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03-28-2012 11:27 PM - edited 03-29-2012 12:16 AM
Ok I have a sort fo confusing question, so please don't skim read 🙂
Hi I need to replace the motherboard in an hp dv6-3037tx laptop.
I found a sticker inside my laptop saying the part number of the motherboard is 615279-001.
Getting a replacement for 615279-001 will cost me $700
But getting replacement 603642-001 will only cost me $285 (clearance sale) but I think they are the same board.
I checked service and maintenance manuals for dv6-3000 series and I found two versions of the manual that have different replacement part numbers.
Here July 2010 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02657339.pdf go to page 22/23
Here April 2010 http://www.manualowl.com/m/Hewlett-Packard/Pavilion-dv6-3000/Manual/103388 go to page 19/20
Compare these two pdfs and you see that both are for the same laptop.
And both boards mentioned above have different part numbers but the same descriptions.
So I was thinking maybe I could buy the cheaper motherboard even if it is a different part number.
Is it possible that hp makes two boards the same with different part numbers?
- Also, what does it matter if the board is different anyway? pretty much everything is contained in the board.... So I thought that as long as it has my previous GPU (ATi 5650) and correct RAM, WiFi and CPU sockets, any board (of the correct shape) would do.
I would very much like to save myself over $400 if I can. Is it risky buying the 603642-001 board?
Thanks, and sorry for information overload
03-29-2012 06:15 AM
You sure have done your research on this thoroughly.
Enter the part numbers at the link below.
You will see there is a description difference.
603642-001 In stock
SPS-PCA SYSTEM BD DIS 5650/1G DUO NON-TS
615279-001 In stock
SPS-PCA SYSTEM BOARD DIS 5650/1G DUO
You will find there is very little difference in the prices on the HP site.
If you can figure out what the NON-TS means, then you will know which one to purchase.
Could it mean Non Touch Screen?
03-29-2012 01:26 PM
I went ahead and bought that cheaper board. Just waiting for it to arrive.
Would make sense if it means Non Touch Screen. Maybe it's a version of the board that has no input connections for the optional touchscreen.
My current board has the plug for one, but my screen is not touch screen so I don't think it will be a problem.
Anyway, there is no way I would pay $700 to fix my computer. It's just far too much money to put into it.