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Q: Sony Vaio doesn't power up


I'm looking into why my son-in-laws Vaio VGN-FS115Z laptop doesn't power up. Would appreciate any pointers.

Have done all the obvious (reseated CPU, removed etc memory, run with power supply, checked out HDD elsewhere).

Symptons are :-

Power button works , turns machine on and off.
No backlight, no screen, no Bios beeps (even if you remove memory etc)
3 leds (Caps lock / Numlock / Shift lock) all stay on.
All chips get warm after a while.
No sounds (beeps or otherwise)
CPU fan doesn't seem to start up - not sure if it needs the CPU to get really hot first, though.
Almost as if it's lost a power line, or CPU is dead, but drive, battery, mains, wifi leds all come on and appear to work fine.

Any pointers gratefully received...


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A: Sony Vaio doesn't power up

I've seen this on your identical model of laptop during a service for a client. We RMA'd it back to SONY and they ended up replacing the motherboard. At least that's what the cryptic service notes said when it was returned.

In my own technical opinion though it doesn't look good. When your motherboard doesn't respond at all...it's never a good thing.

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I have a 4y old Sony VAIO (VGN-NS11J) that stopped working today morning after making a whirring noise

Repeated attempts to restart failed and after many attempts, I managed to get to the Startup Repair mode - after a long time, startup repair says it failed to automatically repair the problem

I managed to run system restore but after a while I got the following message: "System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The disk strucgture is corrupted and unreadable (0X80070571)

My laptop did not come with a Windows Vista CD/Recovery disk

My first priority is to recover a few files in the laptop - if I am able to do this, then I dont mind junking the laptop

Since this is an old laptop, I would prefer not to use an expensive professional to recover the data

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!


A:Sony VAIO running Vista doesn't start-up, system restore doesn't work

You may be able to retrieve your data by using Ubuntu. Post #3 in this topic provides instructions.

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I have an old Sony Vaio PCG FRV26 laptop that doesn't bootup. It starts with a black screen with "VAIO" logo at center and intel inside at lower right side and stays there. After ~10-15 minutes, it goes to a black screen and stalls. I tried restarting but with the same issue.

It was sitting idle and shut down for a few months and I wanted to check to see if it is still working and last week, it was working ok. I was able to bootup although it was slow. However it did not have any wireless network connection. It couldnt detect any wireless networks and no wireless connection option in the networklist in control panel. So, i tried searching for wireless cards in device manager and no wireless card showed up in device manager. So, I tried to access setup from BIOS by pressing F2 as BIOS instructed me, and that is when the bootup problems started.

Any help in the matter is appreciated. Thanks!

A:Sony VAIO doesn't bootup

What did you change in BIOS?

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Sony tech support is shut until Monday...

Could someone help me with this strange problem. My girlfriends Sony VAIO notebook plays DVD's fine but does not recognise cd's.

It is pretty new and was pricy. I know for sure that this problem is at least a month old. It started with problems playing a spice girls cd. Then a rewritable cd a few weeks ago. Today the Sims CD didn't work. Finally the dots connected. Problem is with the CD reader.

I assume this is software related because DVD's play fine.

Could someone tell me where I should begin trouble shooting.

A:Sony Vaio doesn't recognise CD's

Do you have a bootable CD?

Do you know how to configure the computer to boot to a bootable CD?

If yes to both, do so. If it succeeds, you know the problem is within Windows or a program.

If it fails, you know the problem is the drive [ or possibly the bootable CD. Be sure to try > 1 bootable CD if the 1st one fails. ]


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I have a rather nice Sony Vaio VGN-S4xp that suddenly died on me. In normal operation all of the power dissappeared, the display went, fan/disc powered down and nothing will return.
When I press power on I get power and battery flashing about 1/second and the wireless light at half this rate.
This happens with any power configuration. Battery only, batt+mains, mains only.
I have tried the 30 second reset.

