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by ernsttco / July 7, 2007 11:53 PM PDT
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iffy. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2007 12:40 AM PDT
In reply to: bluetooth headphones

Those appear to be one of those setups that are paired at the factory. What's pairing? Read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth

If the unit has some passcode and we don't know it then you can't use these.


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by ernsttco / July 8, 2007 1:25 AM PDT
In reply to: iffy. Here's why.

Ok. So does that mean I would have to buy a pair of bluetooth headphones that don't come with a proprietary receiver? Can you recommend any?

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I'd get the USB Bluetooth dongle. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2007 2:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Pairing

It's dirt cheap from newegg.com, geeks.com and many other places. Then you'd be able to answer this question of pairing.

I don't current advise or recommend any bluetooth headsets since this area is full of support issues. Microsoft didn't include such support in XP natively so you see hit and miss success stories.

As to how to get it to work try researching Skype use first. I decline from duplicating web content here but can point you in the direction to look into.


(I have a wavebuddy, works...)


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My reading into this is that....
by ahtoi / July 8, 2007 3:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Pairing

the pairing can be deleted by either device so that a different pairing can be created again (I maybe mistake here though).

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Just a tid bit.
by ikjadoon / July 8, 2007 3:54 AM PDT

I think the default passcode for pairing is "0000", just in case.


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by ernsttco / July 8, 2007 4:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a tid bit.

I bought this bluetooth usb adapter http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Belkin-Bluetooth-USB-Adapter-F8T012-1/sem/rpsm/oid/177269/catOid/-12980/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do . I downloaded the latest software from belkins website. I then turned on my headphones. The light stays red on the headphones because it is supposed to turn blue when it connected with the original receiver that came with it(Remember it's broken). When I do a search for bluetooth devices with the belkin software it does not find the headphones(red ight). How do I pair it with the usb adapter. Or is the adapter I bought not a good one.

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Do the headphones have a button?
by ikjadoon / July 8, 2007 7:27 AM PDT
In reply to: How?

Do the headphones have a button anywhere? I find that you have to be pressing and holding that button to make it visible to other bluetooth devices. Hold it and try searching again.

They're fully charged, right?


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by ernsttco / July 8, 2007 9:33 AM PDT

The button is what turns on the headphones and has the indicator light on red at first before it receives a signal from the receiver to turn blue. Holding it also turns of the indicator light.

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I grabbed this from Logitech's forum:
by ikjadoon / July 8, 2007 9:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

"All you need to do is press and hold the on/ off button on the headset for 10 seconds and it will start blinking in alternate red/ blue. Then start searching and you will find the headset."

Try the Reset button, too.


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Same thing
by ernsttco / July 8, 2007 10:10 AM PDT

It is not alternating between red/blue. Plus it turns off holding it down before ten seconds can even come.

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by ikjadoon / July 8, 2007 10:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Same thing

Is it fully charged?


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by ernsttco / July 8, 2007 10:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Weird.

I will let you know what happens when it is. I could just not be doing it right!

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Another common pair code is "1234"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2007 5:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a tid bit.

Between these I usually get lucky. But those odd devices that can't pair leave some owners cold.

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