View Full Version : Help locating the monitor plug in point

08-22-2013, 12:09 PM
So my asus laptop was standing up against the wall on a carpeted floor, and fell down to the flat position... ever since my screen from time to time will change to crazy colors and be distorted.

If i put a little pressure or hit it lightly near the mouse pad area the colors will go back to normal like nothing was wrong. I am going to assume & HOPE that it's simply the plug from the monitor to motherboard that might have jiggled loose.

I don't have much experience with the insides of laptops and was wondering if you guys could help me located this plug easily or have any other suggestions before i start poking around. Thanks in advance i don't want to screw anything up =(

ASUS Republic of Gamers G53SX-AH71 15.6-Inc

this is the laptop i have.

08-22-2013, 12:49 PM
I am moving this thread to the notebook section.

I own the same laptop as you do, and I will warn you that it is a bear to take apart. If the issue can be resolved near the mousepad, then the disassembly process won't be too bad. You simply need to use a small flat-head screwdriver to remove the keyboard - gently release the clips along the top, and then remove the few screws and move the slider that hold the wrist-rest in place. If the cable is visible there, you can gently re-seat it. It is possible - and likely, that the cable is on the underside of the motherboard, in which case it is a lot more complex to disassemble. You will need to carefully remove quite a number of screws to get the backplate off.

08-22-2013, 04:43 PM
Thank you for the info & moving my thread, do you know of any site or anything that can help me with the layout of it... i've built and messed around with plenty of desk tops i just figured this laptop was pretty complex inside i'm going to give it a shot at some point tonight

08-23-2013, 01:22 AM
The ASUS manual has disassembly instructions, though I wouldn't say that they were very good. They will pass, and they were what I used, but I wouldn't call them the best. You could probably find something by googling, there are probably disassembly videos on Youtube.