Any ideas what the error lights are telling me?
Any experience of this type of fault?

Next step for me is to trash the laptop as Sony quote £185 just to look at it and estimate £3-550 repair costs. Jokers.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Sony Vaio No Power

Try wiggling the power cord. That could be a loose connection. If you take it down to a computer repair shop they could solder on a new DC jack which could make it work. Anyhow, a computer shop will be quicker and cheaper than sending it off to sony

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Hello guys......I need your help....I have sony vaio vgn-fs515b and after installing windows 7 i was updating its bios......!!!!

Everything was working fine but in between a blue screen came. It said that your system is shutting down due to some problem and at the end it said:

"Dumping physical memory".

When i restarted my laptop all the light were on but nothing came on screen. I don't know what to do.......Please help me........!!!!

I know this happened because of incomplete upgradation of bios but what should i do not?

A:Sony Vaio VGN-FS515b doesn't start after BSOD

The motherboards bios is corrupt. You may be able to correct this if you can pull the CMOS battery and reconnect it. Otherwise the motherboard will have to be replaced

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Could anyone possibly help? This problem has been driving me crazy lately.
In the last few days, suddenly the CD drive on my Sony Vaio laptop only recognises certain CDs. It seems to play DVDs fine, but most of the CDs I've tried aren't even recognised when they worked fine a few days ago.
None of them are scratched & I wiped them all, but it still doesn't recognise them.
They seem to work fine on my CD player but not my laptop.

Thanks so much to anyone who can help me. Regards, Rachel.

A:Sony Vaio laptop doesn't recognise some CDs anymore...

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I was working fine with my lap, then i hibernate it as i ever do it, and go take a shower...

I return, take my lap and head for school... When i arrived there, i try to turn on my lap, and it doesn't turn on anymore...

When i press the power button, the power LED turn on and stays, batt 1 and 2 flashes, but that's all... It doesn't start anything, neither show SONY on screen or turns on the HDD...

I have followed the steps on Sony support site, but it doesn't work =(

Do you guys have any ideas?

Thank you!

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I have searched the forum and cannot find a reference to this problem....any help appreciated:
1. SONY VAIO VGN-FE790G with Windows XP Home. Ran A-OK until recently.
2. PC powers on and boots up normally with AC only. (battery removed)
3. PC powers on boots up normally with charged battery only. (AC removed)
4. PC will not power up with both AC and Battery connected, however battery led flashed rapidly as though it is charging.
5. Have tried different battery, different AC, and removed all SONY management software.
6. Updated the BIOS
7. Windows Power Meter recognizes battery, but gives "remaining unavailable" status.

I am assuming this is somehow related to the battery or the power management hardware in the PC. I understand there is a Power Board attached to the Motherboard. Could this be causing the symptoms I have?

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Just done a clean install from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit. Installed most of the Vaio software to restore functionality to the hotkeys etc. That all works perfectly thanks to various forums on here! For some reason I can't get the Power Management to work. It is installed and included on the installed Programs list, but the extra tab does not appear in the Windows Power Options page and clicking the 'Advanced' option on Vaio Control Center does not load it either.

Thanks in advance!

A:Sony Vaio Power Management

The driver for windows 7 in VAIO support page is not correct i think. If you uninstall this driver and then you install the vista version you get, after a reboot, a service called VAIO Power Manager and the options working ok.

I got a VAIO FW laptop.

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I have a Sony Vaio PCVRX650 CPU with a bad power supply. Are there any replacement options other than Sony parts. The Sony part number is 146860114.



A:Sony Vaio Power Supply

i'd say 99% no.. lappies are generally manufacture specific parts, due to size and spec. restrictions.. thats generally why they cost so much.. every single part is its own little monopoly on the market...

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My sony vaio VGNFS790P is not showing any signs of power: no lights, sound or any other reaction. I have tested the adapter, power cable continuity, and internal power cable continuity. The laptop was supposedly working when last powered down. What is likely the problem?

