Apple Bluetooth Firmware Update
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About Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0.1 provides bug fixes and better compatibility with the Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse and Apple Wireless Keyboard.

It installs on all Mac systems with Bluetooth based on the Broadcom chipset.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later






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der~bot~haus commented on 19 Aug 2009
It does not show up for people with Broadcom bluetooth chipsets. Stop wondering why it is not showing up. Run SW update if it is not there then you do not need it.
[Version 2.0.1]

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der~bot~haus commented on 19 Aug 2009
What's really stupid is after my "sure" posting. I checked my chipset. Broadcom. Not showing up in SW update. Was able to manually install.
Pretty retarded. Guess I needed it.
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sjk replied on 19 Aug 2009
Click the More Information link here and the support.apple.com/downloads/Bluetooth_Firmware_Update_2_0_1 page specifically says:

It installs on all Macintosh systems with Bluetooth based on the Broadcom chipset.
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Lounge Deluxe replied on 20 Aug 2009
I was able to install the .dmg too, but it only left a firmware update app in my Utilities folder. The app won't start and just says "no firmware update needed".

So I reckon if this update doesn't show up in Software Update, your system indeed doesn't need it.
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Mac5 commented on 19 Aug 2009
There has to be a reason for this update ? My desktop Intel MacPro doesn't seem to need it. I get the message -" this computer does not need this update "
It would be rather helpful if we knew why some of us don't need this Bluetooth update.
[Version 2.0.1]


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electronicmaddness commented on 18 Jun 2009
yea...this was a strange one...according to my computer i cannot install this update as it is not needed for my computer which i cannot figure why!

either way according to other users this doesnt seem to fix the main problem which i was having...connection loss...in my case though this was between my phone & my mac...& it seems to have become more frequent after the 10.5.7 update

sometime i need to restart to be able to reconnect with my phone...its really beginning to bug me
[Version 2.0]


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Pedrol commented on 18 Jun 2009
As said, doesn't solve the connectivity loss issue!
[Version 2.0]


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soniasim commented on 18 Jun 2009
It really doesn't do what it promises, my mouse stopped responding 5 minutes before i posted this and i had to go through disconnecting it and reconnecting it to make it work again.
I was so glad to see this release here, as i really have a big issue with my Mighty Mouse, but now i'm totally pissed off.
Why release this, if it doesn't work?
[Version 2.0]


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Satyrica commented on 17 Jun 2009
Works great!
[Version 2.0]


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cbx322 commented on 16 Jun 2006
Does not show up in software update on Powerbook G4 !2" (Feb 2005) & Mac OS X 10.4.6 (8I127).

Why?
[Version 1.2.1]

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Loosygoosy replied on 17 Jun 2009
It requires Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later.
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design-Q replied on 17 Jun 2009
Also needs Broadcom as the manufacturer. My PowerBook G4 FW800 has Cambridge Silicon chipset so this update is not for me and I believe yours is not too.
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Homeworld replied on 17 Jun 2009
Previous responders might want to note that the original post was from June 2006, not June 2009.
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smactron commented on 14 Jun 2006
I have a Power Mac G4 but a D-Link USB Bluetooth adapter… is this update for or not for my computer? Thanks.
[Version 1.2.1]

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warmlogic replied on 15 Jun 2006
Does it say PowerMac G4?
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complex_person reviewed on 03 Jan 2006
I have an Imac G5 so I downloaded the update.

When I ran the installer it said,
"This update is not needed on this computer"
and thats just fine by me.

Imac G5 20-inch
2.0GHz
built-in bluetooth
[Version 1.2]


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Yoxi commented on 03 Jan 2006
Tried it with my 15" titanium powerbook and D-Link USB adapter, but it says it's not needed. So, as someone else suggested, perhaps it depends on the version of adapter one has installed.
[Version 1.2]


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Joel.schmidt had trouble on 25 Nov 2004
As posted on Xlr8yourmac.com:

"Here's a suggestion - zap the PRAM. (command+option+P+R keys held down at boot until the mac chimes 3 times. resetting NVRAM via OF is also another alternative-Mike)
I had the same thing happen the other night when I was updating the system software while setting up an iMac G5 - the preference pane disappeared and the setup assistant told me that there was no bluetooth installed. Apple told me to zap the PRAM and it did the trick."
[Version 1.2]



Simplymac rated on 11 Dec 2010

[Version 2.0.1]


Downloads:21,145
Version Downloads:6,780
Type:Utilities : System
License:Updater
Date:19 Aug 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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About Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0.1 provides bug fixes and better compatibility with the Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse and Apple Wireless Keyboard.

It installs on all Mac systems with Bluetooth based on the Broadcom chipset.


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