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Solved: Sony Vaio - Loose hinge

Question: Solved: Sony Vaio - Loose hinge

Hello to all,

I have a 7 yr old Sony Vaio GR370 laptop with a loose hinge. When
the laptop is open at any viewable angle, there is about 1-1.5in.
of "play" on the LCD portion of the lid. It stays up fine - it's more of an
annoyance then anything else.

Is there any way to tighten/repair/replace the hinges ?

thanks in advance !

sigr912

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Answer: Solved: Sony Vaio - Loose hinge

I'm just guessing, but I think you're missing a retaining screw that holds the hinge post in place.
Look at the back of the machine to see if there is a place for a screw that is missing.

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just recently got a vaio pcg-z1wamp notebook, unfortunately, the hard disk crashed and i had to replace it with a new one and reinstall windows.

i've had no problems in searching for drivers online in the past, but the pcg-z1 is a particularly difficult model to locate drivers for. especially since the sony website isnt working very well.

so far i need the sound driver, video driver, wireless driver for the vaio or better yet a bundle of all drivers for the z1 family.

i have been able to find a few sites but none of them are free, i would pay for them but i dont have paypal or a CC.

any help would be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Solved: sony vaio help

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Question: Solved: Sony Vaio

hello everyone
im having a hard time firguring out what i need to completely format my laptop.
on some forums ive noticed people talking about recovery cd that i dont have cuz its a second hand laptop. but ive been working with alot of files lately and its getting kinda messy so i want to format everything and start back at 0.
ive had experience in the past formatting my desktop pc but i dont know how different it is to format a laptop. i have all the drivers needed backed up on an external hard drive along with all the important files im going to need. is it as easy as restarting and pressing F10 or is there a different way in windows 7 to do this ? also this has been bugging me for a while now , why do i have 2 program files in my c drive ? thank you .
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio

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Question: Solved: Sony VAIO

I purchased a sony vaio today, but like all laptops it comes with no discs for the hardware and any other needed discs, so my question is there a way to get the drivers off the running laptop, along with the biometric software installed and everything else even the os itself? (i remember reading about in pc world but cannot find the issue) can anyone please help?
 

Answer:Solved: Sony VAIO

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Question: loose hinge

I have a spectre with a loose hinge that flips back, and every time this happen the computer shuts off. Can i get this repaired?

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Question: Hinge is loose

How should I go about fixing a loose hinge? I looked it up online, and found various tutorials for other types of HP laptops, but not my specific product. For this, ill give the full name just in case:HP ENVY x360 - 15-u111dx (ENERGY STAR)Is there a specific tutorial for my type of laptop? Edit: I forgot to change the subject and it wont let me delete the post, so I hope this doesn't get lost

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Question: Loose hinge

I am having trouble with one of the hinges on my spectre 360 it is loose and wiggles, any way of getting this fixed?

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Hi all, I'm very new to this so please bare with me with this has been asked before, I have looked but can't find the right answer for the
PCV E31M otherwise known as VGC V3S.

After a couple of hours use the internal fans kick in and run virtualy continuously, I need to pop the Slide back off then get in to the main area to clean out the dust of which there will be loads.

I'm not thick but for the life of me can find no way in.

Thanks in advance.

Bob.
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio PCV E31M or VGC V3S

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I have posted a few other times recently regarding this epic piece of junk Sony Vaio laptop that I am helping a friend set up.

It was performing so poorly that I disabled many services to help speed things up a bit. I was told here that disabling services could lead to more problems, so for the sake of troubleshooting, I've restored the system to the state it was in right out of the box.

There are a couple of blaring problems. Things seem to freeze up at times, I can't click at certain times and the biggest issue is that the system appears to hang and/or go at an EXTREMELY low speed during certain functions.

One example is Windows Update. I'm quite familiar with Windows Update on XP. I've never used Vista, but I would think it would be similar. I've never seen updates take this long, and these aren't large updates either.

This screen had stayed like this for almost 10 minutes. No movement on the progress bar whatsoever. Eventually it starts up and will finish but, it takes FOREVER:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p77/pianoman1976/DSC00177.jpg

There were other updates too, that were rather small (under 100 mb) that just froze for an eternity before finishing, at best going VERY slowly. I'm talking having to wait 20 minutes for updates that should have taken minutes.

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Answer:Solved: Problems with New Sony Vaio

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hi there,
i have been given a sony vaio vgn-fw11e laptop,
i want to put a new hard drive into it,
and i a wondering what is the largest size gb i can put into it with out any problems occurring,
and also is it worth putting a new hard drive into it or is the laptop to old to mess around with,
thanks in advance,
 

Answer:Solved: hd gb on a sony vaio vgn-fw11e

Is it this laptop: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Sony-Vaio-VGN-FW11E.12661.0.html

If so its not that old and has really specs.

There should be no limit to the hard drive size for that laptop.
 

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I have a Sony Vaio, FS740/W lap top, whose video will hopefully that will go into a Sharp LC big screen Model LC52L65U with a 15 pin PC input

I used the standard VGA cord that came with my LG monitor, (that I was using on my desktop which is now using digital) , and plugged it into the TV, and into the Laptop.

When I tried to switch the laptop over, the TV said the signal was incompatible. The driver is the most updated driver, version 6.14.10.4333 dated 6/8/2005 from Sony.

Any ideas? I was hoping I could plug in the laptop and use the big screen to teach some of the veterans here, how to access the internet. Easier to do with a big screen, if ya know what I mean.

Oh, BTW, XP home, service pack 2, intel pent' 1.73ghz, 2 gig ram

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: HELP! Sony Vaio Laptop to TV

Check the TV manual for supported resolutions. I can't find that model on Sharp's USA website.
 

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My laptop has recently decided to not connect to the Internet anymore. It does not detect any networks (wired or wireless). The little wireless switch on the front is still on, and has been on since i bought the laptop 7 months ago.

I have tried a system restore, disabling the wireless and wired adaptor but still just get the message that no networks are available. There are networks available as it is sat about 15cm away from the wireless router/modem and is also connected via an ethernet cable (which I have tested on another laptop).

Is there anything I can try? I have tried phoning the Sony Support line but it is closed until tomorrow morning.

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio - No Connections Available

lets see the following

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{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
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I want to recover the huge amount of space tied up with the recovery files that come with the system new. I have made my 8 recovery CDs. Has anyone successfully done this? If so, how should I go about this? I want to lean down my C drive because it will not defrag enough to do any good.

thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Sony VAIO PCV RZ32G

Not really sure what you're asking, but if you want to get rid of the partition, then I suggest you look up the HDD manufacturer and then use a bootable HDD diagnostic kit. Mine is a Hitachi and I burned a bootable CD and used it to check the health of my HDD - however there is an option there to erase the partition as well...

