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I have a sony vaio pcv-rs420. well it wont boot or nothing. it turns on but thats it . i called sony support and they said they don't issue that disk anymore. the recovery disk. they want to charge me $$$$ to fix it. any ideas.

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  • giesahans Nov 14, 2010

    There is no signal to the monitor, VAIO light on front glows; fans fire up; dvd drive opens/closes-(cd drive inop unless I unhook ATA pwr from HD) WT? power button on tower is unresponsive. Tried to boot up using external HD in RocketFish enclosure but-oops VAIO is ATA....not SATA compatible with enclosure. So, couldn't rule out HD. Did open up

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I am asuming you have a video signal but your operating system is corrupt. You mention you dont have and cannot get the recovery disk. If you dont want to spring for a new operating system go get a free one like Ubuntu 10.10 LTS ... Of course this means that you will have to have access to another computer that can download the ISO image and burn it to a CD. Good luck.

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  • kpmiller70 Nov 14, 2010

    Sounds like a bad HD if the CD works when its power is disconnected. Disconnect all the cables from the HD and see what you get...

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