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#11038 28-Dec-2006 06:59
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Okay... for christmas i got an acer aspire 5040... on the manual it says it has bluetooth on the front of the laptop it has a bluetooth connection button and that... when i click it it says 'no device' i went onto help to find out how it works it told me to go to start > control panel > 'bluetooth devices' i did this and there was no 'bluetooth devices' i searched my files for 'bluetooth devices' and nothing came up, could anyone PLEASE help me? its really bugging. thank-you

Stacey.



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#56446 28-Dec-2006 07:19
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Welcome to Geekzone... Some laptops are "Bluetooth" ready, which means they have all the software pre-installed, but they don't actually have the Bluetooth radio installed. It looks like this may be the case.

You will have to check the specs for your laptop (in the manual) to confirm there's a Bluetooth radio installed.





 

 

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  #56448 28-Dec-2006 07:31
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Thank-you ... i looked in the manual and it said nothing about bluetooth so i dont know what to do.

 
 
 
 


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#56450 28-Dec-2006 07:37
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I am looking for the specifications and it doesn't look like it comes with Bluetooth built-in...






 

 

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#56451 28-Dec-2006 07:46
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If this is actually the case you may need to purchase an external Bluetooth adapter.






 

 

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  #56452 28-Dec-2006 07:53
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it says on the manual and the box it has it and it ha the thing for it on the front Cry

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  #56469 28-Dec-2006 11:14
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hoggsjr: it says on the manual and the box it has it and it ha the thing for it on the front Cry

My wife has an Acer Travelmate with the same button on the front, but no Bluetooth radio installed.  It seems as though this is an option which can be installed at the factory.

I just checked the web site of our local Acer distributor and there isn't any way to order the Bluetooth option for any of the notebook PCs which are sold here.  I don't know if the same situation applies in the UK, but your local Acer distributor should be able to tell you.  Possibly the Bluetooth radio is not something which can be installed later i.e. it may require components to be present on the mainboard which in your case have not been fitted.

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I Brought a acer 5101AWLMi with the bluetooth button but when i switch it on it says "no bluetooth device " i installed a bluetooth program for my motorola v3 but it couldnt detect the drivers on here - i didnt get any cds with this laptop
i had some drivers on the hard drive but when it automaticly installed them all it took them off for some odd reason
my friend said i will have to go to the site and download them but i dont think they on there 

heres the address 

Auckland - New Zealand
Acer Computer New Zealand Ltd.
407 Great South Road
Auckland North Island NZ
Tel: +64-9-969-5600
Fax:+64-9-526-500

 
 
 
 


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  #56638 31-Dec-2006 02:46
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heres the drivers

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html  

the bluetooth driver is around 70 megs

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  #56640 31-Dec-2006 03:13
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THANK-YOU Laughing

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  #56653 31-Dec-2006 11:32
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No Problem Dear

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