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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jenkinsspeedy, Nov 18, 2007.

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  1. jenkinsspeedy

    jenkinsspeedy Thread Starter

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    On a HP Media Center m1160n can the motherboard be used in another computer once it has been installed. The motherboard went out and it was replaced with a new one. The cost was to high and the guy who put it in said it cannot be used in another pc. Just wanting to know if that is true. Thank you for any info on this.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Of course you can reuse motherboards. They sell them in many places. I have a few right here.

    Did he give you any valid reason?
     
  3. jenkinsspeedy

    jenkinsspeedy Thread Starter

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    he said once you install it into one pc the bios is then set for that one pc. said he can not take it out and reuse it in a different computer.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    He is lying. I wonder why?
     
  5. jenkinsspeedy

    jenkinsspeedy Thread Starter

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    I thought so. Thank You. I think hs is just trying to get $750 out of me. It just seemed to be a little high and I told him to take it back out.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Even if what he said were true, a new BIOS chip costs $15. You were wise to use your common sense.

    Look for motherboards at www.tigerdirect.com to get an idea.

    You can get a whole new machine for $750.
     
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