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Sony VAIO VGN-AR61S activating bluetooth

Question: Sony VAIO VGN-AR61S activating bluetooth

I have recently got a Sony VAIO and I dont no how to activate bluetooth on it, I no it has it because I have sent things from my phone through bluetooth before.
It seems to turn itself on and off and its not been on for a week, Ive only had the laptop 3 weeks so its still a bit new to me and inf inding things out everyday or so.
But ive took some pictures that I really want to print off, I dont have a USB connection for my phone either so I cant do that.
Can anyone help?
You will have to go through everything to get it on because im rubbish at instructions
Thanks

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-N220E Laptop. It came pre-installed with Vista Home 32Bit OS. I upgraded to Vista Ultimate 32 Bit OS. Before I upgraded, the bluetooth showed up in device manager, now it does not.
I looked on the Sony support page for Bluettoth drivers, but did not find any. When I look in system Info I find the device (BTHmodem Bluetooth Serial Communications Driver) But it is disabled. Can anyone help me on how to enable this driver?
Thanks
 

Answer:Bluetooth on Sony Vaio

Have you done anything with this?
 

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So I was having some serious issues with my Sony Vaio (VPCYB13KD Canada) so I decided to do the Sony version of a clean install. Basically it takes all the software from a partition and makes your computer run like it's 'factory fresh'.

It fixed all my issues but for some reason my bluetooth has completely vanished. Yes, I've tried downloading the drivers from the Sony site but for some reason they won't appear. It goes through the whole process and says it was successfully installed but in the program list it's not there.

Also, it is does not appear in the Device Manager list (unknown or otherwise) and there is no option to send files when right clicking them. It is as if the bluetooth component of my laptop has vanished! I'm completely sure it works as I was using it this morning. Some software has gone haywire and it's driving me nuts.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Sony Vaio Bluetooth

Nevermind, there isn't a physical switch but when you download the SmartWi driver, you can turn it off and on virtually. By default, Bluetooth is off.

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I have sony vaio e series sve14112en laptop running windows 7 home basic 64 bit. Due to slower performance I formated my laptop and re partitioned but my laptop doesn't show bluetooth. I downloaded the intel wireless adapter. Athroes wireless adaptor. Intel blueetoth driver and athroes bluetooth driver from sony vaio webpage. And installed. Wifi is always in turning on mode but bluetooth is not installed how can I fix it. Befor bluetooth and wifi both used to apear in a small tray at the bottom of right side in laptop screen. But wifi is always on there is no option to off and bluetooth is not available. Please help

Answer:bluetooth is not installed in my sony vaio

Hi welcome to the forum

do you have any yellow or red marks next to anything in device manager?

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At the moment I'm looking after a Sony VAIO VGN-SZ48GN with Windows Vista Business 32-bit preinstalled and am looking to in-place upgrade this to Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.

Currently the machine has the Toshiba Bluetooth stack installed and Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor says that for some Bluetooth components it doesn't know if there is an update for Windows 7 and for others that there is a "free" update available from the manufacturer ("Toshiba").

However I know that updates from Toshiba are free only for Toshiba laptops and Sony has no sight of a Windows 7 driver anywhere. I think based on the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor that I have version 5.0 of the Toshiba Bluetooth stack currently installed.

Does anyone have any experience upgrading these VAIO machines to Windows 7? Will Bluetooth work seamlessly after an upgrade or is there more to it?

Bluetooth is the only reason that I'm wary of upgrading to Windows 7, otherwise the upgrade advisor gives a completely clean bill of health.

Any thoughts based on real experience appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Toshiba Bluetooth on Sony VAIO VGN-SZ48GN

Bump - any thoughts?

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Ok done a search of my keyboard problem and not found thesame as mine. I am using a Sony Vaio 24inch touch screen all in one pc Model number SVL24115FGB the keyboard Model isVGP-WKB12 – same model as the one in the link below

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Wireless-Keyboard-VGP-WKB12-Sony-SVL241-series-desktop-p-n-149037921-/290934544696

After five months of use the keyboard space bar was notworking on one side, so I rang Sony up and they said to bring it in, they sentme a replacement keyboard and I followed the instructions to a tee as toconnecting it to my pc but to no avail.

· Checked that drivers where up to date and theyare (so it says)

· Typed in model number to download drivers forthe keyboard (just in case windows was lying to me) but its saying model is nolonger available (from Sony site – for both pc and keyboard)

· Checked to see that the blue tooth devices wherelisted on my computer as up till I sent the keyboard away all had been workingas regards to connection - nothing was listed there?

· Went to add a device (manually) this did notwork despite keyboard been detectable (according to instructions)

· Went to check that battery’s where charged fullybefore I put them in (suggested cause as to why they sometimes don’t connect oninstructions – put batteries in charger over night till I got a green light as Ihad not used them for a while, and tried again, still not working)

The pc still has the 64 bit Windows 7 Home premium OS on it,that came with it,... Read more

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Hey friends. So my issue is my internal bluetooth radio is not being recognized at all on my computer. Device manager shows nothing having to do with bluetooth, dev manager has no yellow exclamation marks either, new drivers do nothing, new WIDCOMM software does nothing... I had my logitech MX-5000 desktop working perfectly in vista on this very computer with the internal radio. I upgraded to 7 and I've had this issue.

Sony VGN-FW480J
Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista to 7 via Sony's upgrade kit)

Answer:Bluetooth device not available on Sony Vaio FW-480J

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bentrice


Hey friends. So my issue is my internal bluetooth radio is not being recognized at all on my computer. Device manager shows nothing having to do with bluetooth, dev manager has no yellow exclamation marks either, new drivers do nothing, new WIDCOMM software does nothing... I had my logitech MX-5000 desktop working perfectly in vista on this very computer with the internal radio. I upgraded to 7 and I've had this issue.

Sony VGN-FW480J
Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista to 7 via Sony's upgrade kit)


Hi and welcome

If it worked on vista and is the same hardware it should work in win 7. More often than not it is the driver. What model radio, computer, 32bit or 64? etc

Kenn J+

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Upgraded my Sony Vaio SVE15115ENW to Windows 10 Home. Now, I am unable find the Bluetooth option in settings menu. Have downloaded and installed the Atheros drivers as well as Intel drivers for Bluetooth from Sony website. But nothing helped. There's nothing in the device manager.
Earlier, The get windows 10 app did not show any compatibility issues.
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:No Bluetooth option in settings in Sony Vaio

It is working OK and tested on both of my Sony Vaios although Sony has a warning not to upgrade to Windows 10 until they publish Windows 10 drivers in August or September. Check your Sony Vaio manager tool and there is a warning there on my systems that has a link to their Windows 10 page. Don't recall my model number, but they are i7 with 17" screens.

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my sony vaio's built-in bluetooth is not working. im using windows 7 32-bit. what am i gonna do?? ( i already tried "services.msc" but still it is not working. im too desperate of fixing this thing. please help me

Answer:sony vaio's built in bluetooth not working with windows 7

Hello roxiedg and welcome to Seven Forums.

