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VGC V517G Pc Desktop

Hi, I live here in the amazon, and doesn't exist help for VAIOS so, I come to you to help me with one information. Suddley my desktop doesn't start. When you conect the ac, the green light at the front,turn on and the orange light from the DVD blinks, the HD light just blinks once. Sometimes you plugg the ac and unplug and plug again, the computer starts...but totaly black, just with the fan on and the green light. Someone told me that could be a bios problema, but I dont know where is it. Could you help me ?? Much thanks Caito

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Dear CanDo, Thank you very much for your time and help. As I was desperate, I went to see a friend and a while we were looking at the internet for some information, he just took the memory out and rub with a rubber the memory........and that´s was it.....the pc start working again. He said that was because of the climate here in the Amazon, very humid, after you turns off the air condicioned, the hit and humidity grabs the plates. Thanks very much again Caito martins

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Re: VGC V517G Pc Desktop

Sometimes when the memory is going out on you and hasn't kicked the buck yet you can turn it off and on and get it to start again. And almost all your plug in like modem cards, ethernet cards, sound cards, video cards can do this. The power supply can do this. The processor can do this. The board can do this. So start with most simple first and work your way thru it.

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Right click the free area on your desktop, choose Properties, go to Settings tab and change the display resolution slider to the native resolution of your display, which is I beleive 1280x768 pixels.

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