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How to Hard restart a MacBook Pro?

curiouswebster
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Hard Restart on a MacBook Pro with no Power Button??

I just got a new Mac and it has no power button! So Far, I have only Restarted It.

I had the machine lock up on me and wondered, before it magically unlocked, what the heck I can do to Hard Restart it?

Secondly, once I shut it down gracefuly, how do I restart it?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
If you shut it down from the shut down menu, there is a start button next to the touch bar.

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201150

I recall seeing one of my family members do this.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Ok, what about when I need to Hard Restart it and the machine's frozen?
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What I do with a power button is hold it down until it restarts or else turns off, normally about 10 seconds or so. I have not tried this on a MAC but it should work.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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But that button is not displaying itself as a power button, except when the machine is off. I just tested it and it does click when I touch it. I need to hear from a Mac User that this will hard restart it, in the event it freezes. I do not want to test it, but I want to be able to restart it in a crisis.
John is right. Here is Apple's explanation:  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201150
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thanks
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help