Question about Sony VAIO FRV37 Notebook
Problem: Computer would freeze at random times and not reboot after start-up. Some random time later, would start-up and operate just fine. All windows software and drivers up to date.
Attempted solutions: took to local notebook repair (Selectronics) and $150 later determined that they did not have a solution. I replaced motherboard (my first time cracking a notebook case, lots-o-parts eh?), loaded all updated software (windows xp pro) and drivers. After replacing the mother board, boot up was normal...operations normal...then....same thing....locks up...won't reboot...randomly.
Random thoughts: Power supply (the original)? CPU thermal problem (fans are working fine)?
Welcome any ideas....
PS: need recommendation on an upgrade for the cpu on this box from a P4 2.8Ghz to???
I have some experiance with this laptop, and although it looks like 'im a little late here. The problem this model has it the BIO's incorrectly assigning IRQs. go to your BIO's and disable your printer port, and in the Device manager of Windows, also disable a few things you dont need, like modem, Firewire, etc. THis fixed me right up with this model. there is a BIOs update, but how to install without a floppy
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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