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Question: problem with video card for my laptop sony vaio

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

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

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

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

Unless you have a removable graphics card in that rig.

What is the model number?

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

Answer:sony vaio won't fit my video card

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

Answer:Sony Vaio video card

you can get the drivers from here (i think)

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

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

Any ideas?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

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Not sure i'm in the right place with, I have a sony PCG FX701 notebook, when I try to play a dvd it comes up 'cannot play dvd - problem with video card' can this be replaced and how?

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I'm trying to install a 2wire card on a vaio
sony PCG-FX370 laptop computer .
I load the software from the provided cd but when i install the card and reboot the computer wont detect the card and bring up the plug and play new hardware wizzard to install the drivers. I tried the card in another computer and it detects and works fine.
Please help me.
Thank You!

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Reading on the specifications sheet for my laptop it says...
"ATI Radeon IGP 345M chipset integrated graphics with 3D performance and 128mb VRAM"

Now, integrated graphics are by no way good for playing games, but for some (such as The Sims 2 which demands a faster PC if you have integreated graphics) then I have a fast enough PC to cope OK with them - 2.93ghz.

However, when going into the graphics card/chipset properties it only says 64mb Ram. When contacting sony they give me useless info like "Yes, the memory is shared and can be increased to 128mb, as it states on your specifications sheet".

Ok, how would you do that? Can you increase the shared memory from 64mb to 128mb VRAM?

Please help

Answer:Video Card on Sony Vaio K315B - increase memory?

This will most likely be done in the BIOS setup of the laptop. Not sure what key is used to get in to the BIOS on a Sony but try F10, F2, F1, or DEL. You can also press ESC or TAB to clear the Sony logo for more information when the laptop is booting. Once in the BIOS finhd the settings for the integrated graphics and up the shared memory size to 128MB. You laptop manual should help with this a little bit.

Of course this will decrease the availiable system memory by an additional 64 MB.

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I can't get into the sony viao's bios(pcv rx-360ds)to turn the onboard video off so I may use an upgraded card. I have tried the control alt del function at start up to no avail. When I gave installed the geforce 5200 64mb video card in the agp slot turned the viao on it says sony then gives me a black screen and will not continue to boot. Speaking to someone about this they stated the pc may be conflicted in trying to run both the onboard and agp slotted video card. Any suggestions on either getting into the bios to disable the onbard video card or suggestions on how to get this to work? I am currently running windows 98 if that helps, thanks.

Answer:cant get into sony vaio bios to disable onboard video card

The OS doesn't matter. Also, you don't open the bios with ctrl-alt-delete. Usually the bios can be accessed by pressing delete during POST. It should actually says "Press delete to open bios" somewheres on the screen.

If it has a picture it shows when it's powering up that is usually when you press the key. If delete doesn't work, try pressing tab. TAB usually will make the picture disapear and show you the POST informat, as well as tell you what key you need to press.

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Is it possible for me to upgrade my 32MB ATI Mobility Radeon Video Card of my Latop to say 128MB ATI card on my own. Or I can get it upgraded only from Sony.


Answer:Graphics Card upgrade for SONY VAIO Laptop

It certainly seems this is possible. Have a look at this:-

but remember, the 32Mb is borrowing that from your system - can your RAM spare 128? You're a brave person to go fishing around inside a laptop. Maybe a Sony upgrade wouldn't be as expensive as a slip of a scredriver in a tight space.

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Hi, I have a Sony laptop with graphics that is a Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset.Is it possible to update this? What would be a good replacement so my son can play his games? Would it be a simple plug and play replacement?ThanksPhil

Answer:Sony Vaio laptop - graphics card update?

