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Sony VAIO PCG-8X2L will not boot. it loads the VAIO logo and sticks right there. no bios no post.

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You have a currupt bios firmware. You need to pull out your battery, and disconnect the Cmos battery. Next leave it for at least 24 hr. to make certain you clear Cmos. Now get the latest bios update and have it ready to install. Make certain your a/c power supply is attached during this process. Put in a bootable cd with the firmware on it and see if it loads the new Bios firmware. You can then try to boot the Laptop or PC. I have had good luck doing it this way on most laptop's. Good Luck Phil
I have seen some cases where it is a motherboard problem, but not very often. I have also seen where it is caused by defective memory. You may want to test your memory in another laptop or borrow a chip to see what happens.


P.S. Here is the link to your bios firmware.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=PCGTR3AP1

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Hit tab during startup see whats going on it could be that the hard drive failed

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