SONY VAIO VGP-WMS10 - Wireless Laser Mouse Manual

SONY VAIO VGP-WMS10 - Wireless Laser Mouse Manual

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SONY VAIO VGP-WMS10 - Wireless Laser Mouse Manual

Owner's Record

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.

The serial number is located inside the cover of the mouse. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to this number whenever you call your Sony dealer regarding this product.

Model No. VGP-WMS10
Serial No. _

Safety information

  • Do not look directly into the lens. The laser light may cause eye injury.
  • In the following circumstances, set the power to off and have it checked by qualified personnel before continuing its use.
    • Water or a foreign object has entered the mouse.
    • Smoke is coming out of the mouse.
    • There is an unusual noise or smell.
    • The mouse is dropped or the exterior of the mouse has broken.
  • Do not place the mouse in a location subject to:
    • On an unstable surface
    • In very humid areas or where there is no ventilation
    • Excessive dust
    • Direct sunlight or extreme heat
    • Mechanical vibration or shock
    • Greasy fumes
  • 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.
  • Keep away the wireless receiver and battery from children.

Precautions on using the dry batteries

  • Danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
    Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • If the battery liquid is leaking:
    • Do not touch the battery liquid directly. 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.
    • Wipe the battery compartment carefully, and insert new batteries.
  • Dispose of used batteries promptly and properly. In some areas, the disposal of batteries in household or business waste may be prohibited. Please use the appropriate public collection system.
  • Batteries may explode or leak if recharged, or disposed of in fire.
  • Do not disassemble, heat above 60 ˚C (140°F) or incinerate.
  • Be sure to use batteries specified in "Power requirements" of "Specifications."
  • Insert the batteries with the correct +/– orientation.
  • When the batteries have run out, or when you intend to not use the mouse over a prolonged period, remove the batteries.
  • Do not short-circuit the metal terminals of the battery or wet them with any liquid, for example, water, coffee, or juice.

For the wireless mouse

This wireless mouse is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT and complies with the Laser Products Safety Standard IEC/EN60825-1(2007).

Repair and maintenance of this wireless mouse should be made only by Sony authorized technicians. Improper repairs and use can create safety hazards.

Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. You can find the following sticker on the bottom of the wireless mouse.

Conditions of use

  • Do not use this device on hospital premises. Doing so may cause medical devices to malfunction.
  • Do not use this device on an aircraft, as doing so may cause the aircraft's equipment to malfunction.
  • If using this device near a pacemaker, make sure it is at least 20 cm (8 inches) away from the pacemaker.
  • Sony is not responsible for any interference that you may experience or that may be caused when operating this device.
  • Check for and respect airline restrictions on use of wireless capabilities. If use of the wireless function is prohibited on the airline, set the power switch on this device to OFF before boarding.

For customers in Canada

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

This radio apparatus complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. this device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

This equipment is intended for use only with UL Listed I.T.E. computer.

This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that it is deemed to comply without testing of specific absorption rate (SAR).

Before Use

The Wireless Mouse is designed for use with personal computers with USB ports and pre-installed with the Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (SP2 and after) operating system (as of April 2012).

When not in use, the receiver can be stored directly in the storage to make it easier to carry around.


  • Operation is not guaranteed for all computers meeting the above system requirements.
  • Operation is not guaranteed for home-built computers, white box PCs, and computers with OS upgrades and multi-boot systems.

Names of Parts

Names of Parts


Inserting the battery into the mouse

  1. Set the power switch located on the bottom of the mouse to OFF.
  2. Remove the cover.
    Use your finger in the notch on the status light to pry the cover off.
  3. Insert an battery with the correct + – orientation.
  4. Re-attach the cover.
    Inserting the battery into the mouse - Re-attach the cover

If the cover is loose
Press the cover until it clicks into place.
Inserting the battery into the mouse - If the cover is loose

Connecting the mouse with the receiver

Use the mouse in combination with the supplied receiver. The mouse cannot be connected to any other kind of receivers.

  1. Insert the receiver into the computer's USB port.
    When connecting to the USB port, connect to the USB port with "" mark.
  2. Set the power switch of the mouse to ON.
    The status light lights up green (for approx. 5 seconds).
  3. Move the mouse. If the pointer displayed on your screen moves appropriately, the connection is complete.

To stop using the mouse
Disconnect the receiver from the USB port of the computer.
You can disconnect and connect the receiver without turning the computer off.

