Official Vaio Pro 13 Owners Lounge (SVP13 2013)

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If you had the option to choose between touch / non-touch with all its pros & cons, what model w

  1. non-touch

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  2. touch

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  3. no idea - you tell me what's good for me

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  1. Stefan H

    Stefan H Notebook Enthusiast

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    Im on 8.1 and I too did not upgrade bios prior to updating to 8.1. I have the screen dim bug, but I think that everyone that updates to 8.1 has this. I actually think its a conflict with Sony software and Intel software and has nothing to do with what bios is running. I think it should be possible to solve with a driver update. I too managed to get it not to happen by not letting the OS turn off or dim the screen. Instead I press sleep button when I need to myself. Works ok for me.
    A good sideeffect is that my bluetooth is working now. Had issues with the drivers not loading for bluetooth and a ton of errors in eventviewer. works lots better now
     
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    jordanfraseremery Notebook Enthusiast

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    HELP !

    I upgrade 17 october my pc to windows 8.1, now i can't update vaio control center and pilot, what can i do please ?
     
  3. kapitein187

    kapitein187 Newbie

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    So I did the 8.1 upgrade, and now every time my screen goes off after a couple of minutes my pc hangs. But worse is that i cant put it in sleep mode anymore... the screen goes black but the rest stays on... thought I fixed it with Intel Smart connect switched to off but it is still persistent.
     
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    Bobbojantje Newbie

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    Yes I did! But stil having this problem. Also the screen brightness is a pain in the as mentioned before.
     
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    Bobbojantje Newbie

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    I agree..but we still have to wait for a driver update which is making me and others pissed. Question: has anyone deleted all the Vaio / intel software, to see if this makes any change to the autobrightness nd screen dim bug?
     
  6. Stefan H

    Stefan H Notebook Enthusiast

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    True, I would also like to know if anyone tried to uninstall some sony crap, and see if it fixes the issue.
     
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    yipcw Notebook Enthusiast

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    I got that same problem also (and the dreadful dim screen hung) and couple others. Sony Intel SATA driver 12.8.0.106 2013/10/16 update said platform not supported. If I download from Intel directly, same thing.

    Intel Smart Connect Technology 4.2.41.2499 2013/10/14 update also failed during reboot, the installer got suspended, subsequent updater found it and undo it. now there is unknown device ACPI\INT33A0\0, I think that's the iSCT w/o driver. I am hesitate to try it again.

    there is also an Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed), so can't tell what hardware ID it corresponded to.

    Not as lucky as other posters who can do all six updates. Not sure because Model is SVP132A1CL, which is not listed in Sony eSupport for some reason.

    I can update the
    Intel HD Graphics 10.18.10.3304,
    Intel Collaborative Processor Performance Control (CPPC) Driver Update 1.0.0.1013,
    Intel Dual Band Wireless 16.5.1.6,
    Intel Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 + HS Adapter 3.1.1307.0362 (it gives a non-sense error if it is powered off, activate it again and it go thorugh),
    and Sony Video Processor 4.1.2247.08090
    ones. Wireless is still weird afterwards, keep getting that takes longer to connect warning, and limited connectivity message even actually connects fine.

    Definitely not a smooth upgrade for Windows 8.1
     
  8. willumpie82

    willumpie82 Newbie

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    do you have an EU or US model?
     
  9. jeffs99

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    well after experiencing a lot of of the same issues I read here, I thought I'd write to let you kn ow what i did:

    When runing on Win 8 and doing all upgrades, it worked great, then
    I upgraded to 8.1 before the requested bios update and after this, these things happened,
    I then did the bios update just for the heck of it (even though it said to install before upgrading to win 8.1)
    experienced the lockup when computer went into to sleep mode (fix was a hard power down),
    got errors doing sequent upgrades including unknown items in Device manager, Sata drive upgrade error,
    other drivers just plain won't install, had a updated wireless driver from from intel website downgraded
    by Vaio Update.

    After all that and being totally frustrated, I finally decided to do the (built in) factory restore.
    Which by the way when I did do this restore, it mentioned that I was going back to Win8.1
    After the restore I was back at win 8, did all windows and Vaio updates. Everything seems
    good now. I will wait (probably for a while) before going back to win 8.1, at least until bugs are worked out.

    I know a lot of you don't want to go back to the initial factory installed win8. Neither did I.
    But it was either that or working with a computer with too many weird open issues.

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    I to have the same problems as mentioned in here (found this page by googling the problem) and will keep an eye out for a solution in this thread.

    To summarize my problems:
    When the laptop goes to sleep after x minutes the power light stays on (+backlight of keyboard) but the screen stays black no matter what I do, the only solution is to shut down the laptop completely by holding the power button. I also thought it was a problem with the screen going off at first but I already turned this off (to never) so I would say it really has something to do with sleep under 8.1.

    And I also have the adaptive brightness problem as mentioned before.
     
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