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05-15-2012 08:27 PM
Is the wirelss card "intel centrino ultimate n 6300" compatible with the dm4-3055dx model?
- Intel @centrino
- Ultimate-N 6300
- FRU P/N：60Y3193
- SPS：572511-001 0D
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05-16-2012 05:53 AM - edited 05-16-2012 05:54 AM
Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.
Please see chapter 3, page 21 for the list of wireless cards with HP part numbers that are supported in your notebook.
Sometimes the part numbers are incorrect, so upgrading a wireless card in an HP consumer notebook can be extremely difficult and frustrating to say the least. I can tell you for example, that the part number for the Intel 6230 is incorrect. No one knows what the right part number is either.
You can only install a card listed in the manual, and it must have the HP part number on it or it will not work.
You can search by part numbers at the link below, and order if you want to buy direct from HP. If you don't live in the USA, change the country on top of the page.
05-16-2012 08:00 AM
Thanks for your reply.
I've taken a look at the service manual and have seen the wireless cards that "are supposed to be" compatible with my notebook. That is why I asked about the Ultimate-N 6300 and if I can get confirmation that it works for my notebook.
I don't want to purchase something that the service manual says is compatible but then it ends up being incorrect.
05-16-2012 08:11 AM - edited 05-16-2012 08:13 AM
I cannot confirm that for you.
The only way you will get confirmation is to have someone that installed the 6300 with the part # referenced in a dm4 post a reply, and can tell you it works, or it doesn't. Chances of that will be rare.
I do know that if you order from HP, and it doesn't work (or is the wrong part labeled with that part number), they will usually take it back, and refund your $$$.
Like I said, a very frustrating and difficult process to upgrade.
There are no easy answers.
05-16-2012 08:24 AM
I figured as much. Thank you for your insight. It's very much appreciated.
I just wish HP made it easier for their customers that want to upgrade instead of looking out for customers who more than likely will not know the difference between hardware upgrades.
Another question is: Where does HP get their part number from?
Above is the card I currently have that came with my notebook and referencing back to the service manual the SPS number matches with the part number listed. I just don't know what the "0A" means.
Found this card on ebay
The same thing, the SPS number matches up with the HP part number minus the "0G" part and I've seen that there have been different letters. EX: "0A", "0D" and so on. Would the letters at the end prevent one or the other from working in a particular notebook?
05-16-2012 08:39 AM
You're very welcome.
It is promising that the sps # matches the HP part number but I think what you need to pay attention to is to look on the other side and see if there is a sticker with the part number on it that states:
Replace with HP Spare ######-###
If you are going to look on eBay for new or used but tested and working cards, you really want to see the picture of the card with that sticker on it.
At the very least, purchase one that states it is for some model of an HP notebook using the same part number.
And yes, I would think the suffix of 0A, 0G would make a difference.
Since yours has an 0A suffix, I would look for one with the same suffix, like this one...
05-16-2012 09:35 AM
05-16-2012 10:09 AM - edited 05-16-2012 10:10 AM
You're most welcome.
You know the old saying: "Once bit, twice shy."
So, I do not blame you at all for being extremely cautious.
Fortunately, your notebook was still under warranty.
The problem is that logic is of little use when trying to upgrade a wireless card in a HP notebook, so you do the best you can.
Please post back, and let us know if that particular WLAN card does work.
Here's hoping it does.