I have a VPCF12S5E Laptop I think which is similar to yours. I have contacted Sony with the exact same problem, in fact I explained the noise in the same way as you [ It's happening right now, and its not so loud but very annoying as its quite around me]
Please can you tell me what your conclusions are from Sony, as Sony will be calling me back on monday[28th feb] to resolve it.
Ps , also I have a very white washed screen when watching dark scenes and video/TV, Sony says this is because of the nvidia drivers
I have the same problema with the " reversing lorry sound " and i went to the store where i brought my Vaio and the expose unit makes the same......any news from Sony Support?
My vaio it´s a VPCF13L0E\H
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Shit happens! And sometimes, it is all over my head
Sony Client Support has my laptop from one month ago... Fourth attempt! It's on their hands and they are not able to tell me what the hell is happening..
"The engineers have your device... we have to wait..." but I need what is mine!
I think that they are trying to finish my patience ... but they wont able to.
hi everyone, ive just got the new vpcl22z1e with the i7 cpu, and its a nitemare, the fan noise is horrible, even when the pc is idle and i have nothing open or running, ive only got to open my e-mail and it start to run faster and louder.....
Ive had no constructive feedback from sony, so i took it upon myself to contact Intel, it seem and i dont know if its the same for laptops, but on the L series, i was told the cpu is embedded on the motherboard, and does not use an intel fan, its a sony fan.
So Sony, its no good ignoring the fact that the fans you are installing are rubbish, and it needs to be sorted out.
If i dont get any constructive feed back soon i will be sending it back for a full refund......
Thanks for posting your problem. As this is a Forum for Users of Sony products, I don't expect we fellow Users can cure your complex problem so I have escalated your post to a contact within Sony and I expect Vaio Support will look at your problem again and be in touch.
I would not expect Intel to be able to offer any help as fans are not usually CPU brand related as cooling is customised to individual laptops/all-in-ones. In your all-in-one Vaio you probably have several different fans to cool the casing and components so Vaio Support are your best bet for help with your fan noise.
I don't know about your model, but I have found that laptops usually make more fan noise when new. I have always put this down to Windows Indexing the hard drive as the noise seems to settle down after a period.
Anyway, let's hope Vaio Support can come up with some constructive help.
Sony have been in touch today, and when a replacement is available, i have to send mine back first, then get the replacement, good news i guess, just have to take off everything i have installed on this one, and go through it all again, DOH!!!
I requested this, why cant they send the new one, i can boot it up, and if the fan is the same, then it can be sent back, simple solution, but oh no, cant be done the simple way, never mind, keep you informed of what happens.
Ok, have got the replacement L22z1e, all in one, and Silence is golden, fan can hardly be heard, even with plenty running, hope it stays that way as the pc is awsome.
Thanks to sony customer care, great job of making sure all went sweet with delivery and collection of the duff unit.
It is amazing that after a year and more there is no way to solve this noise problem from the fan that is on all the time.
At the same time an irritating whissle seems to come out of the hard drive.
It is a Vaio VPCF11S1E and THIS IS HOW I GOT IT FROM DAY ONE.
And now of course it is out of warranty too.
I have contacted them a long time ago but there was no feedback.
I also contacted the local resseler who didn 't care much either,
If I gave it to them for service, they esitmated 2-3 months to fix this.
Of course when I paid, they got my money right away- no problem with that-instantly!
A great way to sell malfunctioning products and get people off your back right away.
I had no time/alternative but to keep it in order to be able to continue with my work
Thanks to Sony Bad Quality of products, I still have to work on a (very obviously) over-priced bad quality Sony laptop.
Does anybody care at all?
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I have the same problem with my VPC-SA4C. I work with many laptops on daily bases and never seen such a noisy cpu fan! I can leave it alone with no application running and every few minutes the fan steps up to crazy speeds in a matter of few seconds and then back down after a minute or so. I purchased it from sony-shop online and initially sent it back as soon as I tried it, but they contacted me saying that there was nothing wrong with it! I had its hardware configured with solid state drive, so couldn’t return it, otherwise I defiantly would!
I have the same issue. Horrible noise since I bought the laptop a little bit more than one year ago.
Unfortunately, I never took the time to contact the technical call centre (the problem is that they only open during working hours, when I work myself!! No evening or weekend)
1. Is there anything I can try, by myself, before having to take a half day off of holiday to call them ?
2. Once I call them do I get a chance to get it fixed ?
3. when you send it to the repair centre, do you have to remove or back up ALL your stuff ??
VPCF13C5E (at £1,500 it was supposed to be the TOP of its class when I buy it)
i7 / Q 740 @ 1.73Ghz
CPU clock frequency 1.73 GHz
System memory 8GB
Cache memory 1MB / 6MB
System type 64-bit OS
THANK YOU !
DISCLAIMER: The text describes what helped me to overcome this noisy fan. And I know what I'm doing. I do NOT take responsibility for your broken laptop! If you've never done such things and break the hardware, it's your fault alone! Go to somebody who knows how this works and let her/him do it! Thou hath been warned!!
I don't know if this thread is still monitored. But I solved the noisy fan problem lately. It's easy but you will void the warranty (if you still have any)
Reason for the noisy fan is that Sony uses crap heatsink paste. Mine was rock hard and not even spread evenly.
I have the VPCF13Z8E, which I bought in early 2011. A real powerhouse and I always thought that it's normal that the thing is noisy as hell. Since I compile a lot of code and need all 8 logical cpu's most of the time I thought it's okay that the thing sounds like an airplane taking off and howling into the night ^^ And even when gaming this thing has been almost louder than the gaming sound from the speakers.
Normal temperature of my Vaio was around 60-70C when doing normal web surfing and around 90C when gaming or compiling. I had to put the GPU to power saving mode all the time to maybe get the fan a little less noisy. But even then I was just one flash content away from the noise hell break loose. This thing got so hot that even the handrest rubber mat started to peel away and I had to fix it with glue.
Anyway. One day I opened the case to check for dust in the fan (I do this with all my notebooks once a year) And I had the idea to renew the heatsink paste of the CPU and GPU.
Getting the heat pipes off was not easy but I got them off in the end with a little bit of pulling the fan up !!carefully!!
I then carefully!! scraped the biggest part of the hard paste away with a wooden toothpick. After that I used a little bit of PCB cleaning fluid on a paper cloth to carefully clean the CPU and GPU from the old paste until they where shiny again. (you can also use "Tuner Spray"). (Please NEVER EVER use "Contact Spray"for anything electronic. It will do no good to any electronics in the long run) Then I spread new heatsink paste evenly across the chips and reassembled everything. There are alot of youtube videos describing the process, just search for "laptop heatsink"
Voila, for the first time in 1.5 years this thing is quiet! Really quiet! Okay the fan is still on but it's barely noticable (even in a quiet room) and I even might be able to sleep next to it now. ^^
CPU and GPU have now temperatures of around 40-45C! And when gaming I barely get to 65C! Which is still low enough to not have the laptop fan take off again.
Dear Sony, pleeeeease use high quality heatsink material and not that rock hard crap I found in my computer. And since the laptop was really loud from the beginning I'm pretty sure the stuff you use is total crap. And pleeeeeease start listening to your customers*!
(*)The girls and boys that pay for your house and car!