I think a lot easier way is to go to administrative tools and disk or computer management. You should be able to figure out something... all the best.

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Specs:


OS - Windows 7
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Win 7 Pro
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM version
? Age of system (hardware) 2-3 years
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? dont think so

? CPU i5 2410m
? Video Card has dual cards and a physical switch to switch between them, integrated intel, but also dedicated Radeon 6470M
? MotherBoard not sure
? Power Supply - brand & wattage, sony 90w

? System Manufacturer sony vaio
? Exact model number: csb1v9e

Laptop


Hi,

I've never had BSOD's on this, but then in the past couple weeks started getting them. It will kind of be like, i won't get any for 2 days then 1 day I'll get it. but that day i get it as soon as i restart, it will give a BSOD after a while of being on the destop. so i leave it for a few hours or overnight and it seems to get better but think bar once. So the BSOD's are more like it doesnt happen doesnt happen then when it happens will give a lot.

The CPU temp has a max of 84 degrees currently probably average of 60 degrees at 20% CPU workload. Ive re-applied thermal paste to the CPU multiple times to lower the max temp but no luck.

Last BSOD i got was approx 36 hours ago

Help will be much appreciated

thank you

Answer:[SOLVED] Sony Vaio BSOD

Hi,

Most if not all of the dumps are of the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a) bug check.

This indicates that a severe memory management error occurred.

BugCheck 1A, {41287, 80, 0, 0}

- The 1st parameter of the bug check is 41287 which indicates an illegal page fault occurred while holding working set synchronization.

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1. Ensure you have the latest video card drivers. If you are already on the latest video card drivers, uninstall and install a version or a few versions behind the latest to ensure it's not a latest driver only issue. If you have already experimented with the latest video card driver and many previous versions, please give the beta driver for your card a try.

2. Remove and replace AVG with Microsoft Security Essentials for temporary troubleshooting purposes as it may likely be causing file system conflicts:

AVG removal - http://www.avg.com/us-en/utilities

MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

3. In your loaded drivers list, dtsoftbus01.sys is listed which is the Daemon Tools driver. Daemon Tools is a very popular cause of BSOD's in 7/8 based systems. Please uninstall Daemon Tools. Alternative imaging programs are: MagicISO, Power ISO, etc.

4. Uninstall TuneUpUtilities ASAP.

Regards,

Patrick

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I am using a Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S which although not a current model is new and not used before.

I put the first disk of my Microsoft Office in the DVD reader but it did not load and clicking on the drive letter shows it is empty.

I right clicked on the drive letter and selected eject but it will not eject although I can hear some clicking noises.

I would be grateful for some help.
sleepyviolet
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio dvd reader

I have solved this.

There are tiny pinhead holes either side if the DVD reader switch which are an emergency device to allow a pin to be inserted to push out the DVD.

sleepyviolet
 

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Hi there

I needed to replace the hard drive on a laptop, no recovery disk and it was XP Media Centre. I had an old XP Pro with Service Pack 1 disc and code from a defunct desktop. I have done a clean install on a new hard drive but there a few issues:-
The following hardware will not find the drivers:-
1 - SM Bus Controller
2 - Network Controller
3 - Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus

I do have a standard XP with Service Pack 3 disc that I could use, again from a defunct laptop but I assumed because I was able to locate and download SP3 for the XP Pro installation that would have updated XP Pro.

Finally I cannot get the wireless to connect and do not know if it is because of one of the issue above. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
Ian - newbie to forums so apologies if this is in the wrong place.

Answer:[SOLVED] Sony Vaio VGN-FE31Z

Very rarely does Windows have all the required drivers for a specific machine, especially where it's a laptop, and especially where Windows XP is concerned. You can download any missing drivers from Sony's support website. The support page for the VGN-FE31Z is here:
Sony : Support for VGN-FE31Z | VGN-FE31Z technical support

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Outlook just stopped working. No MS Update had been done, so I took care of SP1 and SP2. Also, took care of any Vaio updates that had not been done. Norton was on this pc, but was uninstalled. I downloaded and ran
Ad-Aware, found 48 critical items. Spybot found none! Her husband told her that she didn't need to worry to the messages that kept popping up about updates and virus scans. Here is a HJT Log. Please take a look. Thanks!!ksbLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:27:11 PM, on 11/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 2\VAIOUpdt.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\RFA\rfagent.exe
C:\Program Files\XemiComputers\Active Desktop Calendar\ADC.exe
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Hi There

Just A quick question.

In the Recovery Centre in Windows 7 on my laptop there is 2 options to recover:

1 - Restore C: Dive

2 - Restore Complete System

What is the main differenace and does both delete the hidden partition or not?

Thanks

Startreker
 

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I have a Sony Vaio VPCZ1 with a HDMI connector. When I connect the Vaio to my new LG LED TV via a HDMI cable, the TV does not detect any signal. To send a signal from the computer to the TV, I used the F7 key to tell the computer to run either a duplicate output or a projector only. Neither option works. Does anybody know what is going on and how to get the TV to recognize the computer signal?

Answer:[SOLVED] Connect Sony Vaio to LG LED TV

Is the HDMI connector a part of the computer or is it a USB device or something else? Do you know if the connector is installed correctly? Does the connector come with software? If the connector is part of your video card or computer go to the Control Panel and click on the Icon for your Display/Video card and see if it detects your TV and choose the TV as a second monitor.

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Hi There

This is just a query and apologies if in the wrong forum.

I have just bought a new Sony Vaio VGN-NW20ZF/S recently with windows 7 on it. i removed mcaffee and put kaspersky 2010 suite and FM 2010 and need a quite powerful machine and the guy in the shop said this will be ok which it has, which is one of the main reasons i bought the machine.

The battery seems to take ages to charge (it is at 66% at the moment) and still has an hour and if down to 10% and takes over 2 and half to maybe 3 hrs to charge but am not sure exactly as i charge it over night when the machine is switched off. Is this normal? The battery is a 2.5 hr battery.

The battery seems to discharge quite quickly although this might be that i am using the machine and loose track of time.

i am trying "batteryBar Pro" for 30 days and it seems quite good.

Also it seems to take a wee bit longer to to load than when i first got it. Especially the VAIO GATE which takes a wee while to come up.

I have the machine connected wireless to a router and connected in a network to 2 other desktop machines (running Windows XP).

The bottom of the latop seems to get hot after an hour or 2 and wondered it that is normal,. When using it on my lap i use a book to put it on between my legs and the laptop as it is hot.

