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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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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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Windows 7 VAIO Sony, Unexpected Permanent Shutdown

During In Game for 2 hours, without any warning or signs from the computer. The computer shutdown immediately and never turning on ever again. Their is no heating problem, charging malfunction or ...
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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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2answers
92 views

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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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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186 views

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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90 views

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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59 views

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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1answer
338 views

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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422 views

Is a noisy laptop fan caused by dirt on the fan?

I got a Sony Vaio laptop VPCSA and its fan is noisy intermittently. At times it is very noisy and at other times it is pretty quite. I wonder whether this is caused by dirt on the fan that I can clean ...
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3answers
195 views

Laptop works but no display

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61MN laptop which is running windows 7. One of its memory cards is not working and has been removed from the slot. At startup I can hear 1-long beep and 2-short beeps. ...
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2answers
334 views

VAIO Laptop goes to sleep

I have a VAIO laptop: VPCF13CGX, that has a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installed on it. It works fine but sometimes when i am working with it it suddenly goes to sleep. I must press a key afterward ...
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865 views

Sony Vaio RAM Upgrade

I have a SONY VAIO VGN-NS325J laptop with 3GB RAM. Can I just add a 4GB and have 7GB? Or do I have to have 2 of the same RAM sticks? I have not tried anything yet.
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586 views

Getting Fn hotkeys to work in windows 8 sony vaio laptop, originally built for windows 7

I have made a clean install on a Sony Vaio laptop (VPCF22L1E/B), which originally had Windows 7. After installing the drivers for Windows 8 that Sony has provided, I realized that the fn + f# keys ...
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304 views

Samsung Galaxy S3 won't connect to my Sony Vaio laptop via bluetooth?

My phone was connecting very well with my laptop via Bluetooth, but suddenly stopped. I've tried resetting the phone and the laptop, turning Bluetooth on and off, unpairing, then repairing the ...
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3answers
295 views

fresh windows installation doesn't work as expected

I have a VAIO laptop which has not been working as expected recently. At first, I had the Blue Screen of Death coming after some minutes of working with Windows and a crash dump. I used to ignore it ...
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1answer
282 views

Does the Sony VAIO VGN-AW11Z/B laptop (Intel PM45 chipset, 2 memory bays) support 16GB of RAM?

I do know that Intel suggests PM45 supports 8GB, but those are rather old specs when 8GB sticks were not available. I wonder if anyone has tried 2x 8GB sticks on the VAIO? or even 2x 16GB sticks for a ...
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1answer
141 views

What RAM do I need to get?

I can't work out what RAM I need. I'm not even sure what laptop I have! All I know is: It's a Sony VIAO, and there is a small marking "VPCF11JOE" just below the screen. The installed memory is 6GB ...
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2answers
181 views

Could I hook up 2 external monitors to my Vaio vpccw2s1e?

I have a VAIO vpccw2s1e and I am wondering if it is possible to have 2 external monitors. There is an HDMI and a VGA port, but when I plug the VGA cable there is not enough room for the HDMI one ...
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1answer
1k views

What is responsible for screen dim on laptop (Sony Vaio)?

So this is a minor issue that is bugging me slightly. I have a Sony Vaio SVS151190X laptop with Windows 7. I have it set so that after it's been idle for a few minutes the screen dims automatically. ...
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276 views

laptop key board - # key automatically typed in

Sony VAIO laptop running Windows 2008 R2. It has been working fine. Its not in use for few weeks, now opening the laptop does not allow type-in the password. character # being typed-in automatically ...
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1answer
2k views

VAIO Battery checker caution error

I downloaded and Installed VAIO Battery checker a few minutes ago, now this error appears every now and then and I am unable to do anything. I don't know how to uninstall it, I didn't find it among ...
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2answers
949 views

Cannot watch Coursera's video lectures

I cannot watch Coursera's video lectures. What's wrong and must be fixed? I only see a black page and then nothing happens, no matter how long I wait. Should I change the setting or are some plugins ...
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1answer
176 views

What if I have deleted the recovery partition mistakenly?

I am a bit anxious that I might have deleted the recovery partition mistakenly, what should I do if that has happened? How to make sure whether that's the case and the reason I've been unable to use ...
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0answers
515 views

Failed to back up: The specified object was not found. (0x80042308)

I've been unable to backup my hard drive and I've been trying trying recommendations off of Google for quite a while, to no avail. When I try to backup files, I get the following error message: ...
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1answer
242 views

Windows 7 recovery doesn't work

My laptop has been very slow during the past months. I decided to use windows recovery options to restore it to its original factory condition but it does not work, whichever option I try it restarts ...
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1answer
202 views

Suggestion to change my Laptop RAM DDR3

My Vaio VPCEA1BGN has Memory Type: DDR3 [2GB] PC3-10600 DDR3 [1GB] PC3-8500, DDR3 (non-ECC). There is no extra free slot now. I am planning to change one ram to 4GB. which one RAM i should remove ...
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0answers
130 views

