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Thumbs up How I fixed missing Bluetooth on 10.6.4 - 08-07-2010, 03:08 AM

I was able to restore Bluetooth functionality to my 10v running 10.6.4 set up with NetBookInstaller 0.8.4 RC1. It was working originally when I first received the laptop and install Snow Leopard out of the box.

I recently erased it and installed Windows 7 (which worked nicely including Bluetooth) however I got tired of Win7 and reinstalled Snow Leopard 10.6 from retail DVD along with NBI as I noted above. I was able to update to 10.6.4 but at this point I noticed no Bluetooth in the System Preferences. No Bluetooth was reported in the System Profile.

I did all the usual - reinstalling everything, changing all the BIOS options, etc but no luck. I happened to see a posting about a guy that fixed his missing WAN by resetting BIOS to defaults (F9). I tried this and wonders it worked.

After hitting F9 in BIOS, I saved and restarted and OS X immediately discovered Bluetooth and prompted to set up.

So if you're having trouble with Bluetooth (ie, it doesn't appear in the System Prefs), give this BIOS reset a try.

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