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Ahoy!!!! I am attempting to switch my power supply on my Desk top. Series is the VGC-RA700-Has anyone ever done this??? Any tips? I would hate to have to send it in to SONY and get charged an arm and a leg for something I can do by myself---Please Advise.

A:Sony Vaio Power Supply

The Vaio should take a standard ATX power supply

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I have a Sony Vaio model PCG-4A1L notebook computer. Today when I went to power up absolutely nothing happened. The power lights are on but nothing is operating. I removed the battery and tried to run it off of AC power and also unplugged the AC and tried to run it off of battery power. Still nothing. I went to Sony's website and they didn't even recognize the model number. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Sony Vaio Power Problem

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I've inherited from my son a Sony Vaio VGN-N110G laptop that will not power up. No lights, no sounds, nothing. I've ruled out the power supply cord and battery.

What's interesting is that I took it apart and removed the hard drive, the CD drive, checked all the connections, powered down the BIOS, etc. to no avail. I had given up when I tried the power button one more time and IT POWERED UP. I was elated, and just about to snoop through my sons files when it went dead again. I tried everything that I did earlier but no luck this time

Any ideas?

A:Sony Vaio VGN-N110G will not power up

Hope it is not like ours... identical model... went dead and stayed dead. ...now sitting on our display shelf as a worry for Sony customers... went dead and stayed dead... motherboard died, and we couldn't find a replacement at anywhere close to a reasonable price.
Good luck. We will be watching and hoping for a good result we can learn from.

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I got a old pc sony vaio model pcv-1154 that the power supply is bad
and i can't find it. model:dps-400lbb, if some one tell me another one to use
insted of it.I saw in this forum that some recomended ss-350es but it has 24 pins
can some one help me.

A:Sony Vaio power supply

A 24 pin power supply, most just have 2 pins on either a barrel connector or jack socket type plug..

do a search on ebay for your model of laptop just put in sony vaio and you will get hunderds of hits for PSU;s

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if it is microATX, then chances are that you won't be able to find anything more than 300watts. Newegg has a 450W mATX PSU, but it is a piece of crap, got very bad reviews from everyone that bought it.

To answer your question, if it is mATX (microATX), then it is an industry standard and and any mATX PSU will have the right connector.

A:Sony Vaio Power Supply

I need to know if anyone has any info on mycomputers power supply. Currently I have a Sony Vaio PCV-24G, which appears to have a 300 Watt Power Supply. I have tried Sony Support to get info on the power Supply to replace it with a power supply with more Watts. It appears to be a mATX power supply, but I need to know if it is standard wiring, can I use a standard stock mATX power supply.

Any infi would be helpful.

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I've been looking at a friends computer(Sony VAIO) that shuts down randomly. It's like someone pulls the plug or a power failure. Sometimes it runs for hours, other times minutes. It will turn back on if it sets a minute. I checked the temps in the BIOS and its not running that hot (CPU-41c, MB-22c) I suspect its the power supply, but not sure. Only way to tell is to change it out with another PSU, but I've read that sony uses proprietary hardware. Is this true for the PSU too? The reason for asking is I don't want to fry the computer.

Thanks for any help on this!

A:Sony vaio power supply question...

DoTheDew said:


I've been looking at a friends computer(Sony VAIO) that shuts down randomly. It's like someone pulls the plug or a power failure. Sometimes it runs for hours, other times minutes. It will turn back on if it sets a minute. I checked the temps in the BIOS and its not running that hot (CPU-41c, MB-22c) I suspect its the power supply, but not sure. Only way to tell is to change it out with another PSU, but I've read that sony uses proprietary hardware. Is this true for the PSU too? The reason for asking is I don't want to fry the computer.

Thanks for any help on this!Click to expand...

well i dont see how they can at least in processor, memory,cd rom, and powersupply wise. So should be able to get a new power supply for it even the micro atx power supplies are avalible. but before i would do some thing like replacing powersupply get compressed air and hose the dust out of the power supply.

