2.5 year old Sony VAIO wont turn on Tags: Sony Vaio Components Last response: November 8, 2012 3:48 AM in Components Share dseniag November 8, 2012 1:02:21 AM Hello, My 2.5 year old sony VAIO VPCEB13FX/BI suddenly stopped working. I was typing away (work, I don't use it for gaming), and it made a slight pop then immediately shut off. Now when I press the power button, it lights, then immediately turns off. Sony said it sounded like a fan or thermal shift problem that would take weeks and $300 to fix which is not an option. A local repair store said it needed a new motherboard that would cost $300-400 and that I should just buy a new computer as their experience with Sony's has been negative. Can anyone help me sort out what is the real issue and what to do next? Thanks. More about : year sony vaio wont turn Emerald November 8, 2012 3:48:59 AM sounds like a hardware failure on the Motherboard level either you find a used motherboard and install it yourself or invest the money into a new laptop and transfer the data from the old hard drive over Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy Sony Vaio laptop is receiving power, but it won\'t turn on ForumSony Vaio won't turn on...help! ForumSony Vaio won'i turn on..help please! ForumSony vaio laptop won't turn on but is receiving power ForumMy sony vaio laptop wont turn on ForumMy Sony VAIO VPCEE41FX turns on, but doesnt do the POST or display anything on t ForumSony vaio won't turn on ForumWant to turn a 4 year old computer to an HTPC Forum2.5 year old mobo is dead, replacement? ForumCustom built computer over a year old won't turn on. ForumSony VAIO Z series purchase ForumSony Vaio BIOS wont open to enable Virtualisation ForumSony Vaio VGN-NS30E won't boot up ForumSony Vaio Laptops Worth the price? ForumSony Vaio VGP-FJ290P Forum212 evo fan replacement ForumMy speakers/headphones wont disable for hdmi ForumComputer shut off and on by child & now wont boot? ForumMy computer wont turn on in its case ForumTotally Stumped!!! Laptop wont power up! More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !