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Old 03-16-2010, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question NO bluetooth on Vaio

I have an older Sony Vaio VGN-TX1XP, and it has wording & light for bluetooth & wireless on front with a switch.
But, bluetooth is not shown in control panel, and I cannot detect with a phone.
Firstly, does it have the hardware inside?
If so, how do I add bluetooth stack/software?
Have tried Widcomm, adds the icons but no success.

FYI - I am trying to connect a Kensington notebook mouse Si670m (model # 72271). Note - b4 u suggest, i don't want to have the inconvenience of a dongle, when in theory the pc shoulb have bluetooth.
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Default Re: NO bluetooth on Vaio

You might want to try the chipset drivers.
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Default Re: NO bluetooth on Vaio

Depending upon os take a look here for buletooth drivers and apps.
Vaio : Sony Europe
Those are for the VGN-TX1XP/B model. They also have drivers for the VGN-TX1XP/BF model as well.
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How/where do i upgrade chipset drivers?
How do i teel wheteher it is B or BF, as it doesn't say more on it?
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Default Re: NO bluetooth on Vaio

Check under the laptop and see if there's a sticker with the model number of the laptop. For example, this laptop I'm on now is in the Satellite A215 series, when I look under it states it's a Satellite A2150-S7444.
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Model: PCG-4F1M.....so is that a B or BF?!?!?!
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Default Re: NO bluetooth on Vaio

Guess it's a standstill as I don't know exactly which model variation it's under. You can try downloading drivers for both and see if it works? Like test 1 set, then test the other? They should both work though, given they are the same series, just maybe minor variation in parts.

Edit: Also if you can locate the serial number, you may have the best option of finding the drivers as the site can look up the serial and determine the model.
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Default Re: NO bluetooth on Vaio

Windows has generic bluetooth device drivers built in, you just have to select to install them.
I know, as I use mine. XD

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Entered product code & s/no. on vaio website, and it's the /L variant.
There is even advice how to add bluetooth devices there, but thats no help when there are no icons showing anywhere in laptop!!!!
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Downloaded latest Vaio updates, but BT software is Toshiba brand, and different to that on both my home & work PC, and doesn't work with mouse.....pls advise.....
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