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Add internal bluetooth card to T460p

#1 Post by agarza » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:35 pm

Does anyone knows if it's possible to add an internal bluetooth module to a T460p?

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Re: Add internal bluetooth card to T460p

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:55 am

AFAIK you just need to replace the wifi-card with a wifi+bluetooth card, such as the Intel AC-8260.
Plus get the appropriate drivers.
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Re: Add internal bluetooth card to T460p

#3 Post by agarza » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:36 am

That's funny, I have the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC-8260, I think that card does have Bluetooth but I see no entries under Device Manager
Current
T440p:
Core i7-4710MQ|16GB RAM|Intel 200GB SSD| 14.1" AUO IPS FHD|Win 7 Pro|T450 Trackpad|Backlit keyboard|2nd Caddy

T460p:
Core i5-6300HQ|16GB RAM|lPNY 256GB SSD| 14.1" Panasonic IPS WQHD|Win 7 Pro
Past: T420 HD+, X61s XGA, T61 14" SXGA+, T42p 14.1 SXGA+, T30, A22e

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Re: Add internal bluetooth card to T460p

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:34 pm

Check if BIOS/Security/I-O access/Bluetooth is ENabled.
Or press Fn/F5 to switch it on.

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Re: Add internal bluetooth card to T460p

#5 Post by agarza » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:11 am

It was disabled on the BIOS, but still it is not showing up in Device Manager, Fn+F5 does nothing, I think that combination was on the older 7 row keyboards.
Current
T440p:
Core i7-4710MQ|16GB RAM|Intel 200GB SSD| 14.1" AUO IPS FHD|Win 7 Pro|T450 Trackpad|Backlit keyboard|2nd Caddy

T460p:
Core i5-6300HQ|16GB RAM|lPNY 256GB SSD| 14.1" Panasonic IPS WQHD|Win 7 Pro
Past: T420 HD+, X61s XGA, T61 14" SXGA+, T42p 14.1 SXGA+, T30, A22e

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Re: Add internal bluetooth card to T460p

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:59 am


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Re: Add internal bluetooth card to T460p

#7 Post by agarza » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:39 pm

Thanks RealBlackStuff , that did the trick
Current
T440p:
Core i7-4710MQ|16GB RAM|Intel 200GB SSD| 14.1" AUO IPS FHD|Win 7 Pro|T450 Trackpad|Backlit keyboard|2nd Caddy

T460p:
Core i5-6300HQ|16GB RAM|lPNY 256GB SSD| 14.1" Panasonic IPS WQHD|Win 7 Pro
Past: T420 HD+, X61s XGA, T61 14" SXGA+, T42p 14.1 SXGA+, T30, A22e

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