Sony X Series Official Owners Thread

Discussion in 'VAIO / Sony Owners' Lounge Forum' started by dimension6, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Andil

    Andil Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys...my vaio x died today, it says operating system not found. I don't know what to do since the battery died too.
    Any advice or previous experience on this matter?

    Thanks
     
  2. serige

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    Usually it means your hard drive is dead or the HD connector cable got loosen. But since the X's SSD are soldered on board, I am afraid there isn't much you can do.
     
  3. Mr. B

    Mr. B Notebook Consultant

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    I just upgraded my Vaio X to Windows 10 and wanted to relate the experience. I used the media Creation Tool to upgrade the vanilla Windows 7 OS, not a clean install. It was a bit slow but trouble-free. All the hardware including Qualcomm 3G and GPS work, as do keyboard hotkeys and the wireless switch. There are no official GMA 500 drivers for Windows 10 so a generic display driver was loaded. I used compatibility mode to install the EMGD_1.16_w7_vaioX_no_flickering driver that I believe is in this thread somewhere. It seems glitch-free in my first couple hours of playing with it. Brightness adjustment still works after sleep mode and hibernation.
    [edit] The EMGD_1.16_w7_vaioX_no_flickering driver may not be entirely stable. I've had a couple page_fault_in_nonpaged_area blue screen crashes, and the screen has gone black a couple times with window elements reappearing individually after a couple seconds.

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  4. commonsense

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    The SSD is accessible inside the X11, it's the bare 2,5" PCB screwed to a frame without the 2,5" SSD housing.

    I hope Intel will release a Win 10 driver for the GMA 500 !
     
  5. isellit207

    isellit207 Newbie

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    Hello, I need to upgrade my SSD in my VPCX118LG as I am running out of space.
    Will any 2.5 ssd or ssdhd work?
    I was looking at;
    Seagate ST1000LM014 1TB Hybrid
    Toshiba MQ01ABD100H 1TB Hybrid
    Samsung EVO 500GB 850 Series SSD

    Any help much appreciated :)

    Simon
     
  6. Andil

    Andil Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is this laptop stable on windows 10? I have been thinking on getting another one now, since I cannot find any vaio pro 11s.... :S
     
  7. David.P

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    So there is still no hardware accelerated driver out there? Its such a bummer because without hardware acceleration, the X is barely usable nowadays.

    Wait... how is the Microsoft Edge browser behaving on the X?
     
  8. David.P

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    OK, so I installed Windows 10 -- everything is working out of the box. Performance is, well, bearable -- if used as a typewriter.

    Btw., is the RAM upgradeable on the X?
     
  9. David.P

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    ...except the Fn+Brightness keys. Any ideas what has to be installed for them to work?
     
  10. David.P

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    Just was going to report that the GMA500 driver from here works in Windows 10. This is version 8.14.10.2011 of 31.08.2009,

    Still no function with the Fn+brightness buttons, but I can live with that.
     
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