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Solved: Sony VAIO video controller driver

Question: Solved: Sony VAIO video controller driver

I have a Sony VAIO PCV-RX741 (XP Pro SP2) that I had to reinstall the OS and clean up. Most everything has come back fine except my monitor (cannot go above 800x600 res even though it supports 1024x768) i believe the problem is the video controller driver is not installed.

I downloaded and used the driver detective and it downloaded which contains a setup for this driver, however the UseDLL failed causing two dll's not to load...(SisBase.dll and SisParse.dll) so the installation stops...any ideas?

Can anyone assist?

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Answer: Solved: Sony VAIO video controller driver

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Hi,I can really use some help. My friend has a Sony Vaio PCV-2222 Desktop with XP HomeHis system crashed and needed a full reinstallation, unfortunately he doesn't have the original disks any more, so I use my XP Home disk reinstalled everything.But now I have the hack of a hard time getting the drivers especially the video driver, I went to Sony's site, searched for PCV-2222 but it come up with 5 different model but PCV-2222, the model listed are PCV RS311, 312 etc, I basically try out every downloads possible but none of the works. Just where in the world can I find this controller?Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Sony Vaio PCV-2222 video controller

Use the serial # instead of the Model # at Sony's site...

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Hi. I have an old Sony VAIO desktop which I just received from a friend. I formatted the HD (tons of virus activity) and reinstalled Windows XP SP2 from a CD I had; the CD that came with the system had been lost. I was able to update the sound drivers and get most other features working, but I am unable to use DirectX 9. The dxdiag utility says "The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer."

Here is my computer's model info:
Model = PCV-RX760(UC)
( )
Motherboard Name = Asus P4S266-VX
Motherboard Chipset = SiS650
Graphics Controller Type = SiS 315
Graphics Controller Status = Enabled

I tried downloading and installing the video driver on that page; it installs fine, but nothing happens after reboot. When I try and re-install it after reboot, it tells me (just like the first time) "This software driver has never been installed in your computer system. Would you like to continue the installation?"

I even downloaded the driver directly from and tried to install it. It comes as a setup .exe file; when I run it, it cancels out saying "The setup program cannot find suitable driver. The setup program will terminate."

It seems the original poster in had a similar problem, but I don't understand what he did to fix it... Read more

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I need drivers for Windows 7 64 bit

Answer:Video driver SONY VAIO VGN-AR660U for Win 7.

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Due to a virus, had to format hard drive and reinstall windows 98 SE - however display is incorrect resolution - i've downloaded a driver from the Sony site but it doens't work or I'm doing something wrong - trid the Product REcovery CD's but to no avail.grateful for any help

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Hey guys for some reason when I install the latest nvidia driver on my sony vaio with a nvidia 310m, it comes up with an error saying it doesn't recognize the product on my laptop. I did some research and saw that I had to edit the INF file but I have no ideas where to start, has anyone came across this before?

Answer:Sony Vaio Video Driver Update Issue

Don't use the latest update? Use an earlier version.

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Hi all, I have just installed Windows 7 on to my Sony Vaio VGN-NR21Z but can't seem to find the correct drivers or be able to install them. Every time I check on Device Manager it just says " Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and not "NVidia 8400M GT" as it should.

Please can someone help me find the correct video graphics driver for my laptop and tell me what method to install it.
Thanks I really appreciate it.

Answer:Sony Vaio VGN-NR21Z laptop Windows 7 NVidia 8400 Video Driver required

Hi Techniqs

Welcome to SevenForums here are the video drivers for your laptop

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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


Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio Driver Problem

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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:

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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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?


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. -- that one worked successfully!

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Hello forum!

I have this beautiful vaio in my hands to which I happened to install a windoze xp pro os. As you all should be very familiar with them, the drivers just got bitchy again. The official site does not host all of them (I don't have any idea why, just theories. Evil ones) and I couldn't find any on the net.

So the question is; which program do you suggest me to find those drivers? I have Everest but couldn't understand how to use it properly. I couldn't get the name of those uninstalled drivers...

Any suggestion is very very appreciated!

Thanx in advance


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This is driving me up the wall. I'm trying to find the appropriate driver for the front panel Memory Stick Slot adapter on this Sony PCV-7322.

I venture to Sony's website and this model doesn't exist on their drop down menus. I choose their "Auto-Detect Model" feature and it comes up as a RX550. I've tried downloading every driver on sony's site that pertains to any USB Memory Stick Slot as it's reported in device manager with no success.

Any help? I've googled and googled with no luck.


Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio PCV-7322 Desktop & USB Memory Stick Driver

Fixed it. Seems as though the driver was the correct one. Just that you had to go fish it out of the Temp folder it placed it in during the driver installation and manually load the driver for the device in device manager.

Tricky Sony....I'm pretty sure it all stems from the fact that I didn't use their original restore discs to reinstall Win Xp Home.

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Nearly completed a clean install thanks to Greg's tutorial; however, device manager shows the mass storage controller with a yellow sign. I cannot update driver via online option, and I cannot find on the pci database. Any help will be much appreciated.

Sony vaio fz38m


Answer:Mass storage controller sony vaio

Hi there .. Is your Card Reader missing from the Device Manager ? THe Link below has your Drivers

Sony : VGN-FZ38M updates | Download updates for VGN-FZ38M

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Hi guys,

I have a Sony Vaio and i cant seem to get my ethernet to work. Now ive contacted Sony, and they have said that i can buy a recovery disc of 60?. As a student that is way to much money.

Now i hopefully can explain all this without getting it to packed, Ive checked for any drivers on the sony sites.
The only driver i saw(that had some word of ehternet :P) was 'ethernet driver' and i downloaded that.
Now the driver installs in like 2-3 seconds, which seems not right, checked at my drivers and still was giving me questionmarks

Now there are 3 drivers that come up with a questionmarkthose are in dutch but hopefully experts know what it means
-Base system
- ethernet controller
- sm-buscontroller

When right clicked, i can search for drivers on the internet. but that doesnt work either.
Last but not least my modelnumber is: SVE14AA11M and my product name is: SVE14A1V1EB

I hope someone can help me out with this!

Thanks, Tim

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i have just been given a sony vaio vgn-cs320j, which has been formatted and re-installed with windows 7 ultimate. its great, no complaints with the machine, but i cant get the bar at the top of my keyboard to work.

i have updated all drivers and looked on the sony support site( for any related content but the site has way too much stuff for me to work out which is the right one. i have tried the notebook utilities but it keeps saying they only run on vista, even though the os is set to 7 ultimate ate the top.
someone did say to me that perhaps i was missing some sony utilities, and i dont have any sony software on the laptop, so this could be something to do with it i guess.
any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:sony vaio volume control/av mode/media controller bar not working


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My sony vaio vgn-cs320j, which has been formatted and re-installed with windows 7 ultimate. I cant get the bar at the top of my keyboard to work.

i have updated all drivers and looked on the sony support site( for any related content but the site has way too much stuff for me to work out which is the right one. i have tried the notebook utilities but it keeps saying they only run on vista, even though the os is set to 7 ultimate ate the top.
someone did say to me that perhaps i was missing some sony utilities, and i dont have any sony software on the laptop, so this could be something to do with it i guess.
any help would be greatly appreciated

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Anyone know how to fix this error. I get 1 long beep and 2 short beeps at start-up and no video but I get sound? Anyone know a cost effective way to fix this?

