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  Sony VAIO VGN NW270F will not turn on. 
 
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Jackson Willimson Feb 15, 2011, 01:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 15, 2011, 02:03pm EST

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Long story short, my dog chewed through the cord of my VAIO's charger. SONY wanted over $70 for a replacement charger, so I shopped around online for a compatible charger that wasn't so expensive.

Once the new charger came, I hooked it up to the VAIO and it worked beautifully. The next day, not so much. After about an hour of use (plugged in), the computer shut itself off. I tried to restart it an it began the startup process, but turned itself off again before it could complete startup.

If I unplug the charger and start the computer in Safe Mode, I can get about 30 minutes of use out of it before it shuts itself off again. Normal Mode is not an option, as it shuts off before startup is complete.

I suspect it may be an overheating issue, but am not sure how to proceed. As far as Sony's "customer service" is concerned, I beat my head against that brick wall for 5 hours on Sunday and got nothing out of it, since the VAIO's 2 months out of warranty. I've read a couple of threads on here regarding similar issues, but none seemed exactly like this, so I figured a post couldn't hurt.


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Laptop Willie Feb 15, 2011, 08:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 15, 2011, 08:16pm EST

 
>> Re: Sony VAIO VGN NW270F will not turn on.
Jackson,
This may not be a heat related issue. It may be that the new adapter isn't providing the power you need for the laptop. I would suggest connecting the new adapter and allowing it to charge over night with out powering on. If it is a low power issue with the adapter, the unit should be able to power on in normal mode the next day. It will be running from the battery if this is the case. Some sellers sell reduced power adapters that cause this problem. I am sure your unit requires a 90 watt or better adapter. Anything less can cause the problem you describe.

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Jackson Willimson Feb 16, 2011, 07:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony VAIO VGN NW270F will not turn on.
Thanks. I hope what you describe turns out to be the case. I've had the laptop charging since last night and will check to see if it's working when I get home from work. Thank you very much for your informative reply.

Jon Bailey Feb 16, 2011, 08:45am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 16, 2011, 08:45am EST

 
>> Re: Sony VAIO VGN NW270F will not turn on.
Are you sure this 'compatible charger' gave the exact same output as the original charger? can you list the model numbers of the original charger and the replacement charger here.

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john albrich Feb 16, 2011, 09:37am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony VAIO VGN NW270F will not turn on.

If the plug and the original charger itself are still intact, it should just take someone about 10 minutes to strip, solder, and heat-shrink the damaged cord. Might you have a friend with the skills? Buy 'em a king-sized cup of their favored fancy coffee or a six-pack of their favored beverage.

Laptop Willie Feb 16, 2011, 10:45am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony VAIO VGN NW270F will not turn on.
john albrich said:

If the plug and the original charger itself are still intact, it should just take someone about 10 minutes to strip, solder, and heat-shrink the damaged cord. Might you have a friend with the skills? Buy 'em a king-sized cup of their favored fancy coffee or a six-pack of their favored beverage.


While I would agree with you on condition that the friend KNOWS what he/she is doing. I've seen some very dangerous repairs made by persons that claimed to know what they were doing. I'm sure you have also. Make mine a Bud!:)

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john albrich Feb 16, 2011, 11:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony VAIO VGN NW270F will not turn on.

That's why I said "...a friend with the skills".

Must I also say to not give the repairer any alcohol beverages until AFTER the repairs are done? :P

Laptop Willie Feb 16, 2011, 11:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony VAIO VGN NW270F will not turn on.
john albrich said:

That's why I said "...a friend with the skills".

Must I also say to not give the repairer any alcohol beverages until AFTER the repairs are done? :P

Maybe that's why. Didn't think of it that way. From now on I'll ask "Was He sober when he made these repairs? ;)

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Jon Bailey Feb 16, 2011, 02:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Sony VAIO VGN NW270F will not turn on.
John is right, its a very simple repair that can be carried out by anyone with a little electronic expertise

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