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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide Personal Computer VPCL2 Series...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Use... 4 Finding More about Your VAIO Computer ... 5 Ergonomic Considerations ... 8 Getting Started... 10 Locating Controls and Ports... 11 About the Indicator Lights ... 17 Setting Up Your Computer ... 18 Shutting Down Your Computer Safely ... 20 Using the Power Saving Mode...
  • Page 3 Precautions... 117 Safety Information ... 118 Care and Maintenance Information... 120 Handling Your Computer... 121 Handling the LCD Screen/Touch Screen ... 123 Using the Power Source ... 124 Handling the Built-in Camera ... 125 Handling Discs ... 126 Handling "Memory Stick"... 127 Handling the Built-in Storage Device ...
  • Page 4: Before Use

    External views illustrated in this manual may look slightly different from those of your computer. How to find specifications Some features, options, and supplied items may not be available on your computer. To find out about the configuration of your computer, visit the VAIO Support web site at http://support.vaio.sony.eu/.
  • Page 5: Finding More About Your Vaio Computer

    Before Use > Finding More about Your VAIO Computer Finding More about Your VAIO Computer This section provides support information about your VAIO computer. 1. Printed Documentation ❑ Quick Start Guide — An overview of components connection, set-up information, etc. ❑...
  • Page 6 Before Use > Finding More about Your VAIO Computer 2. On-screen Documentation ❑ VAIO User Guide — General information of your VAIO computer including support and troubleshooting information. To access VAIO User Guide, click Start ❑ Windows Help and Support — A comprehensive resource for practical advice, tutorials, and demonstrations to help you learn to use your computer.
  • Page 7 If you experience any problem with your VAIO computer, launch the VAIO Care, which offers you various options to help you solve most problems. For details, see Using the VAIO Care If you need more assistance, visit the VAIO Support web site at http://support.vaio.sony.eu/. When you contact VAIO Support, you will be asked for the serial number of the computer.
  • Page 8: Ergonomic Considerations

    Before Use > Ergonomic Considerations Ergonomic Considerations Whenever possible, you should attempt to take account of the following ergonomic considerations: ❑ Position of your computer – Place the display directly in front of you. Keep your forearms horizontal, with your wrists in a neutral, comfortable position while using the keyboard or the pointing device.
  • Page 9 Before Use > Ergonomic Considerations ❑ Viewing angle of the computer display – Use the display tilting feature to find the best position. You can reduce eye strain and muscle fatigue by adjusting the tilt of the display to the proper position. Adjust the brightness level of the display as well.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Getting Started > Getting Started This section describes how to get started using your VAIO computer. Before starting your computer for the first time, do not connect any other hardware that did not originally come with your computer. Upon completion, connect one device (for example, a printer, an external hard disk drive, a scanner, and so on) at a time, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Page 11: Locating Controls And Ports

    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports Locating Controls and Ports Take a moment to identify the controls and ports shown on the following pages. The appearance of your computer may be different from those illustrated in this manual due to variations in specifications.
  • Page 12 Due to the mechanical design of the touch screen of your computer, some areas of the screen surface may become warm while you are using the computer for an extended period of time. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. (Guide button) (page 44) SONY logo lamp (page 109)
  • Page 13 Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports Back The area around the air exhaust vent (1) becomes extremely hot while your computer is on. Be sure to wait until the computer cools down before you touch it. Air exhaust vent Foot stand (page 118) LAN port...
  • Page 14 Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports Right Optical disc drive (page 49) Manual eject hole (page 148) Drive eject button (page 49) VOL (+/-) buttons (page 59) MENU button (page 59) V/v (Up/Down) buttons (page 59) INPUT/OK button (page 59) DISPLAY OFF button (page 45)/DISPLAY OFF indicator...
  • Page 15 Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports Left Media Access indicator (page 17) "Memory Stick Duo"/SD memory card combined slot* (page 62), (page 69) USB ports* (page 95) i.LINK 4-pin (S400) port (page 97) Headphones jack (page 86) Microphone jack (page 94) ASSIST button (page 45)
  • Page 16 Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports Bottom Built-in microphone (monaural) Built-in speakers (stereo)/Air intake vents...
  • Page 17: About The Indicator Lights

    Getting Started > About the Indicator Lights About the Indicator Lights Your computer is equipped with the following indicator lights: Indicator Functions Power 1 Illuminates in green while the computer is in Normal mode, blinks slowly in orange while the computer is in Sleep mode, and turns off when the computer is turned off.
  • Page 18: Setting Up Your Computer

    Getting Started > Setting Up Your Computer Setting Up Your Computer Connecting a Power Source You need an AC adapter to connect your computer to an AC power source. ✍ Use only the supplied AC adapter for your computer. To connect the AC adapter Plug one end of the power cord (1) into the AC adapter (2).
  • Page 19 Getting Started > Setting Up Your Computer Route the AC adapter cable through the hole of the foot stand and plug it into the DC IN port (4). The shape of the DC In plug varies depending on the AC adapter. If you unplug the AC adapter from your computer while the computer is on, you will lose all unsaved data.
  • Page 20: Shutting Down Your Computer Safely

    Getting Started > Shutting Down Your Computer Safely Shutting Down Your Computer Safely To avoid losing unsaved data, be sure to shut down your computer properly, as described below. To shut down your computer Turn off any peripherals connected to the computer. Save your data and close all running software applications.
  • Page 21: Using The Power Saving Mode

    Getting Started > Using the Power Saving Mode Using the Power Saving Mode In addition to the normal operating mode, your computer has a distinct power saving mode called Sleep mode. Turn off your computer if you do not intend to use it for an extended period of time. Mode Description Normal mode...
  • Page 22: Using Sleep Mode

