Service manuals for Sony Vaio

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Today I found a great source with service manuals for Sony Vaio VGN series laptops and notebooks. Links to the service manuals were posted on one of the Russian forums (comment 13). Not sure for how long these service manuals will be available for downloads but they are the time of wringing this post. Some files are large and it might take some time to download them, so be patient.

All service manuals are in PDF format and you can download them using below mentioned links.

Service manuals for Sony Vaio laptops and notebooks:

Sony VGN-A
Sony VGN-N
Sony VGN-S
Sony VGN-B
Sony VGN-T
Sony VGN-C
Sony VGN-U


Here’s another source for older Sony Vaio PCG series laptops and notebooks. Thank you to

PCG-R505AFE >>Get it here PCG-FX777, PCG-FX877 >>Get it here
PCGA-DSD5, PCGA-DSM5 >>Get it here PCG-R505JE, PCG-R505JEK, PCG-R505JEP, PCG-R505JL, PCG-R505JLK, PCG-R505JLP, PCG-R505JS, PCG-R505JSK, PCG-R505JSP >>Get it here
PCG-SR27, PCG-SR27K >>Get it here PCG-C1VP, PCG-C1VPK >>Get it here
PCG-FX210 >>Get it here PCG-GR150, PCG-GR150K, PCG-GR170, PCG-GR170K >>Get it here
PCG-FX220, PCG-FX220K, PCG-FX240, PCG-FX240K, PCG-FX250 PCG-FX250K, PCG-FX270, PCG-FX270K >>Get it here PCG-GRS150, PCG-GRS170 >>Get it here
PCG-FX290, PCG-FX290K >>Get it here PCG-GRS175 >>Get it here
PCG-FXA32, PCG-FXA33, PCG-FXA35/D, PCG-FXA36 >>Get it here PCG-GRV550 >>Get it here
PCG-FXA53, PCG-FXA59 >>Get it here PCG-GRZ530 >>Get it here
PCG-GRX670, PCG-GRX690 >>Get it here PCG-VX89, PCG-VX89K, PCG-VX89P >>Get it here
PCG-NV290 >>Get it here


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354 Responses

  1. David Chiu

    I was given a used Toshiba M35X-S111, and like to know the steps to put it back to its original setting. (I have the original CDs).

    Thanks, David C

  2. David Chiu,
    1. Insert the recovery disc into the DVD drive and restart the computers.
    2. Press F12 as soon as Toshiba logo appears on the screen.
    3. Using an arrow key select CD/DVD drive from the boot menu and press Enter. The laptop will start booting from the recovery disc.
    4. Select “Load factory defaults” (of something like this, I don’t remember exactly).
    5. Wait for 45-60 minutes.

  3. Kiwipeekay

    Can anyone let me know where can I find manual or RAM used in Sony Vaio model PCG-9G2P.


  4. Thanks, this really helped me a lot, all these manuals are good.

  5. Thanks for posting this, came across this site with a stroke of luck and found the guide extremely helpful.

  6. Ken Barton

    I need to change the wireless card in my VGN-BX194VP. The VGN-BX manual looks really useful, but no mention is made of where the wireless card is located. I’m assuming it’s accessed by removing the keyboard. Can anyone help, please?

  7. Ken Barton,

    The VGN-BX manual looks really useful, but no mention is made of where the wireless card is located.

    Open up the VGN-BX manual and take a look at the page 16, picture 1.
    The wireless card is located on the left side from the PCMCIA slot. In order to access the wireless card you’ll have to remove the keyboard and then remove the bracket (page15 – picture 1 and 2).


    Thanks for your lecture. I’ve acquired alot from you. Please, is it possible to change the screen of a Laptop and if Yes, how can it be down.

    Look forward for your quick response.


  9. Many thanks for the listed manuals! It was a great help for me to fix my vaio notebook.


  10. Yu Wai Chen

    Thanks for sharing!!! Very useful manuals.

  11. bogdan

    Hi, i need service manuals for vaio pcg-grt816m
    best regards

  12. Hello,
    I have the need of a PCG-K33 manual. I’m trying to replace the DC in jack.
    Thanks in advance.


  13. Thanks for all help.

  14. mahesh atigala

    i won’t to know how to remove BIOS password?

  15. Hey! thanks for the listed manuals! it was sure useful.

  16. jhovenn

    I have a problem searching for the manual for my laptop. It’s a Sony Notebook Computer Model:PCG-5224.

  17. George

    Really Thanks about this!

  18. Thanks!–That was helpful!

  19. Looking for manual on PCG-V505EC. Need to replace dc jack. Thanks!

  20. Thanks, looked long for these manuals and happily found your site! Helped a lot.


  21. marciton

    If someone have the Vaio TZ manual …

  22. MajorCat

    Want to replace the cmos battery on VGN-640W and don’t know where to look. Manual available above shows disassembly instructions, but the cmos battery location not specified.

    Can anyone help?


  23. cj2600

    I looked at the disassembly guide but didn’t find the CMOS battery either. The pictures are not very clear. Probably it’s located somewhere on the motherboard and it looks like a 10 cent coin.

  24. RoninDave

    Any one know how to disassemble a TZ? i got all the screws up but was not sure how to remove the end portion of the top cover where the two drums hold the screen. need to get my hard drive replaced as the drive got bad sectors.


  25. MajorCat


    The CMOS battery on the FS-640/W was located beneath the touchpad. Access was from the bottom, once the DVD drive had been removed and half the motherboard loosed to provide access to the plug/battery, which was attached to mobo with double-stick tape.


  26. Paul Maconi

    Looking for some documentation or help with a Sony PCG-6N1L.
    I’m trying to check out the DVD drive, it may have disconnected but I don’t know how to remove it to check connections.


  27. UKEJE

    I have a sony vaio laptop that is having a problem of booting up…
    The laptop displays the vaio image and never enters the next step, sometimes it takes a very long time to go to the next stage..
    I actually want to reset the cmos of the laptop so that the system will be set to default values… to allow the system boot properly.. Can you give me more ideas on what to do…..
    Thank You Very Much!!!

  28. alex

    I have a sony VGN-FS790 aka PCG-7D1L it doen’t work anymore due to a burnt/blown capacitos(rectangular tan-ish color) The blown capaciton is located below the heatsink I’ve maganed to de-solder it and am looking for a ceramic capacitor to replace it. In the area when it is located there are 2 other capacitors to the left of it, if laptop is on table with battery location downward and cd/dvd burner to the left Numbers below this capacitor are PQ49 thou they do not goto this cap they’re just written right below it.To the left of this capacitor is two more capacitors like it and a black chip with this writing to left of that AF5AL FDS 6680A. What I need and would like some info on is the value of the capacitor so that I can purchase a replacement to solder it on and fix this sony laptop. Has anyone dealt with this type of issue? Does anyone have a service manual with laptop motherboard schematics? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  29. Hi! I’m looking for a diagram of a Sony Vaio laptop with the Model: PCG-N505VE Basicly a picture of the inside of the laptop, and where the pieces go.

  30. calvin mayberry

    i have a pcg-nvr23 sony when i down load service pack 2 i lose my sound. can someone tell what to do to get mt sound back

  31. cj2600

    calvin mayberry,

    i have a pcg-nvr23 sony when i down load service pack 2 i lose my sound. can someone tell what to do to get mt sound back

    Try reinstalling the audio driver, you should be able to find it on the Sony support website.

  32. Daniel Richardson

    I dropped a MP3 player on my laptop and my computer crashes and has to be rebooted.

    I know it is my hard drive, I removed it and got the correct part number etc.

    What do I do before/after I instal a new one?


  33. Daniel Richardson

    opps SONY VAIO model PCG 7L-1L

  34. cj2600

    Daniel Richardson,

    I know it is my hard drive, I removed it and got the correct part number etc.
    What do I do before/after I install a new one?

    All you have to do is replace the defective hard drive with a new one. After that boot your laptop for the recovery disc and reimage the hard drive back to factory defaults. Just boot from the recovery dics and follow the wizard on the screen.

  35. hi, i have a vaio VGN-FJ250P but it doesnt turn on
    when i plug it theres a non-stoping little sound (a bip) coming from the mainboard…
    any suggestion??
    pd: sorry for my english

  36. stuart deakin

    Can anyone tell me where I can purchase spare parts, especially a key board and case parts for my sony vaio vgn-sz2xp/c.

    I have tried to purchase spares from sony uk but they want to carry out the repair themselves, they wont even give me an estimate without charging me for the privilege.

    Hope someone out there can help me.

  37. my sound dosnt work! help! how do i fix it! i rly need it hellllp plzzz!

  38. cj2600


    my sound dosnt work! help! how do i fix it! i rly need it hellllp plzzz!

    1. Make sure all volume controls (hardware and software) are turned up.
    2. Download and reinstall the audio driver.

  39. japhet m. seguis

    please help me to solve my problem at my sony vaio model PCG-6G4L.i encounter some errors and i cannot start my windows normally.please acknowledge my concern as soon as me to fix it in an easiest way.thank you very much

  40. japhet m. seguis

    i encounter some errors in my windows start up.please help me to fix it easily.thank you

  41. japhet m. seguis,
    Try using “Last Known Good Configurations” option from the boot menu. You can get to the boot menu if you press F8 on startup.
    Also, try booting in Safe Mode. If you can boot to the desktop try using System Restore utility and revert Windows back.

  42. i would like to know what is the different between original VAIO and the fake one?

  43. arga,
    The original VAIO is made by Sony and the fake one is not. :)
    I’ve never seen a fake VAIO in my life, cannot help.

  44. can sony VGN-BX740 SUPPORT 2.5GB Ram

  45. Does anyone know the part number for the Escutcheon (L) part for the sony vaio vgn-sz340P. It’s a silver part that’s on the left side of the laptop. The slot where the memory stick goes has a crack in it. I’m really having a hard time knowing if the parts that I’ve found are ther right one because I don’t have the part number.

  46. I have a Sony VAIO VGNFS-790 that is having problems.

    The “power” light is on, but the screen isnt. It doesnt even boot up or make noises, like it is completely dead.

    When I unplug the charger, the “battery on” light turns on, and the “power” light stays on too. However, when I plug the charger into the computer to charge it, the “charging” light doesnt come on, or blink like it should, but the light on the charger box is green, meaning it is working fine.

    PLEASE HELP! Any info would help. Thanks!

  47. Valerie,

    The “power” light is on, but the screen isnt. It doesnt even boot up or make noises, like it is completely dead.

    Could be bad memory. If you have two memory sticks installed, you can remove them one by one and test the laptop with each stick separately.
    If the laptop works fine with one module and will not boot with the second one, the last module is bad and has to be replaced.

  48. Hello. I have a Sony VGN-A190 that is having problems with the power supply input port where the power plugs into the back of the computer. It is slightly loose and will not stay connected unless I have my hand on it and watch the battery-charge widget to make sure it is connecting and charging the battery. Can someone point me to a service manula for that 17 inch laptop? I would also like to upgrade the HDD and the internal RAM chip. Please help. Thanks, and all the best to you!

  49. My sony laptop bgn-fj66/w gives a fatal error while booting xp.
    i want bios update for this. can u help me


  51. nevi,
    If you want to reinstall original factory software, you’ll have to boot your laptop from the recovery disc. After that just follow instructions on the screen.

  52. My sony notebook vgn – n 325E shut down while i was using it and since then i can not turn it on. the ac adapter light is green when attached to the noteboo the notebook is still dead.

    Can anyone help?

  53. Hello guys,need help please.
    so,i have a Sony VGN-SZ430N laptop,wich is dead.No boot,nothing.
    So I decided to reprogramm the BIOS chip.Therefore I have dissassembled the machine,but inside,surprize,i have not find the bios chip.
    Did someone know wich is the BIOS chip and where is that placed?
    Thanks a lot.

  54. hi,
    i am desperatly looking for a dismantle/opening instruction for my vgn-a617 . its a 17″ so the opening procedure doesnt work, how do i take off the top with the keyboard?

  55. Hi,
    Can someone assist me on reseting bios password Sony Vaio PCG-R505JL laptop since someone put a bios password but nobody wants to admit it. Appreciate it if anyone can help…

  56. this schema language japanesse. english to me the necessary. how to can i get ?

    pls :(

  57. I have a sony vaio vgn fs 920. It will not turn on, with or without the power cable. I have traced power all the way up to the power adapter inside the computer.

  58. I am struggling. My boss, an eye doctor, just bought a Sony Vaio Z and wants me to get some of the programs that we use on all the other computers in the office installed to his laptop… well, I am unable to get these installed. I had a friend who is a computer wiz take a look and he couldn’t figure it out… are we missing something? For the amount this laptop cost we should be able to install a couple programs that we use daily in the office…

    Thanks to anyone with ideas!

  59. Sheena,
    Most likely his new Sony Vaio Z is running Vista OS. Right? It’s possible that your office software is compatible with Windows XP but not Vista.

  60. i think that is my problem.. will call the company… thanks

  61. I have a sony vaio laptop (model no : VGN-CR11GH). I purchased this laptop last year from India. Three days ago it stopped working completely and It is not getting started. There are no LED displays. I tried holding the power button for 30 seconds and then releasing it, also removing the battery and then connecting it, but they was of no use. I also checked the ac adapter and it is working fine (the adapter has a led display which is glowing when i connect it to the power supply). Can anyone tell me what could be the problem.


  62. thank you for the service manuals!

  63. Hi, I have a Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21MN and I am looking for a service manual for it. I want to replace the wireless card with a Draft-n wireless card and also replace the hard drive to SSD.

    If you can help me, it would be much appreciated.


  64. hi i have sony vaio pcg 6n1l laptop and i can instal the windows xp. but i donot have the cd to install the sound so my laptop is without sound is there some kind of help or a web site to download the sound plz help me.

  65. Trying to locate the service or parts manual for a Sony PCG-TR series laptops. Searched google and ended up here. If anyone can help, I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

  66. Trying to find a service manual for Sony Model PCG-7H1L thanks in advance.

  67. trying to remove the keyboard and touchpad from a sony PCG FR415S – any help appreciated. thanks

  68. Does someone have a service manual for a sony vgn-z11 laptop ? I want to replace the hd, but don’t know how to open it without damaging. THanks for any help !

  69. Hi,

    I need a service manual for a GRX-316 (or comparable model like GRX-416). Unfortunately it seems as the bad solder joints on the RAM-socket finally gave in. Additionally the HDD’s death is imminent. So I’m thinking of either disassembling and using the LCD and maybe other parts or getting the RAM-socket fixed. Any hints on successful projects using such an LCD as standalone screen attached to either VGA or DVI?


  70. BLESS!
    Thanks a lot for these manuals
    i need 1 for my FJ, and thanks to your website i am able to fix it!


  71. Please anyone who has the manual about Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21MN, please send to my email address
    I really need it.

    Because I wanto upgrade my hdd, or if you know how to this
    Can you pleas send this info to my mail above

  72. Thank You sooo much!! You guys ROCK!!!

  73. Cheeks

    I would REALLY appreciate a link to a manual for the SONY VAIO VGN-TZ11XN.

    Quite a new machine but even after all the screws are out of the back it’s almost impossible to get the thing open. Really need to swap a HDD out.

    Many thanks in advance. You’re a unique community.


  74. Ed Bax

    Imbecile question…………

    My Sony Vaio VGN-NR32L has started opening the CD/ DVD drive unrequested

    If you close it, it reopens 10 seconds or so later

    What is the probelm and how do I solve it?



    Would like some of the vgn-nr series.


  76. needhelp-sony

    SR-35G. Internet webpages wont load, with full wireless signal..
    firewall off, still not working, restarted laptop, still didnt work!!!

  77. My daughter’s Sony VGN-CR120 right hinge broke. I got the part and got the screen out. From what I found on the internet, it looks like I have to pry up the top plastic around the keyboard. Thats where I’m hesitating. I found a service manual for a VGN-C but the top plastic is a little different than this one.

    Do you know if I really just pry the plastic top off carefully so I can get to the hinge screws?

    Thanks in advance.

  78. Does anyone have some idea where to find information on a Vaio VGN-CR120? I am trying to replace a hinge and need to get the keyboard/palmrest off to get to the screws. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  79. Unemployed One

    Need a service manual for Sony Vaio TR3A (4A1L).

  80. Alessandro

    Wow Beautiful website. :-) Is possible the schematic diagram?I have a diode in cc and his not charge battery.Thanx in advance Alessandro

  81. Alessandro

    Scuse me i have a vaio Fs315 thanx

  82. Need service Manual for sony vaio PCG-Z1XMP.

    Help me please.

  83. rickconsid

    thanks much- needed service manual for my sons vaio to replace keyboard – much appreciated.

  84. michael aidoo

    i have a sony vaio vgn-nr32L laptop that came with windows vista preinstalled. Now I want to change that to windows xp and i have tried several time but to no avail. It seems that the xp setup simply can’t recognise the hard drive. what do i do to get xp on my laptop?

  85. cj2600

    michael aidoo,

    What do you mean the XP setup can’t recognize the hard drive? Does it give you an error message?
    By the way, some laptop that come with Vista do not support XP. Before you jump in and reformat the hard drive, visit the Sony website and find out if they have device drivers for Windows XP.

  86. vinchenzo

    to the guy with the sony laptop with vista the reason why xp dosent regognise the hard drive is because the motherboard has no sata support in the bios as with all sony vaio’s have had this problem many times you need to find the correct raid driver for that motherboard install it on to a floppy and press f6 when prompted to install external raid drivers if the raid drivers are the correct ones xp will then see the hard drive and install xp. However you might not be able to find xp drivers for the motherboard devices ie. sound graphics etc…

  87. My Sony Vaio is VGN-SZ18GP. One day my keyboard suddenly responded strangely. Some keys do not response. Some keys respond as other keys. For example, pressing a key like “j” (can’t remember exactly which letter, just take j as an example) will be responded as pressing “Delete”. Horrified, I reboot the computer. A lot of noises (beep-beep-beep) during the start up process. But the computer can start. But the keyboard problem persist. Please help.

  88. cj2600


    This beep-beep-beep sounds like a stuck key on the keyboard.
    I think it’s either bad keyboard or failed keyboard controller on the motherboard. Try replacing the keyboard first and if you still experience the same problem, apparently there is a problem with the keyboard controller. If that’s the case, you’ll have to replace the motherboard.

  89. Gecko

    Thank you so much for posting those links, my FE21s has something wrong with its Wifi switch (so no bluetooth or wifi unless i keep my finger pressed against the switch)!

    Apparently it costs GBP 230 to open it up and replace the switch… these greedy bastards, i’ll never buy Sony products in my life. Anyway thanks for the service manual.


  90. john michel

    I need service manual vgn-cs115j

    thank you

  91. Franklin

    I need a service manual for a PCG-9B3L sony vaio. thanks

  92. Franklin

    needs a service manual for a PCG-FxA47

  93. Michel

    “my FE21s has something wrong with its Wifi switch (so no bluetooth or wifi unless i keep my finger pressed against the switch)!”

