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Sony Vaio Blackout

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Gnosys, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Gnosys

    Gnosys Guest

    I have a Sony Vaio PCG GRS 100K laptop. The Monitor fails to turn on
    with the computer most of the time, but the HD and CD-ROM Drive lights
    turn on. The Caps Lock and Num Lock lights don't turn on (means it does
    not go beyond BIOS) and I tried following SONY's FAQ's on this web
    but it did not help.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Gnosys, Dec 28, 2004
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    seannippert Guest

    Apply Pressure to the ram chips 1st... if that dosnt work completely
    remove and install RAM again. I also read that reseting the BIOS made
    the fix. One other thing you could try is reinstalling the video

    I have heard many bad things about Sony when I researched your
    question. I would stay away from them in the future.
    Good Luck

    seannippert, Dec 28, 2004
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    Gnosys Guest

    Thanks Sean, I will try re-setting the BIOS from under the computer and
    see what happens.
    Gnosys, Dec 29, 2004
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    ikenfixit Guest

    Anther thing to try is external monitor to see if the backlight is
    failing intermittently. If you are having the RAM problem its
    associated with cold/bad solder joints and needs reworked. This
    problem plagues a ton of Sonys and a few other manufacturers babys.
    Try pulling the RAM from slot 2, Hit the reset button (w/power and
    battery disconnected) If the external monitor does not work. If you
    need help we are available also if you cannot do the repairs
    Ken LaDere
    ikenfixit, Dec 29, 2004
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