Sony :: Replacing HD On Vaio Z590, No Links Are Working

Dec 13, 2009

Just received a z590 that I want to repalce the 5400rpm HD with a faster one.

I did a search, but all the links no longer work.

Looking specifically for directions on how to remove the keyboard to get to the hardddrive (e.g. what screws or tabs to pop open)

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Sony :: VAIO Z590/z690/z790

Jul 5, 2009

What's the difference among these three?

I configure(CTO) the same spec (color, CPU, Harddrive and so on) for all these three. But the prices are a little bit different. They have same graphic card 256MB too. Does anyone know about the difference?

Another question is... Are Sony SR series good? I configure them as Z series, the only difference is DDR2(SR) and DDR3(Z) and SR even has 512 graphic memory.

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Sony :: Vaio Z590 Recovery Restore Disks

Jun 2, 2009

I didn't make the disks when I first bought the computer (not sure why not) but I want to make disks for just in case I need to reformat in the future. What are the steps I need to take to do so? I am using Windows Vista Business.

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Sony :: Vaio Z590 With Intel X25M 160GB

Jan 31, 2009

just installed the Intel X25 160GB SSD. If you all coach me on what benchmarks you would like to see I would be more than pleased to post them.

It does seem to make the system snappier - but I question the cost benefit.

My question for you all is that I cloned the drive using acronis true image and I am wondering if I would get better performance if I did a clean install rather than a clone of my drive?

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Dell Inspiron 3721 :: Driver Links Are Not Working

Jan 25, 2013

Recently  bought Inspiron 3721... When I try to download some of the driver links are not working. For example Dell Application.

I have already installed all of the drivers on my Windows 7 x64,but I'm searching for a program to control my fan. Or a Bios update?

Is there anything for fan control on my laptop because almost all the time it is at max and is getting annoying.

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Dell Inspiron 3521 :: Drivers Links Are Not Working - Invalid File ID

Feb 11, 2013

I bought A new Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop and after installing windows 8 I was about to download the drivers from dell site any way I found that all drivers links are not working and it'd always popup a message saying :

The requested file could not be downloaded. Invalid File I.D. The file does not exist.
 
I tried to change my country but the same results coming out...

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Sony :: Replacing HDD On Vaio VGN-TZ37

May 9, 2010

I am a frequent traveller who needs a reliable and ultra-portable notebook. I have owned a Sony Vaio VGN-TZ37 for almost 18 months. While I like it very much, it is very slow to boot up (XP). For that reason, I decided to replace the notorious in-built HDD with a SDD.

I have succeeded in replacing the original one with a Photofast G-Monster 1.8 ZIF SSD V 4 and am very happy with the result. The following is my experience.

When I decided to change to SSD, I did a lot of internet search and finally took 3 key decisions:
(1)Which SDD? After a lot of search, I settled for G-Monster 1.8 ZIF SSD V 4. It is not the least expensive, but I am happy with the results.

(2)DIY? A few repair shops could provide the service but they could not assure compatibility or system installation.

I decided to do it myself which is a good decision because I had to re-open the case 3 times.
(3)Secret of opening the case There are a few weblinks offer pictures and tips on the internet. They are essential for non-technical people like me .....

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Sony :: Replacing Hard Drive On A Vaio FW

Jan 30, 2009

I'm about to pull the trigger on a FW, but it has a 320GB 4200rpm. HD.

I've planned on buying a WD Scorpio Black later and the replacing it.

How complicated would that be? What I mean is, that I can do the hardware replacing and all that, but is it enough that I would do a recovery disc with the original HD inside and then replace the HD's and then just boot from the disc. Or do I need to fiddle around with the SATA drivers,

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Sony :: Replacing CPU In Vaio SR41 (T6400 -> P8800)

Aug 6, 2009

I'm currently thinking of buying a Sony SR series laptop, but unfortunately here in Sweden we only get two configurations:
Vaio SR49 - P8800, Radeon 3470 256MB
Vaio SR41 - T6400, Radeon 4750 512MB

Since I would like P8800+Radeon 4750, the only possible way seems to get a SR41 and upgrade the cpu. Has anyone here got any experience on upgrading a laptop CPU? More specifically, upgrading from a T-series to a P-series.

I guess they use the same motherboards, so I can't imagine it would be incompatible, but I'm wondering whether it requires any BIOS changes which would be hard to do in a laptop bios.

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Sony :: About Selling Z590

Jul 21, 2009

Not sure who moved my post to "price check", but if I wanted it there I would have put it there as I am looking for opinions from Sony users and owners who frequent this specific thread and possibly not the price check thread. Thanks

I am preparing to sell my Z590, it has 4GB of RAM, original Sony restore disks, 320GB 7200 RPM HD and I believe a 2.4Ghz P8600 processor, slimline ac adapter and the Sony high resolution screen.

