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zapins
12-20-2013, 06:35 AM
First, I want to let any ASUS reps that are reading this post that I have struggled with my G73JH since I got it from day one several years ago. Anyway, I don't want to get into that right now.

My motherboard has died. The laptop is powered (the blue light bulb LED at the bottom middle goes on as does the battery charging light which is green). The keyboard and monitor do not turn on at all or even blink, no sounds come from the computer. The fans run after about a minute, and the 3 blue lights top left light up (the turbo boost/whatever the two next to it are). Nothing is responsive, I've tried resetting the BIOS using the hole under neath, I've tried reseating the RAM, removing the HDD and starting, battery etc... The caps lock and all other keyboard buttons do not light up and do not respond at all. Nothing works and I believe it is because the mother board has finally packed up (which is currently the last piece of hardware that hasn't burned out since I bought it). A few days before this all happened I got several random instant shut downs that were not overheating related (since I repasted my CPU/GPU about 3 months ago and cleaned out all my fans).

My question is, I am trying to find a replacement mother board. My motherboard number is 69-N0h3m12-b08. There is one 69-N0h3m12-b08 on ebay for sale for $535 - which is an absolute joke. I see there are several other models available for sale on ebay that are similar looking/close in number. Can someone advise me which models are compatible with my Asus G73JH? I'd rather not have to shell out another $2000 for a new laptop if I can salvage this one (again).

Thanks.

jmhdj
12-20-2013, 07:31 AM
Either one will work as long as they are for JH modell. It is easy to find out which ones are for JH as there is no usb3 port and later revisions (JW SW) all have rectangular hole on motherboard betwen gpu slot and wireless module. You can try selling your defect motherboard for parts on ebay.

zapins
12-20-2013, 06:39 PM
Thanks for your reply and for the information you gave. I am looking at the motherboard below as a replacement however the guy selling it gives no information on it and there seems to be no resource on google that I can use to identify if this board was specifically made for the JH series. The color and shape of the board look correct, and I don't see any rectangular holes on the motherboard between the GPU and wireless module. Can you have a look and let me know if this board is going to work?

So will this motherboard work for my laptop?

P/N:
60-NY8MB1200-B08
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-G73JH-LAPTOP-MOTHERBOARD-60-NY8MB1200-B08-60NY8MB1200B08-INTEL-S989-/131008362395?pt=Motherboards&hash=item1e80b4f79b

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/2/8/9/8/2/webimg/518913669_o.jpg?nc=650

zapins
12-21-2013, 10:55 AM
Or possibly would this one work?
69-N0H3M12-B09
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-OEM-Motherboard-G73-G73JH-G73J-Intel-S989-69N0H3M12B09-60-NY8MB1200-B09-/261293103158?pt=Motherboards&hash=item3cd6485836

My motherboard number is 69-N0h3m12-b08.

zapins
12-27-2013, 10:06 PM
Well, I ordered the 60-NY8MB1200-B08 board above and now that it has come I see the color of the board is different to my board (green vs. brown), also there are a few numbers different as well. Can someone help me make sense of this?

My board says, PN: 60-NY8MB1200-B08 G73JH (0204A), PT: N0AS1004MB0053657, 69N0H3M12B08
The new board PN: 60-NY8MB1200-B08 G73JH (0204A), PT: N0AS1003MB0014934, 69N0M3M12B08

While the part numbers are the same and they are made for the same model laptop with the same BIOS number I am not sure if I can use my new board.

Will this board work? The part number is the same but the PT number (whatever that means) is different also the third number is slightly different too it is M3 instead of H3.

zapins
12-28-2013, 10:21 PM
Bump.

Anyone know the answer?

jmhdj
12-28-2013, 10:39 PM
Well only way you will know for sure is to try. That said I dont see reason why it shouldnt work. Diference is in revision only.

zapins
12-28-2013, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the reply jmhdj, I'll give it a go.

By the way, what does PT stand for?

Also, when I replace the motherboard, I assume it should just boot up into windows without having to reformat my HDD? Am I right in thinking that?

jmhdj
12-29-2013, 12:07 AM
Yes, only thing that comes to my mind is Windows License key which is stored in bios and will not match with one stored in Windows registry. As for PT my guess would be part type.

zapins
12-29-2013, 04:17 AM
Hmm sounds like a reasonable guess. I tried searching google for PT with no results, so until I hear otherwise PT = part type.

I hope the BIOS ends up matching, otherwise I'll have to get an external hard drive case and shift all my data off before reformatting with the restore CDs.

The damn laptop won't run correctly unless it uses the original drivers.