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3.0.16 build 105 is actually a newer firmware than 980, but was designed for 3rd Gen. We haven't tested it on 2nd Gen, but if it seems to be working, there probably isn't a strong reason to change it.
It is a golden one.
Modifying a 2nd Gen into a 3rd Gen requires making both the hardware modifications noted in this guide and applying the firmware update. Build 105 is only compatible with 3rd Gen (or 1st Gen or 2nd Gen cards modified to become 3rd Gen).
Power can be plugged into any of the four Expansion Card bays through a USB-C Expansion Card.
We don’t recommend putting grease on the pins, as it could increase electrical resistance and cause other issues.
Note that the battery doesn’t need to be removed for the 12th Gen Upgrade Kit installation, as the Mainboard can be replaced while the battery remains in the system.
Note that the routing feature is an L shape in all laptops. The part that makes it look like a triangle in the image is actually a sticker on the cable (no longer present on the Antenna Cables). There should be no risk to the cables in routing as shown in the image, as that is the method we use in production.
11th Gen US/Canada DIY Editions (including the Refurbished versions of those) do not have WiFi pre-installed. All other Framework Laptop configurations (11th Gen DIY Edition in UK/EU, all 12th Gen systems) have WiFi pre-installed. WiFi modules are available in the Framework Marketplace: https://frame.work/marketplace/parts
Could you reach out to Support: https://frame.work/support#contact_suppo...
There is also a spare fastener for the SSD in the Laptop: Fasteners Guide
Hi Dana, we’ve gotten a few requests around this. We’re investigating how we can get these packaged by our manufacturer.
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