Question about Sony VAIO PCV-W600G PC Desktop
I know mthe power supply on my PCV-W600G is not working properly, the fan is not spiining at the speed it should. I would liek to replace it but I can't figure out how to open the case to get to the power supply, Can sombody please tell me how. This is a tricky desktop to open, unlike others where you just unscrew and take of the case. Please help, I'm desperate.
Do you have the User's Manual? Here is a link to that User Manual, but it looks to be in a proprietary format (.chm) that must be downloaded to the Sony PC in order to view (rather dumb, I think, but that's Sony for you!). http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=PCVW600G I could not find any other information about this unit other than what I found on the Sony website. Good Luck!
Posted on Dec 13, 2006
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Try unplugging components one by one (disk drive power, CD power, video cards, etc) with the system unplugged and see if the fan speeds up when you restart it. Note than when you remove certain cards, video for example, you may get beep codes.
Everything in a slot on your PC shares a common power bus so any card installed may be pulling too much load on your power supply. Pull em one by one re-starting between each one.
If this doesn't locate the fault, check the power plugs to your disk/cd drives and ensure that you are getting 12VDC between the yellow and black wires and 5VDC between the red and black wires. If you are not, and you have already pulled all cards/drives, you have either a defective power supply or your motherboard is drawing too much current. In the last case, pull your memory cards one by one and re-start between each pull.
YOu will get memory size errors if you let the boot procedure go too far but all you want is for the fan to go.
You can accurately pinpoint POST errors with a POST diagnostics board available at most PC shops. It comes with a code manual.
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