E6410 Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by dezoris, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. arousal

    arousal Notebook Enthusiast

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    I guess Ill try to contact them through the online tech support, we'll see what happens..
    But right now, the touchpad is really bothering me, its almost unusable, i have to use the little dot in the middle of the keyboard. ive tried uninstalling the dell drviers and installing a generic alps driver but its still just as bad. could this possibly be a hardware problem? The touchpad is unresponsive and doesnt respond correctly to movement and clicks.
     
  2. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes NvGPUPro

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    I know EXACTLY what would happen. They will link you to some policy page, and end the conversation (or not/stop answering you back).
    If you want real service, you must call Dell. First of all, if you call during business hour, you'll get service from someone of the same country as you, and they are much nicer and relax, where they'll really help you out, the best they can.

    Sounds like a hardware problem. Dell will replace the palm rest (as the touchpad is attached to it).
    You have to try different drivers, I noticed that at every driver they tweak the driver to please a certain group of people. For me, a E6400 user, I have to use the original A00 Alps drivers of the E6410 to get my touch pad the way I like it. OR I must use the very old A04, the ones that came with my laptop, to get the same great response, and perfectly (for me) palm hit detection.

    Of course, remember that you can tweak everything from the Dell Mouse Control Panel. You can access it, by opening Windows Mouse Control Panel, and at the first tab you'll see a big orange touchpad icon, click on it, and it will open the touchpad settings for you to customize the touchpad to your needs.
     
  3. Paul P

    Paul P Notebook Consultant

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    Do you have Dell's Control Point software running ? I did not install it during
    a clean install of the OS after reading countless reports of it screwing up
    the touchpad. My touchpad works fine.

    Paul P
     
  4. dirtytofu

    dirtytofu Notebook Enthusiast

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    What is everyone's opinion on Intel Rapid Storage Technology?

    I currently have it installed and running on boot, but I would love to get others' opinion on this.
     
  5. linuxwanabe

    linuxwanabe Notebook Evangelist

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    I haven't had a hint of CPU whine on any of the Arrandale processor equipped computers I've had. This is not a universal issue. It's not even a big issue for Intel. Honestly, I'm more inclined to believe the whine is coming from the motherboard.

    First of all, you don't even own an E6410. You own an E6400 and have no reference to comparison. To put it kindly, you are totally uniformed on any issue pertaining to the E6410, or Arrandale processors.

    Second of all, you've already admitted that your vaunted battery life is no longer anywhere near 9 hours. What's it down to now? A couple of hours.
     
  6. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes NvGPUPro

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    Fine Mr. perfect. It's the motherboard power management DESIGNED by Intel. You cannot change this (license). I already explained it on my previous posts.. repeated question doesn't get my to retype all. If that user want more info, than he can look back, or do search on the net.

    Some people hear the whine (high pitch sound) some don't.. it depending on your hearing. Some lost it, some did not. This high pitch frequency is so high that it's not considered to be problematic to a point to be auditory impaired, as no one speaks nor listen to music with such frequency in them. Usually, just by age you start loosing the hearing. It's like those devices that some store tried to used, which output a similar, but with louder high pitch sound, to get teens to go away. (http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,621025,00.html).



    Your being an idiot, I know you are not one. I think you need some sleep, or relax a bit.

    This problem affects all Core 2 Duo's and newer processors. My laptop is affected by this. Also I don't live in caves, I works with laptop/desktop daily. We got a batch of Lenovo's with Core i5 in them. While I was preparing an image to ghost these machine, I could hear the whining noise. Of course, it goes away as you soon as you do anything with the laptop that requires the CPU, exactly like my Core 2 Duo.

    I also go to university, so I do need a battery that last long. I don't need 9 hours per SAY.. but as we all know Lithium-ion battery life (time of operation) diminishes over time. I need a battery that last AT LEAST 5 hours of usage. Having 9 hours provides me from keeping my laptop battery longer, before it provides me under 5 hours. At the end of my last semester I had about 4 hours of battery life. But, in that case I was doing more power conservation, such as tuning off the screen as soon as I stop typing, and sleeping the computer as soon as possible and wake it up (removing the password on wake up - win7 feature). It's called planning ahead of time. The difference is that I get to keep my battery for a year and half, instead of changing it every 6 month. But apparently for you, money is not an issue, and you are can spend 200$ on a new battery every week.
     
  7. jamus28

    jamus28 Notebook Consultant

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    How does the e6410 compare to HP elitebook 8440p? Both seem very comparable in specs. I also can't get accurate weight information for either laptop. Does anyone know which is heavier?
     
  8. enterprise-peon

    enterprise-peon Notebook Consultant

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    My recent batch of E6410 have come with a very different screen then the first batch. This is an AUO5544. Has a glossy almost glass look. Bad viewing angles too.

    For a business laptop, you should not be seeing such variations in the screen panels.
     
  9. Paul P

    Paul P Notebook Consultant

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    I just noticed that there's a new BIOS out for the E6410, A04, as of July 20.
    I haven't seen mention of it here so if anyone's interested click here.
     
  10. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    You can live with this feature even if you don't use it. However, unless the situation changed recently, it doesn't support TRIM.

    Note that you may get a BSOD if you change the HDD access mode in the BIOS if you have installed your own version of Windows (Dell's factory image most probably includes the drivers for the different modes).

    John
     
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