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Asus G53sx partially successful repair. :)

JednaPiroga
Level 7
Hi, I have an older G53SX laptop at home which has been broken for like 1 year, The picture went away one day when I was playing BF3 and after that I couldnt get any picture neither on the screen or through VGA/HDMI.

Yesterday I decided to try out a possible fix for the GPU issue I had, I dissasembled the whole computer, took out the GPU card and removed the cooling from it and all the compount around the chip it self.

I then used a Butan gas storm lighter and warmed the GPU or should I say "Baked" it. I let it cool for some 10 or 20 minutes and connected the card. I started the computer and woila I got picture through VGA and HDMI connections on my external monitor, now the problem is that the internal Screen is not working which is weird.

Could it be the cables connecting the screen and motherboard or is there any posibility that something on the GPU is wasted, the picture that I get through HDMI and VGA are perfect with no artifacts.

ASUS G53SX
i5
4gb ram
Nvidia GTX560m 2gb
Asus G75VW-T1019V
CPU Intel Core i7-3610QM
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M 2GB
RAM 16 GB 1600mhz
HDD SSD Corsair F60 60gb + 750gb HDD 7200rpm
MONITOR 1920x1080 Matte finish
EXTERNAL SOUND CARD Creative Go
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Zygomorphic
Level 17
Possibly there is a bad LVDS cable leading into the laptop screen, which would give absolutely no picture. I doubt that the GPU is damaged, considering that VGA and HDMI are both working normally.
I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee! 🙂
LINUX Users, we have a group!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

JednaPiroga
Level 7
Yea I think so to, I will take it apart again and inspect the cables, btw do you know where the cables can be ordered?
Asus G75VW-T1019V
CPU Intel Core i7-3610QM
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M 2GB
RAM 16 GB 1600mhz
HDD SSD Corsair F60 60gb + 750gb HDD 7200rpm
MONITOR 1920x1080 Matte finish
EXTERNAL SOUND CARD Creative Go

JednaPiroga wrote:
Yea I think so to, I will take it apart again and inspect the cables, btw do you know where the cables can be ordered?


Unfortunately, no. I'm pretty certain ASUS doesn't sell them to end users. 😞
I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee! 🙂
LINUX Users, we have a group!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

JednaPiroga
Level 7
Lucky me that I've just fixed the whole thing 😄

For some reason the screen was turned of on the Keyboard, so after installing windows and the ATK drivers for the Keyboard I was able to activate the screen by pressing fn+f7 and the screen turned on.

Cant believe the computer was laying around for almost a year and I was even thinking about throwing it. Now it is working 100%, lets just hope it doesnt fail again. Gave my dad the G53 so now even he is a proud ROG 🙂 The best feature he thought was the lighted ASUS logo on the back lol
Asus G75VW-T1019V
CPU Intel Core i7-3610QM
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M 2GB
RAM 16 GB 1600mhz
HDD SSD Corsair F60 60gb + 750gb HDD 7200rpm
MONITOR 1920x1080 Matte finish
EXTERNAL SOUND CARD Creative Go

That's awesome! 🙂 Actually, the Fn+f7 combination is a BIOS-level setup, you can utilize that key combination in LINUX and other OS's. Still, I wonder why I didn't think of that. lol 😛 😄

Next task for you: get your pa on the forum! 🙂

Backlit ASUS logo...lol...that's just backlight bleed. 😄
I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee! 🙂
LINUX Users, we have a group!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23