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

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How to enter BIOS Debug on Sony Vaio VPCSB3AFX

So I want to enable the "Wake on AC" or "Wake on LAN" feature on my BIOS, but the BIOS only displays limited settings. I tried to look for tutorials on different forums, but they ...
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Enabling keyboard lights in Fedora 35

I am running Fedora on a (by now pretty old) Sony Vaio notebook, and the keyboard lights stopped working after an update many years ago. I now upgraded to Fedora 35 to install the vaio-control-center, ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop Keys of the Num Pad in Right not working, Model NO. VPCEB45FG

Premise: I got my Mother Board changed today. The whole Inbuilt Keyboard cab be seen as made with two fragments - QWERTY Part on Left hand-side + Num Pad on Right Handside. Previously: When NUM Lock ...
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Sony Vaio Blackout Display Issue

Symptoms: Since two weeks display used to suddenly disappear and then when it comes back the brightness used to be 100% scaled automatically. Now the computer is booting, the fan's voice is there, ...
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How to assign hot key to reduce/increase screen brightness in old sony VAIO laptop?

I use a VPCEH2KFX Sony VAIO laptop. After I installed windows 10 and the keyboard shortcut drivers from sony website, non of the hotkeys that was defined for Fn + F1 to F7 except volume keys still ...
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Why is my Sony Vaio laptop randomly turning off?

These are the things I am seeing now. Sometimes, my computer turns on and can run for as long as a few days without ever the need for a restart or anything for that matter. Sometimes, when it is off ...
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Sony Viao Model PCG-71311L Possible Drivers Issue-High Cpu Usage at Idle

I had this old laptop laying around and I am trying to fix it. It needed a battery and an new drive. I already installed an ssd in it and got windows 10 installed on it. I am currently waiting on a ...
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How can i access BIOS in sony vaio?

I use a Windows 7 Ultimate Sony Vaio VPCEA12EN. I tried every single known method to access the BIOS, but none of them seems to work. I've tried pressing the assist button, holding F2 and F3, escape ...
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Sony Vaio not working after reassembly

So I have an old Sony SVE14A290X Vaio, and I have had it for a few years, recently the fan became way too loud, so I took off the laptop cover, cleaned the filter(which required me to take the ...
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Bios: Hard drive not detected, is there something wrong with my SSD or RAM?

I've had a Sony Vaio SVP13218PGB for 7~8 years now. My laptop kept on shutting down and the BIOS showed 'hard disk not detected'. Usually what I did to recover it was to let it rest for a while after ...
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Two drivers missing (with exclamation mark) on fresh Windows 10 install on a Sony Vaio VPCCA2S0E

A fresh install of Windows 10 on a Sony Vaio VPCCA2S0E laptop leaves two undefined devices with exclamation marks in Device Manager. The first listed as an LPC Interface controller and the second with ...
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VAIO VGN-A50 / A130 / A197 not booting from SSD replacement - what else can I try?

I have an old (2005) Sony VGN-A197 laptop (variously sold as the A50 / A130 etc depending on region). I wanted to rejuvenate it. I installed lubuntu on the HDD and upgraded the RAM from 512MB to 2GB. ...
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Cannot see wireless adapter in my windows 7 PC

I am stuck here for 4 days now. I was cleaning my PC where I uninstalled some of the software I thought were never used. I even stopped some of the default start applications during the booting of ...
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USB Ports not working - Unknown usb device(port reset failed)

Today, I opened my laptop to transfer some files from a USB device. But my Sony Vaio laptop did not detect the usb from any ports (I have 2 ports). I tried it on another pc and the USB worked fine. I ...
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Trying to install linux on Sony Vaio with a bootable USB

I have a Sony Vaio from 2009. https://www.sony-asia.com/electronics/support/laptop-pc-vpc-series/vpcw125aa/specifications I have created two bootable USBs using balenaEtcher on a mac and Rufus on a ...
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Keyboard delay recognizng any key pressed after ctrl+shift and work fine with any other 3 key combination

I got a strange problem with Sony VAIO SVF-series laptop(windows10) keyboard. When I hold ctrl+shift it stops recognizing any next pressed key for a random period between instant recognizing(very low ...
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sony vaio SVF153A1YM laptop shuts down after ~30 min

