SMC reset not working after multiple attempts
I installed a new ssd in my macbook and moved the harddrive into the optical bay following guides on ifixit.
I was successfully able to clone over the drive and everything boots up, but the OS is sluggish, the fan is really loud and the battery in not detected.
I have figured it needed an smc reset, but nothing is working. I have tried holding the power button without the battery plugged in dozens of times, as well as holding shift, ctrl, and option.
I have even tried manually flashing the smc firmware and still got errors.
I am not sure what else to do and could really use some help.
Is this a good question?