Answer:video card error. No video on start-up. Sony vaio all in one PC.

That beep code means that there is a video controller failure. It's unlikely that it's anything that can be fixed by anyone but a service technician.

Unless you have a removable graphics card in that rig.

What is the model number?

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Hey I Need Help, I Upgraded My Sony Vaio Laptop (model Pcg-7r2l) Came With Microsoft Windows Xp Media Center Edition, 1gb Ram, 1.83ghz...........when I Upgraded My Operating System For Some Reason I Believe That My Sound Driver Got Wiped Out Because It Says No Audio Devices Are Installed. I Tried To Download The Driver From The Sony Website But It Doesnt Have Any Sound Drivers Listed. I Dont Even Know The Sound Card That Came With The Laptop So If Somebody Can Please Help Me Out And Help Me Find Out What Sound Card Came With The Laptop So I Can Try Downloading The Drivers From The Manufacturers Website Or Help Me Out In Any Type Of Way I Would Greatly Appreciate It. Thanks In Advance.

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Sound Driver Driver Needed

There is an auto-detect at Sony that should take you to yor model and then you should be able to select drivers for it. The audio ones are pretty far down the list. Here's the link:,24,26,66,9,70,5,72
When I entered the model # you posted, at Sony support, it took me to these models:
I think your number may have been a series number.
They all use the Sigmatel HD audio driver:

These are the installation instructions:
To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
Download the STDAUD-01098107-US.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the STDAUD-01098107-US.EXE file to begin the installation.
At the "SigmaTel® High Definition Audio Device Driver for Microsoft® Windows® XP" screen, click "Next".
At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation. NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. As the files are installed, these boxes will close automatically.
At the &... Read more

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The computer is an AcerPower S285 and supposedly has an SiS video controller. The only drivers available from the SiS site are for Windows 7 are for 64-bit (that I have been able to find) and this one is running 32-bit. I know drivers must be available as it has been running them well until the hard disk failed this week.

I have downloaded several graphics drivers from SiS; but, none of them work and I have no definitive ID on the video controller.

Answer:Solved: Can't identify this video controller and need driver

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Question: Sony Vaio Video

This is an extremely specific question regarding my Sony Vaio that I'm hoping someone can shed some light on. I'm running Windows 98SE on the machine.

I have a digital camcorder and bought an S400 cable that I can attach directly from the camera to the laptop and can actually watch and download the camcorder videos on my laptop.

After using the connection with no problems a few times, the last time I tried to watch the camcorder videos on my laptop all I got was a green screen or just a still of the first video image (the video would continue to play on the camcorder, and I can still download entire video files as always with no problem).

The only program I can recall loading before having the problem is upgrading AOL 7.0 to AOL 8.0 - is anyone aware of any software conflicts that may be causing the problem?


Mike F.

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hi im in london
i would love if you can help me find the sound and display drivers for my laptop ,
sony vaio model: pcg v505 cp [/U][/B], bvery hard to find this model
i have tried everything from scaning my laptop on line to other softwares such as everest
please if u can help me it will be really apprecciat[/U]ed it thank you

Answer:driver for sony vaio

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i was using windows vista but i have change that into windows7 after changing my web cam and fn key is not working i need the driver for that

Answer:fn driver for sony vaio

why not just go to the sony site to get it? Makes sense to me.Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Question: Sony VAIO Driver

I have Sony VAIO PCG 4B1P models, but I could not find the online support for this model.

I need your help!

Answer:Sony VAIO Driver

I think its this is the correct model for that unit, the other number appears to be a part number from a few searches I did online:

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I had to reformat my computer & now it is missing the Video Controller & Video Controller (VGA compatible) driver. I have tried everything including going to the dell website to get these drivers and nothing is working. Please help me!

Following is the info on my computer:
System Model Dell Inc. Dimension 4700
Chassis Serial
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower Main Circuit Board b Board: Dell Inc. 0M3918
Serial Number: ..CN7082153N01UF.
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A10 01/04/2006 Memory Modules c,d 512 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'CHANNEL A DIMM 0' has 256 MB (serial number 0516C021)
Slot 'CHANNEL B DIMM 0' is Empty
Slot 'CHANNEL A DIMM 1' has 256 MB
Slot 'CHANNEL B DIMM 1' is Empty Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 159.99 GB 111.12 GB free Network Drives None detected Printers HP PSC 2350 series on USB001 Display None detected Multimedia SB Live! 24-bit Other Devices HP PSC 2350 series
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
PSC 2350 series (DOT4USB)
SAMSUNG USB Composite Device
USB Composite Device
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (5x)
pcouffin device for 32 bits systems

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Answer:Solved: Missing Video Controller (VGA Compatible) driver

You need to install the chipset driver first, reboot, and then install the others, in any order.

Look here:

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I have a Sony VAIO I'm working on. Audibly, it appears to be booting up, the appropriate lights flash, etc. However, there is no display. The LCD doesn't even flicker. I hooked up an external monitor, in the event it was simply LCD failure. However, this also shows no display. The monitor does indicate that it knows there is a computer on the other end. It seems to think the computer is putting it in sleep mode and stays amber. There is a clicking noise from the laptop, the CPU fan is spinning and the hard disk also seems to be spinning. But the 'thinking' lights go out, only the battery charging light stays lit.

Thoughts? I haven't opened it up yet, so I don't know if the graphics are on a card or onboard.

Answer:Sony VAIO Video Issue

Is it still under warranty, if it is I would advise you to get it replaced, because if you open it, it will void the warranty.

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Hi all.
My Viao (VGN-FW480J) running Vista (64 Bit Home Premium w/SP2) boots with a pinkish screen, red thin line on right side of screen and distorted colors that are also grainy. The desktop looks so bad that it is hard to read anything on it. I have replaced the video driver (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650) without any improvement. The trouble started when I downloaded some win updates having to do with security essentials. I removed security essentials but no improvement. Now in addition to video trouble I cannot download any updates. Receive an update error 80070490. I have tried windows update support site to fix the error but all of their fix programs failed to work. I don't believe it is a hardware issue since some boxes that pop-up are very clear when on a white background. Viao diagnostics also reports all hardware is OK. I am also unable to do a system restore because Vista reports no restore points found. A complete scan with Malwarebytes reports no threats. Can anyone please help? Dan Chastain

Answer:Sony Vaio Video trouble

Same problem when running from a Live CD/USB?
A Live CD/DVD or USB flash drive contains a complete bootable computer operating system (OS). When you boot a computer from it, the OS loads into, and then runs from memory instead of a hard drive. This allows you to run an OS without installing it or making any changes to a computer's current configuration.
To create one, download an ISO file containing the OS you want to use, (such as Ubuntu, Slax or Zorin), then use something like ISO Recorder to burn it to a CD/DVD or USB key.
Now boot your computer from this disc/key and your computer will be running that OS instead of the one on its hard drive.
When you're done, simply reboot your PC from the hard drive.
If the problem persists even when running a different OS, then the issue is probably hardware related.

