Sony :: VAIO Power Management Alternative

Mar 5, 2009

Since VAIO Power Management doesn't work perfectly with my FW in XP, I am looking for an alternative. Is there any 3rd party Power Management that would work with my system?

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Dell :: Any Alternative Solution To Handle The Power Management With Charging Threshold?

Apr 17, 2009

i hate dell's dcp. not very useful, security is pain in the butt. pre-requsite microsoft framework, and etc.

I am wondering if there is a program that can handle dell's battery management, with charge threshold setting.

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Sony :: Vaio Power Management In Win7

Dec 21, 2009

for those running win 7 do you have the 'cpu control' option in vaio power management?

i used to have this feature when i was running xp but its no longer listed under win7, only 'cpu fan control

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Sony :: Windows 7 & VAIO Power Management

May 21, 2009

I know of course that the current Sony utilities are not really meant for Windows 7.

However, does anyone have Windows 7 RC with the VAIO Power Management utility installed?

If so, do you also see the issue where the PM plan is not called 'VAIO Optimized' but rather something like 'SPMResMui.dll,-100'? If you do not see this, could you please tell me the version of VAIO Power Management you are using?

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Sony :: Alternative To Vaio TT

Jun 16, 2009

What other alternatives to the Vaio TT is there out there? I *really* loved my TT, but unfortunately I had two with the same touchpad problem and don't want to risk getting a third (although Sony was very helpful in replacing and trying to resolve the problem).

I especially liked the high resolution, the balanced size, the SSD and the battery time.

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Dell :: Windows 7 Power Management

Sep 11, 2009

I've installed Windows 7 on 2 machines, 1 on my XPS 1340, the other on a Thinlpad X60s.

The Thinkpad is a fresh install, but somehow has a power management scheme where the battery isn't charged automatically even when plugged in, and dims the screen when the computer is inactive

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Acer :: 4810TZ: Power Management

Jul 5, 2009

When I unplug my laptop from the AC adapter, Acer's ePower system automatically dims the LCD brightness to a setting that is 2 levels above the lowest (and 7 below the highest). However, when resuming the laptop from standby, I noticed that the setting is increased to 4 levels above the lowest (and 5 below the highest). I'm kind of a stickler for these sorts of things and would prefer for Windows not to change the LCD brightness if the ePower manager is supposed to be handling it. Is anyone else noticing this, and if so, have you corrected it somehow?

FYI, I should mention that I recently downloaded an updated version of Acer's ePower management system from Acer's support website - this updated version corrected an error that was occurring where my optical drive wouldn't "wake up" after ePower management shut it down, so I would prefer not to downgrade.

I'm frankly a little confused about where exactly all the Acer-specific power options are located. What is the difference between ePower and PowerSmart? Or are they the same thing? I could go on, but I think I've raised enough questions.

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Apple :: Fan And Power Management On Vista MBP

Jan 17, 2009

I was just wondering since battery life is lower on an MBP running vista, and the MBP is one big heat sink, is there an alternative to SMCfan for vista that works with the MBP? And what is power management like on vista for he MBP? I think i"m finally going to break and get one

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Acer :: One Power Management - Downclocking Atom

May 22, 2009

I just got a Acer One 751. It has an Atom Z520 1.33GHz CPU running at 1.24GHz.

When I'm running on battery it's not downclocking, it keeps running at 1.24Ghz. How can I downclock it?

My Samsung NC10 allows me to clock the 1.6Ghz Atom to 800MHz.

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Acer :: Aspire 5000 Series Power Management

Mar 5, 2009

So my friend gave me his laptop to fix, and everything is perfect... except that the acer emanagement program doesnt have any power management options, like slowing down processor etc.

What can I do? Where could I find the proper Emanager?

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Acer :: Aspire Timeline And Optical Drive Power Management

Nov 8, 2009

Has anyone noticed that Optical Drive Power Management occassionally stop working, i.e., pressing the eject button on your laptop, Windows does not detect your optical drive? Does anyone know how to get Windows to detect the drive, short of restarting?

