My RPi 3 says no bluetooth adapter is detected and therefore won't let me connect to a device. The BT logo is greyed out instead of blue and running sudo systemctl status bluetooth it says the service is inactive (dead). I am also unable to start hciuart.service, which I believe is a part of it. Please help.

  • There's some other people who have had the same issue - have you tried any of the fixes mentioned? – Jaromanda X Jan 29 at 1:10
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    Possible duplicate of WiFi and Bluetooth is not found in raspberry pi 3 model b – Ingo Jan 29 at 1:39
  • @JaromandaX I did--nothing worked. I might just give up and spend $35 on a new one... – Master Chief Jan 29 at 1:40
  • so, you've even tried a brand new fresh install? cheaper than a new Pi :p – Jaromanda X Jan 29 at 1:41
  • @JaromandaX multiple times--I've even tried other OSes. I could prob use a model B+ anyway, but I might wait to see if they release the 4 on schedule in February. – Master Chief Jan 29 at 1:50

If you get no BT on a latest unmodified Raspbian image, and you're confident you flashed your SD card correctly, send your RPi back to the shop you got it from and get a new one.

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