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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2012 20:21:39 GMT
In fact, credit to Sony while the laptop was in warranty, they did repair it 3 times with very quick turn around each time of about 3 days. Non serious faults: 1. 1x USB port malfunction. 2. Graphics card failure. 3. Graphics card failure. 4. (out of warranty) Graphics card failure - MB replacement £750. But very quick service each time.

Posted on 3 Jan 2012 12:25:32 GMT
RM/TM says:
I'm going to be replacing my Sony Vaio laptop this month..........after 13 years.

Not sure how many other brands would last that long....

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jan 2012 21:30:23 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2012 08:30:04 GMT
My Vaio has a magic gate socket for an 8GB sony flashmem and all the usual USB and SD sockets for normal flashmem. No problem. I have never seen the news feed bar. The Vaio is fine. It does all the normal things and is good quality.

Posted on 6 Jan 2012 21:03:53 GMT
I have Vaio, I wanted to return it within a week, the shop refused to accept. I called the Customer service, not satisfied. I felt like selling on ebay but could not gather any courage to sell trouble to someone else.

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 02:38:18 GMT
L says:
the vaio accepts any make of cards no problem. you can uninstall any of the sony programs. whilst i love my vaio, the screen could be better. my next laptop will be a samsung. i'd also go for at least an i5, i3 is too under-powered nowadays. if you want to watch 1080p video a lot, go for the i5.

Posted on 9 Jan 2012 20:29:15 GMT
A. Hanlon says:
I tend to agree with the majority of people here. I've used a Sony Vaio Z (VGN-Z11MN) laptop every single day for over 3 years now. It has done every tube journey with me into the office in a cheap rucksack, and not had any problems. It takes any flash drive and has no annoying software that you can't get rid of. Overall a very reliable robust machine. Mine's also very light, as is typical with the Z series.

Saying all the above, I am going to give the Macbook Pro a try now. Not had a Mac before, but I'd like to see what it's like to own. Even though I'm crossing over to Macs, I still rate the Vaio highly.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 02:04:04 BDT
psn: tqfan says:
to D Irwin, not sure if you ever got a fix for your screen, but you can remove the hard drive and using a cheap usb hard drive enclosure kit (£5), which effectively turns it into an external hard drive, you can hook it up to another computer to get your stuff. i've done this before, and do this with all my extra drives (when i upgrade, i turn the old ones into external hard drives for storage).

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 10:10:25 BDT
Aorgirl says:
Hi tqfan, thanks for posting. I have indeed tried to hook it up to an external screen with good success. I did look into getting an inverter, but it's incredibly complex. I would have had to take the old one out, take a photo, send it to the peeps, then they would deduce which one to replace it with! Sony seem to take delight in making things complicated. Anyway, thanks for thinking of me, and for your great advice, and have a lovely Easter.

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 15:49:00 BDT
psn: tqfan says:
replacing the inverter is relatively simple. pop the little rubber things covering the screws off, unscrew the screws, pop the front of the screen off and there's the inverter at the bottom. take it out and put new one in. if you take your screen apart like this, you will be able to figure out what inverter you need by yourself, not have to take pics, etc. it tells you the model number on the inverter. i've just done this, as i am having screen issues myself.
have a lovely easter yourself!
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