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I have an Asus G73jh and I'm not sure how it happened, but it is now (seemingly) dead. I had the battery out and the charger in, turned it on, was on the account sign in screen, and went to connect the HDMI. I connected it to the laptop and then when I went to connect it to my tv, as I touched the end of the HDMI connection to the tv's port, there was a loud shock and the laptop instantly turned off. I'm not sure if the cpu or mobo or what is fried but now it won't turn on at all. I've tried turning it on running off the charger, battery, and both. Anyone who has any insight at all please help!
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post #2 of 11
Sounds like static electricity maybe? If so , it's dead. Especially if you already tried powering on with the battery and the charger.
post #3 of 11
Yeah, hate to say it but it is likely dead.

As a last resort - try pulling your battery, and running it off AC power to see if you can boot up. as well, see if you can boot off just the battery.

Otherwise, warranty time I'd say.
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post #4 of 11
I thought HDMI didnt carry any power and was just a signal cable.
    
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post #5 of 11
Probably static-zapped it. These things can happen.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
I thought HDMI didnt carry any power and was just a signal cable.
Give it a good shock with ESD and the metal in it will.

OP, yep doenst sound to good in your favor. Call up Asus tomm for service/repair. Just remove your HDD and back up its contents on another computer before you send it in.

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post #7 of 11
though it does sound zapped, doubt it was static
unplug the laptop take out the battery then with the battery out hit the power button a bunch of times to discharge it, then plug it back in and see if it boots
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post #8 of 11
Maybe static-zapped it.
post #9 of 11
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if it's dead, will i be able to salvage any parts (like the hdd, cpu, graphics card, etc)? and if so, which ones?
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post #10 of 11
Is it under warranty? If it is, DO NOT do anything to your laptop other than package it up for shipment.

If it's NOT under warranty then very likely the screen + inverter will still be useful, as will the memory and the hard drive.
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