VAIO is a brand of computers by Sony Corporation.

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How can I get into BIOS in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN

I have a sony vaio, model VPCEH25EN with me. This is the reference (Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN). It came up with a window 7 pre-installed. I want to install linux\fedora along with that. For that I have ...
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Sony Vaio Pro 13 (SVP13212SGBI) can no longer run when mains is not connected

I bought this laptop brand new in February this year, and only in the last week or so has it started showing this brokenness. The degradation was somewhat gradual, since I was able to run the laptop ...
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Vaio VPCSA Battery Not Detected

Out of nowhere my Vaio VPCSA stopped detecting the battery. My battery was working fine. I was getting a couple hours of streaming video on just the battery. Then last night, while on AC, the battery ...
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Horizontal lines flash randomly over laptop display

I have a 2 year old laptop. The model is Sony Vaio SVE1511W1EB. I never encountered any serious problems with it until now. However, last week I plugged a beamer into the laptop and did a Powerpoint ...
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Rained on Sony Vaio Laptop screens black

So I left windows open while i was gone for a few days, my laptop happened to be underneath them. It rained and got my laptop wet except it was plugged in, it didn't short out wasn't that wet at all. ...
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No signal to monitor after uninstallation of display driver

I was on the Sony website trying to get the latest display driver for my Sony VAIO laptop. Their instructions told me to uninstall my display driver through add/remove programs in the control panel ...
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Max resolution for External Monitor that I can get from my Vaio?

I am planning to get an 29" Ultrawide 21:9 monitor, running at a resolution of 2560 X 1080. My laptop is a Sony Vaio VPCEB24EN, almost 4 years old running with an ATI Mobility Radeon 5145 - 512 MB ...
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How to restart boot Windows 7 after upgrading to a SSD on SONY VAIO with recovery discs?

The original HDD on my Sony VAIO still works, but has a damaged sector 0 and I was constantly prompted to replace the HDD because of the imminent failure. I created recovery discs as instructed, used ...
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sony vaio svf152c29m screen light went off

I bought a sony vaio svf152c29m in December 2013. After booting the laptop, the screen light went off and I don't how to put it back on.
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What is required to reflash a Sony VAIO BIOS?

I have a US model Sony VAIO laptop whose motherboard recently failed. I purchased a replacement board of the same specification however I believe it has come from a Chinese model Vaio. The computer ...
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Sony VAIO Windows 7 keyboard goes into strange state on fumbled keystrokes

I am a bit of a fumble-fingered typist; I can hit several keys accidentally especially on a long reach to the lower left (e.g, towards or including CTRL, SHIFT, FN) or upper right (BS, DELETE, HOME, ...
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Reduce required space for Windows 8 recovery partition

I want to make a copy of the restore partition on windows to an external flash drive. I have a 16 GB flash drive but using the windows Restore disk transfer tool it says that it needs 26 GB of storage ...
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Normal windows mode without any brightness - How to get it back?

My Fn key doesn't seem to work/help me to adjust brightness. So I tried to minimize the brightness (inside the Control Panel). To my surprise, the screen went entirely black and I couln't see a way to ...
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Network adapters for Sony Vaio VPCEH2D0E

I have been painstakingly searching the web for answers with no result!! I rebooted and reinstalled windows 7 on my pc. I am running windows 7 ultimate 32-bit on a Sony Vaio intel pentium CPU B950. ...
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Debugging DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE driver BSOD on Sony Vaio Z12 and Win 8.1

I need a bit of help tracking down which driver is causing issues with suspend/hibernate on my laptop. I have a 3.5 year old Vaio VPCZ12 that doesn't have official support for Win 8, although I have ...
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Switch the Fn and Ctrl keys on a Sony VAIO [duplicate]

I just got a Sony VAIO (Fit 13). All my current and previous laptops have Fn key that's to the left of Ctrl key. I remember seeing a Sony utility on a VAIO Z that allows you to switch the Fn and the ...
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Random installer pops up

A random installer pops up asking my language. It doesn't say what its going to install or anything. On Task Manager it says something like glb1be9.tmp when I close it a Vaio update window appears and ...
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Does the host OS is lost while booting from a bootable USB?