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Sony :: Z590 No Wireless N

Jan 11, 2009

Is there no wireless N just bought a linksys n router and could have sworn the Z590 had wireless N. I want to use it for streaming on my network

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Sony :: CPU In VGN-Z590 Removable

Mar 30, 2009

if the CPU in Z is removable / upgradable like PC or is it solder on the motherboard like TZ?

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Sony :: Z590 Power Adapter

Aug 28, 2009

IS there a travel adapter for the Z that is smaller and thinner then the one that ships with it???

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Sony :: Z590 CTO Only Comes With P8400 (2.26GHz)

Jan 22, 2009

When I try to customize Z590 CTO, the only option for CPU is P8400, but for Z540 CTO, P8400, P8600 and P9500 are all optional.

Sony don't want to put better cpu to Z590? I thought Z590 should be superior to Z540......

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Sony :: VGN-Z590 Windows 7 Bluetooth

Feb 25, 2010

after seeing that Sony had updated it's drivers page with Windows 7 drivers, I decided to take the plunge and install Windows 7 on my VGN-Z590.

Everything worked out fine, and seamlessly (well, except video, that one got a little weird for a bit, but I eventually figured that out), except for one thing.

I have a Sony SRS-BTM30 Bluetooth speaker. This used to work just fine with my VGN-Z590, when I was running Vista on it, but now that I've installed Windows 7, it refuses to connect.

I can pair it just fine, it shows up amongst my bluetooth devices, but unlike previously, it does not show up in the list of "Playback Devices" (in the Windows 7 mixer/audio controls), and if I go to Audio tab of the Windows 7 Bluetooth Settings, it shows up in the list of devices, but if I select it and click on Connect, it will flash "Connecting" for a second, then return to its previous "Disconnected" state without connecting.

So, I was wondering if anyone else had any similar experiences with their Bluetooth gear.

Also I am wondering what Bluetooth driver you guys (people who have upgraded their Zs to Windows 7) are using? I noticed that there are no Bluetooth drivers listed in the Sony eSupport site for the VGN-Z590's Windows 7 drivers. I tried, uninstalling the Bluetooth drivers that came along from my previous OS (Vista) install, during the Windows 7 upgrade process and tried reinstalling the Windows Vista Broadcom drivers for the VGN-Z590, but that didn't seem to make a difference.

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Sony :: Z590 And Choppy Web HD Playback (FPS)

Jan 3, 2009

I just got a CTO Z590 2.4 GHZ, 3 GB ram, Vista Business "Fresh Start". I'm getting a feel for its performance.

When I attempt to play a HD video with my from within IE, Chrome, Firefox, or quicktime at full screen the video is choppy, less than 10fps. I've got the newest versions of webbrowers, flash, and quicktime.

Here are some examples:

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I've let the videos buffer so internet connection isn't an issue, and I'm in "speed" mode.

I'm upgrading from 6 year old 1.4Ghz Athlon, so I had expected the Z590 wouldn't have a problem, am I expecting too much?

Do others have an issue with these videos?

Should I make use of my XP downgrade disk?

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Sony :: Z590 With 2.26 Ghz Processor, Can I Upgrade It

Jan 23, 2009

Are the components that come in a 2.26 ghz motherboard compatible with a 2.53 or 2.66 or higher ghz processor? I plan on ordering a Z590 as I fear the 690 will end up starting at a higher base price (ie like in Canada), and then upgrading it with a faster processor, more ram, etc. I just want to make sure I can do all of those things without issue.

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Sony :: Windows 7 On Z590 Trials And Tribulations

Oct 24, 2009

Got Display working great. Used Euro drivers. However

Flag says power management driver not installed- Sony programmable i/o driver

and i cannot get the protector suite to work, it installs but states i need to plug in fingerprint reader into usb port.

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Sony :: VAIO- If A VAIO Had No Ram Should (if All Else Was Working) It Be Getting POST Beeps

Jan 15, 2010

I have just been given a VAIO PCG8A2M (GRX316MP) , i was told "it's broken but if you can fix it yo can have it" so having a quick look at it there's no sign of life on the display but the lights come on and i can here the HDD heads moving about.

Looking a little more i found that all the ram is missing , so now im not sure if its worth buying some ram to see if it works or not ? The lack of ram would prob explain the lack of display but i wonder if i should be getting POST beeps at least, which im not.

So my question is if a VAIO had no ram should (if all else was working) it be getting POST beeps ?

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Sony :: Windows 7 On Z590 Rolling Back To Vista

Jan 25, 2009

how do we go back to vista when august comes around. my z didnt come with any vista disc?

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Sony :: VGN-Z590 Windows 7 And Vista Error Message

Sep 29, 2009

I recently updated my bios and decided to do a new full install of Windows 7. (Previously running Windows 7 Beta).

