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desuwulf
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Thinkpad X230 - Mini-PCiE not Customer-Serviceable?

Hi all,

 

I have two X230s and I wanted to put two wifi cards into one. I don't need the wifi card of the first one, and would want to move it to the other. Has anyone done that?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Mini-PCiE not Customer-Serviceable?

wifi card will not work in the wwan slot because of this card needs a full functional pci bus which is absent in wwan slot except of several pins, for usim and control.



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desuwulf
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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Mini-PCiE not Customer-Serviceable?

so what would be compatible in that slot?

(would there be any usb pins there?)

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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Mini-PCiE not Customer-Serviceable?

there are:
1. full featured USB bus
2. partial mini pci-e bus as I mentioned earlier
3. full featured msata bus at the same pins as mini pci-e mostly

so the best soluton to use this slot is to fit compatible msata SSD drive in mini pci-e formfactor (not 1'8"!) Wouldn't you know about that?



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