Primary colour static and failureto boot

March 21, 2010 at 10:05:21
Specs: Windows XP SP2
MAJOR FAIL

During normal use the screen dropped into varying, flickering, primary colour based static patterns. Pulled the plug, tried reboot, immediately droppedinto same pattern at power on. Boot noises in the background repeated with regular gaps of 30 secondsor so, indicating some kind ofboot failure halfway through. Suggestions?


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#1
March 21, 2010 at 13:55:03
Boot noises? Like a pair of cowboy boots walking along the
wooden sidewalk in the movie "The Good, The Bad and the
Ugly"?

Be more specific. PC make, model no, OS, make & model no
CRT or LCD monitor you have.

Just another stupid saying...


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#2
March 23, 2010 at 07:19:34
VAIO FE28B, Win XP SP2.

Sorry, asked me all that in a form before I posted, figured it would be posted here.


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#3
March 23, 2010 at 08:09:17
Sounds like a motherboard and/or video issue.

Typical Sony Tech Support bullsh*t, http://support.vaio.sony.eu/computi... , they make you jump through hoops in order to get any information. Their parts support isn't great either. I cannot access their site without a serial number, product code etc to get any nformation off that laptop. If you want to post that info, go ahead. I'll need:

1. Country you are in.
2. Serial number.
3. Product Code

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#4
March 24, 2010 at 04:26:02
Just go to Login option 2 on the right, hit VGN-FE in drop box one, then VGN-FE28B on the second...

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#5
March 24, 2010 at 09:09:28
Ah, or I could do that. When I see "Login", I assumed that they needed credentials.

Try this (video troubleshooting): http://genesis.sony-europe.com/inst...

I think you have a hardware issue.

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#6
March 24, 2010 at 11:18:08
i have recently had the same exact problem with my dell inspiron 1420 notebook. Since we have the same problem maybe this happened to you too. I took mine apart and it seems to be a heat issue with my CPU. I disconnected the heat sink on top of it and found lots and lots of dust in the vent, I was also appauled when i found that my heat sink had a square hole melted threw it from where it touches the CPU chip. Im pretty sure my chip is shot but im sure its replaceable as long as the motherboard is not also fried.

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#7
March 26, 2010 at 06:07:40
*slow clap*

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#8
March 26, 2010 at 06:11:21
That was for PC Geek.

Lemme Upgrade Ya I think is on the right track, but there is no visible damage. However, the fan wasn't wired to the mobo properly, so I'm thinking some kinda overheat issue. Eitherway, due to the non-modular nature of laptop mobos, I'm pretty sure the whole project is shot for me. I amy be able to do some stuff but testing and resoldering mobo components is kinda outta my talents.


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#9
March 26, 2010 at 09:56:47
Slow clap Palex? Well...paying customers get better attn. That's what ya get for buying a Sony...good luck wid dat! Idiot.

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