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Official Sony Vaio F Series Owners Thread *Part 6*

Discussion in 'Sony Owners' Lounge Forum' started by Willscary, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Willscary

    Willscary Notebook Evangelist

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    It is time for a new F series thread.

    This popular budget priced performance laptop has been discussed at a very high volume since January 2010. Due to this high volume, five previous threads have been closed out prior to this one. They can be found here:

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/son...fficial-sony-vaio-f-series-owners-lounge.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony-owners-lounge-forum/464372-official-sony-vaio-f-series-owners-lounge-part-2-a.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/son...io-f-series-i5-i7-owners-thread-part-3-a.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/son...io-f-series-i5-i7-owners-thread-part-4-a.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/son...io-f-series-i5-i7-owners-thread-part-5-a.html

    As the Sony Vaio F series has been so popular, several quick guides have been assembled by some very good-hearted members here. You can find a general F11 unification post here:

    F11 Unification Post: Issues, Fixes, Tweaks, Reviews
     
  2. Fishon

    Fishon Knowledge Is King

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  3. Willscary

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    I have seen these before, but I have two reservations...

    First, there are very few cool 1920x1080 wallpapers.

    Second, I always worry about downloading something free like this...I always wonder about embedded malware. Have you used these with no problems? I kind of like the 2009 Vaio black one.
     
  4. anseio

    anseio All ways are my ways.

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    Nope, these are safe. Well, at least the ones I downloaded are.

    Hey, Fishon, what's that site where you got the Great Wave again? I got the koi pond as well, but want to check the images out again.

    Oh, since we're talking wallpapers and what nots, I got this visualizer for Winamp called Plane9. It also sets up as a screensaver and has what I think is the perfect VAIO screensaver. Subtle and sexy, as seen here:
    Plane9 - Lines
     
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    anseio All ways are my ways.

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  7. blackball

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    Hi all,

    A strange request...

    As some of you may rememer, I've been trying to upgrade my LCD from a single-lamp 1600x900 to a dual lamp FHD. For this I need the FHD LVDS cable that is difficult to find.

    I did find an online seller that gets parts directly from Sony. However, they informed me that Sony requires a S/N to check compatibility. I'm worried that if I do give them my S/N, they will either cancel the order, or worse, substitute with the non-FHD cable (which I already have).

    Here's the strange request: Is there anyone with a dual lamp FHD* laptop that'd be willing to give me their S/N so that I can complete the order? Not sure there are any privacy issues to be worried about here, so I understand if people are hesitant. But I'm a bit desperate at this point :p

    * I think the non-dual lamp FHD versions would also be compatible, but just want to be safe...
     
  8. Fishon

    Fishon Knowledge Is King

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    Am I remembering correctly that you are in the UK? Are you able to order from other European countries? On google, I see several German sites with it for sale, including on Amazon (they probably wouldn't ask for an S/N), and some other European countries. There are also some US sites but I haven't looked up their international shipping policies.

    Edit: Here is one of the US companies that ship internationally. I don't know what kind of extra charges (customs, etc) may be involved: http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Sony,Laptop,Part,A1772164A.aspx

    And German Amazon translated.
     
  10. blackball

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    I'm in Greece. You may have a point with the Amazon one. We'll see how it plays out with the French shop I found first.

    Delivery from sparepartswarehouse costs $49 (!) which is just too much. My final option will be to have it sent to a friend in the US, after which they can forward it to me :p

    After all this, the upgrade better work :)

    Thanks for the tips!
     
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