Forget it. NO.It means you buying a top of the range Laptop to start playing games on, mainly new ones. old ones will work if they will run under XP

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I am using windows XP Sp2 .i am trying to connect to the internet through modem using ethernet cable(cat5 crossed). but it shows limited or no connectivity. it is actually showing the ip address as 169.XXX.XXX but the actual Ip address is 10.XX.XXX but the dhcp can't ping this address. i have tried everything but the Ip address stays the same. any suggestions highly appreciated..ThanX

Answer:How to reset the IP addres of ethernet card in my sony Vaio laptop?

If you are getting a 169.XXX.XXX address, it means the computer is not getting an IP address assigned from the router.

Several common things can cause this. The modem is not configured for DHCP, the cable, network card or port on the modem are defective.

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I am using windows XP Sp2 .i am trying to connect to the internet through modem using ethernet cable(cat5 crossed). but it shows limited or no connectivity. it is actually showing the ip address as 169.XXX.XXX but the actual Ip address is 10.XX.XXX but the dhcp can't ping this address. i have tried everything but the Ip address stays the same. any suggestions highly appreciated..ThanX

Answer:How to reset the IP addres of ethernet card in my sony Vaio laptop?

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

The Start up repair will not work.

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

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

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

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

The model is VGN-S71 E

Answer:Video Hardware problem with my SONY VAIO

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

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

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

Graphics Accelerator

AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M

Dedicated Video Memory


Processor Name

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

RAM Pre-installed/Max

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

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Model : PCV-RS720G - Sony Vaio Tower

Here's my problem, i just recently installed BFG FX5500 into the tower and when i first restart the computer and plugged the monitor into the new graph.card , it had a Red Sign on in the middle of the screen that read,
"Attention signal Frequiency is out of range
Please chage signal timing"

I dont know what the "H" and "A" stand for, but NOTE there might not have been and "A" . i copied H, but rememberd A from memory, it might b incorrect.

I have done the steps by disabling my Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family , Display adapter after plugging the chip in and then restarting computer, to where i have got that "out of range" on the screen.

I've found someone on the site that has just about the same exact problem as me, but i cant message him due to a lack of posts because i had recently joined . please take a look at his thread to understand more of what i have to go through .
^ This is info about the Sony Tower .

dlb was able to find out how to manage this problem with Sony, but i cannot contact him. Any help from an expert will be greatly appretiated .

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Sony Vaio Graphics Card Problem.

Hi... I took a look at the thread you linked to, and it was over a year ago, but as I was reading it I kind of remembered the problem. From what I do remember, I don't think I ever got any PCI video cards to work, and finally got a brand new (at the time) PCI Express video card to work. I cleared the BIOS using the on-board jumper and installed the card before powering on after clearing the BIOS. I think this prevented the system from 'bonding' to the on-board video first, and sent the video output to the new PCI Express video card. I also remember that I was unable to flash the BIOS, but that there was a BIOS update available that fixed problems with add-in video cards. The Sony site had 3 different BIOS versions, none of 'em worked. I just checked the Sony site for your model, and there is a BIOS update that fixes an issue with PCI Express video cards, here's the link You didn't mention if your problem starts right when the PC is powered on and you don't get the Sony logo, or if the PC starts loading Windows normally, but then when Windows is about to load up, you get the 'signal timing' message. If it's the latter, then try booting in Safe Mode and uninstall the BFG video card from the Device Manager and reboot. Then install the Windows XP nVidia driver from this link. Reboot and you should be OK *fingers crossed*


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

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

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

Hi Techniqs

Welcome to SevenForums here are the video drivers for your laptop

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Dear friends

Please help me to solve the problem with card reader. System VISTA HOME PTEMIUM 32 bit. I fight with this problem few weeks. Manufacture is Texas oinstruments - PCI XX12. I foun some information at webside, make installation of different drivers version: 2.00.6, 2.00.7, 2.00.9, 2.0018. but it still dosn't solve my problem. I can't read any SD - cards. There is information: please format the card.
I made also changes at regedit: from 16 to 1 but still the same problem. Maybe it's IRQ problem?

