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    Bluetooth dongle, light on... no-one home...

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    Question Bluetooth dongle, light on... no-one home...
    Hello,

    I bought a Bluetooth dongle and it was working fine on my powermac G4. I tried it on a friend's PC and it didn't work at all? I thought ok, perhaps it just doesn't work on a PC now that I've been using it on a Mac. I then later I tried it on my ibook, and that didn't work either, strange, i thought. Then i put it back in the G4 and nothing.

    When I open Bluetooth file exchange, it tells me, 'In order to use this application, you must have a Bluetooth module. Please verify that your Bluetooth hardware is properly attached to the computer.' I also tried it on a friends G5 but nothing still. Did the evil PC do something to it?

    I've tried using all the different usb ports, the light comes on, but nothing...?

    Thx

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    Bluetooth dongle, light on... no-one home...
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    Sounds like it might have kicked the bucket especially since you've tried it on multiple computers. I honestly don't know how else you would check it. What make and model is it?

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    Bluetooth dongle, light on... no-one home...
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    My guess is that one of the machines has a bad USB bus and damaged the adapter.
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