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  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 1
    N User Guide Personal Computer VPCL2 Series
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 2
    ... Condition ...30 Using Your VAIO Computer...33 Using the Keyboard...34 Using the Mouse ...41 Using the Touch Screen...46 Using Special-function Buttons ...51 Using the... the VAIO Control Center ...122 Upgrading Your VAIO Computer...125 Adding and Removing Memory ...126
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 3
    ...and Maintenance Information...135 Handling Your Computer...136 Handling the LCD Screen/Touch Screen ...138 Using the Power Source ...139 Handling the Built-... Printing ...171 Microphone ...172 Mouse ...173 Speakers ...175 Touch Screen ...177 Keyboard ...178 Floppy Disks ...179 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 4
    ... N Before Use Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony VAIO® computer and welcome to the on-screen User Guide. Sony has combined leading-edge technology... web site at the following URLs: ❑ For customers in USA http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ ❑ For customers in Canada http://www....
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 5
    .... 1. Printed Documentation ❑ Quick Start Guide - An overview of components connection, set-up information, etc. ❑ Recovery, Backup and Troubleshooting Guide ❑ Safety Information - Safety guidelines and owner information. Before activating the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 6
    ...model specific user guide on your VAIO computer. Maintain and troubleshoot your VAIO computer with the VAIO Care, system restore, backup and recovery, and contact Sony support. , All Programs, and VAIO Manual. ❑ Help and Support -...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 7
    ... Use > Finding More about Your VAIO Computer n 7 N 3. Support Web Sites ❑ Sony online ... solutions online. ❑ For customers in USA http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ ❑ For customers in Canada http://.../LA ❑ For customers in Brazil http://esupport.sony.com/PT/VAIO/BR/ ❑ Operating system online ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 8
    ... Information Center If you do not find the information you are looking for at our site, you may call Sony directly. You can find ... on the bottom, the back panel, or inside the battery compartment of your Sony VAIO computer. The serial number is the last 7 digits of the number below the barcode. 3 4 5...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 9
    ... while using your computer. Excessive use of the computer may strain eyes, muscles, or tendons. ❑ Furniture and posture - Sit in a chair with good back support. Adjust the level of the chair so your feet are flat on the floor. A footrest may make you more comfortable. Sit in a relaxed, upright ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 10
    ... -5 to +25 degrees. ✍ ! While adjusting the viewing angle, do not exert excessive pressure on your computer to eliminate a risk of mechanical damage. ❑ Lighting - Choose a location where windows and lights do not cause glare and reflection on the display. Use indirect lighting to avoid ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 11
    ... N Getting Started This section describes how to get started using your VAIO computer. ! Before starting your computer for the first time, do not connect any other hardware that did not originally come with your computer. Upon completion, connect one device (for example, a ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 12
    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports n 12 N Locating Controls and Ports Take a moment to identify the controls and ports shown on the following pages. ! The appearance of your computer may be different from those illustrated in this manual due to variations in specifications.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 13
    ...-in camera indicator (page 18) K LCD screen/touch screen (page 46) Due to the mechanical design of the touch screen of your computer, some areas of the screen surface may become warm while... is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. ! L (Guide button) (page 50) M SONY logo lamp (...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 14
    ...B Foot stand (page 133) C CABLE/ANT (DIGITAL/ANALOG) input port*1 (page 62) D...the first few seconds after playback starts. This is not a malfunction. Compliant with the USB 2.0 standard. *3 The area around ... while your computer is on. Be sure to wait until the computer cools down before you touch it...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 15
    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports n 15 N Right A B C D E F G H Optical disc drive (page 55) Manual eject hole (page 163) Drive eject button (page 55) VOL (+/-) buttons (page 71) MENU button (page 71) V/v (Up/Down) buttons (page 71) INPUT/OK ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 16
    ... and Ports n 16 N Left A Media Access indicator (page 18) B "Memory Stick Duo"/SD memory card combined slot*1 (page 77), (page 84) C ...(page 109) ASSIST button (page 51) Supports Duo-size "Memory Stick" and the SD memory card. However, they cannot be used simultaneously. Compliant with the...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 17
    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports n 17 N Bottom A Built-in microphone (monaural) B Built-in speakers (stereo)/Air intake vents
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 18
    ... "Memory Stick" and an SD memory card, is in progress. (Do not place the computer into Sleep... light is lit.) When the indicator light is unlit, the memory card is not in use. Illuminates in orange while ... built-in storage device or the optical disc drive is in progress. Do not place the computer into ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 19
    ... computer to an AC power source. Use only the supplied AC adapter for your computer. ✍ To connect the AC adapter 1 2 Plug one end of the power cord (1) into the AC adapter (2). Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet (3).
