Sony :: VGN-FZ190- Update The Drivers

May 29, 2009

My sister has a sony VGN-FZ190, and we just put in a new hard drive...problem is, i need to update the drivers, and i cant figure out what she needs, and what she doesnt. the support site is terrible in contrast to dells site (for my dell E6400), so i am kind of lost.

She definitely needs a GPU firmware update (1.0 in windows experience), but i have no idea what to get...nvidias website wont tell me what to download since its a laptop GPU. Are there any other important firmware updates or anything to install, or anything else i should know about this before i mess around with it? Do sony laptops use Intel matrix storage manager? I know that was an important update for mine.

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Sony :: VAIO FNVIDIA Drivers Update (197.16) For GT 330M (10DE-0A29)

Apr 1, 2010

Update: NVIDIA released 197.44 drivers for notebooks(with OpenGL 4 support for Fermi GPU), GT300M only gets support up to 3.3

I used the same inf file(changing drivers' version and date, of course) and everything is working as expected.
Just follow the same instructions if you wanna try.
- 197.44 inf file and instructions: Midtown's 197.44 Instructions.zip (Mirrors: Megaupload, Hotfile)
- NVIDIA's original drivers: Download for Windows 7(64-bit)

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So I managed to install the new NVIDIA drivers for laptops, 197.16 on my VAIO F after modifying the inf file myself for a few hours. I'm no expert, but I guess it worked out fine.

Here's the link for inf file & instructions: Midtown's 197.16 Instructions.zip

Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for any hardware/software failure.

After testing the new drivers for 24hrs:
- No flicker at low brightness
- No uneven brightness after pressing the "Display Off" button
- Fan not constantly running
- "Normal" temperature compared to Sony's "certified" graphic drivers
- No problems after sleep/restart........................

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Sony :: Vaio VGN-FZ190 And Windows 7

May 22, 2010

I'm new to this forum and I really hope someone can help me out! I have a Vaio VGN-FZ190 and I installed windows 7 on it in November 2009 (before that I had Windows Vista).

Ever since I installed Windows 7, my Firefox would stop responding for a couple of minutes.

It still does that, but now when it does that, other programs (such as AIM or iTunes) will also stop responding for that time and then they start again and it's all normal

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Sony :: FZ190 Microphone Frustration

Dec 1, 2009

This must be one of the biggest design flaws ever. My VAIO has a built-in camera & microphone (just like most VAIO's I'm sure)... anyway, here's the issue:

The microphone is always active and is constantly feeding whatever sound it picks up directly to my speakers. For instance: Every time I close my laptop (as one normally does multiple times a day to make it enter sleep),

the microphone lays against the bottom case and picks up the electronic resonance from the internal components and then sends this horrid noise through my speakers, creating the most ear piercingly awful and embarrassing sound that lasts until the computer goes to sleep.....

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Sony :: FZ190 Brightness Controls Acting Up

Dec 5, 2009

I just tonight noticed that the F5/F6 keys do not work after the machine wakes from sleep. It works fine after I reboot. But after sleep the OSD will show up when I hit F5 or F6. The display gauge will move to the left TWO positions when I hit F5 but only once. If I hit F5 again, nothing happens. If I hit F6 it moves to the right TWO positions again only one time. In both cases there is NO change to brightness.

I tried to log off and back on to see if it has any effect. It did not. I'll reboot now and the hibernate to see if the problem recurs coming out of hibernation.

I am running Win7 ultimate 32 bit.

UPDATE: Well this is strange. I rebooted and the F5/F6 keys worked fine of course. I hibernated and then came back out and they still worked fine. I logged off and back on and again they were fine. So this seems to be ONLY a sleep issue.

If any of you have an FZ model running Win7 32 bit. Can you try this and report your findings?

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Sony :: Is Copper Mod Necessary On Vaio FZ190 With 8400M GT

Jan 4, 2009

I just stumbled accross the thread about modding some dell with an 8400M GS vidcard, I was wondering if this also applied to sony as well.. or they did a good job adding thermal compoung to the heatsink.

I just wanted to know if any of you did some mod, if it's really necessary or my GPU will melt slowly while I game.

Some guy said about placing a copper sheet in between the heatsink and the gpu.. but I still don't get how much pressure should be applied when bolting the screws.

