HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

  • model: EliteBook Folio 9470m
  • cpu: Intel Core i5-3437U @ 1.90 GHz, 2 cores, vPro
  • memory: 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) (was: 8 GB) (max is 16 GB, 2 slots)
  • graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • screen: 14 inch, SVA HD+ anti-glare flat LED-backlit, 1600x900
  • storage: 500 GB hard drive, HGST Travelstar Z7K500, ATA-9: HGST HTS725050A7E630, GH2OA910, max UDMA/133
  • network - wired: Gigabit ethernet, Intel 82579LM
  • network - wireless: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 11a/b/g/n (with Bluetooth combo)
  • Bluetooth: yes
  • Webcam: yes, 1280x720
  • pointing device: touchpad, pointing stick
  • keyboard: is backlit
  • bluetooth: 4.0 HS
  • battery: 4-cell Lithium-Ion, 52Whr (up to 9.5 hours)
  • usb: 3 x usb 3.0 ports
  • card reader: SDcard
  • bios / uefi: 68IBD Ver. F.71 (05/30/2018) was: F.70 (04/12/2018) was: F.48 (01/13/2014)

keys: bios / setup - Esc, boot menu - F9, network boot - F12, system information - F1, F10 - BIOS Setup

operating systems: Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Linux Mint, Ubuntu,

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links: LinLap - HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, docking station links: c04584594 - Advisory: HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station and HP EliteBook and HP ProBook Notebook PCs - External Monitor Flickers When Connected to DisplayPort,

local links

BenQ GL2460,


2020-02-07: battery - the new battery fitted well in the battery slot. From Debian it reports:

tingo@kg-elitebook:~$ acpi -i
Battery 0: Discharging, 87%, 03:39:20 remaining
Battery 0: design capacity 3526 mAh, last full capacity 3526 mAh = 100%

seems ok.

2020-02-06: battery - when I got home this evening, the package from AliExpress was in my mailbox - 27 days after shipped. Nice.

2020-01-13: battery - I got a "shipped" notice for the package from AliExpress.

2020-01-10: battery - I ordered a replacement battery from a seller om AliExpress - 9470M-8C 52Wh 3400 mAh, 14.8V. Price USD 23.19, shipping USD 4.34 (total USD 27.53 - omtrent NOK 245.-) estimated to take 20 - 29 days after shipping. This is also an alternative.

2020-01-09: battery - the battery is dead - if I unplug the machine from psu (or docking station) it dies.

"The system has detected the storage capacity of the battery stated below to be very low.
For optimal performance this battery may need to be replaced.

Primary (internal) battery [Error code 601]

ENTER - Continue Startup

For more information, please visit www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup"

2020-01-07: (caused by unplanned power outage) I had to power on the machine again.

2019-06-19: trackpoint cap - for good measure, and in hope of a quicker delivery, I ordered 10x from a seller on eBay (Canada) as well for about NOK 32.82 (including shipping). We shall see if that one arrives before the others. 2019-06-19: trackpoint cap - ordered 10x from a seller on AliExpress (order: 103160147598826) for USD 5.31 and free shipping 19 - 39 days. 2019-06-19: trackpoint cap - ordered 3x from a seller on AliExpress (order: 103159629908826), for USD 2.50 and free shipping 19 - 39 days.

2019-06-18: trackpoint cap - I tried with IBM (ThinkPad) caps; they do not fit, and some of them are too tall.

2019-06-17: I need a new cap on the trackpoint / point stick in the keyboard. The old one is falling apart.

2018-11-16: battery - these shops sell - Altitec 117838 NOK 1210.- MyTrendyPhone 200342 NOK 696.- andre PCbatterier.no CS-HPF947NB 899.- Lader-Batteri NOK 460.- BatteryUpgrade.no BTC-HPF947NB NOK 929,70 BatteriKungen.se 605-214 919.-

2018-11-15: battery - I installed PC Hardware Diags on a usb stick (used a Windows machine) and ran battery test. It reports that the primary battery

charge capacity: 45%
cycle count: 79
battery age: 1730 days
design capacity: 3515 mAh
full charge capacity: 1584 mAh
remanining capacity: 1552 mAh (97%)
battery status: Weak(31)

hmm, doesn't look good.

