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Need help to repair my Sony Vaio

by Melvin Marcos / June 2, 2005 6:49 AM PDT

I own a Sony Vaio PCG NV170 for 3 years already. Recently, the hinge connecting the lcd to the main body cracked open, with the screws (falling out of its place) stuck in the crack opening. Early this week, the screen display has shown glitches and lines, which would disappear and reappear every now and then. Now, everytime I try to switch on the laptop, the words "Operating system not found" appears on the screen. Is there anyway that I could remedy this problem?

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Time for service...
by server / June 2, 2005 7:37 AM PDT

Unless you want to operate on your
laptop yourself, you will need
$ervicing period.

Hinge breakage are very common in fact
its one of the first to go. I'll never
know why they continually use a soft metal
(aluminum) instead of Stainless.

As for the OS not being found, that sounds
un-related to the hinge problem. My guess
is that YOUR HDD is also failing. OR....
your broken hinge caused a short on the
main display inverter (which would explain
the lines) and CAN perhaps even cause a short
on the MB or somewhere else.

So lets recap:

Sony Laptop 3 years ++
Broken display Hinge
Shorted Main Display inverter
Suspected HDD failure
--------------------------

= $$$$

you do the math, but if you ask
me it could be time for an upgrade
as sony parts are not cheap.

Look online for a used or broken
machine (same model) and if it comes
out cheaper than go for it.

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the reason why sony is over rated
by strife1012 / June 5, 2005 1:07 AM PDT

sony uses inferior products with their glue method of soldering. Ive had to solder connectors just so they would work. They do that on everything from their diskmans to their mp3 players to their laptops.

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