I've been resetting the SMC in many macbooks in my job as a technician. Yet, it's not entirely clear to me if the SMC is reset in this case:
Please let me explain myself properly: According to Apple's official article: How to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac - Apple Support
in Macbooks with removable batteries (these are the older macbooks in which the user can push a clip or clips and easily detach the battery), the SMC reset is done by removing the battery and pressing the Power button for five or more seconds.
My doubt is:
- Will the SMC reset if you disconnect the battery and press power for 5 seconds in newer Macbooks?
- Will the SMC reset if you press the keyboard combination Shift-Ctrl-Alt and Power in older Macbooks with user-removable batteries?
My idea is that in both cases the SMC will reset. But I'm not altogether sure, which has me repeating SMC unnecessarily in my daily troubleshooting.
Any suggestion will be welcome.