Well... It's been a week, and it's now the 1st of November. I think it's pretty safe to say I just "won the lottery" on a minor scale. The comp does have a few minor problems..
Problem 1) The idiot who had the laptop before me clearly didn't know how to take the laptop apart and broke some of the latches on the top left of the laptop (the cover over the hinges of the G53, it's just for looks, and only a few tabs are broken, so it still holds well)
Problem 2) I've got the "power button" problem. It won't turn on. I've figured out two solutions that work.
*Unplug the battery and the charger and hold down the power button for 30 sec.
*Permanently unplug the track pad connector.
I've gone with solution number 2 as it's a gaming laptop, so I'd rarely use the track pad anyway.
The specs are sweet and it stays ice cold. I'd love to throw in an SSD soon.
*10gb 1333 ram
*500gb 7200rpm hdd