Where did my Bluetooth vanish to?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Sarmoung, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have a 12" Power Book (867mhz) which I today 512M of RAM put into. Got home, finally updated to Panther. Everything going well and I was trying to get a new Bluetooth mouse to work when I noticed that it wasn't available, just as it had vanished from the System Preferences as well.

    Am I overlooking some basic 10.3 thing I don't know about or has it gone with the 128 that was taken out? I don't know where the internal equivalent of a bluetooth dongle is located. I'm suspecting the RAM upgrade, I didn't install it myself.

    Any clues or suggestions would be welcome.

    Many thanks,

    Patrick
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    perhaps the bluetooth module came loose or whoever installed your RAM decided to help himself to it (unlikely since i'm pretty sure it's fixed in with sodder)

     
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    patrick0brien

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    #3
    -Sarmoung

    I've had this happen before. Try repairing your permissions. I've found that that is often the issue. It's a cheap solution too. :D
     
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    WinterMute

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    #4
    Patrick's right, repairiing permissions is a 1st step you should always do.

    However, exactly the same thing happened to my 17" a while back, it was cured by doing a hard shutdown and restart after 10 seconds. Choosing Restart from the menu doesn't accomplish all the testing that Shutdown does.

    This brought the BT module back up right smart... :D
     
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    virividox

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    #5
    do the hard shutdown :)

    worked on mine when it happened to me
     

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