Before trying to add a bluetooth device in windows 7 there are a couple of things you need to do.

- Make sure that wireless is enabled on the laptop (my Sony has a switch on the front). Bluetooth is wireless and, typically, when that switch is turned off, all wireless is turned off as well including 802.11a/b/g/n and also Bluetooth.
- Make sure that any proprietary software you have that controls power or wireless function has Bluetooth enabled.
- You may also need to update the bluetooth driver for whatever device you're trying to install. I'd suggest the device manufacturer's web site.

Adding Bluetooth Devices in Windows 7

Bluetooth stack is not working properly in Sony vaio - Portable Devices

Let us know if this helps so others can benefit from your experiences.

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i am unable to open even bluetooth file suit and wifi.
In my vaio smart network just displays a blank screen with settings box highlited...no light lits when wifi button is enabled....







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Hi,
When i want to pair my laptop with a XL Beats Audio device through Bluetooth, the screen goes blue with some error on it, it tries to restart again but it goes back to the same blue screen. After i turned off the Beats device, the computer works again properly.
How can i solve this audio bluetooth issue?, seems like it only happen with audio devices.
thanks in advanced

Answer:Windows 10-Sony Vaio-Beats XL-Bluetooth problem

Use settings, devices, to add a device

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hello peopleive purchased the sony VPCSB1V9R. it is a really great device and, to make it even greater ive changed the hdd to sdd and therefore must reinstall windows.it comes ok, but the official sony bluetooth driver exe does not makes the job: "generic bluetooth driver" and  is shown in the device manager after installation, which is not finished. result is that device manager has three unknown devices "unknown bluetooth device" or smth it does not connect to the mouse or phone. official broadcom software does not find any bt adapter turned onsystem is win7pro x64all i can do with other version of the same driver as found on the off site, is to run it's exe file. after all over it says: all ok, please press finish. still no result. ive tried with three different drivers...could you save my soul in any way possible?

Answer:sony vaio VPCSB1V9R notebook bluetooth driver please help

I am doing some research on your laptop re the blue-tooth compatibility and have found 2 sites that contradict each other on that score. One says definitely and the other says not available. What does your manual say on that score?http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/275503/sony-vaio-vpc-eb1s0e-wi/specificationshttp://www.bitdynasty.com/product-specifications-and-comparison/notebooks/premium/sony-vaio-s-vpc-sb1v9eb-specifications-reviews-and-shopping/truenorth

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So, this is what happened:

1. A pendrive infected with virus was inserted (unknowingly)

2. Malwarebytes scanned and removed them. After removing asked me to restart, which I did.

3. I remember some system32 folder files were shown as infected but I dont remember exactly the names.

4. After reboot, I got vaio splash screen and then just a black screen. Nothing else!

What I have tried so far:

1. Tried the "unplug battery and power plug, then press the power button for a minute or two and then connect just the power plug (not battery) and boot" thing, didnt work.

2. Tried the assist button. But the first option named "start troubleshooting (recovery)" option restarts the laptop and again after the vaio splash screen, I get the black screen.

PS: The only way to get to see the 'boot into safe mode, network mode, etc" options is through that assist button. It doesnt work! I can however access the bios options.

3. Tried booting ubuntu live from a flash drive and it worked successfully. However, when I tried to open the windows paritions within the ubuntu live usb drive, it said they were "unclean drives"and failed to mount them.

4. So, I tried the Bitdefender rescue cd and scanned the whole system. It found 1 infected file (although it was more like a potentially unwanted program or something, not a malware or serious virus.)

5. Also, tried a windows 8 installation disk but it too would not boot. Tried a windows install... Read more

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Hi,
I have a Sony Vaio E14. Model No. SVE14A3C5E
It runs Windows 8.1.
I can't get past the VAIO loading screen when starting up but can get to the Assist mode when starting up. I have turned it off and on many times.
Anyone know what I need to do?

Answer:Sony VAIO laptop stuck on VAIO loading screen

I don't know your laptop or Windows 8 but from experience I would say your probably have a corrupt driver. Have you tried booting in Safe Mode? I understand this is not as easy as it used to be but see i.e. click here

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Hi Folks, This is my first post. so go easy on me;-)

I switched on my PC after 1 year of no use(apple imac distracted me for a while).
The message "operating system not found" appears when it boots up. I put in the Sony Recovery disk, bit it could not read it. As Sony didn't provide a spare copy of XP, how do I get back up and running? Do I have to change the motherboard battery? any advice much appreciated.

I Hope you Christmas is Merry and peaceful.

Cheers,
Dryfly
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-RX305 Windows XP now missing, no disks supplied by Sony

Call Sony Tech Support if you are the registered owner or buyer. They will provide a disk set for a small fee ($27) for six years after purchase, or until they run out.
Your only other choice is to buy the disk online at some place like ebay, or buy Windows Home (still available for $82) or Windows XP Professional for $135.
The motherboard battery should not be bad, but if it is, you can get a replacement (CR2032) at Wal-Mart ofr $3.67 or on eBay for $2.58.
The recovery disk may be good, and it is your optical drive that has gone bad.
 

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Hi Guys
i have SONY VAIO VPCEB4C5E,
After Having Liquid Spilled on my Screen, it was not working for few hours,
then i tool to local repair and they did it worked, so everything is working fine. However i doubt that, when i press Power Button, it tooks about 7-8 seconds to start loading SONY LOGO and then WINDOWS 7 comes up, as i remember, Before it got spilled, and prev time, on pressing power button, it was loading LOGO immediately max 1-1.5 sec, i'm afraid.

This is happening at shutdown as well, after pressing shutdown, firstly a Black screen appear for a few seconds and then my vaio is shutting down., I guess there is something changed in Bios, maybe by Local repairers.

Please be advised, Thanks, Levan.

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Hi Guys
i have SONY VAIO VPCEB4C5E,
After Having Liquid Spilled on my Screen, it was not working for few hours,
then i took to local repair and they did it worked, so everything is working fine. However i doubt that, when i press Power Button, it tooks about 7-8 seconds to start loading SONY LOGO and then WINDOWS 7 comes up, as i remember, Before it got spilled, and prev time, on pressing power button, it was loading LOGO immediately max 1-1.5 sec, i'm afraid.

This is happening at shutdown as well, after pressing shutdown, firstly a Black screen appear for a few seconds and then my vaio is shutting down., I guess there is something changed in Bios, maybe by Local repairers.

Please be advised, Thanks, Levan.

Answer:SONY VAIO Slows At Start Up, Before SONY Logo Loads.

If I'm understanding correctly, your Vaio is taking about 7-8 seconds longer to start. At shutdown you're getting a black screen and it's taking a few seconds longer than what you're used to. But is everything else in between (opening programs, searching on the internet, etc) working OK?

If it is, my first reaction is to say don't worry about it. I have a VPCEB47GM and it takes about 10 seconds for the Sony logo to appear and about 50 seconds total to be able to use Windows 7. On shutdown I usually get a black screen for about 5 seconds but the rest of the shutdown process takes about 30 seconds to finish.

