Sony VGP-PRA1 Operating Instructions PDF

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To prevent a fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.

To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.

Use your product only with the AC adapter supplied with your notebook.

To disconnect it completely from the main voltage, unplug the AC adapter.

Make sure that the socket outlet is easily accessible.

For customers in the USA

Owners Record The model number and serial number are located on the bottom of your port replicator. Record the serial number in the space provided here. Refer to the model and serial number when you call your Sony Service Center. Model No. VGP-PRA1 Serial No. ___________________

WARNING This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference using one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which

the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. Only peripherals (computer input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) that comply with FCC Class B limits, may be attached to this computer product. Operation with non-compliant peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and television reception.

All cables used to connect peripherals must be shielded and grounded. Operation with cables, connected to peripherals, that are not shielded and grounded, may result in interference to radio and television reception.

If you have any questions about this product, you can reach the Sony Customer Infomation Service Center at 1-888-476-6972 in the United States or 1-800-961-7669 in Canada; or write to the Sony Customer Information Service Center at 12451 Gateway Blvd, Ft. Meyers, FL 33913, or find Sony Customer Service on the Web at

Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: VGP-PRA1 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San Diego,

CA 92127 U.S.A. Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 This phone number is for FCC-related matters only.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

For customers in Canada

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

VAIO and are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

Before use Before using the port replicator, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. See also the manuals provided with your notebook for more information about connecting the port replicator. The Sony VGP-PRA1 port replicator is designed for Sony notebooks. However, it may not be used with some models.

Specifications Connectors Port replicator connector: custom connector (1)

USB: Type-A connector (4)*

External display output: MONITOR: Analog RGB ,mini D-sub 15-pin (1) DVI-D: DVI connector(1)

Optical digital audio output: Square optical connector (1) (Complies with EIAJ CP1201/IEC958)

Network connector: RJ-45 connector (1)*

Stereo audio input: Phono jack (1) Stereo audio output: Phono jack (1) Composite video output:

NTSC/PAL compatible, Phono jack (1) S Video output:

NTSC/PAL compatible, S Video output terminal (1)

Printer port: D-sub 25 pin (1) * The specifications are the same as those of the notebook you are using.

For details, refer to the manuals provided with your notebook.

Power requirements AC adapter

Operating temperature 41F to 95F (5C to 35C) (temperature gradient less than 18F (10C)/hour)

Operating humidity 20% to 80% (not condensed), provided that humidity is less than 65% at 95F (35C) (hygrometer reading of less than 84F (29C))

Storage temperature 4F to 140F (20C to 60C) (temperature gradient less than 18F (10C)/hour)

Storage humidity 10% to 90% (not condensed), provided that humidity is less than 20% at 140F (60C) (hygrometer reading of less than 95F (35C))

Dimensions Approx. 14.6 2.5 7.8 inches (w/h/d) (Approx. 370 63 198 mm)

Mass Approx. 50.1 oz. (1420 g) Supplied accessories

Operating instructions (1)

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Notes on use Use the unit with an AC adapter that is compatible with your notebook. See

also the manuals provided with your Sony notebook for more information. To disconnect the unit completely from the main voltage, unplug the AC

adapter. Make sure that the socket outlet is easily accessible. Do not place the unit in locations that are:

Extremely hot or cold Dusty or dirty Very humid Vibrating Subject to strong magnetic fields Sandy Subject to direct sunlight

Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the unit. Make sure that nothing metallic comes into contact with the metal parts of the

unit. If this happens, a short-circuit may occur and the unit may be damaged. Do not operate the unit with a damaged cord. Do not operate the unit if the unit itself has been dropped or damaged. Always keep the metal contacts clean. Do not disassemble or convert the unit. While in use, it is normal for the unit to get warm. Keep the unit away from TV or AM receivers, because it can disturb TV or AM

reception. i.LINK, USB, and PC Card connectors are not supplied with Limited Power

Sources. When connecting or disconnecting the unit, handle it carefully. When transporting the unit, prevent foreign objects from causing a

malfunction by using the battery pack, the connector covers and the supplied slot protectors if there is any.

On cleaning Clean the unit with a soft dry cloth or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent, such as alcohol or benzine, which may damage the finish.

2004 Sony Corporation Printed in China2-050-356-11(1)

Port Replicator VGP-PRA1

Operating Instructions / Mode demploi Manual de instrucciones / /



Pour viter tout risque dincendie ou dlectrocution, prservez cet appareil de la pluie ou de lhumidit.

Pour prvenir tout risque dlectrocution, nouvrez pas le botier. Confiez lentretien exclusivement au personnel qualifi.

Nutilisez le rplicateur de ports quavec ladaptateur secteur fourni avec votre ordinateur portable.

Pour dconnecter compltement votre ordinateur portable de lalimentation secteur, dbranchez ladaptateur secteur.

