I have a Sony Vaio SVE1511C5E which turns on and off, an endless loop. I tried everything to find out the reason. Finally I got the BIOS IC out, put it into a reader and tried to update the BIOS, however, there is no .bin file to programm the IC available. I have already searched the whole internet. A BIOS dump from a similiar machine would be a great help. Does anyone eventually have a BIOS file (spi flash, .bin)? Thanks for your help in advance. Best regards, Ali Baradaran

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Hello Daniweb Community, I was just wondering if there is anyway possible to fix this? My damn cat sat on it a fall off taking the speaker with it. [Here are the pictures.](https://www.dropbox.com/sh/77tvrhmwdmk720p/AAAjzhP7LKgqMvYlQLCQZyRYa?dl=0)

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Oh the irony. In what is starting to read very much like the script to a Hollywood movie itself, the latest twist to the Sony Pictures hacking plot took an unexpected turn yesterday. It would appear that at one stage yesterday access to the web across pretty much all of North Korea went down, with access to key sites such as the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and Rodong Sinmun newspaper were down for most of the day. Not that most North Koreans would have noticed, of course, seeing as they are denied access to the Internet anyway. The …

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Hi everybody, I have a sony vaio VGN-NW 130D and it turns off by itself, it does one of two things every time I move it even a slight little bit; - It completely turns off (no warning, no proper shut down) and the power to it goes, after about 5 seconds the power light turns off and then it starts up again. This occurs when I move the laptop lid (smallest movement causes it), or push harder (still not hard at all) on the keys on the keyboard. It also happens with any movement of the laptop itself. - …

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I am looking for a new laptop.My budget is around 700 $.I require the laptop for programming mainly.I would like to have i5 processor with 4gb + ram. I would like to save as much money as possible without compromising on these requirements and quality .I don't care for looks . I would like to know which company SONY /TOSHIBA/DELL will be better for me based on the criteria of configuration,quality ,longevity and price. Please give detailed answers with justification.

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Plz someone help. I have a sony vaio and has stopped loading and every time i go to repair it. it dosent load and when it does it just searches for promblems and other else it stays like that for hours. i have even tryed to start it in all the safe mode and doesnt load it just takes me back to the start. i dont have the recovery C.ds

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Hello Computer gurus!!! i have a problem with my vaios wifi switch, its well broken the light is off even when its switched to the on position and none of my wireless networks are working ive been forced to use a realy long ethernet cable ITS DRIVING MY CRAZY!!! so heres how it happend i was taking my laptop over to my desk in my bedroom when i tripped and dropped it BANG!!! i imedietly picked it up ran over to my desk to turn it on to see if it still worked every thing seemed fine so i closed …

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Hi, My Sony Vaio is dead, it doesn´t start anymore. I surfed on internet last night and today in the morning it doesn´t start up. Nothing on screen, no led, no sound, no..nothing. I tried everything, plugged with battery, unplugged with battery, plugged without battery, removed and reinserted the ram etc. Any idea? thanks, daniel

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Recent movie trailers have previewed the upcoming film [I]The Social Network[/I], directed by David Fincher and produced by Sony. "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies," the movie's tagline declares, but the movie's already made a few enemies itself. In fact, Sony discovered it can't market its movie about Facebook's founding on the Facebook site itself. [youtube]Cz3MkQH7ch8[/youtube]The movie is based on Ben Mezrich's [I]The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Money, Genius, and Betrayal[/I], and showcases the relationship between Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg, who created the popular social network while at …

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Hey everyone, I've had problems with my vaio before, but this time I really don't know what the problem is. Basically, I came home and I plugged it in and when I turned it on, I immediately realized that the screen was still black like how it is when the display is off. I checked the LED lights on the corner and the power one was on, but all the rest were not. Usually, if i click the power button now, the computer would be put to sleep, but it just stuck there. Nothing shows up on the display and …

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I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP on a friends Sony VGN-FS620/W. The keyboard is not working, I can't even boot to BIOS because the keyboard isn't recognized. I have a clean formatted disk, no OS installed. I tried to install DOS 7.10 from the CD/DVD ROM drive which still works, but can't press any key to continue with the install. This keyboard issue was occurring before I wiped the Hard Drive. Is there anything I can/should try before I spend $40 or $50 on a new keyboard? I've tried plugging in a USB keyboard - no go. Any suggestions would …