Do you know what your BIOS settings were before you took the machine into the repair shop? If you do, you could compare them to how the BIOS is set now. But if you don't know how the BIOS was originally configured, I wouldn't be changing anything.

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I'd like to reinstall Windows 98 on a Sony Vaio N505VE, but it requires a Sony CD drive. When I purchased the laptop 4 years ago, it came with a Backpack CD-Rom Drive. A few months ago, I researched online and I seem to recall a website that gave instructions on how to reinstall Win98 without the Sony drive, but I can't find it anymore. Does anyone know how I can do this?

Thanks,
Lisa
 

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This is the first time contacting Sony support. After waiting for over 1/2 hour, finally a person comes online. I spend another 20 minutes giving him name, address, etc and then I find out that it is "paid support".

After an online chat and trying to contact Sony support, maybe the only solution is to trash the Sony Notebook and buy a Dell. Does Dell still provide support?
The problem is "no sound from the computer". I have spent 4 hrs this morning downloading and checking for updates to all the sound drivers.

Any suggestions?

Answer:No sound Sony Vaio and No Sony Support

I hear the same complaints from Dell users on the Dell forum and from users of other brands. They are all equally lousy on support or want you to pay for it. e.g. "software" support on a Dell is separate from any warrnty or maintenance contract which only covers hardware. You get "free" software support for the first 30 days only.

Back to the sound problem. We need more info to try and assist. e.g. what sound do you have (if you know), etc. You didn't fill out all the needed System Specs. What have you tried? e.g. have you checked the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound panel to see if your "speakers" (sound card) is set as the default playback device?

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Hi there,

I am using a Sony PD 170 DV camcorder hooked up via 4 pin firewire to a Sony Vaio laptop. I am also using Avid Composer video editing software. The problem is that I can see the video from Avid in the viewfinder but it freezes in the viewfinder even though it is playing on the computer. This is preventing me from outputting a project. Do I need a driver for this camera?

Thanks,
Paul
 

Answer:Sony PD 170 Camcorder & Sony Vaio Laptop

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I have an Edge 13 Thinkpad running Windows 7 Prof. 32 bit.  I am trying to activate the ThinkPad Bluetooth function without success !  It shows as being on my C Disk under both DRIVERS and PROGRAM FILES but I cannot access the actual program to open and use(to connect with my mobile phone).Help please !! Thanks,Rob

Answer:Activating Bluetooth...

hey rllenovo,is the bluetooth being detected by the device manager? if you did a search for "bluetooth" from win7 start button does it have any result?try uninstalling the bluetooth driver, go to our support page, download the latest and reinstall





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HI,
I have added a Bluetooth adapter so I can sync my phone to the desktop. So far each time I try to hotsync with the phone, the phone does not connect.

Is there a script that I can download that activates the Bluetooth adapter?

Thanks,

Answer:Activating Bluetooth

Did the bluetooth adapter install correctly and is recognized by windows? Did it install drivers?

Start> In search type devices and press enter> In upper left click on Add A device.

Have a look here if it doesn't install drivers.

Let us know. A Guy

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Hi, I recently bought this laptop for college and gaming but I'm having and issue with my Intel Wireless Card. I've been trying to activate my Bluetooth that comes with my wireless card but I'am unable to install the driver that came on the Drivers and Utilities DVD. Each time I try to install the driver it tells me to turn on the BT first (Fn+F12), but each time I press Fn+F12 the indicator light doesn't turn on and nothing appears on the screen. I've tried installing the latest drive, I've gone to the device properties and it says the BT is enabled. I've also gone into my BIOS where there is a setting (power bluetooth setting) and I've enabled it. I cant think of any other way to fix this issue, please help.
 

Answer:Bluetooth Not Activating

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This might be a stupid question, but how do you activate bluetooth on the X220? Everytime I search for and click on 'Bluetooth' in the Start menu, nothing happens.  This is also my first computer with built in bluetooth. I've been using a Belkin USB bluetooth adaptor without any problems on my other computers.













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Answer:Activating Bluetooth on X220

click on the Fn + F4 Fn + F5 (as per correction) and then switch on the bluetooth if you haven't already done so. Once it is switched on, the bluetooth would be picked up by the OS.

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Noticed how my laptop freezes once in a while. I have 2GB of memory and I only have a web browser open and a word document. yet it still freezes for a bit... Then it will come back. Any ideas?

TIA
Mike

Answer:Win 7 on Sony SONY VAIO VGN-NR123E

Hi mcastill66, welcome to the forums, make sure all your drivers are up to date , also when was the last time you cleaned the fan inlet and exhaust apertures , a quick burst of a can of compressed air works wonders

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I've done everything but stand on my head and I cannot get the P50 and the Sony to see each other to pair. I use the headset everday at the gym with an iPod Nano with no problem. With the P50 I've tried "add a bluetooth device' and 'show bluetooth devices'. In neither instance does the Sony appear. Suggestion? Mark

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Ever since the latest update, I noticed that switching on bluetooth causes the phone keypad to disappear. When a text entry field is clicked, there is no keypad displayed to type text.

Answer:WP8.1 Denim - Activating bluetooth causes the keypad to disappear

Is the phone paired to any BT keyboards? Remove any such pairings...
Also, try a Soft Reset. Hold the Volume Down + Power buttons until the phone vibrates and reboots (about 10 seconds).
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Hello. I am having difficulties finding and installing the bluetooth on my Lenovo Ideapad 100 15IBD. I installed the wireless drivers that i found and also tried to install the realtek driver. In the end when trying to install that one I get an error saying that the " Realtek  bluetooth is not installed on your system". I cannot find the bluetooth listed in device manager. I did a check on Lenovo site using the serial number to find out the specifications and it says that bluetooth is present "Wireless Network: 1x Bluetooth Version 4.0" I do not know what to do next and could not find a solution on the sharepoint. Thanks

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Both the sony and the phone are new

Answer:my l650 phone bluetooth does not connect to my sony bluetooth speaker

Have you put the speaker in pairing mode

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My Laptop Model : HP Pavilion 15-ab267cl  My Sony Bluetooth Head Set model:  Sony mdr-zx330bt I am not able to connect my bluetooth Headset to the Laptop. IN bletooth devices it's not detecting my headset

Answer:laptop Bluetooth is no detecting my sony bluetooth headset -...

Hi, You have to allow your Sony is discoverable. How ? Please check its manual. Normally it MUST have a blue button to press. Regards.

