HP/Compaq :: Replace 1.8-inch Hardisk For 2530p

Feb 20, 2009

I just bought a 2530p, with 1.8-inch 120GB hardisk. The partition is assigned as below.

- 101GB for C:
- 9GB for D: (HP_Recovery )
- 1GB for F: (HP_Tools)

I would like to replace existing 120GB HD with larger one, and would like to ask some question.

1. what is the largest size of 1.8-inch hardisk for 2530p? I refer to "Service and maintenance information" manual, the hardisk size seems only up to 160GB, could I installed 260GB or even larger hardisk?

2. Is it neceessary to keep the partition of HP_Tools or HP_recovery?
(if I delete the partition 'HP_Tools' or 'HP_recvoery', can the OS be booted up?)

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Jan 13, 2009

I am changing the hard disk of my laptop from 80gb to 320gb. for the primary drive i.e. c: i can use the recovery disk that i created to load the os and the drivers.

Now the question is how can i create the recovery drive d:

I would prefer to have the hp recovery partition. if there is use of some other software like norton ghost then i would prefer to use any free software.

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Aug 19, 2009

I'm really impressed with this computer (HP EB 2530p) but read in the review that the fan tends to get loud and that it get's fairly hot.

Exactly how loud does the fan get? I'm a student and I dont want to sit in a room with 200 other students looking at me and my loud laptop hehe. Is it really noticable/annoying when under medium load (word/excel + youtube perhaps)?

Also regarding these temperatures, does it get uncomfortably hot should you sit with it in your lap for an hour or 2?

I'm not sure if I beef up all the "cons" because I'm so picky, but if I am, please tell me to wake up :-)

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Oct 1, 2009

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I am using HP 2530P at home and connect to wireless access point for accessing the internet services. Recently, I found my wireless connection icon in the system tray are shown incorrecly. actually the wireless controller card is conencting to the wireless router and no problem to connect to the external network (Internet), but the connection icon in system tray indicate the connection is disconnected like below. I am no sure it is a window vista problem or my HP notebook problem.

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my 2530p

I finally fired up my computer, and instead of Vista it installed XP. In the box is a Operating System CD for WinXP Professonal as well and a Application and driver recovery DVD for WinXP. That should be the right CDs and only the OS on the computer is wrong. There's a Vista sticker on it, mind.

And no spamware? I got a trialversion of Office 2007 that I need to kick off again and the installation created a tiny 1GB partition which only holds some HP tools. Convenient. And the IE contains a spambar with google search, lots of AOL and some HP stuff.

Now I feel slightly annoyed that they added a UK plug to the parcel and not a European one eventhough I will need it anyway soon and for a longer time. Or maybe that is standard when asking for a UK keyboard and English windows?

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I bought a new Inspiron last week and got it yesterday - I am happy with it except feel a bit annoyed as I though wide screen of 15.6 would be the same as 15.4 normal screen in terms of height, but with a slightly wider screen.

It turns out that actually it is half an inch shorter! And 768 pixels high does not seem enough.

I looked into the 17inch model and for only 25 more I can get the same speced laptop.

Does anyone know how much I might get charged for returning the 15 inch to get the 17 inch (it has been within 21 days) ....

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I am going to upgrade my dear HP elitebook 2530P with an additional harddrive insted of my optical drive, So I where browsing the Maintenance and Service Guide [url] .
On page 68 - It says :
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Secondary hard drive cage assembly, includes additional USB port (required for installation
of secondary hard drive
492574-001
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Secondary hard drive connector board (required for installation of secondary hard drive) 495027-001
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Secondary hard drive system connector board (required for installation of secondary hard
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495028-001
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I am going to install a normal 2,5" disk, so which of them do I need ?

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after lots of considering and looking for alternatives I finally ordered a 2530p today. After all, I think this is the best notebook for me.

I never bought a computer where a full windows version is not available on CD and thus never had bad experience with lots of stuff preinstalled.

