Constantly having to reset SMC chip

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Adamb10, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Adamb10 macrumors member

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    My 2012 MBA is experiencing an odd problem where it refuses to charge and I have to reset the SMC chip. It seems like I'm having to do this a couple times a week now. Is there a way this can be fixed so I'm not having to constantly reset the chip?

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You absolutely shouldn't need to reset the SMC frequently. I'd take it to Apple and let them diagnose the problem, which could lie with the battery, the MagSafe adapter or your logic board.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    There was a SMC update the last 30 days. Did u get?
     
  4. greendragonflyz macrumors newbie

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    I have a brand new MacBook Pro and I have to reset the SMC at least once a week. What a defective piece of crap. Any suggestions? Should I just return it to Apple? Help!
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Why are you resetting the SMC?
     
  6. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    Take it back Apple if you can but the question is WHY are you resetting the SMC? Have you called Applecare and gone through there procedures?
     
  7. Left4DeadBoy macrumors regular

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    hi You can buy a new Mac seeing that yours is the twenty twelve model . Although every Mac model faces problems that doesnt mean the recent one can .
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This 3-year old thread was resurrected by greendragonflyz, who does have a new MBP, not the 2012 model.
     

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