© 2000 by Sony Corporation.
Notice to Users
2000 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
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 to use thereof.
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 license agreement.
Sony, DVgate, i.LINKTM, Mavica, PictureGear, Memory Stick and the Memory Stick logo, VAIO and the
VAIO logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Windows, the Windows 98 and the Windows 2000 logos
are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Intel, MMX, Celeron and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation.
All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The model number and serial number are located on the bottom of your Sony notebook computer. Record
the serial number in the space provided here. Refer to the model and serial number when you call VAIO-
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.
Audio and picture distortion may occur if this equipment is positioned in close proximity to any
equipment emitting electromagnetic radiation.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose your VAIO notebook computer to rain or moisture.
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 locations
Never touch uninsulated telephone wire or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected
at the network interface.
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.
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.
This product conforms to the following European Directives:
73/23/EEC (Low Voltage Directive)
89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC (EMC Directives)
93/68/EEC (CE Marking Directive)
This product complies with EN 55022 Class B and EN 50082-1 for use in 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 shorter than 3 metres (9.8 feet)
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Sony has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for
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 an U.S. registered mark.
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION BATTERY
! Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium ion batteries. Dispose of promptly and properly.
! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions (see
! The battery pack used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not
disassemble, heat above 100°C (212°F) or incinerate. Dispose of used battery promptly.
! Keep away from children.
! Your notebook is equipped with an internal backup memory battery. For changing this battery, please contact
Disposal of Lithium ion
Dispose of properly at end-of-life.
In some areas the disposal of
lithium ion batteries in household
or business waste may be
Please use the public collection