sony vaio motherboard problem

I have a sony laptop and I can not get it to open up to the start page at all Would it be the motherboard?
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PUNKYCommented:
Have you tried reseat memory, hard drive?
Also, try disconnect battery, press and hold power switch for few minute, and then install back battery and power up?
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hubbieAuthor Commented:
How do I reset the memory,hard drive?
I will try and remove battery and let you know
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PUNKYCommented:
Reseat memory and hard drive on Sony are little difficult. Link below is prodiving generic procedure, please check see if you can figure out:
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/category/7-sony-laptops/ 
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hubbieAuthor Commented:
i did the battery thing and now it's trying to do the set up with formatting a partition

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hubbieAuthor Commented:
is there any thing I should be doing
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PUNKYCommented:
"... now it is trying to format ..."??? Would you please explain more? seemed that is process of recovery from recovery partition built-in sony laptop.
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hubbieAuthor Commented:
thank you so very much. I thought it was a throw away. the computer store said it was shot and we needed  a new laptop.

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PUNKYCommented:
You are very welcome.
 
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