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SONY VAIO E series - 2 motherboards failed; laptop 6 mo. old

by aimee-23 / February 14, 2013 11:10 AM PST

The first motherboard failed after 4 months and was replaced by a technician under contract with SONY who said this was a rare occurrence. Two months later the replacement motherboard failed and it, too, was replaced. Computer is still under warranty. SONY's solution is for me to purchase the extended warranty to protect against future failures after the 1 year warranty expires.

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Which model?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2013 7:33 AM PST

I've seen such but usually I catch the owner with the laptop playing video games or placing it on a soft surface. Take the longer warranty!

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Sony Vaio motherboards.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / February 15, 2013 7:51 AM PST
In reply to: Which model?

Hi Bob, by soft surfaces do you mean laps? If so, I have spent the last 6 years trying to tell my family this.
And don't get me started on the canned air, Ido mine regularly but refuse to do thiers they've been told the drill.

ps perhaps they should be called coffe tops?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2013 11:00 PM PST

And coffee (along with other refreshing liquids) have been a problem for a very long time.

Stay safe and dry!

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