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ASUS A53E-SX1339S 15.6" i7 LAPTOP OWNERS CLUB - INFO & TIPS HERE

J9STLJ9STL

Post all your info & tips in here (from the original £399 @ Currys Deals section)

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    J9STL
    Feel free to put all the info & tips for the ASUS A53 E i7 in here :D

    Spec:
    Processor Intel® Core™ i7-2670 (2.2 GHz, 6MB cache memory)
    Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    RAM 6GB
    Graphics card UMA
    Screen type Backlit LED TFT
    Screen resolution 1366x768
    Screen size 15.6"
    Screen features Colour Shine Technology
    16:9HD
    Hard drive 500GB, 5400RPM, SATA
    Optical disk drive DVD-SM
    Memory card reader 4 in 1 SD,MMC,MS & MS-Pro
    USB 3x USB 2.0
    Modem/Ethernet Ethernet
    WiFi 802.11b/g/n
    Video interface HDMI
    Audio interface Mic and Headphone
    TV output HDMI
    Sound Altec Lansing® Speakers
    Webcam 0.3mp
    Keyboard & Mouse Full Size keyboard and Touch Pad
    Battery Li-Ion, upto 3.5Hrs battery life
    Software included Microsoft Office starter Edition / Trend Micro Antivirus Trial
    Size 378 x 253 x 28.3mm (WxDxH)
    Weight 2.6kg

    Edited By: J9STL on Feb 19, 2012 19:17: more added
    DragonChris
    Tip 1 - Use the power button to turn it on.
    fzbob
    DragonChris
    Tip 1 - Use the power button to turn it on.


    Surely that should be :-
    Tip 1 - Charge battery :D :D
    sowotsdis
    no-pay for it first
    DragonChris
    fzbob
    DragonChris
    Tip 1 - Use the power button to turn it on.


    Surely that should be :-
    Tip 1 - Charge battery :D :D


    Typically the battery comes partially charged with new computers :) Similar to new phones.

    Technically, the first tip should have been to unpackage the box, then insert the battery, but since this is just a tips thread, it can occur in any order (I guess).

    I dunno.
    J9STL
    Windows experience figures:


    http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww14/anirbana/Capture.jpg
    J9STL
    J9STL
    anibap8S
    Found a complete disassembly guide on the K53 series which is the same as ours model

    http://gentechpcforums.com/Images/Manuals/K53%20Series%20Guide%20Chapter%2002-v1.0.pdf

    Hope this helps.
    J9STL
    DVD Drive access info from rysio101

    About DVD drive... You need to remove keyboard first and under it unscrew one bolt.
    Removing keyboard is kind tricky at some point because You need to be very carrefour to not scratch it.

    http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s365/rysio101/Asus/1.jpg

    http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s365/rysio101/Asus/2.jpg

    http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s365/rysio101/Asus/3.jpg

    http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s365/rysio101/Asus/4.jpg[/quote]


    Edited By: J9STL on Feb 19, 2012 18:46: Op info
    Rich33
    Thanks for this, it is really helpful to someone like me who has bought this for £399 but really wouldnt know how to unlock the full potential of this machine.
    J9STL
    Fitting an SSD

    visitorx
    edit: i forgot to add one thing that before you remove your harddrive copy this folder into external drive

    "eSupport"

    it cantains all the drivers and all software that comes with asus preinstalled, once fresh windows is installed in SSD just goto this folder from external drive and goto folder driver launch the .exe file and it will give you a big menu to choose from includes all apps n drivers.. i clicked all as i find that asus software is likable hope it helps and will save you hassle...

    if you dont install the driver for usb your left usb single slot (which is beleive is usb3.0) wont work yes not even for usb 2.0

    ok the wait is now over heres a tutorial how to install ssd drive into your ASUS A53E

    DICONNECT POWER CABLE AND REMOVE BATTERY BEFORE U START THIS V IMPORTANT

    1. Remove the two screws marked making sure scew driver is perfect fit otherwise might damage scews and slide the cover gently downwards (dont pull) and it will slide down with ease.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24457438/SSD%20Asus/SAM_0560.jpg

    2. This is how it will look. Towards left is hdd caddy screwed and on right side is the ram.. we are only interested in the left side.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24457438/SSD%20Asus/DSCF8187.jpg

    3. Identify 4 scews and unscew them with same size screwdriver you used to remove cover, and slide caddy gently towards left it will pop off the sata connector take it out
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24457438/SSD%20Asus/DSCF8189.jpg

    4. Unscew the drive from caddy there are 4 scews like this in total.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24457438/SSD%20Asus/DSCF8191.jpg

    5. Caddy after removing hdd
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24457438/SSD%20Asus/DSCF8192.jpg



    J9STL
    continued from previous post.....

    visitorx
    6. Slide the SSD inside caddy make sure the sata connector part will come where there is black ribbon like thingy i have marked, put all 4 scews back (size is perfect fit so dont worry)
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24457438/SSD%20Asus/DSCF8196.jpg

    7. Screw all of them back, connect power cable and boot into bios by clicking f2 during post
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24457438/SSD%20Asus/DSCF8197.jpg

    thats it install your favorite OS and see the huge leap in performance never experienced before :-)

    some must do recommended tweaks

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/blog/?p=178


    J9STL
    visitorx - proof that SSD does speed things along a touch !

    visitorx
    check this out guys it will sure blow u away :)

    MIND BLOWING SSD PERFORMANCE ON ASUS A53E CORE I7 LAPTOP

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BJFaOQOjpw&feature=youtu.be
    J9STL
    Clean install ? - Get legal Win7 from here

    visitorx
    yep done that and activated windows :)

    downloaded legit copy from here

    http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/25015-windows_7_home_premium_sp1_64-bit

    also includes sp1+updates already included once all done activate windows by giving your key from the laptop back windows label sticker :)

    windows load time from cold boot 8 sec :D
    rysio101
    J9STL
    DVD Drive access

    About DVD drive... You need to remove keyboard first and under it unscrew one bolt.
    Removing keyboard is kind tricky at some point because You need to be very carrefour to not scratch it.

    It would be nice if You add info about original poster :)
    Anyway good post.
    J9STL
    rysio101
    J9STL
    DVD Drive access

    About DVD drive... You need to remove keyboard first and under it unscrew one bolt.
    Removing keyboard is kind tricky at some point because You need to be very carrefour to not scratch it.

    It would be nice if You add info about original poster :)
    Anyway good post.


    done it, think all other stuff has the OP on it when I copied it across
    J9STL
    doesn't support RAID

    rysio101
    No RAID possible unfortunately...

    http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s365/rysio101/Asus/205ftrd.jpg
    J9STL
    This MB chipset is the HM65


    visitorx
    rysio101
    No RAID possible unfortunately...


    hmm one of the difference between this and hm67

    it would have been great if possible sad :(

    http://semiaccurate.com/static/uploads/2011/01_january/sandy_bridge_intro/6-series_mobile_chipset.png
    J9STL
    fancy some ASUS wallpapers perhaps ?

    rysio101
    Some nice ASUS wallpapers if anyone interested :)


    Edited By: J9STL on Feb 19, 2012 19:24: typo
    visitorx
    whatsThePoint
    J9STL
    visitorx - proof that SSD does speed things along a touch !

    visitorx
    check this out guys it will sure blow u away :)

    MIND BLOWING SSD PERFORMANCE ON ASUS A53E CORE I7 LAPTOP

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BJFaOQOjpw&feature=youtu.be


    lol they started the counter 12 secs after swiching it on and stopped it a sec before the boot had finished


    We r only talking about boot time here which is the first appearance of starting windows till appearance of mouse arrow

    measuring time from pressing power button is non sense as it would also include bios post time and the checks bios goes through in asus fancy start that will also include display of asus logo and music playback time so if ur not sure what u r talking about better be hush

    disk is only accessed when windows is starting to boot and thats exactly what we have measured here disk access time during cold OS bootup

    previously this was approx 34-35sec on a normal 5400 hdd





    Edited By: visitorx on Feb 19, 2012 20:43: info edit

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