Question about Sony VAIO Computers & Internet
When I turn on the computer it flickers and the screen remains dark for a few minutes. Alos the computer seems to be over heating.
I would check the GPU by connecting an external monitor before booting it, that will allow the external drive to automatically work.
Posted on Jan 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Lcd Flickering
Sounds like the driver board for the backlight is going bad...is there a spot on the screen part of the case ( usually at the bottom) that feels much warmer than the rest?
Posted on Mar 16, 2008
I am assuming that you have tried switching from external monitor output and local monitor. There should be a hot key on the keyboard to switch it. Also, try looking to make sure the driver for the display is up to date. I f it was update recently try rolling the driver back. If you need help with doing any of this post a comment. Hope this has helped some.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
SOURCE: Acer Laptop Screen Flickering
The flickering screen indicates that it is a backlight problem with either a faulty inverter or inverter connection problem. The inverter is usually located at the bottom edge of the LCD screen, and may have one or two connectors (one for the video info. and one for the inverter power or a combined connector) attached to the motherboard under the case near the top edge of the keyboard near the hinges. Reseating these connectors may solve your problem.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
SOURCE: DV9000 screen flickers
Probably your GPU coming loose from your motherboard (it has integrated video chip that cannot be replaced seperately). It's a BGA (surface mount) chip that is soldered to the motherboard. These laptops have overheat issue due to poor thermal design. Solder will eventually fail completely and you will have no video.
Solution is to reflow the GPU chip using reflow pen or heat gun. Youtube has a video of someone doing the reflow on an IBM laptop. Mine had no video and is now working great after reflow and replacing the junk thermal tape between GPU & heatsing and CPU and heatsink with quality thermal paste.
If you're not familar with computers...you'll have to take it to the shop which can get pricy for a new motherboard + labor (they will NOT fix your old one). I would contact HP...they have a recall / Enhanced Warranty Program to extend warranty on certain AMD models that experience this issue.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
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