Sony :: FW Where's The Vaio Care To Reinstall

Mar 31, 2010

I want reinstall Vaio Care cause mine is closing after open, but I need the Vaio Care to FW 520, where I have to go to download? The site with drivers don't show Vaio Care
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Sony :: Vaio Z720D: Uninstalling VAIO Care, VAIO Update

Jul 26, 2009

Trying to get rid of these questionably useful programs -- but I don't see entries for them in add/remove programs in the control panel (or for any of the other useless VAIO software packages that come on OEM machines sans "fresh start")

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Sony :: What Is VAIO CARE

Feb 3, 2009

what is VAIO CARE? is it necessary for me to have it or can i uninstall from my notebook?

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Sony :: Battery Care On My Vaio FW490

Aug 12, 2009

life of the battery on my new Vaio FW490. The battery on my previous laptop (an IBM Thinkpad circa 2004), was always connected to the laptop, and almost always plugged in. I rarely used the battery. After a couple of years, I noticed that the battery could barely hold a charge for more than 15 minutes.

Is it a good idea to regularly run the laptop off the battery? Is keeping the laptop plugged in for long periods of time OK? What should I do to ensure that my battery lasts.

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Sony :: Battery Care On Vaio Z With BIOS Ver. R2165M3

Feb 3, 2009

if anybody else's battery care option on Vaio Z is not working anymore after updating the bios to R2165M3 version. Mine will keep charging my battery to 100% even when the battery care is set to 80%.

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Sony :: New Vaio Care Software Update Out. (3.0.0.0423)

May 14, 2009

User Interface has changed quite a bit.

It's also now compatible with IE8's rendering engine (previous Vaio Care versions would crash when rendering checkup reports. Boots much faster than it used to and seems to work with Vista a bit better in general, though I've not looked at every feature.

good piece of software to have an allow to run if you haven't before. FYI.

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Sony :: Which 3rd-party Software Can Replace Vaio Care

Mar 26, 2010

do you usually use Vaio Care via ASSIST button? I found that Vaio Care does not have enough feature as other system tools on the market, as well as it runs too slowly so I decide to uninstall it and use a better 3rd party tool.

software that can take care of my notebook?

after uninstalling Vaio Care, the ASSIST button does not run anymore, I'm wondering if I can use it to execute an application.

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Sony :: VAIO TZ: I Reinstall Vista From Partition

Apr 18, 2009

Could someone help, when i press f8 at boot, it doesnt have the option to reinstall OS.

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Dell Vostro 3450 :: Can't Reinstall Drivers After OS Reinstall

Feb 3, 2013

My Dell Vostro 3450 (windows 7) had been running slowly for a while and after a virus scan didn't work, I decided to reinstall my operating system. I used the OS reinstall disk that came with the computer and that seemed to work pretty well. However, when it came time to install the drivers, I hit a roadblock. I put in the drivers disk and tried to go through the list of what drivers to install first (DSS, then chipset, etc...) but each time I installed something, it didn't seem to do anything-- I would go through the whole process for each one, but the little check mark wouldn't appear next to it in the "My System" list.... See below:

My computer can't connect to the internet either by ethernet or wifi, and can only input info through the cd drive.

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Sony :: How To Set Battery Care- VGN-NS190D

Mar 8, 2010

I have sony VGN-NS190D. how do i set my laptop to charge up to 80% and stop charging the battery after it reaches 80% limit?

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Sony :: Battery Care (FW11M)

Mar 15, 2009

I did a clean install a while back, I don't have recovery CD's

I want to use the battery care function, so I installed the utility, but all the options are greyed out. I tried installing the Sony shared library and the utility dll, but still nothing.

Can anyone tell me how to get it working or if it's even possible, or if there is some other way I can stop the battery charging when it reaches a certain level.

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Sony :: Battery Care Lost After Win7

Nov 18, 2009

I have searched for a full solution to this but there seems to be none at the moment.

Anyway, i have a sort of quick half-solution that i can share if your battery is stuck at below 100% and can live without the battery care program.

