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Sony Vaio Power Supply

By KingCody · 7 replies
Feb 20, 2006
  1. if it is microATX, then chances are that you won't be able to find anything more than 300watts. Newegg has a 450W mATX PSU, but it is a piece of crap, got very bad reviews from everyone that bought it.

    To answer your question, if it is mATX (microATX), then it is an industry standard and and any mATX PSU will have the right connector.
  2. crynwolf

    crynwolf TS Rookie

    I need to know if anyone has any info on mycomputers power supply. Currently I have a Sony Vaio PCV-24G, which appears to have a 300 Watt Power Supply. I have tried Sony Support to get info on the power Supply to replace it with a power supply with more Watts. It appears to be a mATX power supply, but I need to know if it is standard wiring, can I use a standard stock mATX power supply.

    Any infi would be helpful.
  3. crynwolf

    crynwolf TS Rookie

    Need Confirmation

    I think it is a mATX power supply but I need to know for sure.
    Does anyone have any experience with Sony Vaio PCV-RZ24G, which is the model #.
    Please somebody let me know.
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 964   +8

    it will say on the power supply itself if it is an ATX or microATX standard. If it doesn't, then be careful, even if the connector matches, plugging in an ATX PSU into a proprietary system could fry your mobo
  5. crynwolf

    crynwolf TS Rookie

    POwer Supply Model

    Here is the Manufacturer and model
    NMD MJPC-300A1 - I am looking for specs. As far as I can tell it does not say ATX or mATX.
  6. crynwolf

    crynwolf TS Rookie


    Does anyone have info on Sony Vaio power supplies?
    Specs or types of power supplies.
  7. D@nny

    D@nny TS Rookie Posts: 176

    I too have a sony vaio machine and psu PCV-RZ44G. I emailed sony about their psu's . Had to email them again asking not for a automated answer. They said this :

    Thank you for contacting Sony Online Support.

    As our response system is partially automated, your letter was responded to
    without being read. Unfortunately, it appears that the automated message you
    were sent was not applicable to your original concerns. We apologize for this

    The information you have requested is an unpublished specification. The hardware
    (e.g. motherboard, hard drive, video graphic chipset) used in our VAIO products
    are custom designed and built specifically for Sony as OEM hardware (Original
    Equipment Manufacturer) from various selected manufacturers. They do not have a
    direct retail counterpart model from which you can ascertain additional
    information. All product support and available hardware documentation published
    for your system is provided exclusively through Sony. Should we decide to
    release any additional documentation, or firmware upgrades for the hardware of
    your system, it will be posted on your support site.

    SONY does not provide device drivers, support or troubleshooting for the
    installation, configuration, or compatibility issues of third-party hardware.
    Nor do we assist with the installation, configuration or troubleshooting issues
    of third-party software applications. We are available to assist in resolving
    technical issues with SONY supplied hardware and software only. As such, SONY
    can not warrant nor guarantee the usability, or functionality, of any
    third-party hardware or software installed into our VAIO systems.

    We recommend you contact your third-party manufacturer for all support and
    troubleshooting on the correct installation, configuration and device drivers
    required for their product(s). We are certain they will be happy to help you.

    NOTE: SONY does not make any warranty or representation with respect
     to the performance, suitability or compatibility of products
     manufactured by third-parties (other than those originally
     installed with your VAIO. SONY disclaims any representation or
     warranty that products from third-party manufacturers are compatible with any combination of SONY and/or non-SONY products.
    Third-party manufacturers and/or their resellers are NOT
    authorized to waive or vary this disclaimer.

    Thank you for the opportunity to be of assistance.

    Your Sony Email Response Team

    They ranted about device drivers I have no clue why. Anyway they didn't give me a yes or no answer about wether I can buy my own custom psu or any info about it.
  8. XenaWP

    XenaWP TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Sony is exasperating. I have asked them how to remove the top panel from a Vaio (they referred me to an online web page that I already knew about that explains how to remove the left panel), and whether the mobo in my Vaio supports a faster P4 chip that I'm interested in. They keep botting out canned text about Sony not supporting this or that modification, and doing so will void the warranty.

    What warranty? The one that expired 3 1/2 years ago? That one?

    I paid for the computer, can't you Sony freaks just give me some dam info?

    Anyway, in searching many forums about Vaios, I have seen many times that the mounting holes in standard power supplies don't align with those in the Vaio chassis. Try some searches, I don't recall if your exact model is one to which this applies.
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