    Getting Started > Using the Power Saving Mode Using Sleep Mode To activate Sleep mode Click Start, the arrow next to the Shut down button, and Sleep. ✍ Alternatively, you can press the sleep button on the wireless keyboard to place your computer into Sleep mode. To return to Normal mode ❑...
  • Page 23 Getting Started > Using the Power Saving Mode If the computer is not used for a certain period of time, it will enter Sleep mode. To modify this, you can change the Sleep mode settings. To change the Sleep mode settings Click Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, and Power Options.
  • Page 24: Keeping Your Computer In Optimum Condition

    Getting Started > Keeping Your Computer in Optimum Condition Keeping Your Computer in Optimum Condition Updating Your Computer Be sure to update your VAIO computer with the following software applications for enhancing your computer's efficiency, security, and functionality. The VAIO Update automatically notifies you of new updates available on the Internet, and downloads and installs them on the computer.
  • Page 25 Getting Started > Keeping Your Computer in Optimum Condition Keeping the Antivirus Software Updated You can keep the Internet security software programs current with the latest updates by downloading and installing the updates from the web site of the manufacturer. Your computer must be connected to the Internet to download the updates.
  • Page 26: Using The Vaio Care

    Getting Started > Keeping Your Computer in Optimum Condition Using the VAIO Care With the VAIO Care, you can regularly conduct performance checks and tune-ups on your computer to keep it running at an optimum level. Launch the VAIO Care whenever a problem is found on your computer. The VAIO Care will provide appropriate measures to solve the problem.
  • Page 27: Using Your Vaio Computer

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Your VAIO Computer This section describes how to get the most out of using your VAIO computer. ❑ Using the Keyboard (page 28) ❑ Using the Mouse (page 35) ❑ Using the Touch Screen (page 40) ❑...
  • Page 28: Using The Keyboard

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard Using the Keyboard A wireless keyboard is supplied with your computer. The wireless keyboard uses a standard key arrangement with additional keys that perform specific functions. You cannot use the wireless keyboard in conjunction with the HDMI/VIDEO input function (page 57).
  • Page 29: Using The Wireless Keyboard

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard Using the Wireless Keyboard One alkaline AA battery is supplied with your wireless keyboard. Before attempting to use the wireless keyboard, remove the battery compartment cover (1) from the bottom of the wireless keyboard and install the supplied AA battery (2) into the battery compartment.
  • Page 30 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard ✍ Illustrated above is the English keyboard as an example. The appearance of your wireless keyboard may be different from those illustrated in this manual due to variations in specifications. Function keys Perform certain tasks.
  • Page 31 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard Sleep button Provides a lower level of power consumption. For details on power management, see Using the Power Saving Mode (page 21). Zoom buttons Change the size of an image or a document displayed on some software.
  • Page 32 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard Keyboard feet Flip open to put the wireless keyboard in a more 'ergonomic' position. Battery compartment (page 29) Storage compartment for the AA battery.
  • Page 33 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard To connect the wireless keyboard When the supplied wireless keyboard does not seem to be working, use the supplied wireless mouse and follow these steps to reconnect the keyboard with your computer. You can perform the connection operations using an optional USB keyboard as well.
  • Page 34 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard Wait until the Windows starts, and then click Start and Computer. Double-click Local Disk (C:), WConnectTool, and WConnect. If the User Account Control window appears, click Yes. Wait until the utility window for re-connection appears, and then slide the power switch on the wireless keyboard to the ON position.
  • Page 35: Using The Mouse

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse Using the Mouse A wireless mouse is supplied with your computer. The wireless mouse has no cables to plug in and uses a laser sensor instead of a ball.
  • Page 36: Using The Wireless Mouse

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse Using the Wireless Mouse One alkaline AA battery is supplied with your wireless mouse. Before attempting to use the wireless mouse, remove the battery compartment cover (1) from the bottom of the wireless mouse and install the supplied AA battery (2) into the battery compartment.
  • Page 37 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse Left button Click or double-click the left button to select items. To drag and drop items, hold the left button down while sliding the mouse, then release the button to drop the item. Right button Press the right button once to display a context-sensitive shortcut menu (if any).
  • Page 38 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse To connect the wireless mouse When the supplied wireless mouse does not seem to be working, use the supplied wireless keyboard and follow these steps to reconnect the mouse with your computer. You can perform the connection operations using an optional USB mouse as well.
  • Page 39 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse Adjusting the Mouse Functions Click Start and Control Panel. Click Mouse under Hardware and Sound. The Mouse Properties window appears. Change the settings.
  • Page 40: Using The Touch Screen

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen Using the Touch Screen Embedded infrared optical sensors of your computer's touch screen enable direct interaction with the computer using your finger(s). You can perform various gestures on the touch screen to compensate for mouse operations, such as selecting items and scrolling.
  • Page 41 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen Gesture Description Flick Put a finger on the touch screen and slide it linearly in quick motion. You can assign an individual task to up to eight flicks. There are four default flick assignments: you can flick left to move backward, flick right to move forward, flick up to scroll up, and flick down to scroll down.
  • Page 42 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen To enable or disable the touch screen function Follow these steps to enable or disable the touch screen function. Touch and hold located at the lower right edge of the computer screen for more than two seconds. The touch function settings window appears.
  • Page 43 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen Notes on Using the Touch Screen ❑ To repeat tapping, be sure to lift your finger at least 4 mm off the touch screen after each tap. ❑ When tapping triggers an unintentional operation, make sure that no other parts of your body, including your clothes, are in contact with the touch screen.
  • Page 44 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen The bezel sensor provides you with instant access to various functions, such as skipping to the next chapter, zooming in or out text and photos, and displaying the on-screen keyboard. You can use such functions just by touching black glass sections around the edges of the computer screen.
  • Page 45: Using Special-Function Buttons

