Bluetooth problem with PBook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by native00, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. native00 macrumors regular

    native00

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    I have a 15" 1.25 PBook and have paired it with quite a few phones to send pics and stuff. Well, it seems that my bluetooth isn't working anymore. When I search for devices, it just won't find them (and of course, they are on discoverable). I tried with the bluetooth file exchange and the bluetooth device setup application, and it's just not finding anything.

    Anyone had this problem and got a solution?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Does Bluetooth still claim it's on in the System Preferences? Have you rebooted? :)
     
  3. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Try repairing permissions? Have you installed any hacks? (e.g. front row enabler)
     
  4. native00 thread starter macrumors regular

    native00

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    Yes, it's on in the System Preferences.
     
  5. native00 thread starter macrumors regular

    native00

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    I just used Onyx to repair permissions a couple of nights ago. And, I had some hacks on there, but they've been gone for quite some time.

    So, I called AppleCare and they had me create a new Preferences folder. As you might know, everything turns to the default settings. No applications in the dock makes a bit of work for me. So then I go through the old preferences folder and figure that I can drag everything in there, except for the "com.apple.bluetooth.plist"....wrong! As soon as i did that, the bluetooth stopped working again. I realized that some of the "hacked" preferences are in there, but do you really think that could be the issue?
     
  6. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    the hacks screw many things up. GET RID OF THEM. if what applecare had you do got it working again, then do what they said again and just put the apps back in the dock.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Or just stick with your old preferences and remove com.apple.bluetooth.plist. :)
     

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