PS

I made recovery disks when i first used the machine and they are on 3 DVD-Rs. I was wondering if i used the recovery (by prerssing F10) i think during boot to reset back to factory settings... Read more

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio Battery

I made recovery disks when i first used the machine and they are on 3 DVD-Rs. I was wondering if i used the recovery (by prerssing F10) i think during boot to reset back to factory settings will this delete the hidden partition that is used for recovery or will it just erase the c drive and leave that partition?Click to expand...

It should keep the hidden partition

You have quite a few charging options on the Vaio - on of which is a low charge and set to increase battery life
I'm not next to my vaio so cant see the settings to post here - i'll have a look soon and repost
 

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Hi

I have been really happy with my PC and upgraded to Vista Ultimate without any challenges however..... I have just updated the latest drivers for sigmatel audio and now my speakers will not work and are not showing in the hardware.

The speakers make a sound as windows boots up but nothing when the computer has loaded - I've tried everything do i need drivers for the speakers?? if so where do i go??

UPDATE - If I put in headphones the audio works but still nothing from Speakers!!

Everything worked fine before - tried to go back before update but fails so i think i need to know the speakers and drivers??

Please help me this is my TV and computer so I can't even watch TV

Thanks Paul
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio VGC-VA1 Speaker help please!!!

Hi paul,

Did you ever fix this? I've got the same problem!

Pete
 

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Hi- I've had my ideapad since late february. Its been a great laptop and I've generally been very happy with it.Unfortunately, about a month ago the hinge that connects the screen to the base of the laptop has become so loose that the LCD portion of the laptop will no longer stay upright without being propped up against something solid.  I purchased it from Newegg and they don?t except returns after the first month for laptops. Anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks   

Answer:Loose Ideapad hinge

Hi, Bets thing to do at this point is to send the laptop for service, never thought that an IdeaPad would have such an issue. Call tech support and have it repaired or replaced.

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Hi guys, Would like to ask any of your beloved T400 starting to develop slop or 'play'  on the top of the LCD after opening the Thinkpad already ?

Answer:T400 hinge getting loose

The Thinkpad hinge are renowned for its toughness any play or sloppiness in a new hinge, means problems, even my old 4 year old already dead T42 have no play in the hinge whatsoever. My T400 does not have any play in the hinge whatsoever.  I had a hinge in mine T60 replaced under warranty due to the play, and now it is wonderful once again. 

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I have a Spectra 360 laptop.  Bought about a year ago.  Although the hinge still holds my screen open it is loose at the internal connection.  One side came loose first, now both sides move about 2 mm.  Is there anything I can do? (The loose part is on the keyboard half.  Where the hinge connects to the screen seems tight.)

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Question: X230T Loose hinge?

I am constantly moving my computer between laptop and tablet mode.  After all of the twisting, the hinge doesn't seem to be as sturdy.  The screen is a bit floppier.  Does anyone know if there is a way to tighten the hinge?













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Answer:X230T Loose hinge?

Hi Bjc92,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m really sorry to hear that hinges of your Lenovo X230T had become loose after continuous switching between tablet and laptop mode.
 
Please refer to pages 67 & 103 in this user guide to see how to remove or fix hinge cap/ hinges.
 
Also, note that the hinges on laptops often become loose through wear and tear and will result in a screen that will not stay in place. In that case, tightening the hinges alone might not help resolve the issue. The hinges may have to be replaced.
 
Hope this information helped!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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This is how I fixed my wobbling screen. My laptop is almost 4yrs old and it is the Y550p(i7). Within my 4yrs I have dropped my laptop and even chipped my slide nav. Now I have it in desktop mode, because my iPad replaced it in portability. The problem I had was screen not staying open in the position I wanted, because of the loose hinge. http://youtube.com/watch?v=fzmjH1rM1DY













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Answer:DIY loose screen / hinge fix

Hi Nicolas,
 
good DIY tutorial...
 
Zehn

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Question: Loose Laptop Hinge

I notice my left laptop hinge is loose, as the screen has become wobbly and it is starting to become harder to open or close it. I am scared if I do not fix this the continous stress on the hinge will eventually cause the lcd screen to fall off the hinge and that if I do not fix this the other hinge will wear out faster by having to do all the work of the loose hinge.  I have looked everywhere online and could not find a video of how to get to the screws on my laptop.  Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks. 

Answer:Loose Laptop Hinge

@Mordo58 To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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Question: left hinge loose

The left hinge is very loose, when i open and close the laptop it pops in and out and when rotating the screen somethimes the creen scrapes the body , the lid also soesnt sit perfect because of the hinge (all same problem diffrent symptoms

Answer:left hinge loose

@eddiesketti10

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Question: loose screen hinge

My Spectre x360 has a loose hinge and some times when I move my screen to the back I feel like the left hinge is go to the back. I bought my Spectre x360 from the middle east but I live in the United States and I called the customer service and they told me that they can't help me because I did not buy me laptop from the U.S.  and they told me that I should call the middle east customer service. So I called the Saudi Arabia customer support and they told me that I should be in Saudi Arabia to get help, and the problem is that I am not going back to Saudi untile the end of 2017, is there anything you could help me with to get my laptop fix ? 

Answer:loose screen hinge

@alhamad1994

  I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Question: Loose hinge X41T

After owning my X41T for almost three years, the hinge has become loose. It wobbles back and forth about 1 centimeter and spins free if not at lock. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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The left hindge on my laptop is loose. I do not feel comfortable using it in tablet mode because I am concerned the movement will further agrevate it. It is limiting my use of my laptop which I use for my business. Can you please help me? Thanks,Lalania

Answer:Left hinge is loose

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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My T42p has a wobbly hinge (right and left) holding the screen. It runs fine but if I do not get this tightened it may not for long. Please tell me what screws and instructions for what I need to do to get to the loose hinges tightened.Thanks

Answer:T42 with a loose hinge Please tell how to tighten

Have a look at the manual and video tutorial.  

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The right hinge on my M 30 is to loose. I have tryed to dismantle the keyboard without succes, what to do?

Answer:Hinge on Satellite M30 is loose

Hi there,

the problem is that you cannot repair it only by tighten some screws. If the hinge on this model is loose then you will need new hinges and to exchange them, the whole machine must be disassembled since the hinges are partially under the palm rest and on the lcd installed.

So, if you want to fix that you should search for an technician which can fix it. Better solution would be to contact an authorized service partner:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

Good luck

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One of the hinges on my two week old Yoga 11s is looser than the other. As I open the lid and push it back, the left hinge rotates somewhat, but the right one stays firm. Finally, once I reach 180 degrees, they level out. I can also equalise them by closing the screen back up somewhat after opening it. It's not a huge difference between the hinges, but I'm aware of it, and it's kind of annoying given i've only just bought it.  Is this single-hinge looseness normal? Is it worth getting serviced, or are both hinges going to be as loose as barn doors in a few months time?













