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#3070 1-Jan-2005 11:26
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I have recently been given a MS Bluetooth Intellimouse by a friend and this was tested on his Sony laptop as working fine. However, I have tried to connect it to my Toshiba 5100-201 laptop that has inbuilt BT (win XP Home) but no luck.

I do not have any software CD for the mouse or any receiver unit - it is just the mouse on its own.

Any possibilities of connecting it to my laptop ? The lappy detects the mouse in the device discovery section but nothing comes up on the service discovery section and hence the connect icon is greyed out. If i try another user mode, it asks for a passkey and i dont have one (leaving it blank does not work).

Any solutions ? Please help !!

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#11466 1-Jan-2005 11:29
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It's probably because the Bluetooth version you have on your laptop does not support the HID profile. This is needed for devices like mouse and keyboard to work.

I know Toshiba has put out some Bluetooth updates (I have a Toshiba Tablet PC and the software supports HID). You'll have to look for it on Toshiba's website.




 

 

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#11467 1-Jan-2005 11:33
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thanks a ton for the instant reply.

however, when i do click on the blank BT service window and then attempt to connect, it does come up with the connected icon but only briefly for a couple of seconds.

Anyway, i think your suggestion does make sense - i will check the toshiba website.

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#11468 1-Jan-2005 11:38
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Perhaps the connect icon is just showing the Bluetooth connection for the Service Discovery activity? Yes, please check the Toshiba website, because there are a few updates there.




 

 

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#11469 1-Jan-2005 11:58
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you were absolutely right - it does not support HID interface as confirmed on the toshiba website where it also states that there is no possibility of an upgrade on the older models. Sad ! But, if i was to purchase a normal BT USB stick, would it then allow me to connect the mouse ?

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#11470 1-Jan-2005 12:02
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You can try it... I have Toshiba Tablet PC - no built-in Bluetooth, but it came with the Toshiba Bluetooth software.

I simply removed the software and installed another Bluetooth device. In your case you may want to simply disable the Toshiba software/hardware but not remove the software. Then you install the other Bluetooth software and plug the hardware. Being a laptop I'd recommend a PC card, because the USB dongle will be sticking out. Check my blog entry on this.

I'd recommend the TDK PC card, the Anycom PC card or the Bluetake BT100-S Plus. I think you'll find the TDK more easily in the UK.




 

 

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