Its a miracle. The third motherboard that I bought off ebay actually showed up, and was the correct one. I tell you what, consumer laptops aren't quite as user friendly to take apart as business class laptops. Luckily I found a bootleg copy of HP's factory service manual online (300 pages worth) so I had all the diagrams and procedures. It was stressful, and after I got it all back together (like an hour and a half later, for reference, I can change a Dell Latitude D600 motherboard out in like 20 minutes) the last second before turning it on was a big one. I fired it up and all the lights blinked, and we had sound but no picture. I was freakin. Popped the keyboard back off and found out i didn't have the connector plugged in all the way. Pushed it in, fired it up again, bam, we got video. So I'm rockin away on it and noticed that like half the keyboard isn't working. I do the same thing again, and notice the keyboard connector is about halfway out. Hooked it back up again and we're in bidness. 3.5 weeks and $216 later, we're rockin.