Can I replace my glossy screen MBP bluetooth card?
My bluetooth card has apparently failed. Control panel in system prefs does not show for bluetooth and the system report states no info on bluetooth. I'm assuming some sort of failure.
Sudden failure is rare. Was this machine involved in a spill or a drop?
If you decide to DIY study the guide and notes before beginning (not just look them over) . Purchase all the recommended tools (every job is easier when you use the correct tools).
You may want to consider a USB bluetooth card as a work around.
Good news. I found a thread in Apple discussions about using an Xcode program to zero out and reset the Bluetooth board. Figured it was worth a shot. Fired up Xcode and downloaded the Utility: hardwareiotools_for_xcode_6.1 . From that I found "Bluetooth Explorer APP" and ran that selecting the first 4 options as instructed. Voila! bluetooth now visible and working after reboot. Thanks for your help.