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  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 1
    N User Guide Personal Computer VPCL2 Series
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 2
    ...N Contents Before Use...4 Finding More about Your VAIO Computer ...5 Ergonomic Considerations ...9 Getting Started...11 ... Computer in Optimum Condition ...30 Using Your VAIO Computer...33 Using the Keyboard...34 ... an i.LINK Device...112 Customizing Your VAIO Computer...114 Setting the Password...115 ...
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    ... Source ...139 Handling the Built-in Camera ...140 Handling Discs ...141 Handling "Memory Stick"...142 Handling the Built-in Storage Device ...143 Troubleshooting ...144 Computer Operations...146 System Update / Security...151 Recovery / Recovery Media ...152 Partition ...154 Built-in Camera ...155 ...
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    ...VAIO® computer and welcome to the on-screen User Guide. Sony has combined leading-edge ... illustrated in this manual may look slightly different from those of your computer. How to find specifications ... http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ ❑ For customers in Canada http://www.sony.ca/support/ (English...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 5
    ... VAIO Computer This section provides support information about your VAIO computer. 1. Printed Documentation ❑ Quick Start Guide - An overview ... connection, set-up information, etc. ❑ Recovery, Backup and Troubleshooting Guide ❑ Safety Information - Safety guidelines and owner information. ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 6
    ... and wireless setup, security setup, personalizing your VAIO computer, creating Recovery Media, and more. ... general and model specific user guide on your VAIO computer. Maintain and troubleshoot your VAIO ...and recovery, and contact Sony support. , All Programs, and VAIO Manual. ❑ Help and Support ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 7
    ... online support web site provides instant access to information on commonly encountered problems.... http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ ❑ For customers in Canada http://www.sony.ca/support/ (English)... site Your computer comes preinstalled with a Microsoft Windows operating system. For operating system ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 8
    ... looking for at our site, you may call Sony directly. You can find the contact ... panel, or inside the battery compartment of your Sony VAIO computer. The serial number is the last ... program that is causing the problem A brief description of the problem 5. In Store Service & Support (available in USA ...
  • 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 ...
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    ...! 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 bright spots on the display. ...
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    ...> n 11 N Getting Started This section describes how to get started using your VAIO computer. ! Before starting your computer for the first time, do ... hard disk drive, a scanner, and so on) at a time, following the manufacturer's instructions. ❑ Locating Controls and Ports (page 12) ❑ About the ...
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    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
    ...switches the audio/ video input source to the computer input or starts the Windows operating system in the background. I Built-in camera (page 54) J...for an extended period of time. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. ! L (Guide button) (page 50) M SONY logo lamp (page 124) N Remote...
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    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports n 14 N Back A Air exhaust vent B Foot stand (page 133) C CABLE/ANT (DIGITAL/ANALOG) input port*1 (page 62) D LAN port (page 89) E DC IN port (page 19) F HDMI OUTPUT port*2 (page 102) G HDMI INPUT port (page 69) H VIDEO INPUT jacks (page 69) I USB ...
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    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 button (page 71) DISPLAY OFF button (page 51...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 16
    ...USB ports*2 (page 110) i.LINK 4-pin (S400) port (page 112) Headphones jack (page 101) Microphone jack (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 USB 2.0/3.0 standards. USB ports that are ...
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    Getting Started > Locating Controls and Ports n 17 N Bottom A Built-in microphone (monaural) B Built-in speakers (stereo)/Air intake vents
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    Getting Started > About the Indicator Lights n 18 N About the Indicator Lights Your computer is equipped with the following indicator lights: Indicator Power 1 HDMI input VIDEO input WEB Built-in camera Media Access Functions Illuminates in green while the computer is in Normal mode, blinks ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 19
    Getting Started > Setting Up Your Computer n 19 N Setting Up Your Computer Connecting a Power Source You need an AC adapter to connect your 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) ...
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    Getting Started > Setting Up Your Computer n 20 N 3 Route the AC adapter cable through the hole of the foot stand and plug it into the DC IN port (4). ! The shape of the DC In plug varies depending on the AC adapter. If you unplug the AC adapter from your computer while the computer is on, you ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 21
    ... the desktop type to the wall-mount type, make sure 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 ...
