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Sony Vaio Laptop Left and Right Click Buttons Don't Work!

Q: Sony Vaio Laptop Left and Right Click Buttons Don't Work!

Hey everyone. I received my sony vaio 15.5 eb series i3-370m laptop today. However, the left click on touchpad right clicks. Support told me its a hardware issue that cannot be fixed and that they can send someone over. Also, if i want to close the firefox window... pressing the left or right click works which is a problem with this touchpad. The scrolling of the touchpad however has no problem though. Would you guys suggest i sent this laptop back instead? If they send someone to come and repair it, they would have to open the laptop and i don't think that is good for the long run of Should i just request a new one instead?

I would assume i don't have to pay the extra $50 now correct? The battery life i notice is around 2 hours just web browsing. I am thinking if i should just return it and get a sager 5135 because i heard battery life is 3 hours and it offers 1080P. But i know that laptop does not look as good as a sony one. I will mainly play online poker with applications on it and browse and listen to music.

I just talked to support and did trouble shooting and installed a driver. What is funny now is that the left and right click buttons don't even work anymore. However, the left click and button button works if i click on those items on my taskbar such as internet explorer and windows explorer. But if i click it a 2nd time, a new explorer will show up. I cannot click on anything besides those 3 items on my taskbar with the left/right click now.

Someone said this is a setting issue but i did everything with settings and it doesn't work. Sony support though say this is a a hardware issue and because when i plug an external mouse and it works perfectly fine, its the hardware and i would need to have a sony technician come over.

Would you say my buttons work fine based on what is happening? I have checked the settings for it and everything is fine. This is so frustrating.

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Preferred Solution: Sony Vaio Laptop Left and Right Click Buttons Don't Work!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Sony Vaio Laptop Left and Right Click Buttons Don't Work!

Is the touch pad set up in left hand mode??????

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I just received a new XPS 13 9350 non-touch Laptop yesterday and the left-click and right-click buttons on the touchpad do not work. I know there is the option for the two-finger tap right click; but, I want the actual buttons to work. Any help will do please.

A:XPS 13 9350 Touchpad Left-click and Right-click buttons not Responding

Same here, got the 9350 yesterday, the left and right click only work 10% of the time! ***!

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Hi,
I have a Samsung Laptop with Vista Home Premium which I have owned for about a year an I have had no problems with it so far.

Today however the left click on the Synaptics Pad won't work at all. I have searched around and as far as I can tell, a few people have had this problem but they lose TouchPad function too- but I haven't. The Touchpad still works and so does the right click.

I have tried switching over th functions and although this works I was just wondering if there is any way I can regain the use of my left click - it would be a lot easier than retraining myself to use the right click!

Thanks for help in advance.

Lily
 

A:Left click on Vista Laptop won't work

If you changed it over and it works then your hardware is ok.
I would see if a new driver is available on the samsung site{compare version numbers}
 

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Hi,

My left mouse click does not work in my laptop. I reinstalled the windows again.. but still the same problem.. Can anyone Help??

Thanks

A:Left mouse click does not work in my Toshiba Laptop

Hi -

Go to Toshiba Support and download the latest mousepad drivers -

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...p?nav=Download

If the left mouse button is still INOP, try an external USB mouse and see if the left button works on it. If so, it is likely a hardware issue that would require a mousepad replacement.

I had the kb and mousepad replaced in a Fujitsu laptop in 2008 after the mousepad stopped working.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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The notebook is Sony Vaio VGN-CS21S-W. I've upgraded to Windows 7 and the multimedia buttons stopped working. I'm talking about the sensor/touch buttons. I've installed drivers and the function buttons are ok, but still without success with multimedia buttons. Please help.

A:Sony Vaio problem with multimedia buttons

Have you checked for the drivers here?

Sony : VAIO VGN-CS21S/W drivers | Download drivers and updates for VGN-CS21S/W

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AW190 that originally came with Vista Home 64bit. I did an *UPGRADE* to Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) which worked fine for a while, aside expected petty bugs. Then, last night had a mishap with some registry cleaner which messed up the registry for good with no system restore hope or repair of any kind. So, this time I did a fresh format and installed W7 again (instead of using Sony recovery CD's + step 2 to upgrade back to W7).

However, the problem is the special buttons are not working at all (eject, S1, S2, multimedia, AV Mode), etc. I did install al Sony drivers/software from that model's driver page (sonystyle.com). I rebooted as it instructed to do during install. The main software were the notebook utilities, but I installed almost everything on the list. I tried 3 times now. Still do not work.

