Having problems with your Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/W Notebook ?

Where is HD on VGN-N250E

\015 Where is the hard drive located/how do you replace it on a Vaio VGN-N250E?Thanks,Jim\015

Answers :

It's in the bottom left hand corner, as you view the laptop in it's normal position.

Sony Vaio's are not like other laptops in -> this respect.
With MOST other newer laptop's, you burn to disk your personal documents.
(Anything in your My Documents folder. My Pictures, My Music, My Videos, and personal documents you have created)

Then you buy an inexpensive external enclosure, (2.5" for laptops. And Sata for a laptop like yours), insert the new harddrive, and attach the external enclosure to your laptop, via a USB cable.

Then there is a certain key, or keys, you press on the keypad, and a menu comes up for transferring your Operating System, and programs you have installed, onto the new harddrive.

You remove the AC adapter, (Charger) and the battery.
The new harddrive is then inserted in place of the old one. Access to the harddrive, is usually removing a screw or two, then pulling the harddrive out, with part of the laptop body. Reinstall the battery, and plug the AC adapter back in. Away you go.

With the Sony Vaio series, this is not happening.

You have to use an external enclosure, and a 'mirror' imaging program, like Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, or DriveImage XML, (Free), and mirror image the operating system, and programs to the new harddrive. (Via the external enclosure)

Then the fun(?) begins.
All electrical sources are removed. The laptop is turned over on it's top cover. Six screws are removed around the outside case edge.
One screw is removed towards the Front, and right next to the Memory Compartment Cover.

The laptop is turned back over, and a small flat tip screwdriver is inserted into slots, in front of the keypad. (Jewelers screwdriver)
The keypad is released and tilted back.
A flat ribbon cable is disconnected, from the motherboard that leads to the keypad. The keypad is removed.

Then, a small White flat ribbon cable is disconnected, in front of the keypad area. This ribbon cable connects the Front panel buttons, to the motherboard.

Now, the Top Cover is popped loose from the Bottom Cover. There is a thin parting line where the two halves meet, and a jewelers flat tip screwdriver, is inserted in this parting line towards the back. (Near the LCD screen) The Top Cover is eased up a bit, on one side, then the other side is eased up a bit. Work towards the front.
When getting to the end, (Front), the Top Cover comes off.

Now the harddrive can be seen. There are Two screws towards the Left side, in the corners. These are removed. There is One
screw towards the Right/Front corner. This is removed. The harddrive has a fabric pull 'tab' on the end of it. This is pulled on and the back end of the hardrive is gently lifted up, as it's pulled back. (Left side of harddrive is the back end)

-> Extreme caution is taken here, as there are tiny metal pins on the front off the harddrive, that can easily be bent!

There is a metal thin frame that goes around the harddrive. This is removed, by removing Two screws on each side. The metal frame goes on the new harddrive.
The hard drive is located under the top side. The keyboard needs to be removed to get to the internals.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/W Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Sony vaio vgn-n250e laptop microphone problem


Hi,You can download what ever Vista driver required for your VGN-N250E Sony Vaio at Sony Vaio Support.Good Luck. ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

I have a vaio laptop which on its screen has been written VGN-N250E and on the back of laptop computer model is PCG-7X1L. It seems that my laptop model is VGN-N250E. I couldn't install matlab 2006a on vista and made decision to install win xp. I downloaded relevant drivers from http://esupport.sony.com/US and now my xp has problem likewise. Is it possible to install windows 7 and does it need new drivers to download or not? Thanks


"Windows 7 will come to the table, from the get-go,\015\012with support for all Vista-certified drivers. Compatibility with\015\012devices designed for Vista ensures that users will have a seamless\015\012upgrade/migration experience." (taken f ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

Where is HD on VGN-N250E


It's in the bottom left hand corner, as you view the laptop in it's normal position. Sony Vaio's are not like other laptops in -> this respect. With MOST other newer laptop's, you burn to disk your personal documents.(Anyth ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/W Notebook

Problems booting Sony Vaio VGN N250E


No more then likely it sounds as tho your hard drive went ..not the mother board. ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

Getting a manual for a sony vgn n250e


You can downlaod from this linkhttp://www.manualnguide.com/download/manual-guide/sony-vaio-vgn-n250e-users-m ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/W Notebook

Can Sony VGN use single memory module?


