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T580 CPU soldered or not (upgradable?), FHD display opinions, WWAN antennas

Q: T580 CPU soldered or not (upgradable?), FHD display opinions, WWAN antennas

Hi I'm thinking to get T580 with i5-8250U and then maybe upgrade CPU later if I need it and it gets cheaper. Is it possible?I didn't find CPU on the user replacable units list in the manual but I also read that it is possible for some older Txxx. Also - what is your opinion about FHD IPS display in T580? Did it improve compared to previous models (colors, brigtness etc)? And the last piece - if I order it without WWAN - can I then add the card later or I will still be missing antennas or something else? I would expect to have no issues but I read different opinions on the net. Thanks a lot in advance Hermez

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The situation is well-known, but no one says, what should we do?WWAN slot - there, SIM holder - there, WWAN antennas - not present!It is already known that there is no interference from the EM7455 modem memory modules (and vice versa).The Lenovo only far-fetched and silly reinsured. But how are we now to set the EM7455 without antennas?! 

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 Hello everyone, I'm considering purchasing a P52 (20M9001NGE; probably not getting the P3200 and settling for the P2000 though) in a couple of weeks. I saw that Lenovo offers the P52 with WWAN capabilities and was wondering if the additional antennas are built into non-WWAN capable models, hence making adding a WWAN card down the line a tremendous amount easier (without having to purchase an antenna kit and essentially ripping the whole thing apart). Unfortunately, information on this seems pretty sparse at the moment. Does anyone here have a P52 and knows whether non-WWAN models contain the required antennas? Thanks!

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I have been trying for 3 weeks to get my laptop connected via a SIM card inserted into the SIM card slot of my DELL 5404 laptop. Dell support said i need a sierra WWAN card DW5808e, purchased, arrived 10 days later, installed, update drivers. Found sierra wireless skylight program, installed. Installed working data card SIM from BELL mobility. Nothing!! I asked if the sierra WWAN card needed antenna wires connected to it, DELL said no. I think it needs antenna wires. This laptop only came with antenna wires for the WLAN card. I have no problem using those antenna wires, as i travel everywhere and I need my laptop constantly connected. Connecting to iphone hotspot several times a day is a real pain in the ***. 
So I am stuck, I have had numerous chat sessions with DELL, there "pro support" hasn't returned my emails. I need to know what program i should be using to access a "cell" connection, is skylight the correct one?? Is the sierra wireless card correct for Canada? Do i need antenna cables/wires?? Can i use the antenna wires from the WLAN card?? 
BTW, I am in Canada.

A:WWAN setup DELL 5404 antennas??

It absolutely needs to have the antenna leads -- and they are not the same as the WLAN antenna (if you move those, you'll lose your WLAN signal.
Only your service provider can tell you whether the card will work with their service -- but unless the system came with factory installed WWAN/antenna, you're better off with a USB wireless adapter.

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Hi all, I have a ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2nd Gen) Model 20A70037US. The model is listed as WWAN upgradeable on the spec page. It's unclear to me whether I need to order antennas in addition to the WWAN card, however. Is there a way to tell if it already has WWAN antennas? Thanks!

A:Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (20A7) WWAN Antennas?

The safest way is to remove the bottom cover and look.  You would see antenna wires by the WWAN slot.
Having said that, in general, "WWAN upgradeable" means it has antennas

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Hi I recently purchased this prodct.  I need to know what is required to upgrade it for WWAN use (specification states it is upgradable). I know I will need the 4G/Sierra module, however does it come with the antenna already installed? What about the SIM connection/carrier unit? Would like some insight before removing the cover. Thanks in advance.

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I currently have T580 with pre-installed WWAN module (Fibocom L850-GL) and trying to get to work it on Linux. It works perfectly fine on Windows. So far I discovered that Windows driver uses PCIe protocol to communicate with WWAN module, but Linux is supported apparently only through USB protocol, and if PCIe is enabled, the module ignores all USB commands according to its hardware specs document (page 26) - https://www.mev-elektronik.com/files/MEV%20Elektronik%20Service/produkt-downloads/rf-microwave-wirel... Fibocom recommendation is to disable PCIe in BIOS, that is not supported by stock ThinkPad. Thus in Linux the device is only displayed as "Wireless controller: [0d40]: Intel Corporation Device 7360 (rev 01)" through lspci , and nothing on lsusb . Any suggestions how to make it work on Linux? As an alternative I'm considering getting another WWAN module, but it's quite likely it will not work due to whitelists. The only other module that is whitelisted for sure is L830-EB, that does not have global coverage and thus doesn't work in the US or China, even so it was reported that it's Linux-compatible (USB-mode only). Maybe there is a patched BIOS that has whitelists removed? Wondering if there are Linux enthusiasts who are also looking for a way of using WWAN.

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I got a new T580 think pad and some program windows are not displaying it's GUI properly. (e.g:. Buttons, textboxes are overlapped and cluttered, cannot resize windows.) Current resolution is set to default 3840 x 2160. I have tried changin resolution, try to change the compatibility settings on programs but issue still persists. Below are some example screenshots. Please let me know if there are any resolution.  e:g. Visual studio 2017 add new DB connection window.   Microsoft Outlook advanced search window 

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Dear all, I've just been affected a lenovo T580 for professionnal purpose, and I wanna have a 3 screen setup to work on. Sadly, when I plug a USB-C > HDMI adaptator and then to the external display, my main screen is just flashing every 2 or 3 seconds (like if the resolution was changing everytime) but I have no single display on my second screen. First question : Is the USB-C of the T580 made for displaying ? Second question : Have I forgotten something and missed a step to use it as an external display port. Thanks a lot !

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My T580 only has intel integrated graphic 620.   How do I output 4k to external Dell monitor,  U3417W I can only select max. resolution of 1920x1080 thru HDMI port?  (that's the max resolution  show in the display setting). Or this is the max. resolution, 1920x1080 that T580 can display? 

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Hello,I have problem with my T580 + thinkpad hybird usb-c docking station, i try to setup boot display device to external monitor but it doesn't work... i've tried with HDMI cable and Displayport but everytime i need to open laptop to enter my drive encryption password. My external monitor start to work when windows is loaded. my BIOS version is n27et32w (1.18) display settings in bios: boot display device - external displayshared display priority - usb type-cboot time extension - i tried with every options  Do you have any sugesstion for this? What schould i do? Thanks 

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I see that wwan can be added to CTO x1yg3, but the option disappears when I change display to hdr Dolby vision.  I can't find any info stating that wwan can't be added with that display.  Does anyone know for sure, or is it just not available yet?  It is a shame to not have all the options available, I have been waiting to order for wwan.  Frustrating when features I like can't be put together.... thinkshutter, but not with IR.....IR but not with HDR display.... and now LTE but not with HDR?  

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I own a Y530-15ICH with 60Hz Panel and GTX1050Ti and I am wondering if there is a way to upgrade my panel to 144Hz one. Either DIY or official replacement service (if there is). 

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Hi everyone, I'm a student and planning to buy the Campus version of the Thinkpad T480s with the Nvidia chip. It doesn't come with a WWAN module, but I'd like to add one. Information on that topic seems sparse and I tried to look for M.2 slot WWAN modules at different online stores. I found a few ones, namely- Huawei ME906S, listed to be compatible with 2016 Thinkpads- Sierra EM7455, listed to be compatible with the *70 series Thinkpads- Fibocom L831-EA (Intel XMM 7160), listed to be compatible with *70 series Thinkpads According to this reddit, at least the Huawei and Sierra ones are incompatible unauthorized for a T480s which, if true, is simply inconvenient, annoying and disappointing. As I mentioned above, buying a Thinkpad with a pre-installed LTE module is not an option because I'd like to have the Nvidia chip and am buying a Lenovo Campus Thinkpad which comes at a reduced price (and in Germany, it's the only way to get one with an Nvidia chip). As the Lenovo configurator and the T480s platform specifications indicate, the Fibocom L830-EB (Intel XMM 7262) and Fibocom L850-GL (Intel XMM 7360) are officially used and should definitely be compatible. However, I can't find them anywhere except pre-configured with a Thinkpad, which is not an option for me. Can anyone please help me with either of the following:- Is the Fibocom L831-EA (Intel XMM 7160) authorized for and compatible with the T480s?- Is there any place where I can get a Fibocom L83... Read more

