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Sony vaio pcv-rx860 boots but no monitor

I've got a desktop Sony Vaio that has been used in about 6mos while redoing our home office. Just plugged it in and it boots and "sounds" fine with all the beeps, etc., but the monitor says "no input". I opened the top and found a lot of dust- so I used "dust-off" to get rid of it and tried again- still same issue. I tried the monitor on my laptop and no problems there, so I know the monitor's fine. Also, when pc boots, the keyboard lights up, so it's working as well. What am I missing? Can't really check anything or get into safe mode to see what's going on since I don't have a monitor connection working.

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  • drakesbay Feb 23, 2008

    OK- I've been able to get the top cover off of the pc really easily to clean it, but not sure about how this one disassembles- I've got to look into this to figure out how to get the side cover off this vaio- sony's built this like a tank with so much framework inside it's hard to see down into it to where the video card would be- so I've got to figure out how to get the side cover off first, then I'll try to reseat the video card.

    Can't boot in bios since I can't see what I'm doing or where the boot process really is without a monitor.

  • drakesbay Feb 24, 2008

    Thanks kykeaton! Worked great and monitor is back online!



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Since your comfortable with opening the case, with the power shut OFF, re-seat the video card ( assuming it has one and isn't built onto the motherboard ) What I mean by this is: remove the video card and re-install it.

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    Kenneth Keaton Feb 23, 2008

    I did a little research for you:
    under "Overview & General Info"
    how to open that case!


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check your graphics card on the PC ?
Or boot into the bios, and see if it,s set to bootup to a PCI Or AGP Card.
If onboard, re-install the Drivers For VGA.
Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Feb 23, 2008


    you may need to carefully prise of the front panel, or look underneath for screws.

    even under the feet maybe. Sony are good at hiding stuff.

    Mike @ Compurepair.



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