I am running Windows 8.1 on my Sony Vaio laptop and want to run a Linux-based OS from a bootable USB. Can anyone tell me whether my Windows will be safe during and after the booting process or I'll ...
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Linux Mint 16 Laptop Brightness Issues

Linux Mint 16 Petra 32bit(Xfce) - Sony Viao (Laptop) Model: VGNFS980 I have no 'function key' functionality to control brightness... When I first booted the live version, the brightness was OK. Upon ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop SVX13136CXS Function and Control Keys does not work

Suddenly my Sony Vaio Laptop with WIN 8.1 model SVX13136CXS, its function keys and ctrl keys not working and also unable to punch in number 6 in the keyboard, can anyone help. No good help from Sony ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH26EN Wifi not working after changing OS

I have been using Sony Vaio VPCEH26EN , since two years. Few days back I changed the pre-installed OS Windows 7 Home Basic to Windows 7 Ultimate, both 64 bit. After that wifi on my device is not ...
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Cannot change brightness on Sony VAIO Fit 15

I've begun to notice that periodically on my Sony VAIO Fit 15 (model number SVF15A1C5E) I can no longer change the screen brightness. Using the Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 shows Windows 8 the brightness overlay, ...
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How to re-enable AMD Turbo Core

I have Sony Vaio Fit 15e (Canadian model around May 2013) with AMD A10-5745M, 2.10 GHz quad core. Because of AMD Turbo Core, the CPU runs upto 2.70 GHz when plugged in, but the problem is that if I ...
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Sony VAIO VPCF22M1E/B ram Upgrade upper limit? (real limit)

I've got an F series Vaio with the exact model that I depicted in the title field. In its specs, it is implied as 8 GB for maximum memory limit. But a friend of mine with also another f series said me ...
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Program startup is slow

Recently I have installed Avast antivirus and uninstalled a few VAIO related programs. After this, startup of programs is taking more time than usual. How to solve this problem? Thanks
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Sony VAIO wireless switch is not working after format

Today, I gave my laptop to Sony's retail shop from where I bought it, as the drivers were not working properly, even though it had an original Windows installed. They told me to just format it, ...
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VAIO Bios can't see 2-nd HDD connected to DVD slot

I have a problem. Bios can't see 2nd HDD connected via mSata to Sata connector. If I boot from other device or liveCD, the system can see it correctly. Harware: Sony VAIO SVS13A1Z9R BIOS Inside H20 ...
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Sony Vaio Suddenly Shuts down

I have Sony Vaio VPCF12S1E and it is 3 years old at the moment. I have two major problems: a black screen and a blue screen. I opened my laptop and cleaned up parts really carefully. I changed the ...
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I need BIOS R0140C5 for my Sony VAIO SVS13

can someone give me link to download BIOS R0140C5? This is stock bios on laptops. I didnt find any information, mb who has Sony VAIO S-series with this BIOS can make backup of it. My SDD is broken, ...
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How to bring calc.exe to front?

I have the following code assigned to a VAIO button: C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe But each time I press the VAIO button I get a new instance of the calculator in a new window. What would be the ...
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Sony Vaio Touchpad Malfunction (always registering a touch)

After I brought my laptop to school (purchased 2 weeks ago), I found my touchpad was misbehaving in various ways. First, the touch pad would zoom instead of move on Google Chrome. Then, the touchpad ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEE2E1E memory upgrade issue

I own Sony Vaio laptop VPCEE2E1E and I recently upgraded RAM MEMORY from default 3GB to 4GB after that operation I'm facing serious problem with performance.Windows shows that I have only 1.74GB ...
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Sony VAIO update does not show new updates

I have a strange problem. I am using VAIO Pro 13 with Win 8 and when I run VAIO update, no new updates are found. But if I manually check sony driver download page, there are multiple newer versions ...
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How to know which service is responsible for any .exe running?

