Official Sony Vaio F Series Owners Thread *Part 6*

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

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  1. Artemiy

    Artemiy Notebook Guru

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    So it seems that I have another troublesome power supply (or the charging port has broken again - I don't have the equipment to test it, unfortunately). Would chargers for F21/F23 and such work with the F13? It's a bit hard to find genuine F1 series chargers in my parts these days (F2 too for that matter but some third-party ones list those models as supported ones).

    I've been using a VGP-AC19V36 one for the past few years, it's the only compatible one I found back when the original one went bust due to the faulty charging port.
     
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  2. James D

    James D Notebook Prophet

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    Who would knew that this thread will be once get back to life again) Wow, that was almost 5 years ago when I got this legendary laptop and, Gosh, I was so another person! Thinking different, feeling different. It's a flashback to recall this again... nice feeling.
    Now back to topic
    Yeah, as Doraemon told you there is no such thing as working 920XM in VAIO F1x. Sony banned it and that's a shame. Although it's true that Clarcksfield Quad-Cores are really hot. And not just in VAIO F.
    Yeah, non-Premium LCD in this laptop has really weak brightess. That is what I didn't like a lot. And I also had a feeling that it was dimming with time. Anytime I installed fresh Windows it became as bright again.
    Perhaps you just need to disable Auto-Brightness and that's it.
     
  3. Artemiy

    Artemiy Notebook Guru

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    I know that feel. That's when I got it and I've been through a lot with my trusty F13, only having bought a new laptop a month ago (and still mostly using the Vaio). I've replaced a lot of the parts during these years, but it survived longer than I thought it would and it's still brilliant, handling anything I've thrown at it besides the latest games maybe, but I'm not much of a gamer in the first place. The F-series were absolutely brilliant and the only real problem with them was the build/plastic quality which was a bit so-so to be honest - or maybe it was just mine.

    But yeah, so many good memories.
     
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    doraemon801 Notebook Consultant

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    I agree with James, even the standard quad cpu (45w) is very hot. Apart from the hotness, the loudness of the fan is a big problem too.
    So I recently purchased a i7-640m ($60) and will use that instead when I am not doing encoding anymore. It should be cooler, quieter and drain less battery. Saw this cpu with 9w at idle mode in a Z series compare to my 840qm at 17.8w currently, pretty impressive.

    I once used my cousin's VPC-EB and my mum's SVE-17 adapter and they worked, eventhough they are 90watts only. So as long as you can plug it in, it will work.


    I think I will give my F at least another year or two, hearing lastest tech skylake with iris pro, sata express speed, PCIe 3.0 support, DDR4 RAM is very tempting indeed
     
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  5. invader7474

    invader7474 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys.

    I have a VAIO SVF1521WST/B and I lost my recovery partition and I have no recovery DVD. Can someone has same laptop update recovery dvd images somewhere. I searched everywhere but can't find it. I can handle the update place.

    And Where can i find my own Windows 8 key.
     
  6. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Nice to see you still around and a hello to you. Mine is still humming along without issues and I use it daily for work.
     
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  7. BabyShot

    BabyShot Newbie

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    Hello, I recently got my new Sony VAIO SVF15215CLB, but my display is really bad, so I was looking for a new one. and I found this http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-...Full-HD-LCD-LED-Assembly-LCD/32223204733.html , I want to know if this screen is good or any advice(another option or something) u can give me. I'm looking for a IPS panel FHD, I dont really need a touchscreen. I'm a gamer, and I wanted to design on Illustrator, Corel Draw and that stuff
    Thank you a lot.

    Pd. Sorry about my english, is really bad, but I'm improving it (I'm from Perú so...).
     
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  8. Gandalf_The_Grey

    Gandalf_The_Grey Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi Guys another F11 owner here, who still uses it daily. Now running Windows 10 Technical Preview.
     
  9. alfaunits

    alfaunits Notebook Consultant

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    Overheating question: For the folks who had this laptop series longer, I am having an issue with overheating on my folks' VAIO VPCF1, nd would like to know if anyone had the same issue.

    The overheating only happens on the CPU part of the laptop,i.e. theexhaust fan is really hot. It was always hotter than mine, but not this hot (it reaches 90*C now, mine does not go over 70*C with full CPU exhaustion)

    I opened the laptop, and I noticed there is virtually no dust at all, even though it wasn't opened for a year, but it looks as if the cooler is not attached to the CPU (i.e. I can lift it from the CPU, it seems)

    Is it possible that it lacks the thermal paste only, or has anyone had a similar issue? (so, no dust, cooler can be lifted from the CPU easily, and the orange grill of the exhaust is not attached to the laptop board either - i.e. it is loose)

    TIA.
     
  10. Aileron

    Aileron Notebook Guru

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    I am terribly sorry I don't have an answer for you but it seems that you would have an answer for my question asked upthread--how do you properly open an F? I have an F13, it's running hot (like 165+ degrees F.) and I'd like to change the fan and re-paste the heat sink.

    From your message above, I see you've already opened yours. Could you tell me how to do it? You can respond here or PM, as you see fit. (Anyone else can also respond.)

    Thanks!!!
     
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