Bluetooth Not Available – Mac

January 9, 2009

Errors, Mac Stuff, Networking

If your bluetooth service is suddenly not available on your Mac, here is a fix:


01. Click on “Finder” in bottom left of your screen in the Dock
02. Click on your “Home” icon on the left (picture of a house)
03. Double-click on the “Library” folder
04. Double-click on “Preferences” folder
05. Delete file named “com.apple.Bluetooth.plist” (also delete any other item with “com.apple.Bluetooth…”, if any)
06. Shutdown your computer
07. Unplug all USB and Firewire devices
08. Unplug power cord
09. Remove battery (if it’s a Macbook or Macbook Pro)
10. Wait 1-2 min
11. Hold down power button for 10 sec with the battery out (if it’s a Macbook or Macbook Pro)
12. Insert battery (if it’s a Macbook or Macbook Pro)
13. Startup again
14. It should work!

If this does not fix it, then it is most likely a hardware issue, and you will have to bring it in to an Apple Store.

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One Response to “Bluetooth Not Available – Mac”

  1. Lyn Nares Says:

    Dandy article. All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary – it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.

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