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Motherboard for Compaq x1002us

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Win98SEAA, Aug 5, 2006.

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  1. Win98SEAA

    Win98SEAA Thread Starter

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    My Compaq x1002us (bought in Jan 04) has a defective motherboard.

    I gathered as much from HP that I don't need a new processor (Intel Mobile Pentium 4-M processor - 1.40GHz; 400MHz front side bus, 1024KB Internal level-2 cache).

    It costs over $500 to get a new OEM one from HP and I need to find another solution to this because by the time I pay someone to change it, I am looking at close to $700...ouch!!:eek:

    If anyone else has encountered this problem or has figured out a nifty solution, I would sure appreciate it.

    Thank you.
     
  2. pinntech

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    Hi...

    Please explain "DEFECTIVE MOTHERBOARD". As in WHY it is defective or how you have derived that it is defective.

    Thanks,

    Shane
     
  3. Win98SEAA

    Win98SEAA Thread Starter

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    It won't turn on anymore.
    I "inherited" this from a family member who had it checked out at their school's tech support. Someone there was kind enough to let us know it was the motherboard that was the problem - but they don't fix hardware problems, so I'm by myself on this one.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    You are pretty much out of luck. Compaq, dell, hp, etc are proprietary that is the board is not a standard size. You cannot buy a standard atx board and install it in the case; slots etc will not line up.
    You have only two options.
    1 Buy a new case, power supply, and standard atx board. Install your hd, optical drives, keyboard, mouse, and memory OR

    2 Buy the replacement board from compaq / hp

    FWIW I would always opt for the new case, board and power supply. At least it will be standard.
     
  5. Rich-M

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    yeah crj is right that it never pays to try to add another board to a brand name case.
    No mobo retails for $500 and this is probably about a $75 retail if that were possible. Unfortunately they have proprietary plugs in their systems making it impossible to turn another board on, so I would buy a new pc before attempting this.
     
  6. win2kpro

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    Look around for $700 you can buy a new notebook.
     
  7. Win98SEAA

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    All! Thanks for helping to shed some light on this problem. I really appreciate it.
     
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