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Why is my bluetooth no longer being recognized by my computer?

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Dec 15, 2012 3:23 PM

I have a macbook pro and my bluetooth no longer works. The Bluetooth logo at the top is greyed out. Bluetooth does not show up in system preferences for me to turn on. In applications I found Bluetooth File Exchange, but when I click on it I get a message box that says "No bluetooth hardware found."

   I should say it worked fine yesterday, but now it is not. Could it be the Bluetooth hardware is dead and needs to be replaced? My Mac Book Pro was purchased new in 2009 and is currently on 10.6.8 version.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,235 points)

    Disconnect all peripherals from your computer.


    Boot from your install disc & run Repair Disk from the utility menu. To use the Install Mac OS X disc, insert the disc, and restart your computer while holding down the C key as it starts up.

    Select your language.

    Once on the desktop, select Utility in the menu bar.

    Select Disk Utility.


    Select the disk or volume in the list of disks and volumes, and then click First Aid.

    Click Repair Disk.

    Restart your computer when done.


    Repair permissions after you reach the desktop- and restart your computer.















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