Any suggestions on this?

On a side note, in windows explorer group by type method works in just about eveyr folder except Documents which never remembers my settings. Likely a bug, but anyone know of a temp fix for now?

Just for clarification, I indeed installed the 64 bit Vista Ultimate versions of the drivers/software. Also, these all worked fine when I did a simple upgrade from the original Vista recovery CD's. However, you all know the deal with bloatware and that clean installs are better.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNAW190&SelectOS=36
 

A:Sony Vaio Special Buttons / Windows 7 Not Working

I ended up doing a full recovery CD restore and then upgrade to W7 again.

Now, I have a new problem. The dolby control center (guess this is party of the Realtek driver/utility) is giving me an error:

So, I downloaded the driver again from Sony's site for my model. Reinstalled, rebooted. Same problem.

But, the sound itself works just fine. Realtek shows up in the sound control bar area and works fine, green check and all.

So the problem is within the dolby control center itself. Strange enough I do recall that this is not installed by that Realtek download from Sony's site (I remember this when I had installed W7 on a fresh format last month). It also does show up as a separate install in programs list in the control panel. There is a repair option too, that didn't fix anything.
 

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This is for a laptop for work. It's model VGNSR590GIB. The authentic stickers on the bottom say it's running Windows 7 Pro OA, but the System info section says it's XP Pro version 2002 SP3.
I'm trying to figure/find out how to assign functions to the switch buttons on top of the keyboard. When I go to the Vaio Control Center, and select Keyboard, the only thing there is for speed and general description of the keyboard and it's driver.
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks for your time.
 

A:Sony Vaio Switch Buttons Config Question

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On this new laptop the left and right click buttons are in the corners of the trackpad, unlike my old aspire where they were on a seperate pad just below. The problem with the new one is, the cursor moves when you press for left click, making it annoyingly hard to scroll down, stop, then scroll down again. Is there a fault on it, or can this over-sensitivity be adjusted?

A:left click and right click buttons

We can't really figure that out if we don't know your computer model.



First, CALM DOWN and look at my profile picture. Calm? Now post your message. If I helped, a Kudos would be great! Marking as solution will help others as well, thank you!

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So I have had this problem for a while now but never really did anything about it. When I left click and hold buttons like 'shift' or 'w' simultaneously, the game I'm playing will crash and just completely exit the game. This happens usually when I spam click but will eventually crash even if I click slowly. It has only happened on two games: Minecraft and Starbound. On Minecraft, the center of the screen will show the flickering blue loading symbol and then crash. I've noticed that when I go in windowed mode, the problem does not occur; however, the screen is buggy and it will show my desktop flickering. It is really frustrating having to restart the game, so please help. Thanks!

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There's got to be some way to disable to tap click 'feature' on the trackpad of a Sony Vaio. It's extremly annoying...

are there any programs that do this?
 

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Using window 10 and everything was fine and one day lost the icon tray when right clicking the start button. Did a sfc scannow and came up:
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
supported in offline servicing scenarios

Error: 0x800f081f
The source files could not be found.
Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.
The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

Thanks

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ok i got this sony vaio and every folder etc requires a single click instead of double. when you move the mouse over the icon it turns to a hand. how can i change this back to stock? also when i leave mouse over a folder it automatically clicks it...i hate it.
 

A:SONY VAIO question, everything requires single click

devlin said:

ok i got this sony vaio and every folder etc requires a single click instead of double. when you move the mouse over the icon it turns to a hand. how can i change this back to stock? also when i leave mouse over a folder it automatically clicks it...i hate it.Click to expand...

Open an explorer window, select tools> folder options> on general tab, select radio button: Double click to open an item (single click to select) Apply and OK.
 

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Is there a way to do this?

Thanks.

In the click to dvd folder theres a sony photoshop example style, so there must be a way, but I dont no how.
 

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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?

