Having problems with your Sony VAIO M1 (VGCM1) PC Desktop ?

My sony VGC-M1 does not boot up and i wanted to try and get to the HDD but this is a difficult unit to open up as you gcan only get to the RAM..!!! will try a ram upgrade but not sure if it is the ram is there any way to boot this machine up Arrghhh


Answers :

How far does the computer with the bootup process?

If you get nothing on the screen then it can be that the motherboard or RAM is bad (In which case try swapping out the RAM for new RAM). If it's the motherboard then I hope you have warranty, those aren't cheap or easy to fix.

If you get a "Media not found" or similar message then odds are the hard drive is either dead or the operating system is corrupt. That would need either a new hard drive or new installation of Windows. Reinstalling windows can be done by activating the recovery partition (if there is one) or using the recovery discs that may have come with the system. If the hard drive needs to be replaced then you'll have to figure out opening up the unit to get at it and then install the operating system using the recovery discs or a new retail version of windows.

Hope that helps :)
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