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Answer:Yoga 11s loose hinge

Don't risk it and get it fixed, imo. If the hinge breaks, your computer is useless.

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Question: T430s loose hinge

I've had a T430s fpr about 9 months and the lid hinge became a bit loose some months after I bought it. When the lid is open it moves slightly back and forth freely. Is this a common problem? Is there an easy way to fix it without sending it for repair and waiting ages to get it back?

Answer:T430s loose hinge

Hi Ebologna,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing issues with hinges of your Lenovo ThinkPad T430s.
 
Refer the hardware maintenance manual to see how the hinges has to be reseated/replaced.
 
If there is no user induced physical damage, the warranty will cover the issue.
I would recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
Mithun.



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Recently, the left hinge has become loose on my HP Envy after having it for over a year and a half with no issues. While my warranty has expired, I have discovereed that this is a common manufacterer's issue for this product, so I was wondering what options HP offered for this problem since it is not the fault of the customer.

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I have had my HP Omen for about 8 or 9 months and slowly the hinge is becoming loose on the screen. So basically if i grab the screen to tilt downward it will move about and inch forward before the grips the hinge and start moving. LIkewise if I hold the laptop by its base and tilt it back and forth the screen will loosely flop back and forth about an inch without affecting the position of the actual hinge. Please advice me on how I can rectify this. I plan to have the computer for at least 2 or 3 more years. Best regards, Scott Georgson

Answer:Hp Omen Loose Hinge

@scottgeorgson

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Hi HP, Product Name and Number:            HP Pavilion g7t Notebook PC  LX514AVOperating System installed (if applicable):       Windows 7 64-bitError message (if any):         NoneAny changes made to your system before the issue occurred:Routine updates from Windows I'd like to start off by saying that I am a big fan and a good customer of your laptops! I had been enjoying my Pavilion but unfortunately, that was short-lived. Even though I am a very caring user of electronics I was surprised when one day the left hinge for my Pavillion's lid came loose (I think a screw might have fallen off). From researching online I understand that this issue has been happening, a lot, to others as well. Before it gets worse and affects an otherwise well functioning computer, if you could please fix this issue. Before this issue occurred to my Pavillion, I have been regularly recommending HP laptops to family and friends. Going forward, as well, I would like to do so. I hope you are able to expeditiously fix my Pavilion's issue. 

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I have a Vaio laptop. It takes forever to boot up.
I've gone into msconfig and unchecked EVERYTHING in the boot up.
It STILL takes an ung-dly amount of time to get to the desktop.
Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: General question about a sony vaio

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Hi

Does anyone know where I can get the driver for the built in webcam on my VPCEJ2B1E
I can't find the on the sonysite and they are not in the driver folder on cdrive.

Somehow this driver got deleted for my newlaptop.

Thank you for your help

Mike
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio Driver Problem

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hey my bios is not recognising my hdd so when i took it apart i noticed the hdd had no labels on it and looked very different to normal hdd's. i wanted to know how i can check if my hdd is the problem or the connector. i cannot find a replacement hdd but found a link to the connector. here it is: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SONY-VAIO-VGN...6QQcmdZViewItemQQssPageNameZRSS:B:SRCH:GB:105
Plz help as i don't know what else to do with this laptop other than chuck it. thank you in advance
 

Answer:Solved: Sony vaio vgn-tx1hp hdd problem!!

It might be a 1.8" drive instead of a 2.5" drive, but there should be a label on it. You sure it doesn't have any additional casing on it that needs to come off? Can you take a picture of it including one of the connectors? Hopefully a better picture than the fuzzy one on eBay.
 

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the computer will beep constantly now

last night emails were opening on their own in outlook express

a few weeks ago it was jammed and nothing would open until i did an xp restore

could it be the power supply?
 

Answer:Solved: sony vaio beeps and symptoms

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Hello, i currently own a Sony Vaio with a 2 GB/Go DDR 2 SDRAM is there anyway i can get more than 2 GB out of this because on the Vaio website in the description about my laptop it sais that 4 GB is its maximum, thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio + 2 GB/Go DDR2 SDRAM

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Hi.

I am working on a Sony Vaio (Rs Pcv-RS620G) with an Asus P4SD-VL motherboard, and since this motherboard was only made for Sony, I can't buy a new one. So now I need to know of a replacement that will work. The size of the current MOBO is 9.6 x 9.6 .

Please disregard the signature PC
 

Answer:Solved: Need a New Mobo fora Sony Vaio

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pentium4, 2gig, 256mb ram.
windows xp sp1

after auto installed sp2, started having browser redirects to numbers only urls. used adaware, spybot, cws, geek superhero, spyware blaster, spyware guard, and hjt...still had problems.

tried safe mode boot with auto resore disabled...no joy!

uninstalled sp2 and reran all above tools, and cws found hidden_dll. cleaned it and tried browser...still searches numbers only, then the infamous blank search page reappears.

incidentally, i also have on my net, dell laptop using wifi and win 98se...this is my only connection to the outside world.

here is my hjt scan saved to network documents.

this is the best looking forum i have perused so far and i am sure someone here can help me sort through sony's BS.

thanks all, tt.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:06:35 AM, on 12/16/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
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Answer:Solved: sony vaio...browser hijack...?

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I had a bluescreen on this sony laptop, and I have attached the dump file to the thread.

Can anyone identify what caused the bluescreen (driver... program... etc??)

I was watching a flash video as the computer crashed. I am thinking it was perhaps the graphics driver. If you can't identify what caused the BlueScreen thru that file could you tell me where to check to find out??

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: BlueScreen on Sony VAIO VPCCW21FX

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Good morning Computer Tech guys,
I may have made a slight error switching out my power supply well first of all... I changed it out because the old one would turn the computer on randomly (me pushing the button of course). Now I put in this new battery 250 W and I get sort of clicking noise? I have read about the fan interference, but there is nothing blocking the fan and I do not think it is the hard drive or mother board itself. So should I try another power supply? Thanks again.
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio Battery change

And low and behold 230 volts instead of 115 I feel like a noob
 

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Vaio VGN-Z520N won't boot past the initial BIOS splash screen. Screen goes blank, but power light is on and backlight for laptop screen is on. No HD access noises, fan winds down after the screen turns black. Can't check w/ external monitor, as I don't have the correct cables...

I have tried:

* Shutting it off and removing the battery for several minutes
* Resetting BIOS to default (can get into BIOS using F2 at splash screen).
* Re-seating memory chips.
* Checked for video and panel function using Knoppix - A-ok there, everything works fine in Knoppix.

System is running Win7 32 bit w/ 4GB RAM. Recently installed Win7 and all Win7 drivers from the Sony website.

