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BLACK SCREEN HI, THE COMPUTER FROZE UP SO I HIT CONTROL, ALT, DELETE TO POWER IT OFF. TURNED IT BACK ON AND THE LIGHTS LIT UP, BUT THE SCREEN IS BLACK. CAN ANYONE HELP? THANKS! KATHY

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  • KLYNN76 Apr 09, 2008

    SORRY! IT'S A SONY VAIO VGN-FS640.

  • KLYNN76 Apr 09, 2008

    Thank-you! You're an awesome help!

    Hey, does it hurt to leave it turned on all the time, or should I shut it down in the evenings?

  • Chuck Sep 03, 2008

    Hello laptop wizards.......I have a Sony Viao VGN-FS640/W. I picked it up used. (I know) I just replaced the mobo and it gets to the Viao boot screen and stops...any suggestions?
    Chuck


  • walkingwound Jan 02, 2009

    I tried all those steps and mine still won't turn back on all the way. 

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Reseating the memory was a waste of time, The laptop simply needed to be fully powered down and then restarted (battery removed and unpluged for few minutes)

spike888 thats just plain bad advice.

A simple, unplug and remove the battery for a few minutes would have done the same thing.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

  • Ekse Apr 09, 2008

    Icnore my comment, I was just tired and on the edge. Im sorry.

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Try reseating the memory. in the process use a pencil eraser to clean contacts and see if it works.

Is their a possibility of an overheat with your laptop? i mean, during the time that the laptop froze up, did you notice that the laptop is exceptionally hot?

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    Philip Tan Apr 09, 2008

    you have to remove the memory from the slot. Normally this can be found at the bottom of the laptop. there is a small plastic window with a screw and remove them and try reinstalling the memory.

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    Philip Tan Apr 09, 2008

    http://home.comcast.net/~nw_systems/vgnF...

    click the link and you should be able to find the disassembly procedure of your laptop. reseat the memory and see what happens

    if it doesnt work. let me know

  • Philip Tan
    Philip Tan Apr 09, 2008

    well i have computer desktops here in our office that is turned on 7/24 for the past 6 years already and so far no problem, but i wouldnt want to do that on my laptop. It is just my preference more than anything else.

    I would suggest that you must maintain the vents and fans if you really want to turn on your laptop overnight (maybe for downloading) and try to use a laptop cooler during the process just so we can rule out the possibility of overheating. But that is just my suggestion. You are free to do whatever you want with your laptop :-)

    thanks again for the rating

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