I've got a laptop with a Win 10 on it and a a certain point it just started shutting down (in a hard way). I've made following investigation so far: tried to run in in BIOS removed hard drive ...
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Trying to get an older Sony Vaio to boot from USB

I've got an older Vaio, model VGN-S550P. I'm trying to load it up with a new OS from USB, but I'm having no luck getting to to recognize the flash drive. It doesn't appear in the boot menu or BIOS, ...
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My laptop does not turn on

My Sony VAIO laptop doesn’t turn on with or without battery. I left it in sleep mode yesterday and now I can not turn it on. I can remember while saving a photo on Photoshop it showed some error ...
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OpenSuse Tumbleweed - Wifi Not Working

I'm using opensuse Tumbleweed on a sony Vaio Fit, at some point I had wifi working properly, after a reinstallation process I could no longer enable the wifi, the output for the rfkill command list: ...
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Sony Vaio laptop - What is the magic behind rapid wake and how to migrate to newly bought ssd?

I have vaio svs13125cgb laptop ( before vaio brand was sold ), I want to buy ssd and replace the hard drive, how do I keep the "rapid wake" feature ( not windows hibernation, not sure how sony did it) ...
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Windows 10 stuck in diagnostics loop

Laptop : Sony vaio Model number : SVF152125NB Running O.S : dual boot (Windows 10 and Ubuntu) After the last update (probably at June 2018, I don't remember the exact update name/ID) from Windows, my ...
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My computer ran CHKDSK before startup

This happened on an old "SONY VAIO" Model: PCG-61112L. This computer was broken and I have fixed it but when I turned it on winload.exe was missing so then I created a windows 7 repair drive and fixed ...
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Can't boot from USB on Sony Vaio VPCEB11FM

I wanted to install Windows 10 on my 2010 Sony Vaio VPCEB11FM laptop. Sony's support for this product is terrible and I could not find anything I am looking for. The problem is, it won't boot to the ...
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Is it possible to clean install Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio laptop when its drivers are no longer supported?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop (with pre-installed Windows Vista). This laptop's drivers are no longer supported by Sony. Is it possible to do a clean install of Windows 7 on this Sony Vaio Laptop? What ...
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sony vaio installing windows 7 home premium 64-bit over windows 7 ultimate 32-bit and not lose personal files

i have a sony vaio VPCEG34FX and was running windows 10 i dropped the laptop hard drive toasted. I have my old hard drive with windows 7 ultimate 32-bit out of my dell, it boots and runs on vaio but ...
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Laptop screen grey, works with external monitor

Two years ago the screen on my Sony Vaio SVS13A190S suddenly stopped working correctly. It displays only grey vertical lines. However, it works perfectly fine with an external monitor. I don't know ...
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Ho to Disable "Wake on Any Key" on a Sony Vaio Running Windows XP

I have a fairly old Sony Vaio laptop (model VGN-FW51MF) running Windows XP Professional SP3, which I re-installed myself from CD/DVD. Most things seem to work fine but when I put it to sleep, it has ...
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My laptop won't receive battery power

I just closed the lid of my Sony VAIO VPCSE17GA (the laptop went into sleep mode). Returned after half an hour to find out it won't wake up again. Connected the charger, the lights would go on showing ...
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Laptop PC stuck at startup, formatted, now data unrecoverable, looks encrypted

Someone asked me to recover data from a laptop computer (Sony Vaio), after a Windows reinstall (Windows 8) through the startup recovery procedure. Prior to that, the computer was malfunctioning : it ...
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How may I forcibly remove a locked laptop from a non-existant domain?

I have a sony vaio running Windows Vista Ultimate that was added to my former business domain many years ago and which has not been used since my business was shut down 3 or 4 years ago. The logon ...
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Install XP in a VM using an old (non-OEM) key

So I have an old Sony VAIO lying around- older than me, in fact. It came with Windows Millenium, but it was upgraded to Windows XP Professional. The XP key I extracted from the registry is different ...
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Windows 8.1 Sony vaio with no CMOS battery

I have an issue with one of my screws that prevents me from opening my PC for any hardware maintenance; therefore, I can't plug the CMOS battery back. Why I removed the battery? I had forgotten my ...
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Need an SSD compatible with Sony VAIO VPCEH3AEN [closed]