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    Getting Started > Setting Up Your Computer n 22 N To set up the computer for mounting 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 ...
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    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.
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    Getting Started > Setting Up Your Computer n 24 N 4 Remove the two screws (3) on the back of the computer.
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    ...6 Secure 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.
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    Getting Started > Shutting Down Your Computer Safely n 26 N Shutting Down Your Computer Safely To avoid losing unsaved data, be sure to shut down your computer properly, as described below. To shut down your computer 1 2 3 Turn off any peripherals connected to the computer. Save your data and ...
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    Getting Started > Using the Power Saving Mode n 27 N Using the Power Saving Mode In addition to the normal operating mode, your computer has a distinct power saving mode called Sleep mode. ! Turn off your computer if you do not intend to use it for an extended period of time. Mode Normal mode ...
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    Getting Started > Using the Power Saving Mode n 28 N Using Sleep Mode To activate Sleep mode Click Start, the arrow next to the Shut down button, and Sleep. Alternatively, you can press the sleep button on the wireless keyboard or the remote commander (if supplied) to place your computer into ...
  • 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 this, you can change the Sleep mode settings. To change the Sleep mode settings 1 2 3 Click Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, and Power ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 30
    ... Your Computer Be sure to update your VAIO computer with the following software applications for enhancing ... computer's efficiency, security, and functionality. The VAIO Update automatically notifies you of new ... Programs, and Windows Update and then follow the on-screen instructions. ❑ VAIO Update ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 31
    ... tab and select the option to check for updates. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the updates. Click Start, All Programs, Norton ..., and LiveUpdate or Norton Internet Security. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the updates. ❑ When using the Norton Internet Security: See ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 32
    ...Care will provide appropriate measures to solve the problem. To launch the VAIO Care ❑ On models with the ASSIST button ...button Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Care. See the help file included ... be used to recover your computer in case of emergency, for example, when the Windows does not start....
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 33
    Using Your VAIO Computer > n 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 Quick...
  • 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 battery is supplied with your wireless keyboard. Before attempting to use the wireless keyboard, remove the battery compartment cover (1) from the bottom of the wireless keyboard and install the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 36
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard n 36 N A Function keys* Perform certain tasks. The task associated with ... 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 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 37
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard n 37 N E Sleep button Provides a lower level...(zoom in). Press See the help file included with the VAIO Control Center for more information. G Muting button...mode where letters are all typed in upper case. J Windows key Displays the Start menu. K E key*...
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    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.
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard n 39 N To connect the wireless keyboard When the supplied ... using an optional USB keyboard as well. When the Windows password is set on your computer, you..., select the one with administrative rights. If the Windows password is set on your computer, click...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Keyboard n 40 N 5 6 7 Wait until the Windows starts, and then click Start and Computer. Double-click Local Disk (C:), WConnectTool, and WConnect. If the User Account Control window appears, click Yes. Wait until the utility window for ...
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    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.
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse n 42 N Using the Wireless Mouse One alkaline AA battery is supplied with your wireless mouse. Before attempting to use the wireless mouse, remove the battery compartment cover (1) from the bottom of the wireless mouse and install the supplied AA battery ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 43
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Mouse n 43 N A Left button Click or double-click the left button to select items... the movement by moving the entire mouse (the scroll function is available only with applications that support it). D Power switch Slide the switch to turn the mouse on and off. E...
  • 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 ...the Enter key. If the User Account Control window appears, press the < or , key to select Yes and press the Enter key. Wait until the utility window for re-connection appears, and then slide ...
  • 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.
