*HP EliteBook 8460p Owners Lounge!*

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  1. KONATAonPC

    KONATAonPC Newbie

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    Thanks.
     
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    KONATAonPC Newbie

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    Got the board already somehow (1 week from china to UK is almost impossible but it happened) and I swapped the new board in just fine. Hoping I can sell the old board and get enough to cover at least half the cost of a i7-2630qm.
     
  3. mr.rhtuner

    mr.rhtuner Notebook Consultant

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    Hey guys, so I was sold a HP 8460p off ebay that has some damage to the back corner. It looks that the laptop was dropped and this was something I wasn't told about when purchasing the item. Long story short, I got my refund from the seller and now I am trying to replace the damaged items and bring this HP 8460p back to life.

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    So looking at it, I will need the whole bottom base and the top palmrest and the left side hinge.

    Looking at ebay for used parts, there are a few replacement bottom base's as well as some palmrests but they identify a different part number. I'm unsure the part number I have but I am having a hard time understanding why would these items not be the same. Sure, newer ones may have some revisions but would the top and bottom parts not be the same?

    The 8460p that I have has the i7 processor and 'SS' usb ports if that matters.

    Any help/suggestions would be appreciated :)
     
  4. rahasyavadi

    rahasyavadi Notebook Consultant

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    I do not know for sure that what you are looking at on eBay is what you need, but I do know that HP at least often has different part numbers for the replacement parts than for the parts in the original builds. For instance, I have a keyboard for an 8740w which reads: "MODEL 598044-001" and "SPARES 597582-001." Once you take apart the computer, you may read the solution to your mystery.
     
  5. mr.rhtuner

    mr.rhtuner Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I was able to use the HP Spare parts list with my current serial number and find the part numbers for the palmrest/bottom cover and outer hinge covers.

    I replaced them and the laptop is looking good again :)
     
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    Hello,

    Is it possible to install Win7x64 with UEFI and GPT partition scheme? I am trying but no success..
     
  7. OverTallman

    OverTallman Notebook Evangelist

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    hello. Is it possible to use any DDR3 1333 sticks with these laptop? my local crucial supplier only has pairs supposedly for Macbooks. I looked at the spec sheet on the crucial website for the "Macbook-only" sticks and it's similar to the ones for the 8460p.

    thanks
     
  9. RyanWatsonUK

    RyanWatsonUK Newbie

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    Hey guys, I've had my 8460P a couple years now and I really enjoy using it.

    I've maxed the RAM at 16GB 1333MHz - Swapped my i5-2540M for an i7-2760QM,
    Boot Windows 10 from a Crucial M550 SSD - 128GB,
    Taken the optical drive out and put a second OCZ 256GB SSD to boot to Mac OS X Sierra.
    Taken the bottom access door off for extra cooling as I don't travel much.

    Only quibbles are the poncey little light next to my webcam (why did they not just backlight the keyboard?)
    (And has anyone had any success stories in modding the keyboard to be backlit?)

    Also, will I benefit from swapping the mainboard I have (HD Graphics 3000) for the Radeon 6470M dedicated graphics? Have read numerous threads online saying it's not worth the hassle for the minimal performance difference, but I just want to be sure I've got the best possible setup.

    Were the DreamColour screens available for the 8460P? If so, I'd be interested in getting one as I've used an 8760W and I want to get one to replace my 8460P, but I've plunged so much money into it that I don't want to part with it.

    Also read online that people are putting these in their machines; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-HS2340...608957&hash=item33c4780d67:g:xckAAOSw-0xYSUaa - does this in any way help WiFi speeds?

    Thanks in advance. I've also got 2 x i5-2540M CPU's if people are looking for spares.
     
  10. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    I believe no manufacturer made even a regular IPS display in 14" 16:9 format that would work in older machine like 8460p. At least I could not find one. Newer laptops have different display connectors, they don't work. No backlight keyboard either.
    3G or 4G modem has no effect on WiFi speeds ;)

    I used one 8460p as my work machine, upgraded it to 8470p when I had a chance. Eventually ditched both, because with Windows 10 the wwan kept dying to the point where only windows reinstall woke it. After I explained situation to my boss rather colourfully I got t450s Thinkpad as my current work laptop. For home I bought 840 G2 with IPS display.
     
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