Sony Laptop PCG-NVR23

By Stitchesbybaker
Apr 21, 2008
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  1. My daughter had my laptop now it doesn't work. She told me that one day it would just not stay on. I figured she got a virus so was doing a total restore from the restore disks. It is an older laptop so the battery is not so good so we keep it plugged in all the time.

    When doing the restore it will get through the first disk and part way through the second about 8-10 minutes total then it stops and goes blank. I changed the battery charger and got a few more minutes but still just shuts down.

    I would love to fix it rather than buy a new one. Any ideas? Never had this happen to me before.

    Debra
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,455   +135

    There is probgably nothing you can do... besides taking it to a repair shop, or buying a new laptop
  3. lamo

    lamo Newcomer, in training Posts: 570

    there's an issue considered with all sony laptops with AthlonXP-M CPUs. due to some current disturbances in the CPU PWM controller, the CPU becomes dead. i replaced 5 or 6 CPUs(all were AthlonXP-M).
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