Hi...I have done everything including the hokie pokie with my vaio laptop and it will not turn on :-( A week ago I CTL ALT DEL to lock it, came back to it 2 hours later and it was lifeless. It was on the charger with battery in. I have removed battery and charger and pressed and held down power button (sony's only suggestion)..plugged in charger-no power...battery in-no power...left charger plugged in for a day without battery and last night it came on,however, it first my mouse wouldn't move I let it sit for an hour power on...mouse started working. It still wouldnt allow me to type on the keyboard. I tried the keyless board on the screen and it would type but wouldnt allow me to enter to move foward.... I tried to restart...WHYYYY Now it wont come on! I tried to include everything that is going on. I hope it is clear enough. Thank you for just being intrested in helping me! Please let me mention I only know the basics when it comes to computers so please be paitent with me. Thanks
I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE28B Laptop. I'm fixing it for a friend - just doing a simple format, re-install OS & software etc.
I wiped the hard drive, re-installed Windows XP and then went through installing the drivers, AV and other software. Everything working OK.
I now cannot get the thing to boot up! This is what happens EVERY time I turn it on:
- A couple of clicks and whirrs as if it's about to start up, but then all goes quiet - No display - Will not boot - CAPS LOCK, SCROLL LOCK, NUM LOCK lights all ON
I have tried starting it with the following configurations and the results are all exactly the same as above:
- Battery and AC Adaptor - Just Battery - Just AC Adaptor
I have tried booting it in the above various power/battery configuratons with NO RAM and NO Hard Drive attached; still the same
I have tried leaving it running in this state and letting the battery run completely flat and then tried on AC - no joy.
I've tried various things I've read elsewhere such as leaving battery and AC disconnected for a few mins, pressing the power button to discharge the system, then connecting AC back up - but still no luck.
One thing I did notice is that after a while of leaving it in this non-booting state the power light and battery light on the front lip of the case and the light on the actual power button itself all start to flash at the same time. (This could be because the battery is flat?)
When I have the battery connected the battery light on the front of the case flashes; flash-flash--pause--flash-flash--pause-- etc. (This could be standard AC charging flash?)
Does anybody have any ideas about this? It's driving me mad!