Sony pcg-grv616g User Guide

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  • Page 1 N Sony notebook user guide PCG-GRV series
  • Page 2: Read this firstRead this first n N 1 Sony Notebook User Guide Read this first Notice © 2003 Sony Corporation. All rights...
  • Page 3Read this first n N 2 Sony Notebook User Guide PowerPanel is a trademark of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. Symantec Norton...
  • Page 4Read this first n N 3 Sony Notebook User Guide Safety information Warnings General ❑ Do not move your computer...
  • Page 5Read this first n N 4 Sony Notebook User Guide Audio/video ❑ Audio and picture distortion may occur if this...
  • Page 6Read this first n N 5 Sony Notebook User Guide Regulatory information Sony hereby declares that this product is in...
  • Page 7Read this first n N 6 Sony Notebook User Guide Disposing of lithium ion batteries ❑ Do not handle damaged...
  • Page 8: WelcomeWelcome n N 7 Sony Notebook User Guide Welcome Congratulations on purchasing a Sony VAIO notebook. Sony has combined leading-edge...
  • Page 9Welcome n N 8 Sony Notebook User Guide Documentation pack Your Documentation Pack contains paper and online user guides on...
  • Page 10Welcome n N 9 Sony Notebook User Guide ❑ Glossary refers to terms used in this manual. 2 Refer to...
  • Page 11Welcome n N 10 Sony Notebook User Guide Your notebook and its accessories The following hardware items* are in the...
  • Page 12Welcome n N 11 Sony Notebook User Guide Ergonomic considerations ❑ You will be using your notebook as a portable...
  • Page 13Welcome n N 12 Sony Notebook User Guide ❑ Viewing angle of the computer’s display – Use the display’s tilting...
  • Page 14: Using your notebookUsing your notebook n N 13 Sony Notebook User Guide Using your notebook This section describes how to start using...
  • Page 15Using your notebook n N 14 Sony Notebook User Guide Locating controls and connectors Right 1 Battery bay (page 20)...
  • Page 16Using your notebook n N 15 Sony Notebook User Guide Left 1 USB port (page 66) 2 i.LINK™ (IEEE1394) S400...
  • Page 17Using your notebook n N 16 Sony Notebook User Guide Front 1 Num Lock indicator (page 33) 2 Caps Lock...
  • Page 18Using your notebook n N 17 Sony Notebook User Guide Back 1 Ventilation slot / 5 Printer connector (page 70)...
  • Page 19Using your notebook n N 18 Sony Notebook User Guide Bottom 1 Memory module cover (page 90) 2 Multipurpose bay...
  • Page 20Using your notebook n N 19 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting a power source You can use either an AC...
  • Page 21Using your notebook n N 20 Sony Notebook User Guide Using the battery pack You can use one or two...
  • Page 22Using your notebook n N 21 Sony Notebook User Guide Charging the battery pack To charge the battery pack, proceed...
  • Page 23Using your notebook n N 22 Sony Notebook User Guide ✍ When the battery is running out of power, both...
  • Page 24Using your notebook n N 23 Sony Notebook User Guide Removing the battery pack To remove the battery pack, proceed...
  • Page 25Using your notebook n N 24 Sony Notebook User Guide Using the second battery pack You can purchase a second...
  • Page 26Using your notebook n N 25 Sony Notebook User Guide 3 Attach the weight saver (3) to the computer to...
  • Page 27Using your notebook n N 26 Sony Notebook User Guide Charging the second battery pack To charge the second battery...
  • Page 28Using your notebook n N 27 Sony Notebook User Guide Removing the second battery pack To remove the second battery...
  • Page 29Using your notebook n N 28 Sony Notebook User Guide Starting your notebook To start your computer, proceed as follows:...
  • Page 30Using your notebook n N 29 Sony Notebook User Guide Shutting down your notebook It is important that you shut...
  • Page 31Using your notebook n N 30 Sony Notebook User Guide Using the keyboard Your keyboard is very similar to a...
  • Page 32Using your notebook n N 31 Sony Notebook User Guide Keys Descriptions Escape key (1) The <Esc> (Escape) key is...
  • Page 33Using your notebook n N 32 Sony Notebook User Guide Combinations and functions with the <Windows> key Combinations Functions +...
  • Page 34Using your notebook n N 33 Sony Notebook User Guide Indicators Indicator Functions Power on: lights green. Power Standby mode:...
  • Page 35Using your notebook n N 34 Sony Notebook User Guide Combinations and functions with the <Fn> key Combinations/Feature Functions Puts...
