Tried out a new Bluetooth dongle, now speaker won't connect

December 4, 2015 at 16:14:58
Specs: Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Intel i7-2600L
I have a Jambox Mini that I had been using with a Rocketfish bluetooth adapter I got at Best Buy a couple years ago. After I set it up once, it always just connected to my computer automatically. I found that the device didn't have the reach I wanted and audio was crackling at just about 15 feet away, so I thought I'd try a new bluetooth dongle before I tried a more expensive new speaker. So I bought a new dongle, which came with some software and drivers to install, which I did. But when I searched for devices, it could not find my Jambox no matter what. I went through Windows 7's FixIt thing, I searched for online guides, etc. I eventually uninstalled the new software and just added Windows 7's default bluetooth and tried to just get my original Rocketfish dongle working and I can't. Searching for new devices just doesn't work. My Jambox used show up in my devices, but now I just see the bluetooth dongles there. I'm at a loss and I've been fidgeting with this for an hour. I tried to upgrade and now nothing will work -- I just want my bluetooth speaker to work again!

Old bluebooth dongle:
New bluetooth dongle:
New software:

Please help, I'm losing my mind. Thanks!

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December 4, 2015 at 18:36:35
Most (if not all) Bluetooth speakers have a physical Bluetooth button on it.

Try pressing and holding the button on the speaker until you hear an audible beep. Now go to the PC and access the Bluetooth devices to see if it now shows up. You may need to refresh to see all the new devices in the list. Connect.

Edit: try this with the new dongle also. After it has successfully connected it should automatically connect every time from there on in.

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December 4, 2015 at 21:25:47
The Jambox pairs automatically when it is turned on. But geez, I am not an idiot, I have pressed the pairing button. It's an issue with the bluetooth on Windows 7.

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December 4, 2015 at 21:58:39
Please KtM It wasn't my intention to play you for an idiot.

An old saying is the obvious solution is usually the simplest. (I might have made that up).

Sorry if I offended you.

The reason I stated the obvious is that we often have gatherings and everybody want to play DJ on my Bluetooth equipment. So the unpairing and repairing process comes into play.

To proceed forward, have you tried restoring your PC using system restore to a time prior to installing the drivers for your new Bluetooth dongle?

Edit: or is it the simplest solution is the most obvious? Heck I don't know.

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December 5, 2015 at 12:27:38
I already thought to try a system restore but my system restore was turned off and there seems to be some sort of problem with it (I get an error when I try to turn it on). Does anyone else have any ideas?

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December 5, 2015 at 14:54:11
Yep, I'm all out of ideas. Good luck with it.

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