(my OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64. I am using Optical Drive Power Management for Windows Vista Home Premium 64 - I just installed the program in compatibility mode. Before anyone suggests this is the cause of the problem, I was experiencing this same problem in Vista Home Premium 64 and was hopeful that Windows 7 would fix it...)

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Acer :: Aspir 5942g Power Management And Backup Manager

May 5, 2010

I have this acer with these two problems.

Firstly the power management button does not seem to work.

I have of course launch manager and power management programs installed.

When i press the button, it does light up green, but i have no indication on the screen like i have when i activate wlan or bluetooth.

When the drivers of the powersmart manager are uninstalled the button does not light up green when i press it, so it partially works.

Also, nothing changes in my power settings nor the screen brightens down, no sign that it works.

Actions i took so far:
I uninstalled and installed both programs, and i run them as admin.

I installed first the launch manager and then the power management.

Nothing changed.

I go to c: program files:acer:acer powersmart manager and try to open the right exe file which i think is ePowerMsg but then i get an error message saying that the element ePowerMsg stopped working.

The window is this:
Is this the right exe?
I tried with ac only, ac and battery, battery only, same results.

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Dell Inspiron 7000 :: Power Management - System Keeps Sleeping While Need It To Stay Awake

Dec 7, 2014

I have a new Inspiron 7000 series that I'm setting up.  I have a restore app running to download a sizable amount of data from my old backup to this new computer.

Although I have the laptop plugged in and told it to NEVER sleep when plugged in - and I adjusted the hard drive (advanced power management) to stay awake for 120 minutes, it still seems to be going to sleep after a short (less than 1 hour period of time).  

I have to hit the power button and wait for the screen saver, then I swipe it out of the way and must login to my laptop.  The restore application stops running when it goes into this sleep mode. 

Frustrating as my settings all seem to imply the system should stay awake.

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Lenovo X230 Series ThinkPad :: Battery Drains Quickly In Sleep Mode / Power Management Center Won't Run

Apr 15, 2009

I have my lenovo x230 laptop set to sleep when I close the lid. When I close the lid the "sleep" icon on the back of the screen lights up. But the batter will not last through the night on sleep mode. Within five hours or so, the battery is completely drained and I have to plug in and boot up the system. I've never seen such poor batter performance during sleep mode on any other laptop I've ever owned. 
 
Another thread in this forum blames the USB port that allows you to charge mobile phones/etc. during low-power states and recommends disabling the "always power on" option fo this USB port in the Bios settings. At least my laptop still will not make it through the night in sleep mode. 
 
At this point, it seems my ownly option is to use sleep mode only when the laptop is plugged in and hibernation mode when on batter power, which is disappointing. I've never had to worry about this in the past with other laptops. Perhaps/probably related is the fact that the lenovo ThinkVantage Power Manager (v. 7.16) hangs at the splash screen when I try to open it, so I've been trying to manage the power through the windows control panel power settings.

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Sony :: ADH Not Available -- Alternative Warranty

Apr 20, 2010

Just got off the phone with Sony and found out that you can only purcahse the accidental damage coverage from Sony if you buy the laptop from them.

Since I picked up my laptop from Amazon, I cannot get ADH.

I feel pretty strongly about having ADH coverage and am curious if any of you have picked this up through a third party. In particular I would like something that will cover the machine from:

Normal mechanical failure
Water damage
Being dropped/sat on

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Sony :: Power- With Vaio Z

Aug 14, 2009

I'm typing this on my other computer, but my Z has mysteriously encountered some power problems all of a sudden.

I can't turn it on. It just happened all of a sudden. No noise, no lights, no movement.

I did manage to turn it on by taking out the battery, unplugging it, and waiting 6-8 hours afterwards, it would turn on, and in the middle of booting up, it turns off. If I'm lucky, it'll make it all the way into windows and then shut off again.

I have to mention that I have opened up the laptop previously about a month ago, and cleaned the vents and fans off with compressed air, and applied AS5 to the CPU and GPU. Not sure if that's related, but that was a while ago.

