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Old 10-10-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Laptop problems - it doesn't turn on properly

I have a reasonably old Sony Vaio PCG-FX109K (or FX-190K in USA), it has worked perfectly ever since I got it then suddenly one day it just stopped working. The problem is than when I turn it on I can hear everything working but nothing comes up on the screen (on rare occasions it will boot). When it works it works for about 30mins then just crashes and the picture on the screen turns into weird coloured lines, or it just freezes. I have tried formatting, a new hdd, new ram (all frm another working laptop) and an external screen. I think I might have found the problem. There is a bar just above the keyboard, it has the power button on it, speakers and a few other buttons. When this bar is knocked or moved the whole pc freezes as deascribed above. I have tried a new wire to connect it to the motherboard without success. I'm afraid I don't have a picture of this bar, although if one may help I can istall my phone on my pc and upload a picture. The best i have is this picture.
This is very small but to give an idea it is just below the screen next to the keyboard.


EDIT: Found a picture on ebay here it is:
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Laptop problems - it doesn't turn on properly

i was going to say it could be graphics problems, but i think youve sussed it. im not quite sure how you'd fix it though. cant you just secure it a bit more so when its knocked it doesnt do anything? like maybe stick some cardboard under there then put it back down, make it so it has a nice tight fit
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I managed to fix it. The problem was the hdd had a reli bad connector (which i have replaced) so each time the bar moved, it knocked the hdd connector.
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