01-23-2010 06:47 PM - edited 01-23-2010 06:51 PM
My two years old HP desktop computer -HP Pavilion Elite m9000t - couldn't start up last week. I spent ~ $1200 for this computer two years ago and it only lasted ~ 2 years. The HP customer support people told me that it had a broken motherboard. I want to replace it by myself. But I prefer to buy the same motherborad to reduce the risk. Does anyone know where I can buy this motherboard? If I can't find the exact same motherboard, what is the risk to use a different motherboard? Thanks for your help.
Here is the motherborad in my HP m9000t computer:
01-24-2010 05:03 AM
If i'm correct [which I may not be] the board is a Micro AXT form factor. [You would have to make sure]. Since this is a moard made by ASUS for HP your would have to approach HP -or- buy one second hand on "an auction site". I noted one on there which when for ~ $52. However given it looks a standard micro AXT I would go on the ASUS web site and look for a board similar, You could get a better [P5QL-VM EPU] for example for not too much money [well relative to the price of you system - this one is ~£75 on Amazon [uk]]. Double check before you buy, look at the ASUS forum to make sure your not buying an unreliable MB.
01-24-2010 05:56 AM
Please bear in mind that if you get a motherboard different from the one installed, the recovery disks for the OS will no longer allow a reinstall. Then a new retail copy of the OS will be needed. If you wish to avoid that issue it would be better to buy a board from EBay. See here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ASUS-IPIBL-LA-HP-Berkeley-GL8E
But whatever you decide.
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