Paper Weight - Windows says USB Device not recognized (SoundLink Micro Bluetooth® speaker)
I was having the "Power Button not responding" issue, as well as the "my speaker won't charge" issue. As part of the troubleshooting I was referred to the btu.bose.com solution. When I plugged the speaker in to my Windows 10 Pro OS laptop via USB cable the SoundLink Micro actually emitted a 2 syllable beep/tone. But a Windows notification popped up, "USB Device not recognized - The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it."
Further investigating in Device Manager I found, "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)"
Now, for whatever reason, this attempt at connecting to Windows has made it so my speaker will now take a charge, it will power on, it will connect to my Android phone, and it will connect to the Bose Connect app. This is absolutely fantastic. It makes no sense, but it's great. The speaker is [back to being] a paper weight.
HOWEVER... my speaker
still cannot connect to the Bluetooth update site, because Windows cannot recognize the device. I have attempted searching for Windows drivers to no avail.
Is there a manual firmware flashing utility available? Since the Device Descriptor Request Failed, automated solutions will not work.
Any assistance would be appreciated.