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  • Page 2: Notice To Users

    Notice to Users © 1998 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. This manual and the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated, or reduced to any machine-readable form without prior written approval. SONY ELECTRONICS INC. PROVIDES NO...
  • Page 3: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: PCV-E518DS Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 1 Sony Drive Park Ridge, NJ 07656 Telephone No: 201-930-6970 This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to...
  • Page 4: Fcc Part 68

    Connection to Party Line Service is subject to state tariffs. Repair of the modem should be made only by a Sony Service Center or Sony authorized agent. For the Sony Service Center nearest you, call 1-800-222-SONY (1-800-222-7669). Telephone Consumer...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Notice to Users ... ii Safety Information ... ii Regulatory Information... iii FCC Part 68 ... iv Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991... iv Chapter 1 — Identifying Components Front View ... 2 Drives ...3 Buttons and Switches ...4 Indicators ...5 Connectors ...6 Rear View ...
  • Page 6 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Replacing the Bottom Panel...28 Replacing the Left Side Panel ...29 Installing an Add-In Card ...30 Removing an Add-in Card ...31 Replacing the Lithium Battery ...33 Installing System Memory ...36 Removing a Memory Module ...39 Detaching the Diskette Drive ...41 Removing a Slot Cover ...42 Covering an Open I/O Slot ...43 Installing an Internal Hard Disk Drive ...44...
  • Page 7 Chapter 6 — Fax/Modem Card Connectors ... 73 Chapter 7 — i.LINK Card Connectors ... 76 Chapter 8 — BIOS Setup Options Main Screen ... 79 Advanced Screen ... 81 Security Screen ... 84 Power Screen ... 85 Boot Screen ... 87 Exit Screen...
  • Page 8 Drives and Controllers ...102 System BIOS ...102 viii...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 - Identifying Components

    Chapter 1 Identifying Components The following sections identify and describe each component that is visible from the exterior of the VAIO Digital Studio™ Computer. Internal components are identified in the appropriate section of this manual.
  • Page 10: Front View

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Front View Front panel OM04694X.VSD...
  • Page 11: Drives

    Identifying Components Drives Drive Diskette drive CD-R/RW drive * Data on a CD-R disc is written at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 1X at the innermost track to 4X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 150 kbytes/s). The average data transfer rate is either 3.3X (4616 kbytes/s) or 3.4X (4709 kbytes/s), depending on your specific system.
  • Page 12: Buttons And Switches

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Buttons and Switches Button or switch Power/Standby switch Diskette eject button CD-R/RW disc eject button Emergency eject hole CD-R/RW drive disc eject button Power/Standby switch Emergency eject hole Diskette eject button Description Turns system power on and off. Ejects a diskette.
  • Page 13: Indicators

    Identifying Components Indicators Indicator Power/Standby indicator Diskette drive access indicator CD-R/RW drive access indicator Hard disk drive access indicator Drive access indicator Power/Standby indicator Hard disk drive access indicator Diskette drive access indicator Description Standby (amber) indicates the computer is in standby mode.
  • Page 14: Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Connectors Connector i.LINK (IEEE-1394) * To connect to a 6-pin i.LINK device, use the i.LINK connector on the back of the system. A 6-pin i.LINK connector can supply power from the computer to the device if the device also has a 6-pin i.LINK connector. A 4-pin i.LINK connector cannot supply power to the device.
  • Page 15: Rear View

    Identifying Components Rear View Mouse Optional Keyboard Serial Printer/Parallel Monitor Game/MIDI Headphones LINE IN Microphone Optical Digital Audio Output S-Link (Control A1) i.LINK (IEEE-1394) Power i.LINK (IEEE-1394) Telephone Line KY0001.VSD...
  • Page 16: Icons