Thanks,
Paul
 

A:Sony PD 170 Camcorder & Sony Vaio Laptop

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As stated in the title, the buttons do not work for a while after pressing a key on my keyboard, however i can still move the cursor and scroll. I tried youtube videos and they said i have to go to additional mouse settings in mouse and touch pad (Windows 10), after that, i couldn't go into device settings to fix the problem because it isn't there at all.
Mouse: X-craft Trek 1000 (Alcatroz)
Keyboard: V-AC8208 (Valore)
Laptop: Inspiron 5448 (Service tag is
<Service tag removed>
)
OS: Windows 10

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Hello,I have Yoga 910-13IKB Glass, I noticed that buttons in touch pad are not working (right and left), the rest of touchpad functions work, among others (tapanie, gestures, etc.).I am asking for help because I do not know if this is a problem on the side of the software, settings or the touchpad device.

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Hi,
I am after some help. My laptop has decided to reverse the right click and left click functions, ie: if I left click it now does not select but instead brings up a menu (which the right click button should and used to do!) I've tried holding down both buttons (as suggested by a friend) by this has no effect and I can't see any options to reverse the functions in the 'mouse properties' menu... and ideas please!
Thanks
ktp

A:Laptop keyboard mouse:right click and left click functions reversal

Hi ktp, welcome to Seven forums.

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bought a sony vaio vgn-sr490. installed windows 7, which removed most drivers.

Have managed to reinstall all driverrs except for the buttons at the base of screen. there is a MODE button, 5 blank buttons and a SETTING button.

Any suggestions on how to get these buttons to work? (ie. drivers)

A:vaio sr490 MODE, 5 blank & SETTING buttons dont work

Update your Drivers & software from here:

Sony eSupport - VGN-SR490 - Software Updates & Drivers

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Dell Latitude - XPsp3

This is a problem with the built in mouse pad. I left click something like the desktop and the options menu comes up as though it was a right click. It's not a software setting, as I've checked them all, and I've reinstalled XP.

The only (temporary) fix I can apply is to plug in a usb mouse. Then the touchpad mouse will act appropriately. But it reverts back to this issue upon reboot.

Should I update the BIOS?

thanks
 

A:Dell laptop - left click works as right click, even after reformatting

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Hi,
I have a Sony VAIO laptop, y series, with operating system Windows 7 home prem OA.
When I press ASSIST button, I have a black screen, with white and dark vertical stripes, and I can not boot windows 7 also.
Can somebody help me please!!!!
What shall I do???

Thanks in advance

A:VAIO on Sony dosen't work

What's the model # for the laptop?

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My wife has a Sony laptop and recently the action key, ( left hand below the touch pad) has become harder to use. It will not respond unless pressed quite hard and quite often, more than one press is needed.

I presume there is some kind of "spring" arrangement underneath the key. Can it be replaced just by itself or does one have to replace the entire underneath?

The model number is VPCEB3JOE
 

A:Sony Vaio action key hard to work

I would take it back to where you bought it from if it was purchased recently.
 

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So a few months back I busted my laptop. It'd crashed, and when I turned it back on it said "Operating System Not Found". I heard a clicking where the HD was so I bought a new one and replaced it.

I have OS disks from when a tech guy came by before this all happened. I put them in, nothing happens. I went into BIOS to change the boot order around, tried from the hard drive, then from the disk drive - nothing.

I don't know what to do. I guess I can call and ask if returning the HD is an option, and just junk the computer, but I'd like to think that there's -some- way to fix it.

It's a Sony Vaio, windows 7, model # VPCEE 32FX HD: 360gb like the original, but not the same brand. Not much else I can tell you since I can't get into windows and don't have the original packing information.

A:OS not found on Sony Vaio, OS disks won't work

Hi,

Is the COA sticker on the bottom of the laptop (or inside the battery compartment) still present, and the 25 character key still legible?

If it is , you can download and reinstall the version of Windows that is on your laptop (it will say which version on the sticker). Please quote the version of Windows referenced on that sticker - do not post your 25 character key!

Let us know, and we can very easily and quickly help you get Windows installed and activated on your laptop.

Regards,
Golden

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I cant get the fax on sony vaio using xp to work.

A:[SOLVED] Fax on sony vaio desktop using xp wont work

What part is not working?
Is the modem connected and has a dial tone?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7100 @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 281611 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: None
 

A:FN keys dont work on sony vaio vgn-fz140e

You may need to also press the"FN"key at the same time.
 

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Hello,

I've looked all over and tried a number of things, and still cannot find the solution to my problem.