    In most cases, this is simply a matter of applying contact cleaner to the internal wireless switch. On rare occasions the motherboard will need to be replaced.

  94. Hi all, i’m looking for a service manual for my PCG-6F1L, thanks.

  95. WAQAR

    May all mighty Allah bless u all. I need a service manual. I hav by mistake change de power setting. There are certain trip like switches on de mother board. They are changed by me. Can any body help me. . ?

  96. WAQAR

    Sorry i forget 2 tell model no. Of my laptop. Its sony vaio model no. PCG-FX55S/BP. I realy need its service manual badly.

  97. Minnie

    Need manual for PCG-8Q5L in order to know how to replace keyboard.

    Thanks Minnie

  98. poldo

    hi, i have a vgn fz11z after i cleaned the fan i switched off the pc and now is dead, it doesn’t switch on. can you help me (excuse for my english. do you have the repair manual?
    thanks poldo

  99. Federico Mexico City

    I have a Sony VIO VGN 350T and I need a mother board which was damaged
    Where can I get it? Thnaks

  100. pravr2009

    I have a sony vaio vgn-cr11gh.When i switch on the laptop the screen i blank and white in color.CPU fan is not workin. Can u help me.

  101. WILLIAM


  102. Leroy Snape

    @105 William. Just for your cheek, you can have my old Sony Vaio VGN-BX196SP that I was going to give away anyway. It’s about 5 years old now and a little slow for me, but it runs XP well enough. Post your e-mail up here and we can talk. And yes, you can pay the postage. Hurry up and get in touch, i dont have forever :)

  103. Efreen

    Please, I need to replace my hard disk on my Vaio vgn-tz240nb, would you help me with the repair manual? Thank you in advance. Efreen

  104. ranjeet

    i have aproblems that my laptop cpu fan is not working.what to do please tell salution

  105. Andre

    Sorry !!

    Lost Bios Password.

    Onetime password

    Sony VGN-N

    Please help!

  106. Can I replace the IDE hard disk that came with the Sony FS790 with an SSD drive like the Intel X25M 80GB Solid State drive? Do they use the same hardware connectors and interface?

  107. Thanx for the Sony repair manual links – sure appriciate it. The Sony’s are suipposed to be somewhat tricky to change even a HD or memory from what i understand – these will help.

    Now if you run into a set of links for the exploded views with part numbers for ordering… that would complete what i need to fix my VGN-SZ460n.

    I tried Sony , and though they’ll lopok up a part number via land line discription part by part – that risks a wrong part being sent…

    They wouldn’t send the exploded views for reference of part numbers.

    go figure…? lol

    thanx again forthe PDF’s above

  108. i would like to ask, where can i downoad the manua of sony vaio PCG-39GP???
    pls. i realy need it ASAP..
    i hope you can help me..!!

  109. racer77

    I would like to upgrade my computers’s memory.It’s a Sony Vaio VGN-TT16GN (asian edition).Do I need to remove keyboeard?? Where can I find some more infos??
    Thank you!!!

  110. Wilson

    I have a Toshiba centrino laptop, it had been serving me 2 for years but now it has a problem with its LCD screen.The screen often goes off and becomes very dark, there isn’t any lighting on the screen, but when I look close to the screen, I can see the GUI display as it is normally working. Sometimes the screen goes off when playing film or music but the film or music sound is still playing, and I still can see the statement of the film still moving on in a very dim image. I am sure that my laptop is normally working except the backlight.When this problem happens, I close the lid and my laptop goes to standby mode,after that I open the lid and the screen it lit again, Sometimes I have to close and open several times to get it lit back. One thing very special, If I open the lid lower or equal 90 degree, It just flash in milisecond and then turns dark. If I open it more than 90degree, It works fine. But it’s not convenient to work with a laptop like tis. I don’t know what wrong with it. Anyone has good ideas? Please help me!

  111. Wilson

    above is my problem before i posted to another forum but no solution found.
    I am sure that when dismantling the laptop, you have accidentally removed the tape sticked on the IB(inverter board). The IB is usually laid inside a transparent cubic plastic tube located under screen. Please take the IB out of the tube and wrap it with transparent sellotape around it as spiral shape from head to end till IB is fully wrapped. then re-insert inside the plastic tube and connect the power connectors at 2 heads. I am sure it will work fine forever,that’s amazing. Don’t think that the tape doesn’t effect to the problem, Yes, it really does. Remember not to remove any sellotape sticked on mainboard.

  112. Vincent

    Thank you for those links! I found this page because I want to repair my VGN-S150. It sometimes fails to pass the BIOS POST. When it fails, I’ll still get the power light, the battery light (when appropriate), and the Wireless light (when turned on), but there’s no LCD activity, and no Vaio sound (that’s the setting I turned to tell me BIOS POST was successful).

    I suspect it’s either the ATI chip or one of the other unprotected chips (it’s either the Northbridge or Southbridge, but it sits to the left of the CPU and to the lower right of the ATI chip.

    I think putting pressure on one or two chips could restore functionality to the laptop.

    Any thoughts?

  113. jeremy

    Looking for screen for Sony PCG-7Y2L
    15.4 ” screen..Entire assembly or just LCD

  114. cj2600


    Looking for screen for Sony PCG-7Y2L
    15.4 ” screen..Entire assembly or just LCD

    You can buy a brand new LCD screen for your Sony laptop on Amazon or ebay for about $70-80.

  115. cj2600


    Could be memory related problem. Have you tried removing RAM modules, reseting them, turning on the laptop with only one RAM module installed? Try that first.

    If that’s the case, you’ll have to replace the motherboard. You cannot resolder/replace these chips at home.

  116. Model of my Sony Vaio laptop is VGNFJ1W. Recently there was an spark from the cooling vent area and it followed bit of smoke. After that the cooling fan stopped working. I also realized that there is a thin strip of line on my display.However, still the laptop is working.

    I requested a quote from Sony Service and they wanted £213 for the repair.That is beyond my affordability. Could anyone suggest me what might be wrong with the laptop?

  117. cj2600


    It’s possible that the fan problem is not related to the LCD problem and this is just a coincidence.

    Is it enough just replace the fan or the whole motherboard has to be replaced? I don’t know. I cannot tell without looking at the laptop. From your description I assume that you have a fried component on the motherboard and replacing the cooling fan will not help.

  118. Dear cj2600,
    I was also fearing that a component on the mother board is fried. However, when I followed your clues and checked both the motherboard and cooling fan area, I found out something interesting. Actually the smoke was coming from the dust gathered in the cooling fan area and I am still not sure about the sparks.

    Anyway, after cleaning the 1 inch thik layer of dust from the vent area everything is back to normal. Even the display is ok.

    Thank you very much for uploading the Service manual. It saved both money and time.

  119. Bradford

    thanks for your great help. I had to disassemble a VGN-N130G to pull the hard drive. could not have done it without your manuals. in pulling the keyboard, I knocked loose the right arrow key on the lower left hand corner. Is there a method of reattaching it, or should I find a replacement keyboard?

  120. Bradford,

    Check out these instructions. A key fell off the laptop keyboard. Fixing the problem.

  121. Vincent

    To cj2600:

    Thank you for your reply about my Vaio VGN-S150! I discovered one of my RAM chips was bad, indeed. The laptop didn’t even recognize it – I expected 512MB but got only 256MB. I ran MemTest86+ on the other good chip. I would look over every few minutes to check up on the program’s progress. On one occasion, I noticed the timer had not progressed and the progress bar looked erratic but working. I lifted the laptop with my right hand grasping the right side of the keyboard. The timer had jumped to its correct time and the progress bar displayed as expected. I put the laptop down and the timer froze. The progress bar went wonky again. MemTest86+ did report a good working RAM chip for at least one pass.

    I’m starting to believe the ATI chip’s ball grid array is starting to come apart. Lifting the laptop gave its mainboard enough pressure in the right places to reconnect the BGA (ATI) chip. I got this laptop for free because it was no longer reliably working, so I’m very willing to try risky procedures and safer ones that may only provide temporary relief.

    I’m thinking of placing a shim to put more pressure on the ATI chip to reconnect that ball grid array. I was thinking of putting rubber padding underneath the mainboard where the ATI chip is located. I was also thinking about taking the fan and heatsink off and putting one or even two thin copper or aluminum squares with thermal grease between the ATI chip and the heatsink. I’m not skilled enough to perform a solder reflow of the ball grid array.

    If I totally wreck the motherboard, I can move on and figure out whether the Vaio’s LCD (on the VGN-S150) would fit a Macbook (or maybe even the 13.3-inch Macbook Pro).

    I’d love to hear thoughts about the shim idea.

    Thanks again for the reply!

  122. Ajay Sharma

    I need VGN-CS27GJ service manual for this very laptop, please help me. Thank you.

  123. Michael

    Hello All,

    Can anybody point me to the direction to get the service manual for Sony Vaio VGN-TT16GN?

    Thanks again.

    Best regards, Mike

  124. thx! exactly what i need

  125. Hi – I am looking for the repair manual for a Sony VGN-SR420J


  126. Hi, I have a VGN-S150 laptop, but I just forget the BIOS password, and now i have no way to access my laptop. I have tried removed the cmos battery bur it does not help. I’ve heard that SONY stored the password in a security chip and it has to be replaced, but where is it?
    Anyone has another way to bypass it? Thanks

  127. I got problem with my Sony laptop VGN cr4000, no led, no power at all, I think something goes wrong with power supply. Can some one tell me where to buy sony power supply or where to down load diagram of sony vgn cr4000??? Tks a lot!!!!

