Where's the BlueTooth on my PB?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Thussy, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Thussy macrumors member

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    6-Month old 15" 1.5ghz G4 PowerBook.

    I opened her up tonite and saw a squigly through the bluetooth icon. When i click on it it says BlueTooth not available.

    Any suggestions? Has my PowerBook done something wrong :eek: . It would be the first time :(
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    I presume you opened it up from sleep mode?

    Try rebooting. It's happened to a few people, and rebooting seems to fix it.

    And next time some hardware goes offline, try rebooting before asking.
     
  3. Thussy thread starter macrumors member

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    I did try rebooting a few times before posting. Still no luck.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    With or without a powercycle?
     
  5. Thussy thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry if this sounds lame, but what's a PowerCycle?
     
  6. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    common problem with Powerbooks... you need to zap the PRAM... Reboot the computer and after you hear the chime hit "Command(Apple Key) + Option(Alt Key) + P + R" you should hear a second chime, computer should boot normally, with bluetooth :)
     
  7. gernb macrumors regular

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    Power down. take the battery out. wait 30 seconds. put the battery back in and reboot. BT should be back in action.
     
  8. Fahd macrumors regular

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    Sorry to bump this, but Im having the same problem and have tried all this and more! :(

    Any other ideas?
     

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