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 20
    ...AC adapter. If you unplug the AC adapter from your computer while the computer is on, you will lose all unsaved data. To disconnect your computer completely from an AC power source, turn off the computer and unplug the AC adapter. Make sure that an AC...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 21
    ... that: The weight of your computer is within the range of supported weight of your mounting system. See the manual that came with your mounting system for the weight information. You shut down the computer, turn off all peripheral devices, disconnect the AC ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 22
    ... 1 Gently face down your computer on a flat surface. ! When facing down your computer, be sure to place it on a soft cloth to avoid damage to the screen frame. 2 Remove the four screws and take the foot stand off the computer.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 23
    Getting Started > Setting Up Your Computer n 23 N 3 Remove the 19 screws (1) from the back of the foot stand and take off the mounting base plate (2). ! Be sure to keep the removed screws for future use.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 24
    Getting Started > Setting Up Your Computer n 24 N 4 Remove the two screws (3) on the back of the computer.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 25
    ... your wall mount attachment to your computer with the supplied four screws. ! Do not use the screws attached to the computer. 7 Follow the instructions described in the manual that came with your mounting system to mount your computer.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 26
    ...computer 1 2 3 Turn off any peripherals connected to the computer. Save your data and close all running software applications. Click Start and the Shut down button. After a short time, the computer automatically turns off. Make sure the power indicator light turns off.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 27
    ... Sleep mode. ! Turn off your computer if you do not intend to use it for an extended period of time. Mode Normal mode Sleep mode... the computer is in this mode. Sleep mode turns off the LCD screen and places the built-in storage device(s) and the CPU into a low power consumption mode. The orange power...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 28
    ... batteries of your wireless keyboard and remote commander (if supplied) are properly installed and not running out of power. If you press and hold the power button for more than four seconds, your computer will turn off automatically. You will lose all unsaved data.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 29
    Getting Started > Using the Power Saving Mode n 29 N If the computer is not used for a certain period of time, it will enter Sleep mode. To modify ... 1 2 3 Click Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, and Power Options. Click Change plan settings under the current power ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 30
    ...the computer. ❑ Windows Update Click Start, All Programs, and Windows Update and then follow the on-screen instructions. ❑ VAIO Update 5 Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Update and then follow the on-screen instructions. ! Your computer must be connected ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 31
    ... option to check for updates. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the updates. Click Start, All Programs, Norton Internet Security, and LiveUpdate or Norton Internet Security. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the updates. ❑ When using the Norton Internet Security:...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 32
    ... Computer in Optimum Condition n 32 N Using the VAIO Care With the VAIO Care, you can regularly ... Care will provide appropriate measures to solve the problem. To launch the VAIO Care ❑ On models with the ASSIST button ...the ASSIST button Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Care. See the help file ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 33
    ... N Using Your VAIO Computer This section describes how to get the most out of using your VAIO computer. ❑ Using the Keyboard (page 34) ❑ Using the Mouse (page 41) ❑ Using the Touch Screen (page 46) ❑ Using Special-function Buttons (page 51) ❑ Using the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 34
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard n 34 N Using the Keyboard A wireless keyboard is supplied with your computer. The wireless keyboard uses a standard key arrangement with additional keys that perform specific functions. ! You cannot use the wireless keyboard in conjunction with the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 35
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard n 35 N Using the Wireless Keyboard One alkaline AA ... you do not intend to use the wireless keyboard for an extended period of time, remove the battery to ... radio interference, causing the keyboard to stop working properly. Do not place metal furniture or...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 36
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard n 36 N A Function keys* Perform certain tasks. The task ... icon and notifications for your desired icon. ✍ ✍ Illustrated above is the English keyboard as an example. C VAIO button* (page 51) D Power switch Slide the switch to turn the wireless ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 37
    ... Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard n 37 N E Sleep button Provides a lower level of power ...(zoom in). Press See the help file included with the VAIO Control Center for more information. G Muting button...Caps Lock mode where letters are all typed in upper case. J Windows key Displays the Start ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 38
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard n 38 N A Keyboard feet Flip open to put the wireless keyboard in a more 'ergonomic' position. B Battery compartment (page 35) Storage compartment for the AA battery.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 39
    ... on your computer, you can use the on-screen keyboard (page 50) for password entry to start the computer. When the power-on password is set on the computer, however, the on-screen keyboard is not available ... the Windows password with the on-screen keyboard and click . If the typed password does not...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 40
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard n 40 N 5 6 7 Wait until the Windows starts, and .... Wait until the utility window for re-connection appears, and then slide the power switch on ... 8 Wait until the utility window notifies that the wireless keyboard should now be working, and then close ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 41
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse n 41 N Using the Mouse A wireless mouse is supplied with your computer. The wireless mouse has no cables to plug in and uses a laser sensor instead of a ball.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 42
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse n 42 N Using the Wireless Mouse One alkaline AA battery...the battery compartment. If the wireless mouse does not operate properly, the battery may need to ...If you do not intend to use the wireless mouse for an extended period of time, remove the battery to ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 43
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse n 43 N A Left button Click or double-... (the scroll function is available only with applications that support it). D Power switch Slide the switch to turn ... in orange when the mouse battery is running out of power; and turns on in green for about 10 seconds...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 44
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse n 44 N To connect the wireless mouse When the supplied wireless mouse does not seem to be working, use the supplied wireless keyboard and .... While your wireless mouse is successfully working, do not perform the connection operations as this may cause...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 45
