Having problems with your Sony VAIO VGN-S460P Notebook ?

My Sony Vaio Laptop will not go pass the initial Manufacturer's logo. When I turn it on, the Sony logo flashes, then the screen goes blank. I can still hear that everything is running, but nothing else comes on the screen.


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When computers don't complete the power on self-test, it usually indicates some sort of hardware issue. You can see the messages by pressing ESC, DEL, or a F* key on power up. One quick thing I would do if I were you, would be to try and reseat the memory modules in the notebook. They should be able to be reached by unscrewing a few screws on the back of the notebook. Pull them out, then firmly place them back in. Make sure you are static free though by grounding yourself first. Give that a shot, and if nothing happens, then I would take it in for a look at your local service shop.
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\015\012You could also try to flash the BIOS and see if that will correct the issue, but that is somewhat risky if you don't know what the initial problem is. A revision of the BIOS can be found here:
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\015\012http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNS460P\015\012
\015\012Good luck!
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