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    Default VAIO Stars up but then stops! (video included)

    I have an old Sony Vaio PCG-F650. The computer turns on, displays the boot screen, plays the sound to the boot screen, and then just goes black. The computer stays on, but there is no display. I am able to get into BIOS/Setup and have set the hard drive to boot first, with no luck. So then I popped in a WinXP disc and set the boot to boot from disc - still no luck. It always displays the Sony boot screen, and then just goes black. Any ideas of what's wrong or what I could try to fix it? I have recorded a quick video of it which you can view below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SOXH0HBMI0

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    Default Re: VAIO Stars up but then stops! (video included)

    Sounds similar to an old Asus (8 years old, doesn't work any more though)

    You could try to boot Linux from a CD.

    Else, I think it could be anything from mainboard damage to faulty memory to something else.

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    Default Re: VAIO Stars up but then stops! (video included)

    Have you tried hooking it up to an external monitor?

    cheers ...
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    Default Re: VAIO Stars up but then stops! (video included)

    Sounds like a gfx fried or HD not working too well

 

 

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