  128. Hi, can any one show me where to download diagram for power supply of sony vgn cr4000????? Many thanks!!

  129. Simple and Perfect

    Mine is Sony Vaio VGN-NR110E,I’ve some problem in my internal speaker. Actually both the speakers are not working. Even i set the high volume in system i didn’t get the sound in the speakers.External speakers and headphones are working properly while connecting them in it. But I dont know, what is the problem in the internal speaker? Should I reinstall the driver? Kindly, assit me to fix this problem.

  130. Hi, I have a VGN-NR38GN/L laptop. Neither the modem nor the LAN ethernet port seem to be detected by the operating system – Vista Business. BIOS options seem to be extremely limited.
    How do I enable the modem or LAN ports?

  131. Thx. very much for the manual download :)

  132. ravi,

    Could be software related problem.
    Have you tried reinstalling device drivers for the modem and LAN?
    If reinstalling drivers doesn’t help, back up all personal data and reinstall Vista from the recovery disc. If still no help, most likely you have a faulty motherboard and it has to be replaced.

  133. Hi,

    I have a Vaio VGN-FW140E and I’m looking to replace the screen. I’ve been looking for a service manual or some instruction on how to disassemble the screen with no result. If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

  134. Thanks for the quick response. I’ve looked through some of them, but it seems the VGN-FW series is a little different. There are only 2 screws on top and the bottom seems to be attached to the hinge. I tried opening it up but could only get it to open halfway. There must be some hidden screws somewhere that I couldn’t see.

    I will go through your guides again to see if I can get any clues.

  135. shamsuddin koya

    Sir i am having a sony laptop VGN-FE41Z of which i am looking for a complete service manual can you provide me with the same will be very much helpful if you do so. thanks.

  136. hi
    pleas i need to repear my notebook sony pcg-grt916z i lost the configuration of switch in the motherbord. now i kant detect the totality of my hdd just it detect 7890Mo

  137. Jim Hunt

    I pulled off the “wire” while replaceing my back light.The wire dose not look like a copper one. Inside the insulation looks like a string. What can I do to fix my blunder?—Jim—

  138. Sony VAIO VGN-NR120E will not power on…what do I do?

  139. Okay I have a Sony Vaio laptop at work I need to replace the keyboard on. No one seems to be able to tell me how to dismantle to replace this part in the model that I have. Any help greatly appreciated (vet nurses shouldn’t play around with such things without a guide)

  140. Nor should we go looking for assistance without giving the model number. VGN Fz27G.

  141. Vickie,

    Sony VAIO VGN-NR120E will not power on…what do I do?

    It’s like asking an auto mechanic. “My car will not start, what’s wrong?”

    I don’t know how your laptop fails and I cannot give you a good advice. Test the power adapter first. Make sure the laptop is getting power from the wall.

  142. I have the 17 inch VGN-AR770. I am a little pissed off considering this laptop just past it’s 1 year mark and the warranty is expired. I have barely used it and left it in pristine condition.

    Spontaneously the monitor will “freeze” the current image and then slowly turn white with some faint gray blotches. If I move the top of the laptop toward me, sometimes the image comes back to normal. If I move it backward, then the image freezes and goes white again.

    External monitor works fine. I opened the top and bottom of the laptop, and checked the connection on both sides, it seems fine. Is it possible that the cable is getting squished in the hinge..judging from the fact that moving the top back and forth causes the problem to re-appear or go away? Lately I have been using the laptop without the LCD bezel, and I removed the left speaker to give the cable more breathing room. I think this is ridiculous! The problem does happen sponataneously so I don’t know if I’ve truly narrowed down the problem yet. Have you ever seen something like this?

    Thanks! (love the website and I used the link for your AR service manuals!)

  143. Raf,

    Your description sounds like a problem with the LCD screen. Apparently there is a bad solder joint somewhere on the LCD controller and it fails intermittently.

  144. Hi, I need a manual for a Vaio PCG V505DC2, I looked throug the links and was not able to find one.

  145. efficient technology

    Hi everybody,
    i have an issue with the onboard vga chips on an acer laptop so i need to know if it’s possible to remove and change it, and another acer laptop not charging the battery and i tried to charge it on another laptop and it worked fine any tips on how to get it done. please reply very soon.

  146. I need tha manual for Vaio VGN-CS115D, or at least someone who could tell me how to make the fan noise stop.

  147. Marc,

    I need tha manual for Vaio VGN-CS115D, or at least someone who could tell me how to make the fan noise stop.

    It depends on what kind of noise you have. In some cases cleaning the fan will help. If not, probably you’ll have to replace the fan.

  148. Never Go Sony

    About everyone that bought a Sony VGN-CS series laptop is waiting for this manual. Can you (or anyone) post it? FWIW the one listed here is the previous series.

  149. Andryjohn

    Hey Gecko I have the same problem with the wireless switch on a vaio FE41m did you managed to solve the problem?? how??

  150. Motolito

    Hi, I need a manual for a Vaio PCG-8112L (VGN-AR825E), I can’t turn my laptop on and I suspect CMOS battery needs replacement. Please help!!! Thanks in advance.

  151. sher dil khan

    i need a user manual of model no FJ VGN-FJ58GP

  152. Arif Junaedi

    Hi,Every body,

    Please I need pin uot lcd screen sony vaio(desktop) P3,pclv600..
    Thank”s.a loot.

  153. Great aport man u r awesome.

  154. I had the same problem with my fan. I suggest you clean it using cotton buds soaked in soapy water then lubricate the fan bearing with castor oil using an injection needle. try it with extreme care it still works for me
    Good luck


  156. Looking for instructions on Hard drive replacement on Sony PCG-R505TE.


  157. Santoso Ibrahim

    I need a replacementfor my Sony Vaio VGN_C2SH key board

  158. Charlie Blair

    I have a VGN-FS760/W. It recently stopped functioning. When I power the unit on it sounds like it is starting normally. The HDD lights and other lights come on, but the LCD screen stays blank. Where do I need to start?

  159. Charlie Blair,
    Could be memory failure.
    1. Try reconnecting memory modules, make sure they make good connection with the slots.
    2. Try removing memory modules one by one. Test the laptop with each module separately. One of the modules could be bad and the laptop will start when the bad module is removed.

  160. Please I need the replace manual for VGN-NW150 it is imposible to be found by internet

  161. Dear sony
    vaio service section.

    I have sony vaio laptop, buy from Spain, malaga.
    the key bord proplem, need a service place.

    sony is the best one.


  162. i have a vaio laptop, but there might be a virus on it..
    i go to turn it on and then it comes up a few choices, none of them work though. i click one it loads then reloads the first page again.

    what do i do?

  163. Joe Logan

    I have vaio PCG-GRX520,it will not boot up. When I push the power button the power led comes on and stays on for just a few seconds and turns off. It doesn’t give me a chance to do anything. Is this a power problem or something else?

  164. Could someone help me find the manual for PCG GRT916Z. I need help finding a part (to buy) and replacing the DC jack.

  165. see #17
    I put the recovery cd in and it goes to the please wait screen and then powers itself off.What could this be.
    Thanks for any help you can give me

  166. Ery Danasupadma, SKom

    I have Vaio VGN-TX47GP, it’s getting slow right now and the led hardisk activity indicate busy for long time, when i enter to HIBERNATE mode it can take 10 minute or more to completed, i think there is a problem when writing to hardisk.
    anyone can help me to resolve this problem, what part need to be replace ?

    I already replace my Hardisk with the new one, cause i assume there a problem with my old hardisk, but it not resolve that problem.


  167. Hello i have a problem with my PCG-GRT915M the backgroundlight of the display don´t do everything. when the akku is low then the backgroundlight is blinking have anybody a idea or the Servic manual, please help me.

    Thanks for any help you can give me mike

  168. Hello, I have a problem with a Vaio VGN-CS190 and limited access to reliable support. I am looking for a teardown manual or instruction in order to access and clean/lube the fan that has become incredibly noisy. I’ve been looking aorund but couldn’t find any detailed instructions.

  169. Priyanka

    Hello I have A Sony Laptop PCG-5G3L. Yesterday, I was watching a video online and my computer was on the charger. Then, all of a sudden, the computer shut down, and made a crashing type of sound, which worried me. Then, after A minute, I pressed the power button to on the computer and the power was not working, meaning the computer just does not turn on , and I tried so hard to turn it on, but it just does not. Can you tell me what the problem might be as to why my laptop just does not turn on? Are there any solutions? I mean I had files in my computer and I am just so worried about it. Please, I would be happy if I can be contacted ASAP. Thanks so much!

  170. Hello Priyanka:

    I don’t know if you have the problems with the second ram (just take out the two rams and just place one at a time to test it, use one slot and then try with the other slot) May be with just one ram you can turn on your laptop. Another thing that you can do (to recover your files) it’s to take the hard drive and put it in a portable case and read it from another PC. Good Luck.

  171. hello how you doing ? can you sen me laptop model pcg-5g3l
    prepair manuals please .thanks

  172. I am trying to remove the right hinge cover (surrounds power button) on a Sony VGN-TZ190N. I was able to remove the left hinge cover (power jack)and tried the same procedure on the right one, but can’t get it to come off. Has anyone done this before? Can you help?


  173. Marc Murray

    This site is truly a great resource. I find myself using it more and more. Thank You

    PS, I will make more donations.

  174. Marc Murray,
    Thank you for the donation.

  175. Richard W Archer

    Looking for help to disassemble a Sony PCG-GRV550 so I can replace the CMOS battery. Has anyone tried this?

