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Replace Mother Board

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450 G1 Laptop with Intel i5
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My laptop does not boot and the white LED blips 8 times and then 1 flash. I was told by a technician that the LED code means my laptop has a bad mother board.

 

The technician told me that I would have to have it serviced by an authorized HP technician and I would not be able to replace the mother board on my own. Is there any reason that I would not be able to purchase a mother board for my laptop and install it myself?

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Other than technical difficulties no. It is not for a first-timer as there are lots of screws and some disassembly techniques that are a bit of a learned skill. If you have some experience with electronics repair or any other tasks involving fine motor skills (building ships in a bottle perhaps) then there are videos and manuals available to help. 

 

Service Manual:

 

Manual

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bfx4W21kmY

 

Motherboards listed on p. 19. This is the best you can install:

 

Windows 8 Standard with 2-GB discrete graphics memory 734084-501

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/734084-601-734084-501-HP-PROBOOK-440-450-470-HM87-MOTHERBOARD-48-4YW04-011-/...

 

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CPU can be changed, graphic card is solder on, ram can be changed to 16GB max with 8 GB in each slot and there are 2 slots, wireless card can be changed and ...
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