Sony VGP-BMS20 - Bluetooth Laser Mouse Operating Instructions

Sony VGP-BMS20 - Bluetooth Laser Mouse Operating Instructions

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Sony VGP-BMS20 - Bluetooth Laser Mouse Operating Instructions

Safety Instructions


To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.


Do not look directly into the lens. The laser light may cause eye injury.

To prevent battery fluid leaks and damage, observe the following precautions:

  • Insert the batteries with the correct +/– orientation.
  • Do not charge dry cell batteries.
  • Do not mix old and new batteries, or batteries of a different type.
  • If the mouse has not been used for a long time, remove the batteries.
  • If a battery fluid leak occurs, carefully wipe the battery compartment, and insert new batteries.
  • To prevent accidental operation, be careful not to press any buttons when replacing the batteries.

If any solid object or liquid falls onto the mouse, set the power to off and have it checked by qualified personnel before continuing its use.

Do not place the mouse in a location where it is:

  • On an unstable surface
  • In very humid areas or where there is no ventilation
  • Subject to excessive dust
  • Subject to direct sunlight or extreme heat
  • Extremely cold

If the mouse is brought directly from a cold to a warm location or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the inside of the mouse. If this occurs, the mouse may not work properly.

In this case, wait about 30 minutes for the moisture to evaporate. If the mouse does not work properly after one hour, consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Before Use

This product is a laser mouse equipped with Bluetooth technology.

It can be used with IBM PC/AT compatible computers pre-installed with the Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (SP2 and after) operating system and integrated built-in Bluetooth functionality (as of October 2009).

Depending on the personal computer or version of software you are using, the mouse may not operate by function correctly.

Consult your nearest Sony dealer about proper operating environments and information about Sony VAIO and Bluetooth compatibility.

Notes

  • Operation cannot be guaranteed for all computers meeting the above system requirements.
  • Operation is not guaranteed for home-built computers, whitebox PCs, and computers with an upgraded OS or multiboot system environment.

Part names

Part Names

Inserting Batteries into the Mouse

  1. Set the power switch located on the bottom of the mouse to OFF.
  2. Open the battery compartment cover and insert the two supplied LR6 (size AA) batteries with the correct + – orientation.
    Inserting Batteries
  3. Close the battery compartment cover.
    Hint
    Under normal operating conditions, a set of alkaline batteries lasts about three months*. When cursor movement becomes sluggish and the communication distance between the mouse and your personal computer decreases, check the low battery lamp on the mouse.
    When not using the mouse, set the power switch to OFF. This will make the batteries last longer.
    * This estimate is based on five hours of use per day, five days per week. These could be different depending on the usage environment.

Replacing the batteries

The low battery lamp flashing red indicates that the battery life is running low. Replace the batteries when this occurs.

Enabling Communication between the Mouse and Your Personal Computer

Use the Bluetooth software installed on your personal computer to enable communication between the mouse and your personal computer.

Note
Activate the Bluetooth software on your personal computer. Operation of the Bluetooth software may vary depending on your personal computer.
For details, refer to the manuals provided with your personal computer.

The setup instructions are based on your operating system.

If your computer is pre-installed with Windows 7, go directly to the instructions in Case A.

If your computer is pre-installed with Windows XP, go directly to the instructions in Case D.

If your computer is pre-installed with Windows Vista, follow these steps (In certain situations, you may be directed to the instructions in Case B, Case C or Case D):

  1. Click (Start), then "Control Panel."
  2. Click the "Hardware and Sound" icon.
  3. If the "Bluetooth Devices" icon is in the "Hardware and Sound" window:
    Go to step 4.
    If the "Bluetooth Devices" icon is not visible in the "Hardware and Sound" window:
    Close the "Control Panel" and go to Case D.
  4. Click the "Bluetooth Devices" icon, and verify the contents of the window displayed.
    Note
    If you switch to Classic View, double-click the "Bluetooth Devices" icon.
  5. Review the Bluetooth Devices windows shown here.
    If you see window 1, go to the instructions in Case B. If you see window 2, go to the instructions in Case C.
    Window 1
    Enabling Communication with Your PC- Window 1

    Window 2
    Enabling Communication with Your PC - Window 2

Case A

  1. Click (Start), then click "Devices and Printers."
  2. Set the power switch located on the bottom of the mouse to ON.
  3. Press the CONNECT button on the bottom of the mouse.
  4. Click "Add a device" in the "Devices and Printers" window.
  5. In the device list, select "VGP-BMS20," and click "Next."
    Hint
    If the "Select a pairing option" window is displayed, select "Pair without using a code," and click "Next."
  6. Click "Close" in the "Add a device" window.
  7. Move the mouse. If the pointer displayed on your screen moves appropriately, the connection is complete.