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Special-function Buttons Using Special-function Buttons Your computer is equipped with special buttons to help you use specific functions of the computer. Special-function button ASSIST button WEB button DISPLAY OFF button VAIO button Located on the wireless keyboard (page Functions Launches the VAIO Care while the computer is on.
  • Page 46: Using The Quick Web Access Function

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Quick Web Access Function Using the Quick Web Access Function The Quick Web Access function enables you immediately to access the Internet without launching the Windows operating system. Activating the Quick Web Access Function To activate the Quick Web Access function, your computer must be off.
  • Page 47 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Quick Web Access Function Notes on Using the Quick Web Access Function While the Quick Web Access function is activated, you cannot use: ❑ any function key, the Scr Lk key, and the E key in combination with the Fn key for shortcuts. ❑...
  • Page 48: Using The Built-In Camera

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Built-in Camera Using the Built-in Camera Your computer is equipped with a built-in camera. With the appropriate image capture software, you can perform the following operations: ❑ Capture still images and movies ❑ Sense and capture object movements for monitoring purposes ❑...
  • Page 49: Using The Optical Disc Drive

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Using the Optical Disc Drive Your computer is equipped with an optical disc drive. Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer. See the specifications to find out about the configuration of your computer. To insert a disc Turn on the computer.
  • Page 50 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Hold the back of the drive tray with one hand, place a disc in the middle of the drive tray with the label side facing toward you, and gently push it toward the drive tray until the disc clicks into place. Do not exert pressure on the drive tray.
  • Page 51 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Supported Discs Your computer plays and records CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Disc See the reference chart below to find out which type of optical disc drive supports which types of media. CD-ROM CD-R/RW DVD SuperMulti Drive P...
  • Page 52 When you buy pre-recorded or blank discs for use with your VAIO computer, be sure to read the notices on the disc package carefully to check both playback and recording compatibility with your computer's optical disc drives. Sony does NOT guarantee the compatibility of VAIO optical disc drives with discs that are not compliant with the official "CD,"...
  • Page 53 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Notes on Using the Optical Disc Drive Notes on writing data to a disc ❑ Only use circular discs. Do not use discs in any other shape (star, heart, card, etc.), as this may damage the optical disc drive.
  • Page 54 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Notes on region codes Region code indicators are labeled on the discs or packages to indicate in which region and on what type of player you can play the disc. If the region code indicates "all," you can play this disc in most regions of the world. If the region code for your residence area is different from the label, you cannot play the disc on your computer.
  • Page 55 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive If it is your first time to play a DVD video on your computer, follow these steps before inserting the disc: Click Start and Computer. Right-click the optical disc drive icon and select Properties. Click the Hardware tab.
  • Page 56 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive Playing Discs To play a disc Insert a disc into the optical disc drive. Close all running software applications before playing a disc. If nothing appears on the desktop, click Start, All Programs, and your desired software to play the disc. For instructions on how to use the software, see the help file included with the software.
  • Page 57: Using The Hdmi/Video Input Function

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function Your computer is equipped with an HDMI INPUT port and VIDEO INPUT jacks that enable you to connect an external audio/ video device, such as an HDD video recorder and a video game player. With the HDMI/VIDEO input function, you can receive high-definition audio and video signals from the connected device and play the audio/video content on your computer without turning on the computer and starting Windows.
  • Page 58 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function Connecting an External Audio/Video Device To connect an external audio/video device to the HDMI INPUT port or the VIDEO INPUT jacks cable or an audio/video cable with triple RCA plugs. No HDMI cables or audio/video cables with triple RCA plugs are supplied with your computer.
  • Page 59 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Control Buttons The HDMI/VIDEO input control buttons are located on the right of your computer VIDEO input function, including input source selections and On-Screen Display (OSD) menu operations. The following table describes the task(s) assigned to each control button.
  • Page 60 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function Using the OSD Menu The OSD menu is provided for customizing your computer to suit your preference. Press the MENU button on the right of your computer to display the OSD menu and use the V/v buttons to navigate through options until you find your desired one.
  • Page 61 2 Select the desired language. 3 Press the INPUT/OK button. ✍ To change the settings while the computer input is selected, see Changing the default SONY logo lamp activity 109) for the procedure. You can select one of the three Input Sensing modes: AUTO ON, AUTO OFF (Normal), and AUTO OFF (Power Save).
  • Page 62: Using "Memory Stick

    ❑ "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo" Your computer supports only Duo-size "Memory stick", and does not support standard-size "Memory Stick". ✍ The "Memory Stick Duo" slot also works as the SD memory card slot. For the latest information about "Memory Stick", visit http://www.sony.net/memorycard/.
  • Page 63: Inserting And Removing "Memory Stick

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" Inserting and Removing "Memory Stick" To insert "Memory Stick" Locate the "Memory Stick Duo" slot Hold "Memory Stick" with the arrow pointing toward the slot. (page 15).
  • Page 64 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" Carefully slide "Memory Stick" into the slot until it clicks into place. Do not force the media into the slot. ✍ If "Memory Stick" does not go into the slot easily, remove it gently and verify you are inserting it in the proper direction. When you insert "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 65 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" To remove "Memory Stick" Do not remove "Memory Stick" while the Media Access indicator light is lit. If you do, you may lose data. Large volumes of data may take time to load, so make sure the indicator light is unlit before removing "Memory Stick".
  • Page 66: Formatting "Memory Stick

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" Formatting "Memory Stick" To format "Memory Stick" "Memory Stick" is formatted by default and is ready for use. If you want to reformat the media with your computer, follow these steps. Be sure to use the device that is designed to format the media and supports "Memory Stick" when formatting the media. Formatting "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 67 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" Click Start. Follow the on-screen instructions. It may take time to format "Memory Stick" depending on the media type.
  • Page 68 Notes on Using "Memory Stick" ❑ Your computer has been tested and found compatible with Sony branded "Memory Stick" with capacity of up to 32 GB that are available as of September 2010. However, not all "Memory Stick" are guaranteed of compatibility.
  • Page 69: Using Other Modules / Memory Cards

