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[T410i] Add Bluetooth module without BDC Socket

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[T410i] Add Bluetooth module without BDC Socket

#1 Post by jkhsjdhjs » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:39 pm

Hey,

I want to add an internal bluetooth module to my T410i, cause it doesn't have a BDC nor (apparently) a socket where a BDC could be installed:
https://i.imgur.com/VMbHzkd.jpg

So the only choice I have left is to replace the internal WiFi Module (FRU 60Y3231) with one that supports WiFi and Bluetooth.
I already tried installing the Mini PCIe WiFi + Bluetooth Module from a R61i in the T410i (slot under the mainboard), but on boot it said: "1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in".

That's why I'm asking here now, cause I don't want to buy a module and notice later that it's not compatible, not authorized or whatsoever.

Do you know if it is possible to install a Bluetooth + WiFi module (ideally BT 4.0)? Or do I have a BDC socket on my T410i (in this case please tell me where I can find it)?

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards,

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Re: [T410i] Add Bluetooth module without BDC Socket

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:54 pm

Get the illustrated manual (HMM link at the top of this page).
BT is mounted on the underside of the keyboard bezel.
Instructions in HMM.
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Re: [T410i] Add Bluetooth module without BDC Socket

#3 Post by jkhsjdhjs » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:56 pm

Ahh, ok, thank you!
So the socket I marked in the following picture is the bdc socket?
https://i.imgur.com/6D4hexs.jpg

And according to this post I then should be able to install a BT 4.0 module in it, right?


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Re: [T410i] Add Bluetooth module without BDC Socket

#4 Post by MikalE » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:40 pm

I installed a W530 BT card in my T520. It came with a pigtail for other applications that was removeable for the T520. I would imagine the T510 will be the same, though I have not opened either of my T510's to look.
T500 C2D 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


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Re: [T410i] Add Bluetooth module without BDC Socket

#5 Post by jkhsjdhjs » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:18 pm

I was able to install a BT 4.0 BDC with the FRU 60Y3303 into my T410i and it works just fine!

Thanks to all of you!

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