Debating on whether I should spend the money to buy a new battery to see if it still shuts down then. Could it be the jumpers next to the slot? The Sony website asked to flash the ROM hence downloaded their program and tried to flash it. So I replaced the power jack. Then, while the XP screen is on, Video is viewable on external monitor only, as laptop backlight turns off. Thaks for the advice, I have the laptop powering on now but it still shuts down after 3 mins. When I powered on the computer, the disk spun, the display showed the VIAO logo, and ctl-alt-del could cause a re-boot.

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You can carefully separate the CPU fro heatsink using a flathead screwdriver. I need to get a new sony vaio pcg-k215m board for this dead. Thanks in advance Angel xx.

How to disassemble Sony Vaio PCG-K – Inside my laptop

I did all the steps in the follow-up questions and it still showed error. The battery light earlier showed it to not need charging.

We have an L model pch-k215m just want to make sure we know if osny are any surprises waiting for us. Anyways Sony vaio pcg-k215m put it sony vaio pcg-k215m together and it wouldnt start.

Thanks in advance, Winnewupp. At what point can I replace the two fans? I took out one of my RAM modules remembering reading this as a solution somewhere and it booted normally.

Dear readers, it takes countless hours to create content for this site sony vaio pcg-k215m keep it up and running. Dan, Make sure the keyboard cable is properly connected to the motherboard. I downloaded a driver from a Sony site, and after saving, installed it.

I was in doubt sony vaio pcg-k215m the card so your comment is right. So I replaced the battery…and come to found out at geek squad they told me it was the power jack not being able to give the full attention from the adaptor. I am amazed you are still taking questions for such an older machine. Do you think this could be the memory or the motherboard? Try removing them one by one and test the laptop with each memory module separately try different slots.

I have replaced the dc jack with a replacement and followed the instructions above to disassemble the laptop. Sony vaio pcg-k215m try to replace the LCD plastic case and front bezel using the guide above. STEP 5 Lift up the keyboard and place it upside down on the palm rest so you an access the cable underneath. You see what I see. What concerns me is the power. I can get to the BIOS just fine.

Or where is the problem? I had to replace the power jack socket as the original broke. To get to it, I only removed the keyboard hood, keyboard, and the metal plate sony vaio pcg-k215m the keyboard.

Hi, As I sony vaio pcg-k215m in my last message it was a pb with lid contactor. Laptop is completely un-responsive until I hold down the power button to shut it off. I looked on ebay for the wiring harness thinking it would be easier to replace both as a whole, but I can only find the DC Jack on there.

Wanted to try and see if I could rHad power until I was trying a downloaded Sony file to get Nvidia to work better. I have opened the laptop case at the speaker section across the top and look for loose wiring or anything looking unusual. Does anybody have a suggestion for what would be compatible with this computer?

Did you reseat the processor after removing the heat sink? If yes, you can install internal Wi-Fi card. I have a PCG-K33 and I have had the same problem with opening the screen up and you see everything there, but no backlight. Bart, I took out and cleaned my fan assy. Thanks again—instead of a doorstop, we now have a sony vaio pcg-k215m laptop again! You can clean the heat sink with compressed air. Now the laptop is not booting up. Is it easy to sony vaio pcg-k215m the old DC Jack from the wire harness?

How much does this grease cost from where? Just completed the same repair myself. All the drivers seemed to load up fine. I took my laptop to step 8 but I started reading ahead and did not see a step that involved the heat sink.

I really doubt it. The Travelstar 5K drive seems to meet the requirments of the K37 below. You can see it in the step 9, on the left sony vaio pcg-k215m from the cooling fan. This sony vaio pcg-k215m lasts for about seconds.

Just in case, try reseating memory modules. I installed a brand new memory module and it still shuts off randomly. Sony vaio pcg-k215m know its not in the hinges as you stated, and could be the backlight invertor, but kinda want to start with the basics first and then take sony vaio pcg-k215m a tech for the inverot if all else vako Still the same as before.

How to disassemble Sony Vaio PCG-K

TEM, you can try sparepartswarehouse. Now start adding devices and plug in cables one by one and test the laptop after each step. Very good step by step guide.

The screen keeps all bright full white to gray flashing.