Category: hardware

How to Reset SMC on New iMac, Mac Mini, iMac Pro, & Mac Pro with T2 Chip

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Resetting the SMC on new model iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro desktop Macs have a T2 security chip is a different procedure than on earlier models of the same hardware.

SMC, which stands for System Management Controller, handles a variety of hardware functions on the Mac, including power, fan operation, some ports, and much more. Thus resetting the SMC is a common troubleshooting technique when the hardware side of things are not working as expected on a Mac (along with resetting NVRAM / PRAM).

This tutorial will walk through how to reset the SMC on iMac…

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How to Check What Apple Watch Model You Have

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Wondering how to tell what Apple Watch model you have? You’re probably not alone, since a lot of Apple Watch models look the same. Not to worry though, you can determine which is which with a little help.

Apart from Apple Watch Series 4, each and every year Apple has refreshed its wearable it hasn’t made any large changes to the way it looks. That’s great for design consistency and making your older Apple Watch seem current, but it’s a challenge if you’re trying to identify one model from another. Is it Apple Watch Series 3 or Apple Watch Series 1?…

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What Do the F1, F2, F3, Through F12 Keys Do on Mac Keyboards?

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If you’re sat in front of your Mac now, take a look down at your keyboard. Sure, it has all of the characters you’d expect from a keyboard, but there are some keys along the top of the keyboard that might not be familiar to you. These are called function keys and all have Fx written on them, where x x is replaced with a number, like F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12. So what do the the F keys on a Mac do?


Glancing at the F keys on a Mac keyboard, you’ll see an icon if you look above the function key number, and that icon shows what else

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