Question about Sony VAIO Notebook
I have a Sony Vaio VPCSE190x laptop and want to remove the hard drive to replace it. Upon removing the cover I notice a ribbon on the top and to the side. My other laptop did not have this. My question, do I unglued the ribbon slap out the har drive and input the new one then try and put the ribbon back on? I previously owned a VGN model which was easy snap in and out without a ribbon attached to it. I have bee unable to get support from Sony or online.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: CMOS Battery
you want to be looking for the rtc(real time clock) which is a little unit not much bigger than ur thumb nail.next to it youll find the battery(sometimes heat sealed with plastic.)if you remove this battery for about 5 mins then replace it or in ur case maybe renew it this will reset bios to factory(also method for bypass passwords as every thing is reset)
you might also wanna check ur video card.(connections and dust)
Posted on Mar 04, 2008
usually there are screws coming upward from the bottom to remove the keyboard,then you have to remove the palmrest which the touchpad is integrated into.
Posted on Apr 19, 2008
Well, it's not good news. Official word from Sony:
Knowledge Article C309925...
Can the notebook hard drive be upgraded or replaced
Hard drive upgrades in the notebook computer are not supported.
* Some notebook computer have instructions for warranty replacement of the hard drive by an end user.
* Although third-party upgrades may be available for some models, they are not supported.
* If the hard drive needs service, repair should be done by an authorized Sony service center.
* External hard drives may be attached if the appropriate connections are available.
This basically means complete disassembly of the laptop is required to get at the hard drive. Not that it can't be done. Just that it'll be a major pain in the .... you know.
There is no hidden key!
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Memory Upgrade for Sony VAIO VPCM121AX Netbook Laptop, the Sony VAIO VPCM121AX Netbook Laptop takes the PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM SODIMM 200pin memory Memory Type, and comes installed with 1GB (Removable) of Memory.
You can upgrade your Sony VAIO VPCM121AX Netbook Laptop to up to a maximum of 2GB Memory, the system has 1 Socket to install Memory, already with 1GB (Removable) standard Memory installed.
For best Laptop performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Laptop.
if you're not sure if a module is right for your system, use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules. first you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line
from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system
Power off the computer, and unplug it from the power source. Close the computer and turn it over.
Slide off the battery cover and remove the battery.
Locate the memory bay and remove the screws in the cover.
Remove your old RAM board(s) by pushing the metal clips and holding it down and outwards until the RAM board pops up. Then pull it out at a 30-degree angle. (If you only need to add more RAM to your existing RAM and you have enough available empty RAM slots, you will not need to remove the RAM.)
Insert the new RAM board into an empty slot at a 30-degree angle until you hear it click. Then push it flat down into the slot.
Replace the cover and screw it back in.
Upgrade the Sony VAIO Hard Drive
Locate the hard drive bay and remove the screws from the cover. Then slide the cover off.
Pull the hard drive out of the bay.
Remove the screw securing the hard drive with the magnetic screwdriver.
Pull the hard drive out of the bay by the black tab connected to it.
Re-insert your new hard drive into the bay and replace the cover.
hope it helps
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