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How to replace harddisk for SONY VAIO laptop

Q: How to replace harddisk for SONY VAIO laptop

I have a SONY VAIO laptop with Windows XP Home version. It crashed several times during daily uses. So I tried to format the whole harddisk and reinstall Windows XP Home version. But it failed to format the harddisk. I also tried to install Windows 2000 but got the same problem. I'm thinking of that the harddisk may got damaged. If so, the question is how to replace it? I couldnot find any instructions on it.
PLEASE PLEASE help. It affected my life so much. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!


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A: How to replace harddisk for SONY VAIO laptop

check the sony website to make sure that your hdd was not a defect one that they will replace. i have a sony vaio desktop, and they are replacing many hard disk drives because they malfunction when exposed to humid or hot weather.

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I am hoping to get everyone's opinion on what to "upgrade" to from my 5 year old Sony Vaio. I work at home and use a 2nd monitor as well. I used to upgrade every few years but they dont make Vaio's anymore and I am having trouble finding a laptop with newer/better hardware to replace my aging Vaio.

My Sony Vaio VPCF127FX consists of:
- Windows 7 64bit
- Intel i7 CPU (740QM @1.73GHz)
- 8 GB RAM (full capacity)
- 500GB SSD Samsumg EVO(upgraded from original HDD)
- 16.4" screen size

I need:
- Atl east 15" screen. bigger the better

I have gone to all the local computer shops such as best buy, office depot, frys, etc but I have yet to find a laptop that is a significant upgrade to this one. I have seen some samsung laptops that look nice but aren't much faster. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Hello, I need to replace a new dvd burner into sony vaio desktop comp pcv rx755(uc). I do not know how to remove the old dvd-rom and slide the new burner in. How to open the top cover of the computer case , then I may have chance to take the old dvd-rom out. I tried so many times but failed to open the top cover. Thanks..appreciated.


A:replace new dvd burner into SONY Vaio desktop PCV RX755(UC)

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Looks like I'm gonna need to replace the mobo and I need some guidance on how to remove the liquid-cooling apparatus. The heatsink has some copper tubing that carries the coolant to and from the "radiator" which is located in the higher compartment. There must be a trick to it. I have searched but cannot seem to find a manual.

Can anyone here help me with this?



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Hello can any one tell me if i can replace the oem power supply in my sony vaio pcv -rx756 if i can could you please tell me what the best kind would be to replace it with thanks for any and all help

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E. I need to replace the hard disk and I have found little so far that tells me for sure how to do it or whether it is under the keyboard or accessed from the bottom.

I need specific instructions on how to replace the hard disk in this particular model.

A:Solved: How do I replace the hard disk in this Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E?

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I have a Sony Vaio PCG-SR5K Laptop. How do I remove the Hard Drive. Does any one have a link to a service manual or part of, to show how this done?

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The hard drive in my laptop just died, it was a 250gb 2.5" SATA hard drive, I'd like to replace it with a Corsair FORCE GT SATA 3, 210 GB solid state drive. Can someone tell me if this will work?

Thank you

A:Solved: Replace SATA hard drive with a SSD SATA3 in a Sony Vaio pcg-7153L

Yes, it should work. You won't get the full speed of the SSD due to the laptop's SATA controller only being SATA 2(3GB/s) but it should work and be a lot faster.

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Hi there,

I am using a Sony PD 170 DV camcorder hooked up via 4 pin firewire to a Sony Vaio laptop. I am also using Avid Composer video editing software. The problem is that I can see the video from Avid in the viewfinder but it freezes in the viewfinder even though it is playing on the computer. This is preventing me from outputting a project. Do I need a driver for this camera?


