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Sony Vaio Laptop Model PCG-384L - Won't turn on.

Battery stopped working several weeks ago, would only work when plugged in. Then just stopped working.  Not receiving any power.

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  • ljacobsmcdon Mar 10, 2009

    Will a battery do the trick.  It's not receiving any power at all when plugged in to the power cable.  Hate to spend money on a battery only to find out it still won't work.

  • ljacobsmcdon Mar 11, 2009

    Took it to Best Buy last night, they thought it was the same thing you mentioned.  I left it there so they could back up my files (very expensive). Told me they could send it out for $80 for estimate, but in the end wouldn't be worth fixing. 
    I'll take your advise and bring it to a "small private local one". 
    Thank you for your help.

  • ljacobsmcdon Mar 12, 2009

    it was $159 to back up files. The $80 was for just an estimate. My daughter needed files right away.  Teenagers, everything is now!
    Will know better in the future. Thanks.

  • ljacobsmcdon Mar 14, 2009

    yes, I'm afraid I did.  But I'd love to find out how. Thanks

  • ljacobsmcdon Mar 15, 2009

    will this usb converter adapter actually power the computer.

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It means time to buy a new battery..it happens

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 10, 2009

    I def think its the power pin "dc socket" its the most common issue
    to find out realy you need another battery "charged" but why dont you take it to a repair shop "small private local one" they diagnose it and
    tell you what is wrong. because this is a hardware issue and its not like you can fix it withour opening the laptop apart.

    go there, tell them you think its the DC socket, also have them test
    your charger "using a volt meter" when they know you know these
    things they wont rip you off or anything


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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 11, 2009

    dont ask for file backup simply remove the hard drive because the problem you have has nothing to do with data, $80 is worth it man. but remove the hard drive so the data stays with you when its fixed simply put back the hard drive and use it directly

    here in uk we fix them for £90 which is $190


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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 13, 2009

    dont tell me you paid the $160 for backup because you couldve done it yourself for $10 and I could've showed you how



    did you or not???

  • lotfi bouakaz
    lotfi bouakaz Mar 14, 2009

    ah noway! $190 damn you must be a rich guy then. anyway
    you need this as easy as chips to use.

    http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-USB-DSC5-3...

    $20 it costs, you could have saved $170, and with that $170 could've bought so many things or could've ran your care for 1 month.


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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 16, 2009

    no just to get your data backup, it makes your hard drive like a usb pen drive or like a cd or like a floppy disk

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