Answer:[SOLVED] Sony Vaio VGN-Z520N Won't Boot

Hi -

Run HDD diagnostics; start with SeaTools for DOS - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Regards. . .

JC

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Hello,
My uncle gave his Sony Vaio laptop to me to try and remove the viruses.
What I found was shocking.
The Vaio probably had hundreds of viruses.
For example most of the time when I click on any link on any search engine I get redirected to a random page called pub.findology or something like that.

I will post the HijackThis log soon.

Thanks
MohammadK

Answer:[SOLVED] Sony Vaio virus removal help

Hi,

Please do the following:

Please download DDS from either of these links

LINK 1
LINK 2

and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection
Double click dds to run the tool.
When done, two DDS.txt's will open.
Save both reports to your desktop.
---------------------------------------------------
Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:

DDS.txt
Attach.txt.
NEXT

Please download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run it
Click the Scan button to start the scan
On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.

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Sony vaio replacement battery not recognized?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb (All 4GB recognized by Vista, not BIOS)
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 74816 MB, Free - 10203 MB; D: Total - 870 MB, Free - 224 MB; E: Total - 1749 MB, Free - 609 MB; F: Total - 2831 MB, Free - 428 MB; G: Total - 14315 MB, Free - 3748 MB; H: Total - 74811 MB, Free - 11524 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled.

got a replacement battery and a different original from a computer bought at same month when the initial one became a brick for some undetermined electrical charging problem. Initially, if the larger generic replacement stopped being recognized, I could put in the other original and the system would reset. After a night when the hibernation file was deleted (now restored), and the batteries changed, the unit has never recognized either battery. The complaint is the same as this prior : It shows that there's a battery there when I plug it in, and will power the computer when I unplug the power supply. However, my orange battery light blinks very rapidly, nonstop and the batter will discharge but not charge. Should I turn off my computer, it will not t... Read more

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio battery not recognized

This problem solved by two steps:
1) replacing the ISBMgr.exe in registry with the 'Version.txt' stopped the ISBMgr file from working AND notifies me of the registry switch to be corrected later by showingup on boot, but
2) using device manager to delete Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System from the System category of devices seems to have re-initiated the entire system.

On deletion of Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System, I had to be ready to replace the video driver; all the other drivers seem to have been found automatically.

Both portable batteries now charge and are charged. The system boots by battery; operates on battery.

The system hibernates correctly after having followed instructions to rebuild hibernation file by
using an administrator command prompt, & typing:
powercfg /hibernate on
followed by a computer restart.

I also fixed the power settings to protect hibernation by following these instructions on all power settings:
•Click “Change advance power settings”
•Scroll to and expand the “Sleep” option.
•Select “Off” to the “Allow hybrid sleep” option.
•Scroll to and expand the “Power buttons and lid” option.
•Select “Hibernate” for the “Sleep button action” option. 10. Select “Hibernate” for the “Start menu power button” option.

The VAIO VGN-CR320E now uses its battery function as it should. I continue to get the text at start up for having replaced ISBMgr.exe in the registry with Version.txt. I have not yet decided to delete ... Read more

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Hi Guys,
Do you know where can i get the drivers for my PCG-71316L? I can't find this model the sony driver downloads. Hope to hear answer soon. Thanks in Advance
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio PCG-71316L drivers

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Hi, I'd appreciate your assistance please.

I didn't know whether to post this in this forum or the Vista one so feel free to move it.

I recently purchased a Sony VAIO laptop running on Vista and cannot get it to connect to the internet wirelessly at home using an ADDon GWAR 3500 router. The laptop shows that it is connected wirelessly to the router but not to the net. It gets this same problem even when I disable security.

I have a desktop (running XP) that can connect fine which uses a Belkin usb wireless adapter.

The laptop will connect to the net if I connect it to the router via lan cable.

I have tried the laptop at other people's houses, and it connects in seconds, which is really frustrating, also I tried a Toshiba router using XP and it connected at my house without problem.

In the end, I contacted Sony and they took the laptop back and could find no fault and returned it to me in the same state. Sony have suggested there is a fault with the Vista. I'm at the end of my tether and I'm even thinking about putting XP on there. I have tried a friend's Vaio which was the same model, and had the same problem so somewhere there is contention between the Vaio and this ADDon router.

Having searched other logs, I can see that you usually ask for certain info, so I've posted it below. Thanks for any help that you can provide.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

ipconfig/all... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can't connect wirelessly with Sony Vaio

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Ok so here has what happened. I had to reformat my Sony Vaio PCG-TR3A for a friend, and now when I try to install the drivers it's saying it's not for my laptop's model. I've tried downloading drivers from everywhere including Sony's website. Any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio PCG-TR3A Drivers

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Hey.
I am having this problem with my laptop.
Today I was on my laptop for about 2 hours or so then it turned off because I ran out of battery.
So I turned it back on and it gives me two options launch startup repair (recommended) and start windows normally.
When I click on launch startup repair it pops up with a loading bar at the bottom and when it loads it pops up with the windows 7 background with a mouse cursor but nothing else. I waited about 1 hour to see if anything would pop up but nothing did .
So then I turned it off and tried start windows normally, but still no joy. This just crashed the laptop and restarted it.
I also tried running it on safe mode but when I do this its just a black screen saying 'safemode' in each corner of the screen.
I tried all the advanced boot options but nothing worked.
I was going to try to restore the computer but I didn't have the windows 7 install cd and I can't use safe mode so this wasn't going to work.
I also tried the draining battery technic, that didn't work too.
After a couple of hours trying to fix this I started it up one last time and it pops up saying:

SMART. Failure predicted on hard disk.
WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace
your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent
Press f1 to continue.

I have a basic idea of what this means but I am still not to sure.

Any help would be appreciated.
I have a Sony Vaio
3-4 years old

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Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Sony Vaio not starting up.

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Have following

Sony Vaio PCG-K33 with
LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g miniPCI Adapter
Driver Date: 7/7/2004
Driver Version: 3.1.2.19

It's installed and running but it cannot detect any wireless networks. Have tried updating through windows update, and the sony website update says I have the latest driver.

Any help?
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio PCG-K33 Wireless Driver

Device Manager says the device is working properly? Maybe there is a way to turn the radio on/off, perhaps through the WLAN management app? Also, be sure there isn't a physical switch on the case that's in the wrong position. (I know some Dell models have this switch and it gets moved accidentally easily!)
 