Sony Vaio dead keyboard

I have strange problem with my almost new laptop. Aftear I leave it turned on for some hours and back to use it, it was printing something like ^[[2~ on the screen and I cannot stop it. After ...
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1answer
729 views

Sony Vaio Laptop loses wireless connectivity after few minutes

I have a problem with my laptop. My laptop loses its internet connectivity randomly. Sometimes it's okay for an hour but usually the problem occurs after 5 min. When I run these commands, I can ...
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1answer
468 views

Sony laptop hangs during boot after attaching hard disk

I have a very old laptop, a Sony VGN BX760. When I turn it on, it shows me the "VAIO" screen and nothing happens. If I press F2, system plays a beep and nothing happens again. I removed the hard ...
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1answer
2k views

No headphone or speakers plugged in - Windows 7 issue

I am facing a wierd issue between my sound card driver and Windows7(any edition). I have a sony vaio notebook (VPCEB24EN). Two days ago, on start I got diabled wifi, charging and speakers. Then I ...
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369 views

Why is the same graphics card slower in a faster machine?

I've got a really weird issue. I have two laptops, both Sony Vaio. The first is a VGN-SZ1HP with the following specs: Intel Core Duo T2300 2GB RAM GeForce Go 7400 (128MB) The second is a ...
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297 views

Where do I find the Control+Up key on my Sony Vaio computer? [closed]

On a Sony Vaio, I can't find a "Control + Up key" required for moving an online task. Where do I find it?
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128 views

Weird Slowness on My Win 7

I have dual boot (Ubuntu and Win7) on my computer for 2 months. My computer is Sony VAIO VPCF22S1E. It has i7 CPU and 8GB RAM There is a weird slowness for a few months on Windows 7 OS. While using ...
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3answers
1k views

Laptop Components Re-Usable (Dead Motherboard)

I have a laptop (Sony VAIO VPCF132FXB) that has a dead motherboard. Long story short, there was some water damage. The hard drive is good, I believe the BluRay drive is still good. The power and ...
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3answers
2k views

Laptop running VERY hot

I've just bought a second-hand laptop, a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1HP/B, and it runs VERY hot to the touch. So hot, in fact, that I can't touch the bottom left-hand side of my machine for longer than a few ...
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1answer
203 views

Sony Vaio incompatible battery

I have had this laptop for over a year now and it has just come up with an error message that states: The installed battery may not be properly connected to the computer or may not be compatible ...
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1k views

Can my laptop run dual 1080p (Sony Vaio - Nvidia 330M)

I am looking to buy a monitor to setup dual monitors for my laptop and was wondering if my laptop could handle 2 x 1080p. I have a Sony Vaio VPCF116FG which has a Nvidia GeForce 330M chip and 1GB ...
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234 views

Wireless adapter turning off on Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ140E (Windows 7) and the problem is that sudenlly the wireless adapter turns off. My drivers are updated. Does anyone knows what can be wrong and how to fix it ?
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271 views

How does running really hot affect your laptop?

I have a Sony VPCF115FM iy (Q720). I know there was a bios update posted to keep the machine cooler. Mine regularly runs between 49 C and 63-64 C. I purchased it several months ago with the hope ...
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2answers
2k views

Laptop BIOS clock resets on reboot?

I have a fairly new Sony Vaio laptop that had some power problems, and they put in a new motherboard yesterday. It fixed my old problems, but now the clock is acting weird. The BIOS clock gets reset ...
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2answers
6k views

Laptop water damage repair procedure

I'd love some advice in repairing a water-damaged laptop. My girlfriend spilled a glass of water on her Sony Vaio and now it doesn't turn on...at all...dead! What steps should I go through to work ...
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344 views

Notebook dual monitor

I'm thinking of adding an extra monitor to my notebook. The notebook I currently work on is a Vaio BZ series 15" with 1440x900 screen resolution. I want to buy a 19" (no larger) with 1440x900 screen ...
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Should I disconnect the power cable when the battery is full? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to use laptop on battery or on AC power? I bought a new laptop (a Sony Vaio) and I am used to working on it while the power adapter is connected. Now that ...
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3answers
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SONY Viao laptop is making a high pitched squeaking noise. why?

I've had the Viao E-series now for 3 months and for about the last month it's started to make a really high pitched noise from the bottom left corner of the base. The noise is audible but not loud ...
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5answers
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Maximum reliable duration to leave laptop open?

I have a 2-months-old Sony Vaio VPCCW21FX. It has a wired connection and I use it for downloading purposes generally. I leave it open most of the time but I really wonder if there's a break-point that ...
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1answer
159 views

Installing window problem with new laptop having old Window in it

I bought a new Sony vaio VPCEB15PA laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium installed in it. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate and also want to make multiple partitions. But when I put Windows 7 ultimate ...