Sony :: Stuck Pixel On Brand New FHD VPCZ1

May 2, 2010

I try a lot of methods for fixing it..(software + tapping, massaging..) but it's there...

I'm noticed it a couple days after purchase.. A red dot is nearly center of the screen and especially to become visible on white background.. FullHD resolution is hide it because it's toooooo tiny.. But if you know it's there, damn.. it's there...

I'm think to change it.. But i'm worry about to another bigger issue on new unit.. Louder fan, uneven backlight lcd, build quality issues...etc.. I have a one change right.. It's not warranty procedure because one stuck pixel is not meet warranty conditions..

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Sony :: Stuck Pixel

Feb 14, 2009

I bought an Open-box Vaio FW from BestBuy Canada a few days ago; they assured me the product had no defects, and told me I could return it for a full refund in 2 weeks.

I have clean installed Windows 7, undervolted, optimized everything, and discovered just recently a stuck pixel near the top edge of my screen.

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Apple :: MBP - Stuck Red Pixel

Nov 4, 2009

Bought a 13" MBP two weeks ago and I love it. I noticed a stuck red pixel, and tried a few methods to fix it. The flashing colours method didn't work, but then I tapped with a pencil and it disappeared for a couple of hours and came back. Then I massaged it and it's been gone for a few days. has anyone been successful in permanently getting rid of a stuck pixel? Do the stuck pixels usually come back, and if so, about how long does it last?

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Sony ::VPCZ1 Compatibility

Mar 26, 2010

I just received my new Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B, on which I did a clean install of Windows 7 Professionl 64 bits that went almost perfectly.

I then tried to copy my back-up data from an Western Digital My Passport Elite external HDD but the Vaio / Windows couldn't recognize

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Sony :: Ubuntu On Vpcz1

Apr 1, 2010

just about to put ubuntu on my vpcz1, anyone else done this ?

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Sony :: VPCZ1 (US) Lack Of TPM

Apr 6, 2010

My current research shows that the VPCZ1 (US) either doesn't have a TPM, or Sony has gone to great lengths to keep us from enabling it. So far I've tried manually enabling the TPM (by setting a variable in the insyde UEFI area), and trying to get it to show in the setup menu, both attempts have failed.

The problem is the VPCZ1 was advertised with a TPM (at least when I bought it), and Sony has suddenly 'pulled it' silently.
So I'd like to:

1) Figure out if the device actually has a TPM, and enable it if it does
- Figure out why 0x68 is magically set to zero on boot
- Open the laptop and look for infineon TPM (maybe figure out where it is on european models first)

2) If it doesn't, petition against Sony for false advertising. If anyone has any screenshots still of the SonyStyle (US) site before they took off all the TPM stuff, that'd be great...
- get screenshot of sonystyle site
- get screenshot of driver page showing TPM package

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Sony :: VPCZ1 Replace HDD

Apr 1, 2010

how to replace the disk in a vpcz1 ?

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Sony :: VPCZ1 Touchpad

Apr 8, 2010

I've noticed a couple of annoying traits about my touchpad, which is probably related to the driver but was wondering if anyone else has noticed either of these:

Firstly, my touchpad sensitivity region does not extend all the way to the edges, especially towards the mouse buttons and the top of the pad. This can be seen by moving the cursor upwards (or down) and it'll stop before your finger actually reaches the border of the touchpad. I've disabled edge scrolling and other enhancements like edge regions. What's interesting is that once your finger is in the "dead zone" and the cursor no longer moves up, you can still move side-side. Horizontally, the problem isn't so bad. It's a bit like the touchpad is unaware where the physical edges are. Does anyone else have this?

Secondly, if you're using your middle finger for moving the mouse and your index finger comes near the surface, the mouse cursor freezes. I assume this is because it's detecting a multitouch (if you open the pressure graph, you don't have to touch the pad, it will detect the finger just above the surface). Adjusting the sensitivity only changes how hard you need to press for the cursor to move, but it'll still detect the presence of another finger above the pad and stop the cursor. Is it possible to disable multitouch? In an older laptop, the touchpad would work with two or more fingers by just averaging their motion which was kind of pointless but also would not have this problem.

Is there anything I can do to restore this "useless" behaviour? (or perhaps just respond to the strongest pressure point?)

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Sony :: Vaio Z VPCZ1 Serious Graphic

Mar 27, 2010

It seems that I encounter a lot o problems with this new Vaio Z. In device manager everytihg seems to be ok except the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter which by the way has this error code: This device cannot start. (Code 10). Anyway, I guess that the above one is the actual graphics card and that one seems to be ok.

The display worked fine for 1 day but then I got this:

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Sony :: Blinking Cursor On VPCZ1

May 15, 2010

Do any of you with VPCZ1s get a blinking cursor before Windows 7 starts? I do not recall getting a blinking cursor with the factory installed configuration and now, after a clean install, I get it. The blinking cursor reminds me of an old desktop PC!