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I just set up win 8 on my computer and was going thru the process of connecting my bluetooth mouse and my bluetooth keyboard. My mouse connected automatically, no problems. When I went to connect my keyboard I got the usual prompt asking you to enter the code, but the code was not accepted no matter how many times I tried. I know for a fact that this keyboard works, because it works fine on my Win 7 OS on the same computer. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated

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I have connnected and paired my MyMuzix Model BT-503 bluletooth speaker. No problems with this procedure. However, I don't know how to activae the bluetooth speaker and can't find any instructions to do so. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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Question: Sony Vaio VGC-V2M

Has anyone used and can comment on the Sony Vaio VGC-V2M or VGC-V517G 17" "all in one" computer? I am needing a new system and like the look of this. Thanks

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I recently installed a WD Caviar SE 160 GB Hard Drive into my 6 year old Sony Vaio PCV-RX560. I removed the shunt per the directions for a single drive and the BIOS for the hard Drive is on auto. I was able to utilize the orig. system recovery software to reinstall XP home. My problem is this: according to the properties option for the C drive, the size of the hard drive installed is 8GB. I believe this is a minimum defaultsize. Does anyone know what to do to fully utilize the new 160GBHD. I hope this makes sense - My computer skills are, to say the least, lacking.

Thanks.
 

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I v had it 3 years no problems up till now, its a sve1513b4f,I5, 6 gb ram, 2.60 ghz, 500 gn free memory
Recently the battery died and I barely if ever used the battery, right now its constantly overheating the fans on full when all I have running is this web page, recently got an external sound card don't know if that's a factor, its booting up very slowly, Recently I got a message to repair drivers on the c drive which I did, still booted up very slowly after, I have had it on for hours on end everyday for music and surfing the web, please advice what I can do to repair, a system restore or clean out the fan?

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Question: sony vaio

i have a vaio desktop on windows XP with two disk drives a C and a D, the C is the main one. I want to run a recovery which will wipe Didk C. I am just wondering if the content on D will b removed aswell?

thanks james

Answer:sony vaio

unplug D to make sure
the recovery should not erase any info

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I v had it 3 years no problems up till now, its a sve1513b4f, I5, 6 gb ram, 2.60 ghz, 500 gb free memory Recently the battery died and I barely if ever used the battery, right now its constantly overheating the fans on full when all I have running is this web page, recently got an external sound card don't know if that's a factor, its booting up very slowly, Recently I got a message to repair drivers on the c drive which I did, still booted up very slowly after, I have had it on for hours on end everyday for music and surfing the web, please advice what I can do to repair, a system restore or clean out the fan?
 

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Question: Sony Vaio Help

Hello, i have a new Sony Vaio (not sure model) running vista basic (i think) just bought last christmas.

Two days ago i was playing a game (as usual) then it just out of the blue started to shut down and install the regular updates displaying 1 of 3 0% regretably i held down the power to shut it down immediately. I restarted it and it started to boot normally until the after the windows sign appears it goes to installing updates 3 of 3 0% stays for about 1-3 mins then says shuting down then does so and restarts and completes the process over.

Im not sure why i had the random crash (maybe the game?) in the first place but im thinking the boot files were messed up when i held the power key (because it says please do not shutdown when its installing) but ive tried just about everything i know to do which is just trying everything in the boot menu the ONLY way i can actually boot up (which is in safe mode) is like "boot recovery seystem" or something like that in the advanced boot mode options which is pretty much the only thing that works AT ALL. the only other thing that seems to work is going into that blue screen where i can set a system password or change the boot order (where i think is where you start the recovery discs (which i do not have)). But getting into the recovery safe mode thing i tried to system restore to an earlier date. the recovery process takes place normally until i get to finalizing recovery process.. then it just sticks. I left it overnight t... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio Help

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Question: Sony Vaio

Help he if you can pls.
i got a sont laptop model number VGN-NS20E but wouldn't boot up. It come with no windows DVD but did have the product code on the back on the laptop and was running Vista Pro. So i bought an upgrade disc of window 7 (genuine copy) The problem is that when it booted up there was 2 partitions one saying OEM approx 10Gb and the 2nd saying Partition two showing 232Gb. i tried to go over the OEM windows and it wouldn't allow me as it said that the folder was corrupt. This is now where i realy made a big boo boo i removed all the partitions and had just one big hard drive. Now when i try to install Win 7 i click install now it put in the first part of installing windows where a 'tick' shows up beside it then when it goes to the next part (expanding Windows Files ) it just sits at 0% have left it for about 2hours and nothing. so i turned it off and started again but it just does the same thing.
Any help guys i would be greatly appreciative!!!!!

Thanks

Paul

Answer:Sony Vaio

Reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

Next wipe the HD of any corrupt code: Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
DISKPART At PC Startup

Boot the Win7 DVD, choose Custom install, create your partition(s) as desired, format to try install.

Next: Unplug all other HD's and peripherals. Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install.

If these fail: test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Test your HD with maker's diagnostic/repair CD extended scan: HD Diagnostic

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I bought a Vaio in 2002 and i left it in my car the other day on accident. It may be a coincidence with leaving it in the car, but now it doesnt go past the SONY screen before it says "MISSING OPERATING SYSTEM." This is one of several messages im getting seeing that ive tried starting it 100 times. It will also say......

"SMART failure predicted on HARD disk 0: (then it has a heart symbol here). WARNING:immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. "

Sometimes when it has this message, instead of having the heart symbol after the begining.....it will have "IBM-DJSA-220-(PM)"

Im not sure what any of this means. I was given system recovery CDs with the computer and most of the time when i try to run them it says "program terminated." One time it DID go through with the system recovery, but when it restarted the computer........after the sony screen it said missing operating system again.

Now.......somehow after turning computer on and off a million times, one time it just decided to come on. Is there anything that i can look at now since the computer booted up to try and figure out whats wrong. I have the strangest feeling that if I turn it off again it will not reboot.

One time while running the recovery discs it came up and said

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Answer:Need help with SONY VAIO

Your hard drive is about to die. That is what S.M.A.R.T is made for is error detecting on your hard drive which is a very good feature. I would backup right now all your important data while you can before it is to late. Then install a new hard drive and see if that cures all your problems.

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I have a sony vaio laptop vpcej in white, but this past few days the trackerpad and the left button beside the trackerpad has started to fade in color, is there any way to disguise this or will the whole thing need replaced,

Answer:Sony vaio help

Suggest you contact Sony Support via email which can be found in this link - I contacted them this way only yesterday about a problem with my surround sound system and had a reply within a few hours. [Sony Support]

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I need the drivers and installation disk that accompanies the above sony picture book, i have tried the sony website and had success with drivers for xp.. but it isnt very helpful for drivers for win 2000, can anyone help.thanks dave

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Try click here

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Have anyone try this computer?
you can see it there
http://www.getgiftsforfree.com/index.php?ref_id=90385
do u think is a good buy?

Answer:Sony vaio

no, it's a sony vaio, didn't even look at the link.

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Question: SONY VAIO Help

Hi
Can you please help, I would like to buy a Sony Vaio laptop but am confused, the Vaio 3JOE is 4GB and the 4JOE is 3GB, also which is the newer model ? (I can get either for the same price).
Thanks.

Answer:SONY VAIO Help

I would suspect that the 3JOE is older than the 4JOE as 3JOE as been reduced on most sits to £431.10

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left room and returned to find screen black (not blue). Tried reboot, removed battery and replaced and tried reboot. Nothing.
 