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Hi there,
I'm having problems inserting a radeon 9800 pro video card into the agp (apg?) slot of my computer.
I have a sony vaio vgc-rb42g xp mce sp2 home computer with the onboard Intel blah blah blah express chipset , which is the problem. I have to play Oblivion. I don't know much about video cards except that brown is agp and white is pci
Now, the vaio has the brown one, but a different configuration than the radeon, but that's not a problem yet because the video card just won't fit, the slots are about 2mm too far over and it doesn't line up. Am I just not finnessing it enough or is this another example of sony trying to drive me crazy?

Answer:sony vaio won't fit my video card

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I got a sony Vaio PCV-RZ30 desktop. The hard drive died so I put a new hard drive in it. I've slowly got most of the Driver installed. Win XP Pro. Need the drivers for the Video capture card. Number on card is Sony ENX-20. I don't want to have to buy a system disk for this computer. So any way to get these drivers I would apprechiate it:cry

Answer:Sony Vaio video card

you can get the drivers from here (i think)

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On boot, you see the vista loading bar, but in the background are vertical red lines. Before giving the "windows shut down due to" screen where you can pick "last known good configuration," you see a series of white dashed patterns across the screen, then "last known" and other options appear with the vertical stripes (not always red) in the background.

I attempted to start with "last known" and it just hangs on a black screen, with barely visible dark stripes in the background. Booting into safe mode is a little different. You see all the checks scroll across the screen, with stripes in the background, and when the desktop loads, you see the mouse, but white lines criss-cross throughout the screen.

I can't boot into windows to attempt to recover or install any video drivers. I'm not sure what to attempt next, since I've never worked on an all-in-one model. I would normally try switching out the monitor or the video card... but it doesn't seem like I can do that here.

Suggestions for the next step of troubleshooting? I'd think maybe recovery console, but the computer came with no discs - I was told that if we needed the restore and hardware discs, we'd have to call sony (I'm on the site now, and reading, but haven't found any troubleshooting tips that match the symptoms I've seen).

Is this a vista issue with drivers that got corrupted somehow? Or is this a hardware issue that I need to worry about?

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I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RX850 desktop and would like to add an AGP video card and hopefully turn off the on-board video driver. Before I spend my hard earned cash...has anyone attempted this..and did it work? Thanks!

OS - Windows XP
1 gig of ram installed now.

Answer:Sony Vaio Video Board add on

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Seems I bit off a little more then I could chew.

I am trying to install Windows2000 on a Sony Vaio PCV-RX755 for a freind of mine that prefers that OS. He gave me his computer and his Win2K disk. Clean install was sucsussful.

I came into a problem when I found that Sony does not provide drivers for this computer running Win2K. I currently need Video drivers, after that I am sure I can find drivers for everything else.

Thanx for any advice

Answer:Need Video Drivers for Sony Vaio

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I recently been playing blu rays on my laptop and now my dvd/blu ray is missing and showing as a cd drive.. Help.. I tried everything.

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-Z820G with an ALPS touchpad. The scrolling on the touchpad stopped working so I did some research and found a recommended method was to uninstall the ALPS driver, reboot and let the computer find the touchpad and reinstall. It didn't work. In fact, now the touchpad does not work at all. Thank goodness I have a wireless mouse to keep functioning.

I then went and found the correct sony Esupport driver site and downloaded the original driver along with a recent update.
Sony eSupport - VGN-Z820G - Drivers & Software

The page specific to my model and operating system states it is for Windows 7 version.

When I install the original driver it fails and tells me that this version is only for Vista and cannot be installed. The update however installs fine but it's only an update and not the entire program.

What do I do now?

Answer:Sony Vaio driver compatibility

Check your manual and make sure there isn't a button or switch on the notebook to disable the touchpad is the first thing I would so. Then if no or it is enabled, check the bios to be sure it is enabled there also.

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750N and bought it with Vista on it. However, recently I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro. Everything works great except for the Display Driver and sometimes the screen starts flickering a lot and the computer hangs. Then I have to restart it. White flickering, the task bar says that "There was a problem with the Display Driver but windows has recovered" even though it hasn't recovered.

I went on the Sony website and they don't have a windows 7 driver for this model.

Can someone please help?

Answer:Sony Vaio Driver Issue


Is your Windows 7 32bit or 64bit?

Was this an upgrade install from Vista or a clean install of Windows 7?

Did you install the Chipset driver?
In Device Manager do you have any yellow ! marks, if so what?

Plus as that model Sony could use either Intel or Nvidia graphics for Video, could you run the below and attach as the guide mentions the log and we should be able to aim you in the right direction.

Download the free, Speccy HERE then run Speccy and click File > Save as XML, then attach the log as per instructions below, but as the forum may not like XML docs, please pop the XML in a zip file to attach (right click the XML and choose Sent To and choose Compressed Zip Folder)

Then attach your log to your next post as per these instructions HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post Click to expand...


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Im not sure if this is the right place for this thread, if not admin please feel free to move it were it belongs.

Wondering if anyone can help me please.

My brother has a sony vario laptop. Number on the screen says VPCEB4JOE under it, it says SONY MODEL PCG-71313M - Windows 7 home premium service pack 1 64 bit

It needs a wireless network adaptor downloading but i dont know which one, can anyone help to which one i need or where i can download it for him please.

Thank you

Answer:Sony Vaio Driver needed please

This is the nearest match I could find: VAIO : Sony Europe

It's for the VPCEB4JOE/WI and you need the Intel WLAN 64-Bit driver.

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Hi, my first post here

As the title says, im having problems with my VGN-FZ4000 webcam. I`ve read almost every post on the web, some on this forum, downloaded tons of drivers, but nothing seems to work.

Right now, in the device manager, the webcam is shown as "Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC6". With this driver i managed to lit the little green led next to the cam, but the cam shows just a black screen. (tested with "MSN Live 2009" and "ArcSoft Webcam Companion" - downloaded from Sony eSupport)

Again, i have a VGN-FZ4000 running Win7 Ultimate 32bits.

I beg for any help. Its been almost 2 months already im trying to make this little [email protected]#$ to work.

Answer:Sony Vaio webcam driver - need help

Welcome to the forum,

So is there a notification symbol next to "Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC6"

in device manager?

I'm guessing this vaio originally came with Vista? did the webcam work before?

Here's some possible help listed here,

Post back if you have any questions or need more help.

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I'm looking everywhere for the Sony Vaio driver for the TV tuner. I have a Sony Vaio VGC-LN1M. The driver is definitely not on the Sony Vaio site, although it has for Vista, it doesn't have it for the 64-bit version of Windows 7 - which is what I'm using.

Answer:TV Tuner Driver for Sony Vaio

If it has a 64 bit Vista driver you can use compatibility mode to install it. Fabe Compatibility Mode

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i recently formatted my sony vaio VPCEB4J0E and i cant find the webcam driver for it on sony site..... pls if anyone has reasonable info, pls post up. thanks

Answer:Webcam driver for sony vaio

Hey there and Welcome to SF!

Just a couple of quick questions for you to start off.
Did your laptop come with a CD/DVD with the drivers on that you can try?

Can i also ask what version OS was on the Laptop before you formated it?
Thanks ahead!


Can i also ask you to try following Sony's steps for auto installation which can be found here :

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Hey everybody,

I am at a bit of a lose end and was wondering if anybody at all new how to fix this...

I have a friends laptop which is a Sony Vaio VGN-NR32L Model - PCG-7134M

I have re-installed there Windows Vista 64bit edition and have everything working apart from the Wireless LAN... The Ethernet network adaptor is Marvell Yukon and i have that working however i know the WLAN is Atheros but i cannot find the correct driver for it anywhere and when i do it is a bunch of SYS file's and Security Catalogue and i do not know how to use these?

If you could get back to me a.s.a.p please it would be much appreciated.



Answer:Sony Vaio Wireless Driver

This is a common issue with Vista 64 bit versions. There are many cases where there simply isn't a 64 bit driver available. If Sony doesn't offer one, you may be out of luck.

Why not drop back to Vista 32 bit?

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Hi everybody

I guess I'll start from the beginning. My fiance decided that it wasnt worth updating her antivirus software, and ended up with a bunch of viruses. She asked me to help, and I tried but couldnt do much. I told her she would have to take it to a specialist or reformat it. She reformatted it.

I am trying to figure out what types of drivers fit into this computer. It doesnt help that the OS is in Swedish and I cant speak Swedish..

Does anybody on this forum have any idea what a Sony Vaio VGN - CR41, originally running Vista, but now running Windows 7 would need in the way of drivers, or can anybody point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Sony VAIO, driver suggestions?

driver download

go to sony vio web site put in your model and select drivers download and it should download all the correct drivers needed

good luck

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I have a Sony Vaio VPCCW2S1E. It was upgraded to Windows 10 when the free upgrade became available, but the Nvidia drivers weren't available so I put W7 back on. I now have a new laptop and decided to try upgrading the Sony again so our son can have it.

I have done a few clean installs on other laptops, so did a clean install, after some waiting and doing Windows updates, drivers were all installed, including the Nvidia ones. There are two exclamation marks in device manager. One is for the SFEP driver, the other for the Ricoh memory stick slot.

I have most of the drivers for Windows 7 on an SD card, but Windows 10 won't accept the SFEP driver. Without that the graphics don't work properly apparently.

Also, usually after a clean install on Sony's they need the SFEP, Shared Library and Setting Utility Series drivers adding.

So - does anyone know where I can get the SFEP driver (or the others) that will work with Windows 10? Sony's drivers webpage for this model no longer seems to be there.

I believe shared library and setting utility are needed to ensure function keys work and SFEP works with the NVidia drivers. Anyway although Windows 10 was working without them, the laptop got extremely overheated so I'm thinking the SFEP is necessary somehow. It doesn't overheat with Windows 7 on.

I did find this link for SFEP driver for Sony Windows 10 but not sure if it's a good for any model of Sony laptop. Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio SFEP driver

Also Sony no longer has a support page for this model (it used to have all the drivers etc to download on the support page and the page is no longer there, or the model listed when going onto other Sony support pages).

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop model VGN-NR 330E and my OS is Windows 7 64bit. I need the drivers for the memory card readers. I tried searching but I can not find it. Any help or opinions would be appreciated!!

Answer:Sony Vaio Owners (need driver help)


Right click on it in the device manager. Properties. Details tab. Change dropdown to hardware ids. Copy and paste the results here and you will have a driver soon enough, whether I have to modify one of find exact for your model.

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FS640/W that was just reformatted to Win XP SP2. Everything seems to be working fine except the audio. First off, The headphone jack was just replaced, but because both the headphones and speakers are not working, I'm looking at drivers as the potential problem. I currently have the Realtek High Def Audio driver installed, which is what the Sony website provides. I heard something about a UAA Audio Bus Fix though. Any thoughts?

Answer:Sony VAIO Audio Driver

Greetings, jools1976.

Yeah, the UAA patch might do the trick. Try this:

1. Uninstall the Realtek driver - you might consider running Driver Sweeper to make sure it's cleaned out.
2. Install the UAA patch located here or here.
3. Reboot, then reinstall the Realtek driver.

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Hi there, i wondered if anyone knows where i could find a driver for a sony vaio model number is PCG 5B1M.
i have searched Driverguide, driverskit and various others but cannot find them, even sony does not have the notebook listed.

it is running xp.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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hi guys i think its all in the title as i have updated my sony vaio model pcg-k115m and it cannot find the wireless driver or the audio driver come to think of it. looked everywhere but no windows 7 drivers. you guys have never failed to come through for me and my pc problems.. many thanks in advance..simon

Answer:sony vaio wireless driver

Hi there .. Try the Driver for the Sound in the Link below ...
Have you any idea what type of Wireless Card you have ?...

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I have a problem with my video controller driver after i reinstalled my windows xp, can you please help me find for it?
Below is my system information, thanks in advance.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer INTELR
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 6/30/2010

Answer:[SOLVED] video controller vga compatible driver not installed code 28

Is it a prebuilt or a custom computer?
First attempt, go to Device Manager
Check in Device Manager :
- Open Start Menu, and type Device Manager.
- When found, open it.
- Check to see if there is any yellow exclamation marks there, specifically for Video devices. If not, right-click on the device, and choose Update Driver, and see if Windows Update finds a driver.

If it doesn't work, next step :
Download 3DP Chip
Then, run it, and see if it detects the graphics driver. If it does, click on it. It'll link to a download. Try to install the linked drivers.

If it doesn't work, then post back.

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I've got a Sony Vaio PCG FX401 running Windows XP but when I want to use the Video Out Option that my laptop provides, so I can see my desktop on my tv, it only shows the background not my desktop icons or any media what so ever.My laptop is not old and I have just restored my Win XP again to get rid of all the crap that those odd useless programs create when installing.So I presume my driver is working, but does it need upgrading, to enable me to see all my desktop with all the icons and media.Thanks Rob.

Answer:SONY VAIO PCG FX401 Video Out Problems !!!

It sounds to me like you have an option checked along the lines of "extend desktop onto TV".When I connected my previous laptop to my TV I could have the TV as an extension of my desktop. Try this:-- Connect your laptop to your TV in the way you have done.- Open an application (e.g., Internet Explorer)- Click on the "Restore" button (at the top right of the screen next to close) so the application isn't maximised.- Click and hold on the title bar of the application and drag it along to the right (or left/top/bottom) of the screen and see if it appears on your TV.If this is the case then your laptop is working fine and you just need to find a setting to make the TV the same as your laptop screen.hope this helpsregardsFitshase

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I'm new to here, and had a quick read on the rules for posting etc. So please forgive me if I break a rule or something.
Before I talk about the problem I'll list my specs. 
Model #: SVE15137CG (

Graphics Accelerator

AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M

Dedicated Video Memory


Processor Name

Intel® Core™ i5-3230M Processor 2.60 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.20 GHz

RAM Pre-installed/Max

4 GB (4 GB (SO-DIMM) x 1) DDR3 SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*3)
So I was in the middle of a game (League of Legends) and everything was working fine (Display wise) after a bit I started seeing these green types of lines, they were like landscape and fuzzy. My screen would freeze and then suddenly keep working, it happened like twice and I tried to end the game asap. Once I ended it was gone, but then soon after I started watching some videos and the same thing happened, but this time the problem got worser there were much more lines and they like filled the screen. My laptop froze for a bit and came back but the screen like bugged out and ended up blacking out with the cursor stuck. I could her my friend resppnding on skype, but soon after the laptop just shut off by itself.  . I tried to get into recovery and got into safe mode with the bugged screen but couldn't do much
I'll put a video link to show what was going on.. 
So after I tried to turn my ... Read more

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Today I went to staples to find if I could find any hidden drivers on my laptop because most computers come equipped with 2 video drivers(or so I am told) WEll he told me to go to the sony site and find video drivers there but no luck. the current driver I have is this: Standard VGA Graphics adapter version 6.0.6000.16386 and the game i want to play want a graphic card like this: GeForce FX 5200 125 MB or ATI Radeon 9550 125 MB.

this is my dilemma. so can i just download the drivers for them or can you guys lead me to the correct drivers

heres the minimum specs for the game
CPU Pentium III 1.5 GHz
RAM 512 MB
Video Card GeForce FX 5200 125 MB or ATI Radeon 9550 125 MB

and heres my specs
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1700 MHz 1.70 ghz
767 ram
32 bit OS

Answer:Video drivers for Sony VAIO Pcg-z1wa(uc)


plz help I really need it

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I have a computer I want to use for connecting to a projector for a church. The software I'm using for projection works best with two monitors (CRT and projector).

