Resolving problems in Sony® VAIO F Series
What are the common problems one can face in Sony VAIO® F series laptop?
Sony VAIO® F series is well known for its high performance. It was created for gaming and quickness. Due to Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 13 it is able to adapt easily to the user’s tasks. Its Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology 14 allows its four processors cores to work in the same time on two tasks. In spite of all its advanced features some users face some problems.
The following are some common problems one can face in Sony VAIO® F series:
- Microphone problems
- Overheating problems
- Shutting-down problems
One of the problem that can occur in Sony VAIO® F series is an weird whine or a buzzing sound while the laptop is running. Sony VAIO® F series laptops have a built-in microphone that seems to create this problem. To resolve the problem click on “Start > Settings, and Control Panel”. Go in “Hardware & Sound” section and click on “Recording”. Now click on “Properties”. Click on “Listen” and “Mute” the microphone. In addition, you must mark “Listen to this device”. You must undo the settings while you are using the microphone or webcam.
Another problem is the laptop’s overheating. This is caused by a bug from the firewall. To resolve this problem Sony® has launched a new update of the firewall that makes the necessary updates of BIOS to R0170Y7 version. This utility was designed to improve the thermal management. More on, it resolves the problem whenever the computer cannot boot to the computer’s operating system. Overheating can also be caused by a fan that is not working properly or it is blocked. Remove the dust from the fans using a vacuum set on low speed.
This problem can be described in the following way: the computer is shutting down without any known reason. The reason for this weird behavior is protection device from the processor. This device is a “thermal sensor” created to indicate when CPU becomes very hot. The result is that the computer shuts down immediately to avoid the processor overheating. If the CPU voltage is instable, the thermal sensor will send false overheating messages. There are two solutions to resolve the trouble: a hardware solution and a software solution. The hardware solution consists in replacing the faulty parts from the CPU board. The software solution consists in disabling the ACPI function responsible for shutting down the laptop.