My youngest daughter has inherited a Sony Vaio laptop from her sister. It has been dormant for quite some time.
I am seeing if I can get it to a stable, workable state so that she can use it for school this coming (soon to start) year.
It seems to be intermittently crashing - blue screen of death - with a "memory dump".
Also, I've seen the screen sometimes be "broken up" - not pixilated, but sort of a checkered white dots on it.