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Power Supply not working

I know mthe power supply on my PCV-W600G is not working properly, the fan is not spiining at the speed it should. I would liek to replace it but I can't figure out how to open the case to get to the power supply, Can sombody please tell me how. This is a tricky desktop to open, unlike others where you just unscrew and take of the case. Please help, I'm desperate.

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  • Pedro Gumbe Dec 20, 2006

    It was rated as poor because what was offered is not a solution. The link that was suggested had no accesible files that offered alternatives, so hence POOR SOLUTION.

    Your assuming that one has not done their homework and blaming a poor solution on the petitioner and expressing frustration as your contribution being a waste of time is dissapointing too. This computer does not come with an owners manual, sony has no available instructions to accees the power supply and the only alternative found so far is to take it to a certified Sony repair shop that charges 140 falt fee just to look at it, when obviously its a matter of finind the rights screws to remove in the proper order, remove on faulty power supply and install the other one.

    Bottom line, all I am looking for is how to remove the case and avoind having to pay 400 dollars to a repair that can be done for 78 dollars which is the cost of the power supply.

    So, don't give up on helping people, but if you don't have the solution, then don't offer any, because if you feel frustrated, hwo do youthink others would feel when they think they have a solution and it turns out to be a dead end.

    Thank you anyway for your time and effort.

  • kmdvofamily May 08, 2009

    Are you able to get your pc working again? Do you think you can make a copy of recovery CDs? I be happy to pay you for them.



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Do you have the User's Manual? Here is a link to that User Manual, but it looks to be in a proprietary format (.chm) that must be downloaded to the Sony PC in order to view (rather dumb, I think, but that's Sony for you!). I could not find any other information about this unit other than what I found on the Sony website. Good Luck!

Posted on Dec 13, 2006

  • Joe Swoboda Dec 18, 2006

    interesting that this user would receive one response to a very vague question and then rate it as poor? It's users like this would make me say, "Why do I bother to take the time for people who won't save or read an onwer's manual, or pick up a phone to call a manufacturer?"

    I may not stick around, and the rating system of this site is a real downer to those of us that take our valuable time to TRY to help people out.

    Outta here....good luck to those that do actually take the advice for what it is - ADVICE, not always solutions.



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Everything in a slot on your PC shares a common power bus so any card installed may be pulling too much load on your power supply. Pull em one by one re-starting between each one.


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