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Windows 7: Need Help With Sony Vaio Laptop

16 Oct 2016   #11
Richardc267

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Hi

You have a lot of things to do before you can use this Sony Vaio.

But there is one thing you can do.

Since you are able to access public PC, get to know some computer geeks to assist you.
Some of these geek like to "play" with computer and also fixing &or repair computer.
Be their friend, and later ask them to assist you.
In this way, you can save and get what is need to get your laptop up and running.
Most geek do keep spare parts with them.

If they help you, all the best.

If not, try to ask them what's wrong with your laptop.

Bring along the laptop, and when you use the Public PC, they may interested in why you do not use your laptop.
Then make friends and ......
Here's the pro's and cons to the public PC's I access here.

Pro's: Anyone can access the PC's. This is a college town (UCSB campus).

Cons: It's mostly students who have no fooking clue about PC's. The one place I spend the most time at...they have NO idea how to use these PC's, so hardly any of them are computer geeks, and most of them have no knowledge on PC software/hardware. I am usually the one asked how the hell to even PRINT something, much less anything else. Me finding anyone PC savvy here is like finding a $100 bill on the ground, otherwise I would follow your suggestion. The only students that visit here are only writing up papers for class.
I would give the bookstore a shot and see if they will diagnose your machine for free or not.
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Alright. I'll look into it, it'll have to wait until tomorrow though, since I quit carrying the laptop into town all the time. It's at my friend's place right now, and I'm not wasting 2 hours walking it (still have to fix my bike first).

Edit: I haven't taken it anywhere else because last I knew, they charged over $50 just to inspect PC's & run diagnostics *rolls my eyes*.


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27 Oct 2016   #12
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Well, I got some bad news about the laptop. The techs at the shop I took it to at the bookstore were obviously too busy to really look at my laptop (and they dont even sell you PC parts, just references where you can). Anyway, I finally talked to the guy who gave me the laptop. He either overheated the GPU or the CPU, hence why the screen isnt turning on (probably).

Plus side...well, kinda "plus", a friend gave me a laptop, but it's ANCIENT! lol. It's a Sony Vaio from 2000. It even has a floppy disk drive, and a 56K Modem! No Ethernet ports on laptops back then yet. So now I have a Windows 98 laptop with 64MB of RAM. LoL. Funny part of it all is, both the ancient laptop and the one with the screen problem, the plug (19.5v) fits in both of them and it works in the ancient laptop. Now maybe I can find some old DDR laptop RAM sticks....

I now need a USB wireless doohicky, but the laptop has 1.1 USB slots. lol. At least now I can play old 1990's PC games on this thing, I just need a USB flash drive now to transfer files.

The model of the laptop is PCG-9241

The laptop is so damn old, I don't think its on Sony's website anymore. I think I might try putting another OS on it. Maybe Windows ME. I always did like that one. Assuming I can get my hands on a CD.

Edit: I am also looking for a tutorial video on how I can gain access to the hard drive. There's no panel I can unscrew to get to it. It looks like I have to take the whole back off, and I don't want to mess it up. I've tried looking for one, but my Google-Fu is bad.
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