Sony :: My VAIO VPCF115FM Is Dead In 3months FLAT

May 9, 2010

I bought SONY VAIO VPCF115 Model Laptop from Best Buy in Austin,TX in Feb 2010.

Up till now everything was working perfectly fine , until today morning when I powered ON my laptop nothing would come up! NO DISPLAY! I tried taking out the battery and putting back again, tried removing RAM and all possible options tried! the laptop is powering ON but its not displaying anything! nor the Hard drive is being read.

I am currently in India on vacation and having this problem.I don't know whether this is covered with SONY VAIO warranty , b'caz I didn't buy the accidental warranty from Best Buy.

I gave my laptop at SONY SERVICE Center here in India and they told me the MOTHERBOARD IS faulty and its not functioning , hence they need to repair the motherboard! I was like WHAT? how can that be possible even in the first place.



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Sony :: VPCF115FM Display

Mar 26, 2010

just bought myself a Sony VPCF115FM, and love it. I live in Australia although i think this notebook is from the US as it had some BestBuy software on it when i first turned it on.. anyway..

I was just wondering, is it possible to put the brightness up higher? I went into control panel, then hardware, then display and it was already at it's highest, then i pressed the 'Fn' key and then kept pressing F6, and that too was already at its highest, but comparing the display to my mates Asus, or my other mates Toshiba, their displays are so much more brighter then my Sony, so is there ANY way at all to make it brighter? Also, is there any configuring i could do to the display to make it better in any way or form?

One more question, about the backlit keyboard, is it possible to keep it lit on at all times? I've heard there's a sensor somewhere, where if i block it with some tape, it will leave it on all the time? If so where abouts is it? Had a bit of a look but to no avail.

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Apr 26, 2010

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Sony :: Game Performance Of VPCF115FM/B

Jan 26, 2010

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Closest answer I've found in the owner threads indicated that one person said it could run native on Left 4 Dead 2 and COD: World at War.

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I feel a bit frustrated and disappointed. I had the same problem with a my previous Toshiba A300 which I replaced with this model

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Apr 8, 2010

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The next day I turned it back on and it was coming on but the keyboard still not working (if you press one key then another key would be pressed and 6 and w were pressed the whole time) so then we lifted the keyboard up and dried the area underneath with a hairdryer- only saw a few drops of water. Then tried turning it bakc on and it would come on but the keyboard still not working.

Then few hours later I tried turning it on again, and now, although the green light comes on and it sounds like it's gonna start, the screen is completely black.

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Mar 13, 2010

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Feb 22, 2009

I'm looking at the configurators for the 32bit and 64bit Precision M4400s, and the almost the exact same configuration (difference is 64bit has 4gb ram vs. 2gb) costs about $50 less and comes with a free monitor (not really necessary...but getting rid of it doesn't result in any price drop).

Is this an error on Dell's site, or are they actively pushing 64bit and lowering the price of the system overall intentionally?

32bit: [url]

64bit: [url]

options:
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9800
Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate
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3 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 3 Year NBD On-Site Service
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8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio and Cyberlink Power DVD
6 Cell Battery
Intel® WiFi Link 5300
Internal English Backlit Keyboard

64bit: $2,058 + FREE! Dell 19 inch™ 1909WFP Widescreen Flat Panel, Analog
32bit: $2,097

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Everything went smooth for a couple hours after this was completed yesterday (full diagnostic showed no errors), but after booting up today, after about 5 or 10 minutes of use screen freezes and turns either solid cyan or black... a small pattern of thin lines appears also.

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I have a SR290 which i purchase via sonystyle on 11/26/08, so after like 4 months i just realized that i have a dead pixel on my bottom right corner,

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I received my Vaio Z21WN/B last week and it is a spectacular laptop. However I was pretty miffed when I found there was a glowing pixel in the middle of the screen.

Upon inspection on a black background I have managed to single out over SEVEN of these pixels, all of them seem white apart from one which is red.

Now the pixels are very hard to see, some more difficult than others and you do have to look for them to find them but it's like anything of this nature, once you know they're there you just go looking for them and they gradually become more annoying each time

I bought the laptop from an eBay seller and really it wasn't his fault for selling this as it was as the unit was sealed and he would not of known this until it was opened. It'd be pretty bad of me to ask for my money back when he was a private seller.

Do you reckon I'm within my right to phone Sony and ask for a replacement screen or should I not bother?

any users on here who have dead pixels on their laptop screen and just put up with them? Is this a widespread problem with most people worldwide or is it just the select minority people such as myself that are bothered about it?

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Oct 8, 2009

I have a sz650n that will not boot -

Very little water made its way onto the keyboard, and probably leaked down and killed the motherboard. I bought a used motherboard from a semi-local store - same symptoms - few lights come on, fan comes on, no boot. Took motherboard and laptop back to the store, the guy said he tried 2-3 other motherboards, all with the same symptoms. It *is* possible all 3-4 boards he had are bad, but unlikely?

I'm pretty sure the power board is okay. He tried another CPU and memory, same symptoms.

I am looking for any advice you might have. I really need to get it fixed. I am still 99% sure its the motherboard, but the fact that all the ones he tried yielded the same results, maybe something else went out as well?

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Feb 21, 2010

I turned on my Sony the other day and this line of dark pixels showed up! Im shocked because I use the computer very little

I dont know if its a line of dead pixels or what, when the screen is of you can see them in the screen, I dont know if its cracked or what.

Im attaching pictures of it!

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May 7, 2010

On the back of my Sony laptop, the model says PCG-6L2L, but when I took it in to servicing to a SONY authorized dealer for a diagnosis, the paper it came back with said Model VGNSZ260P. What's up with that? Is this the same thing, just different numbers? My laptop is a Z series, but nowhere on my laptop does it say anything about Z series or VGN. Similarily, my friend just bought a brand new Z series laptop that was sold as a VGN (over $2500), yet again, on the back of his there is a PCG model number and nowhere does it say anything about VGN or Z series?

Secondly, and more importantly.

The diagnosis came back negative. Everything works (cpu, ram, video, lcd, etc etc), but the actual system board, motherboard, is dead. When I boot up, it shows the SONY screen and I can get to BIOS, but as soon as it hits bios, or about 5 seconds after SONY symbol, everything freezes.

Naturally, the $800 they wanted is ridiculous. I am very tech savvy, especially with computers, I've been building them for a very long time, but have little experience with laptops. I am convinced that I can fix this if I can find a motherboard for it....

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Jan 29, 2009

Something very unexpected broke today. I'm not sure but I think my SZ360 speakers die on me. The headphone jack still work but nothing is coming out of the speakers above my keyboard.

I try the following

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2. Went to device manager, uninstall driver, restart, installer driver and restart
3. Went to every sound setting possible and play with it

My headphone jack is working fine but speaker is not. Any ideas why this is happen? My speakers die?

I also went to BIOS setting and allow turn the VAIO boot logo volume to level 8 but no sound at all. My headphone on the other hand have the VAIO boot sound.

Speakers is the last thing I expect to die on any laptop. Is there any other way I can accurately diagnose this problem? I want to make sure its my speakers before I search for replacement.

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May 22, 2009

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Apr 18, 2009

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Jan 15, 2010

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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.

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Feb 25, 2009

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