White wire connected to motherboard

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  1. A J Ricaud

    A J Ricaud Active Member

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    Does anybody know what this for? I accidentally disconnected it while replacing the hard drive. It looks like it's going to a circuit board antenna of some sort. I'm having no luck in re-connecting it and wonder if I even need it. The box seems to be working OK without it being hooked up.
     

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  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Probably an antenna for the wireless card? If you're not using wireless, then it shouldn't affect you.

    But you *should* be able to reconnect it.

    p.s. Although I'm now wondering if that card also provides Bluetooth or other RF support for the BOLT, rather than just Wi-Fi.
     
  3. A J Ricaud

    A J Ricaud Active Member

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    Thanks. I'll try again.
     
  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I just went through the same a few times w/ a laptop repair. It took some patience.
     
  5. aspexil

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    That looks like a WiFi module at the black and gray wires attached. I don't know what the white wire is for and don't have time to break open my Bolt. This will remind me to take photos of the Bolt next time I open it up.

    And google found a photo here looks like it does attach to that module.

    And a youtube video clearly shows the location of the white wire. It might be easier to reattach it to the module if you can remove the module from the Bolt. I only say this from having to reattach wires to a WiFi module in my desktop. I couldn't do it while it was in the housing but as soon as I took it out the wire easily clipped into place.
     
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