Sony :: Do Vaio Notebooks Need A Battery

Jun 2, 2009

I have a SV Notebook PCG-7D1M which has completely died on me!! I heard somewhere that if a battery is dead or not inserted in a Vaio it will not work at all. Please can someone confirm this for me as at first i thought it was my power supply so bought a new adaptor but it still wont work with or without the battery in. I basically just want to know if it will work just running from the mains?

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Sony :: Vaio Notebooks

Jan 13, 2010

What's a good site that serves internationally which is selling Sony Vaio notebooks?

Any other than Amazon?

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Sony :: Returning Vaio CTO Notebooks

Apr 18, 2010

Can these be returned within the 14 day period if there is no engraving? Say there are stuck pixels or something.

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Sony :: Where Do VAIO Notebooks Ship From

Jul 6, 2009

I just bought a pre-configured SR490 and am wondering where do these ship from. Does sony just have one shipping center for VAIOs or are there numerous?

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Sony :: IR Remote Control On Vaio Notebooks

Jul 15, 2009

None of the Vaio notebooks have IR Remote Control which I feel is very useful and has become standard since long in notebooks of other manufacturers, still I have not found anyone complaining about it in this forum. Does no one here miss the lack of it in their Vaios?

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Sony :: Refurbished Notebooks

Nov 23, 2009

Wondering about those of you who had experience with the Sony Refurb notebooks. My understanding is that they are basically new old model, but come with only 90 days warranty.

THAT is the factor that scares me - the 90 day warranty as Sony repair is very expensive out of warranty.

Anyone comment on the risk vs the reduced price?

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Sony :: New Line Of Notebooks

Jan 25, 2009

When will Sony release a new line of notebooks instead of just a refresh? Will all of them be replaced at the same time?

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Sony :: Maximum RAM With GL960 In Notebooks

Jun 14, 2009

I know many people have said they upgraded their ram past the "2gb limit" to 3gb or some even 4gb on a Intel GL960 chipset...but has anyone successfully upgraded their ram above 2gb with the GL960 on a Sony Vaio, or even more specifically the VGN-NR140E, or any VGN model? I'm asking because I want to upgrade past the limit, but I don't want to waste my money if it won't work, and if someone can let me know if it worked on their Sony Vaio (should have similiar BIOS) then I will be a bit more confident on my purchase.

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Sony :: Vaio FW Battery

Sep 3, 2009

So I bought a Sony Vaio FW-340DW for school which is the lower end with the X-Brite Eco screen. However, I have noticed something about the battery.

When I'm on the Vaio Optimized battery plan, I get 2.5 hours of battery life. But, When I switch the battery plan to Maximum Battery I still get 2.5 hours

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Sony :: Vaio CR Battery

Sep 6, 2009

I have a Vaio CR-190 and am having battery problems. Over the past couple months, my battery would show a full charge when plugged in, but when I would unplug the computer the battery would literally drop from 100% to 80% and began dropping futher. A few weeks ago, the battery would drop from 100% to 50% or so when unplugged and the battery would quickly drain. Recently, however the battery holds no charge at all and the computer will only run through the a/c. My battery management utility shows an X through the battery and says there is no battery detected even though the battery is properly installed. Everything else on the computer is running fine. I'm just looking for some advice on what's the best steps to take next. I've read that Sony has had some problems with batteries suddenly dieing and wondering if that's what it sounds like. The battery is from Sony and is the extended life larger one if that matters.

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Sony :: Vaio Battery

Apr 18, 2010

i have a Sony Vaio laptop that seems to have a good battery but after i use it on battery for 2-3 minutes it stops .

What is very strange is that in those 2-3 minutes the battery shown as available is draining like 3-4% per minute and the laptops stops and doesn't want to start on battery although it shows over 80% still left .

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Sony :: Battery For Vaio

Apr 29, 2009

Why does my laptop shut down every time I unplug it from the wall, even though it shows my battery is at 100% charged

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Sony :: Does Ship Any Cases/sleeves With The Notebooks

Nov 24, 2009

if Sony ships the vaios with any kind of sleeve or carrying case by default, or should I order one separately?

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Sony :: Vaio TZ350 N Battery

May 21, 2009

Being a long term TX user, I eventually made the switch to the TZ, didn't need blue ray and didn't much care for the chrome sidings on the TT.

It's a lovely little laptop, but I have noticed a few things - mainly the battery is nowhere near Sony's claim of 7 hours.

My TX would give me a good useable 4.5-5 hours, this one barely struggles past 3 hours, even with the power management on battery life, screen useably dimmed and the CD/DVD off

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Sony :: Vaio Z Battery Life In XP

Dec 28, 2009

First time poster, long time viewer.

I was just wondering if anyone experienced a battery increase after down-grading their Vaio Z from Vista/Win7 to XP? If so, by how much?

I'm currently holding a Z710dd (canadian vaio) with a standard battery with windows 7 installed. I previously had a netbook that lost a good hour and half from Windows XP to Windows 7. Even after disabling a lot of the windows aero mumbo-jumbo and themes

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Sony :: Vaio SR Battery On Windows 7 RC

May 8, 2009

I decided to upgrade to windows 7 rc. Everything works including brightness and volume controls, which people were having trouble getting to work. I am experiencing extreme battery drain or usage? I charge it, but battery starts to fall rapidly. I wanted to know if anyone has any fixes for this or what others have been experiencing on windows 7

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Sony :: Vaio TT Battery Manager

Jan 7, 2009

I'm loving the TT now but have only had one problem which I don't understand. I have the TT11VN/X but basically I have my battery manager setting as follows... quick charge off and enable battery care function to 50% and other little settings are changed but this has happend to me three times where Ive turned my laptop on and it's charged to 100% and the battery settings are back to the way they used to be where batter care is not on and quick charge is on...