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Hi and thanks in advance for any answers. I read a comment somewhere that on the Omen 15 models that the factory installed RAM is soldered to the board. Is there any truth to this? I've never heard of this before, but it's been a long time since I cracked open a laptop. I'd really like to upgrade my new rig, but not sure I want to tackle something that is soldered to the board,

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The LTE version of the yoga 260 is now available. I recntly tried to order one through campuspoint.de together with a RAM upgrade to 16GB. Upon trying to acctually do the upgrade the people at campuspoint.de noticed that, unlike in the non-LTE version, the RAM in the yoga 260 with LTE is actually soldered to the mainboard.  My questions are: Is this true for all variants of the yoga 260 with LTE or is there also a variant with LTE and non-soldered ram?Is is possible to upgrade a non-LTE yoga 260 with non-soldered RAM with LTE (antenna, SIM slot,...)?

A:yoga 260 LTE ram soldered

Oh man.. this is bad news  I wonder if structural issues such as the pen slot cracking have been looked at since we are obviously looking at some kind of revision of the chassis/mainboard?

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Ideapad 310-15 ABR has 1067mHz 4gb soldered ram. AMD recommend to use high speed ram for better performance. So, is there a way to replace it with high speed ram?

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Okay is it true that most computers Dell,Acer,Gateway,HP,Soney,Toshiba,IBM and Compaq the hardware is soldered to stop upgrading.

And they no longer give you the operating system CD or driver CD? You have to get the CD from them? If you get a Compaq with XP or Vista loaded you have to get the CD from them?

No drivers.

What happen to the old days if you want to get new computer parts or be upgrading you have to go with them? Like you get a Compaq computer and want to get new RAM or Hard-drive you have to go with them?

A:hardware is soldered to not allow upgrading

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Hi All, I aked sales team in UK Lenovo shop about the availability of T460s with 8 GB soldered RAM. They told me that it is available but not through them (they say they are ONLY a reseller). My question is simple: How can I buy it? CheersGeorge    

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I want to upgrade my CPU but when I went in side the system and tried to removed it, it soldered to the MD. I couldn't remove it w/o causing damage, maybe I am doing something wrong?
My System information is here. I upgraded it from Windows Me to Windows Xp Home Professional, and the video card (which doesn't seem to work as well as the old ATI one)
Here we go: From the TSG SysInfo:
"Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1400MHz, x86 Family 15 Model 0 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1535 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3850, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 16874 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corporation, Dimension 8100 , ,
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled"
Can I upgrade the HD from a IDE to a SATA with a Mother Board Addaptor? (Data cable)
Thank you.

PS I also upgraded the RAM I hope you can Help. thanks

A:Solved: Upgrading CPU which seems Soldered 2 MB

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I just got a new GTX 560ti graphics card and I'm ready to install it into my ASUS Essentio CM1630 but when I went to take out the metal slot coverings on the expansion ports, I was disappointed to see that they are solder in place at 3 different points. I looked for everything, a button, a screw a lever, to release these but the only thing holding them in place is the solder. Is there something im missing? If not, how can I remove these? Thanks a bunch!

A:Asus Expansion Slots Soldered?

You just have to break them off, they should move fairly easily with the aid of a screw driver or needle nose pliers in one direction and then just bend/wiggle it loose.

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Which Model or series if the S70t-a or b models is the CPU soldered to the motherboard? Or is the CPU soldered to the motherboard on the touhscren models only?

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Hello guys, I have a v510 4gb ram model. (v510-15IKB Model name 80WQ I want to upgrade ram but first i would like to learn if my ram slot is empty or i have a 4gb there? I think the slot is empty and 4gb is soldered to mb. If i learn this without opening the case, it will be easier for me.  If my slot is empty and that 4gb is soldered, when i add it will be 12gb ram? or should i remove existing 4gb from the slot and plug in 8gb? Thanks in advance.

