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Windows 7: Sony Vaio Problems


03 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
Sony Vaio Problems

Hi there

I have an old Sony Vaio laptop that i have stuck some more memory in and formatted before installing Windows 7 ultimate. however i am having issues installing drivers for some of the hardware, specifically and most essentially the centrino wifi setup and the graphics chipset

the model is a Sony Vaio VGN-FJ3S/W that runs and intel pentium m 740 processor and Intel® 915GM centrino chipset

i've tried the sony website but its only supported driver downloads top out on windows vista and those drivers dont work

any suggestions of help much appreciated

thanks

Ben


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03 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

done some digging, seems intel havent released and drivers for this old chipset that will work with windows 7 :-(

oh well best sell the old girl then! sad times!
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03 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal,

The old girl will could still work under win 7. Your graphics card will install but you won't be able to use aero.
As for you wi-fi card. You could just replace the internal card with a Windows 7 compatible one. (fairly easy to change yourself)
Or you could disable the on board card and buy a new external wi-fi adapter that plugs in to your usb port.
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04 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

thanks for the help, but i cannot find any drivers that will work with the graphics card as its built into the chipset so it technically onboard graphics and as said intel dont do a driver compatible with Windows 7 for that chipset

i have tried the vista drivers they released but they don't work :-( which is strange as that runs aero as well!!

as for the wifi, i guess as thats built in too i'm going to struggle, not sure where the card is buried if it is seperate, so i'll have to have nosey!
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04 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1994F7PT View Post
thanks for the help, but i cannot find any drivers that will work with the graphics card as its built into the chipset so it technically onboard graphics and as said intel dont do a driver compatible with Windows 7 for that chipset

i have tried the vista drivers they released but they don't work :-( which is strange as that runs aero as well!!

as for the wifi, i guess as thats built in too i'm going to struggle, not sure where the card is buried if it is seperate, so i'll have to have nosey!
Hello 199....., welcome to the forum
Did you try to install the drivers in compatability mode? Compatibility Mode
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05 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

i've got most of it working now, ran the vista drivers in compatability mode and its working now, only thing that doesnt work is the Fn key functions for screen brightness, volume control etc

i have no idea if there is a driver for them of where to get it but they wall work find under XP

the scroll lock is a Fn key press of the num lock and that does work, so the Fn key works in some repects, just not for the media functions :-(
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05 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1994F7PT View Post
i've got most of it working now, ran the vista drivers in compatability mode and its working now, only thing that doesnt work is the Fn key functions for screen brightness, volume control etc

i have no idea if there is a driver for them of where to get it but they wall work find under XP

the scroll lock is a Fn key press of the num lock and that does work, so the Fn key works in some repects, just not for the media functions :-(
Thats good news Ben I am no expert when it comes to laptop keys and have asked if anyone else can help you the last little bit
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05 May 2011   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

From what I can gather, it is the Vaio event viewer that controls the keyboard functions. I don't see this for Windows Seven, but find the XP versions. Also the original driver sets here:

update VAIO Event Service 2 for VGN-FJ3M, VGN-FJ3S, VGN-FJ3SR,WinXP

download sony VAIO VGN-FJ3M/W, VGN-FJ3S/W, VGN-FJ3SR/B notebook driver and application

A Guy
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07 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

cheers, i have already downloaded the driver and utilities packs so i'll attempt a compatability mode install of the event viewer and see if that cures it!

also had another random one, the soundcard has installed okay supposedly, however the headphone jack doesnt work, plug a set of headphones in and nothing happens, onboard speakers continue to work and nothing out the headphones?????
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08 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1994F7PT View Post
cheers, i have already downloaded the driver and utilities packs so i'll attempt a compatability mode install of the event viewer and see if that cures it!

also had another random one, the soundcard has installed okay supposedly, however the headphone jack doesnt work, plug a set of headphones in and nothing happens, onboard speakers continue to work and nothing out the headphones?????
Plug in your headset, click on start type Sound click on it to go there.

Right click on any device select show hidden devices.

Right click on your headset select set as default device.

When you want to go back to Speakers just change the default device back again.
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