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse n 45 N Adjusting the Mouse Functions 1 2 3 Click Start and Control Panel. Click Mouse under Hardware and Sound. The Mouse Properties window appears. Change the settings.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 46
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen n 46 N Using the Touch Screen Embedded ... you rotate a picture on the touch screen, for example, a rotating gesture may not be successfully recognized by ..., which, however, does not indicate a malfunction. The touch screen function is disabled while ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 47
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen n 47 N Gesture Flick Description Put a ...the Flick tab. Zoom With some software applications, you can pinch on the touch screen with two fingers for zooming..., such as photo viewer software, you can put two fingers on the touch screen and slide them...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 48
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen n 48 N To enable or disable the touch screen ... touch function settings window appears. Change the setting to enable or disable the touch screen and then ... DPI to enlarge the view size of the touch screen for easier touch works. To do so, click Start,...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 49
    ... screen is beyond specifications of the touch screen function, your computer may not recognize your touch...touches always work. The degree of pressing force does not count for operations as the touch screen ...film at the time of delivery. Do not use the touch screen without removing the protective film,...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 50
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen n 50 N The bezel sensor provides you with instant access to various functions, such... bezel sensor is available only when the Windows operating system is running. It is not available with some functions, which work without running the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 51
    ...-function button ASSIST button Functions Launches the VAIO Care while the computer is on. While the computer is off, the ASSIST button launches the VAIO Care Rescue. The VAIO Care Rescue can be used to... case of emergency, for example, when the Windows does not start. See Using the VAIO Care (page 32...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 52
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Quick Web Access Function n 52 N Using the Quick Web Access Function ... do any of the following: ❑ Click the icon located at the lower left corner of the screen. ❑ Press the WEB button. ❑ Press the power button on the computer. For detailed information on ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 53
    ... jack. ❑ the "Memory Stick Duo" slot and the SD memory card slot. ❑ the scheduled recording function with the Windows Media Center. Exit the Quick Web Access function and launch the Windows operating system before the scheduled start time. ❑ the touch screen.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 54
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Built-in Camera n 54 N Using the Built-in Camera Your ... your instant messaging or video editing software does not activate or deactivate the built-in camera. ... built-in camera. To use the image capture software 1 2 Click Start, All Programs, ArcSoft WebCam Suite...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 55
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive n 55 N Using the Optical Disc Drive Your computer is equipped with an optical disc drive. Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer. See the specifications to find out about the configuration of...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 56
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive n 56 N 3 Hold the back of the drive tray with one hand, place.../removing a disc onto/from the drive tray. 4 Close the drive tray by pushing it in gently. ! Do not remove the optical disc while your computer is in Sleep mode. Be sure to bring...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 57
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive n 57 N Supported Discs Your computer plays and... PR*5 PR*5 P P P - P P - PR*4 P P P The DVD SuperMulti Drive on your computer does not support the DVD-RAM cartridge. Use non-cartridge discs or discs with a removable cartridge. Writing ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 58
    ...the notices on the disc package carefully to check both playback and recording compatibility with your computer's optical disc drives. Sony does NOT guarantee the compatibility of VAIO optical disc drives with discs that are not compliant with ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 59
    ... ❑ Do not strike or shake your computer while the optical disc drive is writing data to a disc. ❑ Do not plug or unplug the power cord or the AC adapter while the optical disc drive is writing data to a disc. Notes on playing discs ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 60
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive n 60 N Notes on region codes Region code indicators are labeled on the discs or ...player you can play the disc. If the region code indicates "all," you can play this disc in most regions of the world. If the region code for your ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 61
    ...a disc into the optical disc drive. ! Close all running software applications before playing a ..., click Start, All Programs, and your desired software to play the disc. For instructions on how to use the ... disc into the optical disc drive. ! Close all running software applications before copying files...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 62
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 62 N Using the TV Function Your computer may have a TV ...TV program viewing, recording and playback. Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer. See the specifications to find out about the configuration of your ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 63
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 63 N Setting Up TV Connections ! The following connections may not be available in some countries or regions. The state of receiving...CATV mode (Option 1) 1 2 Connect one end of the TV coaxial cable (1) to your cable service access (wall...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 64
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 64 N To connect in CATV mode (Option 2) 1 2 Connect the ... cable (1) to the screw-type grips at your cable service access (wall outlet) (2). Connect one end of the TV coaxial cable (3) to the transformer end of the RCA transformer cable (1). Connect...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 65
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 65 N Connecting to a standard antenna ... connect your computer to an indoor/outdoor antenna system, using Option 1 or Option 2 from the previous section,... the computer and the indoor/outdoor antenna system. If you are connecting to an indoor/outdoor ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 66
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 66 N To connect in land-based (terrestrial) broadcasting mode (Option 1) 1 2 3 Connect one end of a TV coaxial cable (1) to your antenna outlet ... the VHF/UHF RF combiner/transformer (3). Connect one end of another TV coaxial cable (5) to...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 67
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 67 N To connect in land-based (terrestrial) broadcasting mode (Option 2) 1 2 3 Connect one end of a 300-ohm twin lead cable (1) ... the VHF/UHF RF combiner/transformer (3). Connect one end of the TV coaxial cable (5) to the feed connector ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 68
