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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

 

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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 :generic:

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Hi:

 

You sure have done your research on this thoroughly.

 

Enter the part numbers at the link below.

 

http://h20141.www2.hp.com/Hpparts/Default.aspx?mscssid=CB84DF1CB35E48BBB9F0EDF09B9B7D0A

 

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?

 

Paul

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do I need exact motherboard replacement?

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.

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Do I need exact motherboard replacement?

Did the cheaper replacement board work?

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