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infuriating bluetooth connection problem

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    infuriating bluetooth connection problem

    So, this is now driving me absolutely insane, and I couldn't have better chances for success (or so I think).

    I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 (Windows 8), and I have a Lumia 920 (Windows Phone 8). Seems pretty darn compatible, right?

    Well my issue is simply "They will not connect or cooperate well"

    Let me first say that through a blurry mashing of key presses and strange settings windows I have gotten the two to connect before for music control. But only twice.

    The issue I have is apparently on both the phone and the computer-
    When I tap connect on the phone, it stays connected for a few seconds, then disconnects.
    When I try and connect on the laptop, it won't connect at all.
    When I try and open the bluetooth device window, it stay open for a couple seconds and then closes.
    Sometimes the music controller window appears, then disappears.

    My phone doesn't appear to have anything wrong with it, I have restarted the phone completely with no effect.
    The computer is under a month old with no driver issues or hardware issues, so it can't be that either.

    What on earth am I doing wrong here? Why doesn't Windows (8) (and I hate saying this) have an efficient bluetooth connection service like Mac? connecting my phone to a Mac easier than easy. On windows it's nearly asking me to remove my hair strand by strand.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 746
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    When you say bluetooth connection, are you saying bluetooth headset or are you saying a bluetooth network connection between your phone and your laptop?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Bluetooth connection between phone and laptop.

    When it did work, the phone said "Connected Music" under my laptop name in Bluetooth settings.
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infuriating bluetooth connection problem

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