2018-09-13: bios - F.72 Rev. A (August 15, 2018) is available as sp91391.exe.

2018-07-25: bios - updated to F.71 Rev. A (05/30/2018) via usb stick method, run program from EFI file (I had to plug the usb stick in after having the boot menu on screen, or else it would not show up). From dmidecode

BIOS Information
    Vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    Version: 68IBD Ver. F.71
    Release Date: 05/30/2018
    BIOS Revision: 15.113
    Firmware Revision: 98.25


2018-07-25: bios - F.71 Rev. A (July 10, 2018) is available as SP88053.exe.

2018-06-06: bios - updated to F.70 Rev.A (04/12/2018) via usb stick as described in this post and this thread. The BIOS update didn't start automatically on reboot (perhaps because I am using a custom boot (entry)?), so I selected "run program from EFI" (or something like it) and navigated to the HpBiosUpdate.efi file on the usb stick and selected that. It did its thing, and the bios is now updated.

2018-06-06: bios - newest version (for Linux) is F.50 Rev.A dated Aug 6, 2014. Newest version (for Win10) is F.70 Rev. A dated Apr 30, 2018.

2017-04-27: yesterday I got a pick-up message, and today I fetched the package from Multicom at my local PIB (Extra Trondheimsveien).

2017-04-24: message from Multicom - my order is delayed.

2017-04-18: keyboard - at Kjell.com (in Torggata) I bought an active adapter (38011 USB til mus og tastatur for NOK 190.-) and now the keyboard works.

2017-04-18: keyboard - I have an old IBM PS/2 keyboard (partno: 32P5021, model no: SK-8811). I tried using a passive PS/2 to usb adapter (490037 bought for NOK 10.- at Teknikmagasinet KJ) just because it was cheap. As expected, it didn't work.

2017-04-14: From Multicom I ordered 1 x DP-HDMI33- K DELTACO DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, active, 4K at 60Hz, white for NOK 174.- plus shipping.

2017-04-12: docking station - the docking station is product B9C87AA, HP UltraSlim Docking Station. Ports on the back, from left to right: Kensington lock slot, HP Docking cable lock slot, VGA, Ethernet, DisplayPort, USB x 4, Power, line in, line out. If the DisplayPort isn't "Dual" (ie. no DP++ logo, it can't work with passive DP -> HDMI adapters.

2017-04-12: I already have av HDMI cable connected to the BenQ GL2460 monitor (via a HDMI-to-DVI-D adapter) so I went to digital Impuls and bought 115957 Adapter,, DisplayPort - HDMI, hvit for NOK 100.-

2017-04-09: uefi - boot - I changed the "Custom boot entry" to \EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi and moved it to the top of the boot order. Now the machine boots rEFInd every time. Nice!

2017-04-01: installed new hard drive, memory and msata SSD. I need two screws (M2 x 2.5 mm?) to secure the msata SSD.

2017-03-31: new hardware - from a kjell.com store I bought a new hard drive 1 TB WD Blue 2.5 inch, serial WXE1A45D2LCV for NOK 1099.- and at Digital Impuls I bought 1 x 118543 Crucial DDR3L SO-DIMM 1600MHz 8 GB NOK 650.- and 1 x 134271 Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSata 500 GB for NOK 1745.-

2014-07-25: F9 (Boot Options) has these choices:

Notebook Hard Drive
Notebook Ethernet
no usb hard drive / memory stick in sight.
2014-07-25: F1 (system information) tells me a bit
SKU number: D9Y17AV
Serial number: CNU41793R5
System Configuration ID: A1029D1103
System Board ID: 18DF
System BIOS version: 68IBD Ver. F.48
BIOS Date: 01/13/2014
Video BIOS Revision: INTEL 2130
Keyboard Controller Revision: 62.18
Processor Type: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3437U CPU
MicroCode Revision: 16
Processor Speed: 1.90 GHz
Total Memory Size: 8192 MB RAM
Primary Battery Serial Number: 10848 2/19/2014
Secondary Battery Serial Number: No Battery Present
Bluetooth FCC ID: PD96235ANH
Press Escape to Return
Nothing more.

2014-05-05: I got the laptop.