  176. wall a.k.a. robotleg

    thank you so very very much for super best guide and your valuable time,your efforts will never be forgotten my good man,5 STAR #1 aid to my solution -GOD BLESS and peace to you..wall

  177. Meghan

    Looking for a service manual for a Vaio model #VGN-FW245J. Anyone have any ideals?


  178. does anybody know where i can get a Palmrest DC Jack Bracket Holder for a vgn fw series laptop , it would be invaluable. i live in the uk. thanks

  179. I have a Sony VAIO PCG 632L. I am looking for Scemetic diagram of the mother board. I want to repair it. Because I have a power problem.It does not start. When you power on it just blinking HDD & power LED’s.
    Looking for your help

  180. My laptop is VGN-FS810, When I Power ON the 3 Green lights on top are Stay ON, no other fan or HD spinning. so HOw to get CMOS bettary or CMOS battery locate in motherboard to reset.

    Any Help?

  181. maxwell


  182. I am looking for sony vaio VGN FZ25 service manual Can somebody help

  183. camille

    help i have a sony vgn-s1xp,sone of the keys wrk but some don’t,do need a new keyboard and where can i get 1 or is it something more technical wrong with it?

  184. senthildent

    hey man , wonderful site you’ve in here, I’ve looking for ages for this manual VGN FS – now i got like piece of cake. Thanks a lot

  185. FArrukh

    Hey all, i hav sony vaio VGN-s series with 1.6 centrino.. all of sudden my laptop showed erratic behavior in the sense that nothing displayed on screen. When i slapped it little, it starts working… and after few days… it power on but nothing on screen…..i have showed it to electrician who says it has VGA problem

  186. Nice resource! I have a Vaio AR41E with a broken hinge, the part cost £15 off eBay and I can save the £90 my local computer shop wanted for repairing it by doing it myself! :)

    After all, how hard can it be? 😉

  187. Jim Bowser

    Does anyone have a link to a Sony Manual for the Vaio PCG-8112L ??? Need to swap hard drive. Thanks

  188. Manimaran vadivel

    Thanks for the valuable resource. You rule the world..

  189. cj2600


    Depends on the model. In some cases you have to disassemble the entire laptop.

  190. cj2600


    Could be memory failure. Try replacing the memory module with a new one and test the laptop again.
    Do you have two memory modules in your laptop? Try removing them one by one. If one of the modules is bad, the laptop will start properly when the bad module is removed.

    If replacing memory doesn’t help, your electrician could be right. It’s possible that you have failed video card (in most laptops integrated into the motherboard).

  191. cj2600


    help i have a sony vgn-s1xp,sone of the keys wrk but some don’t,do need a new keyboard and where can i get 1 or is it something more technical wrong with it?

    Probably the keyboard has to be replaced.

  192. Any one to help?? am Looking to find Repair Manual,
    for the Sony Vaio VGN-FW21E any idea??
    or suggestion for substitute/similar manual??

  193. You guys just saved me $500… I wish I could buy you a beer, mow your lawn or something. ……. Well ……. I guess that depends on the size of your lawn. But yeah, thanks guys.

  194. cj2600


    I can take care of my lawn myself, but a couple of beers sounds great. :) Just click on the donate button after the post.

  195. Cybernetics

    It is fantastic and hope it will remain up to date. It saves alot of money to those who wants to do the job own their own.

  196. Dainis

    Many thanks, bear from me …

  197. Garfield

    Looking for instructions on removing the keyboard of a Sony vgn-nr31J.

    Tried your guide for VGN-N but there still seems to be something holding the keyboard as I am unable to release the 5 tabs.

    Great site and terrific manuals – if I could only find what I am looking for :(

  198. marc soyer

    I found this other site for manuals:

  199. Shaun

    Garfield said: “Tried your guide for VGN-N but there still seems to be something holding the keyboard as I am unable to release the 5 tabs.”.
    On my VGN-BX196VP, I was thinking there must be another screw involved until I found that Sony had applied some *glue* between the underside of the keyboard and the underlying aluminium cover plate.
    So the trick is to keep prising the keyboard at the end where the 3 screws were and it will eventually unstick.

  200. khondker


    This is Khondker from Bangladesh. My father bought me a Sony( Vaio -VGN SR43G) from Malaysia. It was working fine for 4 months. But now a problem has appeared.
    The problem is – When I switch on or power my laptop. It starts.
    The power indicator light remains green .But my Lcd screen appears black. It doesn’t has brightness or light. I reinstalled my system, but no progress. At the time of booting, my screen shows light for 1 second, after that it remains black. If I plug other monitor it shows the screen there properly. But my laptop screen remains black.

    What should I do? Please answer me with your help.


  201. Hamcamper

    I need the service manual for a Sony Vaio PCG-GR300P (PCG-881R) so that I can remove/replace the hard drive.

  202. SonyUser

    Hi. The hard drive on my Sony Vaio VGX-TP3 just died (not really a laptop – it looks more like an oversized ice hockey puck) and I’m a little confused as to how to get into it. The bottom panel was easy enough to remove, but that only gets me access to the RAM and the Wireless card.

    Anybody have any clues or links to manuals that show me how to get at the hard drive?

    If it’s closer to the top of the unit, is there an easy way to take the top off?

  203. Rodrigo

    Dear Sirs.

    I need to buy a Motherboard for the laptop Sony VGN CR-420E. In fact I need only the AC/DC part but I’m not sure if it is sold separately.

    Could you please let me know how do I proceed to buy it and have it sent to WA.


    Rodrigo Nery.

  204. I have a PCG-6QkP and my cam doesn’t works? I cannot find it’s driver. can someone help me?


  205. cj2600


    I have a PCG-6QkP and my cam doesn’t works? I cannot find it’s driver. can someone help me?

    Go to the device manager and find the webcam in there.
    Right click on the webcam and uninstall the driver.
    Now reboot the laptop and let it detect the webcam and reinstall the drivers. This might help.

  206. Lee Ching Chua

    I have a sony laptop pcg-9s1p, recently it bootup and go to the windows screen them shut down. What wrong with it. Can anyone help me?

  207. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR21J/S and it has developed lines on the screen and it is garbled, but the harddrive ect is working. You can just about make out what’s on the screen. Please can someone help me?do I need a new screen? Thanks in advance.

  208. marion

    i have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR21J/S which has recently become faulty

    the screen has become garbled…..

    everything loads up and is working (ie hard drive, ram, dvd drive power supply battery etc) and you can almost see the operating system (original) but with loads of lines on the screen. can anyone help and tell me what may be wrong, do i need a new screen? thanks

  209. Hi, I have a VAIO SR VGN-290, do you have any repair manuals for my laptop model?? It would be of great help, please and thanks!!!


  210. Mustafa

    Thank you for all of your great efforts to prepare this web site. I successfully replaced my VGN AR51E’s screen with your detailed information here given in the PDF files. Just want to tell you that in the VGN AR series replacement instructions i see a red colored cable next to camera cable, actually my model doesn’t have this. I am not a technican just an enthusiast replaced the screen in 1 hour without any rush.

    No problem at all. Great guy.

    Thanks. :)

  211. Swarup

    I have Sony Vaio -VGN-CR32G model, and it has develop number of lines. Can anyone tell me how to open the LCD screen and what the price of it.

  212. What great links for the sony service manuals. I was really hoping to find the VGN-NS service manual. Any chance you’d know where I could find that? Thanks again for all your work!

  213. sanket chouhan

    I want detailed service manual for laptop motherboard. full circuit diagram of laptop motherboard.

  214. I have Sony VAIO laptop VGN-CR354 and my LCD inverter is broken the black rectangular carbon block is broken due to mechanical damage where can i find the inverter to replace the damaged one, i search the web but i can’t find somebody can help me LCD inverter board part number 1-443-887-51 crKA7 (2037s5)

  215. Biny,

    You’ll find a new inverter on ebay.

  216. Hi,
    a/There is no manual for PCD-NVR23 here. Can someone tell me where can I find one. Sony no longer support this model.

    b/Also my Belkin’s Pcmcia-wireless card won’t stay connect for good. It keep drop out/in from time to time. All drivers updated. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks.

  217. Ashlee Grainger

    I have a Sony Vaio Model PCG-6P2L and I am trying to figure out the size and speed of the CPU can anyone help me?

  218. Ashlee Grainger,

    I have a Sony Vaio Model PCG-6P2L and I am trying to figure out the size and speed of the CPU can anyone help me?

    It’s not the right model number.
    Take a look at the screen bezel and somewhere in the lower left or right corner find the laptop model number.
    After that google the model number and you’ll find it.
    By the way, is the laptop still bootable? You can find CPU specs in the BIOS menu.

  219. Sony Vaio

    There is no service manual for the Sony Vaio VGN-CS series. Does anybody know where I can find one? Thanks in advance.

  220. Георги

    Hi I have a Sony Vaio from about 9 months now I have a problem model is PCG-3J1L charger works just does not want to transfer to the battery when the charger cord removed immediately otherwise dim goes perfectly Can anybody help or recommend the service.
    PS The laptop was not bought from Bulgaria there is no guarantee! Thank you in advance!

  221. Georgy,

    I believe all Sony laptops sold with at least 1 year warranty. There must be some kind of warranty even in Bulgaria. Have you tried calling the official service center?

