20 Most Recent Sony VAIO GRZ660 Notebook Questions & Answers


Try some factory CD and DVDs and just try to get them to open in Windows (not play in a media player program). If you get errors on every disc you try, it may be your CD/DVD hardware packing in.

If it reads some CDs or DVDs and not others, particularly media discs, you may be having software driver problems, otherwise, it is likely hardware.

Try inserting the disc and spinning it up while resting the laptop on its side, or even upside down. If it reads sideways or upside down, the CD/DVD reader hardware has gone and cannot probably be prepared (this is a symptom of physical controller failure and is ot fixable by normal means).

Good luck...

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on May 08, 2020


Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Go to 'Start'--->Programs--->Accessories--->System Tools--->System Restore

Here you will have to check "Restore computer to an earlier time' and click Next
Now you will find one Month Calendar window with Dates below, go to the previous month by clicking the '<' sign in the upper left hand corner of the Month Calendar and select any date that you see in Bold.


The detail of that particular date should show "System Checkpoint" and time on the right hand side box. Select that date.


Now, Click on Next and System Restore will start and windows will take a reboot.

After reboot your problem should be resolved.


Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Jun 13, 2011


Take it to an authorized Sony repair center or contract their customer support department.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/support-contacts.pl?mdltype_id=24

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on May 04, 2011


It is asking for a BIOS password because one has been det in the past.

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Jan 17, 2011


Are you sure its the cpu that is bad, if so it will be more costly to replace the cpu most of the time that is not the problem send me a chat request And I will help you.

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Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Jan 10, 2011


Hi khanaboki1,

This issue may occur if the Computer is not detecting the Internal Hard Disk Drive in it. Resetting the BIOS to the default values should fix the issue.

To reset the BIOS to the default values, please restart the Computer, press and hold the F2 Key. This will take you the BIOS Utility Window, there, please press the F9 Key to load the default values then F10 to save and exit. After that, please try restarting the Computer to check if the issue is fixed.

If the issue is not fixed, please try disconnecting all the external devices connecected to the Computer. Also, please confirm if the Hard Disk Drive is listed in the BIOS main window.

If the issue still persists, you may need to perform the System Recovery in the Computer to fix the issue. In that case, you can try accessing the Recovery Partition in the Computer to perform the System Recovery. To access the Recovery Partition, press and hold the F10 Key while restarting the Computer. This will launch the VAIO Recovery Wizard. There, please click "Proceed with System Recovery" and then you can select the "Restore C: Drive" option to re-install the Operating System in the Computer. Performing the Restore C: Drive will erase all the User Data in the Computer and restore it back to the factory settings.

Hope this helps.

Good Luck!

Please let me know if you have any further questions or require any further assistance.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Dec 17, 2010


That blinking cursor is the way in which the BIOS is telling you that Windows is missing - its most critical, core files have been corrupted beyond repair. The only thing you can do is to reinstall using the recovery cd or your own Windows install disk.If you can't complete the reinstall or it fails immediately after it then it;s hardware - the motherboard has failed. Time for a new one.

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Dec 15, 2010


This wiggling has been both the temporary solution and cause of future issues, essentially what you are wiggling was once soldered onto the motherboard and now one contact broke off and you had to wiggle it to get it to touch on where it should, now both contacts are probably broken and will be impossible to line up onthe board again.

Either way it needs looking at by a technician to ascertain what needs repairing, and if it is motherboard issue then you'l need a specialist repair centre that can repair motherboard faults. Dont be scared the good ones run a no fix no fee policy, and usual price for a fix is £35 for DC Jack repair and £55 for motherboard repair. If you need pointing to a reputable company let me know.

And yes, there are docking stations that have their own DC Jack and that will be another temporary solution, look on ebay or ask a local technician to source you one.

Background: I run MCSLondon.co.uk and have 20yrs experience in IT.

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Oct 29, 2010


Is this not turning on at all? I mean - no sound, no spinning fan, no LED's or anythign when you try to turn on?

If so - it could be one of hundreds of causes, common is mosfet IC, but either way it needs looking at by a technician to ascertain the fault, and if it is motherboard issue then you'l need a specialist repair centre that can repair motherboard faults. Dont be scared the good ones run a no fix no fee policy, and usual price for a fix is £55. If you need pointing to a reputable company let me know.

Background: I run MCSLondon.co.uk and have 20yrs experience in IT.

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Oct 29, 2010


When you first turn on the machine do you get a message about it reverting to default bios settings? If not I doubt its the CMOS it could be any sort of malware messing with your time settings, especially as you say it happens when the screensaver comes on.
When a CMOS battery starts to go you will notice a change in the bios long before the time goes.

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Oct 29, 2010


Hi,

Judging by the unit's mainboard & age I think it will use an IDE interface mobile HDD. It should ship with a 40GB but can be upgraded.

Here is a link where you can purchase a HDD for your notebook directly from Sony.

https://servicesales.sel.sony.com/ecom/accessories/web/productSearch.do?searchOperation=modelSearch&searchText=PCGGRZ660&sessionId=ElW8BAC6QZrPbAdgSigYDIO

BD

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Sep 14, 2010


it seems like a motherboard issue, after all you have done. you may need to replace the motherboard since it should boot up to the external drive if the issue is the hard drive alone.

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Apr 08, 2010


This might help you. Try removing all the dust from the heat sink using an air compressor or something else that blows air, having dust in the heat sink can cause the overheating issue. Now for the other problem try deleting the "temporary Internet files"

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Apr 03, 2010


Thats a no power issue : Remove battery and AC Adapter for 1 minute. Power on system with just the AC Adapter and then try just the battery. If its determined the AC Adapter and/or battery is not the issue.I
f the external monitor shows video the driver/video card is likely not the problem. The system will likely need to be repaired for a possible LCD/LCD Cable issue

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Feb 20, 2010


the processor needs to be removed and checked.also the power supply needs to be replaced and checked.manytimes the unit turns on with power supply but actually power supply has got faulty component in the power supply box so it does not starts the pc.but if power supply seems to be ok.thern it can be processor or main mother board problem.each needs to be replaced by spare board components and checked to confirm the fault.its not at all a tough thing to do this repair if you have another spares of the unit to replace and check.but if you don't have spares then it will be much time consuming to detect the fault and also will not get exact faulty part.so if you don't have replacement part its advisable that you get it checked at local pc/hardware repair shop.
This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya.

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Dec 08, 2009


Very Very Carefully disassemble the laptop, and clean out the processor fan, and any other "vent" looking things. Lots of times hair (especially pet), dust and other pollutants will clog these, or they may stop working all together, and need replaced.

Sony VAIO GRZ660... • Answered on Nov 19, 2009

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