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Hardware Guide
VGN-A series / PCG-TR series

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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 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.
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

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As an ENERGY STAR 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.
Owner's record
The serial number and model number are located on the bottom of your Sony computer. Record the numbers and refer to them if you call VAIO-Link. See also the
printed Specifications document.

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Safety Information
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 computer 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.
To change the backup battery, please contact your nearest Sony Service Centre.
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
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.
Use your computer only with the supplied AC adapter. To disconnect your computer completely from mains voltage, unplug the
AC adapter.
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.