Power saving modes – Sony CG-FX120K User Manual

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VAIO Notebook User Guide


Power Saving Modes

When you use a battery as the source of power for your computer, you can take
advantage of power management settings to conserve battery life. In addition to
the normal operating mode, which allows you to turn off specific devices, your
computer has two distinct power saving modes: Standby and Hibernate. When
using battery power, be aware that the computer automatically enters Hibernate
mode when the remaining battery charge drops below 5 percent, regardless of the
power management setting you select.

Normal Mode

Normal mode is the normal state of your computer when it is in use. The power
indicator light displays green when your computer is in this mode. To save power,
you can turn off a specific device such as the LCD or the hard disk.

Standby Mode

In Standby Mode the computer saves the current state of the system in RAM and
switches off power to the CPU. The umber power indicator light flashes in this

To activate Standby mode

To activate Standby mode, press the key combination Fn+Esc, or press the power
button and release it immediately. You can also use the PowerPanel utility to
enter Standby mode.

To return to normal mode

Press any key to return to normal mode.

If you have previously purchased a VAIO computer or notebook that does not have the
Windows Me operating system or Smart Connect 3.0 software preinstalled, consult
the Sony website for support options (http://www.sony.com/pcsupport).

If the battery level falls below 10 percent, you should either attach the AC adapter to
recharge the battery or shut down your computer and insert a fully charged battery.

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