How to get rid of Battery/AC Mode icon

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  1. Grndslmhttr3

    Grndslmhttr3 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a G73JH, and I'm wondering if there is a way to get rid of the giant "Battery Mode" and "AC Mode" icons that pop up whenever the charger is plugged in or removed from the laptop. My charger is messed up and these icons keep flashing on my screen, but I don't have time to get it replaced until after the semester
     
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    Remove ATK drivers and such.
     
  3. frosty5689

    frosty5689 Notebook Evangelist

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    I suggest you stop using the laptop till you find a replacement, that severely diminishes the charge cycles of the battery. Though it might not do much if its just a few times, but if it happens a lot within minutes, it can have a long lasting effect if left that way for a few days.
     
  4. tijo

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    If you can stop using the laptop, then do so. Otherwise, you can order a 180W targus adapter online and it shouldn't take more than a few days. Lithium batteries don't have the "memory" problem that ni-cad batteries have but they have a finite amount of cycles (charge/decharge) before they start to degrade and plug and unplug counts as a charge cycle even if the battery is almost full. In the end you'll ruin your battery if you don't take care of the problem.

    EDIT: Aside from the battery issue, i'm pretty sure P4G and the wireless console and various hotkeys (those i know for sure) need the ATK package to work, i don't know if you can uninstall individual components of the ATK package like you could for older asus laptops since it wasn't a package but 4-5 separate ATK components.
     
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    Control Panel --> Notification area Icons --> turn system icons on or off
     
  6. Yiddo

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    No I believe OP is talking about the large colour animation in the centre of the screen when you use any of the FN key options, this also happens when you plug in the charger and it changes from AC to battery.

    DCx was spot on the ATK drivers need to be removed however by doing so you may face issues with the touchpad and keyboard so its best to get that charger sorted. That much voltage shorting in and out of your laptop could cause either a hardware failure or worse.
     
  7. ALLurGroceries

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    All you need to do is prevent atkosd2 and atkosd.exe from starting up, with msconfig or whatever other tool you want.
     
  8. tijo

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    Facepalm, why didn't i think of that. I even know which process does what since i had to install separately on my N50.
     
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