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen n 46 N Using the Touch Screen Embedded infrared optical sensors of your computer's... software application you are using. Your computer is equipped with two optical sensors and supports multi-touch input of up to two points. When you rotate a picture ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen n 47 N Gesture Flick Description Put a finger on the touch screen and slide it linearly in quick motion. You can assign an individual task to up to eight flicks. There are four default flick assignments: you can flick left to move backward, flick ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 48
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen n 48 N To enable or disable the touch screen function Follow these steps to enable...of the computer screen for more than two seconds. The touch function settings window appears. Change the setting to enable or disable the touch screen and then click ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 49
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen n 49 N Notes on Using the Touch Screen ❑ To repeat tapping, be sure... with the ball of your finger. If the area of contact with the touch screen is beyond specifications of the touch screen function, your computer may not recognize your touch. ❑ ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Touch Screen n 50 N The bezel sensor provides ...than two seconds. The touch function settings window appears. Change the setting to enable or disable ...click OK. ! The bezel sensor is available only when the Windows operating system is running. It is not available ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 51
    ...equipped with special buttons to help you use specific functions of the computer. Special-function button ... of emergency, for example, when the Windows does not start. See Using the VAIO Care (page .... You can change the default assignment with the VAIO Control Center. Located on the wireless keyboard...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 52
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Quick Web Access Function n 52 N Using the... you immediately to access the Internet without launching the Windows operating system. Activating the Quick Web ... 1 2 Press the WEB button on the computer. Follow the instructions in the initial setup wizard. Once you ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 53
    ... Fn key for shortcuts. ❑ the zoom buttons and the VAIO button on the wireless keyboard. ❑ any port and... 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....
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 54
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Built-in Camera n 54 N Using the Built-in Camera Your... Companion 4. Click your desired icon in the main window. For detailed information on how to use the software, see the...dark place, click the Capture icon in the main window, and then click the WebCam Settings ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive n 55 N Using the Optical Disc Drive Your computer is equipped with... features and options in this section may not be available on your computer. See the specifications to find out about the configuration of your computer. To insert a disc 1 2 ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive n 56 N 3 Hold the back of the drive tray with one hand, place a disc in the middle of the drive tray with the label side facing toward you, and gently push it toward the drive tray until the disc clicks into place. ! Do not exert pressure ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 57
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive n 57 N Supported Discs Your computer ... (2.6 GB) compliant with DVD-RAM Version 1.0 is not supported. DVD-RAM Version 2.2/12X-SPEED DVD-RAM... format and Blu-ray Disc media with a cartridge. Supports writing data to BD-R Part1 Version 1.1/1.2/1.3 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 58
    ... pre-recorded or blank discs for use with your VAIO computer, be sure to read the notices on the disc ... computer's optical disc drives. Sony does NOT guarantee the compatibility of VAIO optical disc ... recordable disc. 8 cm disc writing is not supported. ✍ ! To play copyright protected Blu-ray Disc...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 59
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive n 59 N Notes on Using the Optical ... the latest updates for Blu-ray Disc playback software using the VAIO Update. For information on how to use the VAIO Update, see Updating Your Computer (page 30). ❑ Depending on system environment, you may ...
  • 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 packages to indicate in which region and on what type of player you can play the disc. If the region code indicates "all," you can play this disc in most regions ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 61
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Optical Disc Drive n 61 N Playing Discs To...and your desired software to play the disc. For instructions on how to use the software, see the help file ...disc burning software to copy files to the disc. For instructions on how to use the software, see the help file ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 62
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 62 N Using the TV Function Your... may have a TV tuner board installed. The Windows Media Center included in your operating system... See the specifications to find out about the configuration of your computer. ! The hybrid TV tuner board supports both...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 63
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 63 N Setting Up TV Connections !... of receiving TV signals widely varies depending on services available in your country or region as well as ... one end of the TV coaxial cable (1) to your cable service access (wall outlet) (2). Connect the other end ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 64 N To connect in CATV mode (Option 2) 1 2 Connect the two metal hooks on a 75-ohm/300-ohm RCA transformer 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 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 65
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the TV Function n 65 N Connecting to a standard antenna You can connect your computer to an indoor/outdoor antenna system, using Option 1 or Option 2 from the previous section, Connecting to standard cable access (CATV) (page 63). Depending on the type of antenna ...
  • 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 (2). Connect the other end to a VHF/UHF RF combiner/ transformer (3). Connect a coaxial cable feed ...
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    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) to the screw-type grips at your antenna outlet (2). Connect the other end to the grips on a VHF/UHF RF combiner/...
