Possibly but the LED or the keyboard itself may not be working, have you tried pressing the numbers lock key as like the caps lock that should also light up.
Yep, I have tried pressing everything. The only thing I can press on the keyboard that gets any response at all is if I press F8 immediately after turning on: doing that makes the lights go out for a few seconds before coming on again.
I would not pay to have the notebook checked in a tech store as labour and the cost of any new part/s would rule it out as being a viable financial option, a more up to date refurbished notebook would most likely cost around the same price.
I suspected as much. I do quite fancy treating myself to a nice shiny new laptap really.
The only two things that I would do are try connecting a USB type keyboard to the notebook and see if you are able to have someone hook the notebook to their external screen.
I have tried connecting to a USB keyboard and nothing at all happens, nothing lights up when any buttons are pressed.
I don't know anyone who is likely to have an external screen I could borrow. The problem with being my age is that most of the people I know say they can just barely manage to send an email, but cannot do much else!
Do you not still have the Dell desktop and its corresponding screen, it would help if you could borrow the screen for five minutes or so while you connected the notebook up to the screen.
Ah yes! I was wondering about that....... The Dell desktop is indeed still operating okay. The monitor was purchased in 2014 and is a Pavilion 22xi. I have no idea whatsoever how to connect it up to the Sony Vaio though, so would need your assistance with that.
Thanks once again,