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Icons Icon Description Mouse connector Optional Keyboard connector Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector Serial port connector Printer port connector Game/MIDI port connector Headphones LINE IN jack (audio) Microphone jack Monitor connector Line (for telephone line from primary service jack) Icon label area OM04692X.VSD...
  • Page 17 Identifying Components Icon Description Telephone (for phone) Optical Digital Audio Output (AC-3) S-Link (Control A1) i.LINK (IEEE-1394)
  • Page 18: I/o Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual I/O Connectors The following section identifies the various I/O connectors. Keyboard and Mouse The keyboard and mouse connectors are physically identical and have the same pinout. They are standard 6-pin PS/2 USB Port Serial Port The serial port is a standard 9-pin DB-9 male connector.
  • Page 19 Identifying Components Printer Port The printer port is a standard 25-pin DB-25 female connector. Monitor The Monitor connector is a standard 15-pin female high-density VGA- type connector. KY0005.VSD KY0004.VSD...
  • Page 20 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Game Port The Game port is a standard 15-pin DB-15 female connector. This port is also used to connect MIDI devices. Mic, Line In, and Headphones The Mic, Line In, and Headphones jacks are physically identical, but have different connections.
  • Page 21 Identifying Components Telephone and Line The Telephone and Line jacks are physically identical and have identical connections. They are standard RJ-11 female phone jacks. However, the Line jack is for connecting to a telephone line that comes from the wall, and the Telephone jack is for connecting the computer to a telephone.
  • Page 22 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual ™ i.LINK (IEEE-1394) Connectors The two i.LINK connectors on the back of the system can supply power from the computer to a device if the device also has a 6-pin i.LINK connector. Each connector supplies 10V to 12V. The total power supplied by both 6-pin i.LINK connectors cannot exceed 6 watts.
  • Page 23: Expansion Slot

    Identifying Components Expansion Slot One PCI slot is available for expansion. The three other PCI slots are occupied by the fax/modem card, i.LINK (IEEE-1394) card, and Digital Audio Output card. PCI #1 PCI #2 PCI #3 PCI #4 OM04577B.VSD...
  • Page 25: Chapter 2 - Configuring Your System

    Chapter 2 Configuring Your System This chapter contains information on configuring your system. Configuring your system can consist of the following: Making changes to the BIOS settings Making changes to the display's power management settings Changing the system board jumper position...
  • Page 26: Accessing The Bios Setup Utility

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility You must access the BIOS Setup Utility to make changes to the BIOS settings (see “BIOS Setup Options” settings). Before rebooting the system, save any open files and exit Windows Reboot the system.
  • Page 27: Changing The Display's Power Management Settings

    Configuring Your System Changing the Display's Power Management Settings A display that has power management capability is designed to operate on reduced power or shut itself off after the system has been idle for a specified period of time. Start From the menu, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
  • Page 28 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Select the power scheme that is most appropriate for the way you use your computer. To change a power scheme, change the settings for System standby, Turn off monitor, and Turn off hard disks. The System standby option allows you to specify the period of inactivity (in minutes) that you want to elapse before your computer goes on standby when your computer is running on AC power.
  • Page 29: Configuring The System Board

    Configuring Your System Configuring the System Board The system board contains two configuration jumpers that provide three modes of operation: Normal mode, Clear CMOS mode, and BIOS Recovery mode. Normal mode allows normal access to the BIOS Setup Utility. The Central Processing Unit (CPU) input clock is forced to remain at 100 MHz (fast mode), and the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) uses the User CMOS settings (as opposed to the System CMOS settings).
  • Page 30 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Set the jumpers as directed by a service technician (also see “Configuration Jumpers” SPEED Reinstall the bottom panel (see page 25). Reinstall the side panel (see page 29). on page 68). “Removing the Bottom Panel” “Replacing the Left Side Panel”...
  • Page 31: Chapter 3 - Removing, Installing, And Replacing Components

    Chapter 3 Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components This chapter describes removing, installing, and replacing major components for upgrading, reconfiguring, and troubleshooting the components. Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the power cord.
  • Page 32: Removing The Left Side Panel

