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Default Install Webcam Myself? - 03-25-2009, 03:57 AM

All,

I've searched these forums in search of an answer as to where to purchase the webcam unit and install it myself. I see one thread.

how-to-add-dell-oem-bluetooth-and-or-webcam-modules-t3213.html

It will cost me 46 dollars to purchase the parts according to that thread.

It also says that the BT module is 20 dollars there, when we all know you can get that for about 3 bucks if you shop the right places.

Has anyone successfully found/purchased or installed a webcam unit for less money than this? I got a GREAT deal on the mini but I had no idea it didn't have a camera at the time of ordering.
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Default Re: Install Webcam Myself? - 03-25-2009, 09:53 AM

The webcam and Bluetooth modules are parts designed to go inside the Mini. They are not generic USB devices such as the cheap BT you refer to. Note that for the webcam, you would need the webcam itself, the harness (sold separately) and probably a new display bezel with the holes for the lenses and activity LED. All doable, but will cost you. The BT module is pretty easy to retrofit, once you buy it,


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Default Re: Install Webcam Myself? - 04-01-2009, 07:07 AM

The webcam install would require a major disassembly of the mini and is probably not worth your time with the costs and risks involved..


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