MAC Book Pro – Frozen – blank screen

MacBook Pro – unresponsive, semi-backlit blank screen


no display – backlight came on after power up but no just a blank dark semi-light screen. Power reset multiple times – no love.


Attempted common startup combinations






Need to reset system management controller!  Stuck in hibernation…

Step 1.  Hold down shift + CTRL + OPTION + Power   for 5 seconds

Observations:   Nothing should happen – no power up – zero

Step 2.  Hold down  CMD + OPTION + P + R + Power  ( Finger Twister)  until you hear 2 Apple startup chimes.

Thats it!  You should be back in  business.


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