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Vaio Sony laptop pcg-61611l internet connection problem.

Question: Vaio Sony laptop pcg-61611l internet connection problem.

Hi
My sony vaio pcg-61611l doesn't let me connect to the internet, or download anything from it, however, it does let me when i open internet explorer 64bit. My wireless connection is alright(I've checked it 10000k times )
My friends told me that what is causing the problem is my internet drivers....you see...i am not a modern person ^~^ dunno **** about computers. So i wanted to know a way to fix my internet drivers, now remember that i cant download anything from the internet u.u please help q-q

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Answer: Vaio Sony laptop pcg-61611l internet connection problem.

Oh Oh i forgot to tell you guyz that once my laptop crashed down so i had to take it to someone and that person placed a whole different system on it, now i cant access sony recovery wizard ( i think thats the name) or Vaio care. Some people told me to reset it to factory settings but heck i dont know how to do it Q.Q. So im asking you guyz please tell me whats the best method to solve this issue q-q thanks.

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Hello,

I've looked all over and tried everything, and still cannot find the solution to my problem.

For some reason, my computer (Windows 7) will not open executable files or files that require an executable to run. Please take the following into consideration:

1. Because of this I cannot get on a browser to download any sort of help such as ComboFix or MBAM.
2. I've tried all the different RKILL and DDS files. Renaming them doesn't seem to "trick" the malware.
3. Notepad and Calc works.
4. When I watch the task manager, I notice that any process that attempts to load with a *32 (32bit) next to it is killed after a few seconds (these include the RKILL files).
5. I've attempted starting programs via the task manager window and the command prompt.
6. I've tried the exefix.reg route. The merge is made successfully but it doesn't seem to have done anything.
7. The same outcome is also seen in all Safe Modes.
8. Restoring to an earlier point results in no change.

This seemed to have taken effect overnight; yesterday everything was fine. I don't know what else to do and am on the brink of defeat. Can anyone offer any assistance to this matter?

Thanks in advance.

El

Answer:Sony Vaio PCG-61611L Infected (Nothing Opens) Need help!

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the computer is a Sony Vaio and operates on windows Vista.we use satt internet with a wireless router.  The computer has been updated on virus issues and will connect to the net fine most of the time. but after being idol for a while the net will loose connection yet the wireless card is pickiing up router and there is no issues with the actual satt connection.  Normally I have to restart the computer and the connection comes back with no problems.  Though alot of the times the laptop will not fully restart.  It goes to a screen saying "computer restarting" and will just sit there and never restart.. I have to turn the power off and back on. Then the operating system comes to the black screen and asks if i want to start in normal mode or safe mode.  I click normal mode and it starts back up fine until the net locks up again.. It usually runs fine as long as i dont sit idle long enough for the screen saver to come up.  Any help on the issue is would be appreciated.geeray

Answer:laptop net connection and restart problem (sony vaio w/vista)

DownloadMalwarebytesandSASRun full scans and see what comes up you may also want to tryAVGIf you have no anti-virus software

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I am running a widescreen laptop on 1280 X 800 resolution. I need to keep running the laptop screen at the same time as having an external display on a 4:3 ratio of 1280 X 1024.How do i set the laptop up to do this?

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop VGA Connection

What is the onboad video, eg NVidia

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Hi all, I own a Sony Vaio VPCCW computer, Windows 7 64 bit home edition. My laptop has an Atheros AR9285 wireless adapter which I have updated the drivers for recently, I believe. I'm at a university that has multiple access points to their wireless network, so I DO NOT have login access to my router. Upon connecting to the wireless network and opening a web browser, I'm supposed to be redirected to a little submission form page where I enter a university username and password so I can have access to the internet.

Lately, I have been connecting to the wifi network and I have not been redirected to the login page, instead I get a "page not found" type error in chrome, firefox, IE, etc. I should note that when I am experiencing these troubles, PCs and Macs that are in the same room as my laptop do not have an issue connecting at all. This problem occurs very randomly, and it fixes itself after about 20 minutes. It would be very annoying to not have internet when I need it, however. I have read up a bit about similar errors on this forum and so I know that whoever reads this will probably ask for a Xirrus screenshot, so I have attached that. Unfortunately right now I am connected just fine, so I didn't get the chance to grab an ipconfig text for pasting here. I'll try restarting my laptop to force the problem, and I'll edit it in/reply if I can get it to work.

My network is "webster-wifi"

Thanks for looking into my problem!

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Answer:Sony Vaio Atheros AR9285, No Internet Connection

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I'm running Windows 7 on my Vaio and randomly while working my internet connection fails and I have to reboot the connection. This doesn't happen with my other laptop, Dell, also Windows 7. What could be the problem and an effective fix? thanks!!
 

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I currently have a problem with my Wi-Fi connection on my laptop. It will be working fine then suddenly wont find any connections! I then restart the laptop then it will work for a while then cut out again. Any help will be much appreciated, Thanks.

Answer:Sony Vaio Wi-Fi Connection problem

More info required please - What is the OS; have you Updated drivers or anything recently?
Possibly a simple visit to Device Manager would fix it.
First of all find the Wifi Network Adapter and uninstall it. Restart the laptop and let it reinstall the Adapter and see if this solves the issue.
If not then select the Adapter properties and update the Driver.
If still no good, visit the Sony Website and download the latest driver for your OS.

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Hi,

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop . Spilled some liquid and it is not able to connect to internet using Wifi or through ethernet cable.The USB ports also have stopped working so i cannot connect it to a wireless adapter.

Showed this to Geeksquad agent at Bestbuy and he told me that this could be a motherboard problem and nothing much can be done about it.

So basically i have a working laptop that i cannot to internet.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Sam
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Wireless and Ethernet Network Connection not working

probably is a mother board
did you dry it out completely

some vaio have a PC expresscard slots - its possible this may work
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExpressCard
 

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Hi all,


I was wondering whether you could help, ever since I bought my custom built Sony Vaio Duo 13 SVD1321C5E Hybrid Laptop back in July/August 2013 I keep on experiencing intermittent connection issues where the connection keeps on dropping
when browsing the Internet, remotely accessing the network at work using Remote Desktop and downloading files in which I have to keep on switching between our broadband connection as well as my 4G connection in order to temporarily fix
the problem as well as switching between the dongle Sony provided to me when I complained back in 2013 with again switching between our broadband connection as well as my 4G connection in order to temporarily fix the problem.
I'm now at a point where I am so tempted to reinstall the laptop using a fresh of copy of Windows 8 Pro as it came with this OS to begin with in which it has now been upgraded to Windows 8.1 with the latest Sony drivers, I did upgrade to Windows
10 Pro last month but was informed by Sony on their information pages that a couple of the laptop features wouldn't work when upgrading to Windows 10 Pro in which downgraded within the 30 days of upgrading to Windows
10 Pro and had to do a further refresh as the display tiles on the Metro screen in Windows 8.1 Pro wouldn't display properly and reverted back to Windows 8 Pro with all the software that came... Read more

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Hello! I have an issue with my Sony Vaio laptop. Here's what's going on. The computer came from one of those rent a center places. So of course it has a sketchy past. So we don't know much of the history of it. And when we got the laptop it had a ton of Vaio applications that I thought was unncessary. One of them being their little internet connection application. Well, come to find out it was kinda important because ever since we've been having spotty connection with the internet everywhere we are. I do have internet at home with a cord. So I put it in and sometimes it even has issues detecting that. I've restored the computer a couple times to get the internet back. And it halfway worked. I even went to the Vaio site. Got the proper application. Downloaded it. Then attempted to install it back. And the problem just got worse. Would there be anyone on here who has knowledge on Vaio's to help?