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 68 N To connect to an antenna (air) for digital television system (ATSC signal standard) If your computer is equipped with a digital TV input port and you have an antenna for receiving the over-the-air signals transmitted by a digital TV ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 69
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function n 69 N Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function Your ... video input while viewing contents, such as Blu-ray Disc, DVD media, or recorded TV programs, on the computer screen, playback may automatically stop. If this occurs, change the input ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 70
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function n 70 N Connecting an External ... green, depending on the audio/video input source. If not, press the INPUT/OK button (page 71) ... the HDMI input or the video input. You do not need to turn on your computer and start Windows to switch the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 71
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function n 71 N Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Control ...video input source. The volume control buttons, including the muting button, on the wireless keyboard work only on the Windows operating system while the operating system is running regardless ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 72
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function n 72 N Using the OSD Menu The OSD menu is provided for customizing your computer to ... MENU button on the right of your computer to display the OSD menu and use the V/v buttons to navigate through options until you find your desired one.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 73
    ... desired language. 3 Press the INPUT/OK button. To change the default SONY logo lamp activity for the HDMI input mode, follow these ...the settings while the computer input is selected, see Changing the default SONY logo lamp activity (page 124) for the procedure. You can select one of the three Input...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 74
    ... applications, including the Windows Media Center. Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer. See the specifications to find out about... batteries. When the remote commander is not going to be used for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 75
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Remote Commander n 75 N A INPUT SELECT t button Press to switch the audio... to view previously recorded TV programs. Some button functions may not be available. Illustrated above is the English remote commander as an example. F Guide button Press to view the TV...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 76
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Remote Commander n 76 N G Alphanumeric buttons Press to select specific channels... select your desired action or window option. While watching full-screen TV, press to... Press to turn off the sound. Press again to restore the sound. O Channel/Page buttons Press to...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 77
    ... Duo" ! Your computer supports only Duo-size "Memory stick", and does not support standard-size "Memory Stick". The "Memory Stick Duo" slot also works as the SD memory card slot. ✍ For the latest information about "Memory Stick", visit http://www.sony.net/memorycard/.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 78
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" n 78 N Inserting and Removing "Memory Stick" To insert "Memory Stick" 1 2 Locate the "Memory Stick Duo" slot (page 16). Hold "Memory Stick" with the arrow pointing toward the slot.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 79
    ... the media into the slot. If "Memory Stick" does not go into the slot easily, remove it gently and verify you are ... prompted to install driver software. If prompted, follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. "Memory Stick" is automatically detected by your system and the contents of ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 80
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" n 80 N To remove "Memory Stick" ! Do not remove "Memory Stick" while the Media Access indicator light is lit. If you do, you may lose data. Large volumes of data may take time to load, so make sure the indicator light is unlit before ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 81
    ...the media, make sure that it does not contain your valuable data. Do not remove "Memory Stick" from the slot while formatting. This could cause a malfunction. ... Click Start and Computer. Right-click the "Memory Stick" icon and select Format. Click Restore device defaults. ! The...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 82
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" n 82 N 6 7 Click Start. Follow the on-screen instructions. ! It may take time to format "Memory Stick" depending on the media type.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 83
    ... VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" n 83 N Notes on Using "Memory Stick" ❑ Your computer has been tested and found compatible with Sony branded "Memory Stick" with capacity of up to 32 GB that are available as of September 2010. However, ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 84
    ... memory card The SD memory card slot also works as the "Memory Stick Duo" slot. ✍ For the latest information on compatible memory cards, see Finding More about Your VAIO Computer (page 5) to visit the appropriate support web site.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 85
    ...until it clicks into place. Do not force the card into the slot. When you insert the SD memory card into the slot for ... to install driver software. If prompted, follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. The SD memory card icon will appear in the Computer window after you insert the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 86
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards n 86 N To remove an SD memory card 1 2 3 4 Locate the SD memory card slot (page 16). Check that the Media Access indicator light is unlit. Push in the SD memory card toward the computer and release. The SD memory...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 87
    ...SD memory card ❑ Your computer has been tested and found compatible only with major memory cards available as of September 2010. However, not all memory cards are guaranteed of compatibility. ❑ SD memory cards (up to 2 GB), SDHC memory ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 88
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Internet n 88 N Using the Internet Before using the... the computer against online threats. Depending on the service contract with your ISP, you may ... to the Internet. For detailed instructions on connection setups and modem configuration, see the manual that came ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 89
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Network (LAN) n 89 N Using the Network (LAN) You ... type networks with a LAN cable. Connect one end of a LAN cable (not supplied) to the LAN port on the ... any network without changing the default settings. ✍ ! Do not plug a telephone cable into the LAN port on...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 90
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN n 90 N Using the Wireless LAN The Wireless LAN (WLAN) allows ... IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standard, which specifies the type of technology used. See the specifications to find out about the configuration of your computer. WLAN standard IEEE 802.11a IEEE ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 91
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN n 91 N Notes on Using the Wireless LAN... standard and the IEEE 802.11n standard are not available on ad-hoc networks. ❑ The 2.4 GHz ... conditions. ❑ Actual communication speed may not be as fast as the one displayed on your computer. ❑ Deploying ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 92
