserted properly and that they are charged.
  • Page 162 About the Speakers Why is there no sound in any software program?  Check that the speakers are plugged into the Headphones jack.  If your speakers have a mute button, verify that it is turned off.  If your speakers are powered by batteries, verify that the batteries are inserted properly and that they are charged.
  • Page 163 About Using a Microphone Why doesn't my microphone work properly? Check that the microphone is plugged into the Microphone jack. Page 163...
  • Page 164 About Using a Microphone Why doesn't my microphone work properly? Check that the microphone is plugged into the Microphone jack. Page 164...
  • Page 165 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 by following these steps: Click Start in the Windows taskbar, then click Control Panel. Click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices, then click Sounds and Audio Devices.
  • Page 166: About Using Peripheral Equipment

    About Using Peripheral Equipment How do I install a printer?  Connect your USB or IEEE 1394 printer to the appropriate port on your computer's front, back or side panels 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.
  • Page 167 About Using Peripheral Equipment How do I install a printer?  Connect your USB or IEEE 1394 printer to the appropriate port on your computer's front, back or side panels 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.
  • Page 168 The connected printer does not function properly when the computer resumes from a power saving mode.  Clear the printer memory by turning the printer off for approximately 10 seconds, and then turning it back on.  If your printer does not resume normal operations, try restarting your computer. Page 168...
  • Page 169: 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 170: 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 171 About Using Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder The information in this section provides guidelines to follow when using Giga Pocket Display setup Always set up your display as follows when you use Giga Pocket:  Color quality: Use factory default settings (32-bit). ...
  • Page 172 About Using Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder The information in this section provides guidelines to follow when using Giga Pocket Display setup Always set up your display as follows when you use Giga Pocket:  Color quality: Use factory default settings (32-bit). ...
  • Page 173 About Using Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder The information in this section provides guidelines to follow when using Giga Pocket Display setup Always set up your display as follows when you use Giga Pocket:  Color quality: Use factory default settings (32-bit). ...
  • Page 174 About Using Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder The information in this section provides guidelines to follow when using Giga Pocket Display setup Always set up your display as follows when you use Giga Pocket:  Color quality: Use factory default settings (32-bit). ...
  • Page 175: About Handling The Computer System

    Your computer, keyboard, and mouse consist of high-precision electronic parts. Do not drop them or bump them against other objects.  Your Sony computer does 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 176  Confirm that the supplied AA batteries are properly installed in the wireless device.  Use the CONNECT buttons on the wireless device and your computer, if available, to establish communication between the equipment.  Avoid using radio-controlled toys or equipment, CB radios, and other wireless devices in the area near your wireless keyboard.
  • Page 177 Your computer, keyboard, and mouse consist of high-precision electronic parts. Do not drop them or bump them against other objects.  Your Sony computer does 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 178  Confirm that the supplied AA batteries are properly installed in the wireless device.  Use the CONNECT buttons on the wireless device and your computer, if available, to establish communication between the equipment.  Avoid using radio-controlled toys or equipment, CB radios, and other wireless devices in the area near your wireless keyboard.
  • Page 179 Your computer, keyboard, and mouse consist of high-precision electronic parts. Do not drop them or bump them against other objects.  Your Sony computer does 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 180  Confirm that the supplied AA batteries are properly installed in the wireless device.  Use the CONNECT buttons on the wireless device and your computer, if available, to establish communication between the equipment.  Avoid using radio-controlled toys or equipment, CB radios, and other wireless devices in the area near your wireless keyboard.
  • Page 181 Your computer, keyboard, and mouse consist of high-precision electronic parts. Do not drop them or bump them against other objects.  Your Sony computer does 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 182  Confirm that the supplied AA batteries are properly installed in the wireless device.  Use the CONNECT buttons on the wireless device and your computer, if available, to establish communication between the equipment.  Avoid using radio-controlled toys or equipment, CB radios, and other wireless devices in the area near your wireless keyboard.
  • Page 183: 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 184 About Handling a Monitor (Display)  DVD playback and certain video-related software may not function correctly when your monitor is set to a high refresh rate. If your monitor does not play back video content properly, try setting the display to a lower refresh rate.
  • Page 185 About Handling a Monitor (Display)  DVD playback and certain video-related software may not function correctly when your monitor is set to a high refresh rate. If your monitor does not play back video content properly, try setting the display to a lower refresh rate.
  • Page 186 Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Currently, Sony SonicStage ® Sony suggests using only the MagicGate Memory Stick media to store and transfer any data created with SonicStage and OpenMG software.  Currently, the Memory Stick slot on VAIO control features of the new Memory Stick PRO media. You can use the new Memory Stick PRO media as you would use a standard Memory Stick ®...
  • Page 187 A M ultiM edia c ard is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A Sec ure Digital (SD) media is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A n SD/M M C adapter is s old s eparately. T his adapter is not intended for us e with s tandard s ized SD or M M C c ards . C ertain V A I O c omputers are not equipped with a floppy dis k drive.
  • Page 188 Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Currently, Sony SonicStage ® Sony suggests using only the MagicGate Memory Stick media to store and transfer any data created with SonicStage and OpenMG software.  Currently, the Memory Stick slot on VAIO control features of the new Memory Stick PRO media. You can use the new Memory Stick PRO media as you would use a standard Memory Stick ®...
  • Page 189 A M ultiM edia c ard is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A Sec ure Digital (SD) media is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A n SD/M M C adapter is s old s eparately. T his adapter is not intended for us e with s tandard s ized SD or M M C c ards . C ertain V A I O c omputers are not equipped with a floppy dis k drive.
  • Page 190 Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Currently, Sony SonicStage ® Sony suggests using only the MagicGate Memory Stick media to store and transfer any data created with SonicStage and OpenMG software.  Currently, the Memory Stick slot on VAIO control features of the new Memory Stick PRO media. You can use the new Memory Stick PRO media as you would use a standard Memory Stick ®...
  • Page 191 A M ultiM edia c ard is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A Sec ure Digital (SD) media is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A n SD/M M C adapter is s old s eparately. T his adapter is not intended for us e with s tandard s ized SD or M M C c ards . C ertain V A I O c omputers are not equipped with a floppy dis k drive.
  • Page 192 Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Currently, Sony SonicStage ® Sony suggests using only the MagicGate Memory Stick media to store and transfer any data created with SonicStage and OpenMG software.  Currently, the Memory Stick slot on VAIO control features of the new Memory Stick PRO media. You can use the new Memory Stick PRO media as you would use a standard Memory Stick ®...
  • Page 193 A M ultiM edia c ard is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A Sec ure Digital (SD) media is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A n SD/M M C adapter is s old s eparately. T his adapter is not intended for us e with s tandard s ized SD or M M C c ards . C ertain V A I O c omputers are not equipped with a floppy dis k drive.
  • Page 194 Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Currently, Sony SonicStage ® Sony suggests using only the MagicGate Memory Stick media to store and transfer any data created with SonicStage and OpenMG software.  Currently, the Memory Stick slot on VAIO control features of the new Memory Stick PRO media. You can use the new Memory Stick PRO media as you would use a standard Memory Stick ®...
  • Page 195 A M ultiM edia c ard is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A Sec ure Digital (SD) media is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A n SD/M M C adapter is s old s eparately. T his adapter is not intended for us e with s tandard s ized SD or M M C c ards . C ertain V A I O c omputers are not equipped with a floppy dis k drive.
  • Page 196 Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Currently, Sony SonicStage ® Sony suggests using only the MagicGate Memory Stick media to store and transfer any data created with SonicStage and OpenMG software.  Currently, the Memory Stick slot on VAIO control features of the new Memory Stick PRO media. You can use the new Memory Stick PRO media as you would use a standard Memory Stick ®...
  • Page 197 A M ultiM edia c ard is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A Sec ure Digital (SD) media is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A n SD/M M C adapter is s old s eparately. T his adapter is not intended for us e with s tandard s ized SD or M M C c ards . C ertain V A I O c omputers are not equipped with a floppy dis k drive.
  • Page 198 Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Currently, Sony SonicStage ® Sony suggests using only the MagicGate Memory Stick media to store and transfer any data created with SonicStage and OpenMG software.  Currently, the Memory Stick slot on VAIO control features of the new Memory Stick PRO media. You can use the new Memory Stick PRO media as you would use a standard Memory Stick ®...
  • Page 199 A M ultiM edia c ard is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A Sec ure Digital (SD) media is a s mall, high-c apac ity data s torage media c ard. A n SD/M M C adapter is s old s eparately. T his adapter is not intended for us e with s tandard s ized SD or M M C c ards . C ertain V A I O c omputers are not equipped with a floppy dis k drive.
  • Page 200: Support Options