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Acer :: 1810T: How Do I Disable Power Management On Bluetooth; Keep Bluetooth Fully Powered

Feb 8, 2010

My Bluetooth keyboard goes to sleep after a period of idle and it takes 15 seconds for the Acer Aspire 1810T to wake up and notice the Bluetooth keypresses.

However, I found out my Bluetooth keyboard works reliably when I have a second Bluetooth device connected and active at the time (such as either a headset or bluetooth tethering to a cellphone as modem), the computer doesn't have a 15 second lag in noticing the Bluetooth keyboard again - the keyboard works almost right away even after being unused for sometime.

So that means the culprit is in the power management on the Acer Bluetooth module. Is there a way to force the Bluetooth module to never go to sleep? Any checkbox somewhere, a register setting? Even going as far to purchase a different Bluetooth driver? Or any other option? Sometimes the sleep is useful, but it definitely isn't useful with the Bluetooth keyboard. This problem does not happen if I use an external Bluetooth dongle.

(With BatteryBar Pro, I notice that power consumption falls suddenly whenever the Bluetooth module goes to sleep when the keyboard goes idle for more than 30 seconds, and at this point, it has difficulty 'waking up' when I start typing on the Bluetooth keyboard. But the problem also still happens when the laptop is plugged in!)

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Sony :: Vgn-n130g Vaio No Power

Jul 13, 2009

I have a sony vaio vgn-n130g
the person i got this from said had no power so i took it apart to check the jack,everything looked ok i unpluged the jack wire from MB and plugged it back in.

then i plugged in power cord
and it fired up.i turned it on and off a few times worked good so i put it back together...worked fine after i got it all together and fired it up it booted and then i moved the notebook and the battery wasnt in all the way .

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Sony :: Vaio SR490 Power

Nov 11, 2009

So my brand new SR490 is already having some weird power issue. What happens is, the adapter stops powering the computer. This started happening randomly last week. I would be sitting there on the computer, and the screen would dim (I have it set to do this when it goes onto battery power).

I would move the adapter around, make sure it's plugged in right, but that didn't change anything. After a few minutes,

it would switch back to AC power by itself. It was worse last night, when the battery actually died because it wasn't getting a charge. The computer was just sitting on the desk and it kept switching between AC power and the battery .....

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Sony :: Vaio PCG-FRV26 No Power

Nov 8, 2009

I've been all over the internet, gathering whatever info I can find, but I'm stuck. It's a Vaio PCG-FRV26 (PCG-9J5L) that just shut down one day, had a very slight 'burn' smell & will not power on, no lights. Opening it up it was full of dust balls & the fans were filthy - cleaned it real nice with vacuum & compressed air. I replaced the power jack, had it tested & there definitely is power to the board, also had the AC adapter/charger tested & it's good. I also played with various combinations of RAM chips in & out, re-set button, on/off with adapter & battery in/out combinations, holding on button variations etc. Still no lights or power. I've opened it up 3 times now, everything looks new/intact/great.

I have a PDF manual for this series, but cannot find the CMOS battery in the laptop! I don't think the manual is that great, not enough info, detailed explode schematic is not enough, tricky to follow, says where the CMOS/RTC bat is but I can't find it. Is it under the motherboard? do I have to remove MB?

If laptop did overheat - can I re-set it?

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Sony :: Vaio Power Cords

Sep 15, 2009

Where Can i get a LONGER vaio power cord for my FW? the power cord i got with the laptop is like 2 feet. I have to get a longer one.

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Sony ::Vaio In-flight Power Adaptor?

Feb 26, 2009

I have brought a Vaio SR19VN. I am travelling soon and would like to know if there is a in an in-flight power adaptor for this model

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Sony :: Vaio Optimased Power Menagment.

