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VAIO® Notebook Computer
Model # VGN-NW350F (home support page)
"...an orange light blinks twice and then the "vaio" screen reappears and it just repeats itself.."
orange led ("light") lights up....
- power button led - when the computer is in sleep mode - blinks slowly
(May come on briefly when the display has no video while booting.)
- charging led (rectangular)
- the battery pack is charging - on steady
- blinks fast - battery error - failed battery or the battery pack is unlocked (not installed properly)
- blinks along with the green power button led - battery is running out of power (AC adapter not detected as being connected)
- blinks along with the orange power button led - computer in sleep mode - battery is running out of power (AC adapter not detected as being connected)
The computer does not display, beep, clear post or boot.
If this issue occurs on a notebook computer, ensure the appropriate AC Adaptor is being used by comparing the model number on the AC Adaptor brick to the AC Adaptor listed in the computer Marketing Specifications under supplied accessories. The Marketing Specifications are available through the Manuals/Specs/Warranty link on this page.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
Remove all media from the CD/DVD drive.
Remove any additional third-party cards that were installed in the computer.
NOTE: A video card is needed for startup.
Remove any additional RAM memory modules that have been added to the computer.
Remove and replace (reseat) the original RAM memory modules that came installed in the computer.
NOTE: Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the computer for specific information on how to install, remove or replace RAM memory modules.
Restart the computer by pressing and holding the power button until all power indicator lights are off, waiting 30 seconds, and then pressing the power button again.
Restart the computer to Safe Mode.
Reset the computers BIOS to the default values.
Restart the computer to the Last Known Good Configuration.
"Restart the computer to Safe Mode."
"Restart the computer to the Last Known Good Configuration"
That requires that the computer is detecting the hard drive and that the data on the hard drive required for this option to work is intact (it's a Windows feature).
Press F8 repeatedly while booting the computer, do not hold down the key, and when the Windows Advanced Boot Options menu appears, choose Safe mode, Safe mode with networking, or Last Known Good Configuration (the latter usually doesn't work when you're having problems).
(Some computers have their own use for pressing F8 while booting - e.g. you may see a screen where you can choose which device to boot the computer from. If you see such a screen, READ the text on the screen to find which key you press to exit that menu, e.g. Esc. Press that key, then immediately repeaedly press F8 until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears.)
If pressing F8 while booting works to get you the Windows Advanced Boot Options menu
What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?
To open the System Recovery Options menu on your computer