Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Need Help With Sony Vaio Laptop

11 Oct 2016   #1
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 
Need Help With Sony Vaio Laptop

Hi all. I've got this Sony Vaio laptop that I'm trying to get it to work. A friend of mine said he used it for parts, so it is missing a few hardware pieces. However, I am having problems getting it to run.

It is missing a hard drive, and the RAM pieces.

When I plug it in, the power icon works, shows a green light.

The product name is VPCF136FM, the model is PCG-81115L.

When I turn the machine on, screen doesn't turn on. It just stays black, I can hear the GPU fan turn on (It takes about 15 seconds for the GPU fan to even turn on), but no matter how long I leave the laptop on, the screen just stays black, it does nothing. I was thinking maybe the GPU was taken out, but I later learned the graphics card is basically embedded into the motherboard, so you can't remove it.

Anyone know why the screen isn't working? Or should I just throw it in the trash?

Sorry if this is in the wrong section.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Oct 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Without RAM it will never run. You MUST have at least one RAM module.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2016   #3
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Without RAM it will never run. You MUST have at least one RAM module.
Okay, someone gave me some RAM sticks, but I don't know which one will work (other than DDR3 sticks). Which slot (there's 2) should I put in the RAM? The bottom one or the top one?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Oct 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

You must disconnect the power supply and take out the battery before inserting or removing the memory.
Your computer uses DDR3 memory up to 1333MHz. Don't try to use DDR2. Only Use DDR3. ONLY.
Discharge static. Handle the stick by the border.
You can place into any slot, best on first one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2016   #5
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You must disconnect the power supply and take out the battery before inserting or removing the memory.
Your computer uses DDR3 memory up to 1333MHz. Don't try to use DDR2. Use DDR3 only.
Discharge static. Handle the stick by the border.
You can place into any slot, best on first one.

Battery won't hold a charge anyway, it's dead. And I can't fit DDR2 in there even if I wanted to.

I have one RAM piece that says it's 1333, i'll try that one. Get back to you in a sec.

Well that one aint working either. Guess I'm out of fracking luck so far.

Edit: It also doesn't make any beeps, and my friend on Skype thinks maybe the backlight to the screen is also dead. Thoughts?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2016   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I don't think that your friend putted away a working laptop and began taking it apart.
I do have a laptop that a friend gave it to me and it does like yours. It can be so many things.
Don't waste your time,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2016   #7
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I don't think that your friend putted away a working laptop and began taking it apart.
I do have a laptop that a friend gave it to me and it does like yours. It can be so many things.
Don't waste your time,
I may have a friend who can put in a new screen. But I can't afford to buy another laptop. I don't have any money. This laptop is my only chance of having my only PC. I was kicked out of my last house without a PC, and I've been living with my friend for 2 months now. He has no extra laptop/PC I can use.

Edit: I can only access public PC's 2 miles away from my house, and I have to walk there every time because I broke my bicycle's gear changer. It's annoying as hell that I can't play PC games either, and the public PC's are restricted heavily on what I can/cannot do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2016   #8
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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 ......
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2016   #9
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2016   #10
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc267 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
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.
Computer Repair
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Need Help With Sony Vaio Laptop




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Removing crapware on new Sony VAIO laptop
Hi, I just bought an ex display Sony VAIO and I'm just having a play about with it, familiarising myself and ideally looking at removing any possible crapware before I create a recovery disk. First up, do I need to use Sony's Vaio care/care rescue software to do this? I just want a bare bond...
General Discussion
sony vaio laptop
im running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and now all of a sudden i have no speakers or head phones connected and no sound at all ive done everything from downloading the new drivers to uninstalling it. i got nothing but a speaker with and red x thru it help
Sound & Audio
Need Manual for SONY VAIO LAPTOP PCG-L
Happy Holidays. This weekend I purchased a use a Sony Vaio, Model PCG-11L. So far in looks in good conditioned. The power cord, It looks well kept. It ower ons bot i can't get past VAIO Care Rescue Screen. I,M am in the process of installing ti os. let Se what happens. I wii be happy to...
Hardware & Devices
Sony VAIO Laptop Blue Screen - Please Help
Hello I bought Sony Laptop VAIO laptop in Jan 2012. right after one week, i start getting Blue screen. i call Sony tech support and they said i can send the laptop and they will check.. but look like its a software issue... can some one pl. help before i send it back to Sony for repair. Here is...
BSOD Help and Support
Sony VAIO laptop won't boot from CD
Sony VAIO VGN-NR330E, Model PCG-7113L So far as I can tell, the BIOS says that the 1st boot device is Internal Optical Drive, 2nd Internal Hard Disk Drive. No drives are "Excluded from Boot." I'm having problems getting the OS to boot on the HDD, so I've got my Win 7 Installation Disc in the DVD...
Hardware & Devices
Sony vaio laptop
hello, i have a sony vaio laptop VGN-FW370j with windows vista on it. i went and brought windows 7 ultimate today ( a small shop was selling them early), i want to install it but im wondering how i will get all the drivers for my laptop back as the sony site is absolutely useless. a fast...
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App