Pro Tips to Fix the SMC Related Issues in MacBook Pro & Air
System management controller or SMC plays a vital role in helping your MacBook run smoothly. Therefore, problems with SMC can have a major impact on the overall performance of any MacBook.
Considering how pivotal System Management Controller is with regards to the performance of MacBook, we thought it would be apt to talk about the issues that can occur due to SMC in MacBook Pro/Air. If your MacBook seems to be having performance issues, if the fans are running constantly even when the CPU usage isn’t high, or even if the MacBook is not turning on, this guide can help you sort them out.
A Quick Insight into SMC and the Right Solutions to Troubleshoot SMC Issues on MacBook Pro and Air
As outlined above, SMC is an integral part of a MacBook. What makes it so crucial is the ability to manage behaviours related to many vital components related to power, including the power button, the power to the USB ports, charging fans, battery, and other key thermal-management features.
That’s the reason why when system management controller stops working normally, MacBooks tend to get embroiled in too many issues. So, what’s the reliable way to resolve SMC related issues on MacBook?
Well, Apple offers a pretty easy way to reset SMC on Mac. In most cases, the resetting method works on fixing the related issues. So, you should not worry much about it if your notebook ever runs into problems concerning system management controller.
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Reset SMC on MacBooks with T2 Chip
First off, shut down your MacBook. You can either click on the Apple menu and click on Shut Down or press and hold the power button until the notebook turns off.
As a precursor, you can simply press and hold the Power button for around 10 seconds and then release the button. Wait for a few seconds and then press the Power button once again and let your MacBook start normally. See if this has fixed the issues you were facing. If you are still experiencing the same issues, follow the below steps to reset the SMC.
After that, press and hold the Control, Option (Alt), and Shift keys on your built-in keyboard (your notebook might turn on.)
Make sure to hold only these keys for at least 7-10 seconds. After that, press and hold the power button as well. Just in case your notebook is on, it will shut down as you press the keys. Then release all keys, wait for a few seconds and then press the power button to start your MacBook normally.
Once your MacBook has rebooted, check out if the SMC related issues have been fixed. If it has, you are good to go!
Reset SMC on MacBooks without T2 Chip
The process of resetting SMC on MacBooks without T2 chip is just as straightforward.
Do note that the following steps are for the MacBook Pro models launched in mid-2009 through 2017, MacBook Air models introduced in 2017 or earlier, as well as all MacBook models except the MacBook (13-inch, mid 2009).
To get started, turn off your MacBook. Simply press and hold the power button until the notebook shuts down.
On the built-in keyboard, hold down the Shift, Control, and Option (Alt) keys. While still pressing all these keys, hold down the power button as well. Make sure to hold down all four keys for 10 seconds and then release them. After that, release the keys, wait a few seconds and then press and hold the power button until your MacBook turns on.
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Now that you know how to take control of SMC related issues, make the most of it to help your MacBook deliver the best. This hack can fix the problem in most cases.
If the problem persists even after resetting SMC, the issue could be due to the damage of internal components. And in this case, contacting a trusted MacBook repair centre is always the way to go. The longer the problem persists, the more damage it could cause to your device. Therefore, it’s advisable to take prompt action.
Speaking of a trusted MacBook repair centre, Rapid Repair is well-known for offering fast and cost-effective service. Armed with a team of super techies along with Apple experts, we excel in fixing not only complex hardware issues but also intricate software issues. Reach out to us to help you fix your ill-functioning MacBook at the earliest.
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