Question about Sony VAIO VGN-FW140E/W Laptop

1 Answer

Sony vaio vgn fw21l,loose hinge

The right hand hinge,on the power point side of my sony vaio vgn fw21l has become loose and wobbly,i have contacted sony about this,only 2 b told that its going to cost me the earth just to get it looked at ,and that i shouldnt be too worried anyway,as the laptop will work just fine even with this problem,can anyone give me advice,or experience of this fault,should i be concerned?,or will it really be ok to just leave it as it is?,many thanks I have the same problem with my vaio, I am taking it back to the shop I bought it at tomorrow as it was only bought 3 weeks ago. I have a feeling this is one of those annoying design faults. Will let you know what they say

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    my hinge has also become loose and has since moved out of position to the point that I can't close the laptop... going to go and kick up a fuss..

  • siobhan29 Mar 05, 2009

    Hi I've had the same problem. My laptop was only six weeks old so I brought it back to the sony store I bought it from. Got them to send it off to be reparied after they tried to accuse me of causing the loose hing by tripping over the power cable (?!). I pointed out that I wasn't the only one with this problem (after finding this site) and therefore it was a manufacturing fault and the laptop is covered by a warranty for a year after purchase.
    Got it back today, fixed without charge with a letter of appology from sony service. Now hope it won't happen again. Good luck and make them aware that a few people have been experiencing this problem therefore your case is not an isloated one.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 227 Answers

I am a PC Technician, I also happen to own a Vaio with this cool but very fragile power button. It will be okay to leave it like that.I had the same issue and I repaired mine because I have experience tearing down laptops. The labor to get to that little plastic piece is extensive. If the situation arises I can explain to you how to do this, ill even have pictures as it is nearly impossible to find service manuals for new Vaios. But it will be fine if it is a little loose.

Posted on Nov 25, 2010

  • trigger61 Jan 08, 2011

    the hinge at the power cable side came lose on mine and now fails to except a charge. As Jose said the labour required to dismantle the laptop is indeed extensive. I have failed however in my efforts so far to dismantle the laptop. I have remove god knows how many screws, but am struggling to force the laptop open without causing harm. Any help or advise would be very welcome.

  • Jose Velazquez
    Jose Velazquez Jan 13, 2011

    Sorry it took so long to get back to you. At what point are you stuck at? I remember that alot of the disassembly consisted of removing a screw here and then you would have to remove a screw on the complete other side of laptop. Give me a little more detail and we'll get this issue squared away.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HINGES PRBLM


Yes. Strip down the laptop and screen. The hinges will be exposed and they can be tightened up. Use care because if too tight, they will break the plastic case.

Dec 26, 2013 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

1 Answer

Sony vaio z2 loose hinges


Laptop hinges cannot be tighten, they have to be replaced.
Check out this WEB site.
Replacing a hinge, or both of them, isn't very tough.
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-br...

Aug 11, 2012 | Sony VAIO PC Laptops

1 Answer

Power button is not working on my sony vaio fw21l


if the computer is still in warranty, call sony vaio tech support and they will send an onsite technician to repair the dc in port of the computer.. 888 476 6972 or 239 768 7669

Mar 22, 2010 | Sony PC Laptops

1 Answer

Changing the LED Screen on a Sony Vaio VGN FW21L Laptop


Do a search on youtube. I've seen many computer repair videos there

Mar 11, 2010 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

Sony vaio vgn fw21l,loose hinge


Hello there, There is screws on this that comes loose because of the design and the everyday up and down of the screen. If you email me at tkscw25404@gmail.com I can send you the diagram to tighten these to try it anyways. Thanks

May 27, 2009 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

Screen swap out for a sony vaio vgn-fw235j


With the power disconnected. First off there are 4 rubbers on the screen bezel itself. Take those off and then unscrew the 4 screws.

Then take off the screen bezel itself, it will be held in by clips so you may have to use a flathead to pry it off.

Once you expose the screen, there might be one screw on each side holding in each screen hinge, if so that those screws out.

At this point there will be 4 screws holding the screen in on both the left and right side hinge.

Go ahead and take off the 4 screws on each side of the hinge and this will loosen the screen completely.

At this point go ahead and unseat the connector that goes to the inverter toward the bottom of the screen. Also unseat the connector that goes to the back of the lcd.

At this point you will have the old screen removed.

Now go ahead and screw in the screws on the left hinge and right hinge so the new screen will stay in place. Go ahead and hook up the connector to the inverter, hook up the connector to the back of the lcd. At this point go ahead and turn on the laptop and just verify that the screen works and that there is no defects such as lines in the screen or weird colors. If there is then you'll need another screen.

If you have the 2 screws, screw each one on each side of the hinges to keep the hinges in place.

Then go ahead and snap the front bezel in place, then go ahead and put the 4 screws in place and then the rubbers on and you'll have a working laptop with a new screen in place.

Mar 11, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-FZ230 FZ Series Notebook

1 Answer

Tighten the resistance at the hinge of the screen of the Vaio laptop


On most models the hinges are a pressed in, pressure brake type hinges, and when the hinge start getting worn to the point of not holding the screen, then they can only be replaced in order to fix it. You can sometimes get away with replacing just one. On some models there are screws on the hinges that come loose that can cause this. The screws aren't for adjusting, they are basically just set screws. You won't which is the problem know until you take the covers off. Most likely you're going to have to replace the hinges. Try Ebay for the replacements.

Aug 01, 2008 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

1 Answer

DRIVERS


What Your Actually looking For Are Drivers For The:- VGN-FS485B.
So many people get confused, with Sonys Model And Make Numbers.
Theres usually 1 located Underneath The Base of the Laptop, And 1 On the lower right/Hand/Side Of The Screen Or hinge Cover. ( Differs On Newer models )
The Number on the Screen/Hinge Is usually the Actual Number to search Drivers/Parts et,c For.
If you Go here:- http://support.vaio.sony.co.uk/downloads/preinstalled/preinstalled.asp?site=voe_en_GB_cons&c=0&s=VGN-FS&m=2203
This should lead you to all you require.
Mike @ Compurepair.

Feb 28, 2008 | Sony VAIO VGN-AR230G Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony VAIO VGN-FW140E/W Laptop Logo

Related Topics:

432 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony PC Laptops Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2630 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

Loading...