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Released: October 2001, Model: IBM Thinkpad A30

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Is it possible to install a wireless LAN mini PCI combo card?

How can I install a wireless mini PCI combo card on IBM Thinkpad A30? I can not find the "MAIN" and the "AUX" cables under the mini PCI expansion slot door. Is there anyone who can help me? Thanks.

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romey, best to do is to disassemble the laptop and make sure that it has the antenna assembly installed. That is where those wire come from. Use these guides to work on your laptop. The part number for the assembly (reference marker 4) is 27L0684

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Hope this helps, good luck.

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Here is the service manual for your laptop:

http://tim.id.au/laptops/lenovo/thinkpad...

You can plug in a Type II or Type III PC Card in this laptop. (P. 46 in the manual)

Here is a really good PC Card which will provide wifi for your laptop:

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-RangeMax-...

It has Wireless-N and WPA2. It will definitely work with Vista, and probably with Windows 7. Here is the information about this card:

http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/G...

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romey will be eternally grateful.
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