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How to activate Bluetooth in M1330??

Discussion in 'Dell' started by jweix, Nov 18, 2007.

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  1. jweix

    jweix Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok, this might seem like a very noob question, but I just got my m1330, but it seems like it doesn't have bluetooth function at all. I looked through control panel (still getting used to Vista), and it doesn't seem to have a turn on/off function for bluetooth. Where is it!??!
     
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    daniel_g Notebook Consultant

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    Control Panel > Network and Internet
    You should see a 'Bluetooth Devices' option.
     
  3. jweix

    jweix Notebook Enthusiast

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    Uhoh.... I went to CP > Network and Internet, but there is NO "bluetooth devices" option there! Did my machine come without bluetooth even though I built it with bluetooth!?

    If so, is there a way for them to send me a bluetoth adapter I can stick in somewhere?
     
  4. Khris

    Khris Yes I am better than you!

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    Have you checked the BIOS to see if it's installed?

    Yes it's possible to install it yourself. It's located right under the XPS logo on the left side above the keyboard.
     
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    ACHlLLES Notebook Virtuoso

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    Is wireless switch on? Had to ask.
     
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    Freelancer332 Notebook Evangelist

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    jweix Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah, my Wifi is on and everything, and I've checked every possible setting/configuration option, and it's like bluetooth was never installed on here.

    How do I check the BIOS to see if it's installed? Is it through diagnostics? Thanks for all your help guys.
     
  8. Khris

    Khris Yes I am better than you!

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    As the computer boots, hit DEL and go into the BIOS. Check for installed devices (I don't recall exactly which page it's on, but you'll find it).
     
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    Freelancer332 Notebook Evangelist

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    Yays! I helped someone on this forum for once! :D
     
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    DynamicZ Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks Freelancer, after doing a clean install, the Bluetooth driver wasn't one of the drivers listed on Dell's support site nor on any 'must download' tools and I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why it wouldn't work.

    Good info for ppl with bt option and doing clean installs.

    Rep for you.
     
  13. manfriday

    manfriday Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks Freelancer!
    Fixed my problem too
    +1
     
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    helped me too!!!
     
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