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I need the bluetooth driver for a VGN-A690 notebook running Windows XP SP3. There is no recovery partition and my original Recovery Disc cannot be read for some reason. Sony has been absolutley worthless. Thx

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  • tpsperry Feb 03, 2010

    I've already been all over Sony's site...this is not the driver.

  • tpsperry Feb 03, 2010

    To be honest, I have no idea. All I know is it is a VGN-A690/Model:PCG-8S4L. Everything looks fine in device manager, but I see no bluetooth device. I loaded the Registry patch off of Sony's site, but it appears to do nothing if the driver isn't loaded. Supposedly this machine has bluetooth and as far as I can tell, if it does I should just need the driver for it. Don't know much about bluetooth so I am not sure if it shares the same hardware as my WiFi or what.

  • tpsperry Feb 04, 2010

    I really appreciate all of your help, but it's starting to seem that it does not have bluetooth as Sony confirmed for me. I tried that app you suggested and got optomitic as it loaded no problem...couldn't find a device after reboot and launching it. I'll just get a $20 usb adapter and stay away from Sony and their lack of support. Thanks again for your help though!!

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    It's NOT? Oh I C, Well what is the exact type of Bluetooth do you have onboard? OK I often use bluesoleil ... It nearly always works give it a go.


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    Do you have it switched ON? There are usually Buttons to enable/disable it? IF you don't have these maybe you DO NOT have bluetooth, as usually you see your bluetooth adapter in Device manager no matter what,. It may have a yellow exclamation mark. But still be there?

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    Yea YOU DO NOT have it built in it seems.. Wacko for the Dongle then.

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The issue is with sony. I bought a vaio vfgn-ar350e and nothing but problems since day one. Wish i never bought a sony and never will. i got it with no drestore disks, no hidden repair partition and half tyhe things stopped working. I have built in wi fi and bluetooth but has ve yet to be able to get the bluetooth to work on it. I see all the blue tooth items in the DM and I have my switch on and I have loaded the drivers and the toshiba blue tooth stacks several times but in my bluetooth option in control panel it never sees any item I put in discovery mode. Sony as stated is worthless they refuse to help. They have a 15 minute free support policy now but they make sure it takes all 15 minutes to get your name and model number then you ask your question and they say time up you can pay for help now...Stay away from sony Im thinking a class action law suit may be in order as I see these vaios have tons of issues that sony is ignoring

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