How to turn on Bluetooth on Dell Vostro laptop [1320/1420/1520]?

If you’re looking for the solutions to turn on Bluetooth adapter on your Dell Vostro 1320/1420/1520 laptop, this post is just for you. I used to reinstall the operating system Windows 7 for my Dell Vostro 1320 laptop, but then, it is unable to read the bluetooth that previously works normal, even the bluetooth icon doesn’t appear on the control panel. I tried to turn on bluetooth adapter but I only get the error message: “Press Fn+F2 or use the radio switch to activate Bluetooth”. It made me so tired and wanted to reinstall Windows Vista instead of Windows 7. But a miracle to me, I have found a solution accidentally.

How to turn on Bluetooth in Dell Vostro laptop [1320/1420/1520]?

Solutions

Currently Dell has not provided official bluetooth driver for Windows 7 users who are using Dell Vostro 1320/1420/1520/1500/1400…If using the driver is not recommended to use or the driver of the No. 3 firm, will have many to conflict your laptop system hardware. So, looking for another driver’s genuine to replace is the best solutions for this trouble.

Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Minicard is the great one! This is driver for the Dell Studio XPS model 1647, has Widcomm version 6.2.0.9603 (instead of 6.2.0.9600). You can download it here.

Installation Instructions

Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for DELL_WIRELESS-370-BLUETOOTH-_A02-1_R235898.exe

Download

1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP
users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In:
window appears.
3.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
icon appears on your desktop.


Install

1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled DELL_WIRELESS-370-BLUETOOTH-_A02-1_R235898.exe.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R235898. Write down this path so the executable (I.e.
Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3.The Self-Extractor window appears.
4.Click OK.
5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor
window is still open, close it.
6.Click the Start button and then click Run.
7.Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R235898 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

  • ali2002

    Thank you man!
    I finally could feel my internal BT!
    I had it
    for 4 years! but since my laptop had win7 from the beginning, I could
    not see it and thus I thought it is missed in my PC!!!
    I finally could use it!.
    Thank you a lot for posting this page.

  • No2Vostro

    Same with me, as Muharram – Vostro 1520 (sucks!) Win 7/64bit. Did all you said, then tells me to Activate Bluetooth using Wireless Switch – NOT! I even DL the actual dell drivers, and says the same thing! Why even have it there if I can’t get it to work :-(

    • Tim

      I wonder if it’s a 64 and 32 bit issue. The link looks to be to a 32 bit driver and you are installing it on a 64bit box :S

  • Muharram

    wont work for me: vostro 1320, windows 7 ultimate

  • David (chocolin)

    …… OMG…. thanks a lot man. Works perfectly. It´s working and I still cant believe it.
    I did as you said. Installed W7 and bye bye bluethoot. This solutions worked for me!!!
    Keep as ur doing.

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  • nakamo

    WOWWWW, thanks a million man, Thats a great solution, I was soooooooooooooooo frustrated with DELL for not being able to provide with a stupid driver for bluetooth that i spend 75$ as addon( out rageous right? when you can buy bluetooth adaptors for $1) anyways i am downloading it right now. Way to go, take that up uf a** DELL cust service ( they just aksed me 129$ for generic driver or $299/yr for software package warranty for 1 year RIDICULOUSSSSSSSSSSSS).

    • http://freebiest.com Admin

      Not at all, have fun Nakamo.