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My Sony Vaio Notebook Model PCG-9RFL won't start. The problem began while I was working on the computer. Suddenly there was a momentary cracking sound, and the screen went black. The outlet is on a whole-house surge suppressor, so it's probably not caused by a surge.

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    kbdesign May 11, 2010

    You probably fried it with static electricity.

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I have the same laptop and i have the same problem. my friends netbook did something similar also. once he flashed / reset the BIOS it went back to normal. not sure if it is the same but worth a try.

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    devo_and_gir May 31, 2012

    how do you do that????

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I can't say exactly, but it sure sounds like something in the power supply went dead. I'm afraid you are in for buying a new motherboard.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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PCG-5K7B is a General model # of a VAIO Computer.

To locate the exact Model # of the VAIO Computer:

Option 1:

You can find the model number of the VAIO Notebook on a small label located either on the bezel of the LCD display or on the LCD hinge or at the top left or top right of the keyboard. Try to locate the model number that starts with PCG or VGN continued with alphabets and then with numerical values.

Option 2:

You may also go to START menu and click on 'RUN' option and enter 'msinfo32' to locate the exact Model of your Computer.

Or
Please goto Start Menu, select 'All programs', select 'Accessories' to access 'Run' option.

In RUN command window type 'msinfo32' and press the Enter key to open the System Information window to locate the Model # of the Computer.

NOTE: Your Computer model # may start with VGN-CR and then with numerical values.

After getting the model #, visit this Link to get the drivers for your Computer. Select the Operating System to download the drivers.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-system.pl?DIRECTOR=DRIVER


Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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