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Sony Vaio VGN-BX series power button problem

by koshain / February 25, 2010 8:03 PM PST

Hi-
I have reviewed all threads relating to this issue but did not find a match to my problem.
I have a three year old Sony Vaio and few months ago the battery went dead as in with AC power cord and battery plugged in the battery wont charge and the battery light keeps flashing regardless if the battery is in or not( on AC power.
The issue started that every time i press the power button the system wont start so after playing around with the laptop i figure that if i press the front end of the laptop ( space between power button and camera/mute button) and then press the power button a few times , its powers up.
This is the only way i can turn on the lap top now and some times its takes a good 20-30 tries , pressing different end of the laptop and power button together to make it work.

Any suggestions pl ??

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Sony Vaio VGN-BX series power button problem
by keemilow / February 25, 2010 8:24 PM PST

hey, i know it's not the best advice, but i think the only one who can help is your customer support. do you still have guarantee?

it seems to be a technical problem. maybe a defective contact.

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Warranty expired
by koshain / February 25, 2010 9:12 PM PST

The laptop is over three y ears old , so the warranty expired. It works perfectly and PC repairs shops are asking me for over

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The problem is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2010 9:27 PM PST

That the repairs appear to be outside your comfort zone. If it was the push button and you felt comfortable with solder irons, screwdrivers and more you would have dived in. But there is NO step by step for this one outside of "replace the motherboard."

Sorry to write this answer but given your posts it looks like it is outside your comfort zone. Yes a few owners demand a step by step on how to change a pushbutton the but that is basic electrical work so any instruction outside of a classroom or textbook is simply "change that part."

I'd make plans for a new laptop.
Bob

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