VAIO is a brand of computers by Sony Corporation.

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Button “Fn” not working for brightness

I have a laptop Sony Vaio VPC-CW21FX after installing windows 8 release preview, my fn key does not work for the screen brightness. help me solve this problem.
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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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How do I restore my system from a “Backup and Restore Center” backup? [closed]

The Windows (Vista) documentation and available online info is comprehensively vague. If I have a moderately brain dead system and want to restore it, and I have a "Backup and Restore Center" backup ...
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How to disable the light sensor on a Vaio laptop

I just got a new Vaio laptop. It is great. However, the ambient light sensor dims the screen brightness and prevents me from changing it. Is there a way to disable the ambient light sensor and go ...
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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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using HDMI out to serve multiple monitors

I have a Sony Viao laptop (VPCF1) with a single VGA out and a single HDMI out. I'd like to use the laptop in a "docking station" configuration with two DFP monitors and the laptop screen closed. I ...
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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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Why my “Seagate FreeAgent Desktop USB Hard Drive” will not appear on my computer?

Just try to watch a movie on Xbox360 but the USB was not recognizable. So my brother he clicked on"configure USB Drive" and he click on "customize". Few seconds later the screen froze, restarted the ...
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Getting Sony Vaio notebooks running properly under Linux

I have a Sony Vaio notebook (VGN-SR) which came with Windows Vista, which I un-installed and replaced with Ubuntu Linux 9.04. Under Windows I had the ability to adjust the screen brightness, volume, ...
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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 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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How to fix a non-working laptop backlight?

The back-light which lights up my LCD monitor on my laptop stopped working. What are my options for repairing this problem? Currently, I can barely see the screen and have to use a flashlight to ...
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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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Sony VAIO dim screen on Windows 8

I installed Windows 8 on my Sony VPCS111FM laptop. It has an ambient sensor that auto-dims the screen; this sensor is reliant on the video driver working. The default video driver that came with ...
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Laptop won't boot with both memory slots used

I'm currently trying to upgrade my old Sony VAIO VGN-SZ1HP/B to 2GB of RAM. It already had 1GB of Crucial RAM in one of its slots, and one empty. I checked on Crucial.com and it confirms that each ...
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Vaio Smart Network on Windows 7

Has anybody been able to get the Vaio Smart Network tool working on Windows 7? I'm using 2.2 but the UI is completely messed up and it doesnt work. I need to enable the wireless devices in my laptop
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How to troubleshoot a dead Sony Vaio VPCSA?

Yesterday morning it was in sleeping mode, then I pressed spacebar to activate the laptop and it turned itself off. Then it can't get started. It gets power since the battery light is lit. The store ...
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nVidia driver is not installed for x64 Windows 7 (Vaio VGN-SZ460N) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Video drivers for VAIO on Windows 7 I just upgraded memory to 4GB for Sony Vaio VGN-SZ460N laptop and trying to install Windows 7 x64. All works fine with default ...
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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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How to control brightness on Sony VGN SZ-series laptop after Windows 7 upgrade?

I liked Windows 7 so much on my desktop machine that I took a chance and upgraded my Sony VGN-SZ2XP laptop as well - to Windows 7 Home Premium - knowing that Sony were not making Windows 7 drivers ...
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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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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 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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Adjust screen brightness hotkeys not working in Vaio laptop

I formatted my Vaio VPCEA37FL laptop and later I installed a clean version of Windows 7. The problem is, adjust screen brightness hotkeys do not work anymore. I have installed every driver from Sony ...
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Sony Vaio FX 112 LCD colours change to pink with lines

My sony Vaio FX 112 has the problem that its display turns pink when I move the mouse. Then it gets fine but after some time it again turns pink. A after a week's usage it totally changed to pink. I ...
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Sony Vaio PCG-6H8P doesn't exist

I've been handed a Sony Vaio about 3 years old, with the model number PCG-6H8P, and I need the drivers for it. According to Sony, the laptop doesn't exist. According to Google, the laptop doesn't ...