Inside ASUS ROG GL552 – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

Another interesting notebook from ASUS is on the horizon and this time its an ultra-budget ROG sibling. We are currently working on the full review of the model and we are eager to share some “inside” info on the GL552. Firstly, it’s relatively easy to disassemble and secondly, the most necessary parts for upgrade are hiding under the main service cover. Proceed below to see the full disassembly of the machine and upgrade options.

1. Removing the service cover

The service cover is held by two screws and once you remove them, be careful with opening it, since it’s a bit tricky. The right photos show what you’ll find under the cover – HDD/SSD, RAM chips, and an empty M.2 SATA SSD slot, measuring at 80mm with M key edge connector.


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2. Removing the keyboard

First, you’ll have to take care of the extra screws at the bottom of the machine and once you’ve removed all of them, you can proceed by popping out the keyboard.


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3. Full disassembly

This one is also fairly easy. Just make sure you’ve removed all the cables attached and the screws holding the motherboard and then you can perform your CPU and GPU fan spring cleaning.


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xnuxer
xnuxer
6 years ago

Can I take the BIOS battery or it is sealed? My laptop won’t turn on, some suggestions are to take out the bios battery…

Ben
Ben
6 years ago
Reply to  xnuxer

I believe so, I just had my 15 and 17 apart last night but wasn’t looking for it, but do remember seeing it.

Just take the 2 screws out and take a look.

Just had to send my 15 to ASUS , it had a bad battery and wasn’t charging.

But it will boot with the battery removed if you have the charger plugged in

xnuxer
xnuxer
6 years ago
Reply to  Ben

Did you void your warranty, since you have tear it down ? And what kind of plastic that rub the upper side of the motherboard below the keyboard,i am curious since there look like some kind of plastic on it?

YouTube Junkie
6 years ago

Can you upgrade the GPU in the GL552VW? Awesome tutorial, thanks.

yatinder
yatinder
5 years ago

Did anyone tried GL552VX / VW with NVMe SSD like Samsung 950/960 series
Asus Global site says “PCIE x 4 128G / 256G”
but their is a sticker on my laptop says “M.2 2280 Slot Support SATA SSD only”
it is confusing

Lolbye000
Lolbye000
5 years ago
Reply to  yatinder

This is the earliest model of the GL552, the newer models like the GL552VW had a slightly upgraded GPU, so maybe they updated the SSD slot too. Trust what the sticker says

Ellery Higgins
5 years ago
Reply to  yatinder

It only allows for SATA for most of them…NOT PCIe/NVMe.

matt
matt
4 years ago
Reply to  Ellery Higgins

my notebook gl552vx-dm272t have connector M key with one gap so my ntb compatible with nvme? or sata ?because i have sticker M.2 2280 Slot Support SATA SSD only too ?

Azrol Az
Azrol Az
5 years ago

why my fan sounds so loudly?? I just bought this laptop rog GL552V last week…is that the sound of the fan or another else??…Someone please helps me.

Velibor Simovic
Velibor Simovic
4 years ago

How can I replace the keyboard? It seems riveted to plastic cover, like it wasn’t supposed to be replaced. On the other hand, there are replacement keyboards available. Am I missing something?

Desplat
Desplat
3 years ago

Hi,
Did u fix your pb ? Because i bought the keyboard and i don’t think the plastic cover is sell with it.
Forgive my english
Thanks

Chiranjib Kar
Chiranjib Kar
3 years ago

What screws are used in HDD compartment?

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