I recently bought Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth earphones. And I was shocked to discover that it didn’t work with my laptop (Thinkpad T410) because neither Microsoft nor Sony Ericsson provide the drivers for Sony Ericsson MW600.
Windows did, however, give me 3 possible action center solutions to choose from. It suggested I needed an updated adapter driver, as well as one for the device. One sent me off to Broadcom, the other to Lenovo. I downloaded the Broadcom driver which looked like it was going to work, but the most I could get out of it was standard hands-free which produced phone quality audio, which sucked.
I uninstall it all and tried the Lenovo driver and voila! Everything working, Media Player track name is displayed on the OLED screen, I can play/pause etc – wonderful. At the time of writing the only thing I have left to test is a simultaneous connection to my phone so I can handle calls while listening to music on my laptop.
Download the Sony Ericsson MW600 Drivers from Lenovo website and off you go.
Note: Since I am using Thinkpad T410 not sure whether this will solve your problem or not.
Alternative to non Thinkpad Users : I saw people talking about Bluesoil drivers as well. It worked for people as per them. But it did not work for me. You can try this option as well if the first one fails. Remember you would need to register and then download the drivers from this website.
Most Important Note : Post installation of drivers you might face the problem where Windows 7 keeps saying could not install drivers for bluetooth headset. To overcome this problem have the device services setup like the screenshot below.
Update : Reset the headset if it does not work for you
To reset the headset:
- Make sure the headset is turned off.
- Press and hold down on/off key until the pairing indication appears.
- Simultaneously press and hold down On/Off key and call key until the headset turns off.