I was given this computer without any video adapters, so I tried to put in the ones that came from an older computer (which worked) running 98.

I can't get the driver for the second adapter installed properly - it keeps giving an error.

I then tried just to get something working by taking the old computer's hard drive (and booting 98) but that isn't working for other reasons, and I really would prefer to have it running XP.

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HelloI have a Sony Vaio desktop model PCV-V1/G. I want to output video games from it to my Sony Bravia TV.The Vaio has video input jacks only - is there some software I can purchase to enable me to output from it?ThanksDavid

Answer:Sony Vaio desktop - how to ouput video

Few options:i) Does your Bravia have a PC-in ? Many LCD tvs are effectively monitors also.ii) You might need a "TV Out" - some graphics cards (I thought most) these days have themiii) If your Vaio outputs DVI and your Bravia has HDMI input (I suspect it will have) then you should be able to use DVI to HDMI.Also worth asking on click here if you don't get a response here.

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I have a Sony VAIO which I purchased 14 months ago. It has been running warm for a while now until last month it would not start up. When you switch on you get a page of letter a' s then a blue and black vertical striped page then nothing.

The Start up repair will not work.

It took a while but finally I got a response on the Problem Solutions from Microsoft suggesting that there was a problem in that there was a 'video hardware error'.

It has since said there is also a problem with the 6-4 adaptor.

I did try to download a driver update however it says that it can't recognise the software and will not complete.

I have run a registry scan and it found hundreds of problems with Reg Cure however it woill not let me actually make the purchase so that I can get unlimited fixes.

The model is VGN-S71 E

Answer:Video Hardware problem with my SONY VAIO

reg cure wont help , its not a reg issue , either way reg cure still wont help its a waste of cash dont buy it mate trust me. 100% of the "issues" it found wont actually be issues at all , just redundent reg keys which are no problem and never will be.

it seems you have a hardware issue and your only resolution is an RMA (return to manufacturer) or a repair shop (is it still under warranty?) a repair shop will be expensive and most likely a waste of time.

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I have a Sony Vaio desktop PCV-RXG408 and a Sony laptop PCG-F707.The desktop has a DVD-RW drive and the laptop a DVD drive.Video files made with Hauppauge WinTV USB Nova-t made on the laptop can be transferred to the desktop and burned to DVD. The DVD will then play on Windows Media Player 6.4 on the laptop, but is not recognised by the desktop or Windows Media Player 8.00. Other similar problems lead me to believe that Sony has implemented some new form of copy protection on their desktops (The laptop is over two years older than the desktop)Any ideas?PeterPaul

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Hi everyone,
I'm on a Sony Vaio Pro 13 running Windows 10 64bit.
Ever since upgrading to Windows 10 I've been experiencing strange horizontal distortion on the right half of the screen while viewing videos through any internet browser. The issue seems to be confined to YouTube ads (actual videos themselves are fine), news websites, and other websites whose video encoding is presumably similar. I've attached a fairly shoddy image I took with my phone to demonstrate the issue.
I have upgraded and tried reinstalling any driver that I thought was feasibly connected to video playback to no avail. There are admittedly some things I haven't tried (like rolling back to a previous Windows) out of sheer laziness, and the urge for a quick fix.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Does anyone know how to replace the video card in my sony vaio PCG-FXA47? Is there a video card?

Answer:Sony Vaio PCG-FXA47 video problems

On most laptops you can not change the video output device because it's a chip soldered on the motherboard, and yours is one of them.

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I have a friend who has re-formatted the Hard Drive on a Vaio - model no.: PCG-5B1MObviously it is quite old but he is preparing it for a 'silver surfer' as a taster and intro.He can't get the wireless to work and I am guessing he needs the correct driver. The trouble is I can't find one. I don't know much about the specific hardware but is it possible a driver from another model might do the trick?

Answer:wireless lan driver for sony vaio PCG-5B1M

You say the HDD has been formatted.Is there not a full factory restore option (from a hidden partition) that would reinstall the OS and all drivers to bring it all back to "day 1" condition.

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Hi all,

Does anyone know which modem driver I need for my PCG-FX800.

The Sony site does not have legacy support. The driver I downloaded from driverguide says its the wrong modem type.

Any help appreciated.


Answer:Sony Vaio PCG-FX800 modem driver

Try posting in the drivers section of major geeks. Read the sticky that's in the drivers section too.

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I recently installed a new hard drive on my sony vaio laptop model# VPCEH25FM. I didn't have any of the original bootup disc's so I had to get a new windows 7 disc.

I installed windows 7 32 bit, but when I went to look at the drivers I needed to download from the sony support site, they were all for windows 7 64 bit. Will I need to purchase the 64 bit version? Some of the drivers work but some don't. Would I possibly be able to download 32 bit drivers from another model number?

Answer:Having Trouble with Driver installation on Sony Vaio

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. You have 4GB of Ram ? .. So Windows 32 Bit OS is not making the most of that available .. Have you ran Windows Updates .. If so please Post any missing Device Drivers you may have ..

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Answer:Camera driver for sony vaio (vgnfe92hs)

Camera Capture Utility

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Well, after eight or so hours on the phone with Sony and no help from them at all, I finally figured out how to install single drivers onto a Sony VAIO notebook (specifially the PCGFRV31).

1st, make sure you have either your created vaio recovery cd set that you should have made when you first booted up the computer, or if you're like me and said, "I don't need that" - just spend the ten bucks and get the recovery dvd kit from sony.

Now, it won't work unless you do this - go to the sony download site for your notebook and download the Sony Shared Libary. Then, put your DVD or CD kit in and viola - you can re-install specific software and drivers.

I found this out after having to replace the hard drive and not wanting to format it the way that the Sony Recovery DVD wants you to (with ghost partitions and stuff). I wanted to do it my own way... so I did... and here's how you can to. This way, you can partition your drive the way you want, install winxp the way you want and only install the programs you want.

I hope that this helps you.

Answer:Sony Vaio Driver help for those who have done a clean install of XP

Maybe I sound like an idiot for posting this in the first place - but after countless hours on the phone with Sony... them telling me there is no way to get drivers or install single programs from their recovery DVD kit... I think this might help some folks out there.

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Hello! I've recently got a Sony VAIO USB flash drive and the OS running on my PC is Win 98 SE. Well, I should first get the driver needed to get it to work on my PC, but I can't find any one. I can't find any additional information on the "packaging". Can anyone help me find the drivers?