Thanks,

Mark

P.S. I will do anything to help this cause. So any diagnostics you ask me to run I will do them. Promise.

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Having Issues With Internet

What is the model of this Vaio?

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I am trying to connect to the internet and the wireless appears disconnected. I've gone to the control panel to change adapter settings and the laptop is still disconnected. Someone please help me solve this problem asap. Thank you.

Answer:Sony Vaio laptop does not want to connect to internet

Well first; go into the device manager in the control panel and check to make sure there are no question marks or exclamation points by any of the network adapters/connections. Then, I would open a elevated command prompt by doing the following: click start, programs, accessories, then system tools, then right click on command prompt and choose run as administrator. Then type ipconfig /release then once it releases the ip; type a ipconfg /renew. Lastly; I would check your router and try power cycling your modem and router. Unplug both of them; wait about a minute; then plug the modem back in first and let that boot; then plug the router back in and let that boot. Try these things and see if they help ya any. Report back if any or all fail or if they work.

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The Vaio has been intermittently switching on and not seeing the ISP and switching router/laptop off a few times sorts.
This time it can see the router and says it is connected but there is no internet access. I have flushed the DNS, Switched everything attached to router off as I think it is an IP issue.
Assigned an IP by MAC address in the router and nothing is working.
I have ran all sorts of virus checks as well and nothing is working.
Thoughts anyone?
Cheers in advance

Answer:Sony Vaio W7 laptop connecting to router but not internet

Check these settings. Open Network and Sharing centre, select 'change adapter settings', right click your connection adapter, select properties, click on Internet protocol version 4(TCP/IPv4) then click on the properties tab underneath. Make sure 'Obtain an IP address automatically' and 'Obtain DNS server address automatically' buttons are dotted.

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I have been having a problem for a few weeks now and nothing I've done or come across seems to solve the issue!
Basically when I try and connect to my wifi (netgear router) I get a very strong signal but local only access & an unidentified network. I have my desktop & 2 more laptops running off this router so it can't be that.

After failing to connect to wifi I tried to use an ethernet connection to try and update my drivers in hope that would fix the wifi problem. After plugging the ethernet in I was in exactly the same position, I kept getting 'Identifying' appear in network connections which then turned to unidentified and wouldn't allow me to connect to the internet either!

The laptop is about 3-4 years old I think so I did update the drivers but that didn't do anything either, any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Forgot to mention my os is vista
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop won't connect to the internet (wifi or ethernet)

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hey

to all that can help with any ideas please feel free to help ;-)
right to the problem. i use to have a dell inspiron 5160, proper old and out of date plus could never get wireless to work so i bought my second hand but a year old sony vaio vgn-n21m. all seemed good but wireless still wouldnt work?? so i phoned virgin (my supplier of broadband) and after an hour and a half they came to he conclussion hat i had a driver missing. so i called a tech guy round i know. he then after an hour said it was my router that was at fault, so i phone virgin, scream and shout and they sent me a new router. problem is still her. what happens is it says it connects to my wireless but the connection is local, means jack s**t to me but i no i cant get internet out of it, ive tried a few things off u tube lke putting ip address and that dns thingy in manually and it still didnt work.

if u need to know anything that could help you hit me up and ill get back to you but please someone help me lol PLEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE LOL
 

Answer:Solved: sony vaio IS GONNA BE SMASHED! wireless connection problem

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I have a Sony vail. All of a sudden the Internet will not work. It says
"The dependency service or group failed to start."
I have a wireless Usn adaptor from belling

Answer:sony vaio internet problem

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What is your make and model number of your computer? What is the make and model number of the USB wireless adapter?

Did this problem just start to happen? Did you install the correct software for the USB adapter?

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I have Sony vaio laptop pcg-71b11n model. Suddenly stop working. When I press the power button ,for 10 second the processor fun run then stop. But the power button led green color and for the second time presses the power button the battery indicator led will red color .then the processor fun run at high speed .will not stop unless unpledged the power button. What?s the main problem? Is there any one to tell me clearly to trace the problem and maintain. thanks for ur help in advance 

Answer:sony vaio laptop problem

Maybe the battery is very  old had a sudden internal failure. It now draws too much power from the power brick. Can you run the laptop without the battery?Is there any sign of overheating. Be careful; in rare cases battery have become very hot and very dangerous.

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Sorry, wasn't sure exactly what section this problem belonged in, so i'm posting here.

I'm using my sister's Sony Vaio laptop that i decided to downgrade from vista home premium to windows XP. The first thing i should have done should've been to get all the hardware information while on vista.... but i completely forgot. I backed up my general files but not the hardware information.

Now I'm stuck with a brand new installation of windows XP and no internet because XP isn't recognizing my NIC.

I've been googling around for some hours now with nothing.

I've gone to all the main "official" Vaio Sony sites. They all ask for model or product, but for some reason my model doesn't come up anywhere i check. There is also another option to type down your serial and product key which is a 15 digit number. Whereas the first 7 digits are the serial and the 8 other digits the product key. Still it doesn't seem to be a model of any sort... No site recognizes this Vaio model for some odd reason.

Model : PCG-5K1L.

I installed service pack 3, i thought it would at least be able to detect a network card, but to no avail it couldn't.

Everest home edition has no more luck detecting.

In hardware manager the only thing detected was the 1394 firewire port.

This laptop, from what my sister said, came with no manual or other useful information; meaning none.

I'm really stumped on what else I could do. I was thinking i... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio laptop problem...

Well you might want to cehck for the drivers through the site of sony. They'll surely give a link where to download it.
 

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I'm using my sister's Sony Vaio laptop that i decided to downgrade from vista home premium to windows XP. The first thing i should have done should've been to get all the hardware information while on vista.... but i completely forgot. I backed up my general files but not the hardware information.

Now I'm stuck with a brand new installation of windows XP and no internet because XP isn't recognizing my NIC.

I've been googling around for some hours now with nothing.

I've gone to all the main "official" Vaio Sony sites. They all ask for model or product, but for some reason my model doesn't come up anywhere i check. There is also another option to type down your serial and product key which is a 15 digit number. Whereas the first 7 digits are the serial and the 8 other digits the product key. Still it doesn't seem to be a model of any sort... No site recognizes this Vaio model for some odd reason.

Model : PCG-5K1L.

I installed service pack 3, i thought it would at least be able to detect a network card, but to no avail it couldn't.

Everest home edition has no more luck detecting.

In hardware manager the only thing detected was the 1394 firewire port.

This laptop, from what my sister said, came with no manual or other useful information; meaning none.

I'm really stumped on what else I could do. I was thinking if there was maybe some sorta Vaio utility that could.... detect the hardware? or something.

Any help or suggestion on what to do wo... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio laptop problem...

Please tell me that you burnt off your windows vista recovery media before blowing every thing away.

The problem with Sony is that they do not put drivers up on their website. So if you happen to
1. Loose your recovery disk
2. Have a hard drive crash and not burn off your recovery media
3. Roll back from Windows Vista to Xp
then you are up the creek with out a paddle.

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Hi,
I have recently purchased a Sony Vaio Laptop with wifi support that is inbuilt or onboard. I already have a Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard at my home with ram 2 gb, 9800 gtx card and a quad core processor. Now, I connect this pc with a broadband connection at home running 1mbps speed. This motherboard also has a wifi onboard connection. What I am trying to do is setup this wifi connection so that my laptop can also connect to the internet wirelessly. For this I have installed the wifi driver of Asus (something called Asus WiFi-AP @n software) and configured it with giving it a proper connection name and a password. I have successfully done all the wifi network setup wizard on the pc and it is working well. Now the problem is that, my laptop is able to find this wifi connection but after sometime it gives an error saying to troubleshoot network connection and the wifi network disappears from the laptop and again i have to search for this wifi network and the cycle continues. Similarly, when I am trying to connect my Nokia e90 mobile phone with the pc via wifi, my phone is able to pickup the wifi connection and sometimes it is able to connect to the internet and I am also able to browse different websites but sometimes it gives me a gateway time out error. So, can anyone tell me how can i connect my sony vaio laptop to the internet wirelessly by using the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n connection? Also if possible, then please let me know how to connect my phone as well, which i... Read more

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My wife's Sony wouldn't start up today. I started it in Safe Mode with Networking, got to the admin sign in screen, I put in the password, it starts, but then nothing happens. Windows doesn't launch.

All I see now is the words "Safe Mode" on all four corners and "Microsoft Windows (Build 6001: Service Pack 1) on the top.

I can't do anything. Please provide instructions how I can fix this problem. Thank you.

System specs:

Sony Vaio
Windows Vista
Other unknown

thx

Answer:New problem on older Sony Vaio laptop...

Hi -

Boot into recovery using your Vista DVD or the recovery partition. Run System Repair; if no-go, try "Windows System Restore"

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi guys,

I have the strangest problem with my Vaio.

When the battery is plugged in, nothing works. No power up. Zero. Hit the power button as many times as you want and nothing happens at all. This is with AC in too.

As soon as I remove the battery, the laptop goes back to normal with no problems at all. Runs as usual.

Would this be the battery or something more serious?

Please help guys this is driving me insane!

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Very strange problem with sony vaio laptop

This is most likely a short in the battery, replace it!

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I recently bout Sony vaio laptop , it came wid preinstalled windows 7 home premium OS.. But i din liked d os so i upgraded it to windows 7 ultimate... i copied all d drivers from window.old folder.. n everything is working fine except for wifi..
wifi drivers r availabl on sony vaio drivers section for 64 bit windows ultimate but none is working..
my wifi is off & i cant on it..
everything is fine except d wifi

Sony vaio drivers section is crap..installed evi available wifi drivers but of no use..

plzz help me..

Wifi is only working wen i restore my laptop in home premium version..

My Laptop model : SONY VAIO SVE 15118FN

Answer:Problem Regarding Wifi in sony Vaio laptop

d wifi network adaptor is displaying not connected.. had copied d wifi drivers frm windows.old folder & it got installed properly but still not working :-(

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When I press the power button, the screen immediately goes gray before the Sony opening even pops up. I hear the normal bootup sounds and see the front light flickering, and even hear the fan going, but I don't see anything on the screen. I am trying to boot up the laptop but all I get is a blank screen that slowly changes colors from black to blue and back and forth extremely slowly.

I've tried F8 while the computer is starting and can't get into Safe Mode. I've removed the battery and had the computer solely on AC power and that didn't work. I've tried every possible key combination into a blank screen and screen and nothing works.

Please help! Thank you
 

Answer:Booting problem on Sony Vaio Laptop

It sounds as it the backlight or the power supply to the screen has failed. You need a specialist shop to fix it. If you are in the UK, sent me a PM and I will give you the name of a repair shop near Bedford where they can be trusted to fix it.
 

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Hi all! I have a sony vaio VGN-NR120E it seems as though there are a number of critical updates available (from Sony) but I have been unable to download most of them. I contacted Sony support, they said the problem is in my Vaio updater, some sort of registry error I think. I tried scanning/fixing my registry but same thing. The sony website has Vaio downloader updates available but I can't install them due to this problem. The lady from sony said I can't download manually til the problem is fixed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:sony vaio laptop update problem

thanks for your response! and no, that's the site I was using. The updates are there- i can download but won't install on my computer. It states "The update(s) for your models is not available at this time. please try again later. (MessageID=0008)."

File Description UPDATE VAIO® Update Software Update Release Date 6/24/2011 Version 5.4.1.04200 File Size 19.70 MB This utility updates the VAIO Update software to version 5.4.1.04200 and provides improved performance of the VAIO Update application.
File Description CRITICAL VAIO® Update Software Update Release Date 7/09/2010 Version 5.1.1.06090 File Size 9.95 MB This utility updates the VAIO Update software to version 5.1.1.06090 and provides improved performance and features of the VAIO Update application.

---->wont install on my laptop
 

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Hi I have a problem with my Sony Vaio laptop.
When I switch it on it lets me login then the screen goes black and I can't do anything.
Does anyone know how I can fix this or if it's a known problem?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Annoying Sony Vaio Laptop Problem

When I switch it on it lets me login then the screen goes black and I can't do anything
could be a corrupt profile can you log into another account?
which version of windows are you using?

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Hi, I bought a new Sony Vaio Laptop Model SR 520G from Best Buy 10 weeks ago. It came with Win 7 Professional installed. Now I am getting the error message

"The installed battery may not be properly connected to the computer or may not be compatible with the computer. Press OK to hibernate and remove". as soon as I turn it on. It works fine if I remove the battery and run on electric power.
It will only hibernate, I cannot click anywhere else, or get past this. How do I overcome this error? Thank you.
 

Answer:Battery Problem on New Sony Vaio Laptop

I would contact the the supplier as it maybe the battery has failed.......
 

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My sony vaio laptop PCG- 61317L, when i plugged it in to charge, the battery icon starts blinking but it says "plugged in, charging" also the charging LED is blinking orange. When the PC is off the charging LED is fine and battery charge fine also.
What can be the problem? any help?

and how do i add a video so you can see the problem?

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I'm working on my brother's Sony Vaio laptop (model VGN-SZ120P) and per the device manager it has a Matshita UJ-842D dvd/cd drive.  I just reinstalled windows xp pro and was updating all his drivers when I noticed a conflict in the device manager for this.  Under the properties I get the message "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged.  (Code 19)".  I've tried locating a driver for this drive online but the only place I've been able to find that claims to have it won't allow me to download it without becoming a member of their site.  I've also gone through the Sony website and downloaded drivers from there, but nothing helps.  Any suggestions?

Answer:Problem with dvd/cd drive in Sony Vaio laptop

Nevermind, I found a solution by googling "Code 19"...

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Hi I have a problem with my Sony Vaio laptop.
When I switch it on it lets me login then the screen goes black and I can't do anything.
Does anyone know how I can fix this or if it's a known problem?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Annoying Problem

Hi,
 
Are you able to boot into safe mode ? If so what happens then.
 
Regards
 

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Can anybody give me an idea why my laptop cannot launch Microsoft Internet explorer as it cannot find it and I have searched all programs and it is not there either

Answer:Sony Vaio VGN-NR32L problem with internet explorer

What OS?I think you need to run a system flie scan in which the procedure is different from XP to Vista.(Unless of course you know how to do it)

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

Answer:Solved: Keyboard problem with Sony Vaio laptop

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

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

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I 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

Overheating?

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Hello, I have a Sony vaio PCG-71312L for around 2 years. After trying to install a program it freezed and didn't answer any commands, so i shutdown it by pressing the power button. When i tried to boot it, it went past "start" window to black screen only with mouse on it. I can turn on caps lock and num lock. I've tried loading default settings in BIOS, I've tried removing battery, removing and replacing RAMs, I've tried recovering after pressing F8 button, restoring it to last successful boot. After all this it's still black screen with mouse on it, did anyone have this problem, could you help me ?
 