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Removing the Left Side Panel You must remove the left side panel to access the system board, add-in cards, power supply, battery, and internal drives. From the rear of the unit, remove the two thumb screws that secure the panel to the chassis.
  • Page 33: Removing The Bottom Panel

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Removing the Bottom Panel You must remove the bottom panel to access internal components. Remove the left side panel (see page 24). Remove the screw that secures the bottom panel to the chassis. Pull up on the bottom panel until it stops. The panel moves up about ½...
  • Page 34: Removing The Front Panel

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Removing the Front Panel You must remove the front panel to install system memory, which requires pulling the diskette drive out about two inches. Follow steps 1 to 3 in the sequence shown to prevent damage to the front tray cover. Insert a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole to open the tray.
  • Page 35: Replacing The Front Panel

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Replacing the Front Panel Insert the two plastic tabs (located on the bottom of the front panel) into the slots at the bottom of the chassis. Push the bottom of the front panel in until the tabs snap into place. Push the top of the front panel until it is flush with the chassis.
  • Page 36: Vaio Digital Studio Reference Manual

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Replacing the Bottom Panel Lay the chassis down with the open side facing up and the bottom end facing you. The arrows show the location of the slots. Position the bottom panel up against the bottom of the chassis, with the top of the panel about ½...
  • Page 37: Replacing The Left Side Panel

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Replacing the Left Side Panel Position the left side panel against the side of the unit, with the left side panel offset from the rear of the unit by about ¼ to ½ inch. Hold the unit in position with your left hand as you slide the left side panel forward with your right hand until the panel snaps into place.
  • Page 38: Installing An Add-in Card

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Installing an Add-In Card Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the power cord. Remove the slot cover adjacent to the selected slot connector on the system board (see Insert the add-in card into the PCI slot connector.
  • Page 39: Removing An Add-in Card

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Removing an Add-in Card Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the power cord. Remove the left side panel (see page 24).
  • Page 40 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Hold the add-in card by its edges and do not touch any components or connector contacts on the card. Static electricity in your body may damage sensitive components on the card. As a precaution, touch any exposed metal part on the metal chassis (preferably the metal part on the power supply) before handling an add-in card to discharge any static electricity in your body.
  • Page 41: Replacing The Lithium Battery

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Replacing the Lithium Battery You may need to replace the lithium battery if your computer consistently loses the date or time settings after turning it off. The lithium battery has a typical life of three years, after which the battery may be too weak to power the CMOS memory.
  • Page 42 Insert the new battery into the battery holder, with the plus (+) side The Sony CR2032 battery is recommended. Using a type of battery other than a CR2032 may present a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 43 Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components If the error message “Error: Check date and time settings.” appears during the reboot sequence, press F3, then press F2 to access the BIOS Setup Utility. If no error message displays, the computer’s BIOS settings were retained during the battery replacement and you can skip the remaining steps.
  • Page 44: Installing System Memory

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Installing System Memory Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the power cord. If necessary, remove the memory module you wish to replace (see “Removing a Memory Module”...
  • Page 45 Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Align the module over the appropriate socket, noting the location of pin 1 on the module and pin 1 on the socket. Indicates pin 1 Carefully but firmly insert the edge of the module into the socket. Press down firmly and evenly at both corners until the module is fully seated.
  • Page 46 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Replace the front panel (see Replace the left side panel (see page 29). Your computer automatically recognizes the extra memory and will configure itself accordingly when you turn it on. No further action is required. “Replacing the Front Panel”...
  • Page 47: Removing A Memory Module

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Removing a Memory Module You may need to remove a memory module if you change the memory configuration or replace a bad module. Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the power cord.
  • Page 48 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Push out the handle on each side of the memory module to eject the module from its socket. Lift the memory module out by grasping it by its edges. Store the module in a static-free bag. Touch any exposed metal part of the chassis to discharge static electricity in your body before handling the memory module.
  • Page 49: Detaching The Diskette Drive

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Detaching the Diskette Drive You need to detach the diskette drive and pull it out approximately two inches to access the system memory. Remove the two screws that secure the diskette drive carrier to the chassis.
  • Page 50: Removing A Slot Cover

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Removing a Slot Cover You remove a slot cover when you install an add-in card that occupies a previously-empty slot. Locate the slot of the cover you want to remove. Remove the left side panel (see page 24).
  • Page 51: Covering An Open I/o Slot

    Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Covering an Open I/O Slot Slot covers prevent air from escaping through the empty hole. If air escapes, the components inside the computer cannot be properly cooled. This may damage some components, especially the main processor (which generates the most heat).
  • Page 52: Installing An Internal Hard Disk Drive

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Installing an Internal Hard Disk Drive Your system comes with an available bay to hold an additional hard disk drive. The drive you install must not require front panel access. The hard disk drive access light blinks when either internal drive is active. Before opening the system unit, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and then unplug the power cord.
  • Page 53 Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components Slide the drive holder forward (B), and then out (C). Place the drive holder upside down on top of the power supply. Drive holder First hard disk drive Disk drive holder KY0081.VSD Second drive connector Second power connector First power connector First drive connector...
  • Page 54 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Slide the new drive into the drive holder and align the holes on each side of the drive holder. Secure the drive to the drive holder using any two of the three holes on each side of the drive holder (screws are provided with the new drive).
  • Page 55 Removing, Installing, and Replacing Components the drive holder back so that the tabs slip into the notches at the bottom of the slot (C). Replace the two screws that secure the drive holder to the chassis. Replace the bottom panel (see page 28).
  • Page 56 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Your computer automatically recognizes the new drive and configures itself accordingly when you turn it on. Format and partition the new drive following the instructions provided with the drive.
  • Page 57: Chapter 4 - System Board

    Chapter 4 System Board This chapter identifies each component on the system board and provides a detailed description of each connector and jumper on the system board. Optinal Keyboard, Mouse USB1 Monitor, COM1, Printer CPU Speed Mic In, Line In, Line Out, Game CD-In Slot 1 (PCI)
  • Page 58: Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Connectors Front Panel Header (J25) The front panel header is a 20-pin header (1 pin is removed for the key) that provide connections to various front panel functions. A 20-pin connector with only eight wires is used to interface the system board to the front panel.
  • Page 59: Diskette Drive Connector

    System Board Diskette Drive Connector Key (pin 5) OM04701H.VSD...
  • Page 60: Memory Module (dimm) Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Memory Module (DIMM) Connectors OM04710A.VSD Both sides of each Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) look very similar. The side with pin 1 has a small "1" to the left of pin 1. Be sure to orient a DIMM correctly in the DIMM connector (a small triangle on the connector indicates pin 1).
  • Page 61: Pci Slot Connectors

    System Board PCI Slot Connectors There are a total of four PCI slot connectors (slot #1 to #4). One PCI slot connector (#2) is available for a PCI card. The PCI slots support 32-bit 5V and Universal (3.3/5V) PCI add-in cards. PCI #1 A49 A52 B49 B52...
  • Page 62: Ide Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual IDE Connectors There are two IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) connectors on the system board: a Primary IDE and a Secondary IDE connector. Each IDE connector supports up to two IDE drives using a ribbon cable with two connectors.
  • Page 63: Power Connector

    System Board Power Connector The power supply connector on the system board connects to the power supply connector labelled P1. OM04701I.VSD...
  • Page 64: Keyboard And Mouse Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Keyboard and Mouse Connectors The keyboard connector and the mouse connector are 6-pin female PS/2-type (mini-DIN) connectors. They have identical pinouts. Mouse Optional Keyboard Keyboard and Mouse Signal Name DATA LOGIC GND +5V (fused) CLOCK KY0032.VSD...
  • Page 65: Usb Connectors