Apparently the setting is saved in the battery memory, if you want to change the battery charge setting, stick it in another Vaio that has the battery care program working

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Sony :: Battery Care Function On TZ1xx

Mar 21, 2009

I recently bought a used TZ190N/B (32 GB SSD, US model) and I finished the basic clean install and I'm trying to install the programs/drivers that I need.

Does the Battery Care function/feature come standard with the US versions of the TZ1xx series? It is not available for download on the sony esupport site and is not listed in the programs list on my self-made recovery discs. The only thing remotely similar is "Battery Checker" in Notebook Utilites package, but that only verifies if the battery being used is a genuine Sony battery.

I ran a search and found that Battery Care can be downloaded from the link in post #4 of this thread: for the people who want battery care function after a clean installation
But I figured that if the feature isn't offered on Recovery discs or the sony essuport site, then maybe it isn't meant to run on my specific TZ... Will it work on mine?

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Sony :: FW: Missing Battery Care Function

May 8, 2009

I have a Sony FW285 with a clean install of Vista Ultimate done about 4 months ago.

I recently noticed that when I start up Vaio Control Center, Sony Battery Care and Power Management doesn't show up anymore. This is really bugging me since I have my battery set on 50% charge so I need a power outlet everywhere I go.

I've tried reinstalling Battery Care, Power Management and Vaio Control Center but like mentioned, Battery Care just refuses to show up in Vaio Control Center

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Sony :: VGN-CR590e-Battery Care Function

Dec 8, 2009

I have a VGN-CR590e, I recently upgraded to Windows 7 home premium 64 Bit (windows upgrade advisor said my laptop could support it), after some intial troubles with the drivers for camera and sd card slots (which now work), the battery wont charge beyond 50%, before the windows 7 upgrade I had the battery care function enabled to super care mode (50% charge), however with the OS upgrade the battery care function has disappeared and I cannot change the amount of charge for the battery,

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Sony :: Power Mangement And Battery Care Functions Are Gone

Mar 25, 2009

The vaio power management and battery care icons are gone from Vaio control center. I have already desinstalled and re-installed Vaio ctrl ctr as well as pwr manag and all stays the same.

I had the battery care activated and now it does not charge over 80%.

Do you know how can I solve this without having to use the system full restore which is a real burden.

Is there a way to activate the power management, specifically the battery care function by any other means (eg: command line).

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Sony :: Battery Care Function On 64bit Vista

Mar 22, 2009

VGM-CR13 got Battery Care Function in its preinstalled vista. and the battery care function can limit the charge level of battery in 50% or 80%, but its 32bit version, can not be used in 64bit vista. though it can be installed, but the choice is gray, not accessible yet.

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Sony :: New Z: Can I Mirror Just C Partition For Reinstall

May 26, 2010

Still setting up my new Z. I had to do a full recovery to get out of a bad software.

Due to some esoteric software, installing all my software on my C drive takes about 30 hours. (Much of it unattended but still, a huge effort.)

I am going to partition off the C drive for programs after the install. The D drive will be for my data.

I have a 1 Tb portable external drive.

Once I set up the C drive to exactly how I need it to be, I would like to somehow mirror that C partition onto the portable hard drive. Then if my C drive corrupts after use, I can just remirror it from the image on the portable drive quickly for a 'fresh install' performance.

But since the portable drive is 1 Tb, i still want to use the excess space to write other data without ruining the C drive's image.

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Sony :: How To I Reinstall Vista To New Hard Drive

Jul 1, 2009

how to i reinstall vista to new hard drive?

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Sony :: Partition- Reinstall The Recovery On It In The Future- SZ 750 NC

Feb 4, 2009

SZ 750 NC.
I wanna create some partition on it ... how can i do that as when i wanna reinstall the recovery on it in the future , the created drives I've made don't change in default factory form ? can I use this software : paragon hard disk manager 2008, if i use this software , will the partition be remained on my laptop when i use recovery DVD ?

