My Sony Vaio vpcf136fm is stuck at the black Vaio screen. I think this happened as the result of a failed BIOS or Windows update. I came home from work and the machine was stuck. I've tried recovering Windows via a Windows 7 64 disk, tried pulling RAM and rebooting, pulling the CMOS battery. With the Win7 disk, I was able to get to the Windows Recovery loader, but cannot get the keyboard to respond.
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It's most likely that your hard drive has failed or is faulty. I have replaced quite a few hard drives on Sony Vaio's.
The area where the hard drive is is rather poorly designed. There is no ventilation in that area of the laptop and the hard drive gets very …
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