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Sony :: VPCZ1 Wireless Connectivity

Apr 30, 2010

i've been using the VPCZ1, and everything has been working great. but recently, i've been having this problem where out of the blue, my internet access gets cut off. And I cannot reconnect to the connect because it shows that there are no available networks. I have to restart the computer to get it to fix itself. 2nd time it happened was today.

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Sony :: Waxing The VPCz1 (before And After Pics)

May 23, 2010

If you have the glossy carbon fiber version, try waxing it.

I taped off a section of the lid to see before and after results. After that, I applied 3 coats of wax.

Pretty compelling:

I used Dupont Teflon car wax.

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Sony :: VPCZ1 (Vaio Z) Graphic

May 11, 2010

I have been using the Vaio Z and it has run flawlessly. I even have been playing games such as Splinter Cell Conviction, Mass Effect 2, Dirt 2, and others. Recently however, I have been having lag issues with my graphics card. It happened first when I was playing Splinter Cell where every 4 seconds it would become choppy. I thought perhaps I was running it too high, but ever at the lowest everything (640 res, lowest everything) I had this stuttering issue. I started having this issue with all the games I use to be able to play perfectly. I have once uninstalled my nvidia drivers, but I reinstalled the nvidia drivers from sonys site and the latest physx drivers from nvidia.

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Sony :: Vaio Z VPCZ1 Clean Install

Mar 14, 2010

I picked up my new Z112GX last night and today after making sony's recovery discs i wiped and started a clean windows 7 professional install.

After this guide you should have a clean windows install with no "yellow" devices under system.

Windows 7 X64 Professional ISO: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent..../X15-65805.iso

Then use the key on your machine. It will give activation issues jsut run through the automated phone activation and you will be fine. SEE BOTTOM POST FOR EASIER METHOD

DRIVERS: .....

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Sony :: Creating Recovery Disk For VPCZ1

Mar 29, 2010

I've been trying to create recovery disks for the new VPCZ1 I got a couple days ago through the VIAO care Recovery and Restore tool. I get two error messages either:

"No installed optical drive is detected on your computer" even though the drive seems to be working fine outside of the recovery tool.


"The disc in the drive is not blank or is not a supported disc type"
even though the computer recognizes the disc as a blank dvd outside of the recovery tool.

I usually get the first error message, then when I hit "back" and click create a recovery disk again, I get the second error message.

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Sony :: Windows 7 (x64) Professional Vs. Ultimate On VPCZ1

Mar 29, 2010

Windows 7 (x64) Professional vs. Ultimate

Which one do you guys think is/feels faster?

Anyway, it's easy and free to upgrade from the original Professional edition to Ultimate on VPCZ1...

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Sony :: How To Configure RAID/JBOD On The New VPCZ1 Series With SSD

Mar 14, 2010

How to Setup - RAID Volumes


RAID 0 as defined from this Wikipedia Article


RAID 0 (striped disks) distributes data across multiple disks in a way that gives improved speed at any given instant. If one disk fails, however, all of the data on the array will be lost, as there is neither parity nor mirroring. In this regard, RAID 0 is somewhat of a misnomer, in that RAID 0 is non-redundant. A RAID 0 array requires a minimum of two drives. A RAID 0 configuration can be applied to a single drive provided that the RAID controller is hardware and not software (i.e. OS-based arrays) and allows for such configuration. This allows a single drive to be added to a controller already containing another RAID configuration when the user does not wish to add the additional drive to the existing array. In this case, the controller would be set up as RAID only (as opposed to SCSI only (no RAID)), which requires that each individual drive be a part of some sort of RAID array...............

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Sony :: Dead Pixel

Feb 4, 2009

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,

is there anything i can do? Does my limited 1 year warranty covers this?

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Sony :: Dead Pixel DilemmaVaio Z

Feb 22, 2009

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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Sony :: Brand New TT- OS Not Found

Feb 14, 2009

I've just received my VGN TTWN/B two days ago. It has Vista Business installed by default and I've been going through the guide page by page to ensure everything's just right as I set it up. It's just fab!

Tonight I opened the power icon on the tooltray when the machine was connected to the mains (window showed: connected. Not charging. 80% charged) and proceeded to the lid/button power functions. Here, I found four boxes, two for AC functionality and two for battery. All four boxes were set to 'sleep'. To experiment, I changed one - the AC lid function to 'hibernate'.

I then closed the lid and returned a while later. By now the screen was black, but the power indicator (on/off button) was still lit green. I attempted to restart using the return key. Nothing happened and several minutes later, I decided to hold in the power on/off button for 5 seconds to try to shut the machine down and restart.

It didn't shut down, and once more I repeated trying to unhibernate using the return key, except this time, up came the phrase: 'Operating system not found.' I used various keys and the same message came up again and again.

Now the machine has been sitting there, black screen and with this message. It's disconnected from the AC and the on/off is still lit green.

I have been tempted to remove the battery and replace it, and start again, but this is where I run out of talent. I don't want to do anything to the TT which will screw it up.

System restore discs were made at the very outset.

