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Asus ROG GL552JX Disassembly and SSD, RAM, HDD upgrade options

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Asus ROG GL552JX to remove the back cover, cooling fan, optical drive, hard drive, SSD, RAM and motherboard. Refer to this guide. You can repair, upgrade and clean your GL552JX.

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Unlock and remove the battery.
Remove two screws securing the service cover.
Remove all screws securing from the bottom case.

Sliding down the service cover.
Remove the cover.

Under the cover, you can get access hard drive, RAM and one spare SSD slot.
The Asus ROG GL552JX have two RAM slots, only comes with one RAM, so you can add another RAM.

Pull out the optical drive. The model is MATSHITA UJ8G6 DVD burner.

Remove four screws securing the hard drive module.
The Asus ROG GL552JX comes with an HGST 1TB 5400RPM hard drive.

The Asus ROG GL552JX comes with an SK Hynix 4GB PC3L-12800S 1600MHz RAM.

Turn over the laptop, pry up the palm rest with a crowbar, you can use a guitar pick to separate two parts.
Insert it under the top cover and move slowly along the side to unlock hidden latches.
Lift up the palm rest, disconnect the keyboard cable, backlit cable and touch cable from the motherboard.

Asus ROG GL552JX palm rest, from the picture, the laptop with a backlit keyboard

Under the palm rest, you can access the motherboard, wireless card and USB board.

Asus ROG GL552JX cooling fan comes from Taiwan SUNON.

Unplug two wireless antenna cables, remove one screw securing the wireless card.

The Asus ROG GL552JX features an Azurewave AW-NB182NF wireless card.

Remove all screws securing the motherboard. Disconnect all cables connecting to the motherboard.

Asus ROG GL552JX motherboard

Remove eight screws securing the heat sink.
Disconnect the cooling fan cable from the motherboard.

Asus ROG GL552JX heat sink, cooling fan assembly.

IntelĀ® Core™ i7-4720HQ processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz) with IntelĀ® HD Graphics 4600

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M dedicated graphics card

For more guides, check out the Asus ROG GL552JX device page.


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  1. Hey that black strip beside the hard drive. Is it to lift up the hard drive or it does something else. I actually tucked it in the gap beside the hard drive. Would i ran into some sort of problem because of this?

  2. My asus rog gl552vx laptop is restarting when pressed near the palm rest area. even a slight movemrnt causes the restart. frm the pictures, i belive it is the posiiton of CMOS battery. will movement of CMOS batterty during boot up and all cause these shut downs?? pelase advice..

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