|Caps Lock/Num Lock LED||Component Tested||Error Condition|
|LEDs blink 1 time||CPU||CPU not functional|
|LEDs blink 2 times||BIOS||BIOS corruption failure|
|LEDs blink 3 times||Memory||Module error not functional|
|LEDs blink 4 times||Graphics||Graphics controller not functional|
|LEDs blink 5 times||System board||General system board failure|
|LEDs blink 6 times||BIOS||BIOS authentication failure|
Here is the original YouTube video where I describe the problem on my HP Pavilion 1130us.
Since I've gotten tired of disassembling my laptop on a weekly basis, I opted to get a new processor. While I was at it, I also decided to upgrade to a faster model. The HP dv7-1000 series uses AMD processors. Unfortunately, if your dv7 has an AMD processor, there isn't a large pool of new processors to upgrade to. I searched HP's website and found a PDF that lists the models that are compatible with an AMD-based dv7.
Default Processor on 1130us
- Turion RM-70 2.0ghz 1MB L2 Cache
- Turion Ultra ZM-86 2.4ghz w/ 2MB L2 Cache (~$90 on eBay)
- Turion Ultra ZM-82 2.2ghz w/ 2MB L2 Cache (~$30 on eBay)
- Turion Ultra ZM-80 2.1ghz w/ 2MB L2 Cache (~$20 on eBay) (Bought mine for $21.24)
- Athlon QL-60 1.9ghz w/ 1MB L2 Cache (~$12 on eBay)
If you have an Intel-based dv7 (2000+) comment on this post. Then I can edit this post later with the options, but frankly, I don't think there will be many eyes viewing this website anyway so its not really necessary right now.