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Anonymous
November 22, 2004 11:43:03 PM

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Anyone know where I might be able to get an internal bluetooth card for
a Dell Latitude D600? Apparently they were optional and mine didn't
come with one. The name of it seems to be Truemobile 300 which also is
used for a compact flash adaptor for PDAs.

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Anonymous
November 23, 2004 2:43:57 AM

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Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>Anyone know where I might be able to get an internal bluetooth card for
>a Dell Latitude D600? Apparently they were optional and mine didn't
>come with one. The name of it seems to be Truemobile 300 which also is
>used for a compact flash adaptor for PDAs.

It's either a U5136 (on the factory invoice) or a 1U746 (from spare
parts?) part number.

Please let me know if you find it, and what it costs. Installation is
non-trivial (remove the keyboard, remove the display (yes, really),
remove the palm rest, and it's right there... 8*) but fairly
straightforward.

Mine just died, and _then_ they told me I had mail-it-back (and be
without my computer for 3-5 days) service, so I'm doing the swap
myself.

If it's easy and not too expensive, I might add it to my wife's
machine...
Anonymous
November 23, 2004 4:13:17 PM

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>Mine just died, and _then_ they told me I had mail-it-back (and be
>without my computer for 3-5 days) service, so I'm doing the swap
>myself.

The bluetooth module isn't broken, its the connector on the
motherboard. You'll have to replace the board... A well-known problem
on D600.
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Anonymous
November 23, 2004 4:13:18 PM

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Henning <newsmail@REMOVETHISmailme.dk> wrote:
>>Mine just died, and _then_ they told me I had mail-it-back (and be
>>without my computer for 3-5 days) service, so I'm doing the swap
>>myself.

>The bluetooth module isn't broken, its the connector on the
>motherboard. You'll have to replace the board... A well-known problem
>on D600.

Ah, I was wondering why he was so insistent on sending me a new
motherboard as well. Oh, well, once it's all apart it can't be that
much more work to swap the motherboard.

How did it break? It's not like it gets a lot of activity, and I sure
don't bang my laptop around...
Anonymous
November 23, 2004 5:23:50 PM

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>Ah, I was wondering why he was so insistent on sending me a new
>motherboard as well. Oh, well, once it's all apart it can't be that
>much more work to swap the motherboard.

Bad soldering on the connector. New boards have the connector glued as
well.
Anonymous
November 23, 2004 6:49:22 PM

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William P.N. Smith wrote:
> Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>
>>Anyone know where I might be able to get an internal bluetooth card for
>>a Dell Latitude D600? Apparently they were optional and mine didn't
>>come with one. The name of it seems to be Truemobile 300 which also is
>>used for a compact flash adaptor for PDAs.
>
>
> It's either a U5136 (on the factory invoice) or a 1U746 (from spare
> parts?) part number.
>
> Please let me know if you find it, and what it costs. Installation is
> non-trivial (remove the keyboard, remove the display (yes, really),
> remove the palm rest, and it's right there... 8*) but fairly
> straightforward.

I found the service manual which explains how to do it...

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/s...

It does seem a tad more work that I had anticipated. I've taken laptops
apart before, but not ones that were not already being retired. I assume
so long as one is careful and takes things slowly this is nothing to be
scared away from. Any other gotchas to be aware of? Any parts that are
particulary easy to break?

>
> Mine just died, and _then_ they told me I had mail-it-back (and be
> without my computer for 3-5 days) service, so I'm doing the swap
> myself.
>
> If it's easy and not too expensive, I might add it to my wife's
> machine...
>
>

I found one on ebay for $52 with shipping. I don't know if that is a
good price or not. If I chicken out, I may be putting it back up there :-).
Anonymous
November 24, 2004 12:48:23 AM

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Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/s...
>
>It does seem a tad more work that I had anticipated. I've taken laptops
>apart before, but not ones that were not already being retired. I assume
>so long as one is careful and takes things slowly this is nothing to be
>scared away from. Any other gotchas to be aware of? Any parts that are
> particulary easy to break?

I swapped the display bezel on my wife's machine, and it's pretty
straightforward. The only piece i had trouble with was the center
control cover, 8M659, $14.95,you might want to have a spare on hand.

Also, it sounds like you might want to ensure you've got the
motherboard with the properly soldered and glued BT connector, but
that might be a service call.

>I found one on ebay for $52 with shipping. I don't know if that is a
>good price or not. If I chicken out, I may be putting it back up there :-).

