20 Most Recent Sony VAIO VGN-N130G/W Notebook - Page 2 Questions & Answers

Are you able to start the computer in safe mode?
Try starting the computer into safe mode by following the instructions found here.
If the computer loads in safe mode, then you can try disabling some startup programs by reading the instructions found here and restarting your computer. If this fails to fix it, you'll probably need to reinstall windows.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Aug 04, 2011

usually there are screws coming upward from the bottom to remove the keyboard,then you have to remove the palmrest which the touchpad is integrated into. 

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jul 02, 2011

Possible virus, and/or hard drive failing.

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

You will need to contact SONY. The website is http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/index.pl

or you can call:

Parts and Accessories Sales Division at 1-800-488-7669
The hours of operation are as follows:
• Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 12 am (Midnight) ET.
• Saturdays and Sunday - 9:00 am to 8:00 pm ET.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011

Yes! you are further off using the restore cd's, trying to restore from the hard drive almost never works.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jun 02, 2011

its not working and cant be removed there should be a tiny tiny little hole you can hit w a pen or pin and it will release your dvd drive

Sony VAIO... | Answered on May 08, 2011

First - try to re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer to ensure the hard drive is connected properly..
If this does not work then reboot and go to theBIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn'tdetect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Next - to determine if thehard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and insert it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a workingcomputer's USB port. If this computer cannot see itas an external hard drive and you cannot open the various folders and files,this confirms the hard drive is faulty. The hard drive needs to bereplaces in the laptop and Windows installed and the laptop's device driversand your programs etc to get a functioning laptop again.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Apr 17, 2011

This appears to be caused by a malfunction of the mouse (device or connection), or a stuck key(s) on your keyboard. First try to replace the mouse (device) with another one to see if this still happens, and/or the keyboard (by using an external keyboard), to find out what component is causing the problem.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

Each cable is supposed to have one sticker or something engraved in the metal connector that says + or -. In the wireless card each connector has the + and - symbols.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011


This issue may happen due to various reasons, I would suggest that you perform all the troubleshooting steps mentioned on the below link to resolve the issue.


Get back for any assistance.


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

Whenyou connect the power adapter into the laptop, does the power LED light up? Ifnot then - The battery adapter or the adapter's power lead or the laptop's powersocket could be faulty. Check power adapter's DCplug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltageshould be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on thebottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that isprinted on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced. If the adapter is OK thenconnect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/batterycharging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's powersocket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position thisLED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a drysolder joint where it is connected to the motherboard. This can be repaired but itrequires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket andrepair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011

Find the notebook support area of www.sony.com , find your model, easy in their model search tool, and all original drivers will be listed for you to download free. You may have to register with the web site. No big deal.. Here is the link..

http://esupport.sony.com/US/ find dirvers and downloads..

If you need driver for a specific webcam, go to the cameras manufacturer website to find driver.

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

If you do a full sys restore, it will wipe out all old data..
What you need to do is boot up on a CD first and try to repair the MBR (Master Boot Record)
Look here - 4th one down.. to download a Boot /repair CD image to burnto a CD
Read all instructions with it.
OR need to find someone who can loan you the WinXP CD . Or a copy of it. (Or download an ISO (burnable copy) to create one) It is the serial number that validates the Windows install. They don't have to give you the serial as you should have your own on a label under the notebook.

Actually the chances are not good for recovery while in the notebook. You will have a better chance to recover files if you are able to remove the hard drive and install it aas a slave in another (desktop) PC (will come up as D or E drive

When you've finished recovering file, it will be easier to format the HD before putting it back in note book. If the Recovery partion is still intact, do not wipe it out as you can maybe still use it to reload windows.
Worst case - the HD read write heads are damaged and the drive is toast. That will mean no file recovered and replacing HD with new (or used) and reloading windows from scratch.

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

here is the service manual for your machine its all there
if you can't open the manual get foxit reader from here http://download.cnet.com/Foxit-Reader/3000-10743_4-10313206.html
anything else? let me know.

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

i have sony vaio VGN-CR23G. i formatted this xp sp2now the sound driver is not installed on my machine. no audio output m getting........what to do..??

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

Hi mjhauk,

You can use the Fn+F3 Keys to decrease and Fn+F4 Keys to increase the Volume. If the Audio is not working after increasing the Volume using the Function Keys, please try re-installing the Audio Driver in the Computer to fix this issue.

Below is the link to download the Audio Driver.


Please download the file, double click on it to begin the installation and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. After installing the Audio Driver, please restart the Computer for the settings to take the effect.

This should fix the issue.

Good Luck!

Please post back if you require further assistance.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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

Based on the Model # which you have provided, it seems that there are no Firmware Updates released for VPCEB13FA Notebook.
The only Firmware Update which is available is for the Bluetooth Device in the Computer.
Hope this helps.
Please feel free to contact for further information and assistance.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Oct 23, 2010

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