[BCAB] Pairing a Bluetooth speaker to a laptop

Colin Phelan Colin_Phelan at pmlgroup.com
Tue Mar 20 12:21:00 GMT 2018

Hi Claire, far be it from me to add to David's response as he is much more savvy on Tec issues than me.
I understood it very much depended on your operating system.
For example windows 7 does not do this very well but later systems do.
I would take Mo up on his offer.
I bought one on amazon a couple of weeks ago for £2.35 from memory   

-----Original Message-----
From: David Reynolds [mailto:david at dkreynolds.plus.com] 
Sent: 20 March 2018 11:33
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Pairing a Bluetooth speaker to a laptop


To a certain extent, this depends on the speaker. Do you have any pairing instructions for it.

Normally, you have to hold down a button on it to make it discoverable by the PC, but there's no standard. There may even be a pair button, but in cases where there isn't, it may be a case of holding down the on/off button.

In theory though, there's no reason why you can't do this,


On 20-Mar-18 11:27 AM, Claire Potter wrote:
> Hi list, I know this is a slightly odd question but does anyone know if and how I would go about pairing a Bluetooth speaker to a Windows PC? My speaker did have a 3.5mm cable so I could just use that to plug it into the headphone socket of the PC, unfortunately though, the cable became damaged and I can't find another cable, so I'm wondering if I can pair the speaker to the PC via bluetooth instead? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Warm regards, Claire Potter
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