Jun 16, 2009

i would like my computer to ask for passworkd every time the notebook wakes up from sleep but the option is gray out on my settings under vaio optimased setting. how would i be able to change this

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Sony :: VAIO Hibernates On Power Supply

Jul 17, 2009

I have a VAIO VGN SZ230P. It has always worked fine. Recently, it has begun to hibernate after about 5 minutes when plugged into its power supply. When on battery, it operates normally. I have tried two different power supplies, same problem. All sleep, hibernation and power setting are off, yet it still happens. All virus and malware scans come up clean.

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Sony :: Vaio Z Freezes Up When Returned To AC Power

Feb 1, 2009

I have a Vaio Z550N and although it was working perfectly until this point, now I am having the issue of the computer freezing up (completely non-responsive) when I re-attach it to the AC adapter after having had it on battery power.

It doesn't happen every time... but it is enough to be exceedingly irritating. The only major change I have made to my computer recently is upgrading the BIOS to the latest version from the Sony Support site.

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Sony :: Vaio Does Not Turn On Without Battery, Bad Power Supply

May 4, 2010

I have a 12'' sony vaio with a 16V power adapter. My battery is not good anymore, it was not even holding for 20Min, but my problem now is that the computer does not turn on without the battery at all. I have to leave it charging for hours, then it will go on, but in the middle of the windows loading process it shuts down and does not show any signs of life until you leave it charging for another hour.The voltage output out of the power supply shows 14.70 ~ 15.20 never gets to 16V. Now, comes the questions...

This particular laptop needs a good battery to " buffer" power and the AC adapter only charges the battery but does not have enough Amps to run the computer without the battery?

or

Do i have a Bad power adapter that is not even charging the battery properly?

or

Bad power supply and battery?

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Sony :: Is It Common For Vaio's To Have Delicate Power Sockets

Feb 11, 2010

I recently sent my Sony Vaio FW in repair, the hinge was squeaky and on the verge of popping off.

They took it in and repaired it under warranty, but there is still a little play in the cylindrical shaped housing of the power socket.

Is this normal? do all vaios carry this vunerability?

I keep my vaio on my desk and avoid putting any stress on the housing of the power socket.. the power button housing on the other side of the machine feels rock solid.

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Sony :: VAIO F Power Cord Brick Noise

Jan 27, 2010

my power brick making a clicking noise and the LED light sort of flickering in conjunction with the noise. Does anyone else have this issue? I'm not sure it's a problem, but I'm worried that it might be.

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Sony :: Vaio Z Doesn`t Power Off After Mainboard Switch

Jul 11, 2009

Yesterday a sony partner changed the mainboard in my z. Vista runs fine but the z didn't power off! When i shutdown the system it will reboot!

Hibernation and Standby also doesn't work - the screen went black, hdd is working and after a few seconds the desktop is back!

What can i do? I've tested some of the recovery points without success.

Same problem when starting in safe mode!

For information: when shut down in the bios everything is ok, also when booting from an ubuntu cd!

There must be a way to fix this - i hope without doing a system restore from the dvds....

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Sony :: VAIO F Performance Drops To A Very Low Level When The Unit Is Not On AC Power

Jan 18, 2010

I have a new Sony F Series with an 820QM CPU. I notice the performance drops to a very low level when the unit is not on AC power.

I have chosen the high performance power profile, and set the Min and Max processor states to 100% both when on AC power and on battery, this didn't help at all .....

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Sony :: How To Control Keyboard Backlight,power Light Etc On Vaio Z 2010 SSD Models

Apr 8, 2010

1. How do I control the duration for which the backlight keyboard lights are on.

2. The ambient light detector keeps dimming and brightening my screen when in a complete dark room. How to fix this?

3. How to turn on or off the green power light button?

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Sony :: Z11 SSD Disk Management

Apr 26, 2010

I have several questions related to disk management of the SSD memory:

1. My computer has 384GB, and Disk Management shows a total of 357GB. Is the difference (the other 27GB) the area reserved for bad memory management and for GC?

2. I'd like to increase the area available for GC. Should I leave another 8% unallocated for a total available of 15%, or should I leave 15% unallocated in addition to the 27GB?

