Archive | January, 2014

Who likes a laptop that refuses to start anyways?

1 Jan

Sure it is annoying to find that no matter how much you are trying to boot your Sony VAIO laptop, it won’t start up anyways. Rather than banging the laptop against the wall, how about trying out some easy troubleshooting steps to fix the issue? Yes, you can try them out too even if you are a beginner. Our solution steps do not require you to be a geek to try them out; in just a few minutes you should get your VAIO laptop up and going…

Here is what you can do to initiate the process:

  • Press the ‘Power’ button to turn on your laptop. Make sure that the power light is turned on when you turn on your laptop. If it is not turned on, then make sure that adequate power supply is available to your laptop.
  • If your VAIO laptop is plugged in to an AC outlet, ensure that the AC outlet is providing adequate power supply to your system. In order to verify that sufficient power supply is streaming in, plug another electrical device to that AC outlet to check it.
  • If your Sony VAIO laptop is running on battery power or any other external power source, then plug your system into an AC outlet by connecting it through an AC adaptor. Ensure the safety of the power cord and AC adaptor connections.

You can also perform the following checks in order to ensure proper working of your Sony VAIO laptop:

  • Remove primary as well as travel battery packs. Plug your Sony VAIO laptop in to an AC outlet using the AC adaptor. If your system turns on it means that one of your battery packs needs to be replaced.
  • If the battery light is blinking, it means that your battery pack has reached low battery condition. In such a case, plug your laptop in to an AC outlet using the AC adaptor. Allow the battery to charge for some time.
  • Blow air through the fans in to your Sony VAIO laptop and while doing that, just make sure that you physically stop them from spinning. It is necessary to do this to prevent fan from getting damaged.
  • Clean the fans with a clean cotton cloth. Now, if the fans spin freely the moment you give them a spin, it means they are perfectly fine. If you notice any other condition, understand that it is replacement time.
  • Clean the ‘Cooling Vents’ as buildup inside these vents can impede the proper cooling process of the same.
  • Clean I/O Ports by cleaning the debris which might have accumulated in and around these ports.
  • Clean the RAM with a soft rubber, avoiding any contact with the golden edge of the memory stick. While doing this, disconnect your laptop from the power source. You can also use Cooling Chill Mat to help cool the unit.

Each of the above mentioned measures should help you to start your laptop without an issue. If you are still unable to start it, it may mean that you require technical support for VAIO laptop to get down to the root cause of the same. For that you can visit following links:

Official website – http://esupport.sony.com/

Third Party Support Companies – http://supportforsony.iyogi.com/ and http://www.geeksquad.com/

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