I have the above model that keeps shutting down within 15 seconds of it
loading the windows desktop (win98).
It also keeps flashing the LED nearest the number 1 on the battery
indicator. This notebook doesn't appear to want to run of the battery at
all (it doesn't seem to hold a charge).
The shutting down problem is still happening when plugged into the mains.
It doesn't do it if it's booted in safe mode though.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
hi the problem i am having is, the machine shut's down whenever i move it slightly, or hit a key and i am having serious trouble starting it. here's hoping Bob
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Re: Sony PCG-F340 keeps shutting down
Old Sony laptops do this when the battery is dead, or the charging system is below required voltage. A battery with a dead cell (which this sounds like) can damage your external PSU and internal battery/power regulator circuit. Remove the battery (shut down and disconnect PSU first). You can run the laptop forever, without the battery, if you cannot find a battery replacement, or do not like the cost. Obviously, though, the laptop will not run at all without the AC/PSU connected when the battery is removed.
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hi yes this can be done, here is how
make sure you have all keys ready to reprogram
close all windows and doors
insert key into drivers door lock
within 5 seconds of putting key in door lock turn key to unlock position 3 times
this puts the key into programming mode ( door led should be on )
press and hold lock button, within 5 seconds of holding lock button
press unlock button 3 times ( keeping lock button pressed at same time)
then release lock button
that should be it...to make sure correct programming is achieved key led flashes 5 times, and door led flashes 6 time, if you have more than one key do same as above within 15 seconds of doing the first key..
phew..lol, well i hope that will work for you..please vote thanks
Unlock vehicle. Enter vehicle. Close driver's door. Switch ignition ON and OFF. Remove ignition key. Press and hold unlock button. Press lock button briefly 3 times within 10 seconds keeping unlock button depressed. Release unlock button. Some models: LED flashes slowly for 10 seconds. Some models: Central locking system locks and unlocks rapidly to indicate correct programming. Repeat above procedure if central locking system does not work and LED does not flash or LED flashes continuously.
Shut down the mac by holding in the power button for about 10 seconds.
Is the CD a system CD or something else?
If it's a system CD restart the mac and hold down the letter C on the keyboard. after about 30 seconds the mac should boot up into installation mode. If it does, click on the language then then at the next page go up to the menu bar and locate Utilities and disk utility. Run the disk repair then try and restart. (The flashing ? means that the computer cannot find a start-up drive with a valid system on it. The repair routine can sometimes fix that - it doesn't always though.)
If it's not a system CD and you obviously need to get it out before you can do anything else - restart the mac but this time instead of holding down the C key, hold down the click on the mouse. It takes 10 to 15 seconds (sometimes longer) but it will force the computer to eject t the CD.
Probabpy an XP problem, start XP in safe mode (press F8) as it is loading. If it runs then it is probably a driver problem. Try restarting in the last good configuration. Keep posting until the problem is resolved.
You are using a screen resolution that is not supported by your monitor. Start the computer in safe mode and open display properties. What ever resolution and color depth is (usually 640x480 and 16 colors), click OK button.
Restart the computer. Go to display properties and increase the color depth to the maximum value. Set the resolution to 800x600. Restart the machine.
Do you see double screens? No? Great! Now try increasing the resolution to the next level. (1024x768). When you click 'apply' you will be give 15 seconds to say it is OK. So if you see double screens, do not click anything. Display will revert to 800x600 resolution (and you will see only a single screen!)