Case B

  1. Set the power switch located on the bottom of the mouse to ON.
  2. Press the CONNECT button on the bottom of the mouse.
    The low battery lamp flashes green.
  3. On the "Bluetooth Devices" window, click the "Add Wireless Device" icon.
  4. In the device list, select "VGP-BMS20," and click "Next."
    Hint
    If the "Select a pairing option" window is displayed, select "Pair without using a code," and click "Next."
  5. On the "Pair with a Wireless Device" window, click "close."
  6. Close the "Bluetooth Devices" window.
  7. Move the mouse. If the pointer displayed on your screen moves appropriately, the connection is complete.

Case C

  1. Set the power switch located on the bottom of the mouse to ON.
  2. On the "Bluetooth Devices" window, select the "Devices" tab and click "Add."
    The "Add Bluetooth Device Wizard" appears.
  3. Press the CONNECT button on the bottom of the mouse.
    The low battery lamp flashes green.
  4. Select the "My device is set up and ready to be found" check box and click "Next."
  5. In the device list, select "VGP-BMS20", and click "Next."
  6. Select "Don't use a passkey" and click "Next."
  7. Click "Finish."
  8. Click "OK."
  9. Move the mouse. If the pointer displayed on your screen moves appropriately, the connection is complete.

Case D

  1. Set the power switch located on the bottom of the mouse to ON.
  2. Double-click the icon in the notification area in the bottom right corner of your personal computer's desktop.
    The "Bluetooth Settings" screen appears.
  3. Click "New Connection."
    The "Add New Connection" wizard screen appears.
  4. Press the CONNECT button on the bottom of the mouse.
    The low battery lamp flashes green.
  5. Select "Express Mode", and click "Next."
    The search for Bluetooth devices begins.
  6. In the device list, select "VGP-BMS20", and click "Next."
  7. If the "Add New Connection" wizard disappears, connection is complete. Go to step 10.
  8. If the prompt to connect the HID (Human Interface Device) device appears, click "OK."
  9. Verify the contents of the window displayed, and click "Next."
  10. Move the mouse. If the pointer displayed on your screen moves appropriately, the connection is complete.

Disconnecting

Set the power switch of the mouse to OFF.

Reconnection

Set the power switch of the mouse to ON, then reconnect.

Note
It may take time to reconnect after turning off the mouse.

Using the Mouse

When you move the mouse, the pointer displayed on your screen moves in the same direction.

Notes

  • Due to the characteristics of the laser sensor, the mouse may not work properly on transparent surfaces or on a mouse pad that has a clear surface. Avoid using on such materials, or use a commercially available mouse pad that is compatible with a laser sensor mouse.
  • Although the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) fluorocarbon polymer in the sole is a low-friction, non-stick material, the level of friction may vary depending on the material of the desktop and mouse pad.

Hint
If necessary, you can adjust the mouse pointer speed under "Mouse Properties."

To display "Mouse Properties" with the Windows 7 operating system, click "Hardware and sound," and then "Mouse" in the "Control Panel."

To display "Mouse Properties" with Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems, click "Mouse" in the "Control Panel." (If you use Windows XP operating system, switch to Classic View.)

Precautions

Bluetooth communications

  • The 2.4 GHz band used by Bluetooth and wireless LAN devices is also used by various other devices. Bluetooth devices incorporate technology that minimizes interference from other devices using the same wavelength. However, communication speed and achievable distances may be reduced. Interference from other devices can also stop communications altogether.
  • The data transfer rate will vary depending on distance and obstacles between devices, device configuration, radio interference, operating system, software application, and so on. In some cases, communication may be interrupted.
  • Communication range will vary according to whether walls or other obstacles are located between devices, the material used in walls, the presence of radio frequency interference and other environmental conditions, and the type of software being used.
  • If wireless LAN and Bluetooth functionality are used at the same time on the same personal computer, communication speed may be reduced due to electromagnetic interference, and other unwanted effects may occur.

Maintenance

When you clean the mouse, make sure to remove the batteries.

Clean the mouse with a soft, dry cloth or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent such as alcohol or benzine.

Specifications

Buttons / Wheel: 2 buttons / 1 wheel

Position tracking method: Laser sensor

Sensor resolution: 300 dot/cm (800 dpi)

Communication method: Bluetooth Standard Ver. 2.0

Communication distance: 10 m (32 ft.) max. line of sight *

Frequency band: 2.4 GHz

Power requirements: 3 V DC (two LR6 [size AA] alkaline batteries)

Dimensions: Approx. 56.4 ×34.1 ×122 mm (2.3 ×1.4 ×4.9 in.) (w × h ×d)

Mass: Approx. 110 g (3.9 oz) (including batteries)

Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) (temperature gradient less than 10°C (18°F)/ hour)

Operating humidity 20% to 80% (not condensed), provided that humidity is less than 65% at 35°C (95°F) (hygrometer reading of less than 29°C (84°F))

Storage temperature: –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) (temperature gradient less than 10°C (18°F)/ hour)

Storage humidity: 10% to 90% (not condensed), provided that humidity is less than 20% at 60°C (140°F) (hygrometer reading of less than 35°C (95°F)

Accessories: LR6 (size AA) Alkaline batteries (2), Operating Instructions (this document) (1), Warranty Card (1)

* The communication range varies, due to walls or other obstacles between devices, the materials used in the walls, environmental conditions such as radio frequency interference, and the software program used.