Answer:Sony VAIO USB Flash Drive driver

what model number is the flash drive

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I've installed windows 8 pro on a Sony VAIOVPCEB3E1E/PI

Managed to sort everything out apart from the SD Card reader. Device manager recognises the card reader as :

Ricoh PCIe Memory Stick Host Controller

Then when I plug in the SD card I usually use as readyboost, I get an audible ding that it's noticed something there, and it also installs to device manager something called :

SD Storage Class Controller

This however has a yellow exclamation mark, and nothing I do or any driver from the Sony website will fix it.

Pre Windows8 Pro , I had the consumer preview installed, that worked fine and I could use the readyboost.

Anyone got any idea's?

Answer:Anyone help with Richo SD Card Driver on a Sony VAIO

From my experience helping others with this driver, just download the latest and greatest from any distributor. For example, ASUS, ACER, HP etc...

Install and done. Check Device Manager dates to see that the install worked.

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hi everyone,,,,
I bought a new sony vaio laptop and its model is VPCEH25EN. I have installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, after installing it, installed the drivers which i found in the site So my problem is that my function keys are not working. So could anyone tell where can i get the drivers for function keys. I will be very greatful if anybody helps me out.

Answer:sony vaio function keys driver

Sony is very good about putting ALL the drivers needed for all the hardware on their site.

So the driver for the function keys is there. But depending on the model there can be as many as 40 or more installer files!

It took me all evening to download them all, burn a DVD with them and then install them to restore custom hardware functionality after I also wiped and installed a clean Win7. (Of course I left off the bloatware )

So it's surely on the site if you go to the section for your exact model. The only hard part may be that the driver will not say "Function Keys Driver" but will have some compeltely cryptic name like "HWInstaller2"

I would DL everything and install everything but the obvious bloatware. At some point you will find your keys magically start working... (I'm sorry that I don't remember the name of the exact file that got my keys working, but if your laptop was a different model than mine then the driver may be different too)

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where can i get the motion eye driver for sony vaio vgn-ar61m??

Answer:sony vaio vgn-ar61m webcam driver

Use the vista drivers.
You may have to run them in compatibility mode on Windows 7.
Good Luck.
VAIO : Sony Europe

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So here is my problem.
This laptop has a nvidia 8400m gt. I installed windows 7 Professional 32-bit, and i installed every driver i needed without a problem. Now when i install the driver fro the gpu mentioned, the laptop won't boot up, all i get is some green lines flashing and i don't get to desktop. I tried the drivers from sony website, the ones from nvidia( modfying inf file), also went on laptopvideo2go and i tried those ones. All end up with same result -.-

Answer:DRIVER PROBLEM on sony vaio VGN-AR630E

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Uninstall the Driver and then run Windows Updates ... If you can not do that in Normal mode try safe Mode ...

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I have some problems with driver of Vaio Laptop PCG-3J1L (Win 7 64bits), now i need the Recovery Disk of this laptop. Please help me !

Answer:sony vaio PCG-3J1L driver support

Your only allowed to make 1 set of Recovery Disc, so have enough DVD ready. I have an HP computer but maybe you can use my directions to find the location to make your Disc.Start - All Programs - Recovery Manager - Click Recovery Manager again -Their will be some things to choose from. Click - Recovery Disc CreationNew page - click Next. If you call to order these CD be prepared to prove that your the owner.It may take 4 DVD, I would have to find and count mine.

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I have computer SONY VAIO Model PCG6-Q2M, his battry doesn't working, I have a modem router but I am missing a driver for my wireless network connects its.

Answer:Battery & NIC driver for sony vaio PCG-6Q2M

Do you have the wired network adapter working? if so connect a cable to the router so you can connect to the Internet. Go to the Sony driver site and look for the drivers for your system.Batteries have a life expectancy of 1-3 years before they get so weak that they do not charge. You need to replace the battery and there are many links online for that. There is a possibility that the charge section on the motherboard has failed and that is why it will not charge. Unfortunately very few shops have a battery for testing (I get users looking to see if I can try a battery but we do no stock them).Rich

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Hi everyone , right now im servicing a customer notebook model Sony Vaio VGN-cs33g type, but i have problem on installing back on its driver, anybody could you guys help me on this, i tried already to go the the support web for sony product, but seems they dont give full dowload for driver, i want to download driver for
Quick launch driver
help me.....

Answer:Sony Vaio CS33G - Driver problem

Have you tried the Vista drivers?
Original Drivers and Applications for VGN-CS3 Series (Windows Vista 32-Bit) : Download : Sony Asia Pacific

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Okay, here's the problem.

My laptop is Windows 7 32-bits, I downgraded it for school purposes and now I couldn't use the webcam..

Anybody care to enlighten?

Answer:Webcam Driver for SONY Vaio VPCCW16FG

I posted this in your other thread...

Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z

Quote: Originally Posted by Helsey

I wonder if anyone out there could help me?

You'll find what you need here - Windows 7 Clean Install Instructions for CW Series, as it's a guide to installing Windows 7 on your model.

Any problems, report back.

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Dear Anyone

This is a common problem with Sony and Nvidia where I cannot install the driver to make the graphics card work.

I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and have tried all the suggestions I can find to install the display driver with no luck.

I have tried modifying the installation file with the mobility modder program, changing the INF file and trying the latest driver from NVIDIA all with absolutely no luck.

Any idea at all


Answer:Nvidia driver for Sony Vaio aw windows 7 ult 32 bit

Not the latest but have you tried the driver from Sony,

Sony eSupport - VGN-AW235J - Software Updates & Drivers

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Hi!i need a sound driver for my notebook cause i think i accidentally delete it. i badly need your help. thanks. and hope this one helps too:

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.17184
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name VAIO-COMP
User Name VAIO
SMTP E-mail Address *removed by admin*
Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date / Time 2008-12-23 / 14:55

CPU Type Mobile Intel Celeron, 550 MHz (5.5 x 100)
Motherboard Name Sony Corporation PCG-F60_BP(J)
Motherboard Chipset Intel 82440BX/ZX
System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/17/00)

Video Adapter NeoMagic MagicGraph256AV+ driver (3066 KB)

Audio Adapter Yamaha Native DS1 Audio CODEC
SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown

D: (FAT32) 4806 MB (4505 MB free)
Total Size [ TRIAL VERSION ]

Primary IP Address [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Primary MAC Address 00-0D-0B-99-1F-88
Network Adapter BUFFALO LPC-PCM-CLX Fast Ethernet Adapter (192. [ TRIAL VERSION ])

FireWire Controller Sony CXD3222A OHCI i.LINK (IEEE1394) Host Controller
USB1 Controller Intel 82371AB/EB PIIX4 - USB Host Controller

DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies LTD
DMI BIOS Version R0116K1
DMI System Manufacturer Sony Corporation
DMI System Product PCG-F60_BP(J)
DMI System Version 01
DMI System Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Moth... Read more

Answer:Sound Driver for Sony Vaio Notebook PCG-F60/BP


Would love to help you but SONY tend to have proprietory drivers for hardware, even if that audio chip comes from Yamaha so the Yamaha drivers tend to not work, problem is I searched fo rages to find drivers from Sony, but as that Laptop seems a Japanese sold one the only site likely to have drivers is the Sony Support Japan area and as my Japanese is non-existant I'm lost as to the menus.

