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Activate Blue Tooth

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by changintimes, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. changintimes

    changintimes Registered Members

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    Does anybody know how I can activate bluetooth on my laptop?

    I have bluetooth music earbuds.

    Lenovo Thinkpad 2010

    Thanks,
    Larry
     
  2. Tony D

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    Hi Larry,

    First we have to determine if your laptop has Bluetooth hardware.
    Open your Control Panel and go to Devices and Printers. Do you see anything in there that says Bluetooth?
    You can also look for Bluetooth hardware in the Device Manager.

    Thinkpad 2010? Are you sure that's the model number? I'm not familiar with it.
     
  3. changintimes

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    Hi Tony.

    Thinkpad. bought in the year 2010.

    I don't see bluetooth anywhere.
     
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    If your ThinkPad has Bluetooth, press the Fn and F5 key at the same time.
    This will bring up the Wireless Radio Control box.
    The Bluetooth logo will be there for you to turn on.
     
  5. plodr

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    Lenovo 2010...when searching I discovered there are 41 models. Turn your laptop over and there should be a Lenovo sticker with the Product Number or ID. What is printed on that?

    Based on the age of your laptop, it probably doesn't have bluetooth. Our netbook purchased in 2011 has no bluetooth but the one purchased in 2013 does have it.

    Once we know you model, we can suggest how to add bluetooth to it by a USB dongle.

    What is the brand and model of earbuds you bought? (There are different versions of bluetooth. I've seen problems getting a v 5 device to work with v 4.1)
     
  6. changintimes

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    Lenovo Product number: 01995XU

    earbuds bluetooth wireless: HAA7TW

    and my fn buttons don't work at all

    I may have deleted thinkpad programs, in trying to speed up the thinkpad. I figured it might be ok since many of it's options were also available in the conventional windows 7 control panel.
     
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  7. plodr

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    I couldn't find a 01995XU but I did find a Thinkpad 0199-5XU
    The page wouldn't load so I pasted what was in google's cache
    • Standard Memory: 1GB, 2GB or 4GB (Removable)
    • Maximum Memory: 8GB
    • Memory Expansion: 2 Sockets
    • CPU: AMD Athlon II P540 2.4GHz
    • Bus Architecture: PC Card; SSD SATA 2.5-inch
    • Mfr System P/N: 01995XU
    I'm getting nowhere in my search because this is a UK model and I'm in the US. I'm trying to find specs but coming up empty.
    The CPU AMD Athlon II came out in 2009.

    Since I can't find any Lenovo support page, I'm not sure where to send you to download the files that would make the function keys operational.

    I found a page that supposedly had drivers BUT Malwarebytes prevented me from going there so even if I made an exception, I would never send you to that page to get files.

    At this point, I have to give up. If you had bluetooth and it was on, you'd see it under Network Adapters in Device Manager.
    If you don't see it, then it means either it is off or it is not part of your laptop.
    Since your function keys are not operational, I see no way to turn it on with a lenovo program removed and nowhere to download it again.
     
  8. Tony D

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    In post #2, I asked questions that have gone unanswered.

     
  9. changintimes

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    Thanks plodr...... That 8GB maximum memory bit is tempting. since I have 4GB right now

    I have already set up an extra 12GB of virtual memory, but does that really help RAM that much?

    Hi Tony...... I see nothing about bluetooth in devices and printers, or device manager (network adapters).

    So is a bluetooth 5.0 dongle the way to go from here? or is there a better way to bluetooth?
     
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  10. Tony D

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    The dongle would be the easiest way to go.
     
  11. plodr

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    Tony, this only works if bluetooth is on, at least on Windows 7. It might be different in Windows 10.
    If I turn bluetooth off, my bluetooth keyboard and speaker disappears from devices and printers. In Device Manager, everything bluetooth disappears under network adapters.
     
  12. changintimes

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    actually I find now that my function keys work for some keys. like fn + f5 refreshes the screen.

    and when I perform a search, I get a Bluetooth Files Transfer dialog box. but when I click on send files, I get an almost completely empty window.
     
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    when I perform a search (within Windows 7), I get a Bluetooth Files Transfer dialog box. but when I click on send files, I get an almost completely empty window.
     
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    If you press Fn + F3 (if the key has this on it) wifi key.jpg

    You should see wifi and on/off and under it Bluetooth and on/off, if you have bluetooth. If it is listed, turn it on. If it is not listed, then you don't have it.
    function_bluetooth.jpg


    Fn+F5 is normally the key that you use if an external monitor is attached and the display toggles between the laptop screen only, external monitor only or both. Since you don't have an external screen attached, all it does it refresh the laptop display.
     
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    when I press fb + f3, I get a search bar.
     
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    I'm not convinced this machine has Bluetooth hardware.

    Download, install, and run Speccy from https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/download/standard

    Then post the report. To save the report, in Speccy, go to File and Save as a text file. Post that test file here.
     
  17. plodr

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    I hope you meant Fn + F3.

    On a computer that is NOT wireless and doesn't have bluetooth, if I press F3 (there is no function key on a non-laptop keyboard), I get a search bar at the bottom of my browser that says find in page.
    On a laptop with wifi but no bluetooth, when Fn + F3 is pressed, this appears. wifi.png


    The fact that you don't see wireless but a search instead, tells us something isn't working.
     
  18. changintimes

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    whoah. such experts. I am impressed.

    Plodr, so I did mean fn, and it is definately a laptop. So something must be wrong.

    I will download and run speccy, Tony D.
     
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    SPECCY text file
     

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  20. Tony D

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    Thanks for the Speccy log. I don't see any Bluetooth hardware listed in that file.

    Look to obtain a USB/Bluetooth adapter. That's the easiest way to go.
     
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