Answer:SONY VAIO VGN AR 630E - card reader problem

Hello George73,
Has this just started happening, or has it never worked ?.
Have you formatted the card ?, right click on the card and choose format, let it run through the process and try the card.
Also, go to the Device Manager and look for any yellow triangles.
Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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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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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 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 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.

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Annoying Problem

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

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

---->wont install on my laptop

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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


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. . .



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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.

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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Need help solving a problem with my Sony Vaio model VGC-RA820G with Windows XP Media center. The unit has built in Media card reader and last week I transfered poster jpg pics from my email to a CF card no problems. All media slots were working and Explorer showed all the drive letters for the CF, SD, XD, & MS slots. Now I tried to use the slots and nothing happens when the media card is inserted. When I check the Device drivers for the "Sony Memory Card Reader/Writer I get this error message:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall the device but it will neither uninstall nor work even after an uninstall it is still in the device drivers with a yellow flag.

Answer:Challenging Device problem with Sony Vaio Media Card Reader

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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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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 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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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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I am trying to get a Soundblaster Live! Card to work in a Sony Vaio Digital Studio machine which is running Windows ME. The apparent problem is an I/O conflict with the Direct Memory access controller. As soon as the card and drivers are installed, it causes windows to lock up so I can't get into the device manager to change teh settings that way. Since ME does not offer any kind of DOS with it, I also cannot change the settings through DOS. I have tried installing the most recent drivers for the card and it still has the same problem. There are a few jumpers on the card which I thought might need adjusting but the owners manual provides no information on jumper settings for the card. Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated as I currently have no sound at all and really need this card to install without locking up windows the instant it load. Thanks in advance.

~dawna mitchell~
[email protected]

Answer:problem installing sounblaster live! card on a windows ME Sony Vaio machine

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Recently I have installed Windows XP in my laptop, model Sony Vaio VGN-FS93G model. I dont have my utilities disk..

After installing the OS, i was trying to install sound card driver, but not able to do so..

moreover i was referring to,

and i tried downloading AUD-0602FS91-ENG.EXE and installed, but still my sound card detail tabs are grayed out..

could any body help me out please..

Thanks in advance..

motherboard details from everest

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Report Type Quick Report
Computer JITU
Generator Mama
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-11-13
Time 20:55
--------[ Motherboard ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Sony Corporation VGN-FS93G

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 4265 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 267 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 4266 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel Direct Media Interface

Answer:Solved: no sound card found problem sony vaio vgn-fs93g model

Original Drivers for VGN-FS9 Series Applicable Models: VGN-FS93G, VGN-FS93S -
I believe the correct file is Audio: File name: AUD-060FS91-ENG.EXE File size: 17.19MB (18,033,005 Byte)

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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.
Any info about this is appreciated and I can provide additional information if needed.

Answer:Sony VAIO S Series Laptop: Graphics Driver Problem

Download the driver here: and let's see what happens.

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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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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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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 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

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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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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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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My sony laptop video starting crudding out. Sometimes it will work for awhile most of the time it deteriorates, with its nvidia video card I wonder if I need to replace my motherboard, or have it replaced. The video out also cruds out which leads me to believe the lcd is ok, I did take it apart and jiggle the cables (lol) didn't help. I found another posting on here that said that those ebay services are the way to go. I took it all apart, I've built desktops before but thats like putting legos together compared to this! laptops are a different level for me. Thanks in advance for any input!

Is it worth it? The machine is plenty fast for me, for now. But if I end up having to pay close to 200 it seems worth it to upgrade to i3 or i5.

Thanks again!
ooops I thought that my computer deets would be posted here. I have a sony laptop core 2 duo t5450, with 2gb ram, 160gb hd, nvidia geforce 8400m with 256 ram hdmi out, Win7 32bit,

Answer:Sony laptop video card on fritz?

The 8400m is affected by a large scale problem affecting many nVidia products, here's some more info:

You may be able to replace just the graphics card but you will have to find a matching one; you may want to contact Sony to see if they will sell you a replacement or if they will repair it for you.