    Support Options Sony provides several options to help solve common problems or to locate support for your VAIO describes all available resources and offers suggestions on how to access this information for maximum results.  Immediate Help and Support ...
  • Page 201: Immediate Help And Support

    VAIO Software — Provides specific information on preinstalled software on your computer. To access this online software information Click Start in the Windows taskbar. Click Welcome to VAIO life. Y ou c an loc ate the online H elp for Sony ® . The Quick Start can also provide troubleshooting ®...
  • Page 202: Software Help And Support

    Software Help and Support Support information for the preinstalled software on your system is located in this section. Sony software support is free of charge for 90 days after the original date of purchase. Your computer may not be supplied with all of the software discussed in this section, depending on the computer purchased.
  • Page 203 Web site http://support.sonic.com DVgate Plus Sony Electronics Inc. Connect a compatible digital video camera to your computer's i.LINK from your video, add new clips, and combine clips into new movie segments. Save your movies back to your digital video camera or in a variety of popular file formats.
  • Page 204 Sony Electronics Inc. PictureGear Studio still image management software displays still images from your hard drive or a Sony digital still camera. The still images appear in a convenient light-table format so that you can easily view the contents of an entire folder, create your own photo albums and make prints.
  • Page 205 VAIO Product Registration is an integrated registration software program for both Sony Electronics Inc. and Microsoft Corporation. By registering with Sony, you enable Sony to notify you of software and hardware issues that may affect your user experience. Microsoft directs the data to Sony Electronics Inc. Sony uses the registration data for warranty and product support purposes and the analysis of customer feedback on Sony computer features.
  • Page 206 WinDVD software serves as a simple-to-use DVD player that offers all the features you would expect to find in a standard consumer DVD player, including advanced display and navigation features such as zoom, pan, bookmark, and time search. Web site http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/Support.jsp telephone 510-651-0888 computer updated by checking the Sony Online Support Web site for ® Page 206...
  • Page 207: Resources For Additional Help And Support

    Sony Online Support Web site Online help and support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when you visit the Sony Online Support Web site. You can access the Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
  • Page 208 Sony Online Support Web site Online help and support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when you visit the Sony Online Support Web site. You can access the Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
  • Page 209 Sony Online Support Web site Online help and support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when you visit the Sony Online Support Web site. You can access the Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.

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