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2.5 year old Sony VAIO wont turn on
Nov 8, 2012, 1:02 AM
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?
Nov 8, 2012
year sony vaio wont turn
Nov 8, 2012, 3:48 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
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