VAIO was a brand of computers formerly made by Sony Corporation.

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can 5mm HDD slot accommodate 7 mm HDD

My HDD just crashed. I am using sony vaio SVN15135CN which had Hitachi Z5K500-500 HDD and Intel HM76 Express Chipset. I want to buy a new one from segate or WD. Below is the product page: ...
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Windows 8 is not booting up in my sony vaio laptp

Here is my problem: I have Windows 8 which came preinstalled on my laptop. My laptop is a sony vaio sve15127cnb. I tried to install kali linux on my laptop as bual boot. So I restarted my laptop ...
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My sony vaio pcg-61611L will start, and be working perfectly fine, and then stop with a blank screen

Computer will start, and work perfectly normally for a few minutes, and then the screen will go blank and the computer will stop communicating with the hard drive and become completely unresponsive. ...
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Sony Vaio laptop Wi-Fi signal strength issue

I have recently encountered a strange problem with my 1½ year old Sony Vaio E Series laptop running Windows 8. When I keep the lid open at 90°, the Wi-Fi signal strength is full; i.e., 5 ...
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Can't boot from an OEM recovery partition, error mentions dynamic disk

I have a Sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H. I try to start the Recovery partition Tools by typing F10 during POST. The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says ...
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Can't install Windows 8 on new Hard Drive Sony Vaio

I have a Sony E14127CN laptop. Its hard drive crashed, so I bought a new Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 hard disk as a replacement for the old Toshiba MQ01ABD075. But when I try to install Windows 8, it ...
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Sony Vaio: Windows 7 BSOD after installing sound drivers

I have a Sony Laptop with Windows 7 installed. There is no sound working on it at the moment. I've tried to install Realtek HD drivers. After they install, laptop reboots and I get BSOD and a message ...
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Will any PC digitizer pen work with my laptop?

I lost the digitizer pen for my Sony VAIO Duo 13 and I was wondering if I can buy any digitizer pen to replace it or if I need the pen specifically made for the Duo. I don't want to buy the one made ...
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Sony VAIO VGN-FZ31S overheating

My laptop Sony VAIO VGN-FZ31S was working quite slow back in June and since I needed a computer I decided to get a PC instead. Now due to work need a laptop again, and tried to make it work rather ...
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Enabling DEP / execute diable bit for SONY VAIO

I have a SONY VAIO machine (VPCEB3QFX to be precise). It has the Intel core i3-370M processor which supports "execute diable bit" (as specified here (in the very end). However the BIOS does not have ...
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Intermittent BSOD after installing SSD on Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio flip 15" hybrid laptop, model SVF15N12SN for about 3 months. A couple of days ago, I replaced the hard-disk with the a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD (model MZ-7TE500BW). This was a ...
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VAIO Laptop not booting Windows - Boots Splashtop OS instead

I am having problems with my VAIO Laptop. It is a E Series Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT machine. The problem is that it keeps on booting up the Quick Web Access evenn when I press the power button. I ...
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Two external monitors on a Sony Vaio, no signal on one

I have a Sony Vaio PCG-71811M connected to two LG LED 20M35 monitors. One is hooked up with an VGA cable, which is running fine. The other is connected with an HDMI to VGA adapter, which I cant ...
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Vaio Fan works constantly with little breaks

I have a Vaio Z13 and just replaced my fan. The old fan sometimes gave me a high pitch voice, therefore I changed it. Now I have the problem that the fan works constantly for about a minute and has a ...
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Boot from Recovery partition in Sony Vaio Laptop with no imagex

I have visited more and more pages in internet and read lots of solutions but no one solved my problem. I have my 10 GB win7 recovery partition in my Hard Disk but when I press the F10 button it was ...
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Windows 8.1 Sony Vaio Flip making Chirping sounds and 100% Disk Usage

I just bought a Sony Vaio Flip from Best Buy (SVF15N17CXB) http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=SVF15N17CXB Since i acquired the laptop the performance in general has been very poor, ...
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Sony vaio fit is turning on only on 2nd power button press

I have Sony vaio fit laptop. This problem is arised a few days back. Laptop is turning on only on 2nd power button press. When powerbutton is pressed for the first time, the vaio starting logo is ...
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CPU frequency is very low and system is very slow too in core i5 vaio laptop

Sometimes I notice that system is very slow and when I see task manager, these are information in performance tab: Utilization: 8% Speed: 0.2 Ghz Maxsimum speed: 2.5 GHz Hardware details are: ...
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Sony Vaio laptop screen not working

I have a Sony vaio VPCEH18FG. After shutting it down using the power button, when I try to turn it on it shows me grey screen and after some time turns off. What should I do next to solve it?
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Brightness of VAIO E series

My VAIO E series 14P with windows 8 is having problem with the display brightness. It can't adjust at all. Even the display is the minimum but the display still in the brightest. Anyone please help?
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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 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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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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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 ...