Bluetooth not working

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sallylynn812, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. sallylynn812 macrumors member

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    I have a magic mouse, it's been working fine for months, since I got it. I got up this morning and got on my computer. The symbol in my status bar said it was connected, but moving the mouse didn't move my cursor. I want to say I clicked it, and that might have worked, but moving it wasn't working.

    So I used my trackpad (which my daughter spilled soda on the other day... it's working, it just doesn't actually 'click' and it's mostly just annoying... why are the screws on these things so small? I need to get in there and clean it...)
    i turned the bluetooth off by clicking on the symbol in the status bar. Then I clicked to turn it on again, and was wondering why it wasn't connecting. The bluetooth didn't turn on. It won't. When I go to the bluetooth preferences window, it shows it checked as on, but the mouse isn't connecting, and the symbol in the corner isn't changing.
    My online searches aren't coming up with anything that's helping. Something that was posted on apple in '06 said something about deleting the com.apple.bluetooth.plist but that doesn't exist when i search spotlight. And the same thing said to force quit the bluetooth through activity monitor, but nothing shows up in that either. Probably just out of date at this point for my computer.

    I'm hoping to buy a screwdriver today that will let me get in the laptop.
    And I have to say, this magic mouse kind of sucks. Ergonomically, it's not good for my hand. And when i play uberstrike, I need to use the trackpad with the mouse, because I can't right click and left click at the same time (shoot the sniper gun). I miss my old 20 dollar mouse...
    Just venting. Not a great morning all around for me...
     
  2. aCondor macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't delete anything. Nor would I take a screwdriver and upon up your MBP.

    Are you sure the Magic Mouse is not the source of the problem? Perhaps you have another Bluetooth device you can use to test - headset, earpiece, cell phone?

    And in my experience, the $20 USB mice work the best, work the longest, with the fewest headaches ;).
     
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    the magic mouse looks great... that's about it.

    Did you try to fix your bluetooth problem the Microsoft way, with a reboot?

    You got some liquid in your MBP. The bluetooth controller seems to sit in the upper right corner (near the screen hinge), so maybe the problems are unrelated, but there could be some damage from the spill in the long term.

    ifixit.com has manuals how to take apart the MBP, and I think also tells you which tools are required. I don't think you can fix the trackpad by cleaning up, but it might be worth checking if something else was affected.
     

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