My acer aspire 3680 has a built in bluetooth. it used to work when i first got my computer, but about a year ago i upgraded it to vista ultimate. since then my bluetooth will not work, the blue light doesnt even come on anymore. my computer cant even detect there ever being one on here! i went to the acer website and downloaded the bluetooth device driver and it still says tat it can not detect the bluetooth on my computer. how can i get it to work again?
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I would check for windows 7 specific drivers for the bluetooth and the orbicam. Beyond that, I have heard and experienced problems with windows 7 not supporting all accessories and peripherals of laptops.
For instance, I had a basically unsolvable problem with the scroll keys on the touchpad not working after upgrading to windows 7 from Vista on an Aspire 3680 series laptop which was only a few years old.
I had to find a workaround for it, by using the arrow keys instead.
You might have to try workarounds for your problems, like getting a new external webcam for the webcam problem.
The bluetooth is a little bit harder to fix, though, because it's integrated into the computer, generally, like my touchpad.
Your computer doesn't have a Bluetooth device installed, usually its installed with the wifi card or its a PCMCIA card, and its doesn't work unless you get one, why did they put that switch there, I'll never know.
it sounds like the blue tooth device was disabled on your computer. Try to go into the control panel and then double click on the systems icon and get into the hardware manager ( i have not had the pleasure of working much with vista so you may have to look around but you want the device manager) find the blue tooth device and right click on it and select enable. If it does not show up in this list try to refresh the list and if you cannot see it still it may be turned off in your bios. This is a whole nother set of instructions so lets see where this gets you first.
After you enable the device you will have to reinstall the driver most likely
could be that your acer aspire 3680 actually doesn't have bluetooth. they use a standard case for most of there laptops. it has the button for bluetooth but it doesn't have the actual bluetooth card or required hardware.