First time around, and while I'm not really a 'tech' person, I'll try to be as descriptive as possible
I own a 2008 model HP Pavilion dv7-1070ee (from the Entertainment Notebook PC series). About 8 months ago I had to take it a repair shop to replace its faulty motherboard, which I did.
Now, the same problem has apparently cropped up again. Except that this time the service technicians haven't been able to get hold of the part. There are several import restrictions here in India, so it's near impossible (most of the time) for shops to source specific spare parts. Anyway, here are the laptop details
Product Number: FP868EA
Microprocessor: 2.53 GHz Intel Centrino 2 processor technology Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P9400
Microprocessor Cache: 6 MB Level 2 cache
Memory: 4096 MB (2 x 2048 MB)
Memory Max: Up to 8 GB
Video Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Video Memory: Up to 2303 MB (512 MB dedicated)
The machine originally ran Windows Vista (64-bit Home Premium). Since the last visit to the workshop, it's been on Windows 7. More details on the hp.com product page
Also, with a little googling, I found out that the motherboard part number is 480365-001
Source: HP PartSurfer and the HP Parts Store
The original motherboard may or may not be available at this point of time. So my question is, what are my options? Should I go in for a compatible Intel-only motherboard (as some have suggested) or is there something else I should look into?
Thanks in advance
P.S. A big HELLO to all you amazing people out there and Happy Holidays
EDIT: Oops, on second thought, I think I should have put this up in the HP, Compaq and Voodoo Notebook Forums. If any Admins happen to read this, could you please move this post to the appropriate section?
Edited by TheWriter - 12/16/12 at 3:16am