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Darryl Lee Mar 02, 2009, 02:07pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony Vaio notebook battery problem
I tried this but it still isnt working, anything else? i have a vaio fj270

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Matt M Mar 12, 2009, 09:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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still not working, the battery says its charging with the power cord in the computer (pcg-fx220) and says it finished charging, and then only lasts like 3 minutes, any suggestions? (restate previous suggestions if nessicary)

Laptop Willie Mar 14, 2009, 10:16am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Matt M said:
still not working, the battery says its charging with the power cord in the computer (pcg-fx220) and says it finished charging, and then only lasts like 3 minutes, any suggestions? (restate previous suggestions if nessicary)

I haven't looked at all this thread, but I was wondering if you all know about the Sony battery recall. I don't mean to sound condescending, just wondering.

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Andy Rogers Sep 17, 2009, 07:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I don't believe it? Mostly the same problem here. With the mains lead in, ANYTHING I do that a) spins the H/D; b) spins the DVD Drive or c) uses any kind of motion on the internet (i.e BBC Formula One coverage) & the battery power crashes! Even switching between windows causes the battery icon to flip between 'AC Power' & 'Batteries'. I can't even use it with AC Power only, as i've seen some people on here say they are now forced to do, because it just sucks the power from the battery & the lappy dies a horrible death. Without the battery installed, it gets as far as the Windows XP logo on boot-up, then collapses into nothing.....dead as a dalek!

My Vaio PCG-K195HP has no warranty, so there goes that option & I'm desperate to be able to; if not on battery power then at least through the mains, use the damn thing for more than 15mins without it dying and taking a few hours to charge again for another 15mins session!!!! As you can imagine, downloading updates, (especially from Microsoft), can be a very risky 'Hit-&-Miss' affair, & running a full virus scan is totally impossible!

If ANYONE has ANY form of comfort for me by way of help/advise, then believe me, i'd be grateful for reducing the amount of my head pain...both from headaches & constant head scratching!

Robin Andrew Oct 24, 2009, 08:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Andy -

I have the EXACT SAME PROBLEM!! ~>And Sony will NOT take any responsibility for battery replacement - I just spent hours on the phone with them telling not only what you have said about your computer but that I as I tend to run off a docking station for power, (I 'm connected to all kinds of other peripherals due to low vision; large monitor, extended sound, etc.). I always have to start undocked to connected to my wireless then dock and that's when I go from 87% to nothing - now a complete powerdown in less than 3 minutes. The computer gets so damn HOT that I burned my hands and can never leave it running long - how productive!! Now that I have no battery power left I clearly see after ejecting the thing that it's the battery causing the extreme heat. Now Sony says after investing hours of wasted breath, the battery model is on the recall list but my computer model is not so I don't qualify for replacement. **Like DUH??** Talk about speaking in circles...but now I tell them my Mom is an Insurance Adjuster and Step-Dad is a Lawyer and I know all about safety litigations and don't double talk me - just replace my battery before I'm asking you for my entire property!! Please stop scratching your head - I'm going through it too!! ~ Best of luck to you, Robin Andrew

Robin Andrew Oct 24, 2009, 08:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Laptop Willie said:
Matt M said:
still not working, the battery says its charging with the power cord in the computer (pcg-fx220) and says it finished charging, and then only lasts like 3 minutes, any suggestions? (restate previous suggestions if nessicary)

I haven't looked at all this thread, but I was wondering if you all know about the Sony battery recall. I don't mean to sound condescending, just wondering.


Willie, Andy & Everybody loosing their minds over this -

I have the EXACT SAME PROBLEM!! And Sony will NOT take any responsibility for battery replacement - I just spent hours on the phone with them telling not only what you have said about your computer but that I as I tend to run off a docking station for power, (I 'm connected to alll kinds of other peripherals due to low vision; large monitor, extended sound, etc.). I always have to start undocked to connected to my wireless then dock and that's when I go from 87% to nothing - now a complete powerdown in less than 3 minutes. The computer gets so damn HOT that I burned my hands and can never leave it running long - how productive!! Now that I have no battery power left I clearly see after ejecting the thing that it's the battery causing the extreme heat. Now Sony says after investing hours of wasted breath, the battery model is on the recall list but my computer model is not so I don't qualify for replacement. **Like DUH??** Talk about speaking in circles...but now I tell them my Mom is an Insurance Adjuster and Step-Dad is a Lawyer and I know all about safety litigations and don't double talk me - just replace my battery before I'm asking you for my entire property!! Please stop scratching your head - I'm going through it too!! Best of luck to you, Robin Andrew

Deanna Cardinal Dec 08, 2009, 02:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 08, 2009, 02:32pm EST

 
>> Re: Sony Vaio notebook battery problem
Dont worry guys Sony just sucks and we had to figure it out the hard way, but if you are in Canada they are recalling and replacing parts for the batteries on certain models. I unfortunately have the same problem no charge when connected to ac power but the battery does have power and the computer powers up with it. just spoke to sony and they are willing to have a look at it but not sure as to fixing it until they see the receipt. if your like me you got your laptop through a promotion with and anonymous company and does not provide receipts your screwed unless for the grace of god they accept the shipping statement which shows the order date and the deliver date. Im keeping my fingers crossed and once i figure out whats happening with my laptop i will inform everyone

good luck!

shazad rasul Mar 24, 2010, 07:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey guys, first things first, a BIG thank you to Vlad k.

