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Article Summary: This article provides information on resolving bluetooth issues when the icon is grayed out.

Table of Contents:
  1. Resolving Bluetooth connection issues

Issue 1.

Resolving Bluetooth connection issues

1.Make sure the wireless switch is on. It will be either a sliding switch on the left or right side edge of the computer, a key combination ( Fn & F2 or F2 ) or single key, look for the wireless icon.

2.Turn on the wireless using the wireless switch.

3.If the Bluetooth icon is still not visible under notification area then go to Control Panel,Program & Features,Check for program name “Bluesoleil 5.4.2770,IVT Corp"and Uninstall the program.

4. Restart the system.

5.Check for the Bluetooth icon in the notification area.

6.If the Bluetooth icon is still not visible under notification area then Go to All Programs, Open Bluetooth Settings,In the window check the box for “Allow other Bluetooth device to find this computer and also check the box “Show the Bluetooth icon in notification area.”

7.Apply and save the changes

8.The Bluetooth icon will appear in the notification area and is ready to be used.


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Article ID: SLN137455

Last Date Modified: 06/23/2012 12:00 AM

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