  • Page 36Using your notebook n N 35 Sony Notebook User Guide Using the touchpad The keyboard contains a cursor-pointing device, your...
  • Page 37Using your notebook n N 36 Sony Notebook User Guide Using PC Cards Your computer includes two PC Card slots....
  • Page 38Using your notebook n N 37 Sony Notebook User Guide Be sure to use the most recent software driver provided...
  • Page 39Using your notebook n N 38 Sony Notebook User Guide 9 Push the PC Card release button a second time...
  • Page 40Using your notebook n N 39 Sony Notebook User Guide Using Memory Stick™ Your VAIO computer is designed to support...
  • Page 41Using your notebook n N 40 Sony Notebook User Guide The main advantages of the Memory Stick™ are its: ❑...
  • Page 42Using your notebook n N 41 Sony Notebook User Guide Generic Memory Stick™ The original Memory Stick™, blue in colour,...
  • Page 43Using your notebook n N 42 Sony Notebook User Guide MagicGate Memory Stick™ The MagicGate Memory Stick™, white in colour,...
  • Page 44Using your notebook n N 43 Sony Notebook User Guide ✍ MagicGate is a copyright protection technology that complies with...
  • Page 45Using your notebook n N 44 Sony Notebook User Guide Association of America (RIAA) took the initiative to organize a...
  • Page 46Using your notebook n N 45 Sony Notebook User Guide ❑ Sony mobile phones ❑ Digital printers ❑ AIBO the...
  • Page 47Using your notebook n N 46 Sony Notebook User Guide Inserting a Memory Stick™ To insert a Memory Stick™, proceed...
  • Page 48Using your notebook n N 47 Sony Notebook User Guide Removing a Memory Stick™ To remove a Memory Stick™ proceed...
  • Page 49Using your notebook n N 48 Sony Notebook User Guide Using the modem Your notebook is equipped with an internal...
  • Page 50Using your notebook n N 49 Sony Notebook User Guide Using the correct phone plug If there are two phone...
  • Page 51Using your notebook n N 50 Sony Notebook User Guide Using power saving modes When you use a battery as...
  • Page 52Using your notebook n N 51 Sony Notebook User Guide Using Hibernate mode The state of the system is saved...
  • Page 53Using your notebook n N 52 Sony Notebook User Guide Using the CD-RW/DVD-ROM or DVD±RW drive* Your computer is equipped...
  • Page 54Using your notebook n N 53 Sony Notebook User Guide ✍ When the computer is in Standby or Hibernate mode,...
  • Page 55Using your notebook n N 54 Sony Notebook User Guide ❑ Do not try to change the region code settings...
  • Page 56Using your notebook n N 55 Sony Notebook User Guide ❑ For best results, use CD-Rs that are compatible with...
  • Page 57Using your notebook n N 56 Sony Notebook User Guide Using the CD-RW function To burn CDs, you can use...
  • Page 58Using your notebook n N 57 Sony Notebook User Guide Using the weight saver The weight saver protects the multipurpose...
  • Page 59: Connecting peripheral devicesConnecting peripheral devices n N 58 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting peripheral devices You can add functionality to your computer...
  • Page 60Connecting peripheral devices n N 59 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting an external display You can connect an external display...
  • Page 61Connecting peripheral devices n N 60 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting a computer display You can connect a computer display...
  • Page 62Connecting peripheral devices n N 61 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting a multimedia computer display You can connect the notebook...
  • Page 63Connecting peripheral devices n N 62 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting a TV You can connect a TV to the...
  • Page 64Connecting peripheral devices n N 63 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting a projector You can connect a projector (such as...
  • Page 65Connecting peripheral devices n N 64 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting external speakers You can enhance the sound quality of...
  • Page 66Connecting peripheral devices n N 65 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting an external microphone Your VAIO notebook does not contain...
  • Page 67Connecting peripheral devices n N 66 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device You can connect...
  • Page 68Connecting peripheral devices n N 67 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting a USB floppy disk drive As an optional extra,...
  • Page 69Connecting peripheral devices n N 68 Sony Notebook User Guide To remove a USB floppy disk drive, proceed as follows:...
  • Page 70Connecting peripheral devices n N 69 Sony Notebook User Guide Removing a floppy disk To remove a floppy disk, proceed...
  • Page 71Connecting peripheral devices n N 70 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting a printer You can connect a Windows® -compatible printer...
  • Page 72Connecting peripheral devices n N 71 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting a printer using the printer connector To connect a...
