MacBook bluetooth hardware failed

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  1. Poho

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    It no longer recognizes that it has built-in hardware for bluetooth, and so is unable to recognize my magic mouse. I have no idea how this happened; it just suddenly stopped working one day. i opened my computer and the bluetooth icon at the top right was gone.

    what could be happening, and how do i fix it?
     
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    Wgat year is it? Some have a removable card and others are built onto the logicboard. If it is a logicboard issue it will not be a cheap fix.
     
  4. Poho

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    i bought it brand new in september of 2009.
     
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    If you want to pm me your serial number I can tell you if you can replace the part and what the cost of the part is. Also you can try booting from your installation media and see if your bluetooth works, Ive seen this a number of times with the airport card. If the card detects from the while booted from the installation disc then chances are it's just a software issue.
     
  6. Poho

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    well, just as suddenly as it stopped, the bluetooth has started working again. thanks anyway, i guess! haha
     

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