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If you can, try connecting an external display to determine whether the system is booting up but you only have a display problem.
If you do have a display problem, shut down and reboot up. When the system starts to boot up, press F8 a few times to get into Advanced Boot Options, then select the Last Known Good Configuration. Then continue booting up.
If this still doesn't fix the display problem, it could be a hardware issue. Your recourse is a warranty fix if possible, and an expensive panel replacement if not.
If it is not a display problem ie nothing shows up in the external display, you could have a bad on-board power unit. Same question - warranty or repair.
Is it failing to show anything on the screen? Failing to boot?
Some basic troubleshooting steps:
1. If nothing comes up on the screen, first try removing your battery for a few minutes without the charger plugged in. Attempt to turn it on (it won't, but it'll discharge the capacitors). Then replace the battery and charger and try to boot.
2. Use the windows install disc to repair the operating system, simply insert it, boot from it (use F8 to select it if you need to) and hit repair when the window comes up. 3. Also, sometimes connecting to an external display (use the VGA port) can help troubleshoot whether it is a display, or a boot issue.
First, boot into Safe Mode (Repeatedly tap the F8 key while the system is booting, before the windows logo appears) A Menu will pop up, press Boot Into Safe Mode. From there you can try a System Restore to a known good date.
System Restore - Click Start -> Control Panel -> On the top right, type "System Restore" without the quotes. Click on "Restore system files and settings from a restore point". You can choose the recommended restore or a specific date.
The other option is to boot into "Last Known Good Configuration". To do this, use the F8 trick again while booting, but instead of Safe Mode choose "Last Known Good Configuration".
Please note that either of these run a risk of some data being lost from the time the restore point was made. You "shouldn't" lose anything but just want to make you aware. If this helps, please give a positive rating.
Boot your computer to safe mode and change the display settings to either 800x600 or 1024x768 then save and reboot once it comes back up you can change the display setting to what you prefer.
To get into safe mode press F8 on you keyboard every second while it is first booting up.
If your BIOS loads properly you have some display in your screen like text. But when you turn on and nothing readable on the display then you have problem in the BIOS. Try to flush updated bios in sony website. Recovery disk is only applicable if the system will display "Cannot find boot disk" or bios is properly loaded before you can boot from CD. If you wish you can boot it with Norton Ghost 12 Recovery Disk.
If the diagnostics displays on the LCD screen but you get no display when Windows starts to load, it sounds like you have a video software driver problem. Try tapping the F8 key when you power on your laptop and boot in Safe mode. If it works in safe mode then you need to check you driver. You can also try connecting the laptop to an eternal monitor and see what happens.
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if you are unable to see the bios boot screen and there is just a flashing cursor in the top left of the screen you may need to reset the bios, if still nothing the cmos chip is faulty and only a replacement motherboard will solve it.
Are you able to press F8 and try safe mode? Did anything change as far as video when it stopped working? Do you have another monitor to try? A bootable CD is an excellent idea. You may need to go into the BIOS and change the boot order but usually putting a bootable disk in the drive will make it boot off the CD. Look around the BIOS settings and make sure everything looks ok there too. Probably not a solution, just things to try.