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Vaio startup problem

Hi i have a sony vaio sz330p. It has been recently upgraded-(RAM, and processor) It worked before but now when I switch it on the power light comes on and the battery light but the screen is blank and it just sits there. What's wrong?

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    PC slow and hardly ever just turns on and runs. Get continuous ACPI UNIPROCESSOR MESSAGES AS WELL AS BIOS ISSUES. Now it wont start and i need a place to download a boot disc vor windows xp.

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I had the same problem twice.

At first one I got frustrated and hit the computer with my palm. It worked. Yes, no kidding.

Next time was when I took out and put back the cd-rom, hard disk and RAM. Hiting didn't work. I suspected RAM and relocated them. It worked.

check your RAM if it got fit into the socket properly.

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Ok, what is most likely wrong in that situation is that the computer is having trouble dealing with the new changes and may not like the new changes that have taken place so called, so what you would do is try and take the computer to a computer shop and tell them what issue your having with it and see if they can find a way to help you.

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I had such dreams too with one of my old Vaio. I really wanted to upgrade the processor and graphic chipset. Turns out that the latter is impossible (it was soldered to the motherboard - it wasn't a graphics card, just an all-in-one chip), as for the processor I was able to take it out but I ran into several problems:
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As for the Vaio, it seems there is only one processor available for this system and it can be seen here

http://product.pelltechnology.com/Sony_Vaio_VGN-FS840W_CPU_Replacement.asp

MOST of the time, it is not practical to upgrade a laptop since it costs so much more in parts and labor than a desktop does.

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