Question about Sony VAIO VGN-FS550 Notebook

1 Answer

Motherboard problem I think

I was surfing the internet on my sony vaio laptop and it restarted on its own. Then I connected to the internet again and it shut off immediatly. I tried to turn the laptop back on, and the drives started up and the 3 lights (numlock, capslock, and scroll lock) came on and stayed on and the screen stayed blank. I know its not the backlight because I even had the geek squad to check it out and they said it was the motherboard also. Does anyone know how I find out what motherboard is compatible with my laptop and whats a good site to find cheap parts? Any help is appreciated.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers
Re: motherboard problem I think

It could be the motherboard but then it might be the processor. When it shut off like that it's possible that it overheated which may have damaged the motherboard or the processor or both. Laptop pars are hard to come by and what you do find is usually second hand. eBay is probably the quickest and easiest place to check. Look there for parts, but if you replace the motherboard and it still isn't fixed the processor is probably the culprit.

Posted on Jul 23, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers laptop its factory default

1.restart the computer
2.when you see the Vaio logo on the screen press and hold the function key + f10 (fn+F10) to load the vaio recovery center the editboot option screen, press enter will load the Vaio Recovery Center restore c: drive from vaio recovery center
6.follow on-screen instruction. process may take 45mins to 1hour to complete with random restarts. hope this helps.

Mar 15, 2014 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

1 Answer

Sony Vaio vgn-fs640w does not power up nor does it

I went to the Sony Vaio support site for your model specifically and they mention a battery recall. There is a place on the site requiring specific information about your system and your battery to see if you are eligible for the recall. I would try this route to see if it resolves your issue. If not, I would say it is a blown transistor and you need to replace the motherboard. This means buying a new system, as Sony VAIO laptops are very proprietary and hard to find parts for.

Good Luck,


Feb 06, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-FS640W Notebook

2 Answers

Power socket for sony vaio is broken how do I

On a Sony, many times the power socket is a separate piece that can be replaced. Unlike many laptop motherboards, these power sockets are a separate item the plug into the motherboard. \

Bad news is you have to dissassemble the computer to get at it.

Dec 22, 2009 | Sony VAIO FW Series VGNFW275JH

1 Answer

I tried to set a password on my Belkin router. But then lost internet connection. I disabled the password. Now one laptop is accessing the internet, and my iPhone. But my Sony Vaio will not access the...

If it a problem of the router password then you boot up the laptop and run IE. In the address windows type and press enter. You will be asked the admin ID and password. Enter that. Then only would you be allowed to change something. Once you have logged into your router then select Security->WEP Key. here you will get an option to see the password in clear. Select this option and the password for the internet connection will be available to you. No that you know the password. Boot up the Sony Vaio and when asked for password, use this password and start surfing.

Nov 01, 2009 | Sony PC Laptops

1 Answer

Sony Vaio Wireless switch

if its not detected, then it is not enabled or not installed correctly..
try to reinstall the driver provide from the CDs and then enable it
thats all the problem i think

Jun 28, 2009 | Sony VAIO Notebook

1 Answer


Sort of sounds like a virus. I had a Sony VAIO laptop for about 8 years. During that time until I got KASPARSKY internet antivirus I had many problems. Sony was a lifesaver. Call then at 888-467-6972. Out of the at least 10 times that I called them they talked to me without charging me anything except for one time. They charged me 19.99. However, if you are like me it didn't matter how much it cost. You should call them.

Jun 10, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-NR385E Laptop

1 Answer

Restarting again and again...

your computer is virus infected.
Scan your computer with latest updated antivirus and maleware removal
in safe mode.

May 24, 2009 | Sony VAIO Notebook

2 Answers

Page cannot be displayed

make sure that the password is exactly like it should be.

Jan 08, 2008 | Sony VAIO PCG-K25 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony VAIO VGN-FS550 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

101 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony PC Laptops Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2602 Answers

danielle yancer
danielle yancer

Level 2 Expert

87 Answers

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

921 Answers

Are you a Sony PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides