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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2019, 09:04:00 AM »
 

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@m654321  You're right. I misspoke, but I did find one refurb board for $153. Not too many of those around that aren't cooked. Figure two hours for the work and go from there. One to disassemble/reassemble, one allowed to configure, both MS service minimums here ($80 p/hr) If you go refurb board only and nothing else is wrong, probably about $350 total. You can probably find a whole i7 refurb laptop online for $500 or so.

Were you running Linux on it when it quit? I've heard of some over-clocked Asus laps bricking with Linux.

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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2019, 12:58:59 PM »
 

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Were you running Linux on it when it quit? I've heard of some over-clocked Asus laps bricking with Linux.
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Thanks TC - in a nutshell, yes.  However, it was not overclocked.


The last time it was working was when I left it running overnight (downloading TV programmes) on Manjaro.  The downloads were finished by morning and everything looked fine (which is what I don't understand as there was no sign of anything wrong at that point), before shutting it down.  Later that day, my daughter tried to turn it on (for her usual gaming on Win8.1). It was then it wouldn't turn on at all, no LED status lights - completely dead. 
Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 01:01:34 PM by m654321
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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2019, 01:07:01 PM »
 

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Many thanks for your replies, much appreciated.
bitsnpcs: yes, everything in that link you gave was tried, but to no avail: 
- with battery/without battery, and using an alternative mains supply pack

The PC repair shop did:
- stripped laptop & tested - no voltage
- reflowed motherboard - tested, still no power
- said uneconomic to repair
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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2019, 03:43:59 PM »
 

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@m654321 the things the PC repair shop done did not test the components.


 

Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2019, 07:54:41 AM »
 

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Well, unfortunately if cost is high and still no sign of life...
Only thing left is getting the shovel...

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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2019, 09:21:05 AM »
 

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The last time it was working was when I left it running overnight (downloading TV programmes) on Manjaro.  The downloads were finished by morning and everything looked fine (which is what I don't understand as there was no sign of anything wrong at that point), before shutting it down.  Later that day, my daughter tried to turn it on (for her usual gaming on Win8.1). It was then it wouldn't turn on at all, no LED status lights - completely dead.

And there you go, the final proof, once you go Linux you never go back to Windows :)

All joking aside though, you could try finding parts on EBAY. I have built about a dozen laptops from parts bought cheaply on ebay.
Look for broken laptops of the same make and model as you have, Asus G750, specifically look for those that have broken screens. Quite often these are been sold cheaply as replacing the screen can be expensive but quite often the motherboard is still in working order. Usually the hdd and memory has been removed by the seller but as long as yours still work that is not a problem.
I've used this idea in the past and also if you have a broken screen on a laptop, look for a laptop been sold with a fried motherboard, quite often the screen will be ok.

This way I've mixed and matched about a dozen working laptops, all for well under 100, some under 50. In fact it's probably cost me more to buy a replacement battery and power supply lol.

Anyway, worth a thought even if only as a laptop repair learning curve :)

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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2019, 09:49:38 AM »
 

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Thankyou  ;D
I think you're aptly named to be the undertaker  :P
Would you organize the funeral?

Love the humour - helps bear the pain ...
Last Edit: January 30, 2019, 09:53:35 AM by m654321
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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2019, 09:57:58 AM »
 

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Look for broken laptops of the same make and model as you have, Asus G750, specifically look for those that have broken screens. Quite often these are been sold cheaply as replacing the screen can be expensive but quite often the motherboard is still in working order .... 
...Anyway, worth a thought even if only as a laptop repair learning curve :)

What a great idea - I hadn't thought of that - thanks!
I had put the TheDead (the laptop, not our LL friend!) in a local paper for 40. Maybe I'll put it on hold and keep my eyes peeled for another broken Asus G750 ...