A:Sony PD 170 Camcorder & Sony Vaio Laptop

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I have recently purchased a Sony Vaio Laptop with wifi support that is inbuilt or onboard. I already have a Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard at my home with ram 2 gb, 9800 gtx card and a quad core processor. Now, I connect this pc with a broadband connection at home running 1mbps speed. This motherboard also has a wifi onboard connection. What I am trying to do is setup this wifi connection so that my laptop can also connect to the internet wirelessly. For this I have installed the wifi driver of Asus (something called Asus WiFi-AP @n software) and configured it with giving it a proper connection name and a password. I have successfully done all the wifi network setup wizard on the pc and it is working well. Now the problem is that, my laptop is able to find this wifi connection but after sometime it gives an error saying to troubleshoot network connection and the wifi network disappears from the laptop and again i have to search for this wifi network and the cycle continues. Similarly, when I am trying to connect my Nokia e90 mobile phone with the pc via wifi, my phone is able to pickup the wifi connection and sometimes it is able to connect to the internet and I am also able to browse different websites but sometimes it gives me a gateway time out error. So, can anyone tell me how can i connect my sony vaio laptop to the internet wirelessly by using the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n connection? Also if possible, then please let me know how to connect my phone as well, which i... Read more

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I'm not sure whether the processor fan on my Sony Vaio laptop is switching on or not, the case gets very hot.

Is there some way to force it to switch on? Perhaps a setting to tell the PC to turn it on at a lower temperature?

A:Sony Vaio Laptop Fan

Usually its temperature controlled, but most laptops run the fan briefly at the beginning of the boot process. If that is not happening, perhaps it needs replacement.

There is no setting that I am aware of to force it.

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Does anyone know anything about sony vaio notebooks. I am looking at the sony vaio k37

Does anyone know of any problems with this laptop or sony vaios in general? Does anyone think its a good decision? I am an engineering major so i need one that can handle CADD and other software. I also use alkot of photoshop, flash, and html projects. Please let me know what you think.


A:Sony Vaio Laptop?

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i have a sony vaio laptop VGN-FW370j with windows vista on it.
i went and brought windows 7 ultimate today ( a small shop was selling them early), i want to install it but im wondering how i will get all the drivers for my laptop back as the sony site is absolutely useless.

a fast answer would be awsome as im dreading every moment of vista


A:Sony vaio laptop

Strange, I have every driver/program for my vgn ar630e and got them all from Sonys site... You will be surprised how many windows 7 will already have. I suggest you get the drivers for your webcam. multimedia keys and you should be good to go... Let me know if you need any help...

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Ive just bought a Sony Viao laptop of ebay, and the display is messed up. The picture is small in the middle of the screen even when the computer is booting up, the actual picture is aboul half the size of the screen. ow do i get the screen to fit the entire screen - lol that makes sense.

J. Knight

A:Sony Vaio Laptop

Sounds like the power invertor for the display is dying..(common problem in notebooks) If so, your need a replacement screen invertor for that model notebook, and someone capable of replacing it.. They can commonly be found on ebay..

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Hi everyone,
Need a little help please from you experts out there!!!! my partners SONY vaio laptop has died I think, it will not boot up just a black screen, when you press the on button the "light" lights up as if its going to boot but then the fan kicks in and just shuts off, I have tried doing F8 at the start but still nothing.
Has it just passed over to the big laptop world or can it be repaired without me going to a repair shop and getting ripped off because they could fob me off with anything.
Hope someone can help me please
Thanks in advance

A:Laptop SONY vaio

What is the model of this Vaio, and roughly how old is it ?
Do you get to see the BIOS screen when it starts - that's the one that says Sony Vaio or somesuch all over it - or do you not get any screen at all ?  If you do get the BIOS screen have a look and see what key it says for 'Setup'. This is usually either 'F2' or 'Delete' but it does vary. Then re-boot and press that key. If you saw the BIOS screen, this should now take you into the BIOS itself. The trackpad doesn't work in here, you need to use the arrow keys to move around. Move along the top line to 'Exit' and press 'Enter'. this will bring up a screen which among other options says 'Restore defaults and exit'. Select this one - with the arrow keys - then press 'Enter' again. This guarrantees that at least you have the system defaults set. The system will now try to re-boot. If it does, great. If not . . .
If this laptop is over three years old the battery may have died and I have known cases where a dead battery stopped a laptop starting even though plugged into the mains. Try taking the battery out and starting it just with the mains charger plugged in.
Post back and let us know how you get on with this. It may be that this Vaio is heading for its final reward but there is no doubt data on the hard drive that you may well want to recover which is not an overly difficult task.
Chris Cosgrove

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My Sony VAIO laptop will only run in Safe Mode and BIOS. I have installed every possible OS on the planet including it's own restore disks. I have done every thing I can think of shy of new RAM and CPU and HD to figure out why it does this. Please Help !!

