Sony :: Repaired VAIO Nvidia Video

May 26, 2010

I have a VAIO SZ series laptop which got the typical video isue with Nvidia GPU (vertical lines). I was very disaponted from what I read and from the 750-1000 Euro repair cost that sony Greece (I live in Greece) offered me so I started looking for a motherboard on ebay. I was very lucky and surprised to find a company offering a repair service for my laptop located in Greece. I bought the service for 200Euro I packed the laptop and send them my pick up info.

Next day a courier picked up my laptop and 10 days later it was returned fully functional and they even solved the problem with the noisy fan! This happened one week ago and today they even refunded 50Euro of my payment because I am located in Greece and the offered price was calculated for shipping in EU! So it actually costed me only 150Euro in total!

Checing their listing I show that they are offering repair services for FZ series laptops for much less but they are asking to send them only half of the laptop. Anyway I prefer not to mention the company's name but if you check on for VAIO SZ video repair you should find them and maybe more proffesionals closer to you who could repair your laptop for a fruction of what sony is asking.

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Sony :: Vaio + NVIDIA + Windows 7

Apr 21, 2010

I own a Sony Vaio Laptop, VGN-FZ21M. This laptop comes with a NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT GPU Graphics card.

Originally, the laptop came with Windows Vista. I had no problems there. Once Windows 7 came out, I upgraded. Problems started there, with Windows not recognizing my video card correctly. It was displayed not as NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT, but as a Standard VGA Graphic Adapter.

At the time, the problem was more or less easily solved. I downloaded the drivers from NVIDIA, but I wasn't able to do a direct install (an error would occur). So I updated the Graphic card manually, by browsing the disk and chosing the nvmt.inf file that came within the drivers given by NVIDIA on their website, as the file to update my Graphic card with.

This worked out perfectly. My Graphic card was updated and working as great as ever.

However, more recently, I decided to format my laptop, and give it a clean Windows 7 install. I did this because my laptop was giving some graphical weirdies. I thought a format would solve it. It didn't.................

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Sony :: New Vaio Z Nvidia 330 GPU Temp 84c Ok

Mar 18, 2010

seems to max out at 84c under heavy wow dalaran stuff


using GPU-Z app monitor

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Sony :: Nvidia GT430M On VAIO Z Refresh

May 1, 2010

Will the new Z refresh ever get GT430M? The desktop version of Nvidia 4xx has already been released. I think it won't be long for the mobile version to be released.

I am planning to get a new laptop around August or September but I don't mind waiting for a couple of months if I can get GT430M. However, if the GPU will never get an update, I think I'll buy the Z earlier since I don't think there will be much of an update before August. From what I see on the old Z, the GPU never got updated. However this time the GPU on Z is a little behind with no DirectX 11 support.

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Sony :: Vaio Z-series NVidia Card

Jan 10, 2009

I've been eyeing a Vaio Z-series (555 or the the 590 online-only in Canada) but I want to make absolutely sure that it contains a nVidia card (9300M GS 256MB).

When I go to the stores to look at the store model (Sony store & Best Buy), in Device Manager and Display setting, I only see the Intel Mobile graphics chips. No where on the system does it appear to say that it contains a nVidia card. I tried using the Stamina/Speed slider to see if there was a different (setting it to Speed), and the graphics card still says INTEL.

For all those who own a laptop from this series, what do you see?

Do *all* Vaio Z-series have a nVidia or only certain ones? Is it just a driver/software issue for the ones at the stores?

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Sony :: Vaio Z (nvidia 9300m) HDMI

Jan 24, 2010

my vaio z21wn/b with hybrid graphics (nvidia 9300m en intel gpu) wont allow me to output graphics trough HDMI on a 720p tv. However, when i connect the laptop to a 1080p tv trough HDMI it does work.. strange huh?

i've tried several drivers (Nvidia, sony presentation helper, sony control center) and display resolutions, but i cant manage to get it working..

