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Re: Sony VIAO will no longer power on
Try running it without the battery in, and only the wall charger plugged in. otherwise it sounds like it is a bad charger or possibly even battery. if this still does not fix it, then it could be that the power converter on the laptop has burned out.
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= if your laptop computer will not start = laptops have power supplys that can lock up the power adapters conectors break all the time and the batterys are designed to be "con$umable$" so
- - -- - -- - -power reset - - -- - -- - -- - - remove the power adapter's wall plug & leave the power adapter plugged into the computer but pull the laptop battery out of the laptop. press the power button just like you are trying to start it but press it longer, this will drain & reset the internal supply, now relese the button.
-- - -- - -power adapter only test - - -- - -- - - reconnect the power adapter's wall plug press the power button to start it with just the power adapter , If the power adapter starts the laptop on its own go down to "If the computer can be started"
If the power adapter does not start the laptop on its own leave the power adapter plugged into the computer but remove the power adapter's wall plug & press the power button just like you are trying to start it again, then relese the button
- - -- - - battery only test - - -- - -- - - unplug the power adapter & put the battery back in press the power button to start it with just the battery
if the battery starts it on its own go down to "If the computer can be started"
if the battery ALMOST starts it on its own DO NOT BUY A NEW ONE! it may only be discharged locate another laptop just like yours and charge it, and yes this is crazy and yes i am sorry!.
this can be caused by a bad; connector ($5-$60), power adapter($5-$60), battery ($70), internal supply ($40-$90), or main/mother board ($100-$300)
If the internal power supply is bad or if the power conector fails at random (intermitant) most of the cost is determined by how dificult finding parts and dismantling the laptop is and if it's external or internal
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
Do the following:
-unplug adapter from the wall -unplug from the computer side -remove the battery -With everything unplugged and battery removed, press the power button. Keep holding it down for 15 seconds Yes, nothing happened, that is ok. :) -re-insert the battery first -plug the adapter to laptop side first -plug adapter to wall socket Now, turn on the laptop and see if it powers on.
You should be able to buy an after market power adapter for your laptop and it would be cheaper.
Make sure it matches the same voltage and amps as the Sony.
Check the Internet, do a Google search for Sony power adaptors.
Before you buy a new power adaptor, check the with a multi-meter, the voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the lable on the bottom of the power adaptor.
If you get a very low or zero reading then the adapter is faulty.
If the adaptor is OK then the problem is a faulty power connector on the laptop and a computer repair shop can repair it.