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VAIO PCV-W700G Screen (LCD) Blacks out

I have a VAIO PCV-W700G. I turn it on and it shows the windows logo and then it blacks out. I try to go into the BIOS by hitting F2 and it will go into the BIOS and show the screen for about 3 seconds but then it blacks out there too. The screen won't stay on long enough to go into windows or if it does you cannot tell it is in Windows. ...and I cannot check the settings in the BIOS because it will show the BIOS screen for about 3 seconds also and then it blacks out and you get a black screen.

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  • Sutamuro Feb 28, 2008

    I have the same exact problem with a PCV-W20... I chatted with sony techs from my other comp. They seem to think it's software... the problem is you can't even run a restore because you can't see what's going on.. I was able to get enough (with good timing) visual to start it in safe mode but that did not help... At times the video comes back un prompted but is pinkish in color then it disappears again

  • shortsric Apr 27, 2008

    I have same issue but unable to get a screen long to any kind of diagnosis or problem solving. Anybody have a solution or something to try?

  • CasLo Jun 05, 2008

    The computer seems like it might start and then it goes into a balck screen and turns off. No matter what i do it wont turn on again. I wait a day or too and it turns on and after maybe 30 minutes, it turns off again and wont turn on.

  • cbolz Dec 16, 2008

    I also have a PCV-W20 that went dark this past week. I get less than a two second image, then a dark screen as if the computer has been unplugged. Are they all 2003 models? Maybe this computer has a five year life expectancy. Fryes said they would look at it for $69 diagnostic fee, but I am taking it to another computer place to see what they say. I've loved this computer and do not want to replace it just yet.

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It could be an issue with the chipset.....the chipset needs to be replaced

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