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  Sony Vaio VGN-NR... Won't Start Up [Slight Difference Than Other Cases] 
 
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Connor McGuile Jun 11, 2009, 10:33am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR... which has had the same problem as a lot of other VAIOs yet with mine it is a different case. The AC adapter works fine and when the cable is plugged in there are no LED lights on. When i turn the laptop on with the cable in the green power light comes on but that is it. No slight sound from the laptop at all, as though it isnt trying to start up. When i press the power button and hold it the battery light comes on and stays orange for as long as i hold the button. I have tried this procedure with and without the battery inserted. I have also tried the same thing without the charger but this time the battery light is a constant orange no matter what. I cant turn off the laptop without removing the battery (no matter how long the power button is held for). I have also tried leaving the battery out for a few days to let the power drain from the battery but still the same problem.
Overall, the fans dont attempt to start, there is always a black screen and LED lights come on as stated.
I obviously dont want to send it to Sony as they'll charge a lot for something i probably could have done so if anyone has any advice as to why my laptop has all of a sudden started doing this then i would be grateful.


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Joshua Marius, LeThe Jun 14, 2009, 02:22am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony Vaio VGN-NR... Won't Start Up [Slight Difference Than Other Cases]

There are many similar posts identical to yours and it amazes me that they are all Sony :O

It's possible your motherboard may have died. The only thing I can suggest is disconnecting the power cable, remove the battery and press the power button for 30 seconds.

Try powering again and see if anything comes on.

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Matthew Brierley Oct 13, 2009, 06:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony Vaio VGN-NR... Won't Start Up [Slight Difference Than Other Cases]
Hi, did you find any solution to this? I've got the exact same problem with a Vaio and your post is pretty much the only thing I can find on the Internet about the same problem.

George Lane Jan 04, 2011, 06:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony Vaio VGN-NR... Won't Start Up [Slight Difference Than Other Cases]
I had a similar problem (Vaio was dead, even though there was power at the power supply connection.)

Tried the suggestion where you remove the battery and unplug power supply, hold power button for 30 seconds, then reinstate battery and power supply. Worked like a charm.

Thanks for you help - you saved me buying a new laptop!

Cheers,


-George

Mya Nguyen Mar 23, 2011, 07:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony Vaio VGN-NR... Won't Start Up [Slight Difference Than Other Cases]
I have the EXACT same problem. I have a Sony Vaio NW-240F I've been trying to figure out a solution for the past 3 weeks and there's absolutely NONE. When I press the power button, the battery and the power light show up, but the laptop doesn't turn on and the lights fade away as soon as I remove my finger. But my laptop does turn on WITHOUT the battery while plugged in to the adapter. But when I plug in the battery after I turn my laptop on, it goes straight to hibernation. Having a laptop that requires an adapter to be plugged in at all times to be used almost completely defeats the purpose of having a laptop.

I tried the unplug the adapter, remove the battery and hold the power button for 30 seconds, and for a second I thought it worked because when I put in the battery and didn't plug it in with the adapter, it turned on for a minute, but then shut down again.

I bought a replacement battery for my laptop because when I took it to the repair shop the guys told me that was probably the problem. When I inserted the battery it still refused to turn on. Same lights went on, but the laptop would not turn on itself. I removed the battery, kept my laptop connected to the adapter to turn it on, after it booted up I inserted the battery and it didn't go straight to hibernation but the battery life kept flashing orange. I then decided to do the ultimate test for the battery and unplugging the adapter and to my surprise, my laptop did not shut off, it actually worked. However, the battery icon on my task bar is empty and reads "Unknown remaining" which baffles me because it's a new battery. Also when I plug in the adatper it says "plugged in, not chargining".

As much as I love my laptop and never had any problems with it before, I believe Sony is a horrible laptop brand because my laptop is just barely over a year old and my only option now is to buy a new laptop.

I have an ancient HP laptop from 2006 and it's still working wonderfully compared to the quality of this Sony laptop.

Viswa idama Feb 18, 2012, 03:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony Vaio VGN-NR... Won't Start Up [Slight Difference Than Other Cases]
Hi All,

I had same issue but didn't work. Can any one has any other suggestions??

-Viswa


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