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I have Asus X401A ( according to specs bluetooth is build-in to this laptop, http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Versatile_Performance/X401A/#specifications )

Bluetooth in global settings is gray ( unable to turn it on )

rfkill list output:
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
1: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

cat /var/log/dmesg | grep Blue*
[    5.895791] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
[    5.895807] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[    5.895809] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[    5.895810] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[    5.895814] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[    5.909618] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[    5.909621] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[    5.910020] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[    5.910024] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[    5.910025] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11

hcitool dev

My wifes laptop Asus K53 have the same problem Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Any help please ?

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