Problem with Bluetooth on Powerbooks and iBooks

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Mac Dummy, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. Mac Dummy macrumors regular

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    Hey has anyone else expierenced a disappearing of the internal bluetooth module on their aluminum Powerbooks, and on Ibooks with built-in Bluetooth? If you have,if you where able to fix it, how did you do it? Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. I've got a 12" Pbook Rev. B (9/03), but I've been reading on Apple's forums that this is a reoccurring problem with everyone.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I have, on rare occasions, had my Powerbook wake up from sleep and not seem to have the Bluetooth module available. In those instances, though, a reboot has fixed it - so I'm guessing that's not the same sort of circumstances you're experiencing.
     
  3. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    ive had that happen to me once so far. I tried restarting, still didnt work. then I reset my PRAM and it worked

    try reseting your PRAM, it worked for me. hold Option-Apple-R-P when you restart your computer, hold it until you hear a second startup chime.
     
  4. The Past macrumors 6502

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    Happened twice in the last year. Restart helped on both occassions. But the PRAM suggestion makes sense. I will try that next time.
     
  5. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    I had a 1.25Ghz Al Powerbook 15" were the bluetooth module died. I called Apple and they talked me through a number of steps to get it working again, but all failed (including resetting the PRAM). In the end I had to return it for repair, Apple fixed it within 5 days and since then has worked flawlessly.
     
  6. raytube macrumors member

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    Bluetooth on G5

    Hi,
    I've had an internal Bluetooth module in my G5 stop working a couple of times in the last week or so. I just thought it was coincidence, is this a common issue people are having and did it start recently? these 2 times are the only times it's ever happened.

    Rick
     

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