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ASUS ROG G74S will not turn on

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I walked by and noticed my laptop wasnt on , which is odd because it is on 24/7 , when I tried to turn it on the power light flashed but then just went black again, never even got to the screen turning on. The light on the power supply is on as per normal, the transformer is cold , and the only light on the laptop is the flashing orange battery light.. I suspect its just the power supply that failed but considering the laptop is less than 6 months old and wasnt moved around much over that time it surprises me. It seems to be very very slowly charging the battery because the flashing orange light eventually becomes a steady orange light and at that point if I try to boot again I get that power light flash and then nothing again and flashing battery still .. Any ideas , I have sent an email to ASUS already , is there maybe a rep?
    
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post #2 of 14
You left it on 24/7 with the battery in? rolleyes.gif
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I unplugged it regularly ( once or twice a week ) and ran it off the battery so it wouldn't turn into a brick , but now it won't turn on even without the battery completely
    
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You left it on 24/7 with the battery in? rolleyes.gif

That doesn't do anything to the machine just so you know. Asus G51s are still running to this day and most users did that with no knowledge. Just sayin'. Also, keep in mind that it IS a gaming laptop, so it's standard life will be considerably shorter than the generic counterpart, simply due to higher temps.

How long have you owned the machine?
     
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A lot of times when that happened i would pull out the battery unplug it and hold in the power button for 15 seconds then plug it back in then try again.
If that fails take it to a best buy, they have display G75's you can try its adapter.
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post #6 of 14
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well I sent for RMA, either way its on warranty so im not going out and buying a power adapter , I could go out just to try another adapter at best buy to know if that was the issue but really whats the point .. It might have been caused by temps etc , I did fold on it during foldathons but the temps were reasonable so I figured it wouldnt hurt ..much ( I have a 3 year warranty , and its obviously not my main rig ). I tried the force reset , took the battery out and held the power button for 15 sec. no go .
    
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post #7 of 14
I am going to recommend leaving the battery out. Unless you are using the battery. I think you may have led the power distribution to its death.
post #8 of 14
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I am going to recommend leaving the battery out. Unless you are using the battery. I think you may have led the power distribution to its death.

well its too late for that now , battery or not theres no way to even turn it on , ill see after I get it back from RMA , tempting to just try and sell it but id take a loss , with the warranty and stuff it will end up costing close to 2K
    
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post #9 of 14
Posh, its a great laptop. It will have its use.
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I bought it because I had 6 months of training (military) in the states and wanted to be able to game, at home I game on a pair of watercooled sli 570s .. I was using the laptop as an htpc of sorts to watch dragon ball with my daughter
    
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