adding bluetooth to mac pro?

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  1. techster85 macrumors regular

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    Ok, so when I bought my mac pro, i didn't want to wait for the bluetooth modules to be added and wait an extra couple months...now I'm thinking that I might want bluetooth haha (whoops...ah well...). My question is, is it possible to add the apple bluetooth module after the fact? Or, should I just go buy a USB bluetooth adapter?
     
  2. rlove06 macrumors member

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    Yeah, you can take your Mac Pro to an Apple retail store and they can pop the Bluetooth modules in for you. I think you buy a module third party and install it but I've never done it.
     
  3. techster85 thread starter macrumors regular

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    any idea of the cost? I mean, I guess I could just use up another USB with a dongle (haha...dongle, that's a funny word), but I would like to have the actual apple part if I could just because it's one less thing to have sticking out the back...
     
  4. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    Pretty affordable.
    Bluetooth module is about 15UKP (<30USD).

    Physically moving a Mac Pro to an Apple Store is easier with a team of Ancient Egyptians. Those suckers are heavy. See if you can arrange for the staff to meet you by the loading dock.

    C.
     
  5. techster85 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea, and it gets worse, i live 6 hours from nearest apple store, but my fiance is from dallas (the location of two apple stores), so over the christmas break I might have to take my baby (the computer...not her) to the mall and see if I can get one installed...
     
  6. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    why, you aren't gonna take your fiance to the mall?

    and you should probably call first (not her, the apple store)
     
  7. daveIT macrumors member

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    Dang dude it's only like 40 lbs. I hope someone asked Santa for a gym membership...:p
     
  8. ljones macrumors regular

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    I had bluetooth and airport expressed installed when i purchased mine at the Apple Store. They didn;t charge me to install the parts since i paid for it there. After my work discount... both were about $65 total.

    They met me at my car. Not something you would want to carry a long distance.
     
  9. techster85 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so would 30 bucks be a reasonable amount to guess for the bluetooth only? Yea, it is heavy, but I think I'll be okay :)
     
  10. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    Heavy?

    Are they really that heavy? How much? Not guessing, who knows for sure.

    The Stig
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yes, they're really that heavy. Don't know the weight exactly, lets just say damn heavy. It's heavy enough that I'd rather have a USB dongle sticking out the back than have to schlep it to the Apple Store to get the BT module installed.

    When I bought my PowerMac, I felt really sorry for the Apple Store guy. The store is on the 2nd floor, and he met us down at the loading dock to drop it off. Turns out the freight elevator was broken and the poor guy had to take it down a flight of stairs.
     
  12. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, I bet he dropped it down the stairs :p

    Anybody else know the weight?

    Anybody out there have a bathroom scale (and a Mac Pro)?

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  14. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    For the Euros thats 19.27kg :). Really its not that bad although it is really bulky and awkward if you stick it in the box.
     
  15. techster85 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea, it is a little rediculous, but, i don't have a wealth of open USB's...like...i have none, so if it is possible I would just like to haul it up to a store and haul it back to my car...or, this could be an excuse to buy a usb expansion card, but there aren't many that are PCIe and that have gotten good reviews on newegg...:(
     
  16. ljones macrumors regular

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    ok, my receipt has...

    Bluetooth $25.00 after the discount. I only saved $2 with the discount, lol.

    Airport Express was $43. I saved $3.44 on that.

    So I guess the bigest deal was the $199.92 on the mac pro and the free printer.... damn i need to go cash this damn rebate check.
     

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