Sony AVIO Notebook Laptop User Manual

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Troubleshooting Your Notebook
My notebook does not start.
Check that the notebook is plugged into a power source and that it is turned
on. Check that the power indicato r on th e front panel of the notebook
indicates that the power is on.
Check that the battery packs are inserted properly and that they are charged.
If you have connected an external, optional floppy disk drive, make sure
there is no floppy disk in the floppy disk drive.
Confirm that the power cord and all cables are connected firmly, as
described in the “Connecting a Power Source” section of the printed Quick
If you plugged the notebook into a power strip or Unint e rrupti ble Power
Supply (UPS), make sure the power strip or UPS is turned on and working.
If you are using an external display, check that it is plugged into a power
source and turned on. Check that the brightness and contrast controls are
adjusted correctly. See the manual that came with the display for details.
Condensation may cause the noteb ook to malfunction. If this occurs, do not
use it for at least one hour.
Take the battery pack out of the notebook, unplug the power cord, plug it in
again, and then turn on the power.
My notebook starts but a BIOS error appears.
When the internal backup battery is low on power, it may not start your
system properly. The message, “Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to setup”
appears at the bottom of the screen. Follow these steps:
1 Press the F2 key. The BIOS Setup menu appears.
2 Set the date (month/day/ year). Press the Enter key.
3 Press to select System Time, then set the time (hour: minute: second).
Press the Enter key.
4 Press to select Exit, then press to select Get Default Values. The
message “Load default values for all SETUP items” appears.
5 Press the Enter key. The Setup Confirmation window appears.