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Sony Vaio VGC-RB576 motherboard fried

I have a 1-1/2 yr old Sony Vaio desktop. Today the geek at Staples told me the motherboard was dead and that I needed a new computer or a new motherboard. (I called sony and they quoted me $600+.) This is the 2nd computer that this has happened to me in the past 2 years. The other PC was a Dell. the tower is kept under my desk.Is it me? I shut down properly every night. Sometimes it boots up again. What can cause this to happen twice? Power to the house? Do I need a lightning rod? Please tell me what I am doing wrong. I can't afford a new computer. thanks in advance! kimbb nound and system crashes w i try to load the drivers

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  • leemac74 May 14, 2008

    I hae a sony vaio vgc v2m, there is no audio sound, when i try to download the driver the system crashes and re-boots itself. The error message is the the driver is not compatiblewith the mother board. thx, Lee.

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  • F1forHelp May 11, 2010

    Leemac, how dusty is your air in your neighborhood? Also, how often do you blow out your computer with compressed air? i common cause of board failure is due to dust blanketing the components inside. That in turn makes them remain hotter then usual. Leading to early failure.

    As for right now, you should be able to get away with a operating system reload. Even though the problem might be fixed without doing that, the time it would take to manually fix it would probably outweigh the time it would take to just reload it.

  • Dung Nguyen May 11, 2010

    Wait, so the system does come up ? Does it get into windows ? If it does, *********** board is not "DEAD"

    So the only problem you have is the audio?

  • Dung Nguyen May 11, 2010

    You don't need to buy a 600 board. What type of system (make and model) is your Vaio ?



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