20 Most Recent Sony VAIO VGC-RB42G PC Desktop Questions & Answers

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Call dennythedon3003 if it it is still blinking after 10 years. what a joke. green light in back of computer blinking

This is your NIC (Network Interface Card) indicating it is communicaating with other parts of your network.

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11/30/2018 6:25:59 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Nov 30, 2018
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Blingking light on my motherboard, no power.

Chances are your power supply and computer is fine! From other forums on this problem (which I also had), I've learned the following:
1. If you unplug the computer for a half hour or so (the blinking green light will gradually slow down and quit) and plug it back in, the situation will correct itself and the green light will be steady; however if this does not work,
2. a reset that works for a lot of people with the blinking light problem involves leaving the power supply plugged in and unplugging the power supply connection at the motherboard (it usually also has a blinking green LED) and plugging it back in. To read up on how to do this, Google "blinking green light on computer power supply" and read through some of the forums and you'll come on more specific instructions. Usually, you have to wade through everybody telling you to replace the power supply or your motherboard is fried. It's worth a try for a quick fix, just in case those situations don't apply!
11/30/2018 10:42:05 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Nov 30, 2018
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Computer wont start up. Blinking green light in the back of tower

I've had that happen twice to my Vaio desktop and there was a very easy fix. I'm not a techie, but I found a recommended solution online when this first happened six months ago. I couldn't find the solution again, but I fortunately remembered the steps.

Remove the side pane to access your motherboard cables, etc. Locate the connector on your motherboard that contains the wires going from your power supply to your motherboard. It will be a large, rectangular connector with a lot of individual wires It is not a ribbon cable but should be located next to a ribbon cable connector andnext to a geen blnking light on your motherboard (when the power supply is plugged into the wall). Note: This green blinking light is in addition to the green blinking light on the back of the PC.

This next step is important: You have to disconnect the connector noted above from the motherboard WHILE the power suply is plugged into the wall. Wait a few seconds and plug it back in. The blinking reen light on the motherboard should now be a solid green light. The PC should now power up.

It worked twice for me; I hope it works for you.
3/14/2015 7:43:38 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Mar 14, 2015
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Fan

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Video drivers pcv

you will find what your looking for here http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VGCRB42G&LOC=3#/downloadTab
10/15/2013 4:45:46 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Oct 15, 2013
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Video drivers pl

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it or you might need to download them Rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours http://download.cnet.com/SlimDrivers-Free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html Windows XP/Vista/7/8 it might take some time being a freeware driver solution Note: it will find all of your outdated drivers This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point. Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated. If you are able to get a screen Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers. If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it or you might need to download them. http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for IE: motherboard name vga driver you might have to try a few times to get it right.
9/25/2013 12:36:06 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Sep 25, 2013
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My Sony vaio vgc-rb42g when I turn on it says boot manger is compressed it says hit crl alt del to continu but goes back to same screen. Kids messed with it don't know wat happend

You will need a windows recovery disc, you can make one on any Windows Vista/7 computerWindows Button > Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Create a system repair disc.Boot to the recovery disc and type the following commandscompact /U C:\bootmgrcompact /U C:\ntldrThat should uncompress them.
1/21/2013 7:47:37 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Jan 21, 2013
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POWER SUPPLY LIGHT BLINKING WHEN

It's ok just when u plug it back in u have to unplug the big white mother board plug two three seconds then plug back in it will come back on something is wrong with ur power supply might want to replace mother board batterie
1/20/2013 9:23:58 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Jan 20, 2013
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How to get more than 2 Gigs of RAM to read on the current Sony motherboard?

No you cannot trick it. A BIOS upgrade MAY allow you to install more than 2 Gb of RAM.
9/3/2012 6:51:36 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Sep 03, 2012
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VGC-RB42G flashig power light and won't power

I have had this problem if power is removed by disconnecting the power cord (in cases where nothing else works). To fix the problem:
1) remove the power cord from the back of the unit
2) disconnect the large power connector from the power supply to the motherboard
3) apply power to the power supply
4) reconnect the motherboard power connector
5) turn the unit on
- dedndave
7/5/2012 12:14:10 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Jul 05, 2012
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Sony vaio 6 beeps start up no lights flashing

Make sure the keyboard is connected the proper port on the back of the computer.

