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HT3964: Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

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HT3964 Does anyone know how to restore power if resetting the SMC doesn't work?

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Feb 22, 2013 7:32 AM

I followed the instructions for resetting the SMC; however, my laptop still doesn't power up all the way.  I can hear a fan coming on, and the motor of the CD drive turning, but the screen doesn't come on, the keyboard doesn't light.  My computer was working pretty normal yesterday afternoon, and when I returned to it in the evening, it was completely unresponsive.  I am not very technically savvy, so any help is much appreciated.

MacBook Pro


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