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    Default Vaio owners be extra careful with your power port!

    be careful vaio owners the power port are not sturdy!

    4 people here have the same problem:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z02r9HMiZ4

    2 people here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/minthu/2988924754/

    1 person here:
    replacing power plug VGN-AW series?

    4 people have the problem here (Ctrl + F "power" ):
    http://antoniocangiano.com/2009/02/1...aio-fw-series/

    I had the same problem before i returned it for a replacement
    To VGN-FW owners, is your Power input port wobbly?
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    Default Re: Vaio owners be extra careful with your power port!

    i think the problem arises with the L shaped plug in, if turned vertically it lifts the whole laptop on an angle putting all of the weight on the power input.

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    Default Re: Vaio owners be extra careful with your power port!

    Quote Originally Posted by tassadar898 View Post
    4 people here have the same problem:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z02r9HMiZ4
    Woah. That video in the link really looks scary to me!
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    Default Re: Vaio owners be extra careful with your power port!

    Quote Originally Posted by tassadar898 View Post
    be careful vaio owners the power port are not sturdy!

    4 people here have the same problem:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z02r9HMiZ4

    2 people here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/minthu/2988924754/

    1 person here:
    replacing power plug VGN-AW series?

    4 people have the problem here (Ctrl + F "power" ):
    http://antoniocangiano.com/2009/02/1...aio-fw-series/

    I had the same problem before i returned it for a replacement
    To VGN-FW owners, is your Power input port wobbly?
    Did it come like that or did it happen after ?
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    Default Re: Vaio owners be extra careful with your power port!

    Wow.. I tripped over the power cord of my Z for like twice already. The plug comes right out like the megasafe on Macs. So far, my power port is still quite sturdy...
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    Default Re: Vaio owners be extra careful with your power port!

    thats not my video, as far as my previous machine i dont know if it came like that, but i noticed a week into owning it

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    Default Re: Vaio owners be extra careful with your power port!

    The Z is definitely the Mercedes of the Sony line -- this additional safety feature just confirms my impression.

    Now if Sony would give us the screen size of the FW with the design superiority of the Z, we'd be in hog heaven.

    Sony's greatest number of sales in laptops is in the FW and AW lines, I believe. So perhaps within a year, say, we'll see the computer of our dreams!

    In the meantime, the FW is excellent, but there are these things like the power cord input to look out for. Still beats having to watch a bluish cast to all whites on a Dell, anyway, or their slot drive from hell in several retail models, etc.

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    Default Re: Vaio owners be extra careful with your power port!

    sony needs the a.p.p.l.e magnetic power cord imo...

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    Default Re: Vaio owners be extra careful with your power port!

    "The Z is definitely the Mercedes of the Sony line -- this additional safety feature just confirms my impression." Pardon my ignorance but the Sony Z has a safety feature on the power input? What is this feature? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Vaio owners be extra careful with your power port!

    Quote Originally Posted by tabrisfreewill View Post
    sony needs the a.p.p.l.e magnetic power cord imo...
    Apple holds the patents for it.

    But there must be a way to copy Magsafe without violating patent rights. Somehow.
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