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Can't seem to find a Cord for my vaio desktop.

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The power socket on my old PCG-FX203 broke, so I bought a motherboard from ebay from another FX series laptop, and unsoldered the power socket from it.

I then opened up the FX203, and replaced the broken socket. However, the problem still persists. I have to hold the power cable into the socket otherwise no connection is made, even though the cable clips into place.

When soldering the power socket into place, I noticed that the negative connection coming out of the socket did not appear to be connected to any components on the mboard, instead there is a short PCB track which just ends without connecting to anything. I am wondering if this track is supposed to contact with the metal chassis of the laptop and be grounded in that way. Any ideas?

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Hi I have a Sony VGC-M1 which is an all in one integrated speakers media centre. The power supply packed up last week. I've opened it up and removed the power pack. It is a bespoke pack for this system (Details -Delta Elctronics, INC. Model number DPS-197AB A). I've been in touch with Sony and as it's well out of warrant no chance of a replacement. I can't find this power supply anywhere on the net (come across other people looking for it too). Made loads of phone calls too.

I've come to the conclusion I may not get one so am now considering alternatives. The motherboard of my Viao is obviously Sony, the power supply has an 18 pin cable (P1). I've been told all standard ATX power supplys have either 20 or 24 pins. I've read that in the Sony Vaio desktops they use standard power supplies. Does anyone know if I could find a Sony power supply with an 18pin connector, or is this a pointless avenue??

Thanks for any suggestions!

A:Sony Vaio VGC-M1 Burnt out power supply

Sony Vaio VGC-M1 Burnt out power supply!

I have had the same problem with my Sony Vaio VGC-M1. I have actually opened the PSU and found it was a burnt out resistor. More drama's to follow though as these PSU's were made in Japan and I have been unable to find our equivalent resistors. I have found out it is a .22 ohm but the nearest I found at an electronics store was too big to fit. Has anyone out their had any joy sourcing these PSU's?

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Hey All

Have this annoying problem with my Sony VAIO VGN-TXN25N. The laptop will not power on without having the power cord in and plugged into an outlet, even though the battery is fully charged. Once the machine is powered on, I can remove the cord and run on battery power like normal, but it is obviously annoying to not be able to turn the machine on without plugging it into the wall. For whatever reason the little white power button is unresponsive until it is plugged into a wall outlet???

I tried to contact Sony and they kept telling me to install some graphic/video driver, which I did to no avail. If anyone has any insight I'd love your HELP!

Thank you

A:Sony VAIO won't turn on without power cord

try to replace the main battery, an check the result.

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I have a Sony VAOP VGN-NR385E laptop. In the past month, it has been hard to get this laptop to power on. Now it will not come on at all. I took off the back cover and checked for voltage through the adapter jack all the way to the plug mounted on the PC board and have found the 19.6 volts all the way to there. I am wondering if the power button assembly is bad. I don't know if there is a way to jump the button to make it come on or how to check if the voltage is getting to the assembly board.

Has anyone has this problem before?

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i have one of these laptops and it's in fairly good condition other than an issue with the power supply/AC adapter that prevents it from functioning now. a few months back, it would work, but you would have to jiggle the power cord in the back of the laptop to get it to charge. finally it quit working altogether and won't power up. the batteries are already in bad shape, barely holding a charge, but now nothing works as a result of this problem.

does anyone know what the problem is or how i could determine if this is a problem with the power supply or the AC adapter/power cord? i dont' have any other power cords/adapters that would work with it, unfortunately.

alternatively, how much would a problem like this cost to fix? say there's an issue with the internal power supply. how much would sony charge to fix it?

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Sony will want so much money for fixing it that it would probably be cheaper to buy a new one.

Sony Vaio's are very poorly made and as a result often don't last long and are hideously expensive to get fixed.

Your best bet would be to replace the whole thing. Its probably only the socket or the soldering of the socket that has failed but its not an easy thing to repair unless you really know what you are doing.

