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adizzle28

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Hello!
I have been trying to figure this out for a while but cannot. I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop 1525 laptop which did not come with bluetooth. I went out and bought a cheap bluetooth dongle to use and stuck it in my laptop. All of the functionality of the dongle works excellent; however, when the bluetooth dongle is in, and bluetooth is on, the bluetooth light at the front of my laptop will NOT appear. Why is this? How do I get it to light up? Any help would be greatly apperciated.
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Hi adizzle28, Welcome to Geekstogo!

The bluetooth dongle isn't associated with the light on the laptop. More than likely, your laptop must of had an upgrade option to come with bluetooth internally installed. That is what the light is for, the optional bluetooth capability that your laptop does not have.

The light won't come on with the dongle you purchased... it isn't designed that way.
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Thanks for your quick response.

So is there any way to get that light to turn on, or will it remain off permanently?
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I think it will remain off permanently unless you installed the internal bluetooth device that was the upgrade option for the laptop and used that for bluetooth.
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Is there a way I can install the internal bluetooth device and upgrade...is there a card/adapter I have to put in, or can i just install an upgrade?
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Here is How to install Bluetooth Card into Dell Inspiron 1520/21 laptop. It is almost the same procedure but located in a different spot for the 1525. (See quote below) Note that you will have to take the keyboard out of the laptop and other dis assembly of the laptop is required, so you have to be careful.

is it the same to fit the bluetooth card into the inspiron 1525

In a Dell Inspiron 1525/1526 the Bluetooth card also located under the keyboard cover, but on the opposite side of the case. It’s closer to the left hinge as yo can see here.

how do you get the cover off without brakeing it

First, you’ll have to remove two screws securing the cover. They are located in the battery compartment. After that, you can lift up the cover with a small flathead screwdriver. You’ll find detailed instruction here.


A quick shopping results google search for "Inspiron 1525 internal bluetooth card" got THESE RESULTS.

Hope that helps. :)
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Thanks Ferrari,
I appreciate all of your help!
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No problem. :)
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