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MV10
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Registered: ‎12-07-2009
Location: US
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T61p (6459) Win 7 Bluetooth driver?

Just the other day I replaced my hard drive with a solid state drive, and I did a fresh install of Windows 7.

 

I haven't had any driver issues except getting Bluetooth to work. (Bluetooth was working under the Lenovo-installed Vista image I received with the machine originally.) When I follow the Lenovo site's driver prompts I am sent to the following list:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-67853

 

I tried the Vista Bluetooth driver, but it tells me the Bluetooth device isn't installed or is inactive. Since I'm not installing all the unnecessary Thinkpad software (or ThinkVantage or whatever it's called), I don't have the software radio power control. Is that what is needed to activate the Bluetooth radio so that the driver can be installed?

 

If so, can I get just that one piece of software somewhere? Or is it something else?

Maliha
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Registered: ‎07-31-2008
Location: Pakistan

Re: T61p (6459) Win 7 Bluetooth driver?

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Hi MV10,


Hotkey utility is needed to turn on the Bluetooth. After installation you would need to press Fn-F5 and then power on the device:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-74261


Afterwards proceed with installing Bluetooth driver.


Hope it helps. 

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ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]

IdeaPad: U350

Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
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xtreme247
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-24-2009
Location: NJ
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Re: T61p (6459) Win 7 Bluetooth driver?

what driver and where can i get it?

 

i have the hotkey program installed, and my computer easily recognizes the bluetooth devices, but cannot sync with them. i never had this problem with vista.  the devices are a platronics headset and blackberry 9630. i have a thinkpad t61p as well. 

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xtreme247
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Registered: ‎12-24-2009
Location: NJ
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Re: T61p (6459) Win 7 Bluetooth driver?

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tonygarciaiii
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Registered: ‎03-30-2009
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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Re: T61p (6459) Win 7 Bluetooth driver?

I signed in just to thank you.  I've been using my Wii Controller for Presentations/Music for ages, and though that part of my life was gone forever after upgrading to Windows 7.

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CobraRGuy
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Registered: ‎05-21-2008
Location: California
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Re: T61p (6459) Win 7 Bluetooth driver?

I think the link from Maliha is incorrect. Here is the correct link for Hotkey Integration for Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) for most Thinkpad laptops including the T60/T61 series:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-74261

 

CobraRGuy

Maliha
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Re: T61p (6459) Win 7 Bluetooth driver?

Thanks CobraGuy, I have corrected the link.

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Nosajfuji
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Registered: ‎01-13-2011
Location: NC US Raleigh Area
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Re: T61p (6459) Win 7 Bluetooth driver?

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THANK YOU Maliha :smileyvery-happy:

This really helped me, fixed my issue PERFECTLY!!!

I have a T61p (6460) {Win 7- 64} and was trying to get the bluetooth driver installed to get it to work and I knew I needed to turn on the radio but couldn't get the Fn-f5 keys to work (and I have had a t61 {Ubuntu 8.04/Win XP} and it worked great on both OS's). So I searched and SEARCHED...til I found this thread and your link. Yaaaaay, this did the trick!!!

Now I get this nice user interface window that pops up and asks which radio (WiFi or BT) I want to turn on (or off).

Then I was able to install drivers and connect to my phone perfectly after turning on the Bluetooth radio.

Thank You again and I am sure this will help others also.

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Nosajfuji
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-13-2011
Location: NC US Raleigh Area
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Re: T61p (6459) Win 7 Bluetooth driver?

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...Also Thank you CobraRGuy too for the correct link, this was a great help in getting the Fn-f5 to access my BT radio power switch.

 

 

 

 

 

T61p (6460) WIN 7-64

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chen_fuk
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Registered: ‎09-07-2012
Location: Indonesia
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Re: T61p (6459) Win 7 Bluetooth driver?

i'm already install the hotkey features in newest version..but im still cannot find the bluetooth if i press the key Fn+F5..?i'm already download the bluetooth enhanced but in proggres to install the setup cannot find my device/bluetooth..can u help me?