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g53 power issue

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I've had my Asus G53 for about a year now, and an issue crept up a couple months ago that is quite peculiar. Just as an FYI, I fix/repair laptops and desktops for a living, so I know a bit about their hardware. The laptop powers up and shuts down just fine if I leave it in one location, however if I shut it down, and take it to class with me for example, when I arrive the laptop wont' power up for about 30s. After that time frame however, it powers up and works just fine, no issues. When I bring the laptop back home, it takes another 30s, then it powers on just fine. I can even move the laptop around while its on and it doesnt have any sudden shut downs or anything. I've double checked the ribbon cable that attaches to the motherboard for the power switch, and that wasnt the culprit. I'm at the point right now where I'm gonna do a full tear down of the laptop and put it back together, but that takes a very long time, at least an hour. Can anybody think of anything that could cause an issue, so I could perhaps save myself a bit of time?
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very strange..... does it also happen when its plugged in or only in Battery mode?
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Ive only noticed it when i have it unplugged and the battery in, however I suppose that's the only way to move it and have it power on when I get there. However, I normally have the battery out of the laptop, just to save it a bit, as I normally just use it as a desktop anyway. I tore it down yesterday and put it back together, and the issue still persists. I made sure I only put in memory of the same brand-its at 8gb now (I upgraded it to 16 right after I got it from 6gb, and there was one 4gb stick that wasnt from the same brand), and took out the additional hard drive I put in, as it was just an old laptop hdd I had laying around. Ive scanned the original 500gb hard drive for errors...but the issue is hard to track down, as it only exists for about 30s right after I move it. It even turned on every time I powered it up while I was putting it back together.
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Take the adapter with you to the other location and plug it in as soon as you get there. Would the laptop boot straight away?

Could be a battery issue....
Edited by eXXon - 9/3/12 at 2:22am
post #5 of 5
Try and do a power purge. Take out the battery, unplug it, and hold the power button down for about 30 seconds, reassemble and power it on.

The guys over at forum.notebookreview.com should be able to help a little more.
   
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Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
Audio
Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-460 @ 2.53GHz Intel Havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge ---- PM55... 1.5GB GTX 460M @ 750/1500/3200 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1066 (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB OCZ Vertex 2 (OS) 500GB Samsung HDD (DATA) CD/DVD Super Multi-Drive Cooler Master U3 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 18.4" Glossy LCD @ 1680x945 Chiclet keyboard - No backlight 12-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery + 180w Power Brick 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Qosmio X505 Logitech G9x ASUS Leather Pad harmon/kardon Built-in Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD Phenom II X2 550 @ 3.8GHz] [AsRock K10N78M] [MSI GTX 465 GE (Unlocked to 470) @ 775/1550/3600] [4GB DDR2 Corsair 800MHz] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[WD 160GB - IDE 7200RPM] [LiteOn CD/DVD Combo Burner] [Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit] [Acer X223WDbd 22" @ 1680x1050] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Logitech G15] [600w OCZ ModXStream Pro] [APEX TX-381-C] [Logitech G9x] 
Mouse Pad
[ASUS] 
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