After doing a clean install and installing the Sony Notebook Utilities. I started getting this pop up message.

"The installed battery may not be properly connected to the computer or may not be compatible with the computer.

Click OK to enter Hibernate Mode, and remove reinsert the battery
See the electronic VIOA(R) User guide for more information about using the battery"

At first I thought this was an issue with Windows 7 - so after searching the forums and no results I figured I would revert back to Vista. Now I am getting the same error.

I also have two Sony Notebook batteries here - both bought direct from Sony. One extended and one standard - both give same error message.

Could this be a BIOS issue? Is there a way to revert to an older bios?

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Sony :: Free Windows 7 Upgrade For Z590 Owners

Sep 2, 2009

I'm trying to determine if owners of Z590s that were purchased after the win7 upgrade start date (6/26) have been able to register for Sony's upgrade program.

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Sony :: Z590 Hard Drive Replacement Options -Urgent!

Oct 25, 2009

I would like to purchase a Z590 which is currently configured with a SSD Raid of 60GBX2

I was hoping I could break the raid configuration and use one SSD for OS and other for data.

But 60gb for data might be less. Can I replace both SSDs with
1 2.5" SSD and 1 250 GB standard SATA notebook hard drive

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Sony :: AV Mode Not Working In Vaio

Mar 27, 2009

AV mode is not working in my Sony Vaio laptop - Model VGN-CR320E , i am not sure what could be the problem is ? whenever i click on it i am getting this message " Please reinstall Instant mode application in WIndows , press any key or shut down

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Sony :: New Vaio CW Wireless Not Working

Feb 12, 2010

I recently got a sony vaio CW at bestbuy yesterday. The link for it is below. Brought it home and started using it.

Everything worked perfectly for the first hour, and then the wireless just went out. It will no longer allow me to search for wireless networks. Two other laptops in my house are working fine so its not the router.

The wireless switch on the front is ON, however the little light is not lit. When I go to the SmartWi Connection Utility in the taskbar, it only lists an on/off option for Bluetooth, no Wifi option

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Sony :: Vaio G11 Brightness Keys Not Working In XP

Jan 5, 2009

This is almost a classic problem. I just installed XP SP3 on a Vaio G11. I did everything according to Sony's plan. But the brightness keys don't work.

Is there a chance that Sony's drivers were written for XP SP2, and that SP3 is the cause of my problems?

Reason I'm thinking this is that SP3 recognized some devices that SP2 doesn't recognize

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Sony :: Vaio Sr Series Fn Key Isnt Working

Jun 13, 2009

at first excuse me for a new thread about this problem, know the solution is in official sr topic but have no time to search !!! excuse me again

have a sony vaio sr39vn, cleaned the recovery and installed a clean vista but have some problems now !!!!!

1--FN key isnt working now ( brightness, volume control and etc .... )
2--mode and settings buttons and functions arent also working

3--some of the drivers arent in sony support so found them from usa support (like wireless, webcam ) and also some of drivers in sony suport ( like hdd protection driver,spef driver

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Sony :: Vaio Touchpad Stops Working

Feb 15, 2009

If anyone out there runs into an issue with the touchpad on a Sony Vaio where it suddenly stops working it may be due to static electricity. I bought a brand new VGN-NS240E (Jan 08 @ Best Buy) and while setting it up I ran into this issue and have seen many other reports on the WEB of the Sony touchpads suddenly dying. Try these steps for an easy fix:

1 - power down the unit.
2 - unplug the power adapter.
3 - remove the battery.
4 - hold down the power switch for about a minute or two.
5 - re-insert the battery.
6 - reconnect the power adapeter.
7 - power the unit on and see if the touchpad lives!

These quick and simple steps worked for me 2x. Noted on the second time it happened that I shocked the machine after walking across the carpet, that's why I said above I think its related to a static charge - bad design on this model of touch pad I suppose. I have Dell laptops and Acers never seen it before until this Sony.

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Sony :: Vaio Z21, Wireless Not Working After Drop

Mar 10, 2010

Some days ago my wife dropped my Sony Z21 from about 1 meter. Everything seems to work fine except Wlan, Bluetooth and HSDPA. I don't think that any of those modules are broken or something as everything else survived the drop. Does anyone know if all 3 wireless options are connected through some kind oa board? If so then I assume the connection is loose and that causes the wireless to drop. At the beginning it turned on and off the wireless ramdomly...

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Sony :: Recovery Discs Not Working (Vaio Laptop)

Apr 14, 2009

I have a sony laptop - VGN-660N - every time I boot from the recovery DVD I get the following error:

"Cannot use this recovery disc for this computer. Confirm the model type"

I have the right discs per the label on the discs (discs are labeled for VGN-600 Series), which I purchased directly from Sony. I contacted Sony, who was worthless on the matter.

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