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New laptop screen only shows continuous test pattern. Sony Vaio laptop. Vista sees it as same screen and says drivers are up to date. What next?

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Video inverter is bad or the display has gone out.Sounds like the inverter though.

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How to factory restore sony vpceb42fx


Try this:
http://www.withsteps.com/275/restore-a-sony-vaio-pc-to-its-factory-settings.html

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to restore your Vaio PC to it's factory settings. In other words how to restore your computer to it's original settings (in the exact state you bought it).
For that you have to:
1. Back-up all your data. Restoring to factory setting means to erase all data and reinstall Windows, drivers and preinstalled applications. If you have a single drive (C:) you have to backup your data to external drive or disks.
2. Start VAIO Recovery Center. Click on Start button and then click on All Programs. From the program list select "VAIO Recovery Center".

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3. Restore complete system menu. From the left menu of Vaio Recovery Center select "Restore complete system"

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4. Start button.

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5. Select "Restore C: drive" and hit Next.

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6. Read the information on this new window, select "I understand" and hit Start.

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7. "Are you sure?" If you made backup for all your data and really want to restore your Vaio as it was when you bought it you have to make sure that have it plugged in to a stable source of energy and press YES.

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8. So ... next you should sit back and relax. Your computer will start showing the next messages
Shuting Down
Windows is loading files ...
Restoring your operating system
Please wait a moment while Windows prepares to start for the first time...
Windows Vista setup: The initial setup may take up to 15 minutes. Do not turn off the computer. Click OK to continue the setup process and wait until the "Set up Windows screen appears". Select OK

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9. Take your time until your system install VAIO software

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Finish to restart.

10. That's all. Now, your VAIO has the original operating system, drivers and software. Now you have to configure your VAIO as you want.

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Aug 21, 2012 | Sony VAIO VPCEB42FX/BJ Notebook

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Sony vaio problem with drivers plz can u help ? :)


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Hello.............


Sony Vaio Drivers - What Are They? The new sony vaio drivers are software which are hardware-dependent and operating-system-specific. The motive force from the new sony DVD RW is that they are obtainable on the web free of charge.
Sony drivers are often compatible and may be up-to-date regularly. When installing brand new sony vaio drivers, getting familiar with the operating-system and also the device model is essential. When the needed version is not available, shooting a request email towards the supplier is essential.
How can I download / update Sony vaio drivers?
You will find losonyvaiodrivers1.jpgts of sites online that provide automatic installation, mostly free. However, it's still best to visit the web site of the new sony for that specific software that you'll require.
Online are you able to only be confident that that which you download is original and up-to-date through the manufacturer themselves.
About the new sony vaio drivers website, you have to pick the most relevant operating-system and also the device model for this to set up easily. Install your up-to-date driver as directed on the website. For this to operate correctly, the pc should be restarted. When checking for sony vaio drivers, do the next step:
Sony Vaio Drivers - Directions 1. Visit the Device Manager
2. Visit the My Computer icon and right click
3. Click Qualities and visit the hardware tab, click it.
4. (The unit driver's title is going to be visible within this section) Input the model and version number.


most drivers are here...

http://support.vaio.sony.eu/computing/vaio/index.aspx

apart from the 'vaio recovery ultility' software...

fixed everything for me :)

Sep 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a sony PCG-6N2L..when I turn on the computer, the logo screen comes up then the windows xp sreen...it doesn't ever bring up my sign on screen it keeps repeating the logo screen and the windows xp...


Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Go to 'Start'--->Programs--->Accessories--->System Tools--->System Restore

Here you will have to check "Restore computer to an earlier time' and click Next
Now you will find one Month Calendar window with Dates below, go to the previous month by clicking the '<' sign in the upper left hand corner of the Month Calendar and select any date that you see in Bold.


The detail of that particular date should show "System Checkpoint" and time on the right hand side box. Select that date.


Now, Click on Next and System Restore will start and windows will take a reboot.

After reboot your problem should be resolved.


Apr 11, 2011 | Sony VAIO GRZ660 Notebook

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My speakers on my sony vaio vgn ns140e were working fine 3 days ago and no there is no sound, all the drivers are up to date, i tryed reinstalling drivers as well, then updateing them again a thousand...


Do a system restore back to the last date they worked.If that does not fix the issue,see next step.
If it runs on Vista,go to the microsoft website and type fixit into the search.Select the fixit tool,select audio/sound issues,and run the tool.It might find the problem and correct it.If that fails,update the BIOS.If that fails,do a system recovery after you back up the data,if the speakers don't work after all of that,you might have a hardware issue.
Good luck.

Jun 29, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-NS140E/S Notebook PC

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Tried to install nortan on sony vaio laptop next day i tried to start laptop it shows the system menu but then image error pops up with a black screen. cannot use laptop i think i may have lost data....


There might be a problem during the installation of norton. What you can try to do is to perform a system restore and bring back the computer to an earlier date before you install norton or befor you get the problem. Here are the steps on how to do it:

  1. restart the computer
  2. press F8 key repeatedly when you see the VAIO logo until you get the screen that says Advanced boot option
  3. use the arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight safemode then press enter
  4. when it loads to safemode, go to start menu
  5. go to all programs
  6. click accessories
  7. click system tools the select system restore
  8. on the system restore window, click next
  9. in choose a different restore point, you will see list of dates or calendar where you can pick a date that you want to use in restoring back the computer settings.
  10. click on the next button again
  11. click finish
the computer will start restoring the settings back to the selected date which may take for a few mins(2mins to 10mins usually). system restore does not delete any personal files/documents. It only undo software applications, updates and settings.

Sep 27, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B Notebook

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SATA DRIVER SONY VAIO VGN CS23G_W


Drivers for the VAIO can be found here:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-system.pl?DIRECTOR=DRIVER

  1. Under option 2 select Computers - Notebook
  2. Click Continue
  3. Either use Option 1 to auto detect your laptop or use option 3 and select the series (VGN-CS)
  4. For model find the full model number
  5. Click Continue
The next screen will have all the relevant drivers for your laptop.

Mar 13, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-CS215J/W Notebook

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My sony vaio webcam not working


Hi,
if you remember the date on which it was working with webmax you can try windows vista system restore feature and restore the system back to the date it was working on
here is an helpfull link

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial143.html

further Queries are welcome

Feb 19, 2009 | Sony Computers & Internet

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Sony vaio vgn-n250e laptop microphone problem


Hi,
You can download what ever Vista driver required for your VGN-N250E Sony Vaio at Sony Vaio Support.
Good Luck.

Oct 24, 2008 | Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

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Sony vaio motion eye


Windows Vista is not the greatest at working on proprietary machines with drivers intended for XP. Can you get a driver from SONY for the motion eye that supports VISTA? I had Vista on my new machine (Dell) for all of 3 minutes before I uninstalled it and put a brand new copy of XP on. It's stable -- and works. Vista is squirrelly.

Jan 07, 2008 | Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B Notebook

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