Sony :: VGN-FZ21E VGA
I have Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21E, after some time it started to freeze periodically with any reason at any time.
One day it got problem that I can't install video driver because after that windows wont start at all and another interesting thing that in bios screen I see white vertical stripes anywhere else it's ok
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Dell :: Studio 1737 VGA Port
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Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
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Dell :: I9300 With ATI X300 Vga/dvi Output
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Sony :: Vgn AR-8252
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Sony :: Seven On VGN-SZ220
After many installations, I was finally able to get windows 7 running good on my computer. Good meaning that FN hotkeys work for volume, brightness, and vga output. All the drivers are installed correctly.
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Sony :: VGN-FW 460 J/T
I've been looking at the VGN-FW460J/T at Fry's Electronics and I would to know if this is a good notebook? I really don't care about the new i7's that are coming out, because I planning to get one sometime next year when they reach at a least 2.0GHz and at an affordable cost.
Sony :: VGN-TZ25L
I clea*ed y t*25L with a toothbrush ad so*e soap yesterday *ow so*e keys o the botto* row dot work!!! You ca* see the o*es that are *issig by readi*g this post!!!
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Sony :: VGN- TZ 72b
I am considering buying a secondhand notebook, Vaio VGN-TZ72b. It's gorgeous! All I would get are the notebook and its adapter. The guy bought it from Japan. These are all he has with him now.
BUT, I wonder if I would have a problem with drivers in the future when I clean-install it.
I heard every Vaio has a sort of recovery system that frees you from all concern about drivers
Sony :: Vgn FZ490e
My hard drive crashed and the recovery discs and everything I tried wouldn't work to get this thing booted. I wound up having to format the drive and install the same vista home premium. I downloaded all the drivers and software from the Sony Site.
At this point I don't have any of the Sony installed items, except drivers. I tried to download the Sony Recovery Center under notebook utilities, and when it installs, the end result is "This update is not intended for use with your computer model".....
Sony :: Vgn-tx750p
anyone got any good any good tweaking hints for the Sony Vaio VGN-TX750P
1.2Ghz Pentium M
2.5GB of DDR3 Ram
no Graphics cards and a 80GB HDD (5400RPM)
basically load up time speed up and general performance without overclocking it :
Sony :: Vgn-cs320j
I have brand new VAIO bought last week at B&H New York.
The PC worked well until few min ago, while i was surfing the web the screen suddenly went black.
Tried Restart, Battery in and out, reset, FN+F7 (External screen button).
The Power led show that the laptop is alive, but nothing from the screen.
Sony :: VGN-AR61M
Ive had to reinstall my machine using a generic Vista cd as the recovery dvds I got when I purchased the machine did not work due to the recovery partition not being there (from the first time I reinstalled it, my fault)
Ive now installed vista home premium 32bit, with SP2 and all the windows updates done.
The eject, S1, S2 and AV buttons dont work anymore. The mute and volume control work but without on screen display. The built in webcam (Ricoh) doesnt work anymore either.
I am unable to get the correct drivers from: [url]
as the links point to files that dont exist.
The function key doesnt work either - the screen brightness, scroll lock etc
Sony :: VGN-FZ Series
I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ27G notebook to be exact and been having a few issues of late, and wondering if there are some clever computer buffs out there to help me solve my dilema.
Firstly I run Vista on 32bit with service pack 1 and just as a side note formated not that long ago.
The main problem is instaling software. Here's when it gets a bit tempremental. Basically it doesn't want to do it, instal software that is. And before you all say "yeah that's an easy one, just run it as Administrator!!" no been there done that and yes it is set as me being administrator etc.
My question, is there a simple oversite or a setting in computer management or even firmware or drivers that need to be definately looked at? I mean it wont even load software at times from the DVD drive let alone from the hard drive!(It wasn't like that before, I know it can do it)
Sony :: Vgn-nr385e
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Sony :: VGN-FW490JEB
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2. I read somewhere a complaint that Sony turned of VT or VR (can't remember the two letters). Does anybody know what this is about and what these letters represent? (Sorry, I can't find that post again.)
3. What are the main issues and complaints with Sony notebooks?
4. How is Sony's tech-support, customer service and overall support/assistance? Are they using overseas phone-support people?
Sony :: Upgrading A VGN-TT
I happen to have a spare internal WWAN 3G card (Novatel EU870D), does anyone know if I could upgrade a Sony VGN-TT myself by installing this card?
I guess it'll be down to pre-installed antennas, compatible slot/space and SIM card reader.
On a seperate point, I wouldn't mind upgrading the memory too
Sony :: Vaio VGN-CR
i have a VGN-CR(220E) and i formatted (installed vista ultimate) and i have a LOT of issues i have never had...
1. the capture button dows not work
2. vol up and down does work, but doesnt show the little animation in display.
3. av mode is useless
4. display off does work
5. Fn Keys does not work
6. volume and power icon in the taskbar are missing, and are unchecable in the properties of taskbar...
i installed several drivers... i dont know what im missing here?
Sony :: VGN-SZ And Windows 7
Just installed windows 7 on my vgn-sz650. I have ran into a couple road blocks.
1) I keep getting an error window that says "The installed battery may not be properly connected... ...Click "OK" to enter hibernatemode". I don't get this error with vista. I get the error with the AC plugged in or running off the battery.
2) Can't get the FN keys to work.
Anyone have experience with installing windows 7 on a SZ series?