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Sony Vaio disassembly guides and instructions

Discussion in 'Sony' started by cj2600, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. VeEuzUKY

    VeEuzUKY Notebook Consultant

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    The PM45 is also the chipset used on the Vaio Z, correct? I only ask this because I got very confused with the issue of the FW using DDR2 vs. the Z using DDR3 while I was under the impression that both used the same Centrino 2 design and therefor the same parts...
     
  2. 02BLACKTAWS6

    02BLACKTAWS6 Notebook Guru

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    Yes, the PM45 supports either DDR2 or DDR3. However, the motherboard determines which is used. If your notebook came with DDR2, than that's what you must use.
     
  3. VeEuzUKY

    VeEuzUKY Notebook Consultant

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    So if I upgraded an FW to DDR3 or downgraded the Vaio Z to DDR2 sticks both laptops would still work properly and the motherboard upon boot would just adapt itself to 800MHz or 1066MHz operation?
     
  4. 02BLACKTAWS6

    02BLACKTAWS6 Notebook Guru

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    It's my understanding that the physical connection on the motherboard is different. They are not interchangeable at all.
     
  5. VeEuzUKY

    VeEuzUKY Notebook Consultant

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    I see... I have been looking at many benchmarks online and the reality is for the most part, there is no performance gain between DDR2-800 and DDR3-1066... in the end, its about the same when it comes to actual real world applications usage...
     
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    ZugZug Notebook Evangelist

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    DDR2 standard voltage 1.8v
    DDR3 standard voltage 1.5v

    DDR3 uses less power.
     
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    monacos Newbie

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    happymk Newbie

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    is there any thread based on vgn-cr series?
     
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    s5156 Newbie

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    Hi all and sundry! Does anyone have a link to the VGN-FW series service manuals?
    Many thanks in advance.
     
  10. ajreynol

    ajreynol Notebook Virtuoso

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    would love to see one for the AW.
     
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    migs267 Notebook Enthusiast

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    IS there anyone here who has a disassembly manual for VGN-CS series?
     
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    agila Newbie

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    Hi mate. Thanks for the good work. I am looking for VGN-SR36GN/B if you got one? I appreciate it very much. email is katana575AThotmailDOTcom. Again, TIA
     
  13. Evoss-X

    Evoss-X Notebook Deity

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    I can post it to you somehow assembly dissasembly .. :)
     
  14. dimon2kgb

    dimon2kgb Newbie

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    I can't find an AW disassembly guide. I'm not even sure if it exists...:)
     
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    Derrida Notebook Deity

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    Hi, Good that you succeeded: I have apparently exactly the same issue: the cylinder with the power connector is loose, so probably broken. I would be comfortable having a VAIO VGN FW service manual. Before I try, is there any trick , for example some hidden fragile piece of plastic that we need to carefully push before taking apart the cover or another part? Thanks a lot. By the way how did you manage to fix the broken part? Again thanks
     
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    SPEEDwithJJ NBR Super Idiot

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    Anyone knows where to find a VAIO P (VGN-P) series assembly/disassembly guide?
     
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    zimbros12 Notebook Deity

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    Kingpin665 Newbie

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    I am currently looking for dismantle instructions for the Vaio VGN-FW285D too as I have to replace the LCD, lent it to a friend of mine who is a computer tech and hasn't worked on this line yet and is having some trouble dismanteling it. I think I'm going to zip over to his shop tonight to take a look at it myself as (forgot the user name) said it was a straight forward reverse engineer job. But I would also like any tips on hidden clips or fragile parts I might break in taking it apart, even if it is relatively straight forward.

    I'll check back later, thanks. :)
     
  20. Kingpin665

    Kingpin665 Newbie

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    So Mike told me last night that the issue he is having in taking it apart is the hinges holding the LCD to the computer because of the way Sony has designed it (see picture), he doesn't know how to get them off without breaking them becasue they seem to wrap all the way around where the older models he's worked on have a seam. Any help would be great, as I can't seem to find a service manual anywhere.
    I've looked up quite a bit on dismantling laptops to replace the screen and it seems so easy, the face plate should just come off so I can get at the bare LCD, remove any brackets holding it in place, pull screen out gently and remove video cables, then the inverter, pull out old LCD to replace with new then reverse the steps. That is of course the cliff notes, but in all the examples given you can replace the LCD without needing to take those hinges off.
    Can anyone confirm how to take it apart, or that on the FW series you don't even need to?

    Thanks for any help guys.

    This is an image of both my model and a example disassembled model from one of the tutorials I've read.
    [​IMG]
     

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