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Troubleshooting

If you are not able to locate a solution in this section, contact a Sony authorized dealer.

The pointer/cursor does not move when I move the mouse.

  • Your computer's operating system may not be compatible with this equipment.
    • Use a supported operating system.
  • The mouse is not turned on.
    • If the mouse is turned off, the mouse and your personal computer are not communicating. Set the power switch to ON.
    • There are no batteries in the mouse, or the batteries are exhausted. Insert new batteries. For more information, see "Inserting batteries into the mouse."
  • The mouse and the personal computer are not communicating.
    • For more information, see "Cannot connect to the personal computer."
  • The mouse is being used on an unsuitable surface.
    • Due to the characteristics of the laser sensor, the mouse may not work properly on transparent surfaces. Avoid using on such surfaces, or use a commercially available mouse pad that is compatible with a laser sensor mouse.
  • The CONNECT button is pressed while operating the mouse.
    • If the CONNECT button is pressed while operating the mouse, the mouse goes into a standby mode for about 1 minute and cannot be operated during this time. If you press the CONNECT button, reset the power switch once to ON before starting to work with the mouse.
  • The mouse may have difficulty communicating in an environment with 2.4 GHz wireless LAN or other Bluetooth communication.
    • It is best to use the mouse in a location with low interference from wireless devices.
    • Processing performed by Windows or other software may temporarily disable the mouse. Wait a few moments for the processing to finish before using the mouse.
    • You may find some useful solutions in your personal computer's operating instructions. Refer to the manuals provided with your personal computer.

Cannot connect to the personal computer.

  • The mouse is not turned on.
    • If the mouse is turned off, the mouse and your personal computer are not communicating. Set the power switch to ON.
    • There are no batteries in the mouse, or the batteries are exhausted. Insert new batteries. For more information, see "Inserting batteries into the mouse."
  • Communication status between the mouse and your personal computer may not have been properly established.
    Make sure your personal computer is set as below.
    • The WIRELESS switch is set to ON.
    • Bluetooth function is in operation.
      For details on how to set the WIRELESS switch or Bluetooth function, refer to the manuals provided or included with your personal computer.
  • Set the power switch to OFF once, after a few seconds, set it to ON to connect to the personal computer. For details on connecting, see "Enabling communication between the mouse and your personal computer."
  • If the mouse and the personal computer are too far apart, transmission may be affected. The maximum communication distance between the mouse and the personal computer is about 10 m (32 ft.). If used on a metal table or if obstacles are between the mouse and the personal computer, the usable distance may be less. Connect the mouse and the personal computer as close as practically possible.
  • Depending on usage environment, communication distance may decrease, and improper operation may result. In such a case, keep other electronic equipment away from the host field.

The scrolling features do not work.

  • Your computer's operating system may not be compatible with this equipment.
    • Use a supported operating system.
  • The program you are using is not compatible with the scrolling features.

When I am using the mouse, the display goes dark or the personal computer enters power saving mode.

  • The computer's power saving mode is ignoring mouse activity.
    • Change the power management settings for the personal computer to prevent it from entering power saving mode. For details, refer to the manuals provided with your personal computer.
    • Touch the touchpad or press any key on the keyboard to exit power saving mode.

The mouse pointer does not move smoothly across the screen.

  • The mouse may not work properly on transparent surfaces due to the characteristics of the mouse's laser sensor.
    • Avoid using on such materials, or use a commercially-available mouse pad that is compatible with a laser sensor mouse.
  • Your mouse may be experiencing interference from other Bluetooth devices that are connected to your computer.
    • Disconnect them all once, wait a few seconds, then connect them again.

Exiting power saving mode with the mouse is not possible.

  • Press any key on the keyboard.

The mouse does not move smoothly after returning from the power saving mode.

  • Deactivate the Bluetooth connection, wait a few seconds, and then reestablish connection.

I am asked to enter a key when connecting to my personal computer.

  • Enter "0000" as the key.

The laser does not light up when I set the power switch to ON.

  • The laser light from the lens is invisible. This is not a malfunction.

Trademarks and notice

VAIO is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.

The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license.

Other trademarks and Trade names are those of their respective owners.

In this manual, Microsoft® Windows®XP Home Edition and Microsoft® Windows®XP Professional are referred to as Windows XP.

In this manual, Microsoft® Windows Vista®Home Basic, Microsoft® Windows Vista®Home Premium, Microsoft® Windows Vista®Business and Microsoft® Windows Vista® Ultimate are referred to as Windows Vista.

In this manual, Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate, Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional, Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium, Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Basic or Microsoft® Windows® 7 Starter are referred to as Windows 7.

All other names of systems, products, and services are trademarks of their respective owners. In this manual, the ™ or ® marks are not specified.

For questions regarding your product or for the Sony Service Center nearest you, call 1-888-476-6972 in the United States or 1-800-961-7669 in Canada.

http://sony.net

© 2008 Sony Corporation / Printed in Japan

Documents / Resources

References

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