I found everything but the motherboard it uses.
Which one is it?
First, looking at the product spec for the HP Pavilion dv7-2185dx on the HP site there is no mention of the motherboard, but the computer's product number is given as
So, if we take that product number to the HP PartsSurfer we find that the main board is only listed as a
This still isn't really helpful in general; probably the only thing it really helps with is if you happen to need a replacement for the motherboard, but such is the nature of the custom/proprietary motherboards used in laptops / netbooks / etc.
It seems that it is a PM45 Express chipset, Motherboard can be custom but it is the chipset which is important - so you download drivers accordingly.
the utility "Everest" can be useful in getting the MOBO / Chipset details.
PM45 Express Chipset Overview
I happen to have a HP DV7, and this is what
And just for completion, here's the info about the product:
Compal is a Taiwanese company (making everything), the chassis is also made by Compal.