05-24-2014 07:11 AM
I am using a T60 1951 - A47; Windows 7 ultimate.
I am not able to turn on Bluetotth: when I press Fn+F5 I have only the WiFi connection.
Bluetooth is not present in Win 7 device manager.
In BIOS, it is present and enabled.
I have tried to force Windows to search for other devices: nothing found.
In BIOS, I have hidden the bluetooth, booted, the enabled, re-booted: nothing found.
How can I be sure that I have Bluetooth ? And, if it is present, how can I fix the problem ?
05-24-2014 07:29 AM
Here's the bluetooth setup package for your machine. Install it and see if that doesn't get
it up and running again.
05-24-2014 07:55 AM
Given that the Bluetooth is "seen" in BIOS, the hardware's most likely there and functional.
I'd boot a "live" Linux CD such as Ubuntu or Mint to verify whether the BT appears in that setup.
05-26-2014 08:03 AM
05-26-2014 10:20 AM
First of all, thank to all for the help.
When I say "seen in BIOS" I mean that in BIOS, in the menu Network, I see an item "bluetooth" and it is enabled (other option is hidden). Furthermore, I remember that some days ago (I don't use WiFi or BT often), pressing Fn+F5 I could activate either WiFi or BT, so I assume that BT was there, and operational; now, I can only activate WiFi.
I haven't the skills to look under the LCD.
05-26-2014 10:40 AM
05-27-2014 10:20 PM - edited 05-27-2014 11:06 PM
Sorry, but in bios, I can't find Security/I=O Port access, under the security tab I can only find settings for password.
I have used a live Ubuntu, and it says No BT device found. So, I think it could be a HW failure; in fact, few weeks ago, I could see the BT option, in Fn+F5, and now I can't.
I wonder if also the WiFi will be affected.
05-28-2014 12:06 AM
Could be that the BT daughter card is failing, but WiFi should not be affected, it's a different card.