Sony Vaio wont turn on after memory upgrade

Hello, thanks in advance for your helpI upgraded the ram on Sony Vaio PCG F707 yesterday but I believe I have made a big mistake.I bought 256mb ram 133mhz, problem is the laptop is designed to take 100mhz. I put the 133mhz in not relising my mistake and now my computer wont switch on. The power ligh ...

HELP!!! SONY vaio wont start keeps restarting

my sony vaio notebook will not boot it starts up then goes to a window saying windows did not start successfully and gives me options to start in safe mode etc.. but when you click on any of the options the screen goes blank then says something about physical dump i cant read what it says as it rest ...

Sony vaio wont power up after opening it

I had a problem with my vaio VGN-A130 laptop booting up (blue sreens).... took it to geek squad technicians and they told me my harddrive was going bad so it needs to be replaced and gave me a killer price. Then I thought I should do it myself by getting a software from Spotmau.com. I then carefully ...

SONY VAIO Wont boot!

all.. I have a Sony Viao VGN- FS315E of a friends.It seems to have problems booting to the O/S, I get as far as the Sony logo screen, then it freezes, if you leave it for a long time it'll come to a page that asks do I want to use Xp home edition or Windows default, but when you try and press naythi ...

Sony Vaio VPCEE25f X/BI wont boot

hi! yesterday night, i tried setting my computer on hybernate so i pressed the power button. when i pressed the button again, this morning, it turned green (which is normal) but the computer didnt start. (??)I have a Sony Vaio VPCEE25f X/BIMy OS is Windows 7what i notice when i turn it on:start butt ...

Sony Vaio network connecting problems

I have a Sony Vaio laptop FJ series and i am trying to make a network with my desktop computer. I have all of the software installed on my desktop and on the laptop (hopefully). The laptop is unable to locate a wireless network within range. If i open the "wireless LAN starter" and follow ...

Sony Vaio Help

I have a Sony Vaio PCG-9B3L that wont start Windows XP Home Edition.When I turn the computer on I get the normal SONY name on the screen then the Windows XP start screen. After a few seconds the screen flashes some kind of error screen then reboots. It is so fast that I cannot see what the screen is ...

Vaio wont start

0 Vaio Desktop wont startExpand Post ยป My Sony Vaio Desktop Rx 660 will not start. I turned my computer off for the weekend and after returning on Monday I tried turning my computer on and nothing will happen. I took apart my computer and after inspection and some cleanup inside it failed to reciev ...

CMOS Reset - Sony Vaio VGN-T1XP

Does anybody know how to reset the CMOS chip on a Sony Vaio VGN-T1XP? I've tried to download the user manual from Sony's website but I can't do it on a works PC and my Vaio was my only other web access, and I'm not even certain it would be in there!I've read on other posts all over the web that it m ...

Sony Vaio, No Operating System Found

Hi, My Sony Vaio VGN-FZ38M wont boot up, it just freezes on the logo and then says no operating system found, it was dropped yesterday and that is when the prioblems began, from searching google i read that my hard drive might be shot but BIOS recognises that the HDD is there and i have ran Vaio dia ...

Ubuntu Sony Vaio

I've got a Sony Vaio Fx-601, its a few years old business notebook (1.1Ghz Amd durion mobile processor, 256Mb ram,20Gb hard drive and ati mobile graphics).At the moment its got xp installed (2002 edition), but its causing grief at the moment, with a few BSOD's, and ive been drawn to lloking at maybe ...

Ubuntu Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E

I just bought a "Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644608896&parentCategoryId=16154)" and installed Ubuntu on it.Most things work out of the box but few things ...

Sony VAIO only overheats with Ubuntu

Hi. I have a Sony VAIO laptop, and I have recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 with the windows installer. But for some reason it overheats pretty quickly and ends up shutting down. I have to run an actual fan under it to stop it :/But it doesn't do this when XP is running so I have no idea what to do.I'm ...

Ubuntu Sony Vaio vgn-n325e Issues

I am a new Linux user, Used to mess around the various distros, knoppix, redhat & mandrake. Using Pcs for 22 years from MSDOS & Win 3.1. I have just been using Ubuntu 8.04 Hard Herron for 2 weeks now on my Sony vaio vgn-n325e laptop and I have serious acpi problems. Machine wont shutdown wit ...

The only thing that prevents me from converting to Ubuntu .. (SONY VAIO)

I own a Sony Vaio N-series laptop (N19VP to be more specific)Ubuntu runs GREAT, except a very, very important thing; The brightness control wont work. (FN + F5/F6). What's weird, is that FN + f3/f4 works flawelessy out of the box (sound control).I've tried the HOWTO-guide on this forum, but that's o ...

Ubuntu Sony Vaio Edgy killed wifi

I dist upgraded to edgy and well it works great but then i saw my wifi wont work. It show the car btu wont detect any networks.. Not sure why its a sony vaio pcg-k13 2.8ghz 512 ram.. ...

