i need to take out the keyboard in a Vaio VGN-TT250N for an urgent case , i have been through many forums searching for a service manual for this model or for any other model that comes with the (isolated) keyboard .....
I'm trying to find a disassembly manual for a Sony Vaio VGN-CR series notebook. The reason being is that I need to access the part where the LCD cable harness connects to the motherboard. I am currently having display issues and I need to check and/or replace the LCD cable.
My screen is giving me weird, distorted colors with lines across the screen. It's either going to be a faulty cable or LCD screen. I have it hooked up to an external monitor and the display is great. That eliminates the graphics card/motherboard. The lines and colors will move up and down the screen randomly.
how to open my laptop. By open, I mean disassemble. My Vaio, which I have bought around Christmas of last year, has had it's fan spinning unreasonably loud. At first, I said to myself, "alright, I will be blow compressed air into it," I did so. No avail, the sound comes back, it comes on and off, on and off. It is ridiculous. Even when it is not overheating, or hot; just mildly warm, it would spin loud. On and off.
When I now start my laptop, the fan spins loud for a second and stops.
For instance, tonight I had the laptop on for awhile, and I touched the bottom, it was hot, yet it made zero fan noise until I pick it up and carried it across the room. Can someone diagnose this issue for me? I even talked to a Sony technician about cleaning my fan or whatever and he said that this is a known issue.
Known issue? I cannot even Google this as a known issue, ? I then talked to another Sony tech. He told me to go to the fan settings via:
Control Panel > Power Options > Change Power Options > Advance Power Settings > VAIO Optimized > VAIO Power Management > Fan settings.
There were no such thing as fan settings. I swear, some of these technicians are probably reading from the screen telling the user what to do, etc. I am fairly knowledgeable with computers, but I swear, some of the technicians do not know what they're talking about. At any rate, I do NOT know how to take my laptop apart. All I want to do is to clean the fan.
The tech. told me to to go to a Sony shop and get it fixed as they cannot tell me how to open it. I bought this laptop from Newegg; I did not buy a warranty, there's a warranty for parts or something? I don't even know.
Anyway. I have unscrewed all of the screws and it still would not bulge, would pictures of my laptop help any of you into dismantling it to get to the fan?
I've found it on some site for repair manuals. I guess it might be helpful when updating/upgrading/repairing your lovely TT's. It is still not as good as the one for the VAIO Z but you can always give me reputation points for finding it.
I have Vaio VGN-SZ1M (bought in 2006) that I need to take apart. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to pop out the keyboard. I have removed the "relevant" four screws from the bottom, then figured that the part between keyboard and display doesn't seem to be removable (as it is with my even older, super slow Toshiba Satellite I am relying on right now), and now I am stuck. Does anybody know where to find a disassembly guide? - Preferably a step-by-step guide as I am not only a blonde but also not exactly super computer-savvy (as this thread clearly demonstrates). Or does anybody know how to take this notebook apart?
For some reason the VGN-SZ1M (or VGN-SZ1M/B) has two different model names printed on it, the other one being "PCG-6J2M", but according to the Sony website the "PCG-6..." model number is used "for different purposes" - no idea what that means - and the "real" model number is VGN-SZ1M).
I have spent the past two hours trying to find a disassembly guide online (or just a quick "how to pop out/remove the keyboard" explanation, but haven't been successful. I have also tried to get in touch with Sony's customer service in the U.S., however, they cannot (or won't) help me because the laptop was bought in Germany (where I was living at that time), so the U.S. customer support doesn't feel responsible (or so), and the customer support in German doesn't apply because I am now located in the United States. Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place. Don't take this as a rant, please, it's not meant as venting. Just trying to explain my level of "stuck-ness".
I am considering some laptops and the sony vaio is one of them. I have heard great things about the screen but it is glossy, something I have sworn off all these years. I have seeing reflections on my screen. how the anti-reflective screen performs?
Overnight a problem with the screen on my Sony Vaio FZ has become apparent. A think multi colour bar had started to appear at the bottom of the screen. I am not entirely sure if the problem is related to the 8400GT graphics processor, I have had a preciously faulty one replaced which I hope reduces the likelihood that the graphics processor is the culprit. I am just going through now backing up my data in case the fault spreads further. My eye sight may not be sharp enough but it may have expanded.
Note that in the pictures attached it appears green but when I have something else up as wallpaper, or a program open, the colours change to reflect in some way what is on the rest of the screen. For example when I have word opinion the blue background appears black on the bar, the text area is a shade of grey. Also, my taskbar is not that thick. My available space on screen has not gone away as much as the fault bar suggests it should have, it is as though my screen has adjusted in some way.
