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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.


Find more information in theVaio FS series VGRFS640 troubleshooting wiki.


• Is the computer louder than normal or overheating?

• Is the CD drive empty?

If you answered yes to these two questions you need to change or at least clean the fan.

CD/DVD drive

• Is the CD/DVD drive malfunctioning?

• Is the computer displaying that it has an error?

If you answered yes to either of these two questions you may need to change the CD/DVD drive.

Hard drive

• Does the computer not turn on?

• Is it plugged in?

• Is the battery inserted properly?

If you answered yes to these three questions you need to change the hard drive.

Identification and Background

The Sony Vaio FS series is a discontinued range of laptops sold by Sony. It was launched in January 2005 and featured an Intel Pentium M at 1.6 or 1.73GHz with 512MB of RAM and Intel GMA 900 graphics. The screen was a 15.4" 1280x800 display with an 80GB or 100GB 4200rpm hard drive, DVD playback and CD burner and 802.11b/g wi-fi. It weighed 2.9kg.

Additional Information

Easy Fixes for Six Common Laptop Problems

Sony eSupport

List of CD/DVD drive specs

Vaio FS series Wiki

General Guide for Replacing CD/ DVD Drive

General Guide for Replacing Fan

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