10-15-2008 09:01 PM
This problem is well documented.
I am running Vista SP1 on a DELL XPS 1330
Trying to establish a bluetooth connection to my 8120 to synch via bluetooth.
DELL asks for Bluetooth Peripheral Device driver.
I need this driver for the bluetooth connection to the phone.
I had no problem with a bluetooth connection to my previous phone - Nokia e62.
We need a RIM LInk to a proper Bluetooth Peripheral Device driver.
10-15-2008 09:22 PM - edited 10-15-2008 09:23 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums!
You need to use the windows native drivers.
Here are to articles to resolve your problem:
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06-18-2009 01:11 PM
Actually this is how I fixed this issue (thanks to Ghostie3599).
PREAMBLE: Bear in mind this is a Research In Motion issue, and not a Microsoft issue. The Blackberry software should have the appropriate .INF files that allow Windows to install the correct device drivers for all detected Bluetooth Peripherals.
In my case, following these steps gave Windows vista the hint that the other Bluetooth Peripheral Device would work with the same driver. So after doing these steps for the first Bluetooth Peripheral Device, I got both devices working OK. However, if you still have the second Bluetooth Peripheral Device being listed with the yellow icon (i.e.: missing drivers), try repeating these steps to see if it works. If it doesn't, then the Bluetooth Peripheral Device might be something else (i.e.: not a virtual COM port).
Hope this helps!
07-27-2009 05:26 AM
I know this tread is an old tread but I just got my Bold 4 weeks ago and the exact problem has been haunting me and regardless of which forum I visited, I still cannot find a solution to get my Bold synchronize with Desktop Manager.
I use Lenovo T61 under Vista Business and my Desktop Manager is Version 188.8.131.52.
I tried what pmdci described and although the driver is installed, synchronizing still does not work.
Any help here will be much apprecaited.
09-21-2009 08:10 PM
OK, so here I am getting responses to my original posting by email.
I have taken the suggested solution and I still get stopped. The laptop attempts to connect to the 8120, it does, then the laptop wants drivers (even though I have added them as suggested) and it cannot find them, I don't have them, RIM doesn't supply them, Microsoft doesn't have them. This is total horse s&%$t. Another big company that can't quite understand that 97% of the world uses a Microsoft product and they are not interested in developing an easy to use solution to a very basic problem.
Maybe this is why millions go to the iPhone or a Windows mobile product to find something that will actually do what they buy it for...
"Frustrated" in Ottawa.
12-22-2009 03:55 PM
I had the same problem and weeks after searching online I found this which fixed my bluetooth:
01-16-2010 02:42 PM
l have a Blackberry Curve 8330 and was having the most difficult time getting the bluetooth features to work on my Dell Studio with a 64bit Windows Vista operating system.
This solution has worked for me exactly the way it is mentioned.
03-08-2010 08:16 PM
I have a Dell Studio with Windows Vista and this solution (right click on yellow Bluetooth icons...) worked perfectly for me thank you very much.