Question about Sony VAIO VGN-UX380N PC Notebook
It could be a GPU issue. Check it with an external monitor.
Posted on Apr 16, 2014
Testimonial: "Thank you for the suggestion. I am not getting any video from an external monitor either. Could be the docking station though."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Blue thin lines before it boots will rule out an operating system or driver fault. So it would appear something in the machine has failed.
Do you have a VGA monitor you can connect to it and see whether it shows the fault? This will show that if the fault also shows on the external monitor, it is likely an electronic fault on the main board, whereas if it works on the external monitor but not on the built-in monitor, my guess would be the cable that goes from the main board up through the hinge of the screen into it, or a connector, or an actual fault with the LCD display.
Windows booting normally once the display drivers were disabled indicates to me that Windows is no longer detecting the faulty display and therefore boots normally - possibly pointing to failed electronics in some way. It could even be corrupt BIOS that controls the video or something along these lines, though that's unlikely.
Good luck, either way it sounds like it's off to a computer repair shop. Is it under warranty?
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
Are you doing DESTRUCTIVE recoveries or are you doing NONDESTRUCTIVE recoveries? Try another hard drive in the machine and recover to that. Nondestructive recoveries replace the operating system without destroying the personal data. Its possible the original problem is propagating over to the recovered systems. Do a destructive recovery. Understand any data not backed up will be destroyed. Possible the original problem was a trojan virus.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
Hold down the number "0"key and continue to hold it down as you turn on the laptop. Keep holding the key and then if the laptop makes a sound let go and hopefully it will go into the internal factory restore for your laptop.
If it doesn't then you'll need to restore your laptop with your recovery disks.
Either way the hard drive needs to be wiped out in order to get rid of the virus since it did irrepairable damage to the operating system.
If you need help with restoring your laptop back to factory defaults, let me know and I'll walk you thru it.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
This is happening to me press F8 for advance setting try one of the 12 options it should work on a VAIO laptop or contact Sony
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
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