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2nd Gen Bluetooth 2.0+EDR in 1st Gen Mini?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:43 pm    Post subject: 2nd Gen Bluetooth 2.0+EDR in 1st Gen Mini? Reply with quote

Hi there,
I have the first Mini sold in Germany sitting on my desk. As such, it was the basic no-frills version. I've upgraded almost everything (1GB, DVD-Burner, 100MB HD). What's missing is wireless LAN and Bluetooth.
The upgraded Mini is now slowly coming out, and to quote Thinksecret:

>Lastly, the new Mac mini features Bluetooth 2.0+EDR support, as noted in
>our original report. The Bluetooth software is version 1.6.3f2 (the previous
>Mac mini used 1.6.0f2) with firmware version 3.1965 (previously
>2.1586).

So, can I get this new mezzanine board and Airport and BT and use it in an old style Mini? Does anyone have part numbers for the new Bluetooth parts? No Mac dealer I've found will sell me just parts, they apparently get hounded by Apple to insist on installation. Will a dealer put new gen parts in an old gen Mini?

Thanks for any help,

Miniattax
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A certified Apple Reseller will be able to order and install this part for you for $100. Considering that how much it costs to buy it, then it's not a problem. I haven't called Apple to confirm this for the new BT upgrade kit, but I'm positive about this for the older kit.
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