Tried this, did not work....
Seems that this issue is causing other issues as well, see this thread.
Details on my box:
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac12,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Boot ROM Version: IM121.0047.B1F
SMC Version (system): 1.71f21
I have already tried all of that with no such luck!
I've found an article about it last night About a problem with bluetooth with a fix, but that was on Mountain Lion!
Apple releases new firmware and OS X 10.8.5 updates for Late-2013 iMacs
I do have an opened case service with Apple about it. It seems that i have Maveriks on my HD and Mountain Lion on my SSD, they think that could be the problem.
I am backing up some stuff before let them do anything on my computer, just to be safe! If I boot my computer trough the ML HD Bluetooth is back on line. If I reboot from the SSD no such luck!
I have already upgraded on my MacBook Air mid 2013 and on my iMac 24inch mid 2008 and everything is running smooth! Since on those two i do have only one HD maybe that's really the issue. Let's see.
Here is what has worked for me and it's been quite steady ever since:
- I've made sure i had a recent backup prevoiusly from Mavericks (Time Capsule).
- Using Disk Utility, I've formatted my HD SSD.
- Restored the backup previously from Mavericks.
- With that, I've made sure I did not had the Mavericks downloaded on that backup, since i had it, I had to delete it. That's important so that you can redownload Mavericks.
- Redownloaded Mavericks.
- Reinstalled it.
- Worked like a charm!
This is a very time consumming chore, so make sure you can baby sit your computer, sort of overnight or on a weekend.
What has just worked for me is to delete the Bluetooth preferences file before doing the reinstall.
That is delete the file
(and make sure that it is no longer in your trash. You may need to do a restart in order to remove it from the trash.)
Then follow the steps of verstag above
I contacted Apple about it and what they said was:
1. Shutdown your Mac.
2. Restart your Mac with CMD + R pressed.
3. Reinstall Mac OSX Mavericks using the menu.
This worked for me. Apple said is was a installation error (the BlueTooth part wasn't installed).
This time my bluetooth hardware was correctly detected.