HP/Compaq :: Is The 8730w Or 8530w Lid Really Scratch Resistant To Wool Pads

Mar 8, 2009

ANyone tried scrtching the lid with a wool pad ?

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HP/Compaq :: 8730w-8530w

May 10, 2009

All the problems with 8730w is it the same with 8530w?

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HP/Compaq :: DV2 Replace Cooling Pads

May 12, 2009

I checked out the service manual, to read up on disassembly. Thinking about opening my notebook up and removing the heat pads and replacing them with copper shims to reduce heat. that is, unless someone can find a way to downclock the GPU for cooling purposes... But I'd like to get it cooler so the fan won't have to run all the time.

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HP/Compaq :: HP 8530P/W & 8730W Wallpapers

Jan 28, 2009

Can anyone post these new wallpapers here (preferably in WSXGA+ or WUXGA)?

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HP/Compaq :: HP EliteBook 8730w GPU Upgrade

Sep 18, 2009

GPU upgrade issue on 8730w:

I have configuraton with ATI Mobility FireGL V5725 preinstalled. But is it possible to buy 3700M that fit our laptops and install it into my config? Someone has already did it?

I think there will be no problems with BIOS whitelist but there may be problems with heatsink fit...

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HP/Compaq :: 8730w Compliance To MIL-STD 810F

Mar 12, 2009

planning to use my 'mobile' workstation in shadow of sand beach this summer (with looong power cord extension), is this scenario possible according to MIL-STD 810F?

anyone experienced problems with wind blowing sand and dust inside? should i bring few cans of compressed air?

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HP/Compaq :: 8730w- Backlight Bleeding

Jul 10, 2009

I just got a 8730w (non-dreamcolor) and experience serious backlight bleeding. It's kind of irritating because it's obvious. Brightness set at around half only.

Does HP warranty cover this?

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HP/Compaq :: Elitebook 8730w- Notebook Freezing Up

May 7, 2009

I have an HP Elitebook 8730w with microsoft XP OS. I use the lap top to run an instrument so it is on at all times. We have turned off the powersave options, the MS updates and the time sync with the MS website and it still freezes to where Ctrl alt delete doesnt work.

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HP/Compaq What Is This:: How To Enable BIOS Power On Password For 8730w

May 27, 2010

I have the latest BIOS for this model (HP EliteBook 8730w), and I have no problem creating a password for the administration of BIOS, but how do I setup a simple BIOS power on password, so that anyone who starts the PC will be promted for a password.
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HP/Compaq Ops:: How To Enable BIOS Power On Password For 8730w

Apr 17, 2009

I have the latest BIOS for this model (HP EliteBook 8730w), and I have no problem creating a password for the administration of BIOS, but how do I setup a simple BIOS power on password, so that anyone who starts the PC will be promted for a password.


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HP/Compaq :: 8530w Speakers

Sep 5, 2009

Anyone have issues with these speakers lately. Mine just got back from hp repair and the speakers seem to be no better than before. Tons of static when playing music, tons of static. Most songs are downright terrible, even at lower volume.

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HP/Compaq :: 8530w Battery Life

Aug 16, 2009

I am considering buying a 8530w with a intel x9100 and 7200rpm drive. What kind of battery life can expect from this with power save mode on doing web work or watching a blu-ray disc?

How much time do you get with your 8530w?

how do you like the 1900x1200 screen?

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HP/Compaq :: Check To See If My 8530w Has Bluetooth

Sep 7, 2009

I just picked up an 8530w open box item. It's a great laptop, build is really nice, haven't had any of the issues other people have mentioned. But I can't seem to get the bluetooth going. When I ordered it, the description had this to say:

Wireless details:

Intel WiFi Link 5300 (802.11 a/b/g/n draft 2.0)

HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology

I thought that meant that bluetooth would be installed. I did a fresh install of windows xp right when I got it, and then reinstalled all the drivers. I even tried to install the HP Integrated Module driver from the web but it during and after installation it said it could find no bluetooth bits installed. How do I know if it's in there somewhere? Should it be with a description like above? Here's a link to the full description:

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HP/Compaq :: EliteBook 8530w Power Brick

Nov 22, 2009

Just got one of these, and the power brick is well erm.. a brick!

I need / want to get a third party one that is hopefully smaller, so does anyone know of one suitable? or, if not.. know of what i should be looking at to try and find one?

