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HP Envy laptop motherboard replacement question

by Iamhere2016 / August 23, 2016 3:23 PM PDT

I have an HP Envy laptop model number 17-j115cl and it looks like it needs a new motherbiard. I have the motherboard's model number and searched online. I found a refurbished and new motherboard with the same motherboard model number. The item listing does not list laptop model number. Would I be able to swap motherboards? Is that motherboard model number unique to my specific HP Envy 17-j115cl laptop model? Is it universal for the 17 j series? Thanks for any clarification.

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If this is OEM....
by Dafydd Forum moderator / August 23, 2016 3:27 PM PDT

you're likely to invalidate the install of Windows. Time for more research.

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It's only invalidated
by orlbuckeye / August 24, 2016 5:01 AM PDT
In reply to: If this is OEM....

if the motherboard is upgraded. If your replacing a damaged MB with the same one Windows should validate without having to call Microsoft.

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I've had it go both ways.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2016 6:53 AM PDT
In reply to: It's only invalidated

It's a pain when it happens. It's never a sure thing so you plow ahead and deal with it later.

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it must be the exact same
by renegade600 / August 23, 2016 3:38 PM PDT

if it is the exact same model number including all the letters in the end for you to use it and not have to replace the os that came with the system. in addition for you to use it, all ports must match the case. Do you have a link to the new mb?

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Contact HP
by Bob__B / August 23, 2016 4:00 PM PDT

See if you can buy one and what the cost is.

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