How to Reset My MacBook Pro

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How to Reset My MacBook Pro
Reseting the MacBook Pro is a way to solve computer problems. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Resetting your MacBook Pro is a way to fix a problem that cannot be resolved through other methods, such as restarting your computer or force quitting a program. You may need to reset your MacBook Pro if the laptop is operating unusually slowly; if the laptop does not respond as it should when the power button is pushed; or if the laptop shuts down on its own without being powered off.

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  1. 1

    Plug the MacBook Pro into a power source and shut down the laptop.

  2. 2

    Press and hold "Shift," "Control," "Option" and the power button simultaneously. Release all buttons simultaneously.

  3. 3

    Press power to turn on the computer.

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