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7458 Views 140 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2006 8:25 PM by Pratibha Srinivasan
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2005 3:46 AM (in response to Charles Fowler)I had the same problem, here's what worked for me:
Download the Bluetooth firmware updater if it's not already in your utilities folder (under Applications).
Run the updater to update firmware from 1.526 to 2.1241. This is not done when you upgrade to Tiger, you have to do it seperately.
I had to restart before the updater would work properly.
Now you should now be able to pair the headset.
I've paired a Logitech Freedom headset successfully. However, I couldn't pair my Sony Ericsson unit.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2005 8:28 AM (in response to Steve Wilkin)Beautiful, many thanks - I had actually tried updating the firmware, and thought I had, but clearly I hadn't - I'm now at 2.1241 and happily using the headset.
Cheers, and thanks,
I believe they are actually referring to the following update:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2005 3:52 PM (in response to Charles Fowler)I've downloaded the BT 1.5 update and the 1.2 FW updater, re-started the computer and no change. Where can I find this 2.1241 update?
By the way, I'm running it on a Mac G4 Powerbook with OSX 10.3.9.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2005 4:30 PM (in response to Charles Fowler)Got it to work! Found the solution on another thread on this dicussion board. I'm running Panther and here's what worked:
Launch the Firmware Updater from within the Mac Applications folder. If you don't have it, then you'll need to downloand it.
The rest of this is copied from the other thread:
1. Download the Apple Bluetooth Firmware Updater
2. Install it
3. Launch it from Applications > Utilities > Bluetooth Updater
4. Apply it to your adapter (takes very long).
In most cases step 3 is missed. You have to start the installed updater yourself (do not ask me why). Step 4 fails if your Bluetooth USB adapter is not supported by Apple.
However, from what I've read about Tiger not recognizing BT headsets, I think I'll hold off a while before upgrading.
Good luck to all,
I tried your solution after experiencing this "not supported" thing on my Power mac G5, but i can only reach version 1.8 when i upgrade and my headset is not recognized. Where do i get the very latest firmware update. How come it still says headsets are not supported?
thanks for your help.
Because the firmware update did not succeed! Again:
Using a headset needs several steps. Please make sure to follow them in order.
- Download the Apple Bluetooth Firmware Updater
- Install it
- Launch it from Applications > Utilities > Bluetooth Updater
- Apply it to your adapter (takes very long).
- Start the Apple Bluetooth Assistant and select Headset. Do not use anything else!
- Make your headset Bluetooth visible. Look up the manual of your headset how to do that.
- Now select the headset in System Preferences > Sound.