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards Using Other Modules / Memory Cards Using the SD Memory Card Your computer is equipped with an SD memory card slot. You can use this slot to transfer data among digital cameras, camcorders, music players, and other audio/video devices.
  • Page 70 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards To insert an SD memory card Locate the SD memory card slot Hold the SD memory card with the arrow pointing toward the slot. Carefully slide the SD memory card into the slot until it clicks into place. Do not force the card into the slot.
  • Page 71 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards To remove an SD memory card Locate the SD memory card slot Check that the Media Access indicator light is unlit. Push in the SD memory card toward the computer and release. The SD memory card ejects.
  • Page 72 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards Notes on Using Memory Cards General notes on using the memory card ❑ Be sure to use memory cards that are compliant with the standards supported by your computer. ❑...
  • Page 73: Using The Internet

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Internet Using the Internet Before using the Internet, you need to sign up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and set up devices required for connecting your computer to the Internet. The following types of Internet connection services may be available from your ISP: ❑...
  • Page 74: Using The Network (Lan)

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Network (LAN) Using the Network (LAN) You can connect your computer to 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T type networks with a LAN cable. Connect one end of a LAN cable (not supplied) to the LAN port on the back of the computer and the other end to your network. For detailed settings and devices required for LAN access, ask your network administrator.
  • Page 75: Using The Wireless Lan

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN Using the Wireless LAN The Wireless LAN (WLAN) allows your computer to connect to a network through a wireless connection. The WLAN uses the following IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standard, which specifies the type of technology used. See the specifications to find out about the configuration of your computer.
  • Page 76 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN Notes on Using the Wireless LAN Function General notes on using the wireless LAN function ❑ In some countries or regions, using WLAN products may be restricted by the local regulations (e.g. limited number of channels).
  • Page 77 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN Note on the data encryption The WLAN standard includes the encryption methods: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), which is a security protocol, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). Proposed jointly by the IEEE and Wi-Fi Alliance, both WPA2 and WPA are specifications of standards based on interoperable security enhancements that increase the level of data protection and access control for existing Wi-Fi networks.
  • Page 78: Starting Wireless Lan Communications

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN Starting Wireless LAN Communications You first need to establish wireless LAN communications between your computer and an access point (not supplied). See Windows Help and Support for more information. For details on how to select the channel that will be used by the access point, see the manual that came with your access point. To start wireless LAN communications Make sure an access point is set up.
  • Page 79: Stopping Wireless Lan Communications

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN Stopping Wireless LAN Communications To stop wireless LAN communications Click the switch next to Wireless LAN to toggle it to Off in the VAIO Smart Network window. Turning off the wireless LAN function while accessing remote documents, files, or resources may result in data loss.
  • Page 80: Using The Bluetooth Function

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function Using the BLUETOOTH Function You can establish wireless communications between your computer and other BLUETOOTH computer or a mobile phone. You can transfer data between these devices without cables at a range of up to 10 meters in an open area.
  • Page 81: Communicating With Another Bluetooth Device

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function Communicating with Another BLUETOOTH Device You can connect your computer to a BLUETOOTH device such as another computer, a mobile phone, a PDA, a headset, a mouse, or a digital camera without the use of any cables. To communicate with another BLUETOOTH device To communicate with another BLUETOOTH device, you first need to set up the BLUETOOTH function.
  • Page 82: Stopping Bluetooth Communications

    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function Stopping BLUETOOTH Communications To stop BLUETOOTH communications Turn off the BLUETOOTH device that is communicating with your computer. Click the switch next to BLUETOOTH to toggle it to Off in the VAIO Smart Network window.
  • Page 83 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function Notes on Using the BLUETOOTH Function ❑ The data transfer rate varies, depending on the following conditions: ❑ Obstacles, such as walls, located between devices ❑ Distance between devices ❑ Material used in walls ❑...
  • Page 84 Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function ❑ The BLUETOOTH function may not work with other devices, depending on the manufacturer or the software version employed by the manufacturer. ❑ Connecting multiple BLUETOOTH devices to your computer may cause channel congestion, resulting in poor performance of the devices.
  • Page 85: Using Peripheral Devices

    Using Peripheral Devices > Using Peripheral Devices You can add functionality to your VAIO computer by using the various ports on the computer. ❑ Connecting External Speakers or Headphones (page 86) ❑ Connecting an External Display (page 87) ❑ Selecting Display Modes (page 91) ❑...
  • Page 86: Connecting External Speakers Or Headphones

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting External Speakers or Headphones Connecting External Speakers or Headphones You can connect external sound output devices (not supplied), such as speakers or headphones, to your computer. To connect external speakers ✍ Make sure your speakers are designed for computer use. Turn down the volume of the speakers before you turn them on.
  • Page 87: Connecting An External Display

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Display Connecting an External Display Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer.
  • Page 88: To Connect A Computer Display

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Display Connecting a Computer Display You can connect an external display, such as a computer display, to your computer. To connect a computer display Plug the power cord (1) of your external display into an AC outlet. Plug one end of a display cable (2) to an HDMI to DVI-D adapter (3) and the other end to the external display.
  • Page 89: Connecting A Tv With An Hdmi Input Port

    Set up the TV configuration system. If a device driver other than the one provided by Sony is used, the image will not be displayed and the audio will not be heard. Always use the device driver provided by Sony for updates.
  • Page 90 Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Display ✍ See the manual that came with your TV for more information on installation and use. The HDMI cable carries both video and audio signals. To connect a high-quality digital sound output device between your computer and a TV You can connect a high-quality home theater receiver or other surround sound decoder devices between your computer and TV using an HDMI connection.
  • Page 91: Selecting Display Modes