You're gonna need two 1gb modules.Hope this helps.Best of luck! ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

No sound - Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook


Please make sure your computer is not on mute. if it is not on mute, Check the driver in my computer ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

DOES NOT POWER ON


Did you charge it for 24hrs prior to using it? usually when you purchase a new laptop the battery has 10% life and its recommended that you charge it for 24hrs before using it so that the battery has a chance to break in. ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

How to remove the hard drive on a Sony Vaio VGN-N250E


... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

Graphic card replacement


... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

I spilled a little white wine on my Gateway laptop keyboard. I immediately turned it upside down, then removed the battery and power cord. I let it dry overnight (upside down). The next day I replaced the battery and power cord but it did not power on. I left it for a while (plugged in) and later went back and it started right up. However, I received a message at first saying that the system wasn't recognizing a battery present. After unplugging and plugging back in the message changed from 'no


Please remove the Battery from the Battery bay and disconnect the AC Adaptor from the Notebook. Then, clean the metal contact in the Battery Bay and leave the Battery removed for half an hour. Next, connect the AC Adaptor to the Notebook and the powe ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/W Notebook

Sony vaio VGN-N250E wireless driver


... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

Sony Vaio VGN-N250E/W Not Booting/Responding


Take the battery and power supply out and hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This will reset your hardware settings. Your backup battery isnt your problem. Does your battery light turn on when charging? Does your keyboard lights light up w ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

Lost Service Manual


Below is a link to the download page on Sony support, there you will find user manual , and a copy of the warranty card. ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

Need to remove and replace, however Sony doesn't make it easy. Need the directions on which screws to remove to get to the hard drive. step by step diagram would be helpful


You need to replace the hard drive? Please confirm the laptop model, is it VAIO VGN-N250E/B? If not, which model? Thanks. ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

Spilled small amount of liquid on it now it does not work. Looking for possible solution, ie motherboard.


Remove the battery open up the notebook then spray rubbing alcohol all over the computer keyboard and, especially where you spilled liquid; really soak it; wait 24 hours for it to dry; and, try to turn it on with the power supply connected ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/W Notebook

Display goes dark after a few minutes - Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook


Check the display settings ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

Totally dead - Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook


Replace it. ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

Boots up in safe mode but in windows - Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook


When starting laptop, go to bios, (a screen pops up while starting and in the corner will be bios with whatever function key to use to open,) press that function key quicklyand that'll open a new screen to change the setting to normal. ... Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/B Notebook

I have a sony vaio VGN-N250E laptop that I need a ONE TIME PASSWORD to unlock the ios......please help


Unlike desktop computers, they rarely make it so that you can delete or reset your BIOS password in a laptop. To do this usually requires an IC chip to be removed from your motherboard and then replaced. If you can find someone to do this, then it wi ... Sony VAIO VGN-FZ470E/B Laptop

I don't know the spesification of vaio vgn-bx90ps


This is a 4000 mAh Original Battery for Sony VGN-AX and VGN-BX SeriesCompatible Sony Models: Vaio VGN-AX: VGN-AX570G, VGN-AX580G. Vaio VGN-BX: VGN-BX296XP, VGN-BX297XP, VGN-BX540B, VGN-BX ... PC Desktops

The computer shuts off when the screen is adjusted forward.


This is going to be a little lengthy, and I thought I should advise you in advance.This is the Service manual, for the Sony Vaio VGN-FJ series notebook PC's. (The Vaio VGN-FJ270/B is part of the VGN-FJ series)http://www.tim.id ... Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B Notebook

New battary is not compatible with the laptop


The "A" in the battery nomenclature indicates the fact that the battery without the "A" has been reengineeredand or updated so return, if possible, the outmoded battery indicating to the reluctant vendor, if so, thatrefusal to do so can r ... Sony VAIO VGN-FJ290P1 Notebook

I need to know the pixels for a sony viao vgn-430d screen


You should be able to find the proper LCD screen, by the LCD screen size, whether it is a widescreen or not, and whether or not it's a matte finish.I need the exact model number. The Vaio VGN-430d does me no good. Suggest you look on the bottom ... PC Laptops

Drivers forsony vaio laptop,Model No. VGN-FS15GP


Use this drivers >> For Sony Vaio VGN-FS115B - I use it for my VGN-FS15GP and it works fine ... PC Laptops
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.0239 seconds