Sony :: Vaio Z XP DowngradeWant Vaio Silver Theme I Had Ony My SZ

Feb 25, 2009

Just performed a successful XP downgrade on my Vaio Z520, but have noticed that on this copy of the Vaio Silver Desktop Theme/Appearance doesn't exist.

I had it on my SZ and loved it over the XP Blue. Is there a way to get it back? I still have the restore discs from the SZ.

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Sony :: Vaio SR Classic Silver

Mar 12, 2009

im thinking about buying the Sony Vaio SR-Series..

Unfortunately the only color option in Denmark is Classic Silver!

So i would really like to see some pictures of it, and there arent many of the Classic Silver model on the internet.

So if someone own the laptop, i beg you please take some pictures of it and post it here...

(Oh and i can see the laptop since Sony only sell the SR-Series on SONY STYLE and not in the stores..

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Sony :: Skin To Preserve Finish On The Vaio's, Particularly On The Mouse Buttons So The Silver Stippled Paint Finish Wears Away

Apr 5, 2010

Is there any way to preserve finish of the Sony Vaio FW, particularly on the mouse buttons and where the palm-rest is, I hear the silver stippled paint finish wears away leaving bare white plastic underneath.

Is there a skin or plastic screen cover that you guys use or recommend to prevent this or hide defects?

I recently picked up this bad boy for just $744 (after 12.3% bing cashback (Google it if you don't know what it is)).


Has anyone heard any other issues with this laptop?

It has the 1600x900 screen which I've heard some criticism of (I heard something about it having a one-lamp "eco" screen) but I don't know if that applies to the model I bought or how good the eco screen is.

If I can get a skin that is precut for that laptop's dimensions in particular (nothing fancy, just black would be good), that would be awesome.

I'm considering this skin, but it's not precut, and I don't know how good it is...


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Sony :: Vaio Z720D: Uninstalling VAIO Care, VAIO Update

Jul 26, 2009

Trying to get rid of these questionably useful programs -- but I don't see entries for them in add/remove programs in the control panel (or for any of the other useless VAIO software packages that come on OEM machines sans "fresh start")

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Sony :: Guide To Disassembling A VAIO VAIO VGN-SZ75 GN?

Apr 18, 2009

Does anyone have a link to a website or PDF describing how to properly open and disassemble a VAIO VGN-SZ75GN?

I have a VAIO VGN-SZ75GN, bought about 8 months ago, and now I want to exchange the built-in hard-disc with a solid-state disc.

I need some guide with illustrations/pictures, how to reach the disc

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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 :: VAIO TZ295N Vs VAIO TZ395N

Jul 4, 2009

I don't know whats the diference (besides the price), between VAIO TZ295N & VAIO TZ395N. Specs in all the websites I've checked say they have exactly the same components: Intel coreduo 1.33Ghz 2GB RAM DVD-RW and 64GB SSD Hardrive. I was wonder if the diference might be in the hard drive interface, with the TZ295N being PATA and TZ395N being SATA.

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Sony :: (Old) VAIO Z BD Drive Fit In (New) VAIO Z Series

Mar 27, 2010

I'm wondering if the Blu-ray optical drive (Panasonic UJ-232A) of the (old) VAIO Z series will be able to fit into the (new) VAIO Z series? I would really appreciate it if anyone is able to answer my question.

The reason I'm asking is because I'm seriously thinking of selling my VAIO Z690 & just buying the base Sony VAIO Z (VPCZ112GX/S). I may just be able to afford that base model & the icing on the cake will definitely be the UJ-232A drive being able to fit into the (new) VAIO Z series & work.

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Sony :: Vaio CW Or Vaio E Series

Mar 22, 2010

Am planning to get a sony laptop for me. The design simply rocks I am getting mixed reviews about cw and E series. But i made up my mind to get one.

My budget is aroung 40000rupees. Thats around 800$. So suggest me a better one between these two for occasional moderate and less(mosltly) demanding games. I dont care whether its 14 or 15 inch.

Am looking at lower end versions of both the models.

Only difference is CW uses Nvidia Geforce 310 and the E series uses some Radeon 5000 series one. CW has 14 inch screen whereas E series has a 15.5 inch screen. In the models which i am looking at both have matte finish and both has WXGA:1366 x 768 VAIO Display.

which one should i go for. whether the screen quality will be on par to Inspiron one atleast? ( I dont need HD).

