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Sony Vaio Fit 13A Troubleshooting

13.3" flip-top, touchscreen laptop.

Overheating and/or Loud Fan ¶ 

The device is warm or hot to the touch after being on for a relatively short time.

The fan makes noise loud enough to be bothersome.

Dirty Vents ¶ 

If the laptop is overheating or the fan is loud, first try cleaning the vents. If this does not solve the problem, open the device to clean the fan from the inside.

Broken Fan ¶ 

If the problem persists, you may need to replace the fan. Replacement guide: Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement

Frozen Screen ¶ 

A program or all programs are unresponsive.

Computer Slow or Unresponsive ¶ 

If it's possible, pull up the Task Manager using Ctrl-Alt-Del or right-clicking on the taskbar. End the program that is unresponsive.

Disk Usage Overload ¶ 

If pulling up the Task Manager is not an option, you can do a forced reset by holding down the power button or removing the battery.

Won't Turn On ¶ 

The device won't turn off after pushing the power button.

Not Charged ¶ 

If the device won't turn on, it could be that the battery is completely drained. Charge the device for at least an hour before attempting to turn it on again.

Battery Issue ¶ 

If the device doesn't turn on after charging, you may need to replace the battery. Replacement guide: Sony Vaio Fit 13A Battery Replacement

Won't Charge ¶ 

The device does not charge when connected to the charger.

Not Receiving Power ¶ 

The charger may not be plugged in the computer and the outlet comppletely. If it is plugged in, check to make sure the outlet is working by testing other appliances.

Battery Issue ¶ 

The issue may be with the battery and may require replacement. Replacement guide: Sony Vaio Fit 13A Battery Replacement

Charger Issue ¶ 

The issue may be with the charger itself. Try using a different charger with the same kind of port. If the device still isn't charging, you may need replace the charger port. Replacement guide: Sony Vaio Fit 13A Charger Port Replacement

Display Issues ¶ 

The screen is physically cracked or graphically distorted.

Defective Screen ¶ 

Issues with the screen other than just orientation or resolution usually necessitate replacing the screen altogether. Replacement guide: Sony Vaio Fit 13A Screen Replacement

Keyboard Issues ¶ 

The keys are sticking or not working.

Sticky Keys ¶ 

Pop the keys out carefully and clean underneath. Gently push key back into place.

WiFi Won't Connect ¶ 

The laptop is unable to connect to WiFi.

WiFi Turned Off ¶ 

You may have WiFi turned off. Go to your connections page and make sure WiFi is on.

Internal Wireless Adapter ¶ 

The issue may be with your internal wireless adapter. Reset it through your system's troubleshooting tools.

Fried Wireless Card ¶ 

If your other devices connect to WiFi properly, the issue is most likely with your wireless card. You can purchase an external wireless adapter or you can replace your internal wireless card. Replacement guide: Sony Vaio Fit 13A Wireless Card Replacement

One Comment

WiFi won't connect

Try restarting the VSNService (Vaio Smart Network Service) in services.

My touch screen pc had the soft switch where you could select either Wireless or Bluetooth come on at the bottom of the screen when windows started up. But one day the soft switch disappeared with the wireless off.

It took me ages to track it down but restarting that service brought the softswitch back again.

Good luck

Mark Lawson - Reply

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