Sony :: AV Mode Not Working In Vaio

Mar 27, 2009

AV mode is not working in my Sony Vaio laptop - Model VGN-CR320E , i am not sure what could be the problem is ? whenever i click on it i am getting this message " Please reinstall Instant mode application in WIndows , press any key or shut down

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Sony :: Vaio Z In Stamina Mode

Nov 3, 2009

Since I installed the new driver of Windows 7 for my Z, I have some wierd problem in Stamina mode (see attached photo). I wonder if someone has the same problem. I installed the driver in the same time that I update my Z's RAM to 6GB (bought a 4GB). It may be my new RAM, but I don't have any problem in Speed mode, no error with Memtest, and no BSOD either.

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Sony :: VAIO CS Series + AV Mode Button

Sep 24, 2009

I bought a Sony VAIO notebook from Japan (VGN CS52JB). With the help of this site I managed to convert it into Vista Home Premium English version which was originally Japanese.

Everything works perfect except the AV mode button and the capture button. (which worked fine originally)

I installed "VAIO Event Service" and "VAIO Launcher", which I thought need to have that functionality.

Do I need to install any other VAIO applications to get it working?

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Sony :: Vaio ZClosing Lid --> Standby Mode

Mar 1, 2010

I have a Vaio Z4. I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with all available drivers.

I recently run into the problem that when closing the lid, that the notbook does not enter standby mode as it should. It keeps on, screen black, and no response to anything... if this happens, I can only turn it off and on again.

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Sony :: Vaio Z690 Speed Mode Graphics

May 9, 2009

It seems for some reason my Z690 does not work well in the speed setting. This results into videos that seem to refresh a lot, games that are slow and have jagged edges and in general slow video performance.

Whats funny is that on stamina setting, all my graphics actually do quite well. Videos play fine as do the games /w smooth edges

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Sony :: VAIO SZ5- Can't Switch Between Stamina/speed Mode

Aug 8, 2009

I have a VAIO VGN-SZ55GN but I found out that I can't switch between speed/stamina mode.

I had had the intel graphic driver installed automatically after I'd installed a new OS onto the laptop but I can't get the nVidia driver to work.

I tried shutting down the laptop, moved the switch to speed and turned on the laptop again but I still can't get the laptop started up w/ nVidia graphic card.

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Sony :: Vaio Z Speed Mode High Temps And CPU Usage

Mar 10, 2010

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-Z590 with windows 7 32 bit professional installed. When I switch to speed mode and hook up a monitor (24" dell LCD) via HDMI->DVI the graphics card temperature goes up to around 80-95C (measured with real temp 3.40) and the CPU temp also goes up into the 60-70s. No programs are using the CPU heavily. During this process the fans go up to max and the computer gets really loud. I have all the latest drivers installed and the latest BIOS.

I was wondering if anyone else has a problem like this? Would installing 64 bit windows 7 be better? It makes it really noisy when I hook up a monitor via HDMI. Any ideas?

Everything is perfect in stamina mode, low temps, low cpu usage.

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Sony :: Vaio SZ440ARGH! Speed Mode Brightness Controls In Windows 7 (x64)

Nov 9, 2009

just can't seem to get my Brightness controls to work in speed mode in windows 7.

I've tried 169.09, 180.70 and the most recent forceware drivers.

I've installed the registry file that was recommended in one thread.
I've tried all kinds of orders. Still, nothing.

I've currently installed (in this order)
SPEF
SonyPI
Shared Library
SonyUtils DLL
Event Service
The Registry Patch
NVIDIA Drivers

They work fine in STAMINA, but not in SPEED. I can't even access them through Windows Mobility Center or Power Options. I can change them a very small amount though the NVIDIA control panel through the "adjust color settings" tab. Otherwise, theres no mobility options in the NVIDIA panel.

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Dell :: Sleep Mode Not Working Correctly

Feb 16, 2009

I have a Dell XPS M1530. Since I am a college student, and when I usually leave class, I just close my laptop.

let it go to sleep, and put it in my bag. The problem lately has been that when I close my laptop, it does not go into sleep mode, even though it is set for it to do this.

It will do this on both battery and AC power. I will put it into sleep overnight so it is in sleep when I put it in my bag in the morning.

And once last week I put it in there thinking it was a sleep and then 3 hours later while I was at work,

I had not brought it out yet, and opened my bag and the laptop never turned off, it had been running the whole time and was hot, and had 22 minutes of battery left.........

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Sony :: Vaio Z11MNB: Brightness Adjust Doesn't Work In SPEED Mode

Mar 12, 2010

I've just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on my Vaio Z11MNB. As Google told me there is a problem with the FN + F5/F6 brightness adjust in speed mode.

All Sony software ist installed correctly and in the newest version I found.

As in many threads mentioned I followed the right order. But I still cannot adjust the brightness in speed mode

This thread Problem with Vaio Z Windows 7 brightness lead me to the right graphic drivers I thougt... Okay these drivers[url] are for the ZD790 but this shouldn't matter it's the same 9300GS chipset...

