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The LCD Display Cable Is Most Likely Pinched Or Already Past the Pinching Point and Has Broken Solid Connection, causing the Short and shutdown when screen is moved or flexed...
The Hinge Area (Left Side)... Needs To Be Examined... And If No Short/Pinched/Frayed Cable In That Area, You Need To CHeck The Display Cable Where It Connects To The Back Of THe Screen... Reseat THe Ribbon Cable...

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 18, 2010

I have this laptop to, I disarmed totally, do screws from bottom then take out keybord it has some pins facing the screen side with a little flat screwdriver you move them, then one screw holds the DVD unit, then do all screws around the keyboard, to open the case on the battery you have like other clips, from the is pretty straigth foward, CMOS battery is near the ram area and it orther to get to it you need to undo the screws on the motherboard. Also had some problems with the windows not restaring and the problem was one the rams broke or get damaged and always go to recovery and then blue screen.
!The most important the fan problem is that need a BIOS updated, you go to sony, vio model and look for the driver is the version R0140X6 here is the link http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGN-FJ170 I hope this little guide work and good luck.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 31, 2009

Hello and thank you for using Fixya!

First, check and make sure there are no CD's in the CDrom player. Also, check an make sure there is no external storage devices, such as a flash drive, external, etc.

Advanced troubleshooting tips:

· First troubleshooting - When you turn the laptop on, are you able to see the splash screen? This would be the computer manufacturer's screen display that usually shows a picture but may also be text and usually appears right before the Windows logo screen. If the answer is yes, then more than likely, the operating system is corrupt. This can be caused by several things including viruses, power surges or hardware failure. If your computer hits the windows screen and reboots back into a loop, this is also signs of Windows being corrupt.

Solution - Take the hard drive out of the laptop and slave it to another working desktop computer to retrieve your data. You may need a special cable for this because the laptop hard drive is smaller than the cable in a desktop. This process can be done, taking precaution that both computers are off while slaving the hard drive. After you attach the hard drive, turn the desktop on, it will read it like another drive and you will be able to pull all of your information from it. You only want to grab the user files, not other data and run a scan to rid of viruses. Then attach the hard drive back on and reformat it.

· Second troubleshooting - If you hear the operating system chime but do not see a picture and all the lights are on, then this would indicate that the back light on the screen is out. You can test this simply by hooking the laptop up to a monitor and see if you get a picture. If the computer screen shows on the monitor, then your back-light is out. If it doesn't show up then your video graphics card is out.

Solution - If the back light is out, it is easier to order a new screen (new or used) from eBay and just switch out (simple process and you can find a replacement for under 50 dollars on eBay). If it is the video graphics card, then you can also purchase one from eBay and switch out (a little tougher because you have to take the top of the laptop off). You can get assistance with this from the manufacturers website (service manual) and pull specs for free.

· Third troubleshooting - To test the battery, take the battery out of the laptop and turn on with just the adaptor. If it boots, then the battery will need to be replaced. There is no way of testing the power adaptor but 85% of the time, this is the problem. Even if lights come on, the adaptor sometimes gets so overheated that it silently goes out but gives just enough power to make the lights come on. The power adaptor can be found on eBay for under 20 dollars and is cheap enough to replace (first) to make sure that is not the problem. The battery can also be found on eBay for under 60 dollars.

· Fourth troubleshooting - If you do not hear any beeps and the above solutions did not work. Then your motherboard has failed. This can be caused by surges or dust. You can purchase a replacement from eBay for a fraction of the cost and replace (this is tough and I am not sure if they have specs for this). You can do it yourself, just be sure and put everything back together as it was.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 21, 2009

try to restore to an earlier stage using the system restore from the control panel ......just go to the category view and when you hit maintenance ( and performance) it will apear the task on the left task bar ....choose a date that you know it was functional and go for it ...
also try to go to bios and restore to factory defaults ....it might work ...
the recovery cd that came with the laptop also is restoring the hot functions ...but it might mess with your files from the C partition ...so save all in another one before trying..

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 20, 2009

yes you can install 2 gb single or 1 + 1 =2 gb it will support in your laptop.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 10, 2009


Open my computer or computer, which you will find either on your desktop or in the start menu.

In the computer window, with the CD already inserted previously before opening the computer window. Right click on the CD/DVD drive and select OPEN.

