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      03-17-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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Question Bought a new Dell, Have a Question.

So I just bought a new Dell Studio 1535 laptop off of Ebay. Although I havn't gotten it yet I'm already looking to upgrade it. What I was wondering is if eaither the Facial Recongition or Finger Print scanner can be added after the laptop has been built. I figure the Facial Recongition is just a matter of software since it uses the integrated webcam. I'm actually more interested in the finger print scanner and wonder how hard it would be to install. Anyone know if I can do eaither? Thanks

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Not sure about the facial recognition but it's pretty simple to add a finger print scanner. They're usually attached via USB dongle.
The problem is that not all the drivers will enable the scanner before log in. Which makes the scanner somewhat useless if you're using it for identity verification during sign on.
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So I just bought a new Dell Studio 1535 laptop off of Ebay. Although I havn't gotten it yet I'm already looking to upgrade it. What I was wondering is if eaither the Facial Recongition or Finger Print scanner can be added after the laptop has been built. I figure the Facial Recongition is just a matter of software since it uses the integrated webcam. I'm actually more interested in the finger print scanner and wonder how hard it would be to install. Anyone know if I can do eaither? Thanks

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You wouldn't be able to install an oem internal finger scanner. It would require you to cut out part of the casing, etc. But you can get a peripheral finger scanner like mentioned in the post above.
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The finger scanner is the cutout slot right below the arrow keys.

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I'm ok with cutting. I'd probably order up a spare cover to chop up. Only problem I'm having is that no one sells the reader.
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