New Latitude 5470

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by jasperjones, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. mr_handy

    mr_handy Notebook Evangelist

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    Not really surprising to have these things vary by market. The older Latitudes and Precisions were more often all 3-year; the move to 1 year base for the 5000-series happened a long while ago but of course the "mainstream" models being 5000 rather than 6000 series was pretty recent (Broadwell) and the move to the Precisions M3800 (and M5510/M5520 since) having a 1 year warranty was decidedly unwelcome.
     
  2. wapda11

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    Hello Everyone!

    I bought an open box Dell Latitude E5470 today at a very cheap price. Unfortunately this laptop had a non backlit keyboard and a TN (1600 x 900) panel but it had the much needed 6300HQ, so I went ahead and bought it thinking that I can always buy a backlit keyboard later from aliexpress. I looked at aliexpress again today and noticed something I had overlooked before purchasing the laptop and that is that all backlit keyboards available for E5470 have a different shape thanks to the two stupid top mouse buttons that are not present in my variant of E5470. I now have to find a top panel that has the cutout for those two extra mouse buttons. This is a nasty situation for me as I am not even sure if the required top panel will be compatible with my variant of E5470. Any advise on what I should do?
     
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    Yes, I did find find couple of backlit keyboards which will work on my variant. I also posted a question on dell forums and a dell engineer replied saying that since my variant that did not come with a backlit keyboard, even if it put a backlit keyboard the back light function would not work because the circuitry for controlling back light will not be there. My argument on this is that the back light function should work because my laptop's motherboard has the required connector for the thin backlit wire that comes with all backlit keyboards.
     
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    I read once that someone did exactly the same (upgrade to lit kbd) and it worked, so good luck.
     
  6. wapda11

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    I found that post that you are most probably talking about. This gives me hope thanks.

    I also wish to change the display from (1600 x 900) HD+ to FHD IPS. I asked dell about screen change and I here is their response:

    "Notebook screens are coded in setup by EDID - only those screens that Dell has coded into the BIOS table are guaranteed to work. Anything else may display nothing until Windows loads (i.e., no BIOS/UEFI page), may not work completely (artifacts, split or corrupted screens) -- or may not work at all.

    You need a screen known to have shipped with this model system".
     
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    That might be true, so I would recommend searching for a dell technician in your area. They are super knowledgeable about all hardware related issues.
     
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    Hello paper_wastage,

    I recently bought a Dell Latitiude E5470 with non backlit (no pointing stick) keyboard. Have you faced any issues so far with the backlit keyboard you bought from ebay. I posted a question regarding backlit keyboard compatibility and this is what one of their engineers said.

    "Apologies, but unless the computer was originally ordered from the factory with a backlit keyboard, the circuitry will not be there to operate the lights."
     
  9. gnufreex

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    I have contacted dell and they have warranty transfer page which asks you to give as much info as possible on previous owner. I contacted guy who sold me the laptop and he does not know any info about original owner, says it was to long ago. Also I have no info on him other than nickname on auction site. I visited his place but not sure about address since we met in town and then he drove us to his place. So I have nothing, I gave up on warranty pursuit.

    As for battery, this is model numbers I got from dell.

    RDRH9 Battery, 47WHR, 3 Cell, Lithium Ion, LG Chemical
    W9FNJ Battery, 47WHR, 3 Cell, Lithium Ion, Samsung
    954DF Battery, 47WHR, 3 Cell, Lithium Ion, Sanyo Energy
    JY8D6 Battery, 47WHR, 3 Cell, Lithium Ion, Simplo Technology Co. Ltd

    66Whr batteries are only for the verson with discrete graphics. It can't fit physically into case of Intel graphics model. So I will go with 47whr battery. But problem is I can't find any, there are "gently used" ones on part people or on ebay as "new(other)" which probably means with defects. I can't find brand new anywhere. There is 52Whr battery for e5450 that is also listed on ebay as compatible with e5470 but Dell person told me it might not work. But this dell person looks not very expert to me since he proposed me 66Whr and latter I found out by looking at picture that there is no way to fit.

    If I succeed with the battery uprade, I next do NVME SSD

    3WF8W SSD, 512GB, PCIe, 2.5 inch, 22mm/80mm/2.38mm, NVMe, Samsung, (PM951)
    68V6F SSD, 512 GB, Non Encrypted, PCIe34, M.2, 22mm/80mm/2.38mm, NVMe, 512MB, Samsung, (PM961)
    2345G SSD, 512 GB, Non Encrypted, PCIe34, M.2, 22mm/80mm/2.38mm, NVMe, Multi Level Cell, LiteOn, (CX2A)
    0WYP0 SSD, 512 GB, Non Encrypted, PCIe34, M.2, 22mm/80mm/2.38mm, NVMe, 512MB, Hynix Semiconductor Inc, (PC300)
    7VPP2 SSD, 512 GB, Non Encrypted, PCIe34, M.2, 22mm/80mm/2.38mm, NVMe, 512MB, Toshiba, (XG4)

    And after that i'll probably buy a docking station and that is all I need in terms of hardware upgrades.
     
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    About the screens, b140han01.3 works wonderfully for me. My laptop came with eyesore BOA screen which was fullhd but had brightness of thousand sun and cold colors, and probably pwm as my eyes hurt when I put it on minimum brightness. So I tried both AUO b140han01.3 and b140han01.2 and decide to go with 1.3 since it did not have dead pixels and white spots, but 1.2 is fine too as long asa it does not have defects.

    If your laptop came with 900p, chances are you have dual channel EDP cable, so you could swap easily. Not sure if you got 768p, that might be single channel cable.
     
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