HP T730 8GB RAM 32GB Storage Thin Client

Cavallo

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NOOB question: I've poked around from this forum to HP's site. I got my T730 updated to BIOS 1.11. I found sp93015 on HP's FTP server, and the 1.14 firmware is in there, so I'm sure I can get that installed. Anyone know what service pack the 1.15 firmware is in? There are thousands of them. I can maybe download a giant gob of cva files and search them, but yeesh...

UPDATE: Never mind. It's in sp96679. I only had to download 4000-ish files to find it. :)
 
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nasbdh9

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Some mellanox connectx-4 lx cards cannot be recognized, such as mcx4121a-acat mcx4121a-xcat, or OEM products, such as huawei sp333
BIOS version 1.15
 

ilporcupine

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@WANg or others, I have a t730 just aquired, (and paid too much, apparently). I was booting from a USB stick, live CentOS 7 "CD". It boots fine from the panel USB port, but will not boot from the internal USB port. I made sure the internal port was enabled in BIOS. Gives " no bootable" type message. Anywhere I should be looking? I find Bios config in this machine confusing. I am used to older machines. Not looking to do anything fancy, just run pfsense.
(yes, I am a noob registration, here. Been reading awhile, but not posting)
 

ilporcupine

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T730 straight up will not boot from internal USB, period. Sucks.
Well that craps on my plans! "Art of Server" steered me wrong on his video!
I will have to find a very cheap M.2 device, I suppose, as I don't really want usb stick hanging out...:)
 

ilporcupine

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T730 straight up will not boot from internal USB, period. Sucks.
I should have read the WHOLE t730 thread! This was mentioned toward the end. I wonder why this is the case, this would seem to be the opposite of the preferred situation. Sorta the point of an internal USB, no?
 

Sync66

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Ebay search

(519330-001,463955-001) -(generic)

should find you the HP 90w power supplies for <$15. Not sure if the T730 are different. There are HP 135W and 230W PS if needed. They are also fairly inexpensive.
Eh, they are not special at all - any mid-size IT shop supporting a fleet of HP ProBook/Elite laptops and docking stations will have compatible power bricks (7.4mm "black ring tip" )with them that will work on the t730 - I can certainly vouch for this. Hell, my t730 has been using the 120w power brick (645156-001) from my HP 2012 Advanced docking station (A7E36AA#ABA - which is less than 30 USD on eBay and used with my HP laptop to drive 2 Displayport LCDs) with no issues whatsoever, and it even runs on my 90w universal laptop power brick from iGo (30 dollar purchase from the Radio shack liquidation) just fine. I am pretty sure that I can have it working on my 65w HP Elitebook 2560p power adapter as well. The big benefit to the 90w adapter I am using now on the t730 (HP part 042519-11) is the 90 degree barrel jack so when my cats climb up to the server cabinet they won't use it as a step. Otherwise, just look for a genuine HP 90w power brick compatible with HP EliteBooks from the numerous hardware liquidators on eBay.
Sorry but I have some questions. I keep looking for those part numbers and all sort of differently specced power bricks come up. I think I found the official HP 730 90w power supply to be 19.5V but I keep finding 90W adapter that are 19V or even 18.5V, even the official HP ones.
Does it auto-sense voltage? Is there a voltage margin-of-error on the T730's input-side? Or does it only work at 19.5V? Can you guys confirm what your specific working power bricks are labeled as? I'm in a sea of generic and original-branded, 7.4mm barreled, lookalike but voltage-varied search results and I'd like to make a choice that actually works and doesn't fry my T730 upon arrival.

Thanks!!
 

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Sorry but I have some questions. I keep looking for those part numbers and all sort of differently specced power bricks come up. I think I found the official HP 730 90w power supply to be 19.5V but I keep finding 90W adapter that are 19V or even 18.5V, even the official HP ones.
Does it auto-sense voltage? Is there a voltage margin-of-error on the T730's input-side? Or does it only work at 19.5V? Can you guys confirm what your specific working power bricks are labeled as? I'm in a sea of generic and original-branded, 7.4mm barreled, lookalike but voltage-varied search results and I'd like to make a choice that actually works and doesn't fry my T730 upon arrival.

Thanks!!
it’s about +/- 0.5v from 19v - I’ve gotten the t730 working on 90w dell 7.4mm center-positive power bricks in a pinch, but it should be an original authentic HP power brick if you expect it to last.
 
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