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coctyle wrote:How could a bad motherboard cause data loss?
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cjsutherland wrote:Replace the motherboard with a new FM2 socket motherboard from Newegg or TigerDirect. You don't have to spend over $60 or so if you don't want too.
That isn't hard. The tougher part is going to be getting Windows validated on the new setup.
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As tempting as HP Refurbs are on WOOT I have sworn never to purchase another HP product after their complete failure to support their consumers after the humongous motherboard heat issues with the HP T1000 series and other laptops at that time.
HP refused to admit that there was an inherent design flaw with the NVIDIA GPU that caused the motherboard to warp and despite the massive # of failures of the laptops immediately after the warranty expired they refused to accept responsibility or even offer some kind of remuneration to loyal customers.
After that....HP was dead to me. You can keep their crappy products....I've moved onto other brands and have never looked back.
JTMc wrote:I've been buying HP refurbs for years. Put in a new PSU and a video card and you've got a machine that runs very well for 3-4 years.