CF-53 Wifi Bluetooth card upgrade?

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  1. gunny1402

    gunny1402 Newbie

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    Hi all!

    I've been looking all over the internet for this answer: I have a CF-53 MK1 with and SSD and secondary HD at the DVD tray, 8GB of Ram, Win 64bit working like a champ. When I bought it on Ebay it stated that it was bluetooth, but when I opened the tray above the keyboard, there's no bluetooth module there.
    My question is: Can you update the Wifi card for a newer version Wifi and bluetooth combined on this specific PC? Or do I have to add the OEM bluetooth module to it?
    This is my first post, any help will be appreciated!!!
     
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    Win7 64bit
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    gunny1402 Newbie

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    Thank you for your reply!!! Theres no card there, it's empty... :(
    I thought I could just upgrade the WIfi card to a wifi-bluetooth card like the newer pc's, Is that possible on this laptop? It has an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 model WL11A wifi card and it is working fine. I just like the bluetooth option for music while I work...
     
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    By the way, I checked the bios section and this is my setup:
    BIOS v1.00L13
    BIOS Conf 0010-0000-0007
    Emb Controller V1.00L12
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    It is a standard bios. Thats good.
    I doubt that the bluetooth on a wifi card will work.
    I dont recall if I ever tried one or not.
    I dont have a CF 53 anymore.
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    What gets me they have the Bluetooth card but not ribbon cable to go with it. So where do you find one of them ?? You would think when they were stripping these apart them would put them with it...no brains at all.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    That annoys me too. Why not include the cable?
    I have seen this before many times.
    So now I have a selection of cables, so the only issue for me is what type of cable is it.

    I do see it is 10 pin FFC which is the same as Bluetooth on a CF 31 and CF19.
    I wonder if the more common board from a CF19 would work?
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    I would buy one but I wonder which is the right card. Will need to see if I have a 10 pin cable around here somewhere.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Those photos are the same card as far as I know. Just opposite sides.

    Cable is either straight of flip.
     
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