View Full Version : Red light on back bottom of asus rogg752 laptop not shutting down when powering off

04-15-2017, 06:56 PM
Hello again,
I just tonight started noticing this, my laptop when shut down still has the red light on in the back. I'm talking about the redlights on the bottom part of the laptop not the laptop cover redlight which shuts down fine. The lights where the dust cover and vent area is on bot back of the laptop.

Not sure if this has been going on for long and i just didnt notice it but it seems weird. I think i would notice since i like my room dark and now theirs this red aura coming from my laptop. Not sure if i messed with a setting i didnt notice or something.

I searched online to fix my problem and found a suggestion to turn off fast startup under the power options. That didnt do anything for me.

Any suggestions?

04-15-2017, 08:38 PM
Check again and insure the power button and shut down, select shut down, in sure your not shutting down to Hybrid shut down/Sleep

04-16-2017, 02:43 AM
Disable fast start. There's nothing fast about it and it just causes issues such as this.*

04-16-2017, 04:22 AM
Ok i just double checked i disabled fast start last night. I also insured im not shutting down into sleep mode as i disabled sleep mode completely.

The power button is shutting off and the red lit up icon on the back of the lid is shutting down. The red lights behind the vents are whats staying on.

This has to be a recent problem i havent done any updates or anything. I would of for sure noticed this.

Any other ideas?

04-16-2017, 04:42 AM
I'm reading through the recent threads on the forum. Sounds like there was some automatic update dont recently.

Could that be the reason behind my glitches?

04-16-2017, 06:13 AM
So i tried a system restore there was a "critical update" On April 13. Problem is when it finishes it says something about "system restore did not restore setting and windows files try a diff system restore point". I have no other system restore points before April 13.

I'm guessing that April 13 update did something to the computer and now the lights on the back near vent wont shut down. I worry this is going to do something bad to my laptop ive already had other problems with the motherboard.

Any suggestions on a fix for this?

04-17-2017, 12:40 PM
Yes that would have been the CU upgrade. I suggest you download use MCT (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) and create a install USB. Then run the upgrade install from within windows. This should clean up the defective CU update C reator U pgrade.

07-04-2017, 10:31 AM
I've still no figured out a fix for he red light on the back of my computer. Its just always on no matter what. I would like to shut it off. I have a international flight next week and dont want it to look like my laptop wont shut off.

Does anybody have any ideas for this? It seems weird that i cant shut the light off on the back.

07-05-2017, 08:07 AM
Maybe a picture would help. This is the light im talking about.


07-05-2017, 08:12 AM
Hmmm guess its hard to see on that picture because of the size. You can see it a bit though. Let me try it this way.


07-05-2017, 08:45 AM
Did you try what @Clintlgm suggested?

07-05-2017, 08:57 AM
OMG. The laptop is alive! Dat Decepticon glow!
It's watching us!

(Knows he's adding no contribution to thread but,... That glow is cool AF when it's working as intended.
+Brownie points for whoever decided to include that glow @asus).

P.s.: OP, does it breathe? The lights I mean.

07-06-2017, 03:52 AM
I figured out a fix thanks to a helpful guy on another forum. To shut down the light I have to hold the button down for 30 seconds on shut off. If i just hit the button or shut off using the shut down option it stays on for some reason. Anyways weird thing but thats the fix that worked for me.

Thanks for he replies!

07-06-2017, 01:15 PM
That implies that you were not getting a complete shutdown, instead you were still going into Hybrid shut down/Sleep

07-07-2017, 07:39 AM
That glow is probably a modification to the unit or it comes with newer units or an led from upgraded components, as i can comfirm that my g752vt-rs71 does not have that light when powered on nor when in sleep. It dies not even have light underneath. Light comes only from indicator led in front and light bars and logo behind the display.*