Bluetooth Disabled Hardware Problem. Cannot see bluetooth icon

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by aluminumapple, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. aluminumapple macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2009
    just as the title says, i forced rebooted my computer after my windows froze and after i turned it back on my mighty mouse didnt connect. so i went on into my Mac OSX and for some reason the icon in the System preference disappeared and i no longer saw the bluetooth icon. i went manually to applications and checked and there was only Bluetooth File Exchange.. how do i fix this?

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  2. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Go to applications>spotlight type in bluetooth>click on Bluetooth file exchange>then a window should pop up. Then what happens?
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I just had that happen after several attempts at getting the Apple BT keyboard working in XP (BC 2.1). (17" UBMBP)

    It was missing from my System Preferences, too.

    A PRAM zap fixed it.

    On a restart, hold down "cmd-opt-P-R" until you hear a 2nd "chime". It should be back after that.

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