Question about Sony VAIO VGC-V517G PC Desktop
I have a 1-1/2 yr old Sony Vaio desktop. Today the geek at Staples told me the motherboard was dead and that I needed a new computer or a new motherboard. (I called sony and they quoted me $600+.) This is the 2nd computer that this has happened to me in the past 2 years. The other PC was a Dell. the tower is kept under my desk.Is it me? I shut down properly every night. Sometimes it boots up again. What can cause this to happen twice? Power to the house? Do I need a lightning rod? Please tell me what I am doing wrong. I can't afford a new computer. thanks in advance! kimbb
If you have problems with outages and surges, then the only way to protect electrical goods is by purchasing a surge protection socket extension. But you should check that your power options in control panel are set that on the shutdown drop down list the pc lists shut down and does not say restart. Also go into bios F2 or Del on boot up and look and see if time and date are correct, if not then the cmos battery needs changing (Cr2032 disc chaped on motheroard) then in advanced cmos settings, then look for 'ACPI', make sure this is enabled so as to support windows shutdown settings, then save settings and exit for a reboot.
Posted on Sep 13, 2007
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