Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • VPCSA20GD
  • VPCSA21GX
  • VPCSA22GX
  • VPCSA23GX
  • VPCSA24GX
  • VPCSA25GB
  • VPCSA25GL
  • VPCSA25GX
  • VPCSA290S
  • VPCSA290X
  • VPCSA2BGX
  • VPCSA2CFX
  • VPCSA2DGX
  • VPCSA2EGX
  • VPCSA2FGX
  • VPCSA2GGX
  • VPCSA2HGX
  • VPCSA2SGX
  • VPCSA31FX
  • VPCSA31GS
  • VPCSA31GX
  • VPCSA33GS
  • VPCSA33GX
  • VPCSA35GB
  • VPCSA35GL
  • VPCSA35GX
  • VPCSA390S
  • VPCSA390X
  • VPCSA3AFX
  • VPCSA3AGX
  • VPCSA3BGX
  • VPCSA3CGX
  • VPCSA3DGX
  • VPCSA3EGX
  • VPCSA3SGX
  • VPCSA41FX
  • VPCSA41GD
  • VPCSA43FX
  • VPCSA45GL
  • VPCSA45GX
  • VPCSA490S
  • VPCSA490X
  • VPCSA4AGX
  • VPCSA4BGX
  • VPCSA4CFX
  • VPCSA4DFX
  • VPCSA4EGX
  • VPCSA4FGX
  • VPCSA4GFX
  • VPCSA4HGX
  • VPCSA4JFX
  • VPCSA4MFY
  • VPCSA4SGX
  • VPCSB11FX
  • VPCSB15GB
  • VPCSB15GL
  • VPCSB190L
  • VPCSB190S
  • VPCSB190X
  • VPCSB1AGX
  • VPCSB1BGX
  • VPCSB21FD
  • VPCSB25FB
  • VPCSB25FL
  • VPCSB290L
  • VPCSB290S
  • VPCSB2ZDZ
  • VPCSB31FD
  • VPCSB31FX
  • VPCSB33GX
  • VPCSB35FB
  • VPCSB35FL
  • VPCSB35FX
  • VPCSB390L
  • VPCSB390S
  • VPCSB390X
  • VPCSB3AFX
  • VPCSB41FD
  • VPCSB45FL
  • VPCSB490S
  • VPCSB490X
  • VPCSB4AFX
  • VPCSB4CFX
  • VPCSB4DFX
  • VPCSC1AFD
  • VPCSC1AFM
  • VPCSC31FM
  • VPCSC41FM
  • VPCSC4AFM
  • VPCSE13FD
  • VPCSE13FX
  • VPCSE15FB
  • VPCSE15FD
  • VPCSE15FL
  • VPCSE16FX
  • VPCSE17FX
  • VPCSE190L
  • VPCSE190S
  • VPCSE190X
  • VPCSE1AFX
  • VPCSE1BFX
  • VPCSE1CFX
  • VPCSE1CGX
  • VPCSE1DGX
  • VPCSE23FD
  • VPCSE23FX
  • VPCSE25FD
  • VPCSE25FX
  • VPCSE27FL
  • VPCSE27FX
  • VPCSE290S
  • VPCSE290X
  • VPCSE2AGX
  • VPCSE2DGX
  • VPCSE2EFX
  • VPCSE2HFX
  • VPCSE2JFX
  • VPCSE2KGX
  • VPCSE2LFX
  • VPCSE2MFY
  • VPCSE2NFX
  • VPCSE2RFX
  • VPCSE2SFX

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the BIOS to resolve the following issues:
  • The computer intermittently does not charge the battery.
  • The computer may shutdown at random.
  • The computer may not resume from standby or hibernation
  • The computer may hang, freeze, (stop responding) or is unable to start Windows® after POST
  • Reduces fan noise
  • The computer may hang or freeze, (stop responding) during playback of a High Definition video while using battery power
  • The computer may display No Boot / No OS Found errors due to a failure in communication between the BIOS and the Hard Drive
  • Unable to login to the computer due to a critical battery message when starting Windows using battery power
  • Battery status shows as "Not present" when the battery is fully charged

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • EP0000600497.exe

File Version

  • R2087H4

File Size

  • 6.49 MB

Release Date

  • 07-02-2012

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • WARNING!!: If the Microsoft® BitLocker™ security feature is being used, turn it off before installing this update. The BitLocker feature may be turned on after the update is complete. If you update the BIOS with the BitLocker feature turned on, the BitLocker recovery password is required to boot the system.
  • WARNING!!: Before installing this update, be sure the computer is running from AC power. If the installation of the BIOS is interrupted by power loss, the computer may not operate correctly or at all!
  • During the installation of this update:
    • Do not turn the computer off.
    • Do not allow the computer to enter Standby or Hibernation states.
    • Do not start other programs.
    • Do not connect any peripherals.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install


Download and Installation Instructions

  1. WARNING!!: Before installing this update, be sure the computer is running from AC power. If the installation of the BIOS is interrupted by power loss, the computer may not operate correctly or at all!
  2. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  3. Download the EP0000600497.exe file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  4. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the EP0000600497.exe file to begin the installation.
  5. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Yes".
  6. If the "Select Language" screen appears, select the language you wish to use, and then click "OK".
  7. At the "Select Country" screen, select the country for this installation, and then click "Next".
  8. At the "BIOS Update Ver. R2087H4" screen, click "Next".
  9. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.
  10. At the "BIOS Update Warning" screen, please read and follow the instructions, then click "OK".
  11. At the "VAIO® BIOS Update Tool" screen, verify the version to be installed is R2087H4, and then click "Update".
  12. At the "WBFLASH" dialog box, click "OK" to confirm that the system BIOS will be updated.
  13. At the "BIOS Update successfully completed" dialog box, click "OK" to shutdown the computer.
  14. After the computer shuts down, wait for 60 seconds, then power on the computer.

After the computer restarts, the installation of the BIOS Update is complete.