Wi-Fi greyed out, bluetooth not working. Wi-Fi Bluetooth ic bad?My Wireless is completely "greyed out" and Bluetooth is stuck with "spinning wheel". In Settings: General>About> Wi-Fi Addres...
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Answer to: Wifi greyed-out, bluetooth and date/time not workingI'm having identical issues. In Settings: General>About> Shows Wi-Fi Address is N/A. Bluetooth however does show a MAC address but when I access Bluetooth from main Settings Menu, it keeps showing the spinning wheel of doom. I've seen numerous posts and videos stating that its the Wi-Fi module itself. Have seen some videos completely replacing the chip all-together, and others saying it can be from the soldering coming loose under the chip and to just heat the chip as @xterminal suggested. Can you remove and replace the entire module by re-applying RMA-223 paste? Or do you have to solder the chip back onto the board? Any suggestions, information, or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.