5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2011 9:08 AM by Stress Test
Catt88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Sound like a stupid question?  There is no sign of bluetooth anywhere in my Network section.  I have "Airport" "Ethernet" and "Firewire".

Does this mean that there is no bluetooth on the laptop? This all started when I tried to synch in my BlackBerry.

Thanks in advance. Catt88


Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Do I have bluetooth on my pro 10.5.8?
    Stress Test Level 4 Level 4 (1,265 points)

    Go to the Apple menu > About This Mac > More Informations > in the System Profiler click on "Bluetooth".

     

    There you'll see if the bluetooth adapter is recognized or not. The Bluetooth in the network section is just for surfing mobile with your MBP.

     

    You can also have a look in System Preferences > Bluetooth for adding/managing bluetooth devices etc.

  • 2. Re: Do I have bluetooth on my pro 10.5.8?
    Catt88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, went to all that you described, nothing anywhere about Bluetooth.

    Is this really possible?  I don't have bluetooth in this thing???

    In the 'Preference Panes" the bluetooth is listed as version 2.1.8 and suppported by apple but the "Visible" is set to "No".  I can't change it to yes, so can you tell me what that means?

    There are only 3 "no" answers in the whole list....Bluetooth, Ink and Fibre Channel.

    Can you advise?

    Catt88

  • 3. Re: Do I have bluetooth on my pro 10.5.8?
    Stress Test Level 4 Level 4 (1,265 points)

    Bluetooth is built into every PowerBook / MacBook Pro since 2002/2003. So there might be something wrong with the hardware. Bring it to an Apple Service Provider to get checked. If it's within warranty it would be exchanged for free.

  • 4. Re: Do I have bluetooth on my pro 10.5.8?
    Catt88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, after searching everything in the hardware section I see 'bluetooth' but clicking on it says no information. Then I read some posts on getting it installed in the pro.  So I decided to go to the Apple Store figuring that that's where I could get the fastest answers either way.  Either something went 'awry' or it was never installed and I need to pay for it.  In any case, I'm sure I can get it fixed.

    Thanks to all that replied to help.

    Catt88

  • 5. Re: Do I have bluetooth on my pro 10.5.8?
    Stress Test Level 4 Level 4 (1,265 points)

    The bluetooth section in the system profiler is always visible, also when the bluetooth card isn't recognized! Just the info when you click on it will change!

     

    You can give it a try by resetting the SMC.