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I was wondering if anyone has had this issue with their macbook:

After a random restart or sleep, bluetooth goes from working fine to "Bluetooth: Not Available"


There it is with the squiggly line through the icon.

I can't seem to find a way to get it back, but after a while (maybe an hour, maybe a day), after a few restarts, it just comes back. Weird...
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Now (within the last few days), my macbook has real issues with coming out of a sleep. It either turns on but displays nothing on the screen or asks for my password and then shows a black screen. Time for a Disk check.


No information available??!
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Time to call the Pros. I don't know about that one sounds like faulty hardware.
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Yeah, she's been acting funny lately, I think that a trip to Atlantic City (gah, I hate that place) is in order.
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Ah ha! Bluetooth was working randomly today. When I went to disable its "discoverable" property, POOF! Gone
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That sure isn't normal, I use my bluetooth everyday for my wireless keyboard and mighty mouse. Never had a problem like you described, I would definetly
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Try this:

1) Unplug ALL USB devices
2) Power down the computer
3) Leave the computer off for 1 minute (in the case of my powerbook, I took out the battery
4) Reboot the computer
5) Bluetooth should now be working again

And/or this:

1) delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist
2) Shutdown
3) Remove battery
4) Leave for a few minutes
5) Insert battery and startup again.

Also try resetting the PMU.
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I have this same problem aswell. Luckily I don't need my bluetooth often. Apple's solution on their support pages is basically what Pulse-8 said, power down, reboot. Doesn't always work. It's a pretty poor solution to the problem.
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I have this same problem aswell. Luckily I don't need my bluetooth often. Apple's solution on their support pages is basically what Pulse-8 said, power down, reboot. Doesn't always work. It's a pretty poor solution to the problem.

more like a band-aid on a cut that needs stitches!

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I have this same problem aswell. Luckily I don't need my bluetooth often. Apple's solution on their support pages is basically what Pulse-8 said, power down, reboot. Doesn't always work. It's a pretty poor solution to the problem.
As long as it is in warranty, the solution is to take it to Applecare. I didn't spend all of that money for nothing

I don't really mind taking it in, plus it gives me an excuse to go and browse :thumbsup:

That in combination with the no sleeping issue plus the flickering screen (it has started again, they replaced the inverter once before) should make for an interesting trip
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