A:Sony Vaio Laptop

Hi there!

If it runs in Safe Mode, then it's most likely caused by a software or driver issue.

In safe mode
Check "Selective Startup"
UN-CHECK "process config.sys file" (if there)
UN-CHECK "process autoexec.bat file" (if there)
UN-CHECK "Load Startup Group Items"

click apply, then OK or Close
reboot and see!

If there's a specific error message, please post it here!

Good Luck!


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Im not really even sure if im in the right forum for this type question. but this afternoon i was using my Sony Vaio laptop for about 30 mins or and i left it on for about 10 or 15 more mins and when i came back it was off. First thing i thought was that the battery had died, but that idea was cancelled when i saw that the wall adaptor was plugged in also. The light on the wall adaptor comes on and is green. But the computer will not show any signs of life what so ever other than the green light on the wall adaptor. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!! WHAT IS WRONG?!?!?!

A:Sony Vaio Laptop Help!!!

but this afternoon i was using my Sony Vaio laptop for about 30 mins or and i left it on for about 10 or 15 more mins and when i came back it was off.Click to expand...

my first reaction to this is that it hibernated. Can you turn your computer on? You may want to post more specifics about your computer and the problem, such as OS, what you were doing before you left, what applications were open when you left, etc, etc.

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Hi all. I've got this Sony Vaio laptop that I'm trying to get it to work. A friend of mine said he used it for parts, so it is missing a few hardware pieces. However, I am having problems getting it to run.

It is missing a hard drive, and the RAM pieces.

When I plug it in, the power icon works, shows a green light.

The product name is VPCF136FM, the model is PCG-81115L.

When I turn the machine on, screen doesn't turn on. It just stays black, I can hear the GPU fan turn on (It takes about 15 seconds for the GPU fan to even turn on), but no matter how long I leave the laptop on, the screen just stays black, it does nothing. I was thinking maybe the GPU was taken out, but I later learned the graphics card is basically embedded into the motherboard, so you can't remove it.

Anyone know why the screen isn't working? Or should I just throw it in the trash?

Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

A:Need Help With Sony Vaio Laptop

Without RAM it will never run. You MUST have at least one RAM module.

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I have a sony vaio S 580. It is just 6 to 7 months old. It has been working good and all of a sudden the laptop speakers dont go off.
Even when i connect the headphones, the laptop speakers are on. my headphone works good. I checked with different headphones.
There is something wrong with the laptop. When i called sony guys, they made me reinstall my sound driver. But it didnt work. Now they want me to send my laptop to them for service which is really impossible for me as they take atleast 10 days.
10 days without a computer, is going to be a huge loss for me.
Please help me out.


kunalrajan said:

I have a sony vaio S 580. It is just 6 to 7 months old. It has been working good and all of a sudden the laptop speakers dont go off.
Even when i connect the headphones, the laptop speakers are on. my headphone works good. I checked with different headphones.
There is something wrong with the laptop. When i called sony guys, they made me reinstall my sound driver. But it didnt work. Now they want me to send my laptop to them for service which is really impossible for me as they take atleast 10 days.
10 days without a computer, is going to be a huge loss for me.
Please help me out.Click to expand...

There is a small switch inside the headphone jack that cuts off the speekers when headphones are connected. This switch is likely broken and the only way to fix it so you could get sound through headphones and not speekers would be to send it in to have the jack repaired. You could disable integrated audio and get a usb or PCMCIA sound card to use for headphones but then your internal speakers wouldn't work at all, even when headphones were disconnected.

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I need a new power cord for my laptop. Does anyone no where I might find one? The model is VPCEB15FX. Sony store does not have them now.

A:Sony Vaio Laptop

You don't mention where you are located. Here are some possible sources for the Sony part and claimed equivalents in the USA:



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I have a Sony Vaio laptop.
When I turn it on, the fan spins but shuts down after a few seconds, then never starts up again. It only spins at startup.
Anyone got any tips?

A:Sony Vaio Laptop Fan


The fan on a laptop will run for a few seconds until the temperature monitoring software loads, then it only runs when it gets hot enough.

