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Motherboard My video adapter went bad on my hp dv9074cl I just want to know what other motherboard can I install or does it have to be the same one it has

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  • edi2hp Oct 07, 2008

    Have bad motherboard or video card after 1½ year of buying the computer, my laptop model is not included in the HP extended warranty.

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The fix is free under the free extended warranty under the following link.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01087277#c01087277_identify

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I got mine fixed at r-tech for 160 dollars, they fixed my motherboard (818) 347-1100

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Example 2. When you plug the DC power adapter and press on the power button, the laptop starts making normal noises, the LEDs work properly but noting appears on the screen. The laptop will not start.
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