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Having problem Powering On an Old sony Vaio PCG 954A or (PCG FX 140) When I press the power Button all the little power light buttons turn on for a SPLIT Second INCLUDING the FAN but it does NOT Power on all the way, if I keep pressing the power button it keeps doing the same thing over and over. Afther a few try’s it TURNS on and laptop works perfectly. Lately it does not turn on afther a few try’s anymore. But afther a few day’s have passed I will try it and it will turn on on the first try and it will work great once it is powered on, and it can stay on 24/7 without a problem. The MAIN PROBLEM is powering Up the Laptop, have tried starting it with power supply and only with Battery power and does the same thing. Tried troubleshooting but it say’s that all components are working properly. Lately havent been able to succesfuly turn it on anymore but still geting the same reaction. Can U help pointing me in the right direction to troubleshoot? Thank you for your time

A:Sony VAIO Laptop Wont Power Up

sounds like a hardware issue, faulty mobo, faulty connections , dropped banged lappy? prob best for lappy hospital

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Hi I have a Sony vaio ar61e just recently it is not registering power from the adapter. The adapter has an output of 17.5 volts although it is supposed to have 19.5 I am sure this is not the problem. I have searched and found many vaio,s having the same problem but without any fixes this appears to be a mobo problem anyone any ideas before I take it apart or anyone came across the same problem thanks.

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I am writing this post on my Sony Vaio pcg-k37 p4 xp laptop running on battery.
The funny thing and my problem is that the ac plug icon is in my task bar tray ..the computer thinks I'm on ac. No battery power schemes are kicking in and in Contol Panel POWER OPTIONS it says Running on AC Total Battery Power unknown.....and the Battery is listed as not present.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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I a sony vaio pcv-w30. It will shut off randomly. and wont turn back on. I switch the wall outlet in which i have it plugged into and it turns on but will repeat the process randomly again. For example i have 3 outlets on my room A B and C. It shuts off in A i use C andi t will work for a lil while then shut off then i plug it back into A and it will work for a lil while then shut off... whats wrong with this?

A:sony vaio pcv-w30 power shuts off randomly??

mak: It sounds like a heat problem. Check the bios to see what temperature it's running at. Are the fans working? Can you feel warm air when you put your hand near the fan outlets?

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Hi hope someone can help. I have done a clean install of Windows 7 Homepremium and my battery life on my Vaio TX3 has gone from 6.5 Hours to only 3 hours. I cant find the power management drivers. Also I can no longer use the keyboard hot keys to adjust the screen brightness ! thanks

A:Sony Vaio VGN-TX3 XP/L power / battery drivers

Was told today by Sony that the VGN series will not be supported with Win 7

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I have this vaio laptop... the onboard video chip had issues (no output to lcd), sent it off for repair, returned working, but only supported software graphics mode (low res.)... booted OK - able to install xp w/o video drivers / ubuntu (could not change resolution). one day, when i was opening the case to look at the motherboard, because i was shopping around for a good used one, and when i put it back together, it stopped powering on at all. on a/c or battery. when a/c is plugged in, the upfront LEDs don't power on at all. checked all cables, reseated everything... thought i burned out the board by shorting it or something... so, i needed a new board anyway and bought one. installed it and same issue.

i can't think what i've missed.. the only thing i can think of is the cable from the motherboard to the power button and upfront lights is bad... thats all i can consider other than the possibility of the new board being bad as well, but then the upfront battery/power LCDs may light up...

i know someone with a similar laptop who will let me borrow the keyboard and case cover to test the cables.

any suggestions are welcomed! thanks!

A:Sony Vaio VGN-S260 laptop - won't power on

Sounds like a static discharge. Did you ground yourself or use a wrist strap? If you didnt and you did discharge into it you migh have fried anything on that board. the ram, cpu, anything. I doubt the LED's are the problem.

