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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
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
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
6.follow on-screen instruction. process may take 45mins to 1hour to complete with random restarts. hope this helps.

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End users can at best expand memory or disks (hdd/SSD) on Notebooks from internal hardware perspective.

In my humble opinion, the motherboard of any brand laptop, notebook computer are highly integrated and the video is very much a part of it that cannot be replaced. At best you can try different video settings and perhaps even a different driver version if available.

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

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