Answer:Sony VAIO Laptop black screen problem

have you removed the battery and ac adapter and held the power switch down for 60seconds ?
 

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My laptop is showing problems on display. Below is the link to video of problem.
click here
Details are as follows:
Laptop is 6 years old and the problem started a few days ago.
The display freezes some times during use and than restarts but after windows logo appear while restarting, the laptop reboots again showing different visual effects and vertical lines.
Sometimes the problems goes away and returns on the same day or next day.
I thought the problem must be with graphics card.
But I restored the C drive of laptop to factory condition first using recovery disks that I created when I bought the laptop.
But the problem started again the next day.
Than I restored the C Drive again using the Recovery Partition on HDD of laptop, after which the problem went away for a week. Than the problem started again.
Now I have restored the complete system to Factory condition and waiting to see if the problem will return.
Now I think the problem is with software maybe as the problem goes away when C drive is restored to factory condition.
Does anyone know what is wrong with the laptop?

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i have a sony vaio VGN-CS13G.. the volume adjustment buttons and all the extra buttons aside from the keyboard including the touch pad is not working properly.. any of you guys have any idea which driver to install? is there a driver for these buttons to work??

Answer:Windows 7 Sony VAIO laptop hardware problem!!

you should have got a driver/utility disk with your machine, if not you can download all the drivers and utilities from sony vaio site, they have a tool that checks your machine and offers all the specific drivers you will need.if you have the disk, put it in and open device manager any part not working correctly will have a yellow asterix next to it, click on it, update drivers and aim the updater to your disk.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Hi, I have a SONY VAIO C SERIES VPCCB15FG LAPTOP WITH TWO GRAPHICS CARDS. THE ISSUE I HAVE IS WITH MY HDMI OUTPUT TO MY PLASMA AND LCD TV. THE SCREEN SIZE IS TRUNCATED. I GET APPROX ONLY 90% OF THE WINDOW! EVEN THE WINDOWS BUTTONS OF _ AND X ARE NOT VISIBLE. MY LAPTOP DISPLAY OR PERFORMANCE IS FINE OTHERWISE. PLEASE HELP AS THIS IS REALLY ANNOYING.
I HAVE CHANGED ALL POSSIBLE DISPLAY SETTINGS BUT THERE IS NO USE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE SELF-HELP WAY TO FIX THIS ISSUE.

THANKS, KARTHIK.
 

Answer:Hdmi tv dispay problem with sony vaio c series laptop

Are you extending the desktop onto the TV or cloning the desktop? If you are cloning the desktop, both screens use the same resolution. If you are extending the desktop, then ensure the display properties are set to the TV's native resolution.

The display settings (varies by chipset brand/drivers) should have options for "TV" use and allow you to manually adjust the screen size. There may also be options for "overscan".
 

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Hey so I have a Sony VAIO S Series Laptop Model (VPCSB11FX) on Windows 7 and I have a graphics driver issue. My laptop comes with switchable graphics (Integrated Intel 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 7400m) and I want to use the AMD graphics card. So I disabled my integrated intel and switched it over to the AMD one in the driver manager, however it says that theres is no driver even though in the manager it says my drivers are up to date. This makes it very confusing for me.
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Any info about this is appreciated and I can provide additional information if needed.
Thanks!

Answer:Sony VAIO S Series Laptop: Graphics Driver Problem

Download the driver here: https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-d...&os_group_id=6 and let's see what happens.

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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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I've noticed a recent problem on both of my Sony Vaio machines running Windows XP. I have IE 6.0 installed on both machines and have downloaded all windows patches and driver updates for my PCs.

The problem involves scrolling text boxes, such as you would find on any web-based email service, such as Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail. The text box is the box that appears when you go to reply to an email. It is basically the place where you edit text to be sent in a reply email. When I try to scroll up, either page-by-page or single line, the text keeps jumping down to the bottom of the message. Scrolling down doesn't produce any problems.

Needless to say, this can be quite annoying. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Answer:Textbox scrolling problem in Internet Explorer for Win XP on Sony Vaio Machines

I have a Sony Vaio and have never experienced this problem. However, I did have a friend that did on his machine (not a vaio) and it was due to incorrect mouse drivers.

Are your drivers current?

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Greetings,

Due to problems with my Sony VAIO laptop's processing, I have recently decided to re-install Windows XP, though this is the "Home Edition" (due to being unable to retrieve the other version of XP that I used for this laptop). Following the installation, I have attempted to also install some VAIO drivers, including one that concerns the wireless connection. However, once successful and re-booted the laptop, during the procedure, I right-clicked on the Wireless Network Connection (after clicking on "View network connections), called "Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection", then, in the drop-down menu, I clicked on "View Available Wireless Networks". Once there, I can see the available networks, including the name of the router that we use. Below the selection box of available networks, a message says "This wireless network requires the use of a network key (WEP). To access this network, type the key, then click Connect. After I entered my security key, I encountered this error message repeatedly:

"The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters."

Consequently, I am unable to access the Internet because of this message!

If it helps, the model of this laptop is a Sony VAIO VGN-FS740/W, and we bought it in December 2005. In terms of the system specifications, this is, again, t... Read more

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Greetings,

I recently ran into a fatal error with my hard drive and needed to replace it for my Sony VAIO laptop. Upon receiving and successfully mounting the new drive (and formatting the disk thereafter), I managed to download and install some necessary drivers with success, specifically the audio and video drivers. However, I am having some difficulty in reaching the internet, simply because there is not a known wireless connection (I think that when we had originally bought the laptop, it was already configured with a wireless setup, but I cannot be certain). Our router is a NETGEAR, but we never had to install the wireless NETGEAR software on the laptop. Instead, with the pre-existing wireless system, it simply detected routers in range and provided a list of these available networks. From there, we would commonly select NETGEAR and enter the necessary password key. The problem that I am currently facing is that I cannot access the list of available networks.

The model of this laptop is a Sony VAIO VGN-FS740/W, and we bought it in 2005.

I would greatly appreciate any help that you can provide.

~Trav.~
 

Answer:Solved: Establishing wireless internet connection on VAIO laptop

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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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Hi,
I am hoping you can help me with my problem.
My main laptop (Sony Vaio VPCCB15FG) in the last week just stopped accessing the internet via WiFi.
It says it has Limited Acess but I have no idea how to fix it.

The other 3 computers in the house (Custom desktop, Toshiba Net book, Samsung Laptop) can all access the internet as normal.

It is only the Sony that is being problomatic.
It is also running rather slow for the spec so that may be related.

Please help! I am not super computer savy so please give simple instructions.

Cheers

GTNeil

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop "stopped" connecting to WiFi connection " Limited acc

Hi,

My name is Riyaz and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.

I May be able to provide you with a Resolution. Please post the Specifications of this computer. Mainly the Wireless Card and the Type of Operating System your using.

Regards
Riyaz

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We have a Vaio VGC-LA1 with a Speedtouch 510v6 ethernet modem. We have tried everything to get this thing connected to the ISP, but as usual its not them or the PC supplier. Have gone through the setup several times and even says connected. There even appears to be some traffic (at times), must in configuration can anyone help please?

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1. Just bought a Sony VAIO TT series and was trying to get logged on to the MacDonalds (Cloud?) wifi. It took ages to go through the leaflet they provide and then I got the message network not available. I had to do all the steps manually there was no "wizard" or automatic connection. First time I've ever tried this.

