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Sony Vaio PCG SR33

I've been working on this problem for over a year so lets see how good you guys are,. I loaded windows 2000 pro into my laptop and since then the battery charger doesn't work the speakers don't work and the mic does't work. In addition most pictures like the ones of all the experts are distorted. Some of the icons like mozilla firefox is distorted on the desktop but the rest of the icons are clear. I've been on every fix it center known to man and downloaded every new fix it program I can find. In addition the aux cd player will not play cd's it will however allow program downloads. Also the jog wheel doesn't work either. Does anyone have any ideas. Thanks, Jeff

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  • JeffImac Feb 08, 2008

    I'm not sure about checking the normality of the BIOS, one big problem is the laptop was a gift and I don't have any of the supporting software, ie start up or recovery disks.

  • JeffImac Feb 10, 2008

    Nothing happens when I press the F2 key

  • JeffImac Feb 11, 2008

    Yes it runs in BIOS and the letters seem normal. The version is RO 21101 / RK211D1 if that helps
    In my continued search I did discover in the device manager the following under other devices were not active. ie the yellow question mark.

    Multimedia audio controller
    PCI sim;ple communication controller
    Unknown device
    USB memory stick slot
    Video controller (VGA Compatible)
    I tried going on line for the audio controller driver but it said it couldn't find it.
    Are their sights to download the correct drivers for 2000 pro
    Thanks again for your help

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Sounds like 3.3V line is not up to par so to say.. Integrated VRAM for the Graphics on this model? Everything is tied into eveything and if you are getting distorted Icons/graphics I'd look here first but some digi-snaps of the screen would also help. Sonys are a pain generally and I'm not well versed on this model. Any other info on the web besides Update this/that? Does BIOS apear normal?
Talk soon..

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  • Ken LaDere Feb 10, 2008

    Distorted graphics are generally not a software issue anyway so rule that out.. If you hit F2 will it stay running in BIOS and does the lettering appear normal?

  • Ken LaDere Feb 11, 2008

    Need to Hit F2 before it boots and when you see the Sony splash screen..

  • Ken LaDere Feb 11, 2008

    Try windows update as it will generally find drivers not listed if available. No Video driver is alot of the issue..

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