Bluetooth fail

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Goettel, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Goettel macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Hi all,

    My macbook pro has the most annoying problem. Sometimes, in a totally random fashion, my bluetooth mighty mouse and apple keyboard just freeze. Bluetooth shows them as connected but they do not respond. Sometimes redoing the «set up a Bluetooth device» option works but other times the computer refuses to see the devices and only a restart, followed by the setup assistant will fix the problem. Am I the only one with this problem or is it common? Hardware or software? Any fixes?

    btw, I think it started doing this since 10.5.7 so I would say it is software...
  2. bbotte macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2008
    Run Software Update, there was a bluetooth fix for my MacBook Air a month ago. Maybe you already did this. Just starting there.
  3. fehhkk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Seems this is pretty common on 10.5.7. You don't need to re-pair your devices, just use your trackpad to turn bluetooth off-on and your devices will reconnect.

    Some tips that might help:

    - Delete /Library/Preferences/
    - Pair your devices again
    - Set up your keyboard and mouse as favorite devices: Preferences - Bluetooth. Select the keyboard and mouse, click on the little gear box on the left pane, and add them as favorites.
    - Deactivate the Discoverable function after you have set up your devices.

    I read that update 10.5.8 might address these issues. Or maybe these fixes will get pushed back to Snow Leopard.

Share This Page