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I'm trying to diagnose what's wrong with a Sony Vaio laptop (PCG 700 series) for a friend. The machine won't boot even in Safe Mode..Does it have a function key that runs  the self test hardware diagnostics (like the Dell).
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Wes Miller earned 200 total points
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No doesn't have a builtin diagnostics, you need to use the system restore CD's it cam with if you don't have them. You can get a set from sony.
 See: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=PCG705&LOC=3
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by:nobus
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test first ram and disk, to be sure about the basics :
ram :    www.memtest.org
disk :  http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
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Thanks for your suggestions.

I've loaded Linux (Knoppix) and performed a memory test (successful). I can't get any further and I think the disc is probably beyond salvage. Given the device is over 4 years old and has not been carefully handled by my friend's son I'm minded to give up at this point.
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download ubcd, then you can run all diags you want :  http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/      
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by:cabbs
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Thanks nobus, I'll give it a try
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by:cabbs
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Thanks for your help we have given up on this I will share the points as the solutions worked but the disc is dead
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Disc was dead, advice helped isolate the issue
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