Bluetooth not available?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jiddick ExRex, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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    Suddenly bluetooth is not available anymore on my iBook g4 14" ? I cannot seem to turn it on or off through System Pref. Anyone know what might be causing this?
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    I did a search and came up with this.

    In short, someone went onto Apple's support forums and found a technote for "bluetooth not available" for an iMac G5 with the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse.:

    1) Unplug ALL USB devices
    2) Power down the computer
    3) Leave the computer off for 1 minute (in the case of my powerbook, I took out the battery
    4) Reboot the computer
    5) Bluetooth should now be working again

    It worked for the guy in question.

    If that doesn't work, check the System Profiler utility and see if Bluetooth HCI is listed under Hardware USB devices. If it isn't and you've tried the above, you may have a hardware problem.
     
  3. Jiddick ExRex thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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  4. chaos86 macrumors 65816

    chaos86

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    get ready to be frustrated often by this. my powerbook does it all the time, just have to reboot and you have about a 50:50 chance of bluetooth coming back. im the type who doesnt power off, instead opting to sleep my mac, but after software updates, etc, its annoying to find yourself in the middle of work and need the bluetooth mouse, only to find it's "Unavailable".
     

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