I have to replace the existing HDD in my Sony VAIO VPCEH3AEN with an SSD. A scan with Crucial Scanner by crucial.com suggests, but naturally, Crucial BX300 480 GB SATA SSD and it is a confirmed ...
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Windows 10 battery report - Full charge capacity exceeds design capacity

I've replaced the battery twice on a Sony Vaio SVS15 with an aftermarket brand and have run into an odd result in Windows 10 battery report. DESIGN CAPACITY 48,840 mWh FULL CHARGE CAPACITY ...
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Touchpad needs to be disabled in sony vaio E Series

The touchpad is creating nuisance while typing so I want to disable it, but it is not happening I also installed this Vaio control centre software, but it also doesn't have that option. Later I tried ...
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Is this RAM compatible with my Sony Vaio E series sve1511AENB laptop? [closed]

I have 2GB RAM installed into my Sony Vaio E series sve1511AENB laptop and I want to buy a 4GB RAM. but I’m confused are those ram work together? My existing RAM is: Samsung 2GB DDR3 Memory So-Dimm ...
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Why is dmidecode showing maximum capacity of my ram memory to unknown? How can i I check max memory I could use?

I have Sony Vaio SVF14212SGB with currently installed memory 8GB. *4GB each slot. From the Sony Asia Product Website, it said maximum memory 8GB. Because I was wondering is it 8GB for each slot or ...
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How to properly install linux on Sony Vaio?

TL;DR At Bottom. I'm planning on "blowing up" my Vaio once I graduate (uni) and switch to a Linux distro. At first, I thought I be would OK with just overwritting the entire drive, but after some ...
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Sony Vaio can't install bootloader

When trying to install Ubuntu or Win10 with my Sony Vaio laptop, it complains that the bootloader can't be installed. It seems to be a software or partitioning problem. What can I do about it?
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How do I reset my Laptop to factory settings

I have a sony vaio and I need to reset it to factory defaults - pretty much a format. However "F10" or "ALt + F10" on start up do not work. I suspect the factory partition has been lost somehow. The ...
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What's this exactly in laptops? [closed]

I opened 2 laptops today and both of them had something like this in them. I posted larger pic so you know it's not the GPU or CPU, it's a 3rd piece of hardware which gets so hot too as i touched it ...
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Touchpad is now extremely laggy with both Fedora and Debian

The touchpad is now extremely laggy, the cursor doesn't move smoothly, with both Fedora and Debian I have a Sony VAIO. The problem only appeared recently, and what's more I tested with a Debian ...
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Keyboard Malfunction | Certain Keys dont work properly

I have a Sony Vaio Vpcebj1j1e Laptop . I have not spilled water or damaged the laptop keyboard. The problem I encounter is I have certain keys (W,A,E) that don't respond properly. They work only if ...
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Can't find "Virtualization Technology VT-x" option in BIOS

I want to use KVM but I can't find the "Virtualization Technology VT-x" option in my BIOS to enable it; although I checked that my processor supports VT-x and I also checked with the "kvm-ok" command (...
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How can i acces to UEFI on insyde 20 bios R0220E5. Sony Vaio SVE14115FLW

I have windows 10 on my laptop but i'm not sure if i'm running on UEFI, this laptop had Windows 7 by default but i want to run windows 10 on UEFI. The thing is i don't know how to set it to UEFI or if ...
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Sony Vaio Duo 11 SVD1121X9EB liquid in lcd screen

The screen of my sony convertible ultrabook shows some strange shape in the lower left corner for a while which is making the screen seem a bit transparent and is gradually growing (a few mm a week). ...
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Am I able to transfer my old sony vaio laptop's ram to my new ASUS GL552VW laptop?

I'm not that familiar with computer and specs and all that. I just know the basics like ram is good, get a good processor. Get a good graphics card, that's it basically. My old laptop is a Sony Vaio ...
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Vaio Laptop - Battery Level Indicator stays at 100% always

I have Sony Vaio VPCYB15AG Notebook, Windows 7 OS and its battery is about one and a half years old. After being fully charged, the %level indicator always shows 100% no matter how much it has ...
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Can I manually upgrade laptop CPU?

I have an old Sony vaio laptop with Intel Core Duo T7500 and a dell with Intel core i5-6300hq. If I purchased Intel i7-6700K processor, can I manually remove the core i5 processor from the dell laptop ...
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