Assurez-vous que la prise secteur est facilement accessible.

Pour les utilisateurs au Canada Cet appareil numrique de la classe B est conforme la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

VAIO et sont des marques commerciales de Sony Corporation.

Avant utilisation Avant dutiliser ce rplicateur de ports, lisez attentivement le prsent mode demploi et conservez-le pour toute rfrence ultrieure. Voir aussi les manuels fournis avec votre ordinateur portable pour obtenir plus dinformations sur le raccordement du replicateur de ports. Le VGP-PRA1 Sony est conu pour les ordinateur portables Sony. Cependant, il est possible quil ne fonctionne pas avec tous les ordinateurs portables Sony.

Spcifications Connecteurs Connecteur du duplicateur de port: Connecteur spcial (1)

USB: connecteur de type A (4)*

Sortie cran externe : ECRAN : RVB analogique, mini-connecteur D-sub 15 broches (1) DVI-D : connecteur DVI (1)

Sortie audio numrique optique : connecteur optique carr (1) (conforme la norme EIAJ CP1201/IEC958)

Connecteur rseau : connecteur RJ-45 (1)* Entre audio stro : prise phono (1) Sortie audio stro: prise phono (1) Sortie vido composite :

compatible NTSC/PAL, prise phono (1) Sortie S Vido :

compatible NTSC/PAL, borne de sortie S Vido (1)

Port imprimante : connecteur D-sub 25 broches (1) * Les spcifications sont les mmes que cells de lordinateur portable que vous utilisez. Pour plus de dtails, reportez-vous aux manuels fournis avec cet ordinateur portable.

Alimentation Adaptateur secteur Temprature de service

5C 35C (41F 95F) (gradient de temprature infrieur 10C (18F) heure)

Humidit de service 20% 80% (sans condensation), condition que le taux dhumidit soit infrieur 65% pour une temprature de 35C (95F) (lecture hygromtrique moins de 29C (84F))

Temprature de stockage 20C 60C (4F 140F) (gradient de temprature infrieur 10C (18F)/heure)

Humidit de stockage 10% 90% (sans condensation), condition que le taux dhumidit soit infrieur 20% pour une temprature de 60C (140F) (lecture hygromtrique moins 35C (95F))

Dimensions Approx. 370 63 198 mm (l/h/p) (Approx. 14,6 2,5 7,8 pouces)

Poids Approx. 1420 g (50,1 oz.) Accessoires fournis

Mode demploi (1)

La conception et les spcifications sont sujettes modifications sans pravis.

Remarques sur lutilisation

Utilisez lappareil avec un adaptateur secteur compatible avec votre ordinateur portable. Voir aussi les manuels fournis avec votre ordinateur portable Sony pour obtenir plus dinformations.

Pour dconnecter compltement lappareil de lalimentation secteur, dbranchez ladaptateur secteur.

Assurez-vous que la prise secteur est facilement accessible. Ne placez pas lappareil dans des endroits :

extrmement chauds ou froids; poussireux ou sales; trs humides; soumis des vibrations; soumis de puissants champs magntiques; sablonneux; exposs au rayonnement direct du soleil;

Ne soumettez pas lappareil des chocs mcaniques et ne le laissez pas tomber. Veillez ce quaucun objet mtallique nentre en contact avec les parties

mtalliques de cet appareil. Si cela se produit, un court-circuit risque de survenir et dendommager lappareil.

Ne faites pas fonctionner lappareil avec un cble endommag. Ne faites pas fonctionner lappareil sil est tomb ou a subi des dommages. Veillez ce que les contacts mtalliques restent toujours propres. Ne dmontez pas et ne transformez pas lappareil. Le systme chauffe en cours dutilisation. Cest normal. Gardez lappareil lcart des tlviseurs et des rcepteurs AM, il peut causer

des interfrences dans la rception tlvise ou radiophonique. Les connecteurs i.LINK, USB et PC Card ne sont pas fournis par Limited

Power Sources. Lors du branchement ou du dbranchement de lappareil, manipulez-le avec

soin. Lorsque vous transportez lappareil, empchez des corps trangers de

provoquer un dysfonctionnement en utilisant la batterie, les caches des connecteurs et les protecteurs de fente fournis, le cas chant.

Entretien Nettoyez lappareil au moyen dun chiffon sec et doux, ou lgrement imprgn dune solution dtergente neutre. Nutilisez aucun type de solvant, comme de

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Nombre del producto: Replicador de puerto

Modelo: VGP-PRA1


Para evitar el riesgo de incendios y electrocucin, no exponga la unidad a la lluvia ni a la humedad.

Para evitar descargas elctricas, no abra el aparato. Solicite asistencia tcnica nicamente a personal especializado.




Utilice nicamente este producto con un adaptador de CA suministrado con el ordenador porttil.

