Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Owner's Lounge

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  1. link626

    link626 Asus GL502VM, Lenovo Y580, Asus K53TA

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    the hinge itself is still good. The plastic elements it is attached to have cracked.
     
  2. Keithieb

    Keithieb Newbie

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    so can it be repaired or does it remain like this, I am afraid to close the laptop for fear that the entire screen will just fall off, and its causing the display to open up when I open the laptop too much, should I just close it down and see what happens? What happens if all that plastic thing just goes away?

    Thanks for responding by the way, appreciate it
     
  3. link626

    link626 Asus GL502VM, Lenovo Y580, Asus K53TA

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    the lcd screen clamped inside won't fall out. It's just the plastic case that's damaged. You can open and close it, even if the case is cracked.

    i took it apart before, here's what it looks like under the hinge cover. The hinge is screwed into plastic by 4 screws...

    There are a number of other Asus laptops that have had the hinge crack the plastic, and the only secure way to fix it is to screw all the way through the lid and make it ugly, or buy a new lid.
    This is the crap that happens when the hinge is screwed into plastic, like tons of other plastic laptops.

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    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
  4. kord2003

    kord2003 Notebook Enthusiast

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    My wife's laptop Lenovo U330 had the same issue. Plastic frame started to crack, so I decided to disassemble the lid and repair it. I used epoxy glue to fix it. Also, I loosened the nuts so now it opens much smoother.
    It's been 6 months and epoxy glue still holds cracked frame in place.
    Laptop looks as good as new!
     
  5. link626

    link626 Asus GL502VM, Lenovo Y580, Asus K53TA

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    yeah, that's the issue with these hinges.
    Too loose, screen wobbles.
    Too tight, case cracks.

    I don't know if there's a good way to open/close these to prevent cracking. Does opening slowly put less stress on the case vs. jerking it open ...
     
  6. AwesomeCupcake

    AwesomeCupcake Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sup peepz. havent been here for a long time. Does anyone know if the mini display port is connected to nvidia GPU?

    recently im using Opera browser and as with as many tabs as i like to keep open, mostly couple hundred tabs divided into several windows, the browser tabs sometimes turn black. i suppose its something with graphic card. I solve the problem by turning off intel HD 4600 from device manager, and all black tabs instantly showing images like normal.

    now my question is, when i turn intel HD 4600 off, i cant use external monitor thru HDMI connection, since its connected on motherboard and not GPU. So if i would get a mini displayport cable connected to external monitor, i suppose it's gonna circumvent this little problem?

    also, does anyone know of a good ''1 mini dp to 2 displayport adapter'' that can support 2x 4k screen at 60hz? :D
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  7. Omega Chrysler

    Omega Chrysler Newbie

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    Hello folks. UX501JW owner here with the 4k touch display, 12 GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 4gb DDR4 (or 5? - can't remember) VRAM - this is the model that was awailable in Romania last year in february when I bought it.

    I have a problem that I'm hoping you guys could assist me into solving. The touch screen no longer works. Thing is, I used it so rarely that I am not sure since when it stopped working. It is possible that after some windows update, or when I reinstalled some of the intel drivers, or since I pushed it accidentally off the bed and fell on hinge and then on the back of the screen panel (lid). At first when I started troubleshooting, it did show in the Control Panel -> System "touch support" on Pen & Touch, then I deleted some components in the device manager hoping it would find the Human Interface device again after refresh, but it didn't happen. Now, first of all do any of you have any idea how to find if the touch panel actually suffered at the hardware level something (maybe when it fell, some cable got disconnected, i donno, I'm not an IT specialist) or is it something software that got messed up.

    What steps should I take in order to try to get my touch capability back? I would also apreciate if responses would be a bit detailed because I'm not a that much of a tech-geek. I do have some knowledge about hardware and software but should I say it is medium. Thank you in advance and let me know if you need additional screen shots or data that I can provide. Maybe together we can solve this...

    PS: It says in the System panel at Pen & Touch: Pen Support because I was having a wacom tablet plugged into the usb. Normally it says "no pen and touch support"

    system.png device.png
     
  8. Omega Chrysler

    Omega Chrysler Newbie

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    I forgot something interesting, sorry for second post. How do I start that ? I tried to open Component Services and then went to Services, but it is not listed there. How do I start it ? capimg.png
     
  9. Omega Chrysler

    Omega Chrysler Newbie

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    Is there nobody willing to guide me troubleshooting this ? :(
     
  10. donalec

    donalec Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm afraid that's out of my reach. Did you try to use windows restore to roll back to a previous point?
     
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