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Command line control of Bluetooth on IBM T43, T60 , W500 …

I use a Thinkpad Notebook at work (IBM T43 and noe Lenovo W500) and usually keep my bluetooth turned off.
But once in while I need to turn it on to sync my Nokia phone and the trouble is that the “fn + f5 ” that does this is only available on the laptop not the extension keyboar that I use.

To solve this “minor” issue I built two small batch files so that I can run them from command line without having to touch the laptop.

To switch Blue Tooth On:

NET START "Bluetooth Service"
"C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TpFnF5.exe" /BTON</strong>

Switch Blootooth Off:

"C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TpFnF5.exe" /BTOFF
NET STOP "Bluetooth Service"

Please note that the TpFnF5.exe will be in different location based on your laptop model.

These can then be copied to a text file and renamed as .bat so that it can be run when needed.

This is very handy script as I don’t like leaving the bluetooth on unless I am really using it.


November 28, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

1 Comment »

  1. thanks

    Comment by foo | December 11, 2010 | Reply

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