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Sony UX280p Screen Problem

Everytime i turn on my UX280P it shows a white screen and it never leaves I cannot see anything at all.It does not show Windows loading or anything, I cant even hold F2 to see the system bios. What is causing this and how can i get rid of it.

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  • devries99us Oct 23, 2008

    I have the same problem it seems like the screen is in a screen shutdown mode probably due a low battery alarm maybe? Have not found a solution yet wonder if it can be reset somehow. anybody out there have a solution?

  • DenVolpe Apr 07, 2009

    Same problem solutions?



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Usually a bad screen or video inverter.Sometimes the video card is bad even with a white screen instead of a black one.

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I think it would be better to isolate the problem if its software or hardware. Most likely the lines on the screen are cause either by faulty LCD, loosed cable from the LCD to Video Card or Bad Video Card. Try loading to BIOS and see if its having lines inside it, If yes means its already hardware problem. There is a Loosed, Bad connection or Faulty hardware inside the machine.

Hope it helps.

May 08, 2011 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

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How to install new windows in sony vaio laptop vgn-ux280p it has not having dvd writer i have tried from the usb but it is nor booting pls suggest

If you have enough room on your drives, copy the Windows disc complete to the hard drive and run setup from the hard drive.

Jan 18, 2011 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

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I have a sony vaio vgn ux280p that i bought at a sale and i cant get it to restore to factory specs ive tried alt+f 10, f 11,f 8 and nothing works,what can i do?

Try letting it boot, and look for restore from your start menu. Some makers put it there, others, when you try to access the D:\ drive, it invokes program to ask the user questions on restore....

Do be aware that you need Windows and all other programs' access codes, after a reload. Another option is to create a new user, give that user admininstrator rights, and delete any unneeded users. Also on the boot up, watch the screen carefully, each system tells you how to access the bios, did you try delete? All of the keys you mentioned, try without alt, not sure that works at that boot stage.

Oct 17, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

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How can i master reset my sony vaio vgn ux280p

you can access the Vaio recovery center to format the harddrive and bring the computer back to the factory settings
  1. restart the computer
  2. when you see the Vaio logo on the screen press and hold the function key + f10 (fn+F10) to load the vaio recovery center
  3. in the editboot option screen, press enter
  4. it will load the Vaio Recovery Center
  5. click restore c: drive from vaio recovery center
  6. follow on-screen instruction. process may take 45mins to 1hour to complete with random restarts.

Mar 02, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

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You need to contact the seller. If the laptop was not stolen, the seller will give you that information. If not, return it to the seller for a refund. There are a lot of stolen items auctioned through ebay and others. Legitimate sellers will help you.

Dec 12, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

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UX280p White Screen

I do agree this is problem
but on doing repairs long ago
i have had simular problem
there is a fine cable that connects
screen to base of your pc /ext laptop
there is posible break in wire
sorry cant help more

Jul 14, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

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White Screen Of Death

Most likely the problem is the screen or other hardware errors.
If it is the screen, then you should be able to see the Hard drive activity LED flashing as things load.

Jul 15, 2008 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

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White Screen Of Death

>  The display of a sudden gave up....I recall that there is some kind of short cut to enable an external monitor.
Dunno about a shortcut but often the VGA port has to be enabled in the BIOS which you may not be able to see right now but the control of the display is primitive under Win starts doing it's *magic* so text may still be visible.  I'd try entering the BIOS menu and snoop around.

Jul 14, 2008 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

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