VAIO is a brand of computers by Sony Corporation.

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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 ...
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Computer shuts down unexpectedly [closed]

I have a 3 year old sony vaio that i wanted to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. I installed Win 7 and because it was dusty i decided to open up the laptop and dust it off with a hair dryer(cold). When ...
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Sony Vaio E14 upgraded to Windows 8.1 has fan on full all the time

Having a bit of a nightmare after upgrading to 8.1 - the fan is constantly on maximum. This question and other sources around the net suggest upgrading the AMD driver. I have upgraded both the ...
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How to boot a Sony Vaio E Series running Windows 8 into Safe Mode

Following a bad graphics driver update leaving my screen completely black at boot I had a huge amount of trouble getting into Safe Mode to roll back the driver. First off the problem is that F8 ...
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Sony Vaio (PCG-974L) Battery Cover technique

What's the technique to reinstalling the Sony Vaio (laptop) Battery Cover? The cover is made of plastic and has a metal piece similar to that on a space bar key or a shift key. Please help!
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Strange click and hard disk pause when laptop held at angle

I've noticed that when I carefully rearrange my Sony VAIO Fit 15 in bed while holding it at a very specific angle, an audible click comes from withing the casing. I also noticed that while watching a ...
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Remove unwanted VAIO Control Center icons from system tray

I'm somewhat bothered by the needless presence of a scroll lock indicator and a touchpad toggle in my system tray (since Windows 7 also known as a notification area). Specifically, the two ugly icons ...
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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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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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VAIO Pro battery level not updating while using

Recently, a strange thing happens to my Sony VAIO Pro 13. When I use the laptop on battery, the battery level just won't change at all as if it's on AC adapter. Always 100%. Then suddenly, the battery ...
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Can I use Windows 7 or Windows Professional on my T5600 chip

I have a Sony Vaio that I haven't used for a few years, but is perfectly lovely and I would like to start re-using it. It currently runs Vista and I would like to upgrade to Windows 7. According to ...
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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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About adjusting brightness for Sony Vaio E Series with Windows 7 Home basic 64-bit

I have a Sony Vaio E Series laptop with Windows 7 Home basic. I need to adjust the brightness of the screen, but I could not find the option for adjusting the screen brightness. Please help me.
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Vaio VGN FW41j/PCG-3H1M black screen with 8GB DDR2

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW41j(PCG-3H1M) which I configured and bought in 2009 on the German Sony Website. The relevant specs are: CPU: Intel Core2Duo T9800 GPU: AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon 4650, 1GB DDR3 ...
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Brand new Sony Vaio Laptop ( E series) screen broken internally?

My new sony vaio laptop is 3 month old. Recently, I finished working on the laptop, shut it down. I woke up the next morning, switched on the laptop and the screen has developed a black feather (leaf ...
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New PC with Windows 8 and a lot of BSODs

I recently purchased a Sony Vaio Pro with i7-4500u, 8 GB memory and a 256 GB SSD. It had Windows 8 Home Premium preinstalled. I have run it for three weeks now, and a blue screen of death has ...
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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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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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How to Re-Install Windows 7 on Sony Vaio Laptop?

I have Sony Vaio Laptop with Windows 7. Now I am only seeing Black screen even in Safe mode. How to re-install Windows 7
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Sony Vaio PCG-2J3L won't boot, and no display

My friend asked me to look at a Vaio PCG-2J3L Vista Home Premium, which won't boot and the display shuts off after two seconds. I have determined that the mouse and keyboard work, but as soon as the ...
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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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How format and re-install new OS on Sony VAIO

I bought a new Sony VAIO SVE17135CXB and I want to format the whole drive, set up partitions and install clean OS. But i have couple of questions before I do that: Do I have to do this like I would ...
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My Sony Vaio Touchpad freezes

My Sony VAIO laptop's (SVE14A2M1EB) touchpad freezes once in a while (say every 2-3 minutes, but it's very variable). It suddenly stops responding completely for 0.5-10 seconds and then spontaneously ...
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Brightness changes in Ubuntu but not on Windows

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my VAIO S series (VPCS149FJ) that came originally with Windows 7 SP1. I installed it with Wubi. I can't change brightness in Windows with the Fn+F5, Fn+F6 hotkeys and ...
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What is the Erase Block Size of my Vaio SSD disk?