Answer:Sony Vaio

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Hi
I have a Sony Vaio PCV-V1/G. When connected to the Internet the task manager shows the CPU to be at 100% and the screen keeps locking. I have used Microsofts latest "fix it" programme to remove some add ons etc but it has made no difference. The C drive is currently 95% full and the computer has 1GB RAM.
Can anyone suggest a fix please?

Answer:Sony Vaio CPU at 100%

Your problem could easily be the lack of space on the HDD especially with limited RAM as Windows is probably trying to run the indexing service and to use some HDD space as memory.
You should try to free up some HDD space, but really you need a larger HDD and probably more RAM.

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Has anyone Purchased the above computer, if so I should be grateful for any information on itclick here

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Question: Sony VAIO K23

Want a brand new Sony VAIO K23 for about £21?

Follow this link;
http://www.getgiftsforfree.com/index.php?ref_id=40682

Answer:Sony VAIO K23

No spamming and doubleposting allowed.

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i have a sony vaio that is refubished i have also put some new hardware in tne comp such as video card pny geforce 9500gt also 3gig of ram also a desktop pci card by belkin. now the problem is that before i did this i had went to office depo an had a free pc check up an they said that my video driver was mess up an that my ethernet was old an i needed a new one the reason i had went to them is that my monitor will not come on an i have 2 other pc an that monitor worked on them so once i did all this the com work very good then when i went to sleep an woke up the next morning turn on the cpu everthing came on but the monitor said no in put signal so i check it with the other pc again an it work so i took the video card back an got a new one the same model. then i put it back in the com an the same thing happen again so i talk to the tech at the store he said that sounds like my power supply die or my motherbroad he was leaning towards the power supply so i got a coolmax v-500 an put that in an still the same thing so i would like to know if anyone can help me with this problem
 

Answer:sony vaio

Did the machine work after you added the new hardware?
 

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Hi there, thanks for the 2 responses on this subject, both of which say that the C drive is needs more space. Is it possible for me to re-partition the hard drive as the D has lots of unused space?
Thanks

Answer:Sony Vaio CPU at 100%

Please don't start a new thread to get answers on an exiting subject. Add you feedback in the box under the original and post there. We will see it.

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Hi, my wife has a Sony vaio with windows 7 installed. The kids were on it and it shut down with the blue screen coming up on reboot. I have been into the bios and it states there is only 3gb on the hard drive instead of 300+ that should be there. I didn't make any back up discs and cannot system restore. Does anyone have any reasonably priced ideas as to a solution to this problem. If any more info is required I can add if needed. Thank you for your time.
 

Answer:Sony vaio

If the system needs to be completely reformatted, your best bet is to go to Sony's website and order a set of factory restore discs. The factory restore discs should not require a reactivation of Windows or the purchase of a new license code.

If you have important files, note that a factory restore will delete them.

To get the files, try starting the PC in Safe Mode by tapping the "F8" key. If this works, you should be able to transfer them to a USB flash drive or external hard drive. Before reinstalling the files, scan the files with a program such as Malware Bytes (http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756) to be sure the kids didn't accidentally download any creep.

Hope this helps.
 

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Question: my pc vaio sony

My pc is a black page, with operating sistem not found. It's Vista.
I can do nothing to open it
What can I do.
I have de cd for the recovery

thank you
Brijou
 

Answer:my pc vaio sony

Operating System not found means hard drive error. Some spots on the HD cannot be read during bootup.

Here's how to boot up your system using Linux to rescue data:

Go here to download Ubuntu 10.04 ( There is a newer version, but I am going by my existing setup, so follow along and choose 10.04 ) http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/lucid/ Save the iso file.

Then download ImgBurn from here: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Install ImgBurn and run it.

Choose "Write Image to Disc"

At the top of the Imgburn window, where it says "Source" click on the folder with maginfying glass icon; Then navigate to where you saved the ISO file.

Then click on the bottom area of the window depicting hd write to CD.

That should create the CD.

Now you want to boot with the CD on your PC. Check your BIOS so that it chooses to boot using the CD first. You are looking for the Boot menu, boot priority, or something along that line.

Once you boot into Ubuntu, pull down the Places pull down menu. Choose the ## GB Filesystem. That would be your hard drive. You will be able to see all folders in your drive. Now copy off the files you want to a USB memory stick.
 

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Question: Sony Vaio FXA 36

Hi everyone.

Ive got a problem, I own a Sony Vaio FXA36 laptop, and i recently installed Windows 2000 on it (rather than the factory XP) Now it wont correctly manage the power. (It wont wake up if you set it to Sleep or close the LCD)

Sony Does not Support Win2000 on the FXA36, so they are no help.

Does anyone know of a Driver out there that would fix this?
(Im sure i had one but now cant find it)

Thanks Alot-

(I also posted this in The Windows 2000 section, but its now been burried there, with no answers, i thought someone might be able to help me over here, Thanks Again)
 

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my computer has never recognized a cd when i insert it in my f drive. i have no icon.what should i do
 

Answer:sony vaio

First check to be sure the cable inside the computer that goes to the CD ROM is seated in the CD ROM properly. If it is loose this will happen. If it is a new system with a seal you may have to take it back to let them check. Also the BIOS may not be set up to recognize the CD ROM.

 

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Question: Sony Vaio VGC-M1

Does anyone have any experience of the above computer?
I have one that won't boot into windows, I have gone through the recovery process and gets part way into booting into windows and then reboots itself. I have tried reloading Windows Xp on its own and again it reboots at the same spot.
I have fitted some new memory but this made no difference, this model seems to be a bit of a hybrid as it uses some laptop parts and some desktop parts. I suspect repairing it will be expensive, does anyone have any suggestions?
 

Answer:Sony Vaio VGC-M1

Have you tried removing the memory that you added to see if that helps?
 

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Yeah I know I post a lot, sorry. I'm just new to a lot of things when it comes to building, repairing computers and getting the right parts, and with that when is it ever not a good thing to ask a lot of questions, you can never be to sure about things, Thanks to you guys my first build was nearly flawless and all is going well.

On to the subject at hand, My gf has a laptop that she has been nagging me to fix for the longest time but ive been putting all my builds and repairs first. Anyway, The Hard drive went out in this laptop and a guy linked me to a compatible 80GB HD
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3212548&CatId=2675 It's 50 some dollars and i thought that's just a bit much for an old P4 laptop, Ive looked on ebay but the prices are just as bad, but really i don't know exactly what to look for; as to some of you guys on here may be able to find me a better deal. Thanks!
 

Answer:Sony Vaio pcg-k45 HDD.

So before this post get's lost, anyone have any ideas?
 

