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SMC reset without power button

I watered my MBA a few weeks ago and it stopped working. After a proper cleaning procedure and replacement of the keyboard, it started working again but a few problems have arisen:

1) fans moving very fast and not quitting at all

2) power button not working

3) when fans are on, the MBA is very slow

I would like to reset the SMC in order to understand if I can reboot the system somehow; however, the procedure includes the pressure of the power button.

Is there any possibility to reset the SMC without that button as it doesn't work?

Thank you in advance!

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It is possible to jump start the machine. You will have to disconnect the keyboard and short pins.

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what does a jump-start cause? is it a total reboot or just a swich on of the machine? I read the link page and it seems just a boot of the MBA. I already disconnected the battery and the machine turns on every time I plug the power adapter.


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It is not a total reboot, it just turns on the machine. That said, unplugging the battery and the power for a bit (30 mins?) should accomplish an SMC reset.

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