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Son's MBP went out, won't charge, SMC reset doesn't work.
Posted by: dmag
Date: February 20, 2019 03:37AM
Hi guys,

A few months ago I got my son a mid-2012 MBP, same as mine (actually a little better, his is an I7 model). It was flawless until minutes ago when it just went dead.

I was charging mine and since it was at 95% I pulled the cord off and put it on his. OOPS...no green light. No light of any kind. I figure that's not good.

I tried the SMC reset. Didn't work.

That's about as far as my knowledge goes on power issues. The battery is in decent shape and holds a reasonable charge.

I can take it to a repair shop tomorrow, but I'm hoping you might have a suggestion or two to try before that. All I can find is the power reset.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Son's MBP went out, won't charge, SMC reset doesn't work.
Posted by: ADent
Date: February 20, 2019 03:56AM
On my 2010 and 2012 13" MBP it is easy to disconnect the battery once you take the bottom off.

It will run w/o a battery.

You can do the heavy reset with power button for 10 secs (with or without the battery iirc).
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Re: Son's MBP went out, won't charge, SMC reset doesn't work.
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 20, 2019 04:40AM
Yeah, Id take the bottom off and disconnect the battery, then see if it starts up.



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Re: Son's MBP went out, won't charge, SMC reset doesn't work.
Posted by: dmag
Date: February 20, 2019 06:55AM
I'll give it a shot after work. Thanks.
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