Unless the laptop is overheating, you don't have a problem?

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im running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and now all of a sudden i have no speakers or head phones connected and no sound at all ive done everything from downloading the new drivers to uninstalling it. i got nothing but a speaker with and red x thru it help

A:sony vaio laptop

Try the steps posted in this link. It says its for Windows vista; but the principles are pretty much the same for windows 7 I do believe:

Red X on speaker icon and getting error "No audio output device is - Microsoft Community

Here is also another link that should help:

Red X On Notification Tray Speaker Icon

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does anyone have any idea where I can get a replacement power jack for a sony vaio laptop that is 5 years old or so. I mainly use it to browse the web, and check email, (buying a new one seems impractical) and currently the power cord won't register as connected. I checked the solder points on the power jack and everything looks good. No cracks or anything. If you hold the tip of the power cord into the jack extremely tight, it will atleast flash the lights like it detects the connection. Anyone have any other thoughts?



A:Sony Vaio Laptop


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somebody can help me to replace my old dvd drive laptop sony vaio?

A:how to replace a dvd drive laptop sony

With laptops, you almost always have to replace an internal optical drive with the same model. Either contact Sony, or look on eBay.

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I have a Sony Vaio, FS740/W lap top, whose video will hopefully that will go into a Sharp LC big screen Model LC52L65U with a 15 pin PC input

I used the standard VGA cord that came with my LG monitor, (that I was using on my desktop which is now using digital) , and plugged it into the TV, and into the Laptop.

When I tried to switch the laptop over, the TV said the signal was incompatible. The driver is the most updated driver, version dated 6/8/2005 from Sony.

Any ideas? I was hoping I could plug in the laptop and use the big screen to teach some of the veterans here, how to access the internet. Easier to do with a big screen, if ya know what I mean.

Oh, BTW, XP home, service pack 2, intel pent' 1.73ghz, 2 gig ram


A:Solved: HELP! Sony Vaio Laptop to TV

Check the TV manual for supported resolutions. I can't find that model on Sharp's USA website.

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Hi, I have a sony vaio laptop 'vgn-ns30es' and for the past week it has slowed down considerably. I'm not really sure what the problem could be but it is quite slow on when I'm on the internet or when I'm just using the laptop ie using Word etc. I have noticed some spikes on the CPU usage going up to 100% now but can't seem to figure out whats wrong with it. I have scanned it with Mcafee and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but this hasn't helped. Any help is much appreciated. I have also rebooted it with all the start up programs taken off. Please let me know if it is a possible infection or how I can resolve this. Thanks in advance

A:Sony Vaio laptop very slow

Try running RKill (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill) then scanning again.

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Hey all,

Sony Vaio laptop version PCG-61112L
Model VPCCW17FX does not turn on. Laptop adapter light does not appear even when plugged into a power outlet. Tried using the battery, but laptop still does not start up. No noise from laptop and adapter.
Using Windows 7.

Is there something wrong with the adapter or hard drive or something else?

Is it possible to start the laptop without erasing the data/files inside?

Thanks all

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I have a problem with my laptop lately. When I play games or watch youtube, it freezes. I thought it was the heat, so I took it to the service and did full cleanup and paste change. They said that all hardwares are looking fine, no physical damage, but laptop still crashes even when it's cold.Did malware and virus scan-clean, did triple ramtest check-clean, graphic overcloac test- no crashes. I went in safemode and opened 10 youtube videos and 3 games at once-works fine. Only suspicion left on my new battery charger because the old one died because of sudden electricity charge at my home so I bought some replacement "Europower XRT" model XRT90-190-47--SON. Here is my speccy.
Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop Sony Vaio freezes

Wait until it freezes, then recover and then Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.By default it'll be a .zip file located on your DesktopSimply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html 

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I'm trying to fix a laptop for a friend, but it has turned out to be a tough problem to solve and I'm not sure where to go next with it.

It's a Sony Vaio, PCG-6D2L, I can't find it on the Sony website. It's one hard drive, Hitachi Travelstar 5K80, an Intel Centrino, an ATI Mobility Radeon 9700, running XP.

The problem started when she slammed the lid down a bit too hard, now it's pretty much dead. When I turn on the power, the fans turn and the power light goes green, but that's it. The hard drive spins up for a couple of seconds, but then seems to give up and switch off again. The screen stays off, not even a flicker. I've tried connecting it to another screen through the VGA out but there was no signal coming out of it. It's also not responding to any kind of inputs as far as I can tell, i.e. pressing the lock keys doesn't illuminate the corresponding LED. No sounds come out of the speakers to indicate windows starting or anything like that.

I'm not sure what to do as I can't even see the POST or BIOS on the screen, so I'm asking for help. Anyone?

Thank you,

PS Just to add, it's outside warranty and I've already opened it up and had a look inside, so don't worry about giving 'hands-on' advice.

A:Sony Vaio dead laptop

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Hey guys!

New here to the forums & I could do with some assistance please!

I've been assigned the task of removing Windows XP from a brand new Sony Vaio laptop...
Reason being that some of the software required for the company will only run under Windows 2000,

I have the master discs for 2000 & the serial, and a full set of driver discs for the sonys hardware,

How do I uninstall XP from the laptop...?

PS - Does anyone know if the Windows 2000 CD will boot from the CD drive when XP is removed??


A:Removing XP from new Sony Vaio Laptop

Plz donot start 2 threads with the same problem! Reply only to the one indicated below -


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Sony VAIO VGN-NR330E, Model PCG-7113L

So far as I can tell, the BIOS says that the 1st boot device is Internal Optical Drive, 2nd Internal Hard Disk Drive. No drives are "Excluded from Boot." I'm having problems getting the OS to boot on the HDD, so I've got my Win 7 Installation Disc in the DVD drive to try to do a re-image. But it won't boot from the CD!

[Urgh this is driving me crazy!]

What else could I do/check on this in order to get it to boot from the CD?

A:Sony VAIO laptop won't boot from CD

Will any bootable CD/DVD boot?

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Hello Vistax64 I need some help with my Laptop.

First a few specs stuff:
Model: Sony VAIO VGN-N365E
-Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU T2450 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Display Driver?:Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family
RAM: 1024.00 MB
Hard Drive: 120GB

Now with some of the problems:

My system has recently been randomly turning aero off, but I haven't made any major change recently but it still decides to randomly shut off aero. I need to know how to fix this.

The laptop comes stock with 2x512MB of ram, and apparently from using it this long, from around July, I believe I would be better with 2GB of ram. I need to know how to do this.

Today I went to try to play the game FlyFF and it went find for about 20mins and then randomly my display driver crashed. It recover immediately, well as so Vista said, but my computer was stuck with this big white box over the screen and I had no choice but to power off manually because nothing worked. Now I need to know if there is anyway to have some shop or way of getting a new display driver or getting a better one, or one I can actually work with. I can't play any games grrr. Any help?

I believe thats it. Sorry I couldn't find that much info on it. There was specs on E/B but I have just E.

A:Few Issues: [Sony VAIO Laptop]

Please someone, these are very important.

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Hi everybody.

I'm having troubles with my cousin's laptop, which is really slow after its start. Opening a folder takes too much time, the same is with custom application such as internet browser or ordinary pdf file.

If some apps are opened, for example Skype and Firefox, switching from one app to another is really long, imo longer than it should be.

Opened internet browser: if I want to open a new tab it is not fast as normally.
Copy-pasting on this laptop is also slow.

Actually everything except starting Windows takes too much time.

I'm leaving country in two days and it would be awesome, if somebody will be interested to help us. He has only 14 years and I want to teach him via Skype which is not so pleasurable for him with this laptop.

We will be ready to fix this issue also via sharing screen, no worries about wasting your time, we will deeply appreciate any kind of help!

I have deleted temp files, all useless apps, checked apps in background.
Startup files:

Below is more information about laptop and here is also HiJackThis scan (http://pastebin.com/4UvWUj7C).

Thank you very much!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1927 Mb
Graphics Card: Microsoft Basic Render Driver, 10 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 50000 MB, Free - 18353 MB; E: Total - 199999 MB, Free ... Read more

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Hey all,

Sony Vaio laptop version PCG-61112L
Model VPCCW17FX does not turn on. Laptop adapter light does not appear even when plugged into a power outlet. Tried using the battery, but laptop still does not start up. No noise from laptop and adapter.
Using Windows 7.

