One of the best things about HP products is the ease of access to spare parts. HP printer, desktops and laptop accessories have proliferated on the market making them a cheap investment in the long run. However, like other computer models, HP laptops come in varying models and this factor should be taken into consideration when purchasing a spare part of a laptop accessory. Spare parts, especially motherboards cannot be interchanged, even with the same model series. Other parts that need careful attention are batteries and memory modules. These accessories, if wrongly chosen can cause permanent damage to the laptop motherboard or processor.
At times, some inbuilt components, mostly the ones that are placed as part of the motherboard may short or burn out making them useless without necessarily making the entire motherboard unusable. In such cases, it may be necessary to buy an external spare part to replace the one that has blown up. Some components that may burn out include, sound cards, connector components, video adapters, graphics cards or the I/O chipsets. Fortunately, these components do not have to be permanently embedded on the main motherboard to function. Some external spares can be purchased and put into extension slots that have been placed in case something like this happens. However, some technical know how is necessary that requires the burned out component is disabled and the new spare configured to be identified by the operating system as the acting accessory.
Other parts that can be replaced include laptop fans that cool the chassis, network interface cards and processors. While they may not be damaged, it may sometimes be necessary to replace when performing and upgrade to the system. Whatever reason demands a replacement, ensure that the replacement is compatible both in make and model to avoid damage to other parts.