Sony VAIO fx140 LCD replacement

Greetings,I am having problem finding an appropriate LCD for my VAIO fx140. While doing some research mainly on eBay, I found HP OmniBook 4150 LCD Screen, LG Model LP141X1 LCD Screen and LCD SCREEN FOR SONY VAIO PCG-GR250P, PCG-883L. Now! Can anyone tell me please, which of those would fit VAIO PCG ...

Using LAN on Sony Vaio to my home ISP

I'd really appreciate some help. I purchased a used sony vaio PCG-XG38 from my IT guy at work today. It included a 3COM 10Mbps LAN Card w/XJACK connector (Model3CXE589EC). My IT guy said I can hook up my laptop/notebook to my home PC via the LAN card and a router (which I do not currently own). I ha ...

Sony VAIO Requests Info on Startup

I have a Sony VAIO WinXP laptop that comes up with this msg everytime when I start the computer up:You (or a program) have requested information from sdcevents4.sel.sony.com. Which connection do you want to use?Does anyone know how I can stop this message? Note that I don't normally use this compute ...

Ubuntu 10.10/11.04 on sony vaio c series?

I've just acquired sony vaio c series and ubuntu unleashed 2011 book about three weeks ago. Maybe the book is quite tough for me right now but hopefully not in the long run. I'm kinda scared to experiment on my own without prior advice (due to warranty thingy and lack of confidence) so I'd appreciat ...

New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

I am currently in the market for a new laptop and I would like to continue to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. The new Sony Vaio s series is what I plan to get (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=819855292164 ...

Ubuntu Sony Vaio built-in webcam not working...

there, totally new to Linux and Ubuntu and I'm loving it so far, however my built in webcam on my Sony Vaio VGC-CR31E isn't showing up on any web based chat sites, or on cheese. This is the message I get when I run the lsub command:dstarc@dstarc-VGN-CR31E-L:~$ lsusbBus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 L ...

Reformatting Error on Sony VAIO (XP)

Hi, a friend of mine is expierencing a problem on his Sony VAIO with Windows XP. Here is the message he sent me....Quote ... I was playing Couter-Strike, and my comp froze totally, so i rebooted, and when it did there was some blue lines on the VAIO and P4 logos. Then it went to the blue progress ba ...

Sony VAIO VGN-FE21M

just wanted to check if enyone in here is using Sony VAIO VGN-FE21M with gentoo , will have it home tommorow , and would be great to have someone to talk to if i run in to any problems ...

DV problem with Sony Vaio

HelloI've an issue trying to load up a home video from my Camcorder onto my Sony Vaio laptop.I've got the dv cable and have connected it all properly. Apparently, I was supposed to get a 'wizard' telling me that new hardware had been connected/add. I never got this wizard and when I go to upload my ...

problem to boot ubuntu 10.10 from LiveCd on a sony vaio

I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a Sony Vaio Laptop S120. I downloaded the iso file and burned it. But it does not boot.I entered the BIOS and it is possible to boot from a CD. Also the booting order is correct. I also tried to press down F12 while booting but nothing happens.It is strange: it seem ...

Sony Vaio display problem

I have a sony vaio 505TS in my posession that i am trying to fix. I'm a student missionary in the philippines and i'm fixing it for one of the pastors. When you turn it on, regardless of whether or not you boot windows, after a little while the screen turns white and random colors. i have noticed th ...

HELP! Sony Vaio and video card

My sister tried to install a new graphics card into her Sony Vaio this weekend, following these steps:She went into hardware devices, disabled the current video card, shut down the computer, then tried to install the new card.As it turned out, the new card didn't seem to fit (anyone know what kind o ...

Sony Vaio very slow

Guys, I have a sony Vaio and i am having serious problems with its performance. What happens? If i open Internet explorer, it will not search for the address if typed in the address bar. (so i have to get it through google.).Also if i open My Computer folder, it takes maybe 2 or 4 minutes to open th ...

Generic motherboard for Sony Vaio VGC-RB30

I have a Sony Vaio VGC-Rb30 and the motherboard went out. My tech wants to charge me 300-400 dollars to fix it. I know I can get a generic motheboard for alot cheaper and install it my self. Any suggestions on where I can get one. ...

Low Virtual Memory - Sony Vaio Laptop

Ok heres the stats, Sony Vaio - PCG-Z600LEK (Laptop)Windows 2000 professional64mb Ram12 gb partitioned into 2no cd drive OR floppy, Network card, so has access to broadband.yeah I know, not exactly a fast machine, but it only cost me 300euro so I am not complaining.Its for my wife, all she wanted it ...

Ubuntu New Sony VAIO Z

Hi, I've been looking for help for two days now and just can't seem to get any. I have a new Sony VAIO Z13M9E with Windows 7. I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 10.10.When I put in the Live CD the Ubuntu graphics are messed up. Things on screen are just about readable so I went ahead and installed it. ...

