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Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
On handling the hard disk
The hard disk has a high storage density and reads or writes data in a short time. However, it can be easily
damaged by mechanical vibration, shock or dust.
Although the hard disk has the internal safety device to prevent losing data due to mechanical vibration,
shock or dust, you should be careful when handling your computer.
To avoid damaging your hard disk:
❑ Do not subject your computer to sudden movements.
❑ Keep the computer away from magnets.
❑ Do not place your computer in a location subject to mechanical vibration or in an unstable position.
❑ Do not move your computer while the power is on.
❑ Do not turn off the power or restart the computer while reading or writing data to disk.
❑ Do not use your computer in a place subject to extreme changes in temperature.
✍ If the hard disk is damaged, the data cannot be restored.
On using the power source
❑ Your computer operates on 220-240V AC50/60Hz.
❑ Do not share the AC outlet with other high power-consuming equipment, such as a photocopier or
❑ You can purchase a power strip with a surge protector. This device prevents damage to your computer
caused by sudden power surges, in an electrical storm, for example.
❑ Do not place heavy objects on the power cord.
❑ To disconnect the cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
❑ Unplug your computer from the wall outlet if you are planning to not use the computer for a long time.
❑ Make sure that the socket outlet is easily accessible