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Question: Sony Vaio Tap 11

The Tap 11 is officially on sale with ship dates of next week. Also it came in $100 cheaper than I expected for the i5 Y-series processor so once you factor in the cost of a Type Cover it's actually a little cheaper than the 128 GB Surface Pro 2. If the lack of 'lapability' isn't a huge concern for you and then it's worth considering this device as well. Every device has its compromises but this one looks like it's going to be the one for me.
While there is still an IR blaster and NFC it looks like, at least in the initial offering of models, there doesn't appear to be GPS and SIM card options so bummer.
After noticing the i7 Y-series option can turbo boost to 2.9 Ghz compared to 1.9 Ghz of the Y-series i5 (and the 2.6 Ghz turbo boost of the SP2's U-series i5) i think i'm going to fork out the extra cash for the i7 even though it's only a dual-core chip. I was concerned about editing RAW photos with a Y-series CPU but a 2.9 Ghz turbo boost should make that much more tolerable.
Also I've read that Best Buy will have these in stores so I look forward to trying it out before buying. While I like there being a physical Windows button so I can hold it in portrait mode without worrying about hitting a capacitive button supposedly the build quality of the button isn't the greatest.
Reviews:Sony VAIO Tap 11 review | PC ProSony VAIO Tap 11 review: meet Sony's answer to the Surface ProSony VAIO Tap 11 Review - SlashGearSony VAIO Tap 11 Review | Tablet ReviewsSony Vaio Tap 11 Review - ... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio Tap 11

Can you keep me updated when you receive it (or try it in the store)? My old laptop crashed today and I'm really interested in this one. Thx in advance!

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Question: Sony Vaio???

I just got a sony vaio for my schooling. I am going to be an "animator" if fate sees it fit. I wanted to see what you guys thought about it! the "pros & cons"

It is a Sony Vaio VGN-ZS110
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
T2400 @ 1.83GHz
1.83GHz, 1.00GB of RAM

That is what it said in the "system properties"


 

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Hi Everyone....Happy New Year!

My Vaio started going to safe mode after "recovering from a serious" problem. I got the dreaded blue screen telling me the video display hardware/software was acting up.

I was not able to boot up without Cntrl-Alt-Delete!

Now, she will not boot up one last time so I can dump my HD of some much needed data.

Is there any way to tell if I can replace the ATI 9200 card or....is this one terminal?

I need one more boot. For now, it will not even light up the screen.

Thanks! Brent Coleman
 

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Question: Sony Vaio Di

Hi ya'll, I am having an issue doing a bunch of stuff on my computer ever since I installed a fresh version of Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio VGN-SZ670N.  It used to run Vista from the factory.
 
Once I installed the fresh copy of Windows 7 all the SONY functions that came with the computer have gone to <expletive>!!
 
I keep tapping my mouse button when i am typing thus making the cursor go random places and my text to appear in these random places.
 
I can't adjust the brightness of my screen in control panel power options.
 
My Fn keys are not working..
 
The thumbprint fingerprint reader doesn't work.
 
I have gone to the Sony site and there's just a plethora of stuff there to download and I really don't know what needs to be downloaded for the full functionality of the laptop or even if it's the right downloads since I am now running Windows 7 and all that "bloatware" was made to run on Vista?
 
 
http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VGNSZ670N&LOC=3#/downloadTab
 
^^ this link is all the drivers exe's and what not for my specific laptop running Vista.
 
I know I need Shared Library and Setting Utility Series Software These are the two links for the Windows 7 versions of it:
 
http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=VPCZ21CGX&upd_id=6832&os_group_id=6
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VPCYB13KXP&upd_id=8706&os_group_id=5
 
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Answer:Sony Vaio Di

Go to Sony eSupport, select the version of Windows 7 you installed (32-bit or 64-bit) and install all of the drivers listed there.

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I have a sony vaio pc and I was wondering how to open the case to install more memory?
 

Answer:sony vaio

whats the model? it appears there may be different ways depending on the model. on most laptops, there is a panel with 1 screw on one end...take out the screw, open the panel, and thats where the memory goes.
 

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Question: Sony Vaio Fax

Can you plz tell me how to set up the fax plz
I have a lexmark printer and would like to set them up
thank you

Answer:Sony Vaio Fax

What Model is the Lexmark printer?

Do you have an installation CD for the printer? What is the version?

Is the printer software already installed on the PC?

Is there a phone line connected to the printer?

Does the telephone line come straight from the wall to the printer?

Has the telephone line already been tested with a telephone to make sure you have a dial tone on the line?

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Question: Sony Vaio PCV-550

Hi, I reformatted my computer and I can't find any ethernet controller driver. I looked at the Sony site and they don't have anything. Any help appreciated, thank you.
 

Answer:Sony Vaio PCV-550

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-system.pl
 

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Question: Sony VAIO Help

Hello, my brother has a Sony VAIO model PCV-A11L.
Something went wrong in his computer and he had to reformat.
The reformatting process went fine but he cannot access the internet due to his lack of drivers.
I checked Sony's site for the drivers, but his computer model doesn't even exist in their database.
When I do type it in, it gives a # of different models (that aren't his) to select from.
I've tried a few of the modem drivers for those models and none of them seem to work either saying "this driver is not intended for this model)
Can anyone help me find the driver for it?
Thanks.

edit- few more information.
He didn't reinstall the OS that it came with, (Windows XP Media Center Edition) but installed Windows XP SP 2 instead. Does this effect the compatibility of the driver?
 

Answer:Sony VAIO Help

junkimages said:


edit- few more information.
He didn't reinstall the OS that it came with, (Windows XP Media Center Edition) but installed Windows XP SP 2 instead. Does this effect the compatibility of the driver?Click to expand...

Most likely? No.

What's the model number?
Many model numbers have prefix or suffixes, that you don't need when searching for a model number (Granted- most should realize that number is a valid one though).

Like many NICs or Graphic Cards have an "L" at the end to specify low profile.... The drivers are the same exact as the non-L ones, but if you search for the one with the L on the end it might not come up with anything.

Just my two cents. If you post the model # someone might be able to tell you!
 

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To start i apologize if this in in the wrong section.

Right i have just signed up after hours looking on the internet to still be out of luck on fixing my laptop.

I got a 2nd hand Sony VAIO (PCG-71311M) from a friend, so i was in the stage of cleaning all the data off from the laptop, selected "restore factory settings", but now everytime i turn the laptop on i get a black screen with "Operating System Not Found_".

My friend did not have any form of recovery disk or Windows 7 disk, only otherthing apart from the laptop itself is the charger.

What can i do to get the laptop back up and running? Any help is greatly appreciated!

thanks.

Edit: To add i have clicked the F10 key until i get "Edit Boot Options" clicked Enter and then get the VAIO Care Rescue screen. I have try to start recovery but it gets to 6% and then stops.
 

Answer:Sony VAIO

Recovery typically doesn't work at all without the recovery discs.

At this point, I'd suggest purchasing the retail version of the OS of your choice, and installing fresh.
 

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alright my friend has a sony vaio.. it actually cant play HL2 without extreme lag.. and it cost $1100.. sad i know.. but he wants to buy another video card.. and theres no AGP.. its the "ISony Vaio PCV-RS720G" .. it has PCI-e or PCI.. im almost sure its just PCI.. but all he wants to do is get a new graphics card for $100 so that he can play HL2 and CS: source with no lag.. thats all hes trying to accomplish.. can anyone help?
 

