Won't Power on, --Fixed--

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sgtarky, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Sgtarky macrumors regular

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    last week my jul 2012 mbp 15inch wouldnt power on, probably shorted out while plugging a usb device in. I tried several times to do a SMC reset to no avail. so I popped it open, removed battery, held power button, put it all back together and it powered on just fine. Can anyone explain why the SMC reset didnt work, I really dont want to remove the battery if this happens again.
     
  2. Sgtarky thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have had to remove the battery 2 times today. the key combo to do the smc reset DOES NOT WORK
     
  3. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    If you think your battery shorted out, an SMC procedure keyed by Phil Schiller's own fingers wouldn't power on the laptop.
     
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  6. Sgtarky thread starter macrumors regular

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    I ran apple hardware test. no issues. I wonder if the power button is messed up. It powers up when you remove the battery cable and hook the magsafe in I don't even have to hit the button
     
  7. Sgtarky thread starter macrumors regular

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    it appears that the power button no longer works, so its no big deal unless I power it off, I have to remove the battery to get it on
     

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