    System Board USB Connectors There are two USB ports that permit connection of two USB peripheral devices directly to the system without having to use an external hub. USB2 is a standard USB connector accessible from the rear panel. USB1 is a standard USB connector accessible from the right side of the front panel.
  • Page 66: Serial 1, Printer, And Monitor Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual USB2 Signal Name +5 V DC SIGNAL – SIGNAL + Serial 1, Printer, and Monitor Connectors The Serial, Printer, and Monitor connectors are mounted in a single bracket on the system board. The Serial 1 connector is a DB-9 male connector.
  • Page 67 System Board Printer connector Signal Name STROBE - DATA BIT 0 DATA BIT 1 DATA BIT 2 DATA BIT 3 DATA BIT 4 DATA BIT 5 DATA BIT 6 DATA BIT 7 ACK - BUSY SELECT AUTO-FEED - ERROR - INIT - SELECT-IN - LOGIC GND...
  • Page 68 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Monitor connector Signal Name GREEN BLUE LOGIC GND RED GND RTN GREEN GND RTN BLUE GND RTN +5V PULL-UP LOGIC GND DDC DAT HORIZONTAL SYNC VERTICAL SYNC DDC CLK...
  • Page 69: Serial 2 Connector

    System Board Serial 2 Connector The Serial 2 connector (J24) is a 4-pin header connector mounted on the system board. Serial 2 connector Signal Name OM04701E.VSD...
  • Page 70: Fan Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Fan Connectors The CPU-Fan connector is a 1 x 3-pin straight header connector. PS-Fan is a 2 x 3-pin connector that controls the cooling fan in the power supply. CPU Fan (not used) CPU Fan Connector Signal Name LOGIC GND +12 VDC (FAN PWR ON)
  • Page 71: Game Connector

    System Board Game Connector The Game connector is a female DB-15 connector for connecting to a game controller/joystick or MIDI device. Game Game Connector Signal Name +5 VDC (fused) GP4 (JSBUTO) GP0 (JSX1R) Ground Ground GP1 (JSY1R) GP5 (JSBUT1) +5 VDC (fused) +5 VDC (fused) GP6 (JSBUT2) GP2 (JSX2R)
  • Page 72: Headphones, Line In, Mic Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Headphones, Line In, Mic Connectors The Headphones jack is a stereo mini-jack (3.5 mm) that connects to headphones. The Line In jack is a stereo mini-jack (3.5 mm) that connects to a stereo audio source (not an audio source from a video device). The Mic In jack is a stereo mini-jack (3.5 mm) that connects to a microphone.
  • Page 73: Modem In Connector

    System Board Modem In Connector The Modem In connector (J9) on the system board is a 1 x 4-pin header connector and connects to the audio output connector (J4) on the fax/modem card. Signal Name MONO_O (to modem chip) MONO_I (to sound chip) KY0061.VSD...
  • Page 74: Cd In Connector

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual CD In Connector The CD In connector (J10) on the system board is a 1 x 4-pin header connector and connects to the CD-R/RW drive’s audio output connector. Signal Name LEFT RIGHT KY0062.VSD...
  • Page 75: Optical Digital Audio Output Connector

    System Board Optical Digital Audio Output Connector The Optical Digital Audio Output connector (J23) on the system board is a 2 x 7-pin straight header connector and connects to CN301 on the Optical Digital Audio Output Paddle card. Signal Name RESERVED (key) NC (key) DOUT...
  • Page 76: Configuration Jumpers

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Configuration Jumpers The configuration jumpers provide for CPU speed (JP1), password clear (JP4), and BIOS recovery (JP2) selections. CPU Speed The processor speed jumper (JP1) is a 2 x 4 header that is preconfigured for the maximum speed, as shown in the following table. SPEED CPU Clock Pins 1 - 2...
  • Page 77: Bios Recovery And Clear Cmos

