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Sony LF-X1 Troubleshooting Manual

Sony lf-x1 digital multimedia broadcaster: user guide
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Trouble Shooting Guide
Version 1.3
As of October 22, 2004



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  • Page 1 Trouble Shooting Guide Version 1.3 As of October 22, 2004...
  • Page 2 Trouble Shooting Guide TV and Video Q: I’m not getting a picture. What could be the problem? A: There are some obvious things to check and some not so obvious things to check. Begin checking basic set up functions and go through the following list until you find a solution. Make sure the Base Station is turned on.
  • Page 3 “TV” from “Settings” > TV/Video > Remote Settings, and after temporarily selecting the internal TV tuner, change to channel 3 or 4 with the on-screen remote. With the LF-X1, you can also change the channel using a Sony brand TV remote control (not supplied).
  • Page 4 2.4GHz (802.11b/g) and 5GHz (802.11a) bands of the radio spectrum. Having dual-bands allows users to select the best quality transmission mode to avoid interference and weaker signals. SONY is the first company to offer this “dual- band” capability in a wireless TV.
  • Page 5 Position the Base Station and/or Monitor away from possible sources of signal attenuation. Change the wireless channel. Go to <settings>, <Base Station>, (wireless channel>. Check the blue colored indicator for signal strength. If signal strength is poor, move the Monitor back towards the Base Station. When signal strength becomes strong again, select <manual>make sure to choose a channel with a strong signal, and push <set>.
  • Page 6 A: You can use a wireless Ethernet converter. Sony has three types of wireless Ethernet converters (optional, PCWA-DE30, PCWA-DE50, PCWA-DE80) and you can connect the wireless Ethernet converter into the Ethernet port of the Base Station. The vast majority of web sites are viewable using LocationFree TV; however, some websites require plug-ins or other software that may not be supported.
  • Page 7 During wireless connection inside the home, check that the Base Station and Monitor are communicating. Make sure no cables have been disconnected. Check the on-screen icon. When the disconnected icon appears, check the Monitor settings to make sure it is set up correctly and can communicate with the Base Station.
  • Page 8 Q: I saved an image but it cannot be displayed. How can I correct this? A: Make sure you have selected the correct location where the image is saved. Try switching tabs. For images copied from a computer to a “Memory Stick” (LF-X1) or a...
  • Page 9 CompactFlash card (LF-X5) check if you have saved them in the appropriate folder in the Memory Stick or CompactFlash card) . Q: Why don’t saved images appear in the top left of the “Picture List” window? A: Check the date and time settings and make sure they are correct. (see page 128 Operating Instructions).
  • Page 10 1) NetAV Quick Set Up Guide, 2) the Operating Instructions, and 3) the Advanced Users Guide. All can be found at or at Q: I don’t understand why a connection was not established even though I touched the “NetAV” icon. Is there a problem with my LocationFree™ TV?
  • Page 11, which is currently provided free of charge. If you have questions about registering with, or about configuring your LocationFree TV for Dynamic DNS service, please contact SONY Customer Support at 1-800-222-SONY (7669). Have you completed registration to a Dynamic DNS service? Have you entered necessary information in the “Settings >...
  • Page 12 Another Monitor may be viewing content with NetAV. There is a problem with the line. (Not enough bandwidth, etc.) Q: I understand I need to register with a Dynamic DNS service to use NetAV. Does SONY offer such a service? A: No.
  • Page 13 Monitor’s rechargeable battery depletes. Contact your Sony dealer for more information on replacing the built-in clock battery. Q: What are the USB connectors on the Monitor (LF-X1 only) and the Base Station for? A: Monitor USB: External keyboard (LF-X1 only) Base Station USB: Future applications.