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Adding a bluetooth speaker to a W10 laptop


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I am considering buying a bluetooth speaker to amplify the audio output from my Lenovo laptop

14 API (with W10). I find the volume of the internal audio speaker to be too low. I would like to use the same speaker to amplify the audio output of my iPhone 7. (I understand that the iPhone has a compatible bluetooth transmitter.)

 

Can someone tell me whether the Lenovo unit also contains a compatible bluetooth transmitter; or tell me how I can determine that for myself?

 

If the laptop does not have a bluetooth transmitter, what's involved in adding that capability? Can it be done by buying a device that installs easily into the laptop, or does it require complicated soldering by a skilled technician?

 

Thanks.               batpark

 


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Hello bat,

 

What model number do you have ?

 

Also:

 

I have a great link to at least get started with some of your questions,

 

https://support.leno...vice-windows-10


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Also this

 

https://laptoping.co...h-built-in.html


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zep516: Thanks, once again, for responding. 

 

I tried to use the Lenovo tool you identified but could not get it to work (don't know why) so I, once again, tried calling Lenovo tech support. Surprisingly, I actually spoke to a tech rep. He checked my laptop serial number and told me that my unit is NOT compatible with an external Bluetooth amplifier. 

 

So,  I repeat my second question: How difficult/easy is it to add to the laptop whatever device can add that capability (i.e. to transmit program signals to a bluetooth-enabled amplifier). I suspect that it is not a simple job and I will likely not go ahead with the idea. But I would certainly appreciate advice of more experiened G-t-Gers.

 

...... batpark


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zep516: Thanks, once again, for responding. 

 

I tried to use the Lenovo tool you identified but could not get it to work (don't know why) so I, once again, tried calling Lenovo tech support. Surprisingly, I actually spoke to a tech rep. He checked my laptop serial number and told me that my unit is NOT compatible with an external Bluetooth amplifier. 

 

So,  I repeat my second question: How difficult/easy is it to add to the laptop whatever device can add that capability (i.e. to transmit program signals to a bluetooth-enabled amplifier). I suspect that it is not a simple job and I will likely not go ahead with the idea. But I would certainly appreciate advice of more experiened G-t-Gers.

 

...... batpark


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You would consider a USB Bluetooth adapter

 

To begin installation, insert the Bluetooth Dongle to a free USB port on your computer. After a few seconds, you should see a yellow notification bubble by the clock. Windows will automatically begin to search for the necessary drivers and after a few minutes, the hardware will be installed and ready for use.

 

What's it look like

 

https://www.amazon.c...uetooth adapter


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Zep516: I found this site you suggested particularly helpful

https://laptoping.co...h-built-in.html. Can you give me the full email address for submitting qestions to the fellow who runs it?

 

Thank so much.   ..... Batpark


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