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infuriating bluetooth connection problem


defectX11

New Member
Posts
7
#1
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Thinkpad W530
    CPU
    i7 3630QM
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1600mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Quadro K2000m
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    antiglare
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Segate Momentus XT 750GB
    Kingston SSDnow 120GB
    Keyboard
    Das Keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M60
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Brooklyn567

New Member
Power User
Maryland USA

Posts
758
#2
When you say bluetooth connection, are you saying bluetooth headset or are you saying a bluetooth network connection between your phone and your laptop?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
    Browser
    Chrome and Chromium
    Antivirus
    Avast Free & Malwarebytes

defectX11

New Member
Posts
7
#3
Bluetooth connection between phone and laptop.

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

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Thinkpad W530
    CPU
    i7 3630QM
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1600mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Quadro K2000m
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    antiglare
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Segate Momentus XT 750GB
    Kingston SSDnow 120GB
    Keyboard
    Das Keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M60
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender