Knowing the model number gets you the information and services specific to your Sony. The model number is on your device, the packaging and the manual. Click a product category below for help finding the model number.





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Laptop Computers

The method for finding the model number depends on when the product was released. Please click the appropriate link below.

For laptop computers released 2010 or later:

  • The model number is listed on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop. In this case, it is called Product name, as shown here.



For laptop computers released 2009:


Note 1: If you own a configured-to-order laptop:

  • For configured-to-order or built-to-order laptops, the full model number is located on a sticker on the bottom of the computer.

Note 2: If your laptop was not configured-to-order:

  • The full model number is not located on the case of the computer. Use one of the methods to find it:

Method 1:

  1. Click the Start button and then click All Programs.
  2. In the All Programs menu, click the VAIO Care folder.
  3. Click VAIO Care.
  4. The model number is displayed in the bottom of the VAIO Care window.
    (e.g., VGN-FW550F)

Method 2:

  1. Click the Start button, then click (My) Computer.
  2. Click Local Disc C:. Next click Windows.
  3. Click the file named Model or Model.txt*.
  4. The file will show the model number. (e.g., VGN-FW550F)
  5. Note: If this file is blank, look for a second file with the same name and open that file.


For laptops released between Fall 2000 and Spring 2009:


  • The model number is located on a small label located on the frame around the computer screen. (e.g., VGN-FW550F)

For laptop computers released before Summer 2000:


  • The computer information and compliance label, located on the bottom of the laptop case, indicates the actual model number. (e.g., PCG-N505VX)


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Desktop Computers

Desktop computer model numbers begin with the letters "PCV", "VGC", "VPC" or "SVJ", and are located on a small label on the front of the main computer unit (case or tower).


Note: The "model" number listed on the gray sticker on the back of the computer will not give you the correct information.


You can also access the model number using Method 2 or 3 below.


Method 1:

  1. Locate the small sticker on the front of the tower. (e.g., VGC-RC210G)
  2. On All-In-One desktop computers, the number is located on the right front of the computer. (e.g., VPC-L137FX)


Method 2:


  1. Click the Start button, then click (My) Computer.
  2. Click Local Disc C:, then click Windows.
  3. Click on the file named Model or Model.txt.*
  4. The file will show your model number.
  5. Note: If this file is blank, look for a second file with the same name and open that file.


Method 3:


  1. Click the Start button and then click All Programs.
  2. In the All Programs menu, click VAIO Care folder.
  3. Click VAIO Care.
  4. The model name is displayed along the bottom of the VAIO Care window. (e.g., VGN-FW550F)


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Sony Tablet™
  • Tablet S: The model number is located on the back of the unit in the bottom-left corner. (e.g., SGP-T112US/S)  





  • Tablet P: Gently remove the bottom / back cover. The model number is in the top-left corner, inside the compartment. (e.g., SGP-T211US/S)





  • Xperia Tablet: The model number is on the back of the tablet as shown here. (e.g., SGP-T121US/S)







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Digital Still Cameras

  • Cyber-shot Still Cameras: The model number is located on bottom of the unit. (e.g., DSC-TX100V).
  • Alpha Cameras: The model number is located on bottom of the unit. e.g., SLT-A55VL)
  • Digital Printers and Photo Frames: The model number is located on the back or bottom of unit. (e.g., DPF-D810)
  • Digital Photo Storage: The model number is located on the bottom of the unit. (e.g., VRD-MC6)


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Camcorders and Video Cameras

  • Handycams: The model number is located on the side or bottom. (e.g., HDR-R550V)
  • Bloggies & Webbies: The model number is on the side or bottom. (e.g., MHS-TS20/L)


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Voice Recorders
  • Voice Recorders: The model number is located on the bottom or rear. (e.g., ICD-SX712D)


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Televisions

  • Televisions: The model number is usually found on the back of the television, but sometimes on the front lower portion of the frame. If the television is very large, or mounted on a wall, you may want to check the cover of the manual for the model number, if not, get some help and don't try to move it alone. In this case, you can also probably check your purchase receipt for the model number. (e.g., KDL-65HX729)


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Remote Controls

  • Remote Controls: The model number is located on the bottom or top front of the controller. (e.g., RM-EZ4)


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MP3 & Portable Devices

  • MP3 Players: The model number is located on the front, bottom or side. (e.g., NWZ-S545)
  • Docking Stations: The model number is located on the front or bottom. (e.g., RDP-XF100iP)


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Car Audio & GPS Navigation

  • Audio Receivers: The model number is located on the faceplate. (e.g., CDX-GT200)
  • Speakers/Accessories: The model number is located on the packaging and on the manual.(e.g., XS-LD126P5)
  • GPS: The model number is located on the back, bottom or in the antenna compartment. (e.g., NV-U74T)


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Blu-ray Disc™ Home Theatre & Players

  • Blu-ray Disc™ Player: The model number is located on the front and back. (e.g., BDP-S580)
  • Blu-ray Disc™ Home Theatre: The model number is located on the front of the main player. (e.g., BDV-E500W)
  • Internet TV Blu-ray™ Disc Player: The model number is located on the front and bottom. (e.g., NSZ-GT1)
  • Blu-ray Disc™ Portable Player: The model number is on the front near, or on, the disc compartment cover. (e.g., BDP-SX1000)


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Home Audio & Video

  • Hi-Fi Receivers: The model number is located on the front or back of unit. (e.g., STR-DE597)
  • Media Streaming Devices: The model number is located on the front or bottom. (e.g., SMP-N100)
  • Clock Radios: The model number is located on the front. (e.g., ICF-C707)


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Reader™

  • Reader: The model number is located on the front or back panel. (e.g., PRS-950)

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HomeShare™

  • HomeShare Audio Speakers: The model number is located on the back panel. (e.g., SA-NS300)
  • HomeShare Audio Remote Control: The model number is located on the front. (e.g., RMN-U1)
  • HomeShare Mini Hi-Fi Component System: The model number is located on the front, left side. (e.g., CMT-MX700Ni)
  • HomeShare iPod® / iPhone® Docking Station Speaker: The model number is located in the center of the rear panel. (e.g., NAS-SV20i)
 

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dash™

  • dash™ : The model number is located on the bottom of the dash, where the ac adapter plugs in. (e.g., HID-C10)
   

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Bookshelf Audio Systems

  • Mini / Micro Bookshelf Systems : The model number is located on the front of the main player, not the speakers, they have their own number. (e.g., MHC-EC68PI)

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Headphones

  • X Headphones: Model number is on both sides of the headband. (e.g., MDR-X10)
  • Headphones: The model number is located on the side of the unit. (e.g., MDR-XB700)
  • Compact Headphones: The model number is located on the packaging and manual. (e.g., MDR-EX1000)

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VAIO® Tap 20



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VAIO® Duo