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Sony Vaio S3VP/B laptop power switch problem

Power switch flashes on an off on my Sony Vaio laptop when I put my finger on the power button to switch it on, but nothing else happens, means laptop cannot be switched on. What could have gone wrong?

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  • Amar Verma May 30, 2009

    Thanks for further questions. Yes when I put my finger on the power switch the the display lights flash on for about half a second then go off then come on again, nothing else happens, the laprop cannot be switched on at all

  • Amar Verma May 30, 2009

    Do you think it is not a power supply issue?

  • Amar Verma May 30, 2009

    Yes the laptop is connected to the power adaptor. Anything I could do to repair this? I have opened these laptops before and changed the CPU once with success, shall I try this as I do happen to have a similar CPU from a different similar laptop?

  • Amar Verma May 30, 2009

    It will be a long job, I was trying to avoid. But, I will have a go at it later as I have nothing to lose. Lappy is dead anyway! Thanks for your input. With Best wishes...av

  • Amar Verma May 30, 2009

    Not yet but good input

  • Amar Verma May 30, 2009

    Not yet but good input

  • meteshadow May 11, 2010

    any lights on ?



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Ok. it doesnt look like you have problem with heat.

mainboard or Cpu issue that you have. need to get service.

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  • meteshadow May 30, 2009

    mainboard or cpu is cuttuing the power. i am assuming the laptop connected the adapter.

  • meteshadow May 30, 2009

    if you are able to open, you can change the cpu that makes sure if the cpu or mainboard issue. use smililar Cpu. anyother may not been supported.

  • meteshadow May 30, 2009

    pls rate this solution.



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