Liked the joke about going back to Windows ... ;D


PS. After your post I had a look at eBay & found loads of G750 series stuff. I even found motherboards for sale for 138. They're from China - should I go for it ..? Or is it a bit risky?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-ASUS-G750J-G750JS-Laptop-Mainboard-I7-4710HQ-2D-60NB04M0-MB1400-Motherboard/323408581241?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180221162023%26meid%3D77ef51384cbc44ab8219357e743c0c0f%26pid%3D100642%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D323408581241&_trksid=p2045573.c100642.m3226
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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2019, 11:02:14 AM »
 

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There is always some risk when buying on ebay whether the seller is in the UK, EU or further afield.

I've personally had no problems buying from sellers in China or Hong Kong, but the most expensive item was just over 40, and my first question is "can I afford to lose it if things go wrong ?"

Sometimes there is no alternative available from a UK or EU seller, so the option to proceed has to be a personal choice.
I would look at the sellers reputation.
Check postage details, will there be extra customs costs etc
Take into account how long for delivery, while postage from china can take over 30 days you should check with ebay as to procedure if the item hasn't arrived within that time. Offering a 30-day money back is useless if the damn thing is still in the post after that time limit (and delays can happen even with decent traders)

In the end only you can decide to buy or not to buy.
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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2019, 04:37:38 PM »
 

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Heya!

I avoid buying 'unofficial' replacement batteries, AC Adapter or other knock-offs from China. Most if not all are not recognised by the motherboard, don't last, etc.
Also, for a motherboard, even you you have the same general model it could be impossible to fit in, you would need the exact part manafacturer number matching yours or you could be in need of drilling a hole for a differently placed USB connector, a different shape video/keyboard connector inside and so on.

Tricky business but it can be done! Watchout for shipping charges also, sellers have 100$ motherboard 20$ shipping others 50$ motherboard 100$ shipping.
If possible get the exact part number from one of your country's seller.

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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2019, 05:11:55 PM »
 

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eBay buyer protection is 60 days from the date of purchase, PayPal if used for a purchase on eBay is 120 days from the day of purchase.
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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2019, 03:09:05 AM »
 

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Also, for a motherboard, even you you have the same general model it could be impossible to fit in, you would need the exact part manafacturer number matching yours or you could be in need of drilling a hole for a differently placed USB connector, a different shape video/keyboard connector inside and so on.

If possible get the exact part number from one of your country's seller.

Cheers!
Sound advice - many thanks 8)
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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2019, 06:35:31 AM »
 

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@m654321 Having searched your model, the info I got indicated that there is a separate removeable power module mounted on the motherboard, which would not be supplied with a replacement motherboard. If that is the case then a failed power module would still not work with a new motherboard. Difficult to know what to say other than be very aware.
Also an ASUS machine of mine has a FUSE link on the motherboard but I can't determine if yours has. As others have said, motherboard replacement can in some circumstances be fraught with difficulties. Good luck!  ;)
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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2019, 10:03:17 AM »
 

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@m654321 Having searched your model, the info I got indicated that there is a separate removeable power module mounted on the motherboard, which would not be supplied with a replacement motherboard. If that is the case then a failed power module would still not work with a new motherboard. Difficult to know what to say other than be very aware.
Yes, thanks. I already saw these on e-bay and did wonder myself - they are about 30-40, could be an extra expense on top of the 138 for the motherboard. Maybe, I should check the power module first.  I still haven't reached a decision yet. For now, I'm going to use my trusty 12-year old Dell for my day-to-day tasks and just put off any gaming for the time-being ...
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Re: My Asus G750 gaming laptop is now officially dead ...!
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2019, 08:36:37 AM »
 

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If there is a power module I would definitely try that first. If there was a power surge on it it would prevent powering/charging the laptop... but :
Magic Hint : When it died, do you know if there was any battery power left or noticed if it was charging?  If the module went poof first, the laptop could have run on battery until it was drained.

The other way to revive your laptop is messy and involes strange words and a goat sacrifice. ;) ... Klaptu Verrata something something.

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