Is there something wrong with the adapter or hard drive or something else?

Is it possible to start the laptop without erasing the data/files inside?

Thanks all

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop VGN-S5HP/B.
When I press the power button, the power and battery LEDs flash then go off. The WLAN light flash as well.No noise (cpu fan in this case) is heard.The computer won't start then...
I have removed the battery and tried with the adapter only but the same occurs. I even changed th RAM but nothing works.
Any help is appreciated

A:Sony Vaio laptop won't start

Remove the battery and AC Adapter. Press and hold the power button for 2 minutes. Plug in the AC adapter and see if the computer turns on normally. If not, the laptop will have to be serviced

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Greetings - I've looked at considerable input, but can't find anything that tells me how to replace the hard drive in the subject Sony laptop. I can tell by the sound where it is, but can't figure out how to get to it. Took out all the screws, but can't pry off the back. I'm sure there are some clips I'll break.
Anyone know of a step-by-step for a person who is a step or two above a novice??

Many thanks!

A:Sony Vaio Laptop VGN-S460P

Not your exact model - but may be worth a look

This is for a VGN-SZ series


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The fan on my Sony Vaio VGN-FJ270 has stopped working. Can anyone directly to where I can find any instructions on how to replace the Fan?

A:Dead Fan, Sony Vaio laptop

Have a read of the service manual

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I must have deleted a crucial file, if I try to start up,I get 'no operating system found'.Cannot get into safe mode to do virus check or systems restore..Put in restore disc, started to restore then said no hard disc found!? Any ideas?

A:cannot start up Sony VAIO laptop

It could be a loose power or data cable to your hard drive. Make sure they're tight. It also could be a failed hard drive, or corrupted hard drive.

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I have a Sony Laptop VGN-AR730E/B running Windows Vista. I had to format and reinstall from my recovery disks but I did not install all the Vaio programs as I had my own programs that did what most of them did, only better. I did not install all of the Sony Vaio applications because they seemed to be bloatware and excessive programs at that. When I have a CD or DVD in the tray, the eject button and the sound control above it on top of the laptop that has the + and - do not work. I can open the CD/DVD tray by the little button on the side of the computer but not with the eject button on top. Everything else works fine and I have no conflicts in device manager. If someone could tell me which part of the Vaio programs controls this so that I could install it I would be most appreciative. I've posted this question on the Sony software forum but not a single reply has been made and that was over 2 weeks ago.

Thanks for all your help in advance.

A:Sony Vaio Applications on my laptop

How did you install the operating system to exclude the OEM applications?

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Hey there. I have a 1 year old Sony VAIO laptop with Windows XP. It seems Windows will not load. I turn on the computer and then the screen freezes on me in the middle of loading. I restart and get this menu with safe mode, safe mode w/ networking, last working config. I can get into safe mode but nothing else works. I suspect what happened is either my dad or myself was using it and forgot to turn it off and left it on all night and that somehow caused this problem.

I asked someone for help and he suggested reinstall windows xp by booting to SONY XP cd recovery console and try a repair installation but I don't know if I have the necessary tools (or computer smarts for that matter). I don't have any SONY backup cds. I do have this cd called Windows XP Service Pack 2 but I'm told that I need a Windows XP setup cd?

I also have a lot of files on my hard drive (docs, mpegs, mp3s) and am afraid of losing it all but I have no way of backing them up now that even my cd burner doesn't seem to be working.

I'm a bit apprehensive at this point as to what to do as I'm a bit of a novice on computers. Do you think you can guide me through this? I appreciate any help.

