Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

T61 Bluetooth Settings in BIOS - do they exist?

T60/T61 series specific matters only
Post Reply
Posts: 44
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:24 pm
Location: Boston, ME

T61 Bluetooth Settings in BIOS - do they exist?

#1 Post by wsalomon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:07 am

I'm finishing up with several T-61 rebuilds and closing in on the Bluetooth adapters using Windows 10 Pro 1809. It has been difficult to find these in Device Manager, and although physically present none of them show up. They are of the FRU 39T0487 variety (Bluetooth Daughter Card - 2; Broadcom BCM2045B ?; USB: VID_0A5C&PID_2110). I can find a driver for this in the Bluetooth driver 6_2_1_3100.

Unlike the BIOS for my T-520, I see no entry in Middleton's 2.29 BIOS for the T-61 (I would have expected to find this Security I/O section along with all the other settings (Serial, Parallel, etc., etc.).

I am assuming I have to install both the Bluetooth and Keyboard Integration drivers. Are there any other dependences?

As a last upgrade, I understand the Bluetooth 4.0 card (60Y3303, Broadcom BCM20702; USB: VID_0A5C&PID_2110 ) can be installed instead, and I do have Bluetooth driver that supports that.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 461
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:15 am
Location: Singapore

Re: T61 Bluetooth Settings in BIOS - do they exist?

#2 Post by Screamer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:14 am

I don't think there was ever an option or a setting in the T61's BIOS that disabled or enabled Bluetooth. My R61i does not have such a setting, either.

You could try using IBM_ECW to manually start up the Bluetooth adapter of yours, via the 'Power on Bluetooth' button.

No, I believe the Bluetooth driver and the keyboard integration driver are all that is needed. The keyboard integration driver is optional, though.

Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 21170
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Location: Dublin, Éire

Re: T61 Bluetooth Settings in BIOS - do they exist?

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:45 am

In T61 BIOS / Security / I/O Access there is a setting for BT Enabled/Disabled.
Lovely day for a Guinness! (the Real Black Stuff). And pigs CAN fly!
Check out The Boardroom for Parts, Mods and Other Services.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Last post

Return to “ThinkPad T6x Series”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests