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.
After a lot of troubles and two replacements made because of faulty previous screens I finally got my LG WSXGA+ screen. First impression is "unbelievable", it's gorgeous screen with only one little problem- it has slightly noticeable light bleeding at bottom (I think there isn't exist screen without it at all)
After that I noticed that it is a little bit dimmer than my previous LG WXGA+ (I think because 200 vs 220 nits, what do you think?)
And then I went to control panel and saw it is LPL0000 instead of LPLF300,
So what do you think about this part number? Although the screen is really beauty.
where I can buy a DV5 with a decent processor and WSXGA+ resolution? All I can find are the basic models with the standard WXGA. I've tried everywhere I can think of, including the incredibly poor HP website.
I was looking to get a new DV7 Laptop and was working on a custom configuration then I noticed that they only have one screen size available for the model now. What happened to the 1680x1050 units that the model use to have. I know they use too use 1440x900 res screens on the unit but now the only available res is 1600x900.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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..................
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.
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.
Just wondering if there's any idea how long the bubbly Espresso imprint design will continue? Still deciding whether to pull the trigger on a laptop now though I don't like the finish (DV5t imprint was the best!) or wait for the next refresh, whenever that may be....
Am I the only one that thinks it's a little too cute for a laptop? It's not like a drive a VW bug w/the daisy hubcaps or anything
Now I haven't used my notebook on battery very often but judging by reviews and battery use here and there I do believe HP could've done better with designing their battery. I mean they can achieve up to 24 hrs with an elitebook (given its like a battery slice plus sticks out in the back) but don't even get close to a proper battery usage time with the standard battery. I've read reviews where the battery runs about 2hrs on battery and even some around just an hour, and that really is sad. I know the MacBook Pro was able to get about 7-8 hours out of a thin-n-light(given crappy hardware) so I know hp has the resources and capability to make this new battery. At least bring it out by the time the next gen Envys will come out and make sure these batteries will be backwards compatible with older Envys as well. Besides the battery life and locked multiplier I love my Envy
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
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.
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.
in choosing which notebook cooler is prefect for Acer 6930g, as i know cooling system work like, its intake from down vents and exhaust from side vents. i have done under clocking cpu its really worked, and currently cpu temp 63c under load and gpu around 75c. and right now iam looking to lower down more temp. i hope there will be perfect notebook for Acer 6930g.
I just bought a HP 255 G2 laptop and downgraded it to win7 ultimate 64bit.I can not find any suitable driver for it, nothing works.I've tried 1. MediaTek(Ralink)802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN (WLAN) Adapter (International) 5.0.45.017 Apr 2014 36.3
I met a guy who had a e1705 with the 1440 by 900 LCD with Xbrite, and I must say that I felt it was a great looking LCD. As a gamer I can't help but feel that my games would perform better along with my 7950 GTX with a smaller native resolution. And it wouldn't bother me because it still has the Gloss and Xbrite like features.
I was wondering if someone out there knew what type of gains and losses I'm looking at overall. I'm seriously considering changing out my LCD on my M1710.
But.... My blu Ray's wont' work will they? Well they won't play at 1080 anymore right?
the question is pretty much in the title. I'm thinking about buying a E6500 Latitude with WUXGA 2CCFL display. The comments about the 2CCFL backlight I've read so far haven't been very positive, but I haven't owned a backlight so far and can't decide how serious the possible issues are.
I'm mainly working in a text editor on a black background or surfing the web, in particular I'm not doing any photo editing. I'll watch a DVD from time to time but I'm not used to the best display and it shouldn't be too hard to meet my demands when it comes to colors. But of course the display shouldn't suck,
displaying wrong colors or being bright at some places and dark at others. And it should be sufficiently bright for working under normal lighting conditions without having to sit right in front of a wall with curtains closed as it is the case with my current display.
The alternative would be a WSXGA display with LED light and I'd probably choose a E6400 instead of a E6500 in this case. But I could also buy it on a E6500. I'd appreciate any suggestions helping me which display to pick.