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Thanks for reading this..i have a problem with downgrading form windows 7 to xp ..i have got a sony vaio vgn -nw20ep and during loading the files at the first screen of instalation windows is get an error saying stop 0x0000007B (0xf78d2524,0xc0000034)
i have found out on web that in bios i have to change RAID Auto/AHCI" to "RAID Auto/ATA and here is the problem with this bios there is only 4 tabs "main security boot and exit".no advance or anything as such..i wonder what can i do now ??..is there any program that could help ?.maybe mmtool
PLease help as quick as you can
thanks in advance :)

Answer:[SOLVED] sony vaio downgrade to xp problem

The option will be somewhere in your BIOS, its probably not called exactly that. Sometimes its like "ATA compatiblity mode" (IIRC).
What you could also use is a tool like NLite to slipstream the SATA drivers into your XP install CD. There's many guides to this online. The problem your describing is a very common one and theres loads online if you google for it

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I have a Sony VAIO - E Series Laptop (model: VPCEB34EN) which is of my brother's who passed away a month back. I can just login in guest user mode and can able to delete or modify (or any thing) in the lap as it asks for administrator password for EVERYHTING. How to get rid of this. OS: Windows 7 Home Edition. Need Tech People's assistance very badly..
-Saravanan. M

Answer:[SOLVED] Need Assistance for my Sony VAIO E Series

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Sorry to hear about your loss.

We can not assist with any type of password help since it is against the forum rules.

Please read the rules before posting again:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ork&page=rules

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I have a Sony Vaio PCG-FXA32 Notebook. I have WinXP with 128mb of Ram.
After I upgraded the RAM to 384mb, I get constant hard lockups, the only thing I can do is power the unit down and reboot. It happens constantly with no pattern at all. If I take the extra RAM out it works fine. I have tried 3 different sticks of 254mb RAM from Crucial and 1 from PNY. I have formatted the hd and reinstalled all software, which did not correct it. After I add the RAM, the laptop shows that I have 384mb installed. Any Ideas.
 

Answer:[SOLVED] Sony Vaio Lockup after adding RAM

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We have a new Sony VAIO we've got in for a customer here and they want more RAM for it (it comes with 256MB), but we can't figure out how to get to the memory slots. Apparently you need to undo a screw and lift out the keyboard, has anyone actually tried this?
 

Answer:Solved: How to install RAM in a Sony VAIO VGN-B55G?

Sony Vaio VGN B55G memory

Maximum Memory: 1.25gb

Base Memory: 256mb (Non removable)

Upgrade Sockets: 1

That's the only information google gives
 

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Hi there

i have a problem with a sony vaio VGN-FJ78GP/R.
From what i seem to have found on the internet it is a asian model and i can't find much help about the problem i have.

When i power it on it shows the vaio logo and then procceds to load a bit then it says starting vaio recovery utility and has a loading bar at the bottom of the screen. It then moves onto a screen where it says the error i have. The error is...

The file acpi.sys is corrupted.
Press any key to continue.
so i press any key to continue and it then says...

Setup failed. Press any key to restart your computer and it restarts and goes through the same cycle.

I have tried another set of RAM to no avail. Also in the BIOS there is no acpi setting to change. I have tried checkdisk and fixboot and fiixmbr and it still hasn't fixed it.

Any Ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: Sony vaio VGN-FJ78GP/R error

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Hi, all!

So, my older Sony Vaio has been running incredibly slowly lately. Several weeks ago, my fan died and I had to send it to a repair store to get it replaced. Mind you, I got this one as a refurbished model with modifications, so I suppose you could call it a bit of a custom build. They had a bit of trouble finding the proper replacement model because of this, but eventually I got my beloved laptop back. After getting it back, it was even slower than before. It has gotten to the point where simply checking my email is a 5 minute process (Feels like forever - it used to be so fast!)

Specs:
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 CPU T7400 @ 2.16GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400

Let me know if you need further information! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
Thanks!
Wolf
 

Answer:Solved: Super slow Sony VAIO

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Hi, there, not sure if this is the right place but I'm trying to repair my old laptop for use as a spare, it suddenly died on me and won't turn on, all it does is the little orange battery light flashes but there's no response at all from inside (no fan or HDD sounds at all) I've had look inside but can't seem to find any problems whatsoever, maybe I'm overlooking something, any help?
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio VGN-NR21S won't turn on

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Screen keeps freezing, not sure if it would be considered a crash because the hard drive activity light will keep blinking. When it freezes the mouse doesn't move and I can't input anything in the keyboard (doesn't show on screen). I am still able to turn off the display with the "display off" button and the num lock/caps lock/scroll lock lights can still be turned on/off. I've tried restoring the hard drive and reinstalling the OS but I'm not able to get far due to the freezing problem. This is the third time this has happened. The two previous times I have been able to restore everything, but this time i cannot. During the restoration/reformatting process, the screen froze but I pressed enter when the hard drive stopped spinning and it was able to complete the reformatting and restart by itself. The freezing problem however, still exists. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out!

Dave
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio screen keeps freezing

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I got an Sony Vaio AW Laptop. 18.4" Widescreen !!

Anway my question is there any drivers for Windows XP. I really like windows vista. I want to know is it possible to install windows Xp instead though. Sony Vaio Website only had drivers for vista.

As long as the wireless,ethernet,audio, video, chipset, and touch pad work, I should be fine.

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Sony VAIO AW Series Laptop

You may be able to track down the drivers on other websites and get lucky and find all of them. You'd also lose all the CD\DVD and utilities that came with the laptop. And you'd definitely want to burn a set of Recovery discs before you'd even attempt this. I'd stay with Vista if I were you, it really isn't at that bad at all.
 

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The screw on the back under the right side hinge has become loose and fallen out twice.I put it back in the first time nice and tight and tightened all the other screws. It just fell out again!  This is with gentle handling.  And it took less than a month to wiggle loose.Would using a little Locktite blue on the screw when I put it back void my warrantee? 

Answer:Y50-70 loose bottom screw under hinge.

No, the use of Locktite blue won't void the warranty and is probably a very good idea since this is a reoccurring problem. Be sure to just use a tiny dab on the threads.

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Don't know what name to give it, the display, the screen - the clear plastic you look at - has come loose on the right side so now I have dust inside/under that cover that won't go away.  I've found lots of references to bad hinges but no others with this problem. And of course, my warranty expired 5 weeks ago. Any ideas?

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The center part of the hinge on my Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, which I've had for about 4 months, has come loose. It wouldn't really bother me much except that it's really sharp and I have cut myself on it. Is there a way to put back in myself or what can I do?













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Answer:Lenovo yoga 3 pro hinge loose

My advice would be to get it serviced under warranty...

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My left hinge makes cracking noise and has become loose. I have to press it close to the base because it separates. My screen, i have to be careful with because it doesn't wantot stay at the angle I like due to the weak hinge. Can you please assist?

