20 Most Recent Sony VAIO VGN-NS240E/W Notebook Questions & Answers

Go to http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/w/microsoft_os/3317.2-3-microsoft-windows-vista-official-iso-download-links-digital-river.aspx

Scroll down and download Vista English. Then click the guide of A Clean Install of Windows Vista to make your own istall disk. You need a disk to burn to with at least 2GB storage

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 30, 2018

It is required to install the following Drivers/Utilities in the following order to fix the issue with the functions Keys.

You can click on the link to download the Drivers/Utilities.

Video Driver.

Video Driver Update

Audio Driver.

Sony Shared Library

Sony Firmware Extension Parser Driver.

Sony Firmware Extension Parser Driver Update 1

Sony Firmware Extension Parser Driver Update 2

VAIO Event Service.

Please download each file in the Computer to a folder. After that open the folder where the file was downloaded and double click to begin the installation. Then, please follow the onscreen instructions to complete the intallation process. Make sure that you restart the Computer after each installation. Installing all the above Driver/Utility in the correct order should fix the issue with the Volume/Brightness Function Keys.

Good luck...!!

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 23, 2014


Install RadarSync and scan your computer with it. It sounds like a driver related issue so RadarSync can help you with that. Update the driver of sound using Radarsync.

I hope this helps!


Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jun 01, 2013

No Bull, no internal upgrading.

One may be led to think so, due to computer manufacturers just abusing the heck out of their 'Advertising license'.


The motherboard chipset is an Intel GM965,



Integrated graphics, not a replaceable, therefore upgradable; graphics card.

Something that may interest you though,




Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 06, 2013

Try ejecting it through "My Computer". Right click on the drive and select "eject". If you can't locate the drive, then it's probably missing the driver.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 30, 2012

I have had this happen before. THIS link will help you diagnose your problem, but it is most likely that your hard drive is bricked.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011

To reset the BIOS password read the information from this link.

In case of your laptop I would suggest using Kill CMOS software from Hiren's Boot CD to wipe the BIOS.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011

Hi,Can you see the Drive when you open My Computer?try accessing it with a Disc inside,if it takes a rather long time to read or tells you drive is not responding after series of test with different Discs,then these could be as a result of the Drive failing,then i'd suggest you get a Replacement

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011


There may be various reasons for this issue. We have a lot to try. I will suggest some troubleshooting steps, please try to out. Restart the computer and press and hold the F2 key and check if the computer boots to BIOS. If it boots, the issue is not with the screen. You can restart again and press and hold the F10 key, this will access the Recovery partition, from there either you can run a System Restore or a System Recovery to resolve the issue.

If the computer is not able to access the BIOS, then the issue is most probably with the hardware. But, I will suggest that you reset the RAM modules and try again, if the RAM modules or not properly seated, this may happen. If the issue persist even after this, hold a torch light towards the LCD screen after starting the computer, if you are able to view the screen in that light, the LCD back light is gone and a replacement will be required.

For service you may contact any hardware vendor or Sony service center.

Hope this helps and don't forget to rate me.


Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010

I'm sorry. It is not possible to upgrade the Inbuilt Video card. However, the Computer is shipped with the Express Card/54 slot. You can contact your nearest favorite dealer to get the Express Card slot supported Video card and install in the Computer. This improves the Graphic performance.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jun 24, 2010

You should restore and/or reformat it after you take the info off it. You will have to get another copy of your operating system if you don't have a restore disc.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jun 14, 2010

Yes, Standard warranty does not cover cracked LCD.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010

it is built into the motherboard..

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Apr 10, 2010

The free upgrade to windows 7 only applies to computers purchased within the last 6 months or so

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 19, 2009

Doesn't sound like a video card problem do u hear any beeping when turning on the computer sounds more like a ram or hard drive problem

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 03, 2009

Maybe your network at work is blocking it. Check with your computer guru at work.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 26, 2009

just call costumer service or click at www.sony.com and may be you can download
the disc from there. hope they can send you
the original disc, if you cant download the software

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Aug 25, 2009

Acer are having the same problem with some of their laptops not working properly when it's hot and humid.
I recommend that you send the laptop back and swap it for a different model as there seems to a fault with certain models.
If you have any data stored on the laptop back it all up before you send the unit back to Sony.
I know it's not the answer that you are looking for but you will be stuck with that computer having the same problem if you don't sent it back to Sony within a year of purchase.


Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jul 29, 2009

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