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I bought a HP 350 G1 laptop in order to use the mSATA slot. My surprise was when i wanted to install the SSD in the slot, I saw that the slot was not even soldered on the motherboard altought the mSATA "word" is there. I saw in the manual that the models with Intel processor have the support for mSATA and the ones with AMD processor don't support mSATA. I have Intel I5 processor but as I said the mSATA slot is missing. Please someone who has this model to take a look at the slot to see if is there, and please an HP moderator to help me with this problem. The model is in the picture attached. Thank you.

A:hp 350 g1 laptop does not have mSATA slot soldered on the mo...

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I have a HP pavilion G6 modle number  C2N50UA#ABA. Which has an AMD A6 APU, Id like to know if the processor is soldered to the montherboard. I slavaged a A10 processor from my last hp G6 that was not soldered to the motherboard.  id like to upgrade.


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A:Is the processor in my hp pavilion C2N50UA#ABA Soldered to t...

Hi, From its Maintenance and Service Guide which says you can change processor that means it must be removable or is not soldered to the motherboard. Regards.

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Greetings, you guys can always seem to help. I have a TOSHIBA SATELLITE L505 , and the CMOS is dead, I have disassembled, and found the CMOS is broke off. I have a replacement but soldering is a new adventure for me....how difficult is it going to be....anyone been down this road?


A:CMOS battery soldered to motherboard /HELP

unless you are very experienced with soldering electronics, take it to a repair shop
that will be cheaper than buying a new computer when you short the mobo out

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Hi, I've just acquired a Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 (type model: 10AXS0XS0D) and installed Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (with Bluetooth 4.0) into it, but I'm lacking the antennas. Could anyone kindly tell me the part-number of the antennas I would need? Both front and rear. Thank you.

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I want to upgrade my T450s to 8Gb.  I currently have 4Gb.  Is the first 4Gb always soldered to the main circuit board (i.e. my single slot is open to insert a new 4Gb card).  Also, can you confirm the specs on the card I need to get?  Thanks.

A:T450s - Is all 4Gb memory soldered to main board

4 GB soldered.   1 memory socket up to 8GB, thus 12 GB total. 12GB max / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L, non-parity, dual-channel capable, 4GB memory soldered to systemboard, one 204-pin SO-DIMM socket http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad_T450s http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T450s/ThinkPad_T450s_Platform_Specificat... Check:www.crucial.com 

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When I opened my tower I noticed 2 of the 4 Northbridge retainer clips are no longer soldered to motherboard and Northbridge heat sink is not seated properly. It still works.

About 6 months ago Replaced XP with 7 OEM . Lately it's been shutting down unexpectedly. So we ordered 2 more gigs of memory thinking that would help.
Would it be OK to resolder and continue using or has damage been done? If it weren't OEM version I'd try to get it transferred to new motherboard with Core 2 Duo and DDR3 memory.

Computer is an HP a1020n
2GB DDR2 PC5300 RAM (+2 more in package).

Motherboard description

Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS PTGD-LA
HP/Compaq name: Goldfish3-GL8E

Pentium 4 processor


A:Solved: Northbridge no longer soldered to motherboard

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Please recommend me replacement antennas for the following 2 routers:
1) Buffalo Airstation Giga Nifty WZR-G144 DD-WRT (images to help recognize connectors) http://forums.techguy.org/members/749332-ascanio1-album484-antennas.html

I need +9dBi omnidirectional - pls consider Asus' already + 3dBi/5dBi gain.
All routers/clients lie on the same (+/- 3ft) plane.

I am afraid to buy the wrong antennas which could curtail some functions/capabilities/specifications so, please, recommend me a specific brand & model, possibly with good cost/performance.

Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Replacing Antennas

It looks from the pictures that the antennas are not made to be removable. Removable antennas typically have reverse polarity SMA connectors that can be un-screwed.

That said, the antennas suggested in a reply to your thread on another forum won't work without modifying your router. It would probably be cheaper to replace the router with one that has better antennas, or one that has removable antennas that can be replaced.

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JohnWill said:

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a couple of examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner AntennaClick to expand...

Hi John!

