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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 17202 16-Nov-2007 20:31
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i have just got a compaq has a litlle compartment in the bottom with the bluetooth picture.....but it needs something to plug into it.....can some one please tell me where i can get the thing or at least give me a name for it....i so was under the impresion it had bluetooth, apparently i was VERY wrong! GRRRRRRRRRRRR i want to play with my new lap top and n95......BUT I CANT!!! Please Help me!!!

That is the little thing.......

Thanks in Advance!!

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  Reply # 95564 16-Nov-2007 20:38
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I am not sure that you can buy this part seperately at any reasonable price. The laptop may have been 'bluetooth ready' - but thats like bying an 'iPod ready car stereo' - you certainly wouldnt expect a free iPod with it, you just know its capable of interfacing with one.

Your best bet is to buy a compactflash PCMCIA adapter and a compactflash bluetooth card (if you dont need your PCMCIA slot for anything else), or a Bluetooth USB adapter. Former will be $30 - $50, and the latter about $25.

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  Reply # 95566 16-Nov-2007 20:43
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Thank you! i have been looking at those external type thuings....and i might have to end up getting one, i would prefer to get the "proper bit" if there is not worried about the price i would just like my laptop to have all the bells and whistles! Lol.... is there a HP shop anywhere???


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  Reply # 95569 16-Nov-2007 20:58
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I doubt you can buy this part in New Zealand 'off the shelf' and if you can get one in from overseas, you could be looking at 10 - 20 times the cost of buying an aftermarket adapter. (Though for your sake, I would love to be proven wrong).

Very rarely does outfitting a laptop with original internal options after its initial sale stack up financially.

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