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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?


Answer:Sony PD 170 Camcorder & Sony Vaio Laptop

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Question: Sony Vaio Video

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

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

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

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


Mike F.

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Hi!I have a Sony Vaio vgn-tz31mn, Intel core 2 CPU u7600 1.20 GHzRam 2038MB32 bitWindows vista businessBios are "Phoenix Trusted core Setup Utility"Bought it in 2007.I'm trying to raise the memory usage from 64 (current) to it's max of 256, however, the Bios does not have the option to do this- any tips here as to how to access this feature ?Thanks!

Answer:Increase Sony laptop graphic card video memory allocation

It is not feasible, 64MB is the base allocated memory, Windows will use System Memory to increase the amount of memory available to the on-board graphics chip as and when required...... is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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

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

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

Thanx for any advice

Answer:Need Video Drivers for Sony Vaio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Sony VAIO Video Issue

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

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

OS - Windows XP
1 gig of ram installed now.

Answer:Sony Vaio Video Board add on

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

Answer:Sony Vaio Video trouble

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Sony Vaio desktop - how to ouput video

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

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

Answer:Sony Vaio PCG-FXA47 video problems

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

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

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

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

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

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I need drivers for Windows 7 64 bit

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

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

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

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

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

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


plz help I really need it

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

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

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

Answer:Sony Vaio PCV-2222 video controller

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

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I have a SONY Vaio Laptop and have recently been trying to install USB card readers. I purchased a Stratitec card reader and it says I should use the General USB Mass Storage Driver....

When I install this device to my laptop, there is no problem at all...instantly recognizes it and works.

Does anyone know how I can get this to work on my SONY laptop? I know that SONY has their own digital memory sticks and has a slot on this computer to read their memory sticks...but alas...I also have compact flash cards that I want to read.

I truly appreciate any and all help. I am a novice, so please keep that in mind when explaining to me.

Thank you so very much!!

Answer:Help with a SONY Vaio & USB Card Reader

newyork716 said:

Does anyone know how I can get this to work on my SONY laptop? Click to expand...

Assuming you have XP on the laptop you should be able to see the card reader as a mass storage device in "my computer"

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Ever since I allowed Geek Squad to wipe out my computer and re-install XP, my USBs and PC Card slot do not work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled drivers and still haven't had any luck. I've had friends that are "computer people" try the same thing and they didn't have any luck either. They concluded it was an internal issue, not just a software problem. They recommended replacing internal parts.

I came across this site that had parts for my laptop - Sony Vaio PCG-V505BXP. I am trying to figure out what parts to purchase first.

I am deciding on these:
Sony PC Card Connector - 1-817-276-14
Sony USB Connector - 1-793-365-21
Sony USB Connector - 1-794-548-21

I mainly want to the USBs working and I am not as concerned about the PC Card slot. I was told I may want to replace the motherboard, but that sounds so extreme.

Any advice or recommendations?


Answer:Sony Vaio USB/PC Card issue

do you know if they messed around with the BIOS seting's because you can disable USB ports and PC cards from there, I have no idea why the geek squad would do that but it is a possibility.

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Answer:which graphics card has the sony vaio PCG-611

you can please type in lower case , NOT CAPS (as it means you are shouting).download SIW it and you will see which card is installed.Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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After problems, did a full reinstall of Vista 32 Home Premium. All OK, except no wireless. In Device Manager, there is only an ethernet controller under Network Device. Under Other Devices, there are 3 exclamation marks - an ethernet controller, a mass storage controller and an other device. None of them have drivers and they are all 'unknown'. It was OK before - any thoughts please?

Answer:sony vaio - no wireless card seen

The one's with the Yellow exclamation marks - right click and select "Update Driver Software"

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hi there guys. when it come to forums u have to be the only one who comes through every time. i touched on this subject a couple of months back but from a different angle. i have a sony vaio pcg-k115m and would like to know the make and model if possible , of the wireless card without stripping it down. i ask you guys because you are better wired up than i am with that stuff.. many thanks for your help in advance...TG

Answer:Sony vaio wireless card i.d.

