This was a great article, sorry about your troubles!
I have a g73jh-rbbx05 that I got off ebay from parts unknown (I think it was a US BestBuy model) when it was brand new, I re-pasted the CPU and GPU for funzies due to forum recommendations but have not touched it otherwise, works like a dreamboat, still going after having it's arse handed to it for 2 years plus, never had a single issue... and I had someone give me a free G73jh a few months ago because it was too big for them and they already had a new laptop, but the 1080p blueray bluetoothed model (unsure of the model) and it too has worked like a gun for 2 years, no worries, never had a failure on either of them... makes me want to buy another ASUS haha, but I will keep this story in mind.
Best of luck in the future!
...it may be time for another chapter
I think I speak for all of us when I say