Answer:Help with this sony vaio

it might not be the card. Might be malware or somthing here are some cards anyway:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121180 (if pci-e)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133134 (pci)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814139166 (pci)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102533 (pci)

Nice site to see how your pc is for hl2 http://www.half-life2.org.uk/check.php
 

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Question: Sony Vaio to TV??

I have a sony Vaio desktop but no monitor for it, its literally sitting in my bedroom so i was thinking, what do i need to plug it up to my TV?? its all video card ready and have a cable (Svideo out to a yellow plug thingy majig ) but that wont plug directly into my Tv, what else do i need???
 

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Question: Sony Vaio

I recently purchased a Sony Vaio for school. The problem I am having is I can't connect to the internet with it via wireless. It will connect with dial up. Is there a way to test the wireless unit and what kind of settings do I need to use?
 

Answer:Sony Vaio

what kind of router do you have?
are you using vista?
 

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I have a sony Vaio PCG-k25 1g ram 70 hdd, I upgraded to vista and i cant get any of the sony updates to work,  its not my main computer but i would like it to work at full capability.i have a 17" monitor but the vista will only show as a 14" and my external monitor port wont work either.   what should i do???

Answer:Sony vaio

Quotei cant get any of the sony updates to workWhat happens?Quotei have a 17" monitor but the vista will only show as a 14" and my external monitor port wont work eitherMore details, please.

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Recently, my computer has been using way more memory than it should be using. When I first boot up and just have a couple applications open its already using 4 gb. And since this has been happening I've noticed significant drops in performance, especially playing games.

I took screenshots of the amount of RAM it said I was using and then the list of the all the processes it said I had running. I added up all of the list and it was 2,137,406 kb when on the performance window it said I was using 5.46 gb so I don't know where that additional 3.36 gb is coming from.

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I reformatted a Vaio and now the wifi drivers do not work. When I was reformatting it I noticed there was a recovery partition of 62 gb, how can I use this as the default?

Answer:Help with Sony Vaio

You would have to boot into the recovery manager menu by pressing the specified key for recovery at the BIOS splash screen.

Alternatively, you can just install the wifi driver yourself which would be faster IMO lol.

What model of Vaio is it?

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Question: Sony vaio SZ

Hye, i currently have a sony vaio SZ430n i have hybrid graphics and my main card is a geforce go 7400 with about 320 mb of memeory, when i play games it only uses 64mb of that memory and i was wondering why?

Answer:Sony vaio SZ

How do you know it uses only 64mb?

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Question: Sony Vaio?

yes yes, its over priced I know.

but I like their styling and specifically the SZ and the new SR and Z series
(c'mon weighs in @ 4lbs and got a discrete gfx card(although weak) and was one of the thinnest nb before mac air came along... count me in)

I've got the SZ but recently a fan just went berserk... like super loud all the time
before it was quiet...

what do you guys think?

open it up and check it out?
or drop it like its hawt and get a new one (don't have to be a Vaio)

Answer:Sony Vaio?

Has the warranty expired yet? It would be cheaper to get the fan replaced than to buy a new laptop. Try blowing the dirt out of the cooling vents with canned air. The fan maybe running at high speed because of the extra heat.

I wish all laptops were built like my Dell Inspiron 9100. The fans are user replaceable. They just pop right out the bottom.

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Question: Sony Vaio TT

Technology Blog Archive Sony VAIO TT Ultraportable - First Look Review

Sweet! I want one of these.

Answer:Sony Vaio TT

sony laptops are generally way overpriced. I'm sure that little guy will be no different.

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old hard drive went bad so i got one from e bay . installed it and i get BOOTMGR MISSING i tried to load windows xp so i can format the drive but cd wonr load up to set up . i went into bios menu and didnt see a dvd rom drive but did see OPTICAL DRIVE am thinking that this is the dvd drive. still nothing ...is this hard drive bad or is there a way i can load something on the drive to fix it ? what can i do please help ...thank you ...bty i do see the hard drive in the bios
 

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Question: Sony Vaio

How can i remove both side panels on a sony vaio to remove the existing DVD drive to install a new DVD drive.
 

Answer:Sony Vaio

all you have to do is open one panal (the left one), unscrew the drive, remove cables and pull it out from the front
 

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Question: Sony Vaio help!

So I have had several problems with my sony vaio that I bought 9 months ago. It is running windows 7 home premium.

about 4 weeks ago it became really slow and simple tasks, like right clicking or going into folders didn't work or froze my entire computer. I'm a technology and art student at WPI so I have a lot of programs on my computer (the adobe suite, Maya, Microsoft office2010, Skype, just to name the most used/ largest). I never had much open at once though. It froze constantly and was not running smoothly so I reformatted it.

After reformatting it worked great! at least for 4 weeks... Today it gave me the blue screen of death, which I thought no longer existed. I was only running Skype and chrome at the time. I manually restarted and started a virus scan using Mcafee's on demand scan. It scanned for about 3.5 hours then stared to freeze up/ not respond. I opened chrome to google something and thats when it got real slow. I closed the internet but my computer screen went black and slowly came back then there was nothing but the desktop background, I could't even ctr alt delete (it gave me an error message). So I had to restart again and opened in safe mode. But it game a a crazy I/O error while in safe mode. two actually.

I have no idea what is wrong with it. I took it to my college's help desk the first time i reformatted and they just told me to wipe it.

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Answer:Sony Vaio help!

Quote:





Originally Posted by Logan12


One other thing. When I was going through my windows.old file the other day, I went into downloads and a message came up saying it detected a virus or corrupted file ( i cant remember which) and I just immediately deleted the entire downloads folder.





hmmm, can I recommend something for you ?

Can you download mssentials and anti-malware bytes and let malware bytes do a scan and see what it picks up ?
Also it might be a good idea to clean out your system clutter rather than doing a unnecessary wipe.

Download a ccleaner CCleaner - Download

Download a defraggler Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download

Both of these and that should help get you right back on track.

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Question: Sony VAIO DOA...

I am trying to help a friend with his laptop. It is a Sony VAIO VPCEE23FX. Apparently this laptop has a bad hard drive and I'm trying to figure out if it's toast or if it's something that can be fixed. I chatted with the Sony help person for a while and he advised me that since it was out of warranty that he really couldn't help me too much.

Upon turning on the power I can get the Sony logo to appear then it immediately goes to S.M.A.R.T. has detected a hard disk error. Back up your files. Press ESC to continue...

Once you press ESC it tries to boot and gives this message "Operating System Not Found". Although if you press F10 over and over you can get into a series of Windows screens that will allow you to go to the System Recovery thingy, but it never gets past 6%.

Of course we don't have any of the original disks, although I did make a boot DVD, but the machine won't read it, even after changing the boot sequence to reflect that.

Help?

Answer:Sony VAIO DOA...

If SMART says something is wrong, 99.9% of the time, it is true. Most likely there is something corrupt on your hard drive. I fear the only thing you can do is get a new HDD and reinstall Windows. But as you don't have the install discs, there is little you can do.