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hi! yesterday night, i tried setting my computer on hybernate so i pressed the power button. when i pressed the button again, this morning, it turned green (which is normal) but the computer didnt start. (??) I have a Sony Vaio VPCEE25f X/BI My OS is Windows 7 what i notice when i turn it on: start button is green makes 2 beeps (normal) when it turns on screen is black / nothing is showing *fan is silent* (i really hope i dont have a fan problem though...) when i try connecting my pc via HDMI to my tv, it …

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Music sharing with Facebook friends just became easier, and if that isn't enough to distract you, how about a game of Internet pinball? Two manufacturers are banking that these innovations will keep Facebook users entertained 24/7. Facebook users that subscribe to [URL="http://www.thumbplay.com/"]Thumbplay Music's desktop app[/URL] can combine it with iTunes Auto-Sync, and automatically import their iTunes playlists when signing into their accounts. Music is streamed by right-clicking "Share" on Thumbplay Music's desktop app. Music can be shared with specific friends or everyone on the user's Facebook network Music sharing for Twitter users is also in the works. What Thumbplay Music's …

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It's very interesting to read that the Playstation 3 [URL="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8478764.stm"]might at last have been hacked[/URL] by the same man who 'jailbroke' the iPhone for the first time. Interesting but not all that much use. I mean, who wants a hacked PS3 anyway? The report to which I've linked says there are a number of reasons someone might want to do this. You could persuade it to play home made games. OK, copy that, it might be interesting. You could play pirated games. Not to be encouraged but I understand the appeal (although a second-hand game is usually so cheap it's …

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Hi, Have a Sony Vaio laptop running windows 7 that wont boot, comes up with an error message bad_windows_config then a whole heap of zeros with 74 (and other numbers but flashes too quick to see them) Specs are: Sony Vaio laptop F Series - VPCF115FG Intel Core i5-520M Processor 2.40 GHz with turbo boost up to 2.93 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 310M GPU with CDUA technologoy 512 MB VRAM Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Have tried to do a system recovery, under various different recovery points, have used the file recover to try and at least save the files. …

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Hi all of you! I have a Sony Vaio laptop with with Windows 7. It is directly connected at my workplace using a network cable to a local network, but I receive message “unrecognized network” and can not access internet. Several other computers which I also connect to the same network work fine, and have internet access with no problems. Going to the “LAN settings”, the “automatically detect settings” option is checked and selected. If someone has any suggestions I will appreciate it! Thanks Ed <bond1897@yahoo.com>

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Sony has confirmed that it will stop manufacturing and supporting floppy disks from next year. That's it, there will be no more. This tells the technology community a number of things. First, if anyone actually cares about this then the end user community, and particulary the home worker, are further behind the times than we might have thought. I can't remember the last time I used a floppy, and I can't say I recall exactly which was my first computer not to have the right sort of drive. Second, it tells us we can expect a lot of support calls …

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If you have not used one of these 'universal' programmable remote control devices for a while then prepare yourself for a shock of stellar proportions: this thing is really easy to use. No, I mean it, really easy. One For All rightly claims that it is just a three button process. The first of those buttons is quite aptly labelled 'magic' because that's exactly what appears to happen. [attach]17970[/attach] Press the 'magic' button, select the type of device you want to control (TV, Set Top Box, DVD, AMP, MP3 or Games Console) and then enter the appropriate generic code for …

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I have unfortunately dropped my sony vaio from about a foot and a half and now it won't start. When I press the power button the LEDs go on, something clunks around a bit (as you can tell I dont know what I'm talking about), but that’s it. No fan, nothing on the screen, nothing else at all. Out of desperation I have tried connecting another screen and nothing showed up on the other screen either. Anyone know what is likely to be wrong? It has already had one motherboard replaced when someone else dropped it! It would not be …

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The devastation is horrifying to see, all the videos, pictures... awful. On a tech note, I wonder what kind of effect this will have to pricing and availability of products from our friends in the East. Memory, LCD panels, Blu-ray, Sony, Sharp and others affected already, see here: [url]http://www.channelnews.com.au/Hardware/Industry/P4L9C8M3[/url]

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So I inherited a Sony VGN-S170 (PCG-6C2L) laptop. It randomly shuts-down, regardless of the activity. First, I thought it was the damaged DC power jack - replaced it, but still shuts down. The battery is completely dead - won't do anything on just battery power, so I've ordered a new battery. But, the shut-down occurs whether the battery is in the bay or not, so I don't believe its a battery issue. I'm using a new adapter, so don't believe that to be an issue either. I've opened the machine, and completely cleaned it out - this brought the temperature …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16747[/ATTACH]Sony’s impenetrable fortress, a.k.a, the PlayStation 3, has been compromised. OzModChips.com just announced their version of a “jailbreak” for the PS3. What they claim to have is a plug-and-play modchip in the form of a USB stick. When plugged into the PS3, it allows an impressive amount of access into the system, most important of all, the ability to backup your retail PS3 discs onto a USB hard-drive, and subsequently, play the backups without the retail disc in the system. Does it really work? Have the hackers really found a way to exploit a weakness in the PS3? Well, it’s …

