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VGN-NR220E won't boot up

I've got a Sony VGN-NR220E that won't boot up. Just a blank black screen. I do get a power and battery light along with a blinking hard drive light but that is it. I have tryed an external monitor but same results. tried booting from OS CD with the same results.

Don't want to send to Sony as thier charge to replace a motherboard would be $700.00 to repair this $500.00 notebook.

Any ideas?

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  • tim_TX Aug 19, 2008

    THANKS! That did allow me to boot up but now I am getting a hard drive failure notice. I can't seem to find any instruction on how to replace a hard drive in this model. Any one got a link?

  • yrd7 Nov 02, 2008

    Same problem. Please help

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008


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Bad memory can cause a system to hang as you describe.
If it is accessible, remove the memory cards, swab them with cotton swabs and alcohol and try it again.
Don't put the cards back in while still damp if you use rubbing alcohol.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison Aug 20, 2008

    Getting into the case is often touchy since the plastic is brittle but if you remove bottom panels, remove any screws that pass through the case plastic, then use either a credit card (should ruin them anyhow ;-) ) or, if you have as I do, very strong fingernails, pry along the edge of the case going completely around it and it will probably come off.

    They are mostly snapped on and then only a few screws are used to insure that it doesn't pop off from torqueing the case.



    The hard drive is pretty easy to replace, just be careful removing and reinstalling the ribbon cable(s) as they are fragile.



    Hope you were backed up, recovery is very costly if you lost anything important.



    It's odd though that my suggestion helped, I think it was a fluke; the HD is probably what caused the failure to boot.

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