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HP/Compaq :: Upgrading A 8530w To A Quad Core

Mar 24, 2009

my plan is to buy an 8530w and swap out the cpu for a Q9100 Quad Core. Anyway, is there special cooling needed for the quad core? I asked only because i noticed that if I tried to add a quad core on the HP website it requires a 'special' graphics card. This got me thinking that they might have added something for the quad cores that they leave out of the normal ones.

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HP/Compaq :: EliteBook 8530w: Odd Issues With LCD After Replacement

Sep 26, 2009

How can I get HP to replace my LCD? I really am rather tired of the support hassles!

A few months ago, I accidentally dropped my EliteBook 8530w (and since I knew it was bound to happen eventually, I did buy it with ADP). After I got the thing back (after waiting on the replacement LCD screen to come in stock, I've noticed some odd issues related to the screen:The screen seems to have some permanent "smudges" on the screen -- dark areas, that I can't clean off.The EDID seems to be messed up -- it misidentifies the panel name, size, and available non-native modes.

The old LCD identified itself properly as an LP154WU1-TLC2. It offered 1920x1200, 1440x900, 1280x800, and such resolutions..................

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HP/Compaq :: 8530w Fingerprint Reader Just Disappeared

Jan 12, 2009

Just the other day, I was using the fingerprint reader in my EliteBook, when it suddenly refused to log me into the pre-boot authentication; I had to use a password, instead. Now, it seems my fingerprint reader has (electrically) ceased to exist -- it doesn't appear in device manager under Windows or in lsusb under Linux, and the option to "Swipe Finger or Choose Token" at the preboot authentication screen. Does anyone know what would cause this? The first candidate I can think of is the motherboard.

In addition, my system has started behaving oddly when resuming from suspend -- most of the time, resuming from suspend results in the laptop hard-rebooting about 1/2 second later, and then loop back to the BIOS logo a couple of times before going on and booting.

My question: do I just have to send it in for repair, or is there something else I can do?

When I bought the laptop customized, HP did not offer the option for a webcam; ideally, I'd really like to just pay them the difference and have them add a webcam while they're taking the thing apart, anyway. Is there any way to get HP to do this? If anything, they could probably just swap the GPU with another laptop (a preconfigured one with same specs, but nvidia), so I'd have the same specs with ATI, and now a webcam.

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HP/Compaq :: Elitebook 8530w- Drive Imagining

Sep 8, 2009

My school recommends[read: buy from them] the FM877ut spec 8530w at 1799.

However looking around online, for less I can buy at FM890UA spec'd 8530w.

Do think a "perfect install" disk image from the school's fm887ut will boot without problem on the fm890ua 'book?

To abrievate, the only differences I can see is the Webcam, a T9600 C2 duo and 4 gb ram vs t8600 C2 Duo and 2gb ram.

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HP/Compaq :: HP 8530w Black Screen At StartupResolved

Dec 9, 2009

On regular bases I get a black screen during startup like the HP 8530w didn't finish it's BIOS check to boot into the OS, it will then just hang there until I shut it down and reboot. I believe that this issue is also preventing the comp from coming out of sleep mode as well because I get the same issue at random when the comp has entered sleep mode.

I've got the latest BIOS since Sept. but to no avail, I've tried disabling everything in the BIOS that I'm not using and that didn't change anything either.

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HP/Compaq :: HP 8530w Intel 5300 AGN Drops Out

Mar 7, 2009

I have the HP 8530w and a D-Link DIR-615 wireless router and am trying to make them work together. Using the G speed (54mbit), the network is stable (signal quality is excellent). But when I try the N speed, the situation is different. The network starts working as it should, but when loaded (big files transferred), the network suddenly dies and windows vista can take up to a couple of minutes before it discovers the missing link. During that time, the 5300 AGN still receives packets from the router (10 beacons per second as per setup in the router). But no packets are sent (checking with Intels statistics tool).

So it looks like the Intel 5300 AGN doesn't send any packets all of a sudden OR that the DIR-615 has become temporarily deaf. But disconnecting/reconnecting in vista make the network work right away indicating the problem is with the Intel 5300.

As an ekstra test, I tried having the Asus EeePC 1000H (also has 802.11n draft) transfer the same files while the HP 8530w was and then the network was MUCH more stable. The HP 8530w experienced 1 dropout but the EeePC continued transferring at full speed. Obviously the Intel 5300 AGN has severe problems talking with the DIR-615, problems so big it cannot figure out how to recover normally. :-(

Needless to say, I have tried playing with most settings in the Intel 5300AGN and also with the DIR-615, but without success. The network breaks down, always.

On the plus side, the EeePC 1000H is stable.

I wonder if it is possible to exchange the Intel 5300 in the 8530w with another wireless lan? I'd prefer to have a card that works.

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HP/Compaq :: Upgrading 8530w Cpu From Core2duo To Quadcore

Dec 17, 2009

is it possible? how easy is it to do it yourself?

I have an elitebook8530w 2.5ghz core2duo atm and would like to upgrade it if possible.

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HP/Compaq :: Is 8530w Wsxga+ Screen Suitable For Design

Aug 6, 2009

way to check out laptops before purchase so i would like to hear opinions on 8530w sxga+ screen(1680x1050)

i work primarily on laptop with no external display and 1920x1200 is way too dense for me. as i have seen in reviews wuxga display is quite good, but i have no idea on wsga+ quality

i use my laptop for design, so i'm interested about viewing angles and color rendition

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HP/Compaq :: Does Your Elitebook 8530w Boot Up Slow W/ Vista

Sep 28, 2009

my elitebook 8530w seems to boot up slow w/ 64 bit vista. i did a clean install and installed the drivers. Ex. it will say "please wait" for 20 seconds before going to the "welcome" screen. after "welcome" comes up..it does boot to the desktop very fast and is ready to go though. what is causing vista to hang like this at the welcome screen?

My specs
8GB(4gb x 2) ddr2-667mhz memory
qx9300 quad core processor- this thing is a beast!
vista x64

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HP/Compaq :: HP 8530W Graphics Card Driver Upgrade

Feb 8, 2009

Via MS windows update there is an update to Nvidia Quadro FX 770m graphics. I installed it, however the screen back light brightness got capped and would not go beyond 2 points (out of 5 points) and hence i had to revert back to original drivers.

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HP/Compaq :: Volume Control On 8530w Minimizes Fullscreen Apps

Aug 28, 2009

Is there some way around this? I ended one of the process one time, I VolCtrl.exe * 32, and it made the onscreen display go away, but then I could no longer adjust the brightness (probably because the onscreen display is identical for both except for a light icon insteam of a volume icon)

With that process not running volume control still worked fine, but screen brightness changing went away, a price I can't afford to pay for that.

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HP/Compaq :: New BIOS Of 2530p/2730p/6930p/6535b/6735b/8530p/8530w/dv8 (Jan 14th, 2010)

Jan 14, 2010

TITLE: HPQFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (68PSU) - Microsoft Windows-Based

VERSION: F.10
PURPOSE: Routine
SoftPaq NUMBER: sp46785
SUPERSEDES: sp45539
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 08, 2009
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: NO

PRODUCT TYPE(S): Notebooks

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC

OPERATING SYSTEM(S): FreeDOS
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP

LANGUAGE(S): Global

FIXES: - Fixes an issue where the computer is unable to boot from some attached USB
devices.............

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Dell :: How Works This Fan Pads Usb With A Xps1530?

Jan 19, 2009

i would like to know if somebody use or try this kind of fan pad usb with a dell xps 1530? ...

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Dell :: Removing Those Thermal Pads On M90 Graphics Cards

Mar 18, 2009

Can I remove those pads and use AS5 in place of them or no?

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Apple :: Effectiveness Of Cooling Pads On Unibody Macbooks

Jan 10, 2010

My friend has a 15'' unibody Macbook Pro. He's thinking about getting a cooling pad for it, and he asked me for suggestions. I said that I really couldn't advise him as Macbooks aren't built like regular laptops with the fans on the bottom. Even still, would a traditional active cooling pad lower temperatures by any significant amount, or would it not be worth it. I would usually advise anyone who asks to get a large all metal cooling pad, but if it's not going to do that much, I don't want him to waste his money.

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Sony :: BIG Scratch Across My Z Screen

Jun 7, 2009

The design of the Z series results in a large scratch across the screen if the laptop gets compressed a little. Question is , has anyone tried to get it repaired under the warrenty? I purchased the full screen protection plan.

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