Bluetooth on my iMac disapears for no reason

Discussion in 'iMac' started by deafgoose, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. deafgoose macrumors regular

    deafgoose

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    Does this happen to anyone else?

    Once every few weeks, my bluetooth stops working. It even disappears from my system preferences!

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    I'd have Apple check it out. One possibility is your Bluetooth antenna is bad.
     
  3. rossip macrumors regular

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    This occasionally occurs on my old powerbook with the Sound menu option disappearing. A restart usually fixes it. Never happened with bluetooth though. Does a restart bring it back?
     
  4. deafgoose thread starter macrumors regular

    deafgoose

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    Most of the time yes.

    I usually need to shut it down for a bit and then power it back up.

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    My warranty is over. This is a late 2009 model.

    I recently replaced the ODD temp sensor.

    This iMac has not been trouble free like I expect Mac's to be.
     
  5. deafgoose thread starter macrumors regular

    deafgoose

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    I assume I am the only one experiencing this issue from the lack of responses.

    It must be another piece of hardware that is failing.

    It's so hard to diagnose because 95% of the time bluetooth is working great. :confused:
     
  6. rossip macrumors regular

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    Did this suddenly start happening after upgrading to Lion or another software point update?
     
  7. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

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    Mine is permanently like that (started as intermittent before failing completely). I am taking it in to an AASC the next time I'm traveling and let them handle it.

    Cheers,
     
  8. deafgoose thread starter macrumors regular

    deafgoose

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    It's been doing it for a LONG TIME. Way before I upgraded to Lion.

    I should have taken it to Apple when it was still under the 1 year warranty but it was my primary computer at the time and I work online so I could not be without.

    I do everything myself anyways so I will most likely tear into it and replace whatever is broken.

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    Cool.

    Report back if ever you find out what is causing the problem.

    I would really appreciate it!
     

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