I have a Vaio VPCZ12X9E/X with a RAID 0 SSD Flash Quad, 128 GB. To install Archlinux I need to know the Erase Block Size (EBS) of the SSD drive. As the EBS is vendor specific, I tried with some ...
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Uninstall Vaio Premium Partner

I am trying to uninstall marketing tools on my Vaio, such as Vaio Premium Partner. The uninstaller in the appwiz.cpl starts, but the application is always there.
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Enabling more resolutions on Sony Vaio

My new Ultrabook comes with three screen resolutions: 1920x1080 1280x1024 1024x768. 1920x1080 is ridiculous on a 13.3" monitor and it's hurting my eyes trying to read small text. The other two ...
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Sony Vaio laptop LCD developed a black fish/feather shape inside the screen

My Vaio, which I've had for a while, now has a black "fish" or oval splotch in the screen. Any ideas?
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Turning off the touchpad while typing on a Sony Vaio SVE14AE13L?

I have a Sony Vaio SVE14AE13L at work and I can't turn off the touchpad. The F1 key has a "disable the touchpad" button on it, but when I try to use it the touchpad continues to operate, I've tried ...
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Ubuntu hard drive partitions check

I was given a brand new Sony Vaio Series Z (vpcz13v9e) by the company I'm consulting for. I cannot use Windows for what I do, so I've asked the IT department of the company if they could set the ...
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Sony Vaio CPU fan runs at full speed after installing Windows 8.1 preview

I installed the Windows 8.1 preview on my Sony Vaio E Series 14P (http://www.sony.com.au/product/sve14a27cg) and now my CPU fan is running at full speed all the time. When I first start my computer it ...
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Power to VAIO laptop ports while plugged in

I have VAIO E series (SVE) laptop. While charger plugged in, touching VGA/HDMI/USB port metal casing gives me burning sensation. So, I checked it with voltmeter and I found that while plugged in there ...
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Unable to try or install ubuntu 12.04 and above 64 bit on my Sony Vaio which includes UEFI and Secure boot

First of all the hardware : Core i5 Ivy bridge 3210M 2.5Ghz 6Gb RAM AMD Radeon HD 7650M 750Gb HDD With Windows 8 Single language 64bit preinstalled. And include UEFI and Secure Boot Specific ...
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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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How to do a Win 8 parallel install? [duplicate]

I've acquired a license for Windwos 8 but my Sony support says that my Sony laptop is not compatible. I think that it will run Windows 8 and I've heard that it's possible to do a "parallel install" ...
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Network driver is playing up

I have a sony vaio VGN-CR353 that originally came with windows vista installed. I had it upgrade to windows 7 and finally to windows 8. The problem is that something is wrong with my internet ...
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Can a Sony Vaio upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7?

When I spoke with Sony support they said that my Sony Vaio VPCSA can't run Windows 8. I find that unlikely, can you confirm that it can't? What exactly is it that makes it not possible?
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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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Is my mobile AMD card being used?

I have a new Sony E Series Vaio with an intel i5 and an AMD 7xxx mobile card. Despite making sure sure my app (game) is set to High Performance in switchable gfx and choosing high performance power ...
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Overheat VAIO VGN-AW31ZJ; 100°C everywhere [closed]

Lately my laptop is always overheated and, to avoid shouting downs, it's always throttling. Any hint about how i can solve this issue? It's out of warranty so i prefer to do it on my own at first.
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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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Internet conection timing out on one laptop only

I've just moved house and had ADSL broadband installed 3 days ago. The router is a new Netgear DGN1000SP from Virgin Media. It works fine on my android phone, work mac laptop and an old win7 vaio. My ...
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How to improve audio manipulation with Windows 7 that is broken?

When I try to control the audio in Windows 7, it is giving me problems. When I use the function key with the audio up or audio down (F4 and F3 keys) then pressing those keys blackenens the screen and ...
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Upgrade laptop CPU from i3-330M to i5-whatever

I have a VPCCW2S1E with: CPU: i3-330M cpu Intel® NM10 Express Chipset. I'd like to upgrade it with an i5. (or anything faster!) I see my socket is either a BGA1288 or PGA988 and an i5 such as ...
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Changing/Adding RAM to my Vaio

I have a Vaio VPCCW2S1E that apparently has PC3-8500 , 1066Mhz DDR3 SDRAM memory. I'd like to change/add memory (go from 4GB to 8GB), and when searching in Amazon I saw that there are many PC3-8500 ...
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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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Excessive brightness in Vaio VGN-FE31H with Windows 8

I have a Vaio VGN-FE31H with Windows 8 32bits. Right now, I don't have any option to ajust brightness and it's way too bright. I would like to know which driver I have to install to get the hotkeys ...
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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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Hang during reboot

I've recently installed a second HDD bay in my laptop, but now, every time I issue a reboot, the computer hangs for about 1m30s (completely freezes on a black screen, with the fans at the maximum ...
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Driver for stamina speed switch

I have a Sony Vaio vpcsc41fm s-series and with its original system installed (Windows 7 Home Premium) the "stamina-speed" switch was working fine to switch between the two cards I have on my laptop ...