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Environmental Protection Agency. Owner’s Record The model number and serial number are located on either the front or back panel of your Sony VAIO® computer. Record the model and serial number in the space provided here, and keep in a secure location.
❑ The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. To change the backup battery, please contact your nearest Sony Service Center. Caution: The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. As the laser...
N0. 26 AWG ou plus gros. 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. Sony Customer Support can be reached at...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: PCV-7753 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 680 Kinderkamack Rd Oradell, NJ 07649 Telephone: 201-930-6972 This phone number is for FCC-related matters only. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Disposal of Lithium Battery You can return your unwanted lithium batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory Service Center. ✍ In some areas the disposal of lithium batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited...
Industry Canada Notice NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements document(s). The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Contents NOTICE ... ii Owner’s Record... iii Safety Information and Caution ... iv Regulatory Information... vi FCC Part 68 ... vii Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (United States) ... vii Telephone Consumer Guidelines (Canada)... vii Disposal of Lithium Battery ... viii Industry Canada Notice...ix Avis de l’Industrie Canada...ix Chapter 1 —...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Chapter 3 — Upgrading and Maintaining Components . 23 Removing the Side Panel ...24 Replacing the Side Panel ...25 Removing a PCI Add-in Card ...26 Installing a PCI Add-In Card ...28 Replacing the Lithium Battery ...30 Removing a Memory Module ...33 Installing Memory Modules ...35 Removing a Slot Cover...38...
Chapter 7 — Specifications... 69 Processor ...69 Chipset ...69 PCI Bus ...69 Memory Modules ...70 Memory Configurations ...70 L2 Cache ...70 Graphics ...70 Audio ...71 Communications ...71 I/O and Expansion Slots ...72 Floppy Disk Drive and Controller ...72 Hard Drives and Controller ...72 Optical Drives ...73 System BIOS ...73 Index ...
Chapter 1 Identifying Components The following sections identify and describe each component that is visible from the exterior of the VAIO computer. For details on the hardware confuguration of your system, see the online specifications sheet. To view this online information: Click Start, then click Help and Support.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Buttons and Switches Button or switch Optical disc eject button Floppy disk eject button Power on/off switch DRIVE Description Automatically opens and closes the assigned optical drive tray. Ejects a floppy disk. Turns system power on, off, or into Stand by mode.
Indicators Indicator Floppy disk drive access indicator Hard disk drive access indicator Optical drive access indicator Power/Stand by indicator Identifying Components Floppy disk drive access Hard disk drive access DRIVE Optical disc drive access Power/Stand by Description On (green) indicates floppy disk drive activity.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Connectors i.LINK port Connector i.LINK® port (IEEE 1394) USB1, USB2 ports To connect to a 6-pin i.LINK device, use the i.LINK port on the back of the system. A 6-pin i.LINK connector can supply power from the computer to the device if the device also has a 6-pin i.LINK port. A 4-pin i.LINK connector cannot supply power to the device.
Rear View Mouse Keyboard USB3 USB4 Ethernet VGA Monitor port Printer/Parallel port i.LINK port Serial Headphones Line In Telephone Identifying Components KEYBOARD MOUSE NETWORK MONITOR PRINTER i.LINK S400 HEADPHONES SERIAL LINE IN TELEPHONE LINE Line AC Input port...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Icon Labels Icon Description Mouse port Keyboard port Universal Serial Bus (USB) port Ethernet port (for LAN connection only) VGA Monitor port Printer/Parallel port KEYBOARD MOUSE NETWORK MONITOR PRINTER i.LINK S400 HEADPHONES SERIAL LINE IN TELEPHONE LINE Icon Label Area...
Identifying Components Icon Description i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) port Headphones jack Line In jack (audio) Mic (microphone) jack Serial port Telephone jack Line jack...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual I/O Connectors The following section identifies the various I/O connectors. Keyboard and Mouse Ports The keyboard and mouse ports are physically identical and have the same pinout. They are standard 6-pin PS/2® compatible female ports. USB Ports The USB ports are standard 4-pin USB ports.
Printer/Parallel Port The printer/parallel port is a standard 25-pin DB-25 female port. VGA Monitor Port The monitor port is a standard 15-pin female high-density VGA-type port. Identifying Components...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Mic, Line In, and Headphones Jacks The microphone, line in, and headphones jacks are physically identical, but have different connections. They are standard 3.5 mm stereo mini- jacks. Headphones Line In Connector Description Headphones 1.0 Vrms (typical). Electret condenser microphone input.