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[ATTACH=right]16927[/ATTACH]Famitsu magazine, Japan’s #1 gaming publication, released an interview with a man you may not know, but who’s work you have undoubtedly used at some point in the last 15 years. His name is Teiyu Goto, and he is the designer of the original PlayStation console and the controller that single handedly transformed the nature of gaming peripherals. It all started when he was approached to join the PlayStation project in 1993. "My boss at the time asked if I was interested in some game console work. I liked games and PCs a lot and messed around with them in …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16784[/ATTACH]Polyphony Digital has been working on Gran Turismo 5 for nearly six years, and finally, the game’s November 2010 release date is just around the corner. When the lead designer, Kazunori Yamauchi, told press at E3 that, "We've actually reached a point where we can probably release [GT5] anytime, except that you can also keep working as long as you want to as well, it's just a matter of timing”, what he should have said was that they were trying to cram as much content into the game as possible. Three new features were announced at the recent Gamescom conference …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16431[/ATTACH]Blitz Arcade, the downloadable division of Blitz Games Studios found themselves a World Record holder today, despite having accomplished this feat last year. With the creation of[I] Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Toa[/I] in 2009, Blitz now holds the Guiness World Record for the very first stereoscopic 3D console game. This was exciting news for the developer, as well as a fitting birthday present as [I]Invincible Tiger[/I] turns one year old this month. The game is a 70's Kung Fu movie-style side-scroller that sends gamers on a quest through China to reclaim the Star of Destiny. Although fully playable …

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[ATTACH=right]16339[/ATTACH]3D technology is quickly becoming a must-have feature for TVs, monitors, and cameras. It may end up being a fad, but 3D still has a long way to go before it's fate is decided. One venue that has yet to be explored from a retail standpoint is dual-2D projections from a single display. There have been a trail of patents and demos over the past six months though, so its clear that the tech is available, but the question is, which manufacturer will get it right? [B]The Dual-2D Theory:[/B] Current 3D sets rely on a refresh rate of 120Hz. This …

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As more Q1 fiscal reports keep rolling in, it's clear that Sony stands out among the gaming pack, thanks in part to a significant rise is PS3 Sales. Unfortunately, Nintendo and Capcom didn't fare so well. [ATTACH=RIGHT]16254[/ATTACH][B]Sony[/B] Sony bounced back from a 1st quarter loss of $426 million last year, fueled by increased sales of the PlayStation 3 hardware and software. They finished the quarter ending June 30th with a net income of $295 million, and sales of $18.7 billion. The PlayStation arm of Sony is still reporting an operating loss of $43 million, but it is a significant improvement …

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NS10L laptop, and i haven't a clue what has happened to it. It was running windows 7 upgrade, originally on Vista. Have owned it for just over 18mnths, no problems, and just under a year on windows 7. It is very very empty in terms of content, it is a spare, just running MSN, Skype, office 2007, no music or movies etc. In the week before it died, 3 times it froze after using for around 2 hrs and made a very loud scratchy, screaming noise (sorry, only way i can describe it) and …

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It only took Sony four years, but they’ve finally created their version of the Wii killer: a glowing magic wand lollipop known to the world as the PlayStation Move. Requiring Sony's PlayStation Eye camera to deliver the experience dubbed by some as the most advanced motion controlled gaming to date via Bluetooth technology, it is slated to take interactivity to new heights for casual and hardcore gamers alike[ATTACH]15862[/ATTACH]In conjunction with its release on September 19th, Sony plans to release two Move bundles, which were announced and priced on Wednesday: the PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle and the Playstation Move …

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At a recent Q&A session in front of investors at E3, Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime adamantly defended the Wii console’s pace to break the record-setting game sale trends of the Playstation 2, claiming that his console is at the “high watermark” of its existence, with software sales numbers topping that of the PlayStation 2, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 in the current market. Matt Matthews, analyst for Gamasutra, has compiled a data outlook suggesting otherwise, contending that the Wii console has recently reached its software peak. "[Wii software] appears to have hit a plateau in 2009 with sales …

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