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Hardware Guide
PC G - F R Se r i e s

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© 2003 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 authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited
viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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.

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® Partner, Sony has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
The International 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.

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Safety information
Owner's record
The serial number and model number are located on the bottom of your Sony notebook. Record the serial number and the model
number and refer to them if you call VAIO-Link. Read the printed Specifications document.
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 notebook to rain or moisture.
Avoid using the modem during a severe electrical storm.
Do not use the modem or a telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
To change the backup battery, please contact your nearest Sony Service Center.
Before you connect peripherals, turn off the computer and all peripherals.
Connect the power cord only after connecting all cables.
Turn on the computer only after turning off all peripherals.
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
Magnetic bracelets.

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Audio and picture distortion may occur if this equipment is positioned in close proximity to any
equipment emitting electromagnetic radiation.
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.
Be cautious when installing or modifying telephone lines.
Use your notebook only with the supplied AC adapter. To disconnect your notebook completely from
mains voltage, unplug the AC adapter.
Please make sure that the socket outlet is easily accessible.
Never touch uninsulated telephone wire or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected
at the network interface.
Optical disc drive
Misuse of the optical instruments supplied with your notebook can cause eye hazard. As the laser beam
used in this product is harmful to eyes, do not attempt any disassembling process. For servicing, refer to
qualified personnel only.
There are visible and invisible radiations when the optical disc drive is open: avoid direct exposure to the
laser beam.