Check the prices with Dell's parts line, sometimes eBay is
significantly more expensive than factory parts...
Anonymous
November 24, 2004 2:26:29 AM

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William P.N. Smith wrote:
> Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>
>>Anyone know where I might be able to get an internal bluetooth card for
>>a Dell Latitude D600? Apparently they were optional and mine didn't
>>come with one. The name of it seems to be Truemobile 300 which also is
>>used for a compact flash adaptor for PDAs.
>
>
> It's either a U5136 (on the factory invoice) or a 1U746 (from spare
> parts?) part number.
>
> Please let me know if you find it, and what it costs. Installation is
> non-trivial (remove the keyboard, remove the display (yes, really),
> remove the palm rest, and it's right there... 8*) but fairly
> straightforward.
>


Are you sure this is the right part number? It seems that all searches
I am doing leads me to 802.11 cards.
Anonymous
November 24, 2004 2:29:28 AM

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Bob Horvath wrote:
> William P.N. Smith wrote:
>
>> Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Anyone know where I might be able to get an internal bluetooth card
>>> for a Dell Latitude D600? Apparently they were optional and mine
>>> didn't come with one. The name of it seems to be Truemobile 300
>>> which also is used for a compact flash adaptor for PDAs.
>>
>>
>>
>> It's either a U5136 (on the factory invoice) or a 1U746 (from spare
>> parts?) part number.
>>
>> Please let me know if you find it, and what it costs. Installation is
>> non-trivial (remove the keyboard, remove the display (yes, really),
>> remove the palm rest, and it's right there... 8*) but fairly
>> straightforward.
>>
>
>
> Are you sure this is the right part number? It seems that all searches
> I am doing leads me to 802.11 cards.


Never mind, it is right...

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/impactcomputersmiami/1u746....
Anonymous
November 24, 2004 4:05:05 PM

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On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 07:51:16 -0500, William P.N. Smith wrote:

>Henning <newsmail@REMOVETHISmailme.dk> wrote:
>>>Mine just died, and _then_ they told me I had mail-it-back (and be
>>>without my computer for 3-5 days) service, so I'm doing the swap
>>>myself.
>
>>The bluetooth module isn't broken, its the connector on the
>>motherboard. You'll have to replace the board... A well-known problem
>>on D600.
>
>Ah, I was wondering why he was so insistent on sending me a new
>motherboard as well. Oh, well, once it's all apart it can't be that
>much more work to swap the motherboard.

Butt. you forget one major issue! When the currier brings you the new
motherboard, he's supposed to get the old one back immediatly! It
means, you're supposed to have the old one ready for swap when he
arrives, you're not allowed to check things out before he leaves! Do
you forget to take e.g. the modem from the old board, you're stuffed!
But there's only one to blame - you! When you bought the system you
chose not to pay for onsiteservice... A trained technician swaps the
motherboard and test everything within half an hour, if you have never
tried it before... One and a half?
God luck!
Anonymous
November 24, 2004 7:56:12 PM

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Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>http://shop.store.yahoo.com/impactcomputersmiami/1u746....

OK, so some Yahoo(SM) has it for $70, check the Dell price before you
buy, it may actually be less!

I want to call Dell, but my brain won't let me, I've done it recently.
8*)
Anonymous
November 25, 2004 2:46:13 AM

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William P.N. Smith wrote:
> Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>
>>http://shop.store.yahoo.com/impactcomputersmiami/1u746....
>
>
> OK, so some Yahoo(SM) has it for $70, check the Dell price before you
> buy, it may actually be less!
>
> I want to call Dell, but my brain won't let me, I've done it recently.
> 8*)
>

I sat on hold on the parts line for about an hour. Their web site is
useless.
Anonymous
November 25, 2004 5:45:25 PM

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Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>William P.N. Smith wrote:
>> I want to call Dell, but my brain won't let me, I've done it recently.

>I sat on hold on the parts line for about an hour. Their web site is
>useless.

Exactly my point. Maybe the extra price for the Yahoo dealer is worth
it, even if there's no particular warranty...
Anonymous
November 27, 2004 11:22:57 PM

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William P.N. Smith wrote:
> Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>
>>http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/s...
>>
>>It does seem a tad more work that I had anticipated. I've taken laptops
>>apart before, but not ones that were not already being retired. I assume
>>so long as one is careful and takes things slowly this is nothing to be
>>scared away from. Any other gotchas to be aware of? Any parts that are
>> particulary easy to break?
>
>
> I swapped the display bezel on my wife's machine, and it's pretty
> straightforward. The only piece i had trouble with was the center
> control cover, 8M659, $14.95,you might want to have a spare on hand.
>
> Also, it sounds like you might want to ensure you've got the
> motherboard with the properly soldered and glued BT connector, but
> that might be a service call.