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Sony VAIO VGCRC210G BIOS doesn't reconize hard drives I have a SONY VAIO VCGRC210G and it dose not see the hard drives. It also won't let me switch to boot using a CD drive. Anyone have any ideas how to get this thin to boot?

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I have a SONY VAIO VCGRC210G that I used System Mechanic Drive Scrubber to delete all old data. It also deleted the operating system (Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2). When I try to install Windows XP the BIOS shows both RAIDO drives, but you cannot access them. It also won't let me switch to boot using a CD drive. Even using a removable floppy drive, it won't boot because the BIOS doesn't recognize the USB port the floppy is plugged into. I found a forum somewhere that said I should unplug the BIOS and reinstall. I have no idea how to do that and cannot find a diagram of the motherboard to show where it is located. Anyone have any ideas how to get this thin to boot? I bought a new computer and wanted to give this one to a school, but it needs to be operable.

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I need a Power Supply Unit for a Sony Vaio that was given to me. Honestly I don't know a thing about PSU, power, volts, watts and such. There is many cheap ones on Newegg but dont know which to buy.

All I ask if you guys can post links from Newegg to which cheap or affordable PSU you guys recommend to buy. Or what specific specs I should be looking for. Have a budget about $20-30. Cheaper and reliable the better of course.

Heres some info of the Sony Vaio PSU, size is about 3 1/2" x 6" x 4". Sony Vaio is a RS310 or PCV-2222, 245ram, 2.4ghz 80g HD with XP sp3.

Heres some pics of the PSU. Only odd thing about Sony PSU, comes with a extra 3pin connector (connects to the MB) which monitors the FAN in the PSU. Don't think the PC needs that feature.
Please any help would be appreciated it.


A:Solved: need help buying a Power Supply for Sony Vaio


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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 the following, seemingly related problems with my Sony-Vaio laptop and Windows 7 Pro. When I go to Control Panel + Hardware & Sound + Power Options + Edit Plan Settings, I get the following error screen:
When I go to My Computer + Manage + Services + Power Service, and start the service I get the following error screen:
As a general rule, I leave the laptop plugged in. I am unable to run the laptop on battery power, with the cord unplugged. How do I correct the problem? I know that I didn't use to have this problem. Should I unplug the laptop periodically, and use the battery
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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I have a Sony Vaio (FZ290), and I'm pretty happy with it in general.
There are 2 problems however:

1) When I try and put it into standby, about half the time it doesn't go into standby, just turns off the screen, and keeps everything else on. The lights on the front indicate that it is still on, but the screen stays blank no matter what I do.
I've waited for 30 minutes for it to go into standby before cutting the power manually with the button...

2) When I do get it into standby, about half the time on resume from standby, explorer.exe crashes. I'm not sure why, but it's bloody annoying. It starts back up, however it is still annoying to have it doing that...

I am running Windows Vista Ultimate. I do not have SP1 yet, but I will be trying that today.

A:Sony Vaio (FZ290) doesn't go into standby correctly, explorer.exe crashes on resume

I was going to suggest SP1 but it looks like you're in the process.
I usually disable all of the power management in the BIOS, and let Windows take care of it.
I tend to be re-format happy, but the first thing I do when I get a new lappy is to reformat and get all that proprietary software off it. Ever see the mac comercial where the guy is all fat and blated? Anyway, factory laptops are installed via an image. Sometimes that image is less than perfect causing instability.

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HiI am frequently getting a BSOD at sporadic intervals with 'Driver power state failure' irrespective of battery / plugged in and irrespective of what program is running. SF Diagnostic files are attached. Thanks for your help!

