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Groovin'
partat
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-21-2013

Re: sony vaio flip 15a touch screen issue on Win 8.1 Model: SVF15N17CXB

yes. i can wait a week. because my friend buy this laptop for me from the US, he leave the US in 2 weeks, so i have to decide which laptop i wnat him to buy for me. that why i little bit worried about this flip 15a touch screen issue. wht r u think i should do?

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Tuning Up
kobun04
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-22-2013

Re: sony vaio flip 15a touch screen issue on Win 8.1 Model: SVF15N17CXB

Hello everyone,

 

I'm just chiming in because I have this same touch screen problem. It was working fine yesterday (for the most part), but now my touch screen has is becoming unresponsive/dead more and more.

 

I'm not sure if I should return exhange this at Best Buy for (hopefully) non-faulty or wait for a fix. I've read some reviews from people who don't seem to have a problem. So I'm guessing that not every unit is broken...

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SurfaceProArtis
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎11-13-2013

Re: sony vaio flip 15a touch screen issue on Win 8.1 Model: SVF15N17CXB

It's too early for me to tell whether this is a permanent fix, but after applying the changes suggested in this post over at TabletPCReview, I was able to go over an hour this morning without loss of touch. Please check it out and report back. I'll test for a longer period this weekend.

 

http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/sony/58485-sony-vaio-flip-pc.html#post354649

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Groovin'
zuiuri
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-19-2013

Re: sony vaio flip 15a touch screen issue on Win 8.1 Model: SVF15N17CXB

vaio just upload a new bios update that might be the solution to the problem.

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Emerging Star
etdown
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎11-14-2013

Re: sony vaio flip 15a touch screen issue on Win 8.1 Model: SVF15N17CXB

I do not see anything using VAIO update.  where did you see a BIOS update?

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austinspaeth
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎11-18-2013

Re: sony vaio flip 15a touch screen issue on Win 8.1 Model: SVF15N17CXB

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Groovin'
zuiuri
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-19-2013

Re: sony vaio flip 15a touch screen issue on Win 8.1 Model: SVF15N17CXB

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Jastow
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎11-12-2013

Re: sony vaio flip 15a touch screen issue on Win 8.1 Model: SVF15N17CXB

THis is what the Bios update says: "This utility installs an updated version of the BIOS software to resolve issues where USB devices may not be recognized or detected after upgrading to Windows® 8.1 and the battery icon may be unavailable. This update also improves thermal management"
No mention of a touch screen fix, unless that somehow falls under USB....at least they are updating something, I guess :smileyhappy:
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etdown
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎11-14-2013

Re: sony vaio flip 15a touch screen issue on Win 8.1 Model: SVF15N17CXB

well I put on the new BIOS.  no issues during the install.  been about an hour so far and no issues and no dead touch screen.  

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austinspaeth
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎11-18-2013

Re: sony vaio flip 15a touch screen issue on Win 8.1 Model: SVF15N17CXB

@jastow

 

If you go to http://vcl.vaio.sony.co.jp/download/EP0000315806.html , (you'll need a browser that translates, like Chrome) it says one of the updates is for "Sometimes touch panel does not work with update to Windows 8.1." 

 

I downloaded that file and it matches the one offered on the US support site.

 

So far, I've had no touch issues or fan issues since installing it.

 

I have: 15 Flip with i7, 8gb or ram, the GT 735M graphics card, 256GB SSD, and the QHD display.

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