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05-08-2012 12:33 PM
Can I add an internal bluetooth module for my HP DV-7-6163US? If so, what is the part number(s)?
Also, it is better to replace my Wifi mod with one that supports bluetooth also?
05-08-2012 12:53 PM
Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.
Since your notebook specs indicate it has an Intel processor, you can add a separate bluetooth module, but doing so will be difficult. There is a lot of disassembly required. See chapter 4, page 80.
You will need to order both the module and the cable.
If it were me, I would replace the wireless card with one of the ones with the combo bluetooth radio listed in Chapter 3, starting on page 31. Make sure you look at the ones for all computer models or the ones with Intel processors.
I don't know what wireless card you have now, but bear in mind if you go with a combo wireless/BT card, they will all be single band (2.4 GHz) cards.
05-09-2012 08:21 AM
I would recommend this one based on availablilty and price.
Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi and 2070 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Combo adapter (BT3.0HS ready)
Part # 600370-001
You can order it at the link below.