Do you get any lights when you hit the power switch? Is your power supply actually working?
As far as motherboards, it's about par for difficulty (easier than Toshiba, a bit harder than Dells), but HP has great instructions on their site. I know of at least 4 different mobos for that model, AMD/Intel/featured/defeatured etc. You will have to either use your tag number to find the correct motherboard number, or dissassemble it to get the number on the motherboard. Keep track of your screws, and for godsakes pull the wireless module out as the bottom main cover wont come off with it installed. Keep all of your screws labeled as to location/purpose. You will have to get a matching motherboard to fit the case.
Edited by dpunisher, 11 May 2009 - 09:07 PM.
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)