    Сони България ЕООД
    Бизнес Парк София Младост 4, сграда 3, етаж 2А 1766, София
    телефон: 0700 1 SONY (0700 1 7669)

  222. Hi,
    I bought a second hand sony vaio VGN-FZ20. It worked perfectly fot 2 weeks, and then vertical red stripes appeared on the screen. My local technician said it was impossible to repair: something to do with a tfs (?) – kind of lamp at the base of the LCD screen.
    Searching on the internet, I found that there is a recurrent grapic card problem on vaio fz series.
    I’m searching for the manual to try to check inside.
    Is it possible to fix this problem?

  223. max,

    Maybe CCFL (bakclight) lamp which is located inside the LCD screen, usually on the bottom of the screen?
    Nope, it doesn’t sound like the backlight lamp failure. A failed backlight lamp wouldn’t cause vertical red stripes on the screen.

  224. tastiersub

    I have a VGN-CR515E, and shortly after purchase my trackpad stopped working. I have looked all over for problems, and apparently Vaios have a lot of problems related to the trackpad.

    Will one of these guides be able to help me fix my trackpad so I don’t have to pay Sony way more than they deserve to fix a problem I shouldn’t even have in the first place?

  225. tastiersub,

    Maybe the trackpad simply disabled?
    I don’t remember Sony VGN-CR515E model off the top of my head. On some models there is a dedicated trackpad button to enable/disable it. On other models you can enable/disable trackpad through a shortcut on the keyboard.
    Also take a look at the trackpad software installed on your laptop. You can enable/disable it though software.

  226. valera teh-pom

    Thanks saw much in russia for schematics sony vaio))

  227. Hello everyone,

    I have been given a sony VGN-FZ25GN laptop to use at university. The problem is that when I power up (with or without battery) the screen displays Vaio logo momentarily and ever so quickly fades away. I cannot even get output to an external monitor to view bios or the os.

    Please help me.


  228. In relation to my previous querry can anyone please direct me where I might find the service manual for the VGN-FZ25GN laptop?


  229. I need the service manual for a Sony Vaio PCG-8QEM so that I can remove/replace the hard drive.

  230. Ted,

    Take a closer look at the laptop screen after it fades away.
    Can you see a very faint image?
    If yes, try replacing the inverter board. If it doesn’t help, replace the LCD screen.
    Take a look at this post for more troubleshooting help:

  231. Alessandro

    I need the dip switch configuration for the PCG-GRV616S model.
    I tried the one of GRV 550 and GRX 670/690 but it doesnt’ work.
    I am only abel to see something if I set 1-4 ON but the BIOS come out 2 times and all strange letters while in the external monitor it is showed perfect.

  232. Dante Estrada

    Good afternoon

    Thanks for this interesting page.
    I have a SONY VAIO, Model PCG – 6D1L (says under laptop), beside keyboard (left side says VGN – S260)
    Problem is when i try to power it on, flash power and battery led
    Please could you helpme


    Dante Estrada

  233. Please,somebody helps me.
    I need service manual for SONY VAIO (PCG-9A4N)notebook.

  234. I am looking for the service manual for a Sony Vaio VGN-NS series laptop. I need to change the keyboard and I need instructions on how to do this. Thanks.

  235. I replaced my Vaio VGN-TX770P screen one year after I bought it. 4 years later, I need to replace the HDD. THANK YOU for making the manuals available. I was a GREAT help. I would, however, prefer a few more words about the difficulty of particular tasks. It’s never as simple as “Just do this.” 😉 I had to assume that I took the top and bottom apart. OK, so I am a noob. That’s fine. Just thinking my comment might help someone.

    Thanks again for the availability!!

  236. i have vgn-n38e
    the cpu fan doesnt work i have opened the laptop replaced teh fan and tried to switch it on. laptop works perfectly ok but fan doesnt run which makes cpu heated up. can someone help me to find cpu controller on the board
    thank you

  237. I am looking for service manual for Sony Vaio VPCCW21FX. Is there any way you provide me more information about how to replace LCD screen for VPCCW21FX.
    Thanks in advance.

  238. jose herrera

    I am looking for the service manual for a Sony Vaio VGN-FW245J series laptop. I need to change the keyboard and I need instructions on how to do this. Thanks.

  239. Does anyone have a manual for Sony VGN-FW11E

  240. hi

    sony vaio PCG-7134M
    not turn on or has no power.

  241. What about Sony Vaio laptop PCG-8V2L?

  242. i have a sony vaio vgn-c240e

    how to calibrate dvd-drive?

  243. collinm,

    i have a sony vaio vgn-c240e

    how to calibrate dvd-drive?

    What are you trying to do? The drive is not working properly or what?

  244. I got my Sony laptop blown up last night due to incorrect adapter. Now that its blown id like to fix it myself and want to know how to go about doing it. please help me

  245. Thanks for this interesting page.
    I have a SONY VAIO, Model PCG – 3g2n (says under laptop),
    Problem is when i try to power it on, flash power and battery led
    Please helpme



  246. Ashish


    I have Sony Vaio VGN SZ 71 model laptop. The left half of the screen lights up but it doesn’t display. Toward the right half of the screen it appears to be fine.

    I am not sure if it is the screen or an inverter or something else. I would really appreciate some guidance.


  247. cj2600


    This is NOT inverter problem, that’s for sure. The screen backlight still works, it means the inverter board works properly.
    I think this is LCD screen failure and you’ll have to replace the screen.
    Does it look something like this?

    LCD screen fauilure

    This is LCD screen failure.
    I posted LCD screen troubleshooting tips here:

  248. Does anyone have service manual for vaio PCG-862A?

  249. piccolo

    My keyboard is nonfunctional after spoiling some water across it:(. I could not find a suitable description for my Sony Vaio VGN-Z46GD. Any help will be appreciated :)

  250. Natasha

    I have Sony Vaio laptop, model VGN NS25G the touchpad suddenly stopped working yesterday.
    Does anyone know of a quick fix??


  251. Hema SB

    My SONY VAIO PCG GRX 670 screen flickers and then goes blank. Any suggestions, please?

  252. cj2600

    Hema SB,

    My SONY VAIO PCG GRX 670 screen flickers and then goes blank. Any suggestions, please?

    The screen goes BLANK or BLACK?
    When you say the screen goes blank, does it mean the backlight still there but there is no image?
    Test your laptop with an external monitor. Can you get image on the external monitor?

  253. cj2600


    I have Sony Vaio laptop, model VGN NS25G the touchpad suddenly stopped working yesterday.
    Does anyone know of a quick fix??

    It’s hard to tell if you have hardware or software related issue.
    Here’s something you can try.
    Use an external USB mouse. Go to the device manager and find entry for the touchpad (could be reported as PS/2 compatible mouse). Right click on the touchpad and uninstall it. Restart the laptop and let it re-detect the touchpad.

  254. Hi
    i have a VGN SZ61WN/C but now the screen does not turn on, there is no backlight nothing. I have never been able to plug to an external monitor. even when everythin was working fine before.

    Cud this be the screen is gone or something else

  255. Orlando

    Hi guys, I have a sony vaio vgn-a197vp which is now 6 or 7 years old. Although the laptop is old, whenever I go to my mothers house I still use it, doing so now (ubuntu and xp).
    The laptop currently has 1.250 GB of mem and I can still browse but every time that I need to push it a bit 😉 it hangs a allot.
    One of the things I love (i really like the quality) about this laptop is the 17′ 1920×1200 screen and keyboard, specially the screen in my opinion unbeaten by new screens being produced now.

    So my question if someone can help me is, is it hard to upgrade all the hardware inside and keep at least the screen?


  256. cj2600


    So my question if someone can help me is, is it hard to upgrade all the hardware inside and keep at least the screen?

    Laptops are not very upgradeable. There are not many parts you can upgrade, except memory, hard drive and in some cases CPU.
    It looks like your Sony Vaio vgn-a197vp can take up to 2GB RAM (two 1GB modules), so you can upgrade memory.
    Also, this laptop is old and most likely running a 4200RPM IDE hard drive. You can speed up the laptop by upgrading to a 5400RPM or even better 7200RPM hard drive. This requires OS reinstall or cloning.

  257. Steve

    Hi ,
    fantastic job, great selection of manuals,
    I am looking for 1 in specific,
    Sony Vaio VGN Z11, if anyone can help with this, please send me a link.
    Many thanks & keep up the good work

  258. PANKAJ

    Hi ,
    fantastic job, great selection of manuals,
    I am looking for 1 in specific,
    Sony Vaio PCG – K315M, if anyone can help with this, please send me a link.
    Many thanks & keep up the good work

  259. Anybody know where I can get a service manual for a VGN NW26M? Both the keyboard and touchpad have stopped working, although F2 and F8 work when booting. New hard drive fitted with fresh install, this did not help.

  260. Tony Jarvis

    Unfortunately the NW series is not the same as the N series.

  261. drayad

    where can i find a service manual for sony PCG-3E5P (VGN-CS26S)

  262. Looking for instructions on how to remove/replace the optical drive. Model VGN-NS 150D. Not a very common model apparently. Might as well do an overhaul if I can get the relevant manual. I’m half-sure it has another model number….but what? Help?

  263. cj2600

    @ Jer’

    Looking for instructions on how to remove/replace the optical drive. Model VGN-NS 150D.

    Look for two screws securing the DVD drive on the bottom of the laptop.
    If you not sure which screws securing the DVD drive, try removing all screws located under the drive. After that try pulling the DVD drive from the laptop.

  264. Bob B

    I need a repair manual for Sony Vaio VGN-Z570N. Thanks

  265. abuyasir

    hi,can you help me to disassembly VGN-TZ17GN/B laptop? thanks alot.