Para desconectarlo totalmente de la corriente principal, desenchufe el adaptador de CA.

Asegrese de que la toma de corriente es de fcil acceso.

VAIO y sn marcas comerciales de Sony Corporation.

Antes del uso Antes de utilizar el replicador de puerto, lea este manual detenidamente y consrvelo para consultarlo en el futuro. Asimismo, para ms informacin sobre cmo conectar el replicador de puerto, lea los manuales suministrados con el ordenador porttil. El replicador de puerto VGP-PRA1 de Sony est diseado para ordenadores porttiles Sony. Sin embargo, es posible que no todos los modelos puedan utilizarlo.

Especificaciones Conectores

Conector del replicador de puerto: Conector personalizado (1) USB: conector de tipo A (4)*

Salida de pantalla externa: MONITOR: RGB analgico, mini D-sub de 15 pines (1) Conector DVI-D: DVI (1)

Salida de audio digital ptica: Conector ptico cuadrado (1) (compatible con EIAJ CP1201/IEC958)

Conector de red: Conector RJ-45 (1)* Entrada de audio estreo: Toma fonogrfica (1) Salida de audio estreo: Toma fonogrfica (1) Salida de vdeo compuesto:

Compatible con NTSC/PAL, toma fonogrfica (1) Salida de S Video:

Compatible con NTSC/PAL, Terminal de salida S Video (1)

Puerto de impresora: D-sub de 25 pines (1) * Las especificaciones son iguales a las del porttil que est utilizando. Para obtener ms informacin, consulte los manuales suministrados con el ordenador porttil. Requisitos de alimentacin

Adaptador de CA Temperatura de funcionamiento

5C a 35C (41F a 95F) (cambios de temperatura inferiores a 10C (18F)/hora)

Humedad de funcionamiento 20% a 80% (sin condensacin), siempre que la humedad sea inferior al 65% a 35C (95F) (lectura de higrmetro inferior a 29C (84F))

Temperatura de almacenamiento 20C a 60C (4F a 140F) (cambios de temperatura inferiores a 10C (18F)/hora)

Humedad de almacenamiento 10% a 90% (sin condensacin), siempre que la humedad sea inferior al 20% a 60C (140F) (lectura de higrmetro inferior a 35C (95F))

Dimensiones Aprox. 370 63 198 mm (an/al/pr) (Aprox. 14.6 2.5 7.8 pulgadas)


Port Replicator

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Port Replicator(1) USB A(4)*


(1) EIAJ CP1201/IEC958

RJ-45(1)* (1) (1)

Peso Aprox. 1420 g (50.1 oz.)

Accesorios suministrados Manual de instrucciones (1)

El diseo y las especificaciones estn sujetas a cambios sin previo aviso.

Notas sobre el uso Utilice la unidad con un adaptador de CA compatible con el ordenador

porttil. Para obtener ms informacin, consulte los manuales suministrados con el ordenador porttil Sony.

Para desconectar totalmente la unidad de la corriente principal, desenchufe el adaptador de CA.

Asegrese de que la toma de corriente es de fcil acceso. No coloque la unidad en lugares:

extremadamente clidos o fros polvorientos o sucios muy hmedos con vibracin con fuertes campos electromagnticos arenosos expuestos a la luz solar directa

No golpee ni deje caer la unidad. Asegrese de que ningn objeto metlico entre en contacto con las partes

metlicas de la unidad, ya que podra producirse un cortocircuito y la unidad podra daarse.

No utilice la unidad con un cable daado. No utilice la unidad si se ha cado o daado. Mantenga siempre limpios los contactos metlicos. No desmonte ni modifique la unidad. Durante el uso, es normal que la unidad se caliente. Mantenga la unidad alejada de los receptores de TV o AM, ya que puede

dificultar la recepcin. Al conectar o desconectar la unidad, manjela con cuidado. Cuando transporte la unidad, utilice la batera, las cubiertas de los conectores y

los protectores de las ranuras (si los hubiera) suministrados para evitar que algn objeto extrao provoque un fallo de funcionamiento.

Limpieza Limpie la unidad con un pao suave y seco o ligeramente humedecido con una solucin de detergente neutro. No utilice ningn tipo de disolvente, como alcohol o gasolina, que pueda daar el acabado.



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10/ 20% 80%3565%

29 -20 60

10/ 10% 90%6020%

35% 370 63 198 mm / / 1420 g (1)



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: RGB, D-sub 15(1) DVI-D: DVI (1)

: (1) (EIAJ CP1201/IEC958 )

: RJ-45 (1)* : (1) : (1) : NTSC/PAL (1) S : NTSC/PAL , S (1) : D-sub 25(1) * .



5C ~ 35C ( 10C )

20% ~ 80%(), 35C 65% ( 29C )

-20C ~ 60C( 10C )

10% ~ 90%(), 60C 20% ( 35C )

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1420 g



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