I got one off of ebay, and I am not sure it will work. If you look at
the image on the service manual for the D600, it appears as if the
module has a connector that slides into a connector on the motherboard.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/s...

The module I got has a connector on the left end (towards the arrow with
the 1 on the image), and has a short wire with connectors on it.

The part number on it is 2U381.
Anonymous
November 28, 2004 8:28:19 PM

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Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>I got one off of ebay, and I am not sure it will work. If you look at
>the image on the service manual for the D600, it appears as if the
>module has a connector that slides into a connector on the motherboard.
>
>http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/s...
>
>The module I got has a connector on the left end (towards the arrow with
>the 1 on the image), and has a short wire with connectors on it.
>
>The part number on it is 2U381.

You got the wrong one, the 1U746 is the one that goes in the Latitude
D600 as per the URL above.

FWIW, my BT module was OK, it was the motherboard that was bad. Now
I've got a "new refurb" that Dell will charge me $25 for if I don't
return it. I'm considering putting it my wife's identical laptop, as
it'll be much more difficult to get later.

Anyway, if you buy one, you might want to check with Dell for their
price, it's $40 when you buy the laptop, $25 as a repair part, and who
knows how much from Dell's Spare Parts Hell (SM). 8*)
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 2:57:20 AM

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William P.N. Smith wrote:
> Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>
>>I got one off of ebay, and I am not sure it will work. If you look at
>>the image on the service manual for the D600, it appears as if the
>>module has a connector that slides into a connector on the motherboard.
>>
>>http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/s...
>>
>>The module I got has a connector on the left end (towards the arrow with
>>the 1 on the image), and has a short wire with connectors on it.
>>
>>The part number on it is 2U381.
>
>
> You got the wrong one, the 1U746 is the one that goes in the Latitude
> D600 as per the URL above.


Yea, I am thinking it must not be compatible. Any idea what models the
2U381 would work in, before I to trying to sell it on ebay without a
good description?


>
> FWIW, my BT module was OK, it was the motherboard that was bad. Now
> I've got a "new refurb" that Dell will charge me $25 for if I don't
> return it. I'm considering putting it my wife's identical laptop, as
> it'll be much more difficult to get later.
>
> Anyway, if you buy one, you might want to check with Dell for their
> price, it's $40 when you buy the laptop, $25 as a repair part, and who
> knows how much from Dell's Spare Parts Hell (SM). 8*)
>


I am finding others, but still should check with Dell parts. Any idea
how to contact them? I had a number, but now I can't find it, and I sat
on hold so long when I did try it, I suspected it might never get answered.
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 1:09:20 PM

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Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>Yea, I am thinking it must not be compatible. Any idea what models the
>2U381 would work in, before I to trying to sell it on ebay without a
>good description?

I'd grep the dell WWWebsite, and/or use Google

>I am finding others, but still should check with Dell parts. Any idea
>how to contact them? I had a number, but now I can't find it, and I sat
>on hold so long when I did try it, I suspected it might never get answered.

I've got the following scribbled all over my order paperwork:

866-273-9823
800-456-3355
dellware.com
800-357-3355
877-645-1322
800-289-3355

Good luck!
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 2:49:53 AM

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William P.N. Smith wrote:
> Bob Horvath <usenet@horvath.com> wrote:
>
>>Yea, I am thinking it must not be compatible. Any idea what models the
>>2U381 would work in, before I to trying to sell it on ebay without a
>>good description?
>
>
> I'd grep the dell WWWebsite, and/or use Google
>
>
>>I am finding others, but still should check with Dell parts. Any idea
>>how to contact them? I had a number, but now I can't find it, and I sat
>>on hold so long when I did try it, I suspected it might never get answered.
>
>
> I've got the following scribbled all over my order paperwork:
>
> 866-273-9823
> 800-456-3355
> dellware.com
> 800-357-3355
> 877-645-1322
> 800-289-3355
>
> Good luck!
>


My ebay seller is going to exchange the wrong part for the right one. I
might have gotten the right part cheaper and been able to sell the wrong
part, but maybe not. I appreciate being able to exchange it.

I'm not sure if it is appropriate to post the guys ebay site. If you
are interested, let me know.