How to do Reset SMC on Mac Devices

How to do Reset SMC on Mac Devices

Picture 1. Keys to press when performing an SMC Reset Mac device.

SMC is a microcontroller on every logicboard on Mac devices (iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, Macbook, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air) that controls the power of Mac devices. The SMC controls several functions such as power management and temperature control, sleep mode control on the LCD, and battery manager.

An SMC reset is usually done when a Mac device experiences a problem or trouble that cannot be fixed by normal repairment such as a hard reset or force shutdown.

So, how to Reset SMC on Mac Devices? Check out the explanation below!


HOW TO RESET MACBOOK DEVICES WITH REMOVABLE BATTERY

1. Firstly, shut down the Macbook.
2. Remove the Magsafe from the Macbook if the position is still charging.
3. Remove the battery.
4. Press your Macbook's Power button for about 5 seconds.
5. Reinstall your Macbook battery and reconnect the Magsafe adapter.
6. Restart your Macbook.
7. Leave your Macbook device for a few minutes before using it to complete the SMC reset process.

 

HOW TO RESET MACBOOK DEVICES WITH UNREMOVABLE BATTERY

1. Firstly, shut down the Macbook.
2. Remove the Magsafe from the Macbook if the position is still charging.
3. Use the built-in keyboard to press Shift+Control+Option keys, then press the Power button at the same time (Take a look at Picture 1). Hold down those buttons for about 10 seconds.
4. Afterwards, release your finger from the buttons and wait a while.
5. Reconnect the Magsafe adapter to your Macbook.
6. Restart your Macbook.
7. Leave your Macbook device for a few minutes before using it to complete the SMC reset process.

 

HOW TO RESET SMC DESKTOP MAC DEVICES (iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini)

1. Shut down the Mac Desktop device.
2. Disconnect the power cable connected to the Mac Desktop.
3. Wait for about 15 seconds.
4. Reconnect to the Power cable and wait a while.
5. Restart your Mac Desktop device.
6. Leave your Mac Desktop device for a few minutes before using it to complete the SMC reset process.


Those are the steps to Reset SMC on Mac Devices (iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, Macbook, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air). Hope this article helps!

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