View Full Version : Getting a G73SW for cheap

05-21-2015, 05:28 PM
Ok, so i am getting a G73SW from someone on craigslist. I am getting it for 175 dollars. The reason it is so cheap is because it will not power on. I have done some looking around and have come to the conclusion that it could be one of 3 things; The battery, The charger, or the motherboard. Does anyone have any more info that might be useful in fixing this computer? I am quite sure that i can fix it, but i just want to know the most likely place i should start troubleshooting. Thanks in advance.

05-21-2015, 10:00 PM
That is cheap! the SW is a really good notebook too! I bought one used from Ebay a year or so ago, and it has been excellent. It's slightly better than my G73jh, except it doesn't have the blue led glowing under the screen. Otherwise, the Nvidia card runs cool and fast. I also was able to add a new battery to it.

Not coming on does sound like a power problem of some sort. You'll have to get into your hands and try some things first. Check the power jack for a good physical connection. That's a trouble spot. Make sure you have a good charger/power pack, or get a replacement. Good Luck!!

05-22-2015, 04:08 AM
Sounds to good to be true.
Maybe inquire but ask allot of questions.
Why doesn't it have a battery, what happened to it?
No power supply, what did you do with it?
If you dont like the answers steer clear.
It could be hot goods also or just broken and hes already flogged the battery, which is worth quite a bit on the open market.
My advise, save your money.

05-23-2015, 12:29 AM
I'd go for it, just make sure the rest of the parts are there and they didn't gut the gpu, cpu, hdd and ram out of it.

There's a dc jack tutorial for the g73 series in my sig. If I were you I would check to make sure the board is getting power first.