    Using Peripheral Devices > Selecting Display Modes Selecting Display Modes When an external display is connected, you can select either your computer screen or the connected display to use as the primary monitor. ✍ You may not be able to display the same content on your computer screen and the external display at the same time, depending on the type of your external display.
  • Page 92: Using The Multiple Monitors Function

    Using Peripheral Devices > Using the Multiple Monitors Function Using the Multiple Monitors Function The Multiple Monitors function allows you to distribute portions of your desktop across separate displays. For example, if you have an external display connected to your computer, your computer screen and the external display can function as a single desktop.
  • Page 93 Using Peripheral Devices > Using the Multiple Monitors Function To use the Multiple Monitors function ✍ Your external display may not support the Multiple Monitors function. Certain software applications may not be compatible with Multiple Monitors settings. Make sure that your computer does not enter Sleep mode while you are using the Multiple Monitors function, or the computer may not return to Normal mode.
  • Page 94: Connecting An External Microphone

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Microphone Connecting an External Microphone You can connect an external microphone (not supplied) to your computer. To connect an external microphone Plug the microphone cable (1) into the microphone jack (2) m. ✍ Make sure your microphone is designed for computer use.
  • Page 95: Connecting A Usb Device

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting a USB Device Connecting a USB Device You can connect a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device, such as a mouse, a floppy disk drive, a speaker, or a printer, to your computer. To connect a USB device Choose the USB port (1) you prefer to use.
  • Page 96 Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting a USB Device Notes on connecting a USB device ❑ You may need to install the driver software supplied with your USB device before use. See the manual that came with the USB device for more information. ❑...
  • Page 97: Connecting An I.link Device

    ✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connection. The procedure to establish an i.LINK connection may vary, depending on a software application, an operating system, and a compatible i.LINK device. Not all products with an i.LINK connection can communicate with each other.
  • Page 98: Connecting A Digital Video Camcorder

    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an i.LINK Device Connecting a Digital Video Camcorder To connect a digital video camcorder Plug one end of an i.LINK cable (1) (not supplied) into the i.LINK port (2) on the computer and the other end into the DV In/ Out port (3) on the digital video camcorder.
  • Page 99: Customizing Your Vaio Computer

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer This section briefly describes how to change the main settings of your VAIO computer. Among other things, you will learn how to use and customize the look of your Sony software and utilities. ❑ Setting the Password (page 100) ❑...
  • Page 100: Setting The Password

    If you forget the machine password, the password needs to be reset and a fee will be charged. To reset the password, contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO...
  • Page 101 Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password Setting the Power-on Password To add the power-on password (machine password) Turn on the computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and try again. Press the <...
  • Page 102 Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password To add the power-on password (user password) Make sure you set the machine password before setting the user password. Turn on the computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears.
  • Page 103 Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password To change or remove the power-on password (user password) Turn on the computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and try again. Enter the user password and press the Enter key.
  • Page 104 Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password Setting the Windows Password To add the Windows password Click Start and Control Panel. Click User Accounts and Family Safety or User Accounts. Click User Accounts. Click Create a password for your account under Make changes to your user account. In the New password and Confirm new password fields, enter the password for your account.
  • Page 105 Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password To remove the Windows password Click Start and Control Panel. Click User Accounts and Family Safety or User Accounts. Click User Accounts. Click Remove your password. In the Current password field, enter the current password that you want to remove. Click Remove password.
  • Page 106: Using Intel(R) Vt

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Using Intel(R) VT Using Intel(R) VT Intel(R) Virtualization Technology (VT) allows you to use hardware virtualization software for enhancing your computer's performance. Intel VT may not be available depending on the CPU installed on your computer. For information on virtualization and how to use hardware virtualization software, contact the software publisher.
  • Page 107: Using The Vaio Control Center

    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Using the VAIO Control Center Using the VAIO Control Center The VAIO Control Center utility allows you to access system information and to specify preferences for system behavior. To use the VAIO Control Center Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Control Center. Select your desired control item and change the settings.
  • Page 108 Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Using the VAIO Control Center Using S-FORCE Front Surround 3D S-FORCE Front Surround 3D is a virtual surround technology which allows you to enjoy powerful and realistic surround sound using the built-in speakers. Its effect is especially noticeable when you are watching movies. To enable S-FORCE Front Surround 3D Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Control Center.
  • Page 109 Using the VAIO Control Center Changing the default SONY logo lamp activity The SONY logo lamp illuminates when you turn on your computer. You can change this default activity of the lamp to make it stay unlit by following these steps: Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Control Center.
  • Page 110: Upgrading Your Vaio Computer

    ❑ You should not install it yourself, if you are not familiar with upgrading memory on a computer. ❑ You should not touch the connectors or open the memory module compartment cover. For assistance, contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO Computer (page The type of module and the amount of memory installed on your computer may differ depending on the model you purchased.
  • Page 111: Adding And Removing Memory

    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory Adding and Removing Memory If you want to expand the functionality of your computer, you can increase the amount of memory by installing optional memory modules. Before you upgrade your computer's memory, read the notes and procedures in the following pages. Notes on adding/removing memory modules ❑...
  • Page 112 Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory ❑ Do not open the memory module package before you are ready to change the module. The package protects the module from ESD. ❑ Use the special bag supplied with the memory module or wrap the module in aluminum foil to protect it from ESD. ❑...
  • Page 113: Removing And Installing A Memory Module