For some reason, my computer (Windows 7) will not open executable files or files that require an executable to run. Please take the following into consideration:

1. Because of this I cannot get on a browser to download any sort of help such as ComboFix or MBAM.
2. I've tried all the different RKILL and DDS files. Renaming them doesn't seem to "trick" the malware.
3. Some programs, like Notepad and Calc, work.
4. When I watch the task manager, I notice that any process that attempts to load with a *32 (32bit) next to it is killed after a few seconds (these include the RKILL files).
5. I've attempted starting programs via the task manager window and the command prompt.
6. I've tried the exefix.reg route. The merge is made successfully but it doesn't seem to have done anything.
7. The same outcome is also seen in all Safe Modes.
8. Restoring to an earlier point results in no change.

This seemed to have taken effect overnight; yesterday everything was fine. I don't know what else to do and am on the brink of defeat. Can anyone offer any assistance to this matter?

Thanks in advance.

El
 

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How do I change from a double left click to open files or Icons to a single left click?

A:Changing from double left click to open files to a single left click

control panel>folder options

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Hello,

I've got a Toshiba Satellite A105-s4064 notebook. Recently the left click on the touchpad has stopped working.

So far I've cracked the case open to check if a connection was loose and one is not. I also checked the drivers, updated and still no luck.

When I plug in a wireless mouse, both clicks work fine. The right click on the touchpad works great. The touchpad itself works great. Just the left click is essentially worthless right now.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
 

A:Left Click doesn't work

The microswitch is most likely worn out. You'll have to have it replaced... or cheaper to use a mouse.
 

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i have no idea what hppened or where to start. it's been like that for a while, i've tried everything up to system recovery and i'm making no progress. i pretty much can't use that computer for anything now. any ideas will be very appreciated.
 

A:left click doesnt work

Assuming that the left click refers to the mouse button, try another mouse.
 

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My mouse works fine but on some things like a link listed in a thread, or the article titles on realclearpolitics.com, a left click won't open it, instead I have to right click and click open, Suggestions?
 

A:left click doesn't work on everything

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First off, I'm not a computer savy guy. Here's my issue. When my son plays minecraft (Chrome browser), he tells me that when he is holding down a key on the keyboard to move his guy, the left-click on the touchpad won't respond. Only when he lets go of the key, it responds, which ruins his gaming experience. Btw, this also happens when he plugs in any external mouse too. This also happense whenever I try it on any website, etc, but is never really an issue for a non-gamer. Is There a simple fix for this in settings or something? I can't seem to find anything that will correct the problem. Thanks in advance for the help!!
Lenovo Y560 ideapad
 

A:left-click won't work when holding down any key

Closing duplicate thread too: http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/1078717-please-help-left-click-wont.html#post8538793

Please post only once per issue.
 

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my sony vaio fs640w had problems with video controller, after intalled win7 32bit, just only standard VGA Graphics adapter working, video controller didn't. my sony used Intel 915GM/GMS/910GML chipset, plz help me with this

A:[help] sony vaio fs 640w chipset driver for windows 7 does not work !!

Try updating from here:
VAIO, laptop, Notebook PC : Sony

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Hi,
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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First off, I'm not a computer savy guy. Here's my issue. As an example of my problem, when my son plays minecraft (Chrome browser), he tells me that when he is holding down a key on the keyboard to move his guy, the left-click on the touchpad won't respond. Only when he lets go of the key, the left-click then responds, which ruins his gaming experience since he can't "move and attack" at the same time. Btw, this also happens when he plugs in any external mouse too. This also happense whenever I try it on any website, etc, but is has never really been an issue for me, a non-gamer. I have tried this on other computers, and the left click on the mouse will respond when holding down a key.
Is There a simple fix for this in settings or something? I can't seem to find anything that will correct the problem, and have no idea why it's happening on this computer.
Using a Lenovo Y560 ideapad. Thanks in advance for the help!!
 

A:Please help! left-click won't work when pressing any key on keyboard.

try this
1. get a new keyboard
2. download minecraft onto your computer (www.minecraft.net)
 

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Hey,

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.

Thanks.
 

A:Sony Vaio Laptop?

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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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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
run MSCONFIG
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!

ST
 

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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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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

Normal.

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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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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Hi
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.
 

A:SONY VAIO Laptop

kunalrajan said:



Hi
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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hello,
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

thanks
sam

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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Greetings!
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?!?!?!
 

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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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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
 

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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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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.
Thanks.
 

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V4NJ6236

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...PCEB15FX+charger&rh=i:aps,k:VPCEB15FX+charger
 

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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
mondeo105

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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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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?

Thanks

Mike
 

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