Hi ... Read the Link below ...
sony vaio wireless driver

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Hello Everyone. i read that I had to post as much information about my PC as I could but the problem is I have no idea about it. I just know I have Sony Vaio purple Laptop. And it keeps shutting down when I play a game. And I think it's my graphic card? If so can I replace my graphic card?Thank you so much

Answer:Graphic Card on Sony Vaio

Nope...Unless you have a boatload of cash...

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Hey all,
I'm new here but my friend said this is a great forum so i will probably stay. :giddy:

But the reason I am posting is because I have a Sony Vaio PCG-FR820(I)
It has an intergrated video card (Radeon IGP 34xM) which is 64MB.
I have heard somewhere that I am able to change in the BIOS how much of the RAM is given to the video card, I was wondering if there is a way to bring my video card up to 128MB.

Answer:Sony Vaio Vid card BIOS

What you may be thinking of is "AGP Aperture Size"

You can find a lot of information here:

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Hello, I have this weird problem with the SD Card slot or maybe it's some of the cards. It won't read all the cards and sometimes it won't read any. The worst part is, once it locked up my computer and then it wouldn't let the whole computer shut down. Sometimes I have to unplug the compter to shut it down. I thought all of this was coming from my camera so I bought a new one. lol The new card that I'm trying to use is a micro from my phone and it's in a ATIVA converter card. My camera card is a SanDisk. It will read it most of the time, but sometimes it won't. I checked to make sure all the drivers were ok and it said they are good to go. All I want is to get pictures from my phone to my computer for cryin in the mud! lol Anyway, now and then it causes problems with doing ebay too. <: I hope someone can help me. Thank you. Lynn in Oklahoma

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

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

Answer:Sony Vaio Video Driver Update Issue

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

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

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

Can anyone assist?

Answer:Solved: Sony VAIO video controller driver

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

Answer:Sony Vaio PCG-FXA47 major video problems

Are you using the correct drivers from SONY?

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

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

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

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

A Radeon 9800 is your best bet.

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Hi All,

I just did a full strip and install of Windows7 onto my Sony VAIO laptop (VGN-FZ27G).
It is now running amazingly faster than before (as i only installed the basic drivers i need and ignored most of the proprietary Sony additional software).

My only issue is i cannot get the integrated SD Card/Memory stick reader to work. It comes up on Device Manager as a Mass Storage Controller, but no driver i can find for it works, even from the Sony websites.

Please help!!

Answer:Sony VAIO Card Reader Drivers

You can try some drivers from DRIVERGUIDE just subscribe its for free i normally get all the drivers i need from there here is the link hope it helps try them and let me know...DriverGuide - XP Drivers, Windows 7 Drivers, Printer Drivers, Audio Drivers, CDROM Drivers, Network Drivers, USB Drivers, Device Drivers, Driver Downl

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my problem is my laptop's display card

Answer:sony vaio display card find

Please state the problem more clearly.If you need graphics driver then go to Sony site for driver, usually Support>Downloads>drivers and choose your model and OS.I doubt that you can change your actual graphics card since they are usually permanently attached to/integrated into (onto) your motherboard on laptops.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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

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

Ricoh PCIe Memory Stick Host Controller

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

SD Storage Class Controller

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

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

Anyone got any idea's?

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

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

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

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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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Question: sony vaio laptop

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

Answer:sony vaio laptop

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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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.

Answer:What RAM to Buy for Sony Vaio Laptop

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

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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
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!


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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop

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.

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop

You don't mention where you are located. Here are some possible sources for the Sony part and claimed equivalents in the USA:,k:VPCEB15FX+charger

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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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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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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?

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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop

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.

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop

Start here
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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