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Asus G50 Notebook Disassembly Guide

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by David, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer

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    This disassembly guide is for the Asus G50V series notebook.

    NOTE: Remember to unplug your power cord, remove your battery and ground yourself before attempting to disassemble anything. I am not responsible for any damages you do to your notebook. This guide is from Asus and simply for references only. Please also note that replacing your CPU and/or GPU will automatically void all manufacture warranties. USE WITH CAUTION!

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  2. simonfzhao

    simonfzhao Notebook Evangelist

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    Nice find dude, I would rep you, but apparently I've repped you recently :D
     
  3. simonov

    simonov Notebook Consultant

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    Looks nice, but not easy ;) Have fun!
    @simon: hows you new laptop in comparison?
     
  4. simonfzhao

    simonfzhao Notebook Evangelist

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    It's a great improvement, alot the games are playing at higher res and quality at extremely playable frame rates :D I'm really happy with it, except for few bugs like my eSata not working, and my second hard drive dissappearing :S
     
  5. E.B.E.

    E.B.E. NBR Procrastinator

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    Added to Info Booth. Thanks!
     
  6. Firefishe

    Firefishe Notebook Enthusiast

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    Gads! And to think I went to all the trouble to call Asus! They gave me a lot of hullaballo just to have them send me this same file! Sometimes I wonder if those inside the company walls even look at these forums.

    Oh well. I'm just glad to see it's here.

    Warm Regards,
    Firefishe
     
  7. an7m0

    an7m0 Notebook Geek

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    if i wanted to permanently "turn off" the light bar and logo led's, would it cause any issues to simply unplug them from the led inverter board and leave them unplugged? would there be any load issues or anything (e.g. not enough resistance because of the decreased load, etc)? Also, would I need to insulate or otherwise secure the disconnected cables/inputs?

    thanks.
     
  8. el_touristo_duo

    el_touristo_duo Notebook Geek

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    nice find! now I want one more. Look like the GPU is practically made for upgrading. an7mO I dont have 100% certain answer about unpluggin led's causing problem, but I'd say I would do it to mine and not worry about it. You wouldnt need to insulate where wires connect to, but you might need to insulate and secure (tape down or something) the ends going to the leds that you unplugged-IF they are exposed. if they are sleeved etc (like MB header connectors, then no need. Wouldnt want them to touch something else and short it etc. yeah I hate those leds. I dont even like the idea of them being there, even if they are unplugged lol. I hate the orange too, and the gay federation of nerdly gamers logos too. other than that, I love it lol.
     
  9. Hahutzy

    Hahutzy NΨ

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    For the housing itself, are the orange trims connected to the black plastics in some way? Or is it just one piece of plastic with different paint?
     
  10. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer

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    The GPU is replaceable, but only with Asus's proprietary 9700M GT or 9800M GS GPU.

    I think the orange trim is just painted over with.
     
  11. blksprk

    blksprk Newbie

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    is this pretty much identicle for a g50vt-x5?
     
  12. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer

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    Yes, it is :)
     
  13. thebeephaha

    thebeephaha Notebook Guru

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    In the one part is shows the Turbo Memory which uh I don't have in my G50VT-A1, but do we know if the slot for it is still there? Because I'd like to install one of those AverMedia mini PCI-E TV tuners and actually use that stupid antenna port on the left side of my laptop.
     
  14. Omne

    Omne Notebook Enthusiast

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    Did you try to mount a 9800m gs on a g50v? Did it worked without bios upgrade?
     
  15. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer

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    No, I haven't tried it, but I'd assume it would work, given that you find the 9800M GS specifically made for the G50 series.
     
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    E.B.E. NBR Procrastinator

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    Even so I am not sure. I believe that on the G50 has the VBIOS integrated into the main BIOS. So you would need the BIOS from the newer G50 version; and if that new BIOS does not work due to other hardware differences, you're out of luck (and perhaps with a bricked laptop as well).

    Another way would be to rip the VBIOS and start mashing together a custom BIOS, but I wouldn't even know how to start doing that. :)
     
  17. Crwys

    Crwys Notebook Enthusiast

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    my G50V is different compared to this one and i am having problems dissembling it ><
     
  18. RainMotorsports

    RainMotorsports Formerly ClutchX2

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    and thats all your going to say?

    From my experience so far my G50VT has been the same as the guide. I havent done a full disassemble yet though the screen is coming apart soon enough.
     
  19. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer

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    Would you mind elaborating on which part(s) is/are different? AFAIK, all G50 series (G50V, G50Vt) all share the same chassis.
     
  20. Crwys

    Crwys Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just bought one so the layout is the same but it is a little bit harder to remove things because everything is more tightly together. I just need to find the battery so I can reset the BIOS. I have the same problem as this guy on this thread:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=327218
    I wasn't trying to give a bad impression, I am no professional at taking stuff apart. Do you think if I took it to a repair shop and just asked them to remove the battery for a couple minutes then put it all back together, would they do it?
     
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