Where is the motherboard and could a damaged Express card slot have damaged the motherboard?
I just returned my brand new Sony Vaio AW 11Z/B laptop to the Sony repair centre. It wouldn't start up properly: power light came on, but the screen stayed blank and I couldn't hear any whiring of drives or anything indicating that it was starting up.
The repair centre came back with a photo of the Express card slot with some apparent minor damage to the flap on the slot (which did not happen when it was in my possession) - and they're claiming that the motherboard is damaged, and they say it's not covered by warranty and they want to charge me to repair it. As I'm sure I didn't damage it, I'm going to dispute it. However, I'd like to know whether they're spinning me a yarn, or whether it really is possible that the motherboard could have been damaged in the way that they're describing, and that it would have prevented the laptop from starting up.
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Re: Sony Vaio AW - motherboard damage?
What did you do for the Express card slot? If you plug wrong thing through this plug..could be cause power surge or some thing similar to damaged the BIOS on the motherboard...It is all depends on what did you do when the laptop became no response at first time...all physical damage will not cover under warranty repair..
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Whatever is plugged into your PCI Express slot is defective and needs to be replaced, or re-seated (unplugged and plugged back in). Also if something went defective on the PCIE slot it may have also damaged the circuitry on the motherboard around the slot.
The Wireless network adapter may be connected via a PCIE slot. You may also have a little plastic trap door underneath your laptop where you can have access to the card. There are 2 pigtail connectors with wires that u can just pull off the terminals and then It has 2 clips on the sides of the card keeping it flat. You open the clips and it pops up in a more vertical position, then you can slide it out and reboot to see if the error is still there or not :) If its gone try plugging it back in and seeing if the problem's resolved by re-seating the card. If it works without the card installed you should buy another wireless network adapter.
I'm sorry. It is not possible to upgrade the Inbuilt Video card. However, the Computer is shipped with the Express Card/54 slot. You can contact your nearest favorite dealer to get the Express Card slot supported Video card and install in the Computer. This improves the Graphic performance.
I have vaio DVD/CD writer. Sony CD/DVD Unit model AW-G540A it was removed from a Sony Notebook laptop Model PCG-9U1M. The Unit was working perfectly until the laptop was dropped and the screen was damaged, You can find the specification on the net. Let me know if it’s suitable for your laptop or if you are interested. .
u can upgrade ur graphic card without any prob
cause u have extra pci express slot
u can opt for any gforce or nvidiva graphic card
acc to ur pocket but franly i will not suggest u to do tht
cause u have a very good config of ur laptop
4gb of memory is more than enough
even if u want to play high end games
its just perfect