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When I try to run the Bluetooth Firmware updated, it says "This Blutooth device is not supported. This computer does not have an Apple Bluetooth module installed. It cannot be updated by this aplication." I have Bluetooth. It was installed on my Powermac G5 dual 2.6. My mouse and keyboard are Bluetooth. I have connected to 4 different phones thought Bluetooth. I got it last June.
Hello Peter Savage,
I had the same problem. M2500 from Plantronics worked fine under Panther, then I upgraded to Tiger and it didn't work anymore. The pairing worked, but the device was not recognized in Sound In/Out.
Here is what you need to fix this problem:
1. Tiger Developer Tools installation
Here is what you need to do:
1. In Finder select "Go" from the Finder menu, then select "Go to Folder" and type in the following path: /Developer/Applications/Utilities/Bluetooth/
2. Double click on "Bluetooth Explorer"
3. Select "Utilities -> Show Device Cache"
4. Now you should see a list of devices, and you should also see the M2500. Select M2500 and click on "Delete Selected Devices".
5. Close the Device Cache window and quit out of Bluetooth Explorer.
6. Now click on the "Apple Menu" top left corner and select "System Preferences" and click on the "Bluetooth" icon to bring up the Bluetooth preferences.
7. Select the "M2500 by Plantronics" item in the "Bluetooth Devices:" list and delete it.
8. Now click on the "Device" tab and select "Set Up New Device..." and follow the setup pairing process. (the pairing code is "0000").
- Step 1 should be "Introduction" - click Continue
- Step 2 should be "Select Device Type" - select "Headset" and click on Continue
- Step 3 should be "Bluetooth Headset Set Up" - Now bring your M2500 in pairing mode (turn on headset by pressing and holding the on/off/volume up/volume down button. Once headset is turned on push the volume switch to the up position, hold it and press the talk button by the microphone until the light flashes red and green continuously). Now the M2500 is in pairing mode and you should see the M2500 in the list of discovered headset devices. Select it and click the "Continue" button.
- Step 4 should ask you for the pairing code. Type in "0000" (4 zeros) and press the button to proceed.
- Now the computer should gather additional info and .... voila.... M2500 paired and set up.
Have a look in the Sound - System Preferences panel. You will now see that "M2500 by Plantronics" is usable and selectable in the Output and Input panel.
Now you can set up so that iChat uses your headset for sound in and out.
Hope that helps.
Powerbook G4 17 1GHz Mac OS X (10.2.x)
I've been using a d-link for a few years now. I've done the update to get my Sony Ericsson headset to work. Everything was fine, great even, until I got the plantronics 590A headset. It is supposed to be hifi quality, but the D-Link does not handle high fidelity sound (or Advanced Audio Device Profile/AADP). So, I found the MSI Star Key 3x usb dongle, which is said to be faster, in terms of file transfer, has a longer range (100m compared to 10m with other models) and also has the AADP function. Most of all, it IS mac compatible (it is readily recognized by OS 10.4.5 when plugged in). The problem is that I cannot seem to pair the headset with it. I get the same messages as all of you who have encounterd the same anomaly. I've tried, patiently, to update the firmware: I
1. launch the update from applications/utilities
2. wait for the updater to find the dongle (which it never does)
3. quit the updater.
I've tried the 4-step update process, to no avail.
Am I doing something wrong?
Will I be able to use the dongle and thus the Plantronics 590A headset?
G5 2x2Go Tower Mac OS X (10.4.5)
G5 2x2Go Tower Mac OS X (10.4)
G5 2x2Go Tower Mac OS X (10.4)
The D-Link supports A2DP, however it does not work because the Apple Mac OS X has no A2DP support. This is a software thing. Your new adapter only works with A2DP on Windows.
The Apple Bluetooth Firmware Updater targets on an internal Apple Bluetooth module or a D-Link DBT-120 USB adapter. If your Bluetooth USB adapter is not found, I doubt it works. However, even if it would work, you will be limited to choppy mono music because Mac OS X does not support A2DP.
Thank you for your response. I now know that I don't have to keep trying to get it to work. I've paired the headset with the D-Link again, and, of course, it paired with absolutely no problem. Do you know if the people at Apple are planning on doing something about this AADP issue? It would be interesting, if they were.
Hi all for informations, but I've performed the firmware update procedure several times (maybe more than 100) and, unfortunately, it doesn't work for me.
My configuration is:
(name)computer: Power Mac G5
(Model) computer: PowerMac7,2
CPU: PowerPC 970 (2.2)
Number CPU: 2
Speed CPU: 2 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1.5 GB
speed bus: 1 GHz
Ver Boot ROM: 5.0.7f0
Dongle DBT-120 Rev. B4:
Version software Bluetooth Apple:: 1.7.0f18
Produttore: Cambridge Silicon Radio
firmware: 1.525 (1.525)
Version HCI: 1 ($1)
Revision HCI: 525 ($20d)
Version LMP: 1 ($1)
Subversion LMP: 525 ($20d)
Device (main): Computer
device (full): Desktop
Class of device: 1057028 ($102104)
Class of device (main): 1 ($1)
Class of device (sub): 1 ($1)
Class of service: 129 ($81)
Here the Console Log when I try the update:
2006-03-10 08:29:27.842 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Bluetooth Firmware Updater: I am running 10.4.5
2006-03-10 08:29:35.005 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Updating: V:0x00000a12 D:0x00000001 with:/Applications/Utilities/Bluetooth Firmware Updater.app/Contents/Resources/GenericCSR.dfu
2006-03-10 08:30:05.135 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Move in dfu mode failed at the 1 attempt.
