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Old 08-16-2004, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Sony Vaio Laptop which is two years old. It was working fine, until the screen frose. I switched it off, but it doesn't want to reboot. The power light comes on, but it doesn't boot at all. CD drive works, but the battery charging light doesn't flash. I tried removing and replacing battery without luck. Any ideas what the problem could be? Perhaps the processor?
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tried it plugged in or just with the battery
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I tried both already but no luck. The battery charging light doesn't flash when the laptob is plugged in but switched off - it always used to. Could it be a battery charging failure, with the battery not having enough juice to boot up? I must say the battery has been going flat quickly lately when I've been working unplugged.
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could be, try a different battery. maybe local computer store will let you try and see if it works that way, however I think most will bypass when plugged in and turned on... but I'm not exactly sure.. I dont really deal a whole lot with laptops. been inside a few, and tore them down and rebuilt them but thats about it.
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Yeah, I tried it with the battery taken out but plugged in. It seems to bypass battery, as power light goes on, but I only get the same blankscreen. Am asking Sony right now, as I would prefere a guaranteed fix from them. If they can't fix it soon enough I'll take it to my computer shop who have helped out previously on other pc's.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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BTW - the program I was using at the time was a 3d CAD engineering application which I fear may have burnt out the processor. Does this happen often? I have been using it for 2 years now without any problems on the laptop. The processor runs at 100% when doing renderings, and these can taken over an hour to do sometimes. I havn't done any long renders lately however.
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hmmm... thats possible, thats a heavy load to put on it. its the autocad process at that and NOT system idle, right? system idle is fine, but yeah... if it sits at %100 demand on CPU for an hour, thats asking alot of it. especially if its constant.
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