When I go to watch Lost on Hulu it plays fine in small screen. When I go to full screen it is fine until I pause it. Then when I resume play the picture is choppy. Then to get rid of choppy play I must either exit the site and relog in or if I hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete then close Ctrl-Alt-Delete it will resume normal play until I hit pause again. I have had it back to BB for the problem but they dont know what is causing it. I cannot exchange it for another because the new products are coming out in a few weeks and this one is no longer available. I really like this one and I cannot believe this is a major issue. I really dont want to exchange this unit I would rather have it repaired even if I have to do it myself.
i have a vaio companion dvd for Z690. however my laptop model is Z590.When I try to use the dvd it says it wasn't suitable for my notebook model. how can i modify my model number so that i can use that dvd with my notebook?
To day i found new Vaio Z show off in my country (Thailand) it come in stores 4 days ago here is specification of top model
VPC-Z117GG Intel Core i7-620M 2.66GHz - 3.33GHz DDR3 8GB Quad SSD 256GB Nvidia Geforce GT330m 13.1 Screen at 1920x1080 Windows 7 x64 Professional Weight 1.4 Kg Battery 5hrs Local warranty 2years Inter 1 years Price 94,900 Baht (Approx US$2899)
New palmrest design is looking more better than the picture, the 1920x1080 screen does not look too small at all because it set font size to 125%. Text look a little bigger than the 1600x900 at font size 100%
When i set the font size back to 100% the text is small but not too much i think many people can live with that size.
After that i download some benchmark programs to test the device but in final the sale really don't want me to do that. So i took a picture in hurry and this is the result.
I finally got my VPC Z with HDD/no DVD today and I thought I'd start up a thread on the subject for those like me who once receiving their Z will be trying to use Vaio Recovery Center to create recovery disks without using a DVD Writer.
Installing Win 7 from a USB stick is fairly well documented on the web but the problem above isn't, certainly not for the VPC Z anyway. I know that it's probably gonna be simpler to just create a bootable USB key/stick and copy the relevant drivers to it and use that (something I'll be doing to get rid of all the crapware sony have preinstalled) but I like having the security of an additional backup solution just in case I royally balls it up.
The main issue (i think) is with Vaio Recovery Center itself, if you try to create the recovery disk the software will complain that no dvd writer can be found. After trying a couple of virtual CD/DVD/BD-ROM/HD-DVD tools I took the advice of TofuTurkey (cheers fella) in the vaio owners thread and tried Virtual CD. I'm happy to report that this has the capability to create a fake drive with various fake media discs and does indeed fool the Vaio software into creating an ISO to the internal hard drive. I setup a DVD+R DL drive and everything went smothly. Vaio Rocovery created a single ISO 5,344,117KB in size.
Seems the next trick is to find a way of creating a bootable USB stick (again there's plenty of info out there concerned with installing Win 7) and then writing the ISO (or contents of?) it to it and filing it away for safe keeping. ZoinksS2k mentioned I should be "sure to set the partition to Active and run bootsect to make it bootable." which is going to be my next step after I've read up a little again on this.
I had a question on the SSD drives used in the FW590 CTO (configure-to-order).
I know that they have a 128GB option and also a 256GB option for their SSD drives and wanted to know the make/model/manufacturer of the drives.
As we know, there is a world of difference between the performance of the various SSD drives available, with the Intel models being the highest performing ones, while some of the other SSD drive models being pretty poor from a performance perspective.
I talked to Sony support who expressed complete ignorance on the make/model/manufacturer of the SSD drives employed in the FW models (VGNFW590 CTO is the model I am looking for) and thus was wondering if the folks on the forum know the details on it.
I have a VGNSZ645P3 Vaio which I got as xmas gift. I decided to Max out the RAM and purchased Crucial 4GB kit. Sony recommends Crucial as only authorized after market RAM. I have previously upgraded memory on desktops and laptops and am fully aware about the ESD. I changed the memory 45 degree angle, snap it down....I try turning the computer back on and it will not turn on. Power light is on, the battery light is on but the other 3 lights will not light up and screen does not turn on. I put the original back on and it still will not turn on. I took it to sony store and the guy tries same thing I do and it does not work. He says the motherboard is probably toasted...I said how could it be I followed every direction possible and he said sometimes that the Memory has ESD on it. So they put the original factory RAM back in and shipped it out to San Diego. I thought that warranty was void if you mess with original RAM? Im hoping they'll fix whatever that is wrong with it and not come back with "you messed with RAM warranty is void".....
family member install some additional memory in her Sony VAIO laptop, but seem to be having a problem. Its a VGN-C290 model (May 2007) and currently has one 1GB chip installed & has one open slot. It allows a max of 2GB.
Now, I have purchased an additional 1GB chip from Crucial.com, but after installing it in the one open slot, it appears that it is not recognizing it at all. The laptop will turn on, but doesn't get to the XP screen. Not even the Sony VAIO/Phoenix welcome screen either.
I have never had a problem with Crucial memory, but I contacted them directly to maybe help with this problem. They basically told me to make sure it is really seated in there good and apply a lot of pressure. They also had me put the Crucial memory in the slot #1 where the original Sony memory was. Neither worked.
The only other thing they suggested was that it was a BIOS related issue & to somehow update the BIOS. I checked & it currently is running BIOS version #R0080J4. I'm trying to determine if this is the latest version. If not, then how to update it.
I just got the new Macbook Pro and its awesome! I was a PC user earlier .However I was wondering whether the Macbook Pro 17 inch ( newest model) memory can be changed, I got the 4 GB RAM and want to upgrade to the 8 GB ram.
While eagerly scouting the Zs, I've greatly enjoyed this forum for the past few weeks. I've been stopping by (ok stalking) my local Sony Style store to check them out in person, and became curious about a discrepancy.
Does anyone know off hand if there is an inherent memory speed or bandwidth difference between the 520m and 540m (or 620m)? I haven't noticed anything official from Intel or the Sony specs, other than they all use DDR3/1066 sticks.
Last week I snapped a picture (rather fuzzy cellphone, sorry) of the WEI screen for the lone silver GX/S (i5-520m) floor model. It shows a lagging score of 5.9 on memory, which doesn't jive with other performance scores mentioned on this forum (that I could find).....
I'm trying to find info on an aspire... Not the model # itself as that is not the problem, but the sub model#...
The model is Acer Aspire 8930G, but the sub model # is 6963 and that is where my research seems to go dry... Does anyone have info on this sub model #?
Also i might ask is how user friendly is the 8930G for upgrades as for the processor and video? The current processor is the T5800 with the 9600m nvidia... Would it make sense to upgrade and what is the potential of this 8930G with the T5800?
Kiwi (new zealander) here, ive been sortof eyeing the cw series and looking for some kindof equivalent over this way, we do seem to have a previous iteration. however sony model numbers are doing my head in,
ive found something fairly decent, albeit a little out of my price range at 2.5knzd (1.7kusd);
(edit) durr need model number too, S Series apparently, Sony Vaio VPCS117GGB. 2.40 GHz Intel Core i5-520M Processor 4GB DDR3 Ram .....
I bought this laptop for about 2 and a half years and I got the extended warranty for 3 years. After I bought it about 3-4 months after I have called and asked for the BIOS password but they stalled and stalled and stalled and I never obtained it. Now I call again to ask for the BIOS password w/ all the information they are acquiring like receipt etc. Now they say that my warranty has expired. Are they not supposed to give all information of the laptop to the customer that purchased their products? I need the BIOS to reformat my OS..