Sony Vaio PCG GRX560 dead (for the most part)

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This unit died on me a couple of years ago. Recently I plugged the
charger in, and after about 20 seconds, the leftmost diode IIRC started
blinking. It's been so long I can't remember if that's what it was
supposed to do normally when charging. It still wouldn't turn on. After
a time, 1 or 2 days of repeating the same procedure, the light wouldn't
come on again at all.
 I'd like to get the old girl working again. Anyone have a similar
problem? Originally it just locked up on me, screen froze. I think I
pulled the battery out, or maybe just shut it off. It wouldn't come
back on subsequently, so I pulled out the ram module, plugged it back
in, and it came back on. Locked up again...repeated what I did before.
This worked maybe 2 or 3 times. Then it never came back on.
 Thanks in advance for any help.

Re: Sony Vaio PCG GRX560 dead (for the most part)

Chris wrote:
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Your removing/replacing the RAM module as a temporary fix is a good sign
that the solder joints on the slot have failed, a common problem on most
GR- series notebooks.  This can be fixed, possibly, by reflowing the
solder.  Go to and look up the
user smbios.  He has a good reputation for doing this type of fix at a
reasonable cost.


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