6-pin port supplies 10 V to 12 V and a maximum power of 6 watts. ✍ i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary, depending on the software applications, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Expansion Slots There are five expansion slots (see Expansion (slot No.1) is occupied by the fax/modem card. A V.90 compatible modem has two jacks (Telephone and Line). Expansion (slot No. 2, 3, 4, and 5) are available for expansion. * Your system has five expansion slots, however, only four slots are visible from the back panel.
Reboot your computer by selecting Shut Down... from the Start menu, then selecting Restart. When the Sony logo appears, press F2. The AwardBIOS Setup Utility screen appears. Each menu presents options for modifying the system configuration. Use the left and right arrow keys to select a menu from the menu bar.
Changing Power Management Settings Power Management capability is designed to enable your computer to reduce power or shut itself off after being idle for a specified period of time. From the Start menu, point to Settings, Control Panel, then click Power Options.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual The Turn off monitor option enables you to specify the period of inactivity (in minutes) that you want to elapse before your monitor turns off when your computer is running on AC power. The display reactivates when you move the mouse or press a key.
Click the Advanced tab. Select the desired settings. Configuring Your System...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Click the Hibernate tab. Select the settings most appropriate for your system.
Click the UPS tab. The UPS tab enables you to select and configure an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) device for your system. ✍ A UPS device is an optional accessory not supplied with your system. Select the settings most appropriate for your system and click OK. For more information about configuring a UPS device, refer to your Microsoft®...
Chapter 3 Upgrading and Maintaining Components This chapter describes upgrade and maintenance procedures. Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord. ✍...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Removing the Side Panel You must remove the side panel to access the system board, add-in cards, power supply, battery, memory, and internal drives. Locate the tab on the upper right side of the rear panel, and pull it back until the side panel releases.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Removing a PCI Add-in Card Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord. Remove the side panel (see Disconnect any cables attached to the add-in card you want to remove.
Upgrading and Maintaining Components Remove the add-in card from the PCI slot and store the card in an anti-static wrapper for future use. ✍ Grasp the card with one hand on each end, and gently pull up as you rock the card from side to side.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Installing a PCI Add-In Card Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord. Remove the side panel (see Locate an available expansion slot.
Upgrading and Maintaining Components Replace the screw that secures the card. Attach any necessary cables to the card (see the instructions that came with the add-in card). Replace the side panel (see Turn on the computer and follow any instructions that came with the add-in card.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Replacing the Lithium Battery You may need to replace the lithium battery if your computer consistently loses the date or time settings after turning it off. The lithium battery has a typical life of three years, after which the battery may be too weak to power the CMOS memory.
✍ The Sony CR2032 battery is recommended. Using a type of battery other than a CR2032 may present a risk of fire or explosion. Replace any add-in cards that were removed.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual If the error message “Error: Check date and time settings.” appears during the reboot sequence, press F2 during the reboot process to access the BIOS Setup Utility. If no error message displays, the computer’s BIOS settings were retained during the battery replacement and you can skip the remaining steps.
Upgrading and Maintaining Components Removing a Memory Module You may need to remove a memory module if you change the memory configuration or replace a bad module. Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Reach around each side of the power supply and push down the handle on each side of the memory module to eject the module from its slot. Grasp one edge of the memory module and lift out. Store the module in a static-free bag.
Upgrading and Maintaining Components Installing Memory Modules Supports SDRAM memory. Does not support EDO memory or buffered DDR-DIMM memory. Memory can be installed in either socket. Memory size can vary between sockets. DDR-DIMMs can be single- or double- sided. Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Align the module over the appropriate slot, noting the location of pin 1 on the module and pin 1 on the slot. 1 1 1 1 Indicates pin 1 Carefully but firmly insert the edge of the module into the slot. Pin 1 side DDR-DIMM 2 DDR-DIMM 1...
Upgrading and Maintaining Components Press down firmly and evenly at both corners until the module is fully seated. ✍ When the module is fully seated, the handles on each side are straight up and locked into the slot on each side of the module. If the handles are not totally straight upright, continue to press down on each side of the module until the handles lock into place.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Removing a Slot Cover You remove a slot cover when you install an add-in card that occupies a slot. Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord.
