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Laptop needs mobo to be changed. How can I change it?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Grave_Digger, Dec 16, 2013.

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  1. Grave_Digger

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    I have to change the mobo because the interface for the charger gives off smoke. I tried a different power cord and same thing smoke would go off. Its a hp laptop. Now if i can find the mobo and switch it out, how difficult is it? And i want to keep the hdd data. How do i keep that data once i plug the hdd to the new mobo?
     
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    You look up the make and model number for the motherboard in that HP and either get one from HP or somewhere else like Ebay. You will need the workshop manual for your model from HP -- download as a PDF.
    If the motherboard is identical to the one you have, and you have fitted it correctly, the disk should just work as before.

    It is not difficult if you follow the manual and take care not to force things, but you do need to be patient and mechanical skill is a good idea.. You should make a paper/card template for the screws and bits as you take them apart.
     
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    You can often find YouTube videos of laptop disassembly for various models. Failing that, there are many reputable sites that show step-by-step disassembly.

    As Dave indicated, be sure the right screws go back in the right holes. There are often 2-3 different sizes, usually differing in length. A screw that is too long in the wrong place can cause untold problems, as can one that is too short!
     
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