Huge Problem: MBA says no batteries available and fans are on full blast

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Rlkv011, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Rlkv011 macrumors regular

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    Jan 16, 2008
    #1
    I tried resetting the smc after it turned on my air's fans were racing at full speed and the battery icon has an X in it indicating that there are no batteries available. Did I do the SMC reset wrong? Can someone give me a detailed step by step? Any indicators that the SMC reset worked?
     
  2. Darge13 macrumors newbie

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    Feb 18, 2008
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    When you do the reset watch the light on the magsafe. It should go off and back on when you release.
     
  3. spec macrumors newbie

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    Sep 27, 2008
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    further help

    hello,

    I own a MBA and am experiencing problems with iSight camera as it is not recognized by any application and doesn't appear in the USB tree (system profiler).

    Mac support recommends to perform a SMC reset. I just tried (held control+shift+option+power for 6 seconds, then waited 5 seconds before pressing power button again) and found myself with no battery available + huge fan roaring. To come back to regular situation I tried the SMC reset again, without holding control+shift+option+power for more than a second.

    no more noise, and available battery now. though, how should I perform the SMC reset, how long should I hold the control+shift+option+power before releasing it?

    can anyone walk me through?

    will this fix the iSight?

    your help will be GREATLY appreciated! :eek:
     

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