HP ProBook 430 G2

I got this little thing for 20 euros from a local flea market. Its a bit scuffed up, has a measly HD TN panel and a rather slow processor. But its not too heavy and it has a low power consumption and was really cheap. Thats actually pretty ideal for use under harsh conditions. Like festivals or similar events where it might get damaged or nicked. I mean, it may lie unsupervised in a tent for days or may be used in the vicinity of fire, water, dust, sun, sand, dirt, drunken people, children, heavy machinery, tools and whatever else nature or people have to offer. So, its a good think that it has not much value, neither fiscally nor sentimentally.


  • HP ProBook 430 G2, 2015 13.3", 1500g
    • UEFI Boot ?, BIOS Boot
    • ACPI events , ACPI keys
    • S2R , S2D ?
    • power consumption 4.6W
  • Intel Wildcat Point-LP
    • Fan control ? # Is quiet anyway
  • Intel Core Core i3-5010 (2 Cores, 2.1GHz, 15W TDP)
    • cpufreq
  • Two DDR3L-1600 slots # One 4GB module
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB
  • RealTek RTL8168gu Gigabit Ethernet
  • Intel Wireless AC 3160 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
    • Managed Mode ?
    • Bluetooth 4
  • 2 USB 3.0 Type A Ports ?
  • 1 USB 2 Type A Ports
  • HDMI 1.4 ?, VGA ?
  • Intel Broadwell-U Audio
    • Headset connector ?
    • Speakers # Sound is ok
    • Microphone
  • 13.3" matte 1366x768 matte
    • Brightness control
  • RealTek RTS5227 SD card reader
  • Webcam Lite-On
  • Touchpad
  • Keyboard
  • Battery 40Wh # Could be bigger, but consumption is low. Its fine

Stuff it survived

  • 3 Days of Hörnerfest, everythings fine
    • Getting toasted in a tent during two extremely hot summer days (getting to hot to comfortably touch)
    • Getting moist due to condensation during night
    • Battery got cycled
    • Some mild physical abuse

DC Plug

Posigtive on the inside, negative on the outside, stupid on the Pin. Just as everyone. Dell has one-wire on the middle pin, but gracefully assumes a 60W PSU if nothing is there. Lenovo uses resitor dividers to encode the psu's capability. And again, assumes 60W if nothing is there.
HP has 5V on the middle pin, but further information is sparse. Many DIY and third-party solutions simply tie the pin to positive via a suitable resistor, but that does not always work. There is also no fallback assumption. I tried two simple plug adaptors from different universal PSU's. One worked, the other not. As far as i understood, thats normal. N0ice.

USB Type-C Adaptor

The original PSU says 19v5. Around 20V seem to work fine. Thus, a cheap USB Type-C PD breakout set to 20V works fine. I had a universal board with solder joints and soldered the aforementioned (working) DC plug unto it. There are ready made adaptors available, too.
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