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Sony :: Vaio F11 Or Vaio E Series

Apr 9, 2010

im planning on using the laptop for videos, photoshop and a bit of gaming, maybe even a bit more gaming :-)

The Vaio F Series only has 330M Nvidia Graphics Card with i7QM and up to 8GB of Ram and up to 256GB SSD.

The E Series has ATI 5650 (a less powerful version, reduced clock speed) combined with a i5 520M with up to 6Gb of Ram and up to 500GB of HDD ? Why can i not choose SSD ?

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Sony :: Vaio TT AC Adapter On Vaio Z

Jan 2, 2009

if I can use the AC Adapter of a Vaio TT on the Vaio Z. The standard AC Adapter that comes with the Vaio Z is of 19.5V and the one for the Vaio TT is of 16V, which I don't know if it's enough for the Vaio Z to function properly or if there could be any problem or damage. Both machines have batteries of 10,8V.

I have an undervolted Vaio Z by the way (last multiplier at 0.9875) so I don't know if this could help in any way for my Z to work ok with the TT AC Adapter.

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Sony :: Vaio Z "Vaio Update 3" Utility

Feb 10, 2009

I have this "problem" since I got my Z. When I start vaio update 3 utility I get this error "messageID=0008" there are no updates for your model bla bla...

However when I go to vaio support page, there are some new updates for my Z590N model (new Bios, USB patch...)

I have downloaded new version of Viao Update utility 3.2.something but I had to uninstall my current version (3.1.something), which I did. However when I started this new setup message poped up "there is no previous version installed" - abort.

I have checked esupport page where is said if you have problems with Vaio Update 3, to download Sony Shared Library which suppose to contain vaio update utility), I run installation but it doesn't install Vaio Update 3

Now, I can live with this esupport page regular visit updates,

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Sony :: VAIO Display & VAIO Extra-wide HD Display

Dec 17, 2009

Whats the major difference between 16.4" VAIO Display (1600x900)
and 16.4" VAIO extra-wide HD display (1920x1080). Upto what angle I could see my display in VAIO Display (1600x900)? Can I watch HD movies perfectly in VAIO Display (1600x900) ?

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Sony :: Vaio F Vs Vaio FW

Jan 17, 2010

Which do you think is better and why?

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Sony ::Should I Buy VAIO SR Or VAIO CS

Nov 13, 2009

I was googling information regarding a sony laptop I am interested in buying.

I currently own a vaio vgn-fs640 which is working damn good and now I plan to buy another vaio laptop.

I have selected two sony models but I am unable to decide which one to buy.
The first model is vaio SR

And the second model is vaio CS
( ......

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Sony :: Vaio VGN-Z11 XN/B

Jul 8, 2009

When i got computer i installed XP and all driver i found on their official web side but still my usb device doens't recodnice nither usb or mouse. on net i can't found drivers than i need

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Sony :: Vaio Z, HDD To SSD

Mar 1, 2009

I recently discovered that my Vaio Z will go completely silent (the fan turns off ) after about 10 sec the HDD has turned off..

And, as soon as i click somewhere and the HDD is read again, the fan goes back on. (you can try this by defining the hdd to turn off after 1 min in the power management and closing as much processes as you can,

then watch resource monitor for example, where you can see the disk usage

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Sony :: Vaio VGN-FE 41S

May 14, 2010

Time to clean up the basement and digging out some good old comps. I got this Sony a few years back due to its screen sharpness and elegant profile.

The sleek and stylish 15.4" x-black display provides a perfect viewing area. With a strong GPU at the time in GO7600 it was a perfect choice for business and some gaming machine.

Pricing at 1.500Euro-ish, this machine was not competitive in price comparing to others. But its packed specifications and performance can easily justify the difference. The sleek design, the simple beauty and the solid hardware live up to the reputation of Sony performance and quality....

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Sony :: New Vaio Z1

Apr 6, 2010

I really would like to order a new Z11 as soon as possible and since I was following all the threads here about the Z for the last couple of weeks,

I'm really convinced about it.

