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After the update try using Partition Magic again. Maybe something like in this guide: I was instructed to press F10 and restore from the partition. Can you help me find a replacement cable that will work for this laptop? If you appreciate my work and find this information useful, please support this site. What can it be?

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I guess I need to replace the hard drive also. I see there may be a osny with a larger hard drive from a post above. Velo, Try to narrow down the problem. It shut down in the middle.

Check out if the hard drive will appear in the BIOS after that. Enter the BIOS setup menu and try loading default settings.

Upgrading hard drive in Sony Vaio PCG-V505DXP

W e can really help You to teach Your equipment to work properly Do you have a tutorial for this? If you appreciate my work and find this information useful, please support this site. I sony vaio pcg v505dx be missing a screw or two. A nd these are not all cases You may find our web-store helpful. You sony vaio pcg v505dx not be able to access with hard drive if you forgot the password. If one of the modules failed, the laptop might not boot properly.

It was slow — but working fine before I started this whole vqio.

You can support this site. Boot your laptop from the first recovery disc and follow the wizard on the screen. Try disconnecting the hard drive and start the laptop. Any help would be appreciated.

Sony vaio pcg v505dx reconnecting the hard drive cable on both ends — motherboard and hard drive itself. I got it when the previous owner brought it sony vaio pcg v505dx with a crashed HD. On my last Sony laptop, I also could see the fan on the bottom, but it took me about 1. If the original hard drive is still in a good working condition, you can try reinstalling factory software on the original hard drive and then cloning it to a larger drive.

Sony say Recovery discs will not work on a different size hard drive to original!!! Will it bypass the VAIO logo with the hard drive disconnected?

Did you go though the whole recovery process? Any chance may have restored with Norton improperly? The original one failed and I decided to upgrade it with a faster one. I have the same problem. As you understand, the new drive comes without software.

Upgrading hard drive in Sony Vaio PCG-VDXP – Inside my laptop

Can you help me find a replacement cable that will work sony vaio pcg v505dx this laptop? If you use any drive above that size you need to use a dynamic disk overlay. Connect both brackets to the new drive, connect the cable, install the drive back into the laptop and install the cover.

O ur web store is focused to serve both the professional repair technicians and the end users. I guess you are talking about the hard drive password. Maybe something like in this guide: Jim Elias, Did as per guide and sony vaio pcg v505dx probs except Recovery Disc applications will not load, says incompatible files for this model.

With our help, your equipment will function properly! I am guessing their might be a limit to how much the bios can address but can not confirm this.

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