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Sony :: Reinstall Applications After Windows 7 Clean Install

Nov 1, 2009

I am reading the various threads about how to go about performing a Windows 7 clean install.

I see and understand the requirements to load the Sony 'platform' drivers to get the various custom hardware working.

but what about reinstalling the original applications? Particularly some of the custom VAIO apps .....

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Sony :: After Servic, Unable To Reinstall System With Recovery Discs

Apr 23, 2009

A few days ago sony replaced mobo in my BZ model, because there was a problem with onboard GPU chip.

Now I am unable to do a system recovery with my discs that were made from the same laptop before sending it to repair. I also noticed BIOS was upgraded, but I doubt this is the case.

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Dell :: Battery Care

Dec 25, 2009

I use the laptop with it plugged in 80% of the time and do my best to ensure the laptop is cool. I dont do any gaming on it, but do watch quite a few films (with it sitting on a basket so there is a good few inches underneath to prevent over heating.

After all of this i have lost 40% of my battery life, which i find horrendous. If this keeps up ill have to replace it 18months after buying my laptop. I intend to call Dell over this ASAp but in the meantime i want to know what i can do to preserve my battery life.


Should i leave the battery plugged in all the time, i do move the laptop round quite a bit, so having the battery there to save myself from shutting it down etc would is usefull to me.

I am carefull over the operating temperatures and i very rarely 'stress' the laptop. I could also count the number of times the battery has been left to drain

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HP/Compaq :: DV7 Battery Care

Apr 16, 2010

It's been since the DV6000t that I looked at battery & notebook technology.

From then I believed to cyccle the battery a couple times and store it out of the machine @ around 60%.

Is it still so? Will just plain leaving it in the machine all the time plugged in shorten the life or effciency? Or have things progressed?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Total Care

Nov 8, 2009

When I upgraded to W7 the HP Total Care was eliminated. Is there a way to get it again.

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Apple :: Battery Care

Feb 7, 2009

I followed the instructions in the guide to condition the battery where I charged it up for fully drained it and charged it again and left it plugged in for the 5 hours, how often should I do this

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Dell :: Complete Care Warranty ?

Sep 22, 2009

When I purchased my notebook I only bought the next business day warranty can you still buy the complete care warranty if you are within the 21/30 days of purchase?

I spoke with one person at Dell they said it had to be bought at the time of purchase?

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Dell :: 1420 Complete Care

Apr 20, 2010

i have complete care but my 1420 is already 3 years old...is there anyway i can get dell to give me a new one or will they only fix the lid?

ive never talked to dell but maybe if im really nice they give me a new one and not just fix the lid?

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Dell :: Complete Care -- What Does One Need To Do To Get A New Computer?

Dec 19, 2009

I've had a ton of problems with this one in the past, from a cracked case (still cracked) to a dvd drive that doesn't work (dell didn't do anything, I didn't stay on them,) to a bunch of other problems.

Any way to get them to just replace it? I've had it for ~2 years, with another year left on my warranty.

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Dell :: Extent Of Complete Care

Mar 11, 2009

I have been getting pissed with my Dell XPS M1530 a bunch lately because a good amount of things have been going wrong with it. I have mad multiple parts replaced.

I think that my hard drive is now going dead. And I can not get a non buggy trackpad for it. I have been getting so pissed ive been thinking of selling it and getting a Macbook.

I have a Complete Care warranty which means they will replace anything for free. do you guys think that if I complained enough, and tried to convince them enough, that they would replace my laptop in whole? I am guessing they probably wouldn't, since I have had it for almost a year, but it would be worth a try. The only thing is that they no longer offer the hi def lcd that I have in it.

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Dell :: Customer Care Experiences ..

Dec 12, 2009

I have had my M1330 (yes the one with the NVIDIA 8400M chip) have had no major problems to date. However, two days ago I had some touchpad issues i.e. a sluggish, unresponsive touchpad so I decided to contact Dell. The experience was really good I go an agent by the name of Mr. Abdul Aleem who was really friendly and provided me with a form to transfer my ownership and then he fixed the issue.

