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04-17-2010 12:57 AM
Hey everyone. I have had some experience with laptops, however this will be the hardest. I was wondering what I need to know after installing a new motherboard into an HP DV6700. As far as, loading BIOS etc. The Board was shot, by some corrossion, it would start to boot, then just shut off. I removed it to get the correct part number located under the memory cards, but would appreciate any insight as to what my first step should be on initial boot up. The mother board part number is 459565-001. This is my first motherboard and I am not new to electronics at all, I have just never had to do anything to a laptop this involved! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
04-17-2010 05:02 AM
I am not clear on where you are right now. Have you replaced the motherboard and have it instaled or have you just removed the old one or what? I gather you got an exact replacement by part number? If you have installed it and did it correctly it should just work.
04-17-2010 10:18 AM
Thanks for the response Huffer. I just pulled it for now. I was shopping around for a replacement. It is for my friend, and wanted to save him as much as possible. He didn't want to spend over $500 for repair at HP, however, because there was water damage, they would have probably taken him to the bank. I saw the cheapest ones that come out of Hong Kong, which lots of people said to avoid, so I am. The cheapest was a refurb from codemicro, which also comes with a 30 day warranty so that's where I will go. Yes, my main question was if it came with the bios preinstalled, which after digging for a while after my post I found to be true. However, some people mentioned signatures on the motherboard, but I read it was for the recovery disks only. Let me ask you this however, do you know where I may be able to find an actual disk with all of the required drivers? I only ask because it is always a pain to find all of the correct drivers.
04-17-2010 01:29 PM
As far as I know there is no official HP driver disk available and even if there were it would be old drivers. It is really not that bad if you have a decent internet connection to download the drivers from this site in advance to a thumb drive or even just download and save chipset and ethernet drivers and then download the rest right to the laptop from the internet.