Upgrading and Maintaining Components Covering an Open I/O Slot Slot covers prevent air from escaping through the empty hole. If air escapes, the components inside the computer cannot be properly cooled. This may damage some components, especially the main processor, which generates the most heat.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Installing an Internal Hard Disk Drive Your system comes with an available bay to hold an additional 3.5-inch hard disk drive. The drive you install must not require front panel access. The hard disk drive access light blinks when either internal drive is active.
Upgrading and Maintaining Components Disconnect the drive connector (A). Disconnect the power connector (B). Pull out on the tab (C) that secures the drive holder to the chassis. Drive connector Power supply connector Disk drive holder...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Slide the drive holder up and out. Slide the new drive into the bottom part of the drive holder and align the holes on each side of the drive holder. Secure the drive to the drive holder using screws in each of the two holes on each side of the drive holder (the screws are provided with the new drive).
Upgrading and Maintaining Components Slide the drive holder back into the chassis so that the edge of the holder is flush with the chassis. Push in on the tab (A) to securely latch the holder to the chassis. Connect the inner drive cable connector (B) to the first drive. Connect the outer drive cable connector (C) to the second drive.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual To identify additional hard disk space When you initialize the new hard disk drive, it must be configured as an extended partition in Windows NT file system (NTFS) format. Log on in Windows® as Administrator. Click Start in the Windows taskbar and right-click on My Computer.
Upgrading and Maintaining Components Removing the Power Supply You remove the power supply when you insert a memory module (see “Installing Memory Modules” Before opening the system unit, save and close all open files, exit all open applications, turn off the power to all attached peripheral devices, shut down the computer, and unplug the power cord.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Replacing the Power Supply Rotate the power supply down and slide it into the chassis along the rails to each side of the chassis until the tab snaps into position. Replace the screw that secures the power supply to the rear of the chassis.
Chapter 4 System Board This chapter identifies and describes components on the system board. Keyboard, Mouse USB3, USB4 Ethernet Printer (top) Monitor, i.LINK i.LINK Header (to front panel) Serial (top) Mic in, Line in Line out Aux-In (not used) CD-In Slot No.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Memory Module (DDR-DIMM) Slots Memory module (DDR-DIMM) 1 1 1 1 Indicates pin 1 Align pin 1 of the Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR-DIMM) to the small triangle located on the memory module slot of the system board.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual CLR CMOS Jumper There is one user-configurable jumper for CMOS Clear. The computer ships with CMOS Clear in the Normal position. Do not change the position of this jumper unless directed by a technical support person.
Chapter 5 CMOS Setup Options This chapter describes each screen in the Award BIOS Setup Utility (see “Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility” The Award BIOS setup has five menu items on the menu bar. These are: ❑ Main ❑ Advanced ❑...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Press F10 to save the changes and exit, or press Esc to discard the changes. Follow the on-screen prompts for other choices. The bottom of the screen presents a summary of the keys to use for navigation and control.
Main Screen System Time System Date Primary Master (see “IDE Sub-Menus” Primary Slave (see “IDE Sub-Menus” Secondary Master (see “IDE Sub-Menus” Secondary Slave (see “IDE Sub-Menus” Supervisor Password User Password Installed Memory BIOS Revision CMOS Setup Options [00:00:00] [01/01/2002] on page 54) on page 54) on page 54) on page 54)
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual I DE Sub-Menus Type Translation Method † Cylinders † Heads ‡ Sectors CHS Capacity Maximum LBA Capacity Multi-Sector Transfers SMART Monitoring PIO Mode ULTRA DMA Mode †† Set Device As * This option appears when Type is set to User Type HDD. Actual capacity depends on product. †...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Power Screen Power Up Control AC Power Loss Restart Power Up On Modem Act Wake On LAN Hardware Monitor MB Temperature CPU Temperature CPU Fan Speed Power Fan Speed VCORE Voltage +3.3V Voltage +5V Voltage +12V Voltage [Disabled] Enabled...
Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Technical Information This chapter contains information on the following subjects: ❑ User and Supervisor password ❑ Beep code error messages ❑ PCI configuration status and error messages ❑ DMA channel assignments ❑ System I/O address map ❑ Memory map ❑...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual User and Supervisor Passwords The system allows you to specify up to two passwords (a User password and a Supervisor password) in the CMOS Setup Utility. The User password is required; the Supervisor password is optional. Access to the CMOS Setup Utility depends on which passwords were previously set, as indicated next.
During a normal bootup, a single short beep signifies that the system is OK. Other beep patterns signify errors. The number of beeps indicates the specific error that occurred. If a system error occurs, the Sony Online Support technicians require the number of beeps your system produces.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual PCI Configuration Status and Error Messages The following is a list of status and error messages that may appear on your system from time to time. Message Floppy Disk Controller Resource Conflict CMOS Checksum Error, CMOS Cleared CMOS Data Invalid, CMOS Cleared...
DMA Channel Assignments This shows the factory default values. The Windows® operating system reassigns resources to best meet the needs of a particular configuration. Default Assignment Channel Channel 4 Direct memory access controller Channel 2 Standard floppy disk controller Miscellaneous Technical Information...
Address Range (hex) 0x00000061-0x00000061 0x000000F0-0x000000FF 0x000003F2-0x000003F5 0x000003F7-0x000003F7 0x00000378-0x0000037F 0x000003F8-0x000003FF 0x00000060-0x00000060 0x00000064-0x00000064 0x0000002E-0x0000002F 0x00000295-0x00000296 0x0000B800-0x0000B80F 0x000001F0-0x000001F7 0x000003F6-0x000003F6 0x00000170-0x00000177 0x00000376-0x00000376 0x0000B400-0x0000B4FF 0x0000B000-0x0000B07F 0x0000A800-0x0000A8FF 0x0000A400-0x0000A47F 0x0000A000-0x0000A0FF ✍ I/O addresses that may be used by add-in cards are not listed. Miscellaneous Technical Information Description System speaker Numeric data processor Standard floppy disk controller...
IRQ Settings Description System timer Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard Communications Port (COM1) Standard floppy disk controller System CMOS/real time clock Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System PS/2 Compatible Mouse Numeric data processor Primary IDE Channel Secondary IDE Channel SiS 650_651_M650_740 Realtek RTL8139/810X Family Fast Ethernet NIC Agere Systems AC'97 Modem NEC OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller...
Chapter 7 Specifications This chapter describes the technical specifications for your computer. Processor See online specifications sheet for details. Chipset SiS 740 chipset PCI Bus PCI Level 2.2, 33 MHz zero wait state 4 PCI slots, 3 open for expansion.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual Memory Modules Installed memory See online specifications sheet for details. Maximum memory 1 GB (512 in each socket) Voltage 2.5 V memory only Pins 184-pins with gold-plated contacts Memory type 2.5 V PC2100 DDR-SDRAM unrestricted, unbuffered, 64-bits (Non-ECC) DDR-SDRAM DIMM modules Memory Configurations DIMM1...
Audio Sound chip Wave synthesis Audio sampling rate Rear panel connectors Communications Modem i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) Ethernet Installed modem may vary, depending on the system configuration purchased. † This modem is capable of downloading at 56 Kbps. Your phone service, online service, or Internet Service Provider may not support this technology or operate at this speed.
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual I/O and Expansion Slots Serial ports Parallel port Modem jacks USB ports PCI slots CNR slot IDE headers i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) ports Universal Serial Port (USB) technology only supports version 1.1. Floppy Disk Drive and Controller Drive Floppy disk controller Floppy disk drive...
Optical Drives Drive Optical drive #1 Optical drive #2 System BIOS Make and model Passwords Power management Advanced features Plug and Play devices Special features Description See online specifications sheet for details. See online specifications sheet for details. Award-based 2 Mb Flash-ROM User and supervisor passwords supported APM 1.2 ACPI-1.0 compliant hardware for use with APM and...
Index add-in card installing removing address map, system audio specifications battery - See lithium battery beep codes BIOS setup utility advanced screen boot screen exit screen main screen options power screen screens BIOS specifications CMOS - See BIOS CMOS Clear configuration jumper codes, beeps communications, specifications computer...
VAIO Computer System Reference Manual graphics controller - See graphics graphics specifications headphones connector i.LINK connector address map slot specifications I/O connectors headphones i.LINK keyboard line line in monitor mouse printer serial telephone I/O slot covering icons, description of IEEE 1394 - See i.LINK installing add-in card hard disk drive...
serial connector setup, BIOS slot - See I/O slot slot cover, removing specifications audio BIOS chipset communications DIMM configurations floppy disk drive and controller graphics hard drives and controllers I/O and expansion slots L2 cache memory module optical drives PCI bus processor system BIOS status and error messages...