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  1. alexkul

    alexkul Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'll help! write personally to my email you need some special program's post them here forbidden!.
    not be able to respond quickly...
    you need HP DMIFIT utilities...
     
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    -=guybrush=- Notebook Enthusiast

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    @alexkul

    Thank you very much for your reply! :) I'm glad to receive one at last. I've already downloaded HP DMIFIT Utilities, many versions of them but the problem is that when I run the batch file brand.bat, it locks on cpqamt with a blinking cursor without doing anything. I've tried even on another FULLY working 2530p (with a vpro cpu and with working AMT) from a friend and it happens EXACTLY the same. I've tried the SAME utilities on the same boot disk with a 2510p and EVERYTHING works well instead.
    What I've underlined in my previous sentence clearly makes me believe that there is some kind of incompatibility between cpqamt v1.0 (but I couldn't find any version different than that) and the 2530p.
    I've also tried brand11 and brand12 using UEFI but it says they're for another (newer) platform, the Huron River one. I'm out of luck! :(
    If you have any advices, please let me know. Thanks! :)
     
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    alexkul Notebook Enthusiast

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    The way to disable VPRO is:

    1. Create a USB DOS bootdisk and install the {HP DMIFIT utilities} on it.
    2. Shutdow system. Ensure your DMIFIT USB stick is in the USB drive.
    3. Press and hold WIN+Left_arrow+Right_arrow while simulatenously pressing the power button of the 2530P.
    This unlocks the AMT descriptor. Now hit F9 and select the USB stick for boot.
    4. Now type:

    cpqamt read
    cpqamt write reset
    cpqamt write off
    cpqamt write lock
    cpqamt reboot

    5. Reboot the system and will no longer has AMT issues since it's turned off.

    .BAT files does not work correctly:confused:
     
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    -=guybrush=- Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello again! I really appreciate your attempt at helping me, thank you! :) I've forgotten to add it but I've also tried without using brand.bat and I've already tried the commands you've told me but the problem is that, no matter what command I try, cpqamt freezes with only 'cpqamt v1.00 copyright...' etc. and a blinking cursor right below it on the screen, nothing else neither if I wait some minutes. It is definitively freezed and I can't even reboot, I can only turn the laptop off keeping the power button pressed for some seconds.
    I'm confident that all of this has something to do with me not being able to unlock the AMT descriptor indeed, through UEFI, brand11 (though not suitable for my platform) still gives me some advices saying that VPRO is uncommitted (like I expected) BUT descriptor is LOCKED.
    What I do is, according to yours and other instructions already found around here and not only here, turning on the laptop while keeping <- , -> and the WIN key (the one on the left of the left ALT button just to be sure) pressed and releasing them only when the HP logo appears (I've also tried releasing them soon after the laptop turns on, no joy) but NOTHING: the descriptor is always locked. Maybe the 2530p needs a different method to unlock the descriptor, I don't know.
    I'm sure the problem is there but I don't know what I could do. :(
     
  5. alexkul

    alexkul Notebook Enthusiast

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    Before those actions
    Try to set bios to default settings after try to remove all removable device (Wi-/fi, CD-Rom, HDD and other) Maybe it will help...
    I have other versions of cpqamt...
     
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    -=guybrush=- Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've already tried everything (removing everything which was removable, swapping memory modules, resetting the CMOS by removing the RTC battery, reflashing bios though always with F.22 because it can't be dowgraded, REALLY everything I could imagine) to no avail. The problem is with the locked descriptor almost for sure...
    What are the other versions of cpqamt you have? I could manage to find v1.00 only, no matter where I've searched. Apart from this, with a locked AMT descriptor it's very unlikely that I could manage to achieve anything... :(
     
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    alexkul Notebook Enthusiast

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    If you can not unlock the descriptor, nothing can be done...

    this is version help me

    HPSetCfg Version:1.4B (November 2010)
    Size Date
    CpgAmt.exe 11.699 12/09/2010

