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eligijusp
11-08-2015, 02:21 PM
Hey,

Title says it all. Has anyone any photos or videos of opening G551JW?

Tried removing screws from back of laptop and open it with a plastic card, but failed to lift the parts near monitor(corners & the side bellow monitor). Maybe there's some kind of a trick or should I just use some force? Looking forward for any replies, cheers.

toronto699
11-08-2015, 10:01 PM
here
http://rog.asus.com/376092014/g-series-gaming-laptops/g551-upgrade-guide/

eligijusp
11-09-2015, 08:26 PM
I don't know if taking 2 screws and accessing HHD and stuff can be called disassembly, but obviously I wasn't asking for that.

Anyway, couldn't find any help here so far, will try put some force to open it since it doesn't open smoothly. If break happens I will let you know of what not to do, since this forum lacks information on disassembles of their own products, peace.

Clintlgm
11-09-2015, 08:47 PM
Sorry we couldn't help you. Apparently no one here has disassembled one. This is user based forum were just people trying to help other people. What ever reason you want to open up your notebook it will void any warranty you may have? I also looked around You tube and didn't see any for your notebook. You might want to have a authorized Asus repair handle this?

navis995
11-09-2015, 09:20 PM
I take it it goes apart same as G750.

First you have to of course take out the screws by the edge. I have 4 at the bottom 2 at the top and one somewhere mid on the left.

Then I take out the battery ones.

Then I take the bottom plate off and unscrew them (They're market with letters on mine)

Then you take out optic drive and unscrew screws there.

Then I take out the speakers.

Then I unscrew the keyboard.

Then you use card and jam it in to lift the keyboard and take it out. (Watch for keyboard ribons)

Then you get to the motherboard and unscrew those. A bunch of them everywhere.

After that I can take my MB out and take out the CPU and GPU plate wit fans.

Then you can unscrew the CPU and GPU cooling unit and that's it.

eligijusp
11-09-2015, 09:39 PM
Thanks for the replies.
navis995, mine is nowhere close to G750. Thanks for your effort though.
Clintlgm, I have warranty and stuff, but after reading all the info what they repair and what they don't , what responsibilities there are and so on, I decided to open it myself, because I need SSD replaced/removed because It stopped booting; formatting/wipe doesn't work; windows installation crashes etc., tried everything. And for some reason SSD is given priority when laptop boots, so after I disable it in bios my laptop still doesn't work as good as it did. So I'll just take SSD out and be with my HHD only for the time being.
Problem was(still is) that after I tried to open it, parts near monitor (corners and side) didn't open while the rest 3 sides did open and I was able to peek at the inside of the laptop.

Clintlgm
11-09-2015, 11:12 PM
This explains (http://www.tall-paul.co.uk/2013/05/01/enabling-expresscache-on-the-asus-ux32a/)how to get your 28Gb SSD working as a cache drive again. Its probably explain here in this forum somewhere. I can't help with disassembly.

account1357
02-20-2016, 07:37 AM
Would love to see a guide to dissassembly as well!

Compwxr
02-24-2016, 12:34 AM
There's some information, you just need to search it in the Forum's. Check this out -> https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?65642-Replacing-thermal-compound-in-G551JW

JustinThyme
02-24-2016, 02:38 AM
Nice find. I will be the first to say the the search function is a bit hard to use. You have to hit the keywords pretty much dead on. Takes some time and effort. I think that's why there are so many posts asking for assistance on things that have already been posted. Ive gotten in the habit lately of saving links and labeling them in a text file for later reference when I run across them. If you spend any amount of time here its easier than using the search feature.

@OP I can see why you were concerned. That machine looks like a bear to get in with componenets located in the top and bottom. The G75x series are all just a matter of removing screws and getting the keyboard off.

Clintlgm
02-24-2016, 05:39 AM
Justin I use a little gadget called Clipboarder (http://nes.bplaced.net/clipboarder.html) to simply copy links to threads then just paste them as needed.
The search for these forms does pretty much suck for me too, I never seem to think of the correct key words.

ZIXEL
08-11-2016, 10:27 AM
here a video same GL551(also includes install msata mini ssd)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKaRMs0Mmio

Lee Maryland
08-06-2018, 08:56 PM
For some reason, the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKaRMs0Mmio is blocked. Did you post anywhere else, such as Vimeo? Thank you for your work.

Lee Maryland
09-14-2018, 08:52 AM
here
http://rog.asus.com/376092014/g-series-gaming-laptops/g551-upgrade-guide/

This is not a disassembly guide, much less a complete disassembly guide.

Clintlgm
09-14-2018, 03:53 PM
This is not a disassembly guide, much less a complete disassembly guide.

Well hop on over to You Tube and find 0ne. Its really just that easy