Problem resetting PRAM

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  1. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

    ryannazaretian

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    I've recently been having issues with my laptop freezing when coming out of standby, so I wanted to reset my PRAM and SMC.

    When I went to go reset the PRAM (Shut off, held down Command, Option, P, R, Power On) it just goes straight to OSX. I also tried booting into diagnostics by holding down D and also tried pressing F2 as seen elsewhere, without success. So, what's going on with it?

    I can't tell if the SMC resets, but I will try to figure it out later.
     
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    try just restarting, when screen goes black hold down Command, Option, P,R, you should hear the startup tone and see grey screen keep holding the buttons until you hear a second startup tone.
     
  3. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

    sascha h-k

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    must be a ram problem, have you changed the "original" ?

    if not, pull out one and try pram reset; if not ok pull out the other and insert the first ...
     
  4. MidwestStuck macrumors member

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    Did you set a firmware password recently? If you did, you won't be able to reset the PRAM or initiate commands.
     
  5. ryannazaretian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ryannazaretian

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    That must be it... I set a firmware password a while back. Good thing that's in the documentation... :rolleyes: I'll give that a try.

    EDIT: That was indeed the problem. Thanks MidwestStuck. Thanks to everyone else that posted. Maybe my laptop won't lock up when coming out of standby anymore.
     
  6. MidwestStuck macrumors member

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    No problem. The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago.
     

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