Do you know where the Dell Bluetooth 365 adapter is located in M6500? I installed a new AC 7260 in order to make the bluetooth work under Windows 10. Everything works fine including the bluetooth under the AC 7260. However I could not find any instructions under the Dell service manual to remove the old bluetooth 365 nor do I find anything on internet regarding how to remove/replace it under M6500. Appreciate the help!
It is the additional small Mini PCI-E slot labeled WPAN/UWB/FCM.
NOTE: WPAN is a generic name for Ultra Wide Band (UWB) and Bluetooth® (BT). Insert a WPAN card only into the slot
This is covered on page 84 of the service manual.
Scott, thanks for the reply! However the page 84 is what is confusing me because that that slot is empty in my M6500. I don't have a WPAN card. Based on the picture of the Dell 365 bluetooth module, it does not seem to fit WPAN card slot. There is demo of how to remove it in M6600 on Parts People.com but it is not the same configuration as M6500. There must be another place where Dell put that 365 card.
OK, to confirm, your system still shows the Dell 365 installed? If so, that is odd as your system board should not have the header that accepts the little dongle cable that BT stick utilizes. To clarify, my specialty is the M6600 and I know that design inside/out, but the M6500 was before my entrance in to the Precision world. Try removing the keyboard and take a look if you cannot see the BT stick and/or cable on the bottom side of the system. Its interface is USB signal based so the dongle cable will plug in to the USB daughter board if not the main system board. Sorry I couldn't be more help, but I do not have access to a M6500 or one photographed disassembled.
Thanks for the follow-up. Right now, everything works fine with my new Intel dual band 7260 half mini card even though I also have the Dell 365 bluetooth card installed. The 7260 can achieve a download speed of up to 750MB on the M6500 board. So, I think for now I would just turn off the 365 card and leave it as is until one day when and if I decide to tear down the entire M6500 to find out where the 365 card is installed.
This took me forever to figure out, but it's located directly under the LCD. You need to take off the screws on the bottom right and left side (both are under covers that are also hard to take off). Now, you can pull the frame around the LCD off. Beware, it will make lots of loud snapping noises. That's okay. Now, right under the LCD, in about the general middle, there's the tiny card (See Picture). Take the cable off first, then you can unscrew its single screw. I didn't have one in the first place myself, but I finally figured out that it's right there. After buying one off of eBay, though, my BIOS didn't even detect the module was attached (Also See Picture). So, it's not a driver problem, does anyone have any idea why this could be happening? I've tried different BIOS versions, A07, A09, and A10. None detected the module...