    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory Removing and Installing a Memory Module To change or add a memory module Shut down the computer, turn off all peripheral devices, and disconnect the AC adapter and the peripheral devices from the power sources.
  • Page 114 Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory Remove the currently installed memory module as follows: ❑ Pull the latches in the direction of the arrows (1). The memory module is released. ❑ Make sure that the memory module tilts up and then pull it out in the direction of the arrow (2). Remove the new memory module from its packaging.
  • Page 115 Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory Slide the memory module into the memory module slot and push it in until it clicks into place. Do not touch any components on the motherboard other than the memory module. If you want to install only one memory module, be sure to use the lower slot.
  • Page 116: Viewing The Amount Of Memory

    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory Viewing the Amount of Memory To view the amount of memory Turn on the computer. Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Control Center. Click System Information and System Information. You can view the amount of system memory in the right pane. If the additional memory does not appear, repeat the installation procedure and restart the computer.
  • Page 117: Precautions

    Precautions > Precautions This section describes safety guidelines and precautions to help you protect your VAIO computer from potential damage. Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer. ❑ Safety Information (page 118) ❑ Care and Maintenance Information (page 120) ❑...
  • Page 118: Safety Information

    Precautions > Safety Information Safety Information Computer ❑ Use your computer on a solid, stable surface. ❑ Do not grasp the foot stand to lift your computer as the stand may break and cause the main unit to fall, resulting in damage to the computer or personal injuries.
  • Page 119 Precautions > Safety Information Battery Cell If the battery liquid is leaking: ❑ Do not touch the battery liquid directly. ❑ Be sure to follow the instructions below. If your eyes, skin, or clothing comes into contact with the battery liquid, wash well with pure water. If you have skin inflammation or a wound results, consult a doctor immediately.
  • Page 120: Care And Maintenance Information

    Precautions > Care and Maintenance Information Care and Maintenance Information Computer ❑ Clean the cabinet with a soft, dry or lightly moistened cloth with a mild detergent solution. Do not use an abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent such as alcohol or benzine, as these may damage the finish of your computer. ❑...
  • Page 121: Handling Your Computer

    If any problems occur, unplug the computer and contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO Computer...
  • Page 122 Precautions > Handling Your Computer ❑ To avoid losing data when your computer is damaged, back up your data regularly. ❑ To lift or move your computer, grasp the main unit on the sides with both hands from behind the computer to avoid any damage to the LCD screen/touch screen.
  • Page 123: Handling The Lcd Screen/Touch Screen

    Precautions > Handling the LCD Screen/Touch Screen Handling the LCD Screen/Touch Screen ❑ Due to the mechanical design of your computer's LCD screen/touch screen, some areas of the screen surface may become warm while you are using the computer for an extended period of time. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
  • Page 124: Using The Power Source

    ❑ You can purchase a power strip with a surge protector. This device helps prevent damage to your computer caused by sudden power surges, in an electrical storm, for example. ❑ Use the AC adapter supplied with your computer or genuine Sony products. Do not use any other AC adapter as it may cause a malfunction.
  • Page 125: Handling The Built-In Camera

    Precautions > Handling the Built-in Camera Handling the Built-in Camera Do not let the direct sunlight get into the lens of the built-in camera regardless of your computer's power state, as it may cause the camera to malfunction.
  • Page 126: Handling Discs

    Precautions > Handling Discs Handling Discs ❑ Fingerprints and dust on the surface of a disc may cause read errors. Be sure to hold the disc by its edges and central hole, as shown below: ❑ Never affix an adhesive label to a disc. This will affect the use of the disc and may result in irreparable damage.
  • Page 127: Handling "Memory Stick

    Precautions > Handling "Memory Stick" Handling "Memory Stick" ❑ Do not touch the "Memory Stick" connector with your finger or metallic objects. ❑ Use only the adhesive label supplied with "Memory Stick". ❑ Do not bend, drop, or expose "Memory Stick". ❑...
  • Page 128: Handling The Built-In Storage Device

    Precautions > Handling the Built-in Storage Device Handling the Built-in Storage Device The built-in storage device (hard disk drive or solid state drive) has a high storage density and reads or writes data in a short time. However, it can be easily damaged if improperly used. If the built-in storage device is damaged, the data cannot be restored.
  • Page 129: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting This section describes how to solve common problems you might encounter when using your VAIO computer. Many problems have simple solutions. If these suggestions fail to solve your problems, use the VAIO Care. To launch the software, see Using the VAIO Care (page 26).
  • Page 130 Troubleshooting > ❑ Touch Screen (page 162) ❑ Keyboard (page 163) ❑ Floppy Disks (page 164) ❑ Audio/Video (page 165) ❑ HDMI/VIDEO Input Function (page 168) ❑ "Memory Stick" (page 169) ❑ Peripherals (page 170)
  • Page 131: Computer Operations

    ❑ Condensation may cause your computer to malfunction. If this occurs, do not use the computer for at least one hour. ❑ Check that you are using the supplied Sony AC adapter. For your safety, use only the genuine Sony AC adapter, which is supplied by Sony for your VAIO computer.
  • Page 132: What Should I Do If The Green Power Indicator Light Turns On But My Screen Remains Blank

    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations What should I do if the green power indicator light turns on but my screen remains blank? ❑ If the orange DISPLAY OFF indicator light is lit, press the DISPLAY OFF button. ❑ Make sure the computer input is selected as the audio/video input source. To change the display input, press the INPUT/ OK button on the computer (page ❑...
  • Page 133: What Should I Do If My Computer Or Software Stops Responding

    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations What should I do if my computer or software stops responding? ❑ If your computer stops responding while a software application is running, press the Alt+F4 keys to close the application window. ❑ If the Alt+F4 keys do not work, click Start and the Shut down button to turn off your computer. ❑...
  • Page 134 Troubleshooting > Computer Operations Why doesn't my computer enter Sleep mode? Your computer may become unstable if the operating mode is changed before the computer completely enters Sleep mode. To restore your computer to normal mode Close all open programs. Click Start, the arrow next to the Shut down button, and Restart.
  • Page 135: To The Computer

