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VAIO SONY VGCLS25M shot down, won't turn on again.

My Vaio shot down and won't turn on again. I cleaned the fan very carefully and the technician then proved all its parts. Everything was working, so he thinks it could be the motherboard that just ended up its life. Would you please let me know what else could it be, since the motherboard never before gave me any problem. The power input it ok too. So the life of your motherboard just shots down your computer without never before having prompted anything? Just like that? What other reasons may there be for a sudden shut down?

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Bad ram memory. Is anything lighting up?

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    Benilde Moreno Nov 28, 2013

    Noooo, it's all dead. No lights no nothing. And I'm terrified cause the Sony service has no longer available that kind of motherboard. So the ram memory you say?! That's new for me. (I know nothing of hardware). I'll make the technician know you guys are pointing that out. Nor he or I ever mentioned anything about the ram. Thanks Stephen.

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    Benilde Moreno Nov 28, 2013

    So the ram what? I need to get a new one? He should be able to fix it? or what should one do?

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    Benilde Moreno Nov 28, 2013

    Alright, this is what I'm going to do according to your advice and the suggested solutions I've just read down here.

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    Benilde Moreno Nov 28, 2013

    1. I'll have him check the 2 ram cards and get new ones. 2. Then I didn't know I needed to use that thermal conducting compound. I'll get it or him to apply it in case he hasn't. I'll also ask him to review the switch of the bios is in the correct place. And then can I come back to you again after revising the ram behaviour?


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I hope that you did not burn the chip of the CPU... The first quick fix is going to be that you go to the local junk shop and buy some of the heat conducting compound. You, very carefully remove the CPU and follow the instructions of the compound package, you apply the compound. It is highly advisable that you construct a jury rigged bracelet with a wire attached and you put it on your wrist and ground yourself to a ground point on the computer. If you still have problems, I can still help you, but I will need to have certain info. Name of compter =Sony Vaio, model number, Motherboard ID and exactly your story, which you said very mice above, but I will not be able to get to it (it goes to the archives). I feel confident that you will be able to fix your computer... Thank you for considering our service...
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Factory settings sony vgn-n31z/w

Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of the screen and click "All Programs." Click "VAIO Care" then click "VAIO Care" again. The VAIO Care program will open.

Click "Recovery & restore" on the left side of the VAIO Care window, then click "Recovery." Click "Recovery Computer" on the right side of the program window.

Click "Yes" to verify that you are aware the computer will be recovered to its original factory settings and that all of your personal files and programs will be erased.

The computer will restart and the recovery process will begin.

When the process is finished, the computer will restart again and boot up to the Windows 7 setup screen.

Recover Using Recovery Partition

Turn on or restart your Sony Vaio computer.

Press the "F10" key repeatedly when the Vaio logo appears on the screen during the boot process to be redirected to the Boot Options menu on your machine.

If the Boot Options menu does not appear by the time the Windows logo appears on your screen, let the computer finish booting up, then restart the computer and try again.

Highlight "VAIO Recovery Environment" in your Boot Options menu and press "Enter."

The VAIO Care program will appear on your screen.

Follow steps 2 and 3 in Section 1 to recover your Sony Vaio computer with Windows 7 to its original factory settings.

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Insert the first recovery disc in your optical drive and restart your Sony Vaio computer.

The total number of recovery discs varies based on your Sony Vaio computer.

The Boot Options menu will appear on your screen. Highlight "Start Sony VAIO Care Rescue" using the arrow keys on the keyboard and press "Enter." The "VAIO Care Rescue" program will appear on the screen.

Click "Tools," then click "Start advanced recovery wizard." In the "Do you need to rescue your data?" window, click "Skip rescue."
Click "Factory condition," then click "Next." Click "Yes, I'm sure" when asked if you want to proceed with the recovery knowing that all of your personal files and programs will be erased. Click "Start Recovery." Remove and insert the recovery discs as prompted by the computer.

Remove the final recovery disc and click "Restart" when a message appears on the screen informing you that the recovery is complete.

The computer will boot up to the Windows 7 setup screen where you can begin personalizing your operating system


Sony Vaio usually installs their system files right on the computer.

If you click on "Start" then "Vaio Central" a window should open up.

Click on the "Support" tab, then "Recovery".

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