So try searching Sony Japan for for model Laptop and hopefully they have a page with downloadable drivers here

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greetings guys.. i recently reformating my sony vaio laptop wich had windows 7 home premium 64 upgrade to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit..i did it but i also saved my drivers on a that i have reformated and started up my laptop i need to install my drivers back from that cd,but I dont no how to do it>>>>>>ALL MY DRIVERS ARE IN SEPERATED FILES STARTING FROM 1 TO 10 <<<<<<<"DO I HAVE TO PUT MY DRIVERS BACK MANUALY?? IF "YES" THEN CAN ANY ONE OF YOU GUYS HELP ME WITH THIS PLEASE!!??">>>THANKS I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.....<<<<<< ............LAPTOP MODEL "VPCEE31FX"..E series laptop...

Answer:Sony Vaio driver install help needed

Actually upgrading is a good opportunity to update all your drivers anyhow.
I would suggest doing that. If you give the exact model of the laptop I'm sure someone here can point you where all your major drivers are.

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I have a Sony Vaio RX-741 system, running Windows XP. I want to upgrade the video card, but am having difficulty. Here are the specs on the system I have:

Brand Sony
Floppy Drive 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy
Form Factor Tower
Hard Drive Interface DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra)
Manufacturer Part Number PCV-RX741
Modem Type Fax / modem
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM
Processor Manufacturer AMD
Processor Type Athlon XP
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM
UPC 027242607965
Warranty 1 Year
Audio / Video
Audio Output Type Sound Card
Optical Drive Read Speed 16x (DVD), 40x (CD), 6x (DVD)
Depth 14.62 in.
Height 14.22 in.
Weight 28.44 lb.
Width 8 in.
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 60 GB
Key Features
Installed Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
Processor AMD Athlon XP 1.53 GHz
Recommended Use Home Use
Installed RAM 512 MB
Max Supported RAM 1 GB
Product ID 20292100
Bus Speed 266 MHz
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
Networking Type Network Adapter
Max Qty. 1
Processor Speed 1.53 GHz
I am trying to install an ATI Radeon 9200 128mb PCI card. I have to go PCI because the system has no AGP slot. I know, crazy as that sounds. Anyway, I've installed the card and downloaded the drivers. I've gone to the device manager and disabled the old video card, but I still can't get the new card to work. The system has an integrated video c... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio PCV RX-741 integrated video card question!

Check for BIOS updates. Down the road, a lot of manufacturers enable the option to disable onboard video. I know this was the case for an eMachines tower I was working on a few weeks back. The original BIOS wouldn't allow disabling video but the latest revision did.

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I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RS320 I bought late 03, and it's time for a new video card.

I just got Half Life 2 and it says my video card is not up to par. It will play, and the graphics are good, but some things will not model untill you are on top of them.

What would be a good video card (AGP) for my system (for under $150) ?
How do I disable the intergrated video card? Is there a walk through somewhere, I know I can open the case & plug in the card, after that I'm not sure.

Answer:Noob needs video advice/help with Sony Vaio PCV-RS320

A Radeon 9800 is your best bet.

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I have problem with my laptop if I opean it he work good with film n every think else but if I opean autocad. Or some programs strong he flash shut down n I dunno why , hi was working good till now can someone help me or tell what I need to do Thx you

Answer:problem with video card for my laptop sony vaio


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I have a Sony Vaio VCG-LS20 series all-in-one desktop. 1.5 years ago, the computer started shutting down abruptly while watching movies online. At first, it would turn back on and be fine unless I started watching a video. At some point, it would only boot properly if I went through BIOS. At some point, the graphics got extremely distorted and eventually the computer stopped booting up. I took it to a repair guy, and he said it was the graphics card and it's integrated into the motherboard so can't be replaced. He was able to fix it, however, so that it was working fine for about 6 months, then the same thing started happening again. Now, I can't boot it up no matter what I try. I would really like to get this thing working again. It has Phoenix BIOS and the BIOS code that I heard (before it completely was unbootable) indicated that it is a video card issue. If I replace the motherboard, are the odds good that the prob will be fixed? Is it difficult to replace the motherboard in this model?

Thank you!

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I am trying to repair a Sony Vaio PCG-FXA47. The video is garbled and unreadable. I uninstalled the video driver, when I restart there is no change. I connected it to a good monitor I get the same screen.
What is next? Is the video card replacable? What is wrong with this laptop?

Answer:Sony Vaio PCG-FXA47 major video problems

Are you using the correct drivers from SONY?

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I have a Sony Vaio VGC-RA840G just got a new PSU from newegg.

It comes with a ATI Radeon X300 128 DDR SDRAM but i wanted to upgrade to a better Video crad but i dont know what would work with the system or even if i can upgrade.

Any ideas?


Answer:Sony Vaio VGC-RA840G Video Card Upgrade Help!

you can upgrade the specs say pciex x 16 what budget do you have for a video card?

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Sony Vaio
Model: PCG 71315L
Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU [email protected] Ghz
Windows 7

My uncle asked me to reformat his laptop. I basically did a fresh install but now
upon when I log on I cannot connect to the internet.

I opened device manager and several drivers seem to be missing.

.Base System Device
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI Simple Communications Controller
Unknown Device

I don't have much experience so I don't know what to look for and because it can't connect to the internet, I don't know how to make it auto search for its drivers. Can anyone give me a place to start searching for these drivers? I don't even know the manufacturer.

Answer:Sony VAIO fresh install driver problems

You should be able to find the drivers you need at Sony's website.

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I'm having trouble installing drivers on my sony vaio sve14a2v1eb.
The laptop originally had windows 8 on it, but i changed it to windows 7.
But now i cant get the graphic card driver installed, and sony has no support for my laptop with windows 7.
The system specs are:
Intel? Core? i5-3210M-processor
Intel? HM76 Express-chipset
Graphics Card(s)
Intel? HD Graphics 4000 AMD Radeon? HD 7670M

I tried downloading the driver from the AMD site but it keeps given an error that it cant find the right drivers.
Does anyone have a idea how i can install the driver for my Radeon HD 7670M?

Answer:Graphic card driver problems sony vaio

Have you tried running the Upgrade Advisor?

If that doesn't help or you've already tried it with no success let me know.

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Hi . I have a sony vaio z227 laptop . it has a amd radeon hd 6650m graphics.
but I can't update my driver from the amd site because the site doesn't have drivers for switchable graphics ! and the sony site doesn't update its drivers ! what should I do ?

sony vaio z227
amd radeon hd 6650m
intel core i7-2640m
memory 8GB

Answer:how to update sony vaio z227 graphics driver

Go to AMD website and update the driver from there.

AMD Catalyst

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Hey Guys, I am facing issue upon updating My Graphic Driver (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650).

have a look on the picture posted, it gives me the error, when i am downloading latest update driver from ATI and trying to install.

Note :
Sony has not released updated version for this laptop lately, the last they did was in 2010, due to that, i am not able to update my driver anyhow,
I want to play new games, including ASSASSIN's creed 4, but my update issue is killing me.

Is there any way, that i can update my driver, so at least i will be able to run the games ?
or do i have to wait Sony, when they upload new drivers? already passed 3 year, they have not done any shit.

Answer:SONY VAIO VPCEB4C5E Graphic Driver Needed !

Can anyone help me ?

