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 My Sony Vaio laptop is receiving power, but it won\'t turn on Forum Sony Vaio won't turn on...help! Forum Sony Vaio won'i turn on..help please! Forum Sony vaio laptop won't turn on but is receiving power Forum My sony vaio laptop wont turn on Forum My Sony VAIO VPCEE41FX turns on, but doesnt do the POST or display anything on t Forum Sony vaio won't turn on Forum Want to turn a 4 year old computer to an HTPC Forum 2.5 year old mobo is dead, replacement? Forum Custom built computer over a year old won't turn on. Forum Sony VAIO Z series purchase Forum Sony Vaio BIOS wont open to enable Virtualisation Forum Sony Vaio VGN-NS30E won't boot up Forum Sony Vaio Laptops Worth the price? Forum Sony Vaio VGP-FJ290P Forum 212 evo fan replacement Forum My speakers/headphones wont disable for hdmi Forum Computer shut off and on by child & now wont boot? Forum My computer wont turn on in its case Forum Totally Stumped!!! Laptop wont power up! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !