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VAIO Notebook VGN-FS742/W is not booting

I have not used the notebook for around 6 months and then tried yesterday night and it did not boot. Initially Vaio screen Flashed 2-3 times and then went off. Once I was able to go to user LOGIN but then it went off suddenly. Now after that I tried for almost 20-25 times yesterday and today but unable to boot.
I tried with direct AC current, removed the battery etc, all sorts of possible combinations of batter and AC powwre, but nothing.
When I switch the notebook on, the power light is ON, Hard disk light is on for around 30-40 sec and then goes off. On the top, Scroll, caps and num lights are continuously on. But no sound, the screen is dead black, planning to contact Sony support in another 8 hrs, please help !!!!

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  • saurabh1975 Jan 06, 2009

    The hard disk is fine as today I was able to get the data recovered.I showed it to the Sony support and they are saying that the mother board is faulty and has to be replaced. Not sure that if that is the actual cause, could someone please suggest an alternative as the cost of the replacement is INR 25K.

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Sorry to let you know sounds like hard drive is shot.........

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • Priscilla mcdaniel Jun 15, 2009

    sounds like screen blew out or ecitor or did you try an out side monitor ? then get back ..... lala linda 


  • Priscilla mcdaniel Jun 15, 2009

    ---sounds like you have short somewhere need to check usb hook ups most common spots for shorts 
    if so must diable this particular port in os set up or get a of piers and disable it fom outside of computer 
    lala linda 

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