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%
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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...