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Cnegurozka
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X121e Bluetooth device not detected

Hello, I just got a new X121e Thinkpad (the one with 1.3GHz i3 CPU). I tried to get Bluetooth working under Windows 7, but the driver gives me an error message while installation that my Bluetooth device is not detected. Bluetooth is enabled in Bios. Everything else, including WiFi, works without problems. What kind of Bluetooth device is build in this kind of Thinkpad? Are there any other steps I can try to solve this?
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Re: X121e Bluetooth device not detected

Hello,


I do not have an X121e myself, but on my X120e, I had to press the Fn+F5 keys together to bring up the wireless management software. From there, I enabled Bluetooth.

 

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Re: X121e Bluetooth device not detected

Thanks for the fast reply! One more additional information: I bought the Laptop without a pre-installed system. I installed the Windows 7 with all drivers etc yesterday myself can came across the problem when trying to install the Bluetooth driver. Pressing Fn+F5 does nothing, as I said before I cannot even install the driver and management software for Bluetooth. I also installed a Linux Mint system on a second partition. In Linux I can see that the Bluetooth device exists with a tool called "rfkill". But it is shown as "hard blocked" and "soft blocked". The "soft block" can be removed using said tool in linux, but the "hard block" can't. As I said it is enabled in Bios and there is no other option or physical switch that I found so far to enable it. Regards
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Re: X121e Bluetooth device not detected

Hello,

 

On the Microsoft Windows 7 partition, try installing the ThinkVantage System Update software and then using it to download and install any missing ThinkPad-specific device drivers and software.  After it has finished updating your system, if Bluetooth is not already available, try using Fn+F5 to bring up the communications software and enable it from there.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: X121e Bluetooth device not detected

I found the solution: The needed tool is included in the "lenovo power management". Now I can turn on Bluetooth with Fn+F5 and it works like expected. Also when using the ThinkVantage System Update software, it was possible to install the Bluetooth tools when Bluetooth was disabled. Which was not possible by directly downloading the Bluetooth Management Software.
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Re: X121e Bluetooth device not detected

Hallo,

I have the same Problem, i cant find Blutooth in Device manager and "Lenovo Power manager" cant help. In Bios Security is bluetooth enable but Fn+F5 dosnt work.. Some Ideas?

 

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Re: X121e Bluetooth device not detected

Hi, Shahab3

Did you follow moderator A.Goretsky advice above?
What is the OS version istalled on your laptop?

Not a PM application is a clue, but a set of drivers and apps, depending on the OS and laptop model, at least for the win7:
- Lenovo Power Management Driver
- Hotkey Features Integration package
- BT software

TVSU Aryeh mentioned allows to find and install entries missed.



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Re: X121e Bluetooth device not detected

Hello,

 

Yes i have, My notebook ist from Win8 64b upgraded to Win10. I bought the this Notebook without OS but i installed all Features, tools and drivers what i found (Diagnostic tool, Powe management, Think Vantage etc) ... 

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Re: X121e Bluetooth device not detected

To manage some laptop components in the win10, wireless devices including, ThinkPad Settings Dependency package (from the Lenovo support site) and Lenovo Settings metro app (from the ms store) should be installed too.

Then use metro app and Charms bar. I hope wireless devices hardware switch is enabled (if laptop has it, I can't check it out).



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