Common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Track down a number of hardware problems using the Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Troubleshooting guide.
There are a number of components in the Sony Vaio VGN-S260 that can be cost-effectively upgraded.
- Memory: The Sony Vaio VGN-S260 takes a PC2700 DDR SDRAM MicroDIMM] Memory Type, and comes installed with 512 MB of Memory. You can upgrade your VGN-S260 Laptop to up to a maximum of 1.0GB of Memory. For best Laptop performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Laptop. [Google memory shopping page]
- Hard Drive: The BIOS supports a maximum of 137GB ATA/PATA/IDE hard drive with a maximum of 7200rpm (7200rpm drives are no longer made, 5400rpm is the maximum for new drives). SATA drives are not supported with this laptop. Purchase one and see the hard drive repair guide.
- CPU: The fastest CPU that can be used with this motherboard is the Pentium M 765 SL7V3 (B1) 2.1Ghz. The Intel 855PM chipset only supports CPU's with 400MT/s Front Side Bus.
Identification and Background ¶
The Sony Viao S260 is one of many of the Sony Vaio series that was launched in 1996. It sports a Intel Pentium M 735 / 1.7 GHz processor and up to a 1Gb RAM. The Sony VAIO S260 notebook features wide display and generous keyboard, yet weighs just around 4 lbs. It has a long battery life and an integrated wireless network gives ease of access to the internet and other many useful applications. Like many other Sony VAIO notebooks it is made with Intel Centrino Mobile Technology.