Question about Sony VAIO VGN-FW170J/H Laptop

1 Answer

I have a Sony VGN-FW17)J... It started freezing occassionaly about 20 minutes after stratup. A reboot would fix it and it ran fine. Then it would freeze minutes after bootup and restarting wouldn't help. Restore doesn't resolve and it freezes with MS updates. Turned off auto updates and ran chkdsk.... forze before it completed. any suggestions?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 382 Answers

Probably has a dead fan inside and this is causing it to overheat. You will have to take it apart and replace the fan. To test if it is heat related spray duster or freeze spray inside it to keep things cool.

Posted on May 05, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

2002 mercury grand marquis wont start when engine at normal temperature must wait 15-20 minutes


I have exactly the same problem started last winter, ran fine all summer then as soon as it got below freezing again if I start it and run for 15 20 minutes wont restart I have to let it sit for 20 minutes or so and then it will start again. no codes and just turns over without starting. cant be fuel pump like i said had this problem last winter then ran fine all spring summer and fall! Anybody got the answer for this one??

Mar 09, 2012 | 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis

1 Answer

My Sony VAIO VGN-NW350F keep freezing when im watching a video?!!


hi,can you help me? i have a problem of my sony vaio VGN-NW350F! MISSED base system device!

Jan 29, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGN-NW350F/S Notebook

1 Answer

Sony vaio vgn-fs8900p isn't booting


Most likely your hard drive has gone bad. It could be your RAM too. I know that you said you checked your ram one stick at a time. What if both sticks are bad? I would get some cheap (low MBs) sticks of ram that are compatible with your computer to see if your computer will start to run right with those in.

May 20, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-FS8900 Notebook

1 Answer

My MAC POWER 4 computer freeze after 20 minutes of


Try starting up with the shift key down--a safe boot. You will not be able to work with the internet or many externals but this will test functionality. You can run Dish Utility and verify but not fix the disk and repair permissions. Even better would be to startup from a boot CD/DVD and hold down the C or D key. Then you could fix the Disk too.
Next I would save all your necessary files, preferably on an external hard drive.
If the disk is OK, I might remove as half the programs from the Applications, certainly any that are automatically started up. Reboot without the shift key and see if there is a problem. Add half of those back and try again. Half the amount to add or subtract--a binary search. Until you locate the problem program or reach a state you can live with.
-Ken

Apr 11, 2010 | Apple Power Mac G4 Desktop

2 Answers

My sony viao vgn-cs215j suddenly turn off by itself and it takes 20 minutes before i can re-start and use it again and after 15-20 minutes would shut off by itself again without any warning. what could be...


Sorry i nay be a month late on this thread... but better late than never. My Girlfriends sony vaio VGN-CS215J seems to be doing the exact same thing. After buying one of those computer fans that you rest the computer oneverything seems to be running normal. i would also recommend cleaning your fans inside the computer because dirt dust and grime can hold the fans back from cooling down the laptop efficiently and will cause the safety overheat shutdown to activate and shutdown your computer... that way it does catch on fire or fry any of your hardware inside of your computer.

If that does not work... your fans maybe malfunctioning or not functioning at all. this model of vaio has a grinding fan issue that can be very damaging to your cpu if not fixed.

hope this helps,
Mike Huffstutler

Apr 06, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-CS215J/W Notebook

2 Answers

Sony Vaio VGN-TXN29N slow start up and battery


Probably full of spyware / clogged by programs.

Remove / uninstall any existing spyware program(s)
Download Malwarebytes(FREE) / install / full scan / delete all infections.
Ensure you have aPAID anti-virus program installed / update / full scan.

Open My Computer / right click on / C drive / properties /disk cleanup (Tick all boxes) / remove all files surplus / OK it as quite safe to do so.

Perform defragment. Start / Programs / accesories / system tools / defragmenter.

Go to Start / run / type in msconfig / enter / select start up / untick all BUT antivirus and malware program / close / reboot / tick box that pops up upon reboot.

This will absolutely speed up your Laptop. Perform this every week and you will never need for Tech assistance again!! (Except the msconfig one)

Mar 16, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-TXN29N/L (027242711679) PC...

1 Answer

Laptop Freezing Problem


To be honest this still sounds like a fan problem. The freeze will happen if the laptop overheats. Maybe you should have it repaired again by a different company.(ask for the fan to be replaced!)

Nov 01, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-N110G/W Notebook

2 Answers

Freezing up


Is it new?? Maybe you got one of those editions which were put in kiosks in best buy or stuff. They crashed every 20 minutes and sony said it was "On purpose to keep gamers from playing all day and give other people a chance to play" or sort ....

Dec 14, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony VAIO VGN-FW170J/H Laptop Logo

Related Topics:

400 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18402 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Sony Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...