I have a VPCS13V9E/B whose hard drive had recently a SMART problem, hence I decided to change it.
I took a similar (one year older) hard drive from another laptop but, with my surprise, the Vaio can't get past the VAIO Bios splash screen.
Odd thing, I can't even access the Bios.
If I detach the new hard drive, I can get the Bios menu.
If I try the same hard drive on another laptop, it boots correctly.
Thank you for your help.