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Bluetooth Speakers

I have just purchased a pair of AVLabs AVL337 Bluetooth Speakers to use with my Dell Notebook. When trying to get the speakers to work, the Notebook finds the speakers but then asks for a driver disk. AVLabs did not provide a driver disk. I contacted them and they told me that the speakers did not need drivers and that the problem was with either the Dell Bluetooth module or the on-board sound in the Notebook, and that I should refer back to Dell.

 

My Notebook config is as follows:

 

Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 Notebook
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T5600
2GB DDR2 SDRAM
Dell(TM) Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module
Sigmatel STAC92XX C-Major HD Audio Sound
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit

 

Any idea where I can find the drivers I need ?

 

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Sofu
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

To set up your Bluetooth Speakers

 

1. Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click Bluetooth Devices.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Allow.

 

2. On the Devices tab, click Add to add the Bluetooth Speakers, and then follow the steps in the wizard.

 

Note

The Bluetooth Speakers are connected and ready to use immediately after being added. However refer to the information from Microsoft at the following link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933144

Message Edited by Sofu on 06-12-2008 07:59 PM
Message Edited by Sofu on 06-12-2008 08:00 PM
John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

Sofu - Thanks for the reply but I had already got that far. Windows is asking for a device driver and I do not have one, and Windows cannot find one. The speaker manufacturer tells me that no drivers are required. So I am stuck.
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Sofu
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

Do you already have any Bluetooth Devices installed on the Devices tab of the Bluetooth Devices window?
John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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Sofu
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

In Device Manager check whether the following Sound Controllers are installed and working:

  1. Bluetooth Stereo Audio
  2. Bluetooth Hands-free Audio
  3. SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC

Each of the above needs a driver.

John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

Sofu - Ok, I updated the sound and bluetooth drivers from the Dell web site, so the drivers you listed are installed. I have now managed to install the speakers without Windows asking fro a driver. I have set the default speakers to the Bluetooth speakers and have restarted my PC. But still no sound.

 

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Sofu
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

What happens whem you do the following?

 

1. Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click Bluetooth Devices.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Allow.

2. Click the Audio tab, click your Bluetooth speakers and then click Connect.

John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

Tried that a number of times - then - Hey ! Suddenly they work ! Beats me. Thanks for all your help Sofu. Cheers !
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Sofu
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

Glad to have been able to help you. Many thanks for the feedback.
John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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