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  1. My guess is that as long as you have the recovery...

    My guess is that as long as you have the recovery partition, you can do a factory reset. Because it's BIOS/ROM thing. It will completely wipe your hard disk and use the recovery partition to...
  2. If you haven't swapped out the hard drive, nor...

    If you haven't swapped out the hard drive, nor deleted the recovery partition, you can do a factory recover by pressing <F9> while booting up. Of course, you'd end up with Windows 8 again, but maybe...
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    http://www.gearhack.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php...

    http://www.gearhack.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Computer/Notebook/Asus_FA180PM111_is_Not_Quite_the_Same_as_the_DELL_FA180PM111
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    It's true that the old fashion discharge cycles...

    It's true that the old fashion discharge cycles are not good for today's laptop batteries. The new Li-ion has the longest shelf life half charged. Shortest shelf life discharged. And decent shelf...
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    Was your laptop modified? If so, maybe a ground...

    Was your laptop modified? If so, maybe a ground wire or other electrical wire isn't connected properly?
  6. Thread: G46 models

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    The Asus G46VW-BSI5N06 is a better buy, because...

    The Asus G46VW-BSI5N06 is a better buy, because it comes with a slightly newer and faster i5-3230M processor. Sometimes the prices of the two models are the same, some times the faster model is even...
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    If you are talking about the Intel card on Linux...

    If you are talking about the Intel card on Linux . . . there is a bug with the driver. All you have to do is disable and re-enable the driver every time it starts up. I don't know if it applies to...
  8. Type mountvol in Command Prompt to see if that...

    Type mountvol in Command Prompt to see if that GUID you posted matches a hard drive you have. It will give you a clue to which hard drive is causing the problem (if you have multiple hard drives). If...
  9. Describes way to disable fast boot and...

    Describes way to disable fast boot and hibernation. Also provides solutions to full shutdown without disabling hibernation....
  10. Any one have the power spec for the new screen?...

    Any one have the power spec for the new screen? Will it use more or less power than the original screen?
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    On the G46VW, I found that holding the F2 button...

    On the G46VW, I found that holding the F2 button down, while turning on the power is the most consistent way of getting into BIOS. Maybe that will work on the G75VW.
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    Not too much bloatware on the Windows 8. I was...

    Not too much bloatware on the Windows 8. I was pleasantly surprised when I got it. Normally, I'd have to do a full scrub. On some purchases, I actually have to do a full clean install to remove...
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    Based on your description, I think the G46VW is...

    Based on your description, I think the G46VW is an excellent laptop for your need. You can't get anything smaller or in this size for the performance you want. And out of all the laptops in this...
  14. Thread: Asus g46vw

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    If you are handy with taking apart laptops, I...

    If you are handy with taking apart laptops, I would get the i5 and then upgrade to the i7 as needed. I think for your work, you'll definitely want to upgrade to 16 GB of RAM first. But if you don't...
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    What's your plan for this laptop? A lot of it...

    What's your plan for this laptop? A lot of it depends on that. Following is how I roll...

    I'm not too picky about screens. I bought the G46VW for the "small" size and it's performance. My prior...
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    Are you on Windows 8? And what do you mean by...

    Are you on Windows 8? And what do you mean by switching to Centrino 2230? I thought the Centrino 2230 is the default card in the G46VW.
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    My G46VW is extremely quiet when it's on. I can...

    My G46VW is extremely quiet when it's on. I can hear the hard drive if I really want to notice it, but it's not loud. It's no louder than any other hard drive I've used in the past. If you have other...
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    Then I think it's time to get down to the...

    Then I think it's time to get down to the details. Tell us about this "perfect" machine where the Naga and the keyboard just works on WOW. Separate details for the machines that work and machines...
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    Try plugging a full size keyboard into your G46VW...

    Try plugging a full size keyboard into your G46VW and try playing with the full size keyboard and the Razar Naga. I'm not saying that's a solution, even though it can well be. But I suspect the...
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    Thanks for providing all these detailed links....

    Thanks for providing all these detailed links. Now I am thoroughly familiar with Optimus and it's relationship to Linux. I have been happily running Ubuntu the last few days. Now I'm not so happy. ;-)
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    That's pretty typical experience once you have...

    That's pretty typical experience once you have multiple computers and routers. You'll experience incompatibility issues between some laptops and some routers. And many times, there is nothing you can...
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    I'm not at home now, so I can't look at the...

    I'm not at home now, so I can't look at the bottom of my Razer Naga. I remember there is a switch down there. I can't remember what exactly does the switch do. My memory tell me it switch between...
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    On my G74SX, the wireless card wouldn't connect...

    On my G74SX, the wireless card wouldn't connect to my router in the same room. But when I move it further away (into the living room), it connected fine. Funny how RF signal and interference works....
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    The restore partition is on your old hard disk,...

    The restore partition is on your old hard disk, not the new SSD, right?

    But yah, I would like to get a Windows 8 ISO in case my G46VW HD dies as well.
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    I see. Thanks for all your help. I didn't realize...

    I see. Thanks for all your help. I didn't realize computers are so advanced nowadays. :-)
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