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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 NBR Reviewer

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    I'm assuming you're referring to the BIOS battery. You don't need to remove that in order to reset the BIOS. There should be a small pin-sized hole underneath the notebook.
     
  2. Crwys

    Crwys Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes the bios battery. I tried hitting that reset button, when it was off, on, and with my laptop battery removed. I also tried holding it for a couple seconds, still it didnt work.
     
  3. King_Richard

    King_Richard Newbie

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    Any chance of replacing the keyboard for one with backlight as the G51?
    Is there any one that has the same fittings of the g50vt?
     
  4. Crwys

    Crwys Notebook Enthusiast

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    What is the quickest way to remove the bios battery?
     
  5. RainMotorsports

    RainMotorsports Formerly ClutchX2

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    DO you really need it removed? If not then reset it with the reset hole near the second hard drive.
     
  6. ronli_84

    ronli_84 Notebook Geek

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    Does anyone know what the component below the CPU is? is that the northbridge of the motherboard?

    When replacing the CPU, do I need to replace the thermal paste on "that unknown component" as well?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. E.B.E.

    E.B.E. NBR Procrastinator

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    I think it would be better, yes, as the old thermal paste will likely have hardened, will be broken upon removal, and it isn't likely to make very good contact again.
     
  8. wea0

    wea0 Newbie

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    Does anyone have a similar guide for the G71G (or G71Gx)?

    If I wanted to completely disable all the case LEDs, would it be OK (and safe) to open the display and just disconnect the cable mentioned in step 4. on page 2-25?
     
  9. min2209

    min2209 Notebook Deity

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    Why the heck did they make the video card of the G1Sn so hard to get to? Have to disassemble the entire notebook just to apply some AS5. Seems so much easier with the G50...
     
  10. Hahutzy

    Hahutzy NΨ

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    Damnit they never showed how to remove the plastic cover on the ODD module, anyone wanna shed some light on this?
     
  11. Athlon64M

    Athlon64M Notebook Consultant

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    Are you referring to the plastic cover for the tray? (Notebook Shell Cosmetic plastic piece attached to the Optical Drive's tray)

    If so, you can open the tray and they are made to come off(Be it snap in place or screws).
     
  12. Hahutzy

    Hahutzy NΨ

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    Yes I am refering to exactly that.
    And I know it's made to come off, but I can't get the last snap to unhook (there's 4 in total).
     
  13. Dspr_02

    Dspr_02 Notebook Evangelist

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    Anyone know a part # for a Bluetooth module and if it is possible to add in a mini pci-e tv tuner?
     
  14. tonidekohlanta

    tonidekohlanta Newbie

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    It's a few monthes old question, but as I have the answer... To remove the plastic bezel in front of the ODD you have to remove in first the hook on the side (the easiest to reach), then lift the bezel from this same side to easily release the two center hooks, and finally, slide the whole bezel a few millimeters to the opposite side to allow the the last hook to slide a little to make it possible to release. That's it!
    But I am not sure if this is like standard, and if it is compatible with a new ODD (planning to buy a BR burner).
    Hope it will help.
    Toni
     
  15. Sungam4

    Sungam4 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone know how to tighten the hinges on this thing? My left hinge is very loose.
     
  16. ALLurGroceries

    ALLurGroceries   Super Moderator

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    Take the hinge covers off and tighten the nuts.
     
  17. jmz

    jmz Newbie

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    Has anybody attempted to stiffen the centre section of the keyboard by placing something in there?
     
  18. Tim4

    Tim4 Alchemist

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    Hi, David. I wonder if you have same manual for G71GX or 72GX laptops. I really wish to change thermo paste on my CPU and GPU. Hope you will help me.
     
  19. fright88

    fright88 Notebook Geek

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    Awesome guide thanks for posting. I have one question. Can you remove the keyboard without removing all of the previously mentioned items? Also is there a easy way to install a new key? I ask because my left arrow key broke off and was lost and I would like to replace the keyboard but I am weary of a full disassembly. Thanks for any help.
     
  20. jsuthers

    jsuthers Notebook Enthusiast

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    would this be the same procedure fore a G51?
     

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