How ready are M1 Macs now for general use? There are still problems with docks, external boot disks, and using one external boot disk with multiple Macs.
There’s no SMC, so you can’t reset it. Although there’s still NVRAM (PRAM), that can’t be reset either: full details of both for M1 models.
One feature that many users miss on more recent Mac models is the startup chime. Although once a […]
How to reset them, and what they do. Includes coverage of the SMC functions in T2 chips, and how to reset them too.
Diagnostic, Recovery, Safe, Startup Manager, Verbose, reset SMC/NVRAM, firmware restore, Target Disk/Display, Single-User (SUM) in outline.
Listing of known NVRAM variables and their usage/meaning, together with notes on how to change them.
Important info about resetting the NVRAM with a firmware password, and new procedures for resetting the SMC in Macs with T2 chips.
All about firmware, the SMC, NVRAM, and the new T2 chips which come in some models of Mac. When and how to reset, and more.
When should you reset your SMC and NVRAM, repair permissions, install a Combo update, or re-install the whole of macOS?
How to control whether your 2016 MacBook Pro sounds a startup-chime or start up when you open its case, why you can’t unmute a 2017 iMac, and how High Sierra changes your NVRAM.