01-11-2019 04:02 AM
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
01-11-2019 07:23 AM
A few things:
As for why a third-party USB bluetooth module doesn't work: Does Windows detect it? Do you see it in Device Manager?
01-11-2019 06:46 PM
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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01-11-2019 11:48 PM
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