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Old 07-12-2011, 05:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

my blackbery 8520 is not connecting with playbook via bridge, until yesterday it was fine, i mean i had a problem yesterday as well but then i found out that on my BB bluetooth is not set to be discoverable, so i enable it and it worked straight away, but dont know whats going on now, am i missing something silly here is what the problem is.

when i try to pair them using barcode they detect each other start authentication but then i get the message that unable to pair them make sure the bluetooth is on and is discoverable bla bla...no joy with manual pairing either..

anyone knows how to fix it?

a quick answer is much appreciated.

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ok playbook and BB is connected now, i restarted both, playbook asked me for the password which i entered and they connected straight away, is having password on playbook causing this problem that bridge is keep disconnecting?

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Default Re: bridge is not connecting with Playbook

check in the blackberry bluetooth options in the properties of the paired playbook:
the Trusted status should be set to "silent".

If everything is setup correct, it should not disconnect (for me it works perfect, but I have a 9700 with OS5 and no 8520), I also once had set a password on the PB for a few hours and the bridge worked reliable.

Maybe delete the pairing and try again ?
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hello nobody,

I've lost the connection again, it happened when for some reasons i had to switch off my mobile and after a while when i switched it back on i lost the bridge connection.

also device trust status is set to silent already, what silent means should i change it to "yes".

a quick reply is highly appreciated.

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i dont know what the difference between trusted=yes and trusted=silent really means, but, since it works with "silent" as the default I can only assume this is the correct way.

Check in the general Bluetooth options: if you Blackberry is not set to discoverable, maybe the PB has problems finding th handheld. Also there is an option which reads: "connect on power up" which is set to yes on my blackberry.
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Default Re: bridge is not connecting with Playbook

thanks for ur reply, i am not even able to connect both of them either by manual pairing or by scanning barcode, both device detect each other start authenticating but then no joy.

any idea? and yes BB is set to be discoverable, connect on power up is enabled as well.
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Default Re: bridge is not connecting with Playbook

Bluetooth options are set to "high+encrypted"

Otherwise, I Dont know, what you could do to fix this besides the usual load lastest operating system for blackberry + playbook, also check that the version of the bridge is current.

I had some problems connecting with a bb9000 (did take several tries), but, these have gone away currently.
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ok...high+encrypted did the trick this time. lets hope it stays connected all the time.

thanks for ur time and input, much appreciated.
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Default Re: bridge is not connecting with Playbook

same here, there's really an issue if you turn off the bb. workaround is to do a hard reset on the bb then on the pb, switch the bluetooth off and on..
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