  • Page 73Connecting peripheral devices n N 72 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting an i.LINK™ device Your computer includes an i.LINK™ (IEEE1394)...
  • Page 74Connecting peripheral devices n N 73 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting a digital video camera recorder To connect a digital...
  • Page 75Connecting peripheral devices n N 74 Sony Notebook User Guide Connecting to a network (LAN) You can connect your computer...
  • Page 76: Getting helpGetting help n N 75 Sony Notebook User Guide Getting help This section describes how to get help and support...
  • Page 77Getting help n N 76 Sony Notebook User Guide Troubleshooting This section describes how to solve common problems you might...
  • Page 78Getting help n N 77 Sony Notebook User Guide About the computer and software My computer does not start ❑...
  • Page 79Getting help n N 78 Sony Notebook User Guide 5 Press Enter. 6 Press the arrow keys to select System...
  • Page 80Getting help n N 79 Sony Notebook User Guide My computer locks up ❑ If you suspect one application is...
  • Page 81Getting help n N 80 Sony Notebook User Guide About the display My LCD does not display anything ❑ Check...
  • Page 82Getting help n N 81 Sony Notebook User Guide About optical disks and floppy disks My optical drive tray does...
  • Page 83Getting help n N 82 Sony Notebook User Guide I cannot play a DVD-ROM ❑ If a region code warning...
  • Page 84Getting help n N 83 Sony Notebook User Guide When I double-click an application icon a message such as 'You...
  • Page 85Getting help n N 84 Sony Notebook User Guide The optional PCGA-UFD5 (USB) floppy disk drive is not recognised as...
  • Page 86Getting help n N 85 Sony Notebook User Guide The sound of my notebook's fan is too loud Use the...
  • Page 87Getting help n N 86 Sony Notebook User Guide My modem connection is slow Many factors influence modem connection speed,...
  • Page 88Getting help n N 87 Sony Notebook User Guide About peripherals I cannot use DV devices. The message 'DV equipment...
  • Page 89Getting help n N 88 Sony Notebook User Guide ❑ Check the cable to see if you do not have...
  • Page 90Getting help n N 89 Sony Notebook User Guide About i.LINK™ devices I cannot establish an i.LINK™ connection between two...
  • Page 91: PrecautionsPrecautions n N 90 Sony Notebook User Guide Precautions This section describes safety guidelines and precautions to help you protect...
  • Page 92Precautions n N 91 Sony Notebook User Guide ❑ Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage memory modules and other components. Install...
  • Page 93Precautions n N 92 Sony Notebook User Guide Adding a memory module To install a memory module, proceed as follows:...
  • Page 94Precautions n N 93 Sony Notebook User Guide 8 Press the module into place until it clicks. 9 Close the...
  • Page 95Precautions n N 94 Sony Notebook User Guide Removing a memory module To remove a memory module, proceed as follows:...
  • Page 96Precautions n N 95 Sony Notebook User Guide Viewing the amount of memory To view the amount of memory, proceed...
  • Page 97Precautions n N 96 Sony Notebook User Guide On handling the LCD screen ❑ Do not leave the LCD facing...
  • Page 98Precautions n N 97 Sony Notebook User Guide On handling your notebook ❑ Clean with a soft, dry cloth or...
  • Page 99Precautions n N 98 Sony Notebook User Guide ❑ Do not use cut or damaged connection cables. ❑ Your computer...
  • Page 100Precautions n N 99 Sony Notebook User Guide ❑ Proper care of the disc is essential to its continuous reliability....
  • Page 101Precautions n N 100 Sony Notebook User Guide ❑ You do not need to discharge the battery before recharging. ❑...
  • Page 102: GlossaryGlossary n N 101 Sony Notebook User Guide Glossary This section refers to terms used in this manual. These terms...
  • Page 103Glossary n N 102 Sony Notebook User Guide Term Definition CD-ROM Abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory. A high-capacity optical...
  • Page 104Glossary n N 103 Sony Notebook User Guide Term Definition DVD±RW drive The DVD±RW drive is both a DVD-RW and...
  • Page 105Glossary n N 104 Sony Notebook User Guide Term Definition Lithium-ion battery A lithium-ion battery uses lithium cobalt oxide and...
  • Page 106Glossary n N 105 Sony Notebook User Guide Term Definition PBX A PBX (Private Branch Exchange) is a private telephone...
  • Page 107Glossary n N 106 Sony Notebook User Guide Term Definition PSTN PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) refers to the plain...
  • Page 108Glossary n N 107 Sony Notebook User Guide Term Definition UPS A UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) is a device including...
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