I purchased the laptop (Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03) just over a year ago, so missed the warranty by about two weeks, unfortunately. I first noticed the laptop taking a couple of extra minutes to turn on around the beginning of the month. I ran all of the laptop updates, BIOS and drivers, etc. Still had the problem of increased wait time from hitting the power button to the computer going through POST and continuing booting up. Once it would start the process the boot up would be normal speed. A one point last week it took 5 minutes for it to finally boot up, and now it doesn't start all together.
I've tried removing the battery and using direct power only. Removed and re-seated the RAM. Removed the hard drive and tested it on a dock--its working fine. Still no go. When I hit the power button the hard drive activity light will blink about twice a second for a while and then stop. All the while the screen doesn't turn on at all.
I'm not sure what else I should try, anyone have any suggestions?