I got a D=Link wireless router. Two guys from Comcast, and a hi tech friend, said that D-Link produces a weak signal. I need a booster. My friend said that I needed a D-Link booster. NetGear, et al won't work or won't work very well with a different brand.

Does that apply to these high gain antennas? or boosters?

A:Antennas and signal boosters.

I moved your post to it's own thread.

These devices are generic and will work with any 2.4ghz device that has an SMA connection, which is almost all common router/AP brands. I've used them with D-Link, Actiontec, and TrendNET wireless equipment.

Your friend doesn't know what he's talking about.

Note that the kind of "booster" many people think of is a repeater. IMO, this is a bad way to go, because it greatly reduces the available bandwidth for the wireless connection. Repeaters have to receive and transmit the signal to perform their function, which doubles the delays and bandwidth consumed.

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how many antennas does a hp pavilion 15 ab121dx have?

A:how many antennas does a hp pavilion 15 ab121dx have?

Hi,You've to open bottom cover and see for yourself.We cannot confirm this. We're just volunteers like you be helping members coming here. This is not official HP technical supportManual: Page 42, 43http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04775872RegardsVisruth

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hi all,

I know there has been a certain amount of academic debate about whether EM waves used in wireless systems have enough power to harm people, I don't wish to get into this debate, I would like to ask if I was to attach high gain antenna to a wireless system, would I be more at risk than a standard one? assuming I was at risk in the first place.

I don't really see how it could be outputting more power unless it draws more current? and I don't see how there is extended range without more power being drawn.

if there is more power drawn is there any danger to my hardware?

thanks all

A:2.4 GHz high gain antennas

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I intend to install a PCI-e wifi card (Intel 8260) but I don“t know what type of front and rear antennas to install and how to do it.Please help. 

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For the italian item T7V84ET#ABZ this is my question: in Technical Specifications (http://store.hp.com/ItalyStore/merch/Product.aspx?id=T7V84ET&opt=ABZ&sel=WKS) it is only mentioned LAN connection "Intel® I219-LM Gigabit"; and at Technical Specification Notes, at the end of the pdf (http://www8.hp.com/h20195/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4aa6-2677ite), it says "7 Le schede wireless sono funzionalitą opzionali o aggiuntive", meaning wireless modules are optionals. So the very question is: in case this item is sold without Wi-Fi module, is it only necessary to buy this module separately, and make it go Wi-Fi using resdent mounted-into-screen antennas? any answer is superhypergigateramega WELCOME

A:Wi-Fi module and internal antennas

High end notebooks are not sold without wifi modules complete with the requisite antenna installation. Especially a hotebook as high-end as a Z-Book. Even HP mini and Stream notebooks have wifi installed.

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So, I have a broken wi-fi card in my desktop. Or do I? Maybe it's the antennas.

I can see my home wi-fi network, and I could occassionally connect to it at reduced strength this afternoon (at full speed too!) but now I can't connect at all. I can see the network still, but not connect. It's worth mentioning that before I was messing around with my computer today to fix other issues, I could see what I thought was actually my neighbor's wi-fi, but I'm not sure. I could not anymore.

Which do I replace? The wi-fi card in my motherboard (It's an Asus Wi-Fi Go! card) or the antennas?

How do I tell which I need to replace?

I'm leaning more towards the anteannas, because fiddling with them would make or break my internet connection this afternoon.

A:Wi-Fi Card or antennas broken?

Replace the whole card. There isn't anything in an antenna to fail. The most common problem with antennas is the connection jack. And if that's faulty, you need a new card anyway.

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Another way for Dell to rip me off? Their support claimed a HDD failure via onboard diagnostic, so I replaced the drive, tried to reinstall Win 8 via the recovery USB they sold me for $40 and it gets stuck at asking for the product key. The kicker: Dell has no access to the key b/c it's soldered onto the mobo they say. Now they claim a mobo failure, since it's out of warranty, and will send a tech out for $399 to replace it. I've never heard of any company soldering the win key to anything. Is this true or false? Since there is no OS, is there any way to get they key or am I dead in the water?

