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HI I have Sony VAIO VGN-fz180e which I dropped now it won't boot and it shows: No TPM or TPM has problem System BIOS shadowed Video BIOS shadowed Is my motherboard broken? John

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  • viged Oct 04, 2009

    I removed and pressed back bottom plates. the problem is still there. It has fallen really bad, I didn't believe that it was still 1 piece

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    My gateway m 6843 series notebook has no TPM or TPM has problem the system and video bios are shadowed and the TFGHT is compressed It also saying fixed disk 0 WD2500BEVT 00A0RT0 s1



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Seems that the BOIS on the motherboard is all shaken up. Can you remove the bottom plates and press it back into the seating. And while you still have it opened, press the RAM dims as well.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

  • Vinay Tevatia
    Vinay Tevatia Oct 04, 2009

    The fact that it shows something means that the motherboard is functional. How long will it function, I can not predict. The power is reaching the MB and the video signal is reaching the Display. So far so good.
    Is yours a business laptop because it is talking of TPM (Trusted Platform Module)? The TPM is a microcontroller chip soldered to a laptop’s motherboard. It stores the private keys needed to encrypt data, vital not only for file and folder encryption, but for sending encrypted e-mail, attaching digital signatures, and authenticating your PC on a network.
    As far as BIOS Shadowed and Video BIOS shadowed are concerned, press F2 at boot up and enter BIOS. Disable these features. And your system should boot. However reboot the laptop in Safe Mode by pressing F8 at boot up after disabling the BIOS shadowed features.

  • Vinay Tevatia
    Vinay Tevatia Oct 04, 2009

    On second thought, disable TPM too from BIOS after pressing F2 at boot up.



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