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Sony VAIO VGN-A690 not powering up

I have the above lap top and it seemed to be working fine yesterday and I have had no issues.  Now it will not turn on.  No nothing.  The DC power adapter has the  green light glowing and cord, adapter and connection seem fine.  I tried removing the batteries etc. and try it again and nothing.
Is the power on/off switch just broken?  Is there something I can do or try besides taking it to a repair facility?  It is not under warranty.  It is three + years old.
Any advice is appreciated.

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  • blmiranda Mar 17, 2009

    Hi,

    I have the same problem with mpinnow1's. My Sony Vaio VGN-FS640/W is also not powering up. I tried your solution #1, but the problem still exist.

    Thanks,

    Bracon


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Press and hold the power button for about 20 seconds and then press the power button again. If your notebook is set to standby or hiberbate it may have lock up the computer. Hope this hepls

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