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G710 laptop - can't enable Bluetooth headphones as it's greyed out .. 3 hours of trying !!

2018-03-17, 14:07 PM

Please help me before I go insane .. 

I've got a Belkin BT receiver for my hifi and it's taken me three hours today to get the **bleep** thing paired to my G710 laptop.
Everything is connected properly but there is no sound from it.
I'm a hifi nerd and wanted to run audio wirelessly from my laptop as I'm tired of dragging cables around and want to use internet radio too.

So I've been on countless Google searches, forums and through this site too but I cannot - no matter how many times I reboot and reinstall drivers - cannot cannot get the BT headphone option to enable. It's permanently greyed out and everything still comes through the laptop's speakers.

Please tell me what I'm doing wrong :(

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Re: G710 laptop - can't enable Bluetooth headphones as it's greyed out .. 3 hours of trying !!

2018-03-17, 14:33 PM
Belkin BT receiver or headphones, or both? Just a bit of confusion that....

Running with BT receiver linked to Notebook under "headphones" not working.... Have you reached out to Belkin on this? They may have a better grip on the BT side of the product.

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Re: G710 laptop - can't enable Bluetooth headphones as it's greyed out .. 3 hours of trying !!

2018-03-17, 20:01 PM

Receiver.
I don't have any BT headphones but couldn't see how else to connect it.

 

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Re: G710 laptop - can't enable Bluetooth headphones as it's greyed out .. 3 hours of trying !!

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Re: G710 laptop - can't enable Bluetooth headphones as it's greyed out .. 3 hours of trying !!

2018-03-18, 16:55 PM

Sorted.
I found a solution on another forum.

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Re: G710 laptop - can't enable Bluetooth headphones as it's greyed out .. 3 hours of trying !!

2018-03-18, 19:30 PM

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Sorted.
I found a solution on another forum.


What was the issue - the Notebook or the reciever?

 

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Re: G710 laptop - can't enable Bluetooth headphones as it's greyed out .. 3 hours of trying !!

2018-03-18, 19:34 PM

The settings on Windows 8.1.

Both bits of hardware were fine .. just Win8 is a bit rubbish when it comes to BT.

Still, got there in the end .. 

Thanks.
Paul

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Re: G710 laptop - can't enable Bluetooth headphones as it's greyed out .. 3 hours of trying !!

2018-03-18, 19:39 PM
LOL - I could not agree with you more. I run Linux Mint / Windows 10 just to avoid Windows 8 and 8.1 issues.

Post back if needed.

Cheers.

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