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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.

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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.

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Www.fixya.com/support/t1579058-reset laptop its factory default


1.restart the computer
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3.in the editboot option screen, press enter
4.it will load the Vaio Recovery Center
5.click restore c: drive from vaio recovery center
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How do i reboot my laptop


Restore to factory settings

Restoring your Sony VAIO computer to its original factory settings is a great way to remove old programs and files that are buried within your computer that you no longer need, or to get rid of a virus that you just can't seem to shake.


This process will allow you to start anew with your computer, and can potentially save you from simply throwing the computer away because you don't think it can handle the workload anymore and spending money on a new machine.


Unplug any cables connected to your Sony VAIO machine with the exception of the power cord and monitor.


Click "Start" in the lower left corner of your screen.

Click "Control Panel."


Click "Performance and Maintenance."


Scroll down to the bottom of the Performance and Maintenance screen and click "VAIO" recovery wizard. The VAIO Recovery Wizard dialogue box will appear.


Click "Next."


Select "Proceed with System Recovery" and click "Next."


Select "C Drive Recovery" and click "Next."


Click "Next" to confirm that you want to proceed with the C Drive Recovery.


Click "Finish" to restart your Sony VAIO machine and initiate the recovery procedure.

Upon restarting your computer, the Sony VAIO Recovery Wizard will prepare your hard drive for recovery and then restart your computer again.


The necessary files will be copied to your computer and your hard drive will be recovered.


Click "Finish" when a screen appears telling you that your recovery process is complete.

Your computer will restart.


Click "Next" when you arrive at the Windows setup screen.

Follow the on-screen instructions to setup your version of Windows.


When you have finished setting up Windows, click "Finish."

Your computer will restart.

Upon restart, the Sony VAIO Recovery Wizard will install necessary files on your computer.


Your computer will restart automatically when these files are installed and your Sony VAIO will be restored to its original factory settings.


Hope this helps






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Sony Vaio netbook will not connect to internet - says limited connection


That's usually your router, not the computer. Sounds like your computer is connected to your router, but IT is not connected to the internet.
I would suggest shutting down the computer, shutting down router, then the modem, plug the modem back in, waiit for lights to finish blinking (should be within a few minutes) then your router, once that's finished blinking, then turn on your computer.

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Perform power drain ( remove all accesories including the battery and the power adapter) press the power button for 1 minute.

Connect the power adapter only then turn on the computer - try using for more than 1 hour. If the computer does not shut down then the issue is the battery.

Run anti virus software.

If problem still persist it is a posible hardware issue. If you are still in warranty you can call sony and they can help you fix the issue for free.

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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 192.168.1.1 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.

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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.

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Restarting again and again...


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

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