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need to replace motherboard on dv7 pavilion

by likemindedsouls / May 29, 2010 7:03 AM PDT

had this computer a little over a year. HP live chat has informed me after my checking that Ram was seated correctly that I need a new motherboard. I cannot get access to BIOS screen, no screen @ all.

model: dv7 1132nr (model FS136ua)
system board/ UMA architecture, supports AMD Turion 64bit dual-core processor.
Part # 486542-001

Question: is there a cheaper alternative motherboard I can use? Money is tight & I cannot afford the motherboard suggested.

all and any information greatly appreciated...

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2010 10:30 PM PDT

Laptop motherboards are 99.99% of the time only compatible with the exact model. And I've yet to encounter the 0.01% exception. For me that's 100%

If you need a PC look up FREECYCLE and the Free Area of Craigslist as the free ones show up weekly here.

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what do you really get
by wb2001 / July 24, 2010 3:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry no.
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screen of death
by 95sporty / September 8, 2010 7:10 AM PDT
In reply to: what do you really get

I had same problem, take out your ram 1 stick at a time and reboot. Mine lasted another 2 months till it finally went

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Same problem here! dv7 pavillion laptop,
by ddmckeand / August 11, 2010 7:22 AM PDT

I'm really disappointed with HP. Like others I will never buy another HP. 1 1/2 years old and motherboard burnt up! I used a cooling system too and never got my money out of it. RECALL, HP, GIVE US OUR MONEY BACK OR MAKE IT RIGHT SOMEHOW!

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Me too :(
by mmmc2 / February 12, 2011 10:26 AM PST

My 1285 quit charging the battery and now won't work with the power cord either. This system was 13 months when it happened and Best Buy said I need a new motherboard. What a piece of crap, one month out of warranty. So dissapointed in this computer.

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