Inspiron N5030 Laptop - No Bluetooth Upgrade

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Inspiron N5030 Laptop - No Bluetooth Upgrade

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I recently a bought a N5030 laptop. The product descripton states 'no bluetooth upgrade' however I now want bluetooth.

What is the best way to do this?

Thanks.

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  • Installing the internal card requires significant disassembly - and remember, any damage won't be covered by warranty:

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insN5030/en/sm/btooth.htm#wp1190307

    If the system is brand new you can send it back and re-order with the bluetooth option.  If you want to install it yourself, this is the card:

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=430-0614&cs=19&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=27530&lid=627063

     

    The easier way is to use a USB adapter:

    For example,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320057&cm_re=usb_bluetooth-_-33-320-057-_-Product

    These are so small now they can be left permanently attached - they protrude very little from the system and require no disassembly to install.

  • Many thanks for the advice ejn63. It's much appreciated.