Sony Vaio Blackout

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I have a Sony Vaio PCG GRS 100K laptop. The Monitor fails to turn on
with the computer most of the time, but the HD and CD-ROM Drive lights
turn on. The Caps Lock and Num Lock lights don't turn on (means it does
not go beyond BIOS) and I tried following SONY's FAQ's on this web
site:,/?St=257,E=0000000000414966692,K=2600,Sxi=1,Case=obj (324651),TS=External,UseTemplate=response_case.tem
but it did not help.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Re: Sony Vaio Blackout

Apply Pressure to the ram chips 1st... if that dosnt work completely
remove and install RAM again.  I also read that reseting the BIOS made
the fix.  One other thing you could try is reinstalling the video

I have heard many bad things about Sony when I researched your
question.  I would stay away from them in the future.
Good Luck


Re: Sony Vaio Blackout

Thanks Sean, I will try re-setting the BIOS from under the computer and
see what happens.

Re: Sony Vaio Blackout

Anther thing to try is external monitor to see if the backlight is
failing intermittently. If you are having the RAM problem its
associated with cold/bad solder joints and needs reworked. This
problem plagues a ton of Sonys and a few other manufacturers babys.
Try pulling the RAM from slot 2, Hit the reset button (w/power and
battery disconnected) If the external monitor does not work. If you
need help we are available also if you cannot do the repairs
Ken LaDere

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