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:

  • VPCZ110GB
  • VPCZ110GL
  • VPCZ112GD
  • VPCZ112GX
  • VPCZ114GX
  • VPCZ116GX
  • VPCZ118GX
  • VPCZ1190L
  • VPCZ1190S
  • VPCZ1190X
  • VPCZ119FL
  • VPCZ119FS
  • VPCZ119FX
  • VPCZ119GL
  • VPCZ119GS
  • VPCZ119GX
  • VPCZ119HL
  • VPCZ119HS
  • VPCZ119HX
  • VPCZ11AGX
  • VPCZ11CGX
  • VPCZ11DGX
  • VPCZ11EHX
  • VPCZ11FHX
  • VPCZ11GGX
  • VPCZ11HGX
  • VPCZ11JGX
  • VPCZ11KGX
  • VPCZ11LHX
  • VPCZ11MGX
  • VPCZ11NGX
  • VPCZ11PGX
  • VPCZ11QGX
  • VPCZ11RGX
  • VPCZ11SGX
  • VPCZ120GL
  • VPCZ122GX
  • VPCZ124GX
  • VPCZ125GX
  • VPCZ127GX
  • VPCZ128GX
  • VPCZ1290L
  • VPCZ1290S
  • VPCZ1290X
  • VPCZ12AHX
  • VPCZ12BGX
  • VPCZ12CGX
  • VPCZ12DGX
  • VPCZ12EGX
  • VPCZ12GGX
  • VPCZ12HGX
  • VPCZ12JHX
  • VPCZ12LGX
  • VPCZ12MGX
  • VPCZ12NGX
  • VPCZ130GB
  • VPCZ130GL
  • VPCZ133GM
  • VPCZ133GX
  • VPCZ134GX
  • VPCZ135GX
  • VPCZ137GX
  • VPCZ1390L
  • VPCZ1390S
  • VPCZ1390X
  • VPCZ13AHX
  • VPCZ13BGX
  • VPCZ13CGX
  • VPCZ13DGX
  • VPCZ13EGX
  • VPCZ13FGX
  • VPCZ13GGX
  • VPCZ13HGX
  • VPCZ13JGX
  • VPCZ13KGX
  • VPCZ13SGX

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the BIOS to version R3031C3 to resolve the following issues:
  • The computer does not prompt for the BIOS password when resuming from hibernation mode
  • The computer does not prompt for the BIOS password during start-up
  • The WiMAX® device is displayed as an "Unknown Device" within Device Manager after the system resumes from hibernation
  • A white line appears on the LCD during start-up

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 7 64-bit
  • Windows® XP

File Info

File Name

  • EP0000600369.exe

File Version

  • R3031C3

File Size

  • 5.37 MB

Release Date

  • 10-24-2011

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 EP0000600369.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 EP0000600369.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. R3031C3" 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 R3031C3, 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.