Sony PCG-V505 Power Panel

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I just did a clean install of XP on my Sony Vaio PCG-V505BX notebook. After
the initial install I was unable to locate my original Sony recovery CDs. I
was able to get most of the drivers I needed from the Sony Web site. The
Sony site did not have downloads for the Hotkey Utility, Sony Notebook Setup
or Power Panel.

After doing extensive searching I did find another Sony site with many Vaio
utilities ( I was able to get the Hotkey util
and Notebook Setup to work without any problems (although I am not sure that
the versions installed are really for my model).

I can dim the screen using the hotkeys, but Power Panel does not change
screen brightness under any profile (again, not sure that I am using the
correct version for my model. I did try all the PPs on above site).

So my questions are:

1. Does anyone know what the correct version is for the PCG-V505BX?
2. Does anyone have this model and  be willing to email/post the PP util?
3. Any ideas on how to fix PP to control brightness if problem is not
version related (have uninstalled and reinstalled PP util)?


Re: Sony PCG-V505 Power Panel

I have the same problem, but can't get any of the hotkeys to
work...which one did you install (I must have installed the wrong one)/

Jack B. Pollack wrote:
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Re: Sony PCG-V505 Power Panel

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