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Publication Number: 548301 Rule Parts: 15B Publication Date: 04/05/2007
Keyword: Notebook computer with CD ROM, Personal Computer (PC)

First Category: Radio Service Rules
Second Category: Part 15 Unintentional Radiators

Question:   What are the authorization requirements for a Notebook PC with an internal CD-ROM that has a speaker jack?

Answer:   Personal Computers, including laptops, notebook PCs, etc., are defined as Class B digital devices subject to Certification or Declaration of Conformity (DoC) under Part 15 Subparts A & B.  An internal CD-ROM drive may be approved with the laptop.  An external CD-ROM must be approved as a separate peripheral.  The external speaker wire must be investigated during testing of the equipment under test.  


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