Question Soldering M.2 Connector.

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The motherboard may lack the physical connections from that port space.
The BIOS is unlikely to know what to do with it, if you do get a port connected.

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Unpopulated M.2 slot on my MSI C236M motherboard. I have no issues in soldering but was wondering besides soldering the connector what else will I need to solder onto the board?

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My guess would be also populating components for a voltage regulator module to provide power to the M.2 at a minimum. The M.2 pattern looks to be intended for a WiFi card (check the RefDes) so you'd also need to add interface circuitry and antenna connections to the board. If your plan is to use it for an NVME it wouldn't work since the interfaces and data traces to the CPU or chipset/PCH are missing from a WiFi M.2 connector, something 10 times more difficult than even hacking your BIOS would be.

If doing it for WiFi, just get a USB WiFi and call it a day.
 
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