20 Most Recent Sony VAIO VGN-FS840/W Notebook Questions & Answers


Not all operating systems are compatible with all peripherals as you have found out. When that happens you have to bite the bullet and purchase a component that will work in the new environment. Sorry.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Aug 23, 2017


it could be because its closing down lots of programmes,some of them run in the background and you dont see them.
trying cleaning it up as in disk clean up or defrg if you have it,pluse get rid of any stuff you dont need anymore as in pics and music.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015


You need to remove the password. Local laptop tech can do it and usually it cost $25 - $50.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 17, 2014


you can on ur wifi button from the front side of your laptop

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Aug 27, 2011


Did you find out what caused this? Mine is doing exactly the same thing :o(

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Mar 29, 2011


you need a converter to convert the VGA analog to HDMI digital signal

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011


Find the driver here:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNFS840W&LOC=3

Remember to select your system you are running.

Hope this will help.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011


Hi nomar_11,
You might be experiencing a display issue or you just accidentally adjust some setting on your computer. There's an easy way for you to solve this concern. Please try these steps to bring back the good known configuration of your computer.

Step 1. Turn off the computer completely.

Step 2. Remove the battery from the system and disconnect the AC adapter/charger.

Step 3. Now press and hold down the power button for 15-20 seconds.

Step 4. Put back the battery in and please make sure that you connected the AC adapter.

Step 5. Turn on the computer.

Hope it helps,
Thank you for using FixYa.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 09, 2011


it should be in the front of the laptop the very front.A series of lights and symbols should be above it look below the symbols.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011


My Vaio model is VGN-FS840 and after I formatted by laptop, my function key is not working, what shall I do to make it run? Can I download the driver? is it available in websites?

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 24, 2010


You can find firmware and registry updates for your DVD drive from Sony at the following:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNFS840W

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Aug 02, 2010


try using an external keyboard, reboot the computer then pre f10 key repeatedly for 5-7secs to boot to vaio recovery center.. select restore c: drive to format the harddrive to the factory defaults

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Apr 10, 2010


if there is a liquid damage on the laptop then its gonna be for out of warranty service which may cost you 499 - $699.99.. if none, then you may call sony for troubleshooting or visit their site for free chat support for 15mins.. go to the link and click get live support


http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/support-contacts.pl?mdl=VGNFS840W

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010


Probably a LCD malfunction.
Connect your computer to a external monitor and check whether it works fine or not.
Please feel free to ask me any further.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Mar 31, 2010


You should go to the Manufacturer's Support Website and download all of the Windows 7 Updates for your system and see if that solves your issue.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010


please enable the dhcp setting in wireless router and there is an one button(with wireless icon) in laptop.just click on that button.

before that should enable the dhcp automatically in your laptop

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010


Go to control panel-wireless network connection-set the ICON

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 04, 2010


Could also be that you have a clogged fan/heatsink and overheating, triggering the thermal controller

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

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