3. Assuming that I should use the 'Shrink Volume' function to unallocate space from C:, I find that my 349GB C: can be shrunk by a max of only 162GB to a 'minimum' size of 187GB. Why would this be?

4. My intent is to make the C: drive ~80GB, make a D: drive of ~200GB, and leave the rest unallocated for GC. How should I do this?

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Apple :: Macbook - Alternative To VLC

Feb 25, 2009

I just got a Macbook. Very happy with it, its very good. However, I currently have VLC installed so I can played some of my movies which are in .avi and some music. I need a playlist function and able to do full screen. I like VLC, however - i find it is not stable. Sometimes it keeps crashing and also, it does not handle playback smoothly.

I've tried mplayer, it seems good, however it does not support fullscreen mode.

Is there any other alternatives. I might have to download the xvid component for quicktime to enable playback of .avi files and get use to the idea of using itunes to play all my music.

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Dell :: Best Alternative For SXPS 1645

Jan 4, 2010

SONY F11 $1999 - 7% discount for being a student = Total $1859. (without TAX)
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Dell :: WWAN/GPS Alternative To ControlPoint

Oct 6, 2008

I'm really starting to hate the bloat of controlpoint, but I have a 5530 WWAN card, so need some software to control it, while searching the Dell support site I cam across R198215.EXE which is a Sony Ericsson Wireless Manager for 5530 cards, this is actually intended for use on the Inspiron Mini 910, but it works a treat on the E6500 too.

The download is 72MB but it only seems to install 5MB of software (you could probably trim that down by removing language dlls), you only need to run the software when you actually want to use the card.

I even got the GPS functioning which is more than even the factory installed drivers could manage, the COM7: port was always silent before, now it happily spits out NMEA sentences

Now to remove as much of ControlPoint as I can get away with, hopefully without having to reinstall XP again.

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Dell :: Alternative Motherboard 9400

Feb 25, 2009

My motherboard died on my 9400. I was wondering if I can replace the motherboard with an alternative that might be able to run a DirectX 10 card?

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HP/Compaq :: HP QuickPlay To Launch An Alternative OS

Feb 10, 2010

My HP Pavillion dv2680 entertainment notebook has a feature called QuickPlay which consists of a special button on the keyboard which, when pressed, will turn the notebook on and launch the media software HP QuickPlay as soon as its up and running.

My question is, is can this button be used to launch an alternative operating system?

This button has been designed for launching the notebook into a media player rather than a notebook. The operating system (Vista in my case) is receiving some form of notification that QuickPlay was requested, instead of a usual boot.

Such an option would mean a pre-Windows Vista boot loader to interpret the options during boot.

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HP/Compaq :: Alternative To Quicktouch Software

Jan 10, 2009

I've got a HP Pavilion dv6000z series notebook. There was no OSD software for the Quick launch buttons that came pre-installed on this notebook when I purchased it in Aug '07 but I installed the Quicktouch software that is now available/pre-installed on the newer dv5/dv4 series notebooks and it works relatively decent. Anyone know what I'm talking about? It's the one when you press the volume slider a small black rectangular box pops up to show the volume level? Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew a better OSD for the Quick launch buttons? My friend has got a Lenovo SL300 series notebook and the OSD for his buttons work very well (including display brightness with the fn button) so I thought there might be something similar that will work on the HP notebooks as well. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit alongside Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit beta.

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Dell :: E4300 WWAN Antenna Alternative

Jan 20, 2010

I have an E4300 and an E6400. The E6400 came with a 5530 WWAN chip, which I would like to move into my E4300 instead. When opening the WLAN/WWAN compartment of the E4300 however there does not seem to be any wiring for the GSM card.

I then found some antenna wires leading to the Latitude ON slot. Since I really doubt I will be getting a Latitude ON chip in the near future, would I be able to run these wires to the WWAN card?

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Dell :: Dvd Decrypter Not Working, Free Alternative

Feb 22, 2008

DVD decrypter not working on some recent DVDs

Whats a good free alternative?

(I'm out of touch with this subject)

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