Turn off the computer and disconnect the keyboard and verify there are no bent burnt or broken pins on the keyboard connector or on the keyboard connector on the back of the computer

Try a different keyboard on the computer.

if this fails to fix the problem

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions IDE SATA

the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

if its a flat 40 pin ide it will be the first to fail

check the graphics card is seated properly with no dust in the socket you might have to remove it to check for dust reinstall it

restart your computer the found new hardware wizard should activate

a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and to its continue its cycle and to have and end to function make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure make sure the connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs all electric current and computer data to travel to and through every working device and have an end to work properly so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

Unfortunately if all of the above recommendations do not resolve your issue, the motherboard may have a bad controller and will need to be replaced

hope this helps

7/2/2012 2:41:35 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Jul 02, 2012
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Vaio desktop blinking power supply

Remove the side pane to access your motherboard cables, etc. Locate the connector on your motherboard that contains the wires going from your power supply to your motherboard. It will be a large, rectangular connector with a lot of individual wires It is not a ribbon cable but should be located next to a ribbon cable connector and next to a green blinking light on your motherboard (when the power supply is plugged into the wall). Note: This green blinking light is in addition to the green blinking light on the back of the PC. This next step is important: You have to disconnect the connector noted above from the motherboard WHILE the power suply is plugged into the wall. Wait a few seconds and plug it back in. The blinking reen light on the motherboard should now be a solid green light. The PC should now power up.If the steps above don't work you will need to get a new power supply.
5/21/2012 4:12:26 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on May 21, 2012
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How do i upgrade my system to windows 7

Sony has yet to support Windows 7 on the VAIO VGC-RB42G. I would strongly suggest not to try to install W7 on that machine. Sony is a _very_ proprietary equipment. There is a very good chance that you won't be able to obtain the neccessary drivers nor W7 having the correct drivers available. Generic drivers don't usually work on Sony equipment and vice versa. If you are determined to try it, it would be best to contact Sony first: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-system.pl?DIRECTOR=CONTACT

That said, the first step to upgrading any computer to W7 is to run the upgrade advisor:
http://windows.microsoft.com/upgradeadvisor

The next step, especially for a Sony is to visit the website and check for software upgrades and possible BIOS upgrades that are needed _before_ installing W7. In your case I would contact them directly.

Be sure to back up all your data. Copy it to CD's, DVD's, an external hard drive, or a flash drive, or another internal hard drive.
5/7/2012 1:54:17 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on May 07, 2012
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My spkrs stopped working and I now get this error on startuo,pliz help if you can error loading c:\progra~1\mywebs~1\bar\1.bin\m3plugin.dll thank you if you can help .

Do a restore on your PC to an earlier time like a week before it started happening.
4/5/2012 11:27:07 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Apr 05, 2012
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We plug in the power

Try using a different power outlet and see if the problem continues. if so you may want to try a new power cable. Either you are not receving enough power from the outlet, or the cable may be shorted out in a spot. Hope this helps.
5/2/2011 4:44:48 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on May 02, 2011
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This computer DID NOT come with an XP disc. It

All XP install disks of the exact same type as yours will work for a Repair, Just borrow one from a friend.
1/24/2011 12:20:19 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Jan 24, 2011
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How to hook my sony VAIO to TV via HDMI

Hi there Dream,

There is a toggle function for switching the display. It cycles from normal to external to both.

You are looking for one of the F-Keys (Normally F5) should have a little rectangle between two vertical lines. It's supposed to be a monitor.

To cycle the display, press the Fn key (near the space bar), then the F-key. Your standard display should go blank. To get it back, do the same thing.

If your TV still displays nothing, Check which input its using.

This should get you going.
Mike
1/24/2011 12:17:40 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Jan 24, 2011
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