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Old 09-23-2007, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I am new to the forum, and these phones. I picked one up yesterday. Its very different.

However I am having trouble setting up the bluetooth with my mac. Is it compatiable? When I try sending mp3's and pictures the mac says the device (the pearl) does not have the neccasary services.

What does this mean?
Old 09-23-2007, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure about Mac, but here's how it works on my PC.

Whichever device I'm sending the file TO, I have to put that device in 'receiving' mode. For example, say I want to send a ringtone from my PC to my BB. I first browse to my ringtones folder on the BB, hit the menu key, and select "Receive Using Bluetooth". Now I go to the PC and initiate the sending of the file.

I've noticed that if I skip the step of selecting "Receive Using Bluetooth", I will get error messages similar to the one you mentioned.

Hope this helps.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that the BB and the PC must be linked via Bluetooth before doing any of the above.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sandman, welcome to the Forums.

This could help you:
Transfer files / media via Bluetooth - BlackBerryFAQ

As well as perusing the FAQs for other issues you might have.

Good luck.
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(i'm doing this from memory, so bear with me)

turn bluetooth on on both devices (mac and bb).

link them, i usually link my macbook to the phone. the mac book will see the bb then send the request over to the bb. bb will say it received a request and show a password to verify, type that password into mac and hit connect/link/something to that effect and voila, they're linked.

once they're linked, navigate to the file you want to transfer from the bb and hit menu > send via bluetooth and it sends

i'm pretty sure i've missed a couple of steps, but i don't think they were major steps.

i'll try it and post again later tonight.

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