2006-03-10 08:30:05.135 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Trying again.
2006-03-10 08:30:14.904 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Updating: V:0x00000000 D:0x00000000 with:/Applications/Utilities/Bluetooth Firmware Updater.app/Contents/Resources/GenericCSR.dfu
2006-03-10 08:30:53.962 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Move in dfu mode failed at the 2 attempt.
2006-03-10 08:30:53.962 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Trying again.
2006-03-10 08:31:03.722 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Updating: V:0x00000000 D:0x00000000 with:/Applications/Utilities/Bluetooth Firmware Updater.app/Contents/Resources/GenericCSR.dfu
2006-03-10 08:31:42.781 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Move in dfu mode failed at the 3 attempt.
2006-03-10 08:31:42.781 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Trying again.
2006-03-10 08:31:52.550 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Updating: V:0x00000000 D:0x00000000 with:/Applications/Utilities/Bluetooth Firmware Updater.app/Contents/Resources/GenericCSR.dfu
2006-03-10 08:32:31.607 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Move in dfu mode failed at the 4 attempt.
2006-03-10 08:32:31.608 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Trying again.
2006-03-10 08:32:41.376 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Updating: V:0x00000000 D:0x00000000 with:/Applications/Utilities/Bluetooth Firmware Updater.app/Contents/Resources/GenericCSR.dfu
2006-03-10 08:33:20.434 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Move in dfu mode failed at the 5 attempt.
2006-03-10 08:33:20.434 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Aborting.
2006-03-10 08:53:09.156 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Updating: V:0x00000000 D:0x00000000 with:/Applications/Utilities/Bluetooth Firmware Updater.app/Contents/Resources/GenericCSR.dfu
2006-03-10 08:53:48.218 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Move in dfu mode failed at the 5 attempt.
2006-03-10 08:53:48.218 Bluetooth Firmware Updater Aborting.
Here the System Log:
Mar 10 08:25:53 PMacG5 kernel: [HCIController][setupHardware] AFH Not Supported (0x25b62c0)
Mar 10 08:29:35 PMacG5 kernel: IOBluetoothHCIController::terminateWL .. calling changePowerStateTo
Mar 10 08:29:36 PMacG5 kernel: IOBluetoothHCIController::terminateWL .. calling WaitForControllerPowerState
Mar 10 08:29:36 PMacG5 kernel: IOBluetoothHCIController::terminateWL .. done
Restart and hold the comman-option-P-R key to reset the PRAM. It will chime a second time. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on, not visible and not used by anything. Delete all devices in Mac OS X > System Preferences > Bluetooth to make sure this is true.
- 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.
Alex's instructions worked perfectly for my iBook, DBT-120 and Panther 10.3.9. Paired two diffferent BT: motorola and SE models. Tried with skype and excellent. Many thanks.
Now, questions: at my office I have iMac, now running tiger 10.4.X --
Can I take the same DBT-120 to the office, download the same installer version and get it to work on Tiger? Or do I need to download a different installer firmware, and if so, will it screw it up DBT-120 for the iBook running panther back home? (yes, I know obvious solution is to install tiger but not enough RAM and iBook old, thinking of MacPowerBook)
Second question, somewhat off topic: at home it works great with skype. What happens if my mobile phone rings (it's also paired at same time)...can I switch between skype and phone?
iBook and iMac Mac OS X (10.3.5)
iBook and iMac Mac OS X (10.3.5)
There is no need to download or apply anything on another machine. The firmware is on the adapater now.
However, sharing a Bluetooth USB adapter on several Mac is no good idea in v10.3 and v10.4. The pairings are not saved on the adapter (anymore) and you might have to pair your device each first time on the different computer. I recommend to test this. pair the headset on your office Mac. If your home Mac argues the pairing was lost, than you should buy a second DBT-120.
Does not have your office Mac an internal Bluetooth module?
No idea for your second question – heavily phone/headset releated. Test and try,
I found that the Compusa SKU.312330 USB Bluetooth adapter with external antenna works with headphones in addition to the DLink. When you run the firmware upgrade on the CompUSA adapter it says that the Firmware is up to date. So it works out of the box.
Now to clarify, both adapters do set up headphones, but as soon as I select the headphones in the Sound Output Preferences I get the "Bluetooth Audio Failed..." message and they don't work. This happens with the CompUSA and the DLink adapter and with both a Jabra BT110 headset and MacAlly BlueWave headphones. I am running OS 10.4.5.
G5 1.8 single Mac OS X (10.4.5)