When you carry the personal computer, disconnect the receiver from the personal computer.

To store the receiver in the mouse

The receiver can be stored in the cover of the mouse.

Replacing the battery

The status light flashing orange indicates that the battery life is running low. Replace the battery when this occurs.

Notes on use

  • 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.
  • The mouse can normally be operated within about a 10 m (32 ft.) radius around the receiver. Depending on the usage environment, sometimes the usable distance may be notably shorter, preventing normal operation. In such a case, take the following measures:
    • Use the mouse as far away from other wireless devices as possible.
    • Use the mouse closer to the receiver.
  • The mouse contains magnets. Do not place magnetic recording media (magnetic stripe cards, credit cards, etc.) or recording devices (hard drives, etc.) near the mouse. Otherwise it may cause a malfunction.


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.)

Cleaning the outside of the mouse

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

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


Wireless mouse
Buttons / Wheel 2 buttons / 1 wheel
Position tracking method Laser sensor
Sensor resolution 450 dot/cm (1200 dpi)
Power requirements LR6 (size AA) battery
Battery life Approx. 4 months (alkaline battery) *
Dimensions Approx. 54.0 × 29.9 × 94.3 mm
(2.2 × 1.2 × 3.8 in) (w × h × d)
Mass Approx. 80 g (2.9 oz) (including battery)
Wireless receiver Interface USB
Dimensions Approx. 14.2 × 6.7 × 18.8 mm
(0.6 × 0.3 × 0.8 in) (w × h × d)
Mass Approx. 2 g (0.1 oz)
Communication method Digital wireless transmission **
Frequency band 2.4 GHz
Communication distance 10 m (32 ft.) max. line of sight ***
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)
Supplied accessories Wireless receiver (VGP-WRC8)
LR6 (size AA) Alkaline battery
Operating Instructions (this document)

* This estimate is based on five hours of use per day, five days per week. These could be different depending on the usage environment.

** This unit does not support communication with wireless LAN and BLUETOOTH®.

*** 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.


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

Nothing happens when I press a mouse button.
→The receiver is not connected properly to the USB port.
Close all programs, and then reconnect the receiver to your computer.

→ The operating system is not compatible.
Use a supported operating system.

→The USB port is not available.
Check the "System Properties" of your personal computer.

→The mouse battery is drained.
If the status lamp does not light when the mouse is turned on, replace the battery. For details, see "Preparations".

→The mouse and receiver are not communicating.

  • Perform steps of "Connecting the mouse with the receiver" to ensure that proper communication is possible.
  • In some operating environments, the usable distance may be notably shorter, preventing normal operation. In such a case, use the mouse farther away from other electronic devices such as other computers and displays.
  • If the mouse is too far from the receiver, communication is not possible. Bring the mouse and receiver closer together.

→The mouse may have difficulty communicating in a 2.4 GHz wireless LAN environment.
It is best to use the mouse in a location with low interference from wireless devices.

The scrolling features do not work.
→The operating system is not compatible.
Use a supported operating system.

→The program you are using is not compatible with the scrolling features.

  • The scrolling features only work with programs that use a scroll function.
  • Some programs do not support the scrolling features.

→After the receiver was installed, the computer was returned to normal mode from power-saving mode.
Disconnect the receiver from the USB port, wait a few seconds, and then reconnect it.

The pointer does not move when I move the mouse.
→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 computer's operating instructions.
Refer to the manuals provided with your computer.

→Also see "Nothing happens when I press a mouse button."

The mouse pointer does not move smoothly across the screen.
→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. A commercially-available mouse pad that is compatible with a laser sensor mouse is recommended.

→Due to the characteristics of its laser sensor, if dust attaches to the bottom of the mouse, the mouse may not work properly. In this case, remove the dust with a dry cotton swab. Wipe gently to avoid scratching the lens, which could cause a malfunction.

I cannot make the computer exit power-saving mode with the mouse, or it takes a long time.
→Press any key or the power button on the keyboard.

When I start the computer an error message appears, saying that the mouse is not connected.
→Select the check box that offers not to display this message again, and then click "OK".

The mouse does not move smoothly after returning the computer from the power-saving mode.
→Disconnect the receiver from the USB port, wait a few seconds, and then reconnect it.

After connecting the receiver, it takes a while before the mouse can be used.
→If the receiver is connected while the computer is processing commands from Windows, other software, or another USB device, it may take a while for the computer to detect the receiver.

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. 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.

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