internal usb on Ti15"

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  1. technocoy macrumors 6502a

    technocoy

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    #1
    hey guys,
    this sounds a little crazy i'm sure but i'm thinking of going internal with my usb bluetooth module and i was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on how to make one of the usb ports internal... should i just splice into the connections and then connect my bluetooth... or is there another way... are the ports soldered directly to the board or are they connected with wires?? i haven't opened up my book before! it makes me a little nervous! if there is non-permanent way to do it i'd rather, i don't want to void my applecare if i can help it... but i really want this thing inside, after using our 17in at work.. it's great having it all sleek and internal!!

    thanks guys,
    technocoy
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Moved to proper forum...

    I don't think you can install a BT adapter internally in a TiPB for several reasons:
    No way to connect to USB from inside
    No room for BT adapter inside
    Probably will get very bad reception

    If anyone knows different, please correct me.
     
  3. Mblazened macrumors regular

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    not likely

    You will not find any room. The portables are very integrated units and there is no space for anything larger than a corn nut. I don't suggest you try, but good luck if you do.

    Also, i do believe the usb ports are directly on the board.

    -m
     
  4. technocoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    technocoy

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    thanks guys

    sorry about the forum thing i wasn't sure.
    i found room for it, i just wasn't sure about the way to connect a female USB port inside, or if it would interupt the output of the OEM port to splice off of it...

    again, thanks for the suggestions...
     
  5. technocoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    technocoy

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    thanks vniow

    that's pretty much what i was looking for!!!

    tech:D
     

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