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Machine is dead. When I press start button, nothing happens! It's been running funny for a while now. Always started up though but didn't always initiate windows o/s. Now it's dead. I don't know what to do. It's an expensive 17" machine and I'm feeling really bad about throwing it out.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    Dear Blu3Demon,
    It seems there is no power to machine. I don't know what else to say about it. I plug it into electricity and press start and nothing happens whatsoever. It's completely dead. Like other people have been reporting about the Sony Vaio - a very expensive paperweight. As I said before, recently it would power up but would not initiate the operating system windows xp, so I kept shutting it down by pressing the start button for five seconds and trying again. It would initiate the o/s usually only the first time each day; if I tried later in the day, it would power up but not initiate windows xp. I'm really looking for help; don't want to buy another computer since this one is really dynamite when it works. Thanks for your help.

  • Dwayne Dennis
    Dwayne Dennis May 11, 2010

    So theres no power to the system



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