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?
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.