Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bluetooth Not Available on Macbook Pro

This week Bluetooth stopped working on my MacBook Pro. Clicking on the Bluetooth icon revealed the message "Bluetooth Not Available". Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) did the trick.

How you do this depends on your model. The instructions for mine, a MacBook Pro (Mid 2009), are as follows:

  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
  3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
  4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
  5. Press the power button to turn on the computer. Note: The LED on the MagSafe power adapter does not change states or temporarily turn-off when you reset the SMC.

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