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T601 bluetooth light

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T601 bluetooth light

#1 Post by H-Atkinson » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:09 pm

This is a really specific question, and its not the end of the world if it wont work, but will a wifi+bluetooth combo card in a T601 still activate the bluetooth status light on the T601's LED array, or does that work only with a 14-pin BDC installed? I ask because finding T60 display cables with the 14-pin socket is essentially impossible, and soldering one on didnt work (dont have an iron precise enough to get to it as I need to without melting the cable).

If it cant be done its not the end of the world, its just a convenience thing.
T43p, T61p, T601p, T601 (dead), T601, T60p (Prototype), X230, P53, T480 (In the process of rebuilding)

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Re: T601 bluetooth light

#2 Post by Peak2Peak » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:37 am

I can not remember if the T61 and R61 MB PCIe WLAN slot carries USB connections (I think not?) - The Bluetooth BDC modules on T60/T61/R61 are generally USB connected - hopefully someone will confirm
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Re: T601 bluetooth light

#3 Post by H-Atkinson » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:50 pm

The WWAN slot does, and its not that hard to extend the cables to reach it, or reroute them to there. The main issue for me is the light. I would assume that since both the BTs are over a USB lane it would work, but due to the fact that its not the same USB lane, I really dont know. What would be great is if someone running an integrated card could speak on the matter, or I could experiment by grabbing a card and testing on my 14.1" T601, but at the moment Id rather not tear it apart as Im using it as my main PC.

If I get to building the new 15" T601ps I will make a post after testing it.
T43p, T61p, T601p, T601 (dead), T601, T60p (Prototype), X230, P53, T480 (In the process of rebuilding)

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