"New" 2.5 g5...BT module installation....

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  1. PCM macrumors regular

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    Hi..I just reserved a dual 2.5 stock computer for purchase tomorrow...I was hoping to have BT module installed. Will Apple install this at the store or is that not an option and will I have to use that D-Link BT adapter?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't actually know about PMs (on the laptops, it is not something that can be readily installed at the store or by the user), but I was just wondering...do any PCI BT cards work on a PM, since it has slots?
     
  3. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    I was wondering the same thing. Been tempted by the blow out pricing on some of the older PM G5's.
     
  4. PCM thread starter macrumors regular

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    same thought process I had. And, unfortunately, they are not "older" tech-wise compared to the "updated" g5's.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Why is that an unfortunate thing? :(

    Ooh, found you some reading material, dear:

    http://tersus.no/bluetooth/

    It is a guide on how to install the BT module in a PMG5...so at least then you'll know how complicated it is. Still doubt the store does it for you on the day of purchase, though. :(
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i believe the only in store upgrades are ram and airport cards. i think BT has to be a BTO option, which you can only do online.

    might just be easier to get a USB dongle instead of going through the hassle
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    With the PM G5, you end up having something sticking out of the back of the machine whether or not it's internal -- though one takes up the external USB port instead of the internal USB connection.
     

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