This information may be useful to those of you since I posted this awhile back in regards to the Acer Aspire 1710.
To anyone with an Acer Aspire 1710 series notebook and an interest in having the internal Bluetooth:
Well, once again, the ease and upgradeability of this notebook comes through. I really wanted to have the Bluetooth enabled internally for my HP DeskJet 995c printer and potential Bluetooth mouse. When you click the Lauch Manager, you can see that Bluetooth support is there but just does not come standard on any Aspire 1710 model offered by Acer. After looking through the service manuals for both the Aspire 1710 and Ferrari 3200, I was able to determine that they both utilize the same part numbers for modem and modem/bluetooth combo cards.
To have internal bluetooth, you simply have to remove the modem daughtercard (located underneath the Mini-PCI wireless card) and replace it with the modem/bluetooth combo daughtercard from Acer. You can purchase them from most service providers or from Acer directly. The part numbers are as follows:
MODEM BD.BLUETOOTH 54.T23V7.002
The antenna is very short and simply snaps onto the card just as the 2 antennaes do on the wireless card. Overall, it will cost about $75 - $100, but this is well worth it if you have a desire for the internal bluetooth.
The drivers/software for the modem and bluetooth are on the system recovery CD. Once installed, the wireless LAN light will blink blue intermittently if you make Bluetooth Always On in the Acer Launch Manager.
Anyways, I just thought I would share this information for anyone interested in having internal Bluetooth in the Aspire 1710 notebook.