01-12-2009 01:59 AM
Download and install Power Manager Driver.
After clean installing Windows 7 on my X61, I reinstalled only the ThinkVantage applications I thought I would use. After installing, my bluetooth wouldn't show up. (This is how I stumbled on to this thread). I subsequently installed Power Manager Driver (NOT Power Manager) and after restarting the Bluetooth now shows up in FN+F5. Not sure if this will help you guys out but it's worth a try.
01-17-2009 07:58 PM
Thanks for the tip, however that doesn't offer a solution in my case, assuming I got the correct driver (68kv05ww).
Ah well, worth a try.
Anyone else found a possible fix?
01-20-2009 01:08 AM
rijc99, can you please link the driver we're talking about? i can't seem to find Power _Manager Driver_ only Power _Management_which i happen to have.
thank you in advance,
01-31-2009 10:38 AM
V200 Owner recently have a system crash and installed a fresh copy of Vista x64 Buniness.
My Problem is that Bluetooth doesn't stay on when i press Fn+F5, so that I can activateoth Wi-Fi and Bluetooth at the same time. It is either or can't be both some how. It's been working b4.
02-09-2009 01:48 PM
02-09-2009 09:53 PM
Thanks for the link Richard. Sadly I'm not as fortunate as you. Still no option to turn off BT.
I still live in hope that one day a solution will be found (that day will probably be the same one that the battery dies)
05-02-2009 11:39 PM
It is surprising that Lenovo does not want to solve this problem. Instead of waiting for Lenovo to do something I started using the devcon.exe command-line utility from Microsoft (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272). I made two batch files and icons for them. By clicking the corresponding icon it possible to switch bluetooth on or off.
The batch files look like this (devcon.exe is located at c:\util in my case):
devcon enable *PID_2101
Of course this is not a very elegant way of solving the problem but at least it works.
05-05-2009 11:13 PM
I recently installed Windows 7 RC and FN+F5 no longer works.
As a substitute I navigated to where the Hotkey Folder was extracted to and created a shortcut so I can toggle the wireless OSD menu.
In my case... C:\DRIVERS\WIN\HOTKEY\OSD\F5
In this folder, if you click on the TpFnF5, the menu will pop-up.
Create a shortcut with right click send to desktop. Then pin it to Taskbar. From now on, you can toggle wifi and bluetooth by clicking the icon in the Taskbar.
Not as elegant as FN+F5 but it works.