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Sony :: Vaio Z And Win 7 Battery Burn

Jan 25, 2010

I have a Vaio Z520 that come originally with Win Vista.

Recently, I installed in Win 7 on it and everything work great except keyboard short cut to adjust screen brightness and volume control, and battery burn really quick compare to Vista.

I only can make 2 hours out of the battery before it come to fully exhausted.

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Sony :: Vaio FZ21M- Battery

Jan 9, 2010

I have a Sony Vaio FZ21M and I'm facing some weird things with my battery laptop. I have the AC adapter plug-in and it says charging but my battery still drain. For example now I have open my laptop at 89 % and after 20 min goes down at 71 %. I have WIN 7 installed over 2 months but this problem appear about 4-5 days ago, so I think isnt from my OS or it may it be?

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Sony :: Vaio ZWWAN Without Battery

Aug 8, 2009

Is it somehow possible to use the WWAN without battery?

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Sony :: Vaio FW Extended Battery

Oct 29, 2009

where I can get the extended battery for the FW590 for a reasonable price?

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Sony :: Vaio CW Battery Drain

Jan 30, 2010

I just got a CW i5 from Best a few days ago (its the VPCCW27FX). I have since noticed that it has serious battery drain issues.

My computer seems to lose about 7% of battery life PER HOUR when in sleep mode (although at some point it seems to put itself into hibernation). (I just put it to sleep for 2 hrs, and it dropped from 90% to 77%. Last night put it to sleep at 40%, and computer would not start up this AM w/o immediately going into hibernation again b/c battery totally drained)

Dunno why this is happening - computer seems to be asleep (screen off, blinking orange LED on front, etc.) and certainly is hibernated when I start it up again (vaio splash screen, etc.), but if I am losing 7% an hour, I will need to return it.

Battery life seems to be okay when I am using it though - watched and hour of DVD last night on battery, which dropped the charge from about 80% to 40%.

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Sony :: Vaio Battery Life

Apr 19, 2009

I recently purchased a Vaio VGN-SR390 with the "9 hour" battery. I understand you never get that. But what I think is odd, is that no matter what settings I change, including WiFi on/off, it *always* says 3:55 to 4:00remaining with 100% charge. (I haven't actually timed it on the clock, though.)


1) Is this what other SR owners are getting? about 4 matter what

2) How do I make sure bluetooth is off (haven't been able to figure that one out)

3) Should I see the battery life increase with reduced display brightness, Wifi off, etc?

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Sony :: Z600 Series Notebooks Have 1600 X 900 Resolution

May 8, 2009

Was told that there are a couple of Z690 notebooks with 1366 x 768 resolutions. Is this possible?

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Sony :: Vaio Z Extended Battery Serial

May 8, 2009

i've been looking for an extended battery for my vaio z; and it doesn't seem like it's easy to get a hold of one in europe.

i'm asking for the serial number of the battery so as to ease up the search (i.e., the vgn-xxxxx serial)

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Sony :: Vaio AR71SRecovery Battery May Not Be Compatible

May 27, 2009

I've did something wrong with my Hard disk, and deleted my Recovery Partition . Now I wanted to do a clean install of vista, and then use my Recovery Disks to restore my C drive.

But now when I want to use this option, it says:

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Sony :: Vaio CW Battery Drain Information

Mar 7, 2010

What is Battery Drain?
-When your computer is turned off or in sleep mode and looses large amounts of battery life.

How do I know if I am affected?
-To my knowledge, ALL Vaio CW computers (at least with the i5 and 330m combo). I have come to to this conclusion because I have had two of these with the same issue and I have yet to see more than one person say they do not have it on a Vaio CW

How can I fix this?
-Right now there is no fix for loosing battery life while 'Shutdown'. As for sleep mode, you can help make the loss less substantial by doing a 'clean install'
Instructions here
And also make sure that you have these settings in the 'advanced power options'

All tests have been run on two different VPCCW27FX notebooks

Test 1: 100% Battery, 4 hrs shutdown: 90%
Test 2: 65% Battery, no HDD, 3hrs shutdown: 48%
Test 3: 48% Battery, 'Power Saver' battery mode, 5.5 hrs shutdown: 20%
Test 4: Wifi Switch off
Test 5: 50% Battery, Battery out: 50%

At the time being, there is no fix or known cause for the battery drain while shutdown. For now, myths of a clean install or using different windows battery settings make no difference, which means this is either a problem with the motherboard, BIOS or the battery it's self.

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Sony :: Large Capacity Battery For New Vaio Z11

Mar 23, 2010

if the VGP-BPL12 Extended battery fit/work with the new Vaio Z's?

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Sony :: Solution For All Vaio Battery Drain

Jul 26, 2009

I was running an FW and noticing huge percentage drop when I would hibernate and leave it unplugged overnight, sometimes it would be about 30%. However the percentage would always remain 30% lower then when I powered it down for a while so I figured my battery life was not affected overall and that the battery indicator was wrong. Well it turns out that I was wrong, I can usually squeeze out 2 min per percentage if I leave my computer idle and allow the screen saver to popup while on battery. However after the 30% drain overnight I noticed my overall battery life was affected severely, with 1 overnight on hibernate session my battery life went from on average 2 min per percentage to 1.33 min per percentage.

Possible Solution:
Turn on battery care function on the Vaio Control Center and set the custom setting at 100%. Having done this my battery during hibernate (and shutdown) overnight drops only 1-2%.

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Sony :: Vaio Tz > Large Capacity Battery <

Sep 28, 2009

how much operating time u get out of an LARGE CAPACITY BATTERY VGP-BPX11 ?

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