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Bluetooth not found on X220 in Windows or Linux

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Bluetooth not found on X220 in Windows or Linux

#1 Post by x220 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:23 am

Hello all,

I have an X220 that I use as my main computer, it had a Bluetooth daughter card in it that I couldn't get to register either under Windows or Linux, so assuming it was probably in silicone heaven I purchased another to replace it with, yet it still isn't recognised in either operating system.

I've gone through loads of (software based) tutorials etc... in an attempt to get it working, but no joy. I generally don't run Windows, but installed it to see if it was just a Linux issue, I'm now back to running Linux only (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04).

Does anybody have any suggestions as to what could be attempted, maybe on a hardware level, but I will try anything. I don't use Bluetooth too often, usually just to transfer a couple of photos from my phone, it's just a little annoying that I can't get it going.

Just a note, under Linux the card isn't found at all, even as not working, it might as well just not be there.

Cheers in advance.
Jim
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Re: Bluetooth not found on X220 in Windows or Linux

#2 Post by Dekks » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:26 am

disabled in BIOS?
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Re: Bluetooth not found on X220 in Windows or Linux

#3 Post by x220 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:29 am

Dekks wrote:disabled in BIOS?
I've just come back from the BIOS, but can't find any options relating to the BDC.
Daily use: X220, T410
Collection: 4xT20, T23, T60 (Pinkpad for my daughters), X22 (password locked), X24, 2xR40e, A20m, 600e, 701c
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Re: Bluetooth not found on X220 in Windows or Linux

#4 Post by Dekks » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:30 am

on my x201i its in security tab, odd place i know.
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Re: Bluetooth not found on X220 in Windows or Linux

#5 Post by x220 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:31 am

Ok, be back in a minute.
Daily use: X220, T410
Collection: 4xT20, T23, T60 (Pinkpad for my daughters), X22 (password locked), X24, 2xR40e, A20m, 600e, 701c
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Re: Bluetooth not found on X220 in Windows or Linux

#6 Post by x220 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:42 am

Hmm, that's just solved my issue... I've only had the laptop for 6 months :roll:

Thank you for that :D
Daily use: X220, T410
Collection: 4xT20, T23, T60 (Pinkpad for my daughters), X22 (password locked), X24, 2xR40e, A20m, 600e, 701c
http://thevdm.com

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Re: Bluetooth not found on X220 in Windows or Linux

#7 Post by Dekks » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:44 am

No probs, i won't tell.....
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