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How to start in BIOS

Hey my sony vaio is not responding. it shows blank screen and no sound and i ve told to restart in BIOS. please tell me how to restart in BIOS since my screen is not on.

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    PrncssPaige Feb 09, 2008

    Please help!!! My three month old VAIO VGN-SZ460 won’t boot; only the ON blue and yellow lights come on; the processor doesn’t make a noise, the screen is black. I tried to start in Bios, safe mode without success. Prior to this occurrence, I made a Back Up/Restore CD with the VAIO’s wizard. I also backed everything up on my external G drive. That is when I restarted my VAIO… I am, a brand new computer that won’t boot! Oh yea, it won’t restore the CD’s or with the external hard drive! Is it possible to download all of the drivers and software from Sony and make a boot up Restore CD? Sony didn’t help me…they told me to send it in! I am in dire straight for a computer mastermind’s assistance! Please HELP ME!?! I need my pc for my online classes, I am getting behind :-(


  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    my sony vaio crashed a month after i bought it and now it fails to start up,and when it does it goes back to start mode giving me safe mode and blah blah blah options which do not fix the problem.Am begining to think vaio laptops are of an inferior kind.



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To restart in BIOS in sony vaio press F2 or F3

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Pressing f2 or g3 won't help.the screen is totally blank and it's not on at all. I have the same problem and i'll try to sort the problem with my computer.

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