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VAIO® Notebook
User Guide

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© 2001 Sony Electronics Inc.
Reproduction of this manual and the software described herein in whole or in part without written
permission is prohibited. All rights reserved. Sony, VAIO, and the VAIO logo are trademarks of Sony.
All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Notice to Users
Sony Electronics Inc. reserves the right to make
any modification to this manual or the
information contained herein at any time
without notice. The software described herein is
governed by the terms of a separate user license
This product contains software owned by Sony
and licensed by third parties. Use of such
software is subject to the terms and conditions
of license agreements enclosed with this
product. Some of the software may not be
transported or used outside the United States.
Software specifications are subject to change
without notice and may not necessarily be
identical to current retail versions.
Updates and additions to software may require
an additional charge. Subscriptions to online
service providers may require a fee and credit
card information. Financial services may
require prior arrangements with participating
financial institutions.
The International
Equipment Program is an international program
that promotes energy saving through the use of
computers and other office equipment. The
program backs the development and
dissemination of products with functions that
effectively reduce energy consumption. It is an
open system in which business proprietors can
participate voluntarily. The targeted products
are office equipment such as computers,
displays, printers, facsimiles and copiers. Their
standards and logos are uniform among
participating nations.
registered mark.
This product incorporates copyright protection
technology that is protected by method claims
of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights owned by Macrovision
Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this
copyright protection technology must be
authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is
intended for home and other limited viewing
uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering
or disassembly is prohibited.
Sony, i.LINK, MovieShaker, PictureGear,
DVgate, Mavica, Handycam, Jog Dial, Media
Bar, VAIO and the VAIO logo are trademarks of
Sony Corporation. Microsoft, Windows Me,
Windows Media, Windows, Windows NT, and
the Windows logo are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation. Intel, SpeedStep, and
Sony Electronics Inc. provides
no warranty with regard to this
manual, the software, or other
information contained herein
and information contained
herein and hereby expressly
disclaims an implied
warranties of merchantability
or fitness for any particular
purpose with regard to this
manual, the software, or such
other information. In no event
shall Sony Electronics Inc. be
liable for incidental,
consequential, or special
damages, whether based on
tort, contract, or otherwise,
arising out of or in connection
with this manual, the software,
or other information contained
herein or the use thereof.
As an
STAR Partner, Sony
Corporation has
determined that this
product meets the
guidelines for
energy efficiency.

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VAIO Notebook User Guide
Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation.
PS/2 is registered trademark of IBM.
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 i.LINK-compatible
devices. All products with an i.LINK
connection may not communicate with each
Please refer to the documentation that came
with your i.LINK-compatible device for
information on operating conditions and proper
connection. Before connecting i.LINK-
compatible PC peripherals to your system, such
as a CD-RW or Hard Disk Drive, confirm their
operating system compatibility and required
operating conditions.
All other trademarks are trademarks of their
respective owners.
Owner's Record
The model number and serial number are
located on the bottom of your Sony VAIO
Notebook. Record the serial number in the
space provided here. Refer to the model and
serial number when you call your Sony Service
Model Number: PCG-861A, PCG-862A, PCG-
8612, PCG-8622
Serial Number:________________________
Safety Information
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose your notebook to rain or
To avoid electrical shock, do not
open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
Never install modem or telephone
wiring during a lightning storm.
Never install telephone jacks in wet
locations unless the jack is
specifically designed for wet
Never touch uninsulated telephone
wire or terminals unless the
telephone line has been
disconnected at the network
Use caution when installing or
modifying telephone lines.
Avoid using the modem during an
electrical storm.
Do not use the modem or a
telephone to report a gas leak in the
vicinity of the leak.
A socket outlet should be as close as
possible to the unit and easily
Caution- Using optical
instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard. Do not
attempt to disassemble the
cabinet because the laser beam
used in the product is harmful
to the eyes. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.

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Safety Information
Pour prévenir tout risque d'incendie
ou d'électrocution, garder cet
appareil à l'abri de la pluie et de
Pour prévenir tout risque
d'électrocution, ne pas ouvrir le
châssis de cet appareil et ne confier
son entretien qu'à une personne
Ne jamais effectuer l'installation de
fil modem ou téléphone durant un
orage électrique.
Ne jamais effectuer l'installation
d'une prise téléphonique dans un
endroit mouillé à moins que la prise
soit conçue à cet effet.
Ne jamais toucher un fil
téléphonique à découvert ou un
terminal à moins que la ligne
téléphonique n'ait été débranché de
l'interface réseau.
Soyez très prudent lorsque vous
installez ou modifiez les lignes
Évitez d'utiliser le modem durant un
orage électrique.
N'utilisez pas le modem ni le
téléphone pour prévenir d'une fuite
de gaz vous êtes près de la fuite.
L'appareil doit être le plus près
possible d'une prise murale pour en
faciliter l'accès.
To change the backup battery,
please contact your nearest
Sony Service Center.
For DVD-ROM: Danger - Visible
and invisible laser radiation
when open. Avoid direct
exposure to beam.
For CD-RW: Danger - Drive
emits visible and invisible laser
radiation when open. Avoid
direct exposure to beam.
Caution- Use only No. 26 AWG
or larger telecommunication
line cord to reduce the risk of
Comme le faisceau laser utilisé
par cet appareil est dangereux
pour les yeux, ne tentez pas de
démonter le boîtier. Confiez
l'entretien de cet appareil
exclusivement au personnel
qualifié. Adressez-vous a un
agent de service qualifié.
Pour changer la pile de
rechange, veuillez contacter
votre centre de service Sony le
plus près.
Pour les DVD-ROM : DANGER :
Radiation laser visible et
invisible si ouvert. Evitez
l'exposition directe au faisceau.
Pour les CD-RW : Danger :
Radiation laser visible et
invisible si ouvert. Évitez
l'exposition directe au faisceau.
Attention : Afin de réduire les
risques d'incendie, n'utilisez
qu'un cordon de communication
N0. 26 AWG ou plus gros.