Bluetooth stopped working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 42gb, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. 42gb macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Location:
    Germantown, MD
    #1
    Last week the Bluetooth stopped functioning on my 15" PowerBook.

    I only use it occasionally to sync with my palm and transfer files, and so it is usually turned off to conserve battery power.

    Now, it is stuck on off and I cannot figure out how to turn it on.

    Any suggestions? Terminal commands?
     

    Attached Files:

    • bt.jpg
      bt.jpg
      File size:
      16.2 KB
      Views:
      671
  2. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    I saw a similar screen a few weeks back, do you keep your computer on or in sleep all the time? I reset the machine and it went back to normal, which is on all the time for me.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #3
  4. swindmill macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    KY
    #4
    My powerbook has done this a couple times in the last few days. It happens after it wakes up with the lid closed (and external monitor connected). I'm not sure why it wakes up, as nothing is set to wake it up, but anyways, a restart has fixed it both times.
     
  5. croshtique macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2005
    Location:
    Cambridge, UK
    #5
    I had a similar problem before (couldn't turn my bluetooth off!)
    The solution that worked for me was to open the Bluetooth File Exchange application; after that all worked normally again.
     
  6. 42gb thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Location:
    Germantown, MD
    #6
    Thanks! A restart fixed it.

    I haven't restarted the computer in such a long time that I didn't even consider it. :D
     

Share This Page