I am trying to start Apache Tomacat server on my Sony VAIO laptop. But it says 8080 already in use. I have googled much on this and checked answers on superuser but none helped me. Finally I found ...
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PID 4 Windows 8 Sony VAIO laptop

I cannot figure out which service is kicking off "ntoskrnl.exe" and taking away port 80. I have already checked all the answers related to this on superuser. ...
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Sony VAIO laptop screen turns off after 3-4 hours

I have a Sony VAIO laptop "VGN-FJ68GP". Every thing is working fine but after 3-4 hours only the screen turns off and the bottom part of the laptop gets too hot. Why it is happening???
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water damage keyboard not working correctly

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AW330J laptop, I spilled water on it over a year ago. At the time when i spilled water on it, I immediately turned it off and let it dry for a week. After a week I tried to turn ...
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Is Intel/Nvidia Optimus technology supposed to switch instantly between GPUs?

I have a brand new Sony Vaio Flip 15, and it takes at least 1 second to switch between GPUs, during which time my screen goes off. Is this expected? Or should the switch be instant and happen between ...
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How to boot SONY VAIO notebook from USB stick?

I have a VAIO notebook and I want to boot it from USB flash. How could that be done?
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Bootup “Operating System not found” Error?

I have a new Sony Vaio sve151J13L laptop.Every time I start the laptop first the Sony Vaio logo appears and then the screen goes black and an error message appears "Operating System not found". In ...
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Battery is getting drained very fast

My laptop is approx. 18 month old. I have changed the internal hard drive recently and I have Ubuntu installed on the system. The problem is my laptop's battery is draining very fast. When it ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN function keys not working

I have recently formatted my Vaio laptop - Windows 7 64 bit. I found that Function Keys are not working properly. And I would like to share the solution to all.
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How does “Hard Disk Protection” work in Sony Vaio?

In Vaio Control Center, there is an option to enable Hard Disc Protection. Does anybody know how it works?
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Unidentified devices after reinstallation of Windows7

I re-installed Windows 7 and I currently have 2 Base System Devices with a yellow exclamation which means it's unrecognized and the drivers for it are missing. Windows update has been unable to find ...
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2012 Sony Vaio Often Shuts Down, Restart on its Own, or Will not Boot

My friend has a Sony Vaio he bought in 2012 Model: VPCEH27FD CPU: i5-24XXM (Will get the specifics later) RAM: 4GB DDR3 Graphics: Nvidia GT410M HDD: 750GB SATA3 OS: Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium ...
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Linux detects Vaio touchpad as a ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse

I tried this on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Fedora. My problem is that in these distros, my Vaio VPCSA touchpad is detected as a normal mouse. It works as a simple mouse but multitouch gestures, double ...
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Restore my system to factory settings

I have SONY VAIO with windows 7 pre installed. I have installed the UBUNTU in other partition to work as dual boot. I am trying now to restore the factory settings with ALT + F10 which is not working ...
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Sony vaio E Series Display issue

I am using sony vaio E series laptop.i3 processor4gb RAM1gb ATI RadeonI left my laptop running all night , but this is not the first time. Its been 4 years and this system is showing this kind of ...
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How Can I force a greater screen brightness from Windows

I have Sony VAIO and I have problem with brightness when i try to adjust it through fn+f5 or f6 key. When the brightness is set to 100% and when i want to increase it with Fn+f6 keys, brightness ...
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Sony Vaio VNG-NW11S or PCG-7171M starting probems

My laptop (Sony Vaio) won't turn on. When I press power button, I have some noise but nothing happens for few minutes and the screen stays black. If I keep pressing the power button, it finally turns ...