A:BSOD Driver power state failure on Sony vaio

Only 98 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 160 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Nearly all of the memory dumps blame your nVidia video drivers. Please:
- download a fresh set of the latest, Win8 compatible video drivers for your system
- uninstall the current video drivers
- install the freshly downloaded video drivers
- monitor for further BSOD's

The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Fri May 2 22:47:38.458 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\050214-21937-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9200.16581.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130410-1505
System Uptime:0 days 2:10:08.230
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by :pci.sys
BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa80047d6060, fffff88000ab2b40, fffffa800ffee010}
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa80047d6060, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff88000ab2b40, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa800ffee010, The blocked IRP
PROCESS_NAME: TiWorker.exe
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I have a Sony Vaio NR-385E laptop running Vista SP1. The DVD R/W laser in the internal drive has died, so I bought a Samsung Super WriteMaster SE-S064 external dvd burner. It's powered via USB and that works fine, but Vista does not recognize the device at all. I've tried OS updates and reboots, nothing doing. I may try reinstalling Vista's generic USB drivers; the device does not come with any of its own. It's supposed to be plug-and-play as the box suggests...any suggestions? I need this drive operable as soon as possible and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

A:Sony Vaio NR385E - SE-S084 usb DVD burner gets power, not recognized by Vista

Could you please double check the model?
I tried to do a search at the Samsung site and could only find a S084

All USB devices need a driver.
Generally it is best to introduce the driver before the equipment.
In this case I don't think there will be a issue as it was not recognized.

Please double check the make and model.

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Good morning,

I have a 4 years and a half old Sony VAIO computer with windows 7 home.

The computer was working properly until a month ago or such. Sure, maybe a bit slow since it's a bit old already yet it was working quite decently.

Unfortunately, one month ago the computer ran out of energy while it was starting (when Windows was initializing) When I tried to turn it on once again, I discovered it would go into an infinite loop trying to restore Windows 7 without success. I tried restarting it in every single mode, yet it wouldn't happen.

I tried to fix the error by using f8 and guiding myself by the assistance of the computer but did was a failure as well.

All I managed to achieve was to make a scan with FRST.

I would appreciate any help/advice on what to do next.

Here are the logs:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 23-11-2014 01
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-TP7Q5S4 on 23-11-2014 20:41:25
Running from G:\
Platform: WIN_7 (X64) OS Language: Espa?ol (Espa?a, internacional)
Boot Mode: Recovery

The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.

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A:Sony vaio windows 7 home wont boot after interrupted power FRST LOGS


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So, this is what happened:

1. A pendrive infected with virus was inserted (unknowingly)

2. Malwarebytes scanned and removed them. After removing asked me to restart, which I did.

3. I remember some system32 folder files were shown as infected but I dont remember exactly the names.

4. After reboot, I got vaio splash screen and then just a black screen. Nothing else!

What I have tried so far:

1. Tried the "unplug battery and power plug, then press the power button for a minute or two and then connect just the power plug (not battery) and boot" thing, didnt work.

2. Tried the assist button. But the first option named "start troubleshooting (recovery)" option restarts the laptop and again after the vaio splash screen, I get the black screen.

PS: The only way to get to see the 'boot into safe mode, network mode, etc" options is through that assist button. It doesnt work! I can however access the bios options.

3. Tried booting ubuntu live from a flash drive and it worked successfully. However, when I tried to open the windows paritions within the ubuntu live usb drive, it said they were "unclean drives"and failed to mount them.

4. So, I tried the Bitdefender rescue cd and scanned the whole system. It found 1 infected file (although it was more like a potentially unwanted program or something, not a malware or serious virus.)

5. Also, tried a windows 8 installation disk but it too would not boot. Tried a windows install... Read more

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Hi Folks, This is my first post. so go easy on me;-)

I switched on my PC after 1 year of no use(apple imac distracted me for a while).
The message "operating system not found" appears when it boots up. I put in the Sony Recovery disk, bit it could not read it. As Sony didn't provide a spare copy of XP, how do I get back up and running? Do I have to change the motherboard battery? any advice much appreciated.

I Hope you Christmas is Merry and peaceful.


A:Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-RX305 Windows XP now missing, no disks supplied by Sony

Call Sony Tech Support if you are the registered owner or buyer. They will provide a disk set for a small fee ($27) for six years after purchase, or until they run out.
Your only other choice is to buy the disk online at some place like ebay, or buy Windows Home (still available for $82) or Windows XP Professional for $135.
The motherboard battery should not be bad, but if it is, you can get a replacement (CR2032) at Wal-Mart ofr $3.67 or on eBay for $2.58.
The recovery disk may be good, and it is your optical drive that has gone bad.

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Hi Guys
After Having Liquid Spilled on my Screen, it was not working for few hours,
then i took to local repair and they did it worked, so everything is working fine. However i doubt that, when i press Power Button, it tooks about 7-8 seconds to start loading SONY LOGO and then WINDOWS 7 comes up, as i remember, Before it got spilled, and prev time, on pressing power button, it was loading LOGO immediately max 1-1.5 sec, i'm afraid.

This is happening at shutdown as well, after pressing shutdown, firstly a Black screen appear for a few seconds and then my vaio is shutting down., I guess there is something changed in Bios, maybe by Local repairers.

Please be advised, Thanks, Levan.

A:SONY VAIO Slows At Start Up, Before SONY Logo Loads.

If I'm understanding correctly, your Vaio is taking about 7-8 seconds longer to start. At shutdown you're getting a black screen and it's taking a few seconds longer than what you're used to. But is everything else in between (opening programs, searching on the internet, etc) working OK?

If it is, my first reaction is to say don't worry about it. I have a VPCEB47GM and it takes about 10 seconds for the Sony logo to appear and about 50 seconds total to be able to use Windows 7. On shutdown I usually get a black screen for about 5 seconds but the rest of the shutdown process takes about 30 seconds to finish.

Do you know what your BIOS settings were before you took the machine into the repair shop? If you do, you could compare them to how the BIOS is set now. But if you don't know how the BIOS was originally configured, I wouldn't be changing anything.

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I'd like to reinstall Windows 98 on a Sony Vaio N505VE, but it requires a Sony CD drive. When I purchased the laptop 4 years ago, it came with a Backpack CD-Rom Drive. A few months ago, I researched online and I seem to recall a website that gave instructions on how to reinstall Win98 without the Sony drive, but I can't find it anymore. Does anyone know how I can do this?


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Hi Guys
After Having Liquid Spilled on my Screen, it was not working for few hours,
then i tool to local repair and they did it worked, so everything is working fine. However i doubt that, when i press Power Button, it tooks about 7-8 seconds to start loading SONY LOGO and then WINDOWS 7 comes up, as i remember, Before it got spilled, and prev time, on pressing power button, it was loading LOGO immediately max 1-1.5 sec, i'm afraid.

This is happening at shutdown as well, after pressing shutdown, firstly a Black screen appear for a few seconds and then my vaio is shutting down., I guess there is something changed in Bios, maybe by Local repairers.

Please be advised, Thanks, Levan.

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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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This is the first time contacting Sony support. After waiting for over 1/2 hour, finally a person comes online. I spend another 20 minutes giving him name, address, etc and then I find out that it is "paid support".

After an online chat and trying to contact Sony support, maybe the only solution is to trash the Sony Notebook and buy a Dell. Does Dell still provide support?
The problem is "no sound from the computer". I have spent 4 hrs this morning downloading and checking for updates to all the sound drivers.

Any suggestions?

A:No sound Sony Vaio and No Sony Support

I hear the same complaints from Dell users on the Dell forum and from users of other brands. They are all equally lousy on support or want you to pay for it. e.g. "software" support on a Dell is separate from any warrnty or maintenance contract which only covers hardware. You get "free" software support for the first 30 days only.

Back to the sound problem. We need more info to try and assist. e.g. what sound do you have (if you know), etc. You didn't fill out all the needed System Specs. What have you tried? e.g. have you checked the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound panel to see if your "speakers" (sound card) is set as the default playback device?

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