ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Mitchell Kelly

    Mitchell Kelly Newbie

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    have you found a fix for this yet? i can not find any information at all on this, but i have the EXACT same problem
     
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  2. Mitchell Kelly

    Mitchell Kelly Newbie

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    hello all, does anyone else have a problem while holding down their caps lock key like this? any help would be super awesome. thanks
     
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  3. mason2smart

    mason2smart Notebook Virtuoso

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    (Lol srry wrong fix for different issue. Fixed post)

    I dont have the laptop anymore due to battery expansion (explosive) issues with a GX501 and similar issues with the replacement.
    Both units had the caps lock issue as well as track pad issues.

    Posted video below for reference...

    I suggest watching battery wear very carefully in HWInfo.

    I switched to a Triton 700 which is ok. Performs better than the gx501 with better thermals.



    I would not recommend taking this laptop on an airplane... or as a main laptop in general.

    Asus required video proof, took a week to "verify," then called me up and asked if it caused any dismemberment or property damage...
     
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  4. SteveEricJordan

    SteveEricJordan Notebook Enthusiast

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  5. mason2smart

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    More like razer. Paying for form over function. If Asus used higher end parts, it would be less of an issue.

    @HamzimusPrime -- maybe add these vids to first post in the thread as a warning?
     
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  6. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Battery quality, or or short-circuit triggering battery short.
     
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    Not sure honestly. I personally think its a quality issue. Could also be poor circuitry. Whenever I used it for any performance intensive tasks the battery would always jump a few tenths to even several % higher in wear, which generally stuck permanently, in HWInfo
     
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  8. therain93

    therain93 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Edit: totally ranted in the wrong forum, carry on ( ' ;
     
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  9. dusters16

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    dude, just go exchange it. you got a defective unit, it happens.

    i bought a brand new dell inspiron 15 for my dad, as a basic computer for internet/accounting, it had a defective touchscreen right out of the box. since they were out of stock on the dell, i exchanged it for an Asus laptop w/o touchscreen. my dad says he really wants a touchscreen, so i returned the asus and bought another dell inspiron 15 from amazon with a 4 year squaretrade warranty for about the same price as the dell + warranty, i bought at MC.

    did you ever get the drivers/software?

    i have the GX501VIK version (7700hq, gtx 1080 max-q)

    i may be able to help
     
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  10. Jesse Rockwell

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    Had this laptop for about 6 months now (original 1080 maxq version)

    Temps are getting crazy, 96C, while running cities skylines (CPU Heavy). I have cleaned the fans previously using a strong vacuum to suck out all the junk, but now I'm traveling and can't do that.

    What's the easiest/most efficient way to clean the fans?

    I also just undervolted the CPU 100 Mv to see if that helps.

    Edit: The undervolting seems to have decreased the CPU temp by about 10C, which is awesome! As a result, GPU temp is lower as well.
     
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