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Sony vaio power supply question...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DoTheDew, Jan 11, 2006.

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  1. DoTheDew

    DoTheDew Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I've been looking at a friends computer(Sony VAIO) that shuts down randomly. It's like someone pulls the plug or a power failure. Sometimes it runs for hours, other times minutes. It will turn back on if it sets a minute. I checked the temps in the BIOS and its not running that hot (CPU-41c, MB-22c) I suspect its the power supply, but not sure. Only way to tell is to change it out with another PSU, but I've read that sony uses proprietary hardware. Is this true for the PSU too? The reason for asking is I don't want to fry the computer.

    Thanks for any help on this!:)
     
  2. buddhafabio

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    well i dont see how they can at least in processor, memory,cd rom, and powersupply wise. So should be able to get a new power supply for it even the micro atx power supplies are avalible. but before i would do some thing like replacing powersupply get compressed air and hose the dust out of the power supply.
     
  3. DoTheDew

    DoTheDew Thread Starter

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    My friend took the PSU to a reputalble computer parts store and they benched the PSU. It tested bad. Now the BAD news... It has to be a Sony PSU to bolt up to the case. Found where to get the replacement PSU, but they are out of stock and it cost $120. The guys at the parts store did tell him, that because of the bad PSU, the rest of the components might have suffered some damage from the bad power source.:mad: So now I guess that time will tell..... He really does'nt want to buy a new computer, but it's not looking good.
     
  4. buddhafabio

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    is this just case of the hole not lining up or is the powersupply too big. because if the mounting holes dont line up, I dont see no reason to pop new hole in the case to fit the screws. the motherboard it self should be atx as well as a replacement powersupply
     
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