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Are you being requested for a pairing key that you don't know?

Some Bluetooth devices require you to enter a PIN code before a pairing can be made.  

If when pairing you’re getting a prompt for a pairing key and the device you’re using doesn’t let you define this yourself (usually because there is no physical input method to do so on the device) then the device probably has a hard coded fixed key number.  

Do check the device product manual but if you don't have that to hand it's worth quickly checking if “0000”, “1111” or “1234” work.  

If the above common keys don't work try to obtain further documentation or contact from the manufacturer of the device.

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Tip created: 31st July, 2014, last updated: 20th August, 2014

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