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Model A1990 / EMC 3359. Released in May 2019 with new 6-core and 8-core processor options.

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MBP boots with press on any key? Can't do SMC.

Is this normal? This way it seems I can’t do an SMC, because any press on a key will start up the MacBook Pro. How do I do an SMC on this MacBook Pro?

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Wherever you are in the world you should just head to Applecare, either online or in a local store. What you are experiencing is not normal at all and will most probably lead to a Mac replacement.

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This is normal. The Mac is designed to auto start when you press any key.

Just hold down Shift+Option+Control when the laptop is off for 7 seconds. It will turn on. After 7 seconds keep holding the keys down and additionally press the power button (Touch ID). The laptop will turn off. Wait a few seconds then turn it on normally, and your SMC should be reset!


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