--- Chapter 1 - Modifiying the HP8530p ---
Hey Guys, here's the first part of my guide. This is not about installing Mac OS X, this is about modifiying your hp8530p/w, to achieve full hardware support afterwards. In short words, it is about changing the graphic card, wifi card and enabling them.
** Short Note: I'am not responsible for any damages that you do to your notebook!
In my case, my hp8530p got an ATI HD 3650 inside, which has no support after Leopard 10.5.
I've googled a lot, but I've didn't found any solution. So I decided to switch graphic cards.
Also my Intel Wifi 5300bgn has no support under Mac OS X, so it needs to be switched, too.
After reading a lot on changing hardware on the hp8530, i found out, that only hardware which was built in stock hp 8530p notebooks will work.
So i looked at the original maintenance and service guide from HP.
Get it here -> http://h10032.www1.h...l/c02030275.pdf
If you look on Page 23, there you'll see all wlan cards that are supported in the hp8530p/w, and none of them has support for Lion - what a bummer!
So you need to hack the bios to allow other wlan cards to work. But someone already did that for us
After digging a lot on the mydigitallife.info forums, i've found a link to a nice site with bios patches for hp notebooks without wlan whitelisting.
Get your Bios there:
If you're on a hp8530w, you need to install the bios of the hp8530p - they are the same.
Flash this Bios from Windows on your Notebook.
(My advice is to better have a running windows to check that you've changed your hardware properly, before beginning to use mac os x)
If you look on Page 24, there you'll see all graphics that are supported by your hp8530p/w. For graphic cards there is NO Whitelisting patch or something like this. You'll need to use on of the graphic cards listed there. Look at the nVidia NB9P-GLM2 there. It's a NVidia Quadro FX 770m which is also known as NVidia 9600GTm and has support for Lion! (and hopefully above...
So you'll need to try to get your hands on that graphic card. Search ebay for "502338-001" if you want to keep sure, you get the original one used by hp.
If you'll buy a standard 9600GTm MXM (maybe from a Acer notebook) or from "not-an-HP-book" you'll proably need to flash the right VBIOS to the MXM Card. I know that this is possible, but it's not easy.
To get the idea, you'll need a bootable usb stick, which starts the vbios patching automatically, because you won't be able to see anything on your display... . I can't help you with that process, so my approach would be googling "MXM Flash VBios".
Where to get that VBIOS? Someone uploaded it here:
In my case I bought the right FX770m with the right bios inside on ebay from a guy from Lithuania
It seems that he's selling more of these video cards, so if you think it's worth the money, get one...
Now, the WLAN Module, after you've flashed the whitelisting bios, your able to install a wifi card of your choice. I bought an Atheros AR5BXB92 from an original macbook, which seems to work very fine in Lion. But it's your choice, lookup the forums, and install a wifi card which is working properly under lion
How to change the hardware?
This process is far from easy. It's not like changing graphic cards in an standard pc.
You'll have to nearly disassembly the complete notebook, to be able to switch the graphic card.
Don't do it, if you really *need* the notebook, the chance to brick it is high!
Still reading here? Okay. The process of changing graphic cards is described in the original maintenance and service guide from HP, which I posted the link to above. If you're carefull and do anything as described there, you can't go wrong.
If you read the guide very accurate, you'll maybe noticed, that HP uses an other Headsink for the NVidia Graphic Card (maybe a better one). In my case, i still used the Heatsink from the ATI Graphic Card for the NVidia Graphic Card - without any problems. I used an thermal conductor from Arctic Cooling, and the temps seems to be better than with the ATI Graphic Card before!
"bad" ATI 3650
"good" NVidia FX770m (9600GTm)
Changing the Wifi card is quite easy and is described in the service manual
If you're done changing your hardware, boot up windows, check if everythings working properly. Install new graphic card drivers / wlan drivers.... and head up to Chapter 2
--- if you'll find any Typo's or misspelling, I'm not a native speaker