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN n 92 N Note on the data encryption The ... networks. WPA is designed to be forward compatible with the IEEE 802.11i specification. It utilizes the enhanced data ... access control and is also designed to secure all versions of 802.11 devices, including ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 93
    ...a wireless network, launch the VAIO Wireless Wizard from the VAIO Gate or click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Wireless Wizard, and follow the on-screen instructions of the Easy Internet Connection Setup. ! For details on how to select the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 94
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN n 94 N Stopping Wireless LAN Communications To stop wireless LAN...communications Click the switch next to Wi-Fi to toggle it to Off in the VAIO Smart Network window. ! Turning off the wireless LAN function while accessing remote documents, files, or ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 95
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function n 95 N Using the BLUETOOTH Function You can establish wireless communications between your computer and other BLUETOOTH® devices such as another computer or a mobile phone. You can transfer data between these devices without cables at a ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 96
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function n 96 N Communicating with Another BLUETOOTH ...using the BLUETOOTH function, see Windows Help and Support. 1 2 Click the VAIO Smart Network ... the switch next to BLUETOOTH to toggle it to On in the VAIO Smart Network window. Make sure the WIRELESS...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 97
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function n 97 N Stopping BLUETOOTH Communications To stop BLUETOOTH communications 1 2 Turn off the BLUETOOTH device that is communicating with your computer. Click the switch next to BLUETOOTH to toggle it to Off in the VAIO Smart Network window.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 98
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function n 98 N Notes on Using the BLUETOOTH Function ❑ The data transfer... are met, individual device performance, specifications, and operation procedures can vary. Data exchange may not be possible in all situations. ❑ Video and audio may not be ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 99
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function n 99 N ❑ The BLUETOOTH function may not work with other devices, depending on the manufacturer or the software version employed by the manufacturer. ❑ Connecting multiple BLUETOOTH devices to your computer may cause channel ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 100
    Using Peripheral Devices > n 100 N Using Peripheral Devices You can add functionality to your VAIO computer by using the various ports on the computer. ❑ Connecting External Speakers or Headphones (page 101) ❑ Connecting an External Display (page 102) ❑ Selecting Display Modes (page 106) ❑ ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 101
    ... Speakers or Headphones You can connect external sound output devices (not supplied), such as speakers or headphones, to your computer. To connect external ... of the speakers before you turn them on. Connect external speakers (1) to the headphones jack (2) i with a speaker cable (3) (not supplied).
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 102
    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Display n 102 N Connecting an External Display Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 103
    ... display, to your computer. To connect a computer display 1 2 3 Plug the power cord (1) of your external display into an AC outlet. Plug one end of a... your computer has a non-compliant monitor connected, you will not be able to play or view any copyright protected content. ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 104
    ... the TV to external input. Set up the TV configuration system. ! If a device driver other than the one provided by Sony is used, the image will not be displayed and the audio will not be heard. Always use the device driver provided by Sony for updates....
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 105
    ... Devices > Connecting an External Display n 105 N See the manual that came with your TV for more information on ... OUTPUT port on the computer. You can adjust the screen resolution of the connected TV with your computer. See Why doesn't my screen display a video? (page 169) for more information. ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 106
    ...Modes When an external display is connected, you can select either your computer screen or the connected display to use as the primary monitor. You may not be able to display the same content on your computer screen and the external display at the same time, ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 107
    ...you have an external display connected to your computer, your computer screen and the external display can function as a single desktop.... can move the cursor from one display to the other. This allows you to drag objects, such as an open application window or a toolbar, from one display to the other.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 108
    ... set different colors on each display, do not expand a single window across two displays, or your software may not work properly. ✍ 1 2 Right-click on the desktop and select Screen resolution. Click the drop-down list next to Multiple Displays...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 109
    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Microphone n 109 N Connecting an External Microphone You can connect an external microphone (not supplied) to your computer. To connect an external microphone Plug the microphone cable (1) into the microphone jack (2) m. Make sure your microphone...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 110
    ... > Connecting a USB Device n 110 N Connecting a USB Device You can connect a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device, such as a mouse, a floppy disk drive, a speaker, or a printer, to your computer. To connect a USB device 1 2 Choose the USB port (1) you prefer to use. Plug the USB device cable (2) ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 111
    ...Be sure to use a USB printer compatible with your version of Windows to print documents. ❑ For information on how to remove a USB device, see the manual that came with the device. ❑ To protect your computer and/or USB devices from damage, ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 112
    ... use to connect an i.LINK device, such as a digital video camcorder. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394... i.LINK device. Not all products with an i.LINK connection can communicate with each other. See the manual that came ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 113
    ...a Digital Video Camcorder To connect a digital video camcorder Plug one end of an i.LINK cable (1) (not supplied) into the i.LINK port (2) on...compatible i.LINK device. See the manual that came with the device for more information. You cannot access the contents of "Memory Stick" in ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 114
    ... Your VAIO Computer This section briefly describes how to change the main settings of your VAIO computer. Among other things, you will learn how to use and customize the look of your Sony software and utilities. ❑ Setting the Password (page 115) ❑ Using Intel ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 115
    ...the machine password, the password needs to be reset and a fee will be charged. To reset the password, contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent... about Your VAIO Computer (page 5). You can reset the user password at the BIOS setup screen by ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 116