    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations Why doesn't my screen turn off after the automatic turn-off time has passed? Some software applications or screen savers are designed to temporarily disable the feature of your operating system that turns off the computer screen or places the computer into Sleep mode after a certain period of inactivity. To solve this problem, exit the running software application(s) or change the current screen saver.
  • Page 136: System Update / Security

    Troubleshooting > System Update / Security System Update / Security How can I find important updates for my computer? You can find and install the latest updates on your computer with the software applications: the Windows Update and the VAIO Update. See Updating Your Computer How do I schedule the installation of Windows updates to my computer? The Microsoft Windows operating system is preinstalled on your computer.
  • Page 137: Recovery / Recovery Media

    Troubleshooting > Recovery / Recovery Media Recovery / Recovery Media How can I create Recovery Media? You can create Recovery Media using the VAIO Care. The media are used to restore your computer system to its factory default settings. To create the media, launch the VAIO Care Create Recovery Media.
  • Page 138 Troubleshooting > Recovery / Recovery Media How do I check the volume of the recovery area? Your built-in storage device contains the recovery area where the data for the system recovery is stored. To check the volume of the recovery area, follow these steps: Click Start, right-click Computer, and select Manage.
  • Page 139: Partition

    Troubleshooting > Partition Partition How can I create a hard disk partition? The Windows feature allows you to create a partition without recovering your computer system. Click Start, Control Panel, System and Security, and Create and format hard disk partitions under Administrative Tools.
  • Page 140: Built-In Camera

    Troubleshooting > Built-in Camera Built-in Camera Why does the viewfinder show no images or poor-quality images? ❑ The built-in camera cannot be shared by more than one software application. Exit the current application before launching another. On models with Media Gallery, you cannot use another camera application that uses the built-in camera while using the gesture function of Media Gallery.
  • Page 141 Troubleshooting > Built-in Camera What should I do if captured images flicker? This problem occurs when you use the camera under fluorescent lights due to a mismatch between the lighting output frequency and the shutter speed. To reduce flicker noise, change the direction of the camera or the brightness of camera images. In some software applications, you can set an appropriate value to one of the camera properties (e.g.
  • Page 142: Networking (Lan/Wireless Lan)

    Troubleshooting > Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) What should I do if my computer cannot connect to a wireless LAN access point? ❑ Connection capability is affected by distance and obstructions. You need to place your computer away from obstructions or move any access point you may be using closer to the computer.
  • Page 143: What Should I Do If I Cannot Access The Internet

    Troubleshooting > Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) What should I do if I cannot access the Internet? ❑ Check the access point settings. See the manual that came with your access point for more information. ❑ Make sure your computer and the access point are connected to one another. ❑...
  • Page 144: How Do I Avoid Data Transfer Interruptions

    ❑ Wireless LAN communication uses divided frequency bands known as channels. Third-party wireless LAN access point channels may be preset to different channels from Sony devices. ❑ If you are using a wireless LAN access point, see connectivity information contained in the manual that came with your access point.
  • Page 145: Bluetooth Technology

    Troubleshooting > BLUETOOTH Technology BLUETOOTH Technology What should I do if other BLUETOOTH devices cannot find my computer? ❑ Make sure both devices have the BLUETOOTH function enabled. ❑ Make sure the WIRELESS indicator light is lit on your computer. ❑...
  • Page 146: Why Is My Bluetooth Connection Slow

    Troubleshooting > BLUETOOTH Technology What should I do if other BLUETOOTH devices cannot connect to my computer? ❑ Check the suggestions in What should I do if I cannot find the BLUETOOTH device I want to communicate with? (page 145). ❑...
  • Page 147 Troubleshooting > BLUETOOTH Technology Why can't I use the services supported by the connected BLUETOOTH device? Connection is only possible for services also supported by the computer with the BLUETOOTH function. See Windows Help and Support for more information. Why can't I use the BLUETOOTH function when I log onto my computer as a user with a standard user account? The BLUETOOTH function may not be available to a user with a standard user account on your computer.
  • Page 148: Optical Discs

    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs Optical Discs Why does my computer freeze when I try to read a disc? The disc that your computer is trying to read may be dirty or damaged. Follow these steps: Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys and click the arrow next to the Shut down button and Restart to restart the computer. Turning off your computer with the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys may cause loss of unsaved data.
  • Page 149 Troubleshooting > Optical Discs What should I do if I cannot play a disc properly on my computer? ❑ Make sure the disc is inserted into the optical disc drive with the label side facing toward you. ❑ Make sure the necessary program(s) is installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. ❑...
  • Page 150 Troubleshooting > Optical Discs ❑ Make sure the correct driver software is installed. Follow these steps: Click Start and Control Panel. Click System and Security. Click System. Click Device Manager in the left pane. The Device Manager window appears with a listing of your computer's hardware devices. If an "X"...
  • Page 151 Troubleshooting > Optical Discs What should I do if I cannot play Blu-ray Disc media or my computer becomes unstable during Blu-ray Disc playback? ❑ Check if your optical disc drive supports the Blu-ray Disc media. ❑ To play copyright protected Blu-ray Disc media continually, you need to update the AACS key. If a message prompts you to update the AACS key, follow the message.
  • Page 152 Troubleshooting > Optical Discs Why can't I write data to Blu-ray Disc media? ❑ Check if your optical disc drive supports the Blu-ray Disc writing function. ❑ BD-R Disc media are not rewritable. You cannot add or erase data to or from the BD-R Disc media. What should I do if my external optical disc drive does not work properly? Make sure that your external optical disc drive is connected to an AC power source and the USB port on your computer.
  • Page 153: Display

    Troubleshooting > Display Display Why did my screen go blank? ❑ Your computer screen may go blank if the computer enters Sleep mode. If the computer is in Sleep mode, press any key to bring the computer back into Normal mode. See Using the Power Saving Mode ❑...
  • Page 154: Why Doesn't My Screen Display A Video

