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

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Sony HDD Protection - Would the laptop work whilst in freefall?

I often have to move my Vaio around and most times the HDD Protection engages. After reading a bit about it I gather it's function is to protect the Hard Drive from falls/drops, so I wondered... If ...
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Can I upgrade RAM to 8GB in a Sony VGN Z620D notebook? [duplicate]

The marketing specs say 4GB max but the marketing specs also indicate Windows Vista 32bit (or Win XP) which might be the limiting factor. Can I upgrade (or at least safely attempt without damage to ...
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Strange Bootup Screen on Sony Vaio

Having some issues with my Sony Vaio at the moment (Do ask if the model/make is needed however for this particular issue I don't think its that necessary) Some background information: My Sony Vaio ...
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How to access the BIOS in a damaged Sony SVE151C11M

This is a computer I was given that I had not worked with before. The owner said that it made weird noises and failed to boot intermittently before finally not starting anymore. A first step would be ...
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External monitor to laptop resolution [closed]

I own this laptop http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FW41E and I would like to add an external screen like this one http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Ultrasharp-U2415-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00NZTKOQI ...
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Sony Vaio laptop boots automatically on opening the lid

I have a sony vaio ESeries laptop with Windows 8. I have currently disabled the hybrid mode provided in Windows 8. The problem is, even though I shutdown my laptop, as soon as I open the lid of my ...
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Sony Vaio crashes once a day on average

A user had a Sony T series laptop (SVT1311CGXS) that is out of warranty but is still a nice laptop. The problem is that it starts running super slow for 30 seconds and then reboots. It's running ...
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Laptop won't boot with RAM upgrade

I have a circa 2010 Sony Vaio VPCEB25F that has two memory slots and came stock with 2x2GB; I can’t remember the specs, can fill-in when I get back home. I just purchased two 4GB Team DDR3 1600MHz 1....
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nusb3xhc.sys high CPU usage

Lately, I've been observing that my CPU often have higher load than it should. After digging, I found a very weird and specific problem. The facts : I have a Vaio Z21 (VPCZ21C5E - Core i7 - Win7 ...
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USB connect/disconnect repeatedly in Sony Vaio laptop

When I connect my phone to any USB port of my Sony Vaio laptop for any purpose (e.g., charging or data transfer), it connects and disconnects repeatedly. The same thing happens with my iPhone, Nokia ...
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Why do individual Keys on a notebook become hard to press? [closed]

From time to time some of the keys on my notebook stop working, unless I press them very hard. Those keys are also harder to press down. I have had this problem on previous notebooks as well. ...
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How to access Sony Vaio's BIOS?

I'm trying to access my BIOS so I can turn on virtualization. I'm running Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio PCG-71913L. I have tried every single F-key and even my Assist and not one key will bring me to the ...
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Blue Screen of Death - My Sony laptop crashes very often

I have a Sony VAIO laptop which is giving me blue screen problem from some days. I thought it might be because of corrupted Operating system, so I refereshed the operating system installation but the ...
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sony vaio cw 1600x900 screen with vpccw21fx mainboard, showing as 1366 x 768

I had the mainboard in sony vaio vpccw2c5e (with 1600x900 screen) broken and mistakenly bought a mainboard for vpccw21fx thinking the model number was the same (it was but I guess I missed some minor ...
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Unable to complete a clean install on newly formatted HDD I installed in Sony Vaio Laptop

Upon installation of new Windows 7 on a new HDD I installed on a SONY VAIO laptop, the system hangs at "setup is starting windows services. I receive an error message stating: "Windows can not access ...
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McAfee: Stock software distributed by SONY with Windows 7. Do I need to register this software or not? What happens if I do/don't register it?

My Sony VAIO Windows 7 system came with a copy of McAfee installed, but I never registered it. What puzzles me is, yes, I know it's out of date now, but the software still runs and protects me from ...
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Laptop HDMI port not working

I have Sony VAIO laptop with additional monitor connected with HDMI -> DVI cable. Everything seemed to work perfectly fine until today morning. I had computer with own display and second monitor ...
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Why can't in format the new HDD on my sony vaio laptop?

I am working on a Sony Vaio Laptop, Model VPPCCA2FXX. Upon boot-up the error message, "Your HDD is in danger of immanent failure. Replace your HDD" appears. Press F2 to continue...the machine then ...
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Three-finger long press on touchpad opens Run dialog

This is bizarre, but completely reproducable: on my Sony Vaio Fit 15, long pressing three fingers on my touchpad brings up the Windows "Run" dialog. I've looked through the Synaptics touch driver ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen Power LED stays Green

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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Sony Vaio not connecting to internet on Wifi

My Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 2007 installation doesn't connect to internet on Wifi. It used to work all this while (last few years) but this problem started a few weeks back. It works fine when it'...
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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: http://www....
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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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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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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 Fedora along with that. For that I have tried to ...
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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 ...