    ...) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Turn on the computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and try again. Press the < or , key to select ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 117
    ... computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the ... F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 118
    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password n 118 N To change or remove the power-on password (user password) 1 2 3 4... on the computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and try...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 119
    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password n 119 N Setting the Windows Password To add the Windows password 1 2 3 4 5 6 Click Start and Control Panel....the password for your account. Click Create password. See Windows Help and Support for more information on the Windows...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 120
    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password n 120 N To remove the Windows password 1 2 3 4 5 6 Click Start and Control Panel. Click User Accounts and Family Safety or User Accounts. Click User Accounts. Click Remove your password. In the Current password field, enter...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 121
    ... enable Intel VT 1 2 3 Turn on the computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and try again. Press the < or , key to select...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 122
    ... and to specify preferences for system behavior. To use the VAIO Control Center 1 2 3 Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Control Center. Select your desired control... see the help file included with the VAIO Control Center. Some of the control items will not be visible if you open the...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 123
    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Using the VAIO Control Center n 123 N Using S-FORCE Front Surround 3D S-FORCE Front ... movies. To enable S-FORCE Front Surround 3D 1 2 3 Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Control Center. Click Sound and Sound Effect Settings. Click Use S-FORCE Front Surround 3D ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 124
    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Using the VAIO Control Center n 124 N Changing the default SONY logo lamp activity The SONY logo lamp illuminates when you turn.... Click Display and Logo Lamp Control. Follow the on-screen instructions. ! You cannot change this option for the HDMI...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 125
    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > n 125 N Upgrading Your VAIO Computer Your VAIO computer and memory modules use high precision ...not touch the connectors or open the memory module compartment cover. For assistance, contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 126
    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory n 126 N Adding and Removing ...with your computer. If a memory module is not detected by the computer or the Windows operating system becomes unstable,...ESD workstation. If such a station is not available, do not work in a carpeted area, and do ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 127
    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory n 127 N ❑ Do not open the memory module package before you are ready ...C ❑ High humidity ❑ Handle the memory module with care. To avoid injuries to your hands and fingers, do not touch the edges of the components and circuit ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 128
    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory n 128 N Removing and Installing a Memory Module To change or add a ... the four screws and take the foot stand off the computer. ! Be careful not to lose the removed screws. 4 Touch a metal object to discharge static electricity.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 129
    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory n 129 N 5 Remove the currently installed memory module as follows: ❑ Pull the ...Make sure that the memory module tilts up and then pull it out in the direction of the arrow (2). 6 Remove the new memory module from its packaging.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 130
    ... the memory module into the memory module slot and push it in until it clicks into place. ! Do not touch any components on the motherboard other than the memory module. If you want to install only one memory module, be sure to use the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 131
    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory n 131 N Viewing the Amount of Memory To view the amount of memory 1 2 3 Turn on the computer. Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Control Center. Click System Information and System Information. You can view ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 132
    ... to help you protect your VAIO computer from potential damage. Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer.... (page 135) ❑ Handling Your Computer (page 136) ❑ Handling the LCD Screen/Touch Screen (page 138) ❑ Using the Power Source (page 139) ❑ Handling the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 133
    ... a risk of swallowing them. Power Source ❑ Do not place the AC adapter in contact with your skin. Remove the AC adapter away from your body if it becomes warm and causes discomfort. ❑ Do not place heavy objects on the power cord, or this could cause a fire. ❑ To...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 134
    ...134 N Battery Cell If the battery liquid is leaking: ❑ Do not touch the battery liquid directly. ❑ Be sure to follow the instructions below. If your eyes, skin, or ..., consult a doctor immediately. ❑ Do not throw the battery into a fire. Never heat, disassemble, modify, charge, nor ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 135
    ... Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the surface of the LCD screen/touch screen. Rubbing the surface could damage the screen. Discs ❑ Proper care of the disc is essential to its continuous reliability. Do not use solvents (such as benzine, thinner, alcohol, ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 136
    ... such a case, allow at least one hour before turning on the computer. If any problems occur, unplug the computer and contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO Computer ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 137
    ... behind the computer to avoid any damage to the LCD screen/touch screen. There is a risk of scratching the LCD screen/touch screen, for example with your waist belt buckle, if you hold your computer from its front. ❑ Be careful not to scratch your desk with the tip of the foot...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 138
    ...indicate a malfunction. ❑ Do not exert pressure on the LCD screen/touch screen surface in any ...100% unbreakable. ❑ Do not exert pressure on the LCD screen/touch screen frame. This may ...produce a residual image on the LCD screen/touch screen. This does not indicate a malfunction. When the computer ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 139
    Precautions > Using the Power Source n 139 N Using the Power Source ❑ Do not share an AC outlet with other power-consuming equipment, such ..., in an electrical storm, for example. ❑ Use the AC adapter supplied with your computer or genuine Sony products. Do not use any other AC adapter as it may...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 140
    Precautions > Handling the Built-in Camera n 140 N Handling the Built-in Camera Do not let the direct sunlight get into the lens of the built-in camera regardless of your computer's power state, as it may cause the camera to malfunction.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 141
    ... and dust on the surface of a disc may cause read errors. Be sure to hold the disc by its edges and central hole, as shown below: ❑ Never affix an adhesive label to a disc. This will affect the use of the disc and may result in irreparable damage.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 142