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    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 computer is...play the audio/video content on your computer without turning on the computer and starting Windows. ! You cannot capture audio/video signals coming through the HDMI INPUT port ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function n 70 N Connecting an External Audio/Video Device To connect an external audio/video device to... to the HDMI input or the video input. You do not need to turn on your computer and start Windows to switch the audio/video input source. ✍
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function n 71 N Using the ...Assigned task Displays the audio/video input selection window. Select the input among three sources (HDMI... muting button, on the wireless keyboard work only on the Windows operating system while the operating system is ...
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    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 suit your preference. Press the MENU button on the right of your computer to display the OSD menu and use the V/v buttons to navigate through options ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the HDMI/VIDEO Input Function n 73 N Using the menu .... 3 Press the INPUT/OK button. To change the default SONY logo lamp activity for the HDMI input mode, follow...while the computer input is selected, see Changing the default SONY logo lamp activity (page 124) for the...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Remote Commander n 74 N Using the Remote Commander If your computer supports the TV function (page 62), then a remote commander ... variety of audio/video related software applications, including the Windows Media Center. Some features and options in ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 75
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Remote Commander n 75 N A INPUT SELECT t button ... playback. C Back button Press to return to the previous window. D Volume control buttons* Press to increase (+)... above is the English remote commander as an example. F Guide button Press to view the TV program ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Remote Commander n 76 N G Alphanumeric buttons Press to select specific channels or enter text. ... to view additional options that are available for features on software applications, such as the Windows Media Center. T APPLICATION SELECT button Press to switch ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" n 77 N Using "Memory Stick" "Memory Stick... "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo" ! Your computer supports only Duo-size "Memory stick", and does ...the SD memory card slot. ✍ For the latest information about "Memory Stick", visit http://www.sony.net/memorycard/.
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    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.
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" n 79 N 3 Carefully slide "Memory Stick...may be prompted to install driver software. If prompted, follow the on-screen instructions to install the software....icon. The "Memory Stick" icon will appear in the Computer window after you insert "Memory Stick"...
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    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 removing "Memory...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 81
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" n 81 N Formatting "Memory Stick" To format "Memory Stick" "Memory ... these steps. ! Be sure to use the device that is designed to format the media and supports "Memory Stick" when formatting the media. Formatting "Memory Stick" erases the entire data ...
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    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.
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using "Memory Stick" n 83 N Notes on Using "Memory Stick"... has been tested and found compatible with Sony branded "Memory Stick" with capacity of up to ... general name of the copyright protection technology developed by Sony. Use "Memory Stick" with the "MagicGate" logo to ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 84
    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards n 84 N Using Other Modules / Memory Cards Using the SD Memory Card ... 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.
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards n 85 N To insert an SD ... for the first time, you may be prompted 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 ...
  • 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 card ejects. Pull the ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using Other Modules / Memory Cards n 87 N Notes on Using Memory Cards General notes on using the memory card ❑ Be sure to use memory cards that are compliant with the standards supported by your computer. ❑ Be sure to hold the memory card with the arrow pointing in ...
  • 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 can connect your computer to 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T type networks with a LAN cable. Connect one end of a LAN cable (not supplied) to the LAN port on the back of the computer and the other end to your ...
  • 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 ...
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN n 91 N Notes on Using the Wireless LAN Function General notes on using the wireless LAN function ❑ In some countries or regions, using WLAN products may be restricted by the local regulations (e.g. limited number of channels). ❑ The IEEE 802....
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the Wireless LAN n 92 N Note on the data encryption The WLAN standard includes the encryption...-Fi networks. WPA is designed to be forward compatible with the IEEE 802.11i specification. It utilizes the enhanced data encryption Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 93
    ... access point (not supplied). See Windows Help and Support for more information. For help ...VAIO Wireless Wizard, and follow the on-screen instructions of the Easy Internet Connection Setup. ! For details ...switch next to Wi-Fi to toggle it to On in the VAIO Smart Network window. Make sure the WIRELESS ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 94
    ... 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 resources may ...
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    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...
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    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.
