Resetting the Logic Board

System Management Controller SMC Reset The System Management Controller SMC is a chip on the logic board that controls all power functions for the computer. If the computer is experiencing any power issue, resetting the SMC may resolve it. The SMC controls several functions, including Telling the computer when to turn on, turn off, sleep, wake, idle, and so forth Handling system resets from various commands It is also recommended that the SMC be reset after a logic board, ambient board, or...

Mac Pro Firmware Updates

Firmware is the name given to software that is written into memory circuits, such as flash memory, that will hold the software code indefinitely, even when power is removed from the hardware. Firmware on Intel Mac computers is designed to be updated if necessary through a software update. EFI and SMC firmware is stored on the Mac Pro Early 2008 logic board. EFI firmware updates update the Boot ROM, and SMC updates update the System Management Controller firmware. The SMC manages fans and other...