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Sony :: Defective NVIDIA Graphics VAIO Z Windows 7

Nov 6, 2009

I recently installed Windows 7 Professional 64bit onto my UK Z21WN. Having first flashed the BIOS to R2170M3 I installed all drivers including the NVIDIA driver

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Sony :: Vaio Z11 Nvidia Crash Screen Shot

May 26, 2010

maybe someone who knows how to get through to Sony can send them this image link

this has happened about 50 times since the 2 months i've had the computer... and i know it has happened to a lot of you too.

in fact, then it doesn't recover successfully, you get the BSOD and a reboot

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Sony :: Affected Vaio Nvidia Laptops Temp

Aug 24, 2009

my fz38m since march 08 and the average gpu temp using gpuz is 58 deg C.

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Sony :: Windows7's NVidia Driver For Vaio VGN-FE31M

Jul 31, 2009

i have managed to install Windows7 in my 3years old Vaio VGN-FE31M laptop. so i just need the nvidia graphics card driver now. i have tried the latest one from nvidia website, but its not compatible. my nvidia is Nvidia Geforcego 7600.

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Sony :: Vaio VGN-SZ780 NVidia 8400M GPU Failure

Aug 15, 2009

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ780 that passed its 1 year warranty a few months ago.

My laptop was experiencing overheating and would either reboot suddenly after the blue screen of death or would just shut down in the middle when using the nvidia 8400 GPU.

From Sony's explanation, I read that the shutdown of the system is a normal behavior under high temperature and I assumed it was not a problem and just an inconvenience.

Just 30 minutes ago, my laptop screen turn white completely and froze so I shut down the system immediately and since then, my SZ780 DOES NOT BOOT when using the Nvidia GPU!

Sony's recent replacement annoucement of defective Nvidia GPUs EXCLUDE the SZ models so for me, I have no additional warranty that can cover this.

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Sony :: How To Upgrade Nvidia Geforce Driver On Vaio

Aug 25, 2009

I'm trying to install the latest driver for my Geforce 9300M card. But when I find the driver dowload page from the Nvidia site, they invariably state that...


The following notebooks are not supported in this release:

Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

The Sony site does NOT contain drivers for the gfx card.

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Sony :: Vaio VPCZ11Z9E Nvidia Drivers Slows Down

May 6, 2010

My question:

What i have;
I have, as the title sais, a Vaio VPCZ11Z9E with the hybrid graphic system. The drivers i use are the latest ones published by Sony.

The problem;
When i have my computer on stamina mode ie. not using the nvidia geforce card and i right click my desktop to reach the meny for personalize, create new folders etc the meny shows up instantly, no delay at all.

When i have the switch to speed, using my nvidia geforce card(which always use while at work and plugged in) the right click on desktop has delay/lag to show the meny, the windows 7 thinking animation shows up, for up to 3 seconds before it actually pops up.

My conclusion is of course, that it has to do withe nevidia card/drivers.

Are there any solution to this? Does anyone else have the problem? Should i do a total reset with the recovery tool?

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Sony :: Brightness Control And NVIDIA Driver Updates For XP Downgrade VAIO

Jul 22, 2009

One of the most troublesome consequences of downgrading your VAIO to Windows XP is not being able to adjust the screen brightness using the F5/F6 keys.

This tutorial aims to (i) resolve that issue, and (ii) retain the ability to adjust brightness when you update to the latest LaptopVideo2Go drivers. The below methods have been tested on VAIO FZ, FW, and NS laptops with NVIDIA GeForce 8X00M cards, and they are working flawlessly with the LV2G 190.15 driver.

Part 1: Enabling Fn Brightness Control

Skip this step if your brightness control is already working

In order to be able to use the brightness control on a XP-Downgraded machine, you need:

1. VAIO Event Service Hotfix (Which updates the VESConfig.ini file for the VAIO Event Service)
-> You can get this at[url].
-> If you have an FZ, you can use the VESConfig.ini I have attached

2. NVIDIA Driver with Customised nv4_disp.inf (Refer to Part 2)............

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Sony :: Request For Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT Graphics Flash ROM ( Vaio VGN-AR61M)

Oct 27, 2009

Can anyone be kind enough to share a flash ROM copy of Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT notebook graphics display for

Sony Vaio VGN-AR61M? A backup copy done with Nvflash, NiBiTor or any similar flash app perhaps will do.