    System Board BIOS Recovery and Clear CMOS The computer is shipped with an unused jumper cap on pins 2 and 3 (pin 3 is floating) for use by service personnel only. The jumper cap should remain in this inactive position unless otherwise directed by a technical support person.
  • Page 79: Chapter 5 - Optical Digital Audio Output Paddle Card

    Chapter 5 Optical Digital Audio Output Paddle Card The Optical Digital Audio Output paddle card is installed in PCI slot #1. A cable connects between CN301 on the Optical Digital Audio Output paddle card and J23 on the system board. An Optical Digital Audio Output connector provides the ability to connect an audio device such as a DAT deck, minidisc player, or digital signal processor (DSP) if the device is also equipped with an Optical...
  • Page 80: Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Connectors Name Optical Digital Audio Output S-Link Connector Type Description Optical connector Connects to the Digital Audio Output connector of a digital audio device Stereo connector Connects to the Control A1 (3.5 mm) connector of a digital audio device...
  • Page 81: Chapter 6 - Fax/modem Card

    Chapter 6 Fax/Modem Card The fax/modem card occupies PCI slot #4. There are two RJ-11 jacks: one to connect a telephone line, and one to connect a phone. Telephone Line Connectors Name Connector Type Telephone RJ-11 Line RJ-11 Description Connects to phone Connects to telephone line KY0038.VSD...
  • Page 83: Chapter 7 - I.link Card

    Chapter 7 i.LINK Card The i.LINK (IEEE-1394) card provides two 6-pin i.LINK (IEEE-1394) connectors for devices that are also equipped with 6-pin i.LINK (IEEE- 1394) connectors. The i.LINK (IEEE-1394) card occupies PCI slot #3. The two 6-pin i.LINK (IEEE-1394) connectors on the card bracket are accessible from the back of the computer.
  • Page 84: Connectors

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Connectors Name Connector Type i.LINK 6-pin i.LINK (IEEE-1394) (IEEE-1394) 8-pin header CN10 4-pin header connector Description Connects to a device equipped with a 6-pin i.LINK connector Connects to an internally-mounted interface device that provides the 4- pin i.LINK (IEEE-1394) connector that is accessible on the front right side of the chassis...
  • Page 85: Chapter 8 Bios Setup Options

    Chapter 8 BIOS Setup Options This chapter describes each screen in the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility (see “Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility” The Phoenix BIOS setup has six menu items on the menu bar. These are: Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit Options that you can change are enclosed in brackets.
  • Page 86 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Press Esc to go back to the main menu. Press F10 to save the changes and exit, or press Esc to discard the changes. Follow the on-screen prompts for other choices. The bottom of the screen presents a summary of the keys to use for navigation and control.
  • Page 87: Main Screen

    BIOS Setup Options Main Screen System Time: System Date: Language: BIOS Version: Legacy Diskette A: Legacy Diskette B: [00:00:00] [01/01/1988] [English (US)] 6.0.2W [1.44/1.25 MB 3½”] 2.88 MB 3½” Disabled 360 KB 5¼” 1.2 MB 5¼” 720 KB 3½” [Disabled] 360 KB 5¼”...
  • Page 88 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Primary Master Secondary Master Type: (Note: Set Type to AUTO for correct settings) Cylinders Heads*: Sectors*: Total Sectors*: Maximum Capacity*: Multi-Sector Transfers † LBA Mode Control ‡ 32 Bit I/O † Transfer Mode † Ultra DMA Mode * This option appears when Type is set to User.
  • Page 89: Advanced Screen

