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Hi there Lester
Not to confuse mattrers but there are two types of Bluetooth adaptors supplied on this model, please make sure that you are trying to install the correct driver, this may be the reason why it cannot see the device?
1. Atheros Bluetooth
2. Broadcom Bluetooth
You haven't stated which O/S you are on so cannot post links to the separate drivers but is it's Windows 7 try here
Posted on Feb 22, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Your ASPIRE 4741 Laptop BLUETOOTH can be turned 'ON' by :
A) ExpressCard (only for certain models)
The ExpressCard is the newest version of the PC Card. It is a smaller and faster
interface that further enhances the usability and expandability of your
ExpressCards support a vast number of expansion options, including flash
memory card adapters, TV-tuners, Bluetooth connectivity and IEEE 1394B
adapters. ExpressCards support USB 2.0 and PCI Express applications.
Important! There are two types, ExpressCard/54 and ExpressCard/
34 (54mm and 34mm), each with different functions. Not all
ExpressCard slots will support both types. Please refer to your
card's manual for details on how to install and use the card, and
* The FCC RF safety requirement:
The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and Bluetooth
card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the
notebook PC series shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human
contact during normal operation is minimized as follows:
1 Users are requested to follow the RF safety instructions on wireless option
devices that are included in the user's manual of each RF option device.
Caution: To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance
requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches)
must be maintained between the antenna for the integrated
B) You may need to (RE)INSTALL Aspire 4741 BLUETOOTH Drivers/Applications to enable functionality. Drivers for this particular model can be accessed from Acer's Support Website at
*Several choices with several versions are available for download here. Refer to the documentation included with your laptop for more details of the actual Vendor (Broadcom OR Atheros) of your Aspire's BLUETOOTH card.... usually a sticker on the underside of the unit will provide this information as well!
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