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Swapping motherboards?

by golfpromario / March 22, 2010 12:21 PM PDT

I was wondering if I am able to swap a motherboard from my HP dv6t laptop (I have a model dv6t-1300) with a motherboard from an HP dv7t laptop. I need to install a new compatible motherboard that has an IEEE firewire port on it. Please help, I am running out of resources.... Thanks in advance!

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Most likely
by Jimmy Greystone / March 22, 2010 12:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Swapping motherboards?

Most likely, no, they won't be compatible. In a desktop MAYBE, but laptops are generally very specific.

If you need a firewire port, look for a firewire add-in card. Also take note that Windows doesn't tend to play too nicely with firewire. It may have improved since I last tried with with XP, but back then support for firewire was basically lipservice only.

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Thanks for your help!
by golfpromario / March 22, 2010 12:41 PM PDT
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Thanks so much for the reply. I have a card for the firewire, however, I need two ports of firewire. I am a golf professional and the only way for me to use my instruction software is to live feed both of my camcorders it into the laptop. Unfortunately, it is primitive but the only way for now. HP gave me a run around and sold me the wrong laptop. My computer has a spot for the IEEE on the side, but the darn thing is covered in....Total misadvertising on hp's part and they really suck with customer service as well....the picture on the website shows that it should be included. They said that the picture they post is a generic photo and not actually the computer you are going to get. Have you ever heard of something so stupid?

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