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Overview

This document describes pairing your notebook to a Bluetooth mouse and/or Keyboard via Bluetooth (BT).
NOTE:Except where the use of a tablet PC is specifically indicated as a separate procedure, the term "notebook" in this document refers to both notebook computers and tablet PCs.

Prerequisites

Before pairing your notebook with a Bluetooth mouse and/or keyboard:
  • Install Batteries in the Bluetooth mouse and/or keyboard.
  • Attach the Bluetooth keyboard adapter to the modular keyboard.
  • Attach the RJ-45 cable to the keyboard adapter.
For more information, refer to the documentation included with your Bluetooth mouse and/or keyboard.

Installing Bluetooth Software on Your Notebook

The Bluetooth software comes preloaded on your notebook hard drive. However, before you can use the Bluetooth device in your notebook, the software must be installed and configured. The software Setup application included with your notebook will assist you in installing the Bluetooth software.
To install the software for your Bluetooth device:
  1. Select Start>All Programs> Software Setup.
    Figure 1: Select the Components
  2. Clear the Hardware Enabling Drivers and Software Applications check boxes.
  3. Select the plus (+) symbol for Hardware Enabling Drivers to expand the list of available applications. Then select the Bluetooth check box.
    Figure 2: Select the Bluetooth Check Box
  4. Select Next, and then select Finish to complete the installation.

Enabling Bluetooth Hardware on Your Notebook

Before beginning the configuration of your Bluetooth software and drivers, verify that the wireless light on the notebook is turned on. Refer to your notebook documentation for the location of the light.
If the light is not turned on:
  • For notebooks, press the wireless button to turn on the Bluetooth device. Refer to your computer documentation for the location of the wireless button.
  • For tablet PCs, turn on the Bluetooth device through the Q Menu. Refer to the Software Guide for your tablet PC for more information regarding the Q Menu.
When the wireless light turns on, the Bluetooth device is powered on, hardware detection is initiated, and the Found New Hardware wizard opens, or, depending upon the operating system, the installation of the Bluetooth USB driver may be started automatically. If a dialog box is displayed, perform the following steps:
  1. Select Next. (The installation of the USB driver for the Bluetooth device begins.)
  2. Select Finish to complete the installation of the Bluetooth hardware-enabling driver.

Pairing the Bluetooth Notebook, Bluetooth Mouse and Bluetooth Keyboard

To Pair a Bluetooth Mouse:
  1. Press the button on the bottom of the mouse to enable it to be discovered by your notebook.
  2. On the notebook, select Start > All Programs > My Bluetooth Places > View Devices in Range.
  3. Locate the mouse, right-click the mouse icon and then select Pair Device.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
To Pair a Bluetooth Keyboard:
  1. Press the button on the bottom of the keyboard to enable it to be discovered by your notebook.
  2. On the notebook, select Start > All Programs > My Bluetooth Places > View Devices in Range.
  3. Locate the keyboard, right-click the keyboard icon and then select Pair Device.
  4. At the prompt, enter the PIN code displayed on the screen using the Bluetooth keyboard.

Troubleshooting

Cannot Connect to a Paired Device
  • Perform a search for devices to see if the device is in range:
    1. From the My Bluetooth Places window, select View Devices in Range.
    2. Mice and keyboards must be set for detection, and may only be detectable by other devices for a short period of time. Press the button on the bottom of the mouse and/or keyboard, and then refresh the list of devices in range.
  • Check mouse and/or keyboard batteries. Refer to the documentation included with your Bluetooth mouse or Bluetooth keyboard for instructions on how to charge or recharge the batteries.
  • Enable the Human Interface Device Service on the notebook.
Enabling the Human Interface Device Service
  1. Right-click the Bluetooth icon in the system tray of the notebook.
  2. Select the Bluetooth Setup Wizard from the menu.
  3. Select the first option, and then select Next to continue.
    Figure 3: Bluetooth Setup Wizard
  4. Select Human Interface Device
    Figure 4: Bluetooth Service Selection
  5. Press and hold the button on the bottom of the Bluetooth mouse and/or keyboard for two seconds.
  6. Select Next.
  7. Select the mouse or keyboard you want from the list of available devices. The Bluetooth Setup Wizard Completion Page is displayed, prompting you to establish a shortcut in My Bluetooth Places for this service.
  8. Select Finish.

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