Replacing Vaio Battery

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-13-2015, 03:46 PM
Buckeyephan Buckeyephan is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 100 Times in 34 Posts
Default Replacing Vaio Battery

I just received a new battery from Sony to replace the old one. There were no instructions so I contacted Sony. They told me I had to take it to Best Buy and refused to give me any help. I've put more memory and new batteries into other computers. The back is solid on this one with no battery pack to easily change. Is it so difficult that I have to pay them $49.95 after spending $130 for the new battery? The computer is only two years old. Thanks for any help you can give me.
  #2  
Old 03-13-2015, 06:38 PM
Mikeod's Avatar
Mikeod Mikeod is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Caroline
Posts: 5,021
Thanks: 0
Thanked 48 Times in 26 Posts
Default

I found instructions on Google, but there appears to be different models. Try searching google for instructions. Cheaper than $50.
__________________
"the difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
  #3  
Old 03-13-2015, 08:21 PM
airbear airbear is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Also check You Tube. I had the same issue with a ASUS notebook when its battery died. It was an internal battery. I found a video on You Tube on how to disassemble the brand and model computer I had and as part of the disassembly was how to remove / replace the battery. I did need very very small torx screwdriver.
  #4  
Old 03-14-2015, 09:12 AM
villagetinker's Avatar
villagetinker villagetinker is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Village of Pinellas
Posts: 6,702
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,535 Times in 655 Posts
Default

There is a website www.ifixit.com, check there, if someone had done this they will typically have detailed instructions AND any specialized tools for the job.

Good luck.
__________________
Pennsylvania, for 60+ years, most recently, Allentown, now TV.
  #5  
Old 03-14-2015, 09:40 AM
TNLAKEPANDA's Avatar
TNLAKEPANDA TNLAKEPANDA is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: East TN
Posts: 1,296
Thanks: 173
Thanked 137 Times in 55 Posts
Default

You may need special type screwdrivers. Some laptops you have to remove the keyboard.
I don't buy electronics that you can't access to replace things like batteries. Thus no iPone!
  #6  
Old 03-14-2015, 11:43 AM
villagetinker's Avatar
villagetinker villagetinker is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Village of Pinellas
Posts: 6,702
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,535 Times in 655 Posts
Default

Beware the Samsung S6, I understand you cannot access its battery......This would be a real problem if my S5 was that way. Recently the screen has frozen, it would not respond the any touch commands. The only was to fix this was removed the battery and force a cold start.
__________________
Pennsylvania, for 60+ years, most recently, Allentown, now TV.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.