Sony VAIO PCG-FRV25 CD-RW/DVD Issues... Hello,
I have had this notebook for just over a year and it's been great.
However, recently, when I insert some DVDs they do not run (on any of
my many media players) and for some reason hogs my CPU. Again, it may
be the discs I'm using but recently 3 CDs (2 MP3 cds and one Audio CD)
have not worked properly when put into any player. I have been using
Nero 6 to burn cds for ages and it has worked magnificently up until a
couple months ago. has anyone had the same issue or problem?
ps the cds which burned all messe dup were Memorex 700mb, 80min, 48x
Sony PCG-V505BX, Anyone? Does anyone have this laptop: Sony PCG-V505BX. It has a 12" screen, weights
only 4.4 lbs with battery.
I'm thinking about getting it for a friend of mine that needs a light, very
Here is one of many links for you to see a picture of it (best buy also has
Any thoughts or comments about it?
I have this laptop and find the buggy touchpad a real problem...not to
mention the ...
Sony Vaio PCG-TR5MP Hi
I was thinking of buying a Sony Vaio PCG-TR5MP, and I was wondering if
anyone has experience of using it, or has come across reviews of it,
TIA fo yr help
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Sony Vaio PCG-GR114MK Can anyone confirm that it does not support extended desktop. All I can get
is what is on LCD on external display.
"JS" <me@home> wrote in message
> Can anyone confirm that it does not support extended desktop. All I can
> is what is on LCD on external display.
Sony VAIO PCG-GRZ515G My Vaio is showing temperatures of around 70 degrees C at the fan
outlet, and has shut itself down a number of times. Can anyone confirm
whether these temperatures are abnormal? Any suggestions of how to
restrict the temperatures?
I recently had a GRZ660 repaired under warranty for spontaneous heat related
shutdowns. If yours is still covered you can hopefully get it fixed.
"Titleist" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> My Vaio is showing temperatures of around 70 degrees C at the fan
> outlet, and has shut i...
Sony VAIO PCG-FX310 I have a FX310 here, and the LCD monitor isn't working properly. It's
always extremely dim, as if there is no backlight. I used to be able to
play with the latch button in front to make it come on at times, but
now it doesn't come on at all.
Also, when it used to work, the screen would have a red tint when I
would turn it on, until it "warmed up"... This was of course until it
decided not to come on at all.
I'm wondering what part could be broken, be it the latch button or the
screen itself. If I can find out exactly what the problem is, I could
buy a replacement pa...
Photoshop CD backup copy anyone... Hello,
I have a licensed copy of photoshop 6.0. However, the CD got damaged. I
called adobe and they told me that they no longer carry that version
and it is too old. So they cannot send me a replacement CD.
I was also told if I wanted to upgrade, then it should not be a problem
to get the new version working. I am not too much opposed to upgrade
but I don't feel like pressured into it.
If anyone has the photoshop 6.0 CD, can I get a backup cd from you. I
can pay for the postage / handling etc. I do have the license key so I
do not need that.
Another option is to get one from ebay but ...
Sony Vaio PCG-7A1M Spillage Hello all,
I have been asked to have a look at/repair a Sony Vaio PCG-7A1M that
belongs to a mate of mine, 1 of his kids managed to spill orange juice over
When I connect it to the mains ,the power and battery lights on the front of
the machine work fine as does the battery.
I have had a look at the hard disk and the RAM and can see no damage at all
to either. So it must be motherboard damage I'm thinking.
I would really appreciate some help on suggested reading and any offered
pcg-frv25 notebook(sony vaio) Im having a problem with my notebook it wont power up any suggestion
I have check the power cord the battery and Im not sure what else t
look for please help me thank yo
> Im having a problem with my notebook it wont power up any suggestions
> I have check the power cord the battery and Im not sure what else to
> look for please help me thank you
You need to supply more information: when the power key is pressed, do
you see any leds, hear the HD spin, etc. Do you know if the AC adapter
voltage is appropriate? Have you noticed any problems with the notebook
Sony PCG K25 Vaio _SUCKS_ Hi Folks,
I just bought a brand new Sony PCG K25, 15.4". It has the following
problems that are design related, not just defaults in my unit:
1- Battery charged 100%, run the CD player with AUDIO, not DVD. It
ran out of battery in 27 minutes. I drained the battery hoping it
and repeated the test: 27 minutes again.
2- The battery cover takes 4ever to close. Took me a good 15 minutes go
the battery cover.
3- The AC/DC converter is GIANT and super heavy. It weighs like an entire
15" typical laptop.
4- The laptop itself is too thick , and sup...
Alternatives to Sony VAIO PCG-TR1A I want a Sony VAIO PCG-TR1A but can't afford it. Suggestions for
alternatives? Lighter is better, small keyboard is okay. It should have a
built in modem to leave the PC card slot free for a Sprint Connection Card.
