VAIO User Guide SVE1111 Series


Notes on Using SD Memory Cards

Before using SD memory cards, read the following precautions for correct use.
  • Keep an SD memory card out of reach of children. There is a risk of swallowing it.

  • Do not touch the SD memory card connector with your finger or metal objects.

  • An SD memory card contains delicate electronic components. Do not impact, bend or drop it.

  • Do not disassemble or modify an SD memory card.

  • Do not wet an SD memory card.

  • Do not use or store in a location subject to:

  • Extremely high temperature, such as in a car parked in the sun

  • Direct sunlight

  • High humidity or corrosive substances

  • Excessive dust

  • Be sure to use SD memory cards and adaptors that are compliant with the standards supported by your VAIO computer. Incompatible cards and adaptors may get stuck in the slot, causing damage to the computer.

  • You cannot write data to an SD memory card that is write-protected.

  • It is recommended that you make a backup copy of important data.

  • Stored data may be lost or corrupted if:

  • You remove an SD memory card or turn off your VAIO computer while the media access indicator light is on.

  • You use an SD memory card at a place where static electricity or electrical noise may disturb the card.

  • When carrying an SD memory card, be sure to put it in its case to avoid static electricity.

  • Before using an SD memory card with a device other than a computer, such as a digital camera or a portable audio, format (initialize) the SD memory card using the device.
    Some devices may not support the file format for computers and show you a message that recommends you to format the SD memory card. In this case, copy data from the card to your VAIO computer and format the card using the device. All data in the SD memory card will be deleted when you format it.
    Refer to the manual that came with the device for more information.

  • Do not insert foreign objects into the SD memory card slot.

  • The SD memory card slot can be used for reading/writing supported memory cards only, and cannot be used for other purposes.

  • SD memory cards (up to 2 GB), SDHC memory cards (up to 32 GB) and SDXC memory cards (up to 64 GB) available as of January 2012 have been tested and found compatible with your VAIO computer. However, it is not guaranteed that all SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards or SDXC memory cards will be compatible with the computer.

  • The SD memory card slot on your VAIO computer does not support the copyright protection feature of the SD memory card, the SDHC memory card, and the SDXC memory card.

  • Do not attempt to insert a memory card or memory card adaptor of a different type into the memory card slot. An incompatible memory card or memory card adaptor may get stuck in the slot, causing damage to your VAIO computer.

  • Some types of SD memory cards, for example ones with the UHS (Ultra High Speed data transfer feature), may become extremely hot due to continuous access to the memory cards. In such a case, wait for a while before removing the memory card until it cools down.

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