E6530 owners thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by konstantin.nd, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. noranalyst1

    noranalyst1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello, I am considering buying this machine used or refurbished. I have two questions:

    1) I have seen that on the E6440, the right click and left click trackpoint buttons require one to press in the low part (whereas the middle button must be pressed in the high part). I wonder if this is also the case on the E6530/E6430?

    This unpractical arrangement is apparently the same on the Precision M6700 the owners thread on the Precison M4800.

    2) Is there visual volume feedback, or at least available drivers for this? (There is not on E6440, and apparently not on M4800.)
     
  2. djordjebg

    djordjebg Notebook Enthusiast

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    there is no visual volume feedback. Only windows feedback in taskbar.
    But e6530 i one fine laptop.
     
  3. djordjebg

    djordjebg Notebook Enthusiast

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    E6530 developed strange issue after WIn10 upgrade. CPU runs at full speed every single moment. It doesn't matter if it idles or it is in full load.
    Cpu i7-3630QM


    SOLVED
    Intel rapid storage made this problem
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  4. noranalyst1

    noranalyst1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you. While not important, it is strange that Dell doesn't bother maintaining this feature, which worked very well on my old Latitude D820.

    Do you use the trackpoint/pointstick, or could check how its buttons work? On an E6440 I have tried, you cannot press on the whole button, only on the lower part.
     
  5. pitz

    pitz Notebook Deity

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    Upgrade to Windows 10. Visual volume feedback is embedded right into the OS without any software add-ons (ie: Dell Quickset) required.
     
  6. truckinguy

    truckinguy Notebook Geek

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    I love this E6530 still... I have 3 of them.. Lately tho one crashed. It won't power up at all. No lights or boot up screen. Not sure what to do with it. I was thinking of having it repaired but I don't know who would do it reasonable. I mean used ones can be had off Ebay for the same or less money can't they?
    On a side note I upgraded to win10 and after a few days reverted back.The upgrade went fine. I just don't like 10 for what my needs are..
     
  7. bizzybody

    bizzybody Notebook Guru

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    What other models used the same lid as the E6530, and had a 1920x1080 option? That'll help broaden my search for a disassemble-unplug-plug-reassemble-n-play display upgrade from 1366x768.

    Mine was given to me, sans battery. I found a good used one for $15. It's the version without the nVidia GPU. :( But it does have a Core i7 3540M.

    It's an ex-government laptop, penny pinchers that opted for the 1366x768, no webcam, no fingerprint reader, no GPU, small hard drive, 8 gig RAM - then figured a high end CPU would make up for it all. Service tag info claims 8 gig but somewhere along the line one of the DIMMs got swapped for a 2 gig so it only has 6.

    I'd like to pump it up some, without spending more than simply laying down the dough for one that already had 1080p and nVidia. Mainboards with GPU and the heat pipes for them aren't too $$$ but the LCDs. Yikes! Often it's much cheaper to buy a whole laptop with problems and just swap the entire lid and cables.
     
  8. Wojtas

    Wojtas Newbie

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    Soo... Finally got a change to change my keyboard from a standard to a backlit one, quite happy with the result! :) If anyone wants I've included a picture of how it looks.

    When changing the keyboard make sure that you do not damage keyboard ribbon cable as sometimes new keyboards do not come with a new ribbon cable! When changing the ribbon cable, ensure that you do not pull out the ribbon cable with the port itself (haha) as there might be a piece of double sided tape tucked in between the cable and the keyboard base.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Hope I helped with the keyboard thing :)!
     
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  9. Wojtas

    Wojtas Newbie

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    Oh! Quick question, relating back to the mSATA discussion, is it confirmed that the WWAN port is not supported? Funny situation is that I did some research and apparently there was an update released quite a while back (2 years ago), "Firmware for LITEONIT LMT-128M6M MSATA 128GB, Revision DM7110C".

    Would be pretty cool if this means it works! Any thoughts or opinions? :)
     
  10. alexhawker

    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    That update you found is just a firmware update for that model of SSD. Dell likely had a configuration with the Liteon SSD in the HDD caddy.
     
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