07-12-2008 04:04 PM
First, I want to say thank you to all the contributors to this forum. This has been the best source of information, as I get to know my new computer.
I have had my Lenovo Y510 since March, and I am very happy with it.
Trying to get used to Vista, still. I miss XP.
Because of a messed up hand, I have typing difficulties, but have had good luck with Vista's Ease of Access function for voice recognition.
I found the Y510's built-in microphone not strong enough to register my voice, though, so was using a wired headset.
Thought I would try the Motorola H500 bluetooth headset that I use with my cellphone as an alternative microphone.
Got the Mogo bluetooth Dapter that was discussed in another thread.
(And, yes, it is small and cute, and completely unobtrusive. And, I got it for free, but that is another story.)
In trying to get it set up, I have made my speakers non-functional!
When I did it, I didn't realize I was screwing things up, and so did not pay close attention.
Here is (roughly) what I did:
Installed the Dapter, had it find and pair with the Motorola. Seemed like it oughta work but I could hear nothing.
Went to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Manage audio devices
A tabbed window entitled Sound came up. First tab, Playback, showed Speakers, a few things that said bluetooth underneath, and I don't know what else. I thought I would temporarily disable the speakers, to test if the Motorola would work then. Clicked one of the listed items that said bluetooth, and chose Set Default.
Thought I could just switch back to Speakers if I was wrong, and make them Default again. Instead, the Speakers item just disappeared from the list! No sound from the speakers, no bluetooth either.
07-13-2008 07:32 AM