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No video on boot. After several boots all works

No video on boot. After several boots all works fine. This is a Sony PCV-RS510 desktop computer.

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  • roahall Feb 06, 2010

    Is the graphic card part of the motherboard? I have also lost the USB ports. If part of the motherboard what do I do? Thanks.



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Hello my friend this is looks like your graphic card is dying or your power supply.You should change your graphic card but if you hear any noise let me know

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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    marios basileiou Feb 07, 2010

    Yes your motherboard has onboard graphic card.What you mean you lost the usb ports?



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After system recovery of my sony Vaio PCV-RS510, I did a Vaio updates and now computer will not boot. None of the buttons or keys working. Displaying "Sony" only.

If you have an install disc boot to it, restart your PC hold down F12 and select the CD/DVD Drive. If it boots to disc, go to the command prompt then run SFC /scannow. This will run the system file checker and repair your files as well.

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I have a sony pcv rs 510 with 120 gb hardrive. However it shows my man Drive(the c drive as only being 14Gb. what happened to the rest of the space

Check the "D" partition - the remainder may be in there. The "C" and "D" partitions are all on the same physical hard drive.

Jan 17, 2011 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS510 PC Desktop

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Just bought a new HP 2009m Monitor and my PC is sony vaio PCV-RS510.i want to buy a video card but i don't know the compatibility.hope you can help me.

Sony eSupport > Vaio PCV-RS510 desktop computer > Manuals, Specs, and Warranty page,

On this page I invite you to left-click on - Marketing Specifications, under the SPECS heading.

A small window will come up on the left, showing a PDF file of the marketing specifications.

Expand it to full size.
(Top right corner. Left-click on the Maximize icon, in-between the Minimize icon, and the Red X)

The graphics expansion slot uses the AGP technology.
(Accelerated Graphics Port

It is the AGP 8X version.

Advise you need an AGP graphics card, that is AGP 8X, and has a DVI port.

( I'm using an HP 2009m monitor right now, but I have the PCI Express 1.1 technology)

Digital Visual Interface,

I wouldn't advise getting too 'crazy' with buying the best AGP 8X graphics card available.

A decent AGP 8X graphics card that doesn't 'break the bank', will do just fine.

Here are two examples;




BEFORE you install a graphics card, here are some tips;

A) Computer unplugged from power.

B) Observe Anti-Static Precautions.

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Computer unplugged from power, computer case open, working on a table; TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, BEFORE you reach inside.

Should you walk away in the middle of working on your computer, upon your return be sure to Touch the metal frame again.

C) Computer on, and Windows loaded, Install the CD that comes with the graphics card FIRST.
Load the software from that disk.

Then shut the computer down, unplug from power, and after observing Anti-Static precautions, install the graphics card.

[Also, sometimes in our zealousness to get things going again, we forget to unplug the monitor from the computer's Integrated Graphics, and plug the monitor into the graphics card ]

Jul 31, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS510 PC Desktop

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Sony does a weird thing where they make their master the 10 gb hd and the slave the 120 gb hd. i need it the other way around. how can i do this safely without corrupting my drivers and such?

Disk priority order is usually dependent on physical wiring of drives to mainboard.
My first thought is;
in mainboard BIOS check what order is listed & what options it gives. (ie. change cables around, swap order of precedence etc.)
Otherwise 'mirror' copy the drive it should boot on to the drive it does boot to save drivers etc.
Note this overwrites the target disk contents!

May 12, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS510 PC Desktop

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Unable to locate original software, no disc ever supplied with computer.

What software are you looking for? normally they will do a disk partition and have all software for the system installed on a a different drive partition and you can recover by hitting Del when it is booting up and then when the screen comes up it will ask you if you want to do recovery then just follow the prompts, If you have lost your drive you can reinstall over the top of old system unless you have a bad drive. If you need more help let me know, Also the Main software serial number should be attached to the computer on the back somewhere.

Feb 23, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS510 PC Desktop

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I dont have a problem, im trying to figure out how much my computer cost new its a pcv-rs510 desktop

Check this link out for the specs for your computer.
Just copy and paste. Right now you can get this unit for $399.00, new it ran around $899.00. But like anything else in the computer world one year you need to upgrade, two years you need upgrade, Three years you need to upgrade, forth year you need to buy a more up to date computer. I replace mine and use my others for back ups or sell them. If your selling yours and it is in good shape you could get up to $399.00 for it. Hope this helps.

Sep 27, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS510 PC Desktop

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Sony PCV-A11 desktop won't boot up to windows. I see the Sony sign and pentium 4. Computer goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor. If I try to type something it won't accept. This all occured after...

Use your installation CD for Windows that came with your computer, and boot to the CD. (Usually, pressing the F12 key will offer your boot options such as "Boot to CD.")

Once booted on to the CD, it will offer you several options - Do NOT reinstall Windows - you want to choose the Repair Option.

When the repair stuff has loaded (You may have to select which volume you wish to work on, if so just pick the number that is next to your C drive.) and you are at the prompt that looks like "C:>" you will want to type in the following, without the quotation marks.

"chkdsk c: /r"

It will take a while for it to work all its magic, but that should fix your problem!

When it is finished, you can simply push the power button on your computer to turn it off.
When you next turn it on, it should be happier.

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Sony vaio pcv-rs510 fails to fully boot. Goes past initial windows screen then blanks out.... safe mode fails to boot as well... command lines just pile the screen.. need help plzz

reinstall os.bios should be preset to boot from cd/dvd but if not power on then press delete key or escape key till bios loads-in boot opt. select cd/dvd drive first boot.put os disk in drive and restart when asked to press key to boot from cd do so.follow inst. instructions.after insall detects previous version of xp select repair (r key) and follow inst. should solve startup problem without losing data.if not reinstall os but select leave files intact instead of format or you will lose all files.

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