Seeking advice re Bluetooth replacement
I have a MBP Unibody 17" 2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
Before Mountain Lion, Bluetooth stopped working. These were the symptoms:
1.The icon in System Prefs disappeared
2. About this Mac>System Report>Hardware>Bluetooth shows: no information found.
Now I've initialised my HD and done a clean install of Mavericks. There is still no icon in Sys Prefs and still 'no info found' in Sys Report.
I've seen the excellent ifixit article-
Using this, I opened up the machine and pulled out/reseated the connections to the Bluetooth board; on reassembling and rebooting, same symptoms.
So I'm about the order a new board, which seems to be the only way to go.
My question is: after replacing it, will the System automatically recognise the Bluetooth board (assuming there's no other problem) and Bluetooth icon return to Prefs?
The question is a little simplistic but am checking in case anyone has through experience any tips/tricks I might need to know.
Is this a good question?