MacBook Resets - SMC + PRAM

Is your MacBook not behaving as expected? The first things to try are both an 1. SMC Reset and a 2. PRAM Reset. They only take a minute to do and in many cases they resolve the issue!

1. SMC Reset

  • Choose Apple menu (  ) > Shut Down.
  • After your MacBook shuts down, press Shift-Control-Option on the left side of keyboard, then press the power button at the same time.
  • Hold these keys and the power button for 10 seconds.
  • Release all keys.
  • The light on the Magsafe will then most often temporarily change colour to indicate complete.
  • Press the power button again to turn on your MacBook.

2. PRAM Reset

  • Choose Apple menu (  ) > Shut Down.
  • After your MacBook shuts down, press the Power button.
  • Immediately press and hold the Option-Command-P-R keys.
  • Hold these keys until you hear the MacBook chime as it restarts.
  • Release all keys.