I've read through the thread "How to make 1st to 3rd Generations of Vaio Z support 8GB" and there are some promising leads there especially from ZugZug an Sniper_Sung but the thread kind of abruptly ends without a clear resolution.
Another thread indicates that the victory was celebrated too early and the 8GB doesn't exactly work.
I was playing around with some settings of the software that came with my EM770W 3G module of my 1810TZ.
Now I am able to submit USSD codes and to abuse my 1810TZ as a phone
This could be simply accomplished by editing some configuration files. So notepad.exe is the "hacking tool" of choice
Make sure, you back up these files before editing them. Also, some files are write protected, so you need to change this before the modification. It is recommended to re-apply the write protected flag when you're done.
Enable USSD support
Step 1: Navigate to C:Program Files (x86)Acer 3G Connection Managerconfig Edit file: PluginsConfig.xml In section
last month I upgrade the HSDPA board to the Vaio VGN-Z790LDX in order to use any sim card from any international cellphone company and it worked at first attempt .
now I just replaced the IFX-517 and the wwan to the Vaio VGN-TT290NBX and I have installed one IFX-517 having the sim card slot and I placed the unlocked wwan GTM382.
anyone did the same upgrade? which driver are the best in order to make it working properly?
I am asking this because I did try to install the Option driver /Globe Trotter Connect and the Vaio Smart Network but for many times it was not succefully done . the first times the minicard was in the device manager list but just till the laptop was on.......and after restart it was not there .
now finally after many times removing the driver and the minicard the system is working but I don't know for how long........
now I am wondering that I did mistake at the beginning because I mixed sony driver and Option drive and software.............in few words I made a Cocktail,
I will soon receive new vaio Z from Japan. As some of you know WWAN modem in Japan is locked to NNT Docomo. Japanese model has sim card slot but it's currently impossible to unlock Gobi 2000 card. In Europe vaio Z comes with same card unlocked.
On ebay you can buy unlocked Gobi 2000 puled from HP,Lenova or Acer. I wonder if those card will work in Sony laptops. Where can I buy unlocked Gobi 2000 that will work with sony laptops?
Also if somebody is interested here is the link with some photos showing how to replace WWAN card in new Z:
It came with Windows Vista, at one point I was dual-booting Vista/XP, and I am currently using Windows 7beta.
I recently went in my bios settings and tried to enable native sata support, and after that, my computer wouldn't go into Win7, until i disabled it again.
It was enabled when i first got my computer, and i had to disable it for XP compatibility. I figure, if it works with Vista, there's no reason it wouldnt work with Win7. Perhaps it's configured to run without the setting, so enabling it effs it up and confuses it. is there any way i can enable it again, preferably without having to do a full OS install?
1. Is it possible to boot from an external drive connected via e-SATA or USB? I work as a developer and sometimes need to test the software on different operating systems. I often use Virtual-pC but sometimes I need a non-virtual environment.
2. Is it very hard to replace the internal hard drive (for same reason as in 1)? Currently I use a Dell Latitude where it is very easy to swap hard drives, just loosen two screews and slide the hard drive bay.
I have sent a mail to Vaio support here in Sweden but I haven't got any answer
Has anyone installed a SSD drive in this model with success? If so, does the BIOS need to be upgraded? I have a Vertex 120 SSD drive I'm not using and am thinking about putting it in the Sony and installing Win 7/32 bit.
I would like for all the current functions to work such as the camera and video card. Would this be a big issue or should I just reload the original OS(XP).
Is there a possibility of installing a 3G/LTE module on the Thinkpad Yoga? To my understanding there is an m.sata slot on the Yoga that allows for us to put extra SSD hard drives on it. Is it possible to replace it? ¬† If not, are there other methods other than using usb-dongles or hotspots?
I recent bought another¬†y550 IdeaPad running Win7 because I like the one I already had that my wife uses.¬† The new y550 came with a Broadcom bluetooth module but the computer did not recognize the module during startup.¬† I thought the module may have been bad so I bought another one on eBay that had be tested by the seller.¬† I finally found the location of the module by taking the computer apart.¬† (It is located under the palm rest bezel.)¬† When I installed the device and put the computer back together (except the keyboard for access to the bluetooth module socket located¬†under the keyboard), the computer hung up while it loaded but the bluetooth icon on the speaker panel continued to be lit.¬†
I unplugged the module to restart the computer and plugged the module back in.¬† Windows recognized the device and the drivers were loaded.¬† I put keyboard back in place and the device worked until I accessed the BIOS on the next start up.¬† After that, the module was never discovered by the computer regardless of deleting the drivers for the module and the energy management software, etc. ¬† When I reboot the machine, the computer never seems to look at the bluetooth module because the bluetooth light never illuminates.¬† Also, the Fn+F5 short cut does not show a bluetooth device as being installed on the computer.¬† How to get the computer to recognize the bluetooth device since I think it might be a machine issue or BIOS issue rather than a windows 7 issue.¬†¬†
I'm wondering if the Blu-ray optical drive (Panasonic UJ-232A) of the (old) VAIO Z series will be able to fit into the (new) VAIO Z series? I would really appreciate it if anyone is able to answer my question.
The reason I'm asking is because I'm seriously thinking of selling my VAIO Z690 & just buying the base Sony VAIO Z (VPCZ112GX/S). I may just be able to afford that base model & the icing on the cake will definitely be the UJ-232A drive being able to fit into the (new) VAIO Z series & work.
Have D420 here and was thinking if it's possible to use WWAN slot for any other mini pci-e cards like SSD or video decoder. Now Dell docs state not to mix WLAn and WWAN cards between their assigned slots.
The Broadband on my X1 Carbon (Gen 2) always fails to connect with an error message saying that "You're either out of service or SIM card not activated" while neither of these conditions are true. Oddly, SMS is working fine and I can both send and receive messages without problems. ¬† What could be wrong? How can I diagnose and fix the issue? ¬† Some more details: ¬† - The ultra-book is a Type 20A7 which came with the SIM slot but no broadband modem. At that point Access Connections showed the Broadband option greyed out. I had to call support to find out why and that's when I learned there was no modem. ¬† - Support told me to order part number¬†04X6038 which is a Sierra Wireless EM7355. After installing the latest driver, the Broadband option was now enabled but it still failed with the error message mentioned above. ¬† - At the wireless store I told them it was not working and they gave me a new SIM card. This time I received a welcome SMS message. i tried sending to a few numbers and replying which works. ¬† - The wireless provider took the IMEI number of the EM7355 and confirmed it was compatible which seems logical considering SMS is working.