A:Win 8 key missing, Dell claims it's SOLDERED to MOBO & no access unless replaced

Sorry forgot to mention it is Inspiron 2330 AIO

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Hello. I'm getting an error message about the date and time not being stored on a Dell Latitude D800 laptop. As a first attempt to alleviate this problem I am going to replace the CMOS battery. I opened the covers on the bottom of the laptop but don't see the battery. I tried to take the shell off but haven't been successful yet.

Before I go further do you know if the CMOS battery is soldered to the motherboard? (If so, this may be a nonstarter for me.)

Thanks for your help!

A:Is Dell Latitude D800 CMOS battery soldered to motherboard?

the bottom of a laptop case doesn't give you access to the CMOS battery.

You have to pop the frame off from the top. Be gentle. It is tricky and you can break it if you don't know what you're doing.

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What are the part numbers for the Front and Back Antennas for the ThinkCentre M710 Tower?  I also need the Part Number for the Wi-Fi Card Shield. Thanks

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Hello, I just ordered a ProBook 450 G2, model # L8D98UT.  It comes with the Intel 3160 AC Wireless card.  I'd like to upgrade this to the 7260 AC Card.  Is this possible, and does this specific model come with the 2 antenanas required for the 7260 Wireless AC Card?  I was unable to tell from the specifications if 1 or 2 antennas are in the display bezel. Thanks

A:450 g2 Wireless Card upgrade and antennas

Hi: That shouldn't be a problem. If you look at the service manual, it shows 2 antennas on the procedure for removing and replacing the WLAN card. Chapter 5 starting on page 52. http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04341970-1.pdf

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So I've been looking at purchasing an antenna for my home because we have a neighbor with wireless internet who says we can share it if we pay half the cost, which seems reasonable. The house is about 300 feet away and my current wireless card's antenna only gets about 2 bars to work with. I'm stuck between these two antennas:



Now, my question is this: Does it matter if I place it inside, or does it have to be outside? There would only be one wall to go through. Also, which do you guys think would be better for me?

This will be put in northern Idaho so amplifying other 2.4GHz wireless signals won't be an issue, mostly because electronics of any kind are scarce where this will be going.

A:High Gain Wireless Antennas

I'd do the outside antenna, it'll work MUCH better.

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Hi folks,

I am looking at a high gain antenna to boost signal so it can reach thru a couple of walls down the hall. I was looking at an omnidirectional antenna (an outdoor whip style) which has 15db and a horizontal range of 360 degrees, but only 6 degrees vertical. Is the 6 degrees vertical a big problem if the computers i am trying to reach are all on the same floor? Is it ok to use the higher powered outdoor antennas for indoor use? (The indoor ones seem to have much lower db strength).

I am also planning to pick up a 6db desktop omni antenna to place on the back of the wireless pci card to further help my signal.

I could go for antennas with 80 horiz and 80 vertical but they are only 8db..... and i figured the higher db and 360 horiz would prove better. Am i wrong?

A:Question about Omni vs Directional Antennas

If you need to get more vertical out of the antenna, just angle it, though that could raise the swr of the antenna, which will lower the signal a bit.

Indoor antennas have a lower gain because they are just meant to boost the signal to give you better signal through the whole house, or to reach one end to the other, if its a big house), the outdoor antenna is usually used when people are trying to use their wireless in the backyard, or in an outbuilding, maybe sharing with a neighbor.

Want more antenna info? here:

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Hi, all,
I am looking at upgrading our wireless switches connecting to antennas from running a 100 Mbps to a gigabit connectivity. I believe that we could use WS-C3560X-24P-S . All we are interested in is PoE capability and L2 connectivity with more bandwidth for antennas. Can someone confirm that the upgrade will happen without any issues ?

A:PoE capability and L2 connectivity with more bandwidth for antennas

WS-C3560X-24P-S is not a wireless switch, do you mean you want to connect WAPs to it and use PoE to power them?
The only way you will get 1Gbps is to upgrade your WAPs to 802.11ac

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Is it possible to daisy chain antennas for better coverage? I am thinking the Dlink 7DBI antennas. Can I extend coverage by linking two with the right wire and connections? If not daisy chain, is it possible to T off of the main router antenna connection and run one antenna 6' and another say 25' down the hall?

A:Solved: daisy chain antennas?

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