View Full Version : graphics problem

12-02-2011, 07:08 PM
I'm running into a weird problem I'm having trouble pinning down. Every now and then when I power on my system, during boot the graphics will have a weird green corruption around the ASUS logo like the screen or graphics card is messed up. It'll persist for quite a while then as randomly as it came it goes away after a few hours. I was planning on bringing it to the store I got it from to have it checked out but before I brought it in, the damn thing stopped doing it. It didn't pop up till a week later when I turned on the laptop to update a game client for the weekend.

I tried the latest Nvidia drivers both official and beta and the bios is up to date (205).
Any suggestions or help would be appreciated... this is driving me nuts.



12-02-2011, 07:28 PM
You didn't actually mention what model it is, and it's a bit hard to tell from the image, since the laptops look so similar. Is it a G73SW?

12-02-2011, 07:49 PM
Oh good grief! sorry about that. I must have deleted the part that had it. Its a G73JW so its the Nvidia GeForce GTX460M.

12-02-2011, 08:33 PM
Well, its not a driver...

Have you tried tapping the lid and/or the main body of the nb to see if there's any change, flickering etc.?

12-02-2011, 08:35 PM
I'm thinking loose connection to the LCD. It can only be hardware or firmware related since it happens before Windows even loads.

12-02-2011, 09:19 PM
Yeah, the damn thing went back to normal when I had moved my laptop so I could get at the serial number before I was about to call ASUS. Of course the minute I put the laptop in the upright position and turned it back on, it's working fine. I might need to look up the information on dis assembly or take it in for service the next chance I get.

12-02-2011, 10:07 PM
Here's what you need http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/475907-asus-g73-series-disassembly-guide.html