Sony PCG-FX170K User Manual
Using the Optical Drive
Notes on CD and DVD media
Do not drop or bend the disc.
Do not touch the surface of the disc. Fingerprints and dust on the surface of a
disc may cause read errors. Proper care of the disc is essential to maintain its
reliability. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially
available cleaners or anti-static spray, as they may cause damage to the disc.
For normal cleaning, hold the disc by its edge and use a soft cloth to wipe the
surface from the center out.
If the disc is badly soiled, moisten a soft cloth with water, wring it out well,
and use it to wipe the surface of the disc from the center out. Wipe off any
remaining moisture with a dry soft cloth
Writing data to CD-RW/CD-R media
(For models with a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive)
If you use DirectCD™ to write data, you must first format the disc before writing
on a new CD-RW or CD-R. If you do not format the disc, your computer will not
Formatting time and available capacity after formatting when you use a 74-
minute CD-RW or CD-R is as follows:
To make a CD-R to which data has been written readable on a CD-ROM drive,
you need to complete the disc when you eject it. To complete this process, follow
the instructions included with your software.
If you use Easy CD Creator™ to write data to a CD-RW or CD-R, you do not have to
format the disc.
Capacity After Formatting
Approximately 30 minutes
Approximately 530 MB
Approximately 5 seconds
Approximately 620 MB