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    Using Your VAIO Computer > Using the BLUETOOTH Function n 98 N Notes on Using the BLUETOOTH Function ❑ The data transfer rate...standard requirements are maintained. Even if standards are met, individual device performance, specifications, and operation procedures can vary. Data exchange may not be...
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    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 congestion, ...
  • 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
    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting External Speakers or Headphones n 101 N Connecting External Speakers or Headphones You can connect external sound output devices (not supplied), such as speakers or headphones, to your computer. To connect external speakers Make sure your speakers are ...
  • 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
    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Display n 103 N Connecting a Computer Display You can connect an external display, such as a computer 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 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 104
    ...OUTPUT port, you need to change the device for sound output. For detailed instructions, see How do I change the sound output device? (page 180... 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 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 105
    Using Peripheral Devices > Connecting an External Display n 105 N See the manual that came with your TV for more information on installation and use. ... OUTPUT port, you need to change the device for sound output. For detailed instructions, see How do I change the sound output device? (page 180). 1...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 106
    Using Peripheral Devices > Selecting Display Modes n 106 N Selecting Display 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 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 107
    ...have an external display connected to your computer, your computer screen and the external display can function as a single desktop. You 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
    ... To use the Multiple Monitors function Your external display may not support the Multiple Monitors function. Certain software applications may not be compatible ... you set different colors on each display, do not expand a single window across two displays, or your software may not work properly. ✍...
  • 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 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 110
    Using Peripheral Devices > 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...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 111
    ...a USB device ❑ You may need to install the driver software supplied with your USB device before use. See the manual that came with the USB device for more information. ... your version of Windows to print documents. ❑ For information on how to remove a USB device, see the manual that came with...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 112
    ...such as a digital video camcorder. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation used only to designate that a product ... can communicate with each other. See the manual that came with your compatible i.LINK device... to connect it to a power source. ❑ The i.LINK port supports transfer rates up to 400 Mbps...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 113
    ... end into the DV In/ Out port (3) on the digital video camcorder. The connection procedure varies depending on your compatible i.LINK device. See the manual that came with the device for more information. You cannot access the contents of "Memory Stick" in the digital video camcorder via an i.LINK ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 114
    ... 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 (... 115) ❑ Using Intel VT (page 121) ❑ Using the VAIO Control Center (page 122)
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 115
    ... password. ✍ ! Entry of the power-on password will be prompted after the VAIO logo appears to start your computer. If.... To reset the password, contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO Computer (page 5). You can reset ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 116
    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password n 116 N Setting the Power-on Password To add the power-on password (machine password) 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, ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 117
    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Setting the Password n 117 N To add the power-on password (user password) ... and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears. ... and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears....
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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
    Customizing Your VAIO Computer > Using Intel(R) VT n 121 N Using Intel(R) VT Intel(R)...computer and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears... Advanced tab is not displayed in the BIOS setup window or you cannot select Intel(R) Virtualization Technology...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 122
    ... VAIO Control Center n 122 N Using the VAIO Control Center The VAIO Control Center utility allows... and to specify preferences for system behavior. To use the VAIO Control Center 1 2 3 Click Start, All ... each option, see the help file included with the VAIO Control Center. Some of the control items ...
  • 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 Surround 3D is... 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 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 124
    ...Your VAIO Computer > Using the VAIO Control Center n 124 N Changing the default SONY logo lamp activity ...these steps: 1 2 3 Click Start, All Programs, and VAIO Control Center. Click Display and Logo Lamp Control. Follow the on-screen instructions. ! You cannot change this option for the HDMI input....
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 125
    ... cover. For assistance, contact an authorized Sony service/support center. To find the nearest center or agent, see Finding More about Your VAIO Computer (page 5). The type of module and... depending on the model you purchased. See the specifications to find out about the configuration of your computer...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 126
    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory n 126 N Adding and Removing Memory If you want to expand... are compatible with your computer. If a memory module is not detected by the computer or the Windows operating system becomes unstable, contact the sales dealer or the manufacturer of...
  • 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 to change the module. The package protects the module from ESD. ❑ Use the special bag supplied with the memory module or wrap the module in aluminum foil to protect it...
