post #21 of 48
12/22/09 at 9:35am
So the bluetooth module I have bought on eBay arrived today.
I have installed it. It seems that the right place is on top of a ribbon cable. There is little square rubber block on it. After removing it there is sticky glue underneath and just enough space for the bluetooth module. The wrist rest has no shielding over this spot as well.
The installation isn't hard but requires lots of disassembly.
Keyboard needs to be removed (by pushing 4 tabs on top of keyboard and then 2 on sides). Keyboard and touchpad ribbon cable needs to be disconnected from the motherboard. Then remove screws from the metal plate underneath keyboard. Flip the laptop, remove all the screws on the bottom. Open the door where memory and wifi card are, there is one additional screw underneath (near the memory slots). Then you can remove the top cover and install the module.
See the pictures of mainboard and bottom of the top cover for reference. The place where the bluetooth module goes is circled red.
The module is detected by Linux, rfkill device is created and module is activated automatically. Also, after it is installed there is additional (4th) unmarked blue LED right to the battery indicator that blinks indicating the bluetooth working. So far it works great with my Razer Orochi mouse.
am running latest bios, as i say the bios detects it as a tk-42 at 1.6ghz but get into windows and says 1.2ghz same multiplier etc as the original l310
stupid question coming up..
have you upgraded bios from acer site?
The fan and heat sink in the FOne could not keep the CPU cool enough when playing Call Of Duty 4. The whole left side of the notebook would heat up, despite using the Belkin laptop cooler and after about 2 hours of game play the notebook would shut down
It then reboots and acts like nothing ever happened, well thats what the event viewer says
where did you install the kingston drive, as external or internal?
No blue tooth on FOne is my only gripe with it, although there is a blutooth key on the keypad, i may just solder one to the board, as shown by TNKGRL, haveing an external bluetooth, just takes up the usb port permanently..
i have already copied all my movies and games to the laptop so i dont have to keep taking out the usb optical drive
p.s if you do upgrade ram to what i believe would be 8gb, then do tell