I have a dead Asus Z71V http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2346
I'm sure the onboard Nvidia GeForce Go 6600 graphics card is fried which is why I had to replace it. It's 6 months out of the extended 3 year warranty I had, so was not worth trying to get it fixed. I burnt the original graphics card after one year, but the service peeps at prime pc in aki ended up just moving the hard drive to a new barebones and gave it back to me. Maybe that's why they stopped selling asus;-)
I also removed the hard drive so I can use it in an external 2.5 case for portable storage.
Apart from that...it was not a bad machine!
Can we rebuild it? Stronger? Faster? Better?
or maybe just to working condition and ths can use it as a spare house laptop? Web server or presentation machine, linux hackbox, web browser, or whatever...
Worthwhile project? I guess working second hand computers are a dime a dozen, but it might make an interesting learning project on laptop innards?