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Asus g50v boot problem

Discussion in 'Asus' started by CodeWarrior, Dec 2, 2008.

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  1. CodeWarrior

    CodeWarrior Newbie

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    In the first place, its not the same issues as reported by the other guys =)

    I bought this excellent piece of hardware around 1 month ago. Yesterday i was playing with the bios config (as i always does) and at some point - i believe it was after change some config called intel text boot or something like that - the notebook didn't came back =\

    that means: when i turn it on, it's access the dvd drive, oled display is initialized with the default picture and text, the touch buttons are on, the light at touch pad is on, but when the CapsLock and Num lock icons turn on, they just turn off. No video signal, no screen blink.

    The Express Gate still working: i can access the hard drives, the dvd drive, also usb drives, LAN and WAN, so, i still believing my notebook is not dead, just in a coma =)

    As i bought it outside my country, there is no official Asus support at my country, so i need to to anything on this by myself.

    I already try to disassemble it to look for the MoBo battery to try to clean the CMOS (reset the bios,, this kind of thing). Also the "force shutdown" paper clip switch as trigged. No success.

    Guys, i need your help!

    Thanks in advance and sorry by the typos =)
     
  2. ALLurGroceries

    ALLurGroceries   Super Moderator

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    If expressgate works, that means you can POST, and shouldn't you be able to get back into the BIOS by hitting F2 immediately to reset to defaults? If not can you reboot from inside expressgate maybe to get it to show you the POST screen?
     
  3. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    One of the best things about the current Asus laptops is Expressgate :D
    Since expressgate is basically a separate OS, having that working means nothing is wrong with your hardware. In other words, you have a corrupted windows. I would suggest you to re-trace/un-do what you did in the BIOS first. If that doesn't help, use your restore disk and reinstall windows back to factory settings.
     
  4. CodeWarrior

    CodeWarrior Newbie

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    Thanks by the replies dues! But you dont got it =)

    @ALLurGroceries
    ExpressGate works fine. But the post screen looks different from the "normal" (shorter). I can't F2 to setup and restore anything. Otherwise my problem should by trivial =) Also from inside it i can't boot the OS. (ie, occurs the same thing as i boot it normally w/out expressGate)

    @David
    It's not about the windows the boot sequence stuck at BIOS stage. Also, i use GRUB to dual boot linux and Windows. In true, i have no feedback by the screen, and also can't boot by the DVD. But you are right: thx by the ExpressGate, i'm pretty sure there is no hardware failure =)

    In time, the notebook just turn on, blink the leds, and follows like it was rebooted: turn off the leds and start again. All this occurs in around 3-5 seconds. Also i can hear the DVD seek so it's really looks like been rebooted.

    I'm still believing i "just" need to clean cmos using some jumper (but i can't find it) or by removing the battery (can't find either). No other g50 owner have disassembled it? Nobody know where is the battery? =)
    I think i found it bellow the graphic board (oriented as back-top, main battery at top), but to reach it, i need to remove almost all parts of the notebook, ie, looks like im wrong coz, it's alot of work just to replace a battery.

    thx!
     
  5. ALLurGroceries

    ALLurGroceries   Super Moderator

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    This is the location of the battery... it's the blue thing on the left held on by tape. It is right next to the ExpressCard slot. It's pretty much in the middle but you need to attack it from the TOP of the case, as in removing the keyboard and upper case assembly.

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj284/davidli919/G50V_Page_22.jpg

    That image is from this thread:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=318551

    Good luck!
     
  6. CodeWarrior

    CodeWarrior Newbie

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    owww!! thank you so mutch! i didnt notice that in the images!
    i'll try to disassembly it again and do what you say =)

    thx alot!
     
  7. ALLurGroceries

    ALLurGroceries   Super Moderator

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    Best of luck! That is a serious job ahead of you. :cool:
     
  8. CodeWarrior

    CodeWarrior Newbie

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    IT'S WORKS!!! +Rep for you ALLurGroceries =)
    Follow some picts from the final stage:

    http..//img296.imageshack.us/img296/2695/imagem042mu0.jpg

    http..//img243.imageshack.us/img243/9404/imagem044hw5.jpg

    http..//img407.imageshack.us/img407/3806/imagem043vb1.jpg

    ( as i still a newbie, the forum dun allow me to post links for external web sites. if you need, see by yourself the url, changing the 2-dots for : )

    Notice i just unplug the battery for a while, Also, you don't need to remove all the top piece to just disconnect the battery.

    To test it: put the main battery back and turn the notebook on. the leds turn on and off (the normal behavior: no blink) and stay off (ie, probably stop at BIOS screen saying the default config was loaded. but as dun have the screen to prove it =] ). then i turn it off and back on: YEAH! I heard the sound from the boot! i don't a screen: its working!

    thx again! :D
     
  9. ALLurGroceries

    ALLurGroceries   Super Moderator

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    Awesome, thank you very much for the pics. Those will help if anyone runs into this same problem in the future!
     
  10. Delta_CT

    Delta_CT Notebook Evangelist

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    Too bad the G50Vt doesn't have a CMOS reset hole/button. I've used the clear CMOS jumper on my desktop too many times :p
     
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