MBP late 2008 - Bluetooth Not Available

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yishiang, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. yishiang macrumors member

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    Actually this problem appeared few months after I bought the MBP, but then I did the power reset (took battery out and hold power button for 10 secs), and the problem disappeared until last week when I did a new installation of SL.

    So then I did the same thing, it worked fine for about 2-3 days.. then appeared again.. then I did the PRAM reset.. worked for 3-4 days.. then.. just before it happened again! :(

    I just did the PRAM reset the second time..
    Wonder is this a hardware problem? Should I send my MBP for servicing? Thanks!
     
  2. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

    DeepIn2U

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    Trying running hardware diagnostic from the SL DVD upon boot.
    Also check in more about this mac to see if there is an issue with the chip listed.
    that's all I can think of now but hoping you have AppleCare.

    PS anything loose when you slightly shake it side to side?

    oh yeah … do a search with your phone to see if it picks up your Mac.
     
  3. yishiang thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, now the bluetooth is working fine after the PRAM reset, I need to wait until it disappeared again and do the hardware diagnostic.
    Nope, no sound when I shake the MBP. My phone doesn't find it either, as with my BT KB & Mice, they get disconnected, then the BT icon change to what is like in the screenshot.
     
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  5. bstern macrumors newbie

    bstern

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    Exactly

    I am having precisely the same problem with my early 2008 MBP. Problem is that my MBP is listed as not supporting removal of the battery except by Apple. Last I removed the battery to reset PMP memory the battery stopped working, and shortly after melted (expanded).
     

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