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Hardware Guide
PC V - W s e r i es ( P C V - 991 3)

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©2004 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved.
This manual and the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated, or reduced to any machine-
readable form without prior written approval.
Sony Corporation provides no warranty with regard to this manual, the software, or other information contained herein and hereby
expressly disclaims any implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose with regard to this manual, the
software or such other information. In no event shall Sony Corporation be liable for any 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.
Macrovision: This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorised by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other
limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorised by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
In the manual, the TM or ® marks are not specified.
Sony Corporation 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 licence agreement.
Please note that the illustrations in this manual may not necessarily apply to your model. Please see the Specifications
sheet for the specific configuration of your VAIO.

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As an
ENERGY STAR Partner, Sony has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. The
ENERGY STAR Office Equipment Program is an international program that promotes energy saving through the use of
computers and their 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.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark.
Environmental information
Halogenated flame retardant not used in cabinets.
Cushions formed by corrugated board used in packaging.
Owner's record
The serial number and model number are located on your Sony VAIO. Record the numbers and refer to them
if you call VAIO-Link. See also the printed Specifications document.

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Safety information
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the
Opening the unit, for whatever reason, could lead to damages that are not covered by the guarantee.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose your VAIO to rain or moisture.
If reporting a gas leak, do not use the modem or a telephone in the vicinity of the leak.
Avoid using the modem during a severe electrical storm.
The power socket outlet you are using must be installed near the equipment and must be easily
Do not move your computer while the system is in Standby mode.
The magnetic properties of some objects can have serious consequences for your hard disk drive. They
can erase the data on the hard disk drive and cause the computer to malfunction. Do not place your
computer near or on any objects, which emit magnetic fields, mainly:
TV sets
Magnets and magnetic bracelets.
Audio and picture distortion may occur if this equipment is positioned in close proximity to any equipment
emitting electromagnetic radiation.

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Never install modem or telephone wiring during a severe lightning storm.
Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.
Take care when installing or modifying telephone lines.
To disconnect your VAIO completely from the mains voltage, unplug the power cable.
Make sure that the socket outlet is easily accessible.
Regulatory information
Sony hereby declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of European
Directive 1999/5/EC (radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment Directive).
Declaration of Conformity
The European Union is targeting the free movement of goods for the internal market and to prevent technical barriers to trade. This
effort has resulted in several EU Directives asking that manufacturers make their products comply with essential standards.
Manufacturers are required to affix the "CE" mark on the products they sell and to draw up a "Declaration of Conformity" (DoC).
Primarily, the Declarations of Conformity are intended for the market surveillance authorities as proof that products satisfy the required
standards. Additionally, Sony provides these EU DoC's on the website as a service to our customers.
You can search for all Declarations of Conformity available for a specific product by typing in the model name in the search box. A list
of matching documents will be displayed and can be downloaded. Please note that the availability of declarations depends on the scope
of the EU Directives and the individual product specifications.
This product complies with EN 55022 Class B and EN 55024 for use in the following areas: residential, commercial, and light industrial.
This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for using connection cables not longer
than 3 metres (9.8 feet).
Before activating the built-in modem, please read the Modem Regulations leaflet.