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Sony :: Brand New Vaio Z Screen

Jan 23, 2010

I just got a Vaio VGN-Z890 off the sonystyle website. As soon as i turned it on I saw a red screen with a pixelated windows symbol. When I got to the desktop screen it looks like there's a red tint covering the whole screen, kinda like someone put red cellophane over it. I thought it was the video card so I updated it from the drivers on the sony support website but I got the same result. I hooked it up to my 32" Samsung tv and it looked beautiful with the right colors. So this leads me to believe that it is a problem with the notebook's lcd. The funny thing is, if I go in and change the gamma and other display settings I can get the screen to change to a green or purple tint. I thought that a failing lcd screen could only be red?

-Also, although I am mechanically inclined, I'd rather let sony open up the laptop and check the gpu connection, lest they blame any problems on me in the future for tampering.

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Sony :: Screen Flicker On Brand New FW-373D

Apr 24, 2009

screen flicker when I turn my brightness to the lowest level, its a little but I didn't pay this much for something that could be broken,

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Sony :: HDMI- Brand New Vaio Nw20zf

Nov 3, 2009

The problem is i have just plugged my laptop into my 1080p samsung TV it finds it and it displays it on my tv and some ATI program pops up, so the picture isnt the best and doesnt take up the whole TV, so i go to the hdmi settings on my laptop and there are 3 options 720 768 and 1080............ i want 1080 but its shadowed out, i cannot click it it, all i can click is the first option!

why this is so? the max resolution on the laptop is 1377x768 on my laptop........ is that the problem? I would really like the 1080p option, the sound comes through my tele etc and it seems great.... but the pic qual aint great.

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Sony :: How Can You Explain To Be A Reliable Brand For Vaio

Jun 10, 2009

I have been an avid HP user for quite some time in the recent years. Now graduated from HS, I'm off to the University in search of a reliable notebook. I have looked everywhere!
HP, Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Newegg, eBay, and now Sony. Out of all these, what makes Sony a brand I can truly consider to be my trustee for 4 more years?

Some questions to consider:Has the Sony brand kept up to its name? (i.e-build quality)Customer Support for the Vaio, how would you rate it? Are they quick, responsive, and ideal to the typical consumer who might experience problems from time to time?Updates, drivers, and firmware-are they constant?

By quick glance, Sony is the Apple's PC. The company is for style, easy user experience, and simplicity, all with the love for Windows. Ultimately, can you tell me if and why Sony is reliable to purchase from?

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Sony :: Brand New Vaio Z 2010 128gb SSD RaidFailed

Apr 10, 2010

I know Raid 0 is not very reliable, but can it be so unreliable that it dies after sitting shut for a day.

The laptop battery had 90% charge.

This was my third boot which I made to create a backup disk. I turned it on last yesterday and when I turned it on again today this is what I see.

1 .So I am left without recovery disks what to do?

2. Can we change the SSD's to Intel?

3. I tried a JBOD and tried installing Vista 64bit and it worked although I did not go
ahead with the setup.

4. Are Jbod drives slower than RAID 0? If so by how much.

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Sony :: Parts Of The Screen Have Low Screen Resolution One Brand New Laptop

Apr 18, 2010

I just bought a brand new Sony Vaio VPCF11M1E and I have the following problem:

Because in normal stand the screen is very small, I enlarged it to x150%. Everything becomes bigger, but the following parts are blurry and absolutely not sharp:

-Pop ups, of programs and of windows itself (like advanced settings of something and then a new windows pops up, that one is then totally blurry; you can read it, but it is not the good resolution)

-Google chrome (and with that, all the internet pages)

-The google chrome on the desktop is also very blurry, while all the others, are still sharp (after the enlargement by 150%)

I have tried everything (32 bits colours is on, cleartype is on). I also did a system restore to the first days I bought the laptop and then it was on 100% so the resolution was excellent, but then I put it on 150% and again, the parts I mentioned above, were blurry.

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Sony :: Noise Like Something Stuck Between Wings Of Fan

Apr 20, 2009

i buy sony laptop VGN-CS18GN/b recently,3 month recent day i hear voice from left of laptop and i focus on that and hear a low voice from fan when try to work and cooling the device .noise like something stuck between wings of fan.i dont know but this noise not to loud .i want to know any way to clean up the fan without to give it to warranty.

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Sony :: Vaio VGN-S460 Stuck On Bios

Jan 15, 2010

I was applying arctic silver 5 on cpu heatsink today and disassemble my vaio s460 completely.after putting back everything when i power on it give that vaio sound and blank screen. When press F2 its showing Entering setup.....and stuck there.Could be motherboard or CPU problem or RAM?

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Dell :: Latitude D520 Has Horizontal Lines Of Stuck Pixels (over 3000 Stuck Pixels)

Jan 5, 2009

I have tried many times and with many methods to fix the pixels, but I am only able to fix it one-by-one, pixel-by-pixel. Is there any way around this? (and BTW its my assigned school computer and is out of warranty)

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Dell :: Pixel On Screen

Sep 19, 2008

I've recieved my xps m1530 1 month ago. Today I've noticed a stuck green pixel on my LG Screen (1440x900).

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