Ubuntu Installation problem with Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop with Windows 7 and discovered the Windows Installer on the Ubuntu website. I just wanted to try out Ubuntu and thought this installation method would be a good way to do it.I used the wubi program to download and install ubuntu 10.10 desktop version.I then rebooted and on t ...

sony vaio VCPEB36FG touchpad not working with UBUNTU 10.10

I am using sony, vaio VPCEB36FG laptop. my touchpad is not working when i installed UBUNTU 10.10. MY cursor moves with mouse only.please help... ...

Sony Vaio T1XP turns on but doesn't boot!!

I recently aquired a Sony Vaio VGN-T1XP laptop. The problem with it is, you switch it on, the green power, orange battery, orange hdd status, wireless and bluetooth lights are all on. The screen doesn't change at all. No backlight comes on, nothing appears on the screen, no sound comes out, except f ...

Sony Vaio problem

Have recently purchased (from a good friend) a second hand Sony Vaio notebook BX196sp, and am now having trouble with starting it up. It does turn on displaying the initial Vaio logo and sound, then a white text line at the top left corner as if it is going to do something, then nothing the screen j ...

Ubuntu Sony Vaio shuts down when move player starts

I have finally managed to install 10.04 on a 2004 Sony Vaio (previous thread - 10.04 won't boot on sony vaio) and everything seems to work except that if I try to watch a dvd or a video already on the computer, soon after I start movie player everything goes black, the opening script at the top of t ...

Ubuntu 10.04 won't boot on a sony vaio

I have marked my original thread (getting rid of windows) as solved because the title has nothing to do with the problem now. I have finally managed to install 10.04 onto a Sony Vaio off an alternative CD - or so the installation disc told me when it had finished. The ordinary CD I used to install 1 ...

remove ram on board sony vaio pcg-z1va

i'm have sony vaio pcg-z1va ,but ram on board dead. i add new ram 512 but bios show 1GB then runing 15 minutes it reset.Anybody help remove old ram on board, ...

remove ram on board sony vaio pcg-z1va

i'm have sony vaio pcg-z1va ,but ram on board dead. i add new ram 512 but bios show 1GB then runing 15 minutes it reset.Anybody help remove old ram on board, ...

My Sony Vaio is about to die and iam trying to save her, please help anyone

when i turn my sony vaio on it skips the boot-up screen and goes to the Microsoft Windows xp screen, then it goes to a blue screen and says (windows is starting up....) but it never starts up. the screen just stays blue. i dont know what to do..... any advice anyone ...

sony vaio updates

my sony vaio laptop has suddenly started to run like an asthmatic ant, i have Norton Anti virus which from reading posts could be the problem but it has always worked OK. i have run AdAware, Spy-bot etc and found nothing... start-up takes 10 times longer than normal but eventualy it calms down and b ...

Anyone have or knows where to get a Sony Vaio PCG-GRT150 Service Manual

I am hoping that someone can either direct me to, or has, a service manual for a Sony Vaio PCG-GRT150 laptop that I can download. I was given one to look at to figure why it won't stay on. I have figured it out to be something on the motherboard and not a software issue. If anyone has this or can di ...

sony vaio PCG k415s bios problem

Hi, i have a sony vaio pcg k415s notepad, yesterday when i try to install linux on it i wokr fine but before it finishe installation i left the system in office open and in runing condition. but when i check it in the morning its seems to dead. nothing coming only pover light is on, its blank screen ...

Trying to restore Sony Vaio PCG-K23 to Windows

So I've played with several different flavors of Linux, and decided it is time to put everything back to windows so I can go back to school online. Couldn't find my Compaq Presario cds, so I went out and bought a licensed retail version of XP. Threw the cd in, rebooted, and installed XP no problem. ...

Sony Vaio FS

I have a Sony Vaio FS, and just last night i was using it, plugged into the mains, when i noticed the icon in the corner had switched to battery, when it should have said "charging". I thought it was weird and so decided to pull out the plug to see if it was running on battery like it said ...

dead sony vaio pcg-k115b

hope i can get some advice on this.ive got a sony vaio pcg-k115band nothing is happening when i plug in the charger no lights flashing absolutly zilch.ive tested the psu and im getting current through it and i have tested various places on the board and i am getting a current running round the board ...

Sony Vaio FS

My Sony Vaio simply refuses to charge.I thought there was a problem with the battery so i bought a new one ... only to find this didn't correct the problem.The only way to use my laptop when the battery finally gets empty (its currently got 7% remaining) i will have to remove the battery and let the ...

Help fast please with my sony vaio?

Yes i was just working on my sony vaio (making a video from a hockey game) and the screen went black and i cant get it to come back to the desktop. When i restart it says windows is hibernating.does anyone know how to get it off of this please? ...

Sony Vaio Booting Problem

Ok... My situation... I work for a company that does custom home integration and installation. One of our clients has a Sony Vaio Media Center that recently crashed on them. Without it they can't access anything on their home theater system so they've asked for help from us. I've been left in charge ...