    ... Handling "Memory Stick" n 142 N Handling "Memory Stick" ❑ Do not touch the "Memory Stick" connector with your finger or metallic objects. ❑ Use only the adhesive label supplied ... not bend, drop, or expose "Memory Stick". ❑ Do not disassemble or modify "Memory Stick". ❑ Keep "Memory ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 143
    ...used. If the built-in storage device is damaged, the data cannot be restored. To prevent losing data, you should be careful when handling your computer. To avoid ... in a place subject to extreme changes in temperature. ❑ Do not remove the storage device from your computer.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 144
    .... Many problems have simple solutions. If these suggestions fail to solve your problems, use the VAIO Care. To launch the software, see Using the VAIO Care (page 32). If the problems still cannot be solved and you need assistance, visit the support ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 145
    Troubleshooting > n 145 N ❑ Touch Screen (page 177) ❑ Keyboard (page 178) ❑ Floppy Disks (page 179) ❑ Audio/Video (page 180) ❑ HDMI/VIDEO Input Function (page 183) ❑ "Memory Stick" (page 184) ❑ Peripherals (page 185)
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 146
    .... If this occurs, do not use the computer for at least one hour. ❑ Check that you are using the supplied Sony AC adapter. For your safety, use only the genuine Sony AC adapter, which is supplied by Sony for your VAIO computer. ❑ Make sure your computer is not in Sleep mode by pressing the power ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 147
    ... N What should I do if the green power indicator light turns on but my screen remains blank? ❑ If the orange DISPLAY OFF indicator light is lit... and remote commander (if supplied) are properly installed and not running out of power. Turning off your computer with the Ctrl+Alt...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 148
    ...the Alt+F4 keys to close the application window. ❑ If the Alt+F4 keys do not work, click Start and the Shut down button to .... If the Windows Security window appears, click Shut Down. ❑ If this procedure does not work, press and hold the power button until the computer turns...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 149
    ... to the Shut down button and Restart. If this procedure does not work, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off... password. What should I do if my game software does not work or it keeps crashing? ❑ Check the web site of the game if there are any patches ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 150
    ... steps: 1 2 3 4 5 Turn on the computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and try again. Press the < or , key to select ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 151
    ... be connected to the Internet to download the updates. 1 2 3 4 Click Start and Control Panel. Click System and Security. Click Action Center. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up automatic or scheduled updates.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 152
    ... I create Recovery Media? You can create Recovery Media using the VAIO Care. The media are used to restore your computer system to its factory default settings. To create the media, launch the VAIO Care (page 32) and then click Recovery & restore, Recovery, and Create ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 153
    Troubleshooting > Recovery / Recovery Media n 153 N How do I check the volume of the recovery area? Your built-in storage device contains the recovery area where the data for the system recovery is stored. To check the volume of the recovery area, follow these ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 154
    ...and click Shrink. Right-click Unallocated and select New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions. If you use the VAIO Care Rescue, you can create a partition in the recovery process. See Using the VAIO Care (page 32) for more information. 3 4 5...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 155
    ..., when you are viewing a rapid-moving object. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. ❑ If the problem persists, restart your computer. Why... computer can handle. Exit the applications that you are not currently using. ❑ The power management function of your computer may...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 156
    Troubleshooting > Built-in Camera n 156 N What should I do if captured images flicker? This problem ... camera images. In some software applications, you can set an appropriate value to one of the camera ... CPU load increases. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. What should I do if my ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 157
    Troubleshooting > Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) n 157 N Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) What should I do if ... Make sure Maximum Performance is selected for Wireless Adapter Settings in the Power Options window. Selecting any other option may result in a communication failure. To change the settings, ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 158
    Troubleshooting > Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) n 158 N What should I do if I cannot access the Internet? ❑ Check the access point settings. See the manual that came with your access point for more ...points, change the access point channel. See the manual that came with your access point for more ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 159
    ... intact. ❑ Change the access point channel. See the manual that came with your access point for more ... channels may be preset to different channels from Sony devices. ❑ If you are using a wireless ... point, see connectivity information contained in the manual that came with your access point. Why ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 160
    ...too far apart. Wireless BLUETOOTH technology works best when the devices are within 33 feet ...you want to communicate with is on. See the other device's manual for more information. ❑ If the device you ... with another BLUETOOTH device, it may not be found or it may not be able to communicate with your...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 161
    ...which BLUETOOTH devices or wireless LAN devices work, is used by various devices. Although BLUETOOTH ... with which you want to communicate is not the same version as the one employed on your computer,... becomes slower. Why can't I use the services supported by the connected BLUETOOTH device? Connection...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 162
    ... switch users without logging off your system, the BLUETOOTH devices will not work. Be sure to log off before switching users. To log off your ...if the BLUETOOTH icon is not displayed on the taskbar? ❑ Make sure that the switch next to BLUETOOTH is set to On in the VAIO Smart Network ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 163
    ... not open? ❑ Make sure your computer is in Normal mode. ❑ Press the drive eject button or the Fn+E keys. ❑ If this does not work, click Start and Computer, right-click the optical disc drive icon, and select Eject. ❑ If none of the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 164
    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs n 164 N What should I do if I cannot play a disc properly on my computer? ❑ Make ... off your computer with the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys may cause loss of unsaved data. 2 3 Remove the disc from the optical disc drive. Check the disc for dirt or damage. If you need to ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 165
    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs ❑ Make sure the correct driver software is installed. Follow these ... Driver Details. Click OK to close the window. 5 6 7 ❑ Make sure an adhesive label is not affixed to...condensation on your computer, do not use the computer for at least one hour. Condensation can ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 166
