Pavilion Unknown compartment

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My Pavilion 4700 has a compartment next to the RAM compartment.
Inside is a note 'HP Spare 319433-001'.
Anyone know what this 'Spare' is?
Anyone know if there is a WiFi adapter than can go in this compartment?
. . . in advance to 1 & all . . .thanks.   Chas

Re: Pavilion Unknown compartment

On 12/27/2010 5:52 PM, Pintlar wrote:
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HP's description for the cover is "HP 319433-001 Laptop Wireless PCI
Card Cover".  What?  No wifi card when you got the system?  Cheap bastards.

Should be ok with a miniPCI wifi card, preferably a brand HP used.  I
recommend the Intel 802.11b/g 2200.  Should cost maybe $US10 to $US15
these days.  If you can't find one, let me know... Ben Myers

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Ben Myers typed on Mon, 27 Dec 2010 18:18:28 -0500:
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Hopefully the antenna wires are there too. If not, the range will be
very limited (about 15 feet during my tests). And I would be very
uncomfortable operating WiFi without an antenna for very long anyway.
But it is my guess there are some out there that are doing just this.

Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Centrino Duo 1.83G - 2GB - Windows XP SP3

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On 12/27/2010 7:23 PM, BillW50 wrote:
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Yes, I have seen two specimens of the same make/model, one with and one
without antenna wires... Ben

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Somewhere on teh intarwebs Ben Myers wrote:
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With ThinkPads at least, when they had the antennas and wires fitted but not
the mPCI card they were described as 'wireless ready'. If there were no
antennas fitted then nothing about wireless was mentioned (in the original

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