They have nothing for when the LED just blinks once every couple seconds and continues. It never stops. I stopped counting the blinks at 25. Best I can tell from research is video is shot. Like I said, health problems prohibit me from trying the reflow fix.
I'd probably screw up something else in the process between my hands shaking and being pretty much temporarily blind in my right eye due to a cataract that suddenly appeared after surgery for detached retina in Feb. Got glasses that really help but my vision's not going to get better until I have corrective surgery. Just trying to postpone it till after the first of the year. Never had vision problems despite nearly 4 decades of Juvenile Diabetes. When it rains it pours, I guess.
Waffling on whether to try for a board on ebay. Found a couple for <$100 that are guaranteed good but don't know which to get till I tear this one down to get the part #. Dell, at least, has access to the original parts list. HP, in typical fashion, tells you nada as far as part #s are concerned.
Who owns Gateway now? I was surprised to see one for ~$300 the other day. As I recall it's another AMD but it had a larger HDD at 500 GB vs 320. Both have 4 GB RAM which should be more than enough. We don't really do anything overly strenuous with the laptop anyway. Wife plays Pogo games; facebook; checks email and works on her recipes for the classes she teaches. I putz around with the village site; surf the 'Net and watch movies or listen to music before I fall asleep. Don't have time to play games, etc.. Can;t stay caught up on all my other projects. Any thoughts on that?
Thanks for the assist!