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Dell Bluetooth 365 module keeps disconnecting

Posted on 2013-06-03
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I have a Dell Inspiron N7010 with the Dell Bluetooth 365 module.  Ive had the laptop for a little over 2 years and just recently used the bluetooth module for the first time for a set of BT headphones I picked up.  All went well for the first 3-4 days, then i'd connect the headphones and after about 3-5 second they'd disconnect, and the BT module would disappear from Device Manager until I restarted.  I have reinstalled the drivers with the latest Dell drivers with no success.
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by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
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Some people has troubles with Dell drivers:  http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19276516/19518561.aspx. Try with R167661 driver as suggested on one post on previous link
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The R167661.exe file contains 32-bit XP drivers; the Inspiron 17 (N7010) laptop was only sold with Vista x64 or Win7 x64 (not sure why posters here think the installed OS is irrelevant info).

I suspect 2.4GHz interference.
e.g. 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 2.4GHz cordless phone, microwave oven, et al.
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Wound up having to wipe out the laptop completely and reinstall Windows.  Used the supplied Dell drivers for the 365 module and all is working fine now.  Obviously the OS/Drivers were corrupt.
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When you have problems with a windows machine, it helps to reveal the version of windows.
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None of the above solutions helped.
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