The following sony software is installed:
SETTING_UTILITY_SERIES_5.1_5.1.0.11200
SFEP_DRIVER_SONY_8.0_10Q1_O_7_8.0.1.1
SPIC_DRIVER_8.0_09Q3_7_8.0.1.1
SONY_SHARED_LIBRARY_5.5_5.5.0.10160
VAIO_CONTROL_CENTER_4.1_4.1.0.10160
VAIO_EVENT_SERVICE_5.1FH_5.1.0.12010
VAIO_POWER_MANAGEMENT_5.0_5.0.0.11300
VAIO_SMART_NETWORK_3.1_3.1.0.11250

Another smaller problem: From time to time there is a yellow exclamation mark at the SD-Hostcontroller in the device manager. I've googled a lot but there seems to be no other driver than the windows included. VEN_1180&DEV_0822

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Sony :: VAIO- If A VAIO Had No Ram Should (if All Else Was Working) It Be Getting POST Beeps

Jan 15, 2010

I have just been given a VAIO PCG8A2M (GRX316MP) , i was told "it's broken but if you can fix it yo can have it" so having a quick look at it there's no sign of life on the display but the lights come on and i can here the HDD heads moving about.

Looking a little more i found that all the ram is missing , so now im not sure if its worth buying some ram to see if it works or not ? The lack of ram would prob explain the lack of display but i wonder if i should be getting POST beeps at least, which im not.

So my question is if a VAIO had no ram should (if all else was working) it be getting POST beeps ?

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Sony :: New Vaio CW Wireless Not Working

Feb 12, 2010

I recently got a sony vaio CW at bestbuy yesterday. The link for it is below. Brought it home and started using it.

Everything worked perfectly for the first hour, and then the wireless just went out. It will no longer allow me to search for wireless networks. Two other laptops in my house are working fine so its not the router.

The wireless switch on the front is ON, however the little light is not lit. When I go to the SmartWi Connection Utility in the taskbar, it only lists an on/off option for Bluetooth, no Wifi option

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Sony :: Vaio G11 Brightness Keys Not Working In XP

Jan 5, 2009

This is almost a classic problem. I just installed XP SP3 on a Vaio G11. I did everything according to Sony's plan. But the brightness keys don't work.

Is there a chance that Sony's drivers were written for XP SP2, and that SP3 is the cause of my problems?

Reason I'm thinking this is that SP3 recognized some devices that SP2 doesn't recognize

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Sony :: Vaio Sr Series Fn Key Isnt Working

Jun 13, 2009

at first excuse me for a new thread about this problem, know the solution is in official sr topic but have no time to search !!! excuse me again

have a sony vaio sr39vn, cleaned the recovery and installed a clean vista but have some problems now !!!!!

1--FN key isnt working now ( brightness, volume control and etc .... )
2--mode and settings buttons and functions arent also working

3--some of the drivers arent in sony support so found them from usa support (like wireless, webcam ) and also some of drivers in sony suport ( like hdd protection driver,spef driver

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Sony :: Vaio Touchpad Stops Working

Feb 15, 2009

If anyone out there runs into an issue with the touchpad on a Sony Vaio where it suddenly stops working it may be due to static electricity. I bought a brand new VGN-NS240E (Jan 08 @ Best Buy) and while setting it up I ran into this issue and have seen many other reports on the WEB of the Sony touchpads suddenly dying. Try these steps for an easy fix:

1 - power down the unit.
2 - unplug the power adapter.
3 - remove the battery.
4 - hold down the power switch for about a minute or two.
5 - re-insert the battery.
6 - reconnect the power adapeter.
7 - power the unit on and see if the touchpad lives!

These quick and simple steps worked for me 2x. Noted on the second time it happened that I shocked the machine after walking across the carpet, that's why I said above I think its related to a static charge - bad design on this model of touch pad I suppose. I have Dell laptops and Acers never seen it before until this Sony.

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Sony :: Vaio Z21, Wireless Not Working After Drop

Mar 10, 2010

Some days ago my wife dropped my Sony Z21 from about 1 meter. Everything seems to work fine except Wlan, Bluetooth and HSDPA. I don't think that any of those modules are broken or something as everything else survived the drop. Does anyone know if all 3 wireless options are connected through some kind oa board? If so then I assume the connection is loose and that causes the wireless to drop. At the beginning it turned on and off the wireless ramdomly...

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Sony :: Recovery Discs Not Working (Vaio Laptop)

Apr 14, 2009

I have a sony laptop - VGN-660N - every time I boot from the recovery DVD I get the following error:

"Cannot use this recovery disc for this computer. Confirm the model type"

I have the right discs per the label on the discs (discs are labeled for VGN-600 Series), which I purchased directly from Sony. I contacted Sony, who was worthless on the matter.

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Sony :: VAIO VGN-FW11E Touch Pad Stopped Working

Mar 2, 2009

I bought my Sony VAIO VGN-FW11E at the beginning of January and have been very happy with it. A notebook that has very similar specs to macbook pro at half the price! Wicked.

