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Asus G50v doesn't boot

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January 11, 2011 8:59:10 AM

Hi, few days ago I was upgrading vista to windows 7, but during installation laptop switched off and never turned on again. Well, the thing is when I turn on laptop I can hear cd-rom and fan starting. Touch sensitive buttons and light around touchpad stays on. But besides that nothing else is happening. Windows 7 upgrade disk came from asus. Thanks for any input

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January 11, 2011 9:27:11 AM

andr1us said:
Hi, few days ago I was upgrading vista to windows 7, but during installation laptop switched off and never turned on again. Well, the thing is when I turn on laptop I can hear cd-rom and fan starting. Touch sensitive buttons and light around touchpad stays on. But besides that nothing else is happening. Windows 7 upgrade disk came from asus. Thanks for any input



Have you tried restarting without the Windows 7 DVD in?

January 11, 2011 9:37:09 AM

tried it, same anyway. Btw screen stays blank all the time, doesn't even flicker.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 11, 2011 9:40:17 AM

Can you get into the Laptop BIOS settings?
a c 572 D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
January 11, 2011 9:42:58 AM

Or into the Advanced Boot Options menu (F8 key)?
January 11, 2011 9:54:31 AM

nothing at all comes up on the screen :/ 
a c 572 D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
January 11, 2011 10:09:02 AM

It's starting to look like a hardware failure.
You were pressing the F2 and F8 buttons continuously after power on, right?
Can you feel the HDD start to spin up at power on?

You can try a bootable CD rescue disk. AVG Rescue disk is one option.
Besides the included AV scanner it has some utility programs for system recovery and looking at files on your HDD.
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
January 11, 2011 12:24:24 PM

WR2 said:
Can you get into the Laptop BIOS settings?




Further to this, did you try tapping F2 and/or Delete at startup to go into BIOS? In case there's a hardware loop somewhere, take out the power cable and remove the battery for a minute or so then try again.

January 11, 2011 7:04:51 PM

well, none of the suggested keys work. Besides fan and cd-rom cant hear anything else. Can faulty hdd prevent even bios flash screen? Because I don't get any response video or audio wise.
January 11, 2011 7:40:25 PM

yes, your operating system is loaded on the hard drive and you computer will not boot from anything but the disk if the hard drive has failed. The avg rescue disk is a good suggestion, though you might also try connecting the cmputer to another monitor if you can. If it works than you know it is not the hard drive and it is probably a hardware issue with the laptop screen. If it still does not boot it is something internal in your laptop, be it mobo, ram, or hard drive.
a c 572 D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
January 11, 2011 10:29:30 PM

If your HDD has failed your computer wont finish the POST (power on self test).
Part of the POST is looking for available BOOT devices.
Trying an alternative boot device (such as floppy drive, CD, USB flash drive or different HDD) is a normal trouble shooting step when you're trying to pin down hardware failures.
October 25, 2011 10:06:51 AM

Well, finally managed to get my laptop checked at repair centre. I was told GPU is dead and fixing it would be around 300 euro. Had a look at ebay for gpu and it goes for around 290 euro. Could I fit another GPU into it or its just not worth to fix it anymore? Considering I paid 900-1000 euro 2 years ago for it. Sorry for reviving an old thread :) 
October 31, 2011 4:29:37 AM

found geforce 9800 in ebay, wonder if it would fit into my laptop? Had 9700 512MB before
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a b $ Windows 7
October 31, 2011 10:24:08 AM



It doesn't actually specify the G50v - the important little "v" bit is missing so I'd be a bit cautious. Are yo up to removing the present daughter board and compare it with the photograph or check at Asus' own website.

October 31, 2011 1:48:17 PM

Here how does Geforce 9700 looks like. Looks a bit different.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 31, 2011 2:30:14 PM



Different enough not to fit by the look of it. Was the diagnosis "definitely dead" or possibly recoverable with a new driver? Some repair centres take teh easy way out.


November 1, 2011 4:12:38 AM

i've been told its dead and it needs to be replaced. Now I checked guide to take this laptop apart and it doesn't seem to be very hard. I wonder is it very good idea to buy used gpu for laptop? wont it just overheat again?
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