    Troubleshooting > Display What should I do if some items do not fit on the computer screen? Check that the text size is set to 100%. If not, some items, for example a software menu, may not be displayed correctly, depending on the software you are using.
  • Page 155: What Should I Do If The External Display Remains Blank

    Troubleshooting > Display What should I do if my screen is dark? Make sure the computer input is selected as the audio/video input source and press the Fn+F6 keys on the wireless keyboard to brighten your computer screen. To change the input source, press the INPUT/OK button on the computer What should I do if the external display remains blank? Change the display output to your computer screen.
  • Page 156: Printing

    Troubleshooting > Printing Printing What should I do if I cannot print a document? ❑ Make sure your printer is on, and the printer cable is securely connected to the ports on the printer and your computer. ❑ Make sure your printer is compatible with the Windows operating system installed on your computer. ❑...
  • Page 157: Microphone

    Troubleshooting > Microphone Microphone What should I do if my microphone does not work? ❑ If you are using an external microphone, make sure the microphone is turned on and is properly plugged into the microphone jack on your computer. ❑...
  • Page 158: Mouse

    Troubleshooting > Mouse Mouse What should I do if my computer does not recognize my mouse? ❑ Make sure the power switch on the bottom of the wireless mouse is in the ON position. ❑ Make sure another mouse is not connected. ❑...
  • Page 159 Troubleshooting > Mouse What should I do if the pointer does not move when I use my mouse? ❑ Make sure another mouse is not connected. ❑ If the pointer does not move while a software application is running, press the Alt+F4 keys to close the application window. ❑...
  • Page 160: Speakers

    Troubleshooting > Speakers Speakers What should I do if I do not hear sound from the built-in speakers? ❑ If you are using a program that has its own volume control, make sure the volume control is properly set. See the program's help file for more information.
  • Page 161 Troubleshooting > Speakers What should I do if my external speakers do not work? ❑ Check the suggestions in What should I do if I do not hear sound from the built-in speakers? ❑ If you are using a program that has its own volume control, make sure the volume control is properly set. See the program's help file for more information.
  • Page 162: Touch Screen

    Troubleshooting > Touch Screen Touch Screen What should I do if the touch screen does not work? ❑ The HDMI input or the video input may be selected as the audio/video input source. Press the INPUT/OK button on the computer (page 59).
  • Page 163: Keyboard

    Troubleshooting > Keyboard Keyboard What should I do if the keyboard configuration is wrong? The language layout of your wireless keyboard is labeled on the packaging box. If you choose a different regional keyboard when you complete the Windows setup, the key configuration will be mismatched. To change the keyboard configuration, follow these steps: Click Start and Control Panel.
  • Page 164: Floppy Disks

    Troubleshooting > Floppy Disks Floppy Disks Why doesn't the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon appear on the taskbar when the drive is connected? Your computer does not recognize the floppy disk drive. First, make sure the USB cable is properly connected to the USB port.
  • Page 165: Audio/Video

    Troubleshooting > Audio/Video Audio/Video What should I do if I cannot use my digital video camcorder? If a message appears stating that the i.LINK device is disconnected or turned off, the i.LINK cable may not be securely plugged into the port on your computer or camcorder. Unplug the cable, and plug it in once again. See Connecting an i.LINK Device (page 97) for more information.
  • Page 166 Troubleshooting > Audio/Video What should I do if I do not hear the sound from the sound output device connected to the HDMI output port, optical output port, or headphones jack? ❑ You need to change the sound output device if you want to hear sound from the device connected to a port, such as the HDMI output port, optical output port, or headphones jack.
  • Page 167 Troubleshooting > Audio/Video How do I turn off sound along with the LCD backlight using the DISPLAY OFF button? You can use one of the BIOS functions to change the DISPLAY OFF button settings. Follow these steps: Turn on your computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears.
  • Page 168: Hdmi/Video Input Function

    Troubleshooting > HDMI/VIDEO Input Function HDMI/VIDEO Input Function What should I do if I cannot change the volume or LCD brightness with the wireless keyboard? You cannot change the volume or the brightness with the wireless keyboard while using the HDMI/VIDEO input function. Use the OSD menu for brightness control.
  • Page 169: Memory Stick

    Troubleshooting > "Memory Stick" "Memory Stick" What should I do if I cannot use "Memory Stick" that was formatted on a VAIO computer on other devices? You may need to reformat your "Memory Stick". Formatting "Memory Stick" erases all data, including music data previously saved on it. Before you reformat "Memory Stick", back up important data and confirm that "Memory Stick"...
  • Page 170: Peripherals

    Troubleshooting > Peripherals Peripherals What should I do if I cannot connect a USB device? ❑ If applicable, check the USB device is turned on and using its own power supply. For example, if you are using a digital camera, check if the battery is charged. If you are using a printer, check if the power cable is connected properly to an AC outlet.
  • Page 171: Trademarks

    Walkman is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. i.LINK is a name to denote IEEE 1394. i.LINK and i.LINK logo " " are the trademarks of Sony Corporation. Intel, Pentium, Intel SpeedStep, and Atom are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
  • Page 172 SDHC Logo is a trademark. SDXC Logo is a trademark. The ExpressCard word mark and logos are owned by the PCMCIA and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 173 Trademarks > All other names of systems, products, and services are trademarks of their respective owners. In the manual, the ™ or ® marks are not specified. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Not all the software listed above may be delivered with your model.
  • Page 174: Notice

    In the manual, the ™ or ® marks are not specified. Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any modification to this manual or the information contained herein at any time without notice. The software described herein is governed by the terms of a separate user license agreement.
  • Page 175 © 2011 Sony Corporation...

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