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#1 fldanger

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:57 PM

I replaced my motherboard on my Sony Vaio desktop. It is a VGC-JS110J. The motherboard works well,but when I try to download the drivers from Sony ,it comes up with not compatiable with my system.I checked the system model version it comes up as project F .Is there a way to edit the mother board to match my auctal system.The motherboard that I installed covers a wide varity of sony vaio desktops but is not formatted specificaly to my system



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:34 PM

It's possibe the new motherboard has different hardware. Are there any yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager? That error indicates drivers not compatible with the OS you have or you are trying to install a driver for a different hardware device, not the motherboard itself. What OS are you using and is it 32bit or 64bit?



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:24 PM

I got all the drivers except for 1. It is a sony firmware extension parser device.I went through the actual web sites for each driver.Here is a snapshot of my system info. Because the motherboard that I installed was not directly from sony it fits several model and is not programed for my computer specificaly. I was wondering if I can change the system model from  F project to what is actually supposed to be which is  Sony VGC-JS110J

 

 

Item    Value    
OS Name    Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium    
Version    6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002    
Other OS Description     Not Available    
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation    
System Name    RON-PC    
System Manufacturer    Sony Corporation    
System Model    F-project    
System Type    x64-based PC    
Processor    Intel® Pentium® Dual  CPU  E2200  @ 2.20GHz, 2203 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)    
BIOS Version/Date    American Megatrends Inc. R0204T4, 12/14/2009    
SMBIOS Version    2.5    
Windows Directory    C:\Windows    
System Directory    C:\Windows\system32    
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1    
Locale    United States    
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "6.0.6002.18005"    
User Name    ron-PC\ron    
Time Zone    Eastern Standard Time    
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    4.00 GB    
Total Physical Memory    3.81 GB    
Available Physical Memory    1.96 GB    
Total Virtual Memory    7.79 GB    
Available Virtual Memory    5.93 GB    
Page File Space    4.10 GB    
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys   



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:35 PM

Your system is no longer a VGC-JS110J, it is now whatever system board is fitted, so the drivers need to be for that board, not a VGC-JS110J.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:21 PM

What is the manufacturer and model of the motherboard? 



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:43 PM

here is information of my motherboard from 2 different sources: the first is from speccy program , the second is from cpu-z program. Both say its a sony motherboard but no model number and bios vender is american megatrends.Which is what the computer orginally came with because i have the same computer at work just its model is a JS160 and I checked the same information of that system

 

Motherboard
    Manufacturer    Sony Corporation
    Model    VAIO (N/A)
    Version    M810
    Chipset Vendor    Intel
    Chipset Model    G45/G43
    Chipset Revision    A3
    Southbridge Vendor    Intel
    Southbridge Model    82801JR (ICH10R)
    Southbridge Revision    00
    System Temperature    59 °C
        BIOS
            Brand    American Megatrends Inc.
            Version    R0204T4
            Date    12/14/2009
        PCI Data

 

 

 

DMI BIOS        
    vendor            American Megatrends Inc.
    version            R0204T4
    date            12/14/2009
    ROM size        4096 KB

DMI System Information        
    manufacturer        Sony Corporation
    product            F-project
    version            M810
    serial            01234567-1234567
    UUID            {E004FBB7-877C-DF11-80F7-5442491542C8}
    SKU            N/A
    family            N/A

DMI Baseboard        
    vendor            Sony Corporation
    model            VAIO
    revision        N/A
    serial            N/A

DMI System Enclosure        
    manufacturer        Sony Corporation
    chassis type        All In One
    chassis serial        N/A

DMI Processor        
    manufacturer        GenuineIntel
    model            Intel® Pentium® Dual  CPU  E2200  @ 2.20GHz
    clock speed        2200.0 MHz
    FSB speed        200.0 MHz
    multiplier        11.0x



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:54 PM

How many devices in Device Manager have a yellow exclamation mark next to them? For the ones that do, right click the device and select Properties. Under the details tab select Hardware Id's in the dropdown box. Copy and post the first line for each device in your next post.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:01 PM

I only have 1 device. It says unknown device under the heading of other devices. The hardwar id is:

 

ACPI\SNY5001



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:08 PM

See if this video on the problem helps. The device is the parser driver.

 

Edit: You need to extract the files from the exe file and update the driver in Device Manager.


Edited by JohnC_21, 22 January 2015 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:54 PM

Since identifying a model is a potential problem, the Sony Firmware Extension Parser Device driver for F-project is claimed to be hosted here:

 

http://sciologness.com/laptops-desktops/sony/115035/f-project.html

 

Low on the page in the Input Devices category is the SFEP driver, choosing the download offers an installer (topmost option)  and two possible zip files.

 

I cannot personally vouch for the site, and I do not suggest downloading the driver installer. I have downloaded both of the driver zip files without any protest from my security software, and the version 8.0.1.1 package seems to contain the most likely files.

 

I'm only offering this as a possibility, if it proves too difficult or confusing to source a functional driver from Sony support.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:34 PM

I tried different unpacking tools and nothing worked. I  am wanting to change  the bios so it will read the correct model number is there a way to do that? I can work around the driver devices ,I don't realy need that,but i would like to try and get the computer model to match the motherboard.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:46 PM

The computer model does match the motherboard, since that defines the model of the computer. The original model number is now just some letters on a plastic case.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:56 PM

Thanks Platypus that worked. I understandstand now that it is a project f . Just out of curiosty is there a way to change it to what is on  the case?



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:17 AM

The driver file worked? That's good news.

 

The average computer owner isn't going to be able to change what model the BIOS reports. In principle, someone adept at modding BIOSes could change the relevant DMI ID string and recalculate the checksum, and the resultant file flashed. IMO it would be a bad idea, not only because BIOS flashing holds some hazard and even more so if modified, but having the board pretend to be a different model could create all sorts of problems down the road...


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:06 AM

Glad you got the problem solved. Kudos to Platypus on finding that driver. :thumbup2:






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