When entering a wifi hotspot should the wireless network appear in Manage Wireless Networks? This certainly didn't happen in MacDonalds. My wireless switch on the laptop is turned to "on" but how do I know if it's working. It seems ridiculously difficult to find a wifi connection. Am I doing something wrong? Does each hotspot need this complicated manual configuration?

The laptop works fine at home with a router and i also have a broadband "3" mobile dongle which connects fine.

2. Also getting message "Windows Media Player has stopped working". Why? How can I fix this.

The laptop is brand new by the way.

Any help much appreciated. Advice in idiot format please for a non IT/PC beginner, thanks.

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I decided to share some of my recent blog post that are related to computers, as I normally blog about business related content. This seemed to be a very popular topic and I experienced the same issues so decided to play around a bit.

The problem I had can occur a few different ways:

1) I experienced that if I put the computer to sleep (close the lid) that when I went to wake it up, the wireless would act as if the switch was turned off, even though it was on.


2) I experienced that sometimes the computer just wouldn't recognize the wireless unless I rebooted a few times. Even then sometimes the wireless switch would show it was off.


3) I experienced that sometimes it would work perfectly fine when I first booted the computer, but then would lose connection after a period of time.


I believe that this issue is with the pre-installed software loaded by Sony. I read many blogs, tech sites, and articles about this but none of them seemed to work. Then I remembered that when I first got the laptop, I had disabled some of the pre-loaded crap that you get when purchase a computer from a store (that's for another blog entry though).


Solution:

Go to Start -> Control Panel -> double click "Vaio Control Center" -> hit ok at the UAC prompt (if there) -> expand the folder "network connections" -> click "Vaio Smart Network" -> click Open


A box should have popped up with 3 little boxes/images in it. H... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio wireless connection problems

Hi

Just noticed a similar thing on a Dell Inspiron, i installed Xppro and used Dells own drivers for the wireless NIC, however i prefer to use windows to manage the wifi, everytime i put the pc into standby or similar the wifi wouldnt work and i had to start the WIFI service in services.msc, it was as i found out Dells own software that was claiming control of the WIFI, once uninstalled and just the driver installed the problem stopped.
 

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I have a PCV Sony Vaio desktop running XP.I want to connect to the local network to access the Internet. As the Vaio doesn't have a wireless connection what do I have to add to make it connect?

Answer:Sony Vaio desktop - no wireless connection

You need to install a "Wireless Network Adapter" which can be either USB or an internal PCI card.

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I HAVE A SONY VAIO VPCEG33FX, MY COMPUTER IS A WINDOWS 7. ONLY 1 YEAR OLD. MY NETWORK WONT WORK PROPERLY SOMETIMES I GET DISCONNECTED OUT OF NOWHERE SOMETIMES MY NETWORK CONNECTION BOX WOULD SAY AM CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET BUT MY TASK BAR WOULD SHOW FULL SIGNAL AND A YELLOW SIGN SAYING AM NOT CONNECTED. THIS ONLY HAPPENS WHEN AM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF MY HOUSE. I KNOW ITS NOT MY INTERNET BECAUSE MY HUSBAND HAS ANOTHER COMPUTER AND HE DOESN'T HAVE THE PROBLEM I DO. I TRIED UPDATING MY SOFTWARE DIRECTLY FROM SONY'S WEBSITE BUT IT WONT WORK. PLEASE HELP IVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM FOR OVER 3 MONTHS ALREADY. I WANT TO ABLE TO LAY ON BED COMFORTABLY AND NOT HAVING TO WORRY THAT I HAVE TO BE BY THE DOOR TO BE ON THE INTERNET.

THANKS!!!
 

Answer:Sony vaio network connection problems

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I have a brand new Vaio with Vista.I am connected via a wireless DSL network.At various times I am asked if I want to connect to internet.How do i eliminate this unneeded message?
 

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Hello all.
This one has me stumped. Recently reformatted this Sony laptop and all went well. The unit has all the up to date drivers, including the LAN. It is using LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Driver with updates to Marvell® Atheros® Extensible Wireless LAN Driver.
Both of these installed, but I had to do in compatibility mode for Windows XP. Not sure why. Tried it with normal installation and each time I received the warning "software might not have installed properly". After I did this I thought that if the drivers did not install properly that something would be messed up. Hence another reformat.
Getting to the problem (after proper install of the drivers). The unit will not connect to the internet.
I have browsed through the forums here and there are many similar cases but not exact. I have tried all the suggestions made on other forums but to no avail.
The unit sees the router.. tries to identify, stumbles around a bit and then declares it an unknown network.
It marks it as a "public" network, and connects locally only. Trouble shooting included trying all the different security settings on the router and the laptop, tried reassigning IP addresses. Put the laptop in DMZ zone, shut off UPnP, restored UPnP, ect, ect.
Then tried an open system with no security protocol ...... BAM connects to the internet.
This is obviously no good. I am running a Belkin wireless N router. There are 17 wireless devices that connect to this router with n... Read more

Answer:Solved: Connection problems with Sony Vaio VGN N220E

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Just updated my Z1 to Windows 8 inspite Sony not yet supporting this model.It went quite ok. Only feature I really need is to have the 3G connection to Internet. Has anybody solved this? I found a download for the OneClick Internet, butit says "device not found". Pls help if you have as answer.Markus

Answer:Sony Vaio VPCZ1 to Windows 8: 3G modem connection

"Just updated my Z1 to Windows 8 inspite Sony not yet supporting this model."Unwise decision. What useful feature does Windows 8 give you that Windows 7 can't do already?

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Hello,

I am seeking advice on the correct cables to enable Sony VAIO Laptop connection to my HD TV which has HDMI connection.

I note that there is a S-Video Out on the laptop but would like to know how to connect up to enable sound etc.

Thanks, V
 

Answer:Sony VAIO PCG-5J5M connection cables to TV - HDMI

Looks like a cable or adapter is needed.

Here
 

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Hi everybody.

I have a linksys WRT54G2 router that i recently bought. and i have this old laptop its from around 2004 if i remmebr right. its a sony vaio VGN-A130B, and im running windows xp professional vrsion 2002 service pack 1.

now the problem is i see all availbele wireless networks including my own, but when i choose mine and enter the network key (i believee its the network secturity key) and click connect nothing happens, it does not connect but it doesnt give me a message saying couldnt connect either....what should i do?

i was searching the internet and there was something about putting a service pack 2??? sorry guys im pretty new to this stuff please help me out.

do i have to configure my router or something? do i have to install some software on my laptop?
 

Answer:Problems connecting my Sony Vaio to wireless connection

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My Sony Vaio seems to not like connecting to wireless internet anymore, and when I click on the available connections, it shows the ethernet cord as a wireless connection (but it works). There is no recognition from my computer that it is plugged in to a ethernet cord.

I have tried a system restore to 2 weeks before this all happened, and it didn't work. I'm not sure what to do, I know it's a problem with my computer because other people can connect to the ethernet cord and the wireless, just not me.

Any ideas?

Answer:Sony Vaio thinks ethernet cable is a wireless connection

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your environment:

First:

Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then:

Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.

Then:

with the pc connected to the router via the ethernet cable, , Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL


Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter. Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

Repeat this with the pc connected to the router via wireless (disconnect the ethernet cable )

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get a... Read more

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So i have a Sony Vaio and it has suddenly just decided the internet doesn't want to work.
I have the bars in the bottom right with a yellow ball over them (it was a red cross but i think i updated a driver and now it's changed to that), it just says limited access. I have also tried attaching to my modem with an Ethernet cable and that won't connect either.
In my adapter setting it shows 4 connections:
Bluetooth (not connected)
LAN - Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (network cable unplugged)
Wireless Network Connection - Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter (Enabled)
Wireless Network Connection 3 - Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2 (not connected)
If i troubleshoot it says:
There may be a problem with the driver for the Local Area Connection Adapter
There may be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection 3 Adapter
A bit more info about the computer -
It has Windows 7 Home Premium on it which came installed. Its an Intel Core i3
Thanks for any help!!

Answer:No Internet - Sony Vaio

Check in device manager for exclamation marks against the network controller drivers and update or reinstall
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller driver here
Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter driver

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i have a sony vaio PCV-RS630G that caught a virus so i upgraded tp xp pro and now it wont connect to the internet when i go to the download site and d/l the drivers for the ethernet controllers ? goes away and it sits there like it is trying to connect but times out with limited connectivety error
 

Answer:sony vaio no internet

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Question: Sony vaio laptop

hello,
i have a sony vaio laptop VGN-FW370j with windows vista on it.
i went and brought windows 7 ultimate today ( a small shop was selling them early), i want to install it but im wondering how i will get all the drivers for my laptop back as the sony site is absolutely useless.

a fast answer would be awsome as im dreading every moment of vista

thanks
sam

Answer:Sony vaio laptop

Strange, I have every driver/program for my vgn ar630e and got them all from Sonys site... You will be surprised how many windows 7 will already have. I suggest you get the drivers for your webcam. multimedia keys and you should be good to go... Let me know if you need any help...

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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop

Ihave lost the @ symbol. Any ideas for reprogramming it in please?

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop

Does the " key give you the @ ?mike

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Hi all. I've got this Sony Vaio laptop that I'm trying to get it to work. A friend of mine said he used it for parts, so it is missing a few hardware pieces. However, I am having problems getting it to run.

It is missing a hard drive, and the RAM pieces.

When I plug it in, the power icon works, shows a green light.

The product name is VPCF136FM, the model is PCG-81115L.

When I turn the machine on, screen doesn't turn on. It just stays black, I can hear the GPU fan turn on (It takes about 15 seconds for the GPU fan to even turn on), but no matter how long I leave the laptop on, the screen just stays black, it does nothing. I was thinking maybe the GPU was taken out, but I later learned the graphics card is basically embedded into the motherboard, so you can't remove it.

Anyone know why the screen isn't working? Or should I just throw it in the trash?

Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

Answer:Need Help With Sony Vaio Laptop

Without RAM it will never run. You MUST have at least one RAM module.

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Greetings!
Im not really even sure if im in the right forum for this type question. but this afternoon i was using my Sony Vaio laptop for about 30 mins or and i left it on for about 10 or 15 more mins and when i came back it was off. First thing i thought was that the battery had died, but that idea was cancelled when i saw that the wall adaptor was plugged in also. The light on the wall adaptor comes on and is green. But the computer will not show any signs of life what so ever other than the green light on the wall adaptor. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!! WHAT IS WRONG?!?!?!
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Help!!!

but this afternoon i was using my Sony Vaio laptop for about 30 mins or and i left it on for about 10 or 15 more mins and when i came back it was off.Click to expand...

my first reaction to this is that it hibernated. Can you turn your computer on? You may want to post more specifics about your computer and the problem, such as OS, what you were doing before you left, what applications were open when you left, etc, etc.
 

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop.
When I turn it on, the fan spins but shuts down after a few seconds, then never starts up again. It only spins at startup.
Anyone got any tips?
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Fan

Normal.

The fan on a laptop will run for a few seconds until the temperature monitoring software loads, then it only runs when it gets hot enough.

Unless the laptop is overheating, you don't have a problem?
 

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Hi there, I have a Sony Vaio A197VP click hereYou cant really see from the picture but one of those buttons just above the keyboard has a picture of a magnifying glass on it and when pressed it toggles between resoultions 1280 x 768 (the one I use almost all the time) and 1600 x 1200. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to change the resolutions it toggles between? I would like it to toggle between 1280 x 768 and 1024 x 768 (which I use to play a snooker game I quite like!!)Thanks a lot, any suggestions would be great and much appreciated.Using Win XP Pro

Answer:Help with a Sony Vaio laptop please.

It is probably not a windows option but there may be a program on you laptop setup by sony to configure the keys.Or may be in the BIOSHotKeys :-Hotkeyz 2.2.2.3 click hereAstatix Launcher click hereThese progs can be used to reconfigure keys.

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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop

My Sony VAIO laptop will only run in Safe Mode and BIOS. I have installed every possible OS on the planet including it's own restore disks. I have done every thing I can think of shy of new RAM and CPU and HD to figure out why it does this. Please Help !!
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop

Hi there!

If it runs in Safe Mode, then it's most likely caused by a software or driver issue.

In safe mode
run MSCONFIG
Check "Selective Startup"
UN-CHECK "process config.sys file" (if there)
UN-CHECK "process autoexec.bat file" (if there)
UN-CHECK "Load Startup Group Items"

click apply, then OK or Close
reboot and see!

If there's a specific error message, please post it here!

Good Luck!

ST
 

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I'm not sure whether the processor fan on my Sony Vaio laptop is switching on or not, the case gets very hot.

Is there some way to force it to switch on? Perhaps a setting to tell the PC to turn it on at a lower temperature?
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Fan

Usually its temperature controlled, but most laptops run the fan briefly at the beginning of the boot process. If that is not happening, perhaps it needs replacement.

There is no setting that I am aware of to force it.
 

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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop

Ive just bought a Sony Viao laptop of ebay, and the display is messed up. The picture is small in the middle of the screen even when the computer is booting up, the actual picture is aboul half the size of the screen. ow do i get the screen to fit the entire screen - lol that makes sense.

J. Knight
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop

Sounds like the power invertor for the display is dying..(common problem in notebooks) If so, your need a replacement screen invertor for that model notebook, and someone capable of replacing it.. They can commonly be found on ebay..
 

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I have a friends Sony laptop which he asked if I could take a look at for him.

The laptop was already on its last legs, wouldnt charge properly, kept shutting down every 10 mins.

The laptop was switching on fine before i opened up the back case, removed HDD, CD, RAM and shot some compressed air through the vents to cleam em up a bit. I was wearing anti-static the whole time, and I didnt remove any components like heatsink or processor.

When i rebuilt the laptop to see if it stayed on a bit longer, it wouldnt post, not even the BIOS screen. The screen stays blank, the scroll lock/num lock/caps lock lights all stay on, and power and battery stay on. No HDD light, and certainly no XP boot noises.

Went back in to check monitor connections, other power connectors and all are fine.

I swapped his HDD into my laptop and it booted fine.

So i'm a bit lost!!! I have taken apart many laptops before, but mainly HP Toshiba. This is my first Sony.

Luckily he was after a new laptop, and i've filled him in on all the details and he's totally cool about it. He sees it as a good excuse to get a new one.

Any ideas? I really dont want to let him down, even if he's not bothered. Pride is on the line!
 

Answer:Sony Vaio laptop. What have I done?!

Weird. Have you tried your HD into his Laptop, to see if it would work?

And it seems that it has to be something on his laptop.
Let me know if you get his PC up using a different HD..
Best of luck.
 

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Question: Laptop SONY vaio

Hi everyone,
Need a little help please from you experts out there!!!! my partners SONY vaio laptop has died I think, it will not boot up just a black screen, when you press the on button the "light" lights up as if its going to boot but then the fan kicks in and just shuts off, I have tried doing F8 at the start but still nothing.
Has it just passed over to the big laptop world or can it be repaired without me going to a repair shop and getting ripped off because they could fob me off with anything.
Hope someone can help me please
Thanks in advance
mondeo105

Answer:Laptop SONY vaio

What is the model of this Vaio, and roughly how old is it ?
 
Do you get to see the BIOS screen when it starts - that's the one that says Sony Vaio or somesuch all over it - or do you not get any screen at all ?  If you do get the BIOS screen have a look and see what key it says for 'Setup'. This is usually either 'F2' or 'Delete' but it does vary. Then re-boot and press that key. If you saw the BIOS screen, this should now take you into the BIOS itself. The trackpad doesn't work in here, you need to use the arrow keys to move around. Move along the top line to 'Exit' and press 'Enter'. this will bring up a screen which among other options says 'Restore defaults and exit'. Select this one - with the arrow keys - then press 'Enter' again. This guarrantees that at least you have the system defaults set. The system will now try to re-boot. If it does, great. If not . . .
 
If this laptop is over three years old the battery may have died and I have known cases where a dead battery stopped a laptop starting even though plugged into the mains. Try taking the battery out and starting it just with the mains charger plugged in.
 
Post back and let us know how you get on with this. It may be that this Vaio is heading for its final reward but there is no doubt data on the hard drive that you may well want to recover which is not an overly difficult task.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop

does anyone have any idea where I can get a replacement power jack for a sony vaio laptop that is 5 years old or so. I mainly use it to browse the web, and check email, (buying a new one seems impractical) and currently the power cord won't register as connected. I checked the solder points on the power jack and everything looks good. No cracks or anything. If you hold the tip of the power cord into the jack extremely tight, it will atleast flash the lights like it detects the connection. Anyone have any other thoughts?

Thanks

Mike
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop

bump
 

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HiJust got this today -a sony vaio vgn-bx396vp- and I don't know what I'm supposed to do with the dvd player attachment that came with it!! I assume I'm supposed to stick it somewhere but I can't see where.Any advice please?thanks

Answer:sony vaio laptop

Its the multi function bay you need. read page 72 of the instructions also page 38..for the instructions. click here

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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop?

Hey,

Does anyone know anything about sony vaio notebooks. I am looking at the sony vaio k37

Does anyone know of any problems with this laptop or sony vaios in general? Does anyone think its a good decision? I am an engineering major so i need one that can handle CADD and other software. I also use alkot of photoshop, flash, and html projects. Please let me know what you think.

Thanks.
 

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I had to do new install from desktop disk to Sony laptop,now I do not have wireless options. Where can I get driver downloads for Sony ? Windows XP disk

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What is the exact model for this laptop. We may be able to find it for you on google and link here.

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I have a sony vaio laptop (bought it 2nd hand ) have had it about two years and it was about 1 - 1.5 years when I bought it. It badly overheats - and the dc jack (mains socket) is now loose. I have had a quote of £100 (£85 + £15 pickup/return) for these repairs - which I was willing to go with (the man found that the mother board has been burnt and would need replacing for another £100. I can't remember the model number of the laptop Its a 'PCsomething...8jlm' (i think!)- but it has a 17" screen and is a 2.6 gig (processor?) Details on laptop - with repair man !. Based on these sketchy details, can anyone advise me whether they think my machine is worth the spend, cos I said to the man I could probably buy another for not much more, he said yes, but it would not be a vaio. Indian guy - very genuine. Wondered to have a go at fixing it myself and buying the parts - I reckon a lot of the price is on labour - and I have a welding kit - but I read somewhere that this sort of thing is not for the faint hearted!..anyone got any advice on whether I should get this fixed?

Answer:sony vaio laptop - fix or not fix

buying a scrapper off ebay and canibalising it?

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Hello Everyone,I've got a Sony Vaio VGN-FE11S with 1GB RAM and want to upgrade. The Sony site is fairly helpful and says the followingMemory Type SO-DIMM - 533Mhz (DDR2) which is helpful enough. I've found something to that specification on Dabs. However when I click to buy RAN from the Sony shop (too expensive), the ram that they try to sell me is the same but is 667mhz.I therefore have 2 questions...Can I buy the faster 667mhz and it still work? Can I get any faster than this?Also the maximum memory is 2GB, and I have 2 slots. Would I be better off buying 2 1GB, or 1 2GB and having a spare slot? It's the same price either way.Thanks in advance.

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click here and run the scan, can't recommend them highly enough

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A guy i know wants to sell a Sony Vaio PCG-818 laptop, with everything i need tu hook it up.
It has a pentium2, and is in mint working and physical condition. So my question is what are these bringing in these days dollar wise?
Frank

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I need a new power cord for my laptop. Does anyone no where I might find one? The model is VPCEB15FX. Sony store does not have them now.
Thanks.
 

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You don't mention where you are located. Here are some possible sources for the Sony part and claimed equivalents in the USA:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V4NJ6236

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...PCEB15FX+charger&rh=i:aps,k:VPCEB15FX+charger
 

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im running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and now all of a sudden i have no speakers or head phones connected and no sound at all ive done everything from downloading the new drivers to uninstalling it. i got nothing but a speaker with and red x thru it help

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Try the steps posted in this link. It says its for Windows vista; but the principles are pretty much the same for windows 7 I do believe:

Red X on speaker icon and getting error "No audio output device is - Microsoft Community

Here is also another link that should help:

Red X On Notification Tray Speaker Icon

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Does anybody know where I can find a service manual for a Sony Vaio PCG-FR720 Notebook? I wanna take a look at the guts.
 

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Start here http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-system.pl?DIRECTOR=DOCS&PRODTYPE=24&template_id=1&region_id=1
In the 3rd section, I can input Vaio, the PCG-FR series but there is no 720 (probably because US is selected and you are in another country).
 

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I've just been given a Sony Vaio PCG-R505JSK. I've been informed this is a US model so does anybody knowa) is the UK equivalent the same or how do I find outb) when it comes to buying a battery, what should I be looking for?c) same as b), but for a docking stationd) Will any external usb cd/dvd drive work with it?Thanks in advance

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1. The keyboard is probably different to the UK version e.g. it won't have £ sign on it. You will be able to change the region in Regional Options in Control Panel but have to compare it to a UK one to find out where all the symbols etc. are.2. click here may be able to supply a battery. A google search will bring up other suppliers.3. Again try the one at 2. or google for others. Sony have their own site at click here4. Not sure what version of USB it has. I would think most would work but you might have to fit a PCMCIA/Cardbus USB 2.0 card to exploit the full potential try click here for this.

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Hi
I have a sony vaio S 580. It is just 6 to 7 months old. It has been working good and all of a sudden the laptop speakers dont go off.
Even when i connect the headphones, the laptop speakers are on. my headphone works good. I checked with different headphones.
There is something wrong with the laptop. When i called sony guys, they made me reinstall my sound driver. But it didnt work. Now they want me to send my laptop to them for service which is really impossible for me as they take atleast 10 days.
10 days without a computer, is going to be a huge loss for me.
Please help me out.
 

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kunalrajan said:



Hi
I have a sony vaio S 580. It is just 6 to 7 months old. It has been working good and all of a sudden the laptop speakers dont go off.
Even when i connect the headphones, the laptop speakers are on. my headphone works good. I checked with different headphones.
There is something wrong with the laptop. When i called sony guys, they made me reinstall my sound driver. But it didnt work. Now they want me to send my laptop to them for service which is really impossible for me as they take atleast 10 days.
10 days without a computer, is going to be a huge loss for me.
Please help me out.Click to expand...

