Sunday, October 2, 2022
HomeHow toHow to reset Macbook Pro

How to reset Macbook Pro

This article teaches you how to reset the NVRAM and battery settings of a MacBook Pro and erase the computer’s data and restore it to factory settings. Resetting NVRAM can resolve errors such as battery display. If your computer frequently overheats or crashes, you can reset the battery settings. Restoring the MacBook Pro to factory settings will erase all data on the hard drive and reinstall the operating system.

Method 1 Reset NVRAM

  1. Learn what problems can be solved by resetting NVRAM. NVRAM is an abbreviation for non-volatile memory, used to store speaker volume, default display, and other settings commonly used in Mac computers. For example, suppose there is no sound from the computer, the display flickers or turns off automatically. In that case, the computer starts too slowly, or there are other similar problems, resetting the NVRAM can help you.
  • Some Mac computers do not have “NVRAM” but use “PRAM” (parameter RAM), which is similar to NVRAM.
  1.  Open the “Apple Menu” Image titled Macapple1.png. Next, click on the Apple logo in the lower-left corner of the screen to open a drop-down menu.
  2. Click Shut down at the bottom of the menu.
  3. When prompted, click Shut Down to shut down the computer.
  4. Find the reset button of NVRAM. To reset NVRAM, you have to hold Command, Option, P, and R simultaneously for about 15 seconds.
  5. Restart the computer. Press the “Power” button on your Mac computer image titled Windows power. Ping restart the computer.
  6. Press and hold the NVRAM reset button. After pressing the “Power” button of the Mac computer, while the Apple logo has not yet appeared, immediately press the 4 NVRAM reset buttons simultaneously.

Reset NVRAM: How to factory reset macbook pro

  • If it is too late to press the reset button, the Apple logo appears, and you need to shut down and restart.
  1. Keep pressing the four reset buttons until the Mac computer finishes booting up. The computer may restart itself during the process. How to factory reset macbook pro When the “User Selection” screen appears, you can release the reset button and log in to the computer as usual.
  • After resetting NVRAM, you may need to reset some preferences, such as preferred audio output.
  1. Confirm whether the problem is resolved. If there is still a problem with the system settings, you may need to restore the factory settings. This will erase all the data you have stored on your MacBook.

Method 2 Reset battery

  1. Find out what problems can be solved by resetting the battery. Resetting the battery is resetting the system management controller (SMC). This tiny chip controls the external light sensor, responds to button presses, and functions like battery management. Resetting the SMC can improve battery life, solve computer overheating, and speed up computer operation.
  2. Check the symptoms. The following symptoms indicate a problem with the SMC:
  • Even if the computer is not hot and well ventilated, the fan still rotates at high speed and makes a lot of noise.
  • Indicator lights, such as battery indicator lights, backlight lights, etc., are not working correctly.
  • The computer does not respond when the “Power” button is pressed.
  • The computer shuts down by itself or goes to sleep unexpectedly.
  • The battery cannot be charged usually.
  1. Open the “Apple Menu” Image titled Macapple1.png. Next, click on the Apple logo in the lower-left corner of the screen to open a drop-down menu.
  2. Click Shut down at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
  3. When prompted, click Shut Down to shut down the MacBook Pro.
  4. Connect the charger. 
  5. Find the SMC reset button. To reset the SMC, you need to press the “Power” button while Image titled Windowspower.png, Command, Option, Shift keys.
  • If the MacBook Pro has a touch bar, then the “power” button is also a touch ID button.
  1. Press and hold the SMC reset button for about 10 seconds. 
  2. Press the “Power” button. This will turn on the computer and let it restart. After the Mac computer has finished restarting, the battery problem should be resolved.
  3. Confirm whether the problem is resolved. If there is still a problem with the battery, you may need to restore the factory settings..

Method 3 Restore to factory settings.

  1. It is best to back up the data on the Mac computer first. How to factory reset macbook pro Restoring the Mac computer to factory settings will erase all data on the hard drive, so it is best to back up the data you want to save.
  • If you can’t log in to your Mac computer or run Time Machine, skip this step.
  1. Open the “Apple Menu” Image titled Macapple1.png. Next, click on the Apple logo in the lower-left corner of the screen to open a drop-down menu.
  2. Click Restart near the bottom of the drop-down menu.
  3. When prompted, click Restart to let the MacBook Pro restart.
  4. After clicking Restart, immediately press the Command and R keys at the same time.
  5. Release the button when the Apple logo appears. The MacBook will start to enter the “Recovery” window. This process takes several minutes to complete.
  6. Choose Disk Utility. It’s in the middle of the “Restore” window.
  7. Click the Continue button at the bottom right corner of the window to open the “Disk Utility” window.
  8. Select the hard drive of the Mac computer. Then, at the top left of the Disk Utility window, click the name of the hard drive of your Mac computer.
  • If you did not rename it yourself, its name would be “Macintosh HD.”
  1. Click the Erase tab at the top of the Disk Utility window. This will open a new window.
  2. Click the “Format” drop-down box to open a drop-down menu.
  3. Click Mac OS Extension (Journaled). It’s in the drop-down menu. 

Format Mac hard drives: How to factory reset macbook pro

  1. Press on the Erase button at the bottom right of the window. The Mac hard drive will start erasing data on its own.
  • It may take several hours to erase all data, so you should plug in the charger.
  1. When prompted then click finish. All data on the Mac computer has been erased.
  2. Click the Disk Utility menu item in the upper left corner of the screen. This will open a drop-down menu.
  3. Click the Exit Disk Utility option at the bottom of the drop-down menu to return to the “Recover” window.
  4. Select the Reinstall macOS option in the “Restore” window.
  5. Click the Continue option in the lower right corner of the window. The computer will start downloading the macOS system.
  • The computer must be connected to the Internet to download macOS.

Read Also: Kitco News

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments