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need to replace motherboard on dv7 pavilion

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.

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
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screen of death

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,

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 :(

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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Me too. Dead HP DV7 1245dx in 3 years.

HP DV7 1245dx put into service 2012. A few months ago just turned off, never to restart. Memory fine, HD fine, so forums indicate Main board failure, due to faulty solder on CPU or video connections. Say what? I can only find refurb boards, are they worth the effort? Any new ones are likely to be bad as well right? 3 years life for a $900 laptop is unacceptable. I have a 9yo. crappy Compaq still going, was there a recall I missed? Any constructive thoughts?

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1 in 3 fail in 3 years.

That's the average so why do folk think there's a recall?

My friends in service shops tell me about owners that didn't know to use canned air on a regular schedule. Makers don't tell because if they did, buyers may buy models from makers that didn't advise about maintenance.

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What a crap shoot!

Makes sense manufacturers don't reveal maintenance requirements, some consumers don't even change their car's oil regularly! I've had IBM Thinkpads corporate provided in 80's and 90's, never quit 5 years each. Same for desktops. Enter HP after IBM became Lenovo, HP/COMPAQ are usually reliable with care, where the Thinkpads were just bulletproof. I am just foolish enough to expect a product to last beyond warranty. Thanks for the info.

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Woah, slow down. HP?

Google up the dv6000 recall.
Read my last HP post at

My last HP experience was a shocker as they walked on the warranty and in fact don't have the capability to correct product flaws anymore as they buy things like the BIOS and maybe the entire machine. This is not the company I knew before say 2010.

It's so bad that, well, I'm not going to give HP a break as they ripped me off and were dishonest to boot.

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