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No tuner error on sony media center

When i open media center my tv is not available and when i go to set up tv it says error no tuner hardware or drivers present. but we restored to factory specs. with recovery disk option. some one sade it was something about the codecs I restored my computer back to original factory settings as well as recovery drivers and applications disks and now media centre says no tuner hardware installed or drivers or may be malfunctioning. There was no problem wit it before i restored to factory settings. How can i fix this?
I have already tried downloading original drivers package and utilities package from vaio but no effect?

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Is your pc notebook have already a tuner,i think this model has no built in tuner.You must buy TV tuner hardware and install it..

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Hi,

Initially, pls try:

  • verify that the NTSC TV tuner is enabled in the BIOS/CMOS;
  • verify that there are no yellow or red marks in the Device Manager;
  • do a clean/fresh reinstall of the TV Tuner. Uninstall/Remove earlier installation. Do the same in Device manager, View, Show Hidden Devices.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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    The NTSC TV Tuner is integrated.

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Make sure tuner card is well fitted. Unplug restart plug again and see if it is recognized.

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Check for any loose or bad cable connection.

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Hi

The problem must be either because of Hardware or software. You are saying that you already tried installing new drivers and softwares for the tuner card and checked, but its bad luck. So it seems the hardware device may be failed. So first ensure the hardware working properly by plugging tuner card into any of your friends system. If it works properly, then it must be surely software problem. We can try installing any other version of device drivers and softwares and make it work.

Goood luck.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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    Also before trying these, you try taking out and inserting, as there is chance of hardware loose connection or so..

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