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Installed drivers on to sony vaio Fw-11m, running vista. It wasn't plugged in just running off battery. Went to open it back up and the green power button was on but no power to keyboard or fan. But the optical disc still powers up. Every time i press the power button the charging light switches on? i've tried charging it but hasnt done anything...

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SOURCE: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ440n11-Blank Screen

You have a warranty. You should contact the appropriate people. Do not try to fix this yourself. If you return the machine for service, ask them to get any data off of it that you need. It is possible that your drive has crashed.

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SOURCE: power socket for sony vaio is broken how do I

On a Sony, many times the power socket is a separate piece that can be replaced. Unlike many laptop motherboards, these power sockets are a separate item the plug into the motherboard. \

Bad news is you have to dissassemble the computer to get at it.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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SOURCE: sony viao wont boot, battery light flashes amber

Move the power jack around while plugged in, does the blinking on the battery stop when you hold it in certain positions? If so, your dc-jack needs to be soldered, but i probably was loose already before you started using it. It could be a broken motherboard issue as well. You can try to open the laptop and check the dc connection. There is a Laptop Repair Guide that shows you how to take apart a laptop, the sony may be made in a similar way. Sony Repair NYC

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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SOURCE: Sony VAIO VGN-FE770G only runs on AC power, battery not working

This looks like the system is not able to sustain itself on the battery power. I have a doubt here. Is it a new or an old laptop. Either Case we have to suspect the battery charging and battery condition. One another reason could be that the battery contact is not good. But this could be of the least chance as the manufacturing of such devices would be perfect in all standards. Lets check the battery power first.

A sony Vaio never operates if the battery is not detected or the battery is not charging, while the system is up and running, you can see a small picture of the battery in the system tray which is at the right bottom corner of the screen. Run your mouse over the same and you will find a tooltiptext message and you can see if the battery is charging or not. If not, your hardware has a problem. If its charging but the battery charge is not increasing, then you have a battery problem. If its a battery problem and that the system is under warranty, you can well get a replacement for free. Hope this resolves the issue. Good Luck.

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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i believe it is a charger issue not a battery issue replace your charger

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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