  266. Jordana

    Does anybody knows why my Sony Vaio VGN-CR510E lcd screen started to go white with white lines and fades away?when I press the screen and move it forward or backward it runs normally?pls don’t tell me to buy new screen :((( although any comments will be appreciated!

  267. cj2600

    @ Jordana,

    Before you buy a new screen, you should check connection between the video cable and LCD screen. It’s possible the connection is loose and reconnecting the cable will fix the problem.

  268. Russell Booth

    I am after a service manual for a Sony PGC-8M1P notebook computer , does anybody know where I can find one?

    I haven’t been able to find one on the internet.

  269. Carlos

    Im looking for the service manual for a Sony VAIO VGN-C140FP
    do you have it or know where can i find it?


  270. Hello everyone,
    I have been going through few problems in last 2weeks.

    i)Monitor flickering-after getting started suddenly monitor start flickering,and provably after restart my laptop 10 times then have a chance to start properly.
    ii)Turns off my laptop completely.

    I have re-install my graphics card once.

    my laptop spec-
    Intel core2 duo processor,T8100
    memory-4gb/go ddr2
    HDD 200gb

    Gra-NVidia Geforce 8400
    window vista home pre.

  271. Hello again,
    Also I want add that my laptop is 4 years old.
    Hope someone can help me.


  272. selvam

    hello again,
    also i want add that may laptop is 3year old laptop sreen 4lineing crosses plz help the step i am service panikuran

  273. peejay

    Please does anyone know why the light for my wireless switch wont turn on and why the wireless doesn’t work anymore?Thanx!!I have a Sony VGN-NS11Z

  274. Jared

    To: peejay
    I just took apart my Vaio, there is a line running from where the battery plugs in to where my biometric scanner and wireless toggle is located, perhaps it is broken?

    Also, LAPTOP REPAIR, i have a Sony Vaio VGN-G118TN, it is an asian model (don’t ask hehe) would you happen to know where to get repair manual’s for it?

    peejay Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Please does anyone know why the light for my wireless switch wont turn on and why the wireless doesn’t work anymore?Thanx!!I have a Sony VGN-NS11Z

  275. Where can I buy Screws for Sony Vaio VGN NR 11 Z/S series. The Palm top screws have come out and the manual says requirement of B3 screws. Where do I buy them from

  276. Commdoc


    I have seen red ants crawling into and out of my Sony Vaio laptop Model PCG-71311W. I checked with a service center close to my place but they seem to be more focused on how much they can fleece me. They suggested the computer would need repair in addition to cleaning, as soon as I mentioned red ants. Plus I cannot visit that city for another three weeks. Any suggestion as to what I can do to prevent further damage till I can get to a service center? I live in a not so well-connected town in India.


  277. Roseman

    THe FS manual is simply a disassembly manual, any idea where I can buy a full schematic from?

  278. Hi,

    I have been looking for a service manual for my VGN-SR290 for months and I have not been able to find any. Can anyone help me out here?


  279. i have a sony laptop with model pcg-f358 that working well over night stop oning and nothing is working on it. can somebody tell my the fault and solution to it. i use it for reading. thanks

  280. Hello
    I have VGN-FW550F and I have a problem booting
    Works about 1 hour off. I thought it was overheated but did not want to include more. When you make a power cable to the shutter release button lamp flashes. Do you have any idea where is the problem.

  281. Salvador Molina

    I am looking for a pcg-k15f manual and I can not find, could you help me please to find it?

  282. I am looking for a VPC-F13WFX service manual could someone help me please to find it?


  283. I have a Sony Vaio pcg-9111L, also known as a vpcec390x. I was dumb and took it on a camping trip over a very rough road. It did not like that. Now it GPFs regularly. A memory diagnostic did not turn up anything with the RAM. I want to disassemble it to see if there is something that jarred loose, etc. I am looking for a guide to disassemble the body of the sucker. It is not at all obvious. Even a guide to replacing the keyboard would be a help, as that would get me into the case.
    There are no obvious tabs, screws, etc., that suggest a way in. Any help appreciated.

  284. Massimo

    I am desperately looking for this model disassembly manual:


    Someone can help me please?

  285. how can i remove the vaio vgn-sr12g keyboard??

  286. Blaubirne

    many thanks!

  287. musta'in

    dear sir,

    i have notebook vaio PCG-4L9P.
    please help how to disassemble.

  288. Mike Candelora

    Hello I have a Sony Vaio PCG-5K1L and on the top left of the LCD it reads VGN-CR425E My problem is I would like to replace the bottom but can not find the instructions anywhere. I purchased a new plastic for the bottom and would feel much better about the repair if I had a manual. Thanks, Mike

  289. Marque Blundell

    Hi ther was wondering if you can help us my sony VAIO VGN-C15GP there are vertical “lines” on the screen Bright and dark picture is there any idears?

  290. @ Marque Blundell,

    my sony VAIO VGN-C15GP there are vertical “lines” on the screen Bright and dark picture is there any idears?

    Can you test your laptop with an external monitor?
    If external video works fine and the problem appears only on the laptop screen, it could be one of the following:
    1. Bad connection between the video cable and LCD screen or motherboard. Reseating connections might help.
    2. LCD screen failure.
    3. Bad video cable.

    Take a look at the following posts for more info:

  291. Hi..I have sony vaio VPCEB2Z0E high end model. It just happened to me that today morning i folder my laptop in normal way without shut down just like sleep mode. I usually do this from past 1 year or so. Surprise that, when i came and try to start my laptop, i see that alomost half of my screen (Bottom) went white..i see that mouse pointer is not going below that half screen..but when i click randomly..its opened whatever stored there. Now i have no idea what went wrong as i did not do anything with laptop. I even completely restored the laptop with factory settings..but still that half white screen is coming..(Usually the screen is not totally white..some icons or any items behind are look like faded..but cant see though). Can some one pls help me as what could be the problem and laptop dont have warranty anymore. pls help.

  292. @ Ranjeet,

    This sounds like a problem with the LCD screen. I’m afraid, you’ll have to replace the screen.
    There is a chance of bad connection between the video cable and LCD screen but probably it’s just a faulty screen.
    If you can, try reseating the video cable on the back of the screen first. If it doesn’t help, replace the screen.
    It’s kind of like example 5 in the following post:

  293. Can any one help be find a replacement screen for a PCG-3J1L

  294. @ hsherd,

    Can any one help be find a replacement screen for a PCG-3J1L

    There should be a different model number for this laptop. Look at the lower right corner of the screen. What does it say?

  295. i need service manual for sony vaio PCG 7F8P……………….
    can someone help me ? please………….

  296. boa noite por favor poderia me ajudar com o manual de reparo do

  297. @ moe,
    There should be different model number for this laptop. Look in the lower right corner of the display.

  298. Black screen few seconds when plugged/unplugged i have sony viao laptop model VPCEB15FX/BI….I REBOOT the system and i’m still with the same problem. please can anybody help me, i will die :(

  299. @ Gabriel,

    Black screen few seconds when plugged/unplugged i have sony viao laptop model VPCEB15FX/BI….I REBOOT the system and i’m still with the same problem.

    Your description is not very clear. If I understand correctly, your laptop turns on but all you getting is a black screen.
    Can you see any faint image on the screen at all?
    Can you test your laptop with an external monitor and find out if external video still works?
    If there is no video on internal/external screens, check laptop memory. Maybe this is memory related problem.

  300. hey I have a Sony Vaio VGN-41 but I’ve got some problems with it and need help, there is someone who can help me here? I would replace the DC jack, but now after I received the new DC has forgotten where the cables set PLZZZZZ help

  301. The other model number is VGN-FW560F, I have found an lcd screen for it but would like to find a service manual so I can replace it

  302. John Giangrande

    Working on a Sony Vaio PCG-5K1L – any tips on how to access the motherboard? Have removed most screws but case is still not detaching – motherboard is last potential problem I need to isolate from a “wine spill.” Seems like every VIAO is made differently! Thanks in advance!

  303. @ John Giangrande,

    Working on a Sony Vaio PCG-5K1L – any tips on how to access the motherboard?

    There should be different model number. It’s somewhere on the screen bezel. What is that?

  304. I have a Vaio PCG-6Q1L and cant find a service manual on it. help?

  305. I am needing to replace a dc power cable and plug and need to find instructions for dis and reassembly. I see the vga-n manual but I have a vgn-ns130e/s

    Thanks in advance


  306. I am needing to replace a dc power plug and need to find instructions for disssebbly and reassembly for my PCG-7112L. I also need the part # for the power plug.



  307. Kathleen


    I just purchased a brand new Sony Vaio S series computer with a model number of VPCS111FM/S. I just turned it on today and found that when I plug or unplug it the screen flickers and goes black for a bit and then returns to normal. Is this ok? What can I do to fix this?

    All replies are very appreciated!

  308. i have sony vaio model PCG – 7R1N i have buy and import from japan
    where can found a manual
    my socket adapter is break but T7400 intel core 2 duo processor i think working
    where can buy a new socket
    what is my number model socket
    or how send my motherboard at sony europe / sony japan
    for change my socket if is welding tear
    thanks for idea
    idont know if welding socket is changable at this motherboards
    or return back in sony
    how contact sony europe / sony japan for send or ordering this parts .
    sony motherboard whork ? with no battery only on AC/DC questions

  309. Do someone know where I could find an assembly guide to VGN-NR285E?



  310. @ Kathleen,

    I’ve seen it happening on some laptops and I don’t really like it. Normally you shouldn’t see any changes (besides maybe screen dimming) when you plug/unplug the AC adapter.
    I cannot tell if it’s normal without looking at the laptop. It depends on the way it flickers. Probably it’s not normal.

