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    I borke mai g73sw lapotop after repasting lol

    Hi I am new and I broke my laptop XD

    I was repasting it because my CPU was overheating like mad and it was making my mouse and graphic drivers to stop. Or at least that's my noob expertise of situation xD

    Aaaand now all repasted undusted and shiny doesn't start when I press start button :P I probably borke something xD

    I did ofc open it up again and replugged all the stuff inside it.
    I plugged ram in and out.
    I held the power button for 2 min xD

    I was hoping you could give me tips to figure out which piece of hardware I broke exactly, I did try to google it but all I found was tones of websites full of adds :P

    oh and its a g73sw

    Thanks :*
    pit xD

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    Try this 1st take a breather ..and go back and do it all again carefully .
    don't screw it all back together just strip it down and re assemble it all again.
    i have had the same thing happen to me after re-pasting ..just take your time and make a check list if you need one .

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    What's borke?

    Follow the power button on the back of the palmrest assembly to the fcc cable and make sure it's plugged in on the motherboard all the way.

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    Well I dont know which piece of hardware is broken exactly, I was hoping you guys could help me determine that, all I know is that when I press the button nothing happens :O

    I am not sure if I uderstand well what u said about the power button, here is the picture of mother board, the power button is located just directly on it:




    @Mojo Tried that dude, its ded :P

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    It looks like it's different than the other g73 models, they usually have an fcc cable attached to a powerboard.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thre...-guide.475907/

    Your best bet is making sure you have power and didnt' cause a short plugging cables back in.

    Check out the connectors on the motherboard and verify you don't have a bent pin that is causing a short.

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    Same thing happened to me do it again ... i have a G73JH . i cleaned it out fans heatsinks GPU CPU and it was dead then i went back slowly re-plugging it all in mainly on top of the motherboard ...i don't think its under the board.. reset the bios to using a pin.

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    You were right 2 of my ribbon cables 1 for some funny buttons i dont use and other that seems to connect hdd to motherboard have twisted or broken pins, could that cause a short right ?

    They look a bit like this:
    Last edited by King_of_ROP; 10-13-2015 at 05:40 PM.

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    Those are FCC cables and yes the ends are very delicate. You can try to straighten them out by smoothing it out between your thumb and forefinger. If it's beyond repair you'll have to order a new cable.

    The only site that has access to all the older g series parts is in sweeden (I order from them every couple months).

    http://www.asusparts.eu/en/partfinde...es/G73SW#Cable

    As for the board, you should try to power on the motherboard with just the basic hardware plugged in.

    if you have the board assembled make sure you have the fans an video cable plugged in and try to start the laptop. This will confirm if you have the issues with the fcc cables.

    The funny button board is usually for backlight, video settings and power modes. It shouldn't cause any shorting or issues. The only shorting issues could be from the bluetooth or media board controller port. Anything with physical pins that could bend and cause a short.

    Take your time and look at the ports carefully.

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    Wow thanks Carni your like superhelpful XD, It turns out it was the FFC cable leading to HDD, pins there were very bad and I coulndt straighten them back, Ill just have to buy a new one, thanks for the link to shop

    Thanks a million man

    Oh I just cut off the piece of tape where pins were damaged leaving like 0,5 mm(out of 2,5) of perfectly straight pins, would it be safe for me to plug that back in and see if it works, or better not try that ?:P
    Last edited by King_of_ROP; 10-14-2015 at 08:31 PM.

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