A:Windows XP on Sony VAIO laptop won't run..


i personnaly run a sony vaio desktop pc and i think this might help

when you bought the computer did u make a recovery cd cause all vaio's have that option if you did i reccomend you do a system restore by pressing f2 or 12 i think it will recover your computer to an earlier date and then you insert the recovery disk and then you are all done--
-it sends you back to the day that you made the system disk

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I didnt know where to put this topic, but Im pretty sure its a hardware issue, so I decided to put it here.
Okay, so here's the problem: The sound worked perfectly before. Today, I had the sound muted, but I heard a feint static sound in the speakers. As I put my ear up to it, it popped and went away. The sound has not worked ever since that happened. I turned it off, took the battery out, restarted it, and still no sound. Then I uninstalled the Realtek High Definition Audio driver, restarted, waited for it to reinstall, and still nothing. After that, I did the same thing with the 4 NVIDIA High Definition Audio drivers and still nothing. THEN I checked to see if any of those 5 were out of date. They weren't, but I restarted again anyway...still nothing. Finally, I restored the system to the last restore point of May 15th, and it still doesn't output sound. This leads me to believe that its a hardware issue, but what do the tech guys think?

I should also point out that sound doesn't come out when headphones are plugged in either.

A:No sound on Sony Vaio laptop

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I have a Sony Vaio Vgn-s38gp Laptop that I have recently performed a recovery on to reset the system. Prior to starting this process all functions such as the inbuilt mouse, wireless etc all were working fine. Now the laptop has the software for all the functions but when I enter into device manager it is registered as a pc. It thinks that there is a usb connecting the keyboard to the system and that it doesn't have the facilities to use the wireless internet.

Is there any way to change my system back to registering as a laptop? I have had this problem in the past (many years ago when we did a system recovery then) but can't remember how we got around this.

Please help!

A:Sony Vaio Laptop thinks its a PC -plz help!

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Hey guys. I have a Sony Vaio laptop that is about 4 years old. It's always been a good machine but I haven't been using it because it shuts off randomly for no reason and with no warning. SometimesI could use it for 3 hours doing whatever I want... Other times it shuts off like the power is cut instantly, even when I'm first booting it up before it's in use and getting hot.

I took the cover off today after looking around and the other forums with similar issues all saying it was full of dust and probably needed to be cleaned... Well as you can see, dust is not the problem.

Do you guys have any ideas?

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Radhekrishna ! Hey guys! i am having sony vaio cr 22g/b laptop with operating system as windows vista.my laptop is not recognizing the dvd or vcd.Actually i think i have uninstalled the driver software unknowingly. Can someone guide me to reinstall it! awaiting for the reply

A:Sony vaio laptop not recognizing any dvd or vcd or cd

Restarting the system should reinstall the driver automatically.

If you mean the driver for the CD/DVD drive

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Sorry, wasn't sure exactly what section this problem belonged in, so i'm posting here.

I'm using my sister's Sony Vaio laptop that i decided to downgrade from vista home premium to windows XP. The first thing i should have done should've been to get all the hardware information while on vista.... but i completely forgot. I backed up my general files but not the hardware information.

Now I'm stuck with a brand new installation of windows XP and no internet because XP isn't recognizing my NIC.

I've been googling around for some hours now with nothing.

I've gone to all the main "official" Vaio Sony sites. They all ask for model or product, but for some reason my model doesn't come up anywhere i check. There is also another option to type down your serial and product key which is a 15 digit number. Whereas the first 7 digits are the serial and the 8 other digits the product key. Still it doesn't seem to be a model of any sort... No site recognizes this Vaio model for some odd reason.

Model : PCG-5K1L.

I installed service pack 3, i thought it would at least be able to detect a network card, but to no avail it couldn't.

Everest home edition has no more luck detecting.

In hardware manager the only thing detected was the 1394 firewire port.

This laptop, from what my sister said, came with no manual or other useful information; meaning none.

I'm really stumped on what else I could do. I was thinking i... Read more

A:Sony Vaio laptop problem...

Well you might want to cehck for the drivers through the site of sony. They'll surely give a link where to download it.

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Does anyone know where I can find out the necessary specifications for installing the correct model CPU on a Sony Vaio PCG-F680 notebook motherboard. I'd like to know so that I can perhaps find one second hand. I want to make sure that I don't get one that doesn't fit, or isn't supported by the motherboard. I'm an intermediate user, but willing to learn. I believe I need to know things like MHz, voltage (range?), .13 or .18 micron?, FSB, etc. If someone has a resource and/or knows where they can direct me, I'd be very grateful. Plus if anyone has the "hook-up" on where to buy these items at a decent price, that would be great, too!

Thanks and God Rules!

Mark Carter

A:Sony Vaio PCG-F680 laptop and CPU's

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