  • 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 memory module 1 2 Shut down the computer, turn off all peripheral devices, and disconnect the AC adapter and the peripheral devices from the power sources. Gently face down ...
  • 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 latches in the direction of the arrows (1). The memory module is released. ❑ Make sure that the memory module tilts up and then pull it out in the direction ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 130
    Upgrading Your VAIO Computer > Adding and Removing Memory n 130 N 7 Slide 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...
  • 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 the amount of ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 132
    Precautions > n 132 N Precautions This section describes safety guidelines and precautions to help you protect your VAIO computer from potential damage. Some features and options in this section may not be available on your computer. ❑ Safety Information (page 133) ❑ Care and Maintenance ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 133
    Precautions > Safety Information n 133 N Safety Information Computer ❑ Use your computer on a solid, stable surface. ❑ Do not grasp the foot stand to lift your computer as the stand may break and cause the main unit to fall, resulting in damage to the computer or personal injuries. ❑ Use ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 134
    Precautions > Safety Information n 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 clothing comes into contact with the battery liquid, wash well with pure water. If you have ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 135
    Precautions > Care and Maintenance Information n 135 N Care and Maintenance Information Computer ❑ Clean the cabinet with a soft, dry or lightly moistened cloth with a mild detergent solution. Do not use an abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent such as alcohol or benzine, as these may ...
  • 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 (page 5).
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 137
    Precautions > Handling Your Computer ❑ To avoid losing data when your computer is damaged, back up your data regularly. n 137 N ❑ To lift or move your computer, grasp the main unit on the sides with both hands from behind the computer to avoid any damage to the LCD screen/touch screen. There ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 138
    Precautions > Handling the LCD Screen/Touch Screen n 138 N Handling the LCD Screen/Touch Screen ❑ Due to the mechanical design of your computer's LCD screen/touch screen, some areas of the screen surface may become warm while you are using the computer for an extended period of time. This is ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 139
    ... a power strip with a surge protector. This device helps prevent damage to your computer caused by sudden power surges, 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 cause a malfunction.
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    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.
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    Precautions > Handling Discs n 141 N Handling Discs ❑ Fingerprints 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 ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 142
    Precautions > 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 with "Memory Stick". ❑ Do not bend, drop, or expose "Memory Stick". ❑ Do not disassemble or modify...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 143
    Precautions > Handling the Built-in Storage Device n 143 N Handling the Built-in Storage Device The built-in storage device (hard disk drive or solid state drive) has a high storage density and reads or writes data in a short time. However, it can be easily damaged if improperly used. If the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 144
    Troubleshooting > n 144 N Troubleshooting This section describes how to solve common problems you might encounter when using ...If these suggestions fail to solve your problems, use the VAIO Care. To launch the software, see ... and you need assistance, visit the support web sites listed in Finding More ...
  • 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
    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations n 146 N Computer Operations What should I do if my computer does ...least one hour. ❑ Check that you are using the supplied Sony AC adapter. For your safety, use only... Sony AC adapter, which is supplied by Sony for your VAIO computer. ❑ Make sure your computer...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 147
    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations n 147 N What should I do if the green power indicator light turns on but my screen remains blank? ...) (page 74). ❑ Press the Alt+F4 keys several times to close the application window. An application error may have occurred. ❑ Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 148
    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations n 148 N What should I do if my computer or software stops ... the Alt+F4 keys to close the application window. ❑ If the Alt+F4 keys do ... computer. ❑ Try reinstalling the software. ❑ Contact the software publisher or designated provider for technical support....
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 149
    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations n 149 N Why doesn't my computer enter Sleep mode? Your ..., the Enter Onetime Password message appears and Windows will not start. Press and hold the power ... sure you have installed the latest video driver software. ❑ On some VAIO models, the graphics memory is ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 150
    Troubleshooting > Computer Operations n 150 N Why doesn't my screen turn off after the ... mode after a certain period of inactivity. To solve this problem, exit the running software application(s) or change the ... and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 151
    Troubleshooting > System Update / Security n 151 N System Update / Security How can I find important ... on your computer with the software applications: the Windows Update and the VAIO Update. See Updating ...such as viruses, is to download and install the latest Windows updates regularly. You can get ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 152
    ...not supplied). See the Recovery, Backup and Troubleshooting Guide for more information. How can I restore ... area. See the Recovery, Backup and Troubleshooting Guide for more information. How can I reinstall ... restore the preinstalled software and drivers using the VAIO Care. To restore them, launch...
