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Sony Notebook User Guide
PC G - V 5 05 s e 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 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 authorised by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorised by Macrovision Corporation. 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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Sony, DVgate, Hotkey Utility, ISP Selector, MovieShaker, PictureGear Studio, Network Smart Capture, SonicStage, Sony Notebook Setup,
Sony Style Imaging, UI Design Selector, VAIO Edit Components, Memory Stick, the Memory Stick logo, VAIO and the VAIO logo are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
The Windows and Windows XP Professional logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394-connection.
Adobe, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Acrobat Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
WinDVD for VAIO is a trademark or registered trademark of InterVideo Inc.
QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks used under licence. QuickTime is registered in the U.S. and other countries.
RealOne Player is a trademark or registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
PowerPanel is a trademark of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Symantec Norton AntiVirus is a trademark of Symantec Corporation.
EverQuest is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
All other names of systems, products and services are trademarks of their respective owners. In the manual, the TM or
® marks are not
All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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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.
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 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
Magnetic bracelets.