How to upgrade a DV6000 with bluetooth. Possibly these series of laptops as well dv2000, dv9000, Compaq v5000, v6000, v3000 they all have similar builds
How to add stock bluetooth to the HP Pavilion dv6000
This guide is a follow up to the how to take apart the HP Pavilion dv6000 tear down guide
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*****Warnings again .... CYA stuff**********
make sure you discharge any static build up before working on any electronic components
and if you get up to get coffee or any other reason discharge again before touching anything
****** Warning this will void your warranty (if you still have one) and can render your laptop useless if you do something wrong if you are not comfortable taking this or any electronic product apart have a qualified Service Technician do if for you I take no responsibilities if you decide to to this your self. There is always a risk of electrocution as well capacitors can retain a charge and the power supply as well as the battery should be removed when any repair is made. (have to do this warning just a CYA thing) OH BTW DON'T DO THIS (ok that should cover me)********
This assumes that your dv6000 system board is capable of accepting the bluetooth module you will have to verify with HP that your system board can do this ... or follow the previous guides Part 1 and Part 2 to verify the connector is on the system board that I will show in the pictures exist..
If your system has a web cam there is a very good
After you have verified your system will accept the bluetooth follow part 1 and 2 of the tear-down guide for the dv and order a bluetooth module off of E-Bay (Fee-Bay as I like to refer to it) ... they go for 19.99$ usually with free shipping ... if your module is ordered from a foreign country it may take an extended time to get to you .. for me it was 15 days...
I know the pictures are not very good... but this shows the location of where the bluetooth module will rest on the PCMCIA card cage. there are 2 mounting screws that will hold it in place.
put the module on the card cage and screw it down with the included screws... (Not Shown but you should install the cable on the module first it will make it easier to mount and route the cable)
Route your cable making sure it will not interfere with any other components or get pinched when closing up the case. and attach it to the system board as shown...
Now before I close anything up .... permanently I always test to make sure the system works .. temporarily attach the LCD panel, keyboard, and the Power from the Quick Launch bezel to test. Booted up to Windows ... and it installed no problems.
After the drivers were installed Windows wants a reboot... after reboot
To Prove functionality I paired my motorola s9 head set ... and was immediately rock-in out to tunes...
Put everything back together and enjoy wireless head phone bliss .. with little out of pocket expense and some time and effort on your part...
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