    BIOS Setup Options Advanced Screen Installed O/S: Boot-time Diagnostic Screen: Reset Configuration Data: Legacy USB Support: PCI Configuration PCI Device, Slots #1 to #4 Option ROM Scan: Enable Master: Latency Timer: [Win98] Other Win95 [Disabled] Enabled [No] [Enabled] Disabled [Enabled] Disabled [Disabled] Enabled...
  • Page 90 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual I/O Device Configuration Serial port A: Base I/O address Interrupt*: Serial port B: Base I/O address Interrupt*: Parallel port: ‡ Mode Base I/O address Interrupt**: Floppy disk controller: Base I/O address: * This option appears only if the port is set to Enabled. †...
  • Page 91 BIOS Setup Options Large Disk Access Mode: Local Bus IDE adapter: Sound: Advanced Chipset Control Enable memory gap: [DOS] Other [Both] Disabled Primary Secondary [Enabled] Disabled [Disabled] Conventional Extended...
  • Page 92: Security Screen

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Security Screen User Password Is: Supervisor Password Is: Set User Password Set Supervisor Password Password on boot: Clear Clear [Enter] [Enter] [Disabled] Enabled...
  • Page 93: Power Screen

    BIOS Setup Options Power Screen Power Savings: Auto Suspend Timeout Resume on Time: Resume Time: AC LOSS Control * This option is enabled only if Power Savings is set to Customized. [Disabled] Customized Maximum Power Savings Maximum Performance [Off] 5 Minutes 10 Minutes 15 Minutes 20 Minutes...
  • Page 94 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Advanced Options IDE Drive 0 Monitoring: IDE Drive 1 Monitoring: IDE Drive 2 Monitoring: IDE Drive 3 Monitoring: Audio, Joystick Floppy Disk Drive Serial Port A Serial Port B or Modem Parallel Port Keyboard, Mouse, Video PCI Bus Monitoring [Enabled] Disabled...
  • Page 95: Boot Screen

    BIOS Setup Options Boot Screen Hard Drive 1. [Example: Maxtor 91020D6-(PM)] 2. [Bootable Add-in Card] Removable Devices 1. [Legacy Floppy Drives] Floppy check: [ATAPI CD-ROM Drive] [Removable Devices] [Hard Drive] [Enabled] Disabled...
  • Page 96: Exit Screen

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Exit Screen Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes...
  • Page 97: Chapter 9 - Miscellaneous Technical Information

    Chapter 9 Miscellaneous Technical Information This chapter contains information on the following subjects: User and Supervisor password Beep code error messages PCI configuration status and error messages DMA channel assignments IRQ assignments System I/O address map Memory map...
  • Page 98: About User And Supervisor Passwords

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual About User and Supervisor Passwords The system allows you to specify up to two passwords (a User password and a Supervisor password) in the BIOS Setup Utility. The User password is required; the Supervisor password is optional. Access to the BIOS Setup Utility depends on which passwords were previously set, as indicated next.
  • Page 99: Beep Code Error Messages

    OK. Other beep patterns signify errors. The number of beeps indicates the specific error that occurred. The Sony Online Support technical representative will need to know how many beeps your system produces if there is an error, so be sure to count...
  • Page 100: Pci Configuration Status And Error Messages

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual PCI Configuration Status and Error Messages The following is a list of status and error messages that may appear on your system from time to time. Message Floppy Disk Controller Resource Conflict NVRAM Checksum Error, NVRAM Cleared NVRAM Cleared By Jumper NVRAM Data Invalid,...
  • Page 101 Miscellaneous Technical Information Serial Port 2 Resource Conflict Static Device Resource Conflict System Board Device Resource Conflict Serial port 2 has requested a resource that is already in use. A non-Plug and Play ISA card has requested a resource that is already in use. A non-Plug and-Play ISA card has requested a resource that is already in use.
  • Page 102: Dma Channel Assignments

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual DMA Channel Assignments This shows the factory default values. Windows 98 reassigns resources to best meet the needs of a particular configuration. Plug & Default Channel Play Assignment Open Sound Standard diskette drive controller Sound 16-bit DRQ/DACK from second DMA controller Open Open...
  • Page 103: Irq Assignments

    Miscellaneous Technical Information IRQ Assignments This shows the factory default values. Windows 98 will reassign resources to best meet the needs of a particular configuration. PCI IRQs can be shared between several PCI devices. IRQ # Plug & Default Assignment Play System timer Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft...
  • Page 104: System I/o Address Map

