My Bluetooth device disappeared

May 8, 2021
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Hi all,

I have an Lenovo G460 and installed fresh Win10 for several months. Initially my Bluetooth worked properly. Once day I didn't see the bluetooth icon any more and checked. It disappeared. I found that bluetooth was hidden in device manager. I tried to fix and uninstalled it. Now I cannot get bluetooth back even tried to scan for device change, restart my laptop, or install intel driver for bluetooth device.

I have Linux Mint on this laptop as well and bluetooth work well.

Can somebody help me please!


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Feb 3, 2017
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If your Bluetooth is disabled then do the following to enable it.
Uninstall the device from device manager and restart bluetooth service.
Start > services.msc
Right-click "Bluetooth Support Service."
Choose Automatic.
Go to device manager and right-click on your computer name and click "Scan for hardware changes"
Install the bluetooth device drivers from the manufacturer's website, if any.

You might have to reinstall the driver via the entry under show hidden devices.
Right click device.
Choose update driver.
Choose ‘browse my computer for drivers’.
Choose ‘let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer’.
Choose the compatible hardware from the list, then choose next.
This will then reinstall the driver.

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