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Chicchio
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Message 1 of 8

Bluetooth

Hello !

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 ?

 

Thanks, Enrico

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Message 2 of 8

Re: Bluetooth

Hello.

 

Here's the bluetooth setup package for your machine. Install it and see if that doesn't get

it up and running again.

 

Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software

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Message 3 of 8

Re: Bluetooth

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.

 

Good luck.

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Message 4 of 8

Re: Bluetooth

When you say "seen in the BIOS", I assume you are looking under security/I-O Port access, and that it is enabled. You can actually check to make sure the card is really there. (under the LCD Bezel)

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Chicchio
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Message 5 of 8

Re: Bluetooth

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.

 

Enrico

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Message 6 of 8

Re: Bluetooth

Look under security/I=O Port access to be sure it is not disabled

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Chicchio
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Re: Bluetooth

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. 

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Message 8 of 8

Re: Bluetooth

Could be that the BT daughter card is failing, but WiFi should not be affected, it's a different card.

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