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SONY VAIO WONT POWER UP

by skyblue1972 / November 17, 2011 5:05 AM PST

Hi all, I have a sony vaio model pcg-71211m. worked great never any problems, switched on tonight as normal but nothing !! just the green light on the power button stays on but it does nothing else. tried to take out battery and the put back in but still the same,
anyone any ideas ?
Thanks

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Clarification Request
Your Sony Vaio issue
by sujkoneru / May 4, 2012 9:26 PM PDT

Hi -

Did you get this sorted?
What was the problem? I have the same Sony model and same issue.

Regards

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Try one last thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 5:11 AM PST

Remove AC, battery, then press and hold the power button for 60 seconds. Release, slip in battery, apply AC and re-test.

If that doesn't help then the device needs repair.
Bob

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SONY VAIO WONT POWER UP
by skyblue1972 / November 17, 2011 5:38 AM PST
In reply to: Try one last thing.

Hi Bob, Tried that and the green power came on and i have the orange light on at the front but nothing else.
removed ac, orange light went off, but green power button light remains on and is still on..lol...
Oh dear, does it need to see the laptop doctor ?

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Depends on your background.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 5:44 AM PST

Here I have an office full of electronic engineers, software masters and of course me (both hardware and software.) So we would check at the very least, the power button itself with an Ohm meter. It's a mechanical switch and with mechanical things, they are one of those simple things that could fail.

Worth checking.
Bob

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SONY VAIO WONT POWER UP
by skyblue1972 / November 17, 2011 5:53 AM PST

Bob,
Your right, sure worth checking. Where is here, im in Coventry

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