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Re: X220 and bluetooth and cannot activate

2019-01-11, 12:02 PM

Happy New Year! Finally I got me the bluetooth USB dongle but it is still does not work. I cannot find my laptop on my mobile either my headphones. The little bluetooth icon does not light on Lenovo. What else shall and can I do? Thank you. Blanka

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Re: X220 and bluetooth and cannot activate

2019-01-11, 15:23 PM

Hi blankaprague,

 

A few things:

 

  • Windows 10 is not supported on the X220, however by all accounts it appears to mostly work.
  • Some X220's do not have a blueooth module. Are you sure yours has one? What is the model type?
  • Have you tried this?

As for why a third-party USB bluetooth module doesn't work: Does Windows detect it? Do you see it in Device Manager?

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Re: X220 and bluetooth and cannot activate

2019-01-12, 2:46 AM

Another possible wrinkle:  IIRC that vintage ThinkPad - if it had Bluetooth - came with a BT 3.0 daughter card.  If you're trying to pair a BT 4.0-only device, it won't show up.  Been there, done that...

 

There may well be BT 4.0 daughter cards available for retrofit.

 

Doesn't explain why the dongle doesn't work - unless it's a 3.0/4.0 mismatch.

 

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Re: X220 and bluetooth and cannot activate

2019-01-12, 7:48 AM
ThinkPads x30 generation BT 4.0 daughter card should support win10 AFAIK. It has the same formfactor as x220 has.



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Re: X220 and bluetooth and cannot activate

2019-04-12, 7:25 AM

hi i just realized that I never thanked you all for ur support...i got the blueatooth working somehow and it is fine now...have a good day. Blanka

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