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Bluetooth: Not Available mac book pro 15 inch

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  • amyfromvictoria Calculating status...
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    Apr 3, 2013 12:24 PM (in response to sc0007)

    This is the only thing that worked for me.. thank you!

  • sbuck8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 19, 2013 5:44 AM (in response to Tony34)

    This happened to me today and thanks to you Tony34 it worked!  Thank you!

  • Anderson Council Calculating status...
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    Apr 25, 2013 12:00 PM (in response to Barry Hemphill)

    That was the ticket for my 13" MacBook Pro.

    Thanks Barry.

  • Ziyal Calculating status...
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    Jul 2, 2013 9:28 PM (in response to Tony34)

    Thanks so much this completely fixed my problem after I tried and failed all the other sugguestions listed above.  Cheers!

  • SmoothLegs Calculating status...
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    Aug 11, 2013 11:04 PM (in response to Tony34)

    I had the same problem and held the power button down for 20 seconds and then the Mac rebooted.  Amazingly the bluetooth and my Apple keyboard were working again.  So, just rebooting doesn't work, it's keeping the button down longer that does.  At least this time, anyway.  Thanks for the tip Tony34. 

  • martyn@uk Calculating status...
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    Aug 18, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to fir3murd3r3r)

    Bluetooth suddenly stopped working on my 2009 MacBook Pro. It would recognise my Bluetooth mouse and keyboard but it refused to respond to them even after re-starts. It wouldn't "re-pair" with them either. The solution in my case was to re-set the SMC as desriibed above and here:



    After that I was able to recreate the pairing in both cases.

  • Durero Calculating status...
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    Sep 14, 2013 12:35 AM (in response to Barry Hemphill)

    Thanks to Barry the resetting SMC procedure worked on my 2009 MacBook Pro 17"


    Never had any BlueTooth problems before today.  Glad to get it fixed so easily.

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    Sep 14, 2013 6:24 PM (in response to Tony34)



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  • curtisfromcharleston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 14, 2013 6:19 PM (in response to Tony34)

    Your directions are not good.... for example


    3) if you had the same results, let go of the power button and now press and hold the power button again.

          If I hold the button again, the computer shuts down. 




    This time, the white led should turn on and flash right before the gray screen and apple logo appears.

             WHAT led white light?  I have no idea of what you speak.



    Continue to hold the power button (just to make sure it works)


             Just to make sure the power button works?  Did not know the power buttong was an issue?



    BUT, tghe Bluetooth did come back by hold the buttong down for a LONG time.... Don't know why..... to your post was helpful!!!  Thanks!!!

    iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.7)
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    Oct 15, 2013 5:25 PM (in response to Tony34)

    My Bluetooth stopped working along with my iSight and Keyboard Backlight. I first noticed the weird sign over the bluetooth icon, and it read "Bluetooth not available". I payed no attention to it for a while until I tried to take a picture with Photo Booth and I read "No camera found", for some reason I tried to dim the backlight on the keyboard and a blocked sign appeared under the brightness level, not letting me do anything (Later I was able to use the backlight with the LabTick app). I have tried everything. SMC, PRAM, NVRAM, logging as diferent and new users, booting in safe mode... very solution I have found on the internet has been tested by me. Then I read this about the Hardware Test solution, and surprisingly after performing the Hardware Test no problems were found! So basically my MacBook Pro (mid 2010) is not having any trouble of any sorts with anything. Then why can't I use Bluetooth, iSight or Key backlighting (which only works through LabTick). Given the fact that the hardware test shows no problems I am not comfortable with the idea of taking it to repair. There MUST be something I can actually do to fix these issues.


    Does anybody have any idea? I repeat, these are NOT WORKING, NOT FOUND AND NOT AVAILABLE.


    - Keyboard Backlight (Only works through LabTick)

    - iSight Camera (Not found by any software)

    - Bluetooth (No info appears on the system profile, the icon on the menu bar is completely gone)


    All three issues happened at the same time, the night before everything was working perfectly fine.


    If anyone could help... please!!!

  • kevrichardson Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to VinnyBob)

    Thank you Tony 34!


    The power button procedure worked for me too.

  • julijaBg Calculating status...
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    Nov 3, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to Tony34)

    Thanks Tony34 a lot


    Your solution helped me a lot, just I haven't read it carefully, so I've pressed the power button while my computer was still on, held it for 20 sec and then, after turning it on, my bluetooth as well as my agic mouse worked wonderfully

    Thank you once again!



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    Nov 9, 2013 9:39 PM (in response to sc0007)

    Thanks sc0007 - that fix worked for me!

  • seamusmc Calculating status...
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    Nov 12, 2013 5:07 AM (in response to Barry Hemphill)

    Thanks Barry, this helped me restore my bluethooth on my mid-2012 macbook pro with Mavericks.


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