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Topic # 8648 18-Jul-2006 12:17
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I have an Acer Aspire 1640z.  In the user's guide it say under the "Communication" section "WPAN: integrated Bluetooth."  It also has a button the the front of the laptop with the Bluetooth logo.  However, when I push that, it says "No Device."  What does that mean?  What do I have to do to get a Bluetooth mouse to work with my laptop?

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 42214 22-Jul-2006 05:29
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i have the same problem and the same model...if someone knows how to do it work please tell us =D

3g

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  Reply # 42215 22-Jul-2006 09:07
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I don't know this particular model of notebook, but after some googling there does appear to be some confusion over whether the 1640Z has Bluetooth. Some specs indicated quite clearly that it does have Bluetooth, whereas some clearly indicate a lack of Bluetooth as being a downside of the 1640z 8-).

That being said, I know that when I got one of my HP notebooks that I had to install the driver (from CD) before Bluetooth would work. I had a quick look on the Acer website and the latest drivers can be downloaded from:
https://www.synapsenow.com/synapse/data/7117/documents/TM4070_Bluetooth.zip

According to the Acer site "This software is included with the system on the Application CD".

The other thing to do is have a look under Device Manager to see that the Bluetooth hardware is showing up.
You should have a "Bluetooth Devices" entry near the top of the device tree.

Nigel H.



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 42234 22-Jul-2006 15:53
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I finally heard from Acer, and this is what they had to say:

Although there is a button on the
notebook for Bluetooth, the Aspire 1640 models that ship in the US and
Canada do not ship with a Bluetooth module on the motherboard. Therefore it
does not support Bluetooth as it ships.  If you push the BT button you
should see No Device on the screen.  In order to get Bluetooth, you will
need to purchase a third party device such as a USB to Bluetooth
transceiver, or other external device that provides Bluetooth capabilities.
These type of devices are available at most computer shops that sell
options and accessories for notebook products.  We do not plan to implement
an option to install a Bluetooth module on the motherboard.

What I am trying to do is connect a Bluetooth mouse to my laptop to avoid having a dongle sticking out of the computer.  However, basically what they told me was to buy a Bluetooth dongle.  Is there anyway to add a chip to my laptop to get the Bluetooth connection to work?  I would much prefer that than to have a dongle sticking out of my computer with the potential to break.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 42235 22-Jul-2006 16:05
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dam it...and what i wanted to do too was to avoid the dongle stick...thank you rymigo...3g thanx i'll try to check the unde Device Manager =D greetings

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 42301 24-Jul-2006 10:38
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hey rymigo..i got the bluetooth drivers of our notebook model from this link http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/portal20.cfm?recordid=3145&formid=3394&website=AcerPanAm.com/us&siteid=7293&words=all&keywords=&areaid=7. so i tell what i did, i installed it and then installed ol the bluetooth drivers and all the shortcuts..then when i open the searcher device it says than can't initialize the searcher..i don't know why..please if someone else knows how to initialize it tell us please

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