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual System I/O Address Map Address Plug & Range Play (hexadecimal) 0000 - 000F 0020 - 0021 0040 - 0043 0048 - 004B 0060 0061 0064 0070 - 007F 0081 - 008F 00A0 - 00A1 00C0 - 00DE 00E0 - 00EF 00F0 00F1...
  • Page 105 Miscellaneous Technical Information Address Plug & Range Play (hexadecimal) 03F8 - 03FF 0CF8 - 0CFF Description Serial port 1 PCI configuration space...
  • Page 106: Memory Map

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual Memory Map Address range 0FFFFFFF - FFFFFFFF 000E0000 - 000FFFFF 000C8000 - 000DFFFF 000C0000 - 000C7FFF 000A0000 - 000BFFFF 00080000 - 0009FFFF 00000000 - 0007FFFF Default configuration BIOS ROM System BIOS (shadowed in DRAM) Expansion region (shadowed in DRAM) Video BIOS (shadowed in DRAM) Video buffer (SMM space non-cacheable) Optional memory space gap (DOS applications)
  • Page 107: Chapter 10 - Specifications

    Chapter 10 Specifications This chapter describes the technical specifications for the Sony PCV-E518DS computers. Processors PCV-E518DS 400 MHz Intel Pentium Chipset 82440BX-100 AGP/PCI/ISA chipset PCI Bus PCI Level 2.1, 33 MHz zero wait state 4 PCI slots (1 open) Memory Modules (DIMMs)
  • Page 108: Dimm Configurations

    VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual DIMM Configurations DIMM1 DIMM2 0, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 0, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 * The PCV-E518DS is shipped with 64 MB. SDRAM is expandable to 256 MB. Computer SDRAM is unbuffered DIMM, specification Rev. 1.0 or later. Supports SDRAM memory. Does not support EDO memory or buffered DIMM memory.
  • Page 109: Audio

    Specifications Audio Sound chip Wave synthesis Sound effects Digital audio output Audio sampling rate Rear panel connectors Communications Modem i.LINK (IEEE-1394) * Your modem is capable of downloading at 56 Kbps using K56flex technology/V.90 . Your phone service, online service, or Internet Service Provider may not support this technology or operate at this speed. I/O and Expansion Slots Serial ports Parallel port...
  • Page 110: Drives And Controllers

    Power management Advanced features Plug and Play devices Special features * Flash-ROM update utility is available from Sony’s web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. 765A-compatible (supports up to 2.88 MByte) 1.44 MByte 3.5-inch MFDD Supports up to four EIDE drives (supports PIO Mode 4 EIDE drives and Ultra DMA/33 Mode drives) PCV-E518DS: 17.28 GByte (bus-mastering EIDE...
  • Page 111 Index add-in card installing removing address map, system audio specifications battery - See lithium battery beep codes BIOS Setup Utility BIOS setup utility advanced screen boot screen exit screen main screen options power screen screens security screen BIOS specifications bottom panel removing replacing card...
  • Page 112 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual DIMM - See memory module diskette drive connector removing display - See monitor display, power management DMA channel assignments drive CD-R/RW specifications IDE connectors installing an additional specifications error messages beep codes PCI configuration expansion slots specifications for expansion slots - See Also slots fan connectors...
  • Page 113 memory specifications memory - See Also system memory memory map memory module connector removing specifications messages error status and error microprocessor - See processor model numbers modem - See Also communications modem card connectors view of monitor - See display monitor connector mouse connector notice to users...
  • Page 114 VAIO Digital Studio Reference Manual configuration jumpers configuring connectors diskette drive connector fan connectors front panel header IDE connectors keyboard connector memory module connector mouse connector power connector Serial connector slot connectors USB connector system I/O address map system memory, installing Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 TV interference...

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