It should have an internal DVD. It does *not* need to be the latest,
greatest and fastest.
Alan Bell wrote:
> I want a Sony VAIO PCG-TR1A but can't afford it. Suggestions for
> alternatives? Lighter is better, small keyboard is okay. It should have a
> built in modem to leave the PC card slot free for a Sprint Connection Card.
> It should have an interna...
motherboard model sony vaio pcg-fxa63 does anyone know where the motherboard model number is located on my
> does anyone know where the motherboard model number is located on my
Each mb in a Sony Vaio laptop is unique to the series, i.e., fxa series
for yours so look for that in the description. There is a mb model
number, for my GRV series it is MBX-79; the part number is A-8112-386-A.
The mb part number is usually on the margin, but might be on the back
side. This site has a service manual for the fxa32 that might help:
Sony Vaio PCG-TR5AP TR 5 and After a clean Windows XP Install, I can't get the built in camera to work.
Once I install the drivers I see it under My Computer, but when I double
click it all I see is a white screen and fuzzy black lines across -
Somebody at Sony told me to install the Recovery console and install the
capture app, but that's the problem. I don't want to do a system restore
and reinstall all that junk these vendors put on the PCs. Is there a way to
just install this Recovery console and then just install that magic camera
In My Computer, the camera is listed ...
Sony VAIO PCG-X29 Boot Problem Got a problem with my laptop... it wont recognise the hard drive on boot
has actualy recognised it 3times when i've booted it up in the past approx
50 boots), tried the hard drive in another laptop, boots fine everytime.
thinking it could be the cable between the mobo and the hard drive, or the
any1 an idea what i can do next (dont really want to send it off to be
If it is the connector on the motherboard, then is it possible to get a USB
hard drive 'n stick an o/s on there to boot from? (pretty old system, not
sure if it'll boot from USB though..) w...
SONY VAIO PCG-GRT150 Hi
Could someone tell me how to acivate the function keys in this laptop ? Xp
pro is installed on it. I don't know which program/driver activates theese
damn keys :(
I've visited the Sony support page for this model but I really don't know if
there is such program/driver for supporting f.c... There is everything but
not that :(
Please help me and BTW: Greetings from Poland :)
> Could someone tell me how to acivate the function keys in this laptop
> ? Xp pro is installed on it. I don't know which...
sony vaio PCG-Z505R networking trouble i just bought a PCG-Z505R used, and installed windows 2000
professional over win98.
i've been trying to connect to the internet through our cable modem
with no success. other computers have no difficulty. we've tried
setting specific IP addresses, as well as gateway and masks that match
the other computers in the household.
we've succeeded in sending packets and receiving one or two each time
we try to load the webpage. the computer thinks it's connected.
any help would be greatly appreciated, i can't find anything online to
help with this sony.
thanks ahead of time,
Sony Vaio PCG-F420 LCD CABLE? Anybody knows where is the best place to get
Sony PCG-F420 LCD CABLE
Part # 167736911
FPC(SHARP13' HPA) (Flexible Printed Cable)
Best $$$ I got so far $98.18 US.......
Anybody can do better than that?
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SONY VAIO PCG-FX905 -> IT ROCKS! Just bought myself that laptop several days ago. Since this is my first
laptop computer my reaction could propably be described as "overreacting"...
NOTE: This is not commercial
I didn't search for state-of-the-art newest and fastest (and likely most
expensive) laptop but for something that will work fine and reliable. I do
much web development on my computer (run database server, web server with
server-side scripting languages, some html and php editors, mysql interface
and administration tools, etc...) I wanted my laptop to have these features:
DVD-ROM, TV-out, Integrated Eth...
sony vaio pcg-fx401 cpu upgrade Hi
anybody know what is the fastest cpu a vaio pcg-fx401 will take? I tried a
spare Athlon 2100+ but it did not work unfortunately...
"Terrorism is the war of the poor and war is the terrorism of the rich."
(Sir Peter Ustinov)
Alexander Linkenbach wrote:
> anybody know what is the fastest cpu a vaio pcg-fx401 will take? I tried a
> spare Athlon 2100+ but it did not work unfortunately...
I did not think that Sony ever used an AMD chipset; Sony has always been
an Intel vendor.
> Alexander Linkenbach wrote:
Win95B Sony Vaio PCG-717 and Xircom CEM33 I just installed a Xircom CEM33 Multifunctional Ethernet adapter on Windows
95B Laptop. It is a PCMCIA device and it is old... like from 1996. It loaded
both the driver for the modem and the network adapter. But when I go to
winipcfg it cannot renew from the DHCP server. Then I go and assign IP
myself and then I ping some computers on my network. I looked at my network
switch.. there WAS ABSOLUTELY NO traffic on that port. (The LED wasnt even
blinking) Although it is on because the switch detects a link between the
adapter and the switch. Its a 10BT card and a Netgear 5 port 10/100 switch.