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yoyogu
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Lenovo x230 missing bluetooth!

Hey everyone!

I ordered a x230 a few weeks ago and i realized i need bluetooth! I know i can purchase a dongle for a few dollars but i rather keep my USB ports free.

Anyone know where I can purchase a bluetooth card so i can install it myself? - Or is it advised not to do that.

What do you think I should do?

maciek76
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Re: Lenovo x230 missing bluetooth!

2 options come to my mind

1) you can look for bluetooth expresscard (x220 has a slot, so I'm guessing x230 has it as well)

2) you can put it in mini-PCIe slot (for the WWAN card or mSATA SSD), assuming it's empty now, ie. you purchased without WWAN

maciek76
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Re: Lenovo x230 missing bluetooth!

better yet have a look at this service videos (it's for 220, but 230 is pretty much same)

http://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/ion/X220/index.html

 

they refer to CRU (Customer Replacable Units) and cover bluetooth

 

seems ther's no need for expresscard or mPCIe

yoyogu
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Re: Lenovo x230 missing bluetooth!

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Re: Lenovo x230 missing Bluetooth!

Hey Yoyogu,

 

If you are up for it you can replace your card with a card that can do Bluetooth if you want. Now if the card you are linking will work is not something we can say for sure.

 

           http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/X230_FRU_BOM_V2.pdf

Shows the types of Wireless cards.

 

Here is the psref:

            http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/tabook.pdf

 

Best Regards,

 

Hiro

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yoyogu
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Re: Lenovo x230 missing Bluetooth!

Would it be possible to stick that wireless card in the PCI-e slot and only utilize the bluetooh component - while still primarily using the wifi card that i purchased?

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Re: Lenovo x230 missing Bluetooth!

Hey Yoyogu,

 

It depends on which one you decide to buy and I don't know all the models of the top of my head. My suggestion would be to get a card that is wifi and Bluetooth together so you don't have to be concered about it or get a card that is just Bluetooth but not a Bluetooth/wifi combo.

 

Best Regards,

 

Hiro

 

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