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KeithBob

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How do I get a Bluetooth icon in settings on an H3?
 
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ethanlerma

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How do I get a Bluetooth icon in settings on an H3?
If you don't have one (should be the 4th option under settings in between Internet and Remote control) and a hard reset (Unplugging the power cord, waiting 10-30 seconds then plugging back in) does not make it appear, then you probably have a bad Bluetooth chip. If you need the Bluetooth functionality you may need to contact Dish for a replacement. Unless someone else has any ideas.
 
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I've seen this. It's an odd glitch. Easy for me, I'd take a Bluetooth adapter and plug it in and the icon would show up
 
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I've seen this. It's an odd glitch. Easy for me, I'd take a Bluetooth adapter and plug it in and the icon would show up
But then you probably have a bluetooth adapter on your truck for just these troubleshooting techniques. Our OP probably doesn't have one and isn't going to buy one to do the proving. Good thought though! :)
 
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Yah, that's why I say easy for me.
It's a great tip. Some of us keep stuff around even though we have no immediate need, partaicularly if the cost is low or zero. (I recently got a Dot and Smart Plug out of Verizon for "free", just as I got those two out of SiriusXM for signing up my wife's Nissan 2 years ago.) I have a Dish-branded WiFi dongle for just such an occasion. Of course if I plug it in some day and it doesn't work, I have only crodrules to blame. We traded Dish devices, but I no longer remember what it was I sent him.
 
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I've seen this. It's an odd glitch. Easy for me, I'd take a Bluetooth adapter and plug it in and the icon would show up
Why should he need a blue tooth adapter when the hopper has it already. Call Dish and get another hopper.
 
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It was a method of proving that the Hopper’s internal adapter is defective, not a fix.

Has it ever been anything other than a bad internal bluetooth adapter, such as software? If not, not sure even testing it is necessary.
 
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Has it ever been anything other than a bad internal bluetooth adapter, such as software? If not, not sure even testing it is necessary.
If it were software there would be many reports of it missing and I don't see that anywhere.... And the testing is whimsical, just if you happened to have the adapter handy.
 
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I have a hunch that the Bluetooth icon missing is related to external hard drives disappearing. I rebooted my Hopper three times to get it to reappear, and my external hard drive was missing each time…until I got the Bluetooth icon to reappear. Then it showed up.


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Sure enough, the Bluetooth icon disappeared…and so did my external drive.

It’s gotta be connected somehow…
Gonna take a wild guess and say its your internal USB Bus/Driver. Most internal BT chipsets on computers interface via USB, so that might be how its done on a Dish receiver as well.
 
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