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IBM T43 Bluetooth not working

I have installed the bluetooth driver in IBM T43 Laptop. The device manager is listing the bluetooth and says device is working properly. But  when I try to configure the bluetooth, it says no bluetooth device is connected. Connect it and make sure it is turned on..
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  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem as sudhakar_kai has described above. I have used my bluetooth connection once or twice but from some moment it refuses to work, saying that my bluetooth device is turned off. And also, there was the device in the Device Manager (with yellow exclamation mark) but it disappeared after refresh.

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    Thinkpad T43 - Device manager shows that the Bluetooth Bis Enumerator is properly installed with the Broadcom Driver version 5.1.0.4601. But when trying to use it - error - Bluetooth Device not found.

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Press Fn+F5 then push "Turn On. Now your bluetooth device is turned on, connected and working. :P

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