Inside ASUS ROG GL752VW – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade guide

We are preparing a full review of the new ASUS ROG GL752VW 17-inch gaming notebook and even inside, the laptop is pretty close to its 15-inch sibling. The notebook integrates roughly the same cooling design as the smaller version and also offers the same upgrade options. Here’s our disassembly guide and a bit more info on the hardware.

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1. Removing the service lid

The service lid provides easy access to the motherboard battery, RAM chips, 2.5-inch drive and the M.2 SATA SSD. You just need to remove two screws and then pry up the cover.


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When removed, you will see one 8GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM chip while the other slot is free for upgrade. There’s also a 2.5-inch 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD manufactured by Toshiba that goes along with 256GB M.2 SATA SSD by Micron. It uses B&M edge key connector while the slot supports M key.


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2. Removing the whole bottom piece

This is just as easy. Make sure you’ve unscrewed all the bolts around the chassis and also the two hiding under the service cover. And don’t forget to remove the optical drive as there are another three small screws hiding beneath.


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Once you’re done with the screws, proceed with prying up the keyboard tray with a plastic tool or a credit card. This should do the trick as well and be careful because there are three cables near the front that need to be disconnected as well.


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3. Detaching the motherboard

Before flipping the motherboard, disconnect the battery, which is a 4-cell unit rated at 48Wh, and remove the rest of the cables and screws. You will also have access to the Wi-Fi module – Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265.


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You can see that the cooling design isn’t much different than the one on the GL552VW and the G552VW, which is good. It did a pretty good job keeping the internals and outer chassis cool without causing any thermal throttling.

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Joseph
6 years ago

Though I like the reviews on https://fanreviews.co/gaming/asus-rog-g752vt-gaming-laptop-2015/asus-rog-g752vt-gaming-laptop-complete-overview I am awaiting for a full review on the laptop from Laptop media. Though the hardware of the laptop looks good am not very happy with the price tag – around 1600 USD is bit high. But it is always good to have such high performance laptop where I can play graphics intensive games while I am traveling.

Hoping to see your review before I decide to buy it.

Gherandy03
Gherandy03
6 years ago

thank you. you saved me hours of searching the internet and figuring out stuff.

Vlad Mazelis II
6 years ago

How to you remove the battery? I don’t even see where it is.

Jon
Jon
6 years ago

How do you remove the dvd drive?

Paul DiCocco
6 years ago

Would be great if you explained how to remove the optical drive.

Pierre Blais
Pierre Blais
6 years ago
Reply to  Paul DiCocco

If you guys had bothered to pull on it a little, you would have seen that one of screws that you took out of the bottom held the optical drive in.

Stephen Butler
5 years ago
Reply to  Pierre Blais

“yeah guys just yank on it”

Stephen Butler
5 years ago

okay so how many screws are there? can we just force the keyboard up after unscrewing it, or will that break something?
this is the only tutorial i could find and I’m still stuck with a laptop in a million pieces and a still-dirty fan.
does anyone have a link for an actually helpful disassembly?

They
5 years ago

Ya not the best tutorial, missing shots, lacking explanation

nicoxnoise
nicoxnoise
5 years ago

Hello !
big thanks for this tutorial !
i would like to know if it’s possible to change CPU in first time and eventually GPU on this laptop ?

Thanks in advance for you answer

Rossen Pandev
5 years ago
Reply to  nicoxnoise

No. Most of the laptops don’t have changeable CPU and GPU. Both chips are soldered to the motherboard.

nicoxnoise
nicoxnoise
5 years ago
Reply to  Rossen Pandev

Not agree with you.
A lot of laptop (alienware for example and a lot differents models) allow cpu and gpu MXM format that allow to change the processor and the GPU

nicoxnoise
nicoxnoise
5 years ago
Reply to  Rossen Pandev

Here a list of MXM laptop tested for upgrade:
http://www.mxm-upgrade.com/Table.html

It doesn’t seems that asus rog are MXM laptop

Nofax
Nofax
5 years ago

can we change the gpu of gl752vw ?

Rossen Pandev
5 years ago
Reply to  Nofax

No.

lele88ita
5 years ago

I have broken the black part of the connector of the keyboard. where i can find it?
Just to be clear, i have broken the black leaver that press the biggest flat cable.
Right now i have fix it with tapes pieces but some key are not working.
Where i can buy the connector in order to replace the part?

osuarez
5 years ago

in the pictures in step two there is a small card in the lower left it was loose in my pc when I opened it but cannot figure out what it is for. Anyone know?

Jammen
Jammen
4 years ago
Reply to  osuarez

That is your WiFi card those connectors will rotate on the socket but they should of been snapped on they come off easy but if u were having WiFi issues then that would of been the cause

rutame
4 years ago

Hello!! First of all I wish you a Happy New Year! I have the gl752vw and I wonder if could replace the battery for another one more powerfull, at least double (96wh) or so, because the computer is nice but the battery is authentic shit (sorry) the average is 2 hours in normal use.
Do you know where get a decent battery replacement (not asus please) ??
Thanks a lot!!

JAB
JAB
4 years ago

Getting the keyboard off to fix the wifi issue because ASUS used Killer instead of Intel is A NIGHTMARE!!!! It isn’t easy to use a credit card to snap it off. I still haven’t gotten it off and gave up because the flimsy plastic near the optical drive broke. The GL753 has the wifi on the bottom! im really angry because I shipped this back under warranty, they didn’t fix it, now it’s out of warranty!

James Michael Willingham
James Michael Willingham
1 year ago

how many ssd slots in this laptop

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