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To changethe Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware -Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVDdrive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have beenmade.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the4th change.
If you want to play DVDs from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmwareto make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrongfirmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece ofsoftware (Passkey for DVD) that allows you to play DVDs from any region andPasskey for Blu-ray that allows you to play Blu-rays from any region. There areseveral available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free From: -,free.htm

Sony VAIO C... | Answered 3 days ago

make sure its the latest avi player, or why dont u chek out the windows media player, or vlc player, or cyberlink power dvd, or windows media centre, there are loads of softwares u can use to play your dvds

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 21, 2019

The software playing the bluray disc (PowerDVD) will only play it on the primary display. You will have to set your tv to be your primary display in order to watch the movie.

This only happens with bluray and HD-DVD discs.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 14, 2019

If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LEDflashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faultyinverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow myinstructions to identify the fault and possible fix :-

Sony VAIO R505JL... | Answered on Nov 01, 2019

It looks like the current driver for your particular model is still the original version, which is dated 20-Oct-2004. In my experience, audio drivers almost always need to be obtained from the manufacturer -- Sony, in this case.

Click the link at the end of this text to go directly to the driver download page for your model -- this is Sony's eSupport, a user-friendly and sophisticated site. The drivers are grouped into categories and "Audio" is the first one. Click the + and you should see 1 driver available -- download it with the green arrow (when prompted by windows, click RUN... unless you want to save it). Assuming the installation completes successfully, Vaio audio drivers usually enable sound output without requiring you to reboot. But just follow the prompts.

Drivers are here:

Here is the home page that is specific for your model of Vaio; this is the page you want to bookmark or add to Favorites:

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Oct 12, 2019

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Sony VAIO... | Answered on Oct 09, 2019

To use Vob files with movie maker, they need to be converted first. This can take a little while, but there is no other way, as windows doesn support dvd playback by default, and whilst codecs will give you playback, movie maker will not accept them, even with the codecs. To convert your vob files to "avi" (the format needed for movie maker) yoou will need converting software. Most of this is very expensive, but thankfully, one of the best is actually free! It's name is "super" and it can be found at the following web address
By the way, the download link is at the bottom of the page.
Wish you the best of luck,

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 26, 2019

I think when you burn to cd with NERO 3gp files you have to burn in 8x or 16x!!!

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 24, 2019

Just install VLC player. That is a free media player, light and supports most formats, including the VOB files.


Sony VAIO... | Answered on Aug 21, 2019

Checking virtual IP servers...

Checking HTTP virtual IP servers...

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Aug 20, 2019

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Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jul 09, 2019

there might be some problems and you have to go through them.

--> check the cable
--> check the vpn connection settings
--> check the server name
--> check the user name and password (it should be same as of your system in office
--> make sure your computer is on at work
i hope this will help you
if none of them work then the easy way is to make other connection that will definitly do

Sony VAIO FX150K... | Answered on Jun 20, 2019

Try to start the system in safe mode and see if that works if so it is not the screen.
To enter safe mode press F8 during boot up after the bios screen.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on May 31, 2019

Look to see if your system came with a blu-ray dvd player. Cause according to the specs to your sysem it comes with a dvd+-rw drive which means it can play original dvds as well as movies on a dvd+r and dvd-r. Look for the blu-ray logo on the front of your drive. It should look like this:

If it doesn't have that logo then that means your drive can't play blu-ray. If it does have the blu-ray logo and its not playing those discs then you need either a software program that will play blu-ray or your blu-ray dvd player has a weak laser and the drive would nee to be replaced.

Sony Vaio FZ31M... | Answered on May 16, 2019

- This can be OS problem- or by just updating the graphics card driver may resolved the issue.
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Sony VAIO... | Answered on May 04, 2019

I'd reckon at 4.5 years you've had an extremely good run from your CDROM. You could always try a lens cleaner which you can get from any good music shop but judging by your unit's age you deserve a newer and faster Unit. Maybe a CD burner or even a DVD burner. They are much cheaper these days. My first single speed CDROM cost me $999.00 I can now buy a 52 speed CD Burner for $49.00 BMW

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Apr 01, 2019

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Sony Vaio... | Answered on Mar 04, 2019

Did you upgrade to win10? Then you might need to download the older win7 drivers and load them, remove the win10 trackpad driver first then reinstall the win7 ones..
You can find them here Sony eSupport VGN FZ240E Drivers Software

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 27, 2019

Follow these steps
First you should Return BIOS settings to their default levels. An overclocked or misconfigured BIOS can cause all sorts of random issues, including BSODs.
- Restart your computer and then press and hold F8 keys until you get Advanced Options menu screen.Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, and then press Enter, your computer will boot automatically to safe mode.
If you able to start in safe mode then update your graphic drivers from the manufacturer site of your laptop
Let me know if it helps you.
Use system utility tool like RegInOut to remove unwanted files , fix registry and windows errors which causing blue screen

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Feb 19, 2019

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