WTB: CF-52 Bluetooth & Fingerprint Reader

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  1. steve.steve

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    Doesn't matter if oem card. The Bluetooth hook isn't written into his bios.
     
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    How do you know this?
     
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    I have had a few. I also write custom bioses for toughbooks. We refurbish a large number of toughbooks a month. If person wants to send unit here to have bios reflashed to fix Bluetooth we can take care of that too. If you have one; we can fix it for you since most likely you wont be able to flash MK5 CF-52 units. They take special tools.
     
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    I have the exact model he has ( CF-52VDB131M) with 120 hours on it. I bought it with 20 hours.
    It came without wifi / bluetooth. I installed a Intel 6235 from a CF 31 mk3 and it now has wifi and bluetooth. See my photo proof earlier in this thread.
     
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    Ok
     

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    ChrisInVT Notebook Enthusiast

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    An HP card no less. Steve, is there any way for me to check the BIOS?
     
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    Yes. See if the WiFi option shows up in the advanced tab. Then if you have the Bluetooth in the sub menu. If no to one or both of these then it needs to be setup in the bios rom.
    Lastly you can double check in the diagnostic utility
     

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    Nope, the options aren't there under advanced or under the diagnostic utility. So the BIOS is basically ignoring all the bluetooth cards I've installed.
    The WWAN is there which makes me happy that my Gobi modem is detected in BIOS & Windows. I've never been able to get the GPS to work though.
     
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    To find which COM port the GPS is using open the device manager. Go to Ports. Then it should be one of the ports besides 1&2.
     
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    Yeah it's in the device manager, but it does't actually do anything. I have an app called VisualGPSView that I used to troubleshoot with the Gobi & my USB GPS. The USB picks up satellites instantly and gives me position information, but changing it to the Gobi nothing happens. I didn't get a chance to do much troubleshooting or research before I left several months back. I never even tested the WWAN card in the MK5 (nor did I ever test the one in the MK2HP either).

    I'm going to shoot you a PM about the BIOS issue

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