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Question: Sony Vaio

I have been looking everywhere on the sony site to rma a sony vaio.
I can't find any rma procedure, only repair the laptop for stupid money!

thanks
 

Answer:Sony Vaio

Greetings, Needhelp1.

Check this page.

You're probably going to have to use that phone number regardless if you purchased the machine locally or online.
 

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This pc is a 2007 just so you know but every time i turn it on i see the images below. This is before it even loads from the hard drive. I did do a complete reinstall because i got in from another guy but it gets stuck in the process where it says (Preparing for windows to start for the first time). Though this might be a bios issue but the bios is super basic please help?

http://img80.imageshack.us/i/img0025ls.jpg/

and
http://img718.imageshack.us/i/img0026bzp.jpg/

 

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My SONY VAIO, PCG-NV100P, cannot turning on, how about that? The fan and the power lamp indicator doesn't turning on too.
 

Answer:Sony VAIO

Sounds like a dead power supply. Can you get your hands on another one to test?
 

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its windows xp pro is there a way i can charge my ipod when its connected to my laptop insted of the ipod useing its own battery???

Answer:sony vaio help

Can't you plug it into the USB port on the computer? Read your iPod manual, or read about it on the web site

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you guys helped me years ago with this.. how do I open the case on my sony VAio rx360ds?

I think my ethernet card is bad .and I want to change it .:cry
 

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http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?p=416217
 

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Question: Sony Vaio pcv-w2

hi, im an IT support technician i got a sony vaio pcv-w2 computer in (its like a pc/tv) anyway the hard drive had failed, so i put in a new drive and installed xp home, but im having real trouble finding the drivers for it (sony cleverly put these on a hidden partition on the hdd abd dont supply a cd).

i downloaded a file called pre- installed drivers from the sony vaio website for this model(most unhelpful support site ive come across in my 2 and a half years as a techie) but the multimedia video and audio drivers and an unknown device are still not installed, ive tried a number of different drivers witch i thought will have solved the audio but no luck,

has anyone got one of these who could email me the drivers? it would be much appreciated,

cheers
Dave
 

Answer:Sony Vaio pcv-w2

of the drivers are not available from the Sony site a bit of detective work is needed.

Down load Belarc advisor and run it on the Sony to obtain the detailed list of contro;;ers and bus adaptors you have. If you can't download, down laod ir elsewhere and copy it over.

Once you have the definition and manufacturer of the adaptors check which ones are not installed.

Go to that manufacturer's web site and locate your chipset and download their generic drivers.
Sounds too easy - it has taken a week to get the Sony drivers I need having gone from xpmce to xp pro.

If you post the adaptors I might be able to help with locating generic drivers.
 

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Anyone who has read any of my occasional postings will realise I know absolutely nothing about PC's. However, my neighbour has been ttransferred to Bahrain and gave me this PCIntel Core2 Duo T5600 Processor 1.83GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2MB Cache Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 1GB RAM Memory 300GB Hard Disk Drive Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD RW Drive GeForce Go 7400 Graphics Built-in TV Tuner + Remote Control 802.11g Wireless Network Ready Wireless Keyboard + mouseWhat I need to know is will it take Vista?. I tried to do a compatabily test via MS but it appears I can only do it with the machine I am working on. Any help would be appreciated

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I'd say it will be fine - the graphics may be a slight drawback but otherwise should be fine.

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Hello, I have a sony vaio, and i think that mistakenly i have deleted the program that reads the cds, because now when I enter a cd, it does't read it, as if it wasn't there.
I don't remember the name of the program,
does anyone knows if I could download it somewhere?
thank you

Answer:Sony Vaio cd

Hello Nesiha

1 Do you get an error message?
2 Did you just install/uninstall any propgram recently?
3 Does the CD/DVD drive appear in "My Computer"?

4 Also have a look in Device Manager for any yellow errors beside the CD/DVD drive
Right click My Computer/Properties/Hardware/Device Manager.
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ok i have a sony vaio model: VGN-FW139E. it is a 32bit and its a little slow and seems to be messed up, my problem is i try to fix a problem by downloading something then in turn get another problem how do i clear out the junk that messes things up...also, is my computer compatable with windows 7, will windows 7 fix anything...thank you i know nothing about computers lol

Answer:sony vaio Help!!!!

Originally Posted by davidguy


ok i have a sony vaio model: VGN-FW139E. it is a 32bit and its a little slow and seems to be messed up, my problem is i try to fix a problem by downloading something then in turn get another problem how do i clear out the junk that messes things up...also, is my computer compatable with windows 7, will windows 7 fix anything...thank you i know nothing about computers lol




It is win 7 compatible. Best way to get rid of the junk. do a clean install of win 7. I have been using it for almost a year and love it

ken

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Wot a'RIP-OFF' !!SONY want'Meggabucks' just to enable me to recover Operating System ive already paid for! - they call it Recovery Tool - LISTEN SONY . . .you can stick your PCs and services where the sun dont shine because as far as im concerned - your Company is total RIPP OFF bull*[email protected]:- at least 'Dick Turpin' wore a mask - has anyone got this Recovery Disc? - i would be willing to pay for it of course - My SONY VAIO Desktop is the old all Black version - email me - [email protected]

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i would think this posting would be better off in consumer watch, you dont say what os or problem you are having, ( there may be a way round your issues )it also is not a good idea to publicise your e mail as you have, the yellow envelope by your name is for personal messages/mailing.johnny.

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Need help rebooting ny laptop but I dont know my account administrader password help me pliss

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We sympathize with your situation. Though your question about passwords is most likely legitimate, there are those who would pretend to need such assistance in order to gain unauthorized access to a computer not owned by them. We have no way of confirming ownership or if someone is being truthful with us. As such we don't provide step by step instructions but we certainly can help you find the information you seek.This article describes the Microsoft policy about missing, lost, forgotten, or incorrect passwords...Microsoft support engineers cannot help you retrieve passwords of files and features in Microsoft products that are lost or forgotten.Microsoft policy about lost or forgotten passwordsYou can refer to these Microsoft articles.Forgotten Password Instructions provided by Microsoft:How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or if your password expiresForgotten your Windows XP Home password? - Part 1: IntroductionForgotten your Windows XP Home password? - Part 2: Using a password reset diskForgotten your Windows XP Home password? - Part 3: Setting a new password as an administratorWhat to do if you forget your Windows password in VistaWhat to do if you forget your Windows password in Windows 7Non-Microsoft Forgotten Password Guides:How can I reset the administrator’s password if I forgot it? Password Recovery Tools for WindowsWhat can you do if you forgot your Windows XP administrator password?I Forgot My XP Administrator Password!12 ways how to reset ... Read more

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I just recovered my sony vaio xp home edition 2002 and cant update to service pack 2 then 3, and cant update to windows explorer 7 or beyond. Cant use update site. enabled auto updates but have not recieved 1 update. what can I do?

Answer:SONY VAIO XP SP2

You need to install all the updates before installing SP2 or 3 or go here here to download them yourself then install them. How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

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