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Old 03-17-2008, 06:07 AM   #11
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Default Re: Sony VaioPCG-6J1M win't shutdown / restarts

What do you mean?
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:25 AM   #12
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Default Re: Sony VaioPCG-6J1M win't shutdown / restarts

Well,Backup all your important data,and then Format your hardrive,and then Install windows again on a clean slate,That might fix the problem.
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:46 AM   #13
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Machine has just been restored
I appreciate you are trying to help, but it would help if you read my original post.

The Sony recovery utility (mostly likely a PowerQuest rebrand) has been run, this restores the laptop to factory fresh condition.
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Sorry,didnt see that.It Sounds like it COULD be the motherboard or PSU,I Would take it too a laptop specialist and get them to look at it.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:25 AM   #15
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That machine had my heart broken.

But I solved the puzzle in the end.

It was a BIOS problem.

The blurb around the BIOS readme seemed irrelevant, but it was the only avenue I hadn't explored. After applying the BIOS update, a shutdown was requested, and so the machine went down, and it didn't come back up!

Voila!
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Glad you fixed it
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