I reinstalled window and started to get the message that my battery was incompatable or fitted wrong and that my computer was going to stand by and i should take it out and reinsert it. Every time same problem, i thought maybee it got nackered and i would have to buy a new one. Then i came across Vlads post on the last page which said to remove ISBNMGR.EXE, I did it and my computer is fine, battery is charging fine, All i can say is that it is a Disgrace that a piece of software is FORCING people to replace batteries that are perfectly fine. Peace and good luck all

vineet maheshwari Apr 04, 2010, 09:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Apparently your reply is not read by others. I tried following and the battery started to charge.
After 4-6 months of using it as desktop. Thank you !

Step 1: Kept my laptop on the bios setup screen and i was surprised that my laptop didn't die out for hours. My Windows XP was hibernating because of zero charge it was sensing.

Step 2: After battery was completely discharged, I had pressed power button as suggested by you for long (30 seconds)

Step 3: Reboot the machine with power cord on.

And battery was charging..

Jamie Fong Jul 01, 2010, 02:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 01, 2010, 02:52am EDT

 
>> Re: Sony Vaio notebook battery problem
I hv similar problem with a lot of people here. On the 2nd week of my newly purchased VGN-FZ35G. The battery degraded.
1) Icon says battery is 100% charged
2) Unplugged the power cord, laptop shuts down within 5 minutes
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It's driving me crazy. Judging from all the posting here, it's not an issue of dead battery, faulty daughter board or etc.... I need a solution. Now my laptop is just a desktop.

Ahmad R. Bahjat Jul 06, 2010, 03:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Friends, I bought a SONY VAIO - VPCCW21FX one month ago, Core i3, WINDOWS7. I have problem with its charging, when it reaches to %80 it stops charging. is this a software or hardware error what should I do kindly advice me.

Respect & Regards
Ahmad R.B.

Liu Adam Jul 06, 2010, 11:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My Sony Vaio's encountered the same problem.
and i reaaly feel disappointed about it.:angry:
wish u could solve ur problem soon.

Natasha Wilson Jul 16, 2010, 09:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 16, 2010, 09:41pm EDT

 
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My VGN-FE21s is showing that battery problem too. The first time was just 3 months after the 1 yr warranty. I really needed a battery for travelling purposes so I didn't have time to dig into the problem. I bought a non-sony one (psa-parts, 4800 mAh) and i guess the vendor changed the battery's chip-id to respond as an original sony battery coz there was no compatibility problem.

Well for a few days now, Windows XP (SP3) is showing the "AC plugged in" icon only, even though the battery is safely in. When I doubl-click on the AC-icon, it tells me that i have "#1 battery 99%" present. If I then click on that blue-battery icon, I get the details of the battery. So it appears that XP knows that I have a battery but is only showing the "AC plugged-in" icon?! And if I remove the AC adapter, the laptop simply switches off.

I'll assume that the original Sony was programmed to fail right after warranty (hehe) but what's happening to that 2nd battery. XP says it's here but shows that i'm ac-plugged only? That's weird. And the laptop is so much warmer than usual. Core Duo temperatures running at close to 70 deg.C. Fan always on.

Some of you are suggesting that there's a faulty component on the motherboard or daughter board. Can you be more precise, thanks.

Others say that the BIOS or 'something' is running a count-down before disabling the battery. I have just updated my bios to R0200J3 but the problem is still here. Is Sony or Windows f*cking with us?

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Edit: I did a test in BIOS. So battery in and I then unplug the AC, bang! Laptop switches off.

Eric Kioko Jul 23, 2010, 01:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Im just wondering how long I should charge my notebook battery so that it can last the said 8hours without power connection. Anyone has an ideea?

Duane Andre Dec 05, 2010, 11:05am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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How did you open the battery, and how did you use the Dremmel?

Duane Andre Dec 05, 2010, 11:35am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Just for info;performed your recommeded op on a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ230E to no avail.:( I have ordered a new batt. After that, I'll look at geting new daughter board if the batt circuit is not integrated with the motherboar.

Douglas Martin Dec 05, 2010, 03:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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By "dremmel" you must mean me, since I think I'm the only one to take this approach. About two years later and it is still working fine. The non-Sony battery is actually showing signs that it is wearing out now, as it doesn't hold charge quite as long. To re-cap, when I was at my wits end and about to chuck my new battery altogether, I did surgery on it instead by opening up a 1/4" x 1.25" opening on the inside cover right next to the connector, with a dremmel tool (on the inside where it's out of sight.). I then stuffed some plastic shims in there which pushed the contacts outward a small amount. Maybe 1/16". No error messages, no hibernation, everything normal. And I didn't have to remove isbnmgr.exe. I am wondering whether these off brand batteries actually have their contacts slightly misplaced, are not fully connecting, and that isbnmgr is detecting that correctly. A drawback in removing isbnmgr is that you now have no battery meter at all, but I've heard that there are substitutes for this program.

Duane Andre Dec 05, 2010, 03:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 05, 2010, 03:15pm EST

 
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Thanks. I didn't remove the file. I did remove the registry key, but not before saving the registry. I rebooted, and still receive the error even though isbmgr.exe is not running. I've measured the voltage across the two end contacts, and receive virtually 0. I have orderd a battery, and will wait for the next step in the 'experiment'. ;) I have a Vaio VGN-FZ230E and, from your description, my battery form differs from yours; but your process is still a good suggestion.

H P Dec 06, 2010, 07:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Charger doean't work after just 1 year of having a Vaio pc...terrible: i need to keep turning the plug around in socket to find right point of contact which it looses as sson as the laptop is moved....my friend has just bought a sony laptop and has the same prob after juat 4 months
sony is a DISGRACE
will never buy another sony laptop
>:o

Duane Andre Dec 08, 2010, 09:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 08, 2010, 09:47pm EST

 
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