I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what part I need.
On the exploded view here: www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01689926.pdf
, HP lists two different part numbers for a USB board, one for "use in computers with UMA graphics subsystems" and one for "discreet graphics subsystems." I don't know what those terms mean or how to find out what my laptop has. Also, my 1133cl isn't exactly like the model in their diagram. My optical drive is between the power jack and USB ports, for one thing, but I'm guessing that doesn't matter.
I looked up the HP part number thinking it would help me find the right replacement part even though I don't want an OEM part (original parts are junk on this laptop). I just don't know enough about this to know what parts are interchangeable. "LS-4082P dual USB board" appears often in my eBay search results, but that's not even close the the HP part number.
HP Pavilion dv7 usb board in Computer Components & Parts | eBay
Your insight would be appreciated.
When I find the right part, are there any brands that I should look for, or any I should avoid? All the jacks on this laptop were sloppy from the start, so I don't want to buy more junk like what it came with.