Where can I find the ribbon cable to the Power Button?
A client has brought me his Asus ROG G74SX laptop and the power only comes up for a couple of seconds when pressed. ALL the LEDs light up briefly, nothing happens on the monitor, no POST, etc.
As I was inspecting the interior, I noticed the "Sumitomo-g AWM 2896 80C VW-1 -F-" (this is printed on the cable) 10 pin ribbon cable (I count ten contacts on the clips, so I assume its a 10 pin cable) is horribly crimped and might be suspect in the issue. I cannot find a replacement anywhere nor can I find a parts list or a Service manual to the laptop, just the user manual which you already have a link to from here. Its the cable that runs from the powerbutton finger board to J5601 on the motherboard.
I keep getting stonewalled from ASUS and various suppliers because they want the Serial Number (S/N) and the sticker has worn off the laptop and the client has none of the packaging, manuals, etc.
Can anyone assist? Thank you.