View Full Version : Anyone with G53JW in Los Angeles area?

08-16-2011, 07:02 PM
The DC port pin from the laptop broke off (melted off?) and is stuck in the AC adapter. I need to power on (trying to find a battery) so that I can back up the data and send it to ASUS for repair.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

08-16-2011, 07:24 PM
You could just remove the HDD before you send it in. Make sure call first and get it noted on the RMA, but that shouldn't be a problem since the problem is clear and not related to anything software.

08-16-2011, 07:30 PM
That's a good point. I'm considering it right now. The issue is I do not have access to the laptop. It is not actually my laptop - I don't think my friend has the expertise to remove the hard drives.

Edit: Going to try to temporarily wire the ac adapter to the dc port...I think this is easier since it is just 2 wires.

08-16-2011, 11:37 PM
I don't think I want to hear what happens next....

08-20-2011, 07:32 PM
I don't think I want to hear what happens next....

Haha. We ended up taking the hard drive out. Although I still think 2 wires is doable with some tape.