On the other hand has anyone mod their 8400 M GT to say a 8600 using rivatuner..

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Dell :: How To Update ATI Drivers?

Nov 30, 2009

I just received my 1645, with HD4670 ofcourse.

Now I was wondering what steps I have to take to update my driver to the newer version from ATI itself?.

I ran MobilityModder already. But what component do I have to remove first? And what is the step after that?............

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HP/Compaq :: Why Cant I Update My Drivers

Oct 3, 2009

I have an HP Pavilion dv7. 4gig ram and an Radeon HD 3200 yes not the best video card in the world but with my laptop I can play games like Stalker, oblivion and the witcher at high settings.

Now my drivers are all out of date but when ever I go to the radeon sites to find a download for an updated video drivers all these different sites just have me download tihs application that find all outdated drivers for you. However in order to have them download the new drivers you have to pay them for the program.

I can not figure out how to get the latest drivers for my laptop.

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Sony :: FZ190 Upgrade From Vista To Win 7an UPGRADE Not A Clean Install

Oct 26, 2009

With all the hand wringing folks have been doing about the lack of drivers for a clean install of Win7 I thought I'd jump in to the deep end of the pool with my FZ190 and investigate an alternative. My good friends Rajesh and Dr. Pratik have done clean installs of Win7 on FZ models, but I decided to take a different approach... the "dreaded" OS in place upgrade. Partly out of curiosity, I wanted to see if it would work, but mainly because I have a ton of software that would need to be reinstalled, if I did a clean install. That would mean days or weeks of inventorying every thing I have installed, digging up installation media and then installing all the stuff. I just don't have the spare time. So...

This past weekend I imaged my C: drive (all my data and I mean ALL my data is on D:, I am a fanatic about that). MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BACKUP OF YOUR C: DRIVE BEFORE YOU TRY AN UPGRADE! I ran the Windows 7 Update adviser and it said I had some issues:

Quote:

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT - NVIDIA Not compatible The driver installed for this device is not compatible with Windows 7....................

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Sony :: Viao Update Site Not Recognising Update 4

Jun 2, 2009

I have a SONY VIAO VGN-SZ433N_B. I'm constantly reminded that there are new updates for my lap top, but when I try to install I am told 'VAIO Update 4.0 is required. VAIO Update (Ver. 4.0 and above) is required on your VAIO Notebook.'

So I installed Sony Update 4.0.0.08240 but still it isnt recognised. I have even tried to uninstall the previous Update module and then re install without success. I keep getting the same message, indicating that the Viao Update 4 I have isnt being recognised.

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Dell :: No Standby And Hibernate After Drivers Update

Oct 3, 2009

I was trying to update my drivers, I went to dell website and got a few update for my drivers, but now, my computer won't go into standby or hibernate. If I try to go into standby, after I see the "preparing to standby" my computer goes black and the on light still on, then I can't wake the system up I have to press and hold the power button and reestart. When I try to go into hibernate mode after "preparing to hibernate" I see a blue screen with that says something like "an error has happened and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to my system, the problem could be caused by a new software or driver... etc" After I restart it says, your system has recovered from a serious problem and then it ask me to send a report error, I do and then my web browser and open this: [url]I know the problem was a driver that I was trying to update to make my computer work better but instead it messed up. How do I undo the updated drivers?

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Apple :: Can't Update Nvidia Drivers On Macbook

Apr 4, 2009

I tried downloading the latest Nvidia notebook drivers for x64 and installing on vista x64 and i get this error message

"The Nvidia Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."

my macbook has a Nvidia 9400m

How do i install the latest nvidia drivers on my macbook. the ones that came with my are from 12/24/08 (driver ver 7.15.11.7753). And im trying to install 179.48_notebook_winvista_64bit_beta.exe.

can unpack the driver exe and force and update through device manager?

has anyone done that before? or is there another way to get updated nvidia drivers to work on my macbook.

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Acer :: Being Offered NVIDIA Drivers Via Windows Update - 9301AWSmi

Aug 24, 2009

Recently done a clean Vista install and installed "NVIDIA chipset drivers" from Acer support site. It's on a 9301AWSmi

I now get as optional updates in Windows, two Nvidia updates.

1. NVidia NForce Networking Controller (May 2009 published)

2. NVidia NForce Hyper transport bridge driver update (Oct 2008 published)

Is it wise to accept these or not... I know a lot say never accept driver updates via Windows.

