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I have a HP Pavilion DV5-1235DX and i am looking at replacing the WiFi Adapter that is in it, hopefully with something that has g/n and bluetooth if it exists.

I want the card to be internal

Thanks.
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The only WiFi+bluetooth combo cards I found with a cursory search were mini PCI-E cards.
e.g. http://www.hp-laptop-batteries.net/mini-wireless-card.htm

So, you need to determine what type of card your laptop has. Using a #1 phillips, loosen the captive screw until you can remove the wifi card's cover on the bottom of the laptop.

Generally, if the card is held in place with 2 spring clips gripping the sides it's a mini PCI.
If it's held in place with screws on the end where the antennae connect, it's a mini PCI-E card.

I added bluetooth to my (mini PCI) laptop with a USB dongle that cost less than $6 with shipping, btw.
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If your laptop is mini PCI-E, you might have an open slot meant for WWAN, and I would imagine that could accommodate a bluetooth module. And wireless cards are whatever strikes your fancy, I suppose.
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do they sell internal blue tooth models i could add
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Bluetooth modules for Pavilion dv5 models (does not include cable)
For computer models equipped with AMD processors - 412766-002 ($25-$76 online)
For computer models equipped with Intel processors - 483113-001 ($25-$60 online)
That's callout #6 in the exploded view.

Bluetooth module cable - 489822-001
That's callout #7 in exploded view; #1 in cable kit

The bluetooth power cable (callout #8a in exploded view; #2 in cable kit) is not available separately - the only way to get it is in the "Cable Kit" - 501891-001 ($55 from HP Parts)

If your laptop has a modem it should already have the modem cable (callout #8b in exploded view; #3 in cable kit). Likewise the tv tuner cable. ergo, it's possible the bluetooth module cable and bluetooth power cable were pre-installed and pre-routed, but I would not count on it. You would need to pull the keyboard and check if they're present, and if not order the cable kit with the proper module.

Oh, yeah... here's the link to the dv5 service manual - http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01550108.pdf

a USB bluetooth module is usually under $10, delivered.
e.g. http://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-USB-Micro-Adapter-Dongle/dp/B001EBE1LI
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