MacBook Core Duo

Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Why was my bluetooth card not recognized?

I turned on my MacBook and my Bluetooth was not recognized by the OS. I had to shutdown and restart until it was finally recognized. Could this be a hardware malfunction waiting to happen?

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Are you running Snow Leopard? It happened to me once as well not long after I did a clean install of Snow Leopard on my C2D Macbook. A reboot fixed it for me. There's a thread about people having the same problem and some of them have had to reset the SMC/PRAM to get Bluetooth back: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa...

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Yes I am running Snow Leopard. After it happened I rebooted my laptop and it seemed to go away. I just reset the SMC and PRAM, lets hope I never see the dreaded "Bluetooth not recognized" problem again. Thanks :)

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This happened to me (MBP 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo). A PRAM reset fixed the problem; the 'Bluetooth not Recognized' hasn't occurred in over 2 weeks.

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I had this problem on a unibody MacBook. The solution was installing the 10.6.2 combo update.

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I'm willing to bet this was a fluke. Be vigilant and let us know if it occurs again.

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Walter Galan will be eternally grateful.

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