I need to flash my video graphics display which is no longer recognized. For some unknown reasons,

after installing and playing some high resolution games, my pc crashed and suddenly Windows 7 display won't accept any video driver except the standard VGA adapter

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Sony :: Vaio Fw Video Setttings

Jul 19, 2009

I bought sony fw490 (Radeon 4650 1GB, 8GB ram, 2.8Ghz 6mb cache, fullHD). I am getting only 19-23 fps for crysis. Should I be tuning some video parameters to boost this?

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Sony :: Video Editing And Gaming On Vaio Z

May 11, 2009

I saw a Sony Vaio Z today in a local store, and was incredible impressed with it's weight and size and keyboard.

But if I am going to use it for some video editing(Avid Media Composer) and to play some future games(Dragon Age, COD4 MW2 etc) is it powerful enough .....

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Sony :: Vaio Z Windows 7 (video Driver )

Oct 28, 2009

I've upgraded my vaio z47gd to 64 bit win7. However my nvidia graphic driver messed up. It seems like screen divided to two sections with bad refresh rate. Anyone else having this problem?.

Also can anyone point me to the right place to download win7 64 bit drivers. I can't see them on the sony site.

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Sony :: Vaio X Video Performance & Upgrades

Jan 27, 2010

I'm curious if the computer is powerful enough to handle fullscreen 720p x264 playback from iTunes and XBMC.

Also, is the SSD drive easily upgraded? (Is it a 2.5" model?) I find the 128GB limitation somewhat cramped.

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Sony :: Video Outputs- With Vaio VGN-FZ21E

Jan 30, 2010

I have a VGN-FZ21E with nVIDIA Ge Force 8400M GT graphics card and Vista OS. For some unknown reason, the HDMI and S-Video outputs to my Sony TV have stopped working. Has anyone any idea as to what the reason might be please? I have checked the TV inputs and they are working OK.

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Sony :: Vaio TZ Video Card Memory

Dec 19, 2009

I just got my brand new Sony Vaio TZ

everything is great till now but i was checking to video card memory and its only showing 64MB ,, its should be 224 according to the specs "i know its 64MB dedicated memory"

i took a look to the BOIS and didn't find any option the increase the memory ,,, so what i have to do to take the full 224MB

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Sony ::Vaio CW Crashing :: Video Driver Has Been Recovered

May 22, 2010

just started using this laptop last night and now when watching a video it sputtered and turned white got a brief message saying some Video driver has been recovered

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Sony :: Vaio NR17G Video Quality Poor

Apr 17, 2009

crappy video output of my lappy vaio NR17G.

CPU:c2duo T5450
GPU:inbuilt intel graphics media accelerator
RAM 1gb
[no heavy processes running when tested]

OS: vista home premium ....

see the crappy video displayed #SNAPSHOT# from a good Q video from youtube :

YOUTUBE LINK : metallica live


I CHECKED IN MY DESKTOP(with P4 ,512mb ram,ASUS P5v motherboard, inbuilt graphics card) IT PLAYS SMOOTH... SEE THE SQUARES IN THE IMAGE EDGES .

aLSO- > lappy displays badly any video less than DVD Q video,played with VLC or whatever [good in dvd rip AVI files] see squares etc..
i loaded ffd show too for vlc but no use .. the video comes with squares if it is a little poor.

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Sony :: How Does The VAIO Y Series Handle HD Video And Heavy Web Surfing

Feb 19, 2010

Im interested in purchasing a Vaio Y notebook, but considering its processor being only 1.3ghz, and having integrated graphics, im wondering if it will perform sluggish during heavy usage. I do not do any gaming, but i do Heavy web surfing (open lots of tabs at once), and watch HD video online (Hulu, Youtube etc). Also, i convert many video files for my iPod, and download many videos, and audio through the internet as well. could anyone comment on how would this perform during these types of uses?