  • 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 steps: 1 2 Click Start, right-click ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 154
    Troubleshooting > Partition n 154 N Partition How can I create a hard disk partition? The Windows feature allows you to create a partition without recovering your ...and select New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions. If you use the VAIO Care Rescue, you can create a ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 155
    Troubleshooting > Built-in Camera n 155 N Built-in Camera Why does the viewfinder show no images or poor-quality images? ❑ The ...a rapid-moving object. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. ❑ If the problem persists, restart your computer. Why are captured images poor in quality? ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 156
    Troubleshooting > Built-in Camera n 156 N What should I do if captured images flicker? This problem occurs when you use the camera under fluorescent lights due to a mismatch between the lighting output frequency and the shutter speed. To ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 157
    Troubleshooting > Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) n 157 N Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) What should I do if my computer cannot ...❑ 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...
  • 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 ...selected for Wireless Adapter Settings in the Power Options window. Selecting any other option may ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 159
    Troubleshooting > Networking (LAN/Wireless LAN) n 159 N How do I avoid data transfer interruptions? ... selected for Wireless Adapter Settings in the Power Options window. Selecting any other option may ... channels may be preset to different channels from Sony devices. ❑ If you are using a wireless ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 160
    Troubleshooting > BLUETOOTH Technology n 160 N BLUETOOTH Technology What should I do if other BLUETOOTH devices cannot find my computer?... function of the device you want to communicate with is on. See the other device's manual for more information. ❑ If the device you want to communicate with is ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 161
    ... computer, the communication speed becomes slower. Why can't I use the services supported by the connected BLUETOOTH device? Connection is only possible for services also supported by the computer with the BLUETOOTH function. See Windows Help and Support for ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 162
    Troubleshooting > BLUETOOTH Technology n 162 N Why can't I use the BLUETOOTH function when I log onto my computer as a user ...on the taskbar? ❑ Make sure that the switch next to BLUETOOTH is set to On in the VAIO Smart Network window. ❑ To display the BLUETOOTH icon on the taskbar, follow these ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 163
    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs n 163 N Optical Discs Why does my computer freeze when I ... to clean the disc, see Discs (page 135) for instructions. What should I do if the drive tray does not ...a thin, straight object (such as a paper clip) into the manual eject hole on the optical disc drive. ❑ ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 164
    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs n 164 N What should I do if I cannot play a disc properly ... the necessary program(s) is installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. ❑ If a disc is dirty or damaged, your... the disc, see Discs (page 135) for instructions. ❑ If you are playing a disc and...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 165
    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs ❑ Make sure the correct driver software is installed. Follow these ... Device Manager in the left pane. The Device Manager window appears with a listing of your computer's hardware ... tab, and clicking Driver Details. Click OK to close the window. 5 6 7 ❑ Make sure ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 166
    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs n 166 N What should I do if I cannot play Blu-ray Disc media ... ❑ Check if your optical disc drive supports the Blu-ray Disc media. ❑ To play copyright ... the latest updates for Blu-ray Disc playback software using the VAIO Update. For information on how to use the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 167
    Troubleshooting > Optical Discs n 167 N Why can't I write data to Blu-ray Disc media? ❑ Check if your optical disc drive supports the Blu-ray Disc writing function. ❑ BD-R Disc media are not rewritable. You cannot add or erase data to or...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 168
    Troubleshooting > Display n 168 N Display Why did my screen go blank? ❑ Your computer screen may go blank if the computer enters Sleep mode. If the computer is in Sleep mode, press any key to bring the computer back into Normal mode. See Using the Power Saving Mode (page 27) for more information...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 169
    Troubleshooting > Display n 169 N What should I do if some items do not fit on the computer screen? ... not be displayed correctly, depending on the software you are using. See Windows Help and Support for more information on how to change the text size. What should I do if no image is displayed on ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 170
    Troubleshooting > Display n 170 N What should I do if my screen is dark? Make sure the computer input is selected... the desktop and select Personalize. Select your desired theme from Aero Themes. For information about the Windows Aero features, such as Windows Flip 3D, see Windows Help and Support.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 171
    Troubleshooting > Printing n 171 N Printing What should I do if I cannot print a document? ❑ Make ... computer. ❑ Make sure your printer is compatible with the Windows operating system installed on your computer. ... the printer driver software before you use your printer. See the manual that came ...