Answer:HP 17 Laptop Left Hinge Loose

@S_Washington

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Hi, I've noticed over the past couple months that my laptop's hinge on the left side was coming apart, which was concerning. I just recently realized that this was not my fault, but instead that 2 screws on the bottom Near the hinges are actually missing. I don't know if they have always been in there or if they fell out, but according to these forums, replacement screws won't work because the part they screw into is broken or something? My warranty has been up for awhile and I don't really know what to do about this to get it fixed? Any help would be great!











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Answer:Screws missing and hinge loose

It is a 15t-j000 series laptop which lets me find the right Service Manual, at least.  15t-j000 Manual You need this part:  (2) Display hinges (includes left and right hinges, left and right hinge covers, and leftand right hinge brackets    720548-001 Hinge kit $20.26 on eBay Page 55 shows that the screws are Phillips PM 2.5 x 5.5 screws You can buy 15 of the screws for $1.86 here: http://www.laptopscrews.com/M2.5x5.htm See page 59 forward for removing and accessing inside the screen panel to replace the hinges.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.  

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I power up my DV7 laptop but the screen doesn't come on readily. I noticed that the left hinge near the power button is not stable. It appears to be moving rather than pivoting. If I move the screen a bit, it comes on. Any movement of the screen causes it to either flicker or go blank. I connected the laptop to a external monitor and it works okay.Can someone tell me what might be inside the laptop that would cause this? Is there a switch or contact that tells the system that the laptop is open? I hesitate to try opening the back or to send it out for repair before understanding what I', facing. This machine also has a tendency to run hot. Is that the norm? Fan seems to be working but I put a cooler underneath just in case. Anyone out there have experience with this type of problem?

Answer:HP DV7 hinge by power button is loose.

@EXPLORERRUSS

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).
 
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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The left hand hinge on my wife's HP Spectre X360 is loose. It looks like the right hand hinge is taking most of the weight and the screen leans slightly as a result of this. It has been like this for a number of months, but is starting to get worse. Unfortunately, I didn't report it previously and the warranty ran out just over 2 weeks ago. My concern is that not only is the left hand hinge getting looser, the additonal weight on the right hand hinge will lead excessive wear and the risk that this hinge will fail as well. is there any way HP will repair the faulty hinge, as it appears to be a known issue.

Answer:HP Spectre X360 Hinge loose

@keybaud

 

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Hi: I received x1 carbon touch in late December. First I ran into touch screen issue. This issue was fixed by running a calibration program I got from my internal Lenovo support. Yesterday when I opened the laptop I heard a cracking noise and the hinge separated from the cover and screen is also loose. The screen is not cracked and laptop still works.Whenever I open the laptop the screen separates from the bezel. I push them together and they snap but always separate when I open or close the laptop.I showed it to my technician at work and he told me that warranty will not cover this issue as it is physical damage.There was not physical damage to my X1 carbon touch. Now we have to pay for new lcd bezel, hinge kit and rear LCD cover. These may be expensive and I have no way of knowing if this will happen again., After using Lenovo PC's for the past 10 years this is unexpected. I saw one more person who can the exact same problem. Let me know if you have any suggestion for me.

Answer:x1 carbon loose hinge bezel

Had the same problem on my daughter's X1 Carbon Touch (34xx). Disassembled per the hardware manual to see what was wrong. Turns out that the two right-hand-side hinge screws had detached from the cover because the brass fitting into which they were screwed had become separated from the cover (they were just wedged into a plastic hole), effectively freeing the cover. Not impressed with the design. Am investigating brass-to-plastic glues...

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Is it normal for some of the hinges to be slightly loose on the yoga 900? I wasn't sure since not all of them are loose. Also, I have one of the caps on the edge loose as well which I can take off and put back on (without it falling off easily). Not sure if it's worth sending it in... still on warranty. There is no cracking sounds etc. though and it is working properly.

Answer:Yoga 900 Hinge Loose Cylinders?

It might be best to send it in to get the entire hinge replaced under warranty. See this thread about the same issue on a Yoga 3 Pro where Amy of Lenovo suggested this course of action:
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-3-Pro-Hinge-end-cap/m-p/2025331/highl...

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I am wanting to know about how to get in contact with the hp repair to fix my hp envy 15 screen hinge is loose if i try to move the screen it seems to get worse.













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Answer:hp envy loose screen hinge

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Hi. It just happened by itself. How to remedy this? Mind the laptop is working fine and it's possible to squeeze the parts back into their position with the fingers. http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u340/Kolobolo123/loosehinge.jpg

Answer:X121e loose hinge as on the picture

the hinge mechanism cracked the casing, usually squeezing the split casing won't help with the problem.

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I have kept my Notebook with great care and have never dropped or bumped it. After a yaer I noticed that the right side hinge has become a bit loose and within 3 months it has become quite loose. At the moment it seems to be manageable to fix the problem but I am afraid that in some time it might pop out of the plactic body. Is there a loose screw that can be tightened? What should I do to prevent more damage to the hinge and body?

Answer:How To Fix HP Envy Right Side Loose Hinge

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.The left side of the screen is moving and its awkward because it wont close properly. Has this happened to anyone?Does anyone know how to fix it? Like where to open and screw something that possible loose? Or is it broken? :/













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Answer:Y560 Screen/Hinge loose

can you upload some photos?

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I purchased a Lenovo X220 Tablet through my High School. Its a great computer, but really built horribly. It is not even 7 months after having it, and my screen is starting to get extremely flimsy. I have heard there is a way to fix this, love to! Thansk!

Answer:Loose Tablet Screen Hinge

if what you mean by flimsy is wobbly screen hinge, then you would need to send the laptop in for repair.

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 The right hinge of my HP pavillion m6 1035dx entertainment notebook pc. What is the most economic way of fixing this simple issue. I figure I would go straight to HP as, business to customer, to ensure a better customer experience that is more frictionless with less obstacles. I bought this laptop as manufactured refurbed and assume maybe the hinge was loose in the first place because I have kept good care. I plan on upgrading the internal hardware as well but I need to make sure that the hinges and rest of external casing is dexterous and durable. Moreover, I can't find a reputable third party that I trust. So, I am going directly to HP. Please reply to me and give what options I can use. I figured I can just send my Laptop to HP and HP fixes it and sends it back or if there is a reputable third party HP can recommend. However, I strongly believe that HP is a better option in both HP and my interests. Third party is just a middle man that costs more not only for me but as well as for HP. Thus, no need for a middleman and I strongly believe in a simple customer experience and customer relations. otherwise, HP will be tarnished in customer service. I can't even talk to a representative about my issue. At least, from my experience on the Website and is just forums. Please reply back on my hinge issue it is a very simple task and should be easy peasy on a two way road of customer to brand image. 

Answer:right Hinge is loose on HP pavillion m6 1035dx. What is the ...

