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.
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 126.96.36.19903 (instead of 188.8.131.5200). You can download it here.
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for DELL_WIRELESS-370-BLUETOOTH-_A02-1_R235898.exe
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:
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.
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.
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.