A week ago the touch pad stopped working . Only a USB mouse will keep the cursor alive. I'm posting this because I couldn't find any relevant info on any forums or online sony support centres and hope this might aid others in the same situation.

If your Sony VAIO touch pad doesn't work there are steps to take to find out exactly where the problem lies...

It might be static electric interference try...

1. Shut down
2. Unplug adapter
3. Remove battery
4. Hold down the power button for 1-2 minutes
5. Insert battery
6. Power on, test.

Still under warranty Sony phone support were however quite helpful and efficient, this is what they told me............

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Sony :: Z Sleep Mode

Feb 23, 2009

I know this might have been mentioned b4 but I really donno how to search in a long Z official thread...

When I turn my Z into sleep, it seems so easy to be back on again if I put it into my cases.

Everything looks fine if I just put it on the desk but it's always back ON when I take it from my suitcase

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Sony :: How Do I Put My Laptop Into AV Mode

May 24, 2009

I have a VAIO VGN-AR41E and want to be able to play PS3 on it. There are a small group of buttons near the screen which one has AV mode written above it. However when i push this nothing happens. There is also one on the keyboard (Fn+F7) but this also does nothing

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Sony :: Z Went Into Standby Mode During Cloning

Apr 21, 2009

I finally bought my Z series and trying to clone my HDD to my SSD using Acronis True Image with the SSD being on the outside of the computer using USB.

When it reached 80%, everything shut down as If the computer went into standby mode with the power light intermittenly turning amber. I turned it on again manually but the screen stayed blank. So I have to redo the whole cloning process again. it happened 2x already?

My Thinkpad never really went into sleep mode during cloning.

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Sony :: Hibernate Or Sleep Mode

May 7, 2009

thought that hibernate was better because it turns off the computer and saves battery except on my laptop the power button is defaulted to sleep so I would have thought that they would default it to that for a reason.

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Sony :: Laptops' 'Silent Mode' SR590

Jan 2, 2010

I recently purchased a Sony SR590, and while I love it, I'm personally VERY susceptible to fan noise.. thus I find problems with being able to hear the fan run constantly. The fan seems to turn on, as soon as I open skype and windows media player...

I recently discovered Sony's 'silent mode' function.. and it seems to cut the fan noise level down. What's the difference between performance mode and silent mode? Do you suppose it's alright for me to keep on silent mode, for my state of sanity (literally)?

From time to time, I run Lightroom CS2, which seems to be my most CPU intensive program... otherwise I usually just have a few internet tabs open, windows media player, and a few chat windows.

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Sony :: Why Does My Z Turn Back On After Sleep Mode

Feb 13, 2009

After I put my laptop on sleep mode and shut the lid down, I always see the computer turn back on automatically after only a few minutes (I can hear the laptop working and the light turns green, although the monitor remains off).

Why is this so? The laptop also seems to turn off after a while it is turned back on from sleep mode.

I also notice my Z having a particular video error at times. That is, sometime, the laptop monitor turns black for a few seconds, turns back on at the highest brightness setting, and a error message pops up saying something about how it was unable to find a driver.

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Sony :: SZ650graphic Drivers Keeps Resetting In Battery Mode

Nov 29, 2009

ive installed win7-32bit on my vaio sz650. everything works fine while connected to the power supply. but in battery mode my graphic driver keeps resetting sometimes, (and crashing the system).

this failure occurs mostly while watching video files or surfing on interactive websites.

sth like that ...
ive tried using the different graphic-modes (speed/stamina) but the failure still occures in both modes. so i guess its not a problem with the drivers.

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Sony :: Windows 7 Beta 7000 On A Zbrightness- In Speed Mode

Jan 14, 2009

I can't seem to change the brightness level in Speed Mode, be it through Fn keys or Power Option on the laptop. I've tried disabling UAC and running VESMgr.exe and VESMgrSub.exe as administrators. And still can't alter the brightness level. Everything else works, just the brightness option won't work in Speed Mode. Stamina Mode works flawlessly, giving me the option the change the brightness level how I want.

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Sony :: How Can I Enable My Dual Mode Of Video Card After Win 7 Upgrade

Mar 27, 2010

I recently acquire a VGN-SZ491N from ebay and since I don't really like Vista, so I wipe out the hard drive and install Windows 7 Ultimate from scratch. I followed the following steps and everything works fine except for the video card portion.

A. Install Windows 7
B. Install missing / unknown drivers
C. Reboot and install the utilities, in the following order:

1. Sony Utils DLL
2. Sony Shared Library
3. VAIO Event Service
4. Setting Utility Series

After Step C, I reboot my laptop and then able to install Nvidia driver and upgrade the video card from generic one to Nvidia at Speed mode.

But when I manually switch from speed to stigma, nothing happen, so I would like to know what should I do to enable the Intel video card portion and make it work in Windows 7.

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