MacBook Pro :: See Unknown Bluetooth Devices Under Bluetooth In System Preferences

Apr 6, 2012

I've got a MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011 and I see unknown bluetooth devices under Bluetooth in System Preferences.

I never used Bluetooth on my MacBook but these devices appear. 


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