Question about Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook
LOL- sorry, have done similar but it's been a while. Accidently 'removed' the keyboard. . .
Too bad you opened your notebook, most are too tempermental to open unless it is unavoidable. You removed 'the battery.' The battery pack doesn't keep settings alive, but the backup battery does and if it isn't a 'super-capacitor' it will be a 'coin' cell held in a fitting so it can be replaced without destroying anything. That cell keeps the CMOS alive and that is where your settings are stored. Normally, near that battery (or the mentioned capacitor) there will be three pins with two of them bridged currently with a jumper. If this is removed and used to bridge the center and other previously unused pin, this will kill the CMOS settings so any custom stuff you set up will go away.
You might want to try accessing the BIOS menu first though- Since everyone disagrees about which key should be used to access the BIOS, there ain't no frigging standard. Sometimes it's F1, sometimes Escape, sometimes it takes two keys. Whichever it is (you might look at Sony's website or your manual to learn which it is), you must tap several times or hold down the assigned key to open the BIOS menu.
In a section (which is also named differently depending on the position of the planets), you should find mention of 'Video' and some choices on what you want it to do. Look until you find one that involves both the internal and external video settings and turn on the VGA port accessible from the connector on the back (or side or wherever they decided to stick it). You may find the setting for the internal LCD display is turned on already so this means it's stupid Win that has let you go blind.
Someone you know still has a separate monitor sitting around and you will need to borrow it so you can turn your internal display back on.
This may not help if the external VGA port is not currently enabled as described above.
Good luck - it probably isn't the last stupid thing you'll do; I just try to keep my average to less than once a day.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 27, 2012 | Gateway Computers & Internet
Jan 24, 2011 | Sony Computers & Internet
Mar 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Aug 28, 2009 | ATI RADEON X1300 Pro 256MB PCIE Graphic...
Apr 19, 2009 | Sony Computers & Internet
Aug 19, 2008 | Samsung SyncMaster 753S 17" CRT Monitor
Feb 22, 2008 | Gateway FPD2275W LCD Monitor
Feb 08, 2008 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook
137 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: