Take apart, RAM upgrade, and Bluetooth mod

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    Thanks for that, do you have details of what you need to change in Linpus to enable the BT unit to work?
    I can see it on the usb bus, but how do i connect to it?
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    @Sid, I don't know how to make it work in Limpus linux - I plan to upgrade to Windows XP.
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    can you post closeups of the mmobo from above, with circles or arrows or something pointing to the exact points to solder and what they are.
    the pics are great but cant see it perfectly, dont want to **** stuff up by soldering the wrong places.
    Great guide though
    Rory
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    @rory, keep an eye on the pictures for some future annotations.
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    Thanks very much. I think next wekk will be when I do my mods. just need to find a good small hub. Will go look in PC World tomorrow, but not holding out much hope lol.
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    Try Maplins or Tesco.

    REALLY!
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    Very nice, I'll probably try your bluetooth mod. Do you know if any similar USB micro adapters are Linux compatable? $40 is a bit steep when an identical adapter is under $20 up the street.

    Have you given any thought to placing it in a different area, or modding the case to include an on/off switch if you're going to put it in the palmrest?
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    @Casao, you don't have to use a micro USB Bluetooth module (although I got mine on sale, two for $40)... You can use almost any USB Bluetooth module - most of them are Linux/OSX/Windows compatible out of the box! All Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) chipsets work for sure, so just check the specs. This one should work - it's CSR-based and it's cheap: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6875999269

    There are 2 things to keep in mind:
    - Avoid Bluetooth 1.0/1.1/1.2 modules. These are obsolete. Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR is the way to go.
    - Avoid Class 1 (100 meter) modules. The range is better but the power consumption is higher. Go for class 2 (10 meter).
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    Thanks for this :)
    I've got a dell bluetooth module here at work that's going to get fitted in somewhere...
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    @tnkgrl, thanks for posting these videos. I used your disassembly video to install my additional memory and I am now the proud owner of an AA1 with 1.5Gb RAM! :cool:
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    Thanks for video tnkgrl. I know this sound stupid but I got all the way to after disconnecting the keyboard and there is one silver screw that is smaller than the other black ones. I didnt have a small enough driver to unscrew it so Im stuck for now till I buy a new precision screwdriver set.
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    Does anyone know if there is a led present next to the wlan led? If not how difficult would it be to extend the one that comes on most of the bluetooth dongles? This way you could tell if it had been disabled in xp.

    tnkgrl did you notice when you added your bluetooth module if it was possible. i guess if its a tiny module then the led would be an smd.
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