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Released in July 2018, the 15" MacBook Pro, model A1989, features a 15.4 inch LED-Backlight display with True Tone technology, TouchID, and up to 6 Core i9 Processor.

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How to reset SMC on the 2018 MBP?

Instructions given on apple website at the link for T2 equipped devices are simply not working

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295

The device simply boots up on attempting any of the 2 given combinations.

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Can you explain what you are trying to reset. The more detail the better.

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Press Shift + control + option button with power at the same time and release after 60 seconds altogether and continuously watch the light on the magsafe it will change color of led for a short duration of time indicates SMC reset has been successfully done

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Hello, and thank you for the kind reply.

This may work on older models, not the new 2018 with the T2 chip.

Also, And these models do not have a MagSafe.

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Is your battery detachable or not or with touch ID

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Systems with a T2 chip are very different than the older systems. Some settings are just not resettable. Depending on what the issue is we may need to use a different way.

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Yes, I realise that systems with T2 are different, and therefore requiring a different procedure for the reset. I followed the instructions on apple page for systems with T2, that Aaron also posted. but this is not working. the system simply boots up 2-3 seconds when attempting any of the 2 alternatives. That does not sound right

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SMS - What are you trying to re-set?

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Here’s a guide on how to reset the SMC and the PRAM on your MBP. Hopefully it will work for you. If not, maybe @danj can assist you better if you provide more detail.

How to reset the SMC, PRAM and NVRAM on a MacBook Pro Touch Bar 2018

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Thank you Aaron. Yes, I attempted that, but the systems always boots up during the procedure, actually within 2-3 seconds of attempting any of the 2 alternatives

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Okay, hopefully Dan will be able to help you further. Sorry about that!

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Shift+control+option with power button

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