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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

SMC won't reset. Is there another way?

Text:

My MacBook won't sleep without immediately waking up, and won't shut down without immediately restarting.  I can turn it off by holding down the power button, but it still turns back on when the magsafe is plugged in.

It seems like I need to reset the SMC, but when I follow the instructions to do that (turn off computer, push left shift-control-option-power) it just turns on.  Is there another way to reset the SMC, or is there something that I'm missing?

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

102028

Original post by: Eric ,

Title:

SMC won't reset. Is there another way?

Text:

My MacBook won't sleep without immediately waking up, and won't shut down without immediately restarting.  I can turn it off by holding down the power button, but it still turns back on when the magsafe is plugged in.

It seems like I need to reset the SMC, but when I follow the instructions to do that (turn off computer, push left shift-control-option-power) it just turns on.  Is there another way to reset the SMC, or is there something that I'm missing?

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Status:

open