At IFA 2015, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show. Asus unveiled its new line-up of gaming notebooks – ROG G752. The biggest spotlight is the water-cooled system. Asus has confirmed that water-cooled is only available on the G752VY. Today, we will disassemble the laptop.
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Screen: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 of resolution, matte, IPS, non-touch
Processor: Intel Skylake Core i7-6700HQ CPU, quad-core 2.6 GHz (3.5 GHz TBoost)
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 980M 4GB GDDR5
Memory: 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz (4xDIMMs)
Storage: 1TB 2.5″7200 rpm HDD, 256GB PCIe G3 SSD
Connectivity: Wireless AC Intel 7265, Gigabit LAN, Intel Bluetooth 4.0
Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1(Thunderbolt 3), HDMI, miniDP, earphone, SPDIF, SD card reader, LAN
Battery: 67Wh, 6 cells
Operating system: Windows 10
Size: 428 mm or 16.8″ (w) x 333 mm or 13.1″ (d) x 43mm or 1.69″ (h)
Asus ROG G752VY offers easy access to the most common upgrade options like RAM, hard drive and SSD.
Pry up and remove the service cover.
Under the cover, you will be able to access a hard drive, two spare RAM slots and SSD slots. The SSD slot is covering by a protective cover.
The ROG G752VY supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory. The other two RAM slots are located on the other side of the motherboard.
Remove the screw securing the SSD and takes it out from M.2 PCIe slot.
The Asus ROG G752VY comes with a Samsung SM951 256GB M.2 SSD, Samsung model: MZ-VPV2560. You can install another one M.2 PCIe SSD into the spare M.2 slot, as far as known, the motherboard doesn’t support RAID 0 configuration.
The MZ-VPV2560 SSD uses the latest in-house NAND flash and an advanced in-house controller to deliver superior performance. Sequential read up to 2150 MB/s, sequential write pp to 1260 MB/s, random read up to 300K IOPS, random write up to 100K IOPS.
3. Removing the hard drive
Remove four screws securing the hard drive module. Lift up the black tape and slide it to the left. You can remove the hard drive module.
The Asus ROG G752VY features a 2.5-inch HGST 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drive.
4. Removing the optical drive
Unscrew one screw securing the optical drive, the screw beside to the RAM slots.
Slide the drive to the right and pull it out of the laptop.
The gaming laptop comes with a Panasonic UJ172 6X 3D Blu-Ray combo drive.
5. Removing the palm rest
Remove all screws from the bottom case.
Turn over the laptop. Pry up the palm rest with a crowbar, Lift up the palm rest and disconnect the keyboard cable, touchpad cable and backlit cable, you can remove the palm rest.
6. Removing the screen assembly and speaker modules
Remove the speaker modules and disconnect the speaker cable.
Remove all screws securing the LCD hinges (left and right) and disconnect the LCD cable from the motherboard, you can remove the display assembly.
10. Removing the motherboard
Remove all screws securing the motherboard and disconnect all cables connecting to the motherboard, you can remove the motherboard.
On the motherboard, you can access the CMOS battery, heat sink and cooling module.
11. Removing the heat sink and cooling fan
On the other side of the motherboard, you can access two cooling fans.
Remove all screws securing the heat sink and cooling fan.
Unplug two fan cables from the motherboard.
For more guides, check out the Asus ROG G752VY device page.