today finally received the 2nd hdd board and the hdd case.
To bad today i also heard that the motherboard of my notebook is burned .
So as of now, just an other one desperatly looking for a n71jq motherboard.
Nice job on creating this video, having that empty void in your laptop without anything useful in it makes no sense whatsoever. For the people who don't or almost never use there optical drive I can also recommend hotswapping it with a HD caddy to make even better use of this (large) laptop.
I know right. Just a complete waste of space. That sounds like a much easier option of course with the sacrifice of a optical drive, but who needs an optical drive these days :P I do recommend chasing up all the screws for this upgrade because with out the screws the drive is a little noisy.
People are frying up mobos already. . :0 I know they can run pretty hot these things, when I was playing Dead Island the CPU was hitting 90 deg C. After that I bought a cooling pad and that bought it down to about 86. Funny thing is I tested the temps without the keyboard and the ram cover under my cooling pad and it hardly made any difference. I wouldn't ever play games on a bed or even my lap.
I've got a quick question. I need to recover the 16GB from the restore partition to extend my C: to gain the extra space. Can I simply delete the hidden 16GB restore partition and extend the C: using Disk Management in Win 7? I made restore disks when I first got the laptop and use Acronis on a regular basis to keep current config images so I won't need the hidden restore partition.
It's a bit humbling to have to ask as I used to use Partiton Magic to run a fairly complex system in XP but being under some time constraints and not as familiar with Win 7 I just need a bit of direction to gain the extra space without causing any issues.
i wouldn't delete your hidden partition with out making a backup of it first. If your using Acronis, just backup the hidden partition first, and then delete it.
I've made the backup discs from the ASUS utility as well as an Acronis image. I just was hoping to verify that I can extend the C: Partition over the hidden partition area after it's deleted without issues. The hidden partition is showing as located in front of C: in disk management and I've read there may be issues when that's the case. It's been awhile since I've done stuff like this and the last time was on XP, I'm not so familiar with Win 7 in that regard.
I can't verify that sorry cause I've still got my hidden partition, but I'm pretty sure you won't be able to extend it without backing up your current partitions in a tool like acronis. As you said, because its at the start, i doubt you could extend that onto following partitions. With Acronis TrueImage, you can backup the whole disk (in case all fails) and then re-partition your drive and then you can select where you want to dump your old partitions on the new partitions and Acronis will dynamically adjust the partition sizes accordingly.
motherboard-home.com states that it's also possible to mount a n71jv motherboard in a n71jq notebook.
only difference would(i think) be the nvidea video controllers witch is i guess much slower than the ati controller on the n71jq board.
I contacted the helpdesk of motherboard-home.com before but never got a reply.
Comming tuesday my notebook is going to the asus repair centre in the netherland for an motherboard exchange. gonne be a pricy joke i guess.
By the way i fryed up my mobo by tripping over the powercable and not by overheating the notebook.
will let know about the cost.
Apparently a lot of people are having serious problems with the charger port. I have pretty much given up on my n71jq now. I even went so far as to buy a completely new motherboard (twice) only to find that it too had been "repaired" by replacing the charger port. The repair was not good enough and eventually overheated (within a day of using it). I contacted the company I bought the board from and they said they didn't have any n71jq boards without some kind of repair having been done to the charger port.
On a related note... anyone need any spare parts for their N71JQ, I'm about to the point where I'm just going to sell off all of the non-motherboard parts and try to get at least some money out of this beast..