Can't enable bluetooth

Lenovo T60p notebook
November 9, 2009 at 16:54:59
Specs: Windows XP, Dual core 4gb RAM
I purchased my laptop about 3 years ago, and from what I can remember I got it equipped with everything I could (wireless, extra RAM, fingerprint reader, etc). I thought for sure I had added bluetooth, but I don't have any records to know for sure. There is a bluetooth logo on my computer next to the wireless logo, and it is not lit up like it should be if it were turned on. I've never actually used the bluetooth before, but now I bought a mouse and I can't figure out how to install it. I downloaded the drivers from Lenovo's website but there is still no bluetooth in control panel or device manager. There is also no unknown devices in device manager, so I'm not sure what else to try.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.


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#1
November 10, 2009 at 02:27:28
DyslexicHobo, "There is a bluetooth logo on my computer next to the wireless logo,". SWAG, RIGHTCLICK and see if you can 'open', that'll tell you if you have it. Maybe you need to get it?
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
November 10, 2009 at 03:13:28
I made the same mistake with an Acer laptop - there's even an actual switch next to the wireless one, but no module installed. On the Acer I got one from their spares department and fitted it myself - very easy on mine, so it may be worth checking with the manufacturer as to whether yours should have a module & whether it is easy to fit.

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#3
November 13, 2009 at 07:01:30
Oh, by "bluetooth icon" I meant it's physically on the laptop. It's next to the wireless icon that lights up green when it's active.

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#4
November 13, 2009 at 07:51:44
Yep, just the same as the Acer, there's a switch on the base with the bluetooth icon, a light next to the keyboard with the bluetooth icon & even an Fn key with the bluetooth icon, but no bluetooth module - not mentioned on the box/paperwork so not installed - confirmed with Acer that it's an option only on some models. If it isn't mentioned in the BIOS and doesn't appear as disabled in Device Manager then it's pretty certain you ain't got it, whatever the labels say.

Incidentally, I've just checked on a couple of laptops with bluetooth and they both have a bluetooth label on the base with an FCC number which I gather any equipment fitted with a wireless system of any sort must have.

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