Looking to preserve your installed programs on your HP Pavilion laptop? Look no further! With the option to swap the hard drive in a new used laptop or replace the failed motherboard, you have the flexibility to maintain your programs. Find most motherboards on eBay, with new ones costing around $450 and used ones priced at $250. Don’t worry about trying out a used motherboard – eBay’s “item not as described” policy allows for easy returns. Remember, when replacing electronic components, it’s essential to wear an anti-static wristband to protect against static electricity that can harm the components. Avoid using plastic socks, with or without rubber soles, as they generate static electricity. Preserve and upgrade your laptop hassle-free with these simple solutions! The labor cost to replace a motherboard is $250 to $300. The cost to swap out a hard drive is $150.