Mac-Air , bluetooth disappeared...

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  1. waterkant macrumors newbie

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    Hello there,

    I have a Mac-Air, Year end 2010
    os sierra, version 10.12.6

    all of a sudden the bluetooth icon is gone and I can.t find bluetooth in hardware either o_O

    appreciate your help!

    thanx
    Michael
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 603

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  3. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

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    Go to system preferences and see if it shows up. If it is just open it and click "show status in menu bar" and you are good as new.

    If is it nowhere to be seen on the list of preferences - run a system report via "About this mac" and see if it lists bluetooth anywhere on the list. If it doesn't it is possible the bluetooth controller is defective and would need to get repaired (which may be difficult or impossible given the age of your mac).
     
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  5. waterkant thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes Lou, thank you!, I looked there, but not existened...
    --- Post Merged, Feb 20, 2018 ---
    thank you Jerteemysteel, nothing in SP, so it could be bluetooth controller is defective?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 20, 2018 ---

    thank you Macdctr. hope it,s not the replacement board!! like to try this out : https://support.apple.com/de-de/HT204063 will it only reset the NVRAM ?? ( a bit scared to press the buttons)
     
  6. waterkant thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mac-Air, Year end 2010
    os sierra, version 10.12.6

    all of a sudden the bluetooth icon is gone.....

    If I try this, see below,

    https://support.apple.com/de-de/HT204063 will it only reset the NVRAM ?? ( a bit scared to press the buttons)
     
  7. Macdctr, Feb 22, 2018
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    Macdctr macrumors 6502a

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    Resetting NVRAM won't damage what is in your computer storage if that's what you're worried about.

    I do this with my laptops from time to time.
     

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