    ... becomes unstable during Blu-ray Disc playback? ❑ Check if your optical disc drive supports ... neither launch any software application nor allow any to launch automatically, not even a screen saver. ❑ If you are using a ...with your optical disc drive. Some brands of DVD recordable media do not work.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 167
    ... the BD-R Disc media. What should I do if my external optical disc drive does not work properly? Make sure that your external optical disc drive is connected to an AC power source and ...port on your computer. If it is not connected, the external optical disc drive may not work properly.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 168
    Troubleshooting > Display n 168 N Display Why did my screen go blank? ❑ Your computer ... Colors. ❑ Do not change the display resolution or colors while using video/image software or ... playback/display or unstable system operations. Additionally, it is recommended you disable your screen saver ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 169
    ...What should I do if some items do not fit on the computer screen? Check that the text size is set to ... down to decrease the screen resolution. You can check the total amount of the graphics and video memory available. Right-click on the desktop, select Screen resolution, and click Advanced Settings ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 170
    Troubleshooting > Display n 170 N What should I do if my screen is dark? Make sure the ...F6 keys on the wireless keyboard to brighten your computer screen. To change the input source, press the INPUT/OK ... blank? Change the display output to your computer screen. See Selecting Display Modes (page 106)...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 171
    .... ❑ You may need to install the printer driver software before you use your printer. See the manual that came with your printer for more information. ❑ If your printer is not functioning after your computer resumes from Sleep mode, then restart the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 172
    Troubleshooting > Microphone n 172 N Microphone What should I do if my microphone does not work? ❑ If you are using an external microphone, make sure ...configure the sound input device, follow these steps: 1 2 3 4 5 Close all open programs. Click Start and Control Panel. ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 173
    Troubleshooting > Mouse n 173 N Mouse What should I do if my computer does not recognize my mouse? ❑ Make sure the power switch on the bottom of the wireless mouse is in the ON position. ❑ Make sure another mouse is not connected. ❑ Make sure the supplied AA ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 174
    ...running, press the Alt+F4 keys to close the application window. ❑ If the Alt+F4 keys do not work, press the Windows key once and then the , key...press the Enter key to restart your computer. ❑ If this procedure does not work, press and hold the power button until the computer turns ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 175
    Troubleshooting > Speakers n 175 N Speakers What should I do if I do not hear sound from the built-in speakers? ❑ If you are using a ... turn up the volume loud enough to hear sound. ❑ Check the Windows volume controls by clicking the volume icon on the taskbar. ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 176
    Troubleshooting > Speakers n 176 N What should I do if my external speakers do not work? ❑ Check the suggestions in What should I do if I ...speakers are connected to a power source. See the manual that came with your speakers for more information. ❑ Check the Windows volume controls ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 177
    Troubleshooting > Touch Screen n 177 N Touch Screen What should I do if the touch screen does not work? ❑ The HDMI input or the video input may be selected as the audio/video input source. Press the INPUT/OK button on the computer (page 71) or...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 178
    ... the green Num lock icon is on the taskbar. If the Num lock icon is not on the taskbar or is white, press the Num Lk key to activate the mode...before entering numerals. What should I do if my computer does not recognize my keyboard? ❑ Make sure the power switch on the wireless keyboard is in the ON...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 179
    ... when the drive is connected? Your computer does not recognize the floppy disk drive. First, make sure the USB cable is properly ...the drive. If the icon still does not appear, follow these steps: 1 2 3 4 5 Close all programs that are accessing the floppy disk drive. Wait until the indicator light on ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 180
    ...is disconnected or turned off, the i.LINK cable may not be securely plugged into the port on your computer ...the sound output device? If you do not hear sound from the device connected to a port, ...you need to change the device for sound output. 1 2 3 4 5 Close all open programs. Click Start and Control...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 181
    Troubleshooting > Audio/Video n 181 N What should I do if I do not hear the sound from the sound ... videos requires substantial hardware resources, such as CPU, GPU, or system memory performance on your computer. During the video playback, some operations and/or functions may become unavailable, and...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 182
    ... steps: 1 2 3 4 5 Turn on your computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears. If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and try again. Press the < or , key to select ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 183
    ... (page 74) to switch the audio/video input source to the computer input. If your computer screen remains blank, see What should I do if the green power indicator light turns on but my screen remains blank? (page 147). How can I save audio/video...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 184
    ... devices? You may need to reformat your "Memory Stick". Formatting "Memory Stick" erases all data, including music data previously saved on it. Before you reformat "Memory Stick", back up important data and confirm that "Memory Stick" does not contain files you want to keep. 1 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 185
    ...you connect the device. ❑ Try connecting a simple, low-powered device such as a mouse to test if the port is working at all. ❑ USB hubs may prevent a device from working because of a power distribution failure. We recommend you connect the device ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 186
    ... 186 N Trademarks © 2011 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony and the ...logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. VAIO, the VAIO logo, VAIO Care, Media Gallery, Share My...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 187
    ...the PCMCIA and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and ...," and "xross media bar" are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ... PS3, and PS family logos are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "PlaceEngine" is a registered ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 188
    ... and the "TransferJet" logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. "AVCHD" is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. All other names of systems, products, and services are trademarks of their respective owners. In the manual, the...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 189
    Notice > n 189 N Notice © 2011 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. This manual and the software described herein, in whole...or other information contained herein or the use thereof. In the manual, the ™ or ® marks are not specified. Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 190
    n © 2011 Sony Corporation



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