01-29-2017 08:23 AM
Bluetooth capability is totally missing on this laptop. Bluetooth does not show up in Device manager. It is not detected as a missing driver when running a device analyzer. What can I do to get bluetooth capability on this computer?
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01-29-2017 08:31 AM
Below is the link to the product specifications page for your model.
It does not come with built in bluetooth networking, or that feature would have been listed along with the 1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN wireless connectivity specification.
There would be two ways to add bluetooth...
The hard way...replace the internal Realtek 8188EE wireless card with the Realtek RT8723BE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi + BT4.0 Combo Adapter for HP Pavilion 17 Notebook HP Part # 753077-005.
That will require extensive disassembly of the notebook.
Consult the service manual...chapter 6 for the wlan card R&R procedures.
The easy way...purchase an external usb bluetooth adapter. I use this one for example.
01-29-2017 09:32 AM
You're very welcome.
I agree with you, and will also add that nowadays, all notebook PC's should come standard with dual band wireless N or AC network adapters with bluetooth.
Such a feature would probably add $10-$15 to the price of the notebook.
I'd gladly pay it.