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FS/FT- faulty sony vaio laptop

Cluffy321 Avatar
8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months agoFeedback:33 Positive/1 Neutral/1 Negative
not sure whats wrong with it, it turns on but sometimes it doesnt show a picture.

the spec is:
1gb ram
80gb hardrive
P4 2.8ghz processor
16" screen

i dont know how much it is worth but the screen is very rare on its own.
Cluffy321 Avatar
8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months agoFeedback:33 Positive/1 Neutral/1 Negative
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#1
Could be interested in this, how much and any pics?
#2
well im not sure but i have seen a smaller sony vaio screen go on ebay for 120+, i know these prices are overexxagerated but i was thinking like 170 for the laptop, with charger.
#3
Does it show a picture on an external screen?

What operating system?

How old / where did you buy from?

Cheers :thumbsup:
#4
Any pics?
#5
yer i can get pics, its quite old, 3 or 4 years, it has general wear but nothing that affects the laptop itself or any cracks etc. it sometimes connects to an external monitor and sometimes doesnt, if it wont show on the normal screen it wont on the external, i think it could be just a loose wire, but i dont know how i would fix it.
#6
its got xp on it, service pack 3, its a dual boot so it has xp pro black and xp home on it
#8
interested
#9
sounds like a mobo problem, temperamental visual display is just the beginning and its going to get to the point where it wont show anything
#10
its working atm, i think it could be the battery wont hold charge as it works when the chargers plugged in, well it has been so far lol
#11
The problem with the screen could be the inverter board which is exactly as its nomenclature suggests (it converts a direct current from your laptop power supply to an alternating current for your screen). Another possibility is a failure with the backlight. Both the inverter board and backlight can be replaced with relative ease and the costs are relatively low.

You may also try moving the screen forwards and backwards to eliminate a poor connection with the ribbon cable that connects the screen to the motherboard.
#12
its not working now lol :-D, i guess it is that then. well there you go, thts the fault then. i think the screen is ok though
#13
Cluffy321
its not working now lol :-D, i guess it is that then. well there you go, thts the fault then. i think the screen is ok though


I am sure the screen panel is fine. In my experience, inverter boards have a higher failure rate than the backlight but it is difficult to make an exact prognosis - you will need multimeters to read the voltage from the inverter boards or the backlight. However, if you do hear a buzzing noise emanating from the screen, that is almost certainly a backlight issue.
#14
If it was the back light tho it would always work with a external monitor and not just sometimes, wouldn't it?
#15
jennyrocks
If it was the back light tho it would always work with a external monitor and not just sometimes, wouldn't it?


No! An LCD screen requires backlighting. Consequently an external LCD monitor has its own backlight and is completely dichotomous from the laptop's screen.

Edit: Ah I misunderstood you. If an external monitor failed too then the issue isn't the backlighting nor the inverter board? It does look like the graphics card or motherboard fault.
#16
That's what I was getting at yeah :) in the a previous post by the OP he says "it sometimes connects to an external monitor and sometimes doesn't, if it wont show on the normal screen it wont on the external," so that would mean that the problem is not to do with the laptop screen nor the inverter/back light. The only thing I can think of that connects the both would be the motherboard or a driver issue? Does it have this problem when just in Windows XP or even at bios etc?
#17
Genuine XP with COA?
#18
jennyrocks
That's what I was getting at yeah :) in the a previous post by the OP he says "it sometimes connects to an external monitor and sometimes doesn't, if it wont show on the normal screen it wont on the external," so that would mean that the problem is not to do with the laptop screen nor the inverter/back light. The only thing I can think of that connects the both would be the motherboard or a driver issue? Does it have this problem when just in Windows XP or even at bios etc?


I wonder if it is heat related. If the problems manifests themselves shortly after going into Windows rather than immediately after startup this is symptomatic of overheating of the graphics.
#19
ElliottC
No! An LCD screen requires backlighting. Consequently an external LCD monitor has its own backlight and is completely dichotomous from the laptop's screen.

Edit: Ah I misunderstood you. If an external monitor failed too then the issue isn't the backlighting nor the inverter board? It does look like the graphics card or motherboard fault.


thats what i sed lol i think im still right about it being the mobo
#20
tsar_nate
thats what i sed lol i think im still right about it being the mobo



Yes you did suggest it but how can you be so sure it is the board rather than overheating of the graphics or even something more obscure such as the pins on the connector of the RAMDAC not sending the correct signals to the display? The board is certainly a possibility but you seem very certain (although I was certain about the inverter or backlight, mind you).
#21
It could be that it is overheating, if the OP were to leave it on long enough it would then most likely it should shut itself down (unless it enters hibernation). It could be the mobo well the graphics chip which would mean a new motherboard. It could still be a driver issue aswell. Can the OP run a few more tests such as leaving the laptop on and seeing how long the screen stays on for, then if the laptop shuts off because of heat and lastly how long it last's by just displaying the bios screen?
#22
try changing the memory that can cause the problem you are having also do a reinstall of os and reset the bios but it will more then likely be the memory check that the fans if any are working is it for sale if so how much with p &p
#23
it is for sale, i was thinking 150 + 10 p and p
#24
you can reflash the bios without reinstalling windows but im sure its a mobo fault as in where the connector to the crt monitor is there are 2 welds holding the socket in place if those are loose its a connection fault i has the same thing but on a desktop pc even when i used a pci graphics card there was still no display or post "beep" on startup
#25
anyone interested, im willing to negotiate price
#26
anyone interested, £120 must be worth tht for screen and other spares

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