Sony Vaio Z i5/i7 (VPCZ1) Official Owners Thread Part 2

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  1. Ambroos

    Ambroos Notebook Consultant

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    I have a little question, have a Dell U2412M now, temporarily connected to my Z13 over VGA while I wait for a HDMI>DVI cable to arrive.

    Problem seems to be that when my laptop is plugged in to power I seem to get a lot of interference on my monitor, something like flickering horizontal bands.

    I've seen another topic from someone with a Z but it was closed and didn't really have anything conclusive. Has anyone else experienced this? Does it go away if you use HDMI? Is it a monitor issue?

    Thanks!
    Ambroos
     
  2. namaiki

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    Try run your laptop on battery and see if the interference goes away. If so the interference should go away with HDMI.
     
  3. Oscar2

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    Try a different vga cable. Oftentimes its the shielding and/or grounding on vga cables that causes that type of interference (it doesn't help at all that Z's lack the screw connections that help to provide a good ground connection to the vga connector).
     
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    Hi, has anyone tried to take apart their vaio Z? Or know where to find any good guides to do so?

    I have some dirt behind the screen and wanna take it apart and clean it.

    I had had the coumptuter in a very damp enviroment and apperantly the dirt got there with the moisture. And warranty wont cover it.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    It does indeed go away completely if I run the laptop on battery power! Thanks for the advice, I'll just wait for my HDMI > DVI to arrive!
     
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    Hi all, I posted on the Z2 forum about my idea of upgrading. My old Z1 starts freezing pretty often, is becoming slower and the size of SSD is restricting me. I think also that it has become hotter (57C with Firefox and several tabs open in Stamina). A felllow member replied to me that I don't need a new laptop, I just have to restore to its factory settings. But then I would like to do an image restore to recover my files, settings and programs. Will I have any gain doing that, or do I have to install everything again in order to avoid any resource hogs that might be bothering my system?
    I was thinking that if I have to reinstall everything, I might as well dive for the nice offer of the Z2 I found (and do some shopping therapy on the way :) )
     
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    I say get a new one and sell me your old one.
     
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    Well I failed to mention it is the French version (keyboard and Windows) and has been working for more than 10 hours every day for the last 2 years. And the aluminium next to the on/off switch is a bit dented after a fall from the desk (someone stumbled on the cord)

    Still interested?
     
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