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How to Build a SelfMade BlueTooth Device

Links to selfmade BlueTooth accessories for your laptop or notebook. If you have written a free guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry.

N.N.Building a BlueSniper Rifle.
Linksys USB BT100 Class 1 Bluetooth Adapter [archived link]Bluetooth a Mile Away: With a simple antenna modification to a USB Bluetooth adapter, you can extend your wireless range to record-setting distances.
Billionton BlueTooth Class 1 PCMCIA [archived link]How to add an external antenna.

BlueTooth Upgrades for Laptops and NoteBooks (Internal Adapters)

Acer Aspire OneInstalling RAM is incredibly simple after the trials endured in unpacking the motherboard. This guide explains how to pop out the 512MB 5300 SODIMM piece and slap in a Netlist 1GB 5300 DDR2 piece. It also tells how to strip the case of a cheap mini USB BlueTooth dongle and solder it with four wires on to the USB terminal connectors.
Acer Aspire OneA demonstration of how to take the UMPC apart, how to upgrade the RAM, and how to add internal USB Bluetooth. Basically a micro USB Bluetooth module (Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR) has been connected to a 5V trace (off in standby), a nearby ground trace, and the USB signals (pins 36 & 38) available on the mini PCIe card slot occupied by the WiFi card. The Bluetooth module was stripped, wrapped in Kapton tape and installed under the palm rest.
Acer Extensa 5420This guide was put together in order to help some of you who want to add a 4-pin internal Bluetooth adapter into the laptop.
Apple iBook G3An AirPort compatible PC card that fits inside iBook. This specific Buffalo (Melco, WLI-PCM-L11GP) card has the same chip as AirPort card does.
Apple iBook G4Sliced Apple: adding internal BlueTooth. Antenna modification for improved BlueTooth range. Interval hard drive replacement. Adding a SuperDrive (CDRW/DVD-ROM).
Apple iBook G4 14.1'' 1GHzHow to add an internal USB BlueTooth dongle.
Apple PowerBook G4 TitaniumAdding a BlueTooth adaptor to the inside (in Italian).
ASUS Eee PC 701How to add an internal USB Bluetooth port to the sub-notebook without affecting the built-in wireless or using the empty mini PCIe card slot.
ASUS Eee PC 701This netbook conveniently has some space next to the memory slot, and this is a great place to add some gadgets: 8GB USB pen drive, bluetooth adapter and four port usb hub. You have to break open these adapters, and remove the sockets to reveal the bare PCBs.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GSome internal upgrades: to install devices internally, more USB-connections are needed this can be achieved by routing the D+/D- signals from the southbridge/controller to a 4 port USB-hub. Now you can add a GPS with antenna, a BlueTooth connector, a SD/HC CardReader and some FlashDrive storage. A separate power switch can switch off all additional USB devices.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GThis page documents adding an internal Bluetooth and an extra USB port.
Averatec AV1050Adding an internal USB BlueTooth module.
DELL Inspiron 630MHow to attach an internal BlueTooth(tm) adapter.
DELL Inspiron 700MHow to add internal BlueTooth(tm) support.
DELL Inspiron 6400 (E1505)Even if you didn't order Bluetooth in the Build-To-Order (BTO) laptop configuration, you can add it after the fact, here's how to install an internal Bluetooth module.
DELL Inspiron E1505Want better performance from your laptop? The conventional wisdom has long held that you should simply buy a new one. You can put such conventional wisdom aside: upgrading a laptop may not be for the timid or the impatient, but if you're handy with a screwdriver, and the sight of a circuit board doesn't scare you, an upgrade can be a far more affordable solution. Upgrades covered: RAM from 1GB to 2GB, HDD from a 5400RPM, 120GB drive to a 7200RPM, 200GB model, miniPCI wireless card from 802.11b to 802.11a/b/g, BlueTooth card added, optical drive, LCD screen with better resolution or matte instead of glossy, CPU from a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo to a 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7200, graphics card nVidia 7300 with a more powerful ATI X1400.
DELL Latitude CPxAdding internal USB BlueTooth.
Electrovaya Scribbler SC500 Tablet PCUnder the hood: a complete take apart picture gallery.
Fujitsu LifeBook T4210A proposal to install a Bluetooth module.
HP Pavilion DV6000How to add a miniPCI BlueTooth module to the notebook. This assumes that the system board is capable of accepting the BlueTooth module.
HP Pavilion DV6045NRAdding an internal Bluetooth miniPCI module into a laptop. This mod also avoids using up any free USB ports externally such as attaching a cheap BT dongle.
Lenovo IdeaPad S10Instructions to fit a Mini PCI Express BlueTooth module into the UMPC.
MaxData Eco 4000AThis tutorial covers upgrading components and parts of the laptop and details of the technical process involved in installing them. It details several upgrades: 1. RAM: 1GB DDR 400 (PC3200) in 2x512 2. CPU: AMD Sempron 3100+ (1.8ghz) 3. Internal Wireless 4. Internal Bluetooth 5. Hard Drive: 60GB 7200RPM with 8MB cache 6. Optical Drive: QSI DVD+-RW SDW-082S 7. Heatsinks and Cooling.
Panasonic CF-M34How to build a USB 4 port miniPCI card into the case and attach a USB BlueTooth dongle to it.
Siemens SimPadDisassembly and integration of a BlueTooth module. These instructions show how to replace the internal DECT modem with a bluetooth interface leaving the PCMCIA slot free for other purposes and needing far less energy than a WLAN card.
Siemens SimPad SL4BlueTooth Add-On: how to add a Siemo S50037 (or a Mitsumi WML AHR C09) one chip solution as well as a SD/MMC card (includes schematics).
Sony VAIO VGN-S170How to add internal BlueTooth support, a step-by-step tutorial with part numbers and pictures.
Toshiba Satellite A105How to install an external USB Bluetooth adapter inside a laptop.

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