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Dell :: Xps Studio X16 And Nvidia Video

Sep 30, 2009

there are many out there that likes to dab in linux, unix, opensource, and usually those folks demand nvidia video, and will not even think twice about a rig unless the nvidia option is available..

ati video cards are very hard, if not impossible to configure with linux..i know, i have tried.....i just wonder who makes these decisions for dell, and if they even smart enough to realize this...

i went to dell laptop sales chat ,and asked them about the nvida choice -

1. don,t have info
2. might be a product shortage
3. design team made the ati decision
4. will pass along the info

the replys were what i idea

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Dell :: 8400GS Or NVidia Video Driver

Jan 25, 2009

My Vostro 1510 laptop came with the latest 8400GS video card driver from Dell. Is it unwise to try the latest driver from nVidias site?

I've been reading that some drivers can run a little cooler. HWMonitor says my GPU normally runs at 60c, a little warm from what I'm reading.

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Acer :: Aspire One: 5 Times Repaired, Still Not Working

May 8, 2009

I have an Aspire One 6cell, and have had a terrible experience with it. Let me start by giving you what happened until now...

On January 12, I purchased an Aspire One here in Belgium. It's a model with a 6cell battery, QWERTY keyboard.

The next day when I'm charging it, the LED indicator, which was red, indicating that the system was still charging, all of a sudden, turned off. The laptop, was on on that moment was on and Windows noticed that the system went on battery power. However, I hadn't touched the cables or anything, it just stopped charging. After 15-30 minutes, it started charging again. It seemed something had to discharge or so before it went on.
I tested in another plug. Nothing. I removed the battery and tried switching it on: again nothing (which made me think it had nothing to do with the battery).

I called the shop and they said it had to return to Acer, which could take up to 4 weeks. I was a bit dissapointed by that, so I called Acer instead. They told that it was a known problem on the motherboard, they would come pickup the system and I would have it back a few days later.

So they came, about a week later, they returned it. On the warranty note, it said: no problem found, bios updated. I retested the system, after a day, it did it again. So I called Acer again. They would come again to pick up the machine.

Again, a week or so later, it returned, only to find that again, they didn't fix the problem. On top of that, the cover of the laptop was severly scratched. I called them again, they would fix it this time for sure.

Again, it came back. It worked fine for about 2 weeks... Then, the same problem came back: while charging, it stopped charging. I was completely stunned, so I went back to the store where I bought it. They would take care of it............

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Dell :: Defective Nvidia 8400 Video Card

Nov 10, 2009

I have a dell xpsm1330 and the video card i have is the invidia 8400 video card. this is the problematic video card much talked about already.

dell had since replaced, under warranty, my video card and the attached motherboard twice already.

i was told by the technician that the new invidia video card has a model / reference no. 686 631 A2. The old defective vid card has model no. 686 630 A2.

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Dell :: Can I Disable Nvidia Card And Use Onboard Video

Jan 6, 2010

My laptop is Vostro 1500 with 8600M GT

I'm experiencing some weird flashes, driver stops working and recovered, random distorting dots etc recently. I'm 99% sure its the video card's problem. Luckily the display card can be exchanged. But before going ahead to change it I wanna ensure its video's fault. So I wonder theres any way I can turn off the NVIDIA 8600M GT ,use the intel graphic instead, and see if I still get any of those problems.

I don't seem to find any option in BIOS letting me to do so.

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Apple :: Video Artifacts In Unibody After Nvidia Update 10.5.7

May 13, 2009

I updated to 10.5.7 and it runs quite well however I noticed a flaw of video flashing and I wanted to confirm this with others. In Stacks I use the Applications folder in list view. I have a long list of applications so I always have to scroll to go through all of them. When I use two finger scrolling to zip through them I see flashes of video artifacts while two finger scrolling. This only happens when you have enough apps in list view to require scrolling to see them all. For example, with no windows open I click the Applications folder and begin rapidly two finger scrolling through list view and I can see artifacts of the desktop flashing within the list view box. Anyone else notice this after the update? I have already reformatted and installed nothing but my basic apps and still see this.

Apple mentioned that they updated the Nvidia drivers for the unibody Macs. I have a Macbook Air.

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