Now earlier this year I contacted Dell about another machine and this wacko was telling me that since I bought the laptop at Best Buy I should go to Best Buy to deal with warranty issues despite the laptop having 1 year basic warranty from Dell.

So I was very pleased with the interaction with Mr. Aleem.

So this a thread to share your experiences with Dell's Customer Care.

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Dell :: Complete Care To New Laptop?

Jan 5, 2010

My laptop is screwed, dell's repaired it a bunch of times. How much damage has to be done to just get a new one?

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Acer :: Lithium Ion Battery Care

Dec 19, 2009

Why does a lithium ion laptop battery degrade over time?

The reason is quite simple. The way a lithium ion battery works is by moving lithium ions and electrons from one electrode of the battery to the other. The electrons move trough your your laptop circuitry to power it, while the lithium ions move trough some fluid to balance the electrons movement. If the lithium ions can't move through the fluid then the electrons can't move through your computer either. The problem is that the fluid that allows the lithium ions to move from electrode to electrode degrade and dry over time. As it becomes more and more difficult for the lithium ions to move it also becomes more and more difficult for the battery to power your laptop.

What makes the fluid containing the lithium ions degrade?

The fluid containing the lithium ions will naturally degrade over time at room temperature, but there are several factors that will accelerate the degradation. The first one is heat: the hotter the laptop battery the faster the fluid gets dry. The second factor is charge cycles. When you recharge your laptop battery this generates significant heat in the battery and helps degrade the fluid. Leaving the battery constantly charged also has a negative effect on the life of the fluid.............

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Sony :: Guide To Disassembling A VAIO VAIO VGN-SZ75 GN?

Apr 18, 2009

Does anyone have a link to a website or PDF describing how to properly open and disassemble a VAIO VGN-SZ75GN?

I have a VAIO VGN-SZ75GN, bought about 8 months ago, and now I want to exchange the built-in hard-disc with a solid-state disc.

I need some guide with illustrations/pictures, how to reach the disc

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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 :: Vaio Z XP DowngradeWant Vaio Silver Theme I Had Ony My SZ

Feb 25, 2009

Just performed a successful XP downgrade on my Vaio Z520, but have noticed that on this copy of the Vaio Silver Desktop Theme/Appearance doesn't exist.

I had it on my SZ and loved it over the XP Blue. Is there a way to get it back? I still have the restore discs from the SZ.

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Dell :: Complete Care I9100 To 1520

Aug 28, 2007

I used to have the ATI Radeon Pro 9800+ in it. The new 1520 has the integrated graphics. I know that sucks. I've requested consideration for a new graphics controller from Dell. If they don't give me one through support, how can I order the 256MB NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ 8600M GT? I can't find a Dell part number or a listing of it on the website at all!
The 1520 has a Core 2 Duo T7300 processor (2.0 Ghz). My old machine had an Intel P4 3.2G processor. Will the new processor be as fast as my old one for games?

What's the best strategy to potentially get Dell to be sympathetic that I bought the laptop for a game machine, and the fact that an integrated graphics controller does bumpkiss for games?

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Dell :: Warrenty Info: Complete Care Vs. Std

Aug 16, 2007

Is there a big advantage to getting the complete care warrenty over the standard warrenty.

Im not worried that I am going to spill something or drop my laptop so I dont think the complete care is worth it, but I wouldnt mind some feed back from people who have had first hand experience.

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Dell :: How To Transfer A XPS Complete Care Warranty?

Mar 29, 2009

I am looking to sell my XPS M1530. I was just wondering if any of you could tell me how the process of transferring the warranty goes. Step by step instructions would be nice.

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Dell :: Scratched LCD Covered On Complete Care?

Mar 10, 2010

My laptop LCD has some scratches on it, nothing huge, but still annoying none the less and was caused from other people in my family using my laptop and not cleaning hands etc.

There is also what appears to be something stuck (like a piece of dust or dirt) because I can see it on the screen and then projected back on towards the actual LCD.

Will any of this be covered under my still active complete care warranty? Its an xps 1640.

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