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Bluetooth module on Acer Travelmate 4002 WLCi

I added by myself an acer bluetooth embedded module (54.T48V7.001) tomy Acer Travelmate 4002 WLCi (it was selled without this feature butsuch module is on the service parts list and used on several Acerlaptops like Aspire or Travelmate).
When opened chassis cable and connector was already installed, so module fits perfectly.
The blue front push button / light works well (before I saw a green "No device" message on screen, now Bluetooth enabled/disabled) and Acer ePowerManagementshow a bluetooth item on its menu now, but Widcomm software installedfrom original Acer CD doesn't see bluetooth device.
On windows (XPhome) device manager I see a question mark on "other peripheral - Acer- Acer module", it ask to install drivers.
Which drivers do I need ? Where I can find them ? No success on Acerwebsites, nor seem to be on Widcomm softwares I retrieved all around.

Also I just tried with the drivers archive you suggested for an Aspire 1619 or so, but obtained this warning:


No BT device is found, but in the while windows found a new device and ask to reboot to allow software support it.
Any ideas ?
Thanks
Enrico

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Hey Enrico, Check out this thread about installing the module into the exact same laptop: http://www.notebookforums.com/thread185110.html
This particular post (found down the page on page 2 of the thread) reveals that someone has succesfully installed it without the need for drivers: http://www.notebookforums.com/post2555643-3.html
Follow that thread and check that you have installed the module in the correct location as described in a couple of the messages in the thread.

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