Safety Information and Caution
For questions regarding your product or for the Sony Service Center nearest you, visit the Sony online support
Web site at http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ for customers in USA or at http://www.sony.ca/support/ for
customers in Canada.
For the State of California, USA only
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply, See
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains perchlorate.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose your computer to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Turning off your computer with the power button or the power switch does not disconnect the computer
completely from mains voltage. To disconnect it completely, unplug the AC adapter or the power cable from
mains. The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
Do not place the AC adapter in contact with your skin. Remove the AC adapter away from your body if it
becomes warm and causes discomfort.
Do not block the air exhaust or intake vents while the computer is in operation.
Blocking the air vents leads to restriction on air circulation, which can cause internal overheating, resulting
in deformation of the computer, a malfunction, or a fire hazard.
Observe the following precautions to provide adequate air circulation and to ensure normal reliable
Do not use the computer on any cloth-covered surfaces such as rugs, cushion or blankets, near
draperies, or on dusty surfaces that may block its air vents. Always use the computer on flat surfaces.
Do not use the computer and/or the AC adapter while covered or wrapped in cloth. Ensure the AC
adapter operates in a clear environment.
Turn off the computer and make sure the power indicator light is unlit before putting the computer
into a bag or a carrying case.
When holding the computer, be sure to wait until it cools down. The surface around the air exhaust vent
may be extremely hot.
Do not use or store your computer in a location subject to heat sources, such as radiators or air ducts; direct
sunlight; excessive dust; moisture or rain; mechanical vibration or shock; strong magnets or speakers that
are not magnetically shielded; excessively high and low temperatures; and high humidity.
For your safety, Sony recommends using the genuine Sony AC adapter that is provided with this product. If
the item needs to be replaced during the life of the product, be sure to use a compatible genuine Sony AC
adapter. Information about compatible models can be found at http://www.sony.net/.
Do not use wireless functionality on hospital premises. Doing so may cause medical devices to malfunction.
If using wireless functionality near a pacemaker, make sure it is at least 8 inches / 20 cm away from the
Sony is not responsible for any interference that you may experience or that may be caused when operating
The supplied wireless keyboard and wireless mouse are intended for use with this product only.
For models with a TV tuner, the cable distribution system should be grounded (earthed) in accordance with
ANSI/NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code (NEC), in particular Section 820.93.