I would highly highly NOT recommend trying to take apart the S-series - it's just not worth the headache, and the chances of breaking something are very high.
I unfortunately have to agree. The Vaio is a great looking notebook but inside its like a porcelain doll. I upgraded the harddrive on mine, put it back together, pressed the on/off switch and now its at Sony's service-center. Apparently the culprit is the thin white ribbon cable under the keyboard (you need to remove the cable before taking the top cover off).
Does anyone know why my newly installed hard drive in my sony vgn-s170p isn't letting me boot up from my xp cd?
Press 'del' on startup (or whatever other key you need to press to get into the BIOS settings) - then in the BIOS find the 'Boot from...' sequence and change it from the hard-drive to the CD-ROM drive. Install Windows XP, then change it back if you want to not boot from the CD-ROM as first choice thereafter.
Failing that - the ribbon cable or power supply may have come out of the connectors from the CD-ROM to the motherboard when you were installing the harddrive.
this sony vaio VGN-S3XP uses non standard slim dvd-+RW its slimmer than a standard slim !!!, i found out when i was about to bolt in a new NEC slim drive that turned out to be to thick ! dont know where i can get a slimmer than standard slim drive ?? well gotta be a faster one also good if its a slot in and if it can be firmware upgraded to region free, that would be great !!!!
the bluetooth module can be upgraded also to UGPZ6 2.0 EDR but can only find the module from sony USA for 99USD
Last edited by BonScott; 21st October 2006 at 09:24 AM.
Anybody have a guide to parts and steps on how to install Bluetooth to the S260p? I'm very much interested in doing this little upgrade project on it. I remember one on TalkVaio.com, but they dont work anymore and I can't find it anywhere else. Thanks