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anyone know where i can buy a bluetooth module?


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I really want to install the bluetooth module in my powermac so that I can use my wireless mouse and keyboard. does anyone know where i could buy the module? thanks
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Probably would be cheaper to buy one of the bluetooth dongle things that plug into a USB port from Belkin. You can get those from Apple or Amazon.com.

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You can't buy the internal modules that apple uses

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yea, unless you buy a refurbished or used one on ebay or something similar. I believe there's a store here that sells that sorta stuff, parts of macs only, no actual macs.
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**** i was hoping that I could get the original part, oh well i guess the usb adapter will have to do
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**** i was hoping that I could get the original part, oh well i guess the usb adapter will have to do
You can, just not directly from Apple. I've read that people have been able to purchase the module and antennae from Mac-Pro, though it will certainly be cheaper to go with the USB adapter (cost is approximately $125 for the internal components). As mentioned, you can also find them on eBay.

Once you have the parts, here's a nice guide that details the installation.

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i dont mind so much about price, i just want it to be a nice and clean install. will this void my warranty?
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Yes it would void the warranty

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for a "nice clean install, some soldering may be required, which would definitely void your warranty.
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Yes it would void the warranty
usb adapter it is
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Its not like it is a powerbook and the dongle sticks out the side....you plug it in the back and you won't see it again

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