Inside the disk look for SETUP.EXE or Install, or autorun or similiar to start the disk from.

The setup should come up on your screen.

Let me know if you need further assistance.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 27, 2009

You might reload your Operating System to correct this. Insert your Recovery disk into your drive, choose DVD as Boot Option, recover your OS.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 22, 2009

Windows Start-up Errors

First, The basics. You will need a Windows CD. If you only have a recovery disk set like the ones from a HP or Compaq, they will not do what you want. You can normally use a Dell disk, also retail box disks (Windows Purchased from the store), or some OEM versions of Windows will work (most of these will have the Microsoft hologram on them).
When you get the system started and it finds your startup disk you will see a screen that says Press any Key to boot from CD. I normally use the space bar as my any key and then you should see a blue screen that says Windows setup in the left hand corner. Wait until you see the welcome to setup screen and then click the "R" key to get to the Recovery Console How long it takes to get to each of these depends on the speed of your system, but I will tell you that it will take a few minutes to finally get to the Console.
Once you are at the Recovery Console you will be given at least one choice of Windows installations. Normally the choice you want is the number 1 choice. Click the number 1 key at the "top" of the keyboard and click enter.
You will be given a message asking for the administrator password. Unless someone or something has messed with your computer there is no password so you just click the enter key.
This will bring you to a prompt that says:
Type: cd \ and then click enter
( Note: between "cd" and "\" there should be a "blank space" otherwise the command won't work. If you find that a command hasn't worked make sure you typed it correctly. These are similar to old DOS commands where spaces had to go between each command so DOS knew where one command stopped and another started.)
You are now at the ROOT of the drive where it all begins. The Prompt should now say C:\>
Now type: CHKDSK /R and click enter.
The chkdsk / r command also includes the P command and will also look for lost recoverable information in bad sectors.
Now after the chkdsk has run type: FIXBOOT then click enter.
It may prompt you with a warning but continue through it and once fixboot has finished type: EXIT and click enter.
Your system should reboot and when it does click the F8 button to get a windows start menu. Use the up or down arrow to highlight the LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION and click enter. If it was a simple drive error this should have fixed it.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 02, 2009

this problem doesnt seem to be of the ram

it could either be your motherboard or the power button connection with ur motherboard, still u can once take the ram('s) out and attach them back, make sure u do this while your computer is off.

also do it only if u know how to do it...else u can take assistance, cause sumtimes this can void the warranty if ther is ne....

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 01, 2009

Because of this platform does not have full teathered support for vista I bid you good luck on your find but do advise you check www.driverguide.com they have all drivers windows even the open source ones that you do not commonly find any other website.

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Sony VAIO... | Answered on Oct 22, 2009

You may have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashes on and off or displays reddish pink hue. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickers on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replace the CCFL lamp.
To determine if the video card or the LCD is faulty, connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight. It could be a faulty inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out, usually the CCFL lamp fails before the inverter.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out LCD Parts for service, parts, and DIY info Use this link to their WEB site: -

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Oct 16, 2009

Turn it over, remove the large cover in the middle. Those are your memory sticks. Next to them is a 3v coin battery.
Push inward slightly(you see the
little fingers) and lift up the edge of the battery.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Oct 06, 2009

formate the pen drive then try again

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Oct 03, 2009

You need the original software CD's that came with the laptop and drivers found at: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNS360&LOC=3

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 27, 2009

Dear Sir,

Please download FLV player and check it out once. Else tell me the Extension name of that file.


Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

No, you must pay to install XP.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

Right click on My Computer, then select properties, then select device manager, you will see your computers parts , look for the Touch bad icon ,it should has red mark, Enable it(right click enable) and this will make it work.

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Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

It is possible that it is actually working, but doesn't have software to display anything. Install this and see if it works.

If it doesn't, go into Windows Device Manager, right click on the webcam, and uninstall the driver. Then install the newest version from the internet (from your laptop manufacturer's site, or Google the brand of webcam).

If neither of those fix it, it's a hardware problem. If you've had the laptop for less then a year, just back up your stuff and send it to Sony (they should pay shipping if you bug them) and they'll fix it. You might also be able to get the store you bought it from to replace it.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 19, 2009

if its not the charger then you have a problem with the power IC.A hardware engineer need to examine it.i hope this helps

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 14, 2009

installee the update of the program.,,

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 08, 2009

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