There is a small switch inside the headphone jack that cuts off the speekers when headphones are connected. This switch is likely broken and the only way to fix it so you could get sound through headphones and not speekers would be to send it in to have the jack repaired. You could disable integrated audio and get a usb or PCMCIA sound card to use for headphones but then your internal speakers wouldn't work at all, even when headphones were disconnected.
 

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I have been working on an older Sony Vaio and had to wipe it. Now it won't connect to the Internet because it says Local Area Connection Network Cable is Unplugged even though it's not. What do I do?
 

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Hi

My friends Sony VAIO (running XP with SP3) shows the WiFi is (apparently) all working fine but for some reason it will not connect to any sites like Google etc. This laptop hasn't been used for a few years and we are trying to download any available updates but we just cannot get it to connect.
Have you any advice please?
Thanks in advance.

Jon

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Can you connect using a hard-wired connection?

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Hi all...

I have a friends' laptop over at mine as he can't get any internet pumping into it.

It connects to the network fine, and displays the little globe next to the two screens in the bottom right - showing it's connected fine. (Vista Home Premium)

But when I open any browser Firefox or IE or try and get any internet it just does not receive anything. ('Unable to connect' etc.)

Our internet connection is fine on the other PCs - I am typing this from a computer on the same network.

I have removed practically all of the software on the laptop, barring iTunes and Quicktime - I thought it might have been a BT bundled software thing but it still doesn't work.

Full virus scanned - no problems.

Any help would be great!

Thanks very much for your time,

Floonds.
 

Answer:Sony VAIO VGN-N21M No internet...

First off, let's get some information.

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

What country are you located in.
Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
What is the expected Upstream/Downstream speed for your ISP Connection?
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.


Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?

If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?


On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands:

PING 216.109.112.135

PING yahoo.com

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pa... Read more

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Hey guys,

So my laptop is finding networks and connecting to them it says I have Internet but when I try to load it up it's not working, I know the connection is ok as I'm posting this using my phone which is also connected to the same wifi and the net is working fine. When I connected with my phone I had to provide an email addy so I could get access however my laptop won't even let me et this far.

Any ideas on the problem and how it can be resolved would be great.

Cheers
David.

Answer:Sony vaio won't connect to Internet

Please tell us the exact make of your laptop, or download and reinstall the lan and wifi drivers manually from the manufacturer's site.

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Hi all. I have a friend who owns a SONY VAIO runniing under vista with FIOS from Verizon. His problem is that he can't seem to get on the internet whenever he plugs it to his ethernet (wired). He tried calling sony and verizon about the situation and all they can tell him is that he might have a problem with his NIC card. He is going to bring it to me so why I can test his laptop. Is there a good way for me to test his nic card?

Answer:I can't get on the Internet with my sony VAIO under vista, wth?

Best way to test the nic is to plug it into a connection you KNOW works. If he cant get on wireless either, you might have an infection that is preventing you from accessing the internet.

Plug it in wired, go to Start >> Run >> type cmd. In the black window type "ipconfig" (no quotes), if you see numbers, thats a good thing. What numbers you see if a whole different thing! If you see just "Windows IP Configuration" and thats it, you might have a hardware problem, or the adapter may be disabled.

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Hello.
I am facing a kind of weird problem!! My Sony Vaio was getting connected to my Home wifi network and I could access Internet without any problem. Its been few days now that I can't access Internet though it shows connected. It does connect with the Wifi without any issue and even show the full signal like before, but actually there's no internet access. No browsers (IE,Chrome,FF) load any webpage, no messengers work.
I am using Windows 7. I did the ipconfig/all to show you what it says. I have no clue what I am doing or why all of a sudden it stopped working. it says.
host name...owner-vaio
primary dns suffix:....
Node type... Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled... NO
WINS proxy enabled....no

What else do you need to help me. I am dying w out being to get on internet.

Thank you, Heather
 

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My friends laptop is crashing, it seems only when he is using the internet (wifi) if the wifi is off it doesn't seem to happen. Doesn't seem to BSOD in safe mode.

He has reformatted, still the same issue. Im about to try a different set of drivers for the Atheros wifi, haven't tried 2 already.

Answer:BSOD using internet,sony Vaio

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Please update the drivers below:

Driver Description: Intel Graphics Driver
Driver Update Site: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

Driver Description: Realtek High Definition Audio Function Driver
Driver Update Site: Realtek

Perform a clean install of a driver following: How to Clean Left Over Driver Files with Driver Sweeper


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\USER\Downloads\Fulla\SF_20-12-2013\122013-31839-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18247.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02e51000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`030946d0
Debug session time: Fri Dec 20 16:46:45.982 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:19:24.418
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Set up a wireless connection, got my other 2 comps working but on my sony vaio laptop, the internet explorer won't come up. I choose detect problem and it said something about putting proxy settings in, not sure what to do. can someone help?!
 

Answer:Sony VAIO won't connect to Internet

Follow this similar steps, for only first two steps. http://www.usproxy.tv/setup.html

You can chose to put your proxy stuff in there, or you can set it as no proxy, but remember to check the box of "Automatically detect settings".
 

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I don't seem to get much time on our desktop so I thought I'd use my other half's old sony vaio notebook to browse the internet. I want to do this wirelessly, but it has only one USB port and no cd-rom drive.
It does however have two PCMCIA ports. I bought a wireless adapter (came with a CD-ROM) so I bought a CD Drive that also connects via PCMCIA. Everything seemed to be working fine, I put the CD-ROM into the drive double clicked on the drive's icon and I got the message "E:\ is not accessible The device is not ready"

I've read a few posts on here with similar problems, but they don't seem to be applicable to this. Can anyone help PLEASE?
 

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Hi All,

Having to work on a sunday and need help downgrading a Sony VGN-AR71S to XP, I need SATA drivers or a recovery disc.

Need to Get XP on it as its been FedEx'ed out 2moro !

I know some functionality will be lost buts its going to be for an office PC so don't care.

PLEASE HELP !!!!!

Thanks

Jason
 

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I need to get into a Sony Vaio (model number PCG-GR314MP) laptop to look at the keyboard, as I think a drink spillage has caused it to stop working properly and I'm trying to see if there's anything I can do about it.Anyway, so far I've been unable to separate the plastic casing completely. I have removed all of the screws and the purple/blue cover over the scroll wheel, but I can't manage to unclip it any further back than the Caps Lock key on the left and the Enter key on the right... sorry I can't be more specific but maybe anyone with Sony Vaio experience might know what I'm talking about!I found a "service guide" but this just contained telephone numbers to ring for support - no good at all! Anyway, if anyone knows how to take it apart I'd be grateful for any information!Thanks,Gaz

Answer:Taking Sony Vaio Laptop Apart

Not the same model number as your laptop but these two links may provide some clues to help you. click here and click here

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I have an older Sony Vaio laptop that is suffering some issues and I don't really know where or how to start fixing it up so I am coming to you all for advice once again (I am writing this from a different computer, the Vaio won't get online)

At startup it takes forever just to get going and now I am unable to get it to connect to my internet. It seems to be stuck on a message on the Wireless Network Connection page that says "Validating Identity" I assume that it is infected with some sort of malware but really am just not sure where to start.

So, where do I start? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:I need help resurrecting my Sony Vaio laptop

Take the time to do the Read and run me first: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

Some simpler infections can be removed with SuperAntispyware and Malwarebytes and you have the option of restoring from factory image if you have nothing on the drive you can't backup or live without. I like that option when it works, fast and east but if you want to clean it, run the above tutorial and the guys will get back to you.
 

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