April 17th, 2012, 12:25 PM #1
Fixing SONY Laptops, including HDD and CMOS.
Anybody ever worked inside a SONY laptop or knows about it?
I asked the Repair person at a Staples and was told they don't take in SONY laptops because they require a special flatter screw driver which is hard to get.
Can ordinary computer tools improvise?
I need to change a Harddrive and maybe the CMOS battery needs to be replaced after the lappy was sitting idle for three years.
Can a laptop CMOS battery go dysfunctional in that period of time?
April 17th, 2012, 03:15 PM #2
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I'm not sure about the other question, but the CMOS battery should be fine. I have a laptop that's at least 10 years old and the CMOS battery is fine. Amazingly.
April 18th, 2012, 12:40 AM #3
That is what I think. I have often worked with computers that were real old or laptops that were scarcely used and no CMOS problem as I know. Of course maybe this one started out as a dud. The simplest test is to check the time but but I can get the User to accept the password.
Maybe there is a Hard drive glitch which may even be hardware and not software. Still I had problems when i first booted after 3 years of disuse that i got an error message I had never seen that the OS had to be corrected (not the usual upgrades that accumate in tie with all OS's) and a grey screen and maybe there is a glitch with the password so it's not so remote a posibility.
Neither HDD or a CMOS is prohibetively expensive to replace and I can upgrade fron a 320 gb/5400rpm to a 500gb/7200rpm in the bargain--unless I have to go to proprietary SONY to get it fixed. Last time I bought a SONY I had problems with the Company who insisted an AMD cpu was made by Intel.
April 19th, 2012, 12:35 AM #4
Thanks everyone for all your help but it hit me this morning when I woke up and realized the drivers for the motherboard would be reinstalled automatically if I powered down, removed the power cord and battery from my lappy for a while and then rebooted. It worked like a charm! Im back in business!!!!
When the CAAT awakes I'll try it.
Errr...nobody out there ever had to open and repair a SONY laptop ?
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