    Platforms Supported:
    Compaq: 320, 321, 325, 326, 420, 421, 620, 621, 510, 511, 610, 515, 516, 615
    HP Compaq: 2230s, 6530b, 6530s, 6531s, 6535b, 6535s, 6730b, 6730s, 6735b, 6735s, 6830s, 6720t, 2210b, 2510p, 2710p, 6510b, 6515b, 6520s, 6710b, 6710s, 6715b, 6715s, 6720s, 6820s, 6910p, 8510p, 8510w, 8710p, 8710w, nc2400, nc4000, nc4010, nc4200, nc4400, nc6000, nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230, nc6320, nc6400, nc8000, nc8230, nc8430, nw8000, nw8240, nw8440, nw9440, nx5000, nx6105, nx6110, nx6115, nx6120, nx6125, nx6130, nx6310, nx6315, nx6320, nx6325, nx6330, nx7000, nx7010, nx7300, nx7400, nx8220, nx8420, nx9420, tc4200, tc4400

    HP EliteBook: 2540p, 2740p, 8440p, 8440w, 8540p, 8540w, 8740w, 2530p, 2730p, 6930p, 8530p, 8530w, 8730w,

    HP: 420, 425, 620, 625, 4320t, 541, 2140, 4410t, 540, 550, 2133, 2533t, 500, 510, 520, 530
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    Hello again. Yours is one of the many versions I've sourced. Hpset works perfectly fine indeed I was able to change the serial and P/N and cpqamt is the same size so it's very likely to be the same version (1.0). The problem is cpqamt which freezes as described. Does cpqamt work fine on yours?
    As explained, I've tried even with a working (with no issues at all) 2530p with vpro cpu and I still can't unlock the descriptor: I'm sure that on the 2530p the descriptor needs to be unlocked in an alternative way, maybe it's due to newer bios versions I don't know but I don't believe it.
     
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    Is it possible that there isn't anyone around here who could 'waste' (I don't think it is a waste of time) his/her time (a matter of five minutes, I can forward all the needed tools by e-mail) to check if cpqamt works on his/her 2530p or it behaves like it does for me on two different systems (one of them being a fully working one)? I'm sure there is something wrong with the procedure (mainly with unlocking the AMT descriptor) but if alone I can't confirm anything.
    Honestly speaking, I don't understand why there is such a low interest for this subject which is instead a quite important one I think... I like the talks about modding but here we're talking about something much more important which makes the difference between a working system and a non working one... :(
     
  10. stumbler

    stumbler Notebook Consultant

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    Hey Team!
    Long time gone from this thread. Been doing QuadCores in my 2560ps and looking for 2570p for the 35 watt Quad. Anyways! To all of yah. Before yah get going on all the wild stuff _ Go to the corner store an grab a new RTC (Run Time Clock Battery) .Cuttin it out of cardboard, these rigs came out in late 2008 and batts only good 4 yrs max. So!!! Being a Hardcore 2530 user I can state that after doing all the MODS that unless you change that Batt,all kinds of weird stuff will happen. Usual signs they say is PC time will change. BULL!! I had 2 2530p sitting for last year and wouldnt boot with BIOS problems,and all kinds of weird sh**t.
    Went down to welkmart and got 5 Batterys for $1.49. and now they both run like jack the bear. The thing is, the date,time .clock thing will keep running on a low battery, but there is not enough juice to feed the goods from the BIOS to the OS for a stable boot. Corrupts boot order or whatever!
    Hope this helps out.
    Cheers and Beers!
    EDIT!
    When putin new RTC Bat. Take out main battery first.Pull keyboard and find RTC batt on left. Push RTC Bat to Right and it pops out. Leave all for at least 15 minutes. When you have keyboard layed back on palmrest, run over the keys carefully.Also hold down the power button. This will dump any residule charge in capacitors.Put in new RTC Batt. Start PC on A/C power first.After Boot and running, put in main Battery.Then restart to Esc BIOS. On reboot you will get screen says F1 to reset factory defaults,do it.WAIT!! next screen says accept reset fingerprint reader. accept all.Boot to windows, let It load .Then boot to BIOS and make any settings you need, EG ambient light etc. Well! Thats close anyway!!! DO IT!!
     
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