Question about Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop
This specific one is the Acer Aspire 5002 WlMi which was line produced in 2005 most likely.
Eko, I would recommend trying to DL the drivers from www.acer.com , but be warned, they do a poor job of listing their BT drivers. If you don't see it listed, try using the same 5000 series model but in a different country location. This line was not supposed to ship to the USA or Canada with BT installed although many, in fact, did. They were only supposed to be BT ready...not hardware installed and even the lights worked on them. A few other countries were also in the same situation.
Another not, there were a great many that simply DID NOT ship with any form on bluetooth hardware. Its readily capable, yes...and the light works for most people and it will even tell you that it cannot find any devices...but the problem is that its reporting no hardware found in your laptop, not BT devices and the error messages are not clear about that.
Many people run into problems when they change or reload the OS and assumed that it worked before when in fact, it didn't. They just never tried it with real BT devices.
Conclusion: 90% chance that is never had BT hardware installed. Buy a cheap BT dongle and plug it into the USB.
Philster: Thank you for the input that borderlined on telling the OP that they were mistaken, however - A great MANY brands and models have had bluetooth enable/disable buttons from as far back as 2005. I only name you because your entire reply was basically telling this person they were mistaken. Dell, Compaq, Sony, Quad, IBM, Alienware, they all have models with BT buttons.
The line of Acer Aspire 5000 series from 2005 is one such line. It has 2 buttons on the front, left is BT, right is wireless. It is not new at all.
Posted on Apr 21, 2008
I have never seen a laptop that had a button to turn the Bluetooth on or off - usually the button is to turn the wireless network connection (802.11b/g, or WiFi) on and off. When you turn it on, it tells you there are no networks available since you do not have a wireless router or access point. But if you were someplace where a wireless connection is available, like Starbucks, it would show the connection and offer to allow you to connect.
The Bluetooth is normally turned off and on by software, probably some icon in your tray (next to the clock) on the taskbar.
Posted on Mar 04, 2008
Determine based on the manufacturer of the PC what type of bluetooth device is installed. See if they have on their website and updated driver for the device, whether firmware or updated device.
My other solution is to right click on MY Computer Icon located on your desktop
Click on properties
Locate and click Hardware Tab
Locate and click Device manager
Look for bluetooth device in this list of devices
Once located if it has an X over it right click on it
Enable the device then try to push the button
This should fix the problem, it is probably disabled
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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