How bad are the 'extras' on HP business computers in Europe? And do you have any advice on how to clear the computer up and what to delete?

looking at the order sheet I'm a bit confused regarding the OS

OS: Vista Business wXPP OFC Ready 2530p O/S
Restore Media: DRDVD Win XP 2530p Recover Media
Restore Media: OSCD Windows XP Pro Media

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I finally received my 2530p today, and it's a thing of beauty

The only slightly annoying bit is that HP delivered a British wall contact instead of a general European one, probably because I ordered a British keyboard. But I might still have a suitable cable somewhere, or use an adapter instead.

Anyway, Vista is preinstalled on this computer and I could also opt for XP instead. The manual doesn't say how to do that. Can smoeone explain to me how to install XP? Someone mentioned earlier that I should make a backup disk for Vista anyway. So what's the general workflow? Get the computer up and running as is, make backup disk, somehow install XP over it?

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The 2530p looks great so far and performs pretty well... If there weren't the extremely annoying noises coming from the notebook.

The HDD with its 5400 rpm (it's a Samsung HS122JF, very slow btw, not really faster than 4200 rpm drives) makes a clearly audible, very high frequency noise and turns on/off every 30-60 seconds resulting in clicking sounds. I can live with that for the moment, because I'll upgrade to some SSD in the near future.

But the second annoyance is the fan inside the laptop. Even when idling in windows with temps below 50 C the fan turns on every few moments. Unfortunately I haven't been able to control the system fan or even read the actual speed. I tried Notebook Hardware Control, SpeedFan and HWMon, but neither of them reported me anything about the fan. I tried undervolting the CPU with RMClock (which doesn't really support the new Penryn CPUs) and got a few degrees less, but this wasn't enough to keep the fan quiet. In the BIOS there are no options regarding the fan, only some "keep fan always running on AC power", which I disabled.

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My problem is that my 2530p won't come back from sleep mode; the screen stays black.

As seen in this thread, [url] this is a known problem.

It seems that switching from IDE to AHCI will do the trick, but I have no idea how to do that without causing an other problem. I use vista.

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Aug 20, 2009

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However, when I installed it and connected the antennas, the computer doesn't recognize it at all when booting up. It doesn't even acknowledge the presence of a new device.

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Found the HP Media Library has systemboard pictures. The 1.8" drive connectors for 2510P, 2730P and 2530P are here:

Though it is somewhat difficult to make out the 2730P 24-pin socket. Can anyone take a photo of it and link on here? Here's the one for the 2510p
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More pics at [url]

We can see that the 2510P ZIF socket is very different to the 2730P systemboard connector. BUT! There is the unused 24-pin socket on the 2510P that looks remarkably similar to the 2730P 24-pin SATA connector. Could this be used to provide SATA on the 2510P?...........

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Also, has anyone seen X-18m G2's 80 or 160? Cant find them anywhere...

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I recently noticed that my 2530p (great laptop btw) runs about 10 degrees hotter (53-55C versus 40-45 C just idling) when it's in the dock as opposed to when it's just on my desk. Normally this isn't really a problem but when doing anything remotely taxing on the processor the CPU temp shoots up to 60-70C when it's in the dock.

So I searched around and there seems to be no mention of this anywhere on the Internet. I figured it might be an airflow issue. So, pulling the base off the dock it appears that the supposed vent through the right side of the dock (where most of the airflow is supposed to run) is blocked almost entirely by the sliding latch mechanism.

Is this just terrible design or is something broken? I considered drilling holes through the latching but it looks like there's flat cables running all over it.

Does anyone else have a 2530p with the 2400/2500 dock, and if so, do you have heatflow problems? Have you found anyway to fix them? I tried raising the dock up off my desk but that doesn't seem to help too much.

Bonus question: The S-video port on my dock doesn't work at all. Is this because the 2530p doesn't output s-video, or is my dock just broken?

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No applecare left on it
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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
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what fan to use? And is there a service manual around?

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I need procedure on how to remove hdd from caddy with proper tips and precaution to be taken while doing so.

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I was going to grab a UJ-852 drive as it is listed as compatible with the NW9440...and near as I recall the only difference between the two models was the graphics card options and the included warranties.

My NX9420 has been running pretty much 24/7 since I bought in in around in early 2007.

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