There is only one question left for me, before I can decide what to choose when ordering my Z

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Sony :: Vaio TZ Vs Z

Mar 22, 2010

I am using a Vaio TZ (1.33 ghz, 2gb ram, and 64gb ssd) with W7 and for the most part it works well for what I do -

ms office, websurfing, skype, movies (just watching), and some statistical analysis (SAS, STATA, MATLAB). Screen is not a problem

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Sony :: VAIO Best FW?

Jun 24, 2009

What's the best FW series I can get that have 512MB Video Memory and that BluRay RW.. I currently have the AW160JQ but I want to downsize

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Sony :: Vaio FZ

May 26, 2009

I uninstalled Vista from my Vaio FZ445D/B when I bought it and installed Ubuntu and XP pro on it,

never erasing the partition with Sony's loader stuff. After just 9 months, my DVD drive is broken and I am still under warranty, with one catch - I need to restore my Vaio to its factory condition for the warranty to be honored by Sony .....

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Sony :: VAIO-SR 490 CTO

Jul 16, 2009

I'm soon going to get my (next week) SR and I understood that I'll be eligible for free Windows 7 Upgrade kit.

The question is what product model do you have? (asking from SR CTO users.) In upgrade site there's no VGN-SR490CTO listed there

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Sony ::vaio Z

Apr 22, 2009

It seems that it 'dissapeared' or something.

I mean, i can still switch my wireless on but it cannot seem to detect the wireless network at all.

I went to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center

When I select 'Manage Network Connections'
I seem to only see

- Bluetooth Network Connection
- Local Area Connection

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Sony :: Vaio Z Lid

Jun 27, 2009

I have scratched the lid on my Vaio Z540. Does anyone know where I can find a replacement and is it hard to replace? BTW it is the premium carbon fibre lid.

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Sony :: Vaio FX-101

Oct 6, 2009

I couldn't find a thread about this laptop using the search so I thought I'd start one.

I bought one of these new in the UK about 8 years ago and it's still going strong in spite of the second memory slot burning out.

I replaced the 10gb hard drive with a 40gb one, got rid of the awful CD drive which only worked when it wanted to and upped the RAM to 256mb.

I added a DVD drive from the F series which fits and works perfectly despite having a completely different colour scheme. I also have the floppy drive but I've used it all of twice to flash the BIOS - once for XP and then back to Windows 2000.

Apart from Windows Me which it came with, I had it running XP (until SP3 made it far too slow), then changed it to Windows 2000 (and found the drivers for those annoying devices which had yellow exclamation marks!) but now it runs Ubuntu 8.10 quite happily (even the Hotkeys are catered for!)

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Sony :: Vaio Z Or SR

May 22, 2009

if Vaio Z is worth all that money against SR?

My requirements:
1. I will be a grad student in Electrical Engineering, so will use apps like MATLAB, Labview and similar other things.
2. Watch movies/ sitcoms pretty often
3. Almost 24hr internet use
4. Will play games seldomly
5. May use apps like Photoshop sometimes
6. Want the laptop to be portable so that I can carry it around in my hand anywhere I want
7. Should look nice

( Also post negatives/cons about them if known )

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Sony :: I7 Gone On Vaio Z

Apr 11, 2010

I have been mulling over a Z for a couple weeks now. And was checking out the CTO options again and saw only an i5 available.

Did they remove the i7 option for any specific reason?

Do you get much performance benefit from the i7 over the i5? Or is it any hotter, noisier, or power hungrier than the i5?

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Sony :: Vaio Z Vs. CW

Dec 31, 2009

I am looking at the Vaio website to purchase a new laptop to replace my HP DV3.


I have configured it comparably with pretty much loaded specs. The price of CW seems to be about $800 cheaper with MUCH better graphics card.

2.66 ghz
4 gigs ddr3
500gig 7200rpm


2.66 ghz
4 gigs ddr3
500 gig 7200 rpm

what the Z is so much more expensive? I understand that it is the flagship model but from what I have saw and tested in stores, the CW feels much more durable and the design is very nice.

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Sony :: Vaio Nw

Jul 24, 2009

Are there any reviews or user feedback on the VAIO NW? I would like to know if anyone can comment on the build/performance on the NW and also if it possible to make XP work on it.

It seems the only CPU configuration Sony is offering is either with a 2.0GHz or 2.1GHz Processor. I wonder if it's possible to upgrade the CPU on this machine or if its soldered directly on the mainboard

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