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Windows 7: Bluetooth device not in device manager, no hardware switch, Acer netbk


01 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Bluetooth device not in device manager, no hardware switch, Acer netbk

Model is Acer Aspire One D270.
Internal bluetooth doesn't work.
Nothing in device manager.
Fn+F3 is meant to control it, but doesn't.
May be because I've messed with some programs.
Trying to re-install to factory settings.
Any suggestions at all?

thanks
D:

edit: The machine is Windows 7 baby (starter?), x86_32.


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01 Nov 2012   #2

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What programs did you remove or mess with? Have you tried repairing these programs?
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01 Nov 2012   #3

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Think may have found the correct Bluetooth Drivers, do you know which driver is missing from Device Manager?

Please post a screenshot of your Device Manager (maximised window);

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01 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've re-installed the drivers, but still nothing shows up in the device manager.
I tried installing the Atheros (sp) one and the Launch Manager.
I'm doing a factory reset now, but may take a while!

thanks for the help so far though.
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01 Nov 2012   #5

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Okay, please post back your results.

You may want to use this tutorial after restoring to the factory defaults:

Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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01 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Still running, but I fear it's hanged.
It's still incrementing the timer, but it's been stuck on 4% for a while.
All it claims to be doing is backup up my files. It has about 30Gb to copy. Should not take this long...
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01 Nov 2012   #7

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Give it time, 30GB is quite a large amount to backup, and it is also dependent upon your hardware; close any other running programs and just let it do it's job.
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01 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, I did a full re-install of the disk image.
All data is gone, back to original settings with everything, but still no bluetooth anywhere D:

Acer D270 definitely has bluetooth hardware. At least, according to reviews.
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01 Nov 2012   #9

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

Download the hardware vendor detection utility from this page to detect IF and which Bluetooth hardware is installed.
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01 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh, that's strange. No bluetooth in that list.
However, it also says "If you cannot find a bluetooth... device... please turn on these devices".

Perhaps I don't have internal bluetooth. I was really under the impression that I did have though.

The online specifications say this model does have bluetooth, although the page has a footnote that says
  1. Specifications vary depending on model.
Perhaps I do not have bluetooth in this machine after all. How disappointing...
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