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Questions tagged [sony-vaio]

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

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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 strange RAM support issue

I have a Sony Vaio laptop with model number SVF15218SNW. It came with 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM from the manufacturer(and as per motherboard specification can handle RAM up to 12 GB ). But recently one ...
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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

So, 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 ...
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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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I want to restore my Windows to factory setting

I have Sony VAIO with Windows 7 pre installed. I have installed Ubuntu in a seperate partition to get dual boot to work. I am trying now to restore the Windows factory settings on drive C, but my ...
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Sony Vaio Touch Screen not working and I cannot find its driver

I have Sony Vaio Laptop with model number SVF15N15STS. The touch screen was working first times, but when I upgraded to Windows 10, it didn't work anymore, no reaction. I downgraded to windows 8.1 ...
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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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Wireless Adapter Hard Blocked Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR11M/S with Arch Linux installed on it. When I turn it on and check the rfkill list results my wireless card (wlp6s0 interface) isn't hard blocked or soft blocked. Then I turn ...
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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 format and Windows reinstall (Windows 8). Prior to that, the computer was malfunctioning : it was stuck on startup, at the ...
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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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Sony Vaio no operating system found. Stuck in loop

I have a Sony Vaio that had Windows 10. Not sure what happened, but it will only go to the Sony Vaio Repair screen. I tried booting from an external hdd, but it says it can't read media. There is no ...
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I continuously get a operating system not found msg. nothing I tried to do is working

How do I fix a Sony Vaio windows 7 laptop error msg. an operating system not found. i follow the instructions on screen it bring me back to where I started. The ONLY button that works is the F2 that ...
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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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Windows 10 Display Driver error SONY VAIO AMD 7500/7600M

I have a Sony VAIO SVE15136CN, with Windows 10(x64) installed. I recently formatted it. It worked fine for a few minutes, but crashed on restart. I checked my Hard Drive and recovery media, but they ...
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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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Unable to access Bios on Sony Vaio Laptop PCG8152M

I am having trouble with my Sony Vaio Laptop Model: PCG8152M. Upon turning on the device, i am getting the following message displayed on my screen "SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk. WARNING: ...
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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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My laptop sony vaio is capable of UEFI but I cannot find UEFI mode in the menu boot of BIOS. Why so?

My model laptop is SVE1511KFXW, I use HWINFO to check motherboard, it is capable of UEFI. But I can't find it in boot menu. I tried upgrade my BIOS to new version R0220E5. I don't understand, can my ...
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Sony VPCCW26FA laptop has power but won't turn on

My laptop was properly working yesterday, I shut it down. When I tried to turn it on it's no longer working. I removed the battery and plugged in the AC Adapter and turn it on: The power ...
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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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Cannot find any hard drive after Vaio BIOS upgrade

So the thing is that I just upgraded BIOS version with official Sony Vaio Tool, but after it got upgraded the laptop cannot find any hard drive. I'm using a Sony Vaio SVF1531A4E with the main HDD and ...
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Sony Vaio laptop won't power on

Laptop won't power on; I want to get it to boot to BIOS. The background: Friend reported laptop was making a whirring noise and getting very hot. I opened up the chassis just to look at the fan and ...
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Sony Vaio SVE1511 - screen brightness range is bigger on linux than on windows

I've a curious issue on sony vaio sve1511 laptop. I've found that on linux (eg on latest ubuntu 16) I can dim screen much more that on windows. To demonstrate it I've taken two photos with lowest ...
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Sony Vaio 13 Pro - Blank screen on power on

I bought my Sony Vaio 13 Pro SVP1321M2E a little more than two years ago and it's been running great - until the fan started to make an incredible amount of noise. I replaced the fan myself and after ...
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Unable to save bios settings Sony vaio

I try to reinstall a Sony Vaio (SVE151G13M, preinstalled with windows 8) which can't start windows at all... The first part was to find how to enter on bios I access it by pressing the "ASSIST" ...
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Laptop Keys are auto pressing

I'm having this weird issue happening. My laptop keys are sometimes auto pressing keys like = ! P 8 & * %. These keys are getting pressed automatically and sometimes back space so If I'm in the ...
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Targus Aftermarket Charger Lower Amperage

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEE42FX that requires 4.7 Amps And 19.5V for proper charging. However, my old charger broke and I found a new aftermarket Targus charger... but the amperage for it is 4.6 amps. Is ...
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Diagnosing a Sony Vaio laptop not booting after being dropped

So basically, my Sony Vaio fall while I was watching a video, a moment later a text showed up saying studf like it's shutting down to avoid/stop error on the system and when I turned it on, it showed ...
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is it safe to completely format the HDD of a laptop that came pre installed with Windows 8?

I have Sony Vaio svf15318snw pre installed with Windows 8. I have the recovery discs but they are useless due to the amount of scratches. I want to completely wipe the HDD and install a new copy of ...