I have a bluetooth headset (Jabra BT8010) that routinely fails to connect
the stereo feature.
Here's what I do:
1. I turn on the power of headset.
2. From the system task icons bar in Vista (HomePrem), I open the
Bluetooth-->Show Bluetooth Devices to get that dialog box.
3. The Devices tab shows the headset and that it is "Connected".
4. In the Audio tab, I have "Bluetooth Hands-Free Audio" and "Bluetooth
Stereo Audio" for the device. Both are always "disconnected" and must be
forcefully connected. I can select the "hands-free audio" feature and
after a few seconds, always get connected. But selecting the "stereo
audio"---the feature I really want---it always quickly returns as
5. In order to connect the stereo audio feature, I usually have to click
the feature, select "Remove", return to Devices to check the "Audio Sink"
feature that has been unchecked by the action of the remove command, see
the "Bluetooth AV is installed" indicator, and return to Audio tab to
forcefully connect Stereo Audio, which it does. Sometimes I have to re-
start Vista altogether to make things work.
Jabra told me this is a Vista problem.
Can anyone explain, or even beg to differ?
Note that the device does not have pairing problems...it has long since
been paired and never needs it.