Bluetooth Shield Connects then disconnects immediately

I am new and could use some help getting my devices to connect to the Bluetooth shield board. I am able to get the BT Shield board into inquirable mode since the red and green lights are flashing. However when I try to connect my Windows Phone 8 device or Windows laptop to the BT Shield, it immediately shows up as connected and then disconnected and the red and green lights keep flashing. In addition, I can communicate fine with the device via sscomm sending it commands and getting the appropriate responses but a connection never happens via that method either. Any help would be appreciated to get me out of the Christmas light flashing mode and into the cool green connected mode :slight_smile: [code]/*
BluetoothShield Demo Code Slave.pde. This sketch could be used with
Master.pde to establish connection between two Arduino. It can also
be used for one slave bluetooth connected by the device(PC/Smart Phone)
with bluetooth function.
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Author: Steve Chang

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#include <SoftwareSerial.h> //Software Serial Port
#define RxD 2 // A loose pin required me to move my connection jumpers but it appears to still work since I can get command responses
#define TxD 3


SoftwareSerial blueToothSerial(RxD,TxD);

void setup()
pinMode(RxD, INPUT);
pinMode(TxD, OUTPUT);


void loop()
char recvChar;
{//check if there’s any data sent from the remote bluetooth shield
recvChar =;
{//check if there’s any data sent from the local serial terminal, you can add the other applications here
recvChar =;

void setupBlueToothConnection()
blueToothSerial.begin(38400); // Set BluetoothBee BaudRate to default baud rate 38400
blueToothSerial.print("\r\n+STWMOD=0\r\n"); // set the bluetooth work in slave mode
blueToothSerial.print("\r\n+STNA=SBS\r\n"); // set the bluetooth name as “SeeedBTSlave”
blueToothSerial.print("\r\n+STOAUT=1\r\n"); // Permit Paired device to connect me
blueToothSerial.print("\r\n+STAUTO=0\r\n"); // Auto-connection should be forbidden here
delay(2000); // This delay is required.
blueToothSerial.print("\r\n+INQ=1\r\n"); // make the slave bluetooth inquirable
Serial.println(“The slave bluetooth is inquirable!”);
delay(2000); // This delay is required.