These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
For troubleshooting questions and solving problems with your Elitebook 8460p, check out the troubleshooting guide located here.
Background and Identification
The Elitebook 8460p is a professional business and mobile workstation laptop designed by HP. Built and first released in August of 2008, the computer is over 10 years old. However, its ability to be easily fixed, upgraded, and maintained make it a great laptop to work with and experiment with.
HP’s Elitebook line of laptops are premium built professional grade laptops designed to meet military specifications. Specifically, to operate under extreme conditions such as altitude, temperature, humidity, dust, and vibrations. The chassis were designed and built using plastic, magnesium alloy, and aluminum.
The 4th generation of Elitebooks included the 8640p which was designed to have a more boxy shape than previous generations and used less plastic in the construction. The 8460p was promoted as having 32 hours of battery life using a high capacity internal battery.
CPU: Intel Core i5 2520M
Chipset: Intel QM67
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 Expandable to: 16 GB
Hard Drive Size: 320 GB
Display Size: 14-inch (AU Optitronics AUO313C Panel)
Native Resolution: 1366p x 768p
Optical Drive: Yes
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6470M 1GB GDDR3
Battery: 6-cell 62Wh Battery
I/O Ports: 4-pin FireWire; SD/MMC Reader; Express Card/54; Optical Drive; Headphone Jack; Microphone Jack; eSATA/USB 2.0; USB 2.0 (charging); USB 3.0 x2; DisplayPort; VGA; Modem Jack; Ethernet
Size: 13.31 x 9.1 1x 1.25 inches
Weight: 4.95 lbs
Scroll up to the Documents section of this page to view an official repair guide/troubleshooting published by HP for the HP Elitebook 8460p (also located here)