I have Sony VAIO VGN-AW360J. About two weeks ago I noticed something weird with the brightness regulation of the display. When I tried to change the brightness
(always set up to the maximum) to a lower degree using the keys (Fn – F5) a high pitch noise can be heart coming from the screen (to be more exact -
from the lid of the laptop, below the VAIO logo), and it is very noticeable in a quieter environment. Continuing lowering the degrees of brightness would cause higher or less noise. The nosier setting is at 90% of brightness
I have a Sony FS VGN-FS640 Vaio laptop and when i boot the laptop all i see is the Vaio logo and then the screen goes blank nothing happens! how can i bring the windows back? This laptop runs winodws XP.
I purchased a Vaio Z about 2 weeks ago. Last night, I brought the notebook out of standby and after a few minutes of working with it, I noticed a vertical region on the right side of the screen that would dim and comeback on again, just like you see with florescent lights when they are faulty. There was no specific pattern to it, just random. I turned the notebook on and off, and the problem seems to be gone. I was wondering if anyone has ever had this problem before or know what it is.
I would like to know if there's a way to remove the liquid under my LCD screen.
At first there was a big circle with a diameter of 3 inches. then after leaving it idle for about 3 or 4 days, the circle shrinked with a diameter of 2 cm. after that, I left the computer alone for another 4 days and that 2cm circle is still there. i turned the laptop and viewed the screen at a 45 angle and i see one normal drop of water and many small drops in that one area.
should i wait until it dries out? or should i disassemble the screen?
- considering there's no air or anything in the LCD screen itself, i dont think the water will disappear anytime soon. possibly 2 or 4 months? lol =(
water came in contact with the SCREEN only, all other parts (keyboard, speakers, cpu, etc. are CLEAN)
Since many people don't have opportunity to see these laptops in person, it would be nice to see some photos from the screen. It would be nice if some could post pictures from dual lamp screen too, so we can compare the difference.
I just got a z11 and will be returning my macbook pro soon.
The only thing that is making me hesitant is the screen brightness of the z. With the plug in and full brightness, it's not that bright, at least NO WHERE NEAR as bright as the macbook pro with high res anti-glare. Is this normal?
How many of you Z owners find the screen brightness too low? Even at full, it feels dim.
I have a Sony Vaio Laptop. Its warranty ended 7th December. Phoned them to get it picked up and now they have it so any work should be covered under warranty.
There is a particle under the screen. I took a picture of it and emailed it to Sony who diagnosed it as dead pixels. They said they would repair it for free under warranty.
Now that they have the laptop they say there is a particle under the screen. They sent me a picture of it and the photo looks identical to what I sent them earlier which they diagnosed dead pixels.
Now they are saying it was accidental damage by me and want to charge to replace the screen (same price as I paid for the laptop).
I think that this is ridiculous and that they should repair it under warranty. They will not accept these two arguments: 1. If I damaged it then I would have had to have opened the screen which there should be evidence of. 2. If the particle got in some other way through a gap then it is a manufacturing flaw because there should be no way of a particle getting in there.
fairly old Vaio laptop. Can barely get past start up screen. Half the time all i get is black screem when i turn it on. I can get into windows though after a few attempts. I would like to completely reformat it, preferably putting on xp or even the new Windows 7. But i dont have any boots discs. So i don't know how to go about doing it. A breif step by step on how to wipe my laptop would be perfect.
Today my 2 week old laptop was closed, put into a fully padded laptop bag, Velcro strap over to hold it in place. Nothing else in the bag. Put in car, drove 80 miles, took out of car and setup. It noticed a small mark on the screen right where the screen folds down to the track pad. It seems the Back ridge of the track pad, has pushed onto the screen creating this mark.
Has anyone else noticed marks on their screen caused by the ridge that sits just above the trackpad?
I always ensure that the screen is against a folder or other flat surface in my bag so that it is protected from pressure. I have previously had screen damage to other laptops caused by keyboards and parts of the inner surface rubing against the screen when the laptop is closed.
In the last few months I have seen marks on my Z11's screen in the form of a line across the screen 2/3 of the way up where the ridge between the trackpad and keyboard occasionally presses against the screen but they had always wiped off. Yesterday I went to wipe them off and it seems as though thay are permanent
On a cheap laptop bad design like this is acceptable but on something this expensive it really isn't OK!! Especially when they market the screen as being resistant to marks...
Recently I have noticed that at the bottom of my Sony FW screen it gets quite hot. It gets hot where the Sony writing is, all the way along the bottom, where I think the screens inverter is located behind.
Also If I run my finger from the bottom of the screen, upwards, towards the top, it gradually goes from warm to cold.
Is there something overheating or would this just be normal?