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Hi, I bought my HP Spectre x360 on February 1st, 2016. In the past few weeks I have noticed that both hinges have become loose and pull away from the lower portion of the computer. I am worried it will break completely in the next few months. I tried going to the support page on the HP website but contantly get a 404 error when I select my computer model. This was a large purchase for me and I am not happy that this premium product is having hardware issues in less than a year.

Answer:HP Spectre x360 Hinge Loose

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 Hi,  I have noticed that the hinges of my laptop are relatively loose, compared to when I first bought it.I still have no problems using the laptop, but loose hinge is not the most pleasant thing for a laptop.  Is it covered by warranty?Or, can I tighten the hinge by myself?  Thanks in advance.

Answer:Loose Hinge - Can be repaired under Warranty?

How loose? Depending on the region of the country, this may or may not be covered under warranty.The hinge has to be swapped, it can't be tightened.

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After I have been using spectre x360 for a couple weeks, I noticed that the hinge is quite loose particularly at 90 to 180 degrees. And I can wobble it at some point without using any force. Moreover, when I hold the base while the screen is more than 90 degrees and shake the notebook a little bit, the screen will bend far to the back. It looks like the hinge is too loose and can not hold the weight of the screen. Is there any way to tighten it?Thanks.

Answer:Loose hinge on Spectre X360

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I have recently noticed that the hinge on my computer is coming loose, and I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this or if it will cause further damage? I would like to get it fixed but I can't find contact information except for computerized assistance, and I'd rather talk to an actual person. I'm not on warranty anymore, but I have seen that other people have gotten this issue resolved without paying, even with expired warranty. Would anyone be able to help me with this problem? Thanks

Answer:Envy 15 x360 loose hinge

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My Asus laptop is a few months old and the screen hinge seems to be getting looser and looser. It's not falling over or anything, but definately not as steady as it once was - you can wobble the screen a bit backwards and forth when it's up.My laptop is very similar to this:click herebut I'm not sure how to tighten up my hinges as I can't find how to get to them - presuming that it's loose hinges rather than just worn hinges.It's not a problem at the moment but I'd rather make sure I can fix it now, and if I can't do myself, send it off while it's still in warranty.Any help would be appreciated,cheers.

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I've had my Y550 for about 3 months now and everythings been fine with the construction of the computer. However, I bought this computer because the screen hinge on my last computer slowly broke down to the point where it was difficult to keep the screen in one position because it flapped around so much. Now, only 3 months in, the screen hinge is loosening quickly,, and moves back and forth over an inch, or several degrees. I thought this was a good computer. Now I'm worried the same thing that took 3 years to happen to my old laptop is going to happen within 6 months on this one. Is this fixable with a quick fix or can i send it in on warranty?













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Answer:Y550 Loose screen hinge

probably it is fixable on warranty. please contact lenovo support for more information and shipping issues.

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Hi,So recently i started noticing that my hinge on my spectre was loose. Whilst i decided to try look past the issue and use the laptop normally, over the past couple of days the issue has magnified and i have noticed that it is at the point that when my laptop is closed. The screen doesn't align with the base.I haven't dropped it, nor have i excessively open and closed the lid or even for that matter used the 360 degrees tablet function.I am still well within my warranty and was interested in seeing as to what my options are, given the amount i spent on the laptop.Regards,Dylan

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I've had my y550p for 8 months now, and I just recently started noticing a huge ammount of wobbling. I just called in customer support to send it in for a fix, but the guy wasn't very clear on whether or not I could remove my harddrive before sending it in. He just said remove the battery and a/c adapter. I'm pretty sure I can remove the harddrive but I just want to double check to make sure. Also, After my warranty wears off, I eventually want to be able to fix a wobbly screen myself. Does anyone know where I can find a set of instructions to tighten the hinges?

Answer:Lenovo Y550p loose hinge

back-up your data to another hdd or dvd.i do not suggest you to remove the hard due to technical support has to control it.http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-V-and-Z-series/y550-hinge-issues/m-p/225650http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-V-and-Z-series/Y510-Replacing-Hinges-Howto/m-p/236524#M2339...

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Help Please. I have done f8 and tried pretty much all choices there and no luck. I have not added anything at all in a long time on the computer. I didn't get any cd's witht the computer that I can remember. I have never had this happen before. It is pretty urgent I get it up and running. I have some emails on the computer I need to get to, I just got downsized from a job of 20 yrs and have some offers and need to get to my outlook. Please can someone help me. Thanks
 

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I have just got my self a Sony VAIO 850 series. When ever I use Microsoft Office or Works and try and press the letter k I get "spell check is complete". This only happens in Works/Word/eXEL. The k works fine in other types of programmes. There are further problems with the letter u and l. When using Works the letter 2 brings up the help pages. If I use the virtual desk top keyboard from Accessablity there is no problems. Any ideas please as its driving me crazy. Someone suggested a possible hotkey has been set up maybe in the registry or such like. I cannot find any hotkeys set up within the programmes themself. Any Ideas as how to check this and remove. Regards David
 

Answer:Solved: Keyboard problem with Sony Vaio laptop

If you just got it like you said, take it back. Why suffer the problem with a brand new & expensive machine?

Other thought to check is "sticky" keys setting being turned on?
 

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I've opened up my Sony desktop, Model PCV-RX550, and blown out the dust but my fan keeps making consistently louder noises and sounds like it's going to quit all together at times. Could someone please tell me what specs I need in shopping for a new fan? A friend said to get a low voltage fan as they make less noise...is that true?
Thanks!!
 

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Hi!
I have something of a problem. Rather, my friend who I've been helping does. He recently bought a new laptop -- a Sony Vaio F series (model SVF15A18CXB), but very much dislikes Windows 8.
After a lot of fiddling around, we successfully uninstalled Windows 8, and then installed Windows 7.

The problem is, Sony seems to have only made drivers for this model specifically for Windows 8.
We've managed to find drivers for almost everything that needs a driver installed - Bluetooth, network card, audio, and so on - but we've not been able to find drivers for the Wireless LAN component (BCM43142 Wireless Network Adapter).

The specs of the computer can be found here, if it helps, and the drivers that work for Windows 8 on the Sony site here.

He's running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
We've tried the official drivers, and done some searching for other ones, but haven't had any luck in getting the wireless working yet. At something of a loss about what to do, does anyone have any advice?
Is there any more information that would help narrow down our options?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 on Sony Vaio Driver Problem

Just wanted to stop by, in case anyone else ever finds this post because of the same problem.

Broadcom released a driver for the adapter for Windows XP (Broadcom 43142 Wireless LAN Driver for Windows XP, Ver.6.30.59.81) -- that one worked successfully!
 

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