    What can I do to fix this?

    Can you exchange it for a new one? Is it still covered by the store warranty (usually 2 weeks in the US).

  311. Hi.
    Would you know where I can get a service manual for a sony vgn-z?

    Thanks very much

  312. Hi….
    I am was cheking power jack its ok and i’m trying with volt meter its good dc 19v but it still no power up
    Please help me!!! solution for my mobo


  313. Hi

    Is there anything about VGN-FW11L?

  314. Hi!
    I have a Sony Vaio model PCG 7142L (the name on the bottom of the computer). Since I don’t find this on the list of your manuals, I wonder if it in fact has another model name. I want to know if my computer has bluetooth (since I can’t see it any switch on the outside) and where to enable it (in windows 7)
    Grateful for any help!!!

  315. Charles Chong

    Can i have the service manual of Sony Vaio VPCSA35GG laptop?

  316. cj2600

    @ Linda,

    I have a Sony Vaio model PCG 7142L (the name on the bottom of the computer). Since I don’t find this on the list of your manuals, I wonder if it in fact has another model name.

    Take a look at the screen bezel. The name is probably in the lower right corner.

    I want to know if my computer has bluetooth (since I can’t see it any switch on the outside) and where to enable it (in windows 7)

    Look in the laptop device manager. If you have a Bluetooth card installed it should appear in the device manager.

  317. Hi!! You dont know how much i apreciate the work you’ve done in this page plus this manuals you find, BIG THANKS!!!



  319. Netcom

    Thx, :) Great job !

  320. John Rutherford


    An German exchange student has a Vaio Model # PCG-6151M on the back and VPCEE3S1E in the lower right hand corner of the screen. It will not turn on.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks, John

  321. Sarah Bernheim

    I came across this in a search for information on a VAIO PCG-71312L. Would most of the Vaio’s have similar assembly instructions? I gave the Vaio to someone who said he was sure he knew how to verify if the motherboard was dead or just the power I got back a box of parts and have no idea how to put it back together.

  322. Hi
    Would you know where I can get a service manual for a sony vaio ca2sfx ??


  323. I put my elbow onto my wife’s Viao PCG 61611L and cracked the screen. Can anyone help locate a new one and email me a how to fix this laptop?

  324. Hi everyone,

    I would really appreciate if someone could help with service manuals for VPCF11S1E and VGN-FW31ZJ…I can’t seem to find them anywhere…


  325. Hi,
    I would like see sony vaio vpcp11skx.


  326. PAPA_RimskY


    Thanks for this manuals.)
    I have a question. Where can i found service manual for Sony Vaio PCG-5P3P(bottom cover) VGN-SR21RM(up cover)? Or which model is dismounted in a similar way?
    Google didn’t help me(
    I need get access in power button.

  327. NGOBOKA Noel

    hey i want to ask for sony vaio vpcz128gg screen with its cover.( black colour)please tell me how i can get it. i am in RWANDA.

  328. Catherine

    Hi , I am looking for service manuals for Sony VAIO VPC-F11S1E (PCG-81112M). I cannot find them. Thanks.

  329. Silviu

    Hi there,
    I have a Sony Vaio PCG-71211M and the mouse pad and the keyboards stop functioning last week.
    Is there any repair manual or easy fix to sort this out?
    many thanks!

  330. Please, does anyone of you know where to find a service manual for PCG-71211M?

    Currently order a new daughter card after the audio port started broke down. Had a look at the components, and it’s tight on space..don’t want to damage anything else. Appreciate help with the service manual =) Thanks!

  331. Jaime Rodriguez

    Necesito el manual de servicio del sony vaio modelo PCG-5K1L, donde lo puedo encontrar?
    de antemano Gracias.

  332. Hi:
    Can you please help me? I have a Sony Vaio Laptop VGN-AR 630E model with Integrated 1.3 megapixel digital camera and microphone. When I’m on SKYPE and talking on Skype video, I can see & hear the person on the other end, and the person can see me, but NOT HEAR me. I know this is on my end because all of my friends have no problem with their contacts. I’m trying all of kind troubleshooting situations, but nothing is working. For a several years I never had any this kind of problem. This started about one or two month ago. I lose hope that I ever find a solution. Looking for some answer! Thanks! Lida

  333. Poor Yourik

    HI I need Service manual for model Sony Vaio PCG-31312V.
    I have to disassemble it. Can you help me?

  334. cj2600

    @ Lida,

    There is no easy way to troubleshoot problems like that over the internet. Go to the control panel and check sound settings. Make sure the microphone is enabled, not muted.

  335. R.K. singh

    hello guys i have broken my cmos battery socket while cleaning my sony viao pcg-61511m model laptopmotherboard with petro. I tried to refit it by applying sloder but the clips were removed from the base of the board. now my laptop is not working
    power botton is “ON” and only HDD led lighting continuously without display, no fan spining at all.
    after repressing the power botton “Battery leg is lighting till the power botton is kept pressed and finally machine is “off” with a hight pitch sound …..Help me to repair this laptop i will be greatful to you….

  336. Alejandro

    Hola, tengo una sony vaio vgn sz750n y últimamente estoy teniendo problemas con la placa de vídeo alguien pe puede decir como llego hasta la placa de vídeo así la remplazo, desde ya muchas gracias.

  337. zahid khan

    dear friend,

    i have sony vaio laptop pcg-7z2l ( vgn-nr110e ) i am facing a problem my laptops turns on after reset with battery and ac power and for few moments works fine but suddenly feezes or shuts down my battery is weak and i am unable to access my laptop because either it freezes after a few moments or shuts down unexpectedly i dont know what is wrong with my laptop i have tried all sony vaio options but failed because the laptop shuts down or freezes after a few moments and i am unable to repair or restore or anything like troubleshoot because the laptop freezes or shutdown unexpectedly please help me to solve the problem sir .

    thanking you,

    zahid khan india maharashtra mumbai

  338. @ zahid khan,
    Sounds like a possible motherboard failure.
    If you need to access data, you can remove the hard drive and connect it to another working computer using an external USB enclosure as I explained in this post.

  339. have a vaio fj-170, sound does not work. At first crackly sound suggesting loose contact, now nothing (except windows sound at boot up is normal). Where could there possibly be a loose wire etc. Looked at dis-assembly pdf, but unable to find sound card wire etc., if it’s there somewhere.

    Any suggestions???


  340. @ robert,
    This could be driver related issue. If you hear Windows sound at boot up, your laptop hardware works properly.

  341. dany hebel

    Many problems with my Sony vaio
    VGN- S5M / S
    I know it dates .
    It heats , burns , and the fan makes a lot of noise for about a year .
    The spring and summer I have to put a real fan nearby, not one of these little ventilos office made ​​in China , not a true ultra powerful air blower brewer . There , no more problem . But it is spring and it is not yet warm enough for the presence of this ceiling fan is bearable because there is me turns me off . ( ! !)
    So I’ll change the model , but I certainly do not redeem sony .
    More I opted for Norton360 first edition pftttttttt it starts at any time in the background and pump the ram while aggravating overheating.
    Norton is crap.
    Sony crap.
    Microsoft Windows : scammers with their requests for updates untimely day.
    Bing hotmail shit it is even difficult to remove .
    Here is my humble testimony.

  342. Oleksa

    Hi. I am looking for the service manual of Vaio VPCS11M9R to replace the LCD cable, keyboard, mic, left USB port and audio card. Can you help me? Thank you!

  343. Godfrey Archer

    I have a Sony Vaio -P series laptop model: VGN-P530CH and presently it is not booting I have tried resetting the Bios by taking out the Cmos battey and shorting out the two terminals but no luck .No lights visible.
    I would like to get a schematic to do some troubleshooting.


  344. porfavor nesecito activar el wifi y el manual de usuario de mi sony vaio PCG-E32L… ALGUNA INFORMACION …GRACIAS

  345. hi, thanks for sharing all those books.
    i’m looking for the service manual for a VGN-E50B (pcg-9q1n written underneath of it)
    if you ever find it, please share! thanks much..!

  346. I need the VAIO – VPCYB35AL service manual to repair my laptop, can u help me?

  347. Hi ,i have a sony vaio vpcm120al and when an attempt recovery of original sistem get an error 212,
    in this computer cant use this disc of recovery, confirm the model. error : 212
    can you helpme, i need retorne this computer to originals configuration
    thanks in advance

  348. Dominic

    I have Sony laptop viao VPC-EA2GX?BI have no power. Change power jack still no power.

  349. jonathan_w

    Thank you so much for these manuals!

    Anyone know where to change the CMOS battery for a Vaio VGN-CS190? I don’t see it in the service manual for this model. (I prefer to avoid dismantling the entire laptop to find it if possible.)

    Thank you.

  350. Hi I have Sony VAIO VGN CR120E , its not responding at all, when I showed it to some technicians they say it has mother board problem, can you provide me where can I buy motherboard from a, I want to install it myself. Thanks

  351. Kritika

    I have a Sony Vaio laoptop model SVF125C29W and it has a broken hinge(which attaches the keyboard to the screen).
    I urgently require a spare one. Please help.

  352. hi there, great source for service manuals…
    Jan, i am also looking for the manual for VGN-E50B pcg-9q1n

  353. I have VAIO VGN-AW170Y. I works well but needs a new CMOS. Does anyone have a service manual — know where the CMOS is located?

  354. I have VAIO PCG-31311M, product: VPCYB3V1E. Can I ask you for the service manual? It’s a hard work to charge the battery because of the connector. I want to repair it but I don’t know how to reach it… Or some advice? Thanks

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