  • 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... microphone receives the sound from a sound output device, such as a speaker. To prevent this problem: ❑ Keep the microphone away from a sound output device. ❑ Turn down the ...
  • 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 battery is properly installed. ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 174
    Troubleshooting > Mouse n 174 N What should I do if the pointer does not move when I use my mouse? ❑ ...application is 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 several times, select Restart with...
  • 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 ... the volume up button to turn up the volume loud enough to hear sound. ❑ Check the Windows volume controls by clicking the volume icon on the taskbar. ❑ Your sound output ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 176
    Troubleshooting > Speakers n 176 N What should I do if my external speakers do not work? ❑ Check the ... external power, make sure the speakers are connected to a power source. See the manual that came with your speakers for more information. ❑ Check the Windows volume controls by clicking the ...
  • 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 ... Panel. 1 2 3 Click Start, Control Panel, and Tablet PC Settings with the wireless mouse. Click Calibrate on the Display tab. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 178
    Troubleshooting > Keyboard n 178 N Keyboard What should I do if the keyboard configuration is wrong? The language layout of your ... box. If you choose a different regional keyboard when you complete the Windows setup, the key configuration will be mismatched. To change the keyboard configuration, ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 179
    Troubleshooting > Floppy Disks n 179 N Floppy Disks Why doesn't the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon appear on the taskbar when the drive is connected? Your computer does not recognize the floppy disk drive. First, make sure the USB cable is properly connected to the USB port. If you ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 180
    Troubleshooting > Audio/Video n 180 N Audio/Video What should I do if I cannot use my digital ...Device (page 112) for more information. How do I turn off the Windows startup sound? To turn off the ... under Sound. On the Sounds tab, click to cancel the Play Windows Startup sound check box. Click OK. ...
  • 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 output device connected to the HDMI ... sample rate and bit depth (for example, 48000 Hz, 16 bit) which the device supports. Click OK. Why do sound interruptions and/or dropped frames occur when I play ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 182
    Troubleshooting > Audio/Video n 182 N How do I turn off sound along with the LCD backlight using ... and press the F2 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears. The BIOS setup screen appears.... microphone jack, and the built-in microphone. To put the Windows sound settings back in place, press the ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 183
    Troubleshooting > HDMI/VIDEO Input Function n 183 N HDMI/VIDEO Input Function What should I do... in green (page 18). ✍ How do I view the Windows desktop? To display the Windows desktop, make sure your ... input to receive such signals and, to access Windows for any file operations, you must change ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 184
    Troubleshooting > "Memory Stick" n 184 N "Memory Stick" What should I do if I cannot use "Memory Stick" that was formatted on a VAIO computer on other devices? You may need to reformat your "Memory Stick". Formatting "Memory Stick" erases ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 185
    Troubleshooting > Peripherals n 185 N Peripherals What should I do if I cannot connect a USB device? ... USB port on your computer. The driver software could be installed to the specific port you used the first time you connected the device. ❑ See the manual that came with your USB device for more ...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 186
    ...logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. VAIO, the VAIO logo, VAIO Care, Media... Corporation. S-FORCE is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation. i.LINK is a name to denote IEEE.../or other countries. Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows, Windows Vista, BitLocker, Aero, and...
  • 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
    ...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 ™ or ® marks are not specified. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All other...
  • Sony VPCL214FX | User Guide - Page 189
    ...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. In the manual, the ™ or ® marks are not specified. Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any...
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