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105 - Unsupported WWAN Device Detected; System Halted

mcattack86 117 August 27, 2008 at 01:17 PM
I have an HP 8510p with a WWAN card slot but I want to use that MiniPCI Express slot for a TV tuner instead. However, when I put the tuner in the slot it gives me this error:

105 - Unsupported WWAN Device Detected
System Halted. Remove device and restart

I assume it's some sort of BIOS lock that only allows the slot to be used with HP's WWAN cards. I tried disabling the WWAN card in the BIOS but it didn't change anything.

Is there any way around this? I know BIOS hacking is incredibly risky....
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Most likely this is happening by design. There is a list of tested / regulated WWAN / other devices in the BIOS, installing a device 'not' on the list may cause errors, BIOS boot failure, etc.
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Most likely this is happening by design. There is a list of tested / regulated WWAN / other devices in the BIOS, installing a device 'not' on the list may cause errors, BIOS boot failure, etc.
Yea....any way around this?
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Looking around Google now, not seeing any way to edit/hack/bypass this.
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Looking around Google now, not seeing any way to edit/hack/bypass this.
This was the closest I found but it requires hacking the BIOS...also it was done with an HP Pavilion ze2000 and not a 8510p so I don't know if the process will be identical

http://www.richud.com/HP-Pavilion-104-Bios-Fix/
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This is crazy. I saw something similar in the BIOS of another machine (I think it was a Lenovo).

Why do the vendors think that they can control what we put in our laptops? It's a standard slot, we should be able to put whatever we want in there.
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