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Sorry, I'm new here and I'm from Singapore. I just bought a new laptop SONY Vaio. Model name is stated in the topic. Well, I'm using this laptop in school. My School IT helpdesk reformated my computer and make the necessary adjustments so that my laptop can log into my school's domain. My laptop now is Windows 7 Enterprise..

But there are a few problems.
I have to download some things on my own which I do not know how. I know totally nothing about computers and stuffs.

I have to download: NVIDIA Display Driver, Card Reader and Sony Webcam Application.

I wonder if anyone out there could help me? Million thanks!! Your help is appreciated.

Without them, my laptop can't really do much.. No?

Answer:Sony VAIO VPCCW16FG (NVIDIA Display Driver etc) HELP~!

Quote: Originally Posted by Helsey

I wonder if anyone out there could help me?

You'll find what you need here - Windows 7 Clean Install Instructions for CW Series, as it's a guide to installing Windows 7 on your model.

Any problems, report back.

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I am currently using a Sony Vaio All-in-one desktop. It probably around 6 years old, and has been running slowly lately so I wiped it using DBAN and then proceeded to install Windows 7 64 bit. After installing java, activex and some other drivers, I then downloaded a game called League of Legends. When I tried running the game however, I got a "could not load direct3d" error. So, after delving into some research (my model number is VGC-LT10E), it seems to me that this computer is so old, that Sony never released updated drivers for Windows 7 compatibility. The only drivers I could find (graphics card is GeForce 8400m GT) were compatible only with Vista. To add to the mess, this comp apparently only uses proprietary drivers, so I couldn't get drivers from nvidia's website.

Does anyone know of a way to get working drivers for my Sony Vaio (VGC-LT10E) on Windows 7 64 bit?
I want to try and avoid having to downgrade back to Vista.

Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.

Answer:sony vaio tried upgrading to w7, graphic driver issues

Give this Sony article a read regarding your VAIO & Win 7:

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Hi, I have a SZ340P, installed on W7 pro 64 bit, and I cannot install the drivers of the webcam.
The model is not supported on Sony website for Windows7, but many folks around managed to install it anyway. I did install it, and managed to install the appropriate drivers for anything but this webcam. Somebody was successfull installing driver from Ricoh (but for different models..VCC3-8).

The device ids are:

I tried all and every driver available online, but none of them work. I also tried to extract driver from installer that only worked on Vista or XP compatibility mode but no luck.
I replied to an old post, but im reopening a new one as well.

Any hint would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Sony Vaio SZ340P VCC2 camera driver

Have you tried this already?

Uninstall any and all webcam drivers and and then scan for new hardware changes.

Before doing this be sure that the following is set:
Start > type: "hardware" > choose: "Change Device Installation Settings"
Select: "No, let me choose..." > and then either:
"Always install the best driver software..." or
"Install driver software from Windows Update if it is not found on my computer".
Probably the first one is best for this. Then set it back to where you had it afterward.

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I have installed vista 64 bits..found all the necessary drivers but the SD card reader one...I also tried a program that auto-detects drivers but no luck at all...please help

Answer:Sony Vaio vgn-FZ21E SD card reader driver

nvm found it TI CardR free download - CNET Asia

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I have recently had to do a re-format of hard drive and re-load system. Did not make any back-up discs. Purchased a new Windows 7 CD as other version OEM was lost with format. How do I update system with all necessary drivers...? How do I get driver for the internal wifi...? (The wifi only works if I use a plug-in usb item.)...
The only help I seem to get is with Driver Update Programs (that you have to pay for) great but, will this solve the problem...?

Answer:WiFi Driver on Sony Vaio VPCF11M1E - F Series

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Start here:

Sony eSupport - VPCF11MFX - News & Alerts

This is the Sony Support Site for the USA, so you may need to try a different region if you live elsewhere and double check I've used the correct model number.

You can also ask Sony to provide you with a set of recovery discs for your computer. Just tell them you were unable to create your own and they may not even charge you.

Pebbly's post below has the link for Sony EU.

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I have done a fresh install of windows 7 64 bit on my Sony vaio vgn-fw21e laptop. I have got most of the drivers installed but I am struggling to find a driver for the ricoh memory card reader built into laptop I can only find a 32 bit driver for it can anyone help ?

Answer:Windows 7 64bit driver for Sony vaio vgn-fw21e

Take a look click hereIt seems Sony may supply you with an upgrade kit

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okay now before you say "use the search" i did + google

ive tried about 7 different drivers for this damn computer for the 8400M GT and none seem to work

i had 32 bit and i upgraded to 64 bit and im having the hardest time ever. i even went to the extent of editing the install file and editing in 8400M GT in it via notepad.

ive tried everything. VAIO points at NVidia and Nvidia points back saying its their fault. this is the only computer i ever had a problem with.

Windows update doesnt even recognize the card so no update came. tried the Nvidia site, and well nothing

i need the exact driver that will work with computer cause it seems alot of people have had the problems with this notebook. needless to say its really annoying.

If anyone can point me in the right direction for this exact driver it would be much appreciated. I also checked the threads on this site too, and it doesnt work gives me a "not compatible with your OS" every drive i have installed from .68 and up.

frustrating. Sorry if some of you think im beating the dead horse here but i really need this. Thanks in advance

Sony VAIO AR730e
Windows 7 64
Onboard Geforce 8400M GT

Answer:Sony VAIO VGN-AR730E win7 64 bit 8400M GT driver

Try this .... ForceWare 186.91 WHQL Win 7 | Vista (64-bit) download from

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hi is there anywhere or any torrent for free to download to a disk for another computer .The computer i want to download to has'nt finished installing windows 7 32bit and its in a safe mode installation.It is stopped at a screen saying select driver to be installed but i don' have the proper drivers or disk the computer is a Sony vaio vgn-fs640/w and i would like to install the proper drivers for this computer on a dvd disk for loading is this possible thanks

Answer:free driver download for sony vaio vgn-fs640/w

That computer originally came with Windows XP Home Edition SP2. Are you using a Sony disk from another computer? If so, you may not get it to work. That said, Sony doesn't have any Windows 7 drivers listed.If you are using a full version DVD and it still wants drivers supplied then the hardware most likely is not compatible with Windows 7. My guess is you are using a Sony disk from another model that has different hardware specs.Are you stating you have Windows 7 running in Safe Mode? If so, you could try going to Windows Update by booting into Windows Safe Mode with Networking and see if you can find compatible drivers there. There are some other methods but you need to respond to this post first.

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I have been to the Sony site in order to update the Multimedia Video Controller. But each time I go to MPEG for the drivers as stated on a previous thread here, the setup tells me that the driver was not meant for my machine, a Sony Vaio desktop computer.

That being said, I did take this computer from my mom's house and put a new motherboard and processor in it. I'm also using a Windows XP 32-bit OS that I highjacked off of another computer I had awhile back. LOL I also have my room mate's random fancy video card in there too (until her boyfriend finishes building her fancy new desktop). Do you think this is making the issue more complicated than it should be???

So this is the Driver Id

Answer:PCI driver won't update for Sony Vaio with new motherboard and processor

What motherboard are you now using? Go to the motherboard manufacturer's website for the chipset, LAN and onboard sound drivers. If the motherboard came out of a Dell, HP, Acer, etc., then go their respective websites for the drivers. For your graphics driver go to the GPU maker's site.

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