Bluetooth: Not Available

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by YourHerojb, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. YourHerojb macrumors regular

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    I'm a bit concerned why my bluetooth icon is dimmed and slashed out in my tool bar.
    It does not show up in system preferences, and in system information it can't find info on my bluetooth hardware.

    I've tried restarting, holding the power after shutting down, resetting PRAM and resetting SMC.
    It was working last night.

    Is this a lion bug or is something actually wrong?
    Any advice, please.
     
  2. res1233 macrumors 65816

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    I had this problem once. Try going into disk utility and repairing permissions then restart. That fixed it for me.
     
  3. YourHerojb thread starter macrumors regular

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    I really thought that might be the answer, but it didn't change a thing.
    Thanks anyway. Any other ideas?
     
  4. res1233 macrumors 65816

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    Well, what I did "exactly" was boot into the recovery partition, run a disk repair, then a permissions check, then I booted back into the main partition and it worked again... Odd, but I ain't complaining. If that doesn't work, then reinstalling the OS would probably fix it.
     
  5. YourHerojb thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried it and still no avail, I guess I'll try reinstalling the OS.
    Do you think there's any reason I should do a clean install?
     
  6. res1233 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry for taking so long. No, you shouldn't have to do a clean install.
     
  7. YourHerojb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, this is awful, not even the reinstallation of lion helped.
    This doesn't sound like a software problem anymore.

    It doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

    I had my mac being repaired at the west county apple store about a week ago.
    I'm not familiar with the innards of these computers too well, but is there any way something was knocked loose or any when they worked on it?
     
  8. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    The bad thing about computer repairs is that, typically things give out without anything ever hitting it, a working part and a non-working part can look exactly the same to the eye. The way I test things is by the error and how the computer reacts when you remove/replace parts.

    they could have forgot to reconnect something, it is also possible that they may have unknowingly hit something like you mentioned.

    The device may have given out, is it still under warranty?
     
  9. YourHerojb thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is under warranty, but not for much longer. I hope these problems don't keep popping up.
    I'm trying to get a chance to take it up there tomorrow, hopefully it works out.

    I already had to take it back again once cause they left the right speaker unplugged and the trackpad was too uneven for my tastes.
     

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