Question about Sony VGN Computers & Internet
Remove the keyboard on a Sony VAIO model # PCG-7192L Or series # VGN-NW350F
Let's see if this helps Tom,
The Keyboard Cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard.
It disconnects FROM the motherboard's connector.
The Keyboard Cable has NO connector on the end. It is a FFC.
Flat Flex Cable.
One example of a Flat Flex Cable,
The flat metal terminal bars MUST be aligned back in the SAME position, as they were originally.
For this reason you may wish to take a Sharpee marker, and make a mark on one side of the cable.
Then make a matching mark on the same side of the motherboard connector, BEFORE you remove the cable.
The motherboard connector is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
It is composed of two pieces, but does NOT come completely apart!
The bottom part is larger, rectangular shaped, and is stationary to the motherboard.
It is the BODY.
The upper part is smaller, rectangular shaped, and is movable.
It is the Locking Bar.
ACCORDING to the video the Locking Bar is the Slide/Wedge type.
DO NOT use a metal tool as shown. One slip, and you can damage the motherboard! Geez!
Use your Fingernails, or Thumbnails.
The Locking Bar slides up. Up towards the LCD screen, or away from the Body.
It ONLY moves about 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
IF, the Locking Bar is broken, or the Body, you are looking at
-> MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT!!
Hence why I am being so detailed.
More detail on unlocking this type of motherboard ZIF connector,
A) Locked position;
B) Unlocked position;
There is another style of Locking Bar used, however.
The Locking Bar flips up to a 90 degree position, or also can be stated as Straight Up.
Just to make sure I'm going to include info for it too;
A) Locked position
B) Unlocked position;
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You may download the Service Manual from the below link:
Please open the above link to download the Service Manual for the VGN-A200 Series Notebooks.
Hope this helps.
Please feel free to contact for further assistance.
Posted on Sep 08, 2010
SOURCE: How do you remove the
Please follow the instruction in this document Click Here [Scroll down to the section "1. MS-1-D.7"]. It's a Pdf file and it should open up in the browser, if you need the document so that you can work offline reading on your computer, I'll send the download link. Actually this isn't particularly for Sony Vaio PCG 5K1L, but it's a common instruction for all PCG Series.
The steps should be as follows:
If you need further help, let me know.
Thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Dec 07, 2010
To remove the BIOS password read the information from this link.
In case of your laptop the easiest method would be using software from Hiren's Boot CD.
Posted on Jan 06, 2011
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