Can't switch off Bluetooth

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  1. zu5be

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    May 9, 2013 at 7:24 AM #1
    zu5be

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    Hi Guyz

    Felt battery was draining a little faster and wanted to switch of bluetooth on clicking on settings i found out, i can't switch it off. The sign is non-editable, Just on. cant switch it off.


    Thanks
     
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    May 9, 2013 at 3:16 PM #2
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    You can disable the BT chip by taping pins on the mini PCIe card. Do a search.

    Here's the link (I happened to have it open in my browser, as I'm going to do this mod too -- I don't need BT at all): http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=259&t=48885&start=20
     
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    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:12 AM #3
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    The link is partially broken unfortunately, maybe legacy forum issue?

    I would like to see the photos of the pins that I have to tape
     
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    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:27 AM #4
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    Here, I pulled this from a google cached page:

    card image:
    wirelesscardminipciehal.png

    pinout image:
    pinout.jpg

    Keywords: Bluetooth Tape Taping Pins Disable PCIe Pinout Picture Photo Image
     
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    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:19 PM #5
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    Thank you so much, RehabMan

    I searched on "google" and "google images" many times but I wasn't able to catch the right photos because I never seen those posted on tonymacx86
     
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    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:14 AM #6
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    Hey no problem...

    I just did this myself (taped the pins). Now maybe I won't have to deal with the stupid Bluetooth Setup Wizard that always shows on fresh installs. I have no plans to use bluetooth, especially the crappy AR3011 on my AR5B195 combo card...
     
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    Feb 2, 2014 at 3:16 PM #7
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    I don't know about other, but this freaking posting should be in BOLD CAPS! I love the fact I can disconnect BT, forever!!
     
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    Feb 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM #8
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    Thank you, I followed your guide and the Bluetooth is disabled now no Bluetooth icon in the system preference anymore. are there specific USB BTs for Mac? My USB BT can't find devices!

    Edit: I tried another USB BT, It was the same as the built-in one. connected for seconds then disconnected.
     
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    Nov 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM #9
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    Isn't disabling Bluetooth in BIOS just enough? I do it to turn off bluetooth. Maybe it's wrong?
     
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    Nov 10, 2014 at 5:22 PM #10
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    I have disabled bluetooth through the terminal on two of my systems without any issues:

    Must be run with root privileges:

    defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist ControllerPowerState 0
    Turns OFF bluetooth


    defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist ControllerPowerState 1
    Turns on bluetooth


    just another idea.
     

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