Bluetooth not available. (Bluetooth gone)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by svdwoude, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. svdwoude macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    Just bought a macbook pro 15" (a week old) and everything worked perfect. But then yesterday i noticed my bluetooth pref pane was gone. (I'm 100% sure it was there before because i connected my iMac's mouse to it a few days before and that worked perfectly)

    I searched the web for all sorts of solutions, there weren't many and the ones i tried didn't work so far...

    Things that could solve this problem (but didn't work for me):
    - restart
    - deleting com.apple.bluetooth.plist in preferences + restart
    - resetting PRAM
    - resetting SMC

    Any other possible soltions? experiences?
    This mac is a week old so I don't think it's a hardware problem...or could it (how can i check that)

    other info:
    - system profiler says "no information found" in the bluetooth section
    - system preferences doesn't show a pref pane for bluetooth (the bleutooth sharing options is also gone)
    - when i open the bluetooth prefpane via finder i get the mesaage "bluetooth is not available"

    hope someone can help!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    by your title i was presuming that you were going to say that your bluetooth icon was grey and had a line through it which means that bluetooth wasnt loaded.

    just try enabling the menu icon from within Bluetooth in System Preferences.
     
  3. svdwoude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i can't open the bluetooth pref pane cause there isn't one anymore...
    the fille bluetooth.prefpane stille exists in the finder but if i open that the message "bluetooth not available" shows, and the you only see the standard "system preferences" window...it never opens the bluetooth prefpane itself...
     
  4. svdwoude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope, sorry, didn't help...
    ...so my bluetooth radio is broken in less then a week?
     
  5. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like ur blue tooth module has failed make appointment with an apple store near u for the genius to check it out
     
  6. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    just bring it into the apple store and see what they say.
     
  7. svdwoude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    allright...wensday i can bring it in...
    I'll keep you posted!

    Other solutions or experiences are still welcome!
     

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