SMC Reset on 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by technopimp, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. technopimp macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    I'm following the instructions here: but after I turn the computer on I don't see any change/hear any sounds/etc. Is there any way to tell if the reset was successful? I did a PRAM and there was an audible confirmation, so I wasn't sure if I was doing something wrong.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    SMC reset does not make any sounds at restart. I am not aware of a way to tell if it worked. If you did the KB combo with the machine shut down it should work though.
  3. daneoni, Apr 12, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011

    daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    One way to tell is if your magsafe light changes briefly from orange to green and back to orange again after you perform the procedure. For this to work though your laptop needs to be charging and not at 100% charge.
  4. bburns36 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    DSMOS = Don't Steal Mac OS.... some of the core system binaries (Dock, etc) are encrypted and won't run without DSMOS decrypting them.

    If DSMOS didn't start, neither would your Mac. :)
  5. Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
  6. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I stand corrected.

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