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Sony :: VGN-FW 200 Intervideo Win DVD BD Update

Jun 12, 2009

I signed up just to ask this question: I was trying to play a recent Blu-Ray movie 'Taken' and the introduction screen notified me that my player was out of date.

After combing the Sony site and internet for several hours I cannot seem to find an update for the VGN-FW200 Intervideo WinDVD BD for Vaio software (even though this update is availible for other Sony Vaio laptops)

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Sony :: Vaio SR Update

Nov 18, 2009

when Sony are likely to refresh the SR? It's well overdue a re-design.

I know the SR was refreshed when Windows 7 launched in October, so I'm guessing we'll have to wait until at least January.

What would be like to see in a new model? Sony wouldn't want it to compete with the Z, so I don't think people should expect too much.

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Sony :: When Will Update The Graphics In The Z

Aug 23, 2009

How long, its been over a year and Nvidia have two generations of newer gpu's that could fit in the Z.

They can use the Nvidia GeForce G210M or GeForce G110M. They can even use Ati's 4000 series.

Why can't they leave the Intel intergated graphics and just use Nvidia? The macbook pros use two Nvidia gpu's.

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Dec 4, 2009

I have a VGN-Z51WG-B laptop (Win7 x64). Since new the Vaio update tells me there are "No updates" available. If however I check manually via the esupport website there are numerous updates for my model which should be available via the Vaio Update Tool. Is there some security settings blocking detection? I have reduced IE8 Security down to "medium".

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Mar 10, 2009

I noticed that most of their current computers came out last July/August. Does Sony completely replace their whole line up every year or sometimes do they just update the previous year's model? Are any of the current models they offer more than a year old? How long before new laptops come out do they get announced?

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Sony :: When Does Update Its Vaio Sr Line

Sep 17, 2009

thinking about getting a sony vaio sr for college...

however i dont want to buy a laptop now and find out that a updated version of the sr rolled out few months after...

so i was wondering when do sony update its vaio sr line...

you know like adding a better graphics card, processor, more HDD, and etc...


if you dont know at least tell me when sony vaio sr was updated in 2009....(i know it came out in 2008)

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Jan 27, 2010

i have a sony vaio vgn-ns290j laptop and i was told I needed to do a bios update..well i downloaded the bios driver from the sony website..started doing the update..and mid way through the laptop blue screened. Now when I go to turn it on it gets power but does not post..Is there a way I can reset it back to the default..?? why does sony offer a driver that bricks your motherboard?

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Oct 20, 2009

if it is possible to update my Z540C's bios (current version: R2168M3) to R4041M3 without any problems?

My concern is there might be some hardware issues that might compromise the performance of the laptop given the fact that my model is an older one.

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Mar 22, 2009

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Apr 28, 2010

Yesterday my brand-new VPCZ11X5E completed an automatic windows update, and shut down after completing the installation procedure. Since then windows will not start up properly: it stays in the start up phase (you know, with the windows 7 logo), before the log-on screen.

or should i just do a re-install (=losing some important documents).

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Sony :: New Vaio Z11 Bluetooth Firmware Update For Mouse

May 10, 2010

If you use bluetooth mouse and don't have vaio update

Now the bluetooth patch is avalible to download

Quote:

Bluetooth Firmware Update Ver. 2.2.3.593.596

This program will update Bluetooth Firmware to version 2.2.3.593.596 and will resolve the following symptom:

- Bluetooth mouse may not respond after a period of time

Bluetooth Firmware Update Ver. 2.2.3.593.596 : Sony Asia Pacific
Sony eSupport - VPCZ119FX - Software Updates & Drivers

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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 :: VGN-Z21VN- WWAN After Windows 7 64bit Update

Nov 19, 2009

I have done a clean install of Windows 7 64-bit informed by Firestone and others on this Forum. Everything works well - in fact arguably better in terms of functionality of Stamina/Speed switch - with one exception.

I have not been able to install the WWAN successfully. I have tried a number of times to uninstall and reinstall the drivers from links on this site and also even tried the Sony EU support site Windows 7 drivers with no luck. I have tried asking windows to search for the best driver with no luck. Globetrotter Connect has installed correctly, as far as I can see, but just doesn't pick up the WWAN card.

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