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Reset your SMC (System Management Controller) and PRAM (parameter random-access-memory). Sounds hard and scary but its really not, its just a bit mysterious.

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Resetting your SMC

**I took these from the Apple website (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964). If you have an iMac you can see the instructions there.

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  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Disconnect the charger from the computer, if it’s connected.
  3. Remove the battery.
  4. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
  5. Release the power button.
  6. Reconnect the battery and charger.
  7. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Plug in the charger to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
  3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
  4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
  5. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
  6. Note: The light on the MagSafe power adapter may change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC.

Resetting your PRAM

  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Immediately press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
  5. Continue holding the keys down until the computer restarts, and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  6. Release the keys.

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