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Sony SVL24112FXW will not boot up after updating BIOS

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    randy Apr 01, 2015

    Thanks for the answer. However, I'm using Windows 7. When I press the ASSIST button, I never see this Vaio Care Rescue mode screen. When I press the ASSIST or POWER button, the "No